Saturday, 5 April 2008

DCM - Shrink to fit..

Shrink to Fit
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

This dare took me way back to when I first started cardmaking! All my cards used to look like this! It was actually really difficult to decide what to put on the card when you can only cover a 5cm square.

Eventually This is what I came up with - a very simple Anniversary card made entirely of scraps. Hope the ribbon isn't breaking the rules too much.
This next card is similar to a previous design - I made this for the JB forum challenge to use spots and dots. I now have 2 Christmas cards ready for December!

Enjoy your weekend.

Sarah x


Kathy said...


I refuse to listen!

Love your DCM card the little square looks fab

Hazel said...

They are both lovely cards, Sarah. It's amazing what you can do with scraps - love the way you've used them on the first one - and it shows that 'less is more' is classy.

Kaz said...

great cards Sarah, love the felt heart.

Angelnorth said...

Love the anniversary card - so sweet! Not sure I'm quite ready for Christmas cards yet (but this one looks fab!).

tiina38 said...

Very nice cards. My card is in my blog,

Penny said...

Your anniversary card is so sweet! It has lovely texture to it.

And your snowflake is fab, the dots and stitching are so lovely!

Em said...

Fab take on a really tough challenge Sarah, well done you!

Loving the xmas card too - fab colours (at least you have 2 more made than me lol!)

Anonymous said...

great cards.

Jackie said...

Fab cards as usual Sarah. I love the blue tag too

Anice said...

Both cards are fab. I love the felt heat on your DCM challenge. Christmas? Oh dear I think I'll leave it till Dec like I always do!!!
Anice xx

Katie said...

So very talented and organised too!!!
Lovely cards both of them! I can't say the 'C' word yet, muc too early for me!


Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely cards. The spotted one is just stunning

Dolly Mixtures said...

Love that anniversary card with the felt and the lovely pin on it. The Ribbons down the side look really effective too.

Kath said...

Hi Sarah
I've got some blog candy up for grabs.

Sam Morris said...

What a great challenge and truely fab interpretation, love the design, so elegant!

And lol @ 2 Christmas cards...2 more than me!! Oooh I recognise that brad and ribbon :D

Love that great big snowflake, such a pretty card :)