Dec 312011
 

The year is drawing to a close and my next blog post will be in 2012, but I thought I’d finish off the year with a small number of new cards I’ve made.  Please have a look to see what you think.

 (Remember that you can click on the thumbnail images to have a better look at each item.)

Cards:

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  1. It’s a Boy Shaped Front in Blue by Sally Booth (If you click through to see the design sheet I used you’ll see that the dummies/pacifiers have their loop handle attached as part of the decoupage layer, but I knew that I’d find it difficult to cut out the landlocked area so I only cut out the top part, chopping off the loop handles.  And the same for the rattle as well.  When stuck on after shaping this actually gives more depth to these elements and doesn’t detract from the card.  So please remember to look at a design to see if you can make adjustments that make things easier for you to work with the design.)
  2. Lots of Lace A4 Backing Paper in Blue by Katy Kinsey (I printed the background design onto Super Smooth card and trimmed off the white edges.  The card was simply made by scoring in half and folding the card with the printing inwards.  The front was then scored and folded in half again, folding the side back so that the printing was on the outside.  The “Shaped Front” was only stuck down to this left hand side fold-back.  I attached an oval, white, die-cut element to the inside to allow for space to write a greeting.  I’ve put a “Llongyfarchiadau” (Welsh for Congratulations) peel-off on the top of this oval.)
  3. Romantic Roses by Deborah Davies (For this card I printed the sheet onto good quality glossy photo paper.  The base image was easy to cut out, the next layer with the scalloped edge was not to bad to cut out.  The more intricate cutting comes with the next layers.  If you have severe problems with cutting [I know I wouldn’t have been able to cut them out most days] then they can be left off.  While they do add a lovely dimension to the card they could also be left off if you need to keep the depth of the card low for posting using an ordinary letter stamp [in the UK.])

1cup280189_539 - card02 - Purple pansy off set gatefold card  2cup282694_539 - card02 - Purple pansy off set insert 1   3cup283618_96 - card01 - Amazing Sunset Various Occasions Pyramid Topper

  1. Purple pansy off set gatefold card by Sharon Poore (This is an easy card to make that could just be left with no additions or further embellished as you want.  I used a Sakura clear glaze pen to put a spot on the yellow centre of each pansy and also used a purple glitter gel pen to highlight the fine lines that radiate from the flower centres.  I’m thinking that I could play around with sticky back gems next time, and perhaps put a ribbon bow in the top left box – the one I’ve put a “Dymuniadau Gorau” [Welsh for Best Wishes] peel-off greeting in.)
  2. Purple pansy off set insert 1 by Sharon Poore (The perfect insert to the card above.  I printed this onto good quality 100gsm white paper, scored, trimmed, put in a greeting peeloff the same as the outside of the card, and stuck it in.)
  3. Amazing Sunset Various Occasions Pyramid Topper by Anna Babajanyan (This is another easy card to make as there isn’t really any intricate cutting out to do, just an oblong base layer and oval pyramid layers.  You could even use it as a plain topper without the added layers if you want.  This is a design that could be used for so many occasions – and you know how we like to have items in our digital library that are not so specific we can only use them once.)

cup283618_96 - card01 - Amazing Sunset Various Occasions Pyramid TopperThank You All!:

With this card I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for being my friend in 2011.  I’ve met so many lovely people, from all over the world and all walks of life, through the medium of the Internet.  I’ve been amazed and inspired by some of the work you’ve shared online.  When fluctuating health and disability issues affect the ability to go out and about, the Internet and my online friends have always been there as company, even when I’ve not felt like getting involved and chatting in any of the groups I belong to, and even when I’ve not be up to getting on with my crafting.  Just  – Thank You for being there.

CUP Update:  

CUP Newsletter Mailer – The latest mailer, sent out on Friday, 30th December, can be seen by clicking – here.  The main bits of news are the 20% discount (see below) and the fact that the voting is now open for the December Card Competition (also see below).  You will, of course, see an assortment of card designs to tempt you as well.

