Friday, November 02, 2007

Cut it Out!

Tracie set the DCM challenge this week and wants us to do wield the scissors and do some hand-cutting on our cards. I've been busy this week and really didn't think I would get a card done - I always feel guilty when that happens though - but when I checked this morning and saw that everyone else must be playing catch-up too I decided to see if I could come up with something quick to add to the blog.
I know I should try to get my dare card done as soon as we hear the new dare, but I do like to mull ideas over for a while first....I suppose I could always do another card later in the week if I came up with a better plan though. Oh dear! I seem to be answering my own excuses and that can't be right can it?

Anyway, here's my 30 minute card for today

I bought these double-sided Creative Imaginations papers months ago - I think they might be last year's range actually but I absolutely love them, the colours are so unusual and vintagey and modern at the same time.
The baubles are cut from one of the papers, stuck on the cereal packet !chipboard" and cut out. edges inked and Kryloned.
The wavy "ribbon" is handcut from another of the papers - that one actually has trees on it, but cut this way makes a really pretty fake ribbon.
The "celebrate" was cut on the robo - no way could I hand cut that, but I stuck that on cream card and did hand cut around to make a border for it.
I'm quite pleased with this - I don't think it's bad for such a quick card, and I do like it when something comes together so easily!
There are some fab examples of hand-cutting on the DCM blog, so don't forget to check it out (and hopefully more to come as time goes on!) - and of course we'd love to see your own adventures in scissor-weilding!

Just to add another little crafty item to today's blog entry , here's a little detail from a Circle Journal LO I've just finished

20 comments:

Lythan said...

the colours make that such a fun and funky christmas card Kathy. And I hope we'll be able to see more of that CJ page eventually as it looks fab.

Andrea said...

Fab card, I love those papers

ink'n'rubba said...

I love burgundy and dark green for christmas and your bauble card is fab. I've only just figured out what CJ stands for - but still no idea what it is or what you do .. .. still got a lot to learn.

All Pink girl said...

Georgeous card ,love the colour .
the journal pages look so delicious carn't wait to see that ,Dawnx

EllePiggo said...

Fantastic....:)
Vanessa.

Kaz said...

Love your card Kathy, I use cereal box chipboard too. I've done your tag thanks.

Monty's Mum said...

I love the layout and the colours that you have used and very intrigued by the little peek of the circle journal!

Caroline said...

Yep Kathy, I would say that when you answer your own excuses its defo time for a lie down,lol !
Love the colours of your CJ and your card is fabby, of course.
The new bathroom looks like its almost done! YAY!

Deb said...

I love your card, it is beautiful, the baubles are great and that paper is fab!

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous card Kathy and colours are fabulous.

Angelnorth said...

I love that paper too - gorgeous card! The CJ LO looks fabby, too!

Em said...

fab paper, fab card - well done kathy!

stamp and scrape said...

The papers on the bauble card are lovely. The way you have put them together is stunning! Fab card, Kathy.
Btw when you click on your link above your card, it takes you to Keryn's site!
Ros

Karen L said...

Kathy look your Christmas card - just love that Patterned paper. Looks terrific.

Marsza said...

Piękna kartka!!!

lauren said...

i *LOVE* your xmas card! there's no way anyone would guess it was a "quickie" (so to speak!) or that you were not 10,000% happy with it! it looks great & is perfect for the challenge!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Kathy
Thanks for the lovely welcome to blogging,just getting used to what I'm supposed to be doing!!!
Ilook forward to more of your challeges,
Your cards are great must start looking through all the other designs !! I'm hooked already : ) Terrie bx

Clare said...

Great card, love the traditional colours and the crafty use of a cereal box!

Louly said...

Well I've just read all your comments and I can't add much more, other than to say..... 30 minutes????????? That's super quick for such a fabby card. Well done you!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Yet another amazing card Mrs B but then I expect nothing less!