Friday, 22 June 2007

Daring Cardmakers-Packaging

Everything we buy has packaging, some of it excessive, some of it beautifully designed. Tags, labels, stickers... all sorts of bits and bobs that we can recycle onto cards.I dare you to make a card using a tag, label, sticker or anything else you can find, thats from packaging and would normally end up in the bin. Of course you can ink it, change it, distress it and add anything else you like!If you're feeling brave, I DOUBLE DARE you to make it a card for a man.
OK.......that is Rhi's dare for this week..........remind me to have words with that young lady!!!
After scouring the house for something suitable to use I found something sitting not six inches away from where I first started. A shoe box which had contained my daughter's new work boots.
Striped paper is from the DCWV Black and White Stack coloured with Adirondack inks in Red Pepper and Cranberry then grunged with a black Stazon ink pad.
Extreme Boy is a cheapo stamp I picked up and Walk Tall has been stamped using an alphabet set and then I went over it with a white gel pen.
The Grafters panel is from the shoe box. Sanded and grunged with a star brad added for embellishment.
The boot panel is from the box. Coloured with Adirondack inks again and grunged. I then used white gel pen around the image.
Final touch is two plain silver Fastenater staples.
What a fab challenge Rhi and I am so pleased that I managed the Double Dare.


  1. great funky card,and double dare :)colours are just perfect :)

  2. Sheila, I just love this card, it's completely fab!

  3. Well done on the double dare!!

    It's a great card :)

  4. Awesome card Sheila and well done on the double dare

  5. This is great Sheila, and I love that 'extreme boy' stamp.

  6. Wow, what a fab card - I love it!

  7. Love your card Sheila you rose to the challenge brilliantly!

  8. Fantastic card Sheila - perfect for a young male... love the 'Extreme Boy' stamp. ;)


  9. Another double darer!!
    Fabby design.

  10. Sheila, this is soooo cool
    Everything looks fantastic.

  11. This is fantastic - You're always so imaginative.

  12. Sheila, just found your blog, afraid I'm a blog virgin!!! Your card is great. I saved so many great labels, thinking I'd make use of them one day....guess which muppet threw them out while having a 'Kim & Aggie' moment!!
    Just back at work after having heart zapped, month off, would have been bliss if hadn't been so sore! Hope to see you soon when you're next in CC spending more money.

  13. This has to be one of my favorites! The colors, the layout, the grunge factor...I love it!

  14. Cool card Sheila - Well done on the double dare too!


  15. Beautifully done! The distressed look and the use of different fonts definitely do it for me!

  16. ooooooohhhhhhhhh, aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh Sheila where did you park the crane?
    this is UNREAL my dear!!!!! love, love, love it!!!!

  17. This is brilliant Sheila. I love your take on the boot box.

    I remember the queues at Alton Towers too. We took our son and his friend for a birthday treat to a fireworks night there and arranged to meet them at a specific place and time. Unfortunately that place was behind the line they closed for the fireworks. Imagine trying to find them with all the crowds! It was a great firework display though.

  18. Great card and you did the
    Double Dare, that is fantastic.

  19. Just catching up on blog visits and dares! This is fab work Sheila. Love how you added the fastenators!


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