Two Floral Cards

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Final Chance For Giveaway and Two Floral Die Cuts Card

As I’ve been working on my next YouTube video, as well as not feeling very well lately, I hadn’t made many cards this last fortnight. So I thought it was about time I made some.

But before I tell you about the cards and show you the pictures, here is a final reminder of the giveaway I’ve been running throughout January.

Giveaway

In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing, so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.  One person who has commented will be drawn over the weekend to win the giveaway.

(Comments must be on the givaway post and be made before the end of January.

Two Floral Cards

I’d bought a Kanban kit (Cutterdies, The Love & Lace Collection) and thought it was about time to try using it.

It consisted of dies as well as cardstock to go with the dies.

In addition to what came in the collection I used the following from my stash – some sheets of 250gsm smooth white card; fingerlift tape; 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape; Dreamees Glue Pens; sheet 8″ x 16″ cream cardstock, scored and folded in half; Kanban Foil decorated 8″ square base card.

I die cut a couple of sheets from the collection, and also a few plain mats ftom white cardstock to go behind the layers.

After die cutting using my Crossover, I started sticking the layers together, some flat to the layer underneath and some raised from th mat beneath it.

And this is what the first card look likes.

And this an angle photo from the corner to try and show the dimension.

And here is the 2nd card.

And again a corner photo to try and show dimension.

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Blanket Work In Progress and Video

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Blanket Work In Progress and YouTube Video

Hi and welcome to my blog (or welcome back if you’ve visited before).

Thank You (YouTube Question)

In a previous blog post – Here – I said that my youngest nephews were trying to persuade me to make videos for YouTube. I said I was doing some research, and asked for everybody’s input to some questions I had about what viewers like or don’t like in YouTube videos.

A big THANK YOU to all of you who responded to my questions either here on my blog or in the Facebook groups I posted to.

I have decided to go ahead and try to make the occasional video, in both Welsh and English (separate, not bilingual).

See video links and information further down this post.

WiP

I also showed you some Works In Progress (WiPs) and said I was going to try and keep photographing and blogging as I was going along to keep me motivated.

Today I’m going to show you how I’m getting on with the blanket I showed you in that same previous post.

I’ve made several blankets in the past. Some from multi coloured, self striping yarn, crocheted in rows. Some a patchwork of patches of different colours. Some as a giant granny square with rows in different colours.

For this one I’m using a yarn that has several shades of colour in it.

The yarn is Lisa Print.

I’m using a 3mm crochet hook.  I’m doing a standard “granny square” stitch. Three trebles, one chain, into each gap, on the straight, then three trebles, two chains, three trebbles, one chain, into the corner gap, before going back to the straight pattern.

This is how much I’d done the time of the previous post.

My hands have been feeling achy after short sessions of crocheting so I haven’t made a huge amount, but it has grown to this size by now.

Definately bigger than in the first photo. Though perhaps takeing the photo on a red patterned background wasn’t the best idea. But I’ll have to find something larger to put behind if for the next photo as it will have grown too big for the cushion that’s under it in these photos.

So now I’ve come to the end of the first ball of yarn and am ready to attach the 2nd.

YouTube Video

One afternoon after the nephews came here after school, I decided to sit down, get one of them to point a camera at me, and record my first official video for my new YouTube channel “Crefftau MAES MIERI Crafts“.

I asked him to video me from my best side, but it seems I don’t have a best side LOL.  In fact, my face is even more puffy than usual due to swollen glands.  But the first, introduction, fideo is done, “warts and all” as they say. I’m not sure I’m cut out for doing a “piece to camera”.  I keep on loosing track of what I want to say. But hopefully that will improve with practice as I try and make more videos.

There’s not a lot of me crafting in this one. It’s more of an overview of me and my crafts. I thought it would be a good way to start and see how good or bad it comes out. (In my next video I’m demonstrating a simple card.)

Both versions are now Live!

The link to the English version is – Here!

And the link to the Welsh version is – Here!

I hope you have time to pop over for a look and let me know what you think. I would appreciate it if you also hit the Like and Subscribe links.

If you are looking for the info about the items on show in the video, here are the links to some of my previous posts about some of them.

