Monday, August 11, 2008

Crafty Templates 2 + Think Pink Challenge

The second of the cards I've made for the new Crafty Templates set is this one:Have I mentioned how much I love this set of templates? hehehe
I've used paper from the add-on Goodies Kit again here - I liked the idea of putting the music paper inside the card so that it shows through the cut-out frame, I thought it worked well with the little singing birdie. I made his tail by curling some narrow strips of blue Bazzill.
I couldn't decide what sort of greeting to add to this card so I've left it blank - I can add something before I send it, or just leave it this way.

These frame cards are such fun to make, and of course the detail bits, like the little birdie on this one also make fab toppers for cards and other projects too. Once you've subscribed and received your set of templates you can print them off as many times as you like, so you're building up a fantastic library of ideas to use again and again. If you've not been tempted to subscribe to Crafty Templates yet maybe this is the set you've been waiting for!

Next time I'll show the rest of this card:

I've fallen way behind on the challenges for the Think Pink Campaign, but as it's my turn to set the challenge for this week I had to pull my finger out and make something (I think it's Di's way of making sure I do actually make stuff)
My challenge is called "Tartology" and goes like this:
When my mum made cakes etc she'd often say "Kathy, can you just tart this cake up a bit please?" - by which she meant "Could you put some icing on this cake and make it look nicer?"
So "tarting" something up has come to mean prettify, decorate, make something a bit plain look much more enticing.
So this week's challenge is to do some tarting of your own. I'd like you to get hold of a boring, plain, cheap notebook into and make it look fabulous and desirable.
If you've got a Bind-it-all you could also start from scratch and make the notebook too - I use scraps of paper which are offcuts from when I make the inserts for my cards for the pages of BIA books.
The pink one is a teeny weeny BIA notebook, the other one is an A5 hardback bought 2 for £1 at Poundland
Have fun

If you'd like to join in - even if you're not a Bubbly Funk member, then I'd love that - and if you'd like to donate a card, notebook or something to sell in aide of Breast Cancer Care then Di and Em who are organising the Big Think Pink Sale would be chuffed to bits. See the Think Pink Blog for more information and to read all the whys and wherefores about this fundraising effort - and to find out all the latest news about who's been sending goodies in and what donations have already been made by local compaines etc.


Smileygem said...

Maybe Im dense but can you show us a template before you do anything with it - I cant quite work out what they are?!
I love your card tho

Angelnorth said...

Another cheery-looking birdy - great card! The notebooks looks fab. Not sure if I'll manage this one with my workload this week but we'll see how it goes.

Di said...

Ha ha, how did you guess, I've got to get you making things somehow....we couldn't have a sale without some of your beautiful creations could we.

Fantastic as always Kathy

All Pink girl said...

Wow Kathy ,stunning and so inspiring as always ,brilliant ,Dawnxxx
love the new templates xxx

Sylvie :) said...

All these creations are so beautiful as always !!

Marlou said...

thank you Kathy for your kind words of sympathy.
loving all your latest beautiful creations :) x

Juliet said...

Wow Kathy!!! I adore your work, it is jaw dropping! Love this birdie card and the colours are so cheery.
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
Juliet xx

Jenny said...

I love those notebooks - I bought a packet of 5 small ones cheap the other day, with the intention of tarting them up, but haven't got around to it yet - you've inspired me to pull my finger out and get on with the job!!