A Birthday Card For My Sister

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A Birthday Card For My Sister

Yesterday I showed you the gift I made for my sister.  I gave that to her when she did a flying visit here at the end of the summer holidays before she went back to work at the start of the school term.  Because it was dimensional and breakable I didn’t want to have to pack and post it and risk it getting damanged.

But I didn’t give her her birthday card from my mother and myself as I knew that would be easier to post – plus I hadn’t made it when she was here.

My sister doesn’t like ornate and “fussy”, and with my arm and shoulder being in agony at the time I wasn’t up to makeing anything ornate, so I went for a simple card.

I printed out a greeting in green, with a green border, as well as printing the same on an insert sheet (and even printed her name and address and postage label), onto 120gsm white paper.

Scored and folded in half an A3 sheet of 350gsm white cardstock to make an A4 base card.

I used a Sharpie, fine tip, green pen and a ruler to draw a border around the base card.  Cut out the greetings panel and matted it onto a piece of green cardstock before attaching it to the centre of the card.

I then used some floral layers from the same Forever Flowerz Roses kit I’d used to make her gift (that I showed you yesterday), I cut the backs off two daisy centres from another Forever Flowerz kit, and stuck these to the front of the card using Pinflair Glue Gel, adding some leaves that were also from Forever Flowerz.

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Now that I’ve been prescribed stronger pain killers, I am going to try and catch up a bit on blogging what I’ve already made, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks. Then I’ll try and get back on track makeing my Christmas cards.

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Welsh Birthday Cards

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Cardiau Penblwydd Cymraeg~Welsh Birthday Cards

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

Just a catch up post to show a couple of cards I made before my medical emergency that I hadn’t blogged.

The end of June it was my brother’s birthday.  This meant I needed to make two cards – one from my mother and one from myself.

I returned to the Hunkydory kit of African animal silhouettes (the same ones I used to make the batches of cards to give to friends and family at the start of lockdown which you can see here if you haven’t seen them previously).

What I Did

For the first card I used one of the black silhouette foiled acetates from the collection, scored it and wrapped it around a card that I’d put on some of the background from the kit onto.  I finished it off with Penblwydd Hapus peeloff.

The second card was made using some bits cut off when I made the big batch of cards and a topper.

The Finished Cards

1st Card

2nd Card

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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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90th Birthday Card

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Welsh 90th Birthday Card

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As I said in my last post – one of the deacons in our chapel had phoned me to let me know that one of our chapel members, who taught the Sunday School before me, was having her birthday last week.  I only had a couple of days notice, so not a lot of time to think about what to do.

As luck would have it, a person who use to live opposite us had phoned the same afternoon and said that she had a box of old cards for me to recycle if I wanted them.  Of course I wanted them.  I love seeing how I can give a second life to cards.  She dropped the box off in our side passage before the end of the day.  I started flicking through them for a look and the minute I saw one card it just jumped out at me and I knew it would make a great 90th birthday cellabration card.

So out with my trimmer, etc., and off I went …

What I Did

I started by scoreing and trimming the large sheet of textured cardstock to create an 8″ square card.

I then trimmed the card front from the old card I was recycling.  This was attached to a sheet of dark red cardstock using fingerlift tape and trimmed to leave a narrow border.

I then trimmed a 7″ square from a lighter red, glitter, cardstock from the same pack.  I used foam tape to attach the glitter mat to the card front and then to attach the matted topper on top of that.

I used foam tape again to attach the greeting banner over where the greeting was on the recycled topper.

I then added a 90 peeloff.

I finished by printing a greeting on a sheet of paper, trimming it, and attaching it inside the card.

What I Used
The Finished Card

Front View

Different angled looks at the same card. Hope you can see the dimension created by using 3mm deep foam tape between some of the matting and layering.

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I think it will be back to showing you Christmas cards for my next blog post, so keep an eye out for that as I have several more ready to show you and lots more to complete and photograph.

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Welsh Birthday Card

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A Welsh Birthday Card

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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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A Welsh Mother’s Day Card

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Carden Sul Y Mamau – A Welsh Mother’s Day Card

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What I Did

I started by using Brother Canvas to lay out a greeting as I wanted it – Sul Y Mammau Hapus – which is Welsh for Happy Mothering Sunday.

