More Samples That I Sent Off To Go To The Show …

 Firstly I’d like to say “Thank You Very Much” to those of you who’ve left comments on my previous blog posts.  I really appreciate the nice things you’ve said about my crafting efforts.

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In my post of the 2nd of April (click – here – to have a look if you haven’t already seen it) I said I had one more batch of samples from Tina Fitch’s CD-ROM “Cameo Creations” to show you again.  Well here they are:

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Please click on the thumbnail images to have a look at a larger image in each case,
as these thumbnails are just too small for you to see the detail of each item.

  1. Cracker (Christmas Cracker.studio) – Whether you want them to decorate the table at Christmas, or even some other occasion, or whether you want to make crackers a little smaller for the Christmas tree, this is a quick and easy design to put together after cutting (Cut from Satin Board, tied with ribbon and decorated with some peel-offs.)
  2. Doily Door Card (Doiley door 1.studio; Doiley door 2.studio) – I do wish that the really glittery finish of this card showed up in photos.  The whole thing twinkles in any light.  I did have to take a bit of time pushing out the tiniest pieces from the “doilies” as they didn’t just drop out or stick to the cutting mat when the card was lifted, but it was well worth the time spent. (Cut from linen effect cardstock.  Used fine double sided tape around the edge of each panel and put on ultra fine crystal glitter.  Gems in the centre of each “round” and used quickie glue pen to put glitter around those as well – it really does sparkle in the light but the glitter doesn’t show up in the photo at all.  I put vellum behind each panel to make them show out while still allowing light through if put against a window or other light source.  Finished off with ribbon at the door edge.)
  3. Same as the previous card but with the doors open so that you can see the inside back.
  4. Frilly Frame (Frilly fRAME.studio) – This is another item that shows off the Cameo’s ability to cut out sticky back vinyl.  I kept this one simple, but I think that putting some sticky back gems amongst the design would make a more “blingy” card.  (Have a closer look at the design, it’s actually the same design as card 1 in the second row of cards in my previous post but this time cut out of vinyl, transferred to linen effect cardstock which was trimmed and a metallic marker used to edge it. Attached to base card made of Centura Pearl and two rub-ons put in the centre.)
  5. Flower Panel Card (12 x 12 Flower page.studio) – I used a Silhouette pen to “draw” the design rather than cut out a panel. (I thought the design was very pretty and would be great for a scrapbook page, but a bit too large for me to make a sample out of, so reduced it to just under 8” square in size and used a pen from the “glitter” set to draw it out onto linen card-stock, rather than cutting it.  I coloured the edge with big and juicy ink pad and used the same one to stamp greeting.  Ribbon tired around and some flowers punched from pearlescent cardstock with some drops of pearlescent glue in the middle finish it off.  Didn’t want to put on too much as the idea is to show off the design from the sheet, but it looked a bit too plain without putting anything on.  Base card is made from Centura Pearl cardstock.)

I spotted numbers 2/3 and 4 in the show.  The card shown in pictures 2 & 3 were on the second row on the right of the bookcase behind Dean, and 4 was on the top row of the bookcase.

I’ve now also spotted another two from my first posting of samples –  card 4 from the first row and the card in pictures 2, 3 and 4 was on the second bookshelf which was briefly visible behind Dean when he went accross to show some of the bits that go with the Cameo.

Keep an eye out for repeats if you missed the program, though there may not be repeats if either the Cameo or Tina’s CD-ROM sold out after the show.

Here’s a quick list of the items I used for making these samples, and the ones in the previous posts of samples (here and here):

