Friday, September 12, 2008

The Same but Different

Thank you to everyone who joined in and made a card using the past week's Funky Hand Template - such a huge variety of cards you've shared with us. Soon the names of everyone who joined in will go into the virtual hat and one lucky Darer will win the fab Shabby Saturday collection from Funky Hand - keep checking back to see if it's YOU!

Did you check out Sue's wonderful Dry Embossing tutorial on Tuesday? Sue's work is fantastic and having her share her tips and techniques is a special treat - definitely worth bookmarking!

And so to our next dare and it's me (Kathy) setting you a little challenge this time. One of the things I love about our dares is that although we all start with the same brief, the cards we produce are all so different.

So for my dare I'd like to see what happens when our starting point is the same quotation:

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

I'd like you to use this quotation somewhere on your card It doesn't have to be on the front, or even need to be immediately visible. You could perhaps print it on vellum, add it on a tag, put it inside the card, or chop it up and use all the words "ransom note" style. I've chosen this quotation because I think we sometimes need reminding that everyone is special in their own way, and everyone, without exception has a talent to bring to the world - we should all value our own talents and those of other people more than we do

I have a feeling this might be a tricky one - but don't give up without having a try - use your fabulous, creative skills and make a card to show off your cardmaking talents, then leave a message here so we can all give due praise!
Here are some cards from our talented Design Team to get you started:


Sue Lythan




Karen said...

ooo I love this challenge!!!! Love all the cards many birdies!!! X

Angelnorth said...

Thanks for the challenge, lovely examples everyone!

Can't believe I'm first! Here's mine

Unique talents

JACKIE M said...

Great cards...
I love that verse so had to take up the challenge =0)

My card is on my blog

daisy said...

I am stunned by the design team examples for this week's challenge. Wonderful, such detail in each card, such original ideas ... well done xx

Powerful Search Engine said...

Great DT cards and a fab quote,

Becky Garrison said...

Love that quote - it's so true! And of course I couldn't pass up a chance to do a card with a birdie on it, lol! Thanks for looking! Becky G.

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Thank you so much! You've given me the quote that fits a stamp I've been dying to use for a long, long time. I hope you like my creation - you can view it at

Thank you,

Jackie said...

Cor, talk about making us sweat Mrs B! I made two and have just uploaded them to my blog ;)

Hazel said...

Fab cards, girls and a good challenge, Lythan - made me think. Mine's there now:

Susie Little said...

Hi There

Heres My Card

Susie xx

Joey said...

Fantastic cards!!!This challenge really was a challenge for me!!! mine is here:-


Louly said...

Fab challenge Kathy!
This is my first attempt at leaving a hhidden link in a comment so I hope it works.
My card is Here.

thescrapmaster said...

That is such a beautiful quote. I can't wait to try it out!


Flower said...

Oh! One of my favorite quotes, so I had to try for this one. Click here to see it

The design teams' cards are cool! I'm off to see other links now!

Irene said...

Another fantastic challange.

Here is my card


Karen said...

Mine is all done too!!! You can see it on my blog:

Ultramum said...

Some amazing creations :-)

Mine is at my blog

Tip Top said...

And here is mine! Its actually showing as if its tomorrows post but its on today (Monday 15th).. so sorry about that!! Here is my entry.

debb said...

I love this quote and all it says to us! Here is my card:


Gez Butterworth said...

There are some lovely cards here. I love birdies but didn't include any on mine! mine is Here

Karen said...

Great quote! And fab DT cards.

My take on it is here

Leo said...

I've just posted my card on my blog

Lovely quote, very inspiring :-D

Juliet said...

I know I'm late with this, but better late than never eh?
Here is my entry.
Juliet xx