Another Four Cards and a Box, & more

Four Cards and a Box:

Hands quite painful today so not up to cutting out using my scissors so decided that it was time to get my CraftROBO out.  With the CraftROBO’s help cutting things out I managed to make another four cards and a box decoration today.  The main elements of the cards have been cut out using my CraftROBO – on some it’s the whole card, and the flowers used to decorate the gift box have also been cut out on my CraftROBO.

There’s not much point me giving comments on the difficulty of each item this time, is there?  Cutting – very intricate; but difficulty – not difficult at all.

If you click on the thumbnail image you’ll be taken to a page with a larger image – just click Back in your browser to come back here.  If you click on the card name in the list below you’ll be taken to the page where I sourced the original cutting file – on that you will see my description of what i used and how I made the card up.

1BORDER EDGE CARD 16 with Flowers  2HUMMING BIRD Over the Edge CARD  3GIRAFFE OVER THE EDGE CARD  4GSD Peacock Flowers Nesties  5Pom Pom Flowers

  1. BORDER EDGE CARD 16 with Flowers by Clive Couter (Simple but classic design.)
  2. HUMMING BIRD Over the Edge CARD by Clive Couter (Lots of room to let the imagination go wild with this one.  I’m thinking of using a tropical flower background inside the back the next time I make it so that it looks as if the humming bird is going for a flower.)
  3. GIRAFFE OVER THE EDGE CARD by Clive Couter (Another with lots of room to play around.  I’m thinking that I could choose a background more sandy in colour next time and perhaps draw or stamp an acacia tree in the distance)
  4. GSD Peacock Flowers Nesties by Angela Burke (Such a lovely nestie that can be used, as I’ve done, as a focal point on a card, or as a mat behind a round topper.)
  5. Pom Pom Flowers by Hazel Kinvig-Paul (I chose to shape all the layers to give really ruffled and dimensional flowers, but if you click through and look at the designer’s example you’ll see that they are just as effective as flat flowers.  Be creative with your layer, and cut out lots of layers in lots of different colours in one go and keep them in a box.  That way you’ll be able to just pick out what you want when you need to quickly put together a flower as an embellishment.)

CUP Update:  

CUP Newsletter Mailer –  Another mailer was sent out yesterday (16th September).  There are some new ‘Cookie Pocket’ sheets designed by Maurine Tapscott.  The “Exclusive Designer Spot Light” falls on Gordon Fraser this time.  Other news includes information about Registered Crafter Jane Wells’ workshop which she’s opened at Quex Park.  And all these on top of the usual fine assortment of designs and kits being showcased, this time ones created by Bronze designers.  Click – here – to have a look at an online version of the mailer.

Card Competition – The number of entries uploaded to the competition gallery for the “September 2011 Birthday Teen Boy Competition” has now reached 25, which is well down on the final number of entries in any of the previous competitions, so I do hope that there are more working on their creations in readiness for uploading.  There is still a bit of time to get an entry in as the entry open until September 24th.  The winner will be announced on September 30th.  The basic rules are “Make any Birthday Teen Boy card using any download from Craftsuprint!” and “PLEASE ENTER THE CUP NUMBER WITH YOUR UPLOAD.”  You do need to put in a description of how you made the card with your upload as well as the “cup” number of the sheet or kit from craftsUprint that you used.   You can see all the entries put up so far by clicking -> here.


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.)

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One Reply to “Another Four Cards and a Box, & more”

  1. I can sympathise with your painful hands. I have OA and some days I seem to break everything I touch, I’ve got splints but they itch and get too hot! I hope they soon feel better
    I find once I start crafting I get so lost in it, the pain doesn’t bother me so much. Do you find that? Take care, lots of love and Get Well wishes, Suexxx