Friday, March 20, 2009

Cos I'm a woman.....

W...O...M..A....N ! and yes I am singing that very loudly, and very badly! in fact J has just said "mummy please dont sing!" hmph! kids these days!

Anyhow, its my turn this week over on Daring card makers to set the dare. As us UK peeps will know this Sunday is mothers day, and in honour of that - and the fact on Sunday I am doing the 300 mile drive (with a 3 yr old and 1 yr old!!) to go and spend a well needed break at my mums down in Kent - this weeks dare is called WOMAN!

I want to see your cards, any colour, any theme, any products, as long as they are for a woman. Its also a perfect opportunity if you are like me and have left making a mothers day card till the last minute.

So have a go, check out the other cards from the team over at DCM, and dont forget to show us your creations.

I think you're amazing .. Mum! (Two variations)

This week I have made two cards, pretty much the same but with a little tweak (ooh that will be one for my mum and one for MIL then lol). I must admit before I show you them that I am not struck on the colour - but by time I had decided that, my printer had decided that it was going on strike and wouldnt print anything else, at all, ever, so there! Despite much shouting, swearing, banging (and a little bit of kicking) it wasnt going to play, so blue they shall be ...

I started by printing some gorgeous papers from Pink Petticoat (the Just Daisies and Sweet Flourishes, both in Airforce Blue - £1.99 for 52 colourways!!) onto some really nice heavyweight matt photo paper I am loving at the moment from Staples. I cut each piece into A5 , then folded to make a A6 card blank.

I then printed the "I think you're amazing" image (a freebie would you believe!!) again from the brilliant pink petticoat store (have had a little spree there the last couple of weeks!) onto plain white Cardstock and cut them out using my nestabilities (the scallop square and plain square) I coloured the image in and used a little stickles in Icicle to add a little bling. I inked the edges of the square cut birdie and mounted them onto the card blank using 3d foam. Then using the offcuts from making the card blank I used the scallop nestabilities to cut a shape (in hindsight a smaller scallop, or bigger circle may have looked better_. I also cut a circle which I inked. I then used Making Memories alphabet rub ons in "heidi" to add the word "MUM". All in all, pretty quick and simple, but I like them (even if I am not keen on the colour).

Am away next week but may blog depending on the net connection as I just got myself a cute little pink "dongle" which is supposed to let me log on from anywhere, but we shall see.

Till later guys xxxx


Anonymous said...

Love your cards :) Good luck with the traffic!!


Lythan said...

Gorgeous card Tracie. Enjoy dongling!

Kathy said...

Love the card Tracie - the birdie is fab!
Great craft room pics, I'm a little bit jealous of your lovely TIDY storage!