A Further 2 Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards For One Of My Sisters

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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.

This post is showing the two cards made for one of my sisters.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I sat with my mother and we chose a couple of toppers we liked from some kits I had.  I then chose some papers for matting and layering, and collected together some more of the little flowers and trailing ivy that I’d cut out using dies for a previous project.

I cut the papers to size, at the same time trimming the white paper a little before sticking the sheets, folded in half, as inserts inside the cards.

For the first card I stuck the topper to the mat using fingerlift tape, and then the matted topper to the base card using 1mm deep foam tape.

For the second card I stuck the topper to the mat using 1mm deep foam tape, and then the matted topper to the bae card using fingerlift tape.

I added the flowers and foliage, adding faux gems to the flower centres, and finished off by adding peeloff greetings inside and out.

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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And Another 2 Birthday Cards

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Birthday Cards For Yet Another Of My Nephews

In my first post of February I mentioned that several family members had their birthdays during that month 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 started by scoreing snd folding white cardstock to make 2 A5 base cards. Into these I stuck inserts.

I looked through a pack of topper images with my mother and we chose a couple we thought would be suitable for the recipient.

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 finished off by adding greetings both inside and out.

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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Welsh Sympathy Cards

Cardiau Cydymdeimlad – Sympathy Cards

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LIFE

Life is strange for everybody right now.  And one strange thing is not being able to attend funerals, especially of those who are related or who were people who meant a lot to us.

However, modern technology has meant that we can attend those funerals that have been transmitted over the Internet. Not the same as being there in person, but at least the families know that they are not alone.

Mam and I have attended two such funerals in the last couple of months.  One was the funeral of the widow of a person who had been a minister in our chapel while I was growing up.  She’d taught in the Sunday School.  A lovely woman.  The other funeral was of an aunt, the wife of Dad’s brother, who was quite a character.

Of course, these two sad events meant makeing some, always difficult to make, Sympathy Cards.

Today I have those two cards to show you.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I didn’t start off with any particular designs in mind, I just let inspiration guide me as I browsed through my collection of dies and selected random ones that “spoke” to me at the time. I’m afraid I don’t have the details of most of the dies used as I’ve got them in files on magnetic sheets and they’ve long since become separated from the packaging they came in.

I scored and folded in half the white cardstock to makr A5 base cards, anc I inserted an insert into each with fingerlift tape.

I started cutting out the shapes chosen from a variety of cardstock colours and then started placeing them onto the base cards, experimenting with orientation, layer colour order, etc., until I was happy with the look of each card. I did ask Mam’s opinion before finally sticking everything in place.

I put peel-off greetings on the outside and on the inserts.

What I Used
  • A4 sheets 350gsm White Cardstock
  • Assorted Blues and Greys Cardstock – think they might all have been from the same pack I’ve had for some time
  • Sheet of light green paper
  • 2 A4 sheets of good quality white paper for inserts
  • SNAP Die Cutting Machine
  • Assorted Tattered Lace Dies
  • Paper Trimmer and Scorer
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Glue
  • Sentiment Peeloffs
Finished Items

Card 1

Card 2

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I have more cards and other items made that I haven’t blogged yet, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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Guess What I’ve Been Crocheting

A Little Bit Of Crochet – Guess What!

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So this is what I made – what do you think it is?

Perhaps I should say that it wasn’t just crocheting one, but two!

What I Did

There isn’t an exact pattern I can show you as they are “made to measure” for my mother.  I simply crocheted stripes of different coloured blue yarn until they were long enough, sewed in the ends where I’d joined, and sewed the panel ends together to make a tube, leaving a small gap part way along.

What I Used
  • Crochet Hook
  • Leftover Yarn (from a project I did quite a while ago – as in I showed it to you in early 2018 a while ago – crocheting a shawl for my mother that you can see – Here!  I did show the leftover yarn and said at the time “I’ve got this much left, so another project for the future.”  Didn’t think it would be quite as far in the future – and I’ve still got some of the yarn left)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle – to sew in ends
Finished Items

And here they are being modeled by my mother – a pair of long arm fingerless gloves.

I have made myself a plainer pair, as well as a muff. I need to show you them as soon as I get them photographed and a blog post written up.

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2021 Calendar – 03 – Mawrth

March 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 …

life goes on.  Not much changed – other than the weather, which has been very changeable.  As I’m writing this the sun is shining, but we’ve had snow, ice, torential rain, fog, and practically all sorts of weather the last month.

I’ve probably done too much – even though I’ve not done a lot – as my hip, spine, shoulder, etc., have been very painful and I’ve had to have a stronger prescription painkiller for a while.  Mam’s chest infection has cleared up – for now – but with her not clearing the phlem from her lungs it’s only a matter of time before she’s back on antibiotics again.  But at least she’s been off them long enough to have her first COVID-19 jab.  Despite all my conditions, and the fact that I’ve been having the flu jab for over 10 years because of how bad I was the last time I had the flu, I’m not down to have the jab any time soon.

Got to go to the dentist next week as a tooth smashed completely, leaving just the root left in the jaw.  Not super painful at the moment – I think it was one that was mostly filling, with the nerve long since removed, but the gum is tender.  Wish I’d been able to have the jab before the visit to at least have a chance of a bit of immunity.  Not sure how I’m going to make it into the dentist.  Sure, I can drive to town now I’ve got my car back, but with the current level of pain I’ve got in my hip, etc., I do not think I can walk to the dentist from the car park.

But at least, when I’m sat down at home, the pains are not too bad after takeing the tablets and I can do some small projects.

So that brings me to …

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s March calendar page.  If you missed seeing the previous pages you can see : January – Here! February – Here!

I once again asked her what she’d like for this month and she said “Surprize Me!”  So I said that I just might go random and “modern art” LOL.  She actually said to go for it – even knowing that I don’t do “modern art”.  I did ask what colours she wanted, and she said “every colour under the sun”.

I did work with her in the room to say yes or no as I was going along, and she decided when I’d added enough random colours, to leave it as it was.

What I Did

I took one sheet of white cardstock, and my Inky-Whizz full of assorted inks, and started randomly selecting ones of different colours and finishes – plain inks, chalky inks, sparkle inks – showing them to Mam for an OK before just pressing the ink pads in random places all over the cardstock.

After a whole lot of coloured squares were applied I then selected some ink sprays to spray on at random.  Some had a pearlescent undertone, and some had a gold shimmer.  While the sprayed on ink was still wet I applied some explosion powders.

I finished off by takeing a tissue and wiping around the edge of the cardstock to smear the ink colours as a sort of “frame” – very random looking I know.

The finished piece was left overnight to dry flat before 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
  • Papermill Direct – 2021 Create-a-Calendar (You can already order the 2022 Create-a-Calendar if you want to prepare ahead)
  • A4 350gsm White Super Smooth Cardstock
  • Assorted Ink Pads – mostly Inky Dinkies
  • Ink Sprays
  • Explosion Powders
  • Sheets 120gsm good quality paper – for printing out month title
  • Fingerlift Tape
The Finished Page

This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar.

This is both panel and month title stuck on the calendar.  I was trying to angle the camera to show a little of the pearlescent spray I added.

And the full calendar page.

Slightly different angle to try and show the gold shimmer.

Completely crazy, and not my style at all, but if Mam wants a crazy surprize me, then that is what she gets.

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I’ve still got some cards from February, and possibly earlier, that I haven’t finished cropping and uploading, so hopefully I will get those up to this blog before long.  Keep an eye out for them.

Have a great month everybody.

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