1st Post Of July 2014

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An Update And Some Christmas Cards


Last week you may remember I told you that I’d spent over a hour in the dentists chair while she tried to clean out the root cannals of a tooth that had an absess earlier in June.  Well yesterday I was back in the dentist’s chair again, and after another inspection it was decided to extract the tooth – along with another extraction I was already booked in for before the problem with the other tooth.  And both teeth shattered and had to be pulled piece by piece. To say that my gums and jaws were in pain after the injection wore off is an understatement.  And pain killers have only slightly dulled the pains overnight.  I hope I get a better night tomorrow.

So what with the dentist and other things happening over the last couple of days, I’ve not done a lot of crafting.  Today’s crafting assortment are mostly cards made using toppers and cardstock from a kit, to make quick cards to build up my stock of Christmas cards.  I hope you like them.



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(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)

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  1. Christmastide Collection – Page Kit by Janette Padley – Dragons Lair Designs (I took several elements from the kit into one of my graphics packages and resized, moved around, etc., until I was happy with the layout for a digital card front.  Nadolig Llawen is Welsh for Happy Christmas.)
  2. Christmastide Collection – Page Kit by Janette Padley – Dragons Lair Designs (The digitally constructed card front was then printed, trimmed and stuck onto an 8″ square card. I then got my Zig 2 Way glue pen and added dots to the backgrounds and over holly berries and some other elements on the card front. Once it had dried clear I added foiling. I also went round the outside and inside edge of the lace frame with irridescent clear glitter glue – which unfortunately doesn’t show up in the photo but twinkles nicely in the light when the card is moved.  Not such good lighting conditions when I took this photo as it looks better in real life.)
  3. Close-up view of an area of the card.
  4. Another close-up of the card front.

In my last blog post I mentioned that I make a variety of styles of Christmas cards, some more elaborate involving more work and more dimension, and some quick cards from toppers and cardstock from kits.  The next few cards are from this year’s Hunkydory Christmas kits.  I’ve simply chosen a sheet of the cardstock from the kit, scored it using my Hougie Board, and then used foam tape to attach a topper from the same kit.  I then finished off with a peel-off or banner greeting.

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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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