Last Post Of May 2014

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May 312014
 

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An Update, Design Team Call, A Card, An Owl, And A Couple Of Elastic Band Bracelets

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Unfortunately I had to go to the dentist this week.  Got an absuss on on the root of a tooth.  So I’m on antibiotics and, as you can imagine, I’m feeling a bit miserable.  Doesn’t help that the pain killers don’t keep working through the night so I’ve been woken up by the pain around 3am the last few nights.  Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in over the weekend and I’ll feel better by next week.

So, I’ve not been doing much crafting the end of this week.  I did get my ScanNCut out this morning and set it to cutting a few things while waiting for Tesco to do the grocery delivery, but I’ve not put anything I cut together yet.  Something for me to show you next week hopefully.

I hope you like the small number of projects I’ve got to show you this week, but before that – A Design Team Call!

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DESIGN TEAM CALL:

Regular readers of my blog will know I’m on the Design Team for Stamping Dragon Designs, putting “Inspired by …” posts on The Dragons Den blog, creating inspiration pieces for the Stampin With The Dragon challenge blog, as well as being active on the Stamping Dragon Design Facebook Group.

Sadly, a few of the Design Team members have left over the last few weeks so our Design Team Leader is now running a Design Team Call.  Different types and levels of crafters are being looked for, so please do pop over to the information – Here – to have a look at the requirements and how to apply.

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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.)

This card is made using an 8″ square base card and elements from the current Create & Craft club members free gift.  I just added bakers twine and dotted a white gel pen around some of the edges.

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JEWELLERY:

I’ve been making some more elastic band bracelets.  One for the nephew who likes blue and one for the nephew who likes yellow.

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  1. This is a different pattern to the elastic band barcelet I’ve shown you before.  For this one I used light and dark blue elastic bands.
  2. A different angled view of the same bracelet.
  3. Close-up of the pattern of the bracelet.

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  1. Same design as the previous bracelet but this time in yellow and green.
  2. A different angled view of the previous bracelet.

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SEWING:

I don’t often do hand sewing any more because my hands hurt or go numb or pins and needles after very little work, but I had some felt pieces I’d bought and I decided to tackle making some felt owls for my nephews and niece.  To make things easier for me I used the biggest needle I could find and used 6 stranded embroydery thread as it was.  I’ve been stitching in bed, doing a bit and then resting, while watching TV.  The first owl is complete, if a bit lopsided and quirky, and I’m well on the way to getting the second done.  I got the basic template from Blue Sky Confections, but then I adapted and added to it to make each one different.

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  1. This first owl has been made with a deep yellow breast for the nephew who’s favourite colour is currently yellow.  It is stuffed with toy filling and a small handfull of dried lavender.

Hopefully I’ll have the second complete by the time I do my next blog post.

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CRAFTYBOB.COM UPDATE:

Have a look – here – at my whole shop “Siop Crafftau MAES MIERI Crafts Shop” on craftybob.com.

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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:

  • Friday, 30th May – Here! – Robyn Cockburn on CUP TV, Free CD Vol 100, New Froms, Last Chance £5 Voucher & NEWS!

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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Crafting At The End Of May 2014

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May 292014
 

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An Update, A Card And A Scrapbook Page

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Bara Menyn 04 In my last blog post I showed you the sultana loaf and butter that the two youngest nephews had made, with some supervision from me.  Well on Tuesday they were here again and we cut the loaf open for them to have as elevenses and to take a few slices each and a small pot of butter home with them.  It looked a nice texture when cut and tasted nice as well, and because we only added sultanas and cinnamon to the bread mixture, so no sugar, we can give a slice to my father who’s a diabetic.

Gardening2014 07The boys also put the decorated wheelbarrow that I showed you in a previous post to good use and wheeled the growbags I’d bought at the garden centre last week in from the car to the greenhouse.  So the work of planting out has now started, although I’ve got to get my canes in and tied together before the tomato plants can be planted into the grow-bags, but the basil, coriander and two different types of salad leaves have been planted.  They go directly into the earth in the raised beds.

Gardening2014 06We did make another visit to the garden centre to get slug pellets and liquid tomato fertiliser ready for when I need to start feeding, and the boys persuaded me that they needed their own little trowel and hand fork so that they could be of more help.

We also inspected the growth of the seeds I’d sewn in the raised bed outside.  On the 22nd, when I showed you the cloche over the half of the raised bed I’d already sown (I’ll be sewing in the other half in a week or so to have a succession of salad crops), there was nothing showing, but now the raddishes and the spinach are up and growing well – a reason why slug pellets were needed quickly.

Part of my crafting that I’ve got to show you this time is actually digital “designing” of a digital scrapbook page to show how things look at the moment.  I can E-mail the digital scrapbook page to my nephews, and I’ve also printed off a copy as an 8″ square page to give to my mother.

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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.)

Every now and then the tallented, and very generous, designer – Janette Padley of Stamping Dragon Designs – creates a design that she puts as a freebie that’s available to members of the Stamping Dragon Design Facebook Group.  A week or so ago she gave us all a link to another freebie which included some backgrounds and other elements.  This free kit is what I’ve used to make this card.

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  1. I  started off by taking several elements from the kit into one of my graphics packages and created a layout I was happy with that was just over 7″ square.  I then printed this out, together with two of the backgrounds at a smaller size than provided, onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  My base card is a white 8″ square card.  I attached the main layout to this using finger-lift tape.  I then cut flower shapes out of the two backgrounds, using the paterns as a guide.  These flowers were shaped and then stuck onto my card front using glue gel.  I finished off by adding fuschia neon glitter glue to the centre of each of the flowers.
  2. Closup of one area of the card.

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BOXES:

As the little nephews have said they’ll help with some chores when they are around – extra things like in the garden and washing the car, not day to day things like clearing up their own toys or helping with making food and laying the table – I’ve said that I’ll give them a little pocket money when they do help, the same as I did with their older cousins when they were youngsters (and still do now).  Their cousins had pots and money boxes that they put anything they earned into, so when I saw that craftsUprint had reasonably priced wooden moneyboxes available, and I’d got the boys vouchers to get some crafting stuff from there earlier in the year, a box each were purchased.  The boys have now decorated the boxes themselves, though they may come back and add to the scenes they’ve put on already.

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  1. Money Box, size 10x8x7 cm, pine, 1 pc (These money boxes can be decorated in a variety of mediums but I bought 2 of these boxes and gave them to my two youngest nephews to decorate.  They used stamps and paints and metalic markers and had fun making the boxes their own.  One’s got a scene with an owl on the end and the other went for horses on all sides and this side has a horse and cart.)
  2. One went for country scenes
  3. The other went for horses – horses jumping, horses pulling large cards, horses pulling trotting carts.

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SCRAPBOOK PAGE:

I’m not a big scrapbooker, although I have done some.  But I’ve decided to do a little more digital scrapbooking of the piecces of the garden I’m able to manage while sitting down, to show the development of the plants this year.  I’l will be printing them out as flat pages for my mother to see as well.  This is the first of them.  I wonder how long I’ll be able to keep it up?

