Good Luck Card

Carden “Pob Lwc”
Good Luck Card

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Before I get on with the make I have to show you today – You may notice that my blog looks slightly different, and it will probably change in look again before I finish sorting it – that is because an update to something in the system behibd the blog broke the theme that controled how the blog looked. Have a read about it – Here!

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One of the carers who works for the company who organise our carers was leaving this month to start a nursing course at university.  Her boss asked me to make a special “Pob Lwc” (Welsh for Good Luck) card for her to give the carer.  Bit short notice, but I got something made.

What I Did

I Selected a gold, pre-foiled, sheet of Kanban cardstock from the kit that went with the oval dies and cut out several layers.  I also cut out mats to go behind those layers, and a top layer mat, from lightweight white cardstock.

Some layers were stuck using flat glue and some using foam tape, to give dimension to the matted and layered panel.  A greeting was stuck on the central panel.

I printed the decoupage sheet onto cardstock and then cut out the layers.  I attached the bottom layers using foam tape and the smaller, top layers using glue gel.  As the topper was a “get well soon” one and I wanted the card for another purpous, I cut a small piece of white cardstock and stuck it over the “get well soon” on the bottle and then put a few gems on it.

I used foam tape to attach the decoupage to the card front before putting an assortment of different sized faux gems in various places on the card.

What I Used
The Finished Card

As you can see from this first photo, the foiled mirror cardstock really catches the light in some places.  So I’ve also taken slightly angled view photos of the card so that you can see more.

This is a closer, angled, view of the decoupage to try and show the dimension.

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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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Problems With Blog

Blog Site Problems

Following an update to something in the blog content management system my blog site became “broken” at some point in the last day or so.  A long list of errors were coming up at the top of the pages when I was trying to view any posts, and worse still the errors were preventing me from logging into the admin dashboard on my laptop.

Thankfully my tablet had been left already logged in so I managed to do a little investigating.

I believe that the problem occured because the theme I’ve used on my blog for a long time included a few bits of code that were no longer compatible with changes made during whatever had been updated in the system. I also found out that the theme creator had retired it and had stopped creating updates for it – which was not a problem to it running exactly as it had been for the last few years – until the other software was updated and the changed meant they stopped working together. But the fact that the theme was no longer being developed further means that it wasn’t just a case of waiting a day or two for the creator to issue an updated theme with the problem lines of code adjusted.

So I had to make a quick switch of blog theme to another one just to get the errors to go away and for me to get into the admin dashboard on my laptop.

It was more important to get a quick fix to the problem than getting a theme look I really liked for my blog in the short term.

Please bare with me as I spend some time over the next few days going through the options of different themes to pick a new, long term, look for my blog. I don’t really want to go changeing colours and style too much as I have some things running through all my online presence and want to keep it that way.

I have looked at a few themes in the last few hours, but some bring up errors similar to my old theme, some don’t have enough customisation options, and some, when I test them with my content don’t let some links in the sidebar work as they should, which is odd because the links work in some of the other themes, so I’m thinking theme problem rather than blog content problem.

As there are over 1,000 free themes to choose from before looking at paid for themes it may take me some time to find one I like that has all parts working, but hopefully the changes in blog look will not interfear with the posting of a couple of posts I have sheduled for this week or my visitors ability to see and comment on content.

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Assorted Cards

Assorted Cards

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

I think that the cards I’ve got to show you today are the last of the ones I put into a box for our carers boss.  It is a bit of a mix of English and Welsh, Birthday and Sympathy.

Card 1

A Polyanna Pickering image from Creative Crafting World was used as a topper, and an insert from the same collection was cut in half to use as a backing paper on the front and as an insert.

Fingerlift Tape was used to attach background to an A5 lanscape white card, while foam tape was used to attach the topper to the card.

Again I used fingerlift tape to attach the insert.  Peeloff greetings were put on the outside and inside.

Card 2

This card was also made using items from a Pollyanna Pickering collection.  A kingfisher topper was used and an insert was used for the outside and the inside as well as some background paper.  I used a paper punch to round some corners.

I kept the English insert in this card so chose a matching greeting for the front.

Card 3

This card – Yn Meddwl Amdanoch Gyda Chydymdeimlad (Welsh for “Thinking Of You With Sympathy”) – written inside and out, was made by printing the outside greeting out as a panel with a grey frame.  After cutting it out a little outside the grey frame and rounding the corners it was mounted onto black cardstock which again had its corners rounded.  This was then stuck to the card front.

