3rd Batch Of Christmas Cards

3rd Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – English Cards

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A few weeks ago I showed you an assortment of Birthday and Sympathy cards I’d made, ready to send a box full to the boss of our carers who wanted to buy a few, so she had plenty to choose from.  She’s now phoned me to say she wants to keep the whole box full so will be totting up the total and sending me the money.  That will be a nice portion towards the cost of this month’s crafting goodies as I think I’ll need some more various sticky stuff to make all the Christmas cards I need to make.

She also asked me to make her another 60th birthday card and a retirement card.  So, while I’m still going to try and keep working on a few batches a week of Christmas cards over the next month or so, I will need to set a little time aside in the next week to create these requested cards.

Today I have my 3rd batch of Christmas cards to show you, this time a pack of 6 very simple English ones, and one more ornate Welsh one.

What I Used
Pack Of 6 Cards

I used a page from the little square book from the Hunkydory collection stuck flat for each card, adding a greeting from one of the die-cut sheets for some of them.  Each has a printed insert inside.

Single 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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2nd Batch Of Christmas Cards

2nd Batch Of Welsh Christmas Cards For 2019

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

I’m still working on my Christmas Cards and have a 2nd batch of Welsh Christmas cards to show you today.

What I Used
Pack Of 6 Cards

The pack of 6 this time is a little more elaborate than the ones in my last post, using background cardstock from the Hunkydory pack as the base card.

The frame or topper pannel on these cards has been raised a slight bit using the shallowest of the foam tapes.

Single Christmas Card

The front of the card.

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

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First Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019

First Batch Of Welsh Christmas Cards For 2019

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

I’ve been saying that I need to get on with my Christmas card making for months. I usually have the majority of my Christmas cards made over the summer with just the last few batches to do in the autumn. But, for a variety of reasons, I didn’t get any completed during the summer this year.

I did start, in fact the ones I’ve completed yesterday were more or less complete the first week in August, but I needed to print out inserts for them and put a “Nadolig Llawen” (Welsh for Happy Christmas”) greeting on them, and at the time I couldn’t find any peeloffs or banner greetings left over from last year, so I had to order some and by the time they arrived I was working on other projects.

But now I’m back working on my Christmas cards.

Today I have one pack of 6 plain cards to show you, as well as one more elaborate and dimensional card that is packaged for sale on it’s own.

What I Used
Pack Of 6 Cards

These are very simple, 6″ x 6″, cards on kraft card base cards with a white insert.

Single Christmas Card

This is the front look of the dimensional card.

And the next two are angled views to give you an idea of the dimension.

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October Calendar Page

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October 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! August page – here! and September page – here!

In my last post I showed you two butterflies I’d stamped and coloured for a project, but, as I said, I had a bit of a disaster with a bottle of fizzy pop and only had the butterflies, which were elsewhere at the time, left to work with for other projects.

Having used one of the butterflies on a simple card for an Artisan DT Collective challenge I was left with one butterfly to use on this month’s calendar page.

After the fizzy pop disaster, and a few other incidents during last week, I wasn’t feeling up to doing much crafting, so what I did do was stamp out an assortment of images and have a little bit of colouring “me” time.

I wanted to have a bit more of a practive with my newest alcohol markers, The Prism Craft Markers from Hunkydory.  So before starting to colour in the stamped images I picked an image from a Prism Colouring Pad that came with the markers to colour first – it just happend to be an image of Poppies.

I then remembered seeing Joanna, from the Artisan DT Collective, had coloured up a stamped Anemone to look like a poppy so I thought I’d give it a go as well.

These are what I landed up with.

I did use a black pen to add similar detail to the centre of the Anemone as there was already printed on the three poppies.

What I Did

The butterfly for this project was stamped in flitter glue and covered in guilding flakes like the one used on the last project, before it was coloured in.

The flower was stamped using black ink.

I cut out the single “poppy” trimming off most of the leaves, and also cut out the butterfly, cutting off some of the curly embelishments.

Leaving one of the dotty cardstocks at A4 size I cut the other slightly smaller and a sheet of the white cardstock smaller again.

I used makeup brushes and green re-inker to colour in two corners of the white cardstock, leaving a white band diagonally down the middle.

The layers were attached together using fingerlift tape and the flower and butterfly were shaped a bit before attaching with glue gel.

I then put a clear drop onto the flower and added various colours of sticky back faux gems to the panel, as well as a line of peeloffs a mm or two in from the side of the inked piece of cardstock.

This was then stuck to the October page of the calendar and I also added the month title in Welsh – Mis Hydref.

What I Used
Photos Of The October Calendar Page

This is the matted and layered panel – I’ve put a photo up in the inspiration album for the “Light and Dark” challenge that is currently running on the “Create with Artisan Design” FB group.

