Monday, 24 August 2009

Patchwork Pals & Funky Elegance

What a bloomin' weekend this has been!
Full of highs and lows ... and everything in between.
But much as I feel like indulging in a good ol' rant, that really wouldn't be very polite in front of visitors.
Soooooooooooo ... I'll just show you the card I made for my nephew's 8th birthday instead.
Happy Birthday Robbie xx

I used a cute wee character called Billy from a Kanban Patchwork Pals kit purchased on impulse from QVC a while ago.
He is die cut and has a back and front view designed for using on aperture cards or on cut away cards, like I have done here.
My only complaint about this kit is that some of the front and back pieces don't match up very well ... and in fact I'll need to give Billy another wee trim before popping him in his envelope.
Hey! ... That cheeky wee monkey looks like he's eyeing up my paper stacks don't you think?

The papers are scraps of Basic Grey - Colour Me Silly and CCSR -The Big One that were left over from previous projects, and they are matted onto gold mirri card which serves a dual purpose of not only looking good but also strengthening the card so it is extra sturdy and stands properly.
**If you click on the images they will show full size.**

My other offering before lights out is something of a completely different nature.
Funky Fairys Challenge #30 is a sketch by Joanne and as I had printed off some free downloads from the Funky Fairys Inspiration blog a couple of days ago and they were pleading with me to be used, I took pity on them and had a play.

Now I confess I had to correct a wee mistake which wasn't noticed until I thought I was finished, but I think I got away with it.
Shhhhhh ... don't tell.
**Lesson learned .... must start printing the sketch to refer to and not rely on my rather inadequate memory.**

The lush wide black velvet ribbon was a bargain buy from Morrisons in their January sale ... reduced to 25p from £1.50 so I cleaned them out of their remaining stock and the black felt flowers were another bargain but apologies because I can't remember where from.

Anyway ...
"Time for bed!" said Zeb ... will see you all later and thanks for visiting.


Glitzzynews blogspot said...

Max, you have been busy!!!
Am loving all your makes,love dotty one best,they are all pretty stunning.
Can you visit my blog please,something for you.
Luv Maureen xx

Angie said...

Both cards are super,
Love the colours on the funky fairy one, and that Billy needs to be posted before he borrows some of your papers,

Craftyanny said...

Absolutely love little Billy Max, what a cutie.
Thanks too for playing along with FF, even if you didn't remember the sketch lol, we'll forgive ya
hugs as it's such a great card
Anne x

Queenie said...

Stunning Max!!!
Jeez you have been busy busy and "NO" eeeek my shed is sooo not tidy,scared to go out,lol.
big fat hugs

Ann said...

oh Max both these cards are just fantastic. don't know which I like best - just fabulous.

ann xxx

CindyBee said...

He is sooo cute. Love both of these cards. They are fabulous

Crafting Joanne said...

Two wonderful cards Max!!

Hope your nephew has a fabby birthday, love that cute fella on the card, but he better keep his mitts off your

Gorgeous take on my sketch, love the colour combo and design of the card.

Thanks for joining us this week at FFC.

Joanne x

Anesha said...

Stunning cards, love the pink and blue, works really well. Thanks for taking part in the Funky Fairy's challenge. Anesha

Anonymous said...

How cute is the little man, great card.
FF card is just beautiful, it looks so elegant, very pretty,
Hugs Angel

** Irene ** said...

Hello Max

Wow, I can't keep up with all of your cards. These two are fantastic, I especially like Wee Robbie. Well done on the black ribbon.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card and great take on the sketch ,,,,, it's close enough !! :-) ( I will have to see the sketch again cos don't know what you;re talking about really lol !! :-))

Love the papers you used and the 'Flowers' stamp is perfect ! :-)

Lols x x x

Crafty Dawn said...

way to creative for me lol

love Dawn xx