Cards As Gifts – G

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Cards As Gifts – 7th Batch

As I said in my 1st post of these series – here – I can’t do anything much to help anybody during this COVID-19 pandemic, but I did decide to help out a few friends and family members by makeing some cards and sending random ones a small pack of cards so that they had something in the house to send to people while they could not go out to shop for cards or go and visit people in person to give them birthday good wishes.

I also explained why I chose the theme I did for the cards I’m gifting.

You can see previous posts in this series of Cards As Gifts by following these links – 1st Batch; 2nd Batch; 3rd Batch; 4th Batch; 5th Batch; 6th Batch;

What I Did

Have a look at my previous post – here – if you’ve not already read about what I did to create the cards.

What I Used
Finished Piece

These are not in batches as they were sent out, just as they were made and photographed.

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This, angled, view shows that, although quite simple cards, I have used foam tape to give a little dimension to them, without makeing them too dimensional to go in an ordinary C5 envelope.

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Hopefully by now some of the packets of cards will have arrived with those that have been chosen to receive them.

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Cards As Gifts – F

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Cards As Gifts – 6th Batch

As I said in my 1st post of these series – here – I can’t do anything much to help anybody during this COVID-19 pandemic, but I did decide to help out a few friends and family members by makeing some cards and sending random ones, chosen from my Christmas card list, a small pack of cards so that they had something in the house to send to people while they could not go out to shop for cards or go and visit people in person to give them birthday good wishes.

I also explained why I chose the theme I did for the cards I’m gifting.

You can see previous posts in this series of Cards As Gifts by following these links – 1st Batch; 2nd Batch; 3rd Batch; 4th Batch; 5th Batch

What I Did

Have a look at my previous post – here – if you’ve not already read about what I did to create the cards.

What I Used
Finished Piece

These are not in batches as they were sent out, just as they were made and photographed.

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I know that by now some of the packets of cards have arrived with those that have been chosen to receive them.

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Cards As Gifts – E

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Cards As Gifts – 5th Batch

As I said in my 1st post of these series – here – I can’t do anything much to help anybody during this COVID-19 pandemic, but I did decide to help out a few friends and family members by makeing some cards and sending random ones a small pack of cards so that they had something in the house to send to people while they could not go out to shop for cards or go and visit people in person to give them birthday good wishes.

I also explained why I chose the theme I did for the cards I’m gifting.

You can see previous posts in this series of Cards As Gifts by following these links – 1st Batch; 2nd Batch; 3rd Batch; 4th Batch.

What I Did

Have a look at my previous post – here – if you’ve not already read about what I did to create the cards.

What I Used
Finished Piece

These are not in batches as they were sent out, just as they were made and photographed.

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Hopefully by now some of the packets of cards will have arrived with those that have been chosen to receive them.

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2020 Calendar – May

May Calendar Page & Life

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It’s the start of a new month and time for another calendar page to be decorated, so …

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

Well, the year is a third of the way through and we are still in lockdown.  We’ve done a video call with a sister and a niece (had a walk through of her house that neither Mam nor I have been able to visit since she moved in), and spoken to nephews and brother through window and over phone, as well as phoneing other friends and family members, but it’s not the same as having people come in and out all the time.  We are still having cares from Gofal Cymru come in to help us, but they are still the only ones who have come inside the house.  Doctor’s consultations have all been over the phone the last month.

My leg infection appears to have cleared, so I’m now on a half dose antibiotic for a month in the hope that my leg will continue to heal inside rather than become a breeding ground for more bacteria.

I’ve been going outside the back door into the garden to sit and feed the fish for a short time each morning (antibiotics are ones that make you burn easily, even on overcast days, so other than covering up and doing this short job I haven’t been able to spend much time out the garden).  I did try and go for a walk a little further round the garden one day and felt so weak.  It was only then I realised quite how weak I’d become over the last few months with the infection.  While out with the fish I have started weeding a few of my herb and fruit growing pots.  Only managed half a dozen so far, one at a time.  But it looks as if we will have some blueberries, figs, mint and other herbs this year, if nothing else.  I need to get to the strawberry tower before long I think.

Crafting

With the begining of another month it is time to show you what I put together to stick on my mother’s calendar for May.

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! and April page – Here!

What I Did

Much of my crafting, as and when I was able, during April was making up a lot of quick and simple cards from a Hunkydory collection called Twighlight Safari Collection, to give batches of blank cards to random friends and family members, picked from our Christmas card list, who might not be able to get out to buy cards for their loved ones and certainly wouldn’t be able to visit loved ones on their birthday.

I therefore decided to use bits from the same collection to make the May page for my mothers calendar.

I started by taking one of the black foiled sheets from the collection and trimming off a small amount.  I then took a pale blue sheet of Adorable Scoreable and trimmed a little more off it before sticking it onto the black card using fingerlift tape.

