Friday, January 31, 2014

Girls have hammers too!

This week Lythan's challenge for the Daring Cardmakers is all about
 Belts and Braces 
apparently in honour of the 31st anniversary of the wearing of car seat belts being made compulsory here in the UK.

hmmm, so what to do with that one then?
After a lot of umming and ahhing and generally "not a clues" I thought I could make a Tool Belt - maybe it was something to do with the extension being built at the house across the street and the seemingly endless number of white builders vans this seems to necessitate! 
It would be good to give Mr Craft Robo a workout - it might be the last time as one day soon I'm going to have to get that new Silhouette out of the box and learn how to use it.

I did plan to make this a regular sort of "masculine" tool belt but then I changed my mind and made a girlie version instead.  After all girls wield hammers and spanners too - and I thought I'd make it a New Home card, because  if you're moving to a new house chances are you're going to be needing a tool kit.

Materials and Tools
Various shades of card from my scrap box
Bakers Twine
Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder - used twice to make the background piece wide enough
 The tool belt template was created from a colouring page image and cut using Craft Robo
The sentiment was pc generated and printed direct to the card
The bunting was hand cut from scraps

It was the background that was the most difficult part of this card - how often does that happen?   That irritating thing when You've got an embellishment or focus piece made and ready to use then you can't work out how to display it....but if you start with the the background, then it's the top bit that causes the difficulties.  Or maybe it's just me.

Anyway, you can see some great ideas for "belting up" (so to speak) over on the DCM BLOG
That's it for now - and yes, another single post blogging week - I am crafting, I promise, but just can't share yet.

Please come and visit again soon - it would be great if you'd leave a message before you head off again....
Bye for now.


Angelnorth said...

Love the tool belt Kathy, it must have taken ages to do all the individual items to go in there!

Kath said...

A brilliant idea for belting up! A really good card. A good idea for a 'New Home' but also for a birthday as well.

Lythan said...

that is such a brilliant card Kathy, I love all the pieces that you have put together. Well worth all the effort

Traceyr said...

wow Kathy Mr Robo did get a workout! Fabulous card and love the textured background.


Kathlene said...

Such a wonderful card on many levels. Brilliant to use soft feminine color palette with tools. It's unexpected and fun. Terrific work. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant use of the CraftRobo and a fab card x