More End Of The Month Makes & Discount Code

Right, I’m back with the other two cards I should have posted their pictures up yesterday but a bit of a mix up when I was taking pictures meant I’d missed them all-together.  The light conditions were not fantastic for taking photos today, but I managed to get some between the clouds.  I’ve also made another card using a digital download printed onto card and then decorated with further die-cuts from my crafty stash.  I’ve also put up a picture of the finished scarf I’ve made.

 (Remember that you can click on the thumbnail images to have a better look at each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.  These linked pages also have a longer description of how I made the item.  Leave me a comment if you want any further information.)

Cards:

Mostly raiding my crafty stash of die-cut decoupage, etc., but shaped, cut, put together, etc., with my own touch of ideas.

1cat 01 02  2Dog 03 02  3cup285058_539 - card03 - Blue floral backing sheet  4cup285070_539 - card01 - Blue floral insert  5

  1. Pussy Cat on Piano (If I remember rightly the main topper is another Doolicraft die-cut sheet.  The peel-offs are from a Border and Corner set, and the base card is a Hunkydory one if I remember rightly although I’m not 100% certain of that.)
  2. Three Young Dogs (Another card where the base card and die-cut topper sheet that were Create & Craft branded, like the second batch of cards in my last post.  This card was scored and stuck to make an easel card.  I used corner peeloffs on the top outside corners and the front of the base to further embellish.  The stop is simply a piece of linen effect gold card stuck in place with 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape. The greeting peeloff (“Penblwydd Hapus” which is Welsh for Happy Birthday) has been put onto the stop.)
  3. Blue floral backing sheet by Sharon Poore (For this card I printed the background onto Super Smooth white card, trimmed, scored and folded it into a tent fold card.  I raided my crafty stash for bits and bobs to decorate the card with.  I used some peel-offs from a Border and Corner set, periwinkle die cut flowers and another white one from another sheet, plus some die-cut mats.)
  4. Blue floral insert by Sharon Poore (This is the insert I put in the card above.  It was printed onto good quality, 100gsm, white paper.  I’ve left it without a greeting so that there’s enough space for a hand written greeting).

Knitting:

Knitted Set 01 14 Back on the 7th of January I put up a post that showed a hat I’d knitted on a circular knitting loom, a pair of fingerless gloves I’d knitted on a smaller circular knitting loom, and this – Knitted Set 01 10 – the start of a scarf (colour looked a bit dark due to the different light conditions at the time the photo was taken).  Well, the scarf is now finished and can be seen to the right.  Nice and light and fluffy, it weighs less than 100gms but it’s lovely and warm.

You can see the other, matching, items in the earlier post by clicking – here.

CUP Update:  

CUP Discount Code – Don’t forget that there’s an end of month promotion currently running on the craftsUprint site.

Simply type the word ‘BINGO’ 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!   Yes!  You read that right!  A 20% Discount!  The code expires on the 31st, January 2012 at Midnight GMT,  so you have a bit of time to browse around and make your choices.

So it’s an excellent time to add some more designs to your digital library.  Even within the Card Making section there’s such a lot on offer.    Please don’t think it’s just a site of digital card fronts that you just buy, download, print off and stick on.  Have a look at the list of categories of digital downloads available:

Cardmaking Categories

So if you are into digistamps, Iris Folding, decoupage, Paper Piercing / Ornare, Tea Bag folding, Stackers, Shakers, and so much more, you are sure to find something that will be useful in your cardmaking on the craftsUprint site.

And if you are looking for some sort of digital design and can’t find something suitable on the site you can always “Ask a Designer” on Craftforums.

Craftforums:

craftsUprint’s sister site, Craftforums, is a wonderful forum where crafters interact and chat, not only with other crafters but with the designers of the digital work we buy from craftsUprint.  The Ask An Expert / Designer forum area is the place where a crafter can post if they are looking for something specific but can’t find it on craftsUprint.  Designers then know what crafters are actually looking for, and any who are able can design and upload a suitable design to CUP for crafters to buy.  This forum area is also handy if a crafter needs specific help with a particular design, when not only will the original designer have the chance to help, but other crafters who may already have made up the design (or something similar) are able to help out from their own experience. Craftforums also has a lot of other “Departments”, forum areas, and includes a whole section of “Card Making Tutorials”.  So pop over to have a look, and join to get involved.

 

 

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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