Thursday, 29 May 2008

DCM & Tanda Teaser!!!

Doing well here..........I have managed two DCM dares in a row plus this card fits the bill nicely for Wendy's fab challenge over at TandaStamps this week.
DCM are in their 5th week of their midweek dares which involve using anniversary gifts as the starting point of your design. This week it is the 3rd anniversary for which the gift would be Leather or Crystal/Glass.
I have chosen the leather as I love making my own leather look paper and here I have used a dark brown for the background which has been overstamped with a crackle stamp from the TandaStamps Background Set 1. I have then used another image from my B Line Designs car cube to stamp onto a lighter coloured piece which ties in with Wendy's Challenge.......All Our Yesterdays where she would like us to dip into the past for ideas for our designs.

Well my day didn't start too well today. I got a phone call from DS this morning to say that the house where his girlfriend lives had been burgled. His phone had been stolen and three laptops had also been taken from other tenants in the house which is student accomodation. I hope the thieves hands drop off or that they at least break out in boils and pustules........nasty little cretins!!!

Despite the rain it got very busy at the shop today and I didn't get half the prep done for Thursday's class so I have to go in early in the morning.
We had two deliveries and I managed to get some of one priced up and put out.......look out for new goodies being used on a blog near you very soon. As I was pricing I was going....three for the for me.......five for the for me.....until I had amassed quite a little pile.
We got the K & Co Blue Awning in at last......oh it it just so stunning.......and the hundreds of different flowers we have had in just lately makes me wonder if we are going to stage our own version of the Chelsea Flower!!! We have had Bazzill Strips and some new stamps but my Cuttlebug bird folder still hasn't come and neither did my Cosmo Cricket paper pads or ribbons which I was very dischuffed about as I was looking forward to playing with that for a bit of a change. Mind you Deb went to Costco today and picked up the most amazing 12x12 paper storage bags which have 300 sheets of paper in for about £20. The papers are double sided and absolutely gorgeous. Sort of Basic Grey....ish. There are some I don't like the pattern of but with it being double sided it will all get used as most of the other sides are plain or distressed.

Right off to the land of nod if I have to be up extra early in the morning.
Night Night


  1. Hi Sheila, good stories and brilliant cards.. we both went for the Antique look to our tanda teaser:))

  2. I love your vintage look card Sheila. Such an amazing background are so talented.

    I brought one of those Costco paper kits last week....aren't they great!!!!

  3. Another fabulous card Sheila - I am loving that B line car cube - wonderful. Can't wait to see the other images!

  4. Lovin this card and great backround effects:-)


  5. that background is brilliant
    what a nasty lot of thieves teher's a lot to be said for eastern traditions they'll only do it once.
    you make me drool with teh discription of unpacking goodies for the shop I'd hoard them all.
    and Costco sounds as paradise if only I didn't live in the sticks.

  6. Oh, scary! I see you make cards...I peeked down at the car one and that looks awesome....back out to see what else is there....I can always use inspiration.

  7. Great card. I think the background paper is fab.
    Beryl xx


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