A closer, angled view of part of the panel.

And an even closer look at the flower and butterfly.

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 photo of just the month name and panel on the calendar

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Hopefully, before long, I will have more batches of Christmas Cards to show you.  I really am running behind with makeing the Christmas Cards for my mother and I to send, as well as packs to sell up in the chapel where a portion of the price goes to the Sunday School funds.

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Butterfly Card

Butterfly Card

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I had been working on a challenge project to make an anniversary card, and had got thinks like base card (a version of a gatefold) as well as some matting and layering already cut out, and two butterflies stamped, when I had a little accident with a bottle of fizzy pop going all over the kitchen table (think volcano rather than a simple spill) where the majority of what I’d made was spread out.  So that was the end of that project as I had other problems and not enough time to complete.

But I did still have the butterflies – which were elsewhere when the pop fountain occured.

This is what they looked like.

Although I didn’t feel like re-starting the major challenge project, I did want to use the butterflies I had, so decided to make a simple card for another,  “Just For Fun”, challenge in the same group (Artisan DT Collective).

Although this group is a closed one for those who are in the DT Collective, Artisan Design does have a group open to anybody called “Create with Artisan Design” which anybody who is interested can join – and there are currently challenges running in that group as well with some fantastic prizes.

What I Used
What I Did

I started by spreading some of the Flitter Glue on foam, attaching the butterfly stamp to my stamping platform, and using the glue “ink” pad to cover the stamp before stamping onto white cardstock.  A quick press and off is all that is needed as you don’t want the stamp to stick to your paper.

I then put some assorted colour guilding flakes over the image, rubbed it in and used a scoochy to rub the spare flakes off and back into the jar.

This image was then coloured in and cut out.  Couldn’t possibly cut around all the fine twirly detail so cut off those coming from the back end of the butterfly.

I took the stencil and put it on another sheet of cardstock before using some makeup brushes (recomended by a member of the Artisan DT Collective and they are good at giving even blending of inks) to put through green and yellow ink.  This panel was then trimmed and I went around the outside using a green marker.

The stenciled panel was attached to the card front using fingerlift tape, and then, after doing some shapeing, I used the wet glue to attach the butterfly to the front.

I used the darkest blue marker that I’d used on the butterfly to colour over the silver peel-off greeting before putting that on the card front as well.

Finished Card

The finished card.

A slightly anbled view so you can see that the butterfly wings are slightly raised and catch the different shine of the stamp outline.

A closer angled look.

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I know I have been talking about it for a while, but I really do need to get on with Christmas Card making now!  But I do have a post for the October page of my mother’s calendar that I’m putting together at the moment so you should see that before the end of the week up on my blog.

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Good Luck Card

Carden “Pob Lwc”
Good Luck Card

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One of the carers who works for the company who organise our carers was leaving this month to start a nursing course at university.  Her boss asked me to make a special “Pob Lwc” (Welsh for Good Luck) card for her to give the carer.  Bit short notice, but I got something made.

What I Did

I Selected a gold, pre-foiled, sheet of Kanban cardstock from the kit that went with the oval dies and cut out several layers.  I also cut out mats to go behind those layers, and a top layer mat, from lightweight white cardstock.

Some layers were stuck using flat glue and some using foam tape, to give dimension to the matted and layered panel.  A greeting was stuck on the central panel.

I printed the decoupage sheet onto cardstock and then cut out the layers.  I attached the bottom layers using foam tape and the smaller, top layers using glue gel.  As the topper was a “get well soon” one and I wanted the card for another purpous, I cut a small piece of white cardstock and stuck it over the “get well soon” on the bottle and then put a few gems on it.

I used foam tape to attach the decoupage to the card front before putting an assortment of different sized faux gems in various places on the card.

What I Used
The Finished Card

As you can see from this first photo, the foiled mirror cardstock really catches the light in some places.  So I’ve also taken slightly angled view photos of the card so that you can see more.

This is a closer, angled, view of the decoupage to try and show the dimension.

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Assorted Cards

Assorted Cards

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I think that the cards I’ve got to show you today are the last of the ones I put into a box for our carers boss.  It is a bit of a mix of English and Welsh, Birthday and Sympathy.

Card 1

A Polyanna Pickering image from Creative Crafting World was used as a topper, and an insert from the same collection was cut in half to use as a backing paper on the front and as an insert.

Fingerlift Tape was used to attach background to an A5 lanscape white card, while foam tape was used to attach the topper to the card.

Again I used fingerlift tape to attach the insert.  Peeloff greetings were put on the outside and inside.

