More Crafting In The 3rd Week Of July 2014

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Some Cards And Some Re-upholstery


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I’m still trying to beat the birds to my loganberries every day, and stuff is still growing nicely in the glasshouse, potato sacks, etc., so I’m hopefull that we’ll have good enough weather and that I’ll have a bit of a crop of tastey stuff to eat from the garden this year.  One of the young nephews wheeled a few bags of compost in from the car for me this afternoon so I can finish filling the last potato bags and a few re-potting jobs soon.  I’ll have to try and do another scrapbook layout to show how things are getting on before to long.

I’ve not done a lot of crafting the last couple of days since my Christmas card marathon, but I have got a bit of crafting that I’ve not blogged before to show you today – 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.)

On the Stamping Dragon Designs Facebook group we have a monthly “Colouring Challenge” – where we get given a digi-stamp, or some other SDD item, to work with for FREE provided we upload a finished project with that item on it before the end of the month.  Of course, some cleaver members of the group have managed to combine this SDD group challenge with the “Stampin’ With The Dragon” challenge blog challenge for this month – which happens to be to make an easel card with something SDD on it – so, in addition to the album of free designs on the FB group, and the free samples in the store, this is another way to get hold of free SDD items to play with for “Stampin’ with the Dragon” challenge entries.

This month the group colouring challenge image is “Snitch with Holly and Wild Rose” (which you can find – here – in the store and – here – on CUP.)

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  1. I decided to go from black to white via some shades of grey and silver – with the addition of some red – for my creation for this month’s colouring challenge.  I used FlexMarkers – Blue Grey 1, Blue Grey 3, Dove Gray, and Crimson ProMarker.  I also used some silver irridescent glitter glue.  The base card, plus matting and layering are all foiled Adorable Scorable cardstock in black or white with silver foiling.  Everything is attached using finger-lift tape.  I finished off with a greetings banner that says “Nadolig Llawen” which is Welsh for “Happy Christmas”.
  2. Slightly angled view of the card.
  3. Another different angled view of the same card.

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  1. Fancy Doily 3…..ScanNCut Only by Tina Fitch (I decided to go for some contrast for this card, so chose an 8″ square base card and resized the layers to make them bigger to make a real statement topper on this.  I chose yellow and orange Basal cardstock to cut the different layers out of.  After cutting everything out using my ScanNCut I used wet glue to attach the various layers together and to attach the topper to the base card.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in, but I did use my finger to dot a circle of wet glue around the  topper and then put ultra fine crystal glitter on it, which really sparkles in the light even though it doesn’t look at its best in the photo.)
  2. Close-up of a part of the design
  3. Angled view of the card front – I was trying to show the sparkle of the crystal glitter, but it looks more white and less sparkle in the photo than it does in real life.

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  1. Winter Wonderland by Karen Wyeth and Donkey by Karen Wyeth (I made these cards by taking two of the backgrounds and two donkeys into one of my graphics packages.  I resized and moved the items until I was happy with the layouts.  I then printed the sheet onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out both card fronts.  For the 1st card I matted onto a piece of white hammered cardstock before attaching to the front of a card scored, folded, and cut to size made out of satin board – on this one I’ve put a greetings banner “Nadolig Llawen” – which is Welsh for “Happy Christmas”.  The images on both have had the addition of clear Wink of Stella and white glitter glue, though the twinkle doesn’t show up in the photos.)
  2. Winter Wonderland by Karen Wyeth and Donkey by Karen Wyeth (I matted this 2nd card onto satinboard and then onto the front of a base card made by scoreing and folding an A4 sheet of white hammered cardstock in half – I’ve not put on a greeting on this one yet as I’m not sure what langauge it will be needed in, but I’m thinking of a funny greeting for a winter birthday.)
  3. Angled view of 2nd card.



The covering of my father’s footstoop was in a bad condition, having w0rn through and shredded a bit at the centre and where it went over the sides – so I decided it was time to re-upholster it.

First job was to take off the damaged material.  It’s in a bit of a state isn’t it!

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Thankfully the foam underneath the material only looked a bit scuffed but hadn’t started coming apart and disintigrating, so I didn’t have to attempt replacing that – or I might just have given in before I started.  I’d bought a Large Remnant pack of assorted materials from Craft Yourself Silly and the pack happened to have a nice piece of upholstery material in it.  So I lay the piece of material I’d taken off over the new piece and cut it to size.  The hessian over the underneath of the tool was also rather tattered, and as I had a big piece of hessian for making proggy matting, also from Craft Yourself Silly, I started off by putting that over the underneath of the stool and attaching it using a staple gun – thankfully I had the help of a nephew to get some of the old staples out and get the new ones in – leaving me to pull a bit for tenssion and keep my hands out of the way.  After that I put the cut to size upholstery material over the foot-stool and pulled it into the right place and attached with suitable tacks.

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And there you have it – one re-upholstered foot-stool.



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8 Replies to “More Crafting In The 3rd Week Of July 2014”

  1. Lovely cards Gwyneth, I especially like the first one. The foot stool looks fabulous now that it’s been given a new lease of life x

  2. Super cards as usual!! Love the first one especially. What a great job you have done with the upholstery of the footstool. Clever you!!