Into The Third Week In June 2013

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TTCRD_winnersBadge2You may remember that I’d put a card up at the start of my blog post of the 12th June that I was entering into several challenge blogs.  Well I went back to the Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog today and spotted that I’d won the prize for the week June 11 – June 17, 2013. Whoopee!  With so many entries I never expect my number to be chosen, so it was a lovely surprise.

I need to have a look again at the challenge blogs and see which ones I’m going to make a card for next.

I’ve not made a huge amount of cards so far this week.  One was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo a week or two ago but I hadn’t put it together and decorated it.  The decorations on this card, plus some that I’ve got on another card, were also things I’d cut out both using my Silhouette Cameo and also using dies some time ago.  When I”m cutting out using either dies or electronic/digital cutting files I like to fill the cardstock with general flourishes and flowers and the occasional butterfly, and then keep these spares in a bag to use at a later date.  So some of these have been used up on a couple of the projects I’ve got to show you today.



(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 hope you like the assortment I’ve got to show you today – remember that you can leave a comment to let me know what you think at the bottom of the post if you feel like it.

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  1. Digital Stamp Wheelbarrow with coloured version too by Pamela West (I printed the digi-stamp out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at smaller than the provided size.  I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers before cutting it out using a circle scissors.  The colours I used were: Pastel Blue, Cinnamon, Raw Sienna, Cocoa, Cool Grey 2, 4, 5, Grass, Forest Green, Holly, Burnt Orange, Warm Grey 1, Coral, Tulip Yellow. I then took various cardstocks and string from a kit in my crafting stash, together with an 8″ square Ivory Crafty Bob base card, and built up the background to my card, using finger-lift tape to attach some layers and 1mm and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach others.  I went round some of the panels with one of the brown ProMarkers I’d used to colour the wheelbarrow in the image.  I cut one of the card-stocks into a circle to fit as a mat behind my digi-stamp topper layer.  As I final embellishment I added two different colours of small, sticky back, faux pearls.  I’ve left a space for a greeting as I don’t know what language the greeting will be needed in yet.)
  2. Digital Stamp Geranium with coloured version too by Pamela West (I printed the digi-stamp onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at smaller than the provided size.  I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers.  The colours I used were: Moss, Olive Green, Tan, Lipstick Red, Pineapple Crush.  I used acircle scissorsto cut the flower head out but used an “out of the box” technique thus leaving the leaves and stalk to be cut by scissors outside the circle.  I then took a pack of black and white patterned papers from my crafty stash and cut out an assortment of different sized circles from a variety of the different patterns.  I went round all the circles edges using a grey ProMarker. I took an 8″ square, white Crafty Bob base card and stuck the circles, and then the digi-stamp topper onto this using glue gel.  I attached a piece of black glittered ribbon across the top left corner of the card and wrote “Penblwydd Hapus” – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday” at the bottom right of the card.  I finished off by doing some lines using the same pen around the outer edge of the card but missing the areas where the circles crossed.)
  3. Pretty watercolour wash flowers Vellum by Carol Clarke, Spring Flowers and Lace matching Vellum by Carol Clarke and 6 Ornate Borders..SVG by Tina Fitch (I like making paper flowers out of the same background as I’ve used on a card because I know that they will tone perfectly.  I printed this background out at half size and background cup78934_359 out at full size onto 300gsm Super Smooth white card-stock.  I trimmed this floral background, scored it using my Hougie Board, and folded it in half.  I then rounded the corners.  This is my base card.  I took my circle scissors and cut one circle of 3.15″ and 20 circles of 1″ from the other background and went round their edges with Imperial Purple FlexMarker.  I made five paper flowers from the 1″ circles – see paper flower tutorial section.  The larger circle from the other background was stuck to the card front using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I then used glue gel to attach the paper flowers.  As embellishment I used an electronic cut border down the left hand side, and an assortment of other electronic cut and die-cut elements from my bag of cut bits.  I also added sticky back gems to the butterfly and the tag.)

