Friday, January 15, 2010

Hole In One

Lythan's turn this week to set the challenge for on The Daring Cardmakers.

Hole in One

I'd like you to make a card that has at least one hole in it. Could be a card with an aperture or one that features a border punch with holes in or you can use a hole punch to create a pattern. See how inventive you can be! 

Last weekend my new flower kit from Creative Treasures arrived.  As soon as I opened the envelope I knew it would be a Bad Thing to open the cellophane bag inside - I could see enough of the contents to know that I'd want to use the contents straight away - so just for once I exercised a bit of self-discipline and left the bag sealed until I'd finished things further up the to do list.  I know!  I quite shocked myself too hehe

Even though the bag was sealed the bits that I could see were helping to form a plan for Lythan's dare, and by the time I came to make it all I had to find were the right papers.  They turned out to be some of those in the MME Penny Lane collection - aren't they gorgeous, what a wonderfully Spring-like mix of colours.  Adding in a few bits of purple from my stash meant the papers matched the flowers and ribbons etc perfectly,

I cut lots of circular holes using different punches/dies of different sizes, Added some MME paper to the inside of the card so that the various embellishments would really show up well through the holes. 

I used a couple of Nesties dies, a couple of Cuttlebug dies and 2 or 3 plain circle punches to make a random pattern in the upper section of the card. 

Most of the flowers, ribbons, buttons and the tiny leaf are from the Creative Treasures January Kit which is called "Frosted Lace".  It's full of pale greens, turquoises and white blooms, ribbons, buttons, lace and various other bits and pieces which I'm going to love using.
Click HERE to see (and order!) the Flower Kit - and to be tempted by all the other lovely things Tracy has gathered together in the shop.

I used my cropodile to punch a couple of random lines of the larger holes along the turquoise strip, then added a tiny Anita's 2mm gem in each of the holes.
I loved making this card and it took no time at all because everything is so random - very little measuring to make sure things are straight or symmetrical - just "Punch, and Go!" hahaha

Please check out all the lovely holey cards on the DCM BLOG this week, and please join in with the fun - that's two challenges in two days I've issued - you might be able to join them both into one card if you're really smart!  Actually I might give that a go myself!

Don't forget tomorrow is Funky Hand's new CD "Dreams Come True" launch date - The time and place is Ideal World's Create and Craft, 12 noon, Saturday 16th January.  You can pre-order though by heading for the Funky Hand website straight away!  You can view the programme on your pc via the link in the sidebar on the C&C website HERE

I think that's all.  I'll be back soon with more of the bits and pieces I've made this week, I hope you've liked what you've seen today and you'll visit again soon.  Please leave a message before you go - I do love to read them.
Happy Crafting


Lythan said...

I'm seriously tempted by those flowers - all my fave colours! And I lvoe the varied apertures to your card. Yet another great job Mrs B!

Gez said...

Very pretty card Kathy. Lovely colours. Gez.

Wipso said...

Really lovely Kathy. Gorgeous colours and cleverly made.
A x

Karen said...

What a brilliant idea Kathy!!!! I love the flowers peeping out! XXX

Julia Dunnit said...

Go Mrs Willpower! It's like me and the computer. I don't log on until I;ve done everything I have to do....otherwise, nothing!
Great card, love the dare!

Lynda said...

This is so creative and unique Kathy and I just love the colours you've put together. It's all beautiful.

Love Lynda xxx

Kaz said...

Love the card Kathy and well done on the discipline, I couldn't have done it!!

Rein said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, love all the flowers.

Angelnorth said...

Love the eclectic hole shapes and the flowers look fab, great card!

Janice said...

ooh cool idea Kathy, love it!

Traceyr said...

Beautiful card Kathy. Love all the holes with the flowers peeping through. :)

Hazel said...

You were very controlled not to open that pack of delicious flowers earlier - love all your holes in one x

Vanessa said...

I love the way you've done the holes with the flowers, it looks fab. :) You've used lovely fresh spring-type colours too and its all just beautiful. :)


lisa said...

Hi Kathy. What a beautiful, interesting card. I love all the holes that reveal the lovely flowers and you've used all my favourite colours.
Enjoy your weekend.