May 102013
 

Welcome to any new visitors and Thank You to any returning visitors for popping over once again to have a look at my blog and also thank you to everybody who’s left comments on my previous blog posts.
(Please don’t think that you have to read every word I’ve written –
– 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 the thumbnail images to view each card at a larger size, and then click “Back” and scroll down to the next section.
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I’ve got a small variety of cards to show you this time, from Christmas to Rugby, from Fairies to Birds.  Plus a bracelet.  I hope you like them.

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CARDS:

(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.)

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  1. Blue Christmas Bauble Scene DL by Karen Wyeth (I printed the sheet onto glossy Crafty Bob paper and then cut out the pieces. I scored a sheet of star embossed cardstock in centre lengthwise to make a tall, half A4, card.  I attached the base layer using finger-lift tape and then attached the bauble layers using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape .  I used glue gel to add the extra ribbon bow layer.)
  2. FAIRY CENTRE STEP CARD 2 by Clive Couter (I took the design into my Silhouette Studio software and printed the design out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then put the printout into my Silhouette Cameo and put it to cut.  After this I coloured in the main card digi-stamp as well as the little added elements, using my ProMarkers.  The colours I used were: Orchid, Amethyst, Lilac, Yellow, Daffodil Bloom, Eggnog, Soft Green, Satin, Tan.  I cut the base panels out of green, linen textured 250gsm cardstock and lilac, pearlescent, 250gsm cardstock.  I used some quick grab glue to attach the front to the back panels and put these behind the fairy on the centre back.  I also used the same glue to attach the two flowers and two fairies on the front of the card.  I then used glue gel to put a drape of flowers from the top left towards the bottom right of the card.)

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  1. Blue Twilight Owls by Karen Wyeth (I printed the design out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out all the pieces. I went round the edge of the base layer with a blue metallic marker.  I also went round the edge of an 8″ square Crafty Bob white card with the same metallic marker.  I stuck the base layer onto a sheet of blue Satin Board and trimmed to leave a small border before using  finger-lift tape to attach the matted image to my base card. I shaped the decoupage layers and used glue gel to attach them to the front of the card in order. I used this card as an anniversary card for some family members.)
  2. This is an angled view to show the dimension of the bird near the top left of the card.
  3. This is an angled view to show the dimension of the bird near the bottom right of the card.
  4. This is a little card made from a strip of the satin board left over from matting and layering the main image and with the little topper that came on the design sheet placed on top.  I used this as a gift tag attached to a gift.

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  1. Ballerina Teddy Scallop Corner side stacker Topper by Carol Clarke (I printed the sheet out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and then cut out the pieces.  I made a twisted easel card of approximately 6″ square out of an A4 sheet of linen textured white card, using my Hougie Board to score the lines at the appropriate places.  I used finger-lift tape to attach the base image to the half of the twisted easel. I then used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach each of the corner stacker pieces in order, and also to attach the small image as a stopper.)
  2. Rugby Boy (Blue & Black stripes) – Decoupage by John Kelly (I printed the sheet out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white card-stock and cut out the pieces.  I prepared an A5 base card from an A4 sheet of white cardstock pre-embossed with white stars.  I took a variety of blue shade pattern backgrounds from a kit in my crafty stash – Burleigh Blue Capsule Papercraft Collection – and made some matted and layered panels from them, which I stuck to my card front using finger-lift tape.  I then used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the base image layer.  I shaped the other pieces and attached them using glue gel.)

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JEWELLERY:

I’ve only got one piece of jewellery to show you today.  It’s a bracelet I made my sister-in-law for her birthday.

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  1. I’d bought a “Gardening: Charm Bracelet with Personalised Frames” ages ago when Beaders Companion had them on C & C, but I decided then that I didn’t want to make a gardening charm bracelet, but rather wanted to make it up for my sister-in-law who breads horses.  So I bought some horse themed charms off eBay.  I used three of the oval frames and put in pictures of my brother and their children before putting over the domes.  The pictures were printed out onto glossy Crafty Bob paper.  The glue I used was the Pinflair Glue Gel.

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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:

  • Wednesday, 8th May, 2013 – Here! – FREE Toolbar, Latest CUP News & Carol Dunne CUP TV
  • Friday, 10th May, 2013 – Here! – FREE CD Vol 45, CUP’s Hot Sellers & 5 New Froms

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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