Last Post Of May – Definately!

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May 312013
 

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I’ve got five cards to show you this time – five cards with very different flavours to them I think.

I’d like to enter the first two into a few challenges which I’ve listed above each card with a link back to the challenge blog.

Let me know what you think of them in the comment box at the end.  Thank you.

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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.)

1st Challenge Entry Card

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

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  1. Cowboy Digital Stamp 2 by Angela Wenke and Brown and blue spots insert by Stephen Poore (I printed the digi stamp out onto white cardstock – no idea what it is but it certainly isn’t the one I usually use as the white was slightly different and it reacted totally different to my usual when colouring on it – at much smaller than the size provided and then coloured it in using my ProMarkers.  The colours I used were:  horse and hat – Cinnamon, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Chestnut, Black; hair – Tulip Yellow, Honeycomb; reins and stirup metal – Cool Grey 2, 4; shirt & jeans – Denim Blue, Bluebell, Twilight Sky; skin – Satin; mouth – Peony.  I cut round the image on the outside line and gently shaped it.  I printed the insert sheet out twice – once onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and once onto 120gsm, Super Smooth, white paper.  These were then trimmed, scored using my Hougie Board, and the insert inserted inside the card using a roller glue pen.  I stuck the digi onto the centre of the card front.  I also added some pieces of brown and beige jute twine.  Three pieces were plaited and tied a s a lasoo, and the other two pieces were tied around a card and two horse themed charms were tied to the ends.)
  2. The insert that’s in the previous card.

In one of my previous posts – here – I told you that I’d been lucky enough to be chosen as the winner of the “Fun Challenge 8″ on the Facebook Group “Stamping Dragon Designs” last Sunday – Which meant that I could choose the theme for “Fun Challenge 9″.  I chose – THEME: Sun Colours – the predominant colours should be any sunshine colour, or an assortment of sun colours – be it sunshine yellow through to the red sky at sunset some days.  I then made an inspiration card using the sort of colours I meant, using a sunset side stacker topper as the main element of my card and a SSD mini scrapbooking kit for all the other elements.  This next card is the card I created.

2nd Challenge Entry Card

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

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  1. Fun in The Sun Mini theme by Janette Padley and Sunset Over City Side Stacker by Sarah Edwards (This is a hybrid card, where part of the designing was done in a graphics package but it was then printed out and constructed by hand.  For this card I used elements from a mini scrap-booking kit to make a card front for a birthday card with the Welsh greeting “Penbwlydd Hapus”.  I took elements from this kit into one of my graphics packages and used it to set out an 8″ square card front by resizing, moving about, and copying the various elements in the kit.  I also put copies of some of the elements on the spare area of my A4 working area to be used to decoupage onto the card after printing off.  I left a space on my card front design for me to put on the base layer of the side stacker.  I printed both my card front, and the side stacker at slightly smaller size than provided, out onto sheets of glossy Crafty Bob paper and cut everything out.  I stuck my card front onto an 8″ square white Crafty Bob base card, stuck the sunset topper directly to this using finger-lift tape.  I then used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the side stacker layers and glue gel to attach the extra flower and gem elements which I’d shaped a bit by hand before sticking.)
  2. An angled view to show the dimension of the added flowers and side stacker topper.

And here are the other cards I’ve finished off this week.

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  1. Santa Claus Digital Stamps 7 by Angela Wenke and 24 Damask Style A4 papers by Cassandra Campsall (I printed the design out at much smaller than the provided size onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and then coloured it in using my ProMarkers.  The colours I used were: Cinnamon, Burnt Orange, Cool Grey 1, 3, 5, Black, Poppy, Berry Red, Shale, Canary, Cyan, Purple, Blossom. I then cut the image out.  I created a background panel using three backgrounds from the Damask style background kit which I took into a graphics package, shrunk down and tiled and layed out how I wanted before printing off onto the same card-stock as the digi-stamp. After printing and trimming I matted and layered the background onto two different shades of blue cardstock, trimming each to a sixteenth of an inch using a Perfect Layers ruler before attaching the next.  I stuck the digi stamp to the front of this background using glue gel, and the matted and layered image was then stuck to the front of an A6 card made of Centura Pearl Snow White cardstock.  I did a dotted border around the outside using red glitter gel pens. I’ll add a greeting, in either English or Welsh, depending on which language is needed, closer to Christmas.)
  2. Alien Landscape Wavy Corner side stacker Topper by Carol Clarke (I printed the sheet onto Glossy Crafty Bob paper and then cut out all the pieces.  I scored and folded in half an A4 sheet of white card-stock that’s pre-embossed with stars.  I used super sticky double sided tape to attach the base image to the card front and then used 1mm deep, double sided foam tape to attach the corner stacker layers in order.  I took a gold glitter gel pen and coloured in some of the embossed stars on the base card and the shooting star tail on the base image.  I also used the same pen to write “Penblwydd Hapus” – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday” – onto the card.  The little topper was stuck onto the back of the card with the super sticky tape.)
  3. Vol6 CU4CU Autumn Theme Designer Resource by Susan Wood, Designer Resource 10 Mix & Match by Gillian Hutchinson and Cracked Plaster Paper Pack – CU4CU by Mary Jane Harris (I put the design for this card together in one of my graphics packages, printed it out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper, cut it out, attached it to the front of an 8″ square Crafty Bob white card using finger-lift tape, and finished off by attaching extra layers to the pumpkin teapot and butterfly using glue gel.  To put together the design I used two of the Cracked Plaster backgrounds, one of the character, and an assortment of autumnal themed elements.)
  4. Angled photo of previous card to show dimension.

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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:

20% Off Discount Code – If you are anything like me – the minute you start looking at all the designs on craftsUprint you start building a wish list.  Whether you just like digital stamp images but prefer to make your own backgrounds; have a digital/electronic cutting machine and want to buy the cutting files for the more elaborate keepsakes; want toppers, or parchment designs, or anything to use with the crafting stash you’ve already got; or want a complete kit that you can print off and make up into an elaborate card when your mojo has gone on a holiday – there’s all this, and much more available on the CUP site.  I’ve currently got over a hundred items in my wish list – and that’s after using the discount code to buy enough designs for my digital library to keep me going for at least a couple of weeks.  And there’s the needlework and knitting designs as well.  So if you are on the lookout for something crafty – pop over for a look! and make the most of the discount.

Simply type the word ‘CRAFTY’ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page BEFORE you check out then click
UPDATE BASKET to save a whopping 20% off your total order value!   Discount Code Offer Ends on 2nd June 2013

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

  • Friday, 31st May – Here! – CRAFTY 20% Discount on CUP, VOL 48 FREE CD, 17 New Froms & What’s HOT this week!

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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(Thank you for reading this far. I hope you like what you’ve seen and read – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that, like many I’m sure, 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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