The Start Of My March Crafting

 Posted by at 06:39 pm
Mar 042013
 

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I’ve made a few quick (print, cut out, stick together) sort of cards over the weekend, but I’ve also been playing around with digital designs and designing some of my own cards in My Craft Studio before printing out and making up – a bit of hybrid crafting.  I have also had my ProMarkers out and done a bit of colouring, and added a bit to my pictorial guides, so I hope you’ll click through and have a look at them.  I’ve not done a huge amount of crafting the last few days, but I hope you like what I’ve got to show you in this blog post.

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CARDS:

(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.)

1cup356222_1749 - Card03 - Twenties Fashion Stamp  2cup367950_1834 - card02- STUNNING TULIP TOPPER & PAPER - LILAC  3cup376632_512 -card02 - CU Oval Lace Frames & Bows  4cup396762_983 - card03 - Cute Westie Puppy

  1. Twenties Fashion Stamp by Janette Padley (I printed the digi stamp out at much smaller than the given size onto   300gsm, Super Smooth, white card-stock.  I then coloured her in using my ProMarkers.  The colours used were: hair – Cinnamon; skin – Ivory, Satin; jewellery – Silver Metallic Marker; darker areas of dress, shoes, hat – Powder Blue, Pastel Blue; lighter area of dress – Icicle; outside shadow – Cool Grey 2.  I used the Keepsake Auspicious embossing board and created a base “screen” card out of a pearlescent cardstock with a hint of off white silver, mirror paper, and a daisy patterned paper from my crafting stash.  I used wet glue to attach most of the layers together, cut out and shaped the digi-stamp and stuck her in place using glue gel.  I embellished the card using midget gems.)
  2. STUNNING TULIP TOPPER & PAPER – LILAC by Sharon Duncan (I printed the design out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out most of the elements.  I scored and folded in half the background element and used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the topper to the front of my created card, putting it towards the top.  I then shaped the extra pieces I’d cut out to decoupage and stuck them in place using glue gel.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I’m not sure what language it will be needed in.)
  3. Designer Resource Paper Roses by Susan Wood and CU Oval Lace Frames & Bows by Jean Gordon (I took one of the oval lace frames, together with some paper roses and leaves into one of my graphics packages.  I coloured the roses and leaves to a shade I liked and grouped them to fit inside the oval aperture of the frame.  I tweaked the colour of the frame slightly to get a shade that went well with this project.  I then created a background by tiling a  one of the roses that was greatly reduced in size, and also created a greetings panel from a copy of the frame shrunk down very small.  The greeting I used was “Penblwydd Hapus” – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”.  After putting a second copy fo the flowers and greetings panel on the other side of my working area I printed the design I’d created out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut everything out before sticking the card front onto a base card made by scoring on my Hougie Board and folding in half an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White card-stock.  I shaped the flower layers and attached them using glue gel and attached the greeting using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.)
  4. Cute Westie Puppy by Amy Perry (I printed the sheet out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out most of the pieces.  I created a base card by scoring and folding in half an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White card-stock.  The base image was then stuck to the front of this using fingerlift tape.  I finished the card off by shaping the decoupage pieces with my hands and attaching to the card with glue gel.  This is one really cute puppy who reminds me of our little dog when she was a pup.)

1cup397881_961 - card02- Fairy Stamps  2cup403509_983 - card02 - Red Basque & Gold Shoe  3cup404203_983 - card01 - Football Boy