I took a sheet from the stamping background pad and stuck it to another sheet of black cardstock and trimmed it.  This matted and layered image was then stuck flush to the bottom of the blue cardstock in the middle.

I selected some of the silhouette, die cut, elements from the kit and started sticking them around my work, using glue for some and foam tape to give a little raise to others.

This is what it looked like with everything stuck in place.

I then finished off by sticking it to the May page on the calendar and adding the title “Mis Mai” which is Welsh for May.

What I Used
The Finished Page

The calendar as it looks hung up on my mother’s wall.

A closer look.  I hope that you can see that some of the added elements are a little raised where I used foam tape to attach them rather than flat glue.

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I do have several more posts of the cards made using the same collection to show you again, so please do keep an eye out for those.  Plus I’ve got some crocheting, loom knitting, and some other things on the go.  It might take me some time to finish them all but I will be showing them sooner or later.

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Cards As Gifts – D

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Cards As Gifts – 4th Batch

As I said in my 1st post of these series – here – I can’t do anything much to help anybody during this COVID-19 pandemic, but I did decide to help out a few friends and family members by makeing some cards and sending random ones a small pack of cards so that they had something in the house to send to people while they could not go out to shop for cards or go and visit people in person to give them birthday good wishes.

I also explained why I chose the theme I did for the cards I’m gifting.

You can see previous posts in this series of Cards As Gifts by following these links – 1st Batch; 2nd Batch; 3rd Batch.

What I Did

Have a look at my previous post – here – if you’ve not already read about what I did to create the cards.

What I Used
Finished Piece

These are not in batches as they were sent out, just as they were made and photographed.

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Insert

Hopefully by now some of the packets of cards will have arrived with those that have been chosen to receive them.

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Welsh Sympathy Card

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A Welsh Sympathy Card

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What I Did

I started by cutting some white stamping cardstock in half and putting strips of masking tape across it.

I then used some brushes to brush some ink onto the uncovered areas makeing it darker at the two sides.

I followed this by takeing the Artisan Design “Raindrops” stencil and inking through with grey ink.  The stencil and masking tape was then removed and the piece allowed to dry naturally, which didn’t take long.

I used Canvas to set up the wording “Yn Meddwl Amdanoch Gyda Chydymdeimlad” (Welsh for “Thinking About You With Sympathy“) as well as a feather image, before using my Scan’n’Cut and a foiling quill to foil these using black foil – I should have changed the size of the foiling quill tip I was using to get the wording crisper as I’d used a larger tip for a previous project and forgot to change it, but it is just about readable.

I then trimmed the inked and foiled sheet and took some grey alcohol markers,  I used these to colour the feather and to add a darker shaddow to the raindrops.

I finished off by matting and layering the topper onto black cardstock before scoreig and folding a sheet of super smooth cardstock and attaching my creation to the front.

A printed insert was put inside.

What I Used
The Finished Card

This is what the finished card looks like

A different angled look at the card.

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I have more of the cards I made to give packs to friends and family to show you, so keep an eye out for those over the next week or so.  I also have a small number of other projects on the go, but I don’t know how long those will take me to finish and blog about.

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Cards As Gifts – C

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Cards As Gifts – 3rd Batch

As I said in my 1st post of these series – here – I can’t do anything much to help anybody during this COVID-19 pandemic, but I did decide to help out a few friends and family members by makeing some cards and sending random ones a small pack of cards so that they had something in the house to send to people while they could not go out to shop for cards or go and visit people in person to give them birthday good wishes.

I also explained why I chose the theme I did for the cards I’m gifting.

You can see previous posts in this series of Cards As Gifts by following these links – 1st Batch; 2nd Batch.

What I Did

Have a look at my previous post – here – if you’ve not already read about what I did to create the cards.

What I Used
Finished Piece

These are not in batches as they were sent out, just as they were made and photographed.

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An A4 sized card, very similar to one I showed previously but with greeting in different place.

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I used a plain, white, base card and put on a foiled, wrap around, acetate, before sticking the topper on.  Acetate is attached behind the topper.

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Slightly different angle to try and show that the frame is lifted up a bit using foam tape.

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One of the special “concept” cards from the collection.

Hopefully by now some of the packets of cards will have arrived with those that have been chosen to receive them.

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Cards As Gifts – B

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Cards As Gifts – 2nd Batch

As I said in my last post – here – I can’t do anything much to help anybody during this COVID-19 pandemic, but I did decide to help out a few friends and family members by makeing some cards and then sending them to a few so that they had something in the house to send to people while they could not go out to shop for cards or go and visit people in person to give them birthday good wishes.

I also explained why I chose the theme I did for the cards I’m gifting.

What I Did

Have a look at my previous post – here – if you’ve not already read about what I did to create the cards.

