Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Retro Fun at Thirty

This is the first time I've managed to enter a Cooking It Up With Katie challenge, and I have a little confession to make too. The wordbook below has been made with the brand new Retro Fun wordbook download from Funky Hand which was released a few weeks ago, and I totally forgot to blog it for the launch....

But as it fits the challenge:

Something New
Something Old
Something Sweet

I thought I could show it anyway! The something new is the new wordbook and my first 'play' with the papers - lovely funky and bright, and well, retro colours! The old element is the fact that Claire (helllloooo again!) is 30 (although I've no room to talk!). And the sweet part, well, the colours remind me of Tootie Frootie sweeties (pic at the end of the post!)

I've printed each of the letters onto 240gsm white linen effect card and then cut them out, securing the end with eyelets and then cream and burgundy organza ribbon. The hat pin is one of my creations and has matching seed beads added onto it.

The flowers have been cut from scraps of card and use my flower Cuttlebug die and I've added seed beads to the centres. I've also dotted around the inside of the letters with a silver gel pen for effect.

Hope to join the challenges more often!
  • All paperbased items: Retro Fun Wordbook download from Funky Hand
  • Dies: Cuttlebug Flowers
  • Everything else: My stash


  1. I love this!
    So bright and cheery and definitely sweet!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie and we hope to see you again!

  2. thats great, hope you had a wonderful birthday xx

  3. I love this. I have done one of these. They are great to give as gifts. Thanks for Cooking It Up with Katie. Hugs Tracy x

  4. This is very special! Thanks for playing in the cooking it up with Katie challenge this week

  5. Oh my gosh this is a delightful project and the colors are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with Cooking it Up with Katie!

  6. This is gorgeous - and yes very old at 30!!


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