Monday, October 19, 2009

Two Crafty

More cards made with Leo's lovely Crafty Templates for October.
There's a great mix of spooky halloween, monsters and quirky Autumn designs in the collection this month and they're great for all sorts of cards.

The first one uses the sweet leaf-trees template and I thought it would be just right for a Get Well Soon card. I liked the layout Leo suggested on her notes so kept to that idea to make the card

The brown card was from my stash as were the papers I used to cut the leaf shapes -these papers were from a pad I bought a few years ago and are all beautifully textured and shades of orange red and yellow - I had the blues version in my hand but didn't buy it as they were quite expensive - I've never seen these pads since so maybe I shouldn't have tried to be good that day!
The striped paper, fibres, ribbons and label are all from the Crafty Goodies Kit and are gorgeous - I think it's lovely how the touch of aubergine/purple really lifts the autumnal shades.

The little garden scene template seemed perfect for a New Home card, so that's what I made.

The base card, papers and ribbon are all part of the Goodies Kit, and I sacrificed one of the envelopes that came with the kit to print the sentiment on. Lots of quite heavy inking and some doodling as I wanted to give this one a more masculine feel - if my cousin manages to find the right house to buy, this one will be for him!
The apples on the tree are red sequins, and I made the little sold sign with scraps of card
You can find out all about the Templates and Goodies kits HERE, and there's more info and extra ideas on the Crafty Templates BLOG

I made another batch of Christmas cards yesterday afternoon - I managed 10, which is a pretty good total for a crafter as slow as me. I'll do photos in a minute and share them tomorrow.

I must stop waffling, I have stuff to do and I don't know where to begin so I'm procrastinating again.
Maybe just one more cup of coffee would help...... ;)

Thanks for visiting



Wipso said...

Coffee? Oooer yes please. Milk and no sugar for me please :-) Just love your cards Kathy. A x

Karen said...

These are lovely templates Kathy! You have done a lovely job with them, I esp love the new home card XXX

Kaz said...

Kathy, you are naughty, stop procrastinating!! You've passed it to me this morning!

Love those cards, the leafy trees are such a fab idea and the colours are gorgeous. xx

Hazel said...

Lovely cards, Kathy - love the funky look of the new home one and love the LO of the get well one - would make a good sketch x

tracy said...

those are lovely kathy :)

Angelnorth said...

Love the leaf/trees and the new home card is very funky!

Lynda said...

Totally love these Kathy - fab papers and colours.

Love Lynda xxx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Kathy...x

Juls said...

such great cards! Love the real rustic feel! gorgeous!

Janice said...

Love the leaves and the little houses are cute.

Mel X said...

Great job with the templates Kathy. Lovely colours and I LOVE that apple tree!!

Mel X

Linda Elbourne said...

I am loving those cards!

Leo said...

These are fab Kathy :) Glad you enjoyed using them.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

beautiful cards :)

Traceyr said...

Love the fibres on the first card and the sequin apples are gorgeous.