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Friday, January 05, 2007

Jan week 1 card dare

This is my first card for 2007 daring cardmakers.
I based it on one of Elsie Flannigan's scrap challenges, no.3 customise a ribbon border.

What this picture doesn't show too well is that the thickest piece of ribbon running from top to bottom is lilac spotted. I used two pieces of lilac check & one piece of lilac spot. Tiny pink buttons & mini purple flowers. Each flower has a tiny star bling in the centre. The large pink blossom is one of my new doodlebug blooms with a Laura Ashley button in the centre. My greeting is made in 3D, (seems to be my thing so far this year) & I have used off cuts of lilac pearlescent card & patterned papers.
I really enjoyed making this for two reasons. The first being it is the very first dare of 2007 & the other reason being I really wanted to try this challenge of Elsie's but couldn't bring myself to use all that ribbon on a 12x12 page!!!!!
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14 comments:

Kel said...

What a pretty card! Well done on your soopah-doopah speediness again Paula - here's to a great year of DCM!

Lythan said...

That is a scrummy card Paula. Thanks for playing (so fast!)

Keryn Campbell said...

Another pretty card in my favourite card making colour purple.

Janine said...

wow Paula you are speedy!! Thanks for taking part this week, love your card and how you tried something new for you. Love the colours too. By the word my word this year is dream......

Lynne.x said...

Very pretty card Paula, love the colours.

Maisymary's Findings said...

love the colours & all the little details !


I'm still thinking about a word to choose for 2007 ..........


ttfn, Pearl

Susan said...

Just beautiful, Paula! Love the ribbons and bling. When I click on the blog page image and look at the enlarged picture, it is a lot easier to see how you did the borders. That button is great too, isn't it?

Just curious - what is the idea behind choosing a word for the year? Am I allowed to know? :-D

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Paula, love the way you've used the ribbon. Is the scrap challenge from her book or somewhere else?
Rhi x

scrapdolly said...

Fab paula
I love the card and the fact it accomplished two challenges - good use of time hun.
I am in the middle of the UKS house challenge too

Kathy said...

oooh this is really prety - I love how you've done the ribbon borders and added extra bits to customise it - a great idea, Paula - a fab card to start the new year of dares with!

Dollydimps said...

That's soooooo pretty!I love it!

LisaBabe said...

I love this card, Paula. Great colours and pretty ribbon.

xoxo

Gillian Hamilton said...

Paula this is gorgeous...
***WTG*** on the first of your Elsie Challenges and the first DCM for the year... love that LA button in the centre of that cute flower

BondGirl said...

aww so pretty and sparkly. heres to the first dare of 2007 and many more to come!