Further Crafting From May 2013

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Today I have two cards to show you and one frame.  Both cards have the same image on them, and both are 8″ square, but the look of them is a bit different.  I’m therefore going to enter them into different challenges.  Please let me know



(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can find some of what I used to make the cards.)

Card 1

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Challenges 4 Everybody – Challenge #20 – Anything Goes
  • Passion for ProMarkers –  Week 198 – Theme “doodleicious” (doodled some lines and some swirls using Letraset pen and coloured image using ProMarkers)

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  1. Angel in Floral Frame by Janette Padley (The image out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at a size smaller than provided.  I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers before cutting it out as a rectangular panel.  The colours I used were: wings – Fresh Meadow; leaves – Leaf Green; hair and large flowers – Tulip Yellow, Honeycomb; small flowers round frame – Tequila Sunrise; skin – Ivory, Morning Mist.  I stuck this to a sheet of Core’dinations cardstock using finger-lift tape and trimmed to leave a border using Perfect Layers Tools to get it even.  The matted image was then stuck to a sheet of pale yellow, pearlescent, cardstock and trimmed to leave a smaller border again using the same tools to get a consistent border, then onto another colour of Core’dinations from the same pack as previously and trimmed to leave an in-between size border.  This matted and layered image was stuck to the front of a cream coloured 8″ square, Crafty Bob, base card.  I took a Fine Line Pen 0.7mm and doodled lines on two of the mat layers in a similar pattern to what can be seen on the frame around the angel.  I also used the same pen to doodle some swirls in each corner of the card.  I used some Spellbinders and Joycraft flower dies to cut an assortment of flowers from the two Core’dinations card-stocks I’d used to mat and layer with and stuck these in place using glue gel.)

Card 2

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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  1. Angel in Floral Frame by Janette Padley (The digi stamp was printed out onto the same 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock for this card as well, but this time I only coloured it in the wings with a Gold Metalic Marker and left the rest of the digi white.  I cut the picture out to the edge of the frame, cutting off the small flowers and leaves that were around the outside. I used a lot of layers of different types of white cardstock for this card, using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach each layer to the one below.  The base card is a white, 8″ square, Crafty Bob base card.  I then put on a mat of white card that’s pre-embossed with stars.  Onto this I stuck a mat of Creata 100 A4 300gm Hammered Card.  Two borders of Creata Set from the 16 Lacelike Acid-Free 3-D Gel Borders were stuck down either side of this hammered white card-stock panel. The next mat is from linen textured cardstock.  For each of these three layers I used a Perfect Squares Tool to help get the size and shape right and a punch to round the corners.  I used Joycraft dies to cut the two corner elements and the flowers from another sheet of the Hammered Card – cut using my Joy machine of course!  These cuts were stuck on using glue gel, as were the two white feathers from my crafting stash in the other corners.)
  2. This is the same card in different lighting.  I don’t know which one shows off the different layers and textures the best so I thought I’d show you both.



This is a very deorative frame that could be used with a photo of a family member or pet, but can also be decorated simply for use as a home deor item

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  1. Swirl Frame 3D – Studio by Anne Huxter (I took the cutting file into my Silhouette Studio software and cut the majority of the pieces out of A4, white,  linen textured cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo.  The inside back is a piece of glitter swirled, pale yellow, Adorable Scorable cardstock that’s been in my crafting stash for a while.  I used a quick grab glue to put all the pieces together after I’d folded them on the score lines.  I simply decorated the frame with two foiled acetate butterflies which came from my crafting stash – I believe they were a Kanban product.)
  2. An angled view of part of the frame with butterfly embellishments.
  3. Slightly more angled view to show dimension.



My “Making Paper Flowers” section is now practically back to where it was before something went a bit funny.  So it means that I can now start thinking about what flower types I’ll make next.



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



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

  • Monday, 13th May, 2013 – Here! – Top Designers & Top Crafters from the World’s Top Craft Website
  • Wednesday, 15th May, 2013 – Here! – Dawn Hill Titanium Designer, CUP TV & CUP News

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.)


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19 Replies to “Further Crafting From May 2013”

  1. Great card, Gwyneth! Love the orange tones, fab colouring and doodling – just perfect for our theme this week at Passion for Promarkers! Thanks for joining us and good luck! Lisa x

  2. Hi Gwyneth, these are all fabulous, love the gorgeous decorative frame and the angel looks gorgeous in both styles of cards.

    Linda xxx

  3. Two gorgeous cards, love the design and colours on the first, and the minimal colouring, corners and feathers on the second. The swirl frame is fabulous too. Take care x

  4. 2 fantastic and gorgeous makes . Thank you so much for joining us over at the Creata challenge and good luck . Hugs Caroline xx

  5. Amazing how the same image can look so different by keeping it white! I love both versions, your colouring in is superb too! Gorgeous frame Gwyneth, I always enjoy visiting your blog, there is always so much to look at xx

  6. Fabulous projects Gwyneth, its amazing the difference in the image based on the colour palette. Love the feathers and your fabulous frame.

  7. Both fantastic cards Gwyneth. I love how you’ve coloured the image on the first one and the white on white on the second. The frame is absolutely gorgeous and the butterflies compliment it perfectly x

  8. Thank you for joining the LEJ Designs Challenge #53 – Borders and/or Corners over on our blog.
    Absolutely gorgeous card. The image is brilliant and so unusual. The layers with the faux stitching are wonderful and I love the flowers you have used for the corners. A very pretty card.

    I hope you will join us for more of our weekly challenges. There are always gorgeous LEJ Designs images up for grabs as well as extras from our sponcers.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Member

  9. Great card sweetie. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT

  10. Really beautiful, I love the image and the layout is fab. Thank you for joining in with LEJ Designs
    Lindsay xx

  11. Beautiful projects! I love the feathers, they really draw attention to the image on the card. Thanks for joining our white challenge at Creative Card Crew this fortnight 🙂