Gwyneth

I live on the west coast of Wales, in the UK. I've been crafting in one form or another as a hobby for a long time, but since ill health and disabling conditions curtailed on the activities I can do and forced me into early retirement I've been doing more crafting. This blog is a record of the crafting I've been doing. I've found that, with some adaptations, there are crafts I can do even when confined to bed, such as making cards using die-cut elements. In addition to the cards that I make for uploading to CUP, I've also made bilingual wedding stationary for family members and lots of other different types of card, some of which can be seen on my website. In this blog I'll try to note how easy or difficult any particular card has been to make. In addition to making cards I make some bits of jewellery (when my hands allow) and knitting. I use to knit with needles and make everything from cabled patterns to socks, but I can no longer hold up and manipulate needles, so I've swapped to knitting on looms/knitting boards the last couple of years and am having fun trying out lots of new yarns to get different effects as oppose to complicated paterns.

Crochet Work In Progress

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Apr 182018
 

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A Pair Of Crochet Blankets

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In my blog post of the 10th I showed you how I’d started on my big project of making two patchwork, single bed sized, quilts. This project is coming along, but it does need to be done at the kitchen table at I have no other space I can have my sewing machine out, and sometimes my health is such that I can do a little work on the project but nedd help to get the sewing machine or die cutting equipment into place for me. So it isn’t a project that I can keep working on constantly.

I therefore decided that I’d start on a pair of crocheted blankets to go on the same beds as the quilts.  I can crochet a little at a time sat with my feet up in front of the telly or in bed, so, naturally,  the blanket project is coming on quicker than the quilts.

I chose to work with Caron Cakes yarn in a colour called Funfetti.

This is the details from the band.

It’s taken me a few weeks but I’ve now finished the first blanket and even started the 2nd.

This us it folded up. As you can see, I have a few ends left to weave in.

And opened out over the side of the kitchen table. (The beds my creations are to go over haven’t arrived yet so I’ve not got a way to show them over a bed yet.)

I crocheted it in back and fore rows of single treble stitches, unlike the other blankets and wrap I’ve completed which were in a Granny Square pattern.

This is a closer look at the stitches.

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So, that’s one blanket done and I’ve just started the second, so keep an eye out for a post to say that the second is complete, as well as more posts on the progress of the patchwork quilts that are to go on the same bunk beds.

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Another One PHD Completed

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Apr 162018
 

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Another Patchwork Cushion Cover Complete

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A few weeks ago I showed you one completed quilted patchwork cover for a foam cushion that I’d made for one of the kitchen chairs (blog post – here)

I said at the time that I have a lot of Projects Half Done (PHDs), including cutting up some more foam into the right size for other chairs.

And sewing together more of the squares I already had cut out to make covers for them.

So, by now I’ve cut four more pieces of foam to the required size. One for a box stool inside the front door, two for kitchen chairs, and one more of a more random size made by glueing three bits I had left together with Pinflair Glue Gel.

The glued together one needs a bit of trimming to make sides even once glue has completely dried.

I also sewed together the patchworks for the cover of the one for the box stool and quilted it. (Have a look at my previous post to see what I used as I followed the same method for these as I did for the previous one.)

This cushion was wider than my first, hence 5 not 4 blocks to each row, but it isn’t as deep front to back.  Rather than cut one row in half I decided to wrap it round the front edge rather than putting the strip all the way around.

I sewed the 2.5″ (2″ finished) strips round the other three sides, which is the depth of the foam, before adding the back.

And here’s the finished cushion.

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So another done and a few more to go.  I do these when I feel up to doing a bit of crafting but not up to constructing more complicated blocks, so keep ane eye out a post in the future showing how I get on with covers for the two with a curved back.  Need to get my brain in gear for them.

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More Screen Printing

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Apr 142018
 

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T-shirts and Bags

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When I showed you some of my screen printing creations previously I said that I did it on a Friday morning because Friday is one of the days a carer comes in to help me with showering and doing my hair, and anything messy, either crafting or in the garden in the summer, I try to do one one of the two days when I have the little bit of help.

