Friday, February 02, 2007

DCM's weekly dare - Daring with the Speshal Girls..

This week at Daring Card Makers we're joining forces with the wonderful team of Scrapbookers over on the Everyones is Speshal blog. We're daring each other & you to make a
Really Romantic Scrapbook Layout - BUT ON A CARD!!
Scrapbookers are challenged to downsize your usual 12 x12" LO onto a teeny weeny one - maximum of 6x6", which can be sent safely through the mail.
Cardmakers - you're used to working on a small space, and you know all about the ribbons, brads & other bits & bobs - but can you take on board the other touches that are used on a scrapbook page - the Titles, Journaling, & Photo's?
Ok, here's my Gorgeous Husband in my take on this weeks Dare, Have to say I did get the giggles a few times making this, and love having him look into my eyes the whole time I created this... LOL!!!!
Wonderful Bits I've used for this Luvey Duvey Card of my Main Man are - Treasures Cardstock, A Big Photo I printed onto sketch paper, Uraban Lily Printed Paper,
Frenceville Buttons, Crochet cotton to stitch the buttons on with, K&Co Stickers to go 'wonderful you', Bella Chipboard Cookiez 'A', Versa mark ink to ink the letter(as I hate painting chipboard I usually ink whenever I can, and my sewing machine..
The little heart is made by just randomly cutting circles out of the printed paper then running them through the xyron and attaching onto the photo, I drew a heart with a pencil and just made sure that they overlapped each other then stitched through the circles to give it a finished look...
So be sure to check out what the other DCM's & the SPESHAL GIRLS have come up with...
Have you Dared to DARE yet!!!! Maybe this one's the one for you!
COME ON I DARE YOU!

24 comments:

Leisa said...

Very clever card Gillian and I bet hubby thinks he's pretty special too! Love it!

Lythan said...

Ooh I must try an heart like that, what a great idea.

Suzanne said...

Oh I adore this, it really stands out on the dare blog. Love all the stitching and the heart made from circles. Great choice of patterned paper too ;)

Flower said...

Ooh, I like the hubby part! hehehe Between you both, no wonder the children are beautiful!!
ok,ok, about the card...you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. I'm going to scour my brain and photos to see if I can't take the dare. I've never scrapbooked so we'll see!

Kim said...

Gillian, what a beautiful family you have!!! And this card with the pic of your hubby....gorgeous!! Your hubby has a twinkle in his eyes, he must have been looking at you! I think I am going to try to do this dare!! Will see if I can find a pic of my man to use on a card!! Thanks for the inspiration Gillian!!
:)
Kim

1craftygal said...

Now how stinkin cute is this? Love it Gillian! Just love it!

Karie

Birdbrain said...

Priceless!

NickyNoo said...

Fun and beautiful at the same time! Love the stitching.

Kathy said...

This is just great. It made me smile the first time I saw it and it still makes me smile now - such a fabby, fun and funky LO/card - We all think Mr Gillian looks a star!

Paula said...

How fab is that & doesn't he look the king!! He has a face made for cards, you should scrap the pencil lines sketch with faces of him & the children.

Chris Millar said...

This is so lovely Gillian!! Great challenge!

iralamija said...

This is so nicE!! what a nice way to use all the elements! Love this project Gillian!!

Bety

Mrs Frizz said...

Gorgeous ...

Heather said...

FAB-U-LOUS! Maybe this is the week for me to jump in! I've jotted down an idea!

Anthea said...

oh I have been so busy, and havent been here ina long time, looks like you have been busy too! I have just linked you as well, if I dont do it now I will never do it, preggy brain is pretty bad! LOL

Rein said...

Wonderful, love the stitching!

bloggedissue said...

What a fabulous dare... and your take on it is just AWESOME.

Anntaurus said...

This is such a brilliant card Gillian. I just love your style of card making.

Monique said...

Fun card!:)))
The dare sounds great,maybe time for me to jump in;))
hugs,Monique

Cath said...

Really gorgeous!

Frog said...

Lovely card Gillian, love the colours.

Andrea xx

Karen said...

I *adore* this. It's so funky and inspired. Great stuff!

vivian said...

looks great gillian! love the heart!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

awesome JUST awesome!