Friday, January 22, 2010

What's the Point?

It's was my turn to set the dare for The Daring Cardmakers and several times this week I've asked myself the same question "Why on earth did I write that in as a dare?"  Still, as you'll see if you pop over to the DCM BLOG, the team came up trumps - and I have to admit that the only one who moaned about the dare was me!
What's the Point?
I'd like to see cards featuring points or pointers of some kind - the hands of a clock, arrows, pointing fingers, view-points, pointy stars, pointy ears (hehe), pencil points.... maybe pins and needles could also be incorporated into your designs.
I was so stuck that I didn't even get as far as making any false starts, but sometime in the depths of Wednesday night when sleep was eluding me (grrrrr) I came up with an idea.  It's a bit of a change from the things I usually make, but a change is as good as a rest, they say.

The pointing finger is some free clipart that I changed to print out in shades of grey and to the size I wanted.
All the lettering on the front of the card, and the stars on the inside was cut by Mr Robo (bless him ;)).  The stars were included as another pointy thing, the lettering on the inside is yet more from the sheet  of birthday message "rub ons" I made way before Christmas - it's still going strong!

I discovered something while making this card - I found out that I need to up my supplies of shades of grey Bazzill - I really had to scrabble through my stuff to find enough bits to make this.

Just a reminder that there's another chance to see Anice showing  Funky Hand's new CD "Dreams Come True" on Ideal World this afternoon.   Tune in at 2pm on the TV or click HERE and use the "Watch us Live" option on the menu bar (along the top of the screen, far right)

You can also order through the Funky Hand website too.  
Please let me know if you spot any of these ;)





 





I love these papers, the designs are wonderful and there are sooooo many colour collections to choose fromThe last show was a sell-out and I'm sure today's will go swimmingly too.

Please go and see what the DCM Team have been making this week - I'm blown away by the fabulous range of cards they've come up with - they obviously didn't struggle as much as I did, that's for sure!I'd love it if you'd join in and share your creations too, it's always such a joy to follow the links left on the message board - there is just endless creativity out there, you know! :)
Thanks for visiting


19 comments:

Lynda said...

Stunning DCM card Kathy - that's a very clever card and I love the Funky Hand stuff too - will try and catch the 2nd programme this afternoon - thanks for the reminder!

Love Lynda xxx

Hazel said...

I spotted some of your fab FH makes on C&C the other day. Love the pointy finger card - as you say, so different to what you usually do - you came up trumps with it! x

Lythan said...

that card is so different - and so brilliant! You are clever. And I of couse, adore your FH contributions too. Funnily enough I stocked up on grey bazzill this week as well...

Karen said...

Gosh this is different for you isn't it? But its FAB!!! You have reminded me that I need to stock up on grey bazzill too. I have every other colour but I think! XXX

Julia Dunnit said...

Well if they've got any sense, they'll use all your sample cards, they're fab! Loved your pointy hand, quite a shock to see tones instead of colours!

CLARE said...

Well done for coming up with such an original & unusual idea for the DCM challenge. Love all your funky hand samples - very pretty

Caroline said...

Fab card Kathy and you are so good with Mr Robo, my poor thing sits under my desk all unused and unloved. Must get into the habit of using him more and you do inspire me to do that as you do such fab stuff with it.

You made me laugh too - fancy setting a challenge with no idea of what to do. Whenever I set a challenge I make sure I have something in mind to do, so much easier that way. You came up trumps though. Gosh, what a long comment, lol.

Twiglet said...

Lovely card Kathy. Think I would have chosen a challenge I had already made something for it first :-)
A x
ps our shop shelves are now full if you fancy checking them out and there is a shop gift draw going on :-)

Wipso said...

Oops Twigelt was here and had been signed in on my computer so I've just been leaving messages in her name. Sorry
A x

Angelnorth said...

Great pointy finger card, love it! Nice to see all your FH C&C projects in one place, too!

Kath said...

Love the pointy card,Kathy, and the other DCM ones are great too. Talented people indeed!

I watched Funky hands again and saw different card of yours this time. Brilliant.hucts

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Those epiphanys that come in the middle of the night are usually the best and this one is no exception--fabulous. Love your other cards as well.

Janice said...

Great card, clipart was inspired. I did see some of your cards on C&C and I've got the CD :D

maddy hill said...

well it certainly doesnt look like you was stuck with a card like that kathy !
strange how inspired you can get in the middle of the night isnt it !
great card Kathy !

Vanessa said...

Fantastic card Kathy. Your Funkyhand cards are pretty fantastic too. I missed the beginning of the show, but watched the rest of it - wonderful stuff. :)

Vanessa.

Tip Top said...

I spotted your wobbly flowers and did a shreek for you! Did you??!!

Rein said...

Love your DCM card Kathy!

Wishcraft said...

What beautiful work, I love the look of the new Funky Hand cd, very tempting! And re your comment on my DCM card - I know lol, I never even thought about the points on her crown! Lisa x

SueH said...

Well you rose to your own challenge Kathy, that’s one amazing card!

Love the Funky Hand cards too and I saw the pop up flower one on TV so that makes you a TV star I guess.

Sue
x