2nd Candle And Flowers Decoration

2nd Floral Decoration With Candle

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I still had one candle left from the pack of three I’d bought a while ago. (The largest having been used for this project – here, and the middle sized one used for this project – here).

I decided I might as well make a display to put it on immediately, before all my faux flowers and foliage were put away in the garage to make more room in the house before Christmas.

What I Did

As the candle I had left was the smallest of the pack I went for a smaller display this time.  I chose a small round box I’d had some chocolate truffles in.  To prevent having a step line half way down I took the top off and turned the box base upsidedown.

I used red cardstock to cover the box, makeing the strips taller than the box and scoreing and cutting at the top to allow for bending the cardstock over before attaching using red liner tape to tge side of the box and using glue to stick down the flaps and sticking on a circle.

A small ring of cardstock was then attached to the top to make a recess to put the candle into.

For this project I used pre-made flowers that I bought a while ago, rather than constructing my own.  These had a flat back rather than the stem support that comes out of the back of the fabric flowers I construct myself.

I stuck some flowers, spaced out, along the base using a hot glue gun – I wanted the red to be visible rather than cover the base completely.

I then put flowers and foliage on the top, makeing sure I kept the candle recess clear.

What I Used

I include links for things that I could find still available at the time of writing this blog post, though some were seasonal items onky available for a short while.  I make no guarantees that the links will still be working when you read this.

The Finished Decoration

Top view of decoration.

Side view of decoration.

Candle lit up – though it doesn’t show up well – lots of different angles.

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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 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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Floral Wreaths

Floral Wreaths

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I don’t put up all our Christmas decorations until much closer to Christmas, but this year I have made and put up a wreath on our front door early, as well as makeing and putting up a wreath on my late father’s grave.

What I Did

For today’s projects I made up the flowers from a kit of fabric flower layers, used a plastic wreath base, plastic faux foliage and some faux berries.  I also had a string of battery opperated lights which had cristal drops coming off it – but only on the wreath for the door, I thought that having a light up wreath on the grave would be a bit over the top.

What I Used

As far as I can find, most of the things I used were only available for a short time as they are seasonal items, so no links available for all of them.

  • Hessian Ribbon
  • Plastic Wreath Bases With Some Greenery from Forever Flowers From Craft Buddy
  • Red and White Carnation Flower Makeing Kit from Forever Flowers From Craft Buddy
  • Faux Berries
  • Faux Asparagus Fern Leaves
  • String Of Battery Opperated Lights With Black and Clear Crystal Drops – Craft Buddy Wired Acrylic Crystal Garland
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
The Finished Wreathes

Wreath for grave

Placed on the grave next to some flowers my sister took up.

Wreath for our front door

With lights off

With lights on

On the door.  Got to get the cleaner to give the door and step a wash down next time she is here as the wind and rain have dirtied them up.

Closer look on door. Probably should have turned the inside light off before takeing the photo for a better shot.

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I’m coming to a time where I will have to say “enough” for Christmas crafting now, though I do have a small number of things to complete, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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December Calendar Page

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December Calendar Page

Time for another page to be decorated 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! September page – here! October page – here! and November page – here!

For this month I’ve gone for a nativity scene topper with some added foliage and flower as decoration.

What I Did

I took a sheet of blue, spotted, cardstock as my base layer, then I chose a sheet of Adorable Scorable from the Hunkydory collection that went with my chosen topper. Trimmed it, and then attached with fingerlift tape.  I separated out the frames from around the topper, attached the topper directly to the matting and layering and then offset the outer frame and attached it using foam tape to give it dimension.

I made up a flower from my stash of Forever Flowers parts, and found a holly leaf cluster left over from doing a couple of Forever Flowerz wreaths.  I also cut a piece from an ivy garland.  These were stuck to my panel using glue gel (I had to put a weight on the holly leaves to make them stay where I wanted until the glue dried – I would have been better using a hot glue gun but that was in the garage and I didn’t want to go out there to bring it in and heat it up for such a small job.)

