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.

A Welsh Birthday Card

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Sep 152019
 

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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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Sep 132019
 

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A Couple Of 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. 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

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Sep 112019
 

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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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Some Sympathy Cards

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Sep 092019
 

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A Few Sympathy Cards

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

I have had an order from the boss of the company who organises our carers for an assortment of sympathy and birthday cards.  The vast majority of the cards I make are Welsh cards, but I’ve made a small number of English sympathy ones to put into a box for her to make her choices from this time as well.  So today I’ll start with two English Sympathy cards, and I’ll be back with some of the Welsh ones in a couple of days.

Card 1

This is a very simple card.  I used MS Publisher to lay out a Sympathy greeting towards the top of an area just under A5 in size.  I put a black border around the area and printed it out.  I scored an A4 sheet of hammered cardstock and folded it in half, cut out the panel I’d printed and attached it to the front of my base card with fingerlift tape.  I then took some flowers from my stash and attached them to the card front, in the form of a cross, using glue gel.

An angled view of the same card.

I had also produced a second panel with a greeting which I cut and attached inside the card.

Card 2

This is another simple card as I used die-cut, deco-large, topper from Hunkydory.  I didn’t use all the the layers but kept a small number of layers back to make another card.  I shaped the layers a little and attached them using glue gel before attaching the topper to a base card made from hammered cardstock that I used a punch to round the corners.

An angled view to try and show some of the dimension.  I added one of the English greetings from the topper sheet.

I did put in an insert that matched the topper but forgot to photograph it.

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September Calendar Page

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Sep 062019
 

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September Calendar Page

Time for my regular, monthly, post about what I’ve put on this month’s page on my mother’s calendar.

If you haven’t seen my previous calendar posts then you can find this year’s pages by following these links : the January page – here! February page – here! March page – here! April page – here! May page – here! June page – here! July page – here! and August page – here!

I’ve gone back to using pre-printed, die-cut, toppers for this month’s page – but I made the background myself this time.

What I Did

To start this project – a few weeks ago I took a foil roasting tray that was just about big enough to put an A4 sheet of paper in and filled it with shaving foam.  I then dropped and sprayed on an assortment of ink colours, moved these about with a fork, and placed a sheet of cardstock on top.  After smoothing this down onto the coloured shaving foam I lifted it up and dabbed it with some kitchen paper to remove any foam that came up with it.  This was left to dry while more sheets of cardstock were “marble printed” using the shaving foam – adding more colour and swirling and flattening as needed.

When I was ready to do this month’s callendar page I chose one of the “marbled” sheets and trimmed off around 1cm from the width and height.  This was then attached with fingerlift tape to a sheet of black cardstock giving a border of around half a cm.

I chose 3 British wildlife toppers from a Pollyanna Pickering collection.  These were stuck to the front of the marbled layer using foam tape to give them a bit of a lift.

I then set about makeing up some flowers, choosing red and yellow stamens to pick up the flower colours in two of the toppers, and just using one fabric layer for each flower.  These embelishments were added to the panel with glue gel before attaching it to the September page of my mother’s calendar using fingerlift tape.  I also added the month title in Welsh – Mis Medi.

What I Used
Photos Of The August Calendar Page

This is the whole calendar page as it looks hanging on the wall in Mam’s room.

Getting in closer and closer.

And finally a really close look at the floral embelishments and the marbled background.

So now I’m going to go back to making cards for my order and batch making Christmas cards, though I’m not feeling too good at the moment and have lost my voice, so I’m on an even more of a “go slow” than usual.  But I have managed to make a few things and photograph them, just need to crop the photos and write up a blog post for them next.

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Butterfly Card

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Sep 042019
 

Butterfly Birthday Card

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

For the card I have got to show you today I used two things I haven’t used before.  A new butterfly stamp from Artisan Designs UK that I just got, and some explosion powders from Pretty Gets Gritty that I’ve had for a few weeks but hadn’t used previously.

What I Did

I wet a sheet of 300gsm white cardstock and sprinked a bit from four or five different pots of explosion powsers on it and watched as they moved in the water to create an interesting background.  I then left this to dry naturally overnight.

I stamped out the butterfly stamp and used the explosion powders with a water brush to colour it in.  It was then cut out and left to dry.

I took a sheet of hammered cardstock, scored it, folded it, and used a punch to round the corners.

I took the background I’d created and cut out a piece of a suitable size for my card.  I also cut out a bit of glitter card a little bigger.  Both these layers had their corners rounded.

