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An Update, A Few Cards and Some Jewellery
I’ve finally finished making up a card for the “colouring in” challenge on the “Stamping Dragon Designs” Facebook group. I’ve had the image coloured in for ages, and collected the other bits for my card several days ago, but only finished putting the card together this morning. It’s not as if it’s a complicated card, just that I was distracted with other crafting and other things – most of which are “works in progress” so not ready to show you yet. I’ve got so many things on the go, and so many ideas in my head, of things I want to make for Christmas – but of course, as I’m fishing out things to make my Christmas gifts I see other bits and have a flash of inspiration and then I just have to have a go at making something else.
Mind you, you will find a batch of Christmas cards I’ve made, from free images from a magazine I’d bought lately, in this blog post, as well as some jewellery, so it’s not as if I’ve not done anything for Christmas.
(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
(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. Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page.)
Challenges entered into:
- Stamping Dragon Designs Facebook Group – NOVEMBER COLOURING CHALLENGE
- Crafty Girls Challenges – Challenge 6 – Anything Goes
- Cards Galore Challenge blog -November Challenge – Animals
- Challenges 4 Everybody – Challenge #33 – Anything Goes
- Created With Love Challenges – CWLC 67 – Anything Goes
- Fab’n’Funky birthday celebrations – week 2 – ‘Anything Goes’
- Through The Craft Room Door … Challenge Nov. 19th to Nov. 25th – “Anything Goes”
- Lucy Lion Stamp by Janette Padley of Stamping Dragon Designs (I printed the digi-stamp 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: Sleigh Bell, Sandstone, Pastel Pink and Canary. I then cut the image out close to the outline. I took a sheet of two different foiled and embossed Adorable Scorable cardstock and cut panels out of these, one larger than the other to mat and layer. I created a square base card from white cardstock as well. I used finger-lift tape and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to layer up the card and shaped the coloured in digi-stamp with my fingers before attaching it using glue gel. I went round the card and added dots of gold glitter using a gold Wink of Stella brush pen and tied a red ribbon in a bow around the left hand side of the card. I finished off with some flowers as embelishments that I’d bunched together using glue like the Paper Flowers : 05 in my Making Paper Flowers section.)
- As the shine of card and foiling gave a bit of a whiteout on the photo of the card straight on I took another photo at a bit of an angle to show the real colours.
- An angled view of the card showing dimension.
A batch of cards made using backing papers and toppers from the latest issue of the “Making Cards” magazine. I went over the main star in each image with a Glitter Shake Silver pen, as well as dotting the same pen over the spotted area of the provided backgrounds so that the cards glitter when moved in the light. Most of the cards are A6 in size made from either hammered white, or matt black, base card, though the first two are larger. I’ve used silver holographic paper as a layer behind the elements on most of the cards, and finished off with a “Nadolig Llawen” peel-offs – which is Welsh for “Happy Christmas”. These are all stuck together using finger-lift tape to make sure that every one will go through the UK post on an ordinary letter stamp – the family and friends who buy cards off me really don’t want to have to go up to a Large Letter, or more, stamp for posting so only want more dimensional cards for hand delivery, not posting.
This is a set of neckalce and bracelet made from a kumihimo card created from one colour of rattail cord – a 2mm Rattail Satin Cord Thread. The ends of the cord are glued into gold end caps using Zap glue. I’ve then added magnetic clasps with jump rings.
- Necklace and bracelet.
- Necklace by itself.
- Closer look at bracelet and the kumihimo cord detail.
- This is a quick charm bracelet made with items that have been in my crafting stash for a while. The chain was bought with the clasp already on it at a standard bracelet length. I put sodalite beads onto ball head headpins and looped the ends to make an eye using a looper tool. These, and a flower charm from my stash, were attached to the chain using jump rings.
CUP Mailer – Here are the links to the mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last blog post:
- Monday, 18th November – Here! – 1p Paper Pack, Free CD 72 & CUPs Best Selling Designers and Crafters
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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