Thank You – to everybody whos left comments on my previous posts, and to those of you who are regular visitors to my site – thank you so much for coming back time and time again.
For anybody who’s collecting Promarkers and/or Flexmarkers – Letraset are having an End of Line Sale of up to 50% off selected items. So if you are looking to build up your collection, start your collection, or know that some of your early purchases are beginning to run out now, then now would be a good time to consider buying. Have a look – here – to see the sets that are included in the sale. Stock is limited, so many sets may have sold out by the time you read this, but as I’m writing there’s sets for things like: Skin Tones; Skin Accents; Fur; Hair; and many more combinations available.
I’ve got a small number of cards and some knitting to show you in this post. I hope you like what I’ve created. Please do leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
(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.)
- Bathtime Decoupage by Rebecca Brindley (I printed the sheet out onto Matt Crafty Bob paper and cut out layers 1, 3, 4, and 6 – I wanted to keep the depth of the card down so kept the other two layers for another card. I took an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl card-stock and scored it using my Hougie Board, and folded it in half before using a corner punch to round the corners. I matted the base layer and the blank greetings panel onto blue Satin Board. I cut a strip of cream coloured Adorable Scorable cardstock with a decorative/scalloped edge cutter and stuck it near the left hand side of the base card. I then used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the matted base image and greetings panel. I then shaped the decoupage layers before attaching them using glue gel. This is the card with the most intricate hand cutting in the batch I’m showing you today, but it wasn’t particularly difficult and I wasn’t particularly acurate going around the shape, just making sure I got off the outside white. This card could be made without the decoupage layers. I think that the image and colours make this suitable for sending to a man.)
- Bathtime Insert by Rebecca Brindley (This is a matching insert to the previous card. I printed this insert onto 120gsm Super Smooth white paper, trimmed it, folded it in half, and stuck it inside the card using fingerlift tape.)
- Pretty subtle Soft Polka dots Vellum by Carol Clarke and Gift Box Card MACHINE Cut Files & PDF by Rae Carr (I printed the design out onto 120gsm Super Smooth white paper. I created a square base card from a sheet of Centura Pearl cardstock, finishing it off with rounded corners using a punch. I made a panel from the printed polka dot background, again rounding the corners with a punch. This was matted onto a silver texture cardstock, trimed to leave a half centimeter border and again the corners were rounded. This panel was attached to the front of the card using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape. I used the same tape to attach a greetings panel which I’d cut out when making a previous project with the gift box cutting file. I put a peel-off greeting “Penblwydd Hapus”- Welsh for “Happy Birthday” – on the greeting panel before attaching some flowers from my crafty stash and embellishing with some sticky back pearls.)
- Square Pearls and Lace Card Front or insert by Carol Clarke (I printed the design onto 120gsm Super Smooth paper. I trimmed the insert and rounded the corners before folding in half and sticking inside a square card shown at 3.)
- Rockstar Toppers by Rebecca Brindley and LATTICE AND ORIENTAL BACKING PANELS by Sharon Duncan (I printed the design out onto 160gsm Super Smooth paper and cut out one of the toppers. I stuck this to the front of a lattice which I’d cut out of gold textured cardstock using the cutting file and my Silhouette Cameo. This was then stuck to the front of a pale cream coloured Adorable Scorable cardstock and the mat was trimmed to allow a border of 2 to 3mm. I created a gate-fold card out of Centura Pearl card-stock and attached the matted and layered topper to the front.)
- Rockstar Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley (This insert was printed onto 120gsm Super Smooth paper and after folding was stuck inside the gatefold card topped with one of the Rockstar Toppers as shown in 1.)
- Sweet Love Backing Sheet 2 by Rebecca Brindley and Sweet Love Toppers Sheet by Rebecca Brindley (I printed this sheet onto 120gsm Super smooth white paper, and printed co-ordinating toppers onto Matt Crafty Bob paper. I created an A5 base card from a sheet of Centura Pearl cardstock and cut a panel of the backing sheet to fit just smaller than the front and attached it using fingerlift tape. I took one of the toppers, matted it onto silver textured cardstock. This was trimmed to have a border of 1cm and I embossed a line at 0.5cm using my Hougie Board, before attaching the matted image to the front of the card using 2mm deep, double sided foam tape.)
- Sweet Love Insert by Rebecca Brindley (I printed the design out onto 120gsm Super Smooth paper and after trimming and scoring I attached it inside the card shown at 3 using finger-lift tape.)
In my blog post of the 15/11/2012 I showed you the start of a scarf I was working on. This is how I got one with it.
- As different light conditions give a different shade to my knitting I’ve taken small pieces of each of the three colours of yarn I’m using and scanned them in, so hopefully this gives a more accurate representation of the colour.
- I’ve now finished knitting the scarf.
- It’s of a length that’s suitable for a child.
- I’ve now started knitting a matching hat to go with the scarf. Only knitted around 8 rows of rib on my circular knitting loom so far.
- This is the first of a pair of leg warmers I’m knitting for myself.
- I’ve knitted it in two colours of double knitting used together. In shades of Harvest –
- – and Walnut. It is 100% acrylic this time.
- I’m doing the knitting with both strands knitted together on each peg.
- This is the start of the second leg warmer. It’s actually being knitted on one size larger of circular knitting loom than the first one as my damaged leg is much larger than my other leg. The fact that four sizes of circular looms come in the set means that I can make a matching pair in sizes that suit me.
Ive put up 1 items since my last blog post:
I still have some items with Discount prices at the moment. The prices on these will go back up at the end of the month, so please do check out my CraftyBob.com shop now.
Have a look – here – at my whole shop on craftybob.com.
CUP Mailer – Here are the links to the mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last blog post:
- Wednesday, 21st November – here – Crafty Bob has some new merchandise for sale. If you’ve missed getting some of the CD-ROMs that have been given free over the last few months then there’s an opportunity of buying the ones you’ve missed at a discounted price. Plus of course the mailer has showcases of designs and CUP Latest New, etc.
- Friday, 23rd November – here – In addition to lots of “CUP Latest News”, a “New From” feature,”Exclusive Designer Spotlight” and “Card Maker Spotlight”, there’s a showcase of the designs from the latest offering of freebies for buying £10 from CUP, which includes CD-ROM volume 23.
- Monday, 26th November – here – This mailer is showcasing some of the work of CUPs Elite and Titanium selling designers – the Elite designer – Carol Clarke, and the Titanium designers – the twins Sandie Burchell and Sue Douglas, Janet Briggs, Angela Wake and Ann-marie Vaux. Carol is also the person who’s demonstrating in episode 142 of CUP TV as well. You’ll also find new “Iris Folding Frames” by Silvia Griffin, Exclusive Designer Spotlight, Card Maker Spotlight, CUP Latest News, etc., in the mailer.
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.)
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 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.)