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  1. Gentle Waves Papers – Pack 2 by Janette Padley (I decided to use these papers to make a digital scrapbook page to show what my outside raised bed and the raised beds in my greenhouse looked like at the moment – May 2014.  I took the papers into one of my graphics packages together with three pictures taken in our garden this week.  I resized and used digital punches on the papers to create the background, frames, and other elements on my page before saving the file in a format to send to other family members.  As well as E-mailing the digital scrapbook page I’ve also printed it out as an 8″ square scrapbook page to give to my mother.)

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HINTS AND TIPS!

Today’s tip is – “Watermark” your photographs.  Some digi-stamp designers actually have it in their Terms of Use that if you show a photo of your coloured in digi-stamps, or finished card made using a digi-stamp, that you are required to put a mark over a portion of the digi-stamp image itself.  This is to prevent the unscrupulous from downloading your photographs and using part, or all, of the image as either a topper on their own cards (without buying the digi or doing the colouring), or even re-uploading the photo “as is” and claiming they made it and entering it into competitions to win crafting prizes.  So even if it isn’t actually part of the requirements of the designer of any item you’ve used on your card, or other hand crafted item, please mark your image in some way so that it is difficult for others to steal them.

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CUP UPDATE:

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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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May 272014
 

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A Few Cards and Other Bits

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TTCRD_winnersBadge2bI entered one of the cards I showed you in my post of the 14th May into several challenges.  It was the card with the main image Penny with Butterflies by Janette Padley.  Well – I found out I’d won one of the challenges.  it was the “Through The Craft Room Door – TTCRD Challenge May 13″ – the results of which you can find Here!  So now I have 3 digi-stamps from Sandi to play with.  Look out for cards made using them in the next few weeks.

One of my nephews had asked me if he could make some butter.  I know he wanted to use the old glass butter churn, but there was no way I was buying enough cream to put enough in the bottom of that for it to churn, so I bought him a 600ml pot of double cream and gave him a pot and an electric whisk instead.  And as he was getting to make butter I bought a packet of make your own bread for his brother – but I added some raisins and cinnamon to it for him to mix in. Considering how much he had to taste along the way, and how bad his kneeding method is, it’s surprising how well the loaf rose in the airing cupboard.  They had to go home while the loaf was in the oven so we’ve not had a slice of it yet, but this is what the results of our efforts look like.

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Other than that I didn’t do a whole lot of crafting Sunday and Monday.  I did manage to get a photo of the card I made with the items I’d pulled out in 5 minutes for the Stamping Dragon Design Facebook Group fun challenge I told you about in my last blog post though.  Then it was just one card from a kit and one quick and easy card.  I hope you like them.

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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. Nap Time Stamp by Janette Padley and Strawberry Shortcake Papers by Janette Padley (I printed the sheet out onto  250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at smaller than the size provided.  I also printed out a background sheet fromthe papers kit.  I coloured in the image using my ProMarkers.  The colours I used were: March Hare, Satin, Blush, Vanilla, Pastel Pink, Blossom, Pineapple Crush and Pastel Yellow.  I then cut the image out as a topper using the Perfect Squares Tool to get the shape right, and then went round the edge with the Pineapple Crush ProMarker used for the colouring.  I cut a mat from the background and attached the topper using finger-lift tape.  I took a sheet of cream Adorable Scorable cardstock, scored it using my Hougie Board, and folded it in half to make my base card.  I took a sheet of pink Adorable Scorable cardstock and cut another, slightly larger, mat to put behind the topper and also cut a paper ribbon from it.  I used finger-lift tape to attach both of these to the card front before using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the layered topper on top.  I made paper roses from the background by tareing and winding the cardstock and glueing them together using quick grab wet glue – I made the flowers using the same method as I used in my No Tools Paper Flowers 02 Making Paper Flowers tutorials.  I then used the same glue to attach the roses to the paper ribbon element on the card.  I finished off by putting some spots of toneing glitter glue on the card front.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. Angled view of the card front.

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  1. Return to Patchwork Forest Luxury Card Collection by Hunkydory (This was one of the set cards within the kit, so all I needed to do was pop everything out, fold the base card, and attach first the base image layer using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape and then the decoupage pieces using glue gel.)
  2. Closer look at the decoupaged centre.
  3. Angled view of the card.

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  1. Scalloped Topper With Christmas Tree 4 by Anna Babajanyan (I printed the sheet out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the scalloped panel.  This I stuck to the front of an 8″ square base kraft card using finger-lift tape.  I then took gold glitter glue and followed the wiggly line around the card.  I also took a white glitter glue and put a dot on all the “snow” dots on the tree itself.  I’ve not put a greeting on yet as I don’t kow what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. Close-up of glittered area.

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JEWELLERY:

It took me several sessions over two days to complete this, but I loved the beads and effect so much I decided to make it a large enough size for me.

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  1. This bracelet was made with elements from a kit by Bead Spider.  The kit had enough material to make two bracelets, so I’ve got another one to make up again.  The beads are very sparkly, which is difficult to capture in a photograph.
  2. Another angle on the beaded area.
  3. Look at the button clasp area.

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HINTS AND TIPS!

Today’s tip is – read, and follow, the “Terms of Use” or “Angel Policy” of any item you want to craft with, especially those that you’ve received in digital format, be it from the Internet or on a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM.  And if something doesn’t have any Terms of Use them assume that you have no right to use it, not that you can do anything you like with it!

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CRAFTYBOB.COM UPDATE:

Have a look – here – at my whole shop “Siop Crafftau MAES MIERI Crafts Shop” on craftybob.com.

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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!

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
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May 252014
 

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A Bit Of An Assortment

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It was too wet Friday afternoon to do anything in the garden, but I did manage a little trip down to the garden centre and picked up a few more pots of plants and some grow bags.  I’ll need to get the plants into the raised beds over the next few days, and then put a good plastering of slug pellets around them as this wet weather will have got all the sligs and snails out I think.

So, while the weather hasn’t been up to much I’ve been doing some assorted crafting.  I hope you like the creations I’ve got to show you today.

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MUSINGS:

As I’m on the Design Team for Stamping Dragon Designs I’ve been trying to think up some activities and challenges for the SDD Facebook group.

What’s the oddest crafting challenge you’ve done?

I’ve currently got a “challenge with a difference” event running in the Stamping Dragon Design Facebook Group with lots of Stamping Dragon Design Loyalty Points on offer.  Basically the challenge is:

What if … you were given a stunning digi-stamp that you’d wanted for ages and couldn’t wait to craft with, but there was on one condition to you being given the digi-stamp – that condition was that you made something with it using only crafty supplies you could gather together in 5 minutes.
Doesn’t matter how long you think it would take to make your creation. Doesn’t matter how big or small a creation you think you’d make. Assuming that you’ve got suitable cardstock to print the digi onto and a printer to do the printing – What are your must have assortment of crafting cardstock, colouring medium, tools, embelishments, ect., that you’d grab first and know that you could make something with?

