A Card For My Aunt

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A Birthday Card For My Aunt

I showed you the gift and the card I made for my mother’s birthday in my last couple of posts.  Well, one of my aunts has her birthday the day following my mother, so I needed to make a card for her as well.

I had the same problem of agony in my arm and shoulder makeing crafting very, very, difficult, so again I chose to make a simple card for her.

Today I have the very simple card I made her to show you.

I chose a brightly coloured image from a Hunkydory Little Book, matted it onto blue cardstock, stuck it to the front of a pre cut and scored base card and added a foiled banner greeting that said “Penblwydd Hapus”.  I finished off with an insert that said the same.

I tried to take photos from several slightly different angles to see if I could catch the foiled greeting and show off the colours at their best.  Not my best photos ever, but I think you can see that the card depicts an under the sea scene.

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Now that I’ve been prescribed stronger pain killers, I am going to try and catch up a bit on blogging what I’ve already made, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks. Then I’ll try and get back on track makeing my Christmas cards.

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Mam’s Birthday Card

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A Birthday Card For My Mother

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Yesterday I showed you the gift I’d made for my mother for her birthday, and explained that I’d kept it simple because of being in agony with my shoulder.

Today I have the very simple card I made her to show you.

Mam likes watching the birds from her bedroom window – in addition to a bird feeding “tree” that I gave her several years ago that sits in a flower bed visible from her window, I’ve also put a stick on feeder onto her window so that she can see the birds coming to feed better.  So I decided to use an image of a bird from one of the Hunkydory Little Books for Mam’s card this time.

I simply matted the image onto a piece of blue cardstock, and then stuck this onto the front of a pre-shaped and scored base card.  I added a foiled banner greeting that says “Penblwydd Hapus” to the front and an insert that said the same inside.

Unfortunately my photos are not the best this time and I didn’t feel up to re-takeing the photos.

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Now that I’ve been prescribed stronger pain killers, I am going to try and catch up a bit on blogging what I’ve already made, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.  Then I’ll try and get back on track makeing my Christmas cards.

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Welsh Birthday Cards

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Cardiau Penblwydd Cymraeg~Welsh Birthday Cards

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Just a catch up post to show a couple of cards I made before my medical emergency that I hadn’t blogged.

The end of June it was my brother’s birthday.  This meant I needed to make two cards – one from my mother and one from myself.

I returned to the Hunkydory kit of African animal silhouettes (the same ones I used to make the batches of cards to give to friends and family at the start of lockdown which you can see here if you haven’t seen them previously).

What I Did

For the first card I used one of the black silhouette foiled acetates from the collection, scored it and wrapped it around a card that I’d put on some of the background from the kit onto.  I finished it off with Penblwydd Hapus peeloff.

The second card was made using some bits cut off when I made the big batch of cards and a topper.

The Finished Cards

1st Card

2nd Card

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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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Christmas Cards – 007 to 012

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Christmas Cards

Hi and welcome to my blog (or welcome back if you’ve visited before). Thank you so much for poping over for a look, and a big thank you to those regular visitors who have left such kind comments on my various posts of late. I realy do appreciate you taking the time to do so.

I did start showing you my Christmas card makes a good while ago, and had a couple of dozen already made ready to photograph and show you, but things like an emergency operation got in the way.  So now I’m going to, very slowly, get back into blogging and crafting, and sooner or later I hope to catch up with things – at least I hope to do so before Christmas – no rush is there?!

Like the first ones I made, the cards in this batch have been quick and easy ones made using components from the latest Hunkydory Christmas Collection, and, as I was so late doing my cards last year and didn’t use up all my stash, I have quite a few bits added from last year’s Hunkydory Christmas Collection as well. As the cards became all jumbled up when I was putting them into a storage box I’m not quite sure which year’s collection the cards I’ve got to show you in the first few posts have been made from.

What I Did

Have a look at the first batch I showed – Here! – if you want to know what I did.

What I Used
Finished Cards

I’ve decided to number the Christmas Cards I’m makeing this year in my blog posts, going on from one post to the next. That way I’ll know exactly how many cards I’ll have made by the end.

007.

Outside

Inside

008.

Outside

Inside

009.

Outside

Inside

010.

Outside

Inside

011.

Outside

Inside

012.

Outside

Inside

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As well as many more Christmas cards made from Hunkydory cardmaking sheets I’ve also started working on other types of Christmas cards, including some decoupaged ones, so keep an eye out for a lot of Christmas card posts over the next few weeks.

