Crafting In The 3rd Week Of October 2013

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A Bit Of An Update, Very Little Musings, And Several Cards

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I’m still not feeling right.  With headaches, and aches and pains, I almost feel as if I’m going down with the flu – except I’ve had the flu jab the start of last week, so it may be an effect of having the jab as it doesn’t feel as if it’s developed into a full dose of flu.  Whatever it is I hope it clears up soon.

I couldn’t settle to sleep Wednesday night so I did a batch of quick Christmas cards until my pain killers kicked in and I could get to sleep.  I’ve also finished a card using one of the digi-stamps I bought during the “Stamp Out” groups blog hop.  Plus I put together a reasonably simple card using a digi-stamp I’d coloured in several days ago, and Thursday I completed a card I’d been planning since the begining of the month – but this last card is for a post on The Dragons Den blog next week, so I can’t show you that one yet – but all the rest of my latest cards you can see below.  I hope you like them – let me know what you think as a comment below.  Thank you.



Well, I have to admit that I don’t have a clue which artist copied which of the other artists in the “Owl the Same … or Not Blog Hop” digital images.  I’ve looked, and looked again, at the images as shown on the “Mission: Expose the Copycat Bandits” blog post on the “Stamp Out” blog.  I have now made a wild stab at it and sent in my entry. Why don’t you pop over for a look and have a go.  Entry closes on Monday 21st.

The fact that I had trouble spotting who drew which image, and I believe others are finding that they have the same problems, and I knew what artists had done the original and which artists were involved in doing the copies, just shows how difficult it can be for crafters identify original artists.  Sometimes it’s easy to spot that something is a copy of something else but then it becomes a case of identifying whihc one came first and is the original.  In this case that isn’t an issue as we know which are originals and which are copies.



(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.)

This is a card I made using one of the two digi stamps I bought during the “Owl the Same … or Not” Blog Hop earlier this week.

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  1. Owls On a Fence by Faith Skrdla of From The Heart Stamps (I printed the digi at smaller than the size provided onto 300gsm, Super Smooth, white cardstock.  I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers.  The colours I used were: Fire Wood, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Berry Red, Holly, Canary, and Dove Grey FlexMarker. I used the Dove Grey to go around the digi-stamp and also to add “snow drifts”.  Some of these I then went over with a glitter glue pen. I used both inside and outside of a mask to put down a pale blue and a pale lavender chalk ink frame and then cut out the image topper.  This was stuck to a sheet of white glitter card using glue gel and the glitter card was trimmed to an even border using a Perfect Layers ruler. I created an A5 base card from an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White cardstock scored using my Hougie Board and folded in half. The matted image was stuck to this using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I finished the card by decorating it with items from an embelishment kit I had in my crafting stash.)

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  1. Monkey Digital Stamps by Angela Wenke (I printed the digi-stamp out at much smaller than the size provided onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers.  The colours I used were – Chestnut, Cinnamon, Sandstone, Oatmeal, Forest Green, and Sea Mist Flexmarker.  I took a mask and some Distress Ink and blended the ink in from the mask using a blending tool to give a framed look to the image before cutting it out to leave a white “frame”.  This was then matted onto spotty paper from my crafting stash using finger-lift tape and trimmed to leave an un-equal border.  I took a green base card and stuck the matted image onto this using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I decorated down the edge with some jute twine, lightly coloured using the same colour as the branch and twisted, and some metal embelishments from my crafting stash.)

The following are a small batch of Christmas cards I put together Wednesday evening when I couldn’t get to sleep.  I pulled out my box of leftover bits from Christmas cardmaking kits from previous years.  This lot is made using pieces using the Crafter’s Companion Beatrix Potter 110 years of Peter Rabbit kit I think.

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  • Wednesday, 16th October – Here! – 1p CD promotion, Detailed Digital Dies, & All the Latest CUP News

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11 Replies to “Crafting In The 3rd Week Of October 2013”

  1. Great selection of cards – the owl and monkey cards are so sweet and the Christmas cards are really lovely.
    Hope you are feeling better soon

  2. Fabulous cards Gwyneth, hope you are feeling better soon.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  3. Wonderful selection of cards Gwyneth, I especially love the cute little owl card, he’s adorable.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  4. Fabulous set of card, just love Beatrix Potter. I hope you feel better soon.

    Hugs Erin x

  5. A wonderful selection of cards Gwyneth. The first two are so cute and the Christmas ones are lovely x

  6. WOW lots of adorable cards on here, especially the Christmas ones. You are VERY talented.