Even More April 2013 Crafting

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I have now passed the monumental total of 1,400 photos of handcrafted items, uploaded against the digital item I used to make them, on the craftsUprint website.  You can find them on my Crafter Showcase pages – Here!  I only need to upload just under 600 more to hit the 2,000 uploads mark and be upgraded from a “Gold” to a “Platinum” Crafter.  I don’t expect to make it this year, but it may be one of my aims for 2014 if I get a reasonable amount made this year.

I’ve only got three cards to show you in this blog post, but I hope you like them.

Unless you want to know what I used and how I made a card you don’t actually have to read all the information I provide in the numbered details under each card set, you can just click to view each card at a larger size, and then click “Back” and scroll down to the next section.



(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.)

1cup50736_27 - card02C - Evening of glamour 2cup417255_1884 - card02C - Jazz it Up

  1. Evening of glamour by Sarah Lake (I printed this digital stamp out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at a smaller size than provided.  I then coloured her in using my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  The colours I used were: dress – Orchid; Wild Orchid; Imperial Purple; skin – Satin, Ivory; hair – Black, Cool Grey 1, 2, and 5.  I created my base card by trimming, scoring using my Hougie Board and folding a sheet of Adorable Scoreable cardstock in half.  I then used my Joy machine to cut out the image using a fancy edged die – I think it’s a Marianne die, using an “out of the box” technique so that the bottom of the image comes below the panel.  I also cut out a few other small embellishments out of the same card-stock using different dies from the same set and a circluar Tattered Lace die.  I used a Quickie glue pen to attach everything to the card front and finished off by adding some midget gems. With the cutting done using dies, there’s no fiddly cutting on this card at all.  Bits of the colouring in were small areas, such as the central belt area and near the shoulders, but other than that even the colouring was quite easy going.)
  2. Color Washed Paper Pack – CU4CU by Mary Jane Harris and Jazz it Up by John Methven (I took the young ladies from the Jazz it Up kit, together with eight backgrounds into one of my graphics packages.  I re-sized all the backgrounds to 5cm square and placed a quartered circle at the centre of each one.  I then re-sized the eight young ladies I decided to use so that they fitted on the panels I’d created.  I printed the sheet out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out all the panels individually.  I then matted them onto silver Silk Art Card and trimmed each one to have a 1/16″ border using.  I created a base card of roughly 8″ square out of 2 sheets of Centura Pearl Snow White cardstock, scoring one at 21cm and cutting it at 24cm.  I used template tape to attach the second sheet and then trimmed the overhang off the right hand side of the back piece.  I used the piece I cut off to make a 4cm square greeting panel which I also matted onto silver coloured card-stock, trimming this time to 1/8″ border.  I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach all the matted and layered squares onto my card front.  I’ve left the greeting panel blank for the moment as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.  Only straight edge cutting used for making this card, so nothing intricate to cut for anybody with dexterity issues.)

1cup417618_33 - card01C - Cherry Blossom A5 Card 2cup417618_33 - card02C - Cherry Blossom A5 Card 3cup417619_33 - card01C - Cherry Blossom Insert

  1. Cherry Blossom A5 Card by Tom Curtis (I printed the design onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out the main panel, the blank sentiment panel, one of the small images and one each of the flowers to layer on.  I created a base card by scoring and folding in half a rose pink coloured A4 sheet of Adorable Scorable cardstock.  I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the main image and the sentiment panel and then glue gel to attach the flower layers.  I used a roller glue tape to attach the smaller panel to the back of the card )
  2. An angled closeup of card front to show the little dimension on the card.
  3. Cherry Blossom Insert by Tom Curtis (I printed the sheet onto 120gsm good quality paper and then trimmed it, scored it and folded it in half, before sticking it into the card above using a glue tape pen.)



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



Crafty Bob Paper – NEWSFLASH! Crafty Bob Paper just £3.49 a pack!  The Crafty Bob Merchandise section on craftsUprint is growing, with large DL envelopes, 8″ x 8″ cards and envelopes, etc., added lately.  Currently there’s a big discount on several different types of Crafty Bob Paper – which can be shipped around the world.  To have a look at what’s available click – Here! – and scroll down a bit for the paper.

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

  • Wednesday, 24th April – Here! – The subject heading for this one is “WOW! A New Wednesday Mailer Featuring News From The CUP Community!”
    Yes – CUP have decided to change the format of their regular mailers.  This is what the explanation near the bottom of the mailer says:
    “New CUP Monday, Wednesday and Friday Mailers!
    You will have noticed that our mailers are changing.
    Monday Mailers will now promote all Designers in weekly top selling order.
    There are now numerous pages for you to click through to and these will be numbered for easy use.
    Page 1, Page 2, Page 3 and so on. Simply click on a page to see more fantastic designs.
    Wednesday Mailers are all about Community News & CUP TV Episodes.
    Friday Mailers will be jam packed full of our best selling designs and new from features so you can see whats hot and whats new.
    Hope you like them. Big Big Hugs Crafty Bob xxxx”

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 Craftsuprint.com – 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.)


9 Replies to “Even More April 2013 Crafting”

  1. Gorgeous makes as always. My absolute favourite (was hard to pick) is the dancing child card with the images around the edge of the card… Such a lovely card.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

  2. Gorgeous cards Gwyneth, love the Evening of glamour, gorgeous colours and die cuts. I love the Cherry Blossom too, so delicate. Take care x