Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Kite flying

A quick card today, lots of washing and ironing still leering at me accusingly here :( But, I just had to dig into some of my new goodies and have a quick play:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- 'clouds' backing paper from the 'Let's Fly Away' pack which originally came as a freebie with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine

- kites from Michaels store by Martha Stewart (more about them below)

- LOTV sentiment stamp from their 'General Greetings - small' set

- card candi

So, the kites, if you look closely they'd be easy peasy to make yourself. Coloured paper, some bakers twine/cord or very narrow ribbon, paper bows and snipped up cocktail sticks. A great way to use up snippets - just don't tell Martha I suggested it :)

And of course, you can make your own 'clouds' background easily by following how I made these ones a while back.

Go on, I dare you to make one for the snippets playground - we could have our own kite-flying competition, snigger :)

I hope to find time to write a Tuesday Tale later on - trust me, it's a real 'lulu' as well  - I've been saving it as I just know you're going to think I'm totally stoopid!



Elizabeth said...

Great card, Di. The kites do look easy to replicate and I'm sure I have that same freebie paper pack stashed away somewhere. They'd be great for the playground ... but, then they would get all tangled up on the tree house and ...

Looking forward to reading your lulu of a tale :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Helena said...

Thank you for your kind words re Scooter, who has now gone to Rainbow Bridge. The support and kindness of people in blogworld has been an indescribable help. Thank you so much.



Bernie said...

Fabulous Card Di! You know me I'd make the kites, MS is rich enough without my pennies.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card, love it.

Jules said...

Hi Di

Great little kites .. .. I can see a few of those being replicated throughout blogland LOL!!!

I bet you don't know which of your new goodies to play with first.

Shame there is washing and ironing to do :-(

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Let's go fly a kite,
Up to the highest height!

I've been singing that all day cos it's on the latest Sainsbury's ad!
Sweet card!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Up, up and away . . .

Lovely card and fab kites. Haven't got time to fly one . . . still doing construction works.

Sarn xxx

Caz said...

Lovely card Di, love the papers and sweet little kites.
Caz x

Mrs A. said...

That cloud paper is fun. Iv'e got a freebie one stashed away somewhere on my computer for a rainy day!!! Just off out for a spot of weeding afor it does pee with rain. Hugs Mrs a.

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, Lets go fly a kite up to the highest hight lets go..........fly a kite l'm singing this as l'm keying the words so that l don't get it wrong....lol Great card and l like your cloud paper background and gorgeous looking kites its really lovely and your friend will like it too!xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Fabby idea to fly a kite. I am singing with Sandra!! Weather is supposed to be good on the weekend so let's all meet at the duck pond on Sunday ey! We can check on the construction of the Treehouse etc.

Kathleen said...

This is fabulous Di, love the kites and the cloud paper. Alsothe pinks look so good on the blue sky.
Brilliant card and really quite apt as read Tuesday tale before commenting, for someone who had her head in the clouds.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

Now, these are some lovely kites! They would have flown well here today!