Friday, February 08, 2008

Pesto - but not Sauce

This week the Daring Cardmakers have another lovely sponsored dare.
New Zealand Kit company
Paper Pesto have kindly sent some of the paper and other items from one of their kits to each of the Design Team to play with - and are also supplying a spot prize for one of our lucky darers too!

The Paper Pesto kits are beautifully put together and very inspirational, check out on their website and drool!

Our other exciting news is that we are delighted to announce a new DT member - we're thrilled to welcome
Sue Hyde as a full time DT member after her super-supportive Guest Designer spot a few weeks ago. She's such an asset that we just couldn't let her go!
Sue's cards are always beautifully designed and full of detail, she can turn her hand to just about any technique and the amount of care and thought she puts into her work is second to none, she's also the sort of person who will take time to answer questions and willingly share her expertise.

Welcome to the Team Sue, it's fab to have you join us "full-time"!

So that everyone can still join in with the dare (even without the help of Paper Pesto) we've got this nice little template to work with this week.
The cards the DT have made are over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, and we hope you like them. Join in with this dare and leave a message so we can go and see your card made from this template and you'll be in with a chance of winning some lovely new stash courtesy of Paper Pesto.



I tweaked the template by twisting it, shrinking some bits and stretching others, I added the eyelets and brad to the things I received, and used a bit of Jo's fab doodling tutorial from the DCM Midweek Extra and plenty of inking too. The flower centre and the frame for the sentiment - that cute font is SP Coffee Break, btw were cut with the Cuttlebug scallop flowers die set - which I think is probably the set I use the most atm.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone else does with this template, so please join in - I dare you!

I thought I could share this little peek at some pages I've been working on for one of the circle journal groups I'm in - I'm not going to say which one, or who's book these are for though.
Two of the Valentines Hubby took into work yesterday sold straightaway, which leaves me in a quandary. Do I make a couple more just in case there's a rush on (yeah, I wish!)? Normally they are all a bit of the unromantic, "Bah humbug - over commercialised rubbish" over there, (or maybe that's just an excuse for being too mean to buy their loved-ones a card.....?) - Mind you both these were bought by women......
Anyway you never can tell, so I always make a few for the box - I try to make them in a way that I can change the greeting to a wedding/engagement/anniversary one if they are left unsold - is that cheating? hehehe.

Right, got a project for Crafty Templates on my desk in a half made state. I must go and finish it. I just hope I don't HATE what I did yesterday and need to start all over again.


16 comments:

Sarah said...

Fantastic card Kathy and the CJ looks wonderful!

Stempelchaotin said...

Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh this is stunning. Wow amazing work.

Susan (Sue H) said...

Beautiful card Kathy. Love the way you've turned the template, it makes it look so dofferent.

Kate said...

That CJ is totally awesome! Wish it were mine. I've never had good luck with them. Out of the 8 groups I've joined over the years I've gotten 2 back completed. Oh well...such is life. Anywho...you are really talented!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, those papers are gorgeous

Nickynoo said...

Lucky girls, having such gorgeous papers to work with! Love how you used yours, and your version of the template :0)

Ana Baird said...

What a great project!

Clare said...

Love your card, the Paper Pesto kit looks fab. Your CJ looks scrummy too!

mum on the run said...

Love your card Kathy and the CJ entry looks gorgeous!!

Louly said...

That's a gorgeous card Kathy. Lucky you getting to play with those lush papers. That CJ looks stunning! I'm like you with cards, I try to make them so that they can be given for a range of occasions, I don't think it's cheating at all.

Caroline said...

The Paper Pesto Papers look lovely Kathy. Gorgeous CJ too.....xx

Ana Baird said...

Hi Kathy! Many thanks for your comments on my spring flowers! Very much appreciated!

Karen said...

You're very talented Kathy! I love your work!

PaperBabe - Kim said...

That's a gorgeous card Kathy, like that you turned it.

Lucky you getting to play with those yummy papers. That CJ looks wonderful!

I'm like you with cards, I try to make them so that they can be given for a wide range of occasions, so I don't think it's cheating!

Gina said...

Wow! The flower is stunning, love the way you've done the centre ~ very clever design! :O)

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Fabby card Kathy.

And the CJ - Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ;-)