2020 Calendar – November

November Calendar Page & Life

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

I hope you are all keeping well and warm, cosy and healthy as the cold of winter greats us as the year is drawing to a close.

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

Hard to believe that it’s November already.

This whole year has been a bit of a strange one, for the world in general because of the pandemic, and for myself with being rushed to hospital a few times because of my health, and then Mam got rushed in the end of October because the antibiotics she was on were not helping her and her breathing was laboured. I’m hopeing to see her home soon and have prepared this month’s calendar page ready for her.

I’m just hopeing that the last two months of the year will be better for everybody.

I’m trying to do a bit of a tidy up of some areas of the house, as well as some of my crafting stash.  I’m not going to go wild and try and do a lot.  I know that I am still not up to doing a lot, but I would like to have a better idea of where some of my crafting stash is, especially as I still need to do a few more crafting projects as Christmas presants.  I know I have a box with lots of patchwork pieces cut out for three patchwork quilts that I want to get on with this month.  Not as ornate as the ones I made for the spare bedroom, so shouldn’t take me as long to make them.  I know I have pieces ready for the back of each one as well, but I’m rather afraid that they are not stored in the same place, so a bit of a hunt around is needed.

You will have noticed that I have put posts about a few batches of Christmas Cards up on my blog during the last month, so they are coming along, but I really need to finish off makeing those by the middle of this month.

So that brings me to …

Crafting

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

If you haven’t seen the previous month’s pages you can see what I put on the January page – here. February page – Here! March page – Here! April page – Here! May page – Here! June page – Here! July – Here! August – Here! September – Here! and October – Here!

What I Did

I chose three floral images from a book of images by Chamelion.

I then chose colours from my collection of Hunkydory markers (you can find out about the bag and 3D printed holders on This blog post) and coloured each one in, finishing off by putting a line of green around the outside of each panel.

I trimmed around a cm from both directions of a sheet of white cardstock and stuck it to a sheet of green cardstock to leave an even border.

I then put the three panels I’d coloured in onto this mat, putting them at “jaunty” angles.

The two either side were stuck on with fingerlift tape, whereas the central one has been stuck up with foam tape to raise it up a bit.

I then took two sizes of sticky back metalic pearls in red and green and stuck them onto the white background.

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

I finished off by printing off, trimming, and sticking on the panel with this month’s title in Welsh.

What I Used
  • Papermill Direct – 2020 Create-a-Calendar (You can get the 2021 Create-a-Calendar now – I have ordered a couple already.)
  • Ready to colour images from a Chamaelion little book
  • Hunkydory Prism Craft Markers in various colours
  • Green and White Adorable Scorable Cardstock
  • Sheets 120gsm good quality paper – for printing out month title, wording, etc
  • Sticky back metalic gems
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Foam Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
The Finished Page

This is the month title strip.

This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar. (Think I scanned this set a bit too close to the edge.)

This is both stuck on the calendar.

A closer look.

A couple of angled photos to try and show that the central panel is raised.

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Hopefully this month will see me get well ahead with my Christmas crafting preparations and I’ll have lots to show you.

Have a great month everybody.

-oOo-

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Christmas Cards – 049 to 054

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Christmas Cards

A big thank you to all who have come to have a look at the Christmas Cards I’ve made so far this year.  I do appreciate your visits and comments, though circumstances have made it difficult for me to get enough time to visit every blog post made by crafting friends I do try and visit the craft groups I’m in on Facebook to keep up with your creations – and I am so impressed and wish I had half the tallent and patience that some of you have.

This time I have more Nativity cards to show you.  They are a little bigger than the last batch, A5 instead of 6″ square, and this lot have different dimensional elements on them.

What I Did

The card blanks I’ve used this time were pre-cut and scored A5 white base cards.

The toppers are again from Debbi Moore’s Nativity collection.  For some I just used papers and single topper layers raised using foam, for others I used decoupage – the whole collection includes matchit dies so that items can be cut out to layer without having to use a scissors, although some scissor work for less intricate shapes was involved in the creation of these cards.

After cutting, I built up the different cards, some layers using flat tape, some using foam tape, and some using glue gel.

I then added “Nadolig Llawen” peeloffs.

I finished off by putting a simple insert with the same greeting printed in black onto 120gsm paper on the inside.

