Friday, September 26, 2008

A small dilemma

Well here's the thing.
I have had my Christmas cards kind of planned for ages - in that I bought some stamps and stamped out the images. I haven't coloured them in yet because I want to make sure to match the patterned papers I use. (Something I don't always remember to do when stamping!). I've been frustrated because I want some Christmassy papers with blue in and haven't found any yet - though I suppose Mary Mother of Jesus doesn't have to be dressed in blue. But - and here's the thing - I made a card for Jo's dare on DCM today and I really like it. SO even though I have hundreds of images - do I go for the crowns card instead?

Let me backtrack.
Today is DCM day and Jo chose the dare.
King (or Queen) for the day
I would like you to incorporate a Crown (or Tiara) somewhere upon your card!Have fun and I can't wait to see what you create :)
I had all sorts of ideas but this suddenly popped into my little brain
I printed the sentiment first and then made three crowns to fit using some lovely Daisy Bucket papers. A bit of outlining, some foam pads and three stick on diamenties (can't think how to spell it) and 'twas done.
So do I make this my card design?
I can use all kinds of papers. It will be very quick - which as I make about 80 cards sounds good to me. It just needs a bit of hand cutting unless I can work out how to do the crowns on the robo. Hmmm, looks like my dilemma is solved....
Anyone want some nativity images to colour in?

17 comments:

Kathy said...

I loved this the minute I saw it - such a fab design, Lythan

And you could cut the crowns on your Robo......

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is an ADORABLE idea...love, love, love it. Want to post the image you had already planned out? But you're right, the crown idea is really good...easy...lots of paper choices....hmmmmmmmm.

CLARE said...

What a great idea - i love the way each card is so unique on DCM

lisa said...

Just love this card Lythan : )
lis x

Jozza said...

Well lythan - I think this design is one of the fabbiest I have ever seen. I adore the whole card and I personally think it would be a crime against papercrafts if you didn't use it as your Christmas cards! Save the other ones for next year :o)

EllePiggo said...

Its a fab design, I love it. :) And I agree with Kathy - you could cut them on your robo! Go on - they're great!

Vanessa.

Anice said...

I agree with Jozza! If you don't use I will have too!!
Anice xx

esther said...

like jozza said you can always save the ones for next year, thats what I have done! vought some this year in the sale, but better offer came along! Alternativley leave the inmages on the cards as they are and promote them as a DIY colour in card- and if there are children inthe family perhaps provide small pack of crayons or something!

manuela said...

love this card!!!

Nick said...

gorgeous card Lythan-but could you stick to making 80 of just 1 design? I just don't have the willpower!!

Ruthie said...

I just love this card. Simple and beautiful.

Ruthie x

Tina Thomas said...

Lythan I love that card, it's so simple and effective.

Hazel said...

This is a great card - you should definitely use it - and get the robo to do the cutting.

Eleanor said...

I liked this card so much I lifted it. But I don't like mine as much, lol, so I'm going to try again with patterned paper like you. Thank you for the inspiration, Lythan, the three wise men/kings are very meaningful to me and the simplicity of the crowns is just perfect.
E
xx

BondGirl said...

I love the font - what one is it??

I think if you feel the card is right... then its right

Scripture by Design said...

Love how you've used these crowns Lythan...well done!

Jo said...

Loving the crowns :) (I would have no idea how to do them on a robo!!) but they do look very fab

jo xx