Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pocket DCM...and quite a few tags.

Okies...first of all I'd like to get the tags done and dusted.

I was tagged again for the 7 things you didnt know by three wonderful artists Ilka and Carol and Nicole Z. As I already did the normal 7 things, here are 7 art connected things (thanks to Kelly B for the idea)

1. Since becoming slightly obsessed in stamping etc, I set myself an arty goal at the beginning of each year.
2.Late teens/early 20's I studied Textiles / Fashion...then trained to teach 4-11's mainstream. I didn't opt to teach Art to special needs kids as I didnt think I could cope. (if only I had a crystal ball...life throws all sorts of suprises at you which I found out 8 years later).
3. I have a dislike for peeloffs at a jaunty angle and am on a mission to try and get peeloff users to try rub ons or stamps.
4. I create things easier when I've had little sleep and find it a great side step from reality.
5. I once won an international illustrators competition having not created for 10 years which I was really proud of...
6. All my friends are internet based and connected with stamping/arty endevours. All I need now is for those that live in the different time zone to adjust their sleeping habits :0)
7. Just four years down the line, Dawn Bibby and my lcs have a lot to answer for since receiving my first handmade card from a friend and discovering rubber stamps are not just used in post offices.....


and I was put forward for the Rockin' Girl Blogger award by three talented girls really into blogging their art, Sarah and Ticia and Dani..thankyou girls. I havent linked it back to the blogger that started all that as I imagine she's had enough hits by now lol.

OK....that done, heres my contribution for Daring Cardmakers. Seems I'm having a non stamping weekend and being a bit scissor happy instead.
The 'dare' this week is to create something with a pocket. I made a tall acetate card which holds a stitched pocket containing a Paperbag Studios collage image (the collage sheets can be purchased from Stamp Diva).

As always, please click on the image for a close up.


37 comments:

Penny said...

Really fab!! I love those acetate cards - big impact:)

Em's Blog said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! :o)

Chris said...

Wow - love it Jo. You are just fantastic at acetate cards :)

Kaz said...

tut. I'm so jealous I can't think of anything nice to write.
mmmmmmmmm
wow. wonderful. stunning. you're a moo, it's absolutely brilliant.

Rein said...

Gorgeous, lovely image!

Gillian said...

oooh Queen of acetate cards strikes again, love the pocket, stunning attention to detail as always :)






can i have it please lol :)

Louly said...

I'm totally inspired by this card, it's amazing! I also love the way you've photographed it on the window sill too, it makes such a difference.

Paula said...

Stunning, what else is there to say!!

Carrie said...

This is beautiful Jo and as already said, I too love how you photographed it.

Nicole said...

Looks beautiful, love this. ;-)

Zuzu's Blog said...

OOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo


love it love it .. and am toooo late to ask for it .. lol.

Kaz you greedy Moooo :-)

Andrea said...

Stunning card, I just love it

Heather Robinson said...

Oh wow! This is a fantastic piece...the stitching, the image the ribbon...absolutely everything.

Anna said...

Your card is wonderful. I have haven't been so engrossed in somebody's blog for ages. Your work is so inspirational.

Tootie said...

Hey Jo!
I really dig this one! Love the stitching on it. The button and heart are really nice touch as well.
Smiles-
Tootie

Paula W said...

Definately the queen of acetate (and not peel off's lol)....love this card,gorgeous!

Greensleeves said...

ohhhh and ahhhh (as usual)! Love it, Jo.

Lythan said...

What an amazing card. this is an inspired idea

paru's_circle said...

ADOREABLE! checking out Stamp Diva!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card!

Hermine said...

Absolutely fabulous.

Sharon said...

Another beautiful creation, Jo ... you always use gorgeous little images. It's perfect, as always :)

Deb said...

What a stunning creation, I love it!

Viola said...

Fantastic, Jo! So beautiful!!

mum on the run said...

Stunningly beautiful fabulous card :)

Barbara said...

Such a lovely piece.

Patti G. said...

Jo---all your recent pieces are WONDERFUL! Love this little ADORE piece and the ones below with the overhanging tails! Just makes me smile! Your artwork is always something I look forward to seeing! Thanks for sharing! Hugs,Patti

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Stunning card! Love your work!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

gorgeous card! love the photo - so very precious! always love your work! :)

Rachel said...

Blummin Loverly - off to read the rest of your blog now :-)

Rachel

Gillian Hamilton said...

SO VERY BEAUTIFUL!
love every little bit of this card Jo.... the way the flower wraps around the image is Inspired!

KraftyKitten said...

I absolutely adore this card so the wording is apt. I love the colours, the focal image - pretty much everything about it.

carlene federer said...

OK, now I know you're a weirdo, LOL! And instead of all your arty internet friends adjusting their sleep schedules, I think you just move to the U.S...Arizona maybe?
Love the stitching around that image...uh-oh, I'm getting weak again...must go nap on beach...

audrey h. said...

Love the transparency card. And haven't we talked already about YOU getting on my schedule, lol :o)

Mary-Beth said...

I love acetate cards and this is gorgeous!

sharon (glitterangel) said...

Beautiful, what a great idea, the flower is lovely and what a cute image.

joanne wardle said...

ooooooo gorgeous!!! clever pocket