Tuesday, November 28, 2006

BG Lily Kate altered notebooks

Create Your Own

DCM -Star - Mid Week Challenge

for your Little Extra this week we'd like you to make a card on another word theme, this time the word is: ....................STAR

A chance to catch up with making more Christmas themed cards for sure !

making use of old stash, quick cards

Saturday, November 25, 2006

DCM - Doodle Do !

This week's darer is Jo and your challenge is to make a card along any theme, colour, shape, size, etc.
but it must incorporate....

Every year at my daughter's art class - they are asked to make seasonal greeting cards .
( paint , draw etc )
The art teacher, Mrs Yong , is also a designer for some greeting card companies in the UK & Australia.
& she sure has some original designs for them every year!
Below are 2 cards drawn by my 11 year old daughter , Deborah
at the last art class for the year.
Their theme this year is Christmas with a humourous twist.

cards were mounted on DCWV cardstock -

couldn't resist adding some peel offs to the 1st one

( got them from the UK ! )

satin ribbon added to the 2nd.

my own first tentative attempt ,inspired by the Design Team !

( learnt a load overnight ! from each & every one's cards )

Heidi Swapp chipboard letters , BG papers

It's nice to try out this doodling idea that we so often see in layouts these days -

doodling on everything & everywhere !

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


DCM Mid Week extra Challenge - Sparkle !

We're giving you one word to play with this time. How you choose to interpret this is up to you, your card might have the word on it, or contain something to do with the word. It might be a quote or phrase with the word in it. It might convey a mood. So what is this word I hear you ask?

The word for the week is

My first 2006 Christmas card made on Monday just actually ! Revisiting punch art with my own unique "sparkly " touch . In fact I spent the weekend playing with glitter, microbeads , seed beads etc - using stash I've always had but waiting for a work out !

Another Purse card using Heidi Swapp blings , glitter , rhinestone flowers etc

Glitter Graphics, Myspace Graphics, Dress Up Games, Cartoon Dolls from Dolliecrave.com

Friday, November 17, 2006

DCM - Use some ribbon for the men in your life

would these count ? jolee's stickers - organza rosettes

I was actually "commissioned" by a guy in LA to make this card - Valentine's Day related
!(not recently tho' lol )
glitter hearts on organza ribbon : card front & inside of card
tag album with different types of ribbon & fibre( yes , yes Josh Groban is a fave with me ! )
Is it time for a new dare already ?
You can use as much or as little ribbon on your card as you like - even just a little ribbon tab counts and you can use ric rac too.
Thank you so much indeed daring cardmakers for the welcome ! appreciate ALL your comments - learnt much already looking at your work too ! lol ;-)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

DCM - Foreign language card challenge !


Your challenge this week is to create a card which uses a different language.

Chinese characters on vellum - Heidi Grace

Japanese antique print - decoupage paper

For the daringcardmakers little extra challenge

front of card - ribbon , fibre
inside of card : features movable circle tag & 4 PP !
Daisy D girlfriends paper

Your card must feature1 Tag, 2 different ribbons or fibres, 3 different patterned papers.

Scraplift of Carole Janson - One day in Bangkok !

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Altered Starbucks Frap Bottle - for my Prima Got Daisies?

Bottle cap

Prima Got Daisies ? Jubilee Collection

fun to alter - great to drink - good to keep - still works out cheaper than buying empty Prima bottles ! lol

Little Strawberry Shotcake projects -mini notebook & Starbucks Frap bottle

Front of Notebook

Back of Notebook

with waffle textured prima flower