Friday, September 17, 2010

There's Something in the Air

This week it's my turn to set the new dare for the Daring Cardmakers and I was very naughty and changed my mind about the dare I was going to set - luckily for me, no-one had made a card specifically for the original idea yet!
It wasn't that I'd had an idea for a card I could do for the new theme - oh no, that would be too easy - I'm more the think of a snappy title and then panic about what to do with it sort of girl!
I liked the sound of "There's Something in the Air" or "Come Fly With Me" as titles so that's what I went with.  Thinking about an actual card came later!
My thoughts were all about things that we see up in the sky - butterflies, balloons, bubbles, clouds, kites, aeroplanes and parachutes - anything along those lines - that's what I'd like the main features of the cards to be this week - and you can see some fab ideas from the Design Team over on our BLOG
I really hope you'll join in and do some flying, fluttering wafting and hovering with us!

I made this:
I've used papers from the lovely Prima Jack and Jill paper pad - which recently arrived in a box, along with lots of other glorious goodies from Karen at Charmed Cards and Crafts. 
I thought the children in the corner of one of the sheets would be so cute as the kite-fliers for my card, and the papers are so perfect for the background and for the kite and balloons.  There are even butterflies on the background paper to add to the theme!
The kite is hand-cut, the balloons are Robo cut using a template converted from a free colouring page. I added more butterflies raised on thick card to hold the kite string in place so that it will all fold up nicely for mailing.
The kite's tail hangs loose and has lots of different ribbons tied to it
I've used loads of ribbon on this card!
I'm really looking forward to seeing the cards everyone makes this week, I hope you'll join in!
 Thank you for visiting, I hope you liked what you found here and will visit again soon


Karen said...

Oh Kathy!!!!! This is absolutely brilliantly gorgeous!!!! I love the kits & those hot air balloons are fab! Did I say I liked it??? haha XXX

April said...

I saw your card on the Daring card Makers site. I just love it! The colors and details are great!

Hazel said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity - once again you've come up trumps with this card x

Angelnorth said...

Fab site card and you're right, the kids are super-cute flying it!

Rein said...

Lovely card Kathy!

Kalyber said...

This is scroll stoppingly beautiful. Love the balloons and kite together. What a happy scene.

Lythan said...

this is one of the most fantastic cards I have ever seen Kathy. really, truly it is!

Paula said...

what a wonderfully eye catching it!

Lynda said...

It's such a clever and beautifully designed card Kathy - you never cease to amaze me. I absolutely love it!

Love Lynda xxx

Jo said...

Your card is just fab. Thank you for a fun dare this week :D

jo x

Vanessa said...

Its a stunning card Kathy. :) So detailed and your kite is fantastic.

Vanessa x

Allison said...

what a fab card kathy, wonderful idea

Debs said...

Stunning card - fab idea!
Debs xx

Smita said...

Wow. I love the kite!! And the papers are so yummy too.

Clare said...

Love your challenge, your kite card is beautiful, especially like the kite tail embellished with ribbons.

Cuchy said...

Brilliant idea. Thanks for such a beautiful sample for the challenge