A Christmas Carol Challenge

A Christmas Carol Challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog (or welcome back if you’ve visited before).  Thank you for coming over to have a look at my blog.

Over on the Artisan Design DT Collective members were challenged to make two creations – one a card and the other a tag or similar.  One was to be themed on the book “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and the other was to be themed on any Christmas carol of our choice.  It was up to us which creation was themed on the book and which the carol.

Before I go ahead and show  you what I made for each part of the challenge I’d like to let everybody know that Pete Simpson, the Designer/Owner of Artisan Designs UK, is aiming to do a Facebook Live on Friday 13th at 7.00pm.  I believe it will be on his page – Here!

He’s been working on designs for texture stamps for months (he’s also been moving home so had to put some things like launching them on hold until he was all moved in) and you can see and buy them when he launches the first batch of them in the Facebook Live.

I’m sure that they will appeal to a lot of people, so please do make a note in your diary of the date and time and go and see what he’s got new this time.

He’s even announced that he will be giving two great prizes away at random, but I’ll leave him explain and show them to you.

The Card

For the card I chose the carol “Draw yn ninas Dafydd Frenin”, which is the Welsh version of “Once in Royal David’s city”.

I’ve used three different Artisan Design background papers for this card.  I found a silhouette of the Bethlehem skyline online, which I printed out and cut out to put accross the centre of the card. With strips of two backgrounds above and below.

I stamped the side of the AD fern stamp in glue and guilded it on one of the background papers that I’d cut to fit a recess I created in my card.  I also stamped in flitter glue and guilded a leaf from one of the AD Build a Flora stamp sets and an angel from Chocolate Baroque onto stamping cardstock and guilded them as well before cutting them out. The leaves were stuck together to create a white poinsettia type plant with guilding flake center.

The card itself has had a recess made in it.

The Tag

I spent a lot of time trying to think about what to do for this tag, bareing in mind that I’ve never read the book or seen a film of the story, only read a condensed bit about the book and seen snippets about the story on TV.  I knew it was about Scrooge and some ghosts and a Tiny Tim, and that miserly Scrooge became nice Scrooge, but that was about it.

So, I did what most would do and looked it up online, heading over to Wikipedia.  And the first thing I saw was an image of the cover of the first edition. Which got me thinking – rather than doing a tag about the story in the book, why not do a tag about the book itself and the characters – Wikipedia did have a bit about the story giving the characters names.

So I took a sheet of Artisan backround and cut a tag from it.  I also made a smaller tag from plain cardstock and matted a small piece of another AD background on it.

I downloaded the image of the first edition cover and resized it in Publisher. I also typed out some wording for the smaller tag as well as the character names, putting banner shapes and borders around them.  These were all printed out onto one sheet of paper before being cut out.

I took another sheet of paper and stenciled through the AD Laural Burst stencil in a vintage green and vintage red colour Dinky Inkies.  This was the “wrapping paper” to wrap the book in, so I tore it in the middle to look like a hastily torn wrapped gift.  This was mounted onto the tag using foam tape to give it dimension and the torn edges were curled back to allow the book name and author to be visible. I then attached the wording to the small tag, and the character names coming away from the book.

I finished by attaching the two tags together using several strands of twine and makeing the ends into a tassel.

You can just make out the book details from the cover.

The character names coming out of the book.

The small tag.

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I hope to have a few more posts of assorted makes to show you before Christmas, so keep an eye out for those.

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12th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – English Cards

12th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – English Cards

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The batch of cards I’ve got to show you today are a bit of an assortment that I will put into a big pack where customers can choose single cards for £1 each.

This particular small batch are English cards where I’ve used greetings from within the cardmaking collection I used.  They were simply made by scoreing and folding co-ordinating cardstock from within the collection and attaching toppers and greetings.

Some have matching inserts from within the collection and some have plain, printed, paper inserts.

Unfortunately some of the cards have proved difficult to photograph with the greetings clear because of glare and whiteouts, due to bad lighting, foiling, etc.

What I Used
Batch Of Cards

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As well as working on my Christmas cards I have a small number of other projects on the go at the moment, so my next post might be more Christmas cards or might be something else – keep an eye out.

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11th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

11th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

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

The batch of cards I’ve got to show you today are a bit of an assortment that I will put into a big pack where customers can choose single cards for £1 each.

What I Used

For the first card I stamped in FlitterGlu before adding guilding flakes to it once it was tacky.  I am very impressed with how sharp the image is once I rubbed off the excess flakes.  It was then trimmed and attached to matting and layering on a card.

For the other cards in this batch I used a Hunkydory Christmas collection.  I just pulled out things that went together, scored sheets of cardstock from the collection or my stash to make a base card, and then added toppers and other items.  Each card has either a plain and printed insert or an insert from the collection that matches the outside of the card.

Nadolig Llawen is Welsh for Happy Christmas.

What I Used
Batch Of Cards

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As well as working on my Christmas cards I have a small number of other projects on the go at the moment, so my next post might be more Christmas cards or might be something else – keep an eye out.

