Candle And Flowers Decoration

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Floral Decoration With Candle

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When I was makeing some floral wreathes with faux flowers and leaves (I’ll get a blog post up about them before too long I hope), I decided to make extra flowers up and use them to decorate a table decoration with a candle in the middle.

What I Did

For today’s I made up the flowers from a kit of fabric flower layers.  These are quite easy to make as the fabric flower layers come pre-cut and coloured, although you can colour white layers yourself in any colour you want, or add shading, glitter, etc., to any pre-coloured layer.  The kit also comes with a tool which you use to hold and build the flower on.  Included are a central post for building the flowers, as well as internal supports and a piece to finish off the flowers.  For this project I just made up plain red and white carnation style flowers.

The base of my decoration are an oval plank and circle with pre-drilled holes that the post from the flowers can go into.  I used some leaf clusters left over from the wreaf makeing which the flower posts could go through, as well as using various other faux greenery.  These were stuck in place using glue gel.

Before sticking everything in place I made a circle out of red cardstock, scoreing and cutting into the scoreline, which was stuck to the centre of the plaque to hold the candle in place and make sure I didn’t over fill the centre of the decoration with foliage.

What I Used

Most of the things I used were only available for a short time as they are seasonal items, so no links available for all of them, but I include links for things that I could find still available at the time of writing this blog post.  I make no guarantees that the links will still be working when you read this.

The Finished Decoration

Closeup of some of the flowers and foliage.

Top view of decoration.

Side view of decoration.

Candle lit up – though it doesn’t show up well.

I’ve put several of the home decor pieces I’ve created this year on a table in the passage all together for the moment.  They will be spread more around the house over the Christmas period.

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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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11th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

11th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

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The batch of cards I’ve got to show you today are a bit of an assortment that I will put into a big pack where customers can choose single cards for £1 each.

What I Used

For the first card I stamped in FlitterGlu before adding guilding flakes to it once it was tacky.  I am very impressed with how sharp the image is once I rubbed off the excess flakes.  It was then trimmed and attached to matting and layering on a card.

For the other cards in this batch I used a Hunkydory Christmas collection.  I just pulled out things that went together, scored sheets of cardstock from the collection or my stash to make a base card, and then added toppers and other items.  Each card has either a plain and printed insert or an insert from the collection that matches the outside of the card.

Nadolig Llawen is Welsh for Happy Christmas.

What I Used
Batch Of Cards

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As well as working on my Christmas cards I have a small number of other projects on the go at the moment, so my next post might be more Christmas cards or might be something else – keep an eye out.

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An Autumnal Scene

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An Autumnal Scene

I was just browsing around FB a while ago and spotted something that somebody had made using a photo frame and the peel-off stickers you get to put onto wheelie bins.  She had done a YouTube video that you can see – here.

We don’t have a wheelie bin, but I had got a plastic garden storage trunk to put our bin bags in outside when our black bag collection went from every two to every three weeks (keeping black bags for two weeks was drawing rats into the garage last winter and I didn’t want the same thing happening this coming winter).  And after I got the trunk I had put some daffodil wheelie bin stickers on it – as you do!

I had then decided that they were not enough decoration so had got in some different ones to add, but hadn’t got around to it yet, so I decided to have a good look at them to see if any could be re-purposed for my crafting before sticking the rest onto the trunk.  This is the pack I had.

So thank you to Joanne Ash for the inspiration and original idea, and here’s my take on it.

What I Did

I started collecting some of the things I thought I’d need.

I took the frame apart (the glass was transported inside the back of the frame to be protected by the frame back panel) and started by using a makeup brush to apply ink in a dappled, sploggy, fashion to both the inner frame, the mount, and the sheet of white paper that came inside the frame.  I did do some going over the edges of different colours but didn’t try to smooth out the colours as I wanted everything to have the colour of dappled autumn leaves.

I next carefully wiped the glass and put it in the frame, put the now dry inner frame inside to hold the glass in place, and then put in the mount.

I used a glue gun to attach the battery and switch pack of the light string to one side of the frame, double checking not to stick the portion that comes away to allow batteries to be changed.

I then lay the string of LED lights out around the back of the mountboard.  I used ultra tacky tape in various places to  hold the wire in place and keep the LED lights from moving. (I didn’t take the red back off the tape, just using it as very strong sticky tape.)

I then put the frame upright and dropped some autumnal themed embelishments into the gap between the glass and the mount, before putting the sheet of coloured paper and frame back board in place.

I then used my hot glue gun to attach more embelishments – a small bundle of sticks to partly hide the battery pack, mini pumpkins and pine cones at both corners of the front. Attaching these once the frame was stood upright meant that I could position them and hold them in place so that they would be in the right position.