  1. Fairy Stamps by Dawn Clayton, Floral Swirl Stamp by Karen Wyeth and Spackled Paper Pack – CU4CU by Mary Jane Harris (I took one of the fairies from the kit, the floral swirls digi stamp and three backgrounds into one of my graphics packages and moved around, re-sized etc., until I had everything how I wanted it for this card.  The faux matting and layering form the main card front was created using a lilac background, followed by a white rectangle, followed by a green tone background.  One of the floral swirls was then put at the top right of this.  The other  pieces were placed elsewhere on my working space.  I used a blue coloured background behind the fairy, so that the colour shows through the translucent wings.  Green and lilac backgrounds were placed behind other copies of the floral swirls.  The whole lot were printed out onto 300gsm, Super Smooth, white cardstock.  I coloured in everything bar the wings of the fairy using my ProMarkers, and cut out flowers and butterflies out of the lilac copies of the floral swirls digi.  The colours I used for the fairy were: hair – Cocoa, Tan; clothes – Lilac; eyes – Soft Green; Skin – Ivory, Satin, Dusky Pink.  The trimmed base layer of my design was stuck to the front of a card, made by scoring and folding in half an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White card-stock, using finger-lift tape.  The coloured in digi fairy was cut out and given some shape before attaching her to the front of my card using glue gel.  I used the same glue to attach my layer of swirls and all the lilac flowers and butterflies.  With several fairies to choose from the fairy stamps kit offers lots of possibilities for making different cards for either an adult or children who love fairies.)
  2. Red Basque & Gold Shoe by Amy Perry (I printed the design out onto Matt Crafty Bob paper and cut out most of the pieces.  I couldn’t cut out the whole bunch of flowers so just cut out the flower heads and not the stem and leaves.  I also left some butterflies uncut.  I created a base card by scoring and folding in half an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White cardstock.  The main card front was attached to my created card using finger-lift tape.  I then attached the blank greetings panel using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I shaped the pieces I wanted to decoupage using my fingers and then attached to the front of my card using glue gel.  A very striking looking image that’s sure to be well liked by any recipient.  I’ve left the greetings panel blank for the time being as I’m not sure what language the greeting will be required in next.)
  3. Football Boy by Amy Perry (I printed the design out onto Matt Crafty Bob paper and cut out most of the pieces.  The most difficult bit was cutting out the landlocked area between the arm and the body.  I created a base card by scoring and folding in half an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White card-stock.  The main card front was attached to my created card using finger-lift tape.   I shaped the pieces I wanted to decoupage using my fingers and then attached to the front of my card using glue gel. As I’m not sure what language the greeting will be required in I’ve left it without a greeting for the time being.  I think that this is a great card for a youngster, and not so you person, who loves football.)

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TUTORIALS:

I’ve added some more stuff to my two pages of pictorial guides to how I’ve done things.

The “Colouring In Digi Stamps” page has grown quite a bit with more information and a pictorial tutorial of how I achieved  “Blending Using Five Pens”, “Shading Using One Pen” and “Colouring In Detailed Digital Stamps 1”.

I’ve also added a quick guide called “Paper Roses From Spirals” to my “Making Paper Flowers” page.
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CRAFTYBOB.COM UPDATE:  

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

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CUP UPDATE:  

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

  • Friday, 1st March – Here! – The mailer starts by showcasing the designs which you get on this weeks free CD-ROM, which is Volume 35.  Remember, you only need to spend £10 on craftsUprint in a single order during the week to get the free CD-ROM, together with some other freebies, all sent out to you post free.  Of course there’s lots more news, info, and showcased designs in the mailer as well, so please do click over for a look.
  • Monday, 4th March – Here! – It’s the turn of some of CUPs Bronze Designers to have their work showcased in this mailer. Robyn Cockburn has created some new “In the Garden 3D Card Kits“.  You’ll also find lots of the latest news from CUP land.

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.

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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 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 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.)

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  17 Responses to “The Start Of My March Crafting”

  1. Fab set of cards, I love the basque x

  2. Gorgeous cards Gwyneth, loving the corset card and the lovely papers and images. Lovely soft pastel colours too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

  3. Such a great selection of cards…loving the corset one.

    Sandie x

  4. Another fabulous selection of cards Gwyneth, love the colours and designs hun.
    Lorraine xx

  5. Another great showcase Gwyneth. Love the little westie. The basque and gold shoe card is gorgeous, and what a cheeky chappy the football boy is. I hate having to cut out little fiddly bits Gwyneth – always worried I will chop their arms off or something!!!! Take care x

  6. Another great set of cards Gwyneth – I particularly like the Twenties Fashion Stamp and Red Basque & Gold Shoe cards in this little lot.. Thanks also for the Spiral Rose Tutorial – I have only made my own spiral flowers before – i haven’t tried making then using dies.
    You make it look so easy!! Thanks for shring
    xx

  7. Beautiful cards… love the images and the gorgeous colours.xxx

  8. Gorgeous cards, you have had a busy start to March xxx

  9. Lots of lovely creations to look at.
    xx

  10. Fabulous cards, thanks for the tutorials on colouring and flower making.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT Team

  11. Wonderful selection of cards. Chris xx

  12. Beautiful cards. Love the blue one in the first selection and the footballer in the second. Great colours and images. xx

  13. Another batch of gorgeous card….love the ‘red basque’ one xx

  14. A fabulous selection Gwyneth. I love the Twenties card. The Corset one is gorgeous x

  15. Morning Gwyneth, more stunning creations, I really love the “Red Corset” one, hun, my hubby would like it too, LOL, love and hugs xxx

  16. Really beautiful makes, I love the cute puppy and the one with the elegant lady is so pretty
    Lindsay xx

  17. A beautiful array of cards . Love them all and Basque one is my favourite xx

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