Friday, November 19, 2010

We 3 ..........

Its my turn to set the challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers this week.  For some reason I had the words of the "We 3 Kings" carol in my head and the idea of a We 3 "somethings" title seemed quite interesting.  It doesn't matter if it's kings, cupcakes, houses or even baubles (hehehe), as long as your cards feature a group of 3 it counts for this challenge - the theme is open so if you want to make Christmas cards that's fine, but if you don't, that's fine too.

If you're up for giving yourself an extra challenge - see how mahy groups of three you can get on there - 3 brads, buttons, papers etc for example

It seems that it's a recurring problem that those setting the dare struggles most to make their card - this one was no exception, and let's face it, it's not the trickiest subject we've ever come up with.
I did want to make a 3 Kings card - probably because I've not done anything like that yet - and I have bauble fatigue so couldn't face using those, even if it would have made it easier on myself!

Card one went in the bin.

This is card two - and I took the photo before the Stickles was dry, I should really have done another one but I didn't have time.
The crowns are all made using free colouring pages or clip-art as starting points for making the Craft Robo templates. The left and right crowns are layered so that the coloured Bazzill shows through the holes. The various "jewels" (also Robo-cut from Bazzill) were then adhered and some Stickles added for a bit of glitz
I used:
gold card, Bazzill card (purple, red), gold glitter card
swirl die cut (Spellbinders Fanciful Holidays set), oval die cut (Spellbinders Nestie)
star punch (EK Success, I think) Stickles (Christmas Red, Starry Night, Icicle), 
red flatbacked gems, pc generated verse
Crowns - Craft Robo template - email me if you would like a copy

I also made a second card, this time using the November template on the Sketch File - but I don't like it very much - so I'm going to pull it apart and redo it.  Once I've done that I'll put pics of both on here and I'd be interested to hear what you think.  If you've not come across the Sketch File before, please pop over and have a look, it would be fab to see more people using the sketches.

The DCM team have, as always come up with some fab cards for the We 3" theme and we hope you'll feel inspired to join in this week and make a card to share with us.  The challenge, the cards and the place to leave your message when you're ready to show what you've made is all on the DCM BLOG.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone makes.
Right, I'm off to try and "fix" that other card now.
Happy crafting


Kaz said...

Fab card Kathy - good luck with the remake! xxx

Lynda said...

Sorry I didn't make this week - you always come up with a great theme for a dare and as ever fabulous cards - don't know why you didn't like the 2nd one - will look out for the changes!!!

Love Lynda xxx

Lythan said...

I'm intrigued to see the remodelled card. This one is fab too - all the purple and gold is most regal :)

michele said...

Fabulous card Kathy hugs x

Samm said...

This is fab! love it! x