2 More Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards For Another Of My Nephews

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I’ve already shown you the first 2 cards I made for family members who have their birthday this month.  Today I have 2 more cards for another family member to show you.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I chose pictures I thought the recipient would like.  For one card I chose 2 pictures and cut out a bird on a branch from one to layer onto the other image of a birdbox.

Both images were matted and layered onto a piece of different coloured Adorable Scoreable cardstock.

I scored and folded one sheet of cardstock to make a base card and used another pre-scored, scalloped edge, card.  I found some paper from my stash to use as a background for the smaller image.

I used fingerlift tape to mat the image and then 1mm deep foam tape to stick the matted image onto the card front.  On one card I added border peel-offs before sticking in an insert and putting a greeting on both the front and inside.

What I Used
Finished Items

Card 1

Card 2

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I’ve got more cards, both birthday and sympathy to upload their photos to this blog and write about, so they should be published before long – hopefully!

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2 Birthday Cards

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Birthday Cards For One Of My Nephews

In my first post of this month I mentioned that several family members have their birthdays in February so I’d have to make a card each from Mam and myself for each of them.

None of them like fussy or fancy, so I’ve kept the cards I’ve made already quite simple, concentrating on rural to suit the recipients.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I selected two toppers with a rural/farming theme that I thought my nephew would like.

For the first card I stuck the topper to the mat using fingerlift tape, and then the matted topper to the base card using 2mm deep foam tape.

For the second card I stuck the topper to the mat using 2mm deep foam tape, and then the matted topper to the bae card using fingerlift tape.

I used some peeloffs to decorate the cards and then used a letter stamp set to make up the words Penblwydd Hapus and stamped the greeting on both cards in silver ink.

I also put a greeting on an insert and stuck the insert inside the card.

What I Used
Finished Items

Card 1

Card 2

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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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Poinsettias 2

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Poinsettias 2

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

I explained in my last post about likeing to use lots of different methods to make faux flowers and how I’d decided to make Poinsettias using a Forever Flowers Poinsetia kit for makeing several items for Christmas 2020.

I made a wreath to put on my father’s grave, a simple garland, and two bowls/vases of poinsettias (one to keep here and one to give as a gift to my uncle’s widow).

In this post I’ll show the two bowls of poinsettias.

What I Did

I started off by having several sessions of makeing up the flowers according to the instructions. The kit supplied materials to make a lot of flowers in two sizes of white and red.

When I had a big bag full of flowers I started adding them to Florever Flowerz stems, and adding some foliage as well.

As I was going along I placed the flowers to stand in the foam supplied in the bowls.  I used long and short “stems” so that there would be a more domed effect of a display.  I also added more foliage between the top of the bowls and the bottom of the flowers to hide the stems.

What I Used
  • Forever Flowerz Poinsettia Kit including extra foliage
  • Gold and Silver Flower Bowl/Vase from Forever Flowerz
Finished Items

First batch in gold coloured bowl

Second  one in silver coloured bowl.  Not much difference betwen them other than flower placement and bowl colour.

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What I am currently working on are makeing up a new assortment of flowers.  I intend to just pop off the pointsettia flowers from their stems in the bowl I kept to display here, and pop on some other flowers, to give a completely different look to the display for this spring.  I’m sure I’ll have a post showing the “updated” bowl of flowers in the next few weeks.

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Poinsettias 1

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While I do like makeing foam, paper, air dry clay, and even modling paste icing flowers, I also like using Forever Flowerz kits where the layers are ready cut with some shapeing, but still allow me to play around with colours and adding more or less layers, etc.

To create some floral items for Christmas 2020 I decided to use a Forever Flowerz Poinsettia kit.

I made a wreath to put on my father’s grave, a simple garland, and two bowls/vases of poinsettias (one to keep here and one to give as a gift to my uncle’s widow).

In this post I’ll show the wreath and garland.

What I Did

I started off by having several sessions of makeing up the flowers according to the instructions. The kit supplied materials to make a lot of flowers in two sizes of white and red.

When I had a big bag full of flowers I started adding some faux foliage to the wreath base and then added the flowers in a totally random fashion.

Once I was happy with the look of the wreath I heated up a hot glue gun.

One by one I took off the flowers and foliage and then put them back on with a blob of hot glue behind them.  As the wreath was to go outside I wanted there to be a better chance of everything staying in place for at least a few days before the wind and weather destroyed it.

I also tied string to either side of the wreath frame so that it could be tied to the gravespone to prevent it being blown away.

