Monday, March 15, 2010

Crafty Templates Threesome

The sun is shining so perhaps all the cheery daffodils over on the DCM BLOG have encouraged Spring to arrive at last!
We had quite a relaxing weekend, had a pub lunch on Saturday, then out yesterday afternoon to see Niece Izzy on her 16th birthday.  The rest of the time we didn't do much at all.  Hubby went to archery for the first time in months - he's been suffering from tennis elbow so hasn't been able to manage his longbow.  He borrowed one of the club's beginners' bows to see how he got on and thankfully his elbow didn't hurt at all.  It'll be a while before he's back using his longbow though.
I did some crafting - at the last minute I decided that I did have time to make a photo album to go with the money we were giving Isabelle for her birthday.  She quite likes taking photos and she's now decided she'd like an SLR, so she's saving up her pennies for that - we were adding to the camera fund and I thought an album to put her photos in would be a nice idea as an extra present for her. I'll show that and her card later in the week.

Today I've got some cards made with the newly released Crafty Templates set to share.  There are some fun Spring/Easter templates this time which will be great not only for Easter cards but fab for kids cards too.  There's one in particular which I'm definitely going to use to make some egg-cosies with - when I get a Round Tuit, that is.
I particularly love the Pinwheel Flowers template and have used it for this card
There are loads of different sizes on the template - I've used three sizes on my card and instead of the stems Leo included on the sheet I used ric-rac braid.
Papers are from the MME Wild Asparagus pad
Stickles Glitter glue lightly smudged on the flower centres
The card sketch I've used is the MARCH SKETCH  my other blog; The Sketch File

next a couple of the cute animal templates from the new set
This little chick is so sweet!  I cut off the wing shape from the front section and added some Easter eggs for him to carry but this template would make a lovely "New Baby" card too, I think

More MME Qild Asparagus papers on this Funny Bunny Card. 
I'm not convinced about the paper I used for the main body section - poor Bun looks like he's got a nasty rash! hehehe.  maybe I'll pull him to bits and give him a new coat as I think he's quite sweet really.  I added an extra couple of layers to his feet so that I could attach a few Prima flowers on wire stems.

Find out all about Crafty Templates HERE

I spent a little while blog-hopping over the weekend - I really enjoyed catching up with what people are up to.  I'm going to really make an effort to keep up it now.

I suppose I should go and make my to-do list for this week, but I'm putting it off in case it's scary.
I know I really do need to finish the commission that's on my desk before I do anything else though.
Catch you later

12 comments:

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Great cards :) love the fun easter ones :)

Smita said...

These are soooo cute!!! Love them!

Hugs,
Smita

Kaz said...

Those are such fabulous cards Kathy. I like the bunnym rash or not!!
Glad hubby is getting back to archery xx

Gez said...

Gorgeous Kathy. :) So bright & cheerful. Good Luck with your list... hope it isn't too long! Poor hubby hope his elbow is fine now. I suffer & it's not nice.

Have a great week. Gez.xx

Karen said...

Am so pleased that hubby can use his elbow a little & can start getting back to what he loves!

Awe I love that first card & it looks great on my sideboard...thank you honey XXX

hahaha at the bunny rash but he is sooo cute and the chick looks gorgeous, HUGS XXX

tracy said...

love the pinwheel flowers and those easter ones would be great for little kiddies ;)

Caroline said...

Lovely cards Kathy - love the bunny and chick, very springlike!

Angelnorth said...

Love those pinwheel flowers and the animal templates looks cute. I think the bunny looks like one of those trendy fabric toy/ornament things - rash indeed!

Creative Treasures said...

I love those pinwheel flowers and the chick and bunny are so cute, im glad hubby is getting back to archery.

Tracy
x

Traceyr said...

You have been busy Kathy but I like bunny's coat and it doesn't look like a rash. lol


:)

Sue said...

I love the bunny, he's so cute with his blotchy skin.
Sue x

Hazel said...

What super templates - love what you've done with them, particularly the super chick x