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Daring Cardmakers-Me and My Shadow!!!

Posted by manicstamper on January 12, 2008

What a fabulous ‘dare’ this week once again from The Daring Cardmakers.
The brief was to make two cards using the same materials so I took the opportunity to make up a couple of cards for the local shop. As you can see they are not my normal stamped cards as this is the style the customers prefer.
I will be making a few more of these as the materials I have used are some that I was hoping to get used up.

I have had a lovely relaxing day today. The weather was very wet and windy so I have been snuggled up in my workroom and got lots done. DD made me lunch as she was home today too and both of the blokes were out at work so we had a good old chinwag and put the world to rights……lol!!!


I am feeling a lot happier in myself as I have made the decision not to do any more demonstrating work. I have spent the last four years using my holiday from my regular work to go away and work mostly and have been burning the candle at both ends for way too long. I think this has contributed considerably to some health problems I have been having and already I am feeling better having made the decision and let the appropriate people know.
I will continue to teach classes at Monks Den Crafts and will be designing lots of new projects for the ladies and if Deb is agreeable will be trying out some projects other than cards.
Once I have Valentine, Mother’s Day and Easter cards out of the way for the local shop I will be looking forward to getting back to my stamping and having a go at some new techniques.



I just realised that yesterday was my Blogging birthday. I can’t believe I have been doing this for twelve months.
Thanks to everyone who visits and leaves encouraging comments. It means so much when you take the time to let me know what you think of my work…….hugs to you all.



Coo I am ready for a cuppa so I think I will go and make myself one and then crack on with a bit more work. I feel so full of energy today and it’s fabulous to feel like that for a change.
Bye for now
Sheila-x-

22 Responses to “Daring Cardmakers-Me and My Shadow!!!”

  1. Judy said

    What lovely cards, I like the gold touch!
    Hope you’re feelings lots better soon, too!
    Judy NZ

  2. Andrea, said

    beautiful, elegant cards

  3. debby4000 said

    A stunning pair of cards

  4. Jackie said

    Life in Laalaa land seems really good and your cards are fab as always!

  5. Jilli said

    Beautiful cards

  6. Lythan said

    Lovely cards and I hope that you feel good about your decision. You are a great demonstrator but you also need times of rest otherwise the whole crafting thing will be a chore!

  7. Tanya said

    Very elegant cards!! Beautiful work!!

  8. Glitter Monkey said

    Lovely cards. Well done on your 1 year anniversary! Hope you’re on the mend again soon now you are taking things easier. Lol x

  9. Juliet said

    Lovely cards – glad your mojo has returned!!

  10. Anice said

    Lovely cards!

  11. Kathy said

    Happy Bloggiversary Sheila!

    I love these cards – mind you, I love all your cards.
    Giving up the demo work will give you loads more time to play with your stuff so I can’t wait to see what you’ll be coming up with!

  12. Marlou said

    love your cards for the dare!!! excellent🙂

  13. Anne said

    Very elegant cards – lovely!

  14. PaperBabe - Kim said

    Two great cards! I hope your class went well!

  15. Susan (Sue H) said

    Such a shame that you’ve given up your demonstrating Sheila, so many people are going to miss out on sharing your expertise and seeing your wonderful work. Still it’s important that you do what’s right for you and I’m pleased you’re beginning to feel the benefit of your decision already. It couldn’t have been an easy decision to make.

    Love your two cards. Beautiful as ever.

  16. Clare said

    Love your cards, they are so elegant. I would be thrilled to receive one of these from my Valentine!

  17. Wendy - Anntaurus said

    Beautifully elegant cards Sheila – glad you are feeling better.

  18. ink'n'rubba said

    Very elegant cards and I’m sure they will go down well. Glad you are happy with your decision not to demo and hope you can rest and recharge the batteries this year.

  19. Rosie (Freycob) said

    These two cards are very elegant.

    Good on you taking time out for yourself!

  20. Lavender Rose said

    Both cards are stunning, very expensive looking, I love these!

  21. EllePiggo said

    Fab cards.🙂
    Vanessa.

  22. Jo said

    Gorgeous cards…..very stylish.

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