A Further 2 Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards For One Of My Sisters

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In my first post of this month I mentioned that several family members have their birthdays in February so I’d have to make a card each from Mam and myself for each of them.

This post is showing the two cards made for one of my sisters.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I sat with my mother and we chose a couple of toppers we liked from some kits I had.  I then chose some papers for matting and layering, and collected together some more of the little flowers and trailing ivy that I’d cut out using dies for a previous project.

I cut the papers to size, at the same time trimming the white paper a little before sticking the sheets, folded in half, as inserts inside the cards.

For the first card I stuck the topper to the mat using fingerlift tape, and then the matted topper to the base card using 1mm deep foam tape.

For the second card I stuck the topper to the mat using 1mm deep foam tape, and then the matted topper to the bae card using fingerlift tape.

I added the flowers and foliage, adding faux gems to the flower centres, and finished off by adding peeloff greetings inside and out.

What I Used
Finished Items

Card 1

Card 2

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And Another 2 Birthday Cards

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Birthday Cards For Yet Another Of My Nephews

In my first post of February I mentioned that several family members had their birthdays during that month so I’d have to make a card each from Mam and myself for each of them.

None of them like fussy or fancy, so I’ve kept the cards I’ve made already quite simple, concentrating on rural to suit the recipients.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I started by scoreing snd folding white cardstock to make 2 A5 base cards. Into these I stuck inserts.

I looked through a pack of topper images with my mother and we chose a couple we thought would be suitable for the recipient.

For the first card I stuck the topper to the mat using fingerlift tape, and then the matted topper to the base card using 2mm deep foam tape.

For the second card I stuck the topper to the mat using 2mm deep foam tape, and then the matted topper to the bae card using fingerlift tape.

I finished off by adding greetings both inside and out.

What I Used
Finished Items

Card 1

Card 2

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Welsh Sympathy Cards

Cardiau Cydymdeimlad – Sympathy Cards

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LIFE

Life is strange for everybody right now.  And one strange thing is not being able to attend funerals, especially of those who are related or who were people who meant a lot to us.

However, modern technology has meant that we can attend those funerals that have been transmitted over the Internet. Not the same as being there in person, but at least the families know that they are not alone.

Mam and I have attended two such funerals in the last couple of months.  One was the funeral of the widow of a person who had been a minister in our chapel while I was growing up.  She’d taught in the Sunday School.  A lovely woman.  The other funeral was of an aunt, the wife of Dad’s brother, who was quite a character.

Of course, these two sad events meant makeing some, always difficult to make, Sympathy Cards.

Today I have those two cards to show you.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I didn’t start off with any particular designs in mind, I just let inspiration guide me as I browsed through my collection of dies and selected random ones that “spoke” to me at the time. I’m afraid I don’t have the details of most of the dies used as I’ve got them in files on magnetic sheets and they’ve long since become separated from the packaging they came in.

I scored and folded in half the white cardstock to makr A5 base cards, anc I inserted an insert into each with fingerlift tape.

I started cutting out the shapes chosen from a variety of cardstock colours and then started placeing them onto the base cards, experimenting with orientation, layer colour order, etc., until I was happy with the look of each card. I did ask Mam’s opinion before finally sticking everything in place.

I put peel-off greetings on the outside and on the inserts.

What I Used
  • A4 sheets 350gsm White Cardstock
  • Assorted Blues and Greys Cardstock – think they might all have been from the same pack I’ve had for some time
  • Sheet of light green paper
  • 2 A4 sheets of good quality white paper for inserts
  • SNAP Die Cutting Machine
  • Assorted Tattered Lace Dies
  • Paper Trimmer and Scorer
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Glue
  • Sentiment Peeloffs
Finished Items

Card 1

Card 2

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I have more cards and other items made that I haven’t blogged yet, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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2 More Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards For Another Of My Nephews

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I’ve already shown you the first 2 cards I made for family members who have their birthday this month.  Today I have 2 more cards for another family member to show you.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I chose pictures I thought the recipient would like.  For one card I chose 2 pictures and cut out a bird on a branch from one to layer onto the other image of a birdbox.

Both images were matted and layered onto a piece of different coloured Adorable Scoreable cardstock.

