Saturday, September 13, 2008

BOGOF (buy 1 get 1 free)

I used two challenges for this card yesterday,. the first being the DCM Dare and the second, the lovely sketch from Renee at Page Plans
It's me (Kathy) setting you a little challenge this time. One of the things I love about our dares is that although we all start with the same brief, the cards we produce are all so different.
So for my dare I'd like to see what happens when our starting point is the same quotation:
"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best". Henry Van Dyke
I'd like you to use this quotation somewhere on your card It doesn't have to be on the front, or even need to be immediately visible. You could perhaps print it on vellum, add it on a tag, put it inside the card, or chop it up and use all the words "ransom note" style. I've chosen this quotation because I think we sometimes need reminding that everyone is special in their own way, and everyone, without exception has a talent to bring to the world - we should all value our own talents and those of other people more than we do.

I really enjoyed this one, so much so that I made two, thanks Kathy. Paper is Sizzix, frills are Doodlebug and the rest is from my stash.

I decided to make this one into a tag card. I added the ribbon and then mounted the tag onto navy sparkly card. I made a vellum pocket and edged it with (the dreaded) peel offs and added the sentiment.

I'm still making cards for the forces! I sent 120 last Monday, some of which were from my stock box and some were made specially. My mum came over on Thursday and she had made another 35, and I have 29 on my dest ready to have inserts in them. I have stamped and coloured some images ready to use as toppers as I want to get to the 200 mark. If you can help at all, there is a link to Emma's blog (Elf Creations) in my sidebar You don't need to make hundreds, just one card will help the appeal :)

I have to make DD's birthday cards today as it's her birthday tomorrow and it's still not done!

I need to do a stock take this week and I am dreading it! I thought that by making all these cards for the SOS Appeal it would make things a little easier as I've used quite a bit of stuff. Not a chance!!! If I'm not around for a few days it's because I am still counting card blanks LOL I must still have hundreds!

I will photograph all my SOS cards later and add them. Don't know how much later though as we are going out for a Chinese for tea for the two birthday babes in our house this week.



Lythan said...

those are such elegant cards. It is lovely to see the quote being used in lots of different ways!

Phree said...

Great cards, the tag one is my favorite.

Jozza said...

Two gorgeous cards! Very elegant :o)


Lesli said...

Fabulous job - I love them both!

Hazel said...

You've certainly been busy with all those cards, Jackie. I love these ones - very classy.

Carol said...

Love the cards the tag one is soooo elegant!!

Hope the birthday peeps had a great birthday and you all enjoyed your Chinese meal yummy!!


Angelnorth said...

These are lovely Jackie, I especially like the vellum pocket one - very classy-looking!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous cards Jackie - I love the stylishness of them.

Thank you soooo much for the birthday card and the calendar - not been over to buy my own this year, sob sob, so thrilled to find that little treat come through the letterbox!