My CUP Competition Entry; 20% Discount Code; etc

On the 23rd, in my blog post, I said that amongst the cards I’d made was a competition entry, but that I wouldn’t put a picture up in my blog until the competition voting had closed.  The entries go up anonymously in the competition gallery and the names only show after the voting has closed.  Well for some reason the voting closed two days early and the winner was announced on the 28th, instead of the 30th, so here’s a picture of the card I entered:

 Floral Card 10

 The theme was to make a Floral Card using any download from CUP.  Although I’ve bought many toppers with floral images and designs I just couldn’t choose one I preferred to use to make up a card – there are far too many really lovely ones available.  So I thought I’d take a different tack and use only background designs from CUP and make up the flowers myself.  These are the backgrounds I used:

12 Sumptuous Satin Backing Papers – Gorgeous Jewels

12 Sumptuous Satin Backing Papers – Marvelous Metallics

12 Sumptuous Satin Backing Papers – Pretty Pastels

The “Chocolate” coloured background from the first pack was used as the main background, the “Champagne Satin” from the second pack was used for the ovals, and the flower layers were punched out from an assortment of shades of backgrounds printed from all three packs.  I think using background designs which have a graduation of colour gives a nice look to the flowers when shaped and the layers built up like this.

You should be able to read my description of how I made the card by clicking – here – but if you have any problems seeing it the let me know and I’ll copy the description over to my blog.

CUP Update:  

Discount Code –  The discount code is still available until MIDNIGHT 30th November 2011.  The instructions are simple – Go to the craftsUprint site, choose any design sheets, kits, cutting files, etc., you want to buy and pop them in your cart/basket then – “Simply type the word ‘SANTA’ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page BEFORE you check out then click UPDATE BASKET”.

CUP Newsletter Mailer – A copy of the mailer sent out via E-mail on Monday, 29th November, can be seen by clicking – here.  There’s a CUP TV episode with Sarah Edwards demonstrating on of her “Card in a Card”cards; A showcase of Silvia Griffin‘s ‘Curvy Top Folded Cards’; The “Card Maker Spotlight” falls on Geri Stringer this time and the “Designer Spotlight” falls on some of the Christmas cards designed by Sandra Carlse; plus lots of other designs and news for you to look at.

Card Making Competition –  Don’t know why the voting was stopped two days before the date of the 30th of November given in the competition information, but it was, and the winner was announced early.  The winning card was a really lovely one created by Cynthia Massey.  You should be able to see it by clicking – here.

I’d like to thank those who voted for my card entry, and also thank those who left such lovely comments below it.


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.)

You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.