  • CD-ROM – Cameo Creations by Tina Fitch
  • Cutting Machine and Other Silhouette Items – Silhouette Cameo; Cutting Mat; Blade; Silhouette Sketch Pens; Silhouette Sketch Pens – Glitters; Silhouette Transfer Paper; Silhouette Universal Tools;
  • Media – Hunkydory card (Silk Art Card and Adorable Scorable card); Linen Effect Metallic cardstock; Glitter Card; Glitter Paper; Centura Pearl Snow White card; Linen Effect white cardstock; Vellum; Satin Board; Acetate; Silhouette Bright (Smooth) Colours Peel Off Media – Vinyl; Pearlescent cardstock; Mirror Board; Black cardstock
  • Embellishments – Sticky Back Gems; Googly Eyes; Peel-offs; Ribbons; gems on “branches”; Pearlescent glue dots; Brads; Flock Rub-Ons;
  • Anything Else Used – Quickie Glue Pen; ProMarker; Tonic Flower Punch; Hougie Board; Happy Birthday stamp; Black Soot distress ink; Waterfall Big and Juicy; Zig glue pen; Ultra fine Chrystal Glitter; Guiding flakes; Metallic Marker; Fingerlift Tape; Pinflair Glue Gel; Foam Tape;

The CD-ROM “Cameo Creations” can be bought from C & C by going to – this – page.

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Mothers Day 2012 05And did any of you notice Hayley West cutting a branch with leaves out during the show? Well that’s the leafy branch I used several times at the top right of my Mother’s Day card. This is the card, but you can see a further, angled, closeup, and full details in my blog post of the 30/03/2012 which you can see – here.  As you can see, I cut out of gingham printed card-stock and used a ball tool to give several branches dimension before attaching to my card, whereas Hayley cut hers out of sticky back cardstock.  You may remember that the Scalloped Layered Full Letter Alphabet…GSD are another of Tina’s cutting files if you’ve read my previous post.  I’ve also got more cards I’ve made using Tina’s cutting files amongst my Crafter Showcase Gallery on the craftsUprint site, which you can see by clicking – here. Several of the cutting files used there are amongst the designs on Tina’s “Cameo Creations” CD-ROM as well as being for sale individually on the CUP site.  Now I wonder whether we’ll see another CD-ROM before long with even more of her cutting files on it?  Perhaps some of the ones seen on the CUP site and Tina’s own site that are not on the current one?

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CUP Update:  

CUP Mailer – You can see a copy of the mailer sent out by the CUP Team on the 2nd April by clicking – here.  As usual you’ll see lots of fabulous designs, plus snippets of news from the ranks of Registered Crafters and Designers, including one recovering from an operation and another stuck in the wilds, outside mobile phone reception, when the car broke down.  Read more in the mailer.

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You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

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(Hi All – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that I’ve had some problems with Spam/advertising posts, that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live.  Genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)

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Well, Did You See Any Of Them ….?

OK – Did you watch the program?  Did you spot any of the cards I showed you in my blog post on Sunday (click – here – to see them if you haven’t looked before) anywhere on the set of the Create & Craft program “Cards with Silhouette CAMEO” this afternoon?

I spotted number 1 from the first row of the last post near the centre of the top shelf of the bookcase.  I also spotted some I’ve got to show you in this post. I was quite surprised that so many of them were to be seen really, but it was nice that they did a pan of the bookcase to see them more clearly.  I was bobbing up and down and from side to side a bit and telling Dean on the telly to move his head a bit so I could have a closer look – LOL!  I should have sent in an E-mail to ask him to move, shouldn’t I?!  I’ll have to have a closer look when I re-play the recording sometime, and pause when they are looking at the cards to see if I can spot any more.

You’ll probably have noticed that I tried to make an assortment of cards of various complexity as samples.  The CraftROBO and Cameo cutting machines are very versatile, being able to cut things from basic shapes such as an oblong mat for layering, to a seriously intricate design, and I wanted to show this versatility amongst my samples.

Time now for my second batch of samples for you to take a look at.  Several of these were also visible during the program:

