Sunday, May 20, 2007

DCM weekly dare - starting from scratch

This week at Daring Cardmakers
it was Tracie's (Bondgirl) turn to set the dare ....She chose a brilliant dare too...
"start from scratch"
I want to you design a card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc. I guess how easy this is depends on your usual style**insert evil laugh here**The team as usual have come up with a great mix of cards and styles and we cant wait to see yours.
As well as the usual team designers we have a special Guest Designer joining us this week, Bety has joined us for a couple of dares, so Thanks to Bety and we all look forward to working with her.
For my card this week
I used a little sculpey flower I made, which is held in place with a piece of knotted leather thong, the main flower is made of several hand cut petals all glued onto a piece of cardstock then cut out and stitched
I used Daisy D PP, 7 Gypsies PP, Sculpey, Heidi Swapp Acrylic Stamp, Versa Watermark ink & Black embossing Powder, Cardstock, Computer generated words, & my sewing machine...
So have you Dared to DARE yet?.... Come on I dare you!!!
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I've been away for the weekend
My Mum & Dad Celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary, so my family and I travelled to my home town to join in the Celebrations...
Happy Anniversary Mum & Dad xxxx
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I'll be drawing my RAK tomorrow,
It's not too late to enter
You'll find it a few posts down...
but you must put a comment on that
post if you want to be in it! :O)

24 comments:

Tammy James said...

Hi Gill, this is just gorgeous, I love your flower its beautiful.

I Scrap therefore I am said...

Oh I love this "made from scratch" card - very "hand made with love" and VERY aesthetically pleasing! I really like the warmth of colours. And congrats to your parents on such a wonderful milestone; I hope you all had a great weekend together. :)
P.

Sarah said...

Super fabby card Gillian! That flower is really stunning. Love it!

manicstamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous Gillian.

Leni said...

wonderful card.

jaki said...

I was wondering where this weeks card was ;)
Congratulations to your Mum and Dad, I hope you had a wonderful weekend with family!!

Love the card, and love the challenge (once again!) :)

Rein said...

Hi Gillian, this is a beautiful card, love the flower.

Kel said...

Gill, this is beautiful - really love the colours and those pps are yum!!

Kathy said...

Lovely card Gillian
Came by earlier and I couldn't leave a comment:-(
Anyway, it's beautiful, I love the flower you've made - I did a newsprint flower on a card I made for Pearl a while back - they look great, don't they

Esther said...

Oooo wow! One of your best cards, I just love it, the petals are fab and really different, I just really like it :)

Paula said...

This is beautiful. I love everything about it.x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Hope you had a great weekend and congratulations to Mum and Dad - 40 years is certainly an achievement!

The card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the patterned paper and the text petals compliment it so well.

Carrie said...

Beautiful Gillian - I love the petals especially

Kelly said...

Hehe - I was wondering how you might work this one with no purchased flowers! You did a grand job - well done! Lovely card all together

Mel Goodsell said...

love it love it love it love it love it love it!!

Melx

PMB said...

wondeful card...love the papers and choice of quote/sentiment.

And congrats to your mum and dad on making 40 years of marriage!

sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the text flowers, that's something I've been meaning to attempt for a while.

Kim said...

Beautiful! Love the flower, background paper...everything!!

1craftygal said...

Gillian, this is beatuiful!!! Man oh man...I just love your work!!!!!!

Samm said...

Gorgeous card Gillian!!!

Samm
x

Kimberly White said...

It's SOOOOOOO pretty! I'm inspired! Have a great day Gillian! Kim

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Such a gorgeous bg to this card, just love it!

Elisa said...

I love the PP you used for the background. It looks wonderful with the pp you used in the flower.

Dolly Mixtures said...

Thanks for the kind comments on my cards. Had to have a peek at yours...it's beautiful! TFS
Angela