Card 2

This card was also made using items from a Pollyanna Pickering collection.  A kingfisher topper was used and an insert was used for the outside and the inside as well as some background paper.  I used a paper punch to round some corners.

I kept the English insert in this card so chose a matching greeting for the front.

Card 3

This card – Yn Meddwl Amdanoch Gyda Chydymdeimlad (Welsh for “Thinking Of You With Sympathy”) – written inside and out, was made by printing the outside greeting out as a panel with a grey frame.  After cutting it out a little outside the grey frame and rounding the corners it was mounted onto black cardstock which again had its corners rounded.  This was then stuck to the card front.

The flowers from my stash were then stuck directly to the card front.  These flowers came with the little faux gem centres so nothing else was done to the card other than sticking in the insert.

Card 4

The base card is a landscape orientation Pearlescent white cardstock that was scored, folded in half, and the corners rounded with a punch and set in landscape orientation.

The background is a piece of shaving foam marbling that I did a while ago. (I do have a half written blog post about the session of shaving foam marbling my nephews and I did, but I still need to finish this off)

I cut a panel to the required size and rounded its corners.  I punched out small flowers with a small Fleurs flower punch, making sure to keep the punches even down one side to cut a strip and use as a border across the card.  I cut a strip of white a little wider than the punched border.  I also cut a panel of white to use as a greetings panel, onto which I put the Penblwydd Hapus (Welsh for Happy Birthday).  I used a black fineliner to go around some of the pieces in a dashed line.

I punched the same flowers in white that I stuck the coloured flower layers on, off set, using Bookbinding Glue.  I used Fingerlift Tape and foam tape to attach the base/background layer, white ribbon strip and greetings panel.  I used the Bookbinding Glue to attach the flower ribbon strip and each of the flowers.  I then added tiny Sticky Backed Faux Gems to the flower centres.

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Some More Welsh Sympathy Cards

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Rhagor o Gardiau Cydymdeimlad
More Welsh Sympathy Cards

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.  Religious, floral, prayer, the light of a candle.  Different people just like different things, especially on Sympathy cards

Today’s cards are made using items from the Kanban Loving Memories collection.

Card 1

The base card for this one was made using pale grey cardstock. The darker grey mat behind the image also came from the same Core Collection “Midnight Skies” coloured cardstock.

The foiled cardstock came from the Kanban collection.

The topper is one of the greetings stack that I’ve cut the greeting off the bottom.

A simple peeloff and a printed insert finished the card off.

Card 2

The base card was scored and folded sheet of cardstock from the collection as was the topper  I used some of the grey cardstock from the “Midnight Skies” cardstock as matting and layering and again added a peeloff and a printed insert.

While Fingerlift Tape was used to attach topper and greetings panel to the grey mat, Foam Tape was used to attach the matted items to the card front.

Card 3

I again used a grey cardstock from the “midnight” pack of cardstock as the base card and for the black mat behind the topper.  I used a corner punch to round the corners.  The topper and first mat came from the Kanban collection.  The topper was cut down to remove the greeting.

Again I used fingerlift tape for some of the layers and foam tape to attach the matted topper to the card front.  “Gair o Gysur” is Welsh for a “A Word of Comfort”.

Card 4

This card was made in a similar way to the previous one.  This time I put the greeting on a matted panel rather than directly onto the card front.

Like all the cards I attached a printed greeting inside.

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I still have a few more cards to show you from this batch, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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Home Decor – Gazebo

Decorated Gazebo

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The project I’ve got to show you today is one I’ve been working on slowly for a few weeks.  This is a home decor piece with a battery opperated candle inside, decorated in an autumnal colour palate of russetts, reds and yellows mostly.  I haven’t added anything particularly autumnal in the decoration, such as brown leaves or pumpkin shapes, so, despite the colour scheme it can be used all year.

What I Used
What I Did

The MDF Gazebo was suppose to come with MDF glue, but mine didn’t, and I didn’t receive any after I E-mailed C&C that it, and another item from my order, was missing (although I did receive the other item).  I therefore used Gorilla Wood Glue to clue the gazebo together.

It came out of the MDF sheets easily and went together nicely.


(Photo from Create & Craft Website of flat sheets it came as.)

After the glue was completely dry I painted it with two coates of white Gesso.

I then started to add Copper mousse to the edges of the roof panels with my fingertip, but I found that I couldn’t really get my fingertip into the area around the hanging loop or the cracks between the roof panels, so I switched to using a makeup brush with a small head before I started applying the Bronze mousse around the tripple layer base of the gazebo.  (The specific type of makeup brushes I used were recomended by another member of the Artisan Design DT Collective as being good for blending distress inks, as they are realy soft, so as I wanted something soft that wouldn’t leave brush marks on the embelishment mousse I thought I’d give one of the small ones a try and it worked very well. the only brush marks are the ones already there from painting on the gesso.)