The flowers from my stash were then stuck directly to the card front.  These flowers came with the little faux gem centres so nothing else was done to the card other than sticking in the insert.

Card 4

The base card is a landscape orientation Pearlescent white cardstock that was scored, folded in half, and the corners rounded with a punch and set in landscape orientation.

The background is a piece of shaving foam marbling that I did a while ago. (I do have a half written blog post about the session of shaving foam marbling my nephews and I did, but I still need to finish this off)

I cut a panel to the required size and rounded its corners.  I punched out small flowers with a small Fleurs flower punch, making sure to keep the punches even down one side to cut a strip and use as a border across the card.  I cut a strip of white a little wider than the punched border.  I also cut a panel of white to use as a greetings panel, onto which I put the Penblwydd Hapus (Welsh for Happy Birthday).  I used a black fineliner to go around some of the pieces in a dashed line.

I punched the same flowers in white that I stuck the coloured flower layers on, off set, using Bookbinding Glue.  I used Fingerlift Tape and foam tape to attach the base/background layer, white ribbon strip and greetings panel.  I used the Bookbinding Glue to attach the flower ribbon strip and each of the flowers.  I then added tiny Sticky Backed Faux Gems to the flower centres.

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Some More Welsh Sympathy Cards

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Rhagor o Gardiau Cydymdeimlad
More Welsh Sympathy Cards

As I said in a previous post, I have been asked to make some birthday and sympathy cards.  Today I have a sellection of Welsh sympathy cards to show you.

I have tried to make them in a variety of styles so that the person who wants them has a choice to pick from.  Religious, floral, prayer, the light of a candle.  Different people just like different things, especially on Sympathy cards

Today’s cards are made using items from the Kanban Loving Memories collection.

Card 1

The base card for this one was made using pale grey cardstock. The darker grey mat behind the image also came from the same Core Collection “Midnight Skies” coloured cardstock.

The foiled cardstock came from the Kanban collection.

The topper is one of the greetings stack that I’ve cut the greeting off the bottom.

A simple peeloff and a printed insert finished the card off.

Card 2

The base card was scored and folded sheet of cardstock from the collection as was the topper  I used some of the grey cardstock from the “Midnight Skies” cardstock as matting and layering and again added a peeloff and a printed insert.

While Fingerlift Tape was used to attach topper and greetings panel to the grey mat, Foam Tape was used to attach the matted items to the card front.

Card 3

I again used a grey cardstock from the “midnight” pack of cardstock as the base card and for the black mat behind the topper.  I used a corner punch to round the corners.  The topper and first mat came from the Kanban collection.  The topper was cut down to remove the greeting.

Again I used fingerlift tape for some of the layers and foam tape to attach the matted topper to the card front.  “Gair o Gysur” is Welsh for a “A Word of Comfort”.

Card 4

This card was made in a similar way to the previous one.  This time I put the greeting on a matted panel rather than directly onto the card front.

Like all the cards I attached a printed greeting inside.

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I still have a few more cards to show you from this batch, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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Home Decor – Gazebo

Decorated Gazebo

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

The project I’ve got to show you today is one I’ve been working on slowly for a few weeks.  This is a home decor piece with a battery opperated candle inside, decorated in an autumnal colour palate of russetts, reds and yellows mostly.  I haven’t added anything particularly autumnal in the decoration, such as brown leaves or pumpkin shapes, so, despite the colour scheme it can be used all year.

What I Used
What I Did

The MDF Gazebo was suppose to come with MDF glue, but mine didn’t, and I didn’t receive any after I E-mailed C&C that it, and another item from my order, was missing (although I did receive the other item).  I therefore used Gorilla Wood Glue to clue the gazebo together.

It came out of the MDF sheets easily and went together nicely.


(Photo from Create & Craft Website of flat sheets it came as.)

After the glue was completely dry I painted it with two coates of white Gesso.

I then started to add Copper mousse to the edges of the roof panels with my fingertip, but I found that I couldn’t really get my fingertip into the area around the hanging loop or the cracks between the roof panels, so I switched to using a makeup brush with a small head before I started applying the Bronze mousse around the tripple layer base of the gazebo.  (The specific type of makeup brushes I used were recomended by another member of the Artisan Design DT Collective as being good for blending distress inks, as they are realy soft, so as I wanted something soft that wouldn’t leave brush marks on the embelishment mousse I thought I’d give one of the small ones a try and it worked very well. the only brush marks are the ones already there from painting on the gesso.)

