Friday, September 28, 2007

I've been framed

Its Daring Cardmakers Day today and the amazingly talented Lynne has chosen the task this week.
I’d like you to use a FRAME or FRAMES on your card. You can use any type of frame you so wish. How about a die cut frame or a hand cut frame. You can frame your card with brackets or flowers or how about some doodling - the choice is yours.
Hmmm I thought to myself. I am sure I have a frame die somewhere that was going to be "so useful" when I bought it. I was right. And it is lovely so I must use it a bit more - or at least again! It would look good with chipboard and acetate I reckon so if I am a good girl and Father Christmas brings me a Cuttlebug (OK so it is already bought and sitting in its box in the study taunting me) then I can give that a go too!
Anyhoo here is my card
I have gone back to the fabuloso Junkitz Celebrationz Paperz (I will overlook the annoying spellingz just this once). I used 4 different ones and some green paper which went through a cuttlebug embossing die and a Sharpie poster paint pen. You will not be surprised to learn that the cake is paper pieced (for that home made cake look!). The frame and cake are mounted on sticky pads. The greeting is on safmat and doodled round. And the whole thing really is that bright!
I have loads of cards I need to make so I must finish off these papers as I love 'em for birthday cards.

I have been cracking on with my homework for the MA and feel a tad more in control now! In fact I am looking forward to the seminar on Tuesday. I obviously needed to get the brain cells going.
Now I need to get into the Harvest Vibe for this Sunday.
We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land...
or is it
We buy the food in Tescos and stick it in the car....
whatever - this is still true
All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above.
So thank the Lord, o thank the Lord for all his love

19 comments:

Kathy said...

This is such a fab and funky card Lythan!
I'm not sure about the chances of that Cbug staying safely in it's box till Christmas day though - exactly how much willpowwer do you have?

I always loved harvest festival. When I was little all the sunday school children all took decorated baskets of goodies in to the main hall for the harvest festival, which was always beautifully decorated with copious amounts of crepe paper and a few of those specially bkaed huge harvest loaves courtesy of the local baker, it always lovely. We all processed down the aisle with our baskets and the adults at the front would take them from us to add to the display - funny the things you remember

Saffa said...

OOh such a colourful and funky card! I was going to say how on earth can you wait until christmas to open your gift! Shocking!
Seriously I admire your will power!

I must remember to send in some tins for Ibrahims harvest festival thanks for the reminder!

Andrea said...

This is a fab card so bright and cheerful - perfect

All Pink said...

brilliant card love the funky papers, i would not be able to keep away from me christmas craft presents ,you could always use it when he's out and then put it back in the box LOL,well you got to check if it works lol,Dawnx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely bright zingy card Lythan!

Paula W said...

A fab and funky card...love those Junkitz papers!

Paula said...

Gorgeous use of those papers. They just look good enough to eat so apt you made a cake!

Hazel said...

What a yummy card. I must remember to use Safmat sometime (got some ages ago and have never used it). Glad the studies are going well for Tuesday.

Deb said...

What a great fun card, love your paper piecing, fabulous!

Leigh said...

A fab and funky card, have a lovely time at the festival.

LisaBabe said...
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LisaBabe said...

Great card, Lythan. Love the bright happy colours.

Good luck with the harvest festival.

Sarah said...

I love this card Lythan, it's so bright and cheerful!

My Paper World said...

Gorgeous card, I just love bright and funky!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Very nice ' bright' little card Lythan.
I love what you do with those papers.

EllePiggo said...

A delicious and funky card.:)
Vanessa.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

So bright and colourful - love it!

Dollydimps said...

I LOVE these papers-but you make them look so much better than I do!
Absolutely fab and funky card Lythan!
Hope your seminar goes well tomorrow

Samm said...

This is sooo cool!!! love it Lythan!

Samm
x