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  1. Square ‘Silver Metallic Frame’ Card Front or insert by Carol Clarke and Digital Stamp Rabbit with watercoloured version too by Pamela West (I printed the card front sheet out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and measured the central circular area.  I then printed out the digi stamp onto the same type of card-stock at a size that would fit.  I trimmed this card front, scored it using my Hougie Board, and then folded it in half to make my base card.  I coloured in the digi-stamp with ProMarkers of colours: Tropical Orchid, Powder Blue, Denim Blue, Forest Green, Holly, Grey Squirrel, Dusky Pink, Satin, Grass. After colouring in the digi-stamp I cut out a circle from it, went round the edge with a silver metalic marker and stuck it to the front of the card using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I finished the card off by embellishing using two different shades of sticky back faux pearls.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. Fancy Edge Card – GSD by Anne Huxter and 6 Ornate Borders..SVG by Tina Fitch (I took the cutting file into my Silhouette Studio software and cut out the various layers using my Silhouette Cameo.  I used silver mirror card, white 280gsm linen textured white cardstock as the main card base, and also red 216gsm textured cardstock.  I went over the edge of the largest layer with a Ruby ProMarker. I then stuck the layers together using glue gel to allow me to slide the layers into place and align them.  I decorated the card with a small cut from the ornate borders, and an assortment of die-cut flourishes and flowers attached using quick grab glue.  I also added some black sticky back gems.  The flourishes and flowers were ones I’d cut out as “space fillers” when doing previous projects and then put to one side until I had an use for them, so I’m not sure which dies I used then.)
  3. Square ‘Gold Metallic Frame’ Card Front or insert by Carol Clarke (I printed this card out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white card-stock, trimmed it, scored it using my Hougie Board, and folded it in half.  I cut a circle out of Creata A4 300gm Hammered Cardstock using a circle scissors and went round this with a Plum ProMarker.  I wrapped a piece of ribbon from my crafting stash round this circle, stuck it to the front of my card using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I created a multi-bow from the same ribbon I’d used to wrap round the circle and stuck this to the front of the card using glue gel.  I’ve not put a greeting on yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in.)



I’ve not added anything new to my two tutorials sections lately, but if you look here -> Paper Flowers : 05 – 06 – you’ll find the instructions on how I made the flowers on the third card of the first batch above in section 6.



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I've been crafting as a hobby for a long time, but ill health has meant that I've spent more time on it lately as it is something I can do even when confined to bed. In addition to the cards that I make for uploading to CUP, I've also made bilingual wedding stationary for family members and lots of other different types of card, some of which can be seen on my website. In this blog I'll try to note how easy or difficult any particular card has been to make. In addition to making cards I make some bits of jewellery (when my hands allow) and knitting. I use to knit with needles and make everything from cabled patterns to socks, but I can no longer hold up and manipulate needles, so I've swapped to knitting on looms/knitting boards the last couple of years and am having fun trying out lots of new yarns to get different effects as oppose to complicated paterns.

19 Replies to “Into The Third Week In June 2013”

  1. Fabulous cards Gwyneth and all great layouts. I’m really keen on cards without a main image at the moment, and yours are lovely x

  2. Stunning cards Gwyneth as always and I especially love the wheelbarrow card hun it’s gorgeous.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  3. Oh my Gwyneth . A beautiful array of cards again . Im loving your blog , you are always making a wide range of cards with all different styles and a wide range of techniques . All so beautiful xx

  4. A wonderful collection of cards Gwyneth. I particularly like the detail on the first 3 cards. Really pleasing colour choices.

  5. What a set of lovely cards.Great colours and super images. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers Network Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  6. Hi Gwyneth, you have been very busy while I was away, all wonderful creations,
    Janet xxx

  7. Congratulations on winning the challenge….well deserved!
    I love your new cards. The wheelbarrow one is lovely with the image and colours, but I also love the stunning purple one with the big bow as the main focus.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx

  8. Congratulations on your win, all gorgeous cards, I love the use of string on the garden themed one and the bow on the last one is stunning, hope you are having a lovely weekend
    Lindsay xx