May 162013
 

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My new EK Success Circle Scissor Pro was delivered the beginning of this week but it’s taken me until today to get to use it.  It’s easy and works well, provided you get the paper firmly attached to the glass cutting mat.  If you don’t with smaller pieces they can move around and ruin the cutting.  I’ve made two circular easel cards using it today (although the doily layers for one were cut out some time ago using my Cameo), including layering mats for one of them, plus paper flowers made using circles.  Of course, as I’d cut into a few different coloured sheets of cardstock to make my cards, and I don’t like to keep more and more card “scraps” as my box of bits is already overflowing, I put the circle scissors to good use and made it cut out lots of different sized circles from the part sheets I had left over on my bed after my card-making session.  These are the assortment of circles I have made and are now in a bag ready to be utilized any time I need a circular mat or greetings tag:

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The first of the circular cards I’ve made I’ve decided to enter into a few challenges.  There’s a small batch following the challenge one – and I’ve gone for a car for my “male” card for this week.

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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.)

My challenge card is totally circular in shape, without a square in sight.  It’s made to give a happy couple who are celebrating their marriage, but is a bit different to the usual wedding card.

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

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  1. Ruperts Wedding Stamp by Janette Padley (I printed the digi stamp out onto  300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at smaller than the size provided.  I then coloured in the stamp using my ProMarkers.  The colours I used were: Pink Mittens, Peony, Pink Carnation, Cool Grey 1, 2 and 4, Black.  I made a circular easel card from white 300gm Hammered Card using my new circle scissors.  I also used it to make pink, red and white circular mats, plus the flowers to go on the card, together with a pink small circular stopper.  The white layers and flowers were made of the same hammered card as the base card, and the red and pink came from a pack of assorted 216gsm cardstock.  I cut out the digi-stamp as a part circle topper.  I used finger-lift tape to build up the matting and layering and 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the topper and stopper.  I used  glue gel to add the paper flowers.  – I’m working on a pictorial guide to how I made the paper flowers, so pop back to my blog soon to have a look at that.)
  2. Angled view of same card.
  3. Closeup of coloured in digi-stamp.

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  1. AT THE RALLEY PYRAMID OVAL by Sally McIntyre (I printed the sheet out onto  Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out all the pieces.  I created a base card by scoring a sheet of A4 300gm Hammered Card at the half way point using  my Hougie Board and folding in half .  I stuck the topper to a sheet of co-ordinating cardstock and trimmed to leave a margin of around 1cm all the way around.  I took a Gold metallic marker and went around the edge of the mat, the main base card and the blank greetings panel.  I then used finger-lift tape to attach the matted image to the base card and 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the layers and greetings panel in place.  A nice card for a man I think.  I can add the greeting in whichever language it is required when the recipient is known.  If using peel-offs I can colour them in with the same metalic marker before putting on.)
  2. Butterfly Bush layers by Barbara Hiebert (I printed the sheet out onto  glossy Crafty Bob paper and cut out the rectangular topper and the pyramage layers.  I took an A4 sheet of white hammered cardstock and scored it in half using my Hougie Board.  After folding in half I went round the edge with a Red Gold metalic marker.  I cut out a sheet of red card-stock and went around this with the same metallic marker before using finger-lift tape to attach it to the base card.  I stuck the base image layer to this red mat, towards the left of the card front, and used  2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach all the layers in order.  I finished off by attaching a couple of foiled acetate butterflies, from my crafting stash – I seem to think that they were Kanban ones – to the card front using glue gel.  This image could be used for a card for a gardener of either sex and can be kept simple or embellished up.  I’ve not put on a greeting to my card yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in, but there’s room towards the right to do so when needed.)
  3. Layered Doily 1 & Butterfly….SVG by Tina Fitch (I opened the cutting file in my Silhouette Studio software and then cut out the base doily layer out of very dark blue cardstock and the top layer and butterfly out of purple cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo.  I created a circular easel base card from 2 sheets of white hammered card-stock.  I also made a circular layer of the same card-stock just a little smaller than the smallest doily layer.  I attached the largest doily directly to the front of my card using  Template Tape, and also attached the smallest doily to the extra circle, using the same tape applied to the solid circle near the centre.  I took a sheet of foiled acetate butterflies and flowers from my crafting stash and popped out two butterflies and six flowers.  I also cut two small strips of acetate from the waste of the sheet.  I folded the strips over and attached one end behind the small white circle, again using template tape.  I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the matted smallest doily to the card front.  I used a  Quickie glue pen put one one half of the butterfly cut using the Cameo to attach it to the inside base of my card so that it acts as a stopper for the easel card, and I used glue gel to attach the acetate flowers inside as well.  I used small strips of template tape to attach the two butterflies to the acetate strips that are bent over the front.  These butterflies stand proud of the card and flutter with any movement, but fold flat to get into an envelope.  The whole card is based on a 6″ diameter circle so fits into a 6″ square envelope.  There is space inside to write the greeting.)
  4. Closeup of part of doily detail.