I stamped my details onto the back to finish.

What I Used
Finished Cards

As I said in a previous Christmas card post – I’m numbering the Christmas cards I’m blogging this year so that I’ll know exactly how many I’ve made in total by Christmas.

049.

050.

051.

052.

053.

054.

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Got to do the November page for Mam’s calendar next, but then I’ll be back with more Christmas Cards.

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Christmas Cards – 043 to 048

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Christmas Cards

Hi all! Time to show you some more of the Christmas cards I’ve made so far this year.

This time I have Nativity cards to show you.  I do like having a good lot of Christmas Cards showing scenes from the Nativity – after all, that is what Christmas is all about.

What I Did

The cards in this batch are all simple and similar.  They are flat and 6″ square so will go through the post using a standard letter stamp to save postage.

I’ve used flat toppers cut from a Debby Moore kit for each one.  Matted the images onto cardstock and stuck to the front of pre cut and scored base cards.

I then added “Nadolig Llawen” peeloffs.

I finished off by putting a simple insert with the same greeting printed in black onto 120gsm paper on the inside.

I stamped my details onto the back to finish.

What I Used
Finished Cards

As I said in a previous Christmas card post – I’m numbering the Christmas cards I’m blogging this year so that I’ll know exactly how many I’ve made in total by Christmas.

The inside of each of these is the same –

043.

044.

045.

046.

047.

048.

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I’m slowly working my way through the task of makeing Christmas cards now so expect to see more before the end of the week.

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Christmas Cards – 037 to 042

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English Christmas Cards

Hi all! Time to show you some more of the Christmas cards I’ve made so far this year.

As you have probably realised by now, if you’ve visted my blog a few times, the majority of the cards I make, whether for Christmas or other occasions, are Welsh cards.  But I do make a small number in English for some customers who want them.  The batch I’ve got to show you today is half a dozen English Christmas cards.

What I Did

As this is another batch of cards made using Hunkydory Christmas Collections from this year and last year you can find out what I did on the first post of the series – Here!

What I Used
Finished Cards

As I said in a previous Christmas card post – I’m numbering the Christmas cards I’m blogging this year so that I’ll know exactly how many I’ve made in total by Christmas.

037.

Outside

Inside

038.

Outside

Inside

039.

Outside

Inside

040.

Outside

Inside

041.

Outside

Inside

042.

Outside

Inside

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Well, my number of Christmas cards is slowly going upwards.  I still need to make more though.

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Christmas Cards – 031 to 036

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Christmas Cards

Hi all! Time to show you some more of the Christmas cards I’ve made so far this year.

What I Did

As this is another batch of cards made using Hunkydory Christmas Collections from this year and last year you can find out what I did on the first post of the series – Here!

What I Used
Finished Cards

As I said in a previous Christmas card post – I’m numbering the Christmas cards I’m blogging this year so that I’ll know exactly how many I’ve made in total by Christmas.

031.

Outside

Inside

032.

Outside

Inside

033.

Outside

Inside

034.

Outside

Inside

035.

Outside

Inside

036.

Outside

Inside

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So, that’s three dozen Christmas cards I’ve shown you so far.  Got a few more batches to show you already made but not photographed yet, as well as a lot more I need to make.  Keep an eye out for them in the coming week or so.

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Christmas Cards – 025 to 030

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Christmas Cards

Hi all! Time to show you some more of the Christmas cards I’ve made so far this year.

What I Did

As this is another batch of cards made using Hunkydory Christmas Collections from this year and last year you can find out what I did on the first post of the series – Here!

What I Used
Finished Cards

As I said in a previous Christmas card post – I’m numbering the Christmas cards I’m blogging this year so that I’ll know exactly how many I’ve made in total by Christmas.

025.

Outside

Inside

026.

Outside

Inside

027.

Outside

Inside

028.

Outside

Inside

029.

Outside

Inside

030.

Outside

Inside

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This week, to have a bit of a change from the Hunkydory cards and the more simple ones with decoupage I’ve been doing, I’ve started makeing up a batch of Nativity Christmas cards using Debbi Moore Nativity kit and dies. I do like Christmas cards that show the Nativity – after all, that is the real reason for celabrating Christmas in the first place – and having dies to cut out the Nativity characters and animals allows for some dimensional elements when there’s no way I could cut them out by hand.  Keep an eye out for them appearing on my blog during the next couple of weeks..

