Saturday, 26 May 2007

Daring Cardmakers-Working 9-5

This week it's my turn (Jo) and I'm going to dare you to use bits and bobs from the office for your cards.
It's been a while since I had a 'real' job - other than being a Mum and of course playing with bits of paper...Reminiscing... I would like you to make a card using some thing that you would normally find in an office environment. Such as... staples, paperclips, paper fasteners, file folders, library cards, hole punches, lined paper etc you get the drift.
Mmmmm........I didn't have much in the way of office bits and bobs. I know I have some paper clips somewhere.....but where they are is anybody's guess. I hope the Dymo tape and the tag will pass muster for this challenge.
I started by stamping all the images onto smooth white card and then painted them with Moonshadow Inks using Burnt Umber for the background piece and Ethereal Emerald for the other images.
The alphabet tape is by 7 Gypsies and I used a luggage tag which I grunged with Stazon, as a background for the greeting.
Well I have had a very busy day today. I had a pile of mountboard offcuts that were really driving me mad as they have been hanging about for ages. So I set to with the Bigshot and I have reduced it all down into shapes to use as chipboard pieces. I think I must have cut over 500 pieces so expect chipboard to be appearing quite a lot on my cards for the foreseeable!!!
It was a pretty boring job as I couldn't have any music on to with two night shift workers in bed. Funny how they wouldn't hear me if I shouted them to get up but they can hear my music no matter how low I put it on.
I'm finding it fascinating reading what everybody's favourite crafting item is. I have to say that I haven't the faintest idea what a stamp-a-ma-jig is. I'll have to Google that one and find out.
I have to admit to being a bad girl..........I have ordered a Cuttlebug. I did say that I wouldn't have one as I was using the embossing folders in my Bigshot but being the untidy crafter that I am there just never seems to be room on my desk to put the Bigshot for quick jobs so I'm thinking that the Cuttlebug will solve that problem................I am soooooo good at justifying my spending aren't I?
Time to go and soak my poor aching arms and shoulders in a nice hot bath I think and then I had better go and let hubby know that he still has a wife. I will sit and watch a film with him.........hope DD has something we haven't seen in her DVD library.
Hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend.
Bye for now


  1. Fabulous as always Sheila! Your posts always make me smile - I am nearly as good as you at this justification lark!

  2. Oh, Sheila, fancy you getting a cuttlebug (I could almost be tempted). Mind you, I've been given carte blanche to go ahead and order a cricut and/or a robo or silhouette - I just can't make that final decision.

    Fabulous card, as ever.

  3. This is an awesome card! Fab colors you've chosen.

  4. Great card Sheila, and you lucky girl getting a cuttlebug. I also use my big shot but you are right it does take up a lot of room!

  5. I thought about that too - just for the lovely embossed backgrounds I've seen... yummy!

    I admit that if he said "Buy one!", I'd probably end up buying more stamps instead!!!

    Rosie x

  6. Fabby dabby card. I can understand your wish for a cuttlebug - they look great. And may I suggest that you purchase an mp3 player then you can listen to music without waking anyone. unless you sing along loudly....

  7. Ooohhh.. Sheila this is Lovely!
    I really love these stamps you've used..Fantastic Card!

  8. I love those stamps, they are fab!

  9. I love the girly interpretation of this challenge. The glue pot etc are fab.

  10. Terrific card! Love the images you used. Enjoyed reading your crafting adventures too. A Stamp-a-ma-jig is a tool that allows you to place your stamped images where you want them. You line up some plastic against a set-square type tool then stamp an image on the plastic sheet, then use the sheet to work out where you want your stamp. Line up the plastic with the set square tool again, take away th eplastic and stamp next to the set square. Perfect image placement every time!

  11. Hey this is a really neat card - I love the stamping and the dymo is cool!

  12. beautiful card. love the stamps

  13. Oh you norty girl - lol, bet you have loads of fun with it though. Loe the card - just bought these stamps myself - was well impressed they were half price - ooooh I love a bargain!


  14. perfect idea to use the office dare for a leaving card! Looks great too!

  15. Beautiful as usual.Keep up the good work:))

  16. Wendy - this is so gorgeous - I really like the colours. Hope you enjoy using the Cuttlebug when it arrives.



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