Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fly a Kite.

In the good old days before the advent of the World wide web (www) if you wanted to purchase material for patchwork and quilting you either shopped locally or sent for it by post from any of the various shops that advertised in the craft magazines of the day. If you enclosed an S.A.E. the shops would send you out little snippets in bags of the current choice of fabrics available to buy.
Of course I still have those swatches neatly sorted into colours and stashed away to be used one day as they were always too small to use in patchwork. Well today's the day! Out they came and I had a route around for some colours and snippets to use in a few challenges.
First up is Di's snippets challenge #11

I had seen this idea in a crafting magazine by Corinne Bradd using coloured paper and decided to adapt it using material and shrink plastic for the kites tail piece.
You can all have 6 goes at finding the wally heart button this time!

Also entering into the following challenges.
Craft your Passion: Anything goes.
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes + shrink plastic. ( Used on kites button tail piece)
Totally Gorjuss: Anything goes with a button. (buttons used on kite tail)


  1. What a fab idea - it looks fab xx

  2. What a great idea to use fabric - it looks great and I love the heart button tail.

  3. WOW Mrs A - what a terrific card. I love that kite and the shrink plastic parts on the tail are just perfect. A bit of a ten out of ten here - perfect!!

    Great use of material snippets - and that'll teach me, I've been going to do a paper snippets kite for a couple of weeks now. Pipped at the post - by a deserving winner! :)

    Hugs, and relief that it wasn't a full sized kite you brought today! Di xx

  4. Fabulous card and a super use of material.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  5. Absolutely fantastic,just goes to show what a little imagination can do!

  6. What a fab idea Mrs A, your card looks wonderful. Im going to be singing that tune all day now, lol. Take care, Lyn x

  7. Oh this is so great, thanks for letting me play with your kite. You are welcome to a bite of my cupcake. Lol!
    Linby x

  8. Hi Mrs A

    What a brilliant make!!

    Fabby use of your snippets .. .. and material ones at that! I'm well impressed.

    Love the finished look and the little heart buttons of course!!!

    Love Jules xx

  9. What a brilliant kite card!
    xxx Margreet

  10. Ha . . . I see you've taken the Home Economics class at Snippet School this week then!

    Looks like you may end up Teacher's Pet this week, after being in disgrace for the duckpond incident the other week! xxx

  11. It's lovely my lovely .... now singing in my best Dick Van Dyke voice, let's go fly and kite ... xx

  12. I totally love this gorgeous project. xx

  13. Beautiful Mrs A. I have absolutely thousands of those snippets as I decided to make a nine patch quilt with them once, and a small quilt for my rabbit and some mats.......on and on! So everyone gave me theirs!
    Love what you have done and I am playing with the purple kite this week, at least I now know what yours looks like!
    Thanks for your kind comments on my canvas! I keep telling my friends how lucky they are to have me!! LOL!

  14. Mrs. A, this is one beautiful card!!!

  15. Wow, Mrs A! How gorgeous. I LOVE your kite- So cheerful and fun. We always used to let our daughter fly her kite when we wanted a bit of space on the beach!!! (Aren't I wicked?!)

  16. Brilliant! Love that kite! Lets Go Fly A Kite what happy memories that brings back.
    Hugs & Blessings

  17. Totally adorable Mrs A, perfect little kite and cute shrink plastic buttons :) Donna x

  18. I love your kite and I would love to have a go with it, please. I will be patient and wait for my turn as everyone will want a go with such a beautiful kite. Glad to see you in the playground again this week. See you at Registration tomorrow morning. xx Maggie

  19. What a brilliant idea and it looks fab, a really great card :) Luv Karen xx

  20. Great card. Thanks for sharing a kite idea. Thanks for playing with TG last week hope to see you play this week.

  21. What a fun kite card! I remember flying a kite with a bunch of semi-drunk friends many years back. The kite kept crashing and getting hurt so we'd use duct tape and pieces of branches to hold it together and the silly thing kept on flying.


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