Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July Crafty Templates

I had such a ball making this card. It's one of those cards that even if no-one else likes it, it doesn't matter because it'll still make me smile to see this little owl with a rather surprised look in his eyes,

This is one of Leo's July Crafty Templates set. Instead of the half-card idea suggested for these templates I decided to make this one a gtefold card with the owl added in a wonky, offset way. I'd already decided to use these wonderful "Enjoy Life" papers from My Little Shoebox before I noticed the little radio on one of the papers. The "just woken up" look about the owl plus the radio made me think of the Boo Radleys' lyrics and everything fell into place.

You can find out all about the fab Crafty Templates, and also the Goodies Kit which Leo puts together ( I'm not using the Goodie kit this month) HERE.

Over on my Sketch File BLOG I've added a new sketch today.

I was asked to make a card incorporating a photo of a particular place, so thought a scrapbook style LO was probably the best way to go. I drew the sketch on the right, and I'm hoping that lots of people will join in and have a go using this one.

I used WRMK Promenade collection, great for a sea-sidey image to make the card below. The little scroll shapes are Spellbinders - they were the ones I had left over from making the Wedding card I showed here yesterday - I coloured them with Watermelon Paint Dabbers. The flower shape for the greeting is a Cuttlebug die

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13 comments:

Kaz said...

Those are such lovely cards Kathy, I think I'll have a go with the fab sketch too. Thanks.

Saskia said...

Lovely work!!! The owl-card is soooo cute!!! Maybe you can enter in to the Crafty Creations Challenge, the theme is 'birds'...

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Paula said...

well I love the owl card! its so bright and happy....love your style!

Lisa Hemmings said...

I love the owl card! you have such great ideas, I really enjoy reading your blog xx

Janice said...

That owl is so funny! He definitely looks surprised to be awake in the morning lol

Paula said...

Hellooooooo
Am liking the photo card, will have to remember that one :-)

Angelnorth said...

Hee hee, a goosed owl! Super-cute card, love the little radio! The scrapbooky style one looks fab too, love the bright, fresh colours!

Hope Jacare said...

How could anyone not love that Owl - he's fab! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations. Cheers Claire x

Jo said...

you are just so busy creating and blogging at the mo! Fab as always :)

Kate said...

great owl card, I love it.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful stuff Kathy. The owl makes me smile too, very cute. :)

Vanessa.

kathj said...

ahhhhhhhhhh i love that owl/bird such a lovely card to wake up too

Gez said...

Brilliant Kathy! He really goes well with those backing papers! Its perfect...xx Made me smile too. :-D