I used my Scan’n’Cut, We’R’Memory Keepers foiling quil, and blue foil to get the greeting foiled onto paper.  The first line is solid foiled whereas the other lines are just outline foiled so that I could colour them in.  Blue is my mother’s favorite colour so I had to work in shades of blue.

I scored and folded a sheet of blue cardstock that was pre-foiled with swirls to make my base card.  I cut out the foiled greeting, coloured in the letters and trimmed it to a panel the size I wanted before rounding the corners.  This was matted onto a dark blue sheet of cardstock, again trimming and rounding the corners.

I did a larger layer of a mid blue that was a littke smaller than the main card front and stuck this down before adding the matted greeting.

I punched flowers out of two shades of blue cardstock, shaped them a bit and stuck them in a cluster round the bottom left of the card before adding a tiny bit of Nuvo drops to the centre and then leaving it dry.

For the insert I laid out the wording I wanted in MS Publisher and printed it out onto plain white paper.  I then used two stamps I received in Holley’s Cellabration giveaway to stamp on the world globe and stand – the wording is Welsh for “Tho the best mother in the whole round world”.

What I Used

Brother Canvas

  • Scan’n’Cut
  • We’R’Memory Keepers foiling quill
  • Foiled swirl blue base card – I think it might be Hunkydory
  • Plain paper for insert
  • Pearlescent paper for outside greeting
  • Alcohol Marker – blue
  • Three different shades of blue cardstock
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoreboard
  • Flower punch
  • Tonic nuvo drops
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Bookbinding glue
The Finished Card

Several slightly different angled photos as I was trying to show the foiling, though it doesn’t appear very shiny in the photos.

And the insert

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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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2nd Silver Anniversary Card

2nd Welsh Silver Anniversary Card

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A few weeks ago I showed you a silver anniversary card I’d been asked to make by one of our carers for her parents (you can see it here!).  Her mother also being a carer with the same company – Gofal Cymru.

Well the company boss had also asked me to make a card for her to give as well.  Her request was for a special card, though not as ornate and dimensional as the one the daughter had asked for.  The boss also wanted space to be left for a photo of the two cellebrating their anniversary to be added.

What I Did

I again made this an A4 card (A3 cardstock scored and folded in half), but the toppers are only raised very little and the card fitted into a standard C4 envelope.

As a space was needed for a photo to be added I once again went for the oval Kanban Love and Lace dies, this time also using some of the images that went with them for the main image.

When I showed you the previous card – here – I told you that I had an use for the pink paper that was the result of me spraying the white flowers with a pinkish spray.  Well this was the card I used it on.  I cut two strips from it and stuck them down the card near to both sides.

I chose to use a floral image, which I die cut, and added some die cut mats and layers, as the central image.  Some layers were stuck flat and some with foam tape.

I used the foiling quill in my Scan’N’Cut to foil a greetings “Penblwydd Priodas Arian Hapus” (Welsh for Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary) twice and the number 25 repetedly onto pearlescent paper.

The greeting was cut out using the smallest oval from the set, once portrait for the outside and once landscape for the insert.

I used another die and cardstock from the collection to make a mat for the image as well as a separate mat to go behind the photo.

The row of ’25’ was cut as a paper ribbon and stuck down at either end near the top of the card, leaving it bow a bit in the middle.

I added some silver sticky back “gems” as embelishments, though the person who asked me to make it said that they had a habit of popping off, so I’ll have to be careful to add some extra glue if I ever use some more of them, perhaps a drop of superglue.

The person who’d asked me to make the card took the card away before the photo was stuck on, though she did bring it back with a suitable photo for me to use the same die as the greeting to cut the photo to size before sticking it on.  Unfortunately I didn’t remember to take a photo of it with the photo in place.

What I Used
  • A3 Sheet Centura Pearl Cardstock
  • Score Board
  • Paper Cutter
  • Kanban Love and Lace Square Dies And Matching Cardstock and Background Cardