Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Roll Up, Roll Up

This month's Crafty Template collection has a circus and animal theme with some really cute designs for use in card-making or other projects.
I've just made cards, but some of these would work brilliantly on scrapbook pages, or would look fab on the cover of a notebook.
My favourite of this months DT selection was the clown and I made him into a shaped card
I've used papers from the fab Crafty Goodies Kit for this month - you can buy the goodies and the templates, and find lots of useful info HERE
I used a big brad in the centre of the bow so that it will spin around with the flick of a finger.
Apart from the papers I used:
black Bazzill for the hat, adding some black Stickes to the brim
some black pen swirls for his hair, and orange Stickles on his eyebrows.  I gave his nose a nice thick layer of Glossy Accents

I love this elephant template too - seemed the perfect one to use for another new baby card.
I converted him to a Robo Template, then cut the elephant shape in card and in paper.  I also cut along the ear shape in the paper layer.  I used a scrap of paper between the two layers to cover the gap when the ear is standing out from the main section.
Paper and ribbon from the Goodies Kit,
Base card embossed with Swiss Dots folder (Cuttlebug)
Sentiment and baby face dingbat  pc generated
tiny Prima flower on the heffies hat
For the big top card I started by cutting a small aperture in the front of my card to match the opening of the tent.  Once I'd cut all the other bits and added them to the card I used my Robo to cut a tiny version of the Sea Lion template - I added this to the inside of the card making sure he could be seen through the aperture.  I just drew the ball with a glitter ink pen and added a blob of Glossy Accents on top.
Here's the sea lion on the inside of the card
Papers are all from the Goodies Kit, Sea Lion is black Bazzill
Bunting cut free-hand from scraps of the papers
black and white baker's twine looped and tied to make the frame

This is just a sample of the templates you get in a Crafty Templates collection, I hope you like what I've made with them this month.
All you need to know about Leo's Templates, Goodies and Quirky Kit stuff is HERE
That's all for today, thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back soon

16 comments:

Wipso said...

Wow. What a fab set of cards Kathy.
A x

tracy said...

those are fab kathy-i love the papers you've used :)

Karen said...

ooo I am loving this set, except the clown as they scare me a bit haha! You have done some lovely work with theser Kathy , especially the opening of the big top! XXX

mckinkle said...

FAB cards Kathy! Each one is just a little piece of art!

Keryn x

Kaz said...

Brilliant cards Kathy xxx

Di said...

Aww, what a lovely set of cards Kathy xx

Angelnorth said...

Fab stuff, love the sealion behind the aperture, great idea!

Suzie said...

I'm with Karen ... I do find clowns a bit sinister ... but I LOVE that elephant!!!!!! They are all fab of course Kathy :D

Hazel said...

I've just been catching up with what I've missed in the last week or so - lots of fabby stuff as usual - particularly love that colourful clown x

Jackie said...

Your cards are just fab Mrs B...I especially love the big top!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you :)

Caroline said...

Lovely circus themed cards Kathy. I'm not a fan of clowns but you have made him look quite cute!

Lynda said...

These are fabulous cards Kathy but I do love that Big Top one - gorgeous papers too!

Love Lynda xxx

Dolly said...

Fabulous cards Kathy, I do love the clown - he's amazing.

Thanks for all your support and encouragement on Funky Hand. I'll be keeping in touch.

Happy Birthday!

Love Vicky xx

Paula said...

great fun cards!

SmilynStef said...

That clown is just too fun ... and I love the circus tent too.

Smita said...

Ok, so I missed lot of your posts. These cards are soo cute. Love the shapes.