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TUTORIALS:

I’m currently working on a pictorial guide to show how I made the flowers I used on the Rupert’s Wedding card, so keep an eye out as it will soon be added 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:

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.)
(Thank you to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts.  I really do appreciate them all.
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  24 Responses to “Further Mid May Crafting Including One Challenge Card”

  1. I love all your cards, but I especially love the circular cards. They looks wonderful and I love the cute dragons one as I like the layout and the dragons are adorable…..plus it is pink and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pink 😀

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx

  2. More delights Gwyneth, always a pleasure visiting your blog, always plenty to look at, lovely cards, really love the Dragon one xx

  3. Wow, thats a lot of circles you’ve cut, mine arrive today so hopefully I can get to play too. Love the easel card you made using it.
    Hugs
    Angela

  4. FABULOUS creation … love the easel design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

  5. Lovely cards as usual Gwyneth, my favourite today is the lilac doily with butterfly.
    xx

  6. Gorgeous creations Gwyneth all really beautiful & so love the dragons

  7. Fabulous creations Gwyneth and it is lovely to see all the gorgeous circles you have cut out with the circle cutter. I haven’t bought one and wanted to see if anyone else had. You have made my mind up now so thank you for sharing.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

  8. beautiful cards Gwyneth.

    greetings karin

  9. Fab projects. Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine.
    Mandy x (Lacy Sunshine DT)

  10. Stunning selection as always but those dragons are just too cute. x

  11. Fabulous cards, especially love the dragons.

    Sylv xx

  12. These are fabulous Gwyneth. Love all of the shapes and colours. The dragons are fab.
    Laine
    xx

  13. Wonderful cards Gwyneth. The star card has to be the beautiful doily butterfly one x

  14. Everyone is fabulous Gwyneth, but I love the circular butterfly easel card. Look forward to you doing the tutorial on the ‘Making Paper Flowers’. Take care xx

  15. Beautiful cards again Gwyneth . I love how you have taken all those circles to create your cards xx

  16. Great cards Gwyneth thanks for sharing hugs txx

  17. Fabulous cards Gwyneth – i love the car and those dragons are adorable.

    Joan x

  18. WOW, those stand up circle cards are amazing. You make so many stunning cards. Thanks for sharing

    Cheers, Holley

  19. Brilliant creations Sweetie, you’re so productive x

  20. Beautiful cards as always, I love the purple doily card. Thank you for your lovely message on my blog. Chris xx

  21. This blog is a little gold mine! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations.
    Hugs
    Fiona xx

  22. Fantastic projects hun.. LOVE the circle card xx

  23. I love your circular easel card. I don’t know how you find the time and energy to make so many cards and type up such detailed blog posts? Ali x

  24. Fabulous easel Gwyneth. Love the dragons.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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