– So it’s not a challenge to make anything.  The challenge is to collect together anything you consider essential to making a nice card with a digi-stamp on it, and do the collecting in 5 minutes and take a photo or two of the collection.

Basicly it’s a chance for us all to be a bit nosy and have a look at what other crafters consider their “must grab” items for crafting.

Of course, if I was asking others to do the challenge I had to do it myself (even though I can’t award myself any loyalty points).  So here are the results when I took the challenge.

  1. Most of my regular readers have probably already picked up on the fact that I do most of my crafting in bed with my damaged leg elevated, so of course my starting point was an empty bed, not an empty craft table – though I don’t think that most crafters who have a craft table would be starting from an empty table.
  2. The time stamp on this photo says it was taken 6 minutes after the “before” photo, but I actually collected all these things in 4 minutes – and then spent a couple of minutes searching for where I’d put my camera down – which wasn’t in it’s usual place!
  3. This bag is what I call my “use it every time I craft tote”.  It resides on a shelf near the foot of my bed, so only needed to lift it up and move it 6 feet.  It has bits of lots of stuff in it, from several types of glue and sticky tape, rulers and bone folders, to scissors and a craft knife.  It really needs to be emptied out and sorted as it is overflowing a bit as more sticky back gem sheets and ribbons and rub-ons have worked their way into the bag than there is actual room for.  Other than some cardstock from one of the shelving unit I could sit on the side of my bed and grab everything else from an unit of crafting near the side of my bed.
  4. Amongst the stuff on the unit by my bed was a digi-stamp that I planned on colouring so I just grabbed the ProMarkers I thought I’d need for the project.

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I coloured the image and made a card with it all within an hour.  But by that time it was dark and raining outside and I couldn’t get good enough lighting to take a tidy photo of the card.  Come back for a look at my blog in a day or two and I should have a photo of the card I made to show you.

Please do come over and join us on the SDD FB group.  I’m already thinking up another “What if …” challenge for after this one is finished and other SDD Design Team members also periodically drop in with little challenges.

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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.)

I think I’ve got Christmas, Crafters, and Men covered in this little batch.

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  1. Surf Dude Digital Stamp by Gordon Fraser, Waves Scene by Gordon Fraser and Beach Fun Santa Digital Papers by Amanda Vande Zande (I printed this digi-stamp sheet, together with the waves sheet at a little under half size, and a background from papers kit onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I coloured the digi-stamp in using my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  The colours I used were: Buttercup, Gold, Imperial Purple, Prussian, Oatmeal.  I took an A4 sheet of white, linen textured cardstock and scored it using my Hougie Board before I folded it in half to make my base card.  I trimmed the waves background a little and went around the edge unevenly with one of the ProMarkers used on the digi-stamp.  This was then matted onto the other background, sticking it in place using finger-lift tape.  After trimming the edge of the mat I attached it to the card front.  I shaped the digi-stamp a bit and attached it to the card using glue gel.  I finished off by putting some irridescent white glitter glue over the white areas of the waves.  Unfortunately this doesn’t show up well in the photo but it gives a nice finishing effect tot he card.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. Close-up of digi-stamp.
  3. Even closer look of stam at a bit of an angle.

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  1. This card is made using elements from the kit that came with the latest edition of the Hunkydory magazine and a charm that came free with a crafting magazine.  I took an A4 sheet of white, linen textured cardstock and scored it using my Hougie Board before I folded it in half to make my base card.  I cut one of the backing sheets from the kit to a smaller size than the card front and went round the edge of it using an Imperial Purple FlexMarker.  After choosing my topper I stuck a strip of ultra tacky tape behind one edge and put a piece of lace from my crafting stash down the edge, pleating and folding as I went.  I stuck another piece of tape behind to stop the ruffles coming loose.  I used finger-lift tape to attach the background panel to the card front and then  2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the topper and paper ribbon.  I tied some embroydery floss to the charm and attached it using glue gel so that one end is behind the topper.
  2. Angled view of card.
  3. Even closer look at card front.

This a set of 4 notelets I made from one sheet of Hunkydory images.  I’ll probably make a box from them to give them as a gift, but this hasn’t been done yet.

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  1. The images are from the “Patchwork Forest Traditional Decoupage” kit that came free with the Hunkydory “Return to Patchwork Forest Luxury Card Collection”.  The base cards are sheets of Adorable Scorable cardstock that I cut in half, scored using my Hougie Board, and folded in half to make A6 base cards.  The images were attached to these using finger-lift tape.  I then went over the roses on the image with a swirl of glitter glue.  I’ve not put on any greeting because they will be used as simple note-cards.
  2. 3. and 4.  Were made the same way using other images from the same sheet.  On the 3rd it’s the berries that have been glittered using the same glitter glue.

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  1. Snow by Eileen Deliot and Blue Harmony Papers by Janette Padley (For this card I used the image as a simple topper.  I printed it out onto  250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at the size I required and then trimmed it.  I matted it onto another sheet of the same cardstock and trimmed to leave a border.  I then stuck it onto a sheet of the cardstock that had been printed with one of the paper brackgrounds and again trimmed to leave a border.  I took an A4 sheet of white hammered cardstock, scored it using my Hougie Board and folded it in half.  I then stuck the matted and layered topper to this.  I used finger-lift tape throughout for sticking the layers together.  I finished off by adding a peel-off greeting “Nadolig Llawen” – which is Welsh for “Happy Christmas”, and also put some crystal  glitter glue over the snow areas that appear white in the light on the picture.  The card now twinkles nicely but unfortunately it doesn’t show up in the photo.)
  2. Angled, closer, look at the same card.

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PLAYING WITH CLAY:

This was a fun project I worked on with my youngest nephews – we have a couple of other spart decorated and two more not started on – we’ll probably add some fine, clear, wire to them to hang them up as a mobile once we’ve finished decorating all of them.

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  1. Fish, H: 8 cm, polystyrene, 5 pc and Silk Clay, asstd colors, 22 tub (To cover the fish I used different colours of Silk Clay.  I just took smallish pieces of the clay and pulled and streched it for a while before making it into thin, flat, pieces and placing it on the fish.  I went all over the fish with different coloured pieces, making sure that each piece adhered to its neighbouring pieces and smoothing down as I went.  Once the whole fish was encased in the clay I used a plastic clay tool knife to put a few markings on the fish and left it to dry.)

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JEWELLERY:

A quick and easy cord necklace.

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  1. The necklace is simply made by knotting an orange bead onto a cord and then doing a standard sliding closure knot as you’d find on a Shamballa bracelet.
  2. Close-up of the “pendant” of the necklace.
  3. Close-up of the “macrame” knot closure of the necklace.

