Friday, October 02, 2009

Tonight Matthew I am going to be...


My poor friend Sue ended up having to have emergency eye surgery this week. When I enquired if I could do anything to help she mentioned that it is her brother's birthday and she needed 3 cards. Well that I can do (better than taking the cat for a walk!) . Of course, what I can't really do is cards in SUe's style. We have a standing joke that I struggle with A5 cards and she struggles with A6 cards. But I thought I ought to do my best to go big.

The last card I made is actually the first to reveal. This week on Daring Cardmakers the theme is
Folding Up
It's "just what it says on the tin", we'd like to see some folds on your cards this week. Fold the whole card, fold some paper, fold some ribbon. Do some origami, teabag folding or just fold over a corner of your paper
to reveal the other side.
As long as there's some sort of folding used as a feature of your card then it counts. Any subject, any theme, any reason.

I knew exactly what I was going to do - a joy fold card. I haven't made one in ages and I really enjoy it. Only I was beaten to the fold. So I found another one. UPdate: I've tracked it down - it si a Tri Shutter card designed by Beate Johns. See here for the instructions. Anyway, here is said card
It uses a piece of card 12x51/2" and is straightforward to make in terms of the intial folds. It is a little more fiddly making all the bits to cover the panels. I used some old Chatterbox papers I have had for ages. I worry that it ended up a bit girly really. I also used a Quickutz die, Nestie circles and some KandCo letter stickers that did tone in well. Here's another angle
It squashes up quite small - an A6 envelope I reckon and I shall try this again for a special card.

Card 2 is one of my default square cards! Sue's dad has sight issues so I wanted to make something bright with big letters. I think I filled my brief...the papers are Fancy Pants - lovely double sided ones. I used my Technique Tuesday tall timbers letters and black embossing powder; new letter stickers and Papermania black gems. And just a tad of doodling.

And finally - an A6 card (faints!). I used a white card and distressed it to look more brown. The papers are Cosmo Cricket Mr Campy. I traced a Chatterbox deer; used my new Nestie 6 again - this time as a tree. Letters are MM tiny alphas; Jenni Bowlin and kraft cardstock cut from Playground and gone through a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I'll be popping along to Sue's to hand them over this afternoon. They are not really her style still but maybe it will make a change.

Get well Sue!
(but don't move...)


Hazel said...

You've done a tremenous job with these cards, Lythan - love the folding on the first one. I was so sorry to read on DCM about poor Sue - please give her my love and assure her of my prayers x

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous cards as always the papers on the first one and Sue will be delighted with them...give her my best wishes...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxxxxx

Vicky said...

Fab, fab, fab as all your cards! :)xx

Lynda said...

Awwww Lythan what a great friend you are. These are fabulous and Sue will love them. Send her my love too when you see her and I hope she's coping well under those horrible circumstances.

Love Lynda xxx

Sue said...

great cards Lythan you are kind

give Sue a hug and X from me please


Sue said...

great cards Lythan you are kind

give Sue a hug and X from me please


Kathy said...

Wow, you did such a fab job with these, Lythan. So scary to make those BIG cards, I've come over faint at the very thought!

SueH said...

Hi Lythan, it’s your one eyed friend here!!

Thanks so much for doing Keith’s birthday cards for me. You done a great job with them, especially the A6 one and Keith was thrilled with them.

I’m so lucky to have such a talented and very special friend.

Thanks again. Love
X x x

Anonymous said...

beautiful the colour combinations