After seeing that the coverage was good on the base I went back and filled in the areas I’d missed on the roof using the brush.

For the floor of the gazebo I wanted a marbled look, so I used the same brush I’d used for the bronze mousse and added some of the pearl mousse to it before starting to brush randomly over the floor, re-dipping in the pearl as needed.  The bronze put down darker patches in the pearl until it had all worked off the brush and then I just brushed all over to smooth out the lines to leave a warm marbled look.

I also used a mixture of bronze and pearl mousse on the cross pieces of the side panels.

I stamped the fern onto the roof using a green distress ink, holding the stamp in my hand and carefully putting it on a roof panel before pressing down all over and pealing it off from the bottom.

After letting the ink dry I roughly coloured in the ferns using the lighter green Promarker at the top and darker at the bottom.  I didn’t try to keep specifically inside every line, and any line that wasn’t totally clear didn’t matter as I was just going for a more rough look.

It doesn’t really matter that not all the ferns look exactly the same and that the stamped lines are showing in some places and that I’ve over coloured the stamped lines in other places.

I just kept going round the roof until all 8 panels were done.

And this is what it looked like from the top at this stage.

I then started making an assortment of flowers in different layer combinations and with different centres.  Then it was on with decorating the gazebo with flowers, using a hot glue gun to attach them.

I didn’t want to cover the whole thing, so I went for a swirl of flowers from the top of the roof, around the top of the doorway and down the side of the door before swirling off around one side.

I put a battery opperated candle inside.

Finished Gazebo

From the top.

From a few sides.

Closer look at flowers down the side.

Closer look at flowers on the roof.

A video clip of it from all sides.

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I still have some more of the cards I sent to our carers boss for her to choose from, some challenge entries, and Christmas cards to show you, so please do keep visiting to see my makes as I manage to blog them.

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Even More Welsh Birthday Cards

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Rhagor O Gardiau Penblwydd Cymraeg
Even More Welsh Birthday Cards

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

Over the last couple of weeks I have been showing you cards I made for the boss of the company who organise our carers.  I sent her a box full of Birthday and Sympathy cards and she will choose what she wants from them, so I try and make an assortment of different styles, from floral and dimensional, to very plain and simple.  I took photos of them all before I boxed and sent them, and am slowly working my way through croping and uploading the photos to my blog, with some information on what I did.  It might take a couple more posts before I’ve shown you them all.

Today I have another four of the Welsh birthday cards to show you.  They are all made using toppers, backing papers and inserts from the collections of Pollyanna Pickering’s work that Creative Crafting World produce for crafters.  All of these have “Penblwydd Hapus” peeloffs – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”.

Card 1

I chose a lion topper for this card.  It is matted and layered onto white cardstock and then onto some of the backing papers from the collection.  Fingerlift tape was used for attaching the topper to the mats and foam tape was used to attach the matted layer to the front of the A5 white base card.  I also cut out a panel of white cardstock with a slightly larger mat of the background paper to put the peeloff greeting onto.  I did use a punch to round the corners of all the pieces used on this card.

Here you can see the raise given by using foam tape to attach the matted topper.

I used an insert from the collection inside, putting a blank panel over the printed English greeting so that I could put in a Welsh Greeting.

Card 2

Scored and folded in half an A4 sheet of cream, hammered, cardstock for this card.  The topper was matted and layered onto a piece of read, pearlescent, cardstock and the greeting panel onto a piece of blue cardstock – both these colours are on the kingfisher so that’s why I chose them.

Not such a good photo.  I should really have checked and edited the photos before I sent the box of cards, but I got ill soon after starting making the asortment and just concentrated on makeing and photographing at the time, and am only now slowly getting the photos edited, uploaded, and blog posts written about them.

I used a matching insert, covering the English wording with the same type of greeting panel I’d made for the front.  This has photographed better than the front.

Card 3

I made this card in landscape format.  This is another one made using cream hammered cardstock with a punch used to round the corners.  I used a sheet of kangaroo background to co-ordinate with the kangaroo topper, but used it as an off-set panel rather than behind the topper.  I used a sheet of orange backing paper as a mat behind the items on this card.

A second piece of the kangaroo topper was used as an inert, with an orange matted panel stuck inside with the peel-off greeting.

Card 4

I’ve gone for pale pink and a light tan coloured backgrounds for matting and layering with this lovely image of a dog and the greetings panel.