What I Used
Finished Cards

These are not in batches as they will be sent out, just as they were made and photographed.

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A Z fold card with two photos taken when it was opened a different amount

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One of the concept cards in the collection.  For this one I haven’t stuck on any greeting panel.

The back of these special cards have a panel where a greeting can be written.

This is the simple insert that’s inside the Welsh cards.  The English ones have greetings from the collection stuck inside on the insert as well.

The cards have now started to be delivered.

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Cards As Gifts – A

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Cards As Gifts – 1st Batch

If you have visited before you may well have already realised that I have health and disability issues that mean I can’t do a lot.  Various types of crafting is something I can do.

As there is no way I can volunteer to do anything for anybody during this COVID-19 pandemic, like many are doing in my local town and around the country, I was looking for some small way I could do something that would perhaps help somebody.

Crafting is the only thing I could turn to.

I realised that, with lots of family and friends being tied to their homes, and even those who can venture out only being allowed to do so for a few very specific purposes, there may be a lot of instances where they couldn’t get out to choose birthday cards to send to loved ones that they couldn’t go and visit in person.

So I decided to make a batch of cards to send half a dozen or so as a R.A.K. (Random Act of Kindness) to an assortment of friends and family members. No way I could make batches for everybody I knew, so I decided to just go down my Christmas card list and pick people at random to get a pack.

Having decided to make cards I had to decide what type to do, bareing in mind I wanted to make lots quite quickly.  I had no idea to what sort of person, with what sorts of likes, my chosen recipients would want to send them to.  So I didn’t want to be hunting out different things to make an assortment of floral, and assortment of cute, an assortment of children’s cards, etc.

Looking around at what was available – I had already ordered the Hunkydory Safari collection.  I figured that African animals were a pretty safe choice for male and female, young and old, final recipients.  So that’s what I decided to work with.

What I Did

I took the whole collection and started off by opening the lot and looking at the images I had to work with.

There were items to make 4 concept cards – stepper cards with printed acetate “tent” to go over the stepper, so I decided to start by makeing those up more or less as intended, using the ultra tacky tape because acetate can come loose from other types of tape.  I did leave off the greeting on some of them as it would give the recipient more of a choice on what to use them for.

After that I started makeing up some of the cards by simply scoreing the supplied printed background cardstock and folding them in half to make a base card and simply adding a topper from the collection using either fingerlift of foam tape to attach either flat or raised.

After makeing a few of those I started using some of the included Adorable Scoreable cardstock of different colours to score and make the base cards, using toppers directly onto these or cutting up a printed background cardstock to use as a mat or a topper in its own right.

Then I started using different sheets from the stamping pad and the little book as well.

I’ve put plain inserts in the cards that I’d printed “Penblwydd Hapus Iawn” onto (Welsh for “A Very Happy Birthday” – I thought there should have been inserts in the collection but none arrived so I’ll have to chase those up.

For some of the cards I used English greetings panels from within the collection, but, as I know that many of my friends and family like to send out Welsh cards, I created my own little greetings banners in Welsh using my Scan’n’Cut and Foiling Quill.  For these I used an off white perlescent paper and some brown foil.  The font chosen has a distressed look.  I also made some just printed onto the same perlescent paper.

I finished up by stamping my details onto the back of the cards.  I had the stamp made by the Dreamees when you could have them make up a stamp with your details or just about anything you wanted onto.  I did the mistake of stamping the first few using a stamp block and had a bit of a mess, which is when I remembered why I’d bought a stamping platform in the first place, and after that the lot came out clearly.

I’ve made quite a few cards by now so I’ll put them up in my blog to show you in random batches of around half a dozen.  It will take quite a few posts to go through them all so keep coming back to have a look regularly.

What I Used
Finished Piece

These are not in batches as they will be sent out, just as they were made and photographed.

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This was such a nice background cardstock I just trimmed a little off the edge and put it on the front of an A4 sized large card.  There’s another one that’s similar, bar the placement of the greeting, somewhere in the batches that will appear in another post.

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Acetate overlay on this card under topper.  Accetate came as part of the kit.

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One of the four special cards in the collection.

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Back of card

I’ve now started packing up the cards, some for dropping off on local friends and family member’s doorsteps, and some for pre-stamping and putting in the post.  I won’t be able to do this myself, and I don’t want anybody to have to queue to weigh and get stamps at the Post Office till, so they will have to be small batches.

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Welsh Birthday Card

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A Welsh Birthday Card

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

You can just scroll past the first secion if you don’t feel like reading of my life and thoughts.  The card I made is towards the bottom of this post.

