Friday, December 05, 2008

Just a quick one!

Trying to fit in everything I have to do in the next few days and I've also got the untidy house blues. I know the answer. Less fun time on the 'puter. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak!

Kathy came up with a fab dare for DCM this week!
Be Inspired at Home
The idea is that you look around your home and find a pattern, design, motif etc - or just part of one that you can replicate and use as the inspiration for your card design

I decided to go with a feature that won't be around much longer...
After Christmas our conservatory is going to be painted and the funky squares - which don't seem so funky any more - are going to be painted over. We don't have any plain white walls in the house so I am looking forward to having some - mostly to take photos against! I may just have some vinyl word art instead - we'll see.
Anyway that is the inspiration and here is the card
the lighting is off. This time of year drives me mad! Optimum time is late morning/afternoon but that is not the time I need to take photos. Lovely and simple this one. Yellow square punch, the SR Sonoma papers still on my table from yesterday, yellow and green distress inks, foam pads and an Imaginesce stamp.

I used the same papers to make a sample card for Church card club tomorrow. I wanted to make a fun shaped card and used my Nesties to make this one
It isn't a big card as I only have the petite scallops! And I think I ought to have cut further up the scallop. But it makes a cute thankyou card for after Christmas I think. I added a few Auntie Sarah's Bloomers, various brads and jumbo ric rac.

Right back to Church work. This stage of life is the busiest as services need to be prepared in advance in order to get readers etc. By 21st it settles down a bit!


Kathy said...

Oh, I love your funky squares - the colours are fab, all outdoors and citrussy

That design makes for a great card. I might have to pinch that idea!

Love you circle mini too.

Anice said...

Love both the cards but especially the squares. Just my sort of thing..might 'borrow' that idea for my yet to be made Xmas cards!!
Anice xx

maddy hill said...

beautiful cards as always ! x
love the scalloped edge one ! tis fab girl !

Powerful Search Engine said...

Beautiful cards Lythan. Pascale :)

Sarah said...

Oooh Lythan I adore the shaped card!!!! So pretty! The dare card is lovely too - I always admire the way you are not afraid of white space on your cards - I always want to cover every last bit and I have to say your card proves that sometimes less is more!

Hazel said...

Perfect inspiration for your fab DCM card. And I love the little thank you card - great use of the nesties.

Lisa Fulmer said...

totally dig the squares, very modern funk!

Unknown said...

hi, first time on your blog and im loving what im seeing. really love your challenge card, simple but stunning...i love it.
and the scalloped circle card is sooo cute. how do you cut it so that you can still fold the top?
love emma x

Jo Austin said...

loving your cards.. the squares in particular..

Would you please email me, Lythan.. I need to ask you something..

Jo (

Anonymous said...

Both are fab crads but the scalloped one really caught my eye...great design/lo