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Christmas Cards – 019 to 024

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Christmas Cards

Hi all! Time to show you some more of the Christmas cards I’ve made so far this year.

What I Did

This batch of cards is similar to ones I showed you previously – here – only this time they are created using scalloped edge A5 base cards, not 6″ square cards.

After folding the cards I drew a border around about 1cm in from each edge in a fine Sharpie pen. I printed out the greeting “Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda” onto perleascent paper – some in red and some in green.

These were then trimmed and stuck onto corresponding cardstock and the mat trimmed to around 0.5cm or 1cm before sticking onto the base card.

I’m still working my way through the decoupage Christmas themed images I’d stuck together previously.  These were stuck to the front of the base card using wet glue.

I finished off by putting a simple insert with the same greeting printed in black onto 120gsm paper on the inside.

What I Used
Finished Cards

As I said in a previous Christmas card post – I’m numbering the Christmas cards I’m blogging this year so that I’ll know exactly how many I’ve made in total by Christmas.

019.

Outside

What is really odd about some of these photos is how the bright red writing on the pearlescent paper doesn’t show up well at all in some photos at some angles, even though it is practically as dark as the red mat behind the greeting panel.  If you look at the angled view next you can see it shows up much better at a different angle.  Strange!

Decoupage Closeup

020.

Outside

Decoupage Closeup

021.

Outside

Decoupage Closeup

022.

Outside

Decoupage Closeup

023.

Outside

Decoupage Closeup

024.

Outside

Decoupage Closeup

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I still have some more decoupaged Christmas Cards, as well as some made using Hunkydory kits, recycling of old cards, etc., to complete and show you.  Should keep me busy for a while.

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A Joint Project From The Summer

A Joint Project From The Summer

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

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well and have managed to avoid the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

Regular visitors will know that I’ve not been in the best of health for a very long time, and that over the summer I had to have an emergency operation as well as having various infections.  So I hadn’t done a lot of crafting.

Nor was I able to go out the garden and potter about with my raised beds and troughs like I usually do, or collect fresh flowers for my mother’s room every other day.  I had made her some small faux flowers that she has in a small vase over the winter (and have since made her some roses for her birthday which you can see – here). But during the summer my nephew and myself did a joint project to give my mother a small vase of different flowers to look at.

My nephew has a 3D printer, and I’ve shown you some of his work before, so he chose a vase from an assortment he’d downloaded from Thingiverse, which he adjusted the size and some parametors, and then printed out in some varigated PLA filament that I’d bought – only problem is that, because the vase was a small one, the whole vase printed out in one colour, but I think it’s the perfect colour for this project.

For my part in the project I took a Forever Flowerz Delightful Daisies making kit to bed with me and made up some flowers in several colours – using just the smaller sized daisy makeing layers.  There was also another flower I’d made up previously in my flower making box that I added for a bit of variety and interest.

Finished Vase

Finished Flowers

Finished Vase and flowers

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While I have some way to go before my health is back to even my not so good normal, I am feeling a whole lot better than I have been, so hopefully you will see more regular blog posts from me during October.

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Christmas Cards – 013 to 018

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Christmas Cards

Hi all!  Time to show you some more of the Christmas cards I’ve made so far this year.

What I Did

This batch of cards is different to the previous batches, although I do have some more of the Hunkydory ones to show you again, but I thought I’d go for something different this time.

Each are based on a 6″x6″ square card with a border drawn around about 1cm in from each edge in a fine Sharpie pen.  I printed out the greeting “Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda” onto perleascent paper – some in red and some in green.

These were then trimmed and stuck onto corresponding cardstock and the mat trimmed to around 0.5cm or 1cm before sticking onto the base card.

I had bought a pack of die cut decoupage which I spent an afternoon popping out and layering up using Pinflair Glue Gel.  These were left for a while – OK, quite a long time as I wasn’t feeling up to much at the time – then I stuck the decoupage onto the cards.

I finished off by putting a simple insert with the same greeting printed in black onto 120gsm paper on the inside.

I stamped my details onto the back to finish.

Althoug not large, because of the decoupage, these cards will not go through the post using a standard letter stamp, so either hand deliver, in with a parcel, or a large letter stamp for these.

