Friday, March 13, 2009

Ready, steady, zzzzz

It should be Ready, Steady, Cook as per the Daring Cardmaker Dare this week but I am so tired that the above title is more accurate. It has been a long few days. And the hard stuff isn't quite over yet. But next week is easier. So it is just as well that I did my card for this dare on that lovely Monday I had off this week.

And it was a great dare too. Kathy took the show Ready, Steady, Cook and made it a card recipe.
I'll tell you the ingredients you have to use, then all you have to do is make the card.
Here are your ingredients: 3 different papers At least one piece of chipboard At least 1 button At least 1 piece of ribbon optional: 1 extra item/element of your choice

And for the team Kathy sent us all the things we need. Cool eh?

Now when my little parcel arrived I of course ripped it open and oohed and aaahed over all the bits at my work desk. And then later moved them to my craft table. Where I discovered no chipboard. Now, if you could see my desk you would realise that it is even more untidy than my craft space so I might have lost the chipboard, or Kathy might have missed it off. So I did use my own chipboard as well as something of my choice.

The papers are Bo Bunny Sweetie papers. The circle is a big chipboard button. I carefully cut the buttonholes out... and then covered them over with the other chipboard. The sticker is a KI Memories one. I actually added it to this bit of chipboard about 3 years ago and never used it! The colours go together so well. The dots on the sticker were a different colour originally and I added the spots and stripes to the buttons. As I had some left over paper I decorated the inside a little as well
I love seeing decorated insides to cards. However I often gasp at how generous people are with the inside decorating. I still can't bring myself to cover the whole inside so beautifully. I'll try doing more soon though! On the inside I added Making Memories Mini Alphas.

I thought I would share with you close ups of some of the layouts I did for Creativity Life. It will enable you to see the details - such as they are!
I can't get the levels of colour right on this, the square at the bottom is far more shocking pink. Just about everything here is Doodlebug. I am ashamed of the grammatical failure but I do love this layout as the whole idea makes me smile!

This layout I love as well. I'm not usually a classic paper fan but it is so good to be stretched. My favourite aspect are the paper roses that I made myself using punches and lots of distressing.

Finally today, the announcement has been made about the new members of Salt. It is so exciting to grow the team and I look forward to us working together!


Anonymous said...

A gorgeous bright card Lythan and i love your layouts too. Esp. the Patience one. :~)

Vanessa. :)

Tip Top said...

All very lovely as usual and love the colours of it all!

Hazel said...

Love the card you made with Kathy's recipe - great idea to continue the theme inside the card. And the LOs are great. Hope your workload eases a bit now x

Kathy said...

All of these projects are fab Lythan. Sorry about the chipboard - mind you I do remember putting a chip button in at least one of the envelopes.....

Taht paer is pretty isn't it? I love the way you've used everything on your card - great customising of the buttons!

The LOs are lovely and that wedding photo is a joy. I'm well impressed by your paper roses!

Anonymous said...

beautiful LO,youve really done the photo justice.
Wonderful card too.

Anice said...

I ADORE your paper roses Lythan..I'd love to know how you made them. Maybe you could save it for a technique on our new technique website??!
Wonderful cards as ever..I always enjoy visiting your blog.
Anice xx

Vicky said...

Love the freshnes of the colours on the DCM card - those buttons are gorgeous x

Carol said...

Love the card Lythan, not sure if i could do so well with 'unknown' goodies in a parcel!
The LO's are fab! i must try to do more scrapping :)

Carol x

Enfys said...

Gorgeous as every Lythan, that big chipboard button is wonderful on the card, so it's a good job the original bit was lost.
En xx

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card the spring colours and so fresh...and hey great lo's....I love the wedding one....gorgeous.
Hugs Kath xxxx

Gez Butterworth said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours & your fabby doodling.

Your LO's are gorgeous too. You have a beautiful blog. :)

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your lovely kind comment made me smile.

Take care.
Gez. xx