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May 232014
 

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An Update, A Few Cards, A Notebook and A Bracelet

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Well, this wet weather is annoying when I’m trying to get on with some jobs in the garden.  I’ve now got my greenhouse all cleared and clean to start again with this year’s planting, but with everywhere else being so wet I’ve not been able to sort out the troughs of herbs and other areas I can usually sit out and have a tidy up of.  I may make it down to the garden centre before the end of the day to pick up a few more items ready to get on with more gardening when it’s dry – and I must remember to take a towel out with me when I do go out to dry off the garden seats I’ve got dotted around the garden where I’ve got the areas I do work on.  It’s really annoying going out when it’s not raining, and sitting down on a chair without thinking and getting a wet behind.

I’ve been doing a bit of assorted crafting again – between my gardening and resting, although with the wet there’s been less gardening.  You’ll probably find that I’ll have shorter blog posts over the next month or so while I’m trying to get to grips with my little areas in the garden.  But in the meantime I hope you like what I’ve got to show you today.

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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. Orange Flower Topper by Paul Robinson and Delightfully Dotty Backgrounds by Tanya Hall (I printed the sheet onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstoc.  I then cut out two panels of the medium sized flower, one cut at the outside of the panel and one around the edge of the flower to give a layer to decoupage.  I also printed out a background from the kit and stuck the topper on to it using finger-lift tape.  I created an A6 sized base card by cutting, scoreing with my Hougie Board, and folding a sheet of 300gsm linen textured cardstock.  I chose a blank greetings panel I had left over from another project and matted that onto the same cardstock and both were trimmed to leave a border.  These matted panels were then stuck to the front of the card using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I used the same tape to attach the second flower layer.  I’ve not added a greeting yet as I’m not sure what langauge it will be needed in.)
  2. Angled view of previous card to try and show extra layer of flower.

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  1. This card was made using elements from a Hunkydory kit.  I scored an A4 sheet of 300gsm linen textured cardstock using my Hougie Board and then folded it in half to make the base card.  I took one of the background cards from the kit and cut it in half – keeping the other half as a front for another card.  This piece was trimmed so that it fit on my card front leaving a white border.  I attached my chosen topper to the card front uisng 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I finished the card off by going over the tops of the butterflies’ wings with a glitter glue to give them extra twinkle.  I’ve not put a greeting on yet as I don’t know what langauge it will be needed in.
  2. Angled view of previous card.

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  1. Pink Lily by Linda Whittles (I printed the sheet onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the peices.  I prepared a 6″ square card from an A4 sheet of silver satin board by cutting, scoreing and folding.  I trimmed the background panel from the sheet to cover around two thirds of my card front, leaving a silver border around the three sides.  The background was attached to my card front using finger-lift tape. I cut out the topper and matted it onto pink satin board before trimming it to leave a narrow border.  I used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the matted topper, leaving a gap in the tape at the bottom.  I then used glue gel behind the blank greetings panel and slid it under the edge of the topper to the position I wanted.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in.  I finished the card off with some sticky back faux gems.)
  2. Angled view of previous card.

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NOTEBOOK:

I’d got a really cheap (Tesco Value) A5 notebook.  I wanted to make the cover harder and decorate it suitable for using as a notebook to jot down what I’ve been doing on what dates in the garden.

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  1. Rupert with Tomatoes Coloured by Janette Padley and Coffee Cream Papers by Janette Padley (For this project I printed the image out at smaller than the size provided onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I also printed out some backgrounds from the papers kit onto the same type of cardstock.  I took a really cheap A5 notebook and measured from front right edge to the spring.  I took a sheet of green cardstock and scored at this distance from the edge and also a further eight times at half centre intervals using my Hougie Board.  I then attached the card to the front of the notebook using template tape.  I folded at the scores around the spring binding and attached the rest of the cardstock to back of the notebook using the same tape.  I cut a panel from one of the backgrounds a little smaller than the front of my notebook and used finger-lift tape to attach it to the front of the notebook.  I cut around the oval frame and overspilling tomatoes of the topper and stuck it to another of the backgrounds I’d printed out and then tore around to give an uneven edged mat.  I also tore out a smaller mat and wrote “Garddio” – which is Welsh for “Gardening” – on it using a Wallnut ProMarker.  I again used finger-lift tape to attach these panels to the front of the notebook.  I took this picture of the decorated notebook at this point, but because I’m going to use it to make notes as I’m gardening, I’ve since covered it with clear sticky back plastic – the shine off the covering makes it difficult to get a photo after covering.)
  2. Angled view of the notebook cover.

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JEWELLERY:

Another of my latest makes – this time made large enough for my own wrist.

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  1. This bracelet is a second one I made using components from a Bead Spider kit.  It is made using purple and blue Cubed Gemstone Hematite beads.
  2. Closeup of the pattern of the bracelet.

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May 222014
 

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Gardening2014 02Gardening2014 01It feels good to have my raised bed cleared, with fresh compost, and the first of my seeds sown for this year.  It may only be a very small area of the garden, and I’ve got quite a bit of the areas I actually do manage to garden from a chair or sat on a wall left to do something with, but at least it’s a start.  Hopefully, with the mini-greenhouse cloche over the top the seeds will soon germinate.  I’ll probably do a digital scrapbook page, showing the development over the next couple of months, in due course.  But in the meantime I thought I’d show you what it looked like now.

Gardening2014 05Every one of the strawberry plants in my strawberry tower died off over the last winter.  I’ve never had that happen before, only having had to replace the plants and the compost once before when the plants went past their best and were not producing a crop like they should.  I’ve now bought a few plants to put back in from the garden centre, and hopefully I’ll be able to get a few more the next time I go down.  The tower looks rather empty with only 6 plants in it – but at least they were ones in pots that were well developed and already in flower, so I may get a strawberry or two off them this year, though I don’t expect them to crop well until next year.

Despite spending around half an hour in the garden in the morning and twenty minutes in the evening – and then having to rest a lot – I have been managing to make a few cards or do some other crafting each day, though kits have come out rather than doing all the prep work myself at the moment.  There’s a bit of a mish-mash of things in today’s post, so I hope you enjoy.  Please take a moment to leave a comment at the end to let me know what you think.  Thank you.

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WHEELBARROW:

You’ll now be wondering what a wheelbarrow has to do with crafting.  Well, our old wheelbarrow had seen better days and the frame had rusted and the wheel had dropped off last autumn, so it was time to get a new one.  My two younger nephews like helping in the garden, and each have their favourite colours, but there was no way I could get them a wheelbarrow each in their favourite colour, but the garden centre did have a wheelbarrow in blue – the favourite colour of one of them.  That left us needing to do something to customise the wheelbarrow so that the other would be happy to use it as well.  So – out came my ScanNCut and he got to choose his favourite colour – yellow – from my stack of sticky back vinyl sheets.  We then put it on the cutting mat and did a background scan to get the size of it and put on a number of circular shapes of different sizes.  After cutting out the circles we tootled out to the garden, carefully wiped down the areas the nephew wanted to put the yellow spots on and each vinyl circle was carefully added.  And this is the result –

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Each side has one, two or three spots of different sizes on it.