I then took a garland base and again added foliage and flowers.  As this was just to be draped indoors I didn’t glue these in place.

What I Used
  • Forever Flowerz Poinsettia Kit
  • Forever Flowerz Wreath Base and Garland Base
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
Finished Items

As my car was in the garage for an M.O.T. before Christmas (finally got it back the end of the 1st week in February), I couldn’t take the wreath up to the grave myself.  But my aunt (Dad’s brother’s widow) was taking her own wreath up to my uncle’s grave a few graves over from Dad’s grave, she picked up the wreath from our “drop off zone” and took it up for me.  She also kindly sent me a photo of it in place after she placed it.

I am absolutely certain I took several photos of the wreath hanging on the door of my Mother’s bedroom – so she could have a good look at it before it went up – but I can’t find the photos on my camera, laptop, or any other device, at the moment, which is annoying.  If I do find the photos I’ll add them to this post.

This is a quick snap of the garland before I put it up over Christmas.

And a closer look.

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I’ll show you the bowls of flowers in my next post.

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2021 Calendar – 02 – Chwefror

February Calendar Page & Life

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Jump to the “Crafting” section of this blog post to see what I’ve done for this month’s calendar page if you don’t want to read the next bit through. The photos of the calendar are near the end.

Life

Well …  I didn’t get as many posts of the bits of crafting I’d done for Christmas published to this blog. Or as much crafting done as I had hoped either.

Mam hasn’t been well again with a chest infection, so has required more care, and that has taken priority.  Especially as she had a fall one day and was sore for a few days – not so much from the fall (which was more of a slow motion slide down it seems) but having to go on her knees to be helped up made them swell up.  On top of that my own osteoarthritis and other problems of spine and hip have been playing up more.  Not as bad as it can get, but enough to make things more difficult than the difficult they are normally.

With COVID19 still doing its thing we have both been staying at home with only carers and district nurse been in further than the door from the side passage in a long time (other than my brother and nephew the day Mam fell and needed to be helped up).  Mind you, my car has been in the garage since the begining of December for an MOT and some repair work as warning lights went off when the mechanic was driving it to the garage.  It needed (quite expensive) parts in the engine, but add Brexit to COVID and they were slow being made and transported.  Hopefully I will have my car back this week.  Not that I actually want to go anywhere – I prefer to play it safe – and there is the issue of not leaving Mam alone for any time either.  But I wouldn’t mind just a drive out to the mountains and back just to get out – provided there’s no snow up on the Preseli Mountains as I don’t fancy driving in ice or snow.

I still have some half written posts to finish and upload.  And a couple of items I’ve been crocheting while sitting with Mam of a morning to photograph and upload to this blog.  Hopefully February will be a more settled month and I can at least get that little bit of planned work done.

February is also the month where four family members have their birthdays, so I need to make a card from myself and a card from Mam for each of them, which will keep me busy during any spair time I have.

So that brings me to …

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s February calendar page.

This time, when I asked her what she’d like she said she wanted a lamb.

What I Did

I started by selecting the purple cardstock as a base for the project.  I then trimmed a sheet of white cardstock to be a bit smaller so that a frame of purple would be seen when the white was stuck on.

I chose an A5 topper of a lamb on a background of a field and sky.  I wanted a bit of dimension in my finished work so I cut around the lamb to cut the sky bit of the topper off.  Being A5 the topper was smaller than the wideth of the white cardstock so I decided to try and cover the bottom edges of the topper with a frameing element of branches and flowers, which I die-cut from an assortment of coloured paper.

I used some Airbrush markers to make spray in a mottled green “grassy” area the same hight as the grass in the topper, and also a sky and sun. Once dry this was stuck to the purple cardstock using tape.

I used glue gel to stick the trimmed topper onto the background to give it a bit of dimension while not makeing it hugely dimensional so that it would make the calendar bow badly once this month passed and the page was flipped over.

Once the glue had hardened I then started laying the branches and flowers out around the topper, makeing sure that they curved around the join between the grass area of the topper and the grass area of the background I’d created.  Once Mam and I were happy with the look I used glue gel to stick the lot in place.

The finished piece was left overnight befre it was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

I printed out the month title in welsh and also stuck this on the page.

What I Used
The Finished Page

This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar.

An angled view of the panel to try and show a little of the dimension.

This is both panel and month title stuck on the calendar.

And the full calendar page.

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Hopefully I will have more posts written and uploaded this month, so please do keep an eye out for them.

Have a great month everybody.

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