Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Coffee, Cakes and a Stack o Gifts!

It's still very cold here, but at least we're not snowed in like most of the country seems to be - there is a little of the white stuff out there and I'm keeping my fingers crossed we don't get any more.  I know you're thinking I'm a real "bah humbug" but if the horrible stuff wouldn't stick around on the paths and roads then I'd be saying "oooooh pretty!" with the best of them.
As I've been such a rubbish blogger lately here we are on the first day of December (white rabbits to you all btw!) and I've completely failed to show the cards made with the November Crafty Templates yet.  I promise to (try to) do better next time!
Anyway, there are loads of fun templates in the collection - lots of cute animal ideas, some cupcakes, some mad bunny slippers and all sorts of other templates ready for you to make fun cards with and as usual with Leo's templates they give lots of scope for adding your own personal style.  
I used lots of layers for the cup and the cake on this "Coffee and Cake card£, but you don't need to do that - it can be as simple or as complicated as you like 
I used:
All papers are Prima Fairy Flora 6x6, MS border punch, Corner Rounder,
Ribbon, Glossy Accents, Stickles, pc generated quote
Next I used this fun "Stacked Cakes" templates to make a shaped card, again I layered the sjapes to get some extra dimension
I used:
SEI Chick-a-Dee papers, Stickles, coiled paper roses, punched daisies, ribbon
 As well as the Stacked Cakes, there's also a template for a lovely stack of gifts, which I decided to use for a Christmas card.  I thought I'd make the gifts as part of a collage, so I cut out sections from some Websters Pages and and layered them up then added a small die-cut Christmas tree to the mix.  The ready printed Kraft card blank was one that came in the last Crafty Goodies Kit
I used:
Websters pages 6x6 collection pack, MS scalloped border punch, gold crochet thread, Stickles, Spellbinders Nesties tree die, tiny gold punched stars
For all you need to know about Crafty Templates and the Crafty Goodies kits, see HERE
I'm actually supposed to be making my card ready for Friday's DCM but I'll need to thaw out my hands first!  Instead I decided to look for something different to give niece Izzy for Christmas as I'm not happy with the impulse buy I made.  I even knew at the time I wasn't convinced but I was just too eager to be done with it. 
Something will turn up, I'm sure.
Thanks for visiting - I hope you're managing to stay warm.


Angelnorth said...

These are fab Kathy, particularly like the shaped stacked cake one!

Karen said...

oo these are all gorgeous, especially the stacked cakes! xxx

Enfys said...

Love these Kathy, the stacked up cake is really fun.
En x

lisa said...

Your cakes are yummy, Kathy and I love the stack of parcels.
I'm so glad you haven't got too much of the white stuff, we've plenty and it's causing havoc with all the Christmassy events that are starting to happen.
Stay warm
Hugs Lisax

Traceyr said...

wow I love, love, love that stacked cake card it really is different and very funky.