The small leaves on the branch were too bright a green for my likeing for this autumnal themed project so, before I cut my selected stickers out, I coloured them in using a brown and a deeper green alcohol marker to darken them.

I finished by giving the front of the glass a good wipe and attaching my chosen bin stickers that I’d cut out – I went for a branch, a squirrel, and a couple of leaves.

What I Used
The Finished Item

This is the finished item.  The glass made it difficult to photograph at it’s best because of whiteout shine and shaddows.  But I think the photos give you a fair idea of what it looked like in the end.

This is it with the lights on.

I then put it in a darker location to take a straight on and an angled photo so that the lighting showed up better.

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I know – this has taken me a long time to put together and show you.  I have several other projects I’ve been working on for a while nearly finished now as well.  So you may see a bit of variety in amongst the Christmas cards posts over the next couple of weeks.

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3D Vase And Fabric Flowers

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A 3D Printed Vase And Fabric Flowers

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Regular visitors to my blog will have seen an assortment of 3D printed items appear in a variety of my blog posts since my nephew first got a 3D printer.  I have posted several times about both the trials and tribulations of this first 3D printer as well as his developing into a designer of his own 3D items.  A quick search for 3D in the box above will I’m sure bring up those things if you are interested.

But for today’s post the 3D element is a Vase – and for the design I went back to Thingiverse for the file.  Unfortunately the print failed a a little before the top (due to a blockage in the nozzle causing first under extrusion then zero extrusion) so won’t look exactly as the designer intended. But, having had a good look at it, and takeing off the top few layers that had not adhered properly, I decided that it would still work as a vase for the faux flowers I was makeing.

Just in case there were other weak bits in the printing that wasn’t obvious to the eye, I did decide to paint it inside and out using ModPodge, which acts as both sealant and glue.

You will notice that it is printed in several colour tones – this is because I used a “varigated” filament.

The flowers were made using some Craft Buddy flower making items, wire stems and florist tape.  I wanted each flower to stand individually therefore didn’t completely fill the vase of add foliage.

What I Used To Make The Vase
  • 3D Printer Used – Creality Ender 3 Pro
  • Design – Flower Vase large twist by mistertech (Licensed under the Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial license)
  • PLA Filament – Noulei PLA Filament Silky Shiny Rainbow Multicolor – The 1Kg reel of filament has lots of colours in it, it just happened that these were the colours at the end where we started from – a sort of pale maroon red through to silver.  When I get my nephew to print me something else from this reel it will start at the silver and go into another colour.
  • Glue/Sealant – ModPoge, Glossy
  • Brush
The Finished Vase

This is what the vase looked like after tidying it up and brushing over ModPodge.

And a bit closer look.

What I Used To Make The Flowers
The Finished Flowers

This is the box of material flower layers, plastic components and tool I started off with.

I made up lots of flowers using several different shades of flower layers that I thought would work together as one flower or as flowers put together in a vase.  Some flowers have a touch of yellow or green on individual layers.

Some are made with more layers to make the appear fuller.

I put them together in the 3D printed vase, bending and curling the ends of the wires to give different height to the flowers, rather than cutting the ends off.  This mean that I could make the ends of the flowers intertwine and help support each other in the position I put them in – I didn’t want to fill the vase until tight as I wanted the individual flowers to stand out.  For this reason I didn’t add greenery either.

Looking at the vase of flowers from a top angle.

A view from further down.

And a further view of the flowers in the vase.

Sorry for the messy background.  The kitchen had the best light conditions when I came to take the photographs, and I had several crafting totes and other things still out from a crafting session.

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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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10th Batch Of Christmas Cards – English Cards

10th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – English Cards

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

In my last blog post I mentioned having a session of making both English and Welsh Christmas cards.  I showed you six of the Welsh cards I made in the previous post.  Today I am showing you six of the English Christmas cards I put into one pack.  There will be another post coming with the rest that I put into a big bag that people could select ones that they liked out of.

What I Did

Today’s batch didn’t require a lot of work as I chose various components from a Hunkydory Christmas cardmaking collection that all worked together.  I scored some of the co-ordinating cardstock and folded to make my base cards and used co-ordinating inserts for most of the cards, or a plain insert with either a typed greeting or used one of the greetings toppers from the colection.

What I Used
Batch Of Cards

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As well as working on my Christmas cards I have a small number of other projects on the go at the moment, so my next post might be more Christmas cards or might be something else – keep an eye out.

