Friday, October 03, 2008

Scalloping Along

This week it's Keryn setting the dare over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog - and she's chosen something right smack in the middle of the comfort zone:

I'm just loving all the new scallop punches that are out at the moment, circles, ovals, squares, edges etc, etc and then there's the corner rounder and slit punches that can be used to scallop edges as well. Use your imagination, your scallop punches, your corner rounders, your cricuts and cuttlebugs to create any card to fit any style as long as it shows scallops. Please leave us a comment on this post to point us in the direction of your scallop cards.

Lovely!
Double lovely because I had an email at the beginning of the week asking me to make a New Baby card and I knew I could tie these two together - isn't it great when that happens? I made something quite similar to this as one of my Kit Designer projects for Bubbly Funk a couple of months back. I've changed the background scalloped shape to squares instead of the original circles, and I've used a different pram this time. I made the templates for the two scalloped squares and the little pram using PSP.
I've been practising using the preset shapes to make the pictures, then using the brush and fill tools to to the rest of the job.
I think I might even be getting the hang of doing this sort of thing at last - I always know I'm getting to grips with anything techie when I don't have to call Hubby for help as often!
I embossed the upper pale blue section of the pram with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
Papers are Sassafras Lass - I've been hoarding the leftovers from that Bubbly Funk kit I mentioned earlier. This is my favourite paper from that set, so if I only use a little bit at a time, I can make it last a bit longer!
Chipboard circle from BF, silver heart brads, buttons and ribbon are all from my stash.

There are loads of scalloping good ideas on the DCM blog, so do go and have a look at what the girls have come up with this week. We'd love to see you joining in with the dares and sharing your ideas and your cards, so if you make a card with scallops this week, please leave a message on the blog telling us where we can see your creations.

It's Sneak Peek time again and who on earth could this be eh?
The October Bubbly Funk Kit is available for pre-order from the shop: If you like chipboard this kit is stuffed full of the sort of things that will make you ooohh and ahhh when you open it. There's more than 60 pieces of chipboard in this kit, plus a chipboard book to decorate, felt, ribbons, buttons, crackle paint, Stickles - and it all arrives along with a paint can all ready for you to decorate. Last but not least, subscribers to the kits have their own e-mag, with info and ideas not just about the kits but all sorts of other things too.
Go on, you know you want too.........

18 comments:

Lythan said...

What can I say? I am in awe of your CR skills once more! You are so good at the finishing touches for cards and this one is no exception

Sue said...

Fab scallops Kathy!! sorry that sounds so rude lol

I have that lovely 'owl' paper I am still hoarding!!

CLARE said...

Gorgeous baby cards Kathy - I always enjoy seeing what you come up with for DCM

Hazel said...

Brilliant scallop card, Kathy - I just love the pram (as well as the rest of it)

Angelnorth said...

Love the button and ribbon embellies Kathy - very sweet card!

EllePiggo said...

Gorgeous work Kathy - love them. :)

Vanessa.

Karen said...

mmm...I recognise that paper....I guard mine closely too hehe! Lovely card Kathy as always. Now who is that in the sneaky peak...I have no idea at all hahahaha X

Sarah said...

Kathy you are so clever! Love this card and that kit looks very tempting!

Pascalebrad said...

Kathy these are stunning cards. I love the fact that the backing papers are not bog standard baby papers! Great! Pascale:)

tracy said...

very nice kathy:)
i love those scallops

Jackie said...

Love the card and the scallops! I tried making some on the Robo and they ended up so big I could only use them on a scrapbook page! LOL

Susan (Sue H) said...

This is such a beautiful card Kathy, in fact I think I like it better than the original one that you made…..not there’s anything wrong with the first one of course!

The little scallops along the side of the pram are so cute and I love all the detail you’ve added to the pram with the embossing, cut out hearts and the brads on the wheels.

carolann said...

Wow brilliant work hun WTG xxxx

Sylvie :) said...

These cards are gorgeous !!! fabulous job

Kreativgeschwafel said...

really fantastic!

ink'n'rubba said...

what a gorgeous new baby card and I love the big scallops. hugs, annie x

kathj said...

love the cards!

Clare said...

Love your card, your colour combinations and designs are always fab!