  • Crutch cover – here.
  • Big project of 2018 – here.
  • Hand coloured dog card – here.
  • Calendar – here.
  • Christmas cards – here.
  • Screen printing –  here.
  • Peackock canvas – here.
  • Tree – circular wall hanging – here.
  • Tree – in display box – here.
  • Dreamcatchers – here.

These are just links to some of the blog posts about items on show in my YouTube video CMMC001 Introduction

If you want information about anything I’ve not linked to, please leave a comment below or leave me a message on FB or YouTube. And I’ll try and get back to you with the info you want.

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Giveaway

In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing, so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.

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You can see my Gwyneth George area on Facebook by clicking – here.

Crefftau MAES MIERI Crafts Facebook Page – here.
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Crefftau Maes Mieri Crafts YouTube Chanel – here.
Please “Like” and “Subscribe

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

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Welsh Sympathy Cards 3

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Some More Welsh Sympathy Cards

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I said, in a previous post, that I had an order for 12 Welsh Sympathy Cards as well as Welsh Birthday Cards, and I’ve shown you 12 in two sets of six – here and here – but I then decided to give the customer a bit more of a choice, so before I sent the box of sympathy and birthday cards to her I made more cards. My stock of sympathy cards for family use has been greatly depleated and I needed more made in any case so I knew that I’d need any my customer didn’t choose for our use.

So I’m writing this post to show you the three extra cards I put in for my customer to choose which ones she wanted from the Sympathy and Birthday cards.  She chose 13 in total from both types, so that’s a bit of pocket money that’s gone straight into new crafting purchases.  Who knows, she may come back for more in the future.

The images for all three of these cards are from a collection of images called “12 Religious designs” by Vicki Avcin.  I resized and put them all onto one page in My Craft Studio Elite before printing it out onto 120gsm Super Smooth heavyweight paper.   I also took copies of the images onto blank pages to convert them to greyscale and create insert layouts with suitable greetings so that I’d have matching inserts for all tge cards.

For this card I cut out the image and went round the edge with a fineliner to create a dashed line. This was matted onto a piece of mirror card before sticking onto the front of an A6 white base card, and finishing it off with a peeloff.

And this is the matching insert inside.

Another image from the same collection. This time I cut it out up to the image edge before sticking onto a piece of black cardstock and matting that onto frosted gold coloured card. This time I put it onto an A5 base card ànd added a peeloff greeting.

This is what the matching insert looks like.

Another image from the same collection, but this time I used a Kanban card with decorative border and matted the image onto silver mirror card, and finished off with a pèloff greeting again.

Here you can see the insert I stuck inside with fingerlift tape.

I also added three Welsh birthday cards to the box so that she’d have a choice of 12 from 15 birthday cards as well, but those cards were ones from my drawer of cards I’ve made before so I’ve already shown them on my blog – I think!

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Giveaway

In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.

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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 Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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Some WiPs and YouTube or Not YouTube

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Some WiPs and “To YouTube or Not To YouTube, That is the Question”

WARNING: Thus is a word heavy blog post, but I am starting with some crafting photos and I would appreciate your helpful input for the questions that follow.

Crafting WIPs

I haven’t got any completed work to show you today, only Works In Progress (WiPs).

This is the start of a new crochet blanket. It’s going to be all in one verigated yarn this time, and is for my bed. As you can see, it’s at a very early stage at the moment.

It’s crocheted in a standard “granny square” pattern, but this time I’m using the smallerst recomended size hook to make stitches smaller and closer together, rather than the largest size hook recomended which I used when I crocheted with this same type of yarn in the past.

I’m using this yarn.

I’ll put in more details when I do a complete blog post about this work.

This is a crochet project that is much further ahead. It’s going to be a shawl for me made from two rectangles of crocheted pieces.

One rectangle is nearly complete and the other nearly a quarter made.  This is a closer look at the stitch. a much more open stitch.

These are some stencils and silhouette stamps I bought recently. I’m going to have a bit of a play with these and some inks before long.  More playing to stick in a scrapbook of ideas rather than makeing an image specificaly for a card front I think.

An overflowing bag of boxes, clipboards, and other things to paint and embellish.  These are things for me to dip into when the mood takes me rather than a batch to make something specific from all at the same time.

Questions

My youngest nephews have been makeing videos of themselves farming, or riding, or playing computer games, anything they like doing basically, and putting them up to YouTube, for quite a while.

