CUP Update Mailer and May Cardmaking Competition

CUP Newsletter Mailer

There were once again lots of very nice design sheets and kits to be seen in the mailer that came out yesterday (27-5-11) which can be seen -> here.   I especially loved the new Iris Folding Patterns that have just gone on sale on the CUP site which were created by Silvia Griffin.

Wedding Card Competition – May 2011

Entry has now closed for the “Wedding Card Competition – May 2011”.  There are 90 great entries from around the world.  Please do pop over to have a look at them by clicking -> here – and then click through on each thumbnail image so that you get taken to see the larger images – you simply can’t see the detail and work that’s gone into the cards from the thumbnail image page.  (And yes, I’ve got an entry in this time again, so have a good look to see if you can spot it.)  If you are a member of Craftforums you will also be able to place a vote while having a look around.  There’s such a lot of inspiration on show for when you need to make a card for a wedding.

If you are wondering about which CUP sheets I’ve used to make my entry it was the following:

Gold Wedding Rings Backing Brides Keepsake Horseshoe Ivory
Gold Wedding Rings Backing
by Sue Maycock and Brides Keepsake Horseshoe Ivory by Wendy Bromilow
– though both sheets have been used together to make a more elaborate creation than the examples I put up with the sheets on CUP


If you are not a member yet then please consider joining.  Craftforums is a very friendly forum for crafters of all ability to chat about everything from the weather, to which is the best glue for vellum, or what settings are best for a CraftROBO.  We even had a member asking about the name of a particular type of pasta this week and soon had the answer she was looking for.


Crafty Bob’s Tombola is creating a bit of a stir amongst CUP customers since it went live online on Monday.  Every time you place an order at craftsUprint you get a chance to win and it seems that everybody wins something.  When you place an order you get an order number and you enter this order ID and your E-mail address on the Tombola page to see what you’ve won.


You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)


About admin

I've been crafting as a hobby for a long time, but ill health has meant that I've spent more time on it lately as it is something I can do even when confined to bed. In addition to the cards that I make for uploading to CUP, I've also made bilingual wedding stationary for family members and lots of other different types of card, some of which can be seen on my website. In this blog I'll try to note how easy or difficult any particular card has been to make. In addition to making cards I make some bits of jewellery (when my hands allow) and knitting. I use to knit with needles and make everything from cabled patterns to socks, but I can no longer hold up and manipulate needles, so I've swapped to knitting on looms/knitting boards the last couple of years and am having fun trying out lots of new yarns to get different effects as oppose to complicated paterns.