Friday, November 09, 2007

Wibbly Wobbly Wrinkly

I'd just about finished the last mouthful of toast this morning when the doorbell rang. 7.40am and the tilers were already on the doorstep - nd they didn't leave here till about 5.30 yesterday afternoon, so none of that stereotypical lazy British workman stuff around here. They've also worked every Saturday since the job started - I'm too scared to ask if they'll be here tomorrow, too scared to let myself dream of a two day weekend........
Friday, as well as being Pizza Day around here is of course DCM dareday and this week it was our fabby Mistress of Monsters, Jo setting the challenge.
Jo says:
I seem to have developed a little bit of a fixation with old cardboard boxes....! My dare this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc...
Well, it was my pizza-loving cousin's birthday on the 5th and what with all the stash boxes lying around here being pizza boxes the idea for this card soon popped into my head. It
was done waaaaaaaaaay ahead of schedule, which for me is pretty amazing!


I made the mini pizza box from a bit of corrugated craft card, downloaded and printed off a photo of a pizza to go inside and made the lettering on the label with my Robo. Starry paper is by Inspire Me papers, green & white spotty paper and the yellow stuff both from past SA kits, Grosgrain ribbons from Ribbon Oasis and brads for the stash. My cousin said "You have way too much time on your hands....." but I think he liked it anyway! I've had this pack of coloured corrugated card from Lakeland for years and failed to use any of it. Some sheets had ready cut shapes the rest were just plain. I rejected the ready cut ones - (why do I have this aversion to anything like that?) But I had the idea of using some of the uncut stuff to the petals for a funky flower along with these fab 3 Bugs papers It wasn't going to be a "removable" flower, but I spied this lolly stick poking out of the pen pot (saved in that "it'll come in useful one day" manner) and the original plan went off on a tangent. All papers 3 Bugs in a Rug "Chalk Garden" Hand cut petals and vackground for the crisscross strips from Lakeland Ltd Brads from stash. I did make some other flowers to put on this card but they just looked an 'orrible mess, so I added the extra border strip and some slightly raised up extra colied patterns cut from spare paper instead. This was a fun challenge, Thanks Jo - you made me use some stuff that's being lying unused in the box under the desk that usually is only a foot rest! The cards on the DCM blog are, as always fab. I love to see what the Team comes up with each week and then it's great fun waiting to see what the DCM Darers will make and show - it's always inspiring and exciting to see the huge variety of cards each week. Just in case you need the link, you can find the DCM blog here I took these photos last Saturday from one of the bedroom windows, shame the sky wasn't very blue, but I guess you can't have everything!

32 comments:

Lavender Rose said...

Kathy your pizza card is brilliant, what a fantastic idea!!!! I love the colours on your funky flower card, can't decide which one I like best! I have been joining in with the DCM dares for a while and just smiling to myself when I saw it was corrugated cardboard this week, thought 'uh-oh that would be the brand new unused stuff I threw out the other week as I thought I would never use it!' I might have kept a piece just in case, do hope so LOL! Love the trees by the way :)

Rosie (Freycob) said...

How much fun is that pizza card? It's fab!

Love the autumnal views too Kathy.

Sandy said...

Wow this is really stunning. fabulous cards. Great work.

Lythan said...

I just love the way you have used the cardboard. The pizza one made me giggle (and feel hungry!)

Helen & Co. said...

Those cards are fantastic!!

asia wu said...

Amazing pizza card! So bright and funky :) At the begining, I thought you made one from fimo clay ;) Great design.

Andrea said...

fab cards, love the colours you have used

EllePiggo said...

Great Pizza idea Kathy. Love the cards.:)
Vanessa.

susie said...

Fantastic pizza card and a beautiful view!!!!!!!
susie xx

All Pink girl said...

Top class cards ,they are fantastic kathy ,Dawnx

PATTY said...

love you pizza cute. Love the little pizza box.

patty
www.paperpiecingpatty.blogspot.com

Monty's Mum said...

The pizza card is such a fun and cool idea..! both your cards are brilliant and what a view from your bedroom!

Je@net said...

What a great idea!! Love the cards!!

Glitter Monkey said...

These cards are both fab but the pizza one is so brilliant. Lol x

My Paper World said...

Wow!! LOVE your pizza card, so original and fun! such a fabulous idea!!!

Hazel said...

Beautiful photos. Love the idea of the pizza card - brilliant!

Juliet said...

Absolutely brilliant cards Kathy - where do you get such fab ideas from? The pizza card is such fun!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Great cards as always Kathy, but I’m just loving that cute little pizza box and pizza.
Almost good enough to eat!

Terrie B x said...

wow I love all your cards but the pizza one is great, thanks for your lovely comments,: )
Oh and your view is gorgeous.........

~KRISTY~ said...

OMG!!! YOUR PIZZA CARD IS AWESOME.

Rhi said...

I love your cards Kathy, they all have an amazing look to them which is so you, but that pizza box...its genius!

Samm said...

This is fab! love the pizza card and the Chalk garden papers are great aren't they?

Love the photos, you'll have to do some scrapping with those!!!:)

Samm
x

LisaBabe said...

Loving that pizza card, Kathy.

Autumnal pics look great too.

Lisa xoxo

Paula said...

Great cards. Quite a good dare really as it got me to use one of my pet hate products & no i don't love it now I am more determind never to use it again!!!!

Kim said...

How brillaint thse cards are, you are sooooo talented, I luv em!!!

Anne said...

Love your cards, especially the pizza one - what a great idea!

jujuCreations said...

WoW, fell in love with your pizza card instantly...how creative!

Rein said...

Wow, fabulous cards, the pizza card is such a great idea!!

Sylvie :) said...

Hello Kathy ! it seems I missed a lot of things on your blog these last time, I'm sorry. I really love all your last creations which are so creative, cheerful and great !
I don't forget your tag ;o). I'm going to do :).

Secret Crafter said...

Wow - what a fantastic idea, so original. I absolutely love it. Wish I could come up with the ideas. Wendy x

glitterangel said...

Love that pizza card! Very clever!

Angelnorth said...

Great stuff - I never even thought of the pizza being a photo, fab idea!