Friday, May 11, 2007

Full on Friday

Got heaps of proper work to do today so i am going to make this a rather brief blog entry. Just the facts (ma'am) on the cards for this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge.
Kathy set the dare which is all about food and the results are mouthwatering!
I was s inspired I made two and have thought of lots of other fruity cards which will probably never get made now. maybe just as well.

The one I put on the blog was actually the afterthought which now I prefer!
Piggy tales patterned paper. Printed text boxes (so excited to have mastered white writing so expect more of this). The apple looks scrummy in real life. It is strips of various patterned papers glued onto card and cut out in an apple shape then triple embossed using UTEE. One of the buttons is a doodlebug spotty one. The others are plain doodlebugs which I have added to using a cheapo paint pen from Wilkinsons. It is pants for writing but the bizz on buttons. So expect to see more of these soon too!

When I was first panicking about the dare I suddenly remembered an old SA kit with lemon paper and lo a card was born.
(ah flashback to Hywel aged 2.5. we walked past some houses and I said that while I was pregnant with him those houses hadn't been born. The precocious cheeky brat looked at me with scorn and said "houses aren't born!" . Those of you who may wish to have children who learn to speak early, trust me. it is never good. it just gives them more years of putting you right)
Papers all from that SA kit - April 2006 - there are still some for sale. Printed out words. Lemonade glass is white card behind vellum and a tiny piece of one of the small patterned paper behind. Loads of black pen. The lemons have got some glossy accents on them to give a bit of depth.
Must fly now!

16 comments:

Rhi said...

Gorgoeus Lythan, I love your fruit themes, they're both brilliant. Great tip about decorating the buttons, they look fab!

Lynne.x said...
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Lynne.x said...

I was searching for this lemon paper in my Studio - I'm soooo glad I didn't find it now ... lol!!

Both of these cards are fabulous Lythan, hope you get to make cards for your other fruity phrases.

Kathy said...

These are just fab - I love them both - I wish I could make cards as fun as these ones.

I'd totally forgotten the fruity SA paper!

Eminepala said...

gorgeous cards girlie ;)

xoxo
Emine

Jo said...

Those buttons looks fantastic!! Love the fruitiness of the cards :) Bit worried though about your comments on early speaking, I guess thinking about it, it has to only get worse - Jared has been talking for about a year now and correcting me on a daily basis for most of that time!!

jo xx

Bex said...

Fab cards Lythan.
Really liking the apple one - and the buttons are lush!

Love Bex

iralamija said...

this cards are nice!!

Bety :)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Both are fabulous cards Lythan and you were obviously feeling a bit fruity!

Scripture by Design said...

Wow! This is unreal Lythan! Well done :)

Sarah said...

Great cards Lythan, Love the apple one. Those buttons look fab!

PMB said...

Fab cards....love your style.

Frog said...

Great cards Lythan love the papers.

Andrea xx

Sharon said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Lythan ...so bright and colourful. :D

Angelnorth said...

The apple turned out brilliantly - great job! Thank goodness it's not just me who doodles on buttons and brads!

Rein said...

Great cards!