Monday, 28 May 2007

Damp Bank Holiday

Well with this rubbish bank holiday weather there's nothing else to do but craft (and blog). This morning whilst blog hopping I found a new digi kit 'Metro to Retro' from the fabulous Kirsty Wiseman. I know the kits are designed for scrappers but I just had to download it and resize to a card friendly 6x6 in photoshop.

The design put me in mind of a couple of my Cuttlebug dies (asterisk and circle stamp frame), so they were the starting point for the card. Sounds easy eh? Well I'm the world's slowest and most indecisive crafter, but after a while I came up with this:
As mentioned previously the die cuts cirlcles and flowers (asterisks) are cuttlebug and all the papers are from Kirsty's Metro to Retro kit with added chalk ink on the edges. The flower centre brads were coloured using black nail polish as I don't have any black brads in my stash. The bulldog clip is from the same set I used on my Daring Card Makers 9 to 5 dare. It's amazing how they sat on my craft table unused for ages and now I can't leave them alone. The greeting is dymo tape and the stitching was done by hand. I love the effect of sticthing on cards but I don't do it often as it takes me ages.

Thank you Kirsty for such a fab kit - a great way to while away a bank holiday!


Here's a few more cards I did yesterday as the weather was pants:


Thanks for looking. Hope you've all had a good bank holiday.
Ruthiex

5 comments:

Ginger said...

beautiful cards
- Ginger

Lythan said...

Lovely cards! I like your digi papers one speshly.

Rachel said...

Lovely Cards - and love the wedding cake idea - so simple yet so effective.....

Rachel

glitterangel said...

Lovely cards - I love those papers, really pretty.

Louly said...

They are all beautiful (lurv Basic Grey!)I like the top one best, i think i'll have to have a look at these kits.