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10th Batch Of Christmas Cards – English Cards

10th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – English Cards

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

In my last blog post I mentioned having a session of making both English and Welsh Christmas cards.  I showed you six of the Welsh cards I made in the previous post.  Today I am showing you six of the English Christmas cards I put into one pack.  There will be another post coming with the rest that I put into a big bag that people could select ones that they liked out of.

What I Did

Today’s batch didn’t require a lot of work as I chose various components from a Hunkydory Christmas cardmaking collection that all worked together.  I scored some of the co-ordinating cardstock and folded to make my base cards and used co-ordinating inserts for most of the cards, or a plain insert with either a typed greeting or used one of the greetings toppers from the colection.

What I Used
Batch Of Cards

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As well as working on my Christmas cards I have a small number of other projects on the go at the moment, so my next post might be more Christmas cards or might be something else – keep an eye out.

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9th Batch Of Christmas Cards – Welsh Cards

9th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

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

Was expecting a visit from the doctor to see my mother so I couldn’t go back to bed to rest.  I therefore tacked makeing some more Welsh and English Christmas cards.  I wasn’t up to doing stamping and colouring so I went back to the Hunkydory collection for components to make all the cards.  In the end I had around 18 cards made.  6 Welsh cards were put together into one pack (these are what I have to show you today), 6 English were put together into another pack (keep an eye out for a post showing them in a couple of days once I finish cropping the photos and editing the blog post), and the rest were some of each that I’ve put into the big pack where people can choose individual cards from to suit their needs.

What I Used

For all six cards I’ve got to show you today I used a Hunkydory Christmas collection. I just pulled out things that went together, scored sheets of cardstock from the collection or my stash to make a base card, and then added toppers and other items. Each card has an insert that matches the cardstock I used to make the base card from the collection.

What I Used
Batch Of Cards

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As well as working on posts for the rest of the cards I made the same day as these, I still need to make some more Christmas cards, and I have other projects on the go as well, so keep an eye out for more posts over the next few days.

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8th Batch Of Christmas Cards 2019 – Welsh Cards

6th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

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

Today’s sellection of Christmas Cards again show a collection of 6 cards I put together into a pack for selling at our Chapel, as well as one more dimensional card that I packed as an individual card for selling – it is more dimensional and ornate and I charge a little more for this type of card as they take longer to make and use up more material.

I did a couple of different shaped cards this time.  Some have a matching insert from the collection while others have a plain insert with just a printed greeting.

I just went through the collection, pulled out pieces that went together, cut and constructed.

What I Used
Pack Of 6 Cards

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Folded

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Decoupaged Christmas Card

The front of the card.

An angled view of part of the card to try and show dimension.

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As well as working on my Christmas cards I have a small number of other projects on the go at the moment, so my next post might be more Christmas cards or might be something else – keep an eye out.

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7th Batch Of Christmas Cards 2019 – Guilded Images

Another Batch Of Christmas Cards

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

Today my makes feature a few of the Chocolate Baroque Cristmas stamps I was tempted by a few weeks ago.

If you like Chocolate Baroque stamps, or stamping and mixed media in general, you may like to note in your diaries that Lesley from Chocolate Baroque will be doing her next Craftalon on Hochanda on 17th November. You can find details of the kit available for the craftalong – here!

I went for glue and guilding flakes again this time, like the ones I showed you in a previous post – here!

What I Did

I chose three of the stamps from the Chocolate Baroque collection I’d bought and stamped them several times onto stamping card using FliterGlu.

I then put on guilding flakes, rubbed it on and rubbed it off.

Some of the images I fully coloured, some partialy coloured, and some didn’t colour at all.

I cut them out in different ways.  Some as rectangular panels, some directly round the picture and one angel leaving a round around the head area but cutting directly to the line around the bottom.

After this I scored and folded cardstock to make the base card as well cutting out an assortment of matting and layering pieces.

Everything was put together using fingerlift tape as I wanted to make a pack of flat cards for easy posting.

I finished off by sticking in the insert and putting on the “Nadolig Llawen” (Welsh for Happy Christmas) peeloff greeting.

What I Used
The Finished Cards

Pack of 6 cards.

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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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Butterfly Card And More

Butterfly Card and More

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

Today my make features a butterfly stamp by Pete Simpson of Artisan Designs UK.  If you are at the Stamperama event in Harrogate on the 9th November, Pete will be demonstrating on the Chocolate Baroque stand. He will have his Butterflies And More collection available for sale as well.

You may not know that Pete had his stamps manufactured by the people at Chocolate Baroque, so they are of excellent quality.

The second card was also made using an Artisan Design Stamp.

What I Did

I used my stamping press to stamp out all the images onto stamping card and then coloured them in using Prism Craft Markers.

The main images were cut as straight edged toppers and their corners rounded with a punch.  The required backgrounds were also cut out as straighted edged panels.  The stamped floral background piece was cut out to the edge.

I scored the two main pieces of cardstock and folded them to make landscape cards before sticking on my prepared pieces.  I used fingerlift tape throughout for these projects as I wanted them completely flat for posting.