I scored and folded one sheet of cardstock to make a base card and used another pre-scored, scalloped edge, card.  I found some paper from my stash to use as a background for the smaller image.

I used fingerlift tape to mat the image and then 1mm deep foam tape to stick the matted image onto the card front.  On one card I added border peel-offs before sticking in an insert and putting a greeting on both the front and inside.

What I Used
Finished Items

Card 1

Card 2

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I’ve got more cards, both birthday and sympathy to upload their photos to this blog and write about, so they should be published before long – hopefully!

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2 Birthday Cards

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Birthday Cards For One Of My Nephews

In my first post of this month I mentioned that several family members have their birthdays in February so I’d have to make a card each from Mam and myself for each of them.

None of them like fussy or fancy, so I’ve kept the cards I’ve made already quite simple, concentrating on rural to suit the recipients.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I selected two toppers with a rural/farming theme that I thought my nephew would like.

For the first card I stuck the topper to the mat using fingerlift tape, and then the matted topper to the base card using 2mm deep foam tape.

For the second card I stuck the topper to the mat using 2mm deep foam tape, and then the matted topper to the bae card using fingerlift tape.

I used some peeloffs to decorate the cards and then used a letter stamp set to make up the words Penblwydd Hapus and stamped the greeting on both cards in silver ink.

I also put a greeting on an insert and stuck the insert inside the card.

What I Used
Finished Items

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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Poinsettias 2

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Poinsettias 2

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

I explained in my last post about likeing to use lots of different methods to make faux flowers and how I’d decided to make Poinsettias using a Forever Flowers Poinsetia kit for makeing several items for Christmas 2020.

I made a wreath to put on my father’s grave, a simple garland, and two bowls/vases of poinsettias (one to keep here and one to give as a gift to my uncle’s widow).

In this post I’ll show the two bowls of poinsettias.

What I Did

I started off by having several sessions of makeing up the flowers according to the instructions. The kit supplied materials to make a lot of flowers in two sizes of white and red.

When I had a big bag full of flowers I started adding them to Florever Flowerz stems, and adding some foliage as well.

As I was going along I placed the flowers to stand in the foam supplied in the bowls.  I used long and short “stems” so that there would be a more domed effect of a display.  I also added more foliage between the top of the bowls and the bottom of the flowers to hide the stems.

What I Used
  • Forever Flowerz Poinsettia Kit including extra foliage
  • Gold and Silver Flower Bowl/Vase from Forever Flowerz
Finished Items

First batch in gold coloured bowl

Second  one in silver coloured bowl.  Not much difference betwen them other than flower placement and bowl colour.

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What I am currently working on are makeing up a new assortment of flowers.  I intend to just pop off the pointsettia flowers from their stems in the bowl I kept to display here, and pop on some other flowers, to give a completely different look to the display for this spring.  I’m sure I’ll have a post showing the “updated” bowl of flowers in the next few weeks.

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Poinsettias 1

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Poinsettias 1

While I do like makeing foam, paper, air dry clay, and even modling paste icing flowers, I also like using Forever Flowerz kits where the layers are ready cut with some shapeing, but still allow me to play around with colours and adding more or less layers, etc.

To create some floral items for Christmas 2020 I decided to use a Forever Flowerz Poinsettia kit.

I made a wreath to put on my father’s grave, a simple garland, and two bowls/vases of poinsettias (one to keep here and one to give as a gift to my uncle’s widow).

In this post I’ll show the wreath and garland.

What I Did

I started off by having several sessions of makeing up the flowers according to the instructions. The kit supplied materials to make a lot of flowers in two sizes of white and red.

When I had a big bag full of flowers I started adding some faux foliage to the wreath base and then added the flowers in a totally random fashion.

Once I was happy with the look of the wreath I heated up a hot glue gun.

One by one I took off the flowers and foliage and then put them back on with a blob of hot glue behind them.  As the wreath was to go outside I wanted there to be a better chance of everything staying in place for at least a few days before the wind and weather destroyed it.

I also tied string to either side of the wreath frame so that it could be tied to the gravespone to prevent it being blown away.