I’ve also worked on a couple of projects with them that we’ve made videos of and uploaded to my own YouTube space. (I’ll put links below if you haven’t seen them).

They think I should have a YouTube Channel where I upload videos of what I like – so basically a crafting channel.

So while I’ve been spending even more time in bed than usual, due to another infection in my damaged leg, I’ve been reading up and watching YouTube videos and trying to decide whether to go for it and make more use of YouTube for publishing videos than I have done in the past, or whether it isn’t worth the bother.

I’ve also asked crafters in two of the Facebook groups I belong to about suggestions of what they like or don’t like in a video. So in this blog post I’m asking everybidy the same.

Rather than re-writing I’ll just copy the post here –

QUESTION: I’m asking this question in several crafting groups wanting some input regarding YouTube Channels and Videos. My two youngest nephews are YouTube mad and publish videos of games they play, farming, etc. Basically anything they like doing, and they are keen that I make videos of crafting and things I like. I’ve got a couple of videos already up, so I know how to film, edit, upload, etc. What I would like to know is what type of videos you like to watch? Do you like to see the person speaking or creating in the screen all the time? Do you like the camera to pan down or zoom in when filming any crafting or the showing of any consumable or equipment used? Do you prefer any demonstrations filmed from the eye level of the person crafting, or do you like a demo filmed from directly above so you have a better chance of seeing everything? If you already make videos for YouTube, how do you manage to film from your own viewpoint or from above – if you do so? Do you like to see a longer video with every step of makeing a creation filmed and shown, or clips during the process but jumping over repitition, or speeded up over repeatition? Anything you find particularly annoying that you wish wouldn’t be in videos? It’s background music for me! What about links to where the products used can be found – stoping the creative process to carefully give the details in the video, overlaying the details, giving links in the descriptions below, or in an associated blog post? I’m not expecting to be uploading a lot of videos, but there’s no point in doing it at all if viewers find the video so bad or irritating that they don’t finish watching one video and certainly won’t come back. Any input greatfully received.

I know that regular uploading to YouTube is a good thing, but there’s no way that I can guarantee a scheduled rate of filming and publishing as my health fluctuates so much.  So I’ll be aiming for a bit of quality over quantity if I go ahead I think.

More Questions
  • Background – do you prefer watching a video with a plain white background, another colour, or a busy, as it is, room background? Personally, I prefer a background as plain as possible, but I’ve watched one video that was recomended to me where the chap was stageing the background with stuff on shelves, etc.
  • Closeups – When showing actual crafting, do you prefer realy closeups, say fingertips and flower shapes if shapeing petals, or backed up a bit so that whole hands are visible, or even further so that whole workspace is visible?  I’ve found that very close is a bit much myself and prefer zoomed in to hands shots, but I need to find out what prospective viewers would like.
  • Background Sounds – do you like the whole video to have background music?  Or background music for parts, or not at all? Do videos with daily living background noises such as dog barking, wind and rain on window, somebody else cooking, cleaning, crafting, annoy you and put you off a video, or don’t you mind?  I personally find it very irritating when the person vloging has a dog running round the same room, comming in and out of shot, and yapping. Fine if the vlog post is about the dog but not otherwise. Or when a kitchen timer goes off mid video, sometimes with the person stopping talking to the camera, calling out to somebody else to turn something off before re-starting saying what they were saying. To me kitchen timers are for cooking demo videos, and interuptions should be edited out. What’s your feeling about background sound?
  • Video Intro – do you prefer the same short intro or still at the start of every video from one person’s channel, to build up a channel identity, or do you prefer demo videos to jump straight into it? I’m finding myself that I quite like a consistent start to videos from the same chanel as I then know I’ve clicked the right video (especially when a person vlogs from different location and does different arty stuff at the start of their videos.)
  • Linking From Blog – when linking to videos from blogs, do you prefer a text link that will take you to YouTube, perhaps with a still from the video, or do you prefer the video to be embedded in your blog post? I did both for the two videos I’ve already uploaded and don’t mind either way myself, provided the link text makes it clear that I’m being directed off the blog to YouTube. But do you think more people will start watching if embedded?
  • Vlogger Moving Around – what’s you feeling about a vlogger moving around when doing a piece to camera, either with a steady mounted camera pointed at them or moving around with camera held in front of them and moving with them?  I’ve found myself, that as I get older and my sight and hearing gets worse, that I prefer a person to sit still in front of the camera, so that I can concentrate on what is being said, and I find pushing hair back from face or fidgeting with necklace very irritating, but people who are expressive with their hands while talking are mostly OK.

