Friday, 3 July 2009

DCM - Blue & Green.............

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My flaming internet has been down nearly all day and it’s not until it’s not there that you realise how much you rely it…………………….However did we manage before it was invented!

Oh well, it’s back now so I can blog my card for the Daring Cardmakers challenge.

But before I do, can I just say a quick thank you to everyone who joined in with my dare last week by making and sending cards to the kiddies mentioned on the Post Pals. site. My hope is that the dare will have encouraged some of you to send cards on a regular basis, as I do because when you read some of the kiddie’s stories and the feedback from their parents, the cards make a real difference to them.

Right then, on to this week dare.

We all know the saying that Blue and Green should never been seen, unless there’s something in between but Vanessa really wants us to put the two colours together on our cards this week.

The design team came up with some fab cards again, which you should go check out I you haven’t seen them already but I wasn’t feeling quite as brave as some of the others and went for pastel colours.

One thing I did try out though was something I’ve seen loads of people doing but never given a go. That was to cut a card blank using my Nestabilities. I was concerned that the cards would be small for to work with, especially when you consider that most of the cards I make are A5 and I even manage to struggle with A6 at times. Still, I gave it a go and as it happens was really surprised and quite pleased with the way it turned out.



Card Blank – Papermania (which I re-shaped)
Paper – Staples
Rubber Stamp – Rubber Stamp Tapestry (Happy Birthday)
Inks –Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint) Tsukineko StazOn (Ultramarine)
Dies – Spellbinder Nestabilities (Labels One)
Paper Punches – Martha Stewart – (Hydrangea - Hydrangea Trio - Fond)
Embossing Folders – Cuttlebug (Textile Texture)
Gems – Anita’s Tiny Gems

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10 comments:

Kathy said...

Fab card Sue - and I just adore those little flowers, they are gorgeous
Dorry to hear you've been having "issues" with the tinternet

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Sue, this is so breath-taking!! I love your pretty flower and colors! Amazing details!! TFS! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Lythan said...

This is such a pretty card Sue. I love the soft colours and the shape. poor yu being without the internet all day. Drvies me bonkers when that happens!

Lynda said...

Oh Sue! Your card is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration as I've recently bought that punch. Must go and have a play with it now!!
Love Lynda xxx

Pascale said...

Hi Sue I love all the texture and the flowers are stunning hugs Pascale

Jo said...

stunning card Sue :)

have you been to sketch saturday recently? ;)

Vanessa said...

A really pretty card Sue. :) Very soft and elegant.

Arrgh - nightmare with the internet! However did we manage before it was invented!!

Paula said...

gorgeous card

Jo said...

This is so pretty, I love all the little details. Glad the internet is back, it is so horrible without it

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the subtle colours.