Life

I am praying, hopeing and keeping my fingers crossed that the infection in my damaged leg is finally gone.  It’s been just over a fortnight since it last flushed up red or had uneven, hot, patches.  So now, rather than full dose antibiotics I’ve been changed to a lower dose to try and keep the infection away, for inside of my leg to have a chance to heal and the swelling to reduce a bit.  Of course, it’s not all good – the three months of antibiotics have left me with oral thrush, so I’m now having to take something else to try and clear that, as my mouth is very sore.

But things could be a whole lot worse, as it is for many.

I can’t help thinking of all those who are suffering during this COVID-19 pandemic – not just those who’ve actually caught it so far, as well as those that are likely to catch it before it is eradicated (which is likely to take a very long time), but also those who have lost friends and relatives to this virus, as well as other things, but can’t just go and visit those who’ve lost nearest and dearest, who might not be included in the immediate family who can go to the funeral as part of the grieving process.

It’s a strange time we are living in.  And with so many still not really takeing the bit about staying at home – as in staying in the home live in (not a holiday home they go to a few weeks a year or friends or family members homes), or social distancing (as in keeping the required distance apart and not congregating in groups), I fear that we are in for a lot more instances of people catching the virus and a lot more people dieing from it.

With Mam having the letter to stay in and isolate for 12 weeks we are only having carers inside the house.

They now have masks and shields to go with the aprons and gloves they have always warn. Mam and I couldn’t mannage without them.  The ladies of Gofal Cymru are the best! I know at least two of them have moved out of their families homes to stay elsewhere.

While I am very down on idiots who’ve traveled down to Wales to their holiday cottages/second homes, many owners are staying away and have offered their properties for front line workers to stay in so that these workers can continue working while their families are isolating and trying to stay safe. So not all second home owners are selfish idiots.  and neither are all the people who are seen out and about more than once a day either.  there are a whole lot of volunteers around this area, and many other areas, who are putting the needs of others first, shopping for them, fetching medications for them’ from miles away if needed. I havent had to call on our local volunteers yet, but it’s nice to know that they are there if I do need them.

With Mam having had the letter we are having an emergency pack of food, toilet paper, etc., organised by the county.  It is helpful, as I haven’t been able to book my usual every Saturday morning Tesco slots, (even after being in touch with Tesco and getting it on their system that Mam has had the Chief Medical Officer of Wales’ letter,) but the things supplied are a bit lacking in things like eggs, butter or other spread to put on bread, washing up liquid, laudry powder, etc., while the first box Mam was sent contained a 3Kg pack of pasta.  Now I struggled to lift it – I am seriously weak after the last 3 months of illness – so if other people who were frail and elderly had the same type of box, as was dropped off here, I can’t help thinking that there will be a lot of frail people who are on lockdown who will be struggling.  At least with having the emergency pack dropped off, I can use what Tesco slots I do manage to get to order enough of the things that are lacking to keep us going the few weeks until the next Tesco delivery slot I’ve managed to get.  And our usual meat delivery company, Aeron Bacon, have rang to say that they will still be delivering next week, so we will be OK for fresh meat to drop in the freezer.

Mind you, we won’t be needing joints of meat as the family are not able to come over for Sunday lunch as they usually do.  It is so odd not having the nephews in and out of here.

I am sure that you are all finding different things odd in your lives at the moment, but please do stay safe and healthy.

Crafting

When I did the April page for my mother’s calendar I decided to work on a few other things using inks and stencils.  I’d watched Pete Simpson of Artisan Design UK demonstrate makeing a card on a Facebook Live, towards the end of last month, where he was using some sort of masking tape to cover stripes on his topper before doing inking, stenciling, etc., and I thought I’d take inspriation from this to work on a card of my own.  You can see his finished card – here.

What I Did

I started by takeing a piece of A5 Stamping cardstock and stuck down some strips of masking tape across the front.

I then used brushes to lay down some yellow, light and darker orange coloured inks over the uncovered areas.

I used the darker and mid tone inks to lay down lots of circular dots over the area using a stencil and them removed the masking tape strips.

After this I took a “sun” stencil, and using a brush again I put a sun in the top right of the piece of cardstock, adding extra yellow in a haze around the centre.

I then set out a greeting and two designs from the Canvas work area and transfered them to my Scan’n’Cut.  Once the inked cardstock was dry I put it on my Scan’n’Cut mat – towards the middle so that I’d have space to attach the foil afterwords.  I did a background scan of the mat to get the positioning right and dragged the items to be foiled into the desired location before sticking the foil over the top of the cardstock and setting the machine to foil it.

Once the foiling was complete and the foil was removed I coloured in the rose and butterfly using alcohol markers, using colours that would overshaddow the spotted stripes behind them.

I then set about matting and layering the topper and sticking it to the front of a 10″ x 7″ base card.

What I Used
The Finished Card

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I do have a few other bits of crafting on the go – but it is a go slow – however you should see them appear on my blog at some point over the next few weeks.

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