Friday, April 10, 2009

Hidden Treasures

Its Daring Cardmakers day today and before I get onto our new dare, I'd like to wish one of our Team lots of Get Well Soon wishes. There won't be a card from our lovely Sue today because she's been in hospital having a knee op this week - hope you're on the mend really soon Sue, and all ready to start dancing again ;)

So, Hidden Treasures, or a bit of Hide and Seek is what we've got over on the Daring Cardmakers this week; we've been making cards with hidden bits that you don't spot straight away. It's Jozza's turn to set the challenge and the DT have come up with all manner of ways of hiding messages or other little extras which aren't immediately in view.

This is mine
I thought I try to make the main embellishment really look as though that was it, a flower on a background of patterned papers with a bow of pretty ribbon to adorn it. I think it might have worked a bit too well and I'll need to add a little tag saying "untie me" to that bow or the hidden bit might remain hidden!

If you undo the ribbon, here's what happens

And inside the tag, there's a message. This is the bit I'm not happy with (isn't there always something?....) I think it looks a bit messy - so I'll probably stick another layer of paper over that bit and do something else!


Some of the DT have shown a couple of pics of their cards on the blog this week, to show the hidden elements as well as the "first-look" card, I think that was way too kind of them and they should have left everyone wondering where the extras were. If you've laready been over to the DCM blog you'll know that I wasn't one of the Nice, Kind Ones. Oh no, not me!

Anyway, I hope you'll think this is a fun dare and intruiging enough for you to want to have a go at a bit of Hide & Seek yourself. I love having hidden messages on my cards, it's something I do quite often on commissioned cards in particular, and the girls have given me loads of new ideas this week. I'm hoping that all the Darers out in Craftland will be sharing even more fab ideas this week - don't forget to leave a message if you do - we do love to see what you make for our dares.

Back soon with my new Crafty Templates cards - the new template set is out soon and it's fab!
Have a great Friday

14 comments:

Traceyr said...

Very ingenious Kathy and so kind of you to "show" us your hidden message and how your card "works".

Lovely :)

Kaz said...

Oh that's a gorgeous card Kathy, I love those papers. I'd never have worked out what to do with it though, but that's just me!

I think the message is fine as it is.

Kaz xxx

Lythan said...

Love the card Kathy. And I did leave a little something of my card for the blog. I like to leave you in suspenders just a bit...

Angelnorth said...

Fab stuff although the "untie me" tag might be a good idea I reckon!

Karen said...

This is very clever Kathy! You would never guess to untie the ribbon so perhaps joanne is right XXX

Hazel said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talented creativity - and this is no exception - utter gorgeousness. Happy Easter x

Rein said...

So beautiful Kathy, love the big flower.

Jozza said...

I am in love with your big flower Kathy and it's a really clever way to hide your message (which incidentally I don't think looks messy!). Fab card.

Your comment on my blog made me larf - yes I really have cupped DC's left buttock. It was back in 2000 when I had my photo taken with him at Silverstone and I didn't set out to molest him. It just happened officer! lol

Keryn Campbell said...

Very clever and very sneaky Kathy. Your tag is just gorgeous, stop being so hard on yourself.

Jo said...

I am sure that you are nice and kind really :) Fab card Kathy - you are just so creative

jo xx

SueH said...

Thanks for the Get Well wishes Kathy, that’s so kind of you. I’m missing joining in but I’ll be back as soon as I’m able to sit at my craft table with my knee bent in comfort.

Your card this week is as beautiful as ever. I think I have to agree though that you have made too good a job of hiding your little message. I would never have guessed it was under there if you hadn’t shown us where it was.

A fantastic job….keep up the good work!

Ellepiggo by Vanessa said...

Gorgeous card Kathy - a lot of work has gone into it! :) No suspenders from me though - you get to see the lot!! LOL

Vanessa.

Gez said...

Fantastic card Kathy & very CLEVER!! I can't see no messiness not no where. Gez. xx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Kathy and I think it looks great, not messy at all!...x