Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Cow, the Horse and the Little Mouse

The new set of Crafty Templates are out now and this month the templates have a lovely Nursery Rhyme theme.  There's also a fab, optional Crafty Goodies Kit that Leo has put together - these goodie kits are always full of interesting and often quirky bits and pieces to inspire your crafting.
Here are the cards I've made with this month's templates
1. this is my favourite - it's for the "Horsey Horsey don't you stop" rhyme and I couldn't resist making the Rocking Horse a Rocking card!
 I used my Craft Robo to cut the oval shape which, folded in half makes the rocking card blank.  The spotty card is from the Goodie Kit.
Also used:
Rocking Horse template (February Crafty Templates)

Spotty card, brown textured card, paper for tail and mane, all from the current Crafty Goodies kit
Yellow and blue card, tiny blue gem all from stash
2. I thought the pop-up box style card would be perfect to use with the "Hickory Dickory Dock" template
The folding box base is made with one of the card blanks in the CGK.
Also used:
Hickory Dickory template (February Crafty Templates)
Green textured card, patterned papers, tiny letter stickers, backing card for clock pop-up all from February's CGK
Turquoise, gold and cream card from stash, Cuttlebug fancy corner die
3. Lastly, is the "Cow Jumped over the Moon" bit from Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle!
I used a black card blank, lined up the straight section of the cow's back on the crease of the card and drew around the shape.  I cut through both card layers and leaving enough room for the moon and stars trimmed off the excess at the base to make the shaped card.
I used:
Jumping Cow, Moon and Stars template (February Crafty Templates)
Black card blank, white card, scraps of black card, silver card for moon and stars, all from my stash
These templates are all so cute and would make fab new baby cards as well as birthday cards for the Little 'Un's.  Sadly, all but one of our Little 'Un's is past the nursery rhyme stage so I'll have to remember these when baby Amelia is coming up to her first birthday - what's the chance of my remembering all the way to October? haha
The Bad Fairy of Procrastination is visiting today.  I have hubby's birthday card to make and today is my last chance to get it done while he's not in the house, let alone the study!  I might be able to giver her the boot if I had the merest glimmer of an idea for his card.  I wonder if a cup of coffee would help my mojo....well, it's got to be worth a try....
Thanks for looking in today, wish me luck for the Hubby Card.....


Kaz said...

Those cards are lovely Kathy - was the BFofP on holiday when you made them?! xxx The horsey is my fave i think.

Paula said...

wow what fab them all!

Angelnorth said...

Love these! Great idea with the rocking card for the rocking horse and that cow is too cute!

Suzie said...

gorgeous cards Kathy!!

Allison said...

they are all super Kathy

Paper and Ribbons said...

Love them all Kathy, I love to see what you come up with each month, it's fun to see how differently we interpret them :)