I’m sure I’ll have even more questions that I’ll be asking for input about while I’m in this research and planning phase.  But I’ve noticed that this post has got huge and I’ve not even shown you any crafting yet, so I’ll stop for now.

Links To Videos Already Up

The building of a 3D printer ; Video – here, corresponding blog post – here.

Scene from Sunday School Christmas glove puppet production (Welsh) : Video – here, corresponding blog post – here.

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So, as you have seen, I have several crafting projects either already started, or planed with materials collected, as well as several more cards to make for the family, in addition to researching with a view to putting up some crafting videos on my YouTube channel, so keep an eye out for them, along with some other crafting projects I’m working on over the next few months.

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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
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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Welsh Birthday Cards 2

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More Welsh Birthday Cards

Hi and welcome to my blog if you are visiting for the first time, and welcome back if you are a return visitor.

I’ve written previously about being asked to make Welsh Sympathy and Birthday Cards.

Well today’s blog is about the second half dozen Birthday cards I made. (You can see the post showing the Sympathy cards here and here, and the first half dozen Birthday cards here.)

This first card was made using a Hunkydory Decolarge topper with around half the decopage layers.  The base card was also made by scoring and folding in half one of the A4 background sheets in the same collection.  As the cardstock has a lace printed decoration on it near the top and bottom I decided to add a piece of lace down one side of the topper.  I used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach everything together and fingerlift tape to put a suitably worded insert inside.

This is a closeup to try and show the dimension of the topper.

This card was made using a pre-scored A5 white card base and a background and toppers from Kanban. Fingerlift tape was used to stick on the background and the insert, and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape, was used to stick on dancers and keyboard. A simple Welsh Happy Birthday peeloff was added.

And again a view to show that the topper is raised.

The base card is a pre-scored 8″ square white card. I think that the backing paper and topper came from a Craftwork Cards collection, but I’m not sure. If you know differently let me know. The backing paper and insert were attached using fingerlift tape, and the topper and greetings banner were attached using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape. I finished off by putting two strips of Pinflair peeloffs around near the edge.

I’m not sure where the backing paper came from, it was in my stash from somewhere. The card is a pre-scored A5 white card. The bachground was stuck over half the card , Pinflair peeloffs were used to edge the card and panel. Then the topper, which I think is from a Hunkydory collection, was attached before finishing off with a Peeloff greeting and an insert.

This 6″ square card is decorated using mirror card and a Pollyanna Pickering image. The same peeloff greeting was put on the front as well as the insert inside.

This next photo is of the same card showing the dimesion between layers.

This A5 card is decorated using three copies of an image from one of the floral themed “Little Book Of …” from Hunkydory.  One was stuck directly to a miri mat from Hunkydory, while the rest were cut into so that I had layers to decoupage. The matted image as well as the decoupage layers were added using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape. The insert inside has the same greeing as the peeloff I put on the front.

This next photo is of the same card trying to show the different layers created by cutting out some of the flowers from two extra sheets of the same image and sticking them on using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.

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Giveaway

In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.

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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 Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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A Couple Of Birthday Cards

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Some Welsh Birthday Cards

January and February sees several family members having their birthdays therefore it’s time to get busy makeing some Welsh “Penblwydd Hapus” birthday cards after the Christmas and New Year season is past.

Today I’ve got two cards I made for my mother and myself to give to my niece.  They were made using some items from one of the Hunkydory Decolarge kits I’d used when makeing the variety of Welsh Birthday Cards for an order that I’ve started to show you previously.  But these have been put together in a slightly different layout with some difference in the layers I chose to use for the decoupage (I did say in my previous posts how I wasn’t using all the layers provided for the decoupage and therefore getting a second topper out of what should be each very deep decoupage).

Both cards are of country cottage scenes.

This first one has a rectangular topper.  I used a sheet of cardstock from the same kit, and as the cardstock has a bit of a lacy look I added a piece of lace under one edge of the topper.  I used 2mm deep, foam tape, to attach all the layers.

Here are a few more photos of the same card from different angles to show the dimension of the topper.

