Friday, May 18, 2007

Darn

Missed it.
The anniversary of my blog beginning that is. Actually I can't find a date on my first entries but I know I was blogging by Emrys' birthday last year as I posted about it. And that is tomorrow. When he is 13. Eek! SO I made sure that my Daring Card this week had him in mind.
Tracie set us quite a challenge

For this weeks dare, I dare you to "start from scratch" I want to you design a card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc. I guess how easy this is depends on your usual style

**insert evil laugh here**


Well mine was more of a frustrated sob as I couldn't get it to come together. And then I thought - hang on - I actually do quite a lot of this anyway. And set to last night.
Now a word of explanation. At the moment Emrys is into cats. The answer to any question may well be "cat". What do you want to eat? What did you do at school today? Anything. Hence the card and hopefully one of his gifts if I get it finished in time tonight.
The papers are from my mostest favourite SA kit ever (sadly long sold out). The letters and numbers are all hand cut, inked and drawn round. The "buttons" and eyes I did use punches for as circle cutting is not in my gift. The sentiment is hand written (quite pleased with it actually) I have rediscovered funky foam so made him a lovely arrow which I decorated. The card is more layered than you can see here. I think he will like it...

12 comments:

Jo said...

Happy Birthday Emrys (for tomorrow :))

Such a cool card, the cat looks fantastic. I love the little buttons :)

Hope your indigestion is better.

jo xx

Leo said...

This is so fun. love your cat it's so cute!! :D

Kathy said...

I think this is so FAB, I'd never ever be able to make anything as fun and funky as this is.

It's just Brilliant Lythan

I missed my blog's birthday too!

PMB said...

This such an excellent card...really original and funky!
Happy Birthday to Emmry.

Dolly Mixtures said...

This card really jumped off the page! You've done a great job designing and cutting out all of those bits and I agree that paper is just lovely.

Sarah said...

Totally Cool card Lythan! Love it!

Tracey said...

Love this card Lythan it's so funky & fun

Lynne.x said...

I think he will love it Lythan - its amazing.

Happy Birthday Emrys, have a great day tomorrow.

Paula said...

Fabulous card.
Hope the tummy is better I go through bouts of indigestion.

manicstamper said...

Lythan I just lurrrrrrrrrve your card.
If I saw that it a shop I would buy it just to frame....it's fabulous.

Elisa said...

I love to see the Dare cards, every week. You made a great and such fun card! Congratulations!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Belated happy birthday Emrys...

Lythan I love this card... So fun & funky..and I love the little 'softie' you made too... GORGEOUS!!!!