Crafting My Way Towards The End Of February

I’m still feeling a bit rough.  I think one day I’m getting over the virus I’ve suffered from for the last few weeks, then the next day I’m back feeling miserable again.  Haven’t felt like really getting stuck into a lot of card-making or any other crafting.  Just done a few rows of knitting on a knitting board most mornings and made a small number of cards mostly from elements cut out on my Cameo or bought in, die-cut, designs.  I went for the Hunkydory Golden Oldies for the “smile” element to cheer me up last week, and they were delivered the beginning of the week – very quick delivery this time.

 Cards:

(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.  Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page.)

1cup299812_596 - card02   2Hunkydory Golden Oldies 03 01   3Hunkydory Golden Oldies 02 02.   4Hunkydory Golden Oldies 01 01

  1. When cutting out the design Scalloped Layered Cards 5 & 6….STUDIO by Tina Fitch I cut cut out two sets of all the topper layers, but only cut out one of the base card shape.  Don’t know why I missed cutting the second copy of the base card, but I decided not to get my machine out again just to make this card and chose a square base card from my crafty stash to put the round topper layers onto (a Hunkydory base card if I remember rightly).  The topper is actually an element from the background Boudoir Reflections 3 Backing Paper 2 by Rebecca Brindley which you can also see as a background behind the circular cut out topper layers.
  2. This is one from the Hunkydory Golden Oldies kit, the Old Football Fogie.  I’ve made this card up with the raised frame and all the decoupage layers and put it in the supplied box.
  3. Another of the Golden Oldies, this time the Old Knitting Nana, but I’ve used a white A4 card to make an A5 base card, stuck the background background onto that and then put on only one layer of the decoupage and the frame using 2mm deep double sided foam tape. It’s finished off with one of the foiled paper ribbon strips that was on the same die-cut sheet.
  4. The rest of the layers of the Old Knitting Nana design were built onto this card which I made from one of the A4 sheets provided in the kit.  So one sheet of die-cut design has been split over two cards instead of using as intended to make up one card.

Challenge:

I love GGI’d entered my  “Daisy and Pink Blossoms” card (which you can see in a previous post of mine – here) into a small number of challenges, which included the Glitter Geeks Week 7 – Girls and Boys challenge to make any card that had a girl, boy, or both on it.  I’ve now been back to the site to have a look at what the theme is going to be for the coming week – here – and was so surprised to see my name up in 2nd for the last challenge.  That’s made my week.  Thank you so much to those who picked my card out for this honour.  I’ve sent an E-mail to the address given so I’m waiting for a response.

Knitting:

Back in my post on the 7th of February (which you can see by clicking – here) I  showed you the yarn I was currently knitting with and how far I’d got in my latest scarf.  I use a variety of knitting boards and looms for my knitting these days as I can’t hold up traditional knitting on needles.  I was knitting the scarf out of “Ostrich Yarn” on a round loom, but not knitting in the round but rather going back and fore so turning at the end of each row to give a flat scarf at the end.

I’ve now finished the scarf and it’s quite a long scarf – and here it is:

Scarf 03 10

So now I’m starting on another knitting project – and yes, it will be another scarf, but I’m going for a totally different type of yarn again, so keep an eye out in future blog posts to see what I’m experimenting with next.

Cutting Work For Tina Fitch:

As I’ve shown you in previous posts – here and here – I’ve been doing some cutting work out for the very talented designer Tina Fitch.  (these are in addition to the designs that keep on popping into my basket on the craftsUprint site that I’ve enjoyed making up and uploading to the site as a Registered Crafter.)

I’ve started working on more stuff, which includes working with Tina on the conversion of some of her card kits into “Print & Cut” kits.

These are the ones I’ve worked on so far, with links to the ordinary card kits which you print and cut out yourself, as well as links to the .studio “Print & Cut” kits that you can use with cutting machines that use the Silhouette Studio software, such as the Cameo.

These are my photos of the cards after I’d Printed & Cut them, and are now being used as exemplars on sites where Tina is selling them.

1Baby Boy card 01s  2Baby Girl Card 01s   3Basket of Roses 03s

  1. Baby Boy Back to front card kitBaby Boy Back to front card kit..Print & Cut…Studio
  2. Baby Girl Back to Front Card KitBaby Girl Back to Front Kit…Print & Cut..Studio
  3. Basket of Roses back to front card kitBasket of Roses back to front card kit..Print & Cut Studio

Keep an eye out for more of the results of my work on Tina’s Creative Team.  You can see the names of the other members of her Creative Team on her blog part way down the right hand column.

CUP Update:  

Discount Code –  OK Crafters – Who wants to save 20% off their order for crafting items from craftsUprint?

How many of you have a wish list that’s growing longer by the day that could do with emptying a bit?  I know mine has over 125 items in it at the moment, so a discount will be great for helping me buy some of my favourites at a discounted price.  And the discount code is – CRAZY!  Yes, really – CRAZY.  Once you’ve decided on what you want to order, simply type the word ‘CRAZY’ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page and BEFORE you check out click UPDATE BASKET to save a whopping 20% off your total order value!  You’ve even got a bit of time to look around the site and make up your mind about what you want to buy as the crazy code doesn’t expire until 29th February 2012 at Midnight GMT.

CUP Mailer –  For any of you who haven’t signed up to have a copy of the thrice weekly mailer delivered directly to your E-mail inbox – a copy of the mailer sent out on Friday the 24th February can be seen by clicking – here.  Once again it’s quite a substantial mailer with a showcase of designs uploaded by craftsUprint Gold designers, some Rocker Easel Cards created by Amanda McGee, a bingo winner, Exclusive Designer Spotlight, etc.  Please do click through to have a read.

 

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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Thank You Very Much To Those Of You Who’ve Left Comments On My Previous Blog Posts
I really appreciate the nice things you’ve said about my crafting efforts.

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6 Replies to “Crafting My Way Towards The End Of February”

  1. Your cards are wonderful & I love the scarf,,get better soon,,Esther,,:)

  2. All really fab cards, I really love the little granny’s in the armchairs though, they really made me smile
    Lindsay xx

  3. wow. really impressed with the cards. would you be able to send me instructions on how to build up the box for the golden oldies cards
    thankyou