Friday, July 25, 2008

Celebrating the Old Favourites

Friday again and that means Daring Cardmakers Day of course!
Often we're so bombarded and blown away by all the lovely new goodies and trends in papercrafting that we forget the old stuff - the papers, embellishments and techniques that for a while at least were our Most Favourite Thing.
So this week we're giving you an excuse to wallow for a while in the Good Old Days! Dig out you old favourites and have some fun remembering why you loved them, and maybe even reminiscing about what got you started with this wonderful hobby of ours.
On the DCM blog you'll find the cards the Team have made during their walk down Memory Lane and on our blogs you'll learn more about why we chose to make our card. We'd love to see your cards and hear your stories too, so please leave a message telling us where we can see your own creations I'd been making cards for a while before I discovered the joy of patterned papers, and I think that one of the first sets I bought were Basic Grey's Sublime collection. I still think this range, along with Fusion and Colour Me Silly are much nicer than most of their more recent collections and digging out this lot again just makes me more sure of that. I love the clever mix of vibrant and muted colours and the designs all seem to work together so well. Sometimes I look at the new ones and some of those colours and patterns just don't look right together - but hey, that's probably just me! Anyway, I decided to try and get an old/new mix for this card. I've used more old faves like fibres, wire and beads, then newer techniques like doodling and scallops, and I've folded the side of the card back again and added the focus piece to that - just to try something different. The Greeting stamp was one I bought when I first started cardmaking and thought stamping was the way to go. I soon found out it wasn't my thing though! Some of the flowers are Primas and some are those sequin ones - I think they might be Queen & Co - something else I bought then left mouldering in a box because they just didn't appeal so much "in the real" as in on screen in an online shop.


11 comments:

tracy said...

lovely and zinggy kathy :)

Melissa Goodsell said...

I loved your card KAthy, so gorgeous. I've got some of that BG line hiding in my paper folder somewhere - you've inspired me to pull it out and start using it again!
Melx

Karen said...

I love the colours Kathy, such a sunny card!!! Haven't a clue what I will do tho X

Janice said...

Lovely card Kathy. I'll need to dig up some of my old stuff and see what I can do.

Angelnorth said...

Fun fold Kathy, I like that! Lovely bright colours and a nice mix of elements going on here - great card!

Lythan said...

So many delightful details on this card Kathy!

Traceyr said...

Loving the bead work and the colours. :)

Fantastic Kathy.

Jozza said...

This is beautiful. I love the fact that it is so bright and cheerful. Wonderful! xxx

carolinejane said...

Lovely card Kathy - I'm hoping to do this weeks DCM too, I have sooo much old stuff hiding in drawers, it will be nice to use some of it again!

Em said...

Yep, a typically "original kathy" card lol! Beads, flowers, fibres BG - fab stuff!

Susan (Sue H) said...

They may be your old papers Kathy but there's no mistaking your wonderful style. You card is beautiful, as always!