19 March, 2011

Kathy's Turn!

Hi, it's me (Kathy) here with my card for Lou's Funky 15th Zingy Spring challenge.

I love the dots/stars/hearts templates on the Craft the Year Away CD - I've used the dots option as the starting point for this card.
First you need to choose your paper - I'm using the Marching On collection here as it is the perfect match for this month's Funky Freebie. Click the "send" button then click the workspace tab.  Select "Templates" and choose the 4x4 dots, then  click the print button - remember you'#ll need to print directly onto a sheet of A4 card.
Instead of using the printed guidelines cut your card leaving about 1.5cm .on all but the fold line.  Use narrow strips of one of the plain designs to conceal the guidelines and frame the dotty pattern.  

Print a few small pieces of more papers from the collection - remember you can resize them on the workspace to fit several on one sheet of paper and print all together,  use a small square punch to cut lots of little squares for a mosaic border

For the flower I printed the March Funky Freebie in 3 sizes.  The largest size is half an A4 sheet, the 2nd is half that and the third is about half again,
I cut out 2 flower shapes from the largest size and one from each of the other two,  I used a bone folder to shape the petals.  
Once the wide ric-rac braid was glued in position I adhered each petal in place then added a button to the centre.
To finish I used a rub-on sentiment and finally covered the button with turquoise Stickles.

That was that, but I was on a roll using these wonderful papers, so I made a couple more cards using the same set of papers while I was at it!  They really are fab colours and I adore the way this month's freebie works with them. 

We're really hoping you'll join in with us this month, and maybe win our Funky Prize.  Just remember to read Lou's original post for this challenge - and whatever you do don't forget to use at least one Funky Hand product - your project won't qualify for the prize if there's nothing Funky on it !

Debs will be along on 22nd March with more Funky Spring Zing


  1. A very spring-like card. Templates on the CD?? How did I manage to miss those - off to have a look now.

  2. Stunning card Kathy and made it to Papermood.com today ! :) X Fab

  3. Kathy you have out done yourself with these wonderful creations. Thank you for your inspiration using the templates.
    Anice xx

  4. Ooh love em especially the top one....that's the one I got for my birthday :)

  5. Great set of cards - love the main one, especially the flower and the fabby mosaic border! :)

  6. oh i do love these cards kathy, they are so zingy and fresh hugs Lou xxx

  7. Hi Kathy

    A gorgeous collection of Zingy Springiness!!!

    Scrummy flower on the first one.

    Love Jules xx


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