Friday, June 13, 2008

Wheeler Dealer

Today is DCM day and this week it's my turn to set the challenge (insert evil chortles here....)

For my dare I'd like you to make cards with
wheels
....no, not actually made with wheels, you can still use card and paper ;-), so you don't need to go and steal the ones from the car or the kids' bikes and write a message on them!
I'd like you to feature wheels ON your cards, or as part of them. So you could have cars, bikes etc on your card, or maybe you could actually make a card that moves along on some wheels..... or how about a card that has one of those "wheels" inside it (fixed with a brad) and little apertures in the actual card front so that when you move the wheel the message appears in the aperture? (I hope that makes sense)

Anyway, I'm sure you can get your creative cogs moving and come up with loads of inventive and different ways to get a wheel or two into your cards.

I really hope you like the sound of this and will join in with my challenge- I'd love it if you'd have a go.
The Team has come up with some ideas to get you thinking and they are on the DCM Blog as usual, so please pop over and have a little look. If you leave a message to say you've made a card we'll wheel round to your blog to take a look.

Here's my card. It caused me much anguish and cost the earth a few more trees because I kept going wrong when I was making the darned thing - you have no idea just how many ways I found to make a muck up of this - and it looks soooo blinking simple, doesn't it?
The card has a tiny extra fold at the top to make sure it stands up correctly - but I'm not sure it was necessary tbh, I think I just made extra work for myself!
The wheels to move but we don't have a video camera so you'll have to take my word for that.
Not sure who the paper is by, I found it in the box and I think its been there for yonks. Only after I made this card did I remember the gorgeous "For Peeps Sake" papers that would have been perfect for this.......
Other stuff I used: various bits of Bazzill, Cuttlebug dies, scraps of lace, brads, Glossy Accents

I've had a bit of a spree lately - I hadn't ordered any new stash for ages and was feeling parcel-deprived. Thought I'd share some pics of the goodies that have been arriving over the last few days

I've been looking at Tracy's Creative Treasures shop for the last few weeks and trying not to indulge in buying new Primas. The other day I succombed though and bought this lot and boy are they gorgeous, the ones in the tubes are fabric and there are different shades plus spotty ones in each. The ones in the mini paint cans are paper, there are two sizes of flower in each can and such pretty colours - might have to sit on my hands to stop myself going back for more.

I made this card for Nickynoo's cardlift challenge on the JB forum using some the aqua flowers. I can't say I'm thrilled with the card but I was desperate to use those flowers and needed a good excuse!





Naughty Caroline of Bubbly Funk has been tempting me with some delicious new chipboard. The shop specialises in chipboard - though there are plenty of other goodies to indulge yourself with in there too!
Just after I'd taken delivery of this little lot Caroline announces that she's added even more new stuff to the shop (I will not buy, I will not buy, I will not buy....yet, anyway). She's sourcing wonderful chopboard bits and bobs from all over the place - that lot above is from Canada and Australia so if you like using the chunky stuff then Bubbly Funk is where to head for all the newest items you can get here in the UK

Finally - because I'm saving the pics of all the new ribbon till another day - one more card for the cardlift challenge. I like this one better. papers are *Near & Dear* from the wonderful Dream Street papers - ohhhh I do like DSP, they have such fantastic ranges to choose from,All for now, thanks for visiting - please don't go without saying "hello"

22 comments:

Janice said...

Oh I love that little pram! You have been even more naughty than me with the old chippie from BF, and I, too am trying to keep myself from buying more!

Kate said...

Hello! and love all those flowers, I could do with some nice big new ones I'm getting bored with the one's I've got.

Karen said...

That little pram is a darling!!!! I also got a little pile from BF very similar to yours. Its really lovely stuff but I am still at the admiring stage and haven't used any yet!!! Those flowers look gorgeous and fabric too....I like the idea of that! X

Angelnorth said...

Aww, that's a "wheely" cute baby card, Kathy! I can imagine many ways I'd have made a muck up of that so well done on persevering - looks fab! And just look at all that chipboard and all those flowers - OMG! I wouldn't know where to put it (and I'd still be using the flowers in about a decade's time at the rate I go!).

SUE said...

I adore the pram wheely (SORRY) pretty Kathy clever idea

and I love the CB off to have a better look in the shop hell you can NEVER have too much right??

Jo said...

Thank you for a fantastic dare :) I love your pram (and the other cards too!)

You are so norty with your *nicks Lythan's phrase* enablement...

:)

jo xx

EllePiggo said...

WOW, the pram is stunning.....well worth the effort. :) Love your other cards too! And the stash....you nawty girl!! LOL

Vanessa.

Kaz said...

I'm saying hello!! Loving the cards on here and you are very naughty as I now have to go look at the primas. (I have pre-ordered the BG euphoria paper - couldn't resist)
xx

Jackie said...

fab, fab, fab! Might have to go and have a look at the chipboard :)

Lythan said...

this card is just fab Kathy. And the paper is from a very, very old self addressed kit. I still have a bit somewhere!

Em said...

You have been busy Mrs! (both spending and making lol!) That pram card is just fab - what a clever idea!

paylin said...

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and for your comments on my blog. You have a lovely blog here too....

Enjoy your weekend
Takecare n regards.
X

Susan (Sue H) said...

Such a cute little pram Kathy and I can’t believe that you messed it up…how many times????? It’s beautiful and I love those papers.

Sorry this is short but off to Bubbly Funk to shop!

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous pram Kathy. Thanks for a great dare. Yes I did make the cloud background for my card. Light Blue ink sponged over a cloud template.

Gorgeous Primas, can see how you just had to have them.

nutka1911 said...

Kathy, from the children's cart I cannot tear eyes away!! This cart is incredible. Remaining things cause, that I am envying you abilities of the shopping :)
There in Poland are still no such wonders for buying.

kath said...

Wow love your card for the challenge - such a cute pram

Sadie B said...

It was worth all the anguish, the pram card it brilliant. I love the blue & brown card too. You have some wonderful creations.

Gillian :O) said...

hiya Kathy :)

oooohhh I love your little Pram card, it's adorable!
have fun with all of your new stash! I love the Collections Chipboard bits, they are sooo much fun to play with, I can't wait to see what you do :)

Amy Teets said...

Gorgeous cards! I featured you on the Dream Street blog today!!
http://dreamstreetpapers.blogspot.com/

Rosanne said...

I loved your carriage card and I just completed some projects using Dreamstreet papers, love your dreamstreet card too!

SueF said...

You certainly have been busy, love the pram and I'm not sure whether to thank you for showing the chipboard as I've placed an order!!
Sue

judy anderson said...

LOVE TE PRAM