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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. blue flower by Karin Johansson (I printed the sheet onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the pieces.  I scored an A4 sheet of 300gsm linen textured cardstock using my Hougie Board and folded it in half to make my base card.  I trimmed the background element of the sheet to be just a little smaller in each direction than the card itself and then stuck it in place using finger-lift tape.  I also used finger-lift tape to stick down one of the paper ribbon elements.  I used a narrow ultra tacky tape to attach a piece of lace an inch or so from the bottom of the card.  I trimmed the other paper ribbon to make a plain greetings panel – I’ve not put a greeting on yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.  The topper and the greeting panel were attached using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I finished the card off by placing lots of sticky back, faux pearls, in various places on the card front.)
  2. An angled view of the card front.

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  1. Spring Flowers 3D Topper and Backing Paper. by Sue Foord (I printed the sheet onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the pieces.  I created an easel card from a sheet of 250gsm Topsy Turvy cardstock, putting the lighter shade on the outside and the darker shade of yellow on the inside.  I cut a panel from the background element of the sheet to be a little smaller than the inside of the card. I then rounded the corners of the background and card using a corner punch.  I used fingerlift tape to attach the background panel inside the card and to attach the bottom of the oval panel to the front of the card.  I used 3mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the blank greetings panel as a stopper inside the card, and glue gel to attach the extra flower layers to the topper.  I fin ished off by attaching sticky back, faux, gems to both front and inside of the card.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know the language the card will be needed in.)
  2. Angled, side view of the easel card.
  3. Closer view of the oval topper.

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  1. This card is made using elements from a Hunkydory kit.  The base card is a 300gsm linen textured cardstock that I scored using my Hougie Board and then folded in half to make an A5 base card.  I took one of the Adorable Scorable background sheets from the kit and cut it into a panel to make the card background – keeping the rest of the packground sheet for another card rather than just folding it in half to make a base card.  I went round the edge of the card using a Pink Lobster ProMarker before attaching it to the front of my card using finger-lift tape.  I then used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the circular toppers from the kit to my card.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I’m not sure what language it will be needed in.
  2. Angled view of previous card.

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  1. 3 Christmas robin and church toppers by Sharon Poore (I printed the sheet onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut the panels out.  The sheet made three cards, 1 x A5 and 2 x A6.  For the A6 I cut an A4 sheet of 300gsm linen textured cardstock in half and then scored both halves with my Hougie Board before folding to make my base cards.  For the A5 card I just scored and folded.  I had a sheet of holographic silver mirror paper which I stuck all the toppers onto using finger-lift tape and trimmed to leave a small border around.  The matted toppers were then stuck to the front of my prepared cards using finger-lift tape.  I finished off the card by putting white glitter glue over the snow areas on the image and silver glitter glue on the snowflakes that are framing the image around the outside.  Keeping the card flat like this, while still giving it a bit of extra twinkle for interest, means that it can be posted on a standard letter stamp in the UK.)

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JEWELLERY:

This bracelet is made using the same technique as the bracelet I showed you in my last post – here. But this time I’ve not used a kit but gone to my stash of beads and fished out beads that are smaller than the ones from the last project, half in orange and half in yellow.  I’ve used a cotton cord and clear jewellery wire for this one and a larger bead, rather than a button for the closure.

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  1. View looking down.
  2. Slightly angled view.
  3. Opened out bracelet
  4. Closeup of alternating yellow and orange beads.

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More May 2014 Crafting

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May 202014
 

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An Update, Three Cards And A Bracelet

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I’ve managed to photograph a few more items I finished at the weekend, but the sun went in, it went dark, and it started raining, before I managed to photograph the cards I put together this morning after coming in from the garden.

I did a bit more tidying of the greenhouse and put some plastic items to soak in a solution of Jays Fluid this morning, so things are coming along slowly, but hopefully surely, there.  I need to make a return visit to the garden centre at the top of town before the end of the week to get some new grow bags to put in there, but before I do that I need to get the rest of the compost I bought during my last garden centre visit out of the boot of the car.  Hopefully I’ll manage to get some help with that during the next couple of days, as soon as I tip the mess I’ve collected in the wheelbarrow out.

I hope you like the small number of items I’ve got to show you today.

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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. any reason pretty in pink by Terri Hawley and Fancy Cross Card & Mat MACHINE Cut Files by Rae Carr (I printed the sheet out onto  250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the pieces.  I stuck the main layer to a white, linen textured, cardstock and trimed around to leave a small margin.  I took a black 7 x 10 inches base card and stuck the matted layer to it.  I used my ScanNCut to cut out cross topperfrom the same type of linen textured cardstock as used previously.  I used quick grab wet glue to build up the cross layers before using double sided foam tape to attach the cross to the card front, overlapping the pink topper.  I used foam tape behind each of the circular embelishments to put them on the card front before using glue gel to attach the flowers and paper bow.  This card is to be used as a sympathy card and has a suitable greeting inside.  I wanted something with a bit of a religious tone to the front but not totally somber and this card front just caught my eye.)
  2. Angled view of previous card.
  3. Slightly different angled view.
  4. I used my ScanNCut to write on the insert.  It says “Yn Meddwl Amdanoch Yn Eich Colled Fawr”, which is Welsh for “Thinking About You In Your Great Loss”

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  1. Christmas Scene Watercolour Insert 10 by Apetroae Stefan (I printed the sheet onto 120gsm good quality paper then trimmed it, scored it and attached it inside a card with finger-lift tape.)
  2. This is the card I put the insert in that I showed you in my previous blog post.  You can read the details – here!

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  1. Dark Dreams Iris Card Topper by Tammy Clarke (I printed the sheet onto  250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the pieces.  I went round the base layer with a violet metalic marker.  I cut a sheet of yellow cardstock a fraction larger than the edge of the of the base and went around that with the same marker.  I also cut a narrow panel of the same cardstock the same height as the first yellow piece and also went round the edge of this with the marker.  I took an 8″ square base card and stuck a mat of golden Satin Board cut to be a little smaller on top using finger-lift tape.  I cut a square of purple cardstock a little smaller again and stuck onto the card.  I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to put on the strip and matted topper and 2mm deep, double sided foam tape to add the second layer of the topper.  The card is for a 60th birthday so I used the metalic marker to write on 60 onto the yellow strip before raiding my box of pre-cut bits for flower layers which I shaped and stuck together using quick grab glue and put on the card to embelish.  These had the same metalic marker put on their centers.)
  2. An angled view of the previous card.

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JEWELLERY:

Although I usually make jewellery from beads in my large stash I do have a few kits put by as well.  I decided that I’d sit in bed and make this one up while watching TV one evening.

