Friday, 11 January 2008

Excited or what!

I can’t tell you how excited I am this week, and to say I’m over the moon is in no way an exaggeration.
I was so thrilled last week when I received an email from the lovely Lythan asking me to be a guest on the design team for Daring Cardmakers
for the next two weeks…..how cool is that……..I just hope I can do them justice.

Jane set the dare this week entitled 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 !

Now I don’t know about you but usually when I make my cards I have some of idea of what I’m about to make and the papers and embellishments are chosen with that in mind. In this instance I had no idea what I was about to make so I just sorted through my stash, got together a few things that I thought would go together and true to my recent form sat pushing them round the table for quite some time before eventually coming up with something that looked passable.
The real challenge came trying to make the second card look totally different but hey, I guess that’s what Daring Cardmakeres is all about, isn’t it!

Anyway, I eventually managed it and without further ado here they are.





It might look as if I've not used both the papers on the second card but I have, honest. I've just cut out the flowers from the red paper and used them on their own.

Here’s a little list of the components that went into my cards:

Cream Hammered card stock – Craft Creations.
Paper – Daisy D’s Chasing Butterflies collection
Ribbon – Little Silver Hat
Tilda Rubber stamped image – curtsey of Lythan (when she came over to play)
Happy Birthday – Clear Choice Stamps
Also from my stash
Large Brad
Red and Blue Stickles Glitter Glue
Gold Metallic Pen
Water colour pencils
Computer Font – abc kids

28 comments:

Lythan said...

I'm sooooo pleased that you said yes. And I just love these cards!

Rein said...

These are both sooo lovely! :)

Maisymary's Findings said...

Both cards are adorable indeed ! lovely !

Kathy said...

It's fab to have you joining the team, Sue - your cards are always works of art.

Love the way you've put these two together - it was a tough dare but certainly blew the after-holiday cobwebs away!

Clare said...

Congratulations on your DT spot! Your cards look great, I really like the papers you've used.

My Paper World said...

They are both adorable! and congratulations on your guest spot!

Rachel said...

Beautiful Cards Sue - and thanks for agreeing to come along for a couple of weeks! Helps me feel not so much of a newbie - lol!

Rachel

Glitter Monkey said...

What gorgeous cards - yipee another Tilda fan! Congratulations on being GD. Lol x

Juliet said...

Gorgeous and gorgeous!! Love these so much Sue. Congrats being asked on the DT.

Kim said...

stunning cards.......

manicstamper said...

Congratulations on being GD Sue.
Beautiful cards.

debby4000 said...

Wow lovely cards

Jackie said...

Fab cards Sue (as usual) and well done for getting to be Guest DT member!

Tanya said...

They are so cute!! Wonderful cards!!

stamp and scrape said...

What a gorgeous debut these cards make as guest DT - bravo you!
Ros

Anne said...

Lovely cards, and the papers are very pretty.

Samm said...

Love these! gorgeous!

Samm
x

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Two beautiful cards and well done on the guest designer!

natty said...

They're just adorable Sue! :oD

Andrea, said...

Fab cards, I love those papers

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Gorgeous cards - I love the colours and the papers are fab!

Judy said...

Actually didn't make 3 cards, just turned it round and re-placed the embellishments!!! LOL!!
Love your cards and clever use of the papers!
Judy NZ

Lavender Rose said...

Very pretty cards....love that stamp too!

Rachel said...

Hiya Sue, and many congrats on being guest designer. I love both your cards for this dare - Im on with mine! Great to see you love Rach xxxx aka turtlestres xxx

EllePiggo said...

Stunning cards! :)
Vanessa.

Jo said...

You've done a fantastic job, the cards are wonderful.

funky doodles said...

Both cards are gorgeous the papers are lovely. Congratulations on been on the DT. :)

Anesha said...

What lovley cards