Friday, June 18, 2010

Blink and it's over

H finished his A level exams on Monday and E finished his GCSE's on Friday. Currently we only have one child who needs to get up for school in the morning... When did that happen? This week has felt a tad more even keeled than last but the week coming is a little heavy in places work wise. I'm also aware that I am back in a funk about being 45 in just over a week. (see that is half way to 90!). PLEASE let me have adjusted to ageing by the time I am 5o because all this angst is just BORING.

On a nicer note! I have had fun playing with paper this week. I've done a new card class for Imagine That which has put some new things on my "want" list - dies that make fabby big shaped cards. I won't show you those just yet though... And I have also started making cards using the soon to be released Funky Hand CD - won't show you those either! Instead I will reveal some cards made with Nikki Sivils papers and embellishments as she has been a most generous sponsor of Daring Cards this week.

And through Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker and Sarah's Cards (who stock some of the range) you can win one of 5 fabulous prizes in our prize draw.
There are rules to qualify and here they are:
1. Make a card using the sketch prepared by Kathy.
2. Submit it for NO MORE THAN 3 challenges, including this one.
3. Add links to your blog for the Daring Cardmakers, "Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker" and Sarah's Cards.

And I've also got a goody bag of papers and bits which I will send to one of the people who leave a comment under this post on my blog.
So what did I make? Two cards, inspired by Kathy's sketch.
Firstly the one that was featured on the blog. Dad, if you are reading this on Facebook before Father's Day, LOOK AWAY NOW!
I didn't use one particular line, jsut tried to find some masculine-y papers. Everything is NSS except for the letters (Kand CO) and Stamp (Imagine That), Nestablilities and Prima Bling that might have been needed to hide a smudge...

And the other card uses papers from the Flaming Butterfly collection
and lots of black card to back it. the butterfly was cut from 12x12 paper the rest is from the paper pad. I added some glitter to the butterfly. Stamp and gems from Imagine That. Scallop border die is Papertrey Ink.

The team have made some amazing cards so go and have a look at the blog and then have a go yourself to win, win, win!

16 comments:

Lynda said...

These are stunning Lythan - the black really makes all the colours pop on the butterfly card!

Love Lynda xxx

Rein said...

These are both pretty!

Milliesmarvels said...

These cards are gorgeous, I love the butterfly card in particular .Can't wait to see what you make with Anice's new CD, I am really looking forward to the release :-)
Jane
x

Lizzy said...

These are really fabulous. I love the Father's day one especially :)

Carole said...

Love both your cards but especially the butterfly one!
Carole x

Gail said...

Beautiful cards, The papers are lovely. The aging thing - doesn't ever get easier I'm afraid.......

Scrappy Rat said...

I'm not usually a butterfly kind of person, but that card you made is amazing. I love the primary colors and sharp edges that make the design so different from the usual pastel butterfly fare. :)

Kathy said...

WOW! stunning cards Lythan - I wouldn't have known where to start with the butterfly paper but now I see just how beautiful it is. As for the "Prima Bling that might have been needed to hide a smudge..." maybe I should have fessed up as to why there were quite big pearls on my card!

Tip Top said...

Ah, just fantastic!!

Hazel said...

I love the brown shades of the dad card and the funky mix of colours and LO for the other one.

Just_a_bean said...

Wow - love the butterfly card - those colours are fab!

Kathy Rogers said...

I adore these papers, the colours are so bright perfect for summer projects.

Dolly said...

Amazing cards, love the papers.
:)x

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh, Lythan! The 'Dad' card is so sweet, and I love how you used the bread tags, but the butterfly card looks like a real piece of ART! It is lovely, and I love the bright colors! Thanks for the chance to win! Becky G.

http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com

MrsK said...

Hi Lythan

Totally gorgeous cards they are so bright and funky! xx

ona_i_ja said...

Beautiful cards, The papers are lovely.

Hugs