Friday, September 25, 2015

With Kids in Mind

It's Zuzana's turn to set the challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog and she's asking us to create  for, or with children.  
When I was teaching Nursery and Primary school children, i was always on the lookout for arty, crafty projects I could do with them but now I don't need to do that, and all the nieces and nephews are getting past the "kids cards" age so Zuz's challenge has a bit of shock to the system!

In the end I made a couple of cards; the first one is made with a little girl in mind, though sadly I've no-one to send it to atm (so if anyone wants it, just shout!)
Materials and Tools
White 14x14cm smooth white card blank, plus extra for embossed panel
Various shades of Bazzill card
Dotty embossing folder
Big Gingham Check Ribbon 
Star and Round shaped gems; Silver and Pink
Tiny Star Punch (EK Success)
Rocking Horse template created from a colouring page and cut with Silhouette Cameo
Sentiment created in Paint Shop Pro, also for Silhouette Cameo cutting

For the 2nd card I had to take a brief step back in time and look for something that would be make-able with a group of youngsters - and hopefully have a bit of extra educational merit - though I really do think creativity is very much underrated in school these days - one of my bugbears, that is!
I came up with this. basically made with different sized strips of paper, some punches, scissors and a bit of wool

Materials and Info
Large circle for Rocker base, folded in half  (I used a die from the Xcut Large Nested Circles die set)
Strip of yellow card for minion,
 I used another die from the same set to draw the domed shape for his head, then cut with scissors
 Black and White card; thin strip, 3 sizes circle punch
Mouth is also cut with circle punch 
Square and strips of blue card for dungarees
Once the minion was all stuck together I glued it in place on the rocker base, overhanging the edge and at an angle, then turned over to trim off the excess using the rocker shape as the guide.
I used wool scraps for the hair, and added a pocket, some doodling and tiny buttons to the dungarees 
Lots of maths involved if you are looking for that sort of thing, plus of course the whole concept of balance comes in to this - you need to work out where to place the weight so that it rocks when you want it to, b
ut doesn't end up sitting on the point of the fold.
There are some cute, clever and very sweet cards over on the BLOG this week, so I hope you'll check them out
Thanks for popping by today, hope you like my "makes"


Avril Watson said...

These are fabulous Kathy, have to say I am a lover of Minions, so that can be for any age, LOL...hugs xxx

Angelnorth said...

Two fab cards - you can't go wrong with a Minion! (my friend's son decorated his Easter egg as a Minion this year and got a wee prize for it!)

rachel taylor said...

Lovely cards

Kath said...

Lovely cards, Kathy. I wish I had a little person to make cards for now but my grandchildren are all grown up!

Kath said...

Lovely cards, Kathy. I don't have any little people to make cards for now. My youngest grand-child is now 18. I must be VERY old!

Barbara said...

2 Great cards, the baby one x

Tracy Welham said...

Both lovely! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy both your cards are brilliant. I love both of them they are so different. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Such fun creations Kathy and sure to be loved.

Dawn Lancaster said...

These are just gorgeous Kathy! Shame you don't have anyone to send the rocking horse card to! Loveing your minion!
Dawn xx

Jan Ltc said...

Great cards Kathy xx Jan

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Oh, love that Minions stamp. I just saw a stamp that is a Minions Frankenstien image, loL!