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90th Birthday Card

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Welsh 90th Birthday Card

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

As I said in my last post – one of the deacons in our chapel had phoned me to let me know that one of our chapel members, who taught the Sunday School before me, was having her birthday last week.  I only had a couple of days notice, so not a lot of time to think about what to do.

As luck would have it, a person who use to live opposite us had phoned the same afternoon and said that she had a box of old cards for me to recycle if I wanted them.  Of course I wanted them.  I love seeing how I can give a second life to cards.  She dropped the box off in our side passage before the end of the day.  I started flicking through them for a look and the minute I saw one card it just jumped out at me and I knew it would make a great 90th birthday cellabration card.

So out with my trimmer, etc., and off I went …

What I Did

I started by scoreing and trimming the large sheet of textured cardstock to create an 8″ square card.

I then trimmed the card front from the old card I was recycling.  This was attached to a sheet of dark red cardstock using fingerlift tape and trimmed to leave a narrow border.

I then trimmed a 7″ square from a lighter red, glitter, cardstock from the same pack.  I used foam tape to attach the glitter mat to the card front and then to attach the matted topper on top of that.

I used foam tape again to attach the greeting banner over where the greeting was on the recycled topper.

I then added a 90 peeloff.

I finished by printing a greeting on a sheet of paper, trimming it, and attaching it inside the card.

What I Used
The Finished Card

Front View

Different angled looks at the same card. Hope you can see the dimension created by using 3mm deep foam tape between some of the matting and layering.

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I think it will be back to showing you Christmas cards for my next blog post, so keep an eye out for that as I have several more ready to show you and lots more to complete and photograph.

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Christmas Cards – 001 to 006

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Christmas Cards

Hi and welcome to my blog (or welcome back if you’ve visited before).  Thank you so much for poping over for a look, and a big thank you to those regular visitors who have left such kind comments on my various posts of late.  I realy do appreciate you taking the time to do so.

Well … I’ve officially started my Christmas Card Making!

Just a few at a time in small batches, but hopefully it will mean I’ll have ones ready to sell at the chapel, etc., in a couple of months time (assuming the COVID-19 virus is got under control and lockdown eases so that we can return to worship in the autumn).  I suppose I’ll have to try selling some online or over the phone to friends and family if the lockdown continues.

The first ones I’ve made have been quick and easy ones made using components from the latest Hunkydory Christmas Collection, and, as I was so late doing my cards last year and didn’t use up all my stash, I have quite a few bits added from last year’s Hunkydory Christmas Collection as well.  As the cards became all jumbled up when I was putting them into a storage box I’m not quite sure which year’s collection the cards I’ve got to show you in the first few posts have been made from.

What I Did

For this first batch of cards I simply went through the collection picking out matching background cardstock and inserts that went with the various die-cut toppers that were in the kit.

Each sheet of background cardstock was scored and folded in half.

I wanted to keep these first ones very simple, with very little dimension, so I only used glue, fingerlift tape, or 1mm deep foam tape to do the attaching of toppers and greetings banners where these were used.  This way I hope that all these cards will go through the Royal Mail on a Standard Letter stamp to save on postage.  I’ve got a “letter ruler” to check each card in it’s envelope so that I can be sure before I either post myself, or to tell anybody who buys the cards.  Peel-offs were used on some of the cards instead of banners.

I set up a greeting “Nadolig Llawen A Blwyddyn Newydd Dda” (The Welsh equivelent of Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, though not a direct translation) in MS Publisher on my laptop.  This greeting was printed onto the matching inserts before they were trimmed a bit and stuck inside each card.

I then use my stamping platform to stamp my details on the back of each card.

Note – Although the We R Memory Keepers “The Works” bit of equipment has the ability to cut, score and stamp, when I’m batch makeing I don’t like swapping the plate up and down for scoreing and cutting, or adding the stamping platform every time I want to stamp the details, so I do use separate bits of equipment for each job.

What I Used
Finished Cards

I’ve decided to number the Christmas Cards I’m makeing this year in my blog posts, going on from one post to the next.  That way I’ll know exactly how many cards I’ll have made by the end.

001.

Outside

Inside

002.

Outside

Inside

003.

Outside

Inside

004.

Outside

Inside

005.

Outside

Inside

006.

Outside

Inside

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As well as many more Christmas cards made from Hunkydory cardmaking sheets I’ve also started working on other types of Christmas cards, including some decoupaged ones, so keep an eye out for a lot of Christmas card posts over the next few weeks.