CUP Discount Code – Go to the craftsUprint site and click “Add to Cart” on the items you want to buy.  Then simply type the word ‘XMAS‘ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page BEFORE you check out then click “UPDATE BASKET” to save a whopping 20% off your total order value!  Please remember – The Discount Code Expires: 31st December 2011 at Midnight GMT

Card Making CompetitionVoting is now open to choose the best entry in the December competition.   Only CUP Registered Crafters & CUP Designers who are Craftforum members are eligible to vote, but even if you are not allowed to vote you can still pop along to the competition gallery to see all the uploaded entries.  You can see them by clicking – here.  I obviously hope that my card will get some votes, but, being realistic, I don’t think it will win.  As I said in my last post – I’m not putting a picture of my card up here in my blog until voting finishes, but feel free to have a good look at all the entries (you’ll need to click on the thumbnail images to see the individual entries and their information properly) and see if you can spot which one you think is mine.

 

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

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

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Some Gift Items and a Card I Made

 Posted by at 11:00 pm
Dec 272011
 

I made these items before Christmas, but as I didn’t want those whom I was giving them to as gifts to see them before the day, I didn’t post up the finished items at that time.  The recipient of the shawl knew she was getting the shawl as I’d shown her the start of the item to check she liked the colour just after I started it, but no idea that I was making her a toning necklace as well.  And the recipient of the bag didn’t know anything about it, although her daughter had seen me starting to make it.

Handcrafted Items:

(Remember that you can click on the thumbnail images to have a better look at each item.)

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This necklace (1) was made to give to the same person who I was giving the shawl I made on my knitting board (2) that I’ve shown you before to.

1Weaving 02 01  2Weaving 01 03

This small bag (1) was what I created from the piece of woven material made from sari silk ribbon (2) that I’ve also shown you before.  I stitched in a plain cotton lining – I am so impressed with the Brother sewing machine I bought a couple of months ago going through such a think material without any problems – and crocheted up the two sides afterwords.  The strap was made the same way and a strip of backing material stitched on with my sewing machine as well.  The catch is a simple bead button with a thread loop. I put some shower gel, hand cream, etc., inside as part of the gift.

Card:

1cup120395_2 - card01c - Away in a Manger

  1. This was another card I’d made for a card swap in November.  It’s made using a similar idea to the one I posted in a previous blog post (here) but this time I used a window die-cut in front of the nativity scene.  I used the Away in a Manger sheet by Judith Flavel (I only used the decoupage layers, but not the main square background image. Some intricate cutting out was involved in making the card, but I have made other cards using just the square main image, which, of course, didn’t involve any intricate cutting.  I’ve had a lot of use from this particular design this year and will probably use it again for cards next year.)

CUP Update:  

CUP Discount Code – Go to the craftsUprint site and click “Add to Cart” on the items you want to buy.  Then simply type the word ‘XMAS‘ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page BEFORE you check out then click “UPDATE BASKET” to save a whopping 20% off your total order value!  Please remember – The Discount Code Expires: 31st December 2011 at Midnight GMT

Card Making Competition – Entry is suppose to be closing today for the competition to make any New Baby card using any download from Craftsuprint, so the voting should soon be opening.  Voting will be open to Registered Crafters & CUP Designers, but even if you are not eligible to vote you can still pop along to the competition gallery to see all the uploaded entries.  You can see them by clicking – here.  As usual, I won’t be putting a picture of my entry up here on my Blog until after the close of voting, but you are welcome to have a good look at all the entries to see if you can guess which is mine.  I do hope that all those who are eligible to vote will take a good look at all the entries, including looking to see if they’ve followed the rules and put up a CUP number, etc., and will use their chance to vote for the card they think best shows the card maker’s skill and flair to take a designer’s work and make something special with it.

 

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

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

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Happy Christmas & A Discount Code

 Posted by at 02:45 pm
Dec 242011
 

I’d like to wish all followers of this Blog, my CUPCraftforums and Facebook friends – “Nadolig Llawen Iawn” – a “Very Happy Christmas”!