Once everythin was tuck firm, and left to dry overnight, the panel was then stuck to the December page of the calendar and I also added the month title in Welsh – Mis Rhagfyr.

What I Used
Photos Of The December Calendar Page

This is the whole calendar page as it looks hanging on the wall in Mam’s room.  Should have straightened the plastic wallet we have hanging underneath with appointment letters and repeat prescription papers in before I took the phot.

Just the calendar page.

A photo of just the month name and panel on the calendar.

And angled, closer, looks at the panel.

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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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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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Candle And Flowers Decoration

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Floral Decoration With Candle

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When I was makeing some floral wreathes with faux flowers and leaves (I’ll get a blog post up about them before too long I hope), I decided to make extra flowers up and use them to decorate a table decoration with a candle in the middle.

What I Did

For today’s I made up the flowers from a kit of fabric flower layers.  These are quite easy to make as the fabric flower layers come pre-cut and coloured, although you can colour white layers yourself in any colour you want, or add shading, glitter, etc., to any pre-coloured layer.  The kit also comes with a tool which you use to hold and build the flower on.  Included are a central post for building the flowers, as well as internal supports and a piece to finish off the flowers.  For this project I just made up plain red and white carnation style flowers.

The base of my decoration are an oval plank and circle with pre-drilled holes that the post from the flowers can go into.  I used some leaf clusters left over from the wreaf makeing which the flower posts could go through, as well as using various other faux greenery.  These were stuck in place using glue gel.

Before sticking everything in place I made a circle out of red cardstock, scoreing and cutting into the scoreline, which was stuck to the centre of the plaque to hold the candle in place and make sure I didn’t over fill the centre of the decoration with foliage.

What I Used

Most of the things I used were only available for a short time as they are seasonal items, so no links available for all of them, but I include links for things that I could find still available at the time of writing this blog post.  I make no guarantees that the links will still be working when you read this.

The Finished Decoration

Closeup of some of the flowers and foliage.

Top view of decoration.

Side view of decoration.

Candle lit up – though it doesn’t show up well.

I’ve put several of the home decor pieces I’ve created this year on a table in the passage all together for the moment.  They will be spread more around the house over the Christmas period.

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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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11th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

11th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh 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.

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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An Autumnal Scene

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An Autumnal Scene

I was just browsing around FB a while ago and spotted something that somebody had made using a photo frame and the peel-off stickers you get to put onto wheelie bins.  She had done a YouTube video that you can see – here.

We don’t have a wheelie bin, but I had got a plastic garden storage trunk to put our bin bags in outside when our black bag collection went from every two to every three weeks (keeping black bags for two weeks was drawing rats into the garage last winter and I didn’t want the same thing happening this coming winter).  And after I got the trunk I had put some daffodil wheelie bin stickers on it – as you do!

I had then decided that they were not enough decoration so had got in some different ones to add, but hadn’t got around to it yet, so I decided to have a good look at them to see if any could be re-purposed for my crafting before sticking the rest onto the trunk.  This is the pack I had.

So thank you to Joanne Ash for the inspiration and original idea, and here’s my take on it.

What I Did

I started collecting some of the things I thought I’d need.

I took the frame apart (the glass was transported inside the back of the frame to be protected by the frame back panel) and started by using a makeup brush to apply ink in a dappled, sploggy, fashion to both the inner frame, the mount, and the sheet of white paper that came inside the frame.  I did do some going over the edges of different colours but didn’t try to smooth out the colours as I wanted everything to have the colour of dappled autumn leaves.

I next carefully wiped the glass and put it in the frame, put the now dry inner frame inside to hold the glass in place, and then put in the mount.

I used a glue gun to attach the battery and switch pack of the light string to one side of the frame, double checking not to stick the portion that comes away to allow batteries to be changed.

I then lay the string of LED lights out around the back of the mountboard.  I used ultra tacky tape in various places to  hold the wire in place and keep the LED lights from moving. (I didn’t take the red back off the tape, just using it as very strong sticky tape.)

