Tuesday, 4 September 2007

DCM - A trio of Welsh Barbers

Yesterday I had one of my crafty get together with Lythan but this time instead of spending the whole day crafting we went to visit Barleylands, a craft village that’s fairly close to where we live. With hindsight we really should have checked to see the opening times before we set off because when we got there most of the units were closed on Mondays. It was a real shame but it didn’t stop us having a nosey around though and as my early birthday treat Lythan paid for lunch in the Tea Room.
We’ll definitely be going back when it is open because there are at least two new cardmaking/craft shops for us to explore but to avoid the disappointment we decided to stop off at Imagine That, our favourite place in Upminster on the way home where we both managed to add a few bit and bobs to our stash.

So a big thank you to Lythan for my treat, you’re a star. I had a wonderful day even if it didn’t go quite to plan.

Now on to this weeks challenge over at Daring Cardmakers.

As a reward for all the brain power that went into the Little Extra this week, this is a simple one. From simple LythanWith a cryptic clue.Which, as I discovered to my embarrassment, when I laid it on the team, is only really possible to understand if you live in the UK. And even better, are Welsh.So... a trio of Welsh Barbers means that on your card you need to have 3 die cuts!( Dai is a common Welsh nickname for David and as there are a lot of Dai's around they are known by their jobs so a Welsh barber would be known as Dai Cuts. I'll get my coat.)
The team roused themselves from their bafflement and came up with these brilliant cards - can't wait to see yours!Here are Lythan's "simple" rules:If you don't have access to die cuts in any shape or from, you can still play along. You can then use punches. And if you don't have punches then you can do hand cutting. See how nice I am?BUT no cheating now! No reaching for the scissors if you have a machine to hand - or even some old die cuts you bought ages ago (that would be me then!) You CAN use punches and scissors etc as well as die cuts though. See, very nice!!

Well I puzzled and puzzled over this even thought I have quite a few QuickKutz dies. I kept looking at them and couldn’t think what to do as none of them seemed to work that well together. It wasn’t until Lythan said to me about using three the same (silly me never gave that a thought) that I decided to get the dies out and have a go.

I ended up making two Christmas cards last night that are the same but different.
I’ve not used anything special on these, just used up some old stash.


Kathy said...

Great cards Sue, the QK reindeer is so cute - fiddly to make loads of cards with, but worth the effort.

Sorry to hear things didn't go as planned yesterday - honestly, you'd have thought they'd open up especially for you two anyway - you know, like Harrods opens for the Queen?

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards. Glad you still enjoyed your day.:)

Andrea said...

2 really cute cards they are fab

Hazel said...

Glad you had a good time with Lythan. Love the Christmas cards for the DCM challenge.

Gillian :O) said...

awwww...look at the little red nose! tooo CUTE Sue!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Great cards! How cude is lil' ole' rudey?

Lynne said...

Lovely cards Sue - that reindeer is so cute.