Friday, August 10, 2007

Photo Finish

Sometimes things don't go according to plan, and this week's Daring Cardmakers Dare from Tracie caused me a few headaches - not because of the dare itself, which I loved the look of when it was announced - but because I needed to have the printer working properly to do it., didn't I? And it was playing Silly Beggars, wasn't it? Tracie set us this fab dare:
Photo Finish
This week I want you to make a card for any occasion but it must include a photograph somewhere! The photo subject can be people, items, locations, flowers, absolutely anything so get snapping. Dont forget to check copyright if you are using someone else's photographs in your art work
As usual you can share your work with us by leaving a comment on the DCM blog with a link to your own, or by emailing your photo to us at
Have Fun!!!

I've waffled on before about some changes Hubby's made to our computer set up so I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised when I went to print off the photo I wanted to use only to find the printer wouldn't work - not a good start! This was sosrted out and next day the printer worked fine - to start with. But my first attempt at a card didn;t work at all fine and when I went to print off another photo to try again, well, the printer wouldn't work, again! Apparently it's been set to go into snooze mode when it's not being used, but it must have fallen into deep sleep because it wouldn't wake up however much I dug my elbows into it! Plan B I remembered some photo stickers I bought from Crafts U Love, conveniently using the same sort of B&W images on a baby theme that I wanted to do with one of our own photos. I couldn't find them - I knew where they'd been up till last week when I TIDIED up a box with baby themed stuff in it, but now..... I did find them at last, and got this card made: Black and silver card both from pda White card embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing folder Silver brads from stash Photo sticker by Pebbles Inc. from Crafts U Love Spotty ribbon from Ribbon Oasis Yesterday, with printer working properly and the relief of having a card ready to show today I decided to have another go and this time I've raided my treasured box of old family photos to make this wedding card. Brown card blank from pda
Gorgeous paper is one of the Carrinna Rose set from Dream Street Papers

I used one of the papers from the BG Pheobe pad to make the flower
Naked Chipboard corner from an old SA Kit, covered with more paper & inked up
Lace, ribbon and brads are from stash

The DCM blog
has all the DT's wonderful Photo Finish cards, and you can also meet our fabulous new Guest Designer, the French papercrafts whizz; Sylvie (aka crazystamps). From there you can also find links to all the team's personal blogs.

I spent a lovely couple of hours with Bex yesterday - it was really good to catch up and have the chance to indulge in a bit of stash-chat with someone who understands these things! What with meeting Lyth, Sue and Anita last week too, I could start to get used to these crafty get-togethers!


Bex said...

Hi Kathy
Was great to catch up and see your gorgeous house x
Loving the B&W card and the vintage style - wow it is gorgeous.
Have a lovely Friday!

Love Bex x

Lynne said...

Love both of your cards Kathy, think I'll have to add this Cuttlebug folder to my 'I want it now but am skint' list .... lol!!!

Love crafty get togethers - Dolly-Nic and I are off to visit Rhi on Tuesday - can't wait.

Sylvie :) said...

Both are really beautiful !! Love the colors on the first one and love the vintage look on the 2d one.
Thanks once again for the invitation !!

Anonymous said...

stunning as ever Kathy!

Paula said...

Gorgeous cards.
Fab use of the photo sticker, I used one in a newborn minibook.
Like the second card far more but that the vintage girl in me!!

Gillian said...

love both of these cards, hard to pick a fav, both beautifully composed:)

Em's Blog said...

I adore the first one but I'm a sucker for babies lol :o)

Susan (Sue H) said...

Love both your cards Kathy but that vintage one is absolutely gorgeous.

Glad you had a lovely day with Bex.

malieta said...

These cards are just beautiful! I luv both of them!

Di said...

I have just spent a very enjoyable time having a good ol nosey round your blog Kathy. It's been far too long (as you know LOL) but I can safely say you are pure inspiration hun....fantastic work!

Rein said...

These are both beautiful!

mamaluke said...

These are just lovely... love the flower on the vintage one.

esther said...

Gorgeous set of cards, I am a sucker for baby images especially ones like that one! You have done justice to both photos!

Angelnorth said...

Great stuff Kathy - I'm stuck for inspiration on this one but both of yours are just lovely!