Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dotty and dashed DCM Little Extra, and an SA Kit record

First up is a card made for the young son of a friend, I managed to make it fit the DCM Little Extra announced yesterday:
Dot Dot Dot Dash Dash Dash
We'd like you to make a card featuring dots and dashes, spots and stripes - that's it, a nice easy and fun little theme for you to play with - just make sure you get both spots AND stripes on your card.

The papers are perfect "boy" ones, I think - they're from Junkitz and came from one of the lovely Bubbly Funk Kits - ok so I know Di spends hours designing the most wonderful projects to make with the kits, but I'm just SUCH a rebel, and if the paper fits, well.....
Letters, number and little dots were cut with the Robo - I cut the letters in a few layers of plain card, plus a top one of patterned paper and stuck them all together - a bit of a faff tbh - there must be an easier way. The letters and tiny dots were all given the Glossy Accent treatment. The ricrac I bought as my donation to a forum swap - I bought way too much and whilst it looked funky in the shop by the time I got it home I thought it looked revolting but you see, even this came in useful eventually - give it time and all your stash will come into it's own. Well maybe not those peeloffs.....This card is for niece - Emily, would you believe?
Now here's the really really amazing thing - I made this using the August SA Kit which arrived YESTERDAY - I don't think I've ever managed to make anything using bits from a kit so promptly - proud of myself? You betcha!
paper is KI Memories
Flower is made up of two felt ones and a paper one - added a bit of silver glitter glue to the back felt one - well a 9 year old girl can't have enough glittery stuff, can she?
Letters QK Olivia alpha in different coloured glitter card
big buton and tiny buttons from the stash, along with the various ribbons and brads

Had to wait till the glitter glue and Perfect Pearls dried so I could wrap this up in her parcel to take ot the post. By which time the heavens had opened and I got absolutely drenched.
Did wonders for my cold, I'm sure! Went to the chemist and bought more lemsips to nurse it with, then when I got home I made a coffee and a lemsip - only I put the milk in the lemsip instead of the coffee, yeeeeuuuuuuuucccchhhhh I told you I wasn't well, didn't I?

11 comments:

Angelnorth said...

These are great Kathy - especially love the boy one! You're right, those are great papers for boy things!

LisaBabe said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs B - loving that ballooon shape paper.

Know how you feel re the summer cold - got one too. Hope you're on the mend soon.

xoxo

Paula W said...

Beautiful cards...I love the gorgeous mix of papers youve used.

Anne said...

Lovely cards, especially the dotty stripey one. They are really nice papers for boy cards!
Hope your cold gets better soon - you wouldn't want any more Lemsip with milk...

Paula said...

Really love those papers, so bright & funky. I shy away from funky but am getting better now I have my hands on a fab paper range for scrapping by EK Success.

Sylvie :) said...

Your cards are so gorgeous Kathy !!! love the way you used the pp.
I planed to do one today :) I'm on holidaaaaays :)))

stamp and scrape said...

LOVE the card for Sam - gorgeous use of the papers, and little hole punching.
Ros

Nick said...

Lovely cards Kathy-but I have a complaint to make-you've just made me spend a fortune at Bubbly Funk!

mum on the run said...

Both fab cards Kathy!! Love the KI papers!! Might have to look into the SA kits as they always look gorgeous!!

Andrea said...

Fab card, love the colours on the card for Emily

Susan (Sue H) said...

Lovely cards Kathy.
I especially love the Junkitz papers from Bubbly Funk.