More March 2014 Crafting

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An Update, Blog Candy Received and Two Cards


I’m still struggling to get rid of the latest cold I caught, one minute feeling that it’s gone and the next having a coughing fit.  I think this one is taking longer than the last one to clear, probably because I was already run down from the previous one.  So I’ve not done as much crafting as I usually do.

I have done a bit of crafting though, but two of what I’ve completed are Design Team cards and it will be next month before I can show you my creations.  I’ve also got an assortment of part done cards that I need to get everything put together and photographed.

Of course it’s not helped that my camera decided to stop working with the lens going in and out at random and not focusing.  So I’ve had to buy a new one.  As the one I had had been in use since before I started this blog, so all the photos I’ve put up here, as well as all the family and other photos during the same period, had been taken on it, I decided to get another by the same manufacturer but a newer model.  Unfortunately all the buttons and menu items are in a different place on the new one, so I’m having to work out where everything is from scratch.  I had been hopeing that going for the same manufacturer and a model at about the same level that things wouldn’t have changed about much as I could practically work with my eyes closed with the old one, but no such luck.  I’m also not convinced that the colour balance is the same on it, either on the screen or in the actual picture when downloaded to my laptop, so I need to have more of a play with that as well as the small number of photos I’ve already taken appeared to be more washed out on my screen when compared to the actual cards.

So, not a huge amount of items to show you this time I’m afraid.  But I do hope you like what I have finished.



Blog Candy From Susan RenshawOn January 29th Susan Renshaw was celebrating the 1st anniversary of her blog “Calling all Crafters!” and decided to give away some Blogaversary Blog Candy to one of the visitors to her blog who commented.

I was lucky to be chosen by Random and have by now received a pack of crafting goodies through the post.

If you click on the thumbnail image you will see what a lovely assortment of very useful goodies I received.

Thank you very much Susan.



(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.)

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  1. ‘Daisy Embossed’ Backing Paper by Carol Clarke, ‘Daisy Embossed’ Backing Paper by Carol Clarke, New Borders….SVG by Tina Fitch and 4 BUTTERFLIES and HUMMING BIRD SVG by Clive Couter (I printed the backgrounds onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I cut a scalloped edge panel a little smaller than my chosen 6″ square white base card and a wavy edged paper ribbon of about 1″ wide out of one backgorund and a paper bow and some paper flowers out of the other background.  I also cut a smaller,  scalloped edge panel out of white cardstock.  I cut one of the butterfly out of peel-off vinyl with a corresponding white background.  The greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday” was also cut out of the peel-off vinyl.  I finished off my preparation by cutting two of the borders out of white linen textured cardstock.  I used finger-lift tape, 1mm deep double sided foam tape, and glue gel to attach all the pieces, finishing off with glitter glue in the centre of the flowers and along the join line between the two borders.)
  2. Angled view of previous card

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  1. ‘Daisy Embossed’ Backing Paper by Carol Clarke, ‘Daisy Embossed’ Backing Paper by Carol Clarke, BRIGHT Swirls with Frame Backing Paper – Purple by Sarah Edwards and 1950’s pin up girl Alice May Decoupage Sheet (Yellow) by Gordon Fraser (I printed all the sheets onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  A paper bow and a panel were cut from one background – the right side and top of the panel I cut out following the outside lines of some of the flowers.  From the toneing background I cut out a flower and a wavy edged strip.  The base card is an A5 white card and the purple framed backing was stuck directly to this.  The decoupage topper was cut out and shaped before being built up using glue gel.  I used finger-lift tape and glue gel to stick everything together.)
  2. Angled view of previous card to show decoupage dimension.



20% Discount

You can find a list of all the Designers currently offering a 20% discount by clicking – Here!

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

  • Tuesday, 11th March – Here! – LAST CHANCE Bumper Paper Offer, Crafty Bob’s Cards and Designer Discounts
  • Friday, 14th March – Here! – FREE CD Volume 89, CUP News, New Froms &  Designer Discounts

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 the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
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10 Replies to “More March 2014 Crafting”

  1. I was only thinking of you this morning, not having heard from you a while, and was going to try and email you, but couldn’t find your email address. Anyhow, relieved to see you back here.
    Those embossed papers are lovely and the colours are super. Two great cards!
    Keep well and take care

  2. Hi Gwyneth, I hope you feel better soon. Two lovely cards, love the designs and the pretty colours. Well done on being chosen for the candy giveaway too.

    Hugs Erin x

  3. Hi Gwyneth, although it’s fab getting new toys, it is annoying trying to figure them out when they are the opposite to what your used to isn’t it? Lol

    I hope your cold gets better soon, I’ve been told by several people that this particular strain is a lingerer!

    Great cards, my favourite is the Welsh Birthday card, lovely colours. Xx Zoe xx