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.