Some of the layers were attached using fingerlift tape and some using foam tape to give a little dimension.

I used other pieces of the same pink and light tan backgrounds as insert panel.

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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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Welsh Birthday Cards

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Rhagor O Gardiau Penblwydd Cymraeg
Some More Welsh Birthday Cards

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

As I said in a previous post, I have been asked to make some birthday and sympathy cards for the boss of the company who send us out our carers.  Today I’m going to show you some of the Welsh birthday cards I’ve made to put in a box for her to make her choices from.

Card 1

For this card I’ve used items from a Hunkydory Deco-large floral collection, using the rest of the topper layers from the English card I showed you previously.  This time I used the base layer with some layers built on top using glue gel for dimension.  I used Welsh “Penblwydd Hapus” peeloffs both outside and inside, rather than greetings panels from the sheet.  The same pattern cardstock and insert were used.

I’ve tried to show the dimension in this photo.

Unlike the English version of this card, this time I did remember to take a photo of the insert.  The peel-off greeting has been added at a jaunty angle for this one.

Card 2

The base card this time is a white, hammered, cardstock, scored and folded in half.  I also took another sheet of white cardstock to make the paper ribbon across the centre of the card and the white mat behind the topper.  The main mat layer as well as the topper is from one of the Pollyanna Pickering collections by Creative Crafting World.  Fingerlift tape was used to attach the background paper to the card front as well as attaching the topper to the white mat and the paper ribbon across the card front.  I used foam tape to attach the topper to the card front and then glue gel to attach some flower embelishments from my stash (can’t remember where they came from originally).

Here you can see the raise in the matted topper.

Card 3

This is another card made using items from a Hunkydory Decolarge floral collection.  But this time I ony used the base layer of the decolarge and four corner elements, and put a plain paper insert inside.  The base card is white hammered cardstock.

I don’t think I took this angled photo at quite enough of an angle for you to see that the elements were attached using 2mm deep foam tape to give a bit of dimension, without makeing it overly bulky for posting.

Card 4

This image is another Pollyanna Pickering one from a collection from Creative Crafting World.  This time I rounded the corners of the topper, put it on a cream coloured mat which I also used a punch to round the corners.  I cut a paper ribbon from a background from the collection, sticking part of it down the centre of the card with fingerlift tape and using a smaller piece as a greeting panel onto which I put a peel-off greeting and attached to the card using foam tape.

Hopefully you can see the slight dimension created by the foam tape.  I wanted some cards to be suitable for use for a male, without any embelishments or being fussy.

This card did have a matching insert put inside.  As Creative Crafting world inserts come with a pre-printed greeting I had to put a panel over the top of that to place the Welsh greeting onto.

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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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A Welsh Birthday Card

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Birthday Card For My Mother

If you’ve seen some of the things I’ve made specifically for my mother before you will h ave seen that blue is her favourite colour, so I decided to make blue paper flowers the focal point of her birthday card this year.

What I Did

I took the large sheet of cardtock, scored and trimmed it to make an 8″ square base card.  I then rounded the corners with a punch.

I took a laser cut layer from a Kanban kit together with a silver mat to go behind it.  I cut a piece of dark blue cardstock just bigger than the silver mat which I stuck to the centre of the base card before adding the silver mat and vellum lasercut layer.

For the smaller flowers I just popped them out of the die-cut sheet and shaped them using my fingers and nails.  The layers of the larger flower were removed from the die-cut sheet and folded in mountain and valley folds all the way round.  The layers were build up using quick grab glue to attach them one by one, and it was finished off with a gem in the centre.

I then used glue gel to attach all the flowers to the card before putting on the peel-off greeting.

An insert has been put inside that says “Penblwydd Hapus Iawn” (Welsh for Very Happy Birthday) – but I forgot to photograph that.

What I Used
The Card

This is what the finished card looked like.

Here you can see the small dimension of the single layer flowers and that the large centrel flower is very dimensiona.

This photo shows how I commpletely offset the first few layers of the flower to build up dimension, but then, when getting the smaller layers to stick to the middle I switch to layering in the same direction, before I added the one, sticky back, yellow faux gem in the centre.

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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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A Couple Of Birthday Cards

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A Couple Of Birthday Cards

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As I said in a previous post, I have been asked to make some birthday and sympathy cards. Most of the cards will be Welsh, but I have made a small number of English ones to place in the box for the carers boss to choose from.

