Thank you to all of you who’ve left me lovely comments on my blog posts lately.
I hope all of you who’ve popped over to have a look at my latest post enjoy looking at what’s on show.
*** You’ve probably noticed that this post is called “The End of August”, but that it’s now September at me posting it. I’d got most of it written with a view to posting it the evening of the last day of August, but the uploading of pictures took way longer than it should have. But never mind. All done now, so please do have a read and a look. ***
I’m still not attacking “The Big Tidy Up” with as much energy as I was a week ago, but rather am sorting a pack or two of cards and a few embellishments a day at the moment, and then taking it easy and doing a bit of crafting. I have managed to do a sort out of my peel-offs, so have my Welsh greetings in one box, borders and corners in another, spots and outline images in another, Christmas peel-offs in another, and my very small number of English greetings in another. So another job done with my legs elevated. My damaged leg is a bit softer than it was a couple of days ago, so I’m taking things a bit slower, and resting more with my leg elevated does appear to be helping it to improve. Of course, it will always be damaged, it’s just a case of trying to prevent further problems. I’ve got enough other health/disabilities without landing back in hospital with further leg problems.
One thing I did manage to do was photograph the boxful of cards I made during July but hadn’t got around to photographing and showing you before, so I hope you’ve got a cuppa at your side and are ready to click a few thumbnail images to have a good look at the big batch (remember to click your “Back” button to come back to this blog post after viewing).
But before the cards there’s a bit of knitting.
In my post of the 27th of August I showed you the yarn strap and a piece of the ribbon yarn I was knitting with on my circular knitting loom. Well the scarf is now finished. This one was made using 2 skeins of yarn so is much longer than the previous scarf I made with the same type of yarn previously. This is what it looks like now it’s completed.
The colour is a little different in this photo due to lighting conditions. The real colour of the yarn can be seen in the strip I scanned in and included in the previous post that included the initial details.
These cards were made using die-cut elements. I keep an assortment of these type of items in the house (bought when there are special offers on to keep the cost of making the final cards down) so that I can make quick cards if some are needed in a hurry, or for when my hands are not working well enough to do cutting, shaping flowers, placing small embellishments, etc.. Plus, I like having a variety in my crafting, from stamping and creating flower embellishments from scratch from a sheet of plain paper, all the way to making quick cards from pre-prepared toppers, backgrounds and card shapes.
These cards were made using items from two kits, one of the kits from the Hunkydory Christmas Selection Box and the The Snowman and Father Christmas kit from Crafter’s Companion, who worked closely with Hunkydory to create the kit.
Since taking these pictures earlier in the day I’ve now added greetings to those that didn’t have them on, using banners or peel-offs .
CUP Mailer – A mailer was sent out by the team at CUP HQ on Friday, 31st, August. You can see a copy of it – here. This mailer gives details of what’s on the current free CD-ROM that you get when you spend just £10 on the site, and also what other freebies come with it.
August Card Making Competition – Congratulations to Faith Irvine, Carolyn Norris and Diane Scotland on coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the craftsUprint August competition. At the moment the results can be seen on the craftsUprint site – here. There were 44 entries in the competition. I didn’t enter this time so don’t have a competition card to show you this month. Hopefully I’ll have time to create a suitable card to enter the September competition.
You can see the cards Ive 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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(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 Ive 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 Ive checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)