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9th Batch Of Christmas Cards – Welsh Cards

9th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

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

Was expecting a visit from the doctor to see my mother so I couldn’t go back to bed to rest.  I therefore tacked makeing some more Welsh and English Christmas cards.  I wasn’t up to doing stamping and colouring so I went back to the Hunkydory collection for components to make all the cards.  In the end I had around 18 cards made.  6 Welsh cards were put together into one pack (these are what I have to show you today), 6 English were put together into another pack (keep an eye out for a post showing them in a couple of days once I finish cropping the photos and editing the blog post), and the rest were some of each that I’ve put into the big pack where people can choose individual cards from to suit their needs.

What I Used

For all six cards I’ve got to show you today I used a Hunkydory Christmas collection. I just pulled out things that went together, scored sheets of cardstock from the collection or my stash to make a base card, and then added toppers and other items. Each card has an insert that matches the cardstock I used to make the base card from the collection.

What I Used
Batch Of Cards

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As well as working on posts for the rest of the cards I made the same day as these, I still need to make some more Christmas cards, and I have other projects on the go as well, so keep an eye out for more posts over the next few days.

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8th Batch Of Christmas Cards 2019 – Welsh Cards

6th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

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

Today’s sellection of Christmas Cards again show a collection of 6 cards I put together into a pack for selling at our Chapel, as well as one more dimensional card that I packed as an individual card for selling – it is more dimensional and ornate and I charge a little more for this type of card as they take longer to make and use up more material.

I did a couple of different shaped cards this time.  Some have a matching insert from the collection while others have a plain insert with just a printed greeting.

I just went through the collection, pulled out pieces that went together, cut and constructed.

What I Used
Pack Of 6 Cards

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Folded

Open

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Decoupaged Christmas Card

The front of the card.

An angled view of part of the card to try and show dimension.

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As well as working on my Christmas cards I have a small number of other projects on the go at the moment, so my next post might be more Christmas cards or might be something else – keep an eye out.

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7th Batch Of Christmas Cards 2019 – Guilded Images

Another Batch Of Christmas Cards

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

Today my makes feature a few of the Chocolate Baroque Cristmas stamps I was tempted by a few weeks ago.

If you like Chocolate Baroque stamps, or stamping and mixed media in general, you may like to note in your diaries that Lesley from Chocolate Baroque will be doing her next Craftalon on Hochanda on 17th November. You can find details of the kit available for the craftalong – here!

I went for glue and guilding flakes again this time, like the ones I showed you in a previous post – here!

What I Did

I chose three of the stamps from the Chocolate Baroque collection I’d bought and stamped them several times onto stamping card using FliterGlu.

I then put on guilding flakes, rubbed it on and rubbed it off.

Some of the images I fully coloured, some partialy coloured, and some didn’t colour at all.

I cut them out in different ways.  Some as rectangular panels, some directly round the picture and one angel leaving a round around the head area but cutting directly to the line around the bottom.

After this I scored and folded cardstock to make the base card as well cutting out an assortment of matting and layering pieces.

Everything was put together using fingerlift tape as I wanted to make a pack of flat cards for easy posting.

I finished off by sticking in the insert and putting on the “Nadolig Llawen” (Welsh for Happy Christmas) peeloff greeting.

What I Used
The Finished Cards

Pack of 6 cards.

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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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Shaving Foam Marbling Backgrounds

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Marbling Onto Paper Using Shaving Foam

I’ve already shown you a few items I’ve made using some of the shaving foam marbling backgrounds I made a while ago.

This card that you can read about – Here – being one of them.

And the background to this calendar page that you can read about – Here.

And the background use to cover this pot – Here.

The session of making the marbling started in Sunday School with the children as we wanted to decorate and frame some verses that we’d looked at during the last Sunday School year.

Having plenty of shaving foam with ink on it, after the end of Sunday School I kept going creating many more sheets of marbling to use in my crafting.

What I Did!

I collected together: A tin of cheap Shaving Foam; A Large Foil Roasting Tray; Kitchen Fork; Lots of sheets of Kitchen Paper; Lots of A4 sheets of 300gsm Super Smooth White Cardstock; Various Inks and Sprays : DecoArt Primary Yellow, DecoArt Purple, DecoArt White Shimmer, Dreamees Sparkle Reinkers.

After printing out several different verses in the centre of different sheets of cardstock we tore some sheets of cardstock to make panels that would just fit over the verses.  We use some glue dots at the corners of the torn panels to hold them in place over the verses.

Lots of shaving foam was sprayed into the foil tray before each of us in turn chose which colours we wanted to add, sprayed or dropped on, gave them swirls or moved them around in some way with the fork.

