Friday, October 12, 2007


that is how today has gone. So fast!

1: Went to the Knit and Stitch show at Ally Pally. It is a brilliant expo as you get to see people's work as well as shop. Some of the exhibits made me go "hmmmm" but other just spoke to my soul. Fantastic. I did of course do some shopping as well - some bits and bobs for cards, a few interesting metal sheets for scrapping, buttons, ribbons, beads and some tyvek which I will explain when I use it if you don't know what it is. It has more material than card stuff but the card stuff that is there tends to be more interesting. Apart from the peel offs which were alive and well. Oh and I splurged on a gorgeous (yet practical) leather back pack.

2: Came home earlier than I would have so that I would be in time to meet someone to fill the baptistery that we will be using on Sunday. It took forever which meant no time for tea before

3: choir (in fact I was late) We have a concert next week and go to Germany the week after.

Which all left no time to talk about Daring Cardmakers this week!
Kathy's turn to choose. This has got to be the cutest lot of cards we have made in forever.
The theme is ANIMAL and you can use anything that's animal inspired - not those diddy little ones like bugs, birds and butterflies (though you can include them in your design of course) but what I'd really like to see is bigger, wilder, more fabulous or fantastic creatures
I wanted to make a card that was an animal so I searched round for a robo template. Didn't find one. But I did find this little fella on Papercraft Inspirations. the site is a treasure trove of templates and free papers. I made the elephant body into the card and stuck the rest n over the top as you can see here.
I found I had two sheets of this brilliant grey card from Papermill. So I can make one or two more. He looked sweet anyway but I decided he needed a splash of colour and a hat. All elephants need a hat don't they. then just a bit of inking and two hole punched eyes and Bob's your elephant.
Now all I need to do is to work out how to make it a robo template...


Hazel said...

Glad you enjoyed your day - I'm missing being able to go to things like that - my back just wouldn't stand up to it now - nevermind, there are lots of goodies to buy on the net! Love the elephant card - would definitely be worth keeping as a robo template.

Jackie said...

He is such a cutie.

Why is it that the older we get, the busier our lives become?!

Rhi said...

I love Bob the elephant, and I agree, a hat is very important to an elephant, I wonder if it's cause they're used to warmer places then here.

Remember to take 5 minutes to yourself now and again with all that's going on, Rhi x

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous elephant. You definately need to find a reason to make a few more.

Angelnorth said...

Super-cute card Lythan. An elephant is not really dressed without a hat and billboard, is he? Love the way Bob turned out!

Sarah said...

That is a great card Lythan! And I can't wait to see what you do with yur new goodies!

Samm said...

This is gorgeous Lythan, what a cute little guy!