Friday, July 04, 2008

It's Cold Down Under

These weeks are whizzing past, aren't they? I always seem to be playing the catch-up game with my crafting at the moment. I must try to get myself more organised so that I'm not always rushing to get things done at the last minute, maybe then I'd actually manage to post out birthday cards and the like in time for them to arrive on the right day. This is something I'e been truly rubbish at lately.

Anyway, it's Daring Cardmakers day today and it's Kiwi Keryn's turn to set the dare, she's feeling the chill at the moment, Poor Love so here's what she's asking:
In New Zealand at the moment it's winter and cold and dark. No snow here as temperatures don't get that low but still low enough that that's all anyone thinks about and anyone talks about. So this dare should be easy for those in the colder climes of the Southern Hemisphere but in the North it may be a little trickier. Use images, use colour, use embellishments that make you feel cold and remind you of winter.
I'm really really not a happy bunny doing all this Christmas stuff in the middle of the summer - I don't like the cold and I especially don't like those days when it never seems to get light so all these Christmassy projects and challenges just seem to highlight those long dark days right at the time when they should be farthest from my mind. So no more of 'em, pleeeeeease!
Here's my card
I seem to have used the parts of the paper with the writing on the back for the card -but I think they are Adornit. I made the snowman with my Craft Robo. Version 1 didn't have the robin on it, but Mr Snowman looked a bit lonely so I couldn't resist adding a tiny hand-cut robin.

One of the projects I've been late with is the new Circle Journal that's started on Bubbly Funk forum. Well, tbh I did have my book ready on time, but I'll be sending to Di this time, and unfortunately her last CJ went missing in the post (despite being sent Recorded Delivery, mind you....) part way through the circle. So we all decided to make her pages, or in some cases redo them and send them direct to her so she could stick them in a new book. So I wanted to get mine done so I could send them in the same parcel - are you still with me? :-)
Di asked us to Challenge Ourselves for our pages. If you read this blog regularly you'll know how much I whinge about stamping, so I don't think there was any other choice for me. I can't say I'm happy with this LO, but it was definitely a challenge and that's what Di asked for, so it's all her own fault! My own CJ is called "A Festival of Flowers" and I just couldn't resist using the lovely Fancy Pants "Crush" paper collection (yet) again! I even had to buy a few more sheets of my favourites to make sure I had enough! The cover looks like this: This is the Intro page and my own LO I was a bit stuck for an idea for the signing in pages but in the end I did it like this, using acetateto make pockets so that the finished tags will all show through the clear acetate and look like a garden of flowers - well that's the idea anyway!Just to prove how much I love these papers, and how much I've used the same LO idea of the picture frame and cut out flowers sort of LO, here are a couple of other things on a similar theme! This is my LO for Rosie's "Memories" CJ recently And a card for Keryn's last DCM dare, the theme was "distressed" and I think these papers have a lovely, chintzy shabby chic look I think maybe I need to put these papers away for a week or two now. After all, its not as though I don't have any others to use! Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the DCM blog for the other chilly offerings the DT are sharing this week.


Angelnorth said...

Glad the snowman got some company - the little robin is cute! Lovely CJ pages too, all those flowers and lots of lovely detail, great job!

Em said...

Gorgeous colours on your CJ Kathy!

Lythan said...

The little robin is a really cute addition. And those cj pages are fab. You are just soooo talented Mrs B!

Kaz said...

Gorgeous card and projects Kathy. Those cj pages are lovely.

Chris A said...

Everything just brilliant as usual Kathy. I love the idea of the acetate pockets on the sign in page.

Jackie said...

Fab as usual Mrs B..........and I deffo agree about Christmas. I hate the thought of it before I've been on my jolly's and we don't go for another 3 weeks!

Jo said...

I love your dare card - I knew that you could not resist popping a little birdy on it lol! Your CJ is beautiful :)

jo xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Kathy and the CJ looks stunning....x