Friday, 21 September 2007

DCM Challenge - 'Charity'

This week's Friday DCM Challenge is an interesting one
and I hope I will be allowed this as I didn't exactly follow it to the letter. Here's this weeks dare:

'Let's go Charity shopping or Op shopping (as we call it in Australia)
I DARE you to visit your local Charity Shop & make someone else's TRASH your STASH! .........and make a GORGEOUS card from what you find. You'll be amazed at the special little treasures you'll find if you only take the time to look with CREATIVE EYES.'


I am reallly short of time this weekend as I am going to the Papercrafts Extravaganza tomorrow in Harrogate, (well, someone has to!)and I'm supervising a Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition on Sunday, so my CREATIVE EYES headed upstairs to the spare room where there is a bin bag full of clothes destined for the charity shop when I get round to it. I eventually spotted a t-shirt with loads of buttons on it then kicked myself for not thinking of using them earlier! Sorry, I haven't a clue where the background paper came from, but green behind the flower is embossed Bazzil, the blue ribbon is recycled from a shirt, I used a Prima flower and added two punched ones and a button in the centre. The silver sparkles are glitter glue and 'Birthday Wishes' is peel offs. I used various bits of 'Metal Hardware' (heart, arrows, rivets and nameplate), brads and inked lots of edges before finishing off with hand drawn stitching.
Thanks DCM darers for helping me to find loads of buttons!!!

21 comments:

Leigh said...

Lovely card.

Deb said...

Great card, love the colours and the details!

Louly said...

Another great card! I love the stitching.

Sam Morris said...

Lucky you, would love to go to Harrogate, am saving my pennies for the NEC in November though lol!

Great card, by the way ;o)

mum on the run said...

Great card Juliet, love the "pre-charity shop" item!!

Have a great time at Harrogate :)

Paula said...

Have a fab day at Harrogate!!

Great card lots of fab colour & detail.

Sarah said...

Great card, love that colour combo!

Karen said...

That's K&Co Addison paper you've used there. Great card Juliet!
Have a great super fab day at Harrogate xx

Lythan said...

Snap! I used something heading for the shop not from it too. Love the card

Gillian :O) said...

oooooohhhh some of my fav K&Co papers, lovely card Juliet, and a wonderful idea using your 'on the way out the door clothes' Your card is Beautiful!

Mellie said...

Love the card and that K & Co. Great idea with the buttons too.

Samm said...

Great card!!! lovely bright colours!

Samm
x

Rhi said...

Brilliant Deb, love the card!

Barb's Corner said...

That's a great card and you didn't even have to leave home! Love that!
Barb C

Saffa said...

OOh lovely card!


I love the colours and the bloom!
xxSaffa

My Paper World said...

Really pretty,love the colours!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Lovely card Juliet.
I especially love the way the colours go together.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Love the card - great colour and details! Have a fab day at the show!

Lavender Rose said...

Great card...love the colour combination

Crystal said...

pretty!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Lovely cool, calm card. Love the colours.