30 September 2011


Or hello! I'm back with another Daring Cardmakers card. This week Lythan has set the dare 'Ooh la la and wunderbar!' The dare is:'As it is the European Day of Languages today I would like your card to feature a foreign language.'

I got this idea in my head right away to make the background with all different ways to say 'hello'. I just used alphabet stamps to make the words all over the card front then added the stickers and the tag to finish. One of those really simple cards to think of but in practice it took about half an hour to stamp out all the words and resulted in very inky fingers but lots of fun :)
The stickers, paper heart and tag are all from American Crafts. The stamps are Banana Frog Tiny Teen and the twine is Pink Paislee.
Pop on over to http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com to have a go at this weeks challenge!
xx Leo

16 September 2011

Daring Cardmakers 'How Many Candles?'

This week Kathy has set the dare and we have to make a card using at least one candle. Myself and the rest of the team also got to try out some Funky Hand papers from the new 'Happy Happy Birthday' cd. Funky Hand are giving away one of the very same cd's this week if you take part in this dare so head on over to The Daring Cardmakers to check out the details and have a go!
Here's what I came up with this week:
When I set about to make the card I found out I only had small scraps of white card left in my stash eek! So I had a look around for some other things I could print the papers onto. I have a packet of white paper doilies and I do love a bit of an experiment so I thought I'll have a go at printing the papers on the doilies. I used small dabs of Pritt Stick to temporarily glue the doilies to a sheet of printer paper and then popped the sheet in my printer and printed the papers over the top. Once the sheet had printed I peeled them off the sheet.

 I got some really cool patterned paper doilies but I also got the pattern left on the paper too as a bonus!

I printed the other papers, (pink and orange stripe) on one of the scraps of white card I had left and used dies and hand cutting to cut out the shapes from them. The flowers are Sassafras Foldies and all the alphabet stickers are American Crafts. The little doily sticker under the candles and the heart sticker are American Crafts too from the Amy Tangerine remarks sticker book. I used real birthday candles tied up with twine and glued on.
Head on over to have a peek at what the rest of the Daring Cardmakers team came up with as we all had different paper to use, http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com

9 September 2011

Daring Cardmakers 'Flutterby'

Here's my card for the first Daring Cardmakers dare from Keilly who has set the challenge of creating a card inspired by this image on Pinterest. The card also had to include butterflies.

I had the idea to go for the botanical style. I started off with the scrap of paper with the roses(?) on it's a Websters Pages one. I then added the newsprint paper in the background and the card is from a Jenni Bowlin memo block. I thought it kind of looked like a collection of butterflies, like those old Victorian ones. The butterflies are from Etsy; I got lots for Quirky Kits in bright colours and the lady who makes them sent me some more samples, some of them I guess are moths as well as butterflies but I think they're pretty all the same :). The label stickers that make up the greeting are October Afternoon I cut out the shape with my pinked circles Nestabilities from a scrap of Crate Paper, (Portrait I think?). I just added a bit of stitching underneath.

Ready to have a go at this weeks dare? You've got from now until next Friday to have a go check out all the details here.