Monday, January 19, 2009

Crafty Two

We've had a really nice weekend here. The overnight weather has been pretty stormy, but although a bit on the windy side, the days have been all blue-skies and lovely. We used to take more advantage of good weather weekends and get out for a walk but lately we've been lazy and lost the habit.
So yesterday we made the effort and headed out to do a little bit of the walk that goes right around the town. There was no way we were going to do it all as it's about 15 miles I think! In the end we probably only did a couple of miles of the actual route as it got a bit too muddy and slippery to enjoy - we instead turned back and headed off on a different public footpath, making for one of the local duck ponds to watch the ducks, swans and geese. It's a favourite place of mine as it's quite a hidden place, I like places where you feell as though you're in on a secret. We did take the cameras but haven't downloaded them on to the pc yet. It was lovely to be out on such a nice day - obviously a lot of people had the same idea as we saw loads of people walking, cycling, and horse-riding and enjoying the countryside.

All weekend I meant to update the blog with a couple more Crafty Templates projects - all weekend I failed to do it. So that's my first job for this week.

The papers Leo's chosen for the Goodie Kit this time have a lovely romantic/vintage feel, and there are loads of fab ribbons, beads and other embellishments in there to inspire. The Templates are always fun to use and give lots of scope to do your own thing with them, this month's have templates for shaped cards and templates for shpaes to use on them - I love the way you can often use the templates to make the actual card, or to make a topper to go onto a card - they give so many opportunities to use in different ways.

I loved the dress template in this set and used it to make this shaped card.
I thought the flowery paper in the kit was perfect for a 50's inspired dress. I hadn't realised Leo had called the Goodies Kit "Audrey" when I made this card, but it was images of Audrey Hepburn that I was thinking of when I put this one together.

My next card is a good example of how flexible the templates are. I used this one to make a cut-out, stand-out heart in a regular 14cm sq card - but check out Tracy's blog for another idea on how to use it.
The papers, card and ribbon are all from the Goodies Kit. The sentiment is pc-generated and I used a Cuttlebug die to make the flower surround. The cute heart pin is also in the Goodies Kit, but I used beads from my stash rather than the gorgeous large pearly ones from the kit - they are so gorgeous thatI'm trying to come up with another idea so they can have the starring role! You can find more info about Crafty Templates and the Goodies Kits here

That's all for this time, I need to get busy on my to-do list as I've done no crafting over the weekend.

15 comments:

tracy said...

very nice kathy,loving the dress card :)
and loving the sound of your walk too :)

Paula said...

oh wow just love that dress card - loving those papers!

Karen said...

I love these papers Kathy....I may just have to indulge myself....again hehe! The dress card is so fifties I LOVE it, such a lovely shape to it. The heart card is so pretty too XXX

Angelnorth said...

Fab cards again, I especially like the dress one - great shape!

Hazel said...

These are super - particularly the dress - love it! x

TG said...

Wow, Kathy you've done a great job as usual with the kit and templates. T xx

Kaz said...

Very pretty cards there Kathy.

Di said...

Beautiful cards Kathy, I love the heart one and the papers are fab x

Susan (Sue H) said...

What wonderful cards Kathy.

That dress is just amazing and the papers were just made for it.

Janice said...

Lovely dress and valentine card Kathy.

Jules said...

Fabulous as usual - I do love your work :o)

Gez said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy. I just love the dress shaped one & the colours are fab on both. :o)

mamaluke said...

I love the dress card Kathy, off to ponder if I could do something similar on the robo! Read about your finger, hope its healing well. I had an accident with a knife and frozen bagel! You are so right, ... as the song goes, `you don't know what you've got till it's gone'!

Juliet said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy! Just love those papers. Hope the finger's healing well!
Juliet xx

Lea said...

Love both of these cards! They are very chic and the dress one is fabulous x