Friday, September 28, 2007

In the Frame

It's Friday-Dareday again already adn this week we have the fabby, super-talented Lynne setting the dare:
Good Morning Darers, Lynne here - are you ready for a new dare? Thanks for all the amazing work for Gill’s Op shop dare last Friday, and Tuesday’s Cars, Boats, Trains & Planes Little Extra - we love seeing all the different takes on the dares that are set. Of course we still have our fab Guest Designer Rachel with us this week.

So, on with the dare.
This week I’d like you to use a FRAME or FRAMES on your card. You can use any type of frame you so wish. How about a die cut frame or a hand cut frame.
You can frame your card with brackets or flowers or how about some doodling ?
the choice is yours.
Remember to leave a comment on the Daring Card Makers Blog so we can hot-tail it over to see your creations. We do visit every Blog and try to leave as many comments as possible. There are so many amazing creations that we can't all leave a comment - we hope you understand.
Thanks Lynne for a fun dare. Here are my cards:
I cut the frame 3 times with the Robo and embossied the top layer with the Dots and Spots Cuttlebug folder before sticking all three layers together. I inked and heat embossed the whole frame.
Papers are Blonde Moments, Blooms are a mix of Angel Kisses and Prima and the brads are those pretty jewel ones from Dovecraft, I think.
I'm still not convinced this card is finished - it looks to me like it needs a greeting of some kind = probably in the top right corner - I keep looking at it and trying to work out what to do to finish it off. Usually the three brads trick works but this time it doesn't seem to have done the trick.
I made this one in about 30 minutes this morning - only because I already had the slidemount lying around from making a few of them a year or so back!
The slidemount was inked and UTEEd with red and gold inks, and there's also some red glitter embossing powder in there. I stamped into the hot UTEE with a little swirl stamp too.
Yhe little holly charm is actually a pewter one from Eclipse in the US but I needed gold so I Krylon-ed it and put some red glitter glu berries on to perk it up a bit more. Papers are from the DCWV Christmas pad - which btw is fab - lots of the papers aren't too Christmassy at all so will be really useful for other cards. More inking and glitter glue dots - oh and the fabby tiny greeting comes from a mini stamp set by Hampton Arts and available from the wonderful Bubbly Funk shop. I bought a couple of these stamp sets recentlyand they are just soooo cute!

It's another of those "difficult" days - It would have been Mum's birthday today. My birthday was also mum and dad's wedding anniversary so celebrating my birthday is always tinged with a bit of sadness too. In exactly two weeks time it would be Dad's birthday. Makes for a difficult few weeks - but in a way it's much better to remember them on their special days and wish them "Happy Birthday" rather than on those much less happy anniversaries.
Spare a thought for me today please.


Saffa said...

Great cards as usual Mrs B...thinking of you today! HUgs coming your way!

Lythan said...

I hope you find some good memories today amongst that keen sense of loss. Fabby cards as ever

Sylvie:) said...

Great cards Kathy !!!
Sending you a thought !

Andrea said...

Wonderful cards, the purple one is such pretty colours and I love the slidemount on the xmas one

All Pink said...

Sorry to hear about your mum and dad ,and your saddness but they would be very proud of there very talented daughter who makes such brilliant cards,love your cards ,Dawnx

stamp and scrape said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! These are both sensational cards. Gorgeous colours and designs. Bravo, you!

Angelnorth said...

I remember this time of year is difficult for you Kathy - thinking of you and sending positive vibes. I'm sure you have loads of special memories to enjoy.

The cards are fab - I especially like the Christmas one, the slide mount looks gorgeous.

Em said...

Fab cards Kathy, love the flower one.

Sending you hugs at this difficult time, I know we could both do with them eh? {HUGS} xxxxxxx

Paula W said...

Another set of fab cards!

Lisa said...

lots of hugs for you Kathy xxx

Paula said...

Both of these are gorgeous. The purple one holds a place close in my heart as i adore all the shades you have used & those papermania pearl brads really are fabby aren't they.
The crimble one is just so stylish, very elegant.

Hazel said...

Sending you hugs at a difficult time. Love your cards - you always come up trumps with what you do.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards, I love your UTEE'd effect, it is so much fun as you can never guess exactly what you will end up with!
Thoughts winging their way to you on your difficult time of year!

Farmersgirl said...

Thinking about you Kathy - the pain does fade with time and the good memories become stronger. The card with the flowers is so 'Kathy' I love it and the Christmas card is v. original - you are so talented.


Leigh said...

Both stunning cards Kathy. Sending some hugs your way. xx

Keryn Campbell said...

I hope the cardmaking helped take the edge of the your sad but precious memories. It's good to see your finally in the mood for Xmas.

LisaBabe said...

Lovely cards Kathy, great idea about inking and heat emobssing the cuttlebug embossing - must give it a try.

Will be thinking of you over the next few weeks, and I totally agree with remembering special happy days more than the sad ones.


Louly said...

Aw Kathy, I hope yesterday turned out ok for you, it must be really tough for you (big hugs from me).
I love both of your cards and the top one looks finished to me, I sometimes add a little bit of subtle doodling when I have lots of empty space but I don't think you need to.

Sarah said...

Kathy, I hope you are getting through this weekend Ok, I have been thinking about you.

The cards are both FAB as always!

Rein said...

These are both beautiful!

Ying Pang, said...

Kathy, both of your cards are beautiful !! Thank you for your comments on my blog, we don't have craft stores here, do you believe it ? :-) I buy the supplies online you all are lucky in Europe and US which has lot's of stamping stores.

Susan (Sue H) said...

Such beautiful cards Kathy, as always.
I hope Friday wasn't too painful for you.(((hug)))

Penny said...

I love the UTEE'd frame - gorgeous!

And happy belated birthday to you, I hope you could find some joy and remember some good times too amid the sadness. xx