What I Used
Finished Cards

As I said in a previous Christmas card post – I’m numbering the Christmas cards I’m blogging this year so that I’ll know exactly how many I’ve made in total by Christmas.

The inside of each of these is the same –

013.

Outside

014.

Outside

Decoupage Closeup

015.

Outside

Decoupage Closeup

016.

Outside

Decoupage Closeup

017.

Outside

Decoupage Closeup

018.

Outside

Decoupage Closeup

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

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2020 Calendar – October

October Calendar Page & Life

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

Well, a new month has started therefore it’s time for a bit of a catchup and this month’s calendar page.

Jump to the “Crafting” section of this blog post to see that if you don’t want to read the next bit through. The photos of the calendar are near the end.

Life

At the start of September I thought the aches and pains in my left arm and shoulder, were easing – unfortunately it didn’t clear completely, and in fact came back much worse, not just when I moved and used it, but just lieing in bed trying to sleep.  This has really made things very difficult for me this month.  Not just effecting my ability to craft, but also my ability to do basic tasks around the house.

I have been doing a bit of browsing on-line, and doing a bit of keeping up with social media, but being in so much pain has meant very short sessions online, and very little reacting and commenting.  Please forgive me if I’ve not been round your blogs and active on the Facebook crafting groups. While I have seen a lot of your fantastic work, being online less has probably meant I’ve missed a lot.

After a doctor’s suggestion of putting a cold pack on the arm and shoulder actually made it stiffer and much more painful, I’ve now been given a course of stronger painkiller/antiinflamatories, and after a few days I am noticing a difference.  I’m also using heat packs and a massager, and re-starting to do a bit more of the exercises the physio gave me to do a long time ago.  Hopefully doing all together will get my shoulder back to where it was prior to me having the hernia operation and being banned from doing lifting, pulling, etc.  It’s never got full, normal, motion, but isn’t usually as painful as this when I just peel a few apples – what I did the Sunday before last that had me in tears within a short while of doing so.

You will have noticed that September was another month of very little blogging, and only quite simple crafting when something was actually needed during the month, but I do hope to do a bit of a catchup on blogging and build back up to batch Christmas Card makeing as soon as possible.

Of course, I had to come up with something for my mother’s calendar for October –

So that brings me to …

Crafting

As we are in the period of the year where the chapels of the area would normally have been holding their thanksgiving services, but the pandemic has meant that chapels haven’t re-opened in this area, I thought I’d go for a creation to do with thanking for this month’s calendar page, and chose autumnal colours.

If you haven’t seen the previous month’s pages you can see what I put on the January page – here. February page – Here! March page – Here! April page – Here! May page – Here! June page – Here! July – Here! August – Here! and September – Here!

What I Did

Keeping to the idea of not getting too complicated because of not being able to do a lot because of my health.  I took a sheet of deep blue cardstock, trimmed it a bit, and stamped a virginia creeper down it four times in metalic ink.  I also took a couple of cardstock strips that were off-cuts of other projects and stamped on them as well.

These two strips were positioned over two of the stamped images on the blue cardstock so that the part images matched.  I added more strips, weaving a few of them into each other, before sticking them all down.

I used my fingers to put on blobs and streaks of Inka Gold waxes in a few colours all over the project other than over the stamped images which I left clear.

I finished off the panel by sticking on various words in Welsh that I’d set up in Publisher and printed off and cut out.  The words mean Thank You, Thanksgiving, Thankful, Give Thanks, etc.  I matted the piece onto another sheet of cardstock that had a bit of a foiled pattern on it.

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

What I Used
  • Papermill Direct – 2020 Create-a-Calendar (You can get the 2021 Create-a-Calendar now – I have ordered a couple already.)
  • Some sheets and leftover strips of cardstock
  • We “R” Memory Keepers Stamping Press.
  • Midas ink from Crafters Companion in  Bronze
  • Sheets 120gsm good quality paper – for printing out month title, wording, etc
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Pinflair Bookbinding Glue
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Virginia Creeper Stamp from Artisan Design UK
  • Viva Decor Inka Gold Waxes in several colours
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.

It’s amazing the different look and shine you see from different angles due to the metalic waxes.

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Hopefully this month will be a bit better for me with an improvement in my health, aches and pains, and I can get on with more crafting and blogging.

Have a great month everybody.

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