I then took a garland base and again added foliage and flowers.  As this was just to be draped indoors I didn’t glue these in place.

What I Used
  • Forever Flowerz Poinsettia Kit
  • Forever Flowerz Wreath Base and Garland Base
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
Finished Items

As my car was in the garage for an M.O.T. before Christmas (finally got it back the end of the 1st week in February), I couldn’t take the wreath up to the grave myself.  But my aunt (Dad’s brother’s widow) was taking her own wreath up to my uncle’s grave a few graves over from Dad’s grave, she picked up the wreath from our “drop off zone” and took it up for me.  She also kindly sent me a photo of it in place after she placed it.

I am absolutely certain I took several photos of the wreath hanging on the door of my Mother’s bedroom – so she could have a good look at it before it went up – but I can’t find the photos on my camera, laptop, or any other device, at the moment, which is annoying.  If I do find the photos I’ll add them to this post.

This is a quick snap of the garland before I put it up over Christmas.

And a closer look.

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I’ll show you the bowls of flowers in my next post.

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Patchwork Pillow Case

Patchwork Pillow Case

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If you visit my blog regularly you may have seen that my mother spent some time in hospital the last quarter of 2020.

When Mam came home see was missing several of her nightdresses.  A few are with my youngest sister as she lives the closest to the hospital and could pop in to collect her dirty laundry and take the clean stuff back to Mam the easiest – she had a batch of washing that included a couple of nightdresses and a dress at home with her when Mam was sent home and because of the pandemic hasn’t been able to come and visit us and return them.

A couple appear to have got lost in the hospital – possibly when she was moved around.

This meant that, to have enough changes for Mam I had to buy four new nighties for her.

As she is short, and tends to walk leaning very much forward on her walking frame, the nighties needed to be shortened.  I did these as a high/low hem length, taking more off the front so she wouldn’t trip over her nightdress, and much less off the back so it would still cover her properly.

This meant that I had scraps of nightdresses left over.

Now normally I’ve been in the habit of putting cuttoffs to one side and say that I’ll keep them for using in the future for some project, and while some do get used, many pieces are just stored, taking up space, for a long time.  So this time I said that I’d do something with them immediately.

And that something was a random patchwork pillowcase to go on her bed to go with her nightdresses.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I cut a random 5 sided piece from one of the nightdress cuttoffs.

I then cut a strip from another piece and sewed it to one side, trimming the ends to match the size and angles of the piece it was sewn onto.

I did the same again, working on another side of the initial 5 sided piece.

Every now and then I’d iron the piece I was working on.

I kept going adding piece after piece, checking the size and shape of the patchwork I was creating against a pillowcase I’d bought some time ago.

Once roughly the right width I had to add more pieces in a random fashion to build up the length.

When it was a big enough piece I used an unpicker to take the pillowcase apart, lay the patchwork on top of the back piece with the flap, and cut it to size, leaving a piece to fold over and hem on one side.

I then sewed the patchwork to the pillowcase back.

And there you have it – a patchwork pillowcase in materil pieces to match each of Mam’s new nighties.

What I Used
  • Scraps from shortening nightdresses.
  • Brother 210 Sewing Machine
  • White Pillow Case
  • Thread Unpicker
  • White Thread
  • Dressmaking Scissors
  • Iron and Ironing Board Pad
Finished Items

The nightdresses were very light pastel colours in pink, yellow, blue and green, so the colours don’t “ping” in these photos of the case on a pillow on Mam’s bed, but you get the general idea I’m sure.

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Baaa! Crochet

Shaun The Sheep Crochet

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

One of the gifts I crafted for Christmas was a Shaun The Sheep stuffed toy for my young great nephew.

Having been born last year, after the start of the pandemic, I’ve yet to hold the little one, or even be in the same room as him.  His mother is a great photographer so Mam and I regularly see photos and little film clips of him.  The only time I’ve seen him “in the flesh” was through Mam’s bedroom window when they called round just before Christmas, and he was sleeping soundly in his car seat that time.  I do hope they get the pandemic under control soon, and that we have the vaccine (and that it works).  As my nephew has kept sheep for years I thought it fitting that his son had his very own sheep – and even if he had several, a child can not have too many sheep.

