Friday, 4 April 2008

Shrink To Fit

Where on earth has the week gone again?
I can’t believe it’s Friday already and that means it’s time for another Daring Cardmakers challenge.

It was Kathy’s turn to set the dare this week and boy did she come up with one to stretch your imagination. She called it ‘Shrink to Fit’ and the idea is to have lots of unused space on your card and an embellishment that measures no more that 5 x 5 cm…have you any idea just how small that is!

This was real problem for me because most of the cards I make are A5 size and a 5 x 5 embellishment would look really silly on a card that size, so for this challenge I’ve scaled things down a bit and made my card 14.5cm square.

I started off by printing the computer generated greeting and then cut a 5cm square in the centre of the card. I edged around it with a silver metallic pen and then did a bit of weaving with some Lavender and Blue ‘Papillon’ Craft Yarn that I brought from Craft Creations.

So there you have it, a card with a small embellishment and lots of white space……just what Kathy ordered!

I've also been given an award this week.

The lovely Jackie has given me an Arte Y Pico award which is apparently given to people who share their creativity through their blogs. Other than the fact that it’s Spanish no one seems to know what Arte Yico actually means, so if anyone can shed any light I would be grateful. Anyway, I feel very honoured Jackie, so thank you so much for thinking of me. Now apparently I have to pass it on to five more people, so here goes…..


All of these girlies have more talent in their little fingers that I can ever hope to achieve. I love reading their blogs because they give me so much inspiration and in Lythan’s case she more often that not brings a smile to my face.


Juliet said...

Thank you so much for the Award Sue - you're so sweet. Love this ribbon weaving - stunning!!

EllePiggo said...

Aww, thank you for the lovely award Sue! :)


Judy said...

...and many thanks from me for the award, too, Sue!
Love your gorgeous card, what a great idea - ribbon weaving! Gives me some ideas....! That quilt is beautiful, really must get mine finished, I started it about 5 years ago, then I got into cardmaking!

EllePiggo said...

Oooh! Never said, I thought it was on a different post, doh! - your card is fabulous, I love the ribbon weaving. :)


Andrea C (Frog) said...

Gorgeous cards Sue i think we have all got an award its lovely.

Andrea xx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Sue :)

Hazel said...

Lovely card for the dare, Sue. And I'm pleased to see you get that award - well deserved.

Kathy said...

I love this card, its just so darned pretty. I wish I'd thought of doing something like this beofre you did!

Thank you for the award, do you think it means something like small art?
Whatever it means, thank you for passing it to me, I feel honoured.