Monday, October 13, 2008

Blue Skies, Nothing but Blue Skies

What an amazing weekend weather-wise. Seems like it's gone back to normal grey today, but for the last few days we've enjoyed blue skies and even some warmth! Just as well as we had MIL staying with us, so being able to get out and about is a very good thing!

Hopefully there'll be photos once Hubby's sorted them out - he insists on us "shooting raw" so that he can tweak the techie stuff, but as I haven't a clue, it means I can't get at my photos when I use my "proper" camera rather than the one I just use for instant pics of cards etc. We made good use of our English Heritage membership; on Friday we went to Audley End House and yesterday to Wrest Park. I love both of these places, but it's ages since we visited either - and they both looked beautiful in the sunshine this weekend.
On Saturday morning Hubby took his Ma along to the local museum (a couple of hours P&Q for me), then we went out for a pub lunch in one of the local villages. We then did the almost obligatory garden centre visit in the afternoon, and although it was one of those with a craft shop in (well, there's a surprise choice....) all I managed to buy was a small circle punch - and that was to replace the one I'd broken last week. What a failure I am - or maybe its what a failyre the shop was to come up with anything to inspire me.... I'm thinking a browse around my fave online shop might be on the cards (oh, the pun!)

I completely forgot to share the things I made for the August Bubbly Funk Kit and emag so I'm going to rectify that over the next couple of days, while I get my breath back and make some other stuff.
This is a photo frame made from mountboard. I'm not sure the photo I used in the frame works very well, but as usual I was in a hurry and didn't have time to find a more suitable one.
This was a beautiful kit full of delicious, subdued shades, and some beautiful embellishments and accessories - and plenty of chipboard of course as that's Caroline's specialist product.
I made a Craft Robo template for cutting extra flowers to match those on the papers and added the download for that to the Bubbly Scrumptious emag for those who subscribed to the kit to use if they wished.
I used flowers cut with the template on this card too:
I used a DL card, as a starting point then drew swirly butterfly trails of tiny dots with a blue metallic pen all over the base card. I then made the centre panel with papers and card from the kit and added one of those fab 3D butterflies also from the kit.

If you've never tried a Bubbly Funk monthly kit before check them out here

More pics tomorrow


Karen said...

What a weekend you had, complete with a garden centre!!!!

Lovely cards as always Kathy and wasn't that a beautiful kit? Brilliant idea to make a punched butterfly trail X

Hazel said...

Lovely crafting from that kit - those eyelet holes must have taken you ages - such patience - beautiful!

Angelnorth said...

Two lovely projects Kathy, love all the detail and you're right, those muted colours are gorgeous!

iSa said...

Hello! You're photo frame is WONDERFULL! A so nice and fine work, ... And the colors are too nice. Confratulations! iSa

Kaz said...

Those are gorgeous Kathy.

GLad you got a little time to yourself on the weekend.

Janice said...

Probably my favourite kit so far. Beautiful papers, you made some great cards with it.

Jenny said...

such a gorgeous card - love the colours that you've used,

tiggertastic said...

what lovely use of the flowers they look so prety. the colours are also so warm

Really enjoyed visiting your blog.

Sarah x

Secret Crafter said...

Wow - I love both of these projects. Lots of detail and lovely colours. Wendy x

carolann said...

Wow these are absolutely stunning hun xxxx

martita said...

I would'n change a thing! it's just perfect! :)