Friday, October 12, 2007

Where the Wild Things Are

Incredibly, next week is our first anniversary, but for the last dare of our first year it's my turn again to set the challenge for The Daring Cardmakers. I wasn't sure what the Team would make of this one, but check out the DCM blog and see what they came up with - Thanks Girls, you're all Fantastic! Now I can't wait to see what all our fabby "Team Darers" make of this one, I reckon there'll be a few aaaggghhhs and then the ideas will start to flow!

The theme is ANIMAL and you can use anything that's animal inspired - not those diddy little ones like bugs, birds and butterflies (though you can include them in your design of course) but what I'd really like to see is bigger, wilder, more fabulous or fantastic creatures.
So you could maybe use animal die cuts, animal prints on paper or fabric, or maybe animal words or phrases "grrrrr get down tiger"!!!!
You could invent your own wild and wonderful beasties,
or go back in time for dinosaurs,
or into the world of mythology for all sorts of incredible creatures.

How about a card in the shape of a tiger, elephant or monkey?
Now, there's a challenge for you....
I'd love you to all go really wild over this one and have loads of beastly fun

When I taught in a Nursery School one of the kids' favourite picture books was "Where the Wild Things Are" a wonderfully illustrated story by Maurice Sendak - hence the title of this dare.
I went with one of my all time favourite greetings card puns for my card
I cut the little hippo using my Robo and the ewes are the QK lamb, with a bit of c-bug embossing for texture.
The birdy is chipboard from Bubbly Funk Shop (fab range of chipboard shapes available there!).

Spotty paper is 3 Bugs in a rug and a bit of something from a recent SA kit

Zebra print card is from my stash - I think it might have come from The Early Learning Centre originally.

Feathers, flower petals and brads from stash

The wording is hand written - I think I just about got away with it though!


Please join in with the challenge, I'd love to see what you come up with. If you leave a message on the DCM blog we'll be sure to come and see what you've made. Even if you don't have a blog there's no problem, if you send your photos to daringcardmakers@hotmail.co.uk they'll be popped onto our wonderful gallery - which, incidentally has recently been updated with lots of new photos.

25 comments:

Leo said...

Aww this is soooo fun I love it :-D

asia wu said...

This is such a cute and clever card, I love all the textures and colours. Your handwriting style is perfect here.

Dollydimps said...

Kathy that card is FANTASTIC!!! Really made me smile.
Can't believe it's a year since Rhi stood in my kitchen and swore me to secrecy! You've all done such great things this past year!

Sylvie :) said...

It's a super cute card !!! the animals are just sweet !!

Scrapbook With Vanilla said...

Love it!!! The animals are such cuties ;)

Saffa said...

Hoooo hoo this was such a funnn challenge! I really enjoyed it..and Mr bee is for my dady after his fantastic gift! So thanks for the motivation. Actually should have done one life yours that would really appeal to his sense of humour lol

Great great great card..I will have to remember that greeting!

Andrea said...

Fantastic card, love the extra feathers on the bird

All Pink girl said...

i love this card ,realy fun card ,Fab,Dawnx

Flossie's Follies said...

What a fantastic card, love all the paper and colors.

EllePiggo said...

Gorgeous Kathy:)
Vanessa.

Hazel said...

A great card and a fun challenge - will join in this one.

Juliet said...

What a fantastic card - I love the clever sentiment.

Lynne said...

Fab card - as always - Kathy. Thanks for a great dare.

re my card - a very smart lady once told me how to catch a monkey .... ;) .... xx

Helen & Co. said...

I absolutely love your card for this challenge!

Sarah said...

This is such a fun challenge Kathy, and you've made a fab card here too!

Rhi said...

This is brilliant Kathy, I love the play on words, fantastic!

Em said...

Not that bloody QK sheep????!!!!! *wink*

Fab card, really great fun!

Kaz said...

I love this card soo much, its funky and fun x

Keryn Campbell said...

Your card is so much fun Kathy. I love the birdy's pretty tail.

leann said...

this is brilliant!

Angelnorth said...

This is great fun Kathy, love all the little extras like the partial flowers for birdy plumage and the different brad shapes on the animal plaques - fab!

Samm said...

This is sooo fab Kathy!!! right down to the feathers out the birdies bum!!! super!

Samm
x

Paula said...

Love this bright cheerful card.
My mojo walked out last week as I was ill but I did manage to get two more challenges done on Saturday after my DCM card. Now I find Im behind with the blogs!

Louly said...

That card illustrates everything I love about your work, it's fun, stylish, well balanced and so 'with it'! are you catching my drift? I LOVE it! and everything else on this blog.

Penny said...

Hee-hee, this is so great, love it!