Crafting At The Start Of June 2014

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An Update, A Few Cards, An Owl And A Few Other Bits


I’m still on antibiotics for the tooth absuss, so I’m still not feeling even up to my usual which, let’s face it, isn’t totally well to start with.  I’ve been spending more time in bed – the problem is that, when I’m worse than usual, I tend to do more browsing online rather than creating, and that means I see more “must have” stuff – and my purse won’t allow me to get everything.  And I’ve certainly not got the space to store any more crafting goodies.  I have managed to put a few items together – the cards are ones I’d used my ScanNCut to cut out the pieces and none are particularly embelished or difficult.  I do hope that you like my latest creations.



(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. Boy & Girl Folded Card HAND & MACHINE Cut Files *SVG* by Rae Carr (I took the .svg cutting file into the Brother online Canvas application and downloaded it in the correct format for my ScanNCut onto my USB drive.  I then cut out the card out twice, once out of purple and once out of buttermilk 270gsm Basal cardstock.  For this card I used the purple back and the buttermilk back.  I folded the back at the score line, put glue on the top strip and attached it to the front.  I then decorated using two sizes of sticky back faux pearls.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. A slightly different view of the previous card.
  3. A side angled view of the same card.

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  1. Delightfully Dotty Backgrounds by Tanya Hall (I printed two of the backgrounds out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then chose some of the cutting files built into my ScanNCut digital cutting machine and cut out an image of a dress, some flowers and a few other elements from the cardstocks.  I also cut out two white mats out of 300gsm Hammered white cardstock.  The base card is also a 300gsm Hammered white cardstock that I scored using my Hougie Board and folded in half to make an A5 base card.  I used quick grab wet glue, finger-lift tape, and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to build up the card front, finishing off with a greeting peel-off “Penblwydd Hapus” – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday” – which I’d also cut out of sticky back vinyl using my ScanNCut.)
  2. Angled view of previous card.
  3. Slightly closer angled view.

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  1. Music Lover Pop-up Insert *SVG* by Rae Carr (I took the .svg file into the Brother online Canvas application and then downloaded the file to my USB in the correct format for my ScanNCut.  I cut the insert out of Blingalicious 216gsm cardstock before folding it and sticking it inside the base card cut from 300gsm Hammered white cardstock using finger-lift tape.  I then used the cut out pieces to decorate the front of the card.)
  2. An angled view of the insert.
  3. An angled view from the other direction.
  4. (The card front decorated with the cut-outs from the insert attached with quick grab glue, a blue frame line drawn using an Indigo Blue coloured ProMarker, and a “Penblwydd Hapus” – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday” – peel-off greeting cut using my ScanNCut from holographic peel-off vinyl.)



In case some of you missed my blog post of the 31st of May I thought I’d mention the Design Team call for Stamping Dragon Designs again today.  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.  The closing date is the 30th of June so that gives you some time to think about it and get your application in.



lisa headerPinky Lisa’s Inky Crafts currently has some Blog Candy on offer.

In fact there are two chances to win, which is great.

Please click – Here – to go to the relevant post on her blog to see what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one of a couple of vouchers Lisa is offering as Blog Candy.



Another quirky stuffed felt owl.  You can see the first quirky owl in my previous post – here – together with some details.

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  1. Like the first owl this one is stuffed with toy filling and dried lavender.  This one has a pale blue breast for the nephew who’s favourite colour is currently blue.

I’m currently working on a third owl which will be for my niece.



Today’s tip is – Whether you use a die cutting machine or a digital/electronic cutting machine – have a good look at the “waste” that’s left, be it the card you’ve cut out of, or the pieces that drop out of your cut.

Have a look at the card below.  It is actually made with the “waste” cut out from the first card above.

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I took an A4 sheet of 300gsm Hammered white cardstock, scored it using my Hougie Board and folded it in half to make my base card.  Before I made the 1st card above up I put the card front on the centre of this card.  I put some quick grab wet glue on the back of the “waste” pieces and put them back in place within the card front.  Once all three pieces were stuck in place I removed the card front leaving the waste in place on this card front.  I then used a ruler and an Aubergine ProMarker and did a double row of lines around to frame the picture.  I finished off by adding some sticky back faux gems and a “Penblwydd Priodas Hapus” greeting – which is Welsh for “Happy Wedding Anniversary” – which I’d cut from a holographic peel-off sheet using my ScanNCut.



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, 3rd June – Here! – Gordon Fraser Titanium Designer & Crafty Bob’s Cards of the Week!
    (I do love Gordon’s artwork and have used both his sheets and digi-stamps on my cards over the last few years – so please do check out his work.)

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.


You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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12 Replies to “Crafting At The Start Of June 2014”

  1. I love your silhoette cards – both of them – great work!
    Love the music lover pop up as well – super design.
    Your quirky stuffed felt owl is delightful too.
    Great projects Gwyneth,

  2. Wow Gwyneth fabulous creations hun – love the silhouette they have to be my favourites but love all things dresses and of course owls that owl is just super cute xxx thanks for the heads up on the DT opportunity too x

    Please join in the Candy on my blog which I am offering as a thank you x

    Have a great day hugs Judith xxx

  3. Thank you for joining and advertising my blog candy lovely lady 🙂

    Your silhouette male and female card is wonderful! I have never thought to use a silhouette as a card front before, but I’m definitely going to try that now!
    The pop up music card is great as well. It can be embellished in different ways to fit in with different music tastes…

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  4. Hi Gwyneth, I hope you are feeling a little better, I have had a few tooth abscesses so know exactly how you are feeling.
    Your cards are all fabulous, and I do like the one made with the waste.
    Just ordered my Scan n Cut yesterday, so hopefully I will soon be creating cards with it.
    Janet xxx