I then put the frame upright and dropped some autumnal themed embelishments into the gap between the glass and the mount, before putting the sheet of coloured paper and frame back board in place.

I then used my hot glue gun to attach more embelishments – a small bundle of sticks to partly hide the battery pack, mini pumpkins and pine cones at both corners of the front. Attaching these once the frame was stood upright meant that I could position them and hold them in place so that they would be in the right position.

The small leaves on the branch were too bright a green for my likeing for this autumnal themed project so, before I cut my selected stickers out, I coloured them in using a brown and a deeper green alcohol marker to darken them.

I finished by giving the front of the glass a good wipe and attaching my chosen bin stickers that I’d cut out – I went for a branch, a squirrel, and a couple of leaves.

What I Used
The Finished Item

This is the finished item.  The glass made it difficult to photograph at it’s best because of whiteout shine and shaddows.  But I think the photos give you a fair idea of what it looked like in the end.

This is it with the lights on.

I then put it in a darker location to take a straight on and an angled photo so that the lighting showed up better.

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I know – this has taken me a long time to put together and show you.  I have several other projects I’ve been working on for a while nearly finished now as well.  So you may see a bit of variety in amongst the Christmas cards posts over the next couple of weeks.

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3D Vase And Fabric Flowers

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A 3D Printed Vase And Fabric Flowers

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

Regular visitors to my blog will have seen an assortment of 3D printed items appear in a variety of my blog posts since my nephew first got a 3D printer.  I have posted several times about both the trials and tribulations of this first 3D printer as well as his developing into a designer of his own 3D items.  A quick search for 3D in the box above will I’m sure bring up those things if you are interested.

But for today’s post the 3D element is a Vase – and for the design I went back to Thingiverse for the file.  Unfortunately the print failed a a little before the top (due to a blockage in the nozzle causing first under extrusion then zero extrusion) so won’t look exactly as the designer intended. But, having had a good look at it, and takeing off the top few layers that had not adhered properly, I decided that it would still work as a vase for the faux flowers I was makeing.

Just in case there were other weak bits in the printing that wasn’t obvious to the eye, I did decide to paint it inside and out using ModPodge, which acts as both sealant and glue.

You will notice that it is printed in several colour tones – this is because I used a “varigated” filament.

The flowers were made using some Craft Buddy flower making items, wire stems and florist tape.  I wanted each flower to stand individually therefore didn’t completely fill the vase of add foliage.

What I Used To Make The Vase
  • 3D Printer Used – Creality Ender 3 Pro
  • Design – Flower Vase large twist by mistertech (Licensed under the Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial license)
  • PLA Filament – Noulei PLA Filament Silky Shiny Rainbow Multicolor – The 1Kg reel of filament has lots of colours in it, it just happened that these were the colours at the end where we started from – a sort of pale maroon red through to silver.  When I get my nephew to print me something else from this reel it will start at the silver and go into another colour.
  • Glue/Sealant – ModPoge, Glossy
  • Brush
The Finished Vase

This is what the vase looked like after tidying it up and brushing over ModPodge.

And a bit closer look.

What I Used To Make The Flowers
The Finished Flowers

This is the box of material flower layers, plastic components and tool I started off with.

I made up lots of flowers using several different shades of flower layers that I thought would work together as one flower or as flowers put together in a vase.  Some flowers have a touch of yellow or green on individual layers.

Some are made with more layers to make the appear fuller.

I put them together in the 3D printed vase, bending and curling the ends of the wires to give different height to the flowers, rather than cutting the ends off.  This mean that I could make the ends of the flowers intertwine and help support each other in the position I put them in – I didn’t want to fill the vase until tight as I wanted the individual flowers to stand out.  For this reason I didn’t add greenery either.

Looking at the vase of flowers from a top angle.

A view from further down.

And a further view of the flowers in the vase.

Sorry for the messy background.  The kitchen had the best light conditions when I came to take the photographs, and I had several crafting totes and other things still out from a crafting session.

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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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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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