Friday, January 08, 2010

Blogger is my temperamental mistress...

Not so much here - although the failure to stay in the lines yesterday was annoying...
but on Daring Cardmakers where it has taken me three goes to put my contribution on. Update - four as I just checked and it wasn't there again! This is because we are often posting at the same time and blogger NEVER puts me first. Still it is all sorted now and for the most part blogger seems to work much better than in the past.

We have a lot less snow today but the big question is - what about the weekend and especially the Sunday service? The church I am at is off the main road and lots of people walk. I think I am tempted to say it will be on and have something small and informal (what even more than usual?) but I will be at a meeting at the place this afternoon so will judge better then. It is the baptism of Jesus that is the focus this Sunday - the beginning of his ministry and one of the occasions when God's voice is heard ("You are my own dear Son I am pleased with you"), which is a chance to reflect on what our Ministry is and how we hear the voice of God speaking in our lives.

Sunday's coming - but today is Friday which means Daring Cardmakers of course. We are trying something new and once a month will have a Dare based on the birthstone for the month. January's stone is Garnet which is kind of a deep red/maroon/purple sort of colour in my opinion! My take on it was influenced by the lovely Crafty Templates "Lovely Letters" card kit for January.
My starting point was this sketch from Emma's Paperie and particularly the first card below it made by Jessica Witty. Actually my card looks very little like the sketch! Everything but the ribbon, flower and stamps are from the Lovely Letters kit. The stamps are Penny Black and the other bits from stash. And see that bow - by George I think I have cracked it!

Here's another card based on another Emma's Paperie sketch and the Hilary Kanwisher card below it.
The papers are all American Crafts - I just love these colours together. I used Nesties 8 and lots of hand cut items.

Wherever you are - if it has snowed - keep warm and safe. If it hasn't - make the most of it!

10 comments:

Dolly said...

Fabulous cards as always Lythan. Great bow and am in awe of your doodling. I always look forward to your Friday post. :)xx

Rein said...

Fabulous cards, love the stitching on the first one.

SueH said...

Wonderful cards Lythan and a beautiful stamp.

I have to say, considering you used to get me to tie your bows for you, yours are much better than mine now. Think I need a lesson next time we meet up!

Sue
x

Lynda said...

I just adore your cards Lythan -the detail on the DCM one is just beautiful and the 2nd one is really funky. Well done on mastering the bow too!

Love Lynda xxx

Kaz said...

I love the garnet card, but the second one is my favourite. The funkiness that you have with your cards is full on with it xx

Kathy said...

Fabulous cards Lythan.

I'm pretty sure it was me fiddling with the dcm blog when you were trying to upload your card (can you see my red face?)oops

Hazel said...

Gorgeous cards - I do like the colour scheme that garnet suggets (must make sure I don't leave DCM till the last minute again!) x

Kate said...

Saw your card on the DCM this week and just had to stop by and say what a beautiful card it is. ** Kate **

Enfys said...

2 more wonderful cards Lythan, I particularly love the first one, the kraft colour looks great with the red and black,
luv
En xx

Jenny said...

love your take on the garnet dare... it works so well with the Kraft look.