Friday, May 14, 2010

A-Bunting We Will Go

Another Friday, another new Daring Cardmakers challenge.
 Everyone seemed to get over any problems they had with the bright shade of green that characterizes the Emerald gemstone as the cards were all fabulous. 
Now it's our wonderful Jo's turn to set the dare and she's looking for lots of Bunting and Banners on our cards, so....A-Bunting We Will Go!

We've loads of family birthdays in May, so as soon as I saw Jo's challenge I knew it was a good chance to do a 2 in 1; get one of the birthday cards made and my card for this challenge at the same time.  This one's for the youngest of our nephews, who was 8 this week.
Yes!  That means I've had my card done for a couple of weeks which is almost unheard of!

Papers: Piggy Tales "Billy Goats Gruff"
Cuttlebug Aeroplane die
Punched circles and stars
Nesties Pinking Circles Die
Banner and letters on bunting are Robo cut
Triangles for bunting are hand cut and raised on scraps of chipboard
Other lettering &tiny stars from my home-made rub-ons sheet

I thought I'd do an up date on my WIP.  I've pretty much done the pages now - though there's always room for a bit of a tweak, isn't there?
I had to squish back the "frames"  to get a decent photo of the pages, but the photo gives more idea of how they look normally - which illustrates why it's called a "concertina" album
Here are the pages as they look atm, you can click for a bigger version

That leaves just the covers to do, really so I'll be back to show those when the book is all finished.

Please head over to the Daring Cardmakers BLOG and see all the festive bunting on there this week - it all looks so bright and happy today.
All for now, thanks for visiting and for all the lovely messages you leave - they really are appreciated.


Andreja said...

Amazing. So many details, such a great ideas. I love it.

Anesha said...

Wow, love the project and the card. Anesha

Lythan said...

that card is great and shows that bunting is not just for girls! And the project - just breathakingly gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous colourful card Kathy. :) And your project is amazing - so many small intricate details - beautiful. :)

Vanessa x

Gez said...

Amazing book Kathy & your card is gorgeous.xx

Kath said...

The card is great, but I LOVE your book. I love the sayings and the design, and everything about it. How beautiful.

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely and totally on trend for the card. The book is a real labour of love Kathy - are you planning it as a gift?

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

The card is so cute, but that book is really amazing and great pics so we can see all the detail...Thank you it is beautiful!


Lynda said...

Adore the card Kathy - it's ALWAYS great to have inspiration for the boys!... and your concertina card is amazing.

Love Lynda xxx

Angelnorth said...

Love your bunting card - perfect for an eight year old (although I still think it was super-considerate of your family to pick short names - lol!). The concertina is looking fab, those bulldog clips make a great finishing touch ;o)

Hazel said...

Lovely seeing the concertina album developing - a lot of work is going into that. And the bunting card is great fun x

Paula Gale said...

wow Kathy - two really amazing cards... the one for your nephew is so spot on for a little boy - i love your card - but i really admire your imagination that goes into them... how do you think them up?!

The second book is stunning and a real keepsake.

Paula x x x

Enfys said...

I love your card Kathy, so bright and happy, and that book is looking fantastic.
big hugs
En xx

Janice said...

Lovely bright and fun card Kathy.

Debbie said...

Fab colours and patterns on the bunting card, it's so cheery! The concertina album is gorge too!

Jo said...

Gorgeous bunting, Kathy and your book is amazing!

jo x