Nadolig Llawen 2011b

I hope you all have a lovely day and enjoy yourself, whatever you are doing.  Those of you that will be going out and about for the holiday season – keep safe.

If you are looking for inspiration for your cardmaking in the “down time” between Christmas and the New Year then why not take a look at my “Crafter Showcase” on CUP – here. I’ve got other hand crafted items up in this Blog – starting here – and going back in time.  Although some of the cards on show are the same as in my “Crafter Showcase”, there are many more cards uploaded to my blog over the last year, plus lots of other handcrafted items.

CUP Update:  

CUP Newsletter Mailer – A copy of the mailer that was sent out on the 23rd December can be seen by clicking – here.  The really good news is that there is a discount code to hav 20% off your craftsUprint order available.  Please do click through and see the details in the mailer.  Don’t forget that the CUP site has lots more than just cardmaking downloads.

Card Making Competition – Don’t forget that there’s still time left to enter the December Card Making competition.  Details can be seenhere.

 

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

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

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Dec 222011
 
I got my CraftROBO out again, so most of these items were cut out using that.Papercraft Items:

1cup255402_1415 - card02 - Window Lattice Pop-out Insert GSD-WPC  2cup267968_1415 - card02- Framed Silhouette Ladies GSD-WPC-AI-EPS-PDF  3cup274646_601 - card01 - Patterned Nesting Mats for Silhouette Studio  4cup277819_1492 - card04 - Holly Wreath Silhouette

  1.  Window Lattice Pop-out Insert GSD-WPC by Rae Carr (I put this window lattice pop-out insert inside the next card.  Used the same red card for the silhouette and the window lattice.  I also used the cutout from inside the insert as the greeting panel on the front of the card.)
  2. Framed Silhouette Ladies GSD-WPC-AI-EPS-PDF by Rae Carr (The mat behind the silhouette of the lady was cut using the same cutting file as the next item.)
  3. Patterned Nesting Mats for Silhouette Studio by Margaret Jones (I used one and a half nesting mat to decorate this notebook – Llyfr Nodiadau in Welsh – in two shades and textures of green, for a slightly different look.)
  4. Holly Wreath Silhouette by Ann Smith (I used two different green cards to cut the holly leaves out, and added red ribbon and red hatpins.)

1cup265818_688 - card01 - African silhouettes.jpg  2cup277121_1415 - card02 - Christmas Cracker Gift Box GSD WPC - Hand Cut

  1.  African silhouettes by Debra Jenkinson (I took the silhouettes into my graphics program and played around with creating a scene, framing the image, and printing out.  The topper created was just under an A5 size.  Only straight cutting involved in making this card.)
  2. Christmas Cracker Gift Box GSD WPC & Hand Cut by Rae Carr (This was a print and cut file, so the design was first printed out to my printer with the registration marks, then the printed image was fed into my CraftROBO for cutting.  Only required some Template Tape down the side seam and some ribbon and the cracker was made.)

CUP Update:  

Card Making Competition – Don’t forget that there’s still time left to enter the December Card Making competition.  Details can be seenhere.

 

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

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

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Latest Cards – Mid December

 Posted by at 06:08 pm
Dec 202011
 
I’ve finished off making a few handcrafted items today, but as they are meant as gifts for family members for Christmas I won’t put the pictures up yet.  I’ve taken the pictures and uploaded them to a post held in reserve until the New Year, so please remember to pop back for a look in January to see them.I’ve also made a small assortment of cards.  These can be seen below. 

Cards:

(Remember that you can click on the thumbnail images to have a better look at each card.)
(Please click on the links in any descriptions below each batch of cards to see what I used to create the card and read a fuller description of how the card was made.)