I didn’t make as much mess as I had feared I would, but I decided that I’d stick with the same idea and chose early one Friday to do my next batch of screen printing.

This time, in addition to two bags, I decided to decorate a T-shirt and vest top for me. I’d bought several tops on sale, but two of the Screen Sensation screens that I’d ordered and wanted to try out hadn’t turned up in time for my early morning session, so they will have be be for my next screen printing session. Of course they were delivered within an hour of me putting everything away!

In any case, early on a Friday morning I pulled all my Screen Sensation kit out, chose the screens I wanted to use, chose the items to print onto, and chose my colours.

I’d used the dog image, in black on a white T-shirt for one of my nephews in my first batch of screen printing, so I thought I’d switch it around this time and print it in white ink onto a black T-shirt for me. So a negative of what I did before. This time I taped off the wording so I’d only have a print of the image.

I also did the same onto a black bag.

For my other two projects I decided to use a monkey image. Again I taped off the wording on the screen before printing.

The first print was done using black, blue black, and a bit of brown mixture from my leftovers pot, onto a gray marl vest top for me.

The second print, using only what was in the pot of scraped off leftover paint, was onto a neutral colour bag.

This might be a bit better photo of it.

I not only managed to get the four progects screen printed, but they also dried, and I got them ironed to heat set the ink before the carer arrived. I even got everything washed and put away, except for the screens which were still drying.

And after having done the work I had to ware the T-shirt after my shower.

I even got the carer to take a photo of me in it before I crawled back to bed for a rest.

I think I look rather worn out in this photo, so not the best, but at least you can see the T-shirt with it’s print.

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It’s taken me a few days to get this post written and set for publishing, but I have been working on other things in between. I’ve even had my camera out snapping photos of other things I’ve made over the last year or so that I don’t think I’ve blogged and can’t find in my file of unblogged photos either. I’m going to do a keyword search on my blog to see if I have blogged without remembering, and then get on with sheduling some more catchup posts, as well as try and keep up to date with blogging about current crafting.

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Apr 122018
 

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Another Pack Of Cards

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Time for another catchup showing you some more things I’ve made a while ago but hadn’t photographed and blogged.

 

Earlier this month I blogged a post about how I’d put together several packs of assorted cards to give to family members and friends as New Year gifts, but that two packs had gone undelivered because I landed up in the Bristol Eye Hospital the first weekend of the year rather than seeing the people who were to recrive the card packs.

In my earlier post – here – I showerd you one of the card packs. Today I’ve got the cards from the second pack to show you.

Once again the photos are at a bit of an angle because of glare.  I really will have to bet back to photographing in my usual location to get better photos, but still feel a bit wobbly to stand for long enoygh to photograph the batches of crafted items.

As you can see, like the last ones, I haven’t put any greetings on the cards. But I have included a batch of Welsh and English greetibgs so that the recipient can choose what language and occasion they want.  I don’t know if it is clear in the next photo, but I put double sided tape behind greetings panels which were not alreafy sticky so that they are ready to stick on.

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Keep an eye out for a post showing the cards in the other undelivered pack before long.

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My ‘Big’ Work In Progress

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Apr 102018
 

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UFO Quilting

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Today I don’t have any finished items to show you. What I have got to show you is how I’m getting on with my “big” project to make 2 single bed sized patchwork quilts.

Hopefully, by blogging as I go, it will keep me on track to steadily work at the project and get it finished quickly – well sometime this year!

I’ve worked on several patchwork and quilting projects over the years, but haven’t made anything full bed sized before, so deciding to make two at the same time is a bit of a stretch.

I tend to stick to “safe” colour schemes, with a limited colour palet, when sewing, but wanted to go outside my comfort zone for this project, so when I saw the “Kaffe Fasset Artisan Box of 15 Fat Quarters” on Create and Craft I decided it would be a great way to go wild with colours and different materials that were made to go together. Material assortments I would never have chosen to put together.

