Friday, January 11, 2008

Me and my shaaaaaaa-dows

taking me so long to do
(long to do, long to do, long to do)

I suppose you have to be a Generation Jones or older to get that really. I only heard that term this week and now I am sulking. Before that I was a Generation X. It sounds cool, mysterious. Now, not only am I too old to be an X, I am given the term Jones. Still I suppose it does remind everyone of the ultimate superiority of the Welsh...

Anyhoo, this is all because I ran out of time until this morning to do my Daring Cardmakers challenge of the week and it just took me for ever! It was fun, but not what I should really have been doing...
Jane came up with a fabby dare (as I said in my last post)
Me and My Shadow !!
I want you to create not just one but TWO cards ! But wait........there's more ! I want both cards to contain the same embellishments and papers, ribbons etc- but arranged in a different way for a different occasion....the only thing being different is the wording....I'll let you have different wording !
Oh Horlicks. Just read the last line and I have used the same working. Sh...ugar. (As I am known around my house as "Mum and her foul mouth" I am doing my best to reduce my swearing - which honestly wasn't that much to begin with)

I gave myself the elements of... 3 pieces of Piggy Tales (double sided) paper - the Baa Baa Black Sheep range (hmmm). White card stock, my NEW nestabilities dies - I cut 5 circles for each card plus a scallop each for the sentiment, black sharpie pen, black soot distress ink, red gems and green spotty ribbon.

hand cut heart extra circle cut with peach circle punch and hand written sentiment
Hand cut some of the circles into rough flower shapes.
theres a wee bit of foam tape action on both cards as well.

They may have daft names but I do love Piggy Tales papers - have I mentioned that before?
Hope you enjoy this dare as much as I have!

10 comments:

seedlingsmum said...

Love your cards - those papers are delicious!

Sue said...

mmmm love them - ypu have loads of patience hand written and hand cut fabby!!

Marlou said...

absolutley stunning work!!!!! :) x

Rachel said...

Yum Yum - lovely cards and so glad I Just squeeze in by a whisker to a genx but it does make Hubby a Gen Jones and explains alot of things.....

Lol

Rachel

Farmersgirl said...

Oh Lythan, thanks for the Generation Jones thingy. Both DH & I fall into that category and were thrilled to see that we have a 'generation' and an influential one, if the site you linked to is anything to go by. Great dare - don't know if I'll have time this week, but we will see.

Janice

Janet McKinney said...

Love the Gen Jones term - it is me. I knew I wasn't really a boomer, and not quite a Gen X - now I have an identity. The reality is I relate to both of the others. I know how the boomers are - but I can relate to the Gen X'ers, but I am not one.

Now I am a Gen Jonser...

Janet McKinney

Samm said...

Oh wow, these are simply gorgeous Lythan!

Samm
x

Kathy said...

ooooh lovely cards Lyth.
I really, really, really, really, really, love that flower

Judy said...

What fantastic cards, Lythan, love those brilliant bright colours!
JudyNZ

Clare said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the thick black outlining, it really makes the shapes stand out.