1cup183858_668 - card01 - Green Mustang on Stunning Background Pyramid  2cup31102_33 - card01 - A Christmas ion  3cup31102_33 - card03 - A Christmas ion  4cup132541_172 - card01 - Blue Gingham Bear Triangle Stacker

  1. Green Mustang on Stunning Background Pyramid by Steve Bowley (Straight cutting only for making this card so an easy card to make.  The colouring and style of the background is very striking.)
  2. A Christmas ion by Tom Curtis (This card and the following one were made from one sheet.  Just a quick cut around and stick onto the card base, so very quick and easy cards to make.)
  3. A Christmas ion by Tom Curtis (See description for card 2.)
  4. Blue Gingham Bear Triangle Stacker by Sarah Edwards (Straight edge cutting again for this one, so once again an easy card to cut and make.  This time the stacker builds up at a corner, rather than in the middle.)

1cup23480_156 - card02 - Snowy landscape 1a  2cup178676_172 - card01 - Boy in Basket 5×5 Scallop Side Stacker  3cup32959_359 - card01 - Apple Blossom Quick card with Pyramage

  1. Snowy landscape 1a by Astrid Spijkers (Once again only straight edged cutting and a pyramid topper.  This snowy design could be used as a Christmas card, but could also be used for a winter birthday.)
  2. Boy in Basket 5×5 Scallop Side Stacker by Sarah Edwards (This one isn’t all straight cutting, but the scallops on the side stackers are quite big so are not particularly fiddly.  A great image for a card to be sent to the proud new parents of a baby boy.)
  3. Apple Blossom Quick card with Pyramage by Carol Clarke (The card front is straight cutting, and the pyramage layers on it are oval, so this one was easy to cut and make as well.)

CUP Update:  

CUP Newsletter Mailer – You can see a copy of the E-mailed mailer that was sent out by the CUP team on Monday, 19th December, by clicking – here.  Lots of paper-crafting items to be seen once again.  The Silver status designers are the ones having their work showcased this time, but there’s lots more news in the mailer as well.  Don’t forget, if you would like the mailer sent directly to your E-mail inbox every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, you can put your details in on the craftsUprint website – here.   There’s even 4 free downloads for everybody who joins the mailing list.  How good is that?!

Card Making Competition – There have now been 30 pictures of cards uploaded as entries to the CUP December competition is to make “any New Baby card using any download from Craftsuprint!”.  Have a look at the entries by clicking – here.  Please click on the thumbnail images to have a proper look at the entries as you simply can’t see the detail in the thumbnail images in the gallery.  As the entry is open until December 27th there’s still a week left for anybody else who’s bought a suitable design from CUP to upload their entry.  Everyone who enters will receive a freebie so it’s well worth entering just to receive that, even if you don’t think your card is up to the standard of the best of them.  You never know, you may produce something that appeals to many and do well in the competition despite your misgivings.

 

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

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More Christmas Cards

 Posted by at 11:45 pm
Dec 162011
 
Having given my box full of made up Christmas Cards to my mother for her to choose what she wanted to use, and having it returned with just three cards in the bottom – and me not having sent out a single card – I’ve had to get back to making up some more Christmas cards the end of this week.The first card I’ve got to show you today was one I made for a card swap last month.The 18 below are ones I’ve managed to make in a hurry for me to send out.  Still need to make another batch for hand delivering.  I’ve dipped back into my stash of Hunkydory die cut Christmas toppers again, as there’s no way I could do a lot of printing and cutting out of designs.  Of course, I’ve played around a bit with different cardstock and card sizes to give them a bit of individuality, and made them as Welsh “Nadolig Llawen” cards rather than use the greetings panels that came with the toppers from Hunkydory.
Cards:

(Remember that you can click on the thumbnail images to have a better look at each card.)
(Please click on the links in any descriptions below each batch of cards to see what I used to create the card.)

1cup120395_2 - card02e - Away in a Manger

  1.  Away in a Manger by Judith Flavel (I only used one layer of the decoupage, not the main square background image, on this card, which I made for a card swap last month. Some intricate cutting out was involved in making the card, but I have made other cards using just the square main image, which, of course, didn’t involve any intricate cutting.  I must say that I’ve had a lot of use from this particular design this year.)