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  1. This is a bracelet I made using components from a Bead Spider kit.  I haven’t started and finished it off exactly how they in their example, but it looks close enough.  I put clear nailvarnish on the ends and let it dy so that the knots don’t slip loose.
  2. This shows the button and loop clasp of the bracelet
  3. The clasp is open in this photo

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May 192014
 

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 I do believe that spring is really hear now with the garden starting to grow wild.  So during the last week I’ve started puttering out the garden again.  I spent rather a lot of money at the garden centre the middle of last week – just to get a few bits – and I need to go back this week for some more.  I got a new wheelbarrow that I can just about manage to push short distances with a small load – though it’s also for the nephews to help me in the garden.  Wheelbarrow is blue, which is the favourite colour of one of the boys, but the other likes yellow – so we got a sheet of sticky back vinyl and got my ScanNCut to cut out a variety of different sized circles of yellow.  We had a relaxing hour out the garden Saturday afternoon, with them playing with their balls and skipping ropes, and while out there we stuck the yellow circles onto the wheelbarrow.  So now we have a decorated wheelbarrow that has both of the youngest nephews’ favourite colours on.  I’ll have to take a photo to show you before long.

The nephews are also into the elastic band friendship bracelets, having been given some by their friends in school and persuaded my brother to make them one each as well.  As it happened Beads Direct had a kit as a free gift a while ago and I’d got it then, so after supper on Saturday, before their mother collected them, we had a go at making them some more.  The box also showed tripple strand elastic band bracelets and I was asked to have a go at making some of those for them before they came back on Sunday.  I only managed to get a photo of the first one before they arrived, though I’d managed to make two.  But I’ve only got the one photo to show you.  They can make the single strand ones themselves, but have now asked for instructions on how to make the tripple strand ones so that they can make me one for my birthday, so that will be a project for when they visit at some point during the next few weeks.

Today’s small assortment of cards include a couple of Christmas cards as well as there being a bit of dimension created in some of them.  I hope you like them.

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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. Church Boy Digital Stamp 2 by Angela Wenke (I printed the image out at a smaller size than provided onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and then coloured it in using my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  The colours I used were: Black, Cool Grey 2, 3, 4, and 5, Pastel Beige, Sunkissed Pink, Satin, Cinnamon, Chestnut, Denim, Dove Grey.  I cut the image out and stuck it onto a mat suitable for a 1st communion cut from Buttermilk Basal cardstock.  The matted image was then put onto a black base card after colouring areas behind the cutouts in using gold and bronze Wink of Luna brush pens.  I also coloured the goblets that had come out of the cut mat with the same pen and put them down the side of the card and put an insert from the same cardstock as the mat on the inside.)
  2. Amazing Grace Cross Pop-up *SVG* by Rae Carr (I showed you this insert cut out in a post earlier this month, but I’ve now put it inside the 1st communion card and gone round the edges with a wiggly line of gold Wink of Luna pen.  I’ve also put on a wine and a loaf cutout that came from cutting the mat used on the outside.)

Bits and Bobs 03A week or so ago I showed you my box of flowers with leaves and flourishes that I cut out of the small bits left over from cutting out larger projects.  With a large assortment of flower shapes in the box, in a lot of different colours cut from both coloured cardstock and Super Smooth cardstock printed with various background patterns, I thought I’d use a few of them up.  This is the project I decided to make.

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  1. Lots of different papers have been used for this, including: Delightfully Dotty Backgrounds by Tanya Hall, Green Green Grass Papers by Janette Padley, Past & Present Paper Pack by Janette Padley and  Blue Harmony Papers by Janette Padley (For this project I used my Hougie Board to so the scoreing for both the base card and for every one of the panels I used on this pop-up flower box.  I’ve used an assortment of different cardstocks that include Adorable Scorable and Andy’s Crafts cardstock.  I then cut where needed and rounded the corners with a punch.  Each side is 7cm wide making 28cm and leaving the rest of the width of the A4 card to make the sticking down tab.  When I cut the cross strips I cut them much taller than needed, cut the two end tabs down to 1.5cm and then cut the stalks into the rest.  This meant that the stalks are a part of the cross bars, coming out from them, rather than pieces stuck onto the cross bars, meaning that there is nothing to come loose at the bottom and no added dimension of sticking stalks onto the cross bars.  Although I gently shaped each of the flower layers I didn’t want to add a lot of extra dimension to them either, so I used a Lipstic Red and a Walnut ProMarker to put in the centre of the flowers rather than adding gems.  I used quick grab wet glue to attach the flowers and leaves to the stem ends.)
  2. Closer look at floral embelishments.
  3. Even closer look at the flowers.

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  1. White Christmas *SVG* by Rae Carr (For this card I took the .svg file into the Brother online “Canvas” application and the saved it to my USB stick in the correct format for my ScanNCut.  The whole card was cut from a sheet of 250gsm white cardstock.  I folded the base card into the stepper shape and I built up the tree layers to give dimension using glue gel.  I then used white glitter glue on all the trees and brown on the dear to give a mottled look to him.  I used quick grab wet glue to attach the trees and stag to the base card before putting an acetate tent over the top of the middle and second tiers of steppers using ultra tacky tape and attaching a star to the top of the acetate.)
  2. Slightly different angled view of the card.
  3. More of a side angled view.

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  1. Christmas Scene Watercolour Background 2 by Apetroae Stefan (I printed the background out at a little under half size onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then trimmed it and stuck it to the front of an A4 sheet of 270gsm linen textured white cardstock that I’d scored using my Hougie board and folded in half.  I went round the edge with a silver Wink of Luna pen to give a wiggly border, added lots of white glitter glue to the snow and trees)
JEWELLERY:

A simple, tripple strand, eleastic friendship bracelet.  Just two different views of the same bracelet.

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Crafting Mid May 2014

 Posted by at 08:30 am
May 142014
 

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An Update, A Few Musings and A Few Cards

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I’m slowly working my way through putting together cards from the cuts I made on my machine last week, plus some left-over pieces from previous cards and cuts I’d forgoten I’d made on my Cameo a few weeks ago.  I’ve got four to show you today.  A couple of other ones I haven’t photographed yet because they’ve got wet glitter glue on them and I know I’ll mess them up if I try and move them now.  So call back again before the end of the weekend to see them.

If you are here to see my entry into some challenges then scroll past my Musings section and you should spot it.

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MUSINGS:

Today’s musings are in the form of a totally fictitious little story:

A woman’s mobile phone ran while she was making tea at the town’s community hall.

Hello

Mrs Watt?

Yes. Speaking

Mrs Watt, it’s Constable Constable here, speaking to you from Number 1, Your Street.

Oh! That’s where I live.  What’s wrong?  What’s happened?

I know it’s where you live Mrs Watt, your husband gave me your number.  I’m investigating the theft of a motor vehicle from Number 3, Your Street, and your neighbour at Number 2 said that he’d seen you drive it away.  Is this true?

Well, yes Constable.  It was sat there with the key in it, so I thought it was OK for me to drive it.

You thought what?  You are not allowed to do that.  It’s theft and illegal.

