Friday, June 12, 2009

Some Like it Hot!

Another Daring Cardmakers' Day and another little challenge, this time it's Keryn's turn to set the dare:
Hi it's Keryn here this week and in New Zealand we're in the middle of winter. Not snow like some of you get but we think it's cold all the same. I want to see card creations using only sizzling hot yellow based colours like red, orange and yellow to send some heat out to us through the web.
Well, it's not so hot over here in the UK at the moment. I heard them on the News the other day saying we were in what is called the European Monsoon!!!! Just when you thought they couldn't come up with another excuse for rubbish weather, they hit us with that one.
Not sure what they are planning to call all the rain we have at other times of the year.....

Anyway, the sun is shining this morning so maybe we're in for a better weekend.

As is getting to be a habit, I struggled to come up with an idea for with this one.
Eventually I thought I'd have a go at something new and have a bash at a "slider" card.

I used the same Sunny Face Robo template that I made for last week's dare, and also used the Robo to cut the slot it moves along.

I don't think its quite right yet though as it doesn't move as smoothly as I think it should.

I'm not sure if its because the slot is too narrow, the gap between the upper and lower card pieces isn't high enough, or the gap between the two discs isn't deep enough. I'll have to experiment some more!

I was very brave ;) and did some paper mixing here!
Papers used are from K&Co Berry Sweet, MME Breaking Free, and a yellow one I can't remember which was way to acidic looking so I oranged it up with some inking.

The DT cards should help warm you up nicely for this challenge, so do head over to The Daring Cardmakers Blog and check them out - we do love to pop in and visit your blogs, so please leave a message if you make a card for this dare, so we can come and see what you've made

My crafty task for today is to finish at least some of the half-made cards I started while trying desperately to think of something to do for the DCM!
I'm also looking at the DT set of Crafty Templates which arrived in my mailbox this week and trying to decide how to use them. I know what you're thinking...Life can be soooo hard, can't it.... lol!


Karen said...

hee hee I love your rolling sun Kathy!!! Your card certainly has that hot feel to it, its gorgeous! X

Angelnorth said...

Fun card! One extra thing to consider as you try to work out what's stopping it moving smoothly - your piece is very asymmetrical with the banner added to the sun so it could just be that.

Carol said...

What a fun card, love the colours...must try that technique some time...xx

Pascale said...

Such a cheerful card I love slider cards. Great job with the theme Kathy, hugs Pascale

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Sorry the weather is not so great. On a positive note-your card sure is! :-) The sun slider is really cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Gez said...

Wow that looks brilliant Kathy.xx

Anonymous said...

I love it Kathy! The little sun is just fab! I must try doing a slider card one day. :)