The second card has an oval topper.  Again I used a sheet of A4 matching cardstock from the same kit to score and fold to make the base card.

And next are a couple of photos to show the topper dimension.

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I’ve got several more cards to make for the family, so keep an eye out for them, along with some other crafting projects I’m working on.

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Giveaway

In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.

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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 Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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(Thank you to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts. I really do appreciate them all.
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Welsh Sympathy Cards 2

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Some Welsh Sympathy Cards

Hi and welcome to my blog.

Previously I’ve shown you the first six from a collection of 12 Welsh Sympathy Cards I was asked to make.

Today I’ve got the second six to show you.

For this card I used a digi stamp – Beautiful Lilies Digi Stamp by Stephen Poore – that I printed out onto 120gsm Super Smooth heavyweight paper.  This I coloured in using alcohol markers (Promarkers – Blossom, Flexmarker – Apple, and Nuvo Marker – 405).  This was cut out, matted and layered, and stuck onto an A5 white base card in landscape orientation.  A greeting, printed out onto the same paper, was also added.

I also printed the same digistamp, together with a greeting, out onto the same type of white paper, to use as an insert.   For this I printed it out in a shade of grey instead of black, and didn’t colour on in.

For this simple A5 card I took a floral image from one of the Hunkydory “Little Book Of …” and matted it onto one of the Hunkydory mirri mats. This matted image was then stuck to the front of the card, whuch was finished off with a peeloff greeting and an insert with the same greeting.

Another card made the same way as the previous one .

For this one I also used an image from one of the Hunkydory floral “Little Book Of …”, but I took two copies of the image and cut one up to give me flower pieces to decupage. I printed out a greeting for this card which I cut out and matted onto a piece of the same mirror card as the mat for the main image.  Fingerlift tape was used  for this matting and also for layering the greeting onto the front of the image. I then used 2mm deep foam tape to attach the additional flower layer.

This is the same card with the photo taken at an angle to try and show the dimension of the decoupaged flowers that overlap the greetings panel.

The base card I used for this card is a pre foiled 6″ card from Kanban. The image is one from a collection of images called “12 Religious designs” by Vicki Avcin.  I resized it before printing it out onto 120gsm Super Smooth heavyweight paper. After cutting it out I matted it onto some mirror card and then stuck the matted image onto the card using 2mm deep foam tape.

You can see that the matted image is slightly raised by the the foam tape in this side photo.

I also used the My Craft Studio Elite software to quickly build up a matching insert by turning the image into greyscale and adding a greeting.  The same paper was used for printing and it was inserted into the card using more fingerlift tape.

This is another image from the same “12 Religious designs” by Vicki Avcin.  This time I printed it out twice and cut the praying hands and cross out from one image.  The main image was matted onto some of Lynda’s brown cardstock and then onto frosted gold cardstock.  I then used 2mm deep foam tape to add the cut out layer to the front image of the card, and then to add the matted image to the front of an A6 white base card.

Here’s a side view to show the dimension created with the foam tape.

In the same way as I made an insert for the previous card I made one for this card as well.

 

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In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.

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Welsh Birthday Cards 1

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Some Welsh Birthday Cards

A few days ago I wrote about being asked to make a dozen Welsh Sympathy Cards as well as Welsh Birthday Cards.  I’ve shown you the first half dozen Sympathy Cards, and today I’ve got the first half dozen Birthday Cards to show you.

I’m trying to make a good mixture of cards that will be suitable for both male and female recipients, remembering that we are in a rural area of West Wales so I’m looking to cover a variety of rural interests and scenes.

This first card was made using a sheet of cardstock and a decolarge image and decoupage layers from Hunkydory.  I didn’t use all the layers supplied so have some left for another topper.  Everything was layered together with some 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape. The card was finished off with a peeloff Penblwydd Hapus.  There is an insert inside.

This is a side closeup to try and show the dimensional layers I added.

This card is again made with items from a Hunkydory kit. This time it’s a round topper and matching sheet of A4 cardstock that was scored and folded in half.  The same foam tape was used to stick the topper to the card front. The card was finished off again with a peel off, and insert.

This card is again a layered decoupage one.  I’m not sure which company made the kit that the bits for this card came from, but I am sure I bought it via Create and Craft.  I used a black, fineliner, pen to put dashes around the base card as welll as the base layers of the toppers.  This card has several layers but I forgot to take and angled photo to show the dimension.  Again I finished off with a peel off greeting and an insert.