CRAFTING
What I Did

I followed the pattern provided in the kit.  Although I’ve done a lot of crochet, it has been mostly lots of different types of blankets but I’d never followed a pattern to make a crochet toy item before.

With my conditions I do find it difficult to keep an even tension or even to crochet a lot in one session.  So I took over a week to make this and I did have to crochet a fifth leg as one of them was very obviously a different tension and size to the other three.  It didn’t look too bad when I finished.

What I Used

Shaun The Sheep – crochet kit that included hook, yarn, stuffing and pattern.

Finished Item

My great nephew’s mother was kind enough to send me a photo of the little one inspecting his gift after it was opened.  He seemed quite intrigued.

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I have a few more items made before Christmas that I can show you now, so hopefully they will make their way online for you to see in the near future.

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2021 Calendar – 01 – Ionawr

January Calendar Page & Life

Happy New Year
To all who are visiting my blog, whether for the first time or return visitors

A new year has started – pretty much as the last one ended.  I hope you are all keeping safe and well and following the rules, and I hope that this COVID19 pandemic will soon be under control and life can get back to normal.

Jump to the “Crafting” section of this blog post to see what I’ve done for this month’s calendar page if you don’t want to read the next bit through. The photos of the calendar are near the end.

Life

With preparations for Christmas, and having more to do to look after Mam since she came out of hospital, I haven’t had time to post anything on my blog during December. And it was a funny old Christmas without having the family over for a meal at some point.  Mam and I did make the effort to have a proper Christmas dinner at the dining table.  The first time since coming out of hospital for her to walk to the kitchen table for a meal – we’ve been having meals on an over the bed table where ever she’s been sat out up to that point, and afterwords mostly, although she did manage to come to the kitchen table to eat her New Year’s Day lunch, as well as sitting by the table on morning in between to help me remove the meat from the turkey bones and chop it up into gravy for me to make a few pies for the freezer and a nice curry for us for lunch that day.  She is still struggling with her health though, but most definately stronger than she was when she came out of hospital, even if she is still coughing badly at times.

I do have a few posts to put up of gifts and cards that I gave to family for Christmas, so expect them over the next week or so.

So that brings me to …

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s January calendar page.

I asked my mother what she’d like on her calendar for January, and she said – snow!

So snow it was.

What I Did

I started by selecting the black cardstock and trimming a bit off one of the white cardstock sheets.  I used tacky tape to stick one to the other so that a black border could be seen around.

I then tore up another sheet of the white cardstock, makeing the tare wavy and “mountainous”.  Putting these two torn pieces together I moved them around until I was happy with how the torn sides overlapped and trimmed them both to have the same width and bottom position.

I then took another sheet of white cardstock and tore out three “cloud” shapes from it.  These were put on the white, framed, piece of cardstock, as well as the tub of glue, and I used the marker airbrush to randomly spray blue to make the sky.  I removed the clouds and glue tup and then sprayed the circular area where the glue had been with yellow.

While that was drying I took a bottle of glue and edged the skyline of the torn pieces with glue, as well as putting random spots and lines all over them.  The fake snow was then sprinkled all over and gently tipped off.  I added more glue towards the bottom right of what would be the front piece and added the fake ice.

Once the glue was dried I attached them to the coloured panel using 3mm deep foam to raise the layers up.

The finished panel was then stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

I printed out the month title in welsh and also stuck this on the page.

What I Used
  • Papermill Direct –  2021 Create-a-Calendar
  • A4 Black Foiled Cardstock
  • Several A4 350gsm White Super Smooth Cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers Marker Airbrush and Markers
  • Snow and Ice Tubs from Pinflair
  • 3mm Deep, Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Sheets 120gsm good quality paper – for printing out month title, wording, etc
  • Ultra Tacky (red lined) Tape
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Pinflair Bookbinding Glue
  • Paper Trimmer
The Finished Page

This is the month title strip.

 

This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar.

 

This is both stuck on the calendar.

A Closer, Angled, Look

 

 

 

The snow and ice is actually quite sparkly but it doesn’t show up as such in photos.

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Hope you’ll visit again soon.

Have a great month everybody.

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