I finished off by putting a peeloff greeting on the front and a plain insert inside.

What I Used
The Finished Cards

I was having problems getting good photos of these cards to show the true colours without them looking washed out, so, although they have no dimension, I have taken an angled photo as well as a straight on one of both cards.  I still don’t think they look true to colour on my screen, but don’t feel up to getting out my light box to re-take the photos again.

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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60th Birthday Card

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60th Birthday Card

Today’s card is another that the boss of our carers requested.  It is a 60th birthday card for one of the carers.  I hadn’t had any specific instructions more than the usual “big and blingy”, so this time I took the autumn and autumnal colours as a theme as that is what I saw when looking out the kitchen window thinking about what to do – and I just happened to have a collection of very suitable cardmaking items in one of my boxes.  So out came the box, and out of the box came the collection all over the kitchen table.  A lot of shuffling around, moving bits here and there, choosing a bit, then another, and I had everything I wanted in one bundle ready to start, and the rest went back in the box for another project.

What I Did

Firstly I scored and folded the A3 sheet of cardstock to create an A4 base card.  I then trimmed a couple of sheets of cardstock from the collection so that they could be used as matting and layering under the topper, leaving a margin from one layer to the next.

The chosen topper came with a framing element so I stuck the central topper directly to the mat underneath while I put foam tape on the framing layer and put it around the topper.

As this card was requested in English I could actually use some greetings panels from the collection on this card.  One of which I put two layers of the foam tape underneath it to make it even more dimensional.

Of course, the collection didn’t come with a 60th birthday greeting so I typed one up and printed it out at the required size to fit where I wanted it to go.  I put a strip of cardstock left over from cutting one of the mats behind the greeting and cut the ends into tails before shaping it into a wave and putting some small pieces of foam tape in two places and fingerlift tape in another to keep it’s shape when stuck down.

It was then a case of embelishing by shaping some of the foiled leaves from the collection and sticking them around the card using glue gel, and also putting on some faux gems.

As I’d printed the greeting towards the top of a sheet of paper it meant that I had the majority of the sheet left after cutting the greeting panel out.  This I trimmed to a rectangular piece that I stuck to the front of the box I was recycling using fingerlift tape.  I then shaped a few more foiled leaves from the collection and stuck around the edge using glue gel.  I finished off with some of the faux gems – putting one in each corner.

What I Used
Finished Card And Box

I had trouble getting a photo to show the image clearly while at the same time showing the metallic look of the cardstock mat and the foiling on the topper and leaves, so I’ve got a couple of slightly different angled photos to show you what the card looks like.  This is the first one.

And this is the second one at a slightly different angle in different light condition.

This is an angled photo from one direction to show a bit of the dimension.

And this is another angled view from the bottom right corner, again showing that the elements on the card have been built up and shaped a bit to give dimension.

The box.

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I have a non card related project on the go, the November calendar page I’m working on, as well as more Christmas cards part done, so it shouldn’t be too long before I have another blog post to show you.

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Retirement Card

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Retirement Card

I had another request for a card from the boss of our carers.  One of the carers who works a different route to ours was retiring and she wanted a special card to give her.

Without knowing the woman and her likes or plans for the future I didn’t have a particular theme or colour to go with, but I remembered that the carers all ware red tunics, so I decided to go with extravegant and red for the card.

What I Did

Having set up paper and stamp in my stamping platform I put the flitter glue on the foam, applied it to the stamp and stamped the image.  I then applied the guilding flakes, patted them on and rubbed them off using the scoochy.

The image was then coloured in using an assorment of Prism Craft Markers.

I measured the box I had and cut and scored some Centura cardstock to make a card that would fit inside.  I also put a second score half way up the front to make it into an easel card.  A further piece of cardstock was cut the same size as the front to make the easel front.

I cut out two layers from the foiled sheet using the matching die before cutting some mats from the red paper and Centura cardstock.

I build up the layers on the front attaching using fingerlift tape for flat layers and foam tape for raised layers, finishing off with the cut out rose that I’d shaped a bit.

I had some fabric flowers I’d bought and made from a kit, but none of the colours were quite right for this project so I used one of the red Craft Markers I’d used on the image to colour three white roses to match.

I printed out a suitable greeting and cut it out.

Red paper and Centura Pearl mats were cut and stuck inside the card base, as well as some smaller pieces cut to use under the greeting and attached to the base using foam tape to use as a stopper bar.

I finished off by using glue gel to attach the roses and sticking on sticky back gems.

The box was also covered using the same red paper I’d used on the card, with some corner detail adding sticky back gems.

What I Used
Finished Card And Box

Card standing up as an easel card.

Closeup of the Artisan Design rose coloured in.

Angled look at front showing dimension.

Closeup of roses and greetings stopper bar.

Empty box.

Card in box.

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I have the second card that was ordered the same time as this one to blog about again, as well as more Christmas cards part done, so it shouldn’t be too long before I have another blog post to show you.

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