After seeing that the coverage was good on the base I went back and filled in the areas I’d missed on the roof using the brush.

For the floor of the gazebo I wanted a marbled look, so I used the same brush I’d used for the bronze mousse and added some of the pearl mousse to it before starting to brush randomly over the floor, re-dipping in the pearl as needed.  The bronze put down darker patches in the pearl until it had all worked off the brush and then I just brushed all over to smooth out the lines to leave a warm marbled look.

I also used a mixture of bronze and pearl mousse on the cross pieces of the side panels.

I stamped the fern onto the roof using a green distress ink, holding the stamp in my hand and carefully putting it on a roof panel before pressing down all over and pealing it off from the bottom.

After letting the ink dry I roughly coloured in the ferns using the lighter green Promarker at the top and darker at the bottom.  I didn’t try to keep specifically inside every line, and any line that wasn’t totally clear didn’t matter as I was just going for a more rough look.

It doesn’t really matter that not all the ferns look exactly the same and that the stamped lines are showing in some places and that I’ve over coloured the stamped lines in other places.

I just kept going round the roof until all 8 panels were done.

And this is what it looked like from the top at this stage.

I then started making an assortment of flowers in different layer combinations and with different centres.  Then it was on with decorating the gazebo with flowers, using a hot glue gun to attach them.

I didn’t want to cover the whole thing, so I went for a swirl of flowers from the top of the roof, around the top of the doorway and down the side of the door before swirling off around one side.

I put a battery opperated candle inside.

Finished Gazebo

From the top.

From a few sides.

Closer look at flowers down the side.

Closer look at flowers on the roof.

A video clip of it from all sides.

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I still have some more of the cards I sent to our carers boss for her to choose from, some challenge entries, and Christmas cards to show you, so please do keep visiting to see my makes as I manage to blog them.

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Even More Welsh Birthday Cards

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Rhagor O Gardiau Penblwydd Cymraeg
Even More Welsh Birthday Cards

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Over the last couple of weeks I have been showing you cards I made for the boss of the company who organise our carers.  I sent her a box full of Birthday and Sympathy cards and she will choose what she wants from them, so I try and make an assortment of different styles, from floral and dimensional, to very plain and simple.  I took photos of them all before I boxed and sent them, and am slowly working my way through croping and uploading the photos to my blog, with some information on what I did.  It might take a couple more posts before I’ve shown you them all.

Today I have another four of the Welsh birthday cards to show you.  They are all made using toppers, backing papers and inserts from the collections of Pollyanna Pickering’s work that Creative Crafting World produce for crafters.  All of these have “Penblwydd Hapus” peeloffs – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”.

Card 1

I chose a lion topper for this card.  It is matted and layered onto white cardstock and then onto some of the backing papers from the collection.  Fingerlift tape was used for attaching the topper to the mats and foam tape was used to attach the matted layer to the front of the A5 white base card.  I also cut out a panel of white cardstock with a slightly larger mat of the background paper to put the peeloff greeting onto.  I did use a punch to round the corners of all the pieces used on this card.

Here you can see the raise given by using foam tape to attach the matted topper.

I used an insert from the collection inside, putting a blank panel over the printed English greeting so that I could put in a Welsh Greeting.

Card 2

Scored and folded in half an A4 sheet of cream, hammered, cardstock for this card.  The topper was matted and layered onto a piece of read, pearlescent, cardstock and the greeting panel onto a piece of blue cardstock – both these colours are on the kingfisher so that’s why I chose them.

Not such a good photo.  I should really have checked and edited the photos before I sent the box of cards, but I got ill soon after starting making the asortment and just concentrated on makeing and photographing at the time, and am only now slowly getting the photos edited, uploaded, and blog posts written about them.

I used a matching insert, covering the English wording with the same type of greeting panel I’d made for the front.  This has photographed better than the front.

Card 3

I made this card in landscape format.  This is another one made using cream hammered cardstock with a punch used to round the corners.  I used a sheet of kangaroo background to co-ordinate with the kangaroo topper, but used it as an off-set panel rather than behind the topper.  I used a sheet of orange backing paper as a mat behind the items on this card.

A second piece of the kangaroo topper was used as an inert, with an orange matted panel stuck inside with the peel-off greeting.

Card 4

I’ve gone for pale pink and a light tan coloured backgrounds for matting and layering with this lovely image of a dog and the greetings panel.

Some of the layers were attached using fingerlift tape and some using foam tape to give a little dimension.

I used other pieces of the same pink and light tan backgrounds as insert panel.

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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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