Starting April With A Card Assortment

Thank You – for popping over to have a look at my blog
and also thank you to everybody who’’s left comments on my previous blog posts.


My young nephews have, very kindly, shared their cold with me and the rest of the family – it’s just unfortunate that what gives them a cough, and makes them feel a bit ill, knocks me and my parents quite badly.  So I’ve spent Easter Weekend coughing and spluttering and sneezing and feeling rather rough.  Today I decided to try and take my mind off it by finishing putting together some cards I started working on days ago.  Haven’t managed to make up all the cards, in fact I don’t think I’ve made half of the ones I’ve got cut out made up, and I’m not feeling any better or worse, and I have very little voice at the moment (not a good thing when other members of the household don’t hear very well at the best of times, and also are bunged up with a cold at the moment so we’ve got a serious communication problem until either my voice returns or their ears get better enough for them to stick their hearing aids back in).

In any case – I decided that, as it had been some days since I did a blog post, I should take some time this evening to do a quick post with the few cards I did manage to put together.  I hope you like 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 will usually take you to a website location with either further information about the product or where the item can be bought.)

1cup111433_437 - card01 - Caveman Dude Digital Stamp  2cup53817_5 - card01 - Gorgeous Red Tulip Pyramid  3cup366687_1566 - card02 - Bird stamps 1a  4cup410265_99 - card02 - Sunset Dreams Designer Resource Kit - CU4CU

  1. Caveman Dude Digital Stamp. by Gordon Fraser and Strawerry Lane Paper Pack – CU4CU by Mary Jane Harris (I printed the digi stamp sheet out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and coloured the medium sized image in using my ProMarkers.  The ProMarker colours I used were: skin – Satin, Oatmeal, Tan; Clothes and club – Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Chestnut; hat – Honeycomb, Tan.  I created a 21cm square card from Centura Pearl Snow White cardstock.  I took three backgrounds from the paper pack kit into one of my graphics packages and re-sized and layered two of them to give a faux layering effect panel and putting the third background on the other side before printing out onto good quality 120gsm white paper.  I cut out the layer look panel and matted it onto brown Adorable Scorable card-stock.  I cut the panel of the third background out and split it into two and also matted that onto pieces of the same cardstock using a roller glue pen.  I went round the edges of these matted and layered panels with a Walnut coloured ProMarker before attaching two of the panels directly to the front of the card on the left and right and then using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to put the layer effect panel across the centre.  I cut out and shaped my coloured in Caveman Dude before sticking him to the front using glue gel.  As I don’t know what language this card will be needed in I’ve not added a greeting yet.  The most difficult thing about making this card was cutting out the digi close to the edge, but of course it could be used in a different way cut out as a panel.)
  2. Gorgeous Red Tulip Pyramid by Ammie Sanders and Strawerry Lane Paper Pack – CU4CU by Mary Jane Harris (I printed this sheet out onto 250gsm Glossy Crafty Bob paper and cut out all the panels.  I decided to split the layers to make two cards, making the base layer a topper on this card and keeping the rest of the layers to make another card with layer 2 being matted and layered as the base layer of that card.  I also printed out a sheet from the paper pack onto the same glossy paper and cut out panels and stuck them to the front of an A5 base card that I’d made by scoring an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White card-stock in half using a Hougie Board and folding it in half.  The central panel of matted background, as well as the tulip topper and blank greetings panels, are stuck on using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I’ve not put a greeting on the panel yet as I’m not sure what language the card will be needed in.)
  3. Bird stamps 1a by Lorraine Appleby (I printed the sheet onto 250gsm Glossy Crafty Bob paper and cut out the pieces.  I created a base card by scoring, folding and trimming an A4 sheet of pale green Adorable Scorable card-stock.  The base image was stuck directly to this.  I then attached the four bird panels using 1mm deep, double sided foam tape, and finished off with a blank greetings panel.  I haven’t added a greeting yet as I don’t know which language the greeting will be needed in.)
  4. Sunset Dreams Designer Resource Kit – CU4CU by Mary Jane Harris (I took several items from this kit into one of my graphics packages and copied, moved, re-sized, etc., until I was happy with my layout for a card front for an A5 card.  I added the greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” – Welsh for “Happy Birthday” – and created a copy of the central panel onto the other side of my working area so that I could layer it onto my finished card.  I printed the finished design out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  After cutting out the main card front and central panel I stuck the base image directly to the front of an A5 card, made by scoring and folding an A4 sheet of peachy/buff coloured Adorable Scorable card stock, using finger-lift tape.  I then attached the central panel to the front using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.)

1cup411934_1885 - card03 - Dome Top Stepper  2cup410430_1121 - card02 - Ladies Satin Gown Dress  3cup377503_15  card01 - Tiger Head Pyramid

  1. Dome Top Stepper by Heather Ghillyer, Designer Resource 6 Ladies by Gillian Hutchinson and Sugar Plum Fantasy Designer Resource Kit – CU4CU by Mary Jane Harris (I took one of the ladies and several of the Sugar Plum elements into one of my graphics packages together with the template.  I used the template as a guide to lay out the background and graphics how I wanted them to look, moving and resizing items until I was happy with how things look.  I printed my finished layout out onto 250gsm Glossy Crafty Bob cardstock and then cut out and scored where indicated by the template.  I plan on putting on a greeting at the lower right corner once I know what language the greeting will be needed in.  As I was cutting round the top of the domed centre I did have to get out my craft knife and glass mat for this one, so a bit more fiddly than the cards that only needed cutting out around the outside of areas.)
  2. Polka Dott Spots Designer Resource Kit – CU4CU by Mary Jane Harris and Ladies Satin Gown Dress by Cassandra Campsall (I took one of the gown dresses together with several of the black and white elements and a single red flower from the polka dot kit into one of my graphics packages and moved around, re-sized, layered, etc., until I was happy with the layout for a front for an 8″ square card.  I then printed the design out onto 300gsm white cardstock.  I created an 8″ square base card from Centura Pearl Snow White card-stock and stuck my card front directly to this with finger-lift tape.  I simply finished the card off with some paper flowers from my crafting stash.)
  3. Tiger Head Pyramid by Liz Harrison (I created a base card by scoring and folding in half an A4 sheet of brown Adorable Scorable cardstock.  I printed the design out onto 250gsm Glossy Crafty Bob paper and cut out all the pieces.  As I wanted to keep the depth of the card down for posting I decided to only use every other layer for this card and keep the other layers for another card.  I took a sheet of cream Adorable Scorable cardstock and matted the base layer on it using a roller glue pen before trimming to leave an even border all the way around using one of the Perfect Layers as a guide.  I also cut another panel from the same cream cardstock.  I took a piece of white, lace design peel-off and coloured it in using a Chestnut ProMarker before sticking it onto the cream panel.  I went around the main card edge, the matted base image and the other panel with the same ProMarker to colour in the edges.  I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach everything together, including adding my chosen twisted pyramage layers.)

I hope I’ll be back before long with some more cards, especially some using items I’d cut with my Cameo and digi-stamps I’ve already coloured in.


Have a look at my two Pictorial Guides pages:



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:

  • Friday, 29th March – Here! – It’s “Vol 39 FREE CD, NEW Sandie Burchell Concept, Special Offer Paper & CUP News” this time.
  • Monday, 1st April – Here! –  This mailer contains items such as “Free CD, New From Dawn Hill, Platinum Sellers & CUP News”, so please click over for a look.

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.



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.)