Friday, January 12, 2007

Can this year get any better or What.....


This weeks dare is to look in your wardrobe for inspiration. It may be the pattern on a skirt, the style of a shirt, the pattern on a jumper or the fringe of a scarf. Your card could be clothing shaped! Just go with your creative flow. This was a great dare by Lythan... and this is my take on it... I've been hanging onto these and other tags off my boys shorts for a while... They are fantastic little pieces of art and well worth hanging onto for inspiration... So don't be so quick to through out tags off your clothes.... You never know they might just be the inspiration you need for a design or indeed to use on a project... This is my Jacob's 12 B'day card, it's not for a while, and he's had a peek and was quite impressed I'll just tell you.... Make sure you pop on over to the DCM's blog and check out what the other girls have come up with, It's quite a fashion parade... http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/

Fashionable Bits & Pieces for this card are - Treasures Cardstock, Various Clothes Tags I've kept from shorts & Jeans, Metal Frame, My Type Punched Metal Alphabet, Black clip, This cute little Ticket is a Downloaded from Ink-Stains http://www.ink-stains.com/ ,Black clip, Making Memories 'hand' stamp, Heidi Swapp chipboard numbers, and some of my little arrows I make... Black versa ink & a bit of butchers string...

33 comments:

Kathy said...

We're just "chuffed to little mint balls" (whatever that means) that you said YES!
Great to have you on the Team, Gillian.

Love the card, great idea with the tags - I suspect we'll all be saving clothing tags now

Paula said...

Well done. Great design idea for the card. I always save clothes tags, they make them so pretty these days.

I would love more time to spend on my craft but being single means I have work all day. It gets me down.

Susan said...

CONGRATULATIONS on joining the DCM design team, GIllian!! What a bumper year and we're only in week two! I was very excited for you when I read about you joining DCM :-D

This card you have made is so full of detail - I saw your arrows straight away and knew it was your creation of course - and the idea of using clothing tags is a goodie - will have to be very mindful of their potential from now on.

See you again soon!

Mary-Beth said...

Congratulations Gillian!!!! You are on a roll sister! Love the card and announcement!

audrey said...

Gillian...way to go! Big congrats and i'm so happy for you cuz you deserve it all with all the beautiful things you create.

Flower said...

"chuffed to little mint balls" ?? hehehe

Congrats on yet another exciting design team adventure! Go, Gillian!!! Ttssss..you're hot! Ahhh, but I guess you already knew that. ;)

I've never kept clothing tags, but sure will be on the lookout now!

Maisymary's Findings said...

Indeed , you're on a roll sistah ! lol ........Have fun on this creative adventure indeed !

Great clothes tags thes are indeed ! Very kewl for 12 yr old Jacob's birthday card indeed !

Rock on !

xo, Pearl

Maisymary's Findings said...

oops too many indeeds in that comment box - sorry !

lol , Pearl

Sylvie said...

CONGRATS Gillian ! :)

jake said...

I am not a bit surprised!!!

MY GOD GIRL! - YOU'RE A STAR!

Congratulations - so very deserved and I'm chufed to bits that you have got the recognition.

Raising my glass even as we speak -well done hon. Fantastic!
jk x

Jude said...

Congrats on the DT gig! Your card is a great, and a super idea about saving those tags!!

Ann said...

Congratulations Gillian, i'm not surprised you were selected for the team!
Great card too!

iralamija said...

CONGRATS! Gillian! I am happy for you! all your creations are awesome!!


Bety

Heather said...

You will be a FABULOUS DCM! Congratulations!! I'm going to have to participate one of these weeks!

Monique said...

Whoohoo!!! You on a roll baby!! ;)
and so well deserved!Have fun! Hugs,Monique

Renata Moni said...

Always beautiful works here!!!
Congratulations!!!

Lara said...

congrats Gillian :-)

Tammy James said...

WTG Gillian.
I'm not at all surprised that these girls have snapped you and your amazing talent up!

Paula Sealey said...

Wow, have fun on the DT Gillian! I always look forward to seeing your creations:)

Frog said...

Great card Gillian and great news about being part of the team dcm.

Andrea xx

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Gillian, its so fantastic to have you on the team :)
Rhi x

Lynne.x said...

Congratulations Gillian - you are an inspirtaion to many - especially me .... 8D


OMG Kathy .......

"chuffed to little mint balls"

......... where did you get that from .... lol!!!!

Heather the Blether said...

WOOHOO Congrats on the Team... they are so lucky to have you... Please please pass on some of this amazing talent to little ole me pwease... lol

Work as always just gorgeous..

Hope you are all well
Hugs
H xx

Keryn Campbell said...

Still loving that card Gillian. You are such a great addition to the team.

In answer to your question about the diamonds I cut squares first then marked the centre of each side and cut between the marks with my scissors.

Roz Roz said...

Congratulations, brilliant news, so pleased for you.

Kelly said...

Congratulations Gillian! Your creations are fantastic - you will add yet MORE flair to the DCMs!

*Jeanne* said...

Congratulations Gillian! Your cards are just gorgeous, they are lucky to have you! I can't wait to see all the great designs you will come up with.

I love this weeks challenge... I think I will probably will have to do that one.

Hugs from across the pond!

Cindy Keery said...

I love your gorgeous layouts!

Joanne Bain said...

Congrats Gillian. Your cards are fantastic
Joanne

Beverley said...

Congrats Gillian - you always inspire me with your creations!

Paula said...
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Paula said...

Congrats Gillian...a well deserved place on the team - love your style and cant wait to see what youll be making next!

Jenny L. said...

How fun!! Congratulations, I have been meaning to check out that sight. You can bet I will now. :)