Sunday, May 20, 2007

Do You Dare?

I have been visiting the Daring Cardmakers blog for a little while and this weekend I decided to join in with the fun and take on the dare. This weeks dare was to:


For this weeks dare, I dare you to "start from scratch" I want to you design a
card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms
unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc. I guess how easy this
is depends on your usual style


As I was taking up a challenge I thought I would give myself a mini challenge and use some of the digital kits I have acquired recently. I have had such good fun today. My room looks like a bomb has gone off and every inch or desk is covered but I have been productive and enjoyed my challenges.
The first card I made using digi papers bought from The Shabby Princess (sweet sprinkles), flowers punched with my whale of a punch flower shape and decorated with jewelled brads which started life adorning a belt bought in Primark for £1 last summer, ink, a 'hello' stamp bought from the PaperMill shop last week and my sewing machine.
My second card was an order for someones wife on their Ruby wedding anniversary. Papers came from The Shabby Princess (sweet sprinkles and Bella collection), more punched flowers and jewelled brads, Scenic Route chipboard numbers painted and inked, words stamped with Pixie alphabet stamps, ink and sewing machine.

I've done more cards too and I've been experimenting with odds and ends but that's for a secret project so will have to wait for another day.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Fab cards! Love your use of colour.
I often visit your blog to say hello to those lovely bunnies that you make!

Lythan said...

Ooh what lush cards these are!

Kathy said...

What fabby cards! I love the opapers and colours, and the flowers are just great

Kathy said...

oops! I forgot to say "welcome to the DCM"

Gillian Hamilton said...

G'day Andrea and WELCOME to the DARES! it's wonderful to have another new name in the comments, it's always a thrill for us...
and I've just gotta say your cards are STUNNING!!! beautiful work!..
oh and I so love your bunnnies too!

stamp and scrape said...

I'm sure your friend's wife will be thrilled to receive this. Such lovely colours.
Ros

BondGirl said...

Thanks so much for joining in, we love to see new faces. Your cards are amazing. I love the freshness of them and the colours. I hope we will see more of your work soon

Paula said...

Gorgeous cards. I so love the colours & papers.

manicstamper said...

Gorgeous cards. Love those papers.

Dolly Mixtures said...

What a great job on this challenge. Super bright, fun cards.