Well, not quite! I've been looking at all the fab Pirate inspired cards and scrap pages with admiration but hadn't had a go myself until last week. But with a birthday card for my 8 year old nephew to make and not the glimmer of an idea what to do I was trawling through the stash looking for inspiration and found this chipboard skull and crossbones which was bought ages ago and had been left lurking in the drawer ever since. I remembered seeing a fantastic Spanish Galleon template for the Craft Robo, so I thought thses things might solve my "boy card" problem. However when I tried to cut the ship in the size I needed it just fell to bits - it was far too detailed for this project, so it was back to the drawing board and I ended up making my own template using a colouring book page as the starting point. Tell you what though - I'm well-pleased with the results, especially as I managed to do it all myself without having to ask Hubby for a reminder on how to separate all the sections so they'd cut in the different colours. woowoo I think I might actually getting the hang of this - now if only I could crack how to make more complicated designs from scratch......most I've managed was a set of traffic lights made from two rectangles and 3 circles The pirate grosgrain stuff down the card has also been sitting in the drawer for ages - I found it along with various other designs in Wilko's - it's actually a sort of strap thing with a lanyard wotsit on the end for hanging a mobile phone/keys/etc from - I think it's to be worn a bit like a Miss World sash iykwim! Anyway I knew it would come in useful one day. :-) The wavy black Bazzill was in a Self Addressed kit a while back, and I doodled a lá Jo around the edge with my new "white pen that works"(yay!)
ohhh I said I was going to start showing my stuff for the May Bubbly Funk Kit, didn't I?
Good timing really because it was the lovely Lythan's birthday yesterday and I decided to send her one of the cards I made for the kit.
The papers were all Dream Street "Birdie Bits" which is such a scrummy set to work with. Caroline added matching Bazzill, velvet paper, chipboard birdies and other bits, some lace paper and all sorts of other bits and bobs to the kit. I love this kit so much that I've got another project which is still a work in progress because I've pretty much used up all my paper and need to buy more. Maybe I should go and do a bit of shopping later....
I'll add some more Birdie Bits tomorrow
Thanks for looking