Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Crafty Templates October Delights

The new Template set and Goodies kit from the fabby Crafty Templates are out. The Goodies kit is a bumper one this time and has a Christmassy theme. As always, Leo's templates are fab and full of inspiration for all sorts of crafty uses - not just for cardmaking.
I've made some Christmas cards this time though.
These letters are quite big and I decided to try and make a fold that would let them really stand out. So I cut a piece of A4 lengthwise to just over the height of the letters (does that make sense???). I then made alternate wide and narrow folds; the wider ones are for the letters and the narrower ones to give a staggered effect when the card is standing up. I had to add an extra piece of card to make the back of the card as it needed to be much wider than one piece of A4 allows.
The card, when folded flat still fits in a C5 envelope.

The background is actually from a sheet of textured gold wrapping paper and the handcut scalloped edges are one of the BG Dasher papers. The torn papers I used for the letters are from the Crafty Templates Goodies Kit

One of Leo's wonderful shaped cards next.
Mr Robin is all dressed up and ready for a Christmas party. At first I was just going to make him in his normal brown and red feathers, but hey, it's Christmas and he felt like dressing up a bit. Although, by the look on his face he doesn't look convinced he got it right.
His red breast and Christmas hat are cut from felt, the papers and ribbon are from the Goodies Kit.
The Robin Template is soooo cute, but I reckon you could use the same basic template to make other cute birdies too.

I'll save my other card for tomorrow, I think.

I'm halfway through making my card for Friday's DCM. Incidentally, Vanessa's done the Little Extra this week, and has a great card sketch on there with some beautiful cards she's made using it - if you're looking for a bit of cardmaking help and inspiration pop over and have a look. Vanessa always makes inspiring and beautiful cards.

We've got MIL coming tomorrow so I should go and get on with sorting out the guestroom, I suppose. And think up some plans on what to do with her (now, now, I know what you're thinking....). At least Hubby is taking some time off while she's here which makes life a bit easier.

Rightio, back to my card for Lythan's dare - there now, I bet that scared you, Lythan's dares are often a bit scary, aren't they? hmmmmm


esther said...

wow these templates look fun! ha ha the expression on the robins face! lol, love the patchwork look on the joy too!

Lythan said...

Ahem. Scary? Moi? :)
Love those cards - especially the "joy" one

Janice said...

Gosh, that Joy card is absolutely stunning! Mr Robin is a fun card, kids of all ages would love him. Well done Kathy.

Gez said...

Guess what!! I've found my mojo :) Over on crafty templates. Thank you Kathy for a great link.
I just love your multi fold card. I was thinking of trying something along those lines. Well done. x

Hazel said...

What super templates - love what you've done with - the JOY one is such a great idea - love it!

Kaz said...

Fab cards Kathy. I love that robin!

Angelnorth said...

That zig zag JOY card is fabulous Kathy - love it!

Beth said...

Wow, I love the JOY card Kathy, really cool. What a cheeky robin there too, hee hee.

Karen said...

I love the JOY one along with everyone else...its a great way to use big letters! Loving this set of templates so off to have a nosey X

bubblegum said...

What fabulous cards you have made Kathy from Leo's templates and goodie kit. Love the penquin - he is sooo cute. :)


carolann said...

Wow these are awesome hun well done xxxx