Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Playing Catch-up with the Dares

I have decided to revist my blog and found this un-published post I started writing in November! So I thought I might as well stick it up as part of my new year attempt to keep up with this blogging lark!

Well, another long gap between blog posts. Perhaps I'll make a new year's resolution to blog more regularly! Anyway I have been keeping up with the happenings over on Daring Card Makers, and I've even done a couple of the dares! By the time I've got round to updating my blog I am still a week behind. (edit - now nearly two months!!!)

First up is last week's from the incredibly talented Jo Kill:

Hi all :) This week it is Jo here to set the dare...
I seem to have developed a little bit of a fixation with old cardboard boxes....! My dare this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc...

I am a big fan of using corrugated card on my projects, and I am also a frequent customer of over-priced coffee shops which means I usually have a stash of these on my craft table:

I had a fortieth birthday card to do (a dreaded man card - so hard to do). I had aready started
playing with the corrugated bits of card a couple of days before , but Jo's Dare gave me the incentive to actually do the card. This is what I came up with (colours are a bit weird on the 1st pic, sorry)

I used the coffee wrapper for background and the smaller star. The larger star is fab freebie paper by Kirsty Wiseman. The bottle cap embellishment is home-made. I flattened the cap with a hammer, made the centre logo in word and then covered it with glossy accents.

I decided that corrugated stars is the way forward for men's (and boy's cards) and came up with this for a friend's son's birthday which was last week:

He is Thomas the Tank Engine mad. I made the chipboard Thomas using the cuttlebug train die, cut from chipboard and designed the 'paint job' in photoshop. The card (including the red corrugated for the stars) is from the Paper Mill Shop. The blue background is embossed using a Cuttlebug folder.

Going back, the previous week's dare was set by Tracie.

This week its Tracie setting the dare and it is to make a card and CUT! Any theme goes, so for those of you needing a break from Christmas crafting this is the perfect opportunity to have a change. All styles are welcome but there MUST be an element of handcutting somewhere. It could be a greeting, a shape, letters printed on your pc and handcut, anything goes as long as you did it by hand.

Well I'm not too hot with a pair of scissors, so I thought I would keep it simple and opt for some triangle Chritsmas trees.