I used sheet of cardstock with a sort of frosted gold look as the base card for this next one. The layer is a wood effect backing paper. And again the topper came from a Hunkydory collection.

One mat for this card was cut from the same cardstock as the base card of the previous card, and another layer was from the same wood patterened background as used on the previous card.  The topper is from a Pollyanna Pickering collection.

The items to make this card came from the same collection as the rose bouquet decoupage above.

I’ll be back with another post to show you the rest of the Welsh Birthday Cards I made for this order at some point

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In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.

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Welsh Sympathy Cards 1

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Some Welsh Sympathy Cards

Hi and welcome to my blog. Whether you are a returning visitor or somebody who is here for the first time, I’m glad you’ve popped over for a look.

I’ve been asked to make a dozen Welsh Sympathy Cards, as well as Welsh Birthday Cards. No guidlines on style required for the Sympathy cards, so I’ve gone for a mixture of black and white and coloured, from a religious look with a cross to a simple flower and greeting.  Today I’ve got the first six to show you.

This first card was made simply just using a Tattered LaceDemure Feather Die“, a Tattered Lace butterfly die, a greeting that I printed, and another Tattered Lace die “Velvet Lace Mini Ruffle Square Die” for the mat. I’m not sure what each of the dies is called though.

This next card was made using various bits, including the base card with two appertures already die cut, from a card kit I bought via Create and Craft a long time ago.  I’ve dug it out and used bits of it for several cards lately but can’t remember the name of the collection or manufacturer.  Again I used peeloff greeting both inside and out. I drew  a fine, dashed, line zaround the edge of both apertures and the mats that were stuck to the back of the insert.

For this card I used a fine liner pen to draw a black line around half a cm in from the outside edge.  I took a simple floral topper that had an integral frame and matted it onto black cardstock before sticking it on the card front.  I also matted a greeting I’d printed out onto the same type of cardstock before attaching it to the card.

The items to make this card came from the same collection as the double apperture card I showed above, so can’t give you any links for what I used.

I don’t make many A6 size cards (much easier to simply score and fold an A4 sheet of cardstock in half to make an A5 base card), but I have a box of pre scored card bases in different sizes and decided to make one small, simple, card for this selection.  All the components were cut out using different Tattered Lace dies, including the greeting.  I think the kini flowers are ones I got lately in a collection with the Magazine subscription, but the others I’ve had for a while and I can’t remember their names. Tattered Lace are the only die company that have made a set of Welsh greeting dies as far as I know.  If you know of any others please let me know.

My last card from this batch is a simple one.

I took an image from one of the Hunkydory floral Little Books.  Layered it onto one of the Hunkydory silver cardstock mats that come pre-cut to the right size for the little book images.  I used Fingerlift Tape to attach the image to the mat and 2mm deep, double sided tape to add the matted image to the A5 card front. I then added a peel-off greeting and an insert. The peeloff is silver and in bottom left corner but it doesn’t show up very well in this image unless you click to see it larger.

Here’s a closeup showing the slight dimension of the matted topper off the card.

I will be back with the rest of this batch of Welsh Sympathy Cards order in a future post.

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Giveaway

In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.

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Welsh Get Well Soon Card

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A Welsh “Get Well Soon” Card
Cerdyn “Brysiwch Wella”

We heard that the lady who owns the care company that all our carers come from is not well and has spent a night in hospital.  Of course the first thought Mam and I had was that we had to send her a “Get Well Soon”, which is “Brysiwch Wella” in Welsh, card.

So out came some of my older Hunkydory kits and I found a base card and a cute little topper of a hedgehog in bed with a teddy looking after it.

So I grabbed some foam tape and I put this card together – this is one Hunkydory card I put together more or less as intended, except that I added a Welsh, peeloff, greeting both outside and inside and didn’t use any of the supplied greetings.

I hope she likes it.  Gave it to one of the carers to take into the office so that it can be passed along to her.

Here are some closeup photos of the topper so that you can see the dimension.  I used the 2mm deep foam tape for all the layers.

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I’m working on some cards for an order now, as well as birthday cards for the family.  So hopefully I’ll be makeing several posts over the next few weeks to show y ou what I come up with.

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Giveaway

In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.

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