Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bon Voyage.....

I finally finished the "emigrating to Australia" card I've been wittering on about needing to do for ages! I'm not sure why it took so long to actually get done, but I'll blame the after-Christmas lack of mojo.
I used some clipart to make the Robo template of the Australia-shaped flag, it worked pretty well, even if some of the red bits on the flag were rather skinny and easy to lose....hmmm!  Never mind, got there in the end.  I used the Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder for the white background but it doesn't show up on the photo - of and the brad on the bottom right is a red and white one, not at all pink as it looks here!
Materials and Equipment:
Bazzill cardstock, red, blue and white
Aussie flag paper from Craftz Boutique, Long red pin (Creative Treasures) with red ribbon , beads and pc generated banner , Brads are a mix of shapes and designs in red, white and blue , Craft Robo template, Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder

I seem to have been making New Baby cards a lot recently - I'll show them on here eventually ;) but something I can share is this little box. Inside is a tiny, baby-sized TT t-shirt. We bought it when we were on the IOM back in October ready for when the baby of one of hubby's motorbike-loving workmates arrived.
 Materials etc:
Handmade box covered with papers by Little Yellow Bicycle. Bow made with lots of lengths of ribbon (I have a huge reel of this stuff), Large blue button, Stork charm from Creative Treasures, Nesties Die for tag

I had a bit of a disaster while making this.  The little box I keep reels of thread and wire in "jumped" off the shelf above my desk - I caught it before it landed, but what I didn't realise till later was that the reel of my favourite very fine silver thread escaped - and landed in the open pot of bookbinding glue I was using......! I will leave your imagination to picture the mess hehehe

Just finished my DCM card ready for tomorrow - if you'd like to see that, plus the state of my desk by the time it was finished, please come back tomorrow!  As I write this I'm trying to decide which of the things on my list I should tackle next.....Thank you for visiting, please leave a comment - it's always great to read them


Karen said...

Oh Kathy! I mourn with you over the loss of your silver thread :( What a shame!

Love your Aussie card, so much fuddly work gone into that.

Awe...a baby TT shirt? Now why is there no pic??? I would love to see its cuteness! The card & the little box are just exquisite & a lovely gift! xxx

Kaz said...

Both cards are lovely Kathy and I particularly lie the ribbon flower.
Whoops to the box deciding to leave the shelf. I can picture the mess - and the naughty words you may have used! xxx

Janice said...

What a delightful little box Kathy. Lol at your wire in the glue, can't wait to see the mess :p

Traceyr said...

OH Kathy that is bad luck with the silver wire what did you use to fish it out with?

Brilliant makes as always though.


Angelnorth said...

Great emigration card and the little box is adorable! Sorry to hear about the silver thread - hope you didn't lose too much glue as well!

Sue said...

Love the ribbons on the little box.
Shame about your silver thread though.
Sue x

Lynda said...

A very clever idea for the emigration card and your box is so pretty.

Love Lynda xxx

tracy said...

great card there and a super cute box :)