Saturday, 7 March 2009

A Patchy Dare and More Burlesque

I haven't played along in a while, but this morning I popped over to Daring Card Makers to check out this week's dare, set by Jane, to be inspired by patchwork or to make a patchwork looking card.

I decided to have a go and use the dare to make a Mother's Day card for my MIL. This is what I came up with:

The papers are a digital download from a new company in the US. Check them out here, and I finally got creative with the felt ric-rac I bought a few weeks ago.

Other ingredients:
Felt ric-rac from the fantastic paper-and-string
Felt flowers cut using a Sizzix die
Dovecraft brad
Coffee cup sleeve
Inking and pen stitching
Ticket made using Photoshop and a Sizzix die

This week I have also been playing with some more designs for my Sister's burlesque themed hen party. This is the latest design I have done for her:

I've had the basque stamp for years and this style has been doing the rounds for what seems like forever. I used to do quite a few birthday and valentines cards with it using feathers or net for skirts but I haven't done one for a very long time. In fact I nearly sold the stamp on ebay.

It's a good job I didn't as my sis is very taken with the basque idea. To me it just seems a bit dated, but as card makers/crafters I think we are always looking for new styles and ideas. That and I probably overdosed on basque stamping at some point!

Have a good weekend,


Ruthie x


Carolyn said...

Fabulous cards as always Ruthie :)

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous patchwork card. Love the colours. The felt ric rac looks so lush.

Ellen said...

beautiful mums card, love those colours and the basque is great I think it will always be a must have. don't sell it.!

Hazel said...

Super crafting - love the colours together for the patchwork card. x

Dolly said...

Great card! Thanks for the link to 'Paper and String' been looking for felt ric rac for a while!

Lythan said...

these cards are so beautiful Ruthi. And now I know it is you I have to thank for the link to paper and string. I just love that felt ric rac to pieces! (Did you see the scallop felt ribbon too?)

Martina2801 said...

....fabulous creative work!!!!

Rein said...

Beautiful cards!

Kathy said...

Your patchwork card is fab, Ruthie - those colours are wonderful together. Love the other card too.

Great to see you again btw!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. :)


Sarah said...

Ruthie, you are such a temptress!! I just love their designs but haven't succumbed yet!! I just LOVE this card and I just adore the patchwork!