Sunday, 23 December 2007

Daring CardMakers - I'm Free

Decided to take part in this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge.

'Christmas is an expensive time of year (although every day of the year can be potentially expensive to us Crafters ! ;) Anyway, we thought it would be a good idea to run a dare that was 'inexpensive'..This week, we the DCM team, would like you to design a card using a magazine 'freebie' . Either a craft magazine freebie, or indeed any other magazine freebie, papers, embellishments, tools, etc. anything really, as long as it came from a magazine.'

I loved this challenge as I am one of those people that is attracted to a magazine by the freebie and have loads of free papers that have never been used.

The first card I used a Craftwork Cards glittery blank and added the spotty paper (from Just Great Papers Mag) and lilac paper across the middle of the card. The Penny Black image was from Julie at Julesjapes and I used my new Derwent watercolour pencils and mounted her onto lilac paper. The sentiment I got free with a Craftwork Cards newsletter when I was a member awhile back and I overlapped it onto the image, as I'd got a little smudge and it covered it up beautifully!!!! I've added gems to the corner and stickles to the image and edge of the sentiment.

This scalloped card black was also free with a Craftwork card newsletter. I covered the bottom have with paper from this months Papercraft Essentials that I got yeasterday and added a pink flower embossed sticky ribbon from Anita's. The magnolia image was from Michelle at CardGrotto and she is coloured again with my new Derwent pencils. I've added another Craftwork Card sentiment and added stickles to this and the image.

I'm off now to see what other freebies I have that I can use this afternoon!!


Michelle said...

Great cards, I really love them both. That is great that you used some of your freebies up too, I really must start using some that I get from magazines! :0) Merry Christmas!

Melanie said...

Lovely cards and a lovely fresh blog. Marry Christmas to you too!

Jackie said...

Those are wonderful! I especially like the purple one - you've got some great freebies!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cards!
Merry Christmas.

Tanya said...

Your cards look wonderful!! Love colour and images!
Merry Christmas!!!

Andrea, said...

Great cards. Happy Christmas

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards great use of the freebies.

Diane said...

Both cards are great. You put your freebies to wonderful use!