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Artisan Adicts Challenge Entry

Artisan Adicts Challenge Entry Card

Hi and welcome to my blog (or welcome back if you’ve visited before).  Thank you so much for clicking over for a look.

Anybody who loves the work of Pete Simpson who designs stamps, stencils, etc., and sells as Artisan Designs UK might like to join the Facebook group Artisan Addicts.  There is lots of inspiration in the group, including one of the people who runs the group putting up a list of items Pete uses when he does his demonstration Facebook Lives.  There are also challenges.

For the latest group challenge we have been given photos of 10 cards from the many that Pete has made during his cardmaking Facebook live sessions the last few months, and the challenge is to choose one and make our own version of it using our choise of colours, etc.

I chose this card by Pete.

You can see his demo on Facebook – Here!

What I Did

I took a sheet of white cardstock and sprayed splodges of three coloured inks over it, mopping up the excess with kitchen paper before splatering it with water and once again mopping up the excess.

I then took the stencil and applied some of the deep orange colour using a makeup application brush.

I cut out a 5″ square.

I then stamped on my chosen sentiment.

The panel was stuck to a square of black cardstock.

I took the blue ink I’d used and covered around the edge of a slightly larger piece of white cardstock before using this as a further layer behind my panel.

I coloured some of the scrap card I’d cut off using the deep orange ink and after it was dried I cut out 6 flower layers.  Some bare twigs were cut from black cardstock and foliage branches were cut from uncoloured scraps of white cardstock.  I decided to leave the foliage white to give a contrast between the flowers and the panel I’d created.

I took a 6″ square, white, base card and constructed the card, shapeing the flowers and doubling the layers to make 3 flowers.  I added a metalic flat back pearl to the centre of each.

The flower embelishmets were added around the bottom left corner of the card.

For some reason I was thinking of a sentiment “Focus on the flowers not the thorns” hence the black, spiky, branch sticking out from the floral embelishment.

What I Used

Finished Card

This is what the finished card looks like.

And this is what it looks like from an angle, trying to show that the flowers had some dimension.

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I’ve started on my Christmas cards now, so keep an eye out for some batches of those over the next few weeks.  I also have a few other bits on the go which hopefully will get finished in between the Christmas card makeing.  I can then show you those as well.

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Cards As Gifts – J

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Cards As Gifts – 10th Batch

This batch is larger than my previous batches of half a dozen cards I showed you from this series that I made to give in small packs to friends and family. If you haven’t seen the first post explaining what I’ve been up to then you can see it – here .

You can see previous posts in this series of Cards As Gifts by following these links – 1st Batch; 2nd Batch; 3rd Batch; 4th Batch; 5th Batch; 6th Batch; 7th Batch; 8th Batch; 9th Batch.

10 packs have gone out, one having a few more cards in it.  I should say that they haven’t gone out in packs as per the batches I’ve been showing here – I actually photographed them as I was going along, I then put all the cards in envelopes and separated them out into bundles at random, so I have no idea which cards went to which people – other than the two A4 sized ones which went in the larger batch of eleven cards.

What I Did

Have a look at my previous post – here – if you’ve not already read about what I did to create the cards.

What I Used
Finished Piece

These are not in batches as they were sent out, just as they were made and photographed.

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All 10 packs have now been received by the randomly chosen recipients from our Christmas card list.

So that’s the end of these series of posts showing all the cards I made to give away to friends and family.  As I showed at the start of the month I have used items from the collection to decorate the May page of my mother’s calendar, but there are still a lot of elements left from the collection that I haven’t used, so I expect you’ll be seeing more of them used over the next year or so.  In the meantime, I’m working on a few other things that will be appearing on my blog before long.

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Welsh New Baby Cards

Cardiau Cymraeg I’r Babi Newydd
Welsh New Baby Cards

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

My nephew and his partner welcomed a new baby to the family the begining of this month, so that meant that a baby card each from Mam and I were needed.  We also decided to send one, very simple, card between us to my sister and brother-in-law to congratulate them on becoming grandparents.

You can see all 3 cards in this post.

What I Did

I started by takeing the Jiggy digital stamp into MS Publisher and resizing it, makeing a 2nd copy and putting a frame around one copy.  On the same working area I also put a yellow mat with green border, a green paper ribbon with yellow border, and a greeting panel with a green border.  The greeting is “Llongyfarchiadau Ar Enedigaeth Eich Cymro Bach Newydd”, which is Welsh for “Congratulations On The Birth Of Your New Little Welsh Man”.

After printing off the sheet I coloured in the framed image as well as some parts of the 2nd one to use as decoupage layers.  Everything was then cut out.

