First I'd like to thank all those who participated in my dare last week. What a fab collection of cards. I'm also sheepish because I didn't manage to comment on them all. Life - and that essay got in the way. So sorry to those who entered later in the week. At DCM we do appreciate everyone who plays along. You don't do it for prizes, we rarely get sponsored freebies either, we all join in just because we love making cards (though I wasn't loving this one all of the time...)
Vanessa chose the theme this week it's...
Old MacDonald's Farm
I don’t know why I came up with this one, but for some reason I’ve been singing away to Old MacDonald, you know the song “Old MacDonald had a farm, Ee I ee I oh! And on that farm he had some .........”
........we’ll let you fill in the blank – that’s your dare this week, get some farmyard animals on your cards and pop a link in the comments section so we can come and see!
I have all these Paperchase stickers to use up and some are cutesy animals. There were 6 sheep, 3 facing one way and three facing the other and I thought "aha". What I should have thought was "crikey aren't they a bit small to use even on an A6 card?" But I didn't...
* the papers, flower and leaf sticker and the rub on arrow (rubbed onto acetate to make it pop) (not literally, obviously) (though that would be quite exciting to see) are all WRMK Nonsense range.
* The scallop was cut with my big scallop scissors and I I think I might have cracked cutting with these in a straight line now - woo!
* "unique" is a Christina Cole shiny hard sticker thing (not the technical name)
* The long strip is from a set of journalling cards I bought having seen them on Mystik Nat's blog (the queen of bright and funky) and have used um, this one. They are lovely and I must be more inventive with them. They are from Prima I think.
* the tiny red gems are from one of my local craft shops - the Craft Hut. Have I mentioned before that I have 6 local craft shops within 20 minutes drive of me. Imagine That (the best obviously) is in walking distance. Some of the others are walking distance from the church. NO wonder I get temptated. Spoiled I am (I say temptated because a guide in Greece said it like that 23 years ago and it kind of stuck)
* also Making Memories tiny alphas and Doodlebug letter stickers AND some of yer actual proper sewing too.
See I put a lot of work into it and it looks PAH.
Same with this one
which I had to add the brown layer to as the busy pattern sent the camera into fits "aaah I don't know what to focus on!" It'll go in the pile of cards to use as I send LOTS of birthday cards every year (to church folk mostly). But not the top of the pile... American Crafts papers, Nesties and Imagine That stamps were not harmed in the making of this card. (I do like my little hand cut branches though!)
Now this card I made on Wednesday as a quick break from the essay. Bish, bash, bosh, nice.
All from WRMK Nonsense apart from using a Doodlebug fuzzy brad, a Nestie and a Martha Stewart punch.
And finally.... I made a sample for card club tomorrow. How organised is that? It was also a reward for finishing the first draft of the essay. Good news - I have to hand it in on Tuesday and you won't have to bear with me moaning on about essays until this time next year... I saw a video online about making diamond fold cards and thought itwould be fun to demo, but I cna't remember who did the vid. She was British. Thanks Diamond Fold person!
All papers from the big Costco set. As they are cardstock weight you can make cards with them so even the back looks nice. Sweet and simple (like me!)
(Only I am not that sweet).
Right, red pen at the ready I have words to cut from my magnum opus and then type it up in neat!