Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hugs, Muffins and Flora Doodles!

Two posts in one week - whatever is the world coming to. hehe....
First up my DT cards made using the latest set from Crafty Templates.   This first one was my favourite - and I could just eat a chocolate chip muffin right now!
I've used 12x12 and 6x6 papers from Simple Stories "Documented" range for this one. 
 The cake part of the muffin is three layers of the template interspersed with some cereal packet chipboard so there's lots of dimension. 

The little letters are from the sheet you'll get if you invest in the "Crafty Goodies Kit"
I've used a Nesties labels die to cut the aperture, pleated a strip of paper for the cupcake case and used Glossy Accents to highlight the choccy chips - which are raised from the surface with tiny pieces of chipboard.
When I saw the Octopus template in this month's kit I thought initially of using some shirring elastic to have my octopus bouncing about in an "aquarium" aperture - but in the end, hearing of several friends having rough times at the moment I made a super-full-of-hugs card instead!
All of these papers, along with the tiny letters are from the Crafty Templates shop.  Among the papers I had to play with this time were some lovely Kesi'Art designs - I love the quality of these papers.
I made little box hinges to put on the backs of the octopuses (or should that be octopi? hehe), This means they fold almost flat for posting, but can be pushed out again so the images stand off the card.
As well as letters from the kit, I used some pc geneerated ones too - mainly because I realised that there wasn't room for the whole phrase to be added using the stick on letters.  
Ah! the virtue of forward planning - if only I had it!

Last up is one of Leo's lovely floral doodle designs
More papers and letters from Crafty Templates shop along with some seam binding, a Die-namics die, a Spellbinders die and lots of Glamour Dust glitter and Glossy Accents
I do love this flowery doodle template and it won't be long till it gts another "airing"

And now more photos from our recent trip down to Cornwall:
The old mines right on the coast were on Hubby's photo wish list, these are taken at the Levant Mines

St Michael's Mount was also on his go-to wish list.  The first photo was a stroke of luck - the view spotted while driving from the north coast, over the hills on the way back to Falmouth. Taken from high up and at a distance you get fields in the foreground - plus blue skies as it was a beautiful day!

Next day we went back to visit the island "properly".  The tide was out so we joined the tourist "ant" procession and walked along the causeway.  We weren't particularly interested in going into the castle itself, we just wandered around the grounds - I was a bit disappointed in the lack of flowers in the gardens, especially after seeing the gorgeous planting at Minnack. 
 This last one is looking back along the causeway to the mainland.  When the tide is in, little boats ferry visitors back and forth to the island.  It was pretty busy on the day we were there and the queues ro pay were horrendous.  I wish the NT would sort themselves out about getting people through their ticket offices, because it really doesn't help the enjoyment of lovely places when you have to stand for half an hour just to pay for a ticket. grrr.

Thanks for popping in, I hope you like the cards I've made and also seeing some more holiday photos  I'll add some more next time - you've been warned!


Kaz said...

A post full of gorgeousness here Kathy! It looks like you had a fantastic time on holiday and your cards are fab as usual, but my fave out of everything is the octopus card! I love it and I'm sure it would cheer anyone up xxx

Sue said...

Like Kaz my favourite has to be the octopus card, it would cheer anyone up i'm sure.
Your holiday photos are super, looks like you had the pick of the weather for it.
Sue x

Angelnorth said...

Great cards, I love the cheery octopus hugs especially!

Traceyr said...

Your cards are fab Kathy and what a great idea to use an octopus for a hug card.

When I went to St. Michaels Mount we went on one of the little boats. It was very bouncy indeed. haha. :)