Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Tempting Template for a Tuesday - DCM


Daring Cardmakers Little Extra...
Now on to the little extra for this week - we are letting Santa's Little Helper have a rest for a couple of weeks, but you can still make a Christmas card for this one if you like. It's ages since we gave you a sketch to play with so that's what we've got for you this time. You can use the sketch any way you like, just as long as we can still see it in there somewhere - so stretch it or shrink it or do whatever else you can to make use of it.


I love the way these dares open up your mind to new ways of design and doing things. I still need to make loads of Christmas cards, so I decided to go with Christmas again and it came to me to use ribbon to divide the card into nine squares. The paper was a freebie with Scrapbook Magazine and the metal Christmas Trees are from my stash, bought years ago. The stars are from B & Q (surprising where you pick things up, eh?). I made the tag and used rub-ons for the sentiment.


Sorry about the photo quality, but I am still experimenting with my new HP photo editing programme and this didn't work so well - full explanation why below!!

NB Updated to say I have redone the photo - it was really annoying me!

23 comments:

Mellie said...

Oooh like this a lot Juliet. Great card.

bubblegum said...

Fab card Juliet - love those trees. The cards belwo are beautiful too - well done. What a great son you have - hinm lending you his laptop - hope you gave him a big warm cuddly hug. :) :)

Debbie x

Paula said...

Beautiful card, Juliet.

Andrea said...

Fab card, love how you have used the ribbon to split the squares up

stamp and scrape said...

The ribbon is a perfect touch on this lovely card, Juliet. It provides just the right definition and contrast.
Ros

Rachel said...

hiya Juliet thanks for visiting my blog - and wow your card is fab!!!!

Deb said...

Fabulous card Juliet, love the way you used the ribbon and those metal embellishments are gorgeous!

Kaz said...

Great card, love the use of ribbons

Anice said...

Great card. All you organised crafters with your Christmas cards being made are putting me to shame. I might get started in November, more likely December at this rate!!

All Pink girl said...

Great card love the little trees ,Dawnx

Gillian :O) said...

This is Beautiful Juliet!
love those little metal tree's they look so effective used with the sketch design like this!

LuLu said...

Love the card and colours. Will definitely have a go at this idea. Well done.

Pat said...

Lovley work on your bolg Juliet...now youve been tagged !! LOL

http://ukstamperspinky.blogspot.com/

esther said...

Lovely use of ribbon, the paper matches really well with the element. Good on you for spotting a good buy at B&Q!

Louly said...

Brilliant take on the sketch Juliet and the photo looks great!

Lavender stamper said...

Hi Julie
I love your blog, I have added a link to mine.
The cards are great.
Can I ask how you did that fab header on your Blog?
Happy Crafting
Lisa

Marlou said...

well done Juliet fab card :) xx

Fink said...

Love it!

Mistylynn said...

What a very cute card!
Misty

Stamp n Sparkle said...

Very nice. A beautiful Card. I really like the ribbon idea :)
Zee

Karen said...

Love those metal embellies Juliet. Great card!

Samm said...

This is sooo cute! great card!

Samm
x

EllePiggo said...

Fab card Juliet.:)
Vanessa.