Still Card Making and Crafting in May 2014

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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.



(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.



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.



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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10 Replies to “Still Card Making and Crafting in May 2014”

  1. Oh those Nephews keep you on your toes, LOL…now make sure then send a slice to me please, I adore anything with butter, cinnamon and raisins, yummy…love the cards, the baby girl one is so cute, but I totally love the patchwork effect one, and the bracelet, all my colours, my eternity ring is Amethyst, as my Dad, Son and Hubby are all born in February, so I do like Jewellery with purples in it…great work as ever my friend and congratulations on your win…hugs xxx

  2. You are so kind with your nephews – their efforts look great, I am sure they will enjoy the fruits of their labours!!
    Love your cards, especially the hexagon one. Love your bracely too – beautiful beads and the colour is great.
    Super projects Gwyneth.
    Take care.

  3. Sounds like your nephews keep you very busy! The loaf has turned out quite well and the butter too. Gorgeous cards and jewellery as always.
    Linda xxx

  4. How awesome is it that a kid would actually want to learn to make butter? even if her couldn’t use the old butter churn, that’s too great. Love the card with the cute little birds. Cheers, Holley

  5. Hi Gwyneth another set of fabulous projects hun – would love if your would pop over to my blog too hugs Judith x

  6. Fabulous cards, love the colours and varied detailed creations. Pretty bracelet and a very interesting read Gwyneth.