I’m trying to go for a mixture of some floral and feminine, and some more masculine or more suitable for either sex.

Card 1

For this card I’ve used items from a Hunkydory Deco-large floral collection.  I used some layers from the topper, and insert, a couple of greetings panels, and a matching sheet of cardstock which I scored and folded in half to make my base card.  I didn’t use the base layer of the decopage, but rather kept that for a second card, and build up a selection of layers using Pinflair glue gel to give dimension.

Unfortunately this photo doesn’t reflect the colours properly, but I’m sure you get the idea.

Here you can see how much dimension was created by using just a few of the decolarge layers.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the matching insert, but you’ll see what it is like in my next post of Welsh cards as I used one with an added Welsh greeting for that.

Card 2

This card is a 6″x6″ pre cut and scored base card (it has a matching envelope).  The topper, backing paper and greetings panel are all from a Creative Crafting World Pollyanna Pickering collection  Fingerlift tape has been used to attach the panel of backing paper both inside and out.  The giraffe topper was attached with 3mm deep foam tape to the front and a white circle was attached inside using fingerlift tape.  The greeting panel on the front was attached with foam tape and the one inside with fingerlift tape.

Hopefully you can see that the circular topper is raised.

And the simple insert.

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Keep an eye out for more cards I made for this order so the person who wanted them had a lot of choice..

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Welsh Sympathy Cards

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Cardiau Cydymdeimlad
Welsh Sympathy Cards

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

As I said in a previous post, I have been asked to make some birthday and sympathy cards.  Today I have a sellection of Welsh sympathy cards to show you.

I have tried to make them in a variety of styles so that the person who wants them has a choice to pick from.

The pictures are not quite as good as I would like for these cards but hopefully you can get a feel for what I did.

Card 1

For this card I used items from a Hunkydory Deco-large collection.  I took a sheet of cardstock that matched the one layer of topper I’d chosen (the rest were used in one of the cardst I showed in my last post).  This cardstock had the image on the bottom right corner of the sheet, so after scoreing and folding in half I used glue gel to attach the topper layer on top of the cardstock.  I added a silver peeloff greeting.

An angled view to try and show the dimension created using glue gel and one layer.

I used a matching insert with another peel-off inside.

Card 2

For this card I used Microsoft publisher to create the large greeting panel that was around .75″ smaller than an A5 white base card in all directions.  I put a narrow black frame around the panel.  When I cut it out using a trimmer I left a small white border and used a corner punch to round the corners.  I then cut a slightly larger panel of black cardstock and again rounded the corners. These were layered up using fingerlift tape to put greeting topper onto black cardstock and foam tape to stick matted topper onto the white base card.  I then used the trimmer to cut a paper ribbon from the extra black cardstock, cut that into two slightly different length pieces and again rounded the corners before using fingerlift tape to attach in a cross shape tot he front of the card.  I added a single flower from my stash to the centre of the cross where the pieces overlaped.

Unfortuantely the slight raise from using foam tape for attaching the bottom layer doesn’t show up too well in either photo.

A matching insert was put inside.

Card 3

The next two cards are made using items from the Kanban Loving Memories collection.  I’ve used a sheet from the A6 greetings panels for this card as well as cutting a panel of background cardstock.  I have also used a matt of grey coloured cardstock and an A4 sheet of white cardstock that I trimmed, scored and folded in half as a base card.  I cut away the right side of the panel along the right hand edge of the flowers.  I used foam tape to put the cut away flower panel onto the background and attached this to the grey mat using fingerlift tape.  Fingerlift tape was again used to attach the matted image to the card front.  I finished off with a peel-off greeting – Yn Meddwl Amdanoch, which is Welsh for Thinking About You.

You can just see the raised flower half panel in this photo.

Again I printed out a greeting onto 120gms paper and attached it inside as a greeting.

Card 4

For this card I again went to the Kanban collection for the topper and the foiled mat.  The base card is this time a very light grey sheet of cardstock scored and folded to make an A5 sized base card.  Fingerlift tape was used to attach the topper to the foiled background mat, as well as a piece of grey cardstock to another piece of foiled mackground.  Foam tape was used to attach these to the front of the card.

I h ope you can just see the raise of the two matted pieces on this slightly angled photo of the card.

I printed an insert to put inside this one as well.

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More cards made for this order to show you in the next few days, as well as an extra “good luck” card I’ve been asked to make.  And then it will be on to completeing some Christmas cards and a couple of challenges.

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