Friday, December 07, 2007

Candy Striped

I've not been the best of bloggers lately, but hopefully I'll get back on track soon - thanks to everyone who's left a message for me, even though I've not been good at reciprocating - another thing I will catch up with asap.
I looked at my photo cache to see what I could put on here and realised how bad I've been about taking photos of the things I've made, normally I'm pretty good at remembering to do that but recently I've been useless and have sent out a load of stuff without taking any photos.
So all I have is my card for this week's DCM dare
The lovely Saffa's in charge of setting the challenge this time and saiid
Candy Stripes...
Inspired by the cute little christmas stripey candy sticks I challenge you all to create a card featuring stripes of some kind, the occasion is up to you but you must use some form of stripes on your card. Maybe stamps, or paper, or ribbon....
When I saw this dare I went on the prowl to find something special to use - something non-Christmassy and just darned pretty!
It's not that I don't have masses of striped paper already - I think it was more an excuse to go shopping for something not Christmas related for a change - even though this dare could quite easily be used for Christmas cards.

I found something really really gorgeous in the form of the "Her Own Wings" range from Dream Street Papers. How lush are these papers, I bought the paper and the matching Bazzill card from Rebecca's Scrapbooking Stash
Some other rather tasty stuff landed in my basket too, but more of that later, as I think I actually remembered to take a photo before it was all put away.
The card is a tri-fold DL, with a bit cut off the top so that I could add flowers above the top edge. Some are stuck on the back of the card, others on the front. Bits of them are raised on thick card or sticky pads for extra definition.
The flowers themselves are a mixture cut with the Cuttlebug Asterisk set and the Ellison Thin Cuts Flower/Centre/Leaf die.
There are a few Primas thrown in for good measure.
Other stash: Stickles Glitter Glue, Glossy Accents, Eyelets, Organza ribbon

Please pop over to the Daring Cardmakers' blog and check out all the wonderful candy-stripes inspired cards there are from the team. Remember we'd love to see your cards too.

Stashfest.
As well as those yummy-scrummy papers I gave in to the temptation of a few other papers and also to these cute little "handbags" which are full of flowers. ribbons and other bits and pieces.
The tiny bag (left) is only about 7cms across and the bigger one (right)about 11cms - it's amazing how much you find stuffed into them though











Actually, I have a confession - among this stuff is a handbag-shaped desk calendar kit -that's it bottom centre, the trimmings are all in that plastic bag, and the calendar itself is top right in the photo. Well I really bought it for one of our nieces who likes to craft - but a) I think it might be a bit advanced for a 10 year old and b) at the weekend I saw the Cuttlekids machine at a good price and bought that for her instead. hmmmm, so I'll just have to keep that calendar for myself, or I guess I could make it up for someone's Christmas present. What do you think?

24 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Fresh colors and fabulous blossoms. Love it.

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card

Lythan said...

ooooooooooooooooooooooh lovely stash. And really fabbo card Mrs B

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Kathy. Sooo feminine.

Love the stash - want some! lol x

EllePiggo said...

WOW - very pretty, love it!! :) And that stash too!!
Vanessa.

funky doodles said...

wow stunning card love it

Angelnorth said...

The card looks great Kathy - really soft and pretty. Nice new stash too!

Clare said...

Love the card, I really like cards like this that fold up. The flowers look great peaking out of the top.

Love all your stash, it looks yummy!

ink'n'rubba said...

great card and lovely crafty goodies!

Terrie B x said...

lovely card:)

Kaz said...

......or you could make the calendar up in your usual loveliness and send it to me????

I love this card with all the flowers, and I want your stash!

Farmersgirl said...

Love that card and what a lovely little stash you've got yourself Kathy. You wont be needing Santa to come down your chimney with that BIG BOX after all - as if!

Janice

Melissa Goodsell said...

Yummy yummy stash Kathy and I love your card, it's so pretty :O)
Melx

Paula said...

Gorgeous creation, must have took an age to put together. Love the colours.
Hope you are feeling better soon, Im certainly hoping I am in time for Xmas at least!

Samm said...

Gorgeous Kathy and very clever too!!

Samm
x

Rein said...

Beautiful card!

Glitter Monkey said...

Just fabulous Kathy. Hope you're back to full fettle soon. Lol x

asia wu said...

This is such a fab card, love the mass of flowers and the soft colours.

Rhi said...

Beautiful Kathy, gorgeous papers used to perfection! What a fab prezzie for your niece - youre the best auntie in the world!

Gina said...

Stunning card, vibrant & very clever!

LisaBabe said...

Amazing card, Kathy - it must've taken you hours to do.

I'm well jealous of that stash you've got.

I really hope you're on the mend soon.

Take care

Lisa xoxo

Paula said...

Hope you are starting to feel better.
Ive been back to the doc I have Rhinitis now so at least Im a step closer to getting well the chest infection is clear.
Keep resting & the best advice I can offer is take plenty of scented baths & candle light, fill the room with glow it makes you feel more relaxed & comfortable.xxx

Jackie said...

Very pretty...........and all that yummy stash to stroke too :)

Lavender Rose said...

Absolutely stunning card and so many beautiful elements to it!