Friday, June 29, 2007

DCM beady challenge

This week it's Saffa's turn to set the dare on the Daring Cardmaker's blog and she said

"Well this week is my dare (Saffa). Its quite a simple challenge really. All I ask is that you make use of beads on your cards. They can be seed beads, big chunky beads or little sequins, whatever takes your fancy."
My one card turned into 3 for some reason :)
This card was embossed with the Big Shot Embossing Plates and after using the Cuttlebug embossing folders, I don't like these. They aren't deep enough. I coloured the background and the tag with chalk and threaded beads onto pale pink organza ribbon. The flower is cut from a sheet of paper from the 6 x 6 Young Girls pad by K & Co.

These letters were hand cut from the Tutti Frutti papers and card from Craftwork Cards. I tied a piece of cream ribbon onto the 'm', the 'l' is wrapped with pink and green seed beads threaded onto silver coloured wire and the 'i' is dotted with a Prima flower finished with a spotty brad from my stash.

and finally the butterfly on this card is again cut from the Young Girl pad (it's actually from the same page as the flower above. The body of the butterfly is made from pink and clear beads threaded onto silver wire. The small butterflies are cut with the new X-Cut border punch.
And now for the exploding boxes. I made one and a half yesterday and have finished the order off today-3 in total but for 2 different people.



Update on the flood is that we are still completely cut off from the rest of the world, no traffic except emergency vehicles is allowed in or out of Bentley. They have been pumping the High Street since last night but the water is still rising. They are pumping from there so that they can start pumping Toll Bar! It looks as though we are going to get it from one side or another. We have our sandbags at the ready and our chins are still up LOL
Take care and stay dry and happy wherever you are.












17 comments:

Kathy said...

Jackie, those cards are fab - well done on being so productive - I guess it takes you mind of the abundance of water if nothing else! The exploding boxes look adorable too, what a busy girlie you've been!

Take care, and keep your powder dry

manicstamper said...

Whaddya mean...got to behave meself...I'll have you know that I am the goodest girl......well except for when I'm bad and then I'm horrid........ha ha ha!!!
Your work is fab as usual.

Keep safe hun.
Sheila-x-

Em's Blog said...

wow you have been busy!! Love the explosion boxes :o)

Em's Blog said...

Wow you have been busy, the explosion boxes are Fab!! :o)

Em's Blog said...

Wow you have been busy!! The explosion boxes are fab! :o)

Paula W said...

great take on the DCM challenge.

mum on the run said...

Wow, you've been busy!!

The exploding boxes look gorgeous and your cards are just fab!

Gillian said...

whoa, what a lot of candy to look at lol, great dares, really like the 3rd one. The exploding boxes are way cool :)

Lythan said...

Wow! At least you are keeping busy. I have never seen such beautifully neat exploding boxes - and I love all your bead cards too

Jo said...

These cards are just so beautiful! love the little butterfly. Fab exploding boxes, they are gorgeous!

jo xx

Sarah said...

Great cards, I love what you did with the beads.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fab work jackie - you have been mega busy! Love the exploding boxes too!

Louly said...

You've been busy! I love them all. That butterfly is really effective. We've been flooded too, my classroom is a total wreck.

Jules said...

WOW, I love those boxes!

Jules x
www.perkypigs.com

Cheryl said...

My goodness, you get a lot done! Everything here is beautiful!

Gillian Hamilton said...

WOWZERS Jackie, a girl goes away for the weekend, and look at all the beautiful things you create... STUNNING work!!!

Angelnorth said...

Nice to see you're able to use the weather to your advantage and get in some quality creafting time Jackie - you've certainly been busy!

Love your DCM beaded cards, especially the butterfly body - adorable!