Friday, July 18, 2008

In the Swing

Well, I'm trying to get back in the swing with my crafting (not to mention the "fairy chores", as forum friend Em would say) Not exactly succeeding tbh, but starting to make some headway on the "to do" list. Totally failed to get Lythan's "dastardly" peel offs dare done - I threw all my OOs away in the general clear out when we were moving house, but I have a feeling there's one sheet that came free on a magazine lurking somewhere in a folder so was planning to locate them and actually use them. Mind you, I haven't a clue what's on them. Never mind, we'll move on This week Rhi's Daring Cardmakers challenge was spot on......
(and btw it's lovely to have Rhi back after her hectic few months training for her new job - I've really missed seeing her fabby cards) Apparently there's something called Journalling Spots that the scrappers love to use - I'm sooooo NOT a scrapper, so had to go for a web-wander to see what she was on about. I discovered that it's just a "posh" way to describe little bits of paper, stickers etc that you add a bit of handwritten jouranalling to. That's fine if your handwriting is neat and tidy and the ink doesn't blob at the least provocation, eh? I needed to send a late birthday card - to go with the late present I mentioned in another post. I had the present made in loads of time - then I got really confused about the Goodwood trip - I got it into my head that it was THIS weekend when actually it was LAST weekend. So it all became a bit of a rush and I was a complete failure (do you notice a theme here?) at getting things wrapped up and into the post. So anyway, the card I was going to send wasn't appropriate anymore and a Belated Birthday Wishes one was needed and making a card with a little handwritten message seemed a perfect way to say "Sorry I'm so Late" I've used BG Euphoria papers here, along with the matching brads. I really love the colours in this collection, even if some of the patterns are a bit fussy - using tiny pieces of them waters down the effect I think! If there's one thing that I use my Craft Robo for more than anything else, it's cutting circles. I know that sounds bonkers, but being able to cut the perfect size of circle for any project is so great! So here are four different sized circles used on one card. One part of the flower centre and the little journalling spot are cut with the Cuttlebug scalloped flowers die. I've used tiny buttons in the middle of the flower and given them a dusting of glitter and a coating of Glossy Accents This week I've been making a start on the next round of Design Team projects for Ribbon Oasis, so I thought I'd add a couple of sneak peeks to be going on with.









I'm planning to donate these items for sale at the Think Pink Cards and Gifts Sale taking place in October. This sale is being held in aid of Breast Cancer Care and there's more information here
I mentioned on an earlier post that all donations of cards and makes would be gratefully recieved and was thrilled when Sarah contacted me offering some of her fantastic cards. If you are reading this and would like to add your support to help make this event a huge fundraising success, please email me for further info and I'll put you in touch with the organisers. Alternatively click here to visit the "Think Pink" blog for more details

11 comments:

Di said...

Aww, what a star you are Kathy, thank you so much lovely. The sale is going to be full of such beautiful things. xx

Karen said...

A beautiful card Kathy. Never thought of using circles for flowers...OMG you are so clever X

Angelnorth said...

You're right, those colours are lovely! Hope you remembered to post this version! At this rate, we're all going to have to travel to Sussex for the sale - there's going to be lots of lovely stuff on offer!

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous card Kathy. We both had to find out what journalling spots were.

Chriss Rollins said...

you have some fab boxes on here and great birds.
thanx for visiting me.
chriss x

Em said...

I am loving all those little buttons on the flower card Kathy - gorgeous colours too!

Smileygem said...

Hi, I love our blog and your cards. , I added your blog to my blogs I like list, I hope you dont mind

Sylvie :) said...

Gorgeous cards ! love all the squares and the flower is great.

nutka1911 said...

As always, beautiful card. I love it!

Smileygem said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog (O:

SueF said...

what a gorgeous card Kathy, I love the squares - a brilliant way of using all the oddments of paper you can't bear to throw away!