Thursday, March 05, 2009

A Flowery Project

Well, yes, I know it's not exactly unusual to find flowery projects on this blog, but I think this one is a little bit different.
The March kit from Bubbly Funk is called "Small Wonders" and contains not only of the lovely papers and card you'd expect, but is stuffed full of all manner of little bits and bobs useful in all sorts of projects. Among them I found some printed tags, little journalling pieces, printed words and phrases, and lots of picture embellishments too.
I spent a happy few minutes sorting them into categories - reminded me of the hours I spent playing with my Grandma's button box when I was little! I rather liked the little pile of card flowers I ended up with and thought they had quite a vintage feel. I used to have an old biscuit tin which was full of old birthday cards - there were some my Grandma and my mum had recieved as children as well as mine in there and I loved looking through them. Sadly, I have no idea where that tin went - I suspect it was thrown out during a house move, which is such a shame.
Anyway, the flowers reminded me of those old cards so I thought I'd try and make something with a bit of a vintage feel, but without looking too "musty" iykwim!

Here's the card I ended up with
I was really pleased at the way the pinks, yellows and orange colours all went together, I wasn't sure they'd work so well when I started out, but I think I got away with it!

You can see more of this project and all the other fab projects made by the team on the Bubbly Scrumptious BLOG, and you can preorder the March kit HERE

We'd all love to hear what you think of the blog, so if you do visit, please leave a comment there so we know you called by!

Before I forget (again) I was going to show the card I made for one of my cousins' birthday. I'm "blessed" with male relatives who are dreadfully difficult to make cards for, but over the last few years this cousin has developed an interest in the (boring) game of cricket - so at last, something to latch onto!

I made the cricket ball template in Paint Shop Pro and converted it to cut with Mr Robo. The letters are also Robo cut - I should have made the white mats a bit bigger though. The papers are Crate and I sneaked a bit of ribbon in there too.

Don't forget to check out the new sketch over on the Sketch File blog - it's a nice easy one this time!


tracy said...

very nice kathy :)

lisa said...

That flowery card is beautiful Kathy.
lis x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

A fantastic pair of cards Kathy. So feminine and so appropriately masculine.

Gez said...

Perfect Kathy. :)

Karen said...

Beautiful elegant flower card Kathy but have to say that the cricket ball is great!!! X

Hazel said...

Great cricket ball, Kathy. March kit looks good - especially what you've made. x

Angelnorth said...

Two fab cards but you're right, that ball is BIG!

Kate said...

agree that the colour combo on the flower card is lovely

Janice said...

Not musty at all Kathy lol! Very lovely indeed.

The cricket ball is excellent - what a great idea.

Dragon said...

Lovely card, the clours are scrummy... I tried to leave a comment on the other blog but it didn't seem to be accepted!! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog