Friday, November 17, 2006

Ribbon for men!


Thats the theme of this weeks dare by the Daring Cardmakers. This one was great fun, and with so many cool ribbons out there to choose from it was a great excuse to aquire a few more to add to my collection. Mens cards can be really difficult so I hope you find this challenge inspiring and make some fab cards for the men in your lives too. Rather embarassingly, all the ric rac for the happy birthday card and more was from my stash. Now why do I have 6 different colours of blue ric-rac. Not sure how that happened but it must have been for a very good reason!


The playstation one is made partly with ribbons already in my stash with a few extra from Little Silver Hat. the controllers and screen are glossy accented which is fast becoming my new favourite thing, well after ribbons and patterned papers anyway. I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations, remember you can still join in if you dont have a blog by emailing us, details are all on the dare blog at the top.

Other exciting news today, our very own Daring Cardmaker Jo Kill is up for Cardmaker of the Year in Simply Cards and Papercraft mag. If you havent placed your vote yet you can find the form on the SC&P link. Congratulations Jo and best of luck, not that I think you need it, your work is stunning!

18 comments:

Paula said...

WOW, aint they fabby. Love the sea ric rac & the other one in blacks is so utterly male...

severine said...

these are fantastic !!
Where did you find the joystic ??? I would like to find some for a friend of DH....

Frog said...

Great cards Rhi i love the boat and the ric rac.

Andrea xx

Rhi said...

Thanks for your lovely comments, Severine, the joystick is a Quickutz die, you can see in here
http://www.quickutz.com/shapes.asp?CartId=&ic=KS%2D0445&eq=&Tp=&selProduct=Boy&Show=shapes
Hope this helps, Rhi x

Lynne.x said...

Rhi I love the play station card - I have both of those dies and am ashamed to say they have not been used .... yet.xx

domestic goddess said...

oh i love the playstation card its fab :)

jacquij said...

wow i love all your cards they r fantastic...but i couldnt get the tidy craft room link to work off my blog?? who knows why
im glad my little personal challenge hehe helped u out...im only half way through lol thanks for stopping by my blog

Debbie said...

Rhi- I meant to ask if the die cuts are glossy accented and you have answered my question. Looks fab - I use mine a lot now - Kathy started me off with this and I'm glad she did - great stuff it is :-)

Debbie
xxxxxx

Rach H said...

wow your cards are excellent + very inspiring!!!
I LOVE Scotland too!!!!
Found you while blog surfing!! :)

Maisymary's Findings said...

Love your graphic style - love to see space in design ! yes cool idea with the game controllers !

ttfn , Pearl

Gillian Hamilton said...

Super Cute cards Rhi,
Just love them both. I love the little ric rac waves. & the Playstation is awesome (love those black & white ribbons)
TTFN Gillian :o)

Kathy said...

6 shades of blue ric rac, eh? so how many different pinks do you have in your stash????

The cards are great - but those little buttons for the games console are soooo fiddly aren't they? I usually lose loads before I finally get the full set where they should be!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Rhi,
me again... I've just read how you used the milk bottle back in October... OH WOW.. you are sooo clever.. thanks for that, i'll give it ago sometime soon..
hey.. what brand of Alchol ink did you use? just so I know what to look for..
Thanks for the inspiration can't wait to have a go, I'll go scab a bottle out of the recycle bin now.. TTFN Gillian

Cath said...

Well dne, theyre both fabulous!

Tracey said...

Once again, excellent cards Rhi - well done!

Rhi said...

Hi Gillian, I used Ranger Alcohol inks :) Have fun playing with the recycling! Rhi :D

Paula said...

Never thought of using ric rac for the sea before - good one!

Oh dear - now I've got Ric Rac Rhi going round my head

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I hope you don;t mind, but I have lifted the design for the playstation one. It was a lifesaver!! (pic on my blog)