Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bright and Cheerful

The new set of Crafty Templates are on the loose, along with the optional Crafty Goodies kit for this month.
 I think a lot of the Goodies and some of the Templates have a little of the 50's vintage feel about them, certainly the lovely apron template reminded me of those "Perfect Housewife" pictures you see in magazines from the era - which is why I ended up using it with these colours of card and these paper designs on this little post-it notes booklet
The yellow, green and pink card are all from the Goodies kit, as are both the patterned papers on the outside cover and that lovely heart design ribbon.  I've a feeling that the cherries jewelled brad and the Gingerbread woman brad came from past Goodies kits.  The flowery paper just looked perfect to use with the 50's style pinny template, I cut the frilly edged base, the belt and the bow trim for the apron from pink card.
I found the cute wooden rolling pin in my stash and couldn't resist tying it onto the spine of the book.  I used some BG paper (from my stash) on the inside and added a little pen holder made with another of the paper designs included in the Goodies Kit
 The cake is a rub-on image used on a scrap of card and then covered with Glossy Accents.  The lettering is cut on my Craft Robo.

I love this little flying owl template!  More paper, card and ribbon from the kit, along with a foam circle and button also found among the treasures in the Goodies bag.  The owl is carrying a pc generated greeting and a couple of Prima flowers with Card Candy centres.

This one may be a bit more Hippy era with all those bright colours and cute images - maybe I should have added a few happy-hippy flowers too!
The rainbow in the centre is the template from the set - or half of it anyway.  You do get the full image in the Template Set, but I was awkward and decided to use just one half - what's at the other end of this rainbow is left to the imagination!  One of the papers in the Goodies kit has lots of rainy day images on and I've used three of them on this card.  To echo the rainbow in the lower picture I found colours and patterns from my stash to make the big one, then cut the cloud from another of the papers inn the kit.  I wasn't sure about throwing quite so many colours into one small space, but in the end it seemed to work!  The "sing a rainbow" is another computer generated sentiment - it seemed right to go with the flow and make it as bright as possible.
 You can find out all about Crafty Templates and how to get your hands on the Templates Set and if there are any left, how to order the Goodies Kit by visiting HERE

Thank you for all your comments - they are soooo appreciated.  I've not had a chance to come and visit all those who left messages yesterday yet - but I will get there eventually, I promise!
I'll also get that flower tute on here soon too!
Daring Cardmakers Day tomorrow and it's my turn to set the dare - I'm sure I had something in mind when I put it in our calendar, but obviously that thought is long gone....ohhhhhh dear oh dear, what am I going to do....

11 comments:

tracy said...

i love your note book thingie :) cards are great too :)

Traceyr said...

wow you have been busy Kathy. That little rolling pin on your gorgeous cook's notes book is fab.

The card is cute and the rainbow card - well you can never have too many colours in my opinion. :)

Wipso said...

I really love your bright cheery books
A x

Hazel said...

I love these projects - and, you're right, the notebook definitely has a 50s look to it x

Dolly said...

You've been busy Kathy, some lovely projects, so bright and cheerful. Love the 50s look to the notebook. Looking forward to the flower tutorial, I seem obsessed with flowers at the moment! :)xx

Suzie said...

Lovely happy cards Kathy, and I adore that little notebook "thingy"!

Karen said...

ooo I love the 50's look to the notebook and that rolling pin was a find!!!!

Gorgeous cards, love the flying owl XXX

Angelnorth said...

Love your cooks' notes, the little rolling pin was a perfect finishing touch! Great cards, too!

airing cupboard crafts said...

Kathy the book is amazing I love it. I am thinking I may need the kit now.......

Janice said...

They are lovely Kathy, love that 50's look.

Sue from Oregon said...

oh such fun projects!