Last Week Of May 2013

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The blog “Dots Dashes Doodles & Dreams” has some “Free Crafting Stash …. ” available at the moment.  Please do pop over for a look.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the post between now and Friday, 31st May, 2013.

I was lucky enough yesterday (Sunday, 26th May) to be chosen as the winner of the “Fun Challenge 8” on the Facebook Group “Stamping Dragon Designs” with the first card in my last post – here.  Which meant that I could choose the theme for “Fun Challenge 9”.



(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.)

I think I’ve got cards for men covered this time, and one for a child further down as well.  So I think I’m doing quite well already this week with making a variety of cards.

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  1. Golden Retriever Scene Pyramid by Liz Harrison (I printed the sheet out onto glossy Crafty Bob paper and cut out four of the layers.  I stuck the base layer directly to a sheet of gold mirror card and trimmed to leave a border.  I stuck this matted image to a sheet of bronze Adorable Scorable card-stock and trimmed to leave a smaller border.  I create a base card by scoring a sheet of A4  white linen textured cardstock using my Hougie Board and then folded it in half.  The matted and layered image was stuck to this using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I used the same tape to stick on the other layers I’d cut out in order.  I finished the card off with a gold peel-off “Penblwydd Hapus” – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”.  I think that, this is quite a classic card layout with lots of white setting off the framed image.)
  2. Wise Owl Father and Son by Karen Wyeth (I printed the design out onto matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out the pieces.  I stuck the main image onto gold mirror cardstock and trimmed around to leave a narrow margin around three sides and a wider margin at the bottom using a Perfect Layers ruler as a guide.  I also cut a paper ribbon strip from the same card-stock. I took an Ivory 8″ square Crafty Bob base card and stuck the layered image and the paper ribbon strip to this using finger-lift tape.  I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the blank greetings panel – I don’t know what language the card will be needed in yet so haven’t put on a greeting yet.  I shaped all the decoupage layers and attached them to the card front using glue gel.)
  3. Crafty Designz 94 by Ammie Sanders (I printed out the sheet onto glossy Crafty Bob paper and cut out the layers.  I prepared my base card by scoring and folding in half an A4 sheet of star embossed white cardstock.  I stuck the base image layer onto dotty blue paper from my crafting stash and trimmed it to leave a border.  I cut another panel from stripy paper from the same pack and stuck this towards the left of my prepared card.  I then stuck my matted image to the front of my card near the centre and built up my pyramage, sticking each layer in place using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.)
  4. Cute And Fluffy by Chris Harland (I printed the sheet out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out the pieces.  I stuck the base image to a sheet of silver mirror card and trimmed to leave a border.  This layered image was stuck directly to the front of an 8″ square white Crafty Bob base card.  I shaped the extra layers and attached them to the card front using glue gel.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know the language it will be needed in.)

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  1. Backpack Girl Digital Stamp by Angela Wenke, Border set 2…SVG by Tina Fitch and Fancy Matts x 6…SVG by Tina Fitch (I printed the sheet out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at a smaller size than provided and coloured her in with my ProMarkers before cutting her out.  The colours I used were: hair – Cinnamon, Raw Sienna; backpack – French Navy, Aegean; clothes – Powder Blue, Capri Blue; hairband, etc. – Pink Carnation, Fuchsia Pink, shadow – Cool Grey 2.  I scored and folded in half an A4 sheet of star embossed white cardstock.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out two borders and a decorative mat out of a linen textured pale yellow cardstock.  I took a sheet of glittered blue card-stock from my crafting stash to tone with the colours I’d used for the girl’s backpack and cut a panel slightly bigger than the mat and just narrower than the two ribbons.  I used small dabs of glue gel to attach the cut out layers to the glittered layer.  I used one of the ribbons and added to a strip from another sheet of the star embossed cardstock to make a bookmark gift to go with the card.  I attached the mat and other ribbon to my card front, shaped my digi, and attached it using glue gel.  I also took some die-cut white flower and leaf shapes from my stash and coloured them in, the flowers using one of the ProMarkers I’d already used on the image and the leaves with a Grass coloured ProMarker, and made them up and attached to the card front using glue gel.  I think that this image makes a cute card for a little girl and could be coloured in to match her hair colour and favourite clothes colours.  The borders can be used to add an element to a card, but as I’ve shown, they can also be used for bookmarks, or what about round candles or napkin rings, or crackers.  There are a lot of possibilities to pretty little borders like this.)
  2. Closeup of the matted digi-image from the previous card.
  3. Gold Wedding Bells Plain 8in Scallop Insert Panel by Ann-marie Vaux (I printed the sheet out twice – once onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and once onto 120gsm, Super Smooth, white paper.  I cut them both out.  I took an Ivory 8″ square Crafty Bob card and stuck the insert inside using finger-lift tape.  I took some gold, rub-on, butterflies and put these in various places on the cardstock printed image.  I put a peel-off greeting “Ar Ddydd eich Priodas” on both panels before attaching the card-stock one to the card front using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.)
  4. The inside of the previous card.



I’ve not added any more pictorial guides over the weekend, but you can see the ones I’ve already done in the two sections: “Colouring In Digi Stamps” and “Making Paper Flowers”.



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, 24th May – Here! – Sizzling HOT Friday Designs, 16 New Froms & Stampy in Cardiff
  • Monday, 27th May – Here! – Bank Holiday Monday Designer & Crafter Selections from CUP

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.)


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(Thank you to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts. I really do appreciate them all.