Friday, April 22, 2011

All in a Day's Work....


Good Friday today, but still Daring Cardmakers Day, and although it's a National Holiday and most people are off work but Rein's challenge this week is use the workplace as our inspiration for making cards. 
She asked us to make a card perfect for a cook, gardener, lawyer, teacher etc for her dare:
"Professionally Speaking"
Here is my Hairdresser card:
I used a free clipart image to make my hair stylist template then cut all the bits using my Craft Robo.

I used:
Bazzill card in various colours, Bo Bunny "Crush" papers (6x6 pad), Shiny and mat silver card, Small Prima flowers, Spellbinders Large Scallop circles die, Promarkers I've just realised that I meant to add some glitzy bling around the mirror and a silver buckle for her belt, but as you can se, I forgot!

I seem to be making a habit of needing at least two attempts at getting a DCM card done - this week was no exception as a couple of days ago I started making a chef card using a fab template from an old set of Crafty Templates (March 09).  I made up the chef, but managed to get my inky fingers all over his "whites" so had to cut them all again - this time I carefully did the inking and left the bits overnight to dry. My other problem was that I hadn't a clue what to do with him once I'd made him - I couldn't think what sort of background to make.  Anyway in the meantime our lovely Zuzana shared her card with us and it is the the most cute and fab chef card AND she'd obviously planned the whole thing properly, unlike me!
So I made the hairdresser instead.
I did decide to finish the chef card though as all the bits were sitting there on my desk.  I'd found this Websters Pages sheet which was in one of the Christmas 6x6 packs while hunting for a background idea and when I found the quote "Don't mess with the Chef's buns" on a website I thought they'd all go together quite nicely.
I used:
Chef Template from Crafty Templates March 09 set, 
Cakes paper; Websters Pages, Red Paper: Basic Grey, Cakes cut with Craft Robo, 
Bazzill card, Black Enamel Accents for hair and buttons, Stickles; Fruit Punch, Sentiment; pc generated, Black Sharpies pen for doodling

There are some fab ideas for occupation themed cards on the Daring Cardmakers Blog this week, and we hope you'll feel inspired to join in with us.  It's also the last week of our DT call and all completed applications need to be with us by next Thursday (see blog for more info).
Right, it's a lovely sunny day and hubby is chuntering in my ear about how best to use it - it's hard to write while that's happening so if any bits don't make sense it's not my fault!
Hope it's just as lovely where you are.  Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful Easter-time


Other challenges:
Cupcake Layers
Charisma Make Us Laugh ( these cartoon images amuse me)
Cooking it up with Katie Pink Flowery Lady

15 comments:

Lynda said...

Kathy these are such fun cards - you should have added the chef too it's great. The hairdresser really is fab - I can't get over how you've done the fingers it's absolutely brilliant. Well done you. Have a great Easter Weekend.

Love Lynda xxx

Hazel said...

Having a catch up with lots of loveliness here, including these two cards - love the chef (pity you had to make him twice, but worth the effort) and the hairdresser is very glam. x

Rein said...

Great cards Kathy, I love both!

Angelnorth said...

Great fun designs, I love your hairdresser's work space!

Lythan said...

these cards bring such a smile to my face - just adorable!

Allison said...

they are both fab Kathy
Allisonx

Janice said...

These are so funny, I esp like the cooks buns, but then I would wouldn't I?

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

glitterangel said...

I love them both! The hairdresser is my favourite - such a clever idea.

Paula said...

I always adore your cards, full of fun, colour, very clever and unqiue! These are just great...made me smile!

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a beautiful card ! Good luck !

clare brown said...

such funny cards,goodluck at Charisma this week.

clare x

Leah the Orange said...

oh, these are so cute! love the way you use the clipart, and the sentiment on that last one is great! thanks so much for joining the Charisma Gals this week - good luck in the draw!

patti said...

I love the hairdresser card! That used to be my profession!

Leo said...

The hairdresser card is fantastic! Really fun, made me lol!

xx Leo