Tuesday, February 27, 2007

this weeks challenge on ink-stain

last week actually. The challenge was to take a pic of yourself as a toddler and make a card of it. Me at 21/2 and the card I made with it! Thank goodness for the paper I received from Gillian otherwise there's no way this card would have worked! LOL

Not much doing for me this weekend. I hope to get some creative stuff done today but.....

Oh I did paint up a shadow box frame to put all my little samples and RAKs in but I have to figure out how to do it so everything stays upright! LOL

Monday, February 19, 2007

another challenge card

it seems to be all I'm doing lately! This was for the weekly challenge/mingle on ink-stains to do a card with a spring/summer theme. I used more of that gorgeous paper I receive from Gillian. This stuff is sooo hard to resist! Wish it was a better scan but I think I'll take a pic now that I seem to have gotten the hang of the camera. LOL I took off the scan and put the pics up. Shows the details better!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

for this weeks dcm dare

In The Fold

Welcome everyone to another daring Friday! It was my turn to set the dare this week (Jane) and I'm daring you to make a card that has to have more than one fold - so it can be a gate fold card, or a 3 panel card with an aperture or a card with multiple folds OR you can incorporate paper folding on the actual card itself. It can be on any theme. Easy eh ?! Aren't I nice to you all! LOL!

Thank you once again to all those who have been joining in the dares, we have really enjoyed seeing your creations. We'll announce the winner of our draw on Tuesday's Little Extra, so don't forget to pop back and see which of our Media theme Darer's name comes out of the hat!


Well, I have never done a card with more than one fold, I'm not 'level' so it wouldn't come out right, I have tried, and I think this one's no different. LOL

I used some of that scrummy paper that I won during Gillian's RAK giveaway, love this paper!

I'm trying to get caught up this weekend. Wish me luck!! Ü

Oh and check out the cards on DCM, link in the side bar, they are all fantastic!

This is the fantastic RAK I received from Gillian in OZ for winning her giveaway last month, along with another lady. This paper is GORGEOUS, nice weight, lovely feel and the colours and patterns are just what I'm needing right now! I can't wait to cut into this so I thought I'd better hurry up and take a pic to share. Please forgive the blurries. I do not have steady hands! LOL

Thank you Gillian from the bottom of my heart for your generosity and to Mr. Lachlan for pulling my name!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This weeks DMC dare

This week at DCMs You are being Dared to make a card that is inspired by 'All Things Media'. The dare has been set by our Gillian:

It's around us no matter which way we turn, and all designed to get our attention. Ads designed by graphic designers who know all the tricks & techniques to draw our eyes to the product in question. You only have to glance at a Newspaper quickly to read headings with 'Shock' titles & 'Clever' puns all designed to make you want to read what the article is all about!
Maybe you have been inspired by an Ad in a magazine, the colours or design that has been used. Or incorporate actual magazines & newspapers onto your card; maybe chop up letters (ransom note style) to create the sentiment

So grab that latest edition of your favourite Mag, or pick up your newspaper, because there is so much inspiration there, Just waiting for you to discover!
Oh! and just one more thing - the name of everyone who makes a card for this week's Dare will be entered into a little draw and the winner will find some goodies winging their way to them with love from the DCM - Good Luck Everyone!


This was a good one Gillian and this is what I came up with, a Travel ad for Europe. Had fun with it! Hope you like it!!!


DCM challenges

I've missed the last 2 challenges put out by Daring Cardmakers and I miss doing them. I'll not do the Romantic Journalling one but this is Weather Report. Inside it says, Baby it's cold outside!

Got 2 more challengs to do and I'll be caught up! LOL

Sunday, February 11, 2007

I just remembered

Pat B. whose lovely card met with an accident involving some tape

Nancy F.

Kerrie P.

Gillian H.

Darla C.

Jacqueline, who was so sweet and sent me the mini cards that she had posted on her blog and I had admired along with a lovely matching card

Yogi G.

Val B.
Sharon G.
Sandie R.

and I'm so ashamed of myself. I wanted to post the wonderful RAKs I received when my fil passed away. I want to thank each and everyone of you who sent me cards and emails of condolences. Each of you helped to ease a painful time. Thank you so very much!

mini cd book

I joined a Valentine Mingle on byhandartists yahoo group whereby each person was to send a card or atc or something, in the valentine theme to another person and receive something from yet another person. I had no idea what I was going to do. I'm not in the atc mood right now and not into making jewelery either. I wanted to do something different. But what???!!!!

Then I checked out one of my fave blogs, Vicki Bridges, in my links list, and she had done this gorgeous cd book! AH HA! The light bulb went on! LOL I had these wonderful mini cds that my DH had given me, he knows what I like, LOL so I sat for a day or 2 and thought about it. This is what I came up with! Enjoy and please let me know what you think.

I got together some paper that I liked, printed out some images that I have collected, mostly from Dover Sampler, pulled out some wonderful charms I've had for a while, and pulled out the hearts!! LOL The text is cg printed on some CP Watercolour paper that I had 'aged' with walnut ink. I adhered almost everything with UHU glue stick, love that stuff, but I used silicone to put the charms on. I drilled 3 holes in each cd, made DH laugh while he was watching me, 2 for the ribbon hinge and one on the opposite side for the 'tab' ribbon.

I had a lot of fun with this and I'm pretty sure I'm going to do some more with the regular size cd. .... as soon as I get caught up on everything! (sigh)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

It's been ages

Well not really but a week without art is too long. I got called into work Sunday night, one of my weekend nights and it threw me off. LOL

I did get a few things done yesterday. And today, I have to try to finish a valentine mingle gift for someone on one of the groups I'm on. Can't wait to show you this one. I'm really happy with it! Just have to put it together, then I'll post.

I did these 2 4.5 x 4" pages for an Accordion Holiday Mingle that is an ongoing 'swap' on the same group as above. We do more mingles than swaps, hmmm, wonder why.

I have a few cards to do for challenges and I really hope I can get at least 1 done today.

Thanks for looking!

Yippee I got the card done. This is a challenge on ink-stains for a card with things in nature. And of course there are fairies!