Apr 242014
 

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An Update, A Few Cards and Some Jewellery Making

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On Wednesday I had a bit of a session cutting out items using my Brother ScanNCut machine.  I really should have made it a bit of a shorter session because I had to work at the kitchen table as that was the only free space (sitting room set up as a giant town and farm by youngest nephew) so no sitting in a comfy armchair, and I ended up in agony when I tried to move.  So I haven’t actually put together quite as many items as I’d have liked.  I’m working on some jewellery pieces and sets, as well as having digi-stamps coloured ready to be used on a card, and lots of cuts from electronic cutting files to add onto cards.

Hopefully I’ll be able to make a blog post or two again soon to show you these part made items in their finished form, but in the meantime you can have a look at what I have finished.

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CARDS:

(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. A6 Sparkling Night Kimono Card in Purple Decoupage by Rebecca Brindley (I printed the sheet out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the pieces.  I decided to use this on a card a little larger than A6 in size so prepared a base card from an A4 sheet of hammered white cardstock, scoreing it in half using my Hougie Board and then cutting so that it left a border of 1cm all around the image.  I stuck the base layer in place using finger-lift tape and then attached the other layers in order using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I finished off by putting some glitter glue shapes in the corners.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. An angled view to show how the kimono is built up in layers towards the centre.

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  1. Beautiful Pyramid red roses for love by Ceredwyn Macrae (I printed the sheet out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the layers.  I then made a base card from 300gsm White hammered cardstock and cut it to size to match the base image layer, which I attached using finger-lift tape. I then built up the layers using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach each layer.  I finished off by going over the edges of the petals and the leaves with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen, and added dots of red glitter glue at each corner.  I’ve not added a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in yet.)
  2. An angled view to show the pyramid layers.

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  1. Sew Lovely range by DoCrafts (This card has been decorated soley with items from the docrafts Sew Lovely range that I received as part of a docrafts goodie bag I’d ordered.  I used some backgrounds from the 12″ square pack, a piece of ribbon, some die-cut embelishments, mat and frame, and a pinwheel from.  The goodie bag also included some items from other docrafts ranges so I may have a play with them at some point over the next week or two.)
  2. Angled view of part of the card to show dimension

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  1. Disabled Kids Digital Stamps 6 by Angela Wenke, Strawberry Shortcake Papers by Janette Padley, Past & Present Paper Pack by Janette Padle and Green Green Grass Papers by Janette Padley (I printed the digi-stamp out at smaller than the size provided onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and coloured her in using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  the colours I used were: Raw Sienna, Black, Imperial Purple, Frosted Jade, Satin, Blush, Starfish, Canary, and Gold.  I also printed out one background from the Strawberry kit and two backgrounds from the Past & Present kit onto the same type of cardstock.  I cut out panels from white cardstock and the backgrounds.  I also cut out flowers from the same backgrounds and leafy branches from a background from the green kit. I went round some of the panels with a Blossom ProMarker and around an 8″ square Kraft card with a Grass ProMarker.  I used a roller glue pen to attach the background panels, 1mm deep double sided foam tape to attach the white panel and glue gel to attach the coloured in digi stamp.  I shaped the flower shapes and doubled them up before attaching them and the leafy branches to the card front.  I coloured in some Card Candi with an Imperial Purple FlexMarker and put them in the centres of the flowers using glue gel.  I also put some dots near the edge of the background mats.  A few uncoloured Card Candi finished off the card.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in.)
  2. Part of the card front at a different angle.

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JEWELLERY:

As these pieces of jewellery take a bit of time, and a whole lot of breaks and wiggleing of fingers, for me to create I have several not quite finished and put onto necklaces at the moment, as well as a few part made pieces.

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  1. A “night time” “Tree of Life” pendant.
  2. Close-up of the “moon” and “leaves”.
  3. A braid I’ve been working on.  It’s in 4 shades of rat-tail cord and will be used with another “Tree of Life” pendant I’m working on that has green seed bead “leaves”.
  4. A close-up of the braid.

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CUTTING WORK FOR TINA FITCH:

I’’ve been cutting out some more cards, using my Brother ScanNCut, that the super tallented Tina Fitch is currently designing.  I’m not totally happy with the cutting of the second layer of this card, but the top layer is stunning, with very fine lines of arches and scrolls cut beautifully.

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  1. Deco Card – SNC by Tina Fitch (All the layers of this have been cut out of American Crafts 216gsm cardstock.  I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the second layer to the card front and quick grab wet glue to attach the top layer.)

I’’ve got some more work on the go for Tina, so keep an eye on my blog over the next few weeks for more to appear.

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CUP UPDATE:

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, 22nd April – Here! – New Craft Supplies, Designer Discounts & Stunning Community Cards

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 Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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  11 Responses to “Crafting Into The Last Week Of April”

  1. Beautiful array of cards and loving the jewellery.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

  2. As always, a beautiful selection of cards and all really different. The kimono card has to be my favourite as it is so clever and looks wonderful.
    I have totally fallen in love with the pendant you have made. I don’t think I have ever seen a pendant so beautiful as that!

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  3. Wow hun so much to enjoy looking at. you have been really busy . lovely projects hugs seema

  4. Fabulous projects Gwyneth, love the kimono and Tree of Life pendant. Tina Fitch is one talented lady isn’t she, love the card. Take care, hope you are feeling better today xx

  5. Fabulous cards and jewellery, Gwyneth, I love visiting and seeing the diverse crafting you do, hugs hun xxx

  6. You have been very busy, lovely cards

    Jac x

  7. Lovely selection of cards but I LOVE that Night time tree of life pendant – it’s fabulous!!
    xx

  8. morning Gwyneth fabulous set of projects hun your work is really inspirational and i love reading your blog posts – hugs Judith xxx

  9. Hi got here lol so beautiful are all your cards and loving the jewlery xxx

  10. Wow, so many gorgeous projects. I totally love that Kimono card. I also make some jewelry (btw, not nearly as stunning as the ones you are showing today!!). That tree, WOW, that’s totally awesome!!

    Great work. Cheers, Holley

  11. Really lovely, my favourites are the Kimono, Sew Lovely and Tree of Life pendant.

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