Further January 2014 Crafting

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Jan 212014

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An Update And A Few Cards


 I’ve not had a lot of time or energy for crafting the last few days.  My two youngest nephews have been around a lot during the last week so I’ve been doing things with them.  During the last week – we’ve cooked – Chocolate Blondies and Bread and Butter Pudding; we’ve had my sewing machine out to sew tares and patches on one nephew’s favourite bed quilt and do a basic embroidered pattern on the edge of a facecloth I’d bought for the other; we’ve done colouring, including them colouring digi-stamps to put on a card each.  Plus building lego vehicles, reading and other homework, and general playing.  And even though all I did was sit down, and all the activity was fun, it has left me rather exhausted with not a lot of crafting done myself.

But in any case, I have managed to take photos of the cards made by them and myself.  So I hope you like them.



(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.)

Challenge Entered Into:

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  1. Stained Glass & Rose Frame by Janette Padley (I printed the image out at the size I wanted onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  The colours I used were: Red, Berry Red, Grass, Forest Green, Soft Aqua, Red Violet.  I cut the image out both inside and out.  I took the Red ProMarker and went around the outside edge of a shaped card from my crafting stash.  I made two panels from red Satin Board, one to fit behind the centre of the arch and one the same size as an arc I’d cut from a white doily, again from my crafting stash.  The red arc was stuck behind the doily and both were stuck behind the top of the arch.  I stuck the other panel directly to the centre of the card using finger-lift tape and then used 2mm deep, double sided foam tape to atach the coloured in arch on top.  I finished off by putting strips of patterned washi tape around the outside of the arch, and a greeting in the centre of the arch.)
  2. Different angled photo of same card to try and show dimension.
  3. Different angled photo of same card to try and show dimension.

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  1. Stained Glass & Rose Frame by Janette Padley and Poorly Rupert Digital Stamp by Janette Padley (Images were printed onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and then coloured in by my 6 year old nephew using pencil crayons from a comprehensive wooden boxed set he and his brother had received from some cousins as part of their Christmas gift.  Cardstock was his choice from my crafting stash.  Base card was made using my Hougie Board for marking and scoreing.)
  2. Stained Glass & Rose Frame by Janette Padley and Get Well Teddy by Janette Padley (Images were printed onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and then coloured in by my 7 year old nephew using pencil crayons from a comprehensive wooden boxed set he and his brother had received from some cousins as part of their Christmas gift.  Cardstock was his choice from my crafting stash.  Base card was made using my Hougie Board for marking and scoreing.)

Challenge Entered Into:

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  1. Facebook Stamping Dragon Designs Group freebie by Janet Padley (Both backgrounds and the two paper ribbons and bows are from the freebie which I took into one of my graphics program and re-sized to sizes suitable for my project and so that they would all fit on an A4 working area.  The page was then printed onto glossy Crafty Bob paper and cut out.  I took a pre-cut, decorative edge, 6″ square, white base card from my crafting stash and stuck the larger background panel directly to it.  I then added the smaller panel and the two paper ribbons and bows.  I then went to my box of an assortment of hand made embelishments that I had left-over from previous projets.  These were attached to the card front using glue gel.  I added a piece of left over white velvet ribbon as a trail behind the butterfly.)
  2. Different angle of same card.

Yes – we get given freebies, which are strictly free only to group members – a big reason to join the Stamping Dragon Designs FB Group.  And taking part in group activities, such as this quick challenge where a winner is chosen by “Random” – so open to any ability crafter, gets members points.  And get enough points and you get a voucher for the Stamping Dragon Designs Shop – another reason to join the group.


This card contains some items from my older crafting stash and some from a brand new kit.

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  1. The base card, greetings tag, and orange linen textured cardstock are from my crafting stash, all of which must be more than 6 months old, probably over a year old.  The rest are from the new “Create and Craft Inspired by Stephanie Weightman Sugar Rush Paper Crafting Collection“.  I’ve gone around the edge of the base card, greetings panel and some of the layers using an Apricot ProMarker.  Ive used finger-lift tape, 2mm deep, double sided foam tape, and glue gel to attach everything and build up the card depth.  As it was to be hand delivered I didn’t need to worry about the depth of the card.
  2. Different angle of the previous card to try and show some of the dimension.



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  14 Responses to “Further January 2014 Crafting”

  1. Wow you have been busy. all those different and varied activities, you must be worn out. Beautiful cards and you know isnt it nice when you discover old stash and enjoy mixing with the new.x

    CBN DTx

  2. Gorgeous creations as always Gwyneth.xxx

  3. OHHHHHHHHHHH, Bread and Butter Pudding, could go that right now, yum..your nephews are so lucky to have such a great aunt…love you cards hun, and hope your energy levels rise, soon. xxx

  4. Wonderful cards Gwyneth hugs txx

  5. Not much energy well you ve made some great projects love them hun have a great day xxx

  6. Whew, you certainly have been busy Gwyneth, lovely creations as always. I am not surprised you are worn out with all the activities you have been doing.

    Linda xxx

  7. I see you’ve been busy again Gwyneth – sounds like a full week!!
    Your sympathy card is lovely and your nephews have made super cards too! They obviously enjoy the time they spend with you!
    I love your pink rose card – so beautiful.
    Take care

  8. Busy bee Gwyneth! I can so understand how exhausting it is just doing the smallest of things – it’s precious spending quality/crafty time with your Nephews but if like me, there is a price to pay healthwise – still, it’s worth it to see them enjoying themselves 🙂

    Beautiful creations as aslways 🙂

  9. Beautiful card with lovely colors. Janny

  10. Fabulous varied creations Gwyneth.

  11. beautiful cards Gwyneth and the card with the rose is stunning.

    gr karin

  12. Stunning card projects thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers network facebook page. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  13. Beautiful creations, I do love the last one. Chris xx

  14. stunning makes as always xx

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