Friday, December 04, 2009

Saying Thank You

If you follow the Daring Cardmakers you'll know that we've recently been lucky enough to recruit two wonderfully talented new designers to the team. On the DCM we all take a turn at coming up with a dare - we usually let our new teamies find their feet for a few weeks before asking them to step up to the mark and, a couple of weeks back it was "new girl" Paula who set our weekly challenge - remember the "Scraplings" one? I loved that, I've been saving my offcuts ever since to make more! Anyway, that left our other "new girl" Lynda perched on the hot bricks waiting for her turn - which has finally arrived.
Say it in "Sepia"

I've been sorting through some "Old" family photographs with the intention of Scrapbooking them and I just love the Sepia ones. So I thought it would be nice to see a "Thank You" card made using "sepia" tones. So that's just brown/white or brown/cream depending on your card base colour. . We will all be needing "Thank You" cards after Christmas so that's why I chose that sentiment just to help us all get started.

I really enjoyed making my card, Such a treat to indulge a love of flowers, ribbon and lace and make something frilly with an old-fashioned romantic feel!

It was also a jolly good excuse to make use of the new MS punch set that arrived a few days ago.

Various Distress Inks (Bubbly Funk)
Prima Artful Collage Flowers, large wired rose for centre
Scraps of ecru lace
Pearl beads
Satin Ribbon
Card Candy (Creative Treasures)
MS Punch set (Charmed Cards and Crafts)
Rub-on is one from the sheet I made a few weeks ago

This was a great way to jolt us out of all those Christmas colours we've been up to our eyes in for what seems like ever! And Lynda's right, we do need to start thinking about "Thank You" cards.
I know it won't happen, but it would be lovely to have some made and ready to send out straight after Christmas - I always get them done eventually, but usually not as quickly as I'd like.

Please pop over to the DCM BLOG and have a look at the lovely colour-coordinated cards we've made this week. We'd love you to join in with us and make some sepia cards for us to see - it would be wonderful if we had LOADS of cards to see this week, especially as it's Lynda's first dare and she's been worrying about it for weeks! lol lol.
In all seriousness - it's easy to forget how scary it is when you first set a dare, there's always the nagging feeling that everyone will hate it and you'll be the first person to set a challenge that no-one wants to join in with.

Well, I need to get back to my crafting "to-do" list. There's also the washing, ironing, cleaning, gift wrapping, card-writing etc etc.....butlet's not talk about that, eh?

Have a fab weekend


Lisa Hemmings said...

Kathy - the card is stunning.
I really love those colours
Lisa x

Karen said...

WOW this is beautiful Kathy!!! I love that punch!!! XXX

Kaz said...

That is stunning Kathy, I love every bit of it xx

Anonymous said...

It really does have a wonderfully romantic and elegant feel Kathy - beautifully designed

Lythan said...

absolutely amazing Kathy. Your cards are always a work of art

Wipso said...

Oh that card is stunning Kathy. Love the punch and colours are perfect.
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Beautiful...I'm still up to my shoulders in christmas colours and starting to hate it!! Look forward to having these things to do!

Dolly said...

Amazing card Kathy, love it! :)xx

Angelnorth said...

Very sophisticated look to this, fab job!

Janice said...

What a great use of the punch. Love your card.

lisa said...

Hi Kathy. I turn my back for 5 minutes and you've created so much wonderful stuff it's taken me ages to catch up with you.
I love your kraft tags, they're great. I love your style and you make so many in one go. I must take lessons from you.
Your craft table made me laugh. Steam cleaning your mat, now that's serious. Mine gets a wipe with a mucky baby wipe after I've cleaned my stamps!!!! I like the messy workspace best, far more interesting.
Your sepia card is beautiful. I spy that MS punch I've had my eye on. I keep dropping hints to Santa!!!! After seeing it used on your card I definitely want it know.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.


Anonymous said...

Ooh, Kathy this is just so luxurious! Love everything about it. :)


Lynda said...

You're right Kathy - I have been worrying lol. Your card is an absolute beauty - love it!

Love Lynda xxx

Allison said...

love it and the colours- must find time to join in

Tip Top said...

OOOHHHH! Look at that ribbon!!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

that is really stunning. Beautiful :)

Toucan Scraps said...

gorgeous thank you card, great 3D work