I’m not stealing it Constable.  I just saw it and thought what a nice car, and thought I’d show it to my friends at the Crafters Anonamous Group here at the community hall to see if they thought it would be the right type of car for me.  I wasn’t stealing it, just taking it to show everybody to get their input and see if anybody knew where I could get one of my own.  Of course, if I did get a car like that I’d have to customise it a bit.  I was just taking suggestions from the ladies about colours, and I know I want some flowers painted on my car.  And it’s OK to take cars left on the street to show others Constable.  My cousin told me I could.  If anybody leaves a car or something out on the road with the key in it for anybody to see then they expect others to drive it around for a bit.

Mrs Watt.  Is the car with you now.

Well, no.  It’s out in the car park of course.  I couldn’t bring it in to the kitchen of the community hall with me. Some of the ladies were looking at it and thinking that they might like one like it as well.

Wait right there Mrs Watt.  I’m coming over for a personal discussion about this with you.

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Police car draws up just as Mrs Watt is coming out of community hall.

Right Mrs Watt, where is the car you stole?

What’s the matter with you constable – I told you, I didn’t steal anything.  It was there on the road with the keys so it’s OK to take it for a drive then.  I told you, my cousin told me so when he took my car husband’s car for a drive a few weeks ago.  His friends said the same when I went over to his place to get it back.  If something is out on the road with the keys in then everybody knows that anybody can drive it, even if it’s on your own property with the key in it people know it can be driven by others.

Mrs Watt.  You are not allowed to take other people’s things without asking them.  It doesn’t matter where you see them.

But she left it out there so that others could drive it.

No she didn’t.  As it happens it wasn’t even her who put it out on the street, it was her son, who only had permission to reverse it out of the garage onto the drive to get his bike out – he hasn’t passed his driving test or got insurance to drive the car on the road.  He put it out on the road without his mother’s consent, and forgot to take the keys back in.  But in any case, it’s immaterial how the car got there – whether the owner put it there or it was put there by somebody without the owner’s consent – the fact is you didn’t have permission to drive it away.  Now where is the car?

Look here constable – don’t be nasty to me.  I know I’m right. It was just me for my personal use to drive it over here for the rest to see – it’s not as if I profited from driving the car – I didn’t charge my friend AB for picking her up and bringing her here, and I’m not charging the others for going for a little test drive in it.  One of the group members must be having a drive in it at the moment.

Whether you profited doesn’t matter.  Can I see your driving licence and insurance please?

Well my driving licence is at home and my name is down as a named driver on my husband’s insurance for our car.

In other words you are insured to drive that one car only and were not insured to drive the car you “borrowed” either.  And chances are none of your friends who’ve been driving it around are either.

Car comes back into the carpark – with a few artistic modifications done to it.

Hi everybody.  I agree with you Mrs Watt, it is a nice car with plenty of room in the boot for carying around all your crafting stash and equipment to the group.  As I was driving it past my house I thought I’d just pop in and get some vinyl stickers I had and pop them on the car’s bonnet to see how it looked.  What do you think?  Looks great doesn’t it?

And I suppose you are going to say that you shouldn’t be charged with receiving stollen goods and vandalism either?

Pardon constable – what stollen goods?

The car you just got out of!

This isn’t stollen.  Mrs Watt brought it over for us all to look at and have a drive in.  And you know what – while I was home getting the decs to put on it, my neighbour came out because she thought I was the taxi she’d ordered and I said I could taxi her to the supermarket if she wanted, for the same as the regular taxi charged her, and she was quite happy with that so I’ve done a detour to the supermarket while I was out as well and got paid for it.  Great isn’t it, more money for crafting stash for me.  And as I dropped her off another lady came over and asked about it, so I said that she could have a run around in it when I went back to collect my neighbour in an hour.  Everybody wants a car like this.

Constable Constable is starting to dispair and takes a walk around the front of the car to the other side.

What’s all these paint splodges on this side of the car?  Did you do this?

No Constable.

No Constable.

Well somebody has because the owner described it as a white car in prestine condition with just one bumper sticker.  Now it doesn’t look much like a prestine white car to me.

It was just too plain so I thought I’d brighten it up a bit with some of my crafting stash of sprays.  I think I like the purple the best so will do mine in purple when I get one.  It drives like a dream you know.  I hit 60mph in a very short time up the high street.

You are all under arrest for a variety of car crimes, you do not have to say anything but anything you say ….

A police van drives up to cart away those who’ve broken the law, and as the women are put inside Constable Constable  says to the van driver:

I’m at a loss at the mentality of these women – somebody’s told them it’s OK to take a car they see outside its owner’s house if they feel like it, and deface it, and drive around in it, even a spot of speeding up a 30mph high street, and accept money for driving others around in it.  Throw the book at them: Theft; Driving without consent; Vandalism; Car for Hire without a licence, Speeding …  And I’ll tell you something – some of them may be a bit stupid and not know it’s wrong, but her who got money for driving somebody around in it definately knows it’s not allowed – she was in the police station as an “appropriate adult” when her 15 year old son was charged with the theft of a motor vehicle just three days ago.

And as the women are being driven away in the back of the police Mrs Watt says:

You know what my cousin said as well – If you go to Google maps you can see all the cars that people have outside their houses and choose which car you’d like to drive around in next.  Of course, some have been moved since the pictures were taken, but sometimes there’s an even better car there instead.  So long as you don’t intend to sell on the car for you to keep the money then it’s OK to do that!  Google is great for finding things like cars.

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A bit of a crazy story isn’t it?  Nobody could possibly believe that it’s legal to do what the ladies were doing in the story, (though some people choose to do similar things and knowingly break the law).

I know I’m preaching to the converted here and don’t believe that any of my regular visitors are classed as either stupid or willfully breaking the law – But over the last few weeks I’ve heard practically all the excuses used in my little story given as a reason for stealing people’s digi-stamps, photos and other images from various locations on the Internet.

  • People expect things they put online to be used by everybody! – NO!
    (Copyright owners usually put stuff online for people to see, sometimes with a view to making a sale, sometimes for inspiration, sometimes for comments, etc.  And often what’s online isn’t there with the copyright owner’s consent in the first place, breaking the Terms of Use, it’s already stollen property)
  • It’s OK to use anything you find online so long as it’s for personal use! – NO!
    (If you are using something without the copyright owner’s consent then you are breaking the law, it doesn’t matter if it’s for personal use – and how personal can it be if you post a picture of your law breaking efforts on a group of 10,000+ people)
  • You can search Google and then take anything it finds! – NO!
    (Google is a search engine or directory, it finds out where everything is on the Internet, it doesn’t own anything it finds so can’t give you the right to use them – it’s just there to point you to the original location so that you can go and find out about it for yourself)
  • Pinterest is full of free stuff! – NO!
    (It may have some free stuff but a whole lot of what is on there is on there without the owner’s consent.)

You don’t have to be a legal expert to know you can’t just take somebody’s car without consent, and I know I’m no legal expert but I also know you can’t take other people’s creative work without consent either.

As for anything else on my blog, please feel free to point people at this post if you think it would be of interest, but don’t copy.

I’ve been collecting snippets of information about Copyright and how it affects crafters, and links to information sites about it, for quite some time.  It’s in a document online with me, but only visible to me at the moment.  I may give it a bit of a tidy up and make it visible to others if anybody’s interested.

