Friday, 4 April 2008

SHRINK TO FIT!

Intruiging title for this week's dare from http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ well I thought so (shrink plastic sprung to mind and I had a slight panic!!!) Breathed a sign of relief when I read this .....

"I used to be able to make cards with lots of "white space" around the designs, but lately when I've tried to do this my cards just look sooooo naked! So this week I'd like you to think small - not small cards, but small spaces of embellishment on regular sized cards. You are allowed to cover no more than a 5x5cms area of your card with paper or embellishment - the rest of the card must be left plain. How you use those valuable cms is up to you. So you may choose to split up those cms to use around your card, or use them in a block or a line. It might help to cut a few 5x5cm squares then cut those up to work out good ways of using your allotment. Making your whole card a miniscule 5x5cms is NOT an option!! Lets have no cheating (I know what you lot are like.....),but because I'm feeling generous, I'm going to let you add a SIMPLE greeting as extra to your 5x5 allowance! :-)"


I struggled at first, but really enjoyed making this card and it is such a change from the cards I seem to be making at the moment.

Stamp is a cheapy set, but I can't remember the manufacturer, watercoloured with Whispers pens, rub on is MM and paper is from DCWV Nana's Kids. Ribbon and button from stash.


I was delighted to receive this Award from Sue at http://sueskraftykards.blogspot.com/ and although I have received this before, it was at that really busy time when I was unable to blog. So, a massive thank you to all who gave me this in the past. Many of my blogging friends already have oodles of awards, and deservedly so, so I invite anyone who hasn't got this one to please take it as read that it's yours, with lots of love.Have a great weekend!

Juliet xx


22 comments:

Sian said...

Tis a sweet card, it's just right :)

tiina38 said...

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Rosanne said...

Very very cute!

manicstamper said...

So different to your usual style Juliet.....but just as beautiful.

Judy said...

Lovely card, Juliet, like the stamp!
JudyNZ

Sarah C said...

This is such a gorgeous card Juliet and yep, so different to your usuall style. You can do it all my friend!

Congrats on your award. Well deserved it is too xx

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Aww that is so sweet Juliet and well done on your award.

Andrea xx

Gail said...

Lovely card Juliet, I love the greeting.

tracy said...

my 1st thought was shrink plastic too,but wasn't bothered coz i love it :)

love your card,very sweet :)

Anice said...

What a great card. I know what you mean about it being a challenge to leave space, I found it hard too..but really enjoyed it!

Kathy said...

This is beautiful Juliet - I was a bit naughty with the dare title - I did it on purpose to scare you all!

Angelnorth said...

I think the white space style is perfect for baby cards - this looks fab!

Jackie said...

Very cute.

Louly said...

what a fab take on the challenge. I love it.

traciejane said...

gorgeous and very cute - congrats on your award :-)x

Jane said...

lovely card!:)

Karen said...

That's gorgeous Juliet. I love it!

Stacey said...

This is so lovely! Really effective ~x~

Jo said...

Very pretty card!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely card!

Hazel said...

Lovely sweet, cute card!

bubblegum said...

Perfect card Juliet - it is gorgeous. :) :)

Debbie x