1Christmas Hunkydory 41  2Christmas Hunkydory 42  3Christmas Hunkydory 43  4Christmas Hunkydory 44  5Christmas Hunkydory 45

6Christmas Hunkydory 46  7Christmas Hunkydory 47  8Christmas Hunkydory 48  9Christmas Hunkydory 49  10Christmas Hunkydory 50

11Christmas Hunkydory 51  12Christmas Hunkydory 52  13Christmas Hunkydory 53  14Christmas Hunkydory 54

15Christmas Hunkydory 55  16Christmas Hunkydory 56  17Christmas Hunkydory 57  18Christmas Hunkydory 58

 

CUP Update:  

CUP Newsletter Mailer – The mailer sent out on Friday, 16th December can be seen by clicking – here.  The work of CUP Bronze designers is being highlighted in this mailer.  From needlework to knitting projects, digi kits to backing papers, cutting files to decoupage – there’s sure to be something of interest to every crafter.  And on top of that there’s lots of other bits of news.

Card Making Competition – The CUP December competition is to make “any New Baby card using any download from Craftsuprint!”.   And there’s a bit of time left to get an entry made and a picture uploaded to the competition gallery as well, as the competition is open for entry until December 27th. Other than the winner getting a specially commissioned Craftsuprint ‘December 2011’ Crystal Crafter Trophy and a £25 CUP Gift Voucher, there’s an incentive for everybody to enter as “Everyone who enters will receive a freebie”.  The same as last month – Voting will only be open to Registered Crafters & CUP Designers.  There are already over 20 entries upload – here – so please do pop over for a good look at the entries.

 

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

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

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Just A Short Blog Post

 Posted by at 03:57 pm
Dec 152011
 
Went back to doing a bit of the tidying up I started ages ago this week, so don’t have much to show. Have put together some treat boxes in the shape of crackers though. A Card and Crackers:

(Remember that you can click on the thumbnail images to have a better look at each card.)

1Floral Get Well 05  2cup158020_359 - card02 - Holly and Swirls Cracker Shaped Treat or Favour Box  3cup158020_359 - card04 - Holly and Swirls Cracker Shaped Treat or Favour Box

  1. This is a “Brysiwch Wella” (Welsh for Get Well Soon) card I made only using die-cut elements and peel-offs to make the decoration, stuck to a base card I made from Centura Pearl Snow White card.
  2. Holly and Swirls Cracker Shaped Treat or Favour Box by Carol Clarke (I printed a batch of 10 of these off.  Used my Hoogie Board to score along the indicated lines and then cut them all out.  As the scoring was in place to fold through the middle of the “Remove” diamonds it was easy enough to snip out the folded over card to get the shape out.  The only fiddly thing to do was to cut out the holly embellishments.  If I was doing any more I wouldn’t bother but would rather use holly shapes cut out with my CraftROBO or die cut holly shapes.  Gold glitter spray was used on most of the shapes before sticking together.  The one in the front has been left without tying to show that they can be stored flat if you want to make them up ahead of Christmas – I know some of you will be starting on next year’s Christmas makes early in the new year!)
  3. Holly and Swirls Cracker Shaped Treat or Favour Box by Carol Clarke (This is another of the batch of 10, made exactly the same way but without the holly on.  This shows that these Cracker Shaped Boxes could be used for occasions other than Christmas if you wanted.)

CUP Update:  

CUP Newsletter Mailer – A copy of the Friday mailer (9th December) can be seen by clicking – here. This time it’s the turn of the Platinum sellers amongst the CUP designers to have some of their work showcased, and there are some great designs, from the fun to the stylish, amongst them.  There’s lots of other news and pictures in the mailer as well.

You can also now buy CD-ROMs from an assortment of  “Craftsuprint Designer CD Collection“.  These cost £11.99 each but keep your eyes peeled for Designer 30% off Special Offers!

The latest “CUP TV Episode” is of Liz Harrison making a fun Christmas Snow Globe Card.  We are now up to Episode 99 of CUP TV – I wonder who’ll get the honour of making Episode 100?  Could it be the turn of Crafty Bob to shine I wonder?

