Friday, October 26, 2012

A Little Candle

It's my turn to set the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers this week.
These long hours of darkness really get me down - all my life I've struggled at this time of year especially on the dull, hank and dismal sort of days we've had lately when it never seems to get properly light at al - so I thought we could have our very own Festival of Light and share cards featuring candles, fairy lights and even "lightbulb moments" (not that I ever have one of those, hehe).  I've called it
Let There Be Light
and the cards made by our wonderful designers have certainly provided a welcome, friendly light already - you can feel the glow by clicking HERE!
Hopefully we'll all be taken on a lovely light-filled journey around Blogland by those who join in with our challenges every week!
Here's my card:
 When I hit upon the title I hadn't realised that this dare would be Dare 52 in Year 6 of Daring Cardmakers challenges - so maybe I should have made a birthday cake card with plenty of candles on instead!  However I already had an idea in my head (for once) and I really wanted to give another of my new Memory Box dies an outing so stuck with Plan A

The candle is a Craft Robo template made from one of those pictures you can find by googling on " free colouring pages". 
 It's a picture I saved a while back and it didn't take long to convert it for cutting on Robo
2 shades turquoise glitter card (Best Creations, Red Glitter card - its the stuff where the glittery layer is encased and the card has a gloss finish, Bazzill Bling turquoise, Bazzill scraps in red and green, extra white card for the upper layers, Red Stickles (berried), Ice Stickles in Gold and Silver(candle flame), Glossy Accents (berries), Silver and turquoise tiny gems (Anita's Gem Wheels), Turquoise Organza Ribbon, Decal sticker sentiment
Craft Robo to cut:
Candle, holly and berriesUpper white layer and circle aperture
Wavy Square background
Dies: Memory Box Snowflake Wreath, Snowflake border, Cuttlebug snowflake dies
Punch: Tiny Stars
That's it for today.  I now need to come up with a plan for making some simpler, quicker cards using this gorgeous snowflake wreath because while I enjoyed making this it took far too much time and effort for any sort of "mass" production!
I hope you'll pop along to the Daring BLOG and that you'll join in and shine your own little light this week!

Oh and if you feel your blog could use a little boost - both in the number of posts you actually make, and in the number of visits you get, why not join in with my little "a Card a Day Blogging" campaign - we have a Facebook Group set up to let other members know when you've blogged or you can join in by just leaving a message here to say you're taking part - I'll add your link to those on the FB group and hopefully you'll be encourages by lots of visitors to keep up that blogging and sharing.

Thanks for visiting - I'm off to grab a coffee now ;)


Hazel said...

Saw this first on DCM and thought how delightful that snowflake ring is (I need to get that!) - gorgeous card x

Anice said...

A really lovely card Kathy.It's so delicate. :)
You are becoming a real master of the cutting machine. We will have to have a little talk as the one I bought hasn't actually been out of the box yet. (Oops)
Anice xx

Kath said...

What a lovely card, Kathy. It is so pretty.I agree about the dark days and this idea to 'light' them is a good one.

Karen said...

That snowflake ring is beautiful isn't it? I am not a candle-on-C card person but I really like this Kathy :D xxx

Lythan said...

Love that frame die. And your card has succeeded in making me all Christmassy (which is high praise indeed!)

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

This is a great theme and I love your card, that snowflake wreath looks absolutely stunning and I love the colours you've used, the red candle looks fab against that lovely sparkly wreath, and I really like the font on the greeting too - in fact I love everything about it!!

Angelnorth said...

Really pretty card, the snowflake wreath looks beautifully delicate!

Kaz said...

This is so pretty Kathy, I love that wreath. I wouldn't want to be making a lot of those either though, far too faffy!!! xxx

Jackie said...

Very pretty! Which font have you used pleased? It's really lovely. xx

Eleanor Bell said...

I am in love with your snowflakes. Great card.

Sue said...

It's a beautiful card but definitely not one to mass produce. I love the snowflake garland, beautiful colour you've used for it.
Sue x

Jo said...

ooooh I say - love the border! I've got the straight edge of this one, but think this circle one will just have to drop in my basket....?!

Tip Top said...

I'm in!! I have that wreath die and although it has been out of the packed (I've looked at it!) I've not yet used it!! Shame on me!!!!!!!!! and I got one of the trees too......!!!!