Friday, September 12, 2008

The Same, But Different

One of the things I love about our dares on The Daring Cardmakers is that although we all start with the same brief, the cards we produce are all so different, so when my turn came around again to set this week's dare I thought I'd see what happened if it was a quotation that was the same starting point for all of us:
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
I've chosen this quotation because I think we sometimes need reminding that everyone is special in their own way, and everyone, without exception has a talent to bring to the world - we should all value our own talents and those of other people more than we do.
So I 'd like you to use this quotation somewhere on your card It doesn't have to be on the front, or even need to be immediately visible. You could perhaps print it on vellum, add it on a tag, put it inside the card, or chop it up and use all the words "ransom note" style.
I have a feeling this might be a tricky one - but don't give up without having a try - use your fabulous, creative skills and make a card to show off your cardmaking talents, then leave a message on the DCM blog so we can all give due praise!

This is my card:
I've used sa beautiful paper collection by Fancy Pants called "Sweet Spring". I love the soft, muted colours of these papers, they are fab to work with. The two chipboard birdies and the scrolls at the top are from Bubbly Funk, and the little one on the tag is actually copied from the one on the paper below - I needed it to sit a bit proud of the tag so had to make my own version. The fibres are from my stash.
Please join in with my dare - it's my birthday this week, so to celebrate if you make a card for this dare, and leave a message here as well as on the DCM blog I'll put your name in a hat and sort out some Blog Candy for one lucky winner!
Remember - you must leave a message here as well as on the Daring Cardmakers blog.


Lythan said...

just beautiful Kathy. I love the way you have printed out the quote

Angelnorth said...

Oh, happy birthday Mrs B! I love this one - the stripes are fab and I love the mix of fonts and colours you've used for the quote!

daisy said...

I love this card. The colours, the little birds & how you have done the wording. Wonderful xx

Jozza said...

I love love love your card Kathy :o) This has turned out to be one of my very favourite dares so far and I think the blog looks fantastic with everyone's cards on.

You always seem to come up with a really special card! Beautiful :o)


Susan (Sue H) said...

What yummy papers you’ve used on your card Kathy.
It’s beautiful and I especially love the way you’ve done the text on the tag…it must have taken you forever getting that set up!

Karen said...

These are gorgeous Kathy. I really like the way that you have arranged the wording...I assume you did that on your pc??? The sentiment is a beautiful one...thanks for the challenge X

carolann said...

Wow stunning card brilliant colours and love the image well done hun xxxxx

Karen said...

Hi DCM dare is all done and on my blog darlin X

Juliet said...

Oh I love it Kathy! I will do the DCM this week, promise! Back later, Juliet xx

Flower said...

Your dare drew me right out of a slump. Thanks for that. Your card is so creatively detailed and pretty!
And, why, Happy Birthday!! If you send me your address, I will send you my dare card! Hope it's a wonderful week!

Sharon said...

Hi Kathy, Just popped on here to get a better look at your fab card, and to thank you for your great comments on the card I entered into Friday's dare. Now I see I have to wish you Happy Birthday too! Hope you have a good one. Love the card you made.

Sharon (the one with that cat!!)

GezzyB said...

Great challenge. Lovely sentiment. I've pinned a copy up in the kitchen for the kids to read now and again. I've blogged mine.

debb said...

Happy Birthday! What beautiful cards and a great inspirational site! I enjoyed the dare. debb

Juliet said...

Well I did say I would be back - hoped it would be sooner though, sorry!
Here is my entry.

Juliet xxx