Friday, October 07, 2011

October's Flower Power

It's the first Friday of the month and this year that means the Daring Cardmakers look to the flowers associated with that month for their inspiration.

This month's birth flowers are
Calendula and Cosmos
As always there are lovely cards to see on the blog so please click HERE and see what flowery fabbiness  the team have been making.
I love having cosmos in my garden, they are so colourful and pretty; and their feathery leaves are so delicate.
Here are a couple of photos from my garden this summer

As usual I googled for an image I could use as a starting point to make a Craft Robo template, then used it to make 2 variations.  One to cut in a single piece the other to cut in two layers. I'm not sure cutting two layers makes much difference though . For my card the white flower was cut in two layers and the coral ones in just one piece each

14cm sq Kraft card blank
papers: MME "Lost and Found" 6x6 (I cut around the end of the "dream" ticket on the pink striped paper to slot the gingham one underneath)
Card: coral pink, white, yellow, green Bazzill
Loopy seam binding "bow", brown twine and black card candy
from Creative Treasures
tools: Tim Holtz distresser, Nellie Snellen stamen* and leaves punches 
*I'm a bit disappointed at how this punch cuts - it struggles with even the thinnest card and I have to use a paperweight to push the button as I can't manage just using my thumb

 I think that at last my cold is getting better.  Not sure having visitors to stay who then end up looking after you is the right way round, but that's how it goes sometimes.  I lost my voice for a few days so I guess they quite liked that! What a fab weekend we had though with the weather - having a barbecue and sitting out on the patio all day is a bit of excitement for October - in fact it was so hot that I had to come indoors for a while.  I have a feeling that little weather anomaly is well and truly over now though....
....And my excuses for not getting started on my Cword cards are running out too.
Hey ho!
Thanks for visiting today,


Kath said...

A lovely card,Kathy. I have used cosmos on one of my calendar pages. a lovely plant I think. I like your photographs too.

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful card! I think the two layers do make a difference, the white flower looks just very slightly more "natural" in petal placement to me. Love the folded back corner detail!

Rein said...

stunning card Kathy!

Gez said...

Ooh la la! I love your card Kathy..xx

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful Kathy! Glad you're feeling better. x

Kathy said...

love the paper you have used

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous! I love that coral colour - you're just such a whizz with the craft robo!

Hazel said...

Fabby flowers - you always hit the right note with your robo work. Mmmm as for the C cards ... time is getting shorter. Hope you feel better soon. x

esther said...

I am now more the wiser as to what those flowers look like! thank you Kathy :) I love the leaves, were they done on your C.R. too?

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your flowers and your card!