Friday, January 18, 2008


I've got half an hour to update my blog!

First off is the DCM Little Extra - Now, as you are probably aware, both Lynne and Gillian sadly stepped down from the Design team recently, and all though the DCM team's door is always open for them, we thought it would be nice to pay a little tribute to them in appreciation for all their wonderful work during their time on the DCM design team. Lythan came up with an idea that we make a card in the 'style' of either Lynne or Gillian's cards. Or maybe pick your favourite of theirs and use an element from their cards on your own card. Everyone has their own style- we thought it might be a little challenge to try out a different style for a change! I decided to go with Lynne's 'style' albeit loosely! This was ordered by my friend Sue and her brief was just that...........brief!! A 'special' wedding anniversary card for Rob (her husband) and an equally special card for their son's birthday. I decided on the acetate card for Rob and the 'Lynne influence' is in the stitching, embossing and inking on the front (nowhere near Lynne's talent though). I ran some blue card through the Big Shot with a Cuttlebug folder and cut the hearts with one of the large Sizzix heart dies, I think it was #2. One was cut in dark blue and one in light blue and I just layered them one on top of the other and mounted them on the card. The acetate is from Joanna Sheen.

This was a card lift from one, made for a challenge, by the lovely Sue and this is it. Cute eh?
The next order I finished was for an exploding box.
Papers are a mix of Papermania, English Paper Company (who sadly are no more), ribbons are from Ribbon Oasis and the bits and pieces are from my many craft boxes.

I made the following card last night for another very good customer who likes the Sizzix figures. They are going to Barcelona next weekend for a friend's 30th birthday and this was the request....." Its my friends 30th and we are going to barcelona for weekend and thought a card with us 5 girls on the front with Happy 30th Birthday Becky and maybe barcelona here we come on the bottom or something. Our hair colours are me ginger, 2 long brown, 1 blond and 1 becky short brown. Just put us all in the same thing, like pink tshirt or something."
The orange and yellow papers represent the Spanish flag and the rest is self explanatory. The glasses are silver mirri card. Becky's badge is die cut 30 on a small red circle and covered with Glossy Accents.
I have another card to blog but that one deserves a post on it's own so I will do that one next then I shall do this weeks DCM dare as I have another card to make before I carry on with wedding stationery.


Rein said...

Beautiful cards and a great box!

Jo said...

Crikey, you always make so much, puts me to shame!! Great cards Jackie.