Quite expensive to go down this route, but in addition to the fat quarters the box also contains 10 reels of cotton thread, which don’t come cheep by themselves.  I also bought the box when there were offers on, on top of my 10% off as a club member.

I’ve actually bought two boxes as I want to make two bed quilts. I also got some white cotton fabric to put in some places as contrast to all the colours.

I’d bought an AccuQuilt GO Qube Mix and Match 8 Inch Block and an AccuQuilt GO Qube 8 Inch Companion Set – Classics some time ago, together with an AccuQuilt strip cutter.  I’ve now also bought the Companion Set – Angles, though I’ve not used that to cut anything yet.

I wanted to play around with lots af different blocks for this project, rather than making a one pattern quilt, so I turned to the Accuquilt literature, pulled some of the fat quarters from the box, and got cutting.

While I did want variety, I did decide to go for three or four of the same block to make it a bit easier for me.

As I was cutting out the pieces for each block type I put all the pieces for that block tupe into a plastic bag. Then I pulled out enough pieces to make up one of the blocks, layed the pieces out how they should be, added a number – which went into the bag with the relevant pieces – and photographed the unsewn block with my tablet. (should have done that before shoveing them in the plastic bags as they got very wrinkled, but never fear I did re-iron before sewing).

Here are a small selection to show you.

The reason for this numbering and photographing was so that, when I pulled the pieces out of the bags and started sewing them into blocks I could see exactly how they should fit together by having my tablet open by my side – rather than searching through leaflets, booklets, etc., to find the original block pattern I’d chosen and then trying to work out which pieces I’d cut corresponded to which in the diagram.

At this point I decided that I didn’t want all the blocks joining together in my finished quilt, that I wanted some sashing between them.  So the next job was to decide on what colour, and also what material to use to back the quilt.

White didn’t have as much impact as I wanted, and after a discussion with Mam I decided to go for black for sashing and back.  I bought 2 large, king sized, 300 count, Egyptian cotton, black, flat sheets.  A bit unconventional, but I decided to go with it in any case.

I did wash the sheets two times and then dried them, before cutting a piece large enough for the quilt backs off, and then using my strip cutter to cut strips ready for the sashing. (The washing was to minimuse the risk of colour run in the quilts when the time comes that they have to be washed in the future, especially as one wash was at a much higher temperature than I’d ever wash a quilt at).

Then came the time to start ironing the pieces and sewing.  I’ve said before that I don’t do ironing, but I do make an exception in the case of patchwork pieces, but I do use a small travel iron rather than a full size iron or a ‘craft’ iron – the first because I find them too heavy and the second because I think they are more expensive to buy than travel irons, depending on the manufacturer and model of course.

In any case, here are a few of the blocks sewn up.

One of the number 4 blocks as above.

One of those I’d labeled number 1.

And another block.

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Keep an eye out for more posts about how I’m getting on with this “‘Big’ Work In Progress” in the future.

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Apr 082018
 

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Nightdresses

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Previously – here – I showed you a warm dress I’d made for my mother quite a while ago but never got around to blogging  – as far as I can remember.

I said that I’d made a mistake in pinning the hem of the dress up when Mam was standing upright but that she walks bent forward over her walking frame so the hem rises at the back –

So – when I used the same pattern to make her lighter dresses in summer weight cottons, which she uses as nightdresses, I made further adjustments to the patern (created using The Golden Rule) and drew around the curved “high/low” hem of one of my skirts to adjust things to give her a more suitable longer length in the back without risking her tripping by having any extra length in the front that could go down to the floor when she leans forward to walk. Like this –

Sorry they are a bit wrinkly, but I don’t do ironing except for very rare occasions, and one nightdress was in the airing cupboard, and the other I fished out of the drier to photograph.

Here’s the 1st one I made.

And here’s the 2nd I made her a few month’s later.

