Saturday, 4 October 2008

DCM - What a Lot of Scallops!

I’ve had a couple of really hectic days one way or another and completely forgot that it was DCM day yesterday. It’s a good job that my card was ready to go and one of the girls (thanks Keryn) popped it on the Daring Cardmakers blog for me.

I say they were hectic days….it was more a case of a lot of running about really.
Thursday was the usual food shop with my dad and then in the afternoon I was at the hospital about my knee.
You may remember me mentioning back in July that I had done something to it and that I’ve been hobbling about on it ever since. Well an appointment to see the specialist eventually came through and it appears that I may have damaged the cartilage somehow. If that’s the case it will most likely mean an op but he can’t be sure until I have an MRI scan so it’s now back to the waiting game for the scan appointment to come through.

Then yesterday it was back to the same hospital, but this time for my dad.
He’s managed to break his hearing aid and a piece keeps falling off……not a big problem in itself you might think but because he has very little sight he can’t find the bit when he drops it. They are going to repair it for him and have also decided he will benefit if he has another hearing aid for his other ear so this is now being sorted out and we have to wait for yet another appointment to come through.

Yesterday afternoon was fun though….I was a lady that lunches!

Anyway, more to the point………my DCM card for this week.

It was Keryn’s turn to set the dare and here’s what she said:-

I'm just loving all the new scallop punches that are out at the moment, circles, ovals, squares, edges etc, etc and then there's the corner rounder and slit punches that can be used to scallop edges as well.Use your imagination, your scallop punches, your corner rounders, your cricuts and cuttlebugs to create any card to fit any style as long as it shows scallops.

I guess I could have used my Craft Robo to cut the scallops for my card but I was being lazy and couldn’t be bothered to set it up so I just decided to cut them by hand, following the pattern on the paper.

I’ve used Cream Hammer card stock for the base of my card, run a speckled brayer over it twice using two different colours and then added the larger stamped spots. The stamps I used for the spots are actually meant to be flower centers but I think they work well for this sort of thing…..very versatile me thinks!
Papers - Tres Jollie ‘Tres Bien’
Inks & Pens – Color Palette Pigment Ink (Celadon & Cinnamon) - Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) Staedtler Fineliner (Brown)
Stamps - Blonde Moments ‘Just Plain Dotty’- Fiskars Speckled Brayer Roller
Cutting Dies – Sizzix Hunky Dory Alphabet - Sizzlets Owl
Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug Number Collage

Other bits
Large Brads


Lythan said...

As fab as ever Sue! I hope they get that knee sorted soon, I know it means you can't tango as well as normal. At least it doesn't affect the belly dancing :)

Jackie said...

I just love this card, the owl is really cute :)
Looking forward to seeing the pics of the garden when it's finished (cos I'm nosey!) xx

Pascalebrad said...

I think this is stunning and as you say very versitile. I love the owl! Pascale :)