More May 2014 Crafting

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An Update, Three Cards And A Bracelet


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.



(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.



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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  • Tuesday, 20th May – Here! – What’s New, Designer Discounts and Stunning Community Cards

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13 Replies to “More May 2014 Crafting”

  1. Fabulous cards as ever Gwyneth, I love the bracelets hun, great work as always and I sure hope you are feeling good hun xxx

  2. Well Gwyneth I wouldn t call it a short post hun but full of delicious makes loving it all but the lillies and bracelet are my faves hugs Judith x

  3. Gorgeous work. I just love that embossed cross on the first card. and the beautiful iris on the second. Stunning projects this week. Cheers, Holley

  4. Lovely cards – that insert is beautiful! Your bracelet is beautiful too – but then I do so admire your jewellery making!

  5. Hi Gwyneth, another beautiful set of projects, love the bracelet.

    Hugs Erin x