Friday, April 01, 2011

Spring Fever

Gosh, I'm such a rubbish blogger atm.  I'm a rubbish crafter too - I've hardly sat at my craft desk lately - maybe it's just that being squished in a corner just doesn't fill me with creativity.  Hey ho, this weekend we'll be moving the computer stuff, our junk, craft stuff and hubby's giant desk back into the study.  No doubt I'll spend the first few weeks shuffling stuff around until I figure out where everything would be easiest to find and use.
Anyway, all I've made this week is my card for the Daring Cardmakers, which will double up as MIL's Mother's day card, and a little wallet to put her gift cheque in - she mentioned wanting to buy a couple of new plants for her garden so we jumped at the idea of giving her the wherewithal for her MD gift
There's exciting stuff happening on the  Daring Cardmakers Blog atm.  Not only do we have the fabulously talented Zuzana staying on the DT full time (we just couldn't bear to lose her!) but we also have our very first DT Call-Out - if you click HERE you'll find out more.
Gosh it's all happening! hehe

Well, as it's the first Friday of the month (as well as the first day), it's back to our year long monthly flowers theme, April's flowers are the Daisy and the Sweet Pea - two lovely flowers to play with.
I've used instructions I found on the net for making sweet peas using a Butterfly punch - I didn't have the right sort of punch so I found a clipart image and used it to make a Craft Robo template. Sneakily, I've used the same vase template as for my daffodil card last month hehe
I was quite pleased how the flowers turned out. 
For the background I used lots of Distress Inks, but looking at the photos you wouldn't know it!
You also can't really see the beautiful lace so I took another photo with some blue card underneath the lace just to show how pretty it is - there are fine silvery threads in the lace, but they don't show up even on the detail photo!
I used:
Craft Robo: Butterflies for flowers and vase, Punched leaf shapes, Distress Inks, Glossy Accents, Tiny Gems (Anita's Gem Wheels), Green Ribbon, Lace, Pearl (inked to match the ribbon), 
Bazzill card, Papers for flowers: Fancy Pants, PC generated sentiment, DL white card blank

 We'd love to see lots of lovely Daisy and Sweet Pea cards this week, so please join in with us - you can see the cards the team have made HERE - just scroll down to the post after the DT call out message.  If you'd like to join us on the team we'd love to hear from you - it's great fun being a Daring Cardmaker - I've been on the team since the start and I've loved every minute!

I'm sorry I've not done much blog visiting lately, but soon everything will settle down to "normal" again and I'll have all the fun of catching up with my favourite blogs and hopefully finding some new favourites too!
Thank you for visiting


Lythan said...

this is just jaw droppingly awesome Kathy - I love the 3D effect of your sweet peas!

Lynda said...

You can't do everything Kathy - when you're decorating something has to give!! Having said that what a fabulous card this is - those sweet peas are amazing so a big pat on the back for creating such a beautiful card amongst all the chaos!

Love Lynda xxx

Karen said...

Oh my goodness Kathy....those sweetpeas look so realistic my lovely!!! A really pretty card xxx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely stuff - I recognised the vase straight away and it looks just as lovely filled with sweetpeas! Good luck with the DT recruitment!

Kaz said...

This is a gorgeous card Kathy, sweet peas are one of my fave flowers. Clever you on making a robo thingy.
I'm the same, the mojo goes away while works being done - looking forward to you getting back to creating more xxx

Janice said...

Well done Kathy, great job on the sweet peas.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [02 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Allison said...


Zuzana Obert said...

Absolutely stunning flowers Kathy. I love your card!

Zuzana x x