I scored and folded in half a card before sticking on the pieces, some with fingerlift tape and some with foam tape.  A plain insert with a peeloff greeting was put inside.

For the 3nd card I cropped out one of the little bottle cards, made it bigger and added a greeting “Llongyfarchiadau Ar Enedigaeth Eich Wyr”, which is Welsh for “Congratulations On The Birth Of Your Grandson”.  I then printed the page out.

It was then cut out, scored and folded in half, a little bow from the same sheet was added, together with a few gems.

I made the insert by folding a sheet of paper in half, putting it inside the card and drawing around it.  I then cut it out around 3mm inside the drawn line, makeing sure not to cut along the fold line.  This was then stuck inside.  A peel-off greeting was added inside.

For the 3rd card I took the printable download of the baby on pastel shawl and re-sized it to what I wanted before printing it off.  I also printed out the corresponding insert onto paper.

I cut out the topper and trimmed the insert.  The topper was matted onto dark blue cardstock and trimmed, and this was stuck to a light blue cardstock and trimmed.  I also made a panel for the greeting from the same two blue cardstocks.

The base card was made by scoreing a sheet of the Super Smooth Cardstock and folding in half.  I used foam tape to stick on the matted and layered topper, and also the greetings panel.  Peeloff greetings were added to the front and the insert which was stuck inside.  I finished off with a few motiffs from the peeloff sheet.

What I Used
Finished Cards

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For some reason the camera’s colours were coming out different in different photos, but here are the best photos of this card.  The writing is in the same red as the frame round the baby Welsh dragon but looks different.

Two different angled photos of the card.

2.

Front view of card.

Angled view to try and show diemsnion on bow and gems, but I don’t think I took it at enough of an angle.

3.

The card from the front

Angled view to try and show dimension.

The Insert

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My next post will be some crochet and loom knitting items I made to send the new baby.

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Another Simple Welsh Birthday Card

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Another Welsh Birthday Card

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A few posts ago – here – I told you I’d won one of Pete Simpson’s Giveaways on FB.  This is the 2nd card I’ve made using bits from within the boxful I got.  I used the purple and yellow spray inks again, and this time also used blue and green paints from the giveaway as well, together with one of Pete’s own stencils and one of his texture stamps.

What I Did

I started by setting out a panel on my computer that included a rounded corner rectangle and an oval – nearly circular but not quite.  These were given a wide deep yellow outline.  I put in the oval my chosen greeting in purple (Penblwydd Hapus Iawn – which is Welsh for a Very Happy Birthday).  I also put a second oval of exactly the same size on the other side of the working area before printing them out.

After printing I cut out the rectangular panel and the stand alone oval.

I sprayed stencil adhesive behind the spirelli mask and the oval.  The oval was put over the oval on the panel and then the spirelli mask was put on top.  I sprayed a bit of yellow ink onto my working area and then used a makeup brush to put it through the mask.  I extended the yellow area all over the panel, but makeing it uneven, even going as far as spraying a bit directly onto the background for some deeper areas.

I then removed the mask and put the panel on my stamping platform onto which I attached the texture stamp.  I inked the stamp up by spraying purple ink onto my working area and using a makeup brush to put the ink onto the stamp.  After the first stamping I moved the panel and stamped a few more times.

I then removed the oval.

I used my scoreboard to score a sheet of cardstock and after folding it attached the panel I’d created to the front.  I then used a die-cutting machine to cut out some flower and foliage embelishments.  The foliate was coloured green with paint and I used my finger to put a dot of blue paint in the centre of each flower.  I shaped the flowers a bit by hand and then used the makeup brush to gently brush a bit of the purple ink – very lightly – over the pettles, not trying for an even coverage or anything like that.

I finished by sticking the foliage and flowers onto the card front.

What I Used
  • Several A4 sheets of 350gsm Super Smooth White Cardstock
  • Purple and Yellow Spray Inks
  • Artisan Designs UK – Spirelli Mask
  • Artisan Designs UK – Texture Collection1 – Speckle
  • Green and Blue Cosmic Shimmer Paints
  • Sizix Thinlets – Flower dies and Foliage dies
  • Bookbinding Glue
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Stencil Spray Adhesive
  • Stamping Platform
  • Score Board
  • Scissors
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Die Cutting Machine
The Finished Makes

Front view of card.  Lighting was a bit off so the colours don’t show up properly

An angled view of the card to show some of the dimension.

Another angled view

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I’ll be back with another card I made the same time as this in a future blog post before long.

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