Friday, July 20, 2007

Pocket Full of Posies!

What a miserable, dismal morning we have here. It's raining (again) and so dark I've got the lights on - ridiculous in July, I can't believe how bad this summer has been. If you look back to the April posts you'll read how wonderful the weather was - looks like we had our summer back then....
Ah well, at least we can brighten up the day with a nice, fun new challenge from The Daring Cardmakers!
It's the wonderful Lynne's very first dare for the DCM and she says:

"OoooOOoooOOooooOOOoo!!!!!!!!
My first Dare. I’m so nervous, I can’t believe that it’s my turn already.
I’ve gone for something nice and easy - had to break myself in gently.
POCKETS
I’d like to see lots and lots of pockets. Pockets full of posies, Brass in Pocket (love the Pretenders).Pockets on clothes, Pockets from clothes, Library Pocket, Pockets of this and Pockets of that.
Get the idea?
Pockets and Pockets of Pockets."

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!
Tags and Pockets to put them in are one of my favourite cardmaking techniques and I've not done one in a while - so how come this one didn't get finished till yesterday?
I've used loads of stuff from Bubbly Funk kits on this card. I've been lucky enough to get my mitts on each of the kits so far and although Di designs the most gorgeous projects to make with them, all I manage to do is hoard them away and use little bits from them for other projects!
Anyway, for my card this week I couldn't resist using the May kit (I think) as it was perfect for this "Pocket Full of Posies" card.
All the paper is 3 Bugs in a Rug "Tickled Pink" I cut border designs and flowers from several different sheets to use on the tag - which is folded to leave lots of room for a hidden message inside.

The pocket is made from 2 colours of the velvet paper from the kit and the flower from some of the felt flowers in there, with a bit of inking, and a button and ribbon from my stash

The card looked a bit "undressed" when the tag was removed from the pocket so I decided to add a few more cut out flowers to jolly it up a bit.

Hope you like it.
There are lots of fabbilicious pocket cards on the blog this week, so please pop along and see them all, there's more info on our personal blogs so don't forget to check all of those out for more info and all the whys and wherefores too!

The DCM blog sailed past the 50,000 visitors mark this week - we were so excited that we were all keeping a very close watch on the counter. How proud I am to be part of this amazing team, and how wonderful that so many people enjoy the dares we set each week. It's been an amazing experience; we've met some fantastic new friends and learned such a lot - I'm sure we'd all agree our own crafting has developed in leaps and bounds!
From Jane's tiny germ of an idea "I've been thinking, do you think it would be a good idea to have a little challenge blog like the scrapbookers have....." and the resounding "YES!", the launch of the blog last October and now here we are on 50.000 visitors already! I wonder how many we'll have had by our "birthday"?

I've now heard that the present I showed a sneak peek of earlier in the week has safely reached it's new home, so I'll load some pics on here over the weekend.

23 comments:

Scripture by Design said...

WOOOOW!!!! This is unbelievable! What a beautiful piece of art work!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Only one word suitable today Kathy

FABULOUS!!!!!

x

Mel Goodsell said...

Just absolutely beautiful. I love how your card is super funky and happy. The colours are gorgeous too ,
Melx

Anna said...

Thank you for the inspiration Kathy. I will have a go at this one.

I have awarded you a special award. Take a look at my blog for details but don't feel obliged to take part if you don't want to.

Sam Morris said...

A fab challenge Kathy and LOVE what you've made for it!!

Lisa said...

WOW - love that card!!

Paula said...

Gorgeous little 3D number, Miss Kathy.x

Penny said...

So colourful and funky - I love it!

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love EVERYTHING about this card Kathy!

manicstamper said...

Kathy your card is awesome there is just so much to look at...fabulous!!!

Lythan said...

this is an amazingly awesome card Kathy

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Hi Kathy, I love all of your work your very Inspiring and talented so i’ve ALSO nominated you for the Rockin Girl Blogger award. You could pop along to my blog for details but I think you know how it works. TFS!

Anna said...

WOW! Kathy, this has really cheered me up on a miserable day. The flowers just pop! I might have to invest in some of those papers too.

Lynne.x said...

Kathy thank you for making such an amazing card for my first Dare. It's gorgeous..x

Andrea said...

Love the colours on your card - brilliant

maggieb said...

Thats one FAB card kathy

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous - really colourful and cheerful - love it!

annikki said...

Hi Kathy! I've been away and not been able to see your works for a long time.
But they are as fabulous as always!
I just love this card!

crazystamps said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC !!! gorgeous gorgeous !!!

mum on the run said...

Great card Kathy, love all the detail.

I have these papers but love them too much to cut them :D

Deb said...

I absolutely love this card!

Keryn Campbell said...

Your card is gorgeous bright and colourful and dare I say it very summery.

Clare said...

What a lovely card,it inspires me to try and create something with felt.