Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Jaffa Cakes and catching up

I couldn't think what to do for my cousin's birthday card this year, but finally yesterday I remembered how much he loves Jaffa Cakes. So with a bit of help from Google I came up with this:I printed off a couple of images so that I could cut out individual Jaffa Cakes from the spare one and mount them on 3D tape. I then highlighted a few of the choccie tops with Glossy Accents
The blue of the backing paper is actually a better match for the Jaffa Cakes box irl, but it's come out rather more "denim" on the photos. I made the wording with Mr Robo - I used the brush tool in PSP to draw the letters rather than use an existing font

Looking back over my pics I realised that I hadn't added the photos of the things I made for the September Bubbly Funk Kit. This was the one with the bright and beautiful Cosmo Cricket "Hello Sunshine" papers in and was such a fun one to use.
At first I found this set of papers quite challenging, but after a while they seemed to take on a life of their own. The colours and designs are really strong so I decided it was nest to let them work for me rather than the other way round.
I used the fab repeated motif on one of the papers to make this one, layering up parts of the motif and then adding some punched flowers and brads to give even more dimension.

This sweet little birdie sitting on the top of a chipboard tree was in the kit, along with tree shaped brads, various ribbons, journalling cards and some little safety pins. I painted the tree with acrylics, and used some Brilliance inks to colour the birdie. Once I'd got the pin through the card I glued it closed with superglue as I worry about adding sharp things like pins to my work!
I really loved the clean and crisp geometrics in these papers. For this next card I kept to a theme of circles and rectangles to try and highlight those shapes. I love the great big chipboard button and the big yellow flower. I used the bits that came out of the button's holes as fake brads - I coloured them black then added a topping of black Stickles.

I made a sketch to go with this card, and if anyone would like to use it to make a card or LO then I'd be really chuffed! Just don't forget to come back and let me know where I can see your creations! Here's the sketch:
I've got a couple of other things made with this kit to share, but I'll save them for tomorrow - I've gone on quite long enough already!


Kaz said...

Fab idea for the card Kathy. I love what you've done with the Sept kit. I've found them challenging myself.

Karen said...

mmm....so you weren't tempted to go and buy some real Jaffa Cakes to photograph then hehe.

Brilliant idea for a card and did you get him a packet to go with them???

I have printed off the sketch to use later & will let you know when I do XXX

Gez said...

Fantastic cards Kathy. Your cousin is going to be delighted! well and truly one of a kind card.
I can't wait to try your sketch when the kids have gone to bed to night. I've put if at the top of my list. :o)
Thank You for sharing. xx

lisa said...

My little Louis would love the jaffa cake card : )

Love the other cards too, especially the 'tweet' card.
lis x

Anonymous said...

I love the jaffa cakes card, they look so real, i could nearly grab one! And what a good idea.
Love also the flowery card, but then i love anything to do with flowers :)
Great work!
Pat x

CLARE said...

Love the jaffa cake idea - especially with the glossy accents they look scrummy.

I am soo tempted by the Hello sunshine paper, especially after seeing what you have done with them

Angelnorth said...

Mmmm, what you really, really needed there was some chocolate-scented embossing powder so he got driven mad by the tempting smell as well as the piccie! Great idea for a card! Love your bright and funky September makes, too!

Juliet said...

The Jaffa Cake card is fabulous Kathy and a great idea.
I have struggled with those CC papers too and they are still sitting there waiting to be used. Maybe I will give them another try after seeing your gorgeous creations and I just love that sketch!
Juliet xx

carolann said...

Wow this card is truely awesome hun
(clapping) stunning well done xxxxxxxx

Janice said...

Unusual card for you, but a triumph of jaffa cakeness! Love the rest of the BF Kit stuff too and I've saved a copy of your sketch. I've got a card to make tonight so I might just use it!

Marcus said...

Mmm, Jaffas! My all time fave!

Is it a cake or a biscuit?

Gez said...

I've blogged a card this morning Kathy using your fab sketch.
Thank You.
(Blogger wouldn't let me put your sketch directly onto my Blog? think it thought I was trying to steal it??)
Hope you like. It does look a lot nicer in real life I have to say. :O) Great Sketch XXX