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  1. Scalloped Arch (scalloped Arch.studio) – This can be made up as a wedding arch, perhaps in colours to match the theme chosen by the happy couple for their wedding, but it could also be made up as an anniversary card – it looks stunning made up in gold mirror, textured, and vellum, as a Golden Wedding Anniversary card (Base card – hammered effect white card.  Arch cut from two tones of Hunkydory card. Embellished with peel-offs, ribbon bow, gems on wire branches and flowers punched from Centura Pearl Snow White card, plus sticky back gems.
  2. 1st Birthday Teddy (1st Birthday Teddy.studio) – The base card, with its intricate lattice cutting around the central teddy is all cut out using the file provided.  There’s also a stand alone little teddy piece for you to cut out of whatever colour you want.  I cut mine out of dark silk art card-stock, but I could have made him lighter and drawn on eyes, nose, etc.(Card and teddy cut from Hunkydory cardstock; Panel white glitter card put behind.)
  3. Golden Wedding Anniversary Card (5 & 6.studio; 10.studio; Corners Swirly.studio; Fancy scalloped shape.studio) – You’ll notice that I’ve used several files off the CD-ROM to make this card.  I’ve even used a single layer from the Fancy scalloped shape file that I used to make the last card in my previous post.  Two of the other layers were placed inside, and offset, for the greeting to be put on. (Base card and shaped panel from Centura Pearl card; Swirly corners and some layers of the 5 and 0 from linen textured gold card; largest panel from satin board, vellum used for other number layers and to punch out flowers for decoration which had a gem put in the centre to cover where the glue was.  Peeloffs used around the outside of the card front.)
  4. Closeup of one of the numbers and corner swirls on the front of the previous card.

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  1. Frilly Frame (Frilly fRAME.studio) – I quite like red and black together and so made this large A4 card in these colours (This was by way of an experimentation.  Put a quickie glue pen in the pen holder, and put it to “write” the design and then added ultra fine crystal glitter – only problem was where the two black “holding” rollers went through the fresh glue, but it didn’t transfer too much and using a brush to brush off the line after glittering as it wasn’t attached so well.  Distressed the edge and put peel-offs in the centre before attaching to a black base card over a red ribbon I’d wrapped around.)
  2. Christmas Greeting Plaque (Christmas 1 SS.studio) – This is made up as a wall plaque, rather than as a card.  The wording is “May the wonder that is Christmas touch the child within your heart”. (Design cut out of black vinyl and transferred using transfer tape to an acetate sheet.  Glue put behind and some gilding flakes added (Won’t use glue again as when I look closely I can see brush marks from glue pen broad head, so I think one of those sheets with glue both sides would be better in retrospect).  Attached to mirror board using brads and then attached to black backing card.)
  3. Decoration for the Christmas Tree (Decoration 1.studio) – When you consider the price of Christmas decorations these days, to be able to make your own lovely ones like this out of one sheet of card, some glitter and glue is great.  And any colour of card or glitter could be used to match your Christmas colour theme, or make them in multiple colours.  (Cut out of Satin board, covered in glue and dipped into glitter.  Loop of decorative string at top.)

The ones I spotted on the show that I’m showing you in this post were number 1 in the first row and numbers 1 and 2 in the second row.

The CD-ROM “Cameo Creations” can be bought from C & C by going to – this – page, or from the Graphtec website by going to – this – page.

Keep an eye out for my next few posts as I’ve got one other batch of photos of items I made for the show to upload again, and that also includes a couple of samples I spotted.

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You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

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(Hi All – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that I’ve had some problems with Spam/advertising posts, that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live.  Genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)

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Further Crafting In March

 I’d like to thank all of you who’ve been so kind as to leave comments on some of my previous blog posts.  I really appreciate that you’ve taken the time to comment on my crafting efforts.

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I finished off a small number of cards that an elderly neighbour had asked me to make for her to give to some members of the family, and they were collected yesterday (so only a few left to do for her for later in the summer now).  Two were just adding an insert and envelope and putting her chosen greetings inside and out, as she’d chosen a couple of cards from amongst what I’d already made, so you’ve already seen those.  But the third was for a youngster who can’t see, so it was another “touchy feely” card.  (You may remember that I won a prize back in November for making a “touchy feely” card that was to be sold by the RNIB to raise money – you can see that – here.).  Of course, the card I needed to make now wasn’t a Christmas card, but I did use some flock transfer elements from the same pack to make it.  I also used one of the Glitter Girls boards to add some raised texture to the card.  The rest of the cards I’ve got to show you today are quite simple ones just made using elements from a Hunkydory kit.

