Monday, 14 January 2008

Daring Card Makers Challenge

Me and My Shadow !!




I want you to create not just one but TWO cards ! But wait........there's more ! I want both cards to contain the same embellishments and papers, ribbons etc- but arranged in a different way for a different occasion....the only thing being different is the wording....I'll let you have different wording ! (How nice of me eh?) I'm well aware this is a really hard challenge, and that I have thrown everyone into 2008 off the deep end....but go on- give it a go - I DARE YOU !



These are my cards for this weeks challenge. I'm really going to have to practice my photographic skills, it's taking me loads of attempts just to get one shot in focus - maybe I'll have to go on a course 'Simple photography for cardmakers' what do you think?



Anyway for my cards I have used a heart stamp which was a freebie with Craft Stamper magazine (I think), background papers from 7 gypsies (I think) and some ribbon stickers which came in a lucky dip box from graphicus craft shop in Barnard castle. Other than that I've used stome sticky gems and I did the writing myself in a black permanent marker and went over it in glossy accents. I've really enjoyed this challenge as it's making me do something different from the norm and also today I decided to use the stamp and papers which I've had for ages and never picked up to use.









My motto this year is going to be 'try something different' I think. I'm determined to do other crafty bits and pieces as well, for example I'm having a go at bath bombs next and looking for things to use up the bits of felt and other materials I have around the house. Hopefully this will encourage me to use up the things we have at home rather than going out to buy new bits all the time.

The Other thing I'm going to have to have a go at is gingerbread. Ever since I read Anna's blog on 'all things lovely' I've had a craving for baking her cake recipe. I've tried to hold out on the temptation down to fact that I really want to lose the 10lbs I've managed to gain since last year but the thought of homemade sticky gingerbread is beginning to become an obsession, so we'll see how much longer my resistence will last..........


PS. it's a whole 2 hours ish since I drafted this post first off and guess what?? I've just spent the last hour and a half making gingerbread - thanks anna, but in my defence it is the loveliest gingerbread I've ever made - ok ok it's the only gingerbread I've ever made but going by the taste it won't be the last time I bake it, it's delicious - and calorie free of course!!!!!!!

11 comments:

Jilli said...

Beautiful cards!

Judy said...

WOW! Those cards are fantastic, both so different but using same 'stuff'! You must be thrilled with them!
Thanx for email.
Judy NZ

EllePiggo said...

They're wonderful cards. :)
Vanessa.

Jo said...

Love these cards, they're beautiful.

Fabrizio said...

I wouldn't dare doing the challenge because I'm all new to this but your cards are beautiful; they are really me ! Love the combinations. Fab X

Anne said...

Pretty cards, I like the top one especially - the patterned paper and the flower are beautiful!
Enjoy your gingerbread :)

Andrea, said...

Great cards, I love how they look so different

Ellen said...

how did you manage to get them so different, what a lot of imagination you have .
Can I pop round for a slice of that gingerbread? I'm drooling.

Garden girl said...

It is calorie free (especially if you eat it standing up)heehee. Glad you liked it-my boys at work have just demolished another 9 squares between them...x

funky doodles said...

beautiful cards :)

New Baby Guru said...

Nice work!