Crafty Makes From The End Of January + A Discount Code!

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I am exhausted – I sat up in the sitting room this morning with my laptop on a table in front of me and my Silhouette Cameo on the floor by my side and spent hours feeding paper into the machine and taking cuts off my mats.  And I realised after I’d ran out of steam and put my Cameo away that I’d not done a Print & Cut that I’m working on for Tina Fitch.  Sometimes I wonder where my mind is at, because not only didn’t I do one of the main things I intended to do, but I also did the same mistake I did when I did my last batch of cutting – you’ve guessed haven’t you LOL – I put the lot into one tray without anything to keep the pieces for different projects apart.  Arrrr!  So now it will take a few hours, possibly a few days, for me to sort everything out to make up the cards and keepsakes from what I’ve cut.  Oh well.  Never mind.  It will keep me occupied and out of mischief I suppose.

I have put together a small number of items over the last few days, and finished knitting my fingerless gloves – but again didn’t have my brain in gear and forgot to take photos of the gloves when I took pictures of the other items.  So I’ll have to try and remember to take a photo of those the next time I’ve got my camera out.

In the meantime.  I hope you like the small number of paper-crafting projects I’ve got to show you today.  Let me know what you think of them.



(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.)

1cup386824_659 - card01 - Purple periwinkle gift bag  2cup50183_5 - card01 - 12 Png Butterflies in Bright Shades Colour Way  3cup394207_1018 - card03 - PartyTime Alphabet Tiles

  1. Purple periwinkle gift bag by Stephen Poore (As I wanted a very sturdy bag I printed the design out twice onto 300gsm Super Smooth cardstock.  I then cut, scored and folded before gluing with some quick grab wet glue.  The gift will go inside wrapped in some purple tissue, and as you can see I’ve added a bow of ribbon to the handles.)
  2. Cloudy Alphabet Tiles by Annie Lang, 12 Png Butterflies in Bright Shades Colour Way by Ammie Sanders, Gingham Backing Papers kit by Carol Clarke and Love Birds by Marie Wolman (I took 7 of the butterflies, together with two gingham backgrounds, a rainbow and cloud from the Love Birds kit, and the letters to spell out “Penblwydd Hapus” – Welsh for “Happy Birthday” – into one of my graphics packages and re-sized, moved around, etc., until I was happy with the layout for a card front for an A5 card.  I then created a 2nd layer for the butterflies and wording on the other side of my working area before printing out onto 150gsm glossy photo paper.  I then cut out the card front and the extra pieces to decoupage onto it. The base card was made by scoring and folding an A4 sheet of pearlescent orange cardstock, and then the card front was stuck directly onto this using fingerlift tape.  I used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the second layer of the greeting and then shaped the butterflies a bit before attaching them with glue gel.)
  3. PartyTime Alphabet Tiles by Annie Lang, Pillow Box Template Kit – 3 sheet Kit by Carol Clarke, Textured & Glittered Brads by Carol Lepard and Fun Time by Marie Wolman (I’ve made two very similar pillow boxes to give little gifts in.  One saying “6 HEDDIW” – which is Welsh for “6 TODAY” and the other saying “7 HEDDIW”.  I took the numbers and letters I needed into one of my graphics packages, together with some graphics from the Fin Time kit, a couple of glitter look digital brads and the pillow box template.  I then moved the elements around, re-sized them, etc., until I was happy with the layout.  I printed the design out onto 300gsm Super Smooth card-stock, swapping the number before printing out the second time.  Both boxes were then cut out, the straight lines scored using my Hougie Board and the curved lines were scored freehand using a small ball tool on the back of a mouse mat.  I used some red-backed super sticky tape to stick together the sides before popping the scored ends into place.)

As you can see – not a lot of crafting done the last few days – but hopefully I’ll have more to show you next time.


Have a look – here – at my whole shop “Siop Crafftau MAES MIERI Crafts Shop” on



CUP Mailer – Here are the links to the mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last blog post:

  • Monday, 28th January – Here! – It’s the turn of Silver designers to have some of their work showcased in this mailer.  There’s also some Triple Easel Cards with a Matching Envelope, and lots of news from CUPers around the world.
  • Wednesday, 30th January – Here! – This mailer has some more designs by Silver designers, a CUP TV episode by Carol Clarke, some cute designs by Claire Keay, as well as the latest news items.

Craftsuprint have a “Mailer Archive” where you can go to get links to mailers sent out over the last few months.  This can be seen by clicking – here.

20% Off Discount Code –  To get 20% off any order placed at craftsUprint before the 01/02/2013 you simply type the word ‘SNOW’ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page, BEFORE you check out, then click UPDATE BASKET.

I’ve been tempted to place a few orders using the “SNOW” code over the last few days, so I’ve got a couple of dozen designs to work on over the next couple of weeks.  Keep an eye out in future posts to see what tempted me, and go and have a look at the site now to see whether you can find any designs that will make a nice addition to your digital library.

Crafter of the Year Competition – Well, the “Craftsuprint Crafter of the Year 2012” competition results have been announced.  I didn’t make it into the top 30 this time, but three excellent card makers got the top three slots – so a Big Congratulations to – Dianne Jackson, Margaret Mccartney and Kristina Norbat on getting to the top.  The leaderboard can be see by clicking – here.


You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

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.)


(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.)


10 Replies to “Crafty Makes From The End Of January + A Discount Code!”

  1. Gorgeous cards Gwyneth. Always annoying when you’ve put everything away and then realise you’ve forgotten something.

  2. 3 wonderful Creations . The bag is so pretty , love the floral design . The card is beautiful such beautiful colours and i just adore the cute pillow box xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Gwyneth, loving the gorgeous bag. I hope you are well and thank you for your comments on my blog.

    Linda xxx

  4. Gorgeous work, as always hun, you would not believe how many notebooks I have, even treated myself to a page a day diary out of the £1 shop, LOL….I would be exactly like you, if I did not write things down…good luck with the sorting xxxxx