Friday, April 20, 2018

Still Got the Blues.....

Well, the weather has really changed for the better, hasn't it?  Mind you, there is always a downside, and in my case it's the onset of hayfever.  You can't have it all!
Last weekend we went to Southwold for a few days, just to drop off some more bits and bobs and do a few little jobs there,  This time we even managed to have not only a walk along the prom, but to sit there with our books for a while too.  I always have an Audible book on the go and my earphones in my pocket - that way I can watch the sea and the comings and goings on the prom and listen to a book while I do.  
Talking of upsides and downsides though, the downside of a few days away is the lack of crafting time it leaves.  So I've been trying to catch up with some projects during the last couple of days.
First to share is one of my Blue-themed cards for the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week

Feeling Blue  
It's Nat here, and I'm just back from a little holiday in Cornwall visiting family. :)

Blue is always a colour I associate with Cornwall - the iconic blue stripes of Cornish-ware pottery, the gorgeous indigo fabric prints (especially in Seasalt - yep, I bought another shopper bag...), and just the general weathered blues on boats and buildings all about.

There's lots to love about that colour so this week I'd like you to share projects showcasing shades of blue!

Blue is my favourite colour,  from Deep Navy to the softest Baby Blues and of course all the lovely Aqua blues too.  I willed myself to stay away from the latter this time though as I wanted to make a more masculine card (preparing for all the 'boy' birthdays coming up in the next few weeks!)
It was supposed to be an easy card, but all those stars and squares took a lot longer to cut and work out how to use than you'd ever believe!  So while ot was easy, it wasn't quick!
I used lots of pieces of card from my Blue card Scrap box (yes, I have my scraps colour coded!), As many square and Star shaped dies and punches in the right sort of sizes as I could find and set to work.
To complete the card I used black card to cut the word 'happy' and my fab Spellbinders Alphabet set to cut 'birthday'  I love this set so much that I've just bought another, different alphabet set, so will be giving that an airing soon!

That's it really.  A simple idea, if a bit time-consuming!
There are, as always some lovely cards to see over on the DCM BLOG, so please pop over to see them.  We'd love to see your own Blue creations too.

Now, a little shameless advertising for our lovely holiday flat in Southwold, Suffolk - if you'd like to take a look, and maybe make a booking (friends and family, contact me first!), you can find out all about it here: 

Fingers crossed this lovely sunny weather sticks around for the weekend!  Have a great one
Thanks for looking


Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous card

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a beautiful card Kathy

gr karin

Tracy Welham said...

Great card Kathy, love the blue tones.

The holiday let looks stunning. We usual take a couple of daytrip to Southwold as it's not very far for us. My sister's in-laws love Southwold and it's one of their favourite places to holiday so I will pass the link to them.

Have a lovely weekend. Creative Blessings, Tracy

Laine said...

This is lovely Kathy!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love it the colours you have used are fantastic. My cousin and uncle live near Southwold it is very pretty there. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kate M said...

I keep saying it, but I am trying to use up my scraps of card and DSP, and have even started to blog bit box cards! I wholeheartedly approve of their so, so I really love your design and make have to copy and share it - (with your permission )using different colourways - although I love your blue! Great card!

Sylvia Ames said...

Fabulous male card, love the different shades of blue used. The flat looks lovely light and spaciaous, a great place to spend away.

Sylv xx

Shabneez said...

A great way to use scraps and you've made it look really interesting too! Loving the flat Kathy - good job! Shabneez x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Loving the all blues

Angelnorth said...

My scraps are colour coded in clear plastic pockets, too! Love the way you’ve put your blue ones to work here, lots of interest in the composition Kathy!

Handmade by Natty said...

The effort was well worth it Kathy, I especially love all those layered pieces in different blues. I always thing those cards look so fab, try my hand at it and it takes forever cutting the little die cuts and moving all the pieces about until I'm finally happy with the look. Fab use of all your blue tones! xx