This time I bound both the neckline and capped sleaves with contrasting bias binding, rather than putting interfaceing round the neckline as I’d done for the dress.

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More catchups, as well as things I’m currently working on, to come over the next few werks – hopefully! So please do pop back again.

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Apr 062018
 

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Pack Of Cards

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Time for a catchup to show you some more things I’ve made a while ago but hadn’t photographed and blogged.

Last Christmas I did make a lot of cards to send out to friends and family, as well as for two small orders I had. Most were made using Hunkydory kits to make it easier for me to batch make, even in bed, as well as some recycling of old cards. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of any of them.

As I wasn’t up to doing a lot of crafting hand made gifts I decided to make up small packs of cards as gifts as well.  Unfortunately I didn’t get enough done by Christmas, but did get them done by New Year to give as “calenig” (new year gift, usually money, but I sometimes give something else).  Those I made them for, that I saw over New Year, were given theirs, but there were two people, that I had planned to see the first Sunday of the year, who never got theirs because, if you’ve read one of my previous post – here – you will know I landed up in the Bristol Eye Hospital before then for an emergency eye opp.

Of course, the days and weeks following the opp I couldn’t drive and somehow the two undelivered packs got shifted and I forgot about them – until I found them last week while looking for something else.  I then decided that I might as well take some some quick photographs of them before getting them delivered to the recipients.

So, what I’ve got to show you today are the cards from one pack. Sorry the photos are not fantastic, but I had to take them at a slight angle because of light flare, probably because of taking them seated by the kitchen table under the room light, rather that in my usual spot.

The same card at an angle to try and show dimension.

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As I don’t know whether the friend who’s going to receive this assorted pack will want to send them out in Welsh or English I’ve not put greetings on either inside or out. But I have included a pack of greetings in both language, most with some double sided tape already added.

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Keep an eye out for a post showing the cards in the other undelivered pack before long.

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Apr 042018
 

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A Little Bit Of Colouring

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 Over in the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group on Facebook different activities take place. One of these activities is a colouring challenge where those who want to take part are given a digital stamp to colour and use in a project. This project must be photographed and the photo uploaded to the group.  Failure to upload a photo means you can not have the next free image to work with.

For April the image group members can request for free is this one.

It’s called “Penny Dragons Discovery Digital Stamp” and can also be bought from the Dragons Lair Designs Etsi store – here – if you don’t want to join the fan group and request it for free.

I printed a copy out on 200gsm super smooth cardstock and coloured it in using an assortment of alcohol markers.

  • Promarkers – Wallnut, Blush, Sandstone, Aegean, Rockpool, Forest Green, Lime Green.
  • Flexmarker – Amaranth Red
  • Nuvo pens – 371, 379

I then cut the image out around the outer edge.

Not my best bit of colouring ever, and the colours in the photos are darker than in reality, but the best I could do at the moment.

I was going to make a card with it, but at the last moment had a change of plan.

I buy some “Create-a-Calendar” blank calenders from Papermill Direct, in different sizes, and give them to various family members to decorate themselves as they wish.  For my mother I buy an A3 sized one, which gives approximately an area of A4 size to play with at the top of each page, but for her I put something up on it each month.  Sometimes its a collection of family photos, sometimes it’s some coloured images or decoupage, etc.

For this month I decided to use the DLD Fan Group Colouring challenge image, with some matting and layering to make it into a larger calender page decoration. So time for some fingerlift double sided tape and off I went!.

For the layers I started with a sheet of cardstock, a stencil – jungle leaves from Joanna Sheen, two green shade Dinky Inkies and Daubers, and made a background.

I trimmed the sheet just outside the stencilled pattern to give a small white border.  This layer was then matted onto green Adorable Scorable cardstock which was trimmed to give a very small margin around.

This was then put anto a larger piece of white cardstock and trimmed to give a larger margin this time.  This layer I decorated with dots and doodles using one of the blue markers I’d used on the image.

