Monday, September 08, 2008

Now that's a Crafty Template!

Well, quite a few BRAND NEW Crafty Templates actually!
The new set of templates from the super-talented Leo at Crafty Templates are out around now and I've been having lots of fun playing with them. They are a bit different this time; Leo has made lots of different picture type templates (rather than shaped cards) that you can print off and use in many different ways. You'll be able to print them to the size you want, and colour them in, or use them in the more usual way CT way by cutting out all the bits and pieces to form the whole picture. You can mix and match them too and use several on one card if that's what you fancy.

I thought I'd have a go at converting some to cut with my Craft Robo and I've got a couple to share today. If you've already checked out the goodies in the Crafty Templates you'll spot that for these two cards I'm not using stash from the lovely Crafty Templates Goodies Kit. That's because it disappeared. I knew it had arrived and I have a box for all those kits/CJs and other "things that need doing" to go in that lives at the side of my desk. They go in there so that when it's time to deal with them I know where they are. hmmmm so why no CT Goodie Kit in there then? After a lot of hunting around I had to confess to Leo that I'd lost it and bless her, she said it was fine to use my own stash

So here are the first couple of cards I made with these funky new templates, if not the fabby goodie kit....
My first card uses Crate Paper's Blue Hill paper collection.
I've used two of the new template set for this one, the "Quirky Frame" and the "Funky Flowers"

I made a bit of a muck up of converting the frame for the Robo - it's a while since I'd done something like this and I'd forgotton what to do, so it's not a perfect version of Leo's template - I must remember to go back and put the Robo template right.

I thought all this funky quirkiness needed a more wonky background, hence the wierd shapes - I meant them to look like this - honestly! hehe
Still not sure whether this card needs a little greetings tag or something to the left of the frame just to finish it off.

I think those flowers would make quite a cool Rennie Mackintosh inspired card so I might just have a go at something like that one of these days.The buttons are fixed on with narrow ribbons via holes in the base card, then I added a bit of Stickles glitter glue in colours to match those in the papers - but the glitteriness doesn't show up too well in the photo, sorry
.I love this little "Quirky Gifts" template - I just know they are going to come in soooo useful. To make this card a bit more interesting I made the parcels template big enough to almost fill the card, then cut a diagonal piece off my base card so that the parcels would stand out well. I've used papers from Cosmo Cricket's Honey Pie paper pad and I think they work really well with this template.
More tomorrow


Kaz said...

Love those cards Kathy. Funky is my fave style at the mo!!

Angelnorth said...

These are fun - love the wonky flowers especially!

carolann said...

These are brilliant bright and jolly well done hun xxx

Cuchy said...

Your cards are stunning. Love all them. M.Carmen

Karen said...

Love the frame template...may get these!!!

Hazel said...

Great cards, Kathy - I love the way you've done the parcels on this one.

TG said...

Fab cards Kathy!
Just read back and you where only about 15 miles away from me when you visited Southwold. T xx

bubblegum said...

Beautiful card Kathy - that gift template will be a very hand thing to have. :) :) Love the shape of your card too. :)