Friday, 25 September 2009

It’s Friday ………..So it’s Dare Day!

It’s Jo’s turn to set the dare over at the Daring Cardmakers, this week and the thought of it send me into a panic. Come to think of it, every week just lately one of the team has done the self same thing, send me into panic mode I mean, but I guess that’s what dares are all about, stretching your imagination.

This weeks dare is 'Tartan It Up'.

I would like you to use some sort of tartan on your cards, fabric, ribbon, paper etc.

Having had a search through my stash all I could find was the tiniest piece of Tartan ribbon that’s way too small to use on idea why I kept it really…..and also a sheet of Tartan paper in a Paper Pizazz 12 x 12 book that I had forgotten about.

So armed with my one sheet of paper I took the easy option and made a Christmas card because Tartan just shouts Christmas, right!

I’ve used the Holly Embossing folder and coloured it with Distress Inks. I then distressed and inked all the edges of the mats and mounted them onto the card with a couple of Red brads, two Green buttons and then finished it off with a touch of sparkle in the way of some glitter glue.

A5 Card Blank – Craft Creations Embossed Hemp
Patterned Papers – Hot Off The Press (Paper Pizazz 12 x 12 Heritage Papers)
Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug (Holly)
Inks – Ranger Distress Ink (Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold & Peeled Paint)
Buttons – Basic Grey

Other StuffVelvet Ribbon
Gold Peel-Offs

One good thing that’s come from Jo’s dare is that while I was looking for the Tartan paper it got me thinking about the my Heritage Album that I started ages ago and just don’t seem to get around to doing anything to. I’ve now decided it’s about time I did some more to it so I’ve started uploading the pages that I’ve already done onto my other blog Family Footprints in the Sands of Time and then I’m going to make a concerted effort to do some new pages.

So thanks Jo for giving me a kick in the right direction and making me want to start working on it again.


Annie said...

Fab card Sue. Think we all need a kick in the right direction from time to time and right now I need one to get moving and move from my computer :-) A x

Lythan said...

this is such a fab card with a real vintage feel Sue. Its worth being stretched from time to time isn't it!

Lynda said...

Love your card Sue and you know what I thought that holly was a stamp! I've got that folder and it never registered that that was what it was.

Love Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely and traditional and I love the holly.


Kathy said...

Your DCM card is lovely Sue, it has a wonderful vintage Christmas card feel, all romantic and nostalgic

Jo said...

Your card is gorgeous Sue, the holly looks gorgeous :)

jo x

Angie said...

How did I miss this post???
What a beautiful card ...the tartan works so well and gives it a good vintage feel.

Chris said...

Fantastic card Sue! I love tartan, I agree it does say Christmas to me too. Love the embossing folder you used, it's such an elegant design. Great that this challenge gave you the umph to carry on with your layouts. Chris x


what a great card Sue - well done you !

Karen said...

Love how you have coloured the embossing - I was surprised it was distress inks: I must have a go at using them like this.

Angie said...

Please pop by and pick up a little something ...I have linked to FH blog to encourage you to do more but you can add it to either ...or both lol xx