Friday 24 August 2007

Who's pushing your buttons!

This is my card for this weeks DCM challenge which was to use buttons in some shape or form on your card:

Who's pushing your buttons!
Hi its Keryn here and it's my turn to set the dare this week. But before I do that thanks so much for the fabulous cards you've made for Jo's Frilly Dare and the Dots and Dashes little extra. We really enjoy looking at your cards.
I know you've all got buttons stashed away somewhere, whether they've been purchased at a cardmaking store or you thriftily snipped them off DH's old shirt. I'd like you to find those buttons and use them somewhere on a card. They can be real buttons, craft shop buttons, die cut buttons, faux buttons or another type of button, surprise us all.

Supplies : Stamps - Tilda from Panduro, Paper all Little Sizzles, Doodlebug Paper frills and Making Memories Cheeky flat clip.
The card below was one I needed to make for a birthday for a teenager.

Supplies: Stamps - freebies from January's Papercraft Inspirations mag, paper from DCWV Pocket full of posies stack, white, black and lilac cardstock, Just pots flowers (painted black) plus punched out flowers. Doodlebug tiny flowers, Papermania adhesive stones, ribbon and brads.

Thursday 23 August 2007

Dash it, tuesdays little extra from DCM

Tuesdays Little Extra from the DCM

Dot Dot Dot Dash Dash Dash
We'd like you to make a card featuring dots and dashes, spots and stripes - that's it, a nice easy and fun little theme for you to play with - just make sure you get both spots AND stripes on your card.

Well, I seem to have put everything on this card!

Supplies - Penny Black Stamp - Shop til drop, Rhona Farrer big swirls stamp, Sassafras Lass stitched borders stamp (dashes) and a tiny 'friend' stamp from a kiddie set from Tescos. Paper all Papermania vibrant colossal pack, Bazzill Wings Bitty Blossom and cardstock, button and ribbon from stash.

Scotch mist

It was a misty old morning and look who flew past my kitchen window first thing. Bertie the buzzard, he is gorg! the shot is poor due to the mist and the fact that by the time I switched lenses he had flown off, the little buzzard! You can see him better if you click on him!

Friday 17 August 2007

DCM frilly bits

This is my 'frilly bits' card for this weeks dcm challenge
Jo set the challenge which was :
You must make a card with a frill - it could be some lace, frilly ribbon, a hand cut or decorative scissor edge or a folded paper frill - or what ever you choose to make.... you decide

I used DCWV old world stack for the background papers, a See D's cling stamp, lace, eyelets and ribbon. The little metal plaque says 'friendship' I can't remember the make but when I find them again I will update.

Thursday 16 August 2007

Baby swallows

the baby swallows living in our roof!

Tuesday 14 August 2007

CPS # 26 and Daring Cardmakers Photo and little extra

My first Christmas card for this year! This card is for the cps #26 sketch. Papers are all from Basic Grey Dasher collection pack, greetings stamp is inkadinkado,Prima flowers, Basic Grey brad and Making Memories photo anchor.
This one is for the DCM dare this week which is Photo finish, to use a photograph on your card. I have also used the sketch for todays little extra so combined the 2 this week as I am running out of time. The 'photo' is from a pack from lakeland limited, plain black and white cardstock from Papermill, staples and black and white ric rac.
Kids are back to school so I should have more time but lost today trying to make a header to go on here, still not succeeded despite resizing my photos to fit. Any suggestions? Giving up for today, still have some labels to sew into school uniform for tomorrow.

Wednesday 8 August 2007

Daring Cardmakers Time and Little Extra

this week the DCM challenges were time and a recipe

Stamps : clock - clarity stamp, greeting - See D's cling stamp
It's one of our recipes this time, all you need to do is include all the ingredients on your card - remember, you can always add more things if you want to.
Here are your ingredients for this week:3 arrows3 circles1 square

Background papers Little Sizzles, ric rak, staples, ribbon, handdrawn train and sun.
3 arrows - suns rays, 3 circles - wheels and sun, 1 square - train window.


CPS #25

CPS #25

Background is DCWV old world stack, Love Elsie Betty cardstock stickers, ribbon and Sassafras Lass clear stamp.

Tuesday 7 August 2007

Caardvarks 1- 2- 3

this card is for the Caardvark 1-2-3 challenge.
1 - greeting embellishment, 2 - K & Co patterned papers, 3 - K & Co grand adhesion flowers.

funny cows

This lot made me laugh today, my very savage, ferocious dog went to chase the cows off but they were so fascinated by her they came in for a closer look!
Look at this cutey, doesn't look very old.

and the bonus of the day, the sun actually returned, it has been a bleak week here in bonny Scotland!

Friday 3 August 2007

Using up old junk and new neighbours......

Today I found a micro challenge on Caardvarks to use up the scraps from the junk bowl, we also had to show the bowl .......
I couldn't use everything in there, what a heap of junk, most needs to visit the wheelie bin, but I did manage to find some things that went together reasonably well. I have been saving bits from new clothes, ribbons and gorgeous labels which are too delic to just throw away...... here is what I ended up with-
The backing paper (only thing not from the scrap box) is from DCWV old world stack.

Also been busy this week making other cards firstly a wedding card.......

and some football mad cards, have a few of these birthdays coming up, I don't like making the same card twice so although very similar in design each one is very different.

and so onto our new neighbours. I got such a fright the other night to suddenly see this lot bounding towards us!

The girl gang, fearsome lot aren't they?

Meet Daisy, she is obviously the trouble maker, lost her ear-ring in a fight!
I can't stop watching them, they stare into the kitchen window and watch us watching them! My tiny dog went out to bark at them the other night and when a huge one just stood looking at her she turned around and funny!

Wednesday 1 August 2007

Tuesdays little Extra sorry and CPS #24

Tuesday's little extra dare was to make a card to say sorry -

Stash used - Basic Grey Starlight and snowfall holly and tag from the Dasher collection. Fibres are Dovecraft Christmas.
This card was made using the sketch from the CPS #24 sketch challenge.
The embossed paper is K&Co that I have had ages, Bazzill blossoms and vintage lace and ribbon. Not sure what make the small greeting is as I have had it ages too!