Friday, 5 April 2013

A Scottish Castle with Delicious Doodles

First time I've had a chance to sit at my own pc for any length of time in a couple of days. Must get this card that I made blogged I thought.
The occasion was a work colleague's birthday. A true Scotsman he is.  What more could I give than his own Scottish Castle? The new image from Delicious Doodles fitted the bill to a T.
The base paper is from TH Christmas collection but the washed out/weather beaten distressed look was ideal I thought. I stamped "Happy Birthday" all over in "weathered wood" and "stormy sky" distress ink.The creamy off-white strip is a piece of pre-embossed core-dinations, again having that weather worn old look to it. Some red/white twine as a passing reference to his favourite footie team. A few washed out looking brads to finish off the base of the card.
The image - Delicious Doodles, A Scottish Castle
This was painted over with different distress inks to give that subtle water colour look.
Four layers were used
This shows the layering a bit better.
I'm glad to say it was well received.

I'd like to enter this card into the challenge at
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Paula Holifield's new challenge blog - A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters challenge - Beat the blues / with a nautical theme
Catered Crop - Use Twine


  1. Hello, Helen. I could not resist this image when I saw it in Teri's shop this week. I love what you have done with it and what a great card. Vee xx ps it would be ideal with our LOC theme of use ribbon and or twine this fortnight ;) xx

  2. Fabulous make hun - I hope he liked it!! xxx

  3. This is wonderful - a great design :) Thank you for joining us for our birthday celebrations over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

  4. Wow!
    A great greeting card!
    Good luck to the challenge!

    If you want ... Please can you on my blog and to become a Member? ....I'd be honored

  5. What a fab card! Thank you so much for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty this time, hope to see you in the next challenge too! Elaine DT -xxx- ps I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)