Tuesday, 5 June 2007

A Sticky Situation....

"how's about a dare where you can't use any adhesives at all...
You have to put them away...
No tape, no gluesticks, no Xyron, no modpodge.... and all other sticky things....
the only things you can use are things like staples, stitching, brads, eyelets, pins.... that sort of thing to attach all the bits to your card."



This little extra was certainly a challenge!

I went for something very simple and quick in the end and I quite like the end result. I used a large flower die that I have had forever (only used a couple of times!), a cuttlebug die cut and attached these with a button. The stem is just eyelets.(wouldn't recommend doing this without a silent setter or crop a dile!) Finished off with doodlebug rub ons.






pp Crate twirl, button mm, eyelets mm and doodlebug rub-ons.

I made the next card yesterday.
It is for my Darling Dad, and it took quite a bit longer to make. I hand cut the pocket( I think you can get a die for this,must have a look on the interweb), and then hand stitched the details, finishing with a couple of brads. My Dad has been really ill since he had a stroke earlier this year, and his health is still deteriorating so he is in my thoughts all the time. I don't get to see him that often as he lives a long way away, but I will definitely be delivering this card by hand.


pp from Previous SA kit, Bazzill card, mm rub ons.

12 comments:

scrapnnMO said...

OMG OMG girl you've cranked out two super fabulous cards using no adhesive. YOu go girl! Love them both!

Flossie's Follies said...

How great, and not one card but two without any adhesive. Fantastic, great cards.

Kaz said...

Gorgeous cards Sarah, very inspiring. Hugs to you and your Dad x

Lynne.x said...

Two amazing cards Sarah.

Rein said...

These are both fabulous!

Sam Morris said...

Talk about setting a standard!! I don't know if I can even think of one let alone two!!

Absolutely fabulous, both of them ;o)

Gillian Hamilton said...

Sarah I just love your no glue card... the design is So Cute! great work with all those eyelets..
What a lovely card you've made for your dad.. enjoy your time with him, when you see him :O)

Kathy said...

Love your glue-less card, Sarah - I don't think I could put so many brads on one card - you were very brave!

Your dad's card is lovely and I'm sure he'll be chuffed. I miss my dad more than words can say - so you make sure to give yours an extra big hug when you see him.

Paula said...

Great cards & so fast!!

stamp and scrape said...

What a great way to use the eyelets - they look super!
Ros

mamaluke said...

Fabby cards, well done! love the eyelet stem!

Gillian said...

They are great cards!