Monday, June 30, 2008

Blackbeard's Revenge

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 l√° 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

10 comments:

Lythan said...

Being the proud owner of one of those cards I can say that it is even better in real life cos it is very touchy feely. It would make a great card for the sensory impaired!
And I'm not just gushing because I would love to have that awesome GSD template of the pirate ship...

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, is your white pen that works one of the new Inkssentials ones, Kathy? I've just ordered one of those. You know I love the pirate card and the kit card for Lythan looks lush - really cheerful!

seedlings mum said...

I just love your work - that bird card is stunning and the pirate card is just fab!!!!1

Sue said...

I love your pirate ribbon and the birdy card has fabulous colours.
Sue x

mum-on-the-run said...

Great cards Kathy!! The pirate one is fab, the boat looks ace!! The birdie one is cute too.. will have to keep a look out for those papers :)

est26 said...

Great cards Kathy I love the pirate one tho...my nickname is bones...so I like all things Piraty xxx

Hazel said...

The card for Lythan is great. I love the pirate one too - it's something a bit different

Karen said...

Shiver me timbers.....that pirate card is wonderful. Aren't kids colouring books a great source of inspiration!!! X

Hazel said...

It's me again =- please look on my blog for details of an award I've given to you.

manuela said...

Die Karten sind super! Wunderschöne Farbkombinationen!