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Cards:

(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.  Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page
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  1. For this card I embossed and cut around the largest shape on one side of the Glitter Girls Fanciful Embossing Board.  The sweeping curves means it was an easy shape to cut around.  For the front I embossed further layers inside the largest layer, including the two lines down the middle, and I did this out of a linen textured cardstock.  The back layer was made out of plain card-stock and left flat with no further embossed lines.  I bent the front at the two middle lines and put a strip of ultra strong (red backed) double sided tape down this narrow spine and attached it to the flat back piece.  These two sides come forward so that the card can stand up, but go back flat for delivery.  It fits into an 8″ square envelope once embellished.  I used hammered card for the second front layer, going over more of the inner embossing layers, including the one with dots, and again embossing down the two central lines.  Once cut out this layer was also folded at the central lines, had a strip of tape put down, shaped a bit, and stuck to the card front.  I decorated the card with a flock transfer row of flowers down the central line, a butterfly transfer on one side and a swirly pattern on the other.  I made paper flowers by punching out lots of layers of red paper using one of my Tonic, Petite Petal Pairs, punches, shaping them with the Glitter Girls ball tool and then putting three layers together before attaching to the front of the card.
  2. This is a closeup of one corner of the card to try and show the different textures between the different cardstocks, the embossing, flocked patterns and paper flowers.

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These cards are from the Hunkydory “For All Card Collections“.  Most are from the “For the Boys” section, but I can’t remember whether I picked one or two of the designs from the “For the Gentleman Collection” as well.  Well I did have the lot out on my bed to have a look because I was looking to replenish my stock of male cards, and I did make them on a lap-tray in bed while watching a program I’d recorded on the TV, so I just might have picked designs from either of the two sections.

Cutting Work For Tina Fitch:

I’ve been working on some more stuff for the talented designer Tina Fitch lately.  This is a Print & Cut design of a back to front card I made for her and sent her the picture for use as an exemplar when she is selling the cutting file kit.  Where you can see through the back of the card and the “gates” are folded behind, to be viewed through the back when it’s standing up.

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  1. You can get the ordinary card kit that you print out and then cut out by hand here -> Wedding back to front card kit; The digital cutting machine “Print & Cut” kit that I’ve made can be seen here -> Wedding back to front card kit Print & Cut Studio.

*** I’ve been doing some other work for Tina during the last few weeks, so keep an eye
on my blog over the next week or so  for them to appear ***.

CUP Update:  

CUP Mailer – A new mailer has been sent out by the team at CUP HQ today (March 28th).  You can see a copy – here – if you don’t get it delivered straight to your inbox.  Lots of card making designs for you to look at, and some pictures and snippets of news.

Discount Code –  Anybody who’s thinking about investing in some CUP designs – there’s a discount code available to save a whopping 20% off any order placed.  Simply type the word ‘MASSAGE‘ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page BEFORE you check out then click UPDATE BASKET to save a whopping 20% off your total order value!  The “Massage” discount code expires 31st March 2012 at Midnight GMT.  So what are you waiting for?!  Click – here – to go to the site – and start shopping!

Card Making Competition – Come on all you CUP Designers and Registered Crafters who’ve not voted yet – if you’ve not had a good look at all the 42 entries yet – see  here – and then place your votes!  The winner is to be announced on the 30th of March so you need to vote before then.

*** As I said in my previous post – I have got an entry in and am not going to tell you which one
until after the voting finishes.  I’m sure that some will be able to work out which
one it is – guessing is half the fun isn’t it? and I’ve been busy guessing myself as I looked at
each and every card to pick out my favourites. (I’ll have to wait until after voteing finishes to
find out how right I was for those cards where the crafter hadn’t given themselves away
by using a card they’d previously uploaded to CUP.
)  It was only after picking out some
eight cards that I went to look at the design sheet or kit used to make each, to work out who’d
taken the CUP design and then put the most effort into their finished card, and thus
who got my votes – but you won’t find my entry card already up alongside a design
on CUP, so you needn’t bother looking – so come back to have a look at my blog after
the competition closes and you should find my card, together with the description of the
extensive work I did on it, up in a new blog post within a couple of days. ***

 

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You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

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(Hi All – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that I’ve had some problems with Spam/advertising posts, that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live.  Genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)

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