Friday, 16 January 2009

DCM - Get Someone Eles To Make It!

Over at the Daring Cardmakers this morning we have a dare with a bit of a difference and the give away is all in the title…

'Get someone else to make it!

This week starts nice and easy...

Any card, any theme and any colour scheme of your choosing - but the catch... some one else must actually make and assemble the card for you... (with your supervision)!

Friends, relatives, or if there is no one close to hand, why not send instructions via email.

I have to admit, I panicked slightly when I saw what Jo had in store for us this week.

There was no one close to hand to help me out other that BoJangles (the cat) and after his close encounter with the Blue Highlighter a few months back (see here if you missed it) he wasn’t having any of it.

But there was no getting out of it…….Kathy came up with the idea of sending some instructions to someone else on the DT so that they could make my card for me, which is exacactly what I did in the end.
Take note…..there’s absolutely no excuse for not joining in apparently!
I made a prototype card while I was writing out the instructions and then enlisted Lythan to do the honors.
I email her the details and also sent her a little pack containing all she needed to make my card and here’s what she did.

The good thing is that my instructions must have been ok because her card is almost the same as the one that I did and it was fun waiting to see the end results.
Here's mine

As I said, Lythan also sent me some instruction and a pack of components so I could make up her card and here’s the end result.
The papers were very bright and definitely way out of my comfort zone but she has such an eye for colours and if I say so myself, the card looked great.

I never thought I'd be able to turn out a card in ‘Lythan stylie’ but it appears I just have...Yah!

For my Prototype & card made by Lythan with my instructions

Card Blank – Self Addressed Kit
Patterned Papers – Basic Grey Two Scoops
Rubber Stamps – Penny Black Critter Party (Happy Birthday) Butterfly Unknown
Inks – Color Box Fluid Chalks, Ranger Distress Ink
Embossing Powder – Fun Stamps (Clear)
Dies – Spellbinder Nestabilities

Other BitsRibbon
Vellum Tag


Hazel said...

I'm just catching up with all your recent fab crafting. My word - this dare scares me!! But you and Lythan have done brilliantly with it! Now, shall I get John to make a card following my instructions? x

Lythan said...

Still prefer your version of the card. But I would never have put a card together like that and I love it now - thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

Great cards Sue - and well done for not wriggling off the hook!

The card you made for Lythan to do is lovely, all soft and pretty - and what a fab way to learn a few Lythanesque (lol) design tricks!