Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Cuttlebug Spot - Inspired by a Children's Game

This week at the Cuttlebug Spot, we're getting inspired by:

'A Children's Game'

Hmmm...had me stumped too...until I looked through a list of traditional children's games on Wikipedia...and spied 'Cats Cradle'...I used to love playing that! If you're not sure what it is...you can find out more here. I did start out by thinking that I could incorporate some string wrapped around my card...but when I stumbled across this image in my box ('Cat in a bra' by Penny Black)...I knew I'd found my cat's cradle! lol 
I coloured it with watercolour pencils, adding some shimmer with a Sakura Stardust pen. I used my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'D'Vine Swirls' to emboss the purple card, then distressed all of the edges. The flowers are a mixture of Prima & Poppicrafts, the jewelled brads are from Craft Obsessions, and I used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch along the bottom edge.

For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous samples by my lovely Cuttlebug Spot DT buddies.


Vixx handmade cards said...

Just adorable Helen and great layout too :o)

Well done with the theme!!

Hugs Vicky xx

Jannie said...

You are tooooo funny LOL, you quack me up! I laught a long time! Thank you for that!

Again I am a huge fan of your work, you are so talented!!!!!! Love this take on the challenge, love the cat, he is tooooooooo cute!!! We have 3 cats ourselves and they are soooo funny!!

Jannie, your DTM of the Cuttlebugspot!

nessy said...

oh what fun ~and just adorable!!
vanessa xx

Pauline C said...

Aww that's so cute Helen - fab idea for the child's game inspiration lol!!
Pauline x

DonnaMundinger said...

HeeHee! wouldn't have guessed this one but I see the inspiration and it's adorable! Too cute! Great job! xxD

Julia Moss said...

Adorable card Helen

Kim H said...

I love all the colors you used! I looked around the rest of your site and all I have to say is WOW! I LOVE it all!