Thursday, January 29, 2009

Its DCM Day

Hey Everyone!

Sorry for not updating with details on my card last week (or the last few months) but as usual life got in the way and I am trying not to beat myself up when things get in the way of crafting. But anyway I am back!!!

This week over on DCM its was the lovely Lythans turn to set the dare, and she dared us to use 3 different patterned papers, and if we were feeling really brave to use 3 different paper lines! well I wasnt THAT brave but I did manage 3 different patterns.

As usual (predictable? moi?) I started with a white card blank, small tall i think? using a stack of paper strips from Craftwork Cards (winterwonderland i think? rubbish arent i!) I cut two different patterns and layered them together to cover the front of the card. I then I cut a smaller ribbon type strip from a third pattern and stuck that across the centre (using my fabby new Elmers Sticky Dot adhesive stamper - so much easier for my dodgy hands!).

I then found some AC thickers in my stash and thought oooh can use them. So spelt the word "sister" on the front - well ok so eventually i spelt sister after trying about a million different words which just werent "right". am still not too happy with the caption, I think the writer in me struggles with the mix of upper/lower case that thickers have, and the S's just look a bit odd? maybe its just me? Then finally I added a couple of tiny little pink brads.

close up so you can see there really are 3 different papers

Will update later this week with some pics of my new paint storage my hubby made me, and my gorgeous new desk (cos i am sad like that!)

Dont forget to pop over to Daring Card Makers and leave a link to your cards and check out the other designs from the design team

Take Care



Hazel said...

Love the colours of these papers - great card for the dare. Lovely to see you back blogging. Take care. x

Lythan said...

It is brilliant to have you back and I look forward to seeing your desk!