I used wet glue to attach the image on top.

And then back to fingerlift tape to attach the whole thing to the calender.

You’ll notice that I’ve added the month name in Welsh at the top. I did that before giving Mam the calendar the begining of the year, when I put all family birthdays and anniversaries on it.

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Added Info:

For any of you who don’t know, Dragons Lair Designs has both a Page and a Fan Group on Facebook, in addition to the Etsy shop.

  • You can find the DLD Fan Group – here!
  • The DLD FB Page – here!
  • The DLD Store on Etsy – here!
  • And for those of you who prefer to buy your digital downloads via craftsUprint, you can find DLD designer Janette Padley’s items – here!

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That’s it for today.  I hope to have another post on my blog to show you some more crafting before the end of the week, so please do pop in for a look again.

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Easter Egg Hunt With A Difference

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Apr 022018
 

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Find Those Eggs

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 I don’t do hiding of eggs all over the garden and letting the youngest nephews loose to find what they can.

But I have been doing egg hunts with a difference.  Some years I’ve hidden one egg each for them at different locations and given them hot and cold clues to them until they find them all.  One year I did rhyming clues that led to a location where there was another clue and they might find a small bag of eggs with their name, or my name, or my mother’s name (or even a bag of sugar free treets for my father as he was a diabetic).  And by the time they’d followed the clues around the place they would have given something nice to everybody who’s names were on the bags and got a bag of the same amount of eggs each themselves.

One year they were set the task of going in a relay to hunt following clues that would be handed to each of them in turn when the other returned – they could discuss the clues with each other but only one could be out searching at any one time.

Always a slight variation in how the egg hunt was done.

This year I gave them one written card with basic instructions written like this:

Cydweithio

Heb Creu Anibendod

Wyau papur sydd eleni,

I chwilio amdanynt yn Maes Mieri.

Ond gwiliwch allan am y lliwiau a’r rhifau,

Ugain gwyrdd sydd angen arna’i.

Anti Gwyneth

Not a great literary masterpiece I know, but a bit of fun for them.

When I’d printed out the instruction verse I’d also printed out lots of egg shapes with numbers on them. 20 with numbers 1 to 20 that had a green outline and half a dozen or so with random numbers in the same range but had blue outlines.  These were hiden around the house as I did my morning chores.

I also took four plastic bags. Into two I put a medium sized egg with mug each – for the boys parents.  Into the other two I put an assortment of eggs from mini to larger, a Haribo Chick and Mix, chocolate carrots, mini chocolate bunny, etc., ready for the boys.

The boys were shown these to start with.

The boys had to read the instructions, and I gave them added information as they did so.

“Cydweithio” means working together – they were warned that any pushing, shoving, or fighting would result in eggs being removed from their bags and placed in their parents bags.

“Heb greu anibendod” means without creating a mess – again they were warned that if they left a trail of distruction after then, with things thrown about during the search, eggs would be transfered from their bags to their parents bags.

The next two lines told them that they were looking for paper eggs around the house – I did tell them that I had been in every room/area of the house that morning, except for the garage, and that I’d left at least two paper eggs in each room/area I’d been except for my bedroom.

The third line tells them that they needed to look out for colours and numbers.

“Ugain gwyrdd sydd angen arnau” – twenty green is what I require. Again they were given a warning that, if they didn’t give me twenty paper eggs with green outlines at the end of the hunt, either being missing some numbers or mistakenly giving me eggs with a different coloured outline, then they would forfit an equivelent number of treets from their bags.

Off thy went, determined to work quietly and tidily together because they didn’t want to loose a single item to their parents.  And the eldest took my small camera with them to record their progress.  They took so long that I had to replace the battery part way through, and they stopped a couple of times (such as when sorting out the numbers they had found to see how many they were still missing.  And still they had well over half an hour of recording of their egg hunt.

They did come back a few times to see what extra information they could prize out of me, and it did take them a long time to find all the green ones.