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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.)

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

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  1. Beach Fun Santa Digital Papers by Amanda Vande Zande and Penny with Butterflies by Janette Padley (I printed three of the papers, together with digi-stamp at smaller than the size provided, onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I coloured the image using ProMarkers, FlexMarkers, Wink of Luna and Wink of stella pens before cutting it out as a circular topper.  The colours I used were: Silver, Red, Violet, Light Green, Pear Green, Olive Green, Henna, Blush, Tan, Frosted Leaf, Cloud Blue, Dove Grey, Clear.  I then cut two larger circles and from two of these backgrounds and one rounded corner square panel from the other.  I cut out leaves and flower layers out of the backgrounds as well.  The base card is a white 6″ square scalloped edge card.  I went round the edge of the square panel with violet Wink of Stella, And put red Wink of Luna in the centre of the flower before using finger-lift tape to attach the base mat to the card and the orange layer to that.  I used 1mm deep double sided foam tape to attach the green to the orange, before once again using finger-lift tape to attach the topper to the green.  I shaped the flowers and leaves and attached using quick grab wet glue.)
  2. Angled view of previous card.

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  1. Romantic Framed Easel 314 *SVG* by Rae Carr, 242 Charlie by Karen Wyeth and 6 Swirl Patterned Papers by Diane Furniss (I took one of these lovely ladies, together with a couple of the paper designs into one of my graphics programs and and created a topper size panel of the right size to work with the cutting file.  I also put two other areas of the same coloured backgrounds onto my working area.  This was then printed out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock, taken to my cutting machine and cut out.  I also cut out the stopper and flourishes and flowers.  I built up my card and finished off by putting on a few sticky back faux gems.  I’ve not put any greeting on yet as I don’t know what language it will need in.)
  2. Closer look at the topper.
  3. Closer look at the stopper area.
  4. Side view at dimension of card.

The next card is made with bits left over from two cards I showed you previously.

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  1. Scalloped Shape set 2…..SVG by Tina Fitch and Digital Stamp Daffodil with coloured version too by Pamela West (For this card I went for the square version of the scalloped shapes. I took the file into my Silhouette Studio software and cut out all the layers out of yellow Create and Craft Blingalicious cardstock and also out of 250gsm linen textured pale yellow cardstock. This means that I’d got two frame sets of alternating colours for my cards. For this one I used two of the pale and one of the bling, the opposite of my previous card which you can see here.  I used a 6″ square scalloped edge card and used glue gel to stick the layers and give some dimension.  The daffodil version is the coloured version from the file – I’d coloured in the digi-stamp version and used it on a card previously that you can see here.  I gently shaped the dafodils after cutting them out, and attached them to the card front using glue gel.)
  2. Angled view of the same card.

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  1. Polyanna Pickering’s World Wildlife DVD ROM (I printed the image out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut the topper out.  I took a small black card left over from when I’d cut up a larger black card for another project.  I cut a couple of mats from Buttermilk, Baseal, cardstock and used finger-lift tape to attach everything together.  I’ve not added a greeting yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in, but I think that this would make a loveley card for both a man or woman who love wildlife.)

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Further May 2014 Cardmaking

 Posted by at 07:18 pm
May 122014
 

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An Update And A Few Cards

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I had a quiet weekend, but did do a bit more cutting out using my ScanNCut on Saturday after Tesco delivered our groceries.  I’ve now got several cards to construct and loads of flowers, leaves and flourishes to use for embelishing.  Hopefully I’ll have a project made using some of those to show you in my next posting, but in the meantime – here are the few cards I have constructed.  I hope you like them.

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.)

You’ll notice that I’m keeping up with my resolution to make a variety of cards, including ones suitable for men.

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  1. Male birthday wishes sailing by Ceredwyn Macrae (I printed the sheet onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut the pieces out.  I took a silver, linen textured, A4 cardstock and scored it using my Hougie Board before folding it in half to make my base card.  I used finger-lift tape to attach the base layer to this and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the three panels to this.  I’ve not added a greeting yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in.)
  2. Slightly angled view of the previous card.
  3. A5 Incert Mens Birthday Wishes Sailing by Ceredwyn Macrae (I printed the sheet out onto 120gsm Super Smooth white good quality paper, trimmed around the edge, folded it in half and stuck it inside a card shown previously using finger-lift tape.)

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  1. Delightfully Dotty Backgrounds by Tanya Hall and Stand Out Insert Card SVG by Rae Carr (I printed out several of these backgrounds onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then cut out card and stand out insert from the various colours using my Brother ScanNCut – having previously taken the .svg file into the online “Canvas” application for downloading in the correct format to the USB I insert into the ScanNCut.  I also cut a wide strip for the card front and various floral and flourishes from them as well.  I then used finger-lift tape to attach the panel to the front and red-backed ultra tacky tape to attach the insert before using quick grab wet glue to attach the floral and flourish embelishments.  I finished off by using a violet Wink of Luna brush marker to fill in the flower centres and put some dots on the project.  I’ve not put a greeting in the card yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in.)
  2. The inside of the card.
  3. Another angle of the inside of the card.

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  1. Diagonal Tag Card *SVG* by Rae Carr and Lush Green Mini Theme by Janette Padley (I printed the plaid pattern and the stripe pattern background from the mini theme, plus some other papers from an assortment of Janette Padley’s scrapbooking kits, onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I took the .svg file from this kit into the online “Canvas” application and downloaded the file in the right format for my ScanNCut to the USB stick I use with the machine.  I then set about cutting out the diagonal pocket, the two tags, an assortment of flowers, flourishes and leafy branches, and I also made an opening card to place behind the diagonal pocket.  I used red-backed ultra tacky tape to attach the flaps inside the pocket and then attached the embelishments to the front with quick grab wet glue.  I went round both the pocket and the tops of the tags with dots of green Wink of Luna brush pen, as well as using that to put centres on the flowers.  One of the tags has the greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday” written on it.)
  2. These are the two tags side by side.  I used a variety of papers from various Janette Padley kits for variety, but also because there was a challenge running on the Stamping Dragon Designs Facebook group to make either 2 ATCs or 2 Tags using anything Stamping Dragon.

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  1. 6 Swirl Patterned Papers by Diane Furniss and  Katarina Ballet Suite by Karen Wyeth (I took three of the patterns from the kit, together with one of the ballerinas into one of my graphics programs and resized, moved around, etc., until I was happy with the layout for a 6″ card front.  I also put a second copy of the ballerina to one side of this on my working area.  I printed the sheet off onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I cut out the card front with a scalloped area and stuck it to the front of a 6″ square scallped edge base card using finger-lift tape.  I then cut out the balerina’s body from tutu to one extended arm and shaped it a bit before decoupaging on the card front using glue gel.  I finished the card off with a piece of baker’s twine.  I’ve not added a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. Angled view of card to try and show decoupage on ballerina.

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