Friday, October 11, 2013

Birthday Banners and Bunting

It's the second week of our month-long 7th Anniversary Celebrations over on the Daring Cardmakers and as 
Banners and Bunting 
are vital for the most festive events, that's what we've chosen as the theme for this week's challenge
We have prizes from two of our lovely "In House" stores this week; "Quirky Kits and Crafty Templates" is our own Leo's fabulous company, and Tea House Bridge is Zuzana's wonderfully eclectic shop.  The dt were each sent a little packet of buttons from Tea House Bridge to show off on our cards this week. 
If you're feeling a bit less than excited by the "same old, same old" stuff that all the craft shops sell, take a look at  Tea House Bridge and "Quirky Kits and Crafty Templates" - you'll not be disappointed as they are very far from run-of-the-mill!

We've got a lovely "surprise" Guest Designer this week too - the lovely and talented Enfys Cashmore.  Now I'm sure Enfys was a Guest Designer of ours from way back - but with seven years of challenges to check through, I can't locate when atm!  If I do, I'll come back and edit.

Anyhoooo  Here's my card for this week
I wanted to use two embossing folders for the background of this card, I didn't want to use them "straight" but try and use them in a more "wonky" way - it would have been good to get a bit more of an angle than I achieved, but even with a A4 machine there wasn't quite enough room to get more than this.  I got as much as I could with the Petite Dots one, but I had to do the naughty thing of cutting the words one apart along the seam to get it to fit the space on the card.  Actually, I don't feel at all naughty - I think its good to experiment and make things work in different ways and to get the result you want.

 I've used the "Bubbles and Banners" sketch from The Sketch File for the layout.

Materials and Tools
Papers from a couple of the "Find Your Wings and Fly" 6x6 pads by MME
All Buttons from Tea House Bridge 
Baker's Twine, Dewdrop acrylic accents
All banners and Bunting is hand cut
Circles cut with punches or Spellbinders dies 
Embossing Folders: "Petite Dots" (Crafters Companion), Birthday Words "Cuttlebug" 
LO from  The Sketch File
Here's a close up so you get a better view of the gorgeous buttoney bits, and hopefully can pick out the different embossing patterns
it would be great if you'd help us celebrate by joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week - and those prizes are up for grabs as etra incentive, of course.....
Thank you for visiting, I hope you'll come again soon


Kaz said...

This is so pretty Kathy, loving the embossing still! xxx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

That's a great idea for the embossing (and very brave!), I love how you've managed to combine so many patterns but with the white background it still looks clean and modern.

Traceyr said...

Very clever with the embossing "wonkiness" Kathy and loving those resin flowers. :)

Hammers said...

Love this card - really good use of the crazy sketch :) the colours compliment each other really well. Cx