The sheet was then put down, face down, onto the shaving foam, gently pressed, and lifted up.  Some of us patted off any excess foam, some left it for a bit as it was before cleaning, some just wiped in straight or swirling motion.

The piece of torn cardstock that was stuck on was then eased off to give us a small, torn, marbled background, and a marble framed verse.

I’ve done a slight shift of the panel before taking this photo to give you an idea what I man about covering the centre with a torn edge panel.

This is the panel that was removed from the centre after marbling.

And this is the framed verse after the removal of the panel.

The Bible Verses Framed With Marbling

These are what we created.

I chose to go around the border with a black, fineliner, pen on this one.

I quite like the look of it done this way, what do you think?  Should we go round the blank area with the verse with a pen on all of them?

Here are the rest of the marble framed verses and the torn marbled pieces that resulted from covering the verses as well.

Some More Background

And these are some of the marbled pieces created after the lesson to make full use of the tray of shaving foam. I still have several left for using on other projects.

This first one I cut a circle out of for the top of the decorated pot I mentioned near the top of this post.

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Time to get back to some Christmas Card makeing I think, so keep an eye on posts about those over the next few days.

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Bag For Craft Marker Holders

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Makeing A Bag For Craft Marker Holders

Now that I had the holders for my new Craft Markers designed and 3D printed by my nephew and then stuck together (if you missed that post you can see it – here!) it was time for me to design and sew a bag to carry my Prism Craft Markers around in that could also be put on its side for storage and for quick access to the markers when in use.

A job that should have taken me a few hours has taken me several days, off and on, because I just can’t do a complete project like this without having lots of rest these days.

Designing And Makeing The Bag

I started by measuring the two holders side by side, with the pens in to get the height.  Then I made a paper template at the exact size needed – I had a few sheets of A3 cardstock that had become damaged that were not good enough for card making any more, but just perfect for this project.

I then put the pen holders, with pens in place, in it to make sure I had the correct dimensions.

I then cut a panel for sides, top, bottom, ends and flap out of the Bosal I was using.

These were ironed onto the back of a piece of denim – the ends individually and the sides, etc., butted up to each other.  (I could have made the front, back, top and bottom one piece of Bosal but because it is a foam and I wanted to have crisper corners I decided to cut each piece individually).  After ironing I cut out the side panels and the long string of panels, leaving around a .75″ seam allowance.

I then cut out more pieces of denim to match the pieces I already had, makeing them a little bigger so I had a little play room.

To make sure that, should the foam become unstuck from the bag lining at some point in the future, it wouldn’t move, I sewed a line around .25″ in from the edge of the foam for all pieces.

This meant going round the panel on the end pieces as well as every panel on the main piece.

Then, putting the other denim pieces on top, right sides out, I sewed matching sized pieces together right at the edge of the foam, sandwiching the foam inside. I could feel the edge of the foam through the denim as well as see the first sewing line to keep the sewing on the edge of the foam.

Having cut the outside larger than the stiffened inner panel I trimmed off te pieces after sewing to the correct size that the inside pieces already were.

I sewed the long piece together between the foam panels at what was to become the edge between bottom and front, bottom and back, etc.  Again I was feeling through the denim and watching the previous sew lines to help me get in the right place.  Where I’d got two foam pieces butting up against each other I could feel the line through the material because the sewing had slightly pulled and riged the Bosal foam.

Next it was a case of stitching the sides onto the bag.  I had decided that I didn’t want the bulk of the seams inside the bag so wanted to have the seams on the outside and bind them, so at this stage the bag looked very rough.

Next I double checked that my pens in their holders went tidily inside my bag then I put on binding around the raw edges.  I did want to put the binding on with the sewing machine as well, but I found that my chosen binding was a bit slippy and didn’t work so well with the feed dogs of the machine so it was not so easy to control a straight line.

I therefore had to hand stitch the binding on.  This took me a few days to do as my hands are not so good at holding a sewing needle and working for long. Lost one needle on the floor and still not found it, even going over the area with a torch to try and pick up its shine.

It’s not very clear in this photo but the best I could get.

I then finished off by attaching the strap fittings as well as two clips to hold it closed on the front.

So, this is what it looks like upright for carying.

An angled view.

I’ve folded my coloured in swatch sheet so it fits in on top over the pens.

It will only be put upright for carying so there will be no chance of the pens coming out.  For storage it will be put on it’s back.

And then the clips can be opened for access

And a closer look.

It has worked out perfectly for what I wanted it, even if all the sewing, etc., isn’t quite perfect.

This Is What I Used

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I’ve still got some projects on the go, including Christmas Card makeing, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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