Friday, May 11, 2007

Munch Munch Gobble Gobble (updated)

What a week for The Daring Cardmakers - did you SEE just how many people joined in Jane's "Wings" dare this past week? It was absolutely amazing, and we were thrilled to bits with the response. Chuffed too, that our challenge inspired the people over at Inkstains to use the same theme - I guess it's safe to say that things with wings inspires a LOT of crafters!

It's also been wonderful to have Tracy as our Guest Designer for the last couple of weeks - she's done such a brilliant job - her cards are always inspirational and having her on the team has been a real treat for us,
Thank You, Tracy

This time it's my turn to set the dare, and I asked the team to make a card with a theme of FOOD

So let's mull this one over.......
You could make an invitation to a barbecue, dinner party, picnic, kids party etc
It could feature a recipe, ingredients, utensils, cookery quotations, poems or rhymes....
It could have food depicted on it eg cupcake, CHOCOLATE, bowl of fruit , CHOCOLATE, sausages, CHOCOLATE,.....birthday cake....

Hey, it could even have real food stuck on it.....Ok, maybe not....

as long as it's clearly got a foodie theme it's allowed.
So there you go then - something to really get your teeth into!

Well it all went strangely QUIET......... and I grew increasingly concerned, do they HATE the idea, or are their heads too filled with fabby ideas to say anything?

Anyway, I needn't have worried because they have cooked up a veritable FEAST of tasty cards - so please check them out on our blog, and pop over to their personal blogs for more info. making food inspired cards is calorie free - it's looking at the finished ones that makes you hungry - but hey - don't let that stop you!

One thing that's becoming clear to all of us is that whenever you set a dare your own mind goes totally blank, what seemed like a good idea when you set the challenge suddenly seems the worst idea in the world. "What on earth possessed me to decide on this one? I must be completely mad!"

Eventually I went with the CHOCOLATE option and came up with this:

I've had this flower embossed (or should that be "debossed") gold card for ages and it seemed perfect to make the top of a posh chocolate box, added eyelets in the corners of the triangles and printed off an inspiring chocolate quote by that prolific "Anon" person!

I found this delicious image of chocolates, printed it on glossy card, and stuck it on the base card. The triangles of gold were fixed over it along the outer edges so they would open up when the ribbon was untied. Finally I added some flowers to the top of the "box", the quote tag with some gold cord and some ribbon from my stash.

It's a pretty simple card really and in the end it all came together quite quickly for once!

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Thought I'd add some pics of other foodie cards I've made. The Pizza one I've shown before but I've not blogged the apron card which was made for one of my cousins a couple of years back (I like to think my cards have improved since I made this one!), or the Maltesers one, which I made for Hubby's birthday last year - Maltesers being his fave choccie treat!





oh, just before I go...
I got a "silly things people say" calendar for Christmas and yesterday's little quote fits this dare perfectly so I thought I'd share:
"I shouldn't say I'm a vegetarian because I love sweets"
(La Toya Jackson)

well yes, absolutely, m'dear........


17 comments:

Jo said...

A truly scrumdiddlyumptious card Kathy - deffo looks good enough to eat :) Thank you for a fantastic dare this week, it was loads of fun and I really enjoyed making this week's card :)

jo xx

Rhi said...

Thanks for a great dare Kathy, It definately got the old grey matter working! I love your chocolate box card, its just brilliant and absolutely ggod enough to eat.

Rhi x

NickyNoo said...

I had to look twice to check it wasn't a real box of choccies! It looks fab, such a clever idea, I really love it.

Lynne.x said...

This is a fantastic card Kathy - can you keep a nutty chocy for me please.

Thanks for a great dare..x

Eminepala said...

Wow this is SOOO elegant... Love it

xoxo
Emine

Gillian Hamilton said...

LOL! at poor La Toya... I guess she can be excused she is a Jackson after all.. :O)

Love your dare card Kathy... its gorgeous and so clever!

Keryn Campbell said...

You are mean to a chocolate/pizza lover with all those chocolate/malteser/pizza cards. They really look very real.

Rein said...

gorgeous card!!

Sarah said...

Fab card Kathy and I love the maltesers one as well.

Paula said...

Great cards KAthy.
Im struggling right now with this one as it has to be a saleable card or I can't afford to make it!!

Karva said...

wow fabby cards, pizza and maltesers look good enough to eat!!

Frog said...

Great cards Kathy, i love the maltesers i could eat a box of those at the mo.

Andrea xx

Craft Fairy said...

Hi Kathy.
Thanks for the comments on my craftfairy blog. I love your cards so I had already linked your site to mine as a place to visit.
Yvonne

Angelnorth said...

Who can resist a luxurious box of choccies? Card looks fabulous Kathy - well done (and thanks for the dare - my first reaction was that I couldn't fit the theme with the card I knew I had to make but the inspiration did strike!).

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A great dare and fab yummy card.

maggieb said...

Great cards as always Kathy.

sharon said...

great idea for a challenge. I've been away for a long weekend, but will definitely have a go at creating something tonight. I LOVE your chocolate idea.