Friday, February 23, 2007

Do you have 20/20 Vision?

You know, since the DCM blog started it's been such fun working on the dares, thinking up new ideas and waiting to see what our crafty friends come up with once each new dare is launched. The variety of cards you shared for Jane's "In the Fold" theme was huge, and this week's Little Extra challenge to make cards suitable for those difficult Males really seems to have spurred the Darers on to tackling a cardmaking area that most of us find tricky.

Well this week my turn to set the dare came round again and a sudden flash of inspiration, or maybe insanity led me to the title 20/20 Vision and the idea of using sets of 20 items on one card.

I'd like you to use 20 of one particular thing on a card - be it blooms, papers, brads, ribbons - the choice is yours.
You can use other things too, but there must be 20 of one item/component - not 20 things altogether, that would be too easy.
For instance, can you use 20 different papers on one card? 20 Ribbons?Or 20 Blooms - well surely that one sounds easy...
Now if you're really up for a challenge and want to try for TWO lots of 20 - well - then we'd all be really impressed!
Total madness - why did I announce that one before actually having a go to see if I could do it?
Why can't I take more notice of the old, and very wise advice to "Look before you leap"?
Well the girls didn't panic or moan (well not out loud, anyway...) and you really should visit the Daring Cardmakers blog to see the amazing cards they've come up with for this dare.
I did panic and moan, but eventually came up with this one:

It's yet another one made with petals cut from papers and tweaked to give some dimension. This time I hand cut the petals in slightly different shapes, I used 20 different papers to make this card; they are from the Crate Avenue and Birdie collections, plus some others from the October '06 & January '07 Self Addressed kits. It still looked a bit dull so I added 20 eyelets in the corners.
So I can claim the full 20/20 for this one, though I'm sure someone somewhere could make a card with 20 different ribbons on it - which was what I really wanted to do....anyone up for the challenge!

Here's the card I've made for little cousin Sam's first birthday. I've been wanting to try the fold I saw on Tracey's blog for ages and it seemd a good one for this card - I can enter it in the "Oh Boy!!!" male cards midweek challenge too :-)
I'm not sure where the paper came from, I've had it for ages, it was a set of patterns in the same colour so that makes matching difficult blues much easier! I made the number from some cereal packet "chipboard" covered with more paper and some Glossy Accents over the top. The die cuts are QK and I've used stickers for the name - the first time I've ever used them!

And I've two more new cards to show, both using papers from the MM Simply Fabulous range and both using the same layout. The blooms are from various places - the green ones are fab, they were from a little pack in my Christmas stash, some have glitter, some are plain and some have spots.












15 comments:

Lythan said...

Oooh a whole host of yumminess. They are all brilliant but I think Sam's card is my favourite!

Card Bored Kitty! said...

Well Done - I love your card! The colours are so funky! Its great to see all the different interpretations of the dare. I'm off to try mine now!

Frog said...

Lovely cards Kathy, i like how you have used the self addressed for the flower.

Andrea xx

Lisa said...

Love the cards............20 different things? now that is a challenge!!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Well I think it was an amazing Dare Kathy... After I made my card... phew.. I thought to myself... LOL!!!! So thankyou for coming up with it!...
Just love your 20/20 card, it's stunning.. gorgeous use of those scrummy PP's.. and your other cards are just lovely.. I esp love the bottom for you card (would have fitted the retro dare too)

Allison said...

These cards are amazing and your DARE card is terrific!

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Kathy, I love the 20-20 card, really stylish and very clever. Your flower cards are gorgeous and as for the first birthday card, too cute! Love them all :)

Anntaurus said...

Kathy - you've been busy!! Beautiful cards and I just LOVE your dare card!

Anntaurus said...

Kathy - you have been busy!! What a delightful array of cards - I am just loving the dare card!

Keryn Campbell said...

Wow have you been busy. Love the card you made for Sam. I am going to have to try out that fold.

Paula said...

Fabby challenge & I so love that huge flower in the centre of this card!!!!!!!

Being poorly had draw backs, I am so behind with the blog reading!!

LisaBabe said...

I love these cards, Kathy. Especially Sam's one - so effective.

xoxo

Jo said...

fab, fab cardsm love them all, Sam's card is brilliant. You have been super busy! Thank you for a fab dare, Your dare card looks beautiful

Jo xx

Maisymary's Findings said...

So glad to see how you used eyelets in such a fabby way Kathy ! I think eyelets like vellum are such underrated almost forgotten embellies now ....


Love all the other cards here too ! you're certainly put your supplies to good use !


I'm almost embarrased to say my Making Memories RAk arrived today as well & they have soo generous packed a whole box full of Valentine's embellies ! no papers but embellies ! wahoo !
I havent been able to blog visit much this Chinese New Year season - I can see there's loads of fabby new creations / blog candy by everyone to admire ! wonderful time this is !


smiles , Pearl

Kate said...

LOVE your 20/20 card and you inspired me to do my version of it, not half as good as yours and I didn't use 20 of anything but just thought you'd like to know you were the inspiration behind it LOL It was for my Mum for mother's day, she loved it. :-) Keep up the great work.