Fingerlift tape was used to attach the glitter card to the base card.  Glue gel was used to attach the background panel to the glitter card.  I then shaped the butterfly and again used glue gel to attach this.  I finished off with a “Penblwydd Hapus” peeloff (Welsh for Happy Birthday).

Inside is an insert with the same greeting printed on it before attaching with fingerlift tape.

What I Used
The Finished Card

The front view of the card –

Angled view of card showing dimension of butterfly –

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I have started on my Christmas Cards, as well as cards for an order I’ve had, so expect a few more posts over the next couple of weeks.

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Welsh Birthday Card

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Aug 302019
 

Carden Penblwydd Hapus
A Welsh Birthday Card

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

In my last blog post – here – I told you that I’d stamped out a lot of Artisan Design floral stamps, but only ended up using one flower and one leaf on my simple sympathy card.

For the project I’ve got to show you today I’ve coloured up another of the stamped images and made a card with it.

What I Did

I picked an image that had been stamped in green ink and coloured it in using alcohol markers. I then cut this out and shaped it a bit so the leaves on either side were no longer flat.

I took a sheet of cream hammered cardstock, scored, folded it in half, and used a punch to round the corners.

I took a sheet of gold glitter card and a sheet of red perleasent cardstock, cut them to size I required and also rounded the corners.

I attached the glitter card to the base card using fingerlift tape.

I took a topper from a kit I had bought and used foam tape to attach this to the pearlescent cardstock before using glue gel to attach the coloured flower to the front.

I then used glue gel to attach the matted image to the glitter card layer.

I finished off with a Penblwydd Hapus (Welsh for Happy Birthday) greeting.

I printed off the same greeting onto white paper, trimmed, scored and folded, and attached inside as an insert using fingerlift tape.

What I Used
The Finished Card

The front view of the card – with pearlescent cardstock, glitter cardstock and a topper with a sheen, the colours are not completely true in these photographs, especially this front view one.

I do think you can get a better idea of the colours from the various angles I’ve taken the photographs of the card from, though none look exactly the same colours as the card throughout.

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I have started on my Christmas Cards, as well as cards for an order I’ve had, so expect a few more posts over the next couple of weeks.

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Simple Sympathy Card

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Aug 242019
 

CAS Sympathy Card

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

I’m a member of the Artisan Design DT Collective.  And every month Pete, the owner/designer, sets us a challenge to make something, anything, using at least one Artisan Design item.

For August the title of the challenge is “OUT OF THIS WORLD”.  Entries so far include all sorts of “out of this world” themes, from space, aliens, Narnia, beautiful flowers, dragons, under the sea, etc.,

So I set about stamping up lots of the different Artisan Design flower stamps I have using black, grey and green ink.

What I Did

I stamped out several of different Artisan Design Floral Stamps using black, grey and gree ink – and then picked just one flower and one leaf for my project.

I coloured these in using dinky inky re-inkers before cutting them out.  I used MS Publisher software on my laptop to write out a framed greeting of a suitable size for my project for both the outside and the inside of my project, the one on the outside being printed onto printable cardstock and the one for the inside being printed onto 120gsm paper.

I scored and folded a sheet of Hammered Cardstock and then trimmed purple and white cardstock of different finishes to give my matting and layering.

I then attached everything together, using fingerlift tape for flat layers, foam tape for raised greeting and glue gel to attach the flower, leaf, and a little clear drop embelishment.

The insert was trimmed a little and attached inside with fingerlift tape.

What I Used
The Finished Card

The front view of the card.

And this an angled view of the card showing the little dimension I added.

I did put in an insert with a greeting framed the same as the sentiment on the front – but forgot to photograph that.

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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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60th Birthday Card

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Aug 092019
 

Welsh Birthday Card

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The boss of the carers who come here to help with my mother every day, and help me with showering and hair washing twice a week, had asked me if I’d make her a birthday card to give to her sister.  I didn’t have much of a brief – only that it should have “60” on it, say “Penblwydd Hapus” (Which is Welsh for Happy Birthday), and be big and blingy.  I should have asked what was her favourite colour, whether flowers were OK, etc., but I forgot.  So I did my usual – think about it for a couple of days, then collected an assortment of equipment and consumables, and started working on the idea that had come to me.

