Crafting At The Start Of April

 I’d like to thank all of you who’ve been so kind as to leave comments on some of my previous blog posts.  I really appreciate that you’ve taken the time to comment on my crafting efforts.


If you’ve been reading my blog posts you’ll know that some of the cards I’d cut, assembled and embellished were to be seen on the Create & Craft “Cameo” program last week. They were all cut using designs from Tina Fitch’s CD-ROM “Cameo Creations”. If you go to the C & C page for the CD – here – you’ll see that there’s now a “Watch Video” option, so please go and have a look to see if you can spot any of the cards I’ve put up on my blog.


Some of these cards were made using Designer Resources from craftsUprint, some from ordinary Card Making designs, and some from Cutting Files which I cut out on my Silhouette Cameo.

(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of 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

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  1. Circular Lace & Ribbon Frames by June Young; Pack of 10 diagonal stripes multi colours by Susan Wood; WHITE CAMELIA WITH CARD FACE PLATE by Sally McIntyre (I took one of the lace and ribbon frames, one of the backgrounds and the Camellia with layers into one of my graphics programs and created the design.  This was then taken into my Silhouette Studio software and I created a Print & Cut file out of it.  The design was printed onto a sheet of Crafty Bob’s Paper before cutting it out using my Cameo.  The base card is made from an A4 sheet of Satin Board that had been scored, folded, and trimmed to size.  I just used a glue roller pen to attach the base image layer and glue gel to build up the flower layers.  It did take a bit of time to get the cutting line right to make this card, but there are days I find it easier to sit with my hand on a mouse than using a scissors, so it’s a good way to craft.)
  2.  Adult Baptism Christening QS by Silvia Griffin (This one is also printed onto Crafty Bob’s Paper, but this time it was hand cut.  The base layer and the oval pyramage layers were easy to cut out, but the flowers were not so easy, so, if you click through to see the sheet itself, you’ll see that the two flowers and bud came together as an element – well I only cut round the two flowers and chopped of the top bit that included the bud.  I used foam tape to stick on the pyramage layers in order and glue gel for the flower and bow.  The base card for this is a cream Adorable Scoreable A4 card, scored, folded and trimmed to size.)
  3. Step Card Back Display Card STUDIO-WPC-MTC-SVG by Rae Carr; Gingham Backing Papers kit by Carol Clarke; Flourish Butterflies – Embellishments – Studio by Ann Smith (The base card for this is cut out of Centura Pearl Snow White card-stock, and the scalloped panel and butterflies out of Satin Board, using my Cameo.  The flowers were cut out of white and gingham printed Super Smooth white card using a couple of Tonic Petite Petal Pairs punch. I chose yellow to go with the flowers behind the fairy in the topper.  There was a bit of twisting involved to get the flower shapes woven to make the finished flowers.  The fairy was a die-cut topper from Papertole.  Again, an easy card to make as the cutting was done using my Cameo and the decoupage was die cut.)
  4. Ladies Accessories Tri Fold Quick Card by Lorraine Smith (The topper was printed onto Crafty Bob’s paper and cut out.  Nice easy shapes.  These were stuck to red cardstock and I trimmed around leaving a border, so again easy to cut.  The base card is made from Centura Pearl Snow White cardstock, scored and trimmed and the matted toppers added.)
  5. Same card as above but opened out as a screen.

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  1. Wedding Horseshoe fronted Door Card by Tina Fitch (This design is available as a .gsd file from craftsUprint, but is also available as a .studio cutting file on Tina’s “Cameo Creations” CD-ROM.  Despite all the hard work of cutting being done using my Silhouette Cameo, this card is very time consuming as landlocked pieces that didn’t come out when the panels and horseshoes were pulled from the cutting mat needed to be pushed out using a hook tool.  This is cut from linen textured white cardstock.  The contrasting colour is ordinary red cardstock from a goodie box I received, and behind each panel I put gold vellum.  Although not really visible in the pictures, I’ve gone around the outside edge of both doors and the back panel with narrow “red” double sided tape and put on fine glitter.  I also used a Zig glue pen over several of the horseshoe layers and put the same glitter on before attaching these to the card.)
  2.  Same card as previous but with the front gates open to show the inside horseshoes.


In a previous post – here – I showed you one panel I’d knitted out of Wendy Frills yarn on one of my circular knitting looms.  I’ve now got three of these finished and a fourth on the go. It’s going to make a lovely, snuggly, blanket/throw for me once I’ve finished all the panels and stitched them together.  I’ve also started working on a baby blanket out of another unusual yarn working on my Authentic Knitting Board.

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  1. This is the band from around the yarn I’m using for my baby blanket.  It’s white and called Tiddly Pom!
  2. This is what the yarn actually looks like (put against the band to give some idea of size.)
  3. This is how much I’ve knitted so far.  I’m working the whole length of my knitting board for this project, but only working on one side of the board, rather than weaving back and fore for a double knit.  I’m knitting two loops between each “pom”.
  4. This is what the front of the piece looks like close up.
  5. This is the back of the knitted piece.

Keep an eye out on future posts for the finished knitted pieces.

CUP Update:  

CUP Mailer – There have been two mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last post.  You can see the one sent out on Wednesday, 4th April by clicking – here – and the one sent out on Friday, 6th April by clicking – here.  Again you’ll see lots of lovely design being showcased and a chance to catch up on some news from crafters and designers.


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.


(Hi All – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that I’ve had some problems with Spam/advertising posts, that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live.  Genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)