The mailer sent out on Monday, 12th December can be seen by clicking – here.  The designers who’s work is being showcased in this mailer are more ones who’ve reached the Platinum status – another wide assortment of designs.  Amongst all the other news and photos the December Card Making Competition is also announced in this mailer.  With a free kit being sent to all those who enter it’s well worth making a little effort to make and photograph an entry.

The mailer sent out on Wednesday, 14th December can be seen by clicking – here.  The two Titanium designers are being showcased in this mailer, Sandie Burchell & Carol Clarke.  You can see Sandie’s designs by clicking – here, and Carol’s designs by clicking – here.  Carol is also the designer demonstrating in the latest CUP TV episode as well, showing us how to make up her Christmas Cracker Treat or Favour Box, one of which can be seen by clicking – here.

 

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

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More Early December Crafty Makes

 Posted by at 06:06 pm
Dec 082011
 
A while ago I decided to aim to get past the 800 photos uploaded to craftsUprint before the end of this year. Well I’ve now hit that target, and passed it by a bit. Please click -> here – to have a look at what I’ve created. It isn’t all cards. There are gift bags and boxes, including ones to present jewellery in, and other bits and bobs, such as a horseshoe for a bride, etc., amongst all those photos of items I’ve hand made. Cards:

(To have a good look at these cards please click on the thumbnail images to bring up larger images, then click the Back button in your browser to bring you back here.)

1cup274560_117 - card04 - Ceredigion Wales, Original watercolour painting  2cup274565_117 - card03 - Cottage door 1 - original watercolour painting  3cup29837_158 - card03 - Poinsettia Decoupage  4cup33928_325 - card08 - Santa & Sleigh Framed Pyramid  5cup33920_325 - card05 - Snowman & Friends Framed Pyramid

  1. Ceredigion Wales, Original watercolour painting by Pamela West (This card was made using a “Designer Resource” so allowed me to do digital design work with the image before printing and crafting with it.  I created the background and put the greetings tag on it before printing, and put a frame around the topper image and printed that out separately from the background, so actually only straight cutting was needed.  I did use a corner punch to round the background corners before sticking on the card.  So all in all this was an easy card to make.)
  2. Cottage door 1 – original watercolour painting by Pamela West (Another “Designer Resource”.  With this one I simply created a soft frame around the digital image of the painting before printing it off at the size I required.  Straight cutting out, corner rounding punch, sticking to card, and adding peel-off greeting – and the card was finished.  Easy!)
  3. Poinsettia Decoupage by Sheila Harris (This was the most difficult of this batch of cards to cut out as some of the Poinsettia leaves are cut out together to layer up.  But if you find this too difficult then there’s no reason why you can’t just use the background and topper layer.)
  4. Santa & Sleigh Framed Pyramid by Emma Bee (This is a straight edged pyramid topper so an easy card to cut out and make.)
  5. Snowman & Friends Framed Pyramid by Emma Bee (Like the previous card this is a straight edged pyramid topper.  Both these cards I sprayed with spray glitter.  This one was sprayed with silver spray glitter and the previous card with gold spray glitter.)

Scarf:

Scarf 03 02
This is a scarf that I’ve knitted on my knitting board as a Christmas gift.  The yarn is a mohair with a silver fleck along its length.

These pictures show the yarn and the scarf at an early stage of knitting.

1Scarf 02 06  2Scarf 02 04  3Scarf 02 03  4Scarf 01 01

Two balls of the yarn as shown in image 3 were used to make the finished scarf.

CUP Update:  

CUP Newsletter Mailer – Two mailers have been E-mailed out since my last blog post, as follows:

Monday, 5th December – which can be seen -> here.  It’s the turn of CUP Designers who’ve reached the Gold status to be showcased this time.  You’ll also find lots of other items and news to look at, such as Exclusive Designer Heather Howes‘ versions of “Easel Stand Cards”.