What I Used
  • 1 x A3 Sheet of White Cardstock for card, plus 2 for box
  • 2 x A4 sheets of Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • Items from a Kanban Oval collection that included, dies, floral toppers, foiled frames, etc.
  • 3 x Fabric Flowers that I put together myself from a Craft Buddy Forever Flowers kit
  • Pinflair Glue Gel
  • Pinflair Glue
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Bookbinding Glue for constructing box
  • Foam Tape
  • Sticky Backed Faux Gems
  • 2 x Adorable Scorable A4 cardstock from Christmas Collection
  • “Penblwydd Hapus” Silver Peel Offs
  • “60” Silver Peel Offs
  • Hoogie Board
  • Cutterpillar Pro Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Corner Rounder Punch
  • Crossover Die Cutting Machine
What I Did

I made an asymetrical double easel card from a sheet of A3 heavy white cardstock, makeing the finished card A4 in size.  I put a sheet of silver glitter card on the inside/base and trimmed a background cardstock sheet from the Kanban collection and stuck it on top.

A sheet of the glitter card was also cut in half, the corners rounded with a punch, and stuck to the bottom half of each easel.

I then took the a couple of sheets of the foiled cardstock that matched the dies, and one sheet of toppers that matched the dies, and using my die-cutting mathine I cut out several layers from within these. The mats to go between the layers were cut using dies from the same oval collection out of a co-ordinating Adorable Scorable cardstock.  By matting and layering like this the foiled cardstock could be gutted, thus meaning that the top layers of the panel with the greeting as well as the stopper for the easel were cut out of the centre of the layers that form the decorative edged layer that’s stuck first onto the easels.

I also cut a long strip from the Adorable Scorable as well as a strip from a sheet from the Kanban kit that had a foiled decoration, stuck the foiled decoration directly onto the plain strip and then used foam tape to stick the whole thing as a “butt bar” a couple of inches in from the edge of the card base.

I then used glue, fingerlift tape and foam tape to build up the panels on both easel sides of the card, as well as an extra panel as a second stopper to hold one easel back further than the first.

I then made up three flowers from the flower kit and stuck them using glue gel onto the stopper.

I then stuck several different sizes of sticky back gems onto the card.

The Finished Card

And here’s the finished card standing up.  I had thought of makeing one a twisted easel but in the end decided on makeing both front faceing but with one being set back a bit.

A closeup of one side.

And a Closeup of the other side.

Small sticky back faux gems have been stuck spaced out around the central topper and on the centre of the flower.

Larger faux gems were put along the butt bar as well as both corners of the patterned background, and tiny ones on the centres of all the flowers on the base background – you may need to click to enlarge to have a chance of seeing them – then click back to return here.

I even put one faux gem inside the centre flower on the stopper.

I do hope the person who asked me to make it liked it.  She asked one of the carers to collect it.

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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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August Calendar Page

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Aug 072019
 

Thank you for coming over to have a look at my blog
August Calendar Page

I asked my mother what she would like on the August page of her callendar and she asked me to do “something different” – well ….  What could I do that is different?  If you are a regular visitor to my blog you will probably have seen the pages I’ve decorated so far this month, as well as the ones from last year.

If you haven’t seen them then you can find this year’s pages by following these links : the January page – here! February page – here! March page – here! April page – here! May page – here! June page – here! and July page – here!

Now, it is important to say that I am not an artist – colouring in, stamping, using stencils, toppers, die-cuts, there’s a whole lot of things I can make a good job of, even if I do say so myself.  But painting a picture from scratch – not so good!

What I Did

So what did I decide to do as “something different” for August – yes, got some watercolour brush pens out, picked up some brushes, sprayed a bit of water on watercolour cardstock, and started working on a early spring scene in the country with the leaves just begining to unfurl.  Well, that’s what I landed out with, I didn’t exactly plan what my “something different” was going to look like or put in any pencil lines to work to.

I then trimmed the painting after it was dry and mounted it on some different coloured cardstock.  Added some faux lavendar and ferns, and attached it to the calendar.

I finished off by preparing the title “Awst” (Welsh for August) in Publisher and printing onto paper, before using the same Fingerlift Tape I’d used for the rest of the page to put the title on the page.

I actually got it all prepared by the last day of July and stuck it in place early on the 1st of August, but have been slow blogging this.  Hope you like it.

What I Used
Photos Of The August Calendar Page

This is the whole calendar page hanging up in Mam’s room.  Mam reckons it doesn’t look too bad from her bed.

But you start getting closer …

and closer and it doesn’t look too good either.

Just basically scribble on water colour from the watercolour pens, spray a bit of water and move around with a brush.  Scribble a bit more on acetate and pick it up to dab a bit on, in a sort of sky and hill pattern with a tree, and then add some detail

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