An Assortment of Hand Crafted Items

I’ve made four cards an a couple of bits of jewellery since my last blog post.  One of the cards is for a competition entry, so I won’t put a picture up until the beginning of next month after the competition closes.  One of the others I finished in a hurry, passed to my Mother to sign, and it was given to my niece to post without me taking a picture – silly me!  I’ve asked my mother to ask the recipient to take a photo and send it back to me, so you may get to see it at a later date.The other two cards were a Get Well and a Christmas card, and photos of them follow (remember that you can click on the thumbnail images to see larger images of the cards, and then click the Back button in your browser to come back here).


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  1. Holly Toppers by Ross Slater-Finch and Sheet 11 from 12 Sumptuous Satin Backing Papers – Pretty Pastels by Emma Winnell (The holly toppers come in several sizes on the sheet, so can be used for lots of different cards and gift tags.  This card was all straight cutting and punching a bit of holly detail with a Tonic punch – so nothing intricate to cut at all for this one.)
  2. This is a Get Well Soon card I made using an image and background from a Popcorn the Bear disk.  It has a matching insert as well.  Nothing difficult required to make this card either.


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  1. A stretch bracelet made to give a family friend on her 18th birthday.  Hope she likes it.  I had my niece help choose the colours.
  2. This one is for my niece for Christmas.  Again, I had my niece choose the beads she wanted and lay them out in a pattern she liked, so there’s no chance of me giving her something she doesn’t like.

CUP Update:  

CUP Newsletter Mailer – CUP have sent out two further mailers since my last blog post, so there’s lots for you to catch up on.  Click the following links to go and see them:

Monday 21st November – here – You’ll find pictures of Robyn Cockburn‘s new “Shaped Pop Out Card Kits” – these include chocolate, Christmas, and computer gadgets – so something for everyone; the activities of some CUPers – from seal watching to a crafting club; Designer and Card Maker Spotlight; and lots more.

Wednesday 23rd November – here – Designs created by Platinum Designers (who’ve all sold 10,000 + designs on CUP) are being showcased in this mailer;  There are also CD Calendar Kits – Calendars that fit in a CD case; New Tall Wing Cards Kits created by the designer Sheila Rodgers; and many other bits of news.

Card Making Competition –  52 entries were uploaded to the competition album to be entered in the competition for November, the theme being to create a floral card from any download from CUP.  You can see them by clicking – here.  Today was the closing date for entries to be uploaded, so voting has now started.  I do hope that everybody who’s eligible to vote (craftsUprint Registered Crafters and Designers) will use their votes to vote for the card they believe is the best made card that shows off the card maker’s skills.


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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