Saturday, 5 May 2007

Daring Cardmakers-Beautiful

I really wanted to do the Daring Cardmakers Little Extra earlier in the week but didn't have time so today I have mixed business with pleasure and made this card which is a sample for the demo area next week.
I've taken a piece of DCWV paper and swiped around the edges with a Versacolour ink pad in Bamboo and then done a bit of light grunging with a Stazon ink pad in Jet Black.
The TandaStamps image has been stamped onto the same paper then made into a metal rimmed piece by using a MM Tag Maker.
A Dunelm bloom has been used as the background and then I added a spotty Prima Flower.
The doodly stuff is hand drawn.
Well I had a fab morning in town. I don't usually do the whole Saturday morning in town thing because I'm not much of a browser. I know what I want and woe betide anybody who gets in me!!! On my own I can do our local big town in half an hour and be home before I know I've even gone.
This morning though I really did enjoy it and got a few bargainous things too which is always a bonus.
From Poundland I bought two packs of four flexible chopping boards A3 size in pink, green, blue and yellow I bought them with the intention of using them as messy mats at classes but looking at them you could actually die cut shapes from them to make embellishments. I shall be sending somebody back to town tomorrow methinks.
They had nothing crafty as far as I could see apart from some pretty nasty scrapbooking kits and only a couple of those. The best ones had obviously gone.
From Home Bargains I bought the cutest garden tool set which came in one of those tote bag things with pockets all around the outside. It's in yummy cream and green and I swear it used to belong to Mary should see the stuff you can fit in it....mega bargain.
Also from there.......packs of four coasters which are fab for altering....49p.
I resisted buying any new clothes from Evans which wasn't too hard considering the appalling collection they have in. Who in their right mind could think that anybody over size zero would look good in a denim mini skirt that was no more than 10 inches long. All the tops were either too short or made from that awful fabric that clings and shows every lump and bump. Everything was absolutely hideous. They must think that us plumptious ladies are so desperate for clothes that we'll buy anything.
Well not me matey.........I'd rather get the machine out and make me own ta very much.
Well back to work now then.
Bye for now


  1. I love, love, love this - absolutely gorgeous colours!

  2. Just beautiful...super job!

  3. I love that lady image and your whole card is stunning! Wow!!

    The packing tape technique sounds rather fun too - oh the things I learn on here!

    See you next week in Totnes...


  4. WOW this is gorgeous. Love it

  5. THAT is a gorgeous card. Very striking!
    Had a little laugh over the clothes shopping bit! Been there, and I know the evil fabric you speak of! lol Wish I could make my own!

  6. Hi Sheila, its me again...I cant stop from visiting your blog again and again now. Im one your fan and you cant get rid of is a gorgeous card, love the colour! Congratulations also for having been featured in Craft Stamper. The cards are gorgeous.I have just started on my blog and cant keep up with it everyday!Anyway, take care and cant wait to see see more of your fantastic creations!

  7. Nice card Sheila - lovely bloom!

  8. Sheila this is Gorgeous!!!!
    and you doodled that by hand.. :O
    You never cease to AMAZE me... lovely, lovely work!

  9. Scrumptious colours, love it all.Enjoyed your cards in Craft Stamper too.

  10. This is Gorgeous Sheila, great colours and lovely use of blooms. I can't be doing with any of this 80's inspired fashion myself, its all the shops seem to have but I remember it from the first time round!

  11. That card is just so pretty. Love the colours & all the little touches.


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