Friday, June 25, 2010

Halfway there....Candy Winner and More Candy!

Here we are enjoying lovely warm sunshine (if not the associated hay fever symptoms) and what does Keryn do to us Daring Cardmakers this week?  She reminds us that it's not so warm elsewhere!
Now it's my turn (Keryn) to announce the Dare for the week.  As it's rather cold over in the Southern Hemisphere right now I want you to share in the chill.  Make your cards using the theme of 'Ice and Snow'.  You could showcase winter sports, icy colours or even icy emotions on your card and it would fit the theme beautifully. 
 The thing is, I just wish I hadn't also noticed the date of this dare - it's the 25th of June today, which means that in exactly 6 months time....No I just can't bring myself to say it!

Now, I do a bit of blog-hopping whenever I get the chance and it seems to me that for some people C-word has never gone away - I come across C-word cards every week and they definitely send shivers down my spine.  But a challenge is a challenge and I duly made a card with snowflakes on it - I'll show you that in a minute.  The thing is, I just couldn't get a decent photo of it so even though for once I was ahead of schedule and had my card made by Wednesday lunchtime it's not the card on the DCM blog today.  Instead I made something else yesterday afternoon and took my inspiration from the word "Ice" in the challenge title.

Tiny ice cream cones cut with my Craft Robo using one of the June Crafty Templates
Pink Stardream card blank (Woodward PDA)
Brown Bazzill strip embossed with Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes
Gorgeous Spotty ribbon from stash
Tiny gems (Anita's)
Sentiment is pc generated using Ice Age D font (just to keep the theme going hehe)

So next is the first card I made - it looks a lot better in real life, but despite trying different camera settings, lighting, backcloths etc, this is the best of the 30 photos of the darned thing I took. 
White C6 Easel card
Turquoise Bazzill 
White Bazill embossed (though you can barely tell) with Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder on upper and lower sections
Turquoise, Silver and White glitter card
Dies used:  2 x Spellbinders sets, Cuttlebug small snowflakes
MS snowflake punch
Turquoise thread for wrapping
Turquoise & White Snowflake ribbon along lower edge

The DT have come up with some great ways to interpret the "Snow and Ice" theme this week, so please don't miss out on visiting the BLOG and seeing them - we hope lots of people will join in and take up the challenge this week.

This morning I've checked and double checked all the comments on my blog over this week.  I have blog candy to give away and I asked people to leave a comment on each post I made over the week.  There were lots of comments on all the posts, but in the end I came up with 9 people who left one on each of the posts.  I made a list and assigned a number to each one of you, then used the picker to select one number - which turned out to be number 6.  Consulting my list I found that the name matching number 6 was KATH - so Kath, you have won my Nikki Sivils goody bag.  If you email me your address, I'll get it in the post to you asap.

As we have several prizes to give away on the DCM Blog, we'll add them in a new post over there just as soon as the winners are drawn and we've checked that our "3 Little Rules" were complied with.  Please bear with us while we get it all sorted out!

Thanks to everyone who joined in, I wish I could give every one of you a prize because all the comments I get on here are so appreciated.  I love it so much that I've decided to offer more blog candy today.  If you leave a comment on this post, you could win the little birthday book I showed yesterday
This will be open all week and I'll draw a winner next Friday.  Good Luck!


Smita said...

Congrats Kath on the win!!

And Kathy, I love your easel cards!! This one is gorgeous too... the ice cream card is Yummy!! ;-)


tracy said...

those cards are lovely kathy :)

Angelnorth said...

Great ice creanm card Kathy - nice way to turn Keryn's dare into a northern hemishphere one! Some cards just don't photograph well, do they? I think you did a great job on the easel card, really pretty!

Lynda said...

I love them both Kathy and the ice cream cones were a great idea - I never seem to think outside of the box!!

Love Lynda xxx

Lythan said...

I find easel cards hard to photograph as well. And I'm still gagging on the you know what cards in November! So I can honestly say that although that one is nice - I LOVE the first one. What an inspired idea!

Kathy Rogers said...

this card is lovely, i'd love the little book. If not how do we make it?

Janice said...

Well done Kath. Love your easel card Kathy.

Lisa Hemmings said...

Oooohhh Lucky Kath!
I've really enjoyed checking your blog every day
Lisa xx

Kathy said...

Love the icecream card and its far to early and warm to comment on the other one lol

Karen said...

hehe brilliant idea to use ice-cream for you theme! Its a lovely card but the C card is just outstanding my lovely XXX

Kaz said...

I love the fact that you made ice cream for the ice - and the card is gorgeous too xxx

Hazel said...

Congrats to Kath. Love the ice cream cardd - great interpretation of the challenge - and the other card is gorgeous too x

Kath said...

Ooooh, how fabulous. I hope I am the 'Kath' who won. Thank you so much.
I love your cards and your little book.
Kath x

Allison said...

ah- now I want some ice cream- yummy
Have a great weekend

Caroline said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy - love the ice creams on the first one especially.
Actually I fancy an ice cream right now - now look what you've done! lol

Andrea said...

I love the birthday book. I am thinking of trying to make it...Is there a "how to make"? I would love to make these as gifts a couple people in my family...

Traceyr said...

Wonderful cards Kathy. Love the ice cream one that is my favourite.


Rachel said...

Congrats to Kath on the win :-)

Love your cards Kathy - need an ice cream for real - it's lovely & sunny here in Leeds again today :-)