Friday, June 22, 2007

Today is the day

Carys comes home - yippee!

I've been out most of the day at a meeting and then shopping in costco for the church BBQ on Sunday. As it turns out it is cheaper to buy the meat in Tesco so there will be more work related shopping tomorrow! (I did also pick up 2 12x12 albums for a tenner though)

So now I can talk you through my card of the week for Daring Cardmakers

Rhi said
Everything we buy has packaging, some of it excessive, some of it beautifully designed. Tags, labels, stickers... all sorts of bits and bobs that we can recycle onto cards. I dare you to make a card using a tag, label, sticker or anything else you can find, thats from packaging and would normally end up in the bin. Of course you can ink it, change it, distress it and add anything else you like! If you're feeling brave, I DOUBLE DARE you to make it a card for a man!

OK so I missed the double dare bit totally but never mind!
I have had this tag for ages. It was on a pair of trousers from Peacocks and too nice to throw away so it has been on my bedside cabinet since then. I carefully dusted it off (it is fabric so the dust sticks a bit!) before distressing the edges. I layered it on some BG stella ruby paper and used a different sheet for photo corners. The ribbon across the bottom (hiding some of the words on the tag) is actually two BG urban couture ribbons layered together. My they are lush! the bottom one is a deep velour and the top one is ruched and stretchy!
the velvet blossoms are Maya Road and the jewel brads are 7 gypsies. the rest are yer every day brass ones!

It was faith scrapbooking at Church last night and this week it was words of faith. I was starting to panic over what to do as the idea I had thought of was not going to work, when I remembered a sheet of rubber stamps I hadn't mounted. Then I couldn't find my Kai scissors (I should never tidy up!) which are THE best for cutting red rubber. Happily my new little westrim ones worked too
so our techniques were embossing with gold (which they found very different to clear embossing and chalking!); using doodling stencils, making a pocket and using funky lines to help you journal. I think I shall use these bookmark stamps as candles on cards again as I really like the effect!

This weekend is a bit mad and Phil and I are away Monday to Thursday next week so the next time I blog may well be on my and Cary's birthday. And can you beleive there is a postal strike that day. The nerve!

16 comments:

Gillian said...

love the richness to this week's dare, cool layout :)

Kathy said...

Cheeky beggars choosing that day to strike - means I'm going to have to get my card in the post a bit sooner than anticipated (and more scarily, made sooner too I guess!)

I love your card, the colours mand the textures are all so warm and cosy looking iykwim

mum on the run said...

Love your card Lythan!!

Must start looking at tags more closely in future

Rosie said...

Really love the colours you've used with this tag, really rich and expensive looking.

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Rosie

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Lythan - I love the colours.

Esther said...

OOo a tag worth saving! well done for recogninsing the potential! (a bit like my tag story) I absolutley love your card, think the way you incorporated the other materials is just perfect to make up the colouring, ok its late, and i am waffling... I still love the card! And te faith scraping clever way of incorporating subjects of light with the candle and sun, nice ideas!

Sarah said...

Great card Lythan! Some of the clothes tags are really worth saving aren't they?! Love your LO'S too.

Paula said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours. Nice LO too!

stamp and scrape said...

What a lovely design on your dare card. The eye just travels through it, enyoying all the collaging.
Ros

Penny said...

Great tag and card! LOL at having to dust the tag off!!

Leigh said...

Your dare card for this week is gorgeous Lythan. Hope you have a great birthday.

Natty said...

Really fab Lythan, love the colours!! I had a rifle through my wardrobe looking for more tags, alas they are the boring variety that remind just how much I spent on those tops I've yet to wear! :oO

Gillian Hamilton said...

Lythan I just love your card, the colours and textures are Soooo LUSH!!! unreal piece!
your LO is GORGEOUS!! love all the techniques you've included into one LO! FAB work!

Lynne.x said...

Gorgeous card Lythan.

Must get one of my guys to post your card - as they are off on their holidays soon - I have my Mum coming to stay - she said she'll let me bring crafty stuff into the house .... yay!!!, while the cats away and all that ;)

jennalee said...

love your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sam Morris said...

The vintage card is just stunning! Really rich and textured looking