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Daring Cardmakers-Photo Finish

Posted by manicstamper on August 12, 2007

Hi there
Sorry I’ve not been around but I ‘ve had a rough few days what with one thing and another.
Had a bit of a confidence crisis which very nearly had me boxing up all of my crafting stuff and selling it. It’s still there in the back of my mind but I’m hanging fire on doing anything about it for the minute.

Anyway…..I decided I would have a go at the DCM challenge to try and cheer myself up a bit.

Here’s the brief-:

This weeks Dare is set by Tracie (Bondgirl) and is titled Photo Finish….
This week I want you to make a card for any occasion but it must include a photograph somewhere! The photo subject can be people, items, locations, flowers, absolutely anything so get snapping. Dont forget to check copyright if you are using someone elses photographs in your art work

I must admit that although I do like sepia photographs, black and white are my most favourite and I love this image. I have teamed it with my favourite black and white spotty papers with just a touch of red………mmmmmm didn’t I do this last week…lol!!! Must be going through a bit of a phase.
Fab challenge as always…….thanks Tracie.

Bye for now



20 Responses to “Daring Cardmakers-Photo Finish”

  1. Keryn Campbell said

    Fabulous card. I really like the red touch with the black and white.

  2. Lythan said

    It is a sign of your modesty and general loveliness that you have a crisis of confidence – as you are one of the most inspiring and talented crafters I know. This card is as beautiful as all the others that you do and your inventiveness never ceases to amaze me!

  3. Angelnorth said

    I’m behind on my blog hopping Sheila, sorry I’ve not been to call for a while.

    Sorry you’re feeling a bit wobbly. I genuinely love the stuff you do — you’re so inventive and creative with the way you approach materials and techniques, I always learn something when I come here. You’ve done some fab cards recently and I was admiring your new uploads to the Tanda gallery only yesterday.

    Keep smiling, you’ll be feeling back to normal again soo, I’m sure.

  4. Wendy - Anntaurus said

    Well you know what I think hun and what I will do!!!! The card is fabulous as is all your work! Cyber hugs!

  5. Kathy said

    oh wow this is just fab, that photo is a real stunner and it looks amazing the way you’ve used it here.
    Sheila, if you you are having a crisis of confidence and threatening to box up your craft stuff, then there’s no hope for the rest of us. It’s to you I come when I’m lacking mojo as I know I’ll always find something inspiring and thought provoking in your work

  6. Em's Blog said

    Beautiful card, I love everything about it!

  7. Anice said

    Great card..I love black and white too!

  8. Louly said

    Beautiful card Sheila, I second what everyone else said, self confidence is a strange thing isn’t it, no matter what anyone else tells you, I think sometimes you have to see it for yourself IYSWIM.

  9. Hazel said

    Oh Sheila, I can only echo what others have said and send my love. I came here tonight because I knew that I’d be inspired and once again this has happened – the card for the DCM is fab.

  10. vonnyw2b said

    Your work is always so beautiful and inspiring to me. I do hope you are feeling better soon. Sending cyber hugs!

  11. Pattyjo said

    Very beautiful! I love the whole thing!

  12. Tassycrafty said

    Fab work as always…I just love visiting your blog!

  13. Jo said

    (((hugs))) I hope you are feeling a bit better now, you do make the most amazing cards – everyone has put it so much more eloquently than I can so I will just send you some more (((hugs)))


    ps – you really are so inspiring and talented and this card is just brilliant xx

  14. Paula said

    Very hollywood, love it.
    Im very much in the same mind right now about crafts & the blog.

  15. TandaStamps said

    So stylish Sheila 😀


  16. Di said

    Don’t give up Sheila! I love to look at your work, it’s fab!

  17. Rachael said

    A Lovely card I love Black and White it is so striking.

  18. joanne wardle said

    very striking . excellent

  19. Flossie's Follies said

    This is such a great card, you really nailed this DCM challenge.

  20. Jane's Crafty Creations said

    I think it is fabulous … B&W makes for stunning effect.

    Jane xx

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