I’ve taken lots of stills out of the recording they made so not all the photos are crisp and clear, but here’s a flavour of their search.

Every egg had at least a bit of it visible, except the ones in the fridge, bathroom cupboard and freezer. This is what they they were looking for, except there were slight differences in sizes.

This one was just under the edge of the tile under the vase.

By this point they had found half a dozen or so, but a long way to go

Quite a few were plainly visible when walking past, and still they missed them the first time.  It was only when walking back that the egg on this box was spotted.

Though this one was spotted very quickly

And this first one in the study was also spotted quickly.

But not the other two in the same room. This one took them a long time to find, a very long time.  They came back into the room quite a few times, and it was visible in the video clip as they panned past it several times.

Though they did find it in the end after I’d told them that everything in that room was placed where I could reach by just turning the chair from one location by the desk.

This one was another that took them a long time that I’d stuck in between the files by the side of the desk.

I had to tell one of them that he was so close at one time it could have bitten him on his behind.  Then he found it after looking over the shelves a couple of times.

Yes, the house is in a bit of a worse mess than usual – one room has been completely emptied for re-decorating, so stuff from it has been put all around the place, and that’s on top of the fact that, because of my disabilities and health issues I like to have stuff I work and craft with out and about within easy reach.  And yesterday morning, when the nephews arrived earlier than expected, I was in the middle of doing things like sorting the Sunday lunch and trying to find clean clothes in the laundry.

Now I spot a pair of shorts I made last year at the top of the basket – this should appear in a catchup post before too long.

Spot an image I’ve been colouring in here –

I should have a post showing a card made with this on my blog before the end of the week – it is now  cut out and ready to stick together.

I’d even hidden four eggs out in the utility room when fetching frozen veg for lunch.

Didn’t take them long to find this one on the kitchen unit on one side.

But this one in the upright freezer took them a long time to find.  The spent ages digging around in the small chest freezer before realising that I’d probably got the veg from the drawer in the upright freezer.

And here we have evey paper egg they found before they handed all the green ones to me so that they were given their Easter treet bags.

Nephew took this photo. The different coloured outlines are not really showing up.

And I handed over the bags of treats – yes I know, should have decorated some paper bags LOL, but didn’t have the energy for that, just planning and setting up the egg hunt was enough for me.

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It will be back to crafting for my next post, hopefully tomorrow, so pop back again to see what I’ve made.

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A Fox

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Mar 312018
 

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A Screen Printed Card

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The card I’ve got to show you today is one I made using the screen printed image of a fox that I showed you previously, in this post – here.

It was printed using inks from my mixed, left over, pot of colours and added bronze, or was that copper?

I thought I’d make this one more masculine, so lots of leaves but no flowers, and some wood patterened backing paper.

I die cut the image out using the larger die from a Duo Dies set, making one ear and part of the tail ‘out of the box’.

The wood patterned background was cut out with one of my Hunkydory nesting oval dies.  I put the image onto the wood mat using 3mm deep foam tape.

The base card is 8″ square Creative Crafting World, with one of their inserts inside – I’ll put a panel with a new greeting over the printed one as it’s a Welsh card.

The first mat is 19cm square of Hunkydory Adorable Scorable black card, and the next layer is 18cm square of 200gsm cardstock printed with a blue background from this kit – here.

I used fingerlift tape to attach the mats to the card front and wet glue to attach the matted topper on top.

Then out came my bag of leaves and flowers I had left over from my previous two projects to make plaques.  You can see the dies I used and more info – here.

But as I said earlier, I only wanted leaves, not flowers, so I did a bit of sorting out to choose what I wanted before sticking the leaves in place using a wet, everyday, glue.

I had shaped one ear slightly up and the tail slightly down before sticking the topper on the wooden look layer for dimension.

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Now I need to sort out some more catchup posts to publish, and also decide whether I’m next going to work on some of my PHD, or start one of the projects I’ve got planned in my head and already bought the items needed.

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