Friday, June 19, 2009

Missing You

Over at The Daring Cardmakers Lythan is feeling sad because her lovely daughter is going to be away for the weekend and Lyth is already missing her. awwww. So we were asked to make cards with the sort of message that says "I Miss You" , "I'm Thinking of You", "Just to Say I Care" and that sort of thing.
These are the sort of "Just Because" cards that I always mean to make and send more often, but I never get round to. I feel bad about that because I know what a lovely thing it is to receive a card that comes through the letterbox for no reason other than to say "Hello"

Well, I today I highlighted the "Missing You" theme by missing the 10am Go Live time for the dare. Ooops!
This was because the card I made yesterday was just a catalogue of errors and I had to do a different version this morning.

The card incorporates a bookmark, which has the main message for the card on the reverse
I've used MME "Pretty Please" papers, a Cuttlebug die to cut the little flowers, tiny gems from Anita's Gem Wheel and some Stickles glitter glue.

The first effort ended up a DL card because I failed to measure and cut the bookmark down to fit the original card I made (fundametal error, that one, eh?)
I had stuck all the flowers and gems on by this time so couldn't just lop a bit off.
The next problem was that I made it too bulky for the laminator to cope with and it's gone all wrinkly - so I now have a new bookmark, albeit a wrinkly one!

I've not had the lamintor long - this is only my second atempt at using it - so I was experimenting a bit too. I had some space in the laminator pocket so put some Prima flowers in too - I've used them to make the dangles for the bookmark., along with some threads, fibres and buttons.
I do love this Cosmo Cricket paper, but I really struggled to figure what to do in that long empty space on the right side of the card. In the end I resorted to making some "tiles" from different designs of the patterned paper adhered to faux chipboard then I trimmed the corners with my "Round it-All" and gave them a layer of Glossy Accents

I've not plucked up the courage to laminate the 2nd version of the bookmark yet. I think it'll be ok as I've fairly sure it was the flowers on the first that were the problem - it wasn't a good idea to cut the flowers from card, and then add more card layers for the centres - I knew that really, but somehow couldn't stop myself!

Hey, you live and learn.

18 comments:

Karen said...

Both of these are lovely Kathy and yes you do need things pretty flat to laminate. I learnt the hard way too XXX

Lythan said...

I love the cards Kathy. And you make me feel so much better by showing that even you make mistakes sometimes ! :)
What I love is that the same idea makes for two very different cards with just a change of papers.

Suzie said...

Beautiful Kathy!!

Janice said...

Some days are just like that Kathy. Your finished card is lovely though.

Saskia said...

Two different cards... but both sooo beautiful!!! Great work, very creative!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Kaz said...

I think both cards are lovely Kathy. I really need to get my hands on that MME paper!!

Paula said...

Do you know what,we'd have never ever have known there had been a mistake if you hadnt have said...well I still cant see anything wrong, both of them are stunning and I'd be happy to receive either one of them!

Angelnorth said...

Love the idea of the bookmark as part of the card design - lovely! Hope the bumpy bookmark is useful (although it looks fine, too!)

Hazel said...

I love both cards, despite the problems you had - and that's the way we learn, isn't it? Your flowers are always gorgeous x

Lea said...

Despite the problems you encountered these are fabulous Kathy. As you say, you live and learn and that's all part of the fun isn't it?

Lea

Carol said...

Love the card and the saying on the back of the bookmark is so touching.
You're right it is nice to have a card for no other reason than to say hello! have you got my address?? roflxx

Jo said...

They are both gorgeous :D - I always seem to have nightmares with new stuff, and there can't really be mistakes in craft, only happy accidents :D

Lynda said...

These are great and I love the sentiment on the back of the bookmark
Lynda xxx

anke-art said...

Aww, too cute! I just saw your card at Daring Cardmakers and thought I should stop by - you're using my font AnkeCalligraph on your card, and it looks amazing! I feel flattered :)

Pascale said...

I love these cards Kathy so much detail and fab designs. I adore that sentiment it is so true, I've learnt that over the years. I have those laminating issues too,lol. Hugs Pascale

Hazel said...

There's an award for you on my blog x

chilli pip said...

really love your cards Kathy, they are so expressive

LisaBabe said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy. I especially love the second one and think the idea of having a bookmark attached to a card is just fab.