Wednesday, 7th December – which can be seen -> here.   Designs by more Gold status designers can be seen showcased in this mailer.  The “New From” feature this time presents the “Christmas Tall Wing Cards” cards designed by Sheila Rodgers.  Other bits of news include a designer at a Christmas Fair and a designer out in the snow with her Crafty Bob CUP bag.

 

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

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First Cards Of December

 Posted by at 10:06 pm
Dec 032011
 

I managed to make up some cards yesterday.  One small batch of cards and a gift box from craftsUprintsheets that I’d cut out the previous night.  And the second batch were Christmas cards from Hunkydory die-cut toppers and decoupage.

Cards and More:

Creations from CUP downloads.

1cup258937_1298 - card02 - Light Blue Shabby Chic Toile Money - Gift voucher Envelop  2Original watercolour Anemone quick card 5  3Blackberries and Apple Blossom 2 watercolour paintings  4Blackberries and Apple Blossom 2 watercolour paintings 2  5Over the edge tear drop with lilac clematis and butterflies

  1. Light Blue Shabby Chic Toile Money – Gift voucher Envelop by Jean King (A quick an easy to make envelope to give the gift of money or a voucher.  No intricate cutting at all.)
  2. Original watercolour Anemone quick card 5 by Pamela West (This quick card only requires straight edge cutting and a score line to put it together.)
  3. Blackberries and Apple Blossom 2 watercolour paintings by Pamela West (One of two toppers on a sheet that only require straight edged cutting.  I simply matted it onto a black mat of card before sticking it to the card front.)
  4. Blackberries and Apple Blossom 2 watercolour paintings by Pamela West (One of two toppers on a sheet that only require straight edged cutting.  I simply matted it onto a black mat of card before sticking it to the card front.)
  5. Over the edge tear drop with lilac clematis and butterflies by Pamela West (The card itself isn’t difficult to cut out.  The butterflies require a bit more intricate cutting, but they could be missed off if a person finds them too difficult.  Using Pinflair Foto glue means that the the front can be attached to the other piece without worrying about getting it right first time as the glue allows for “slippage” to ease the two parts together.)

1Pink Snowman Money Wallet Card  2Shimmer cards 32  3Shimmer cards 11  4Stars 7e

  1. Pink Snowman Money Wallet Card by Karen MacKellar (Nothing difficult in making this card, just print, cut, score and fold, and you have your money wallet.  Or you can use it for a voucher.  I put strips of double sided tape to hold down each side.)
  2. Shimmer cards 32 by Astrid Spijkers (This basic card front is just print and cut but you can decorate however you like.  I used fancy peel-offs on this particular card.  so even though it looks quite fancy, there’s nothing difficult about making this card.)
  3. Shimmer cards 11 by Astrid Spijkers (This is also a basic card front that’s just print and cut.  Just stuck onto an A5 card front.  I put double sided sticky Christmas shapes on this card and then used glitter on top to decorate this card as a Christmas card, but like the previous item it could be decorated however you want, or even cut out the oval to use as a frame for a little photograph.)
  4. Stars 7e by Karen Adair (This was a simple background pattern which I used to make a box and gift card for this item, although it could just as easily be used as a background as intended.  I just scored, cut and folded and stuck together with template tape.  I used peeloffs stuck to white card and trimmed as the decoration for the box and card, but they could have been left as they were or decorated with a simple paper flower or whatever you want.)

Christmas Cards:

Cards using Hunkydory die-cut toppers, card-stock and some other cardstock.

1Christmas Hunkydory 32 03  2Christmas Hunkydory 33 04  3Christmas Hunkydory 34 01  4Christmas Hunkydory 35 01  5Christmas Hunkydory 36 01

1Christmas Hunkydory 37 04  2Christmas Hunkydory 38 02  3Christmas Hunkydory 39 03  4Christmas Hunkydory 40 02

 

CUP Update:  

CUP Newsletter Mailer – You can see a copy of the E-mail sent out on the 30th of November by clicking – here.  As usual the mailer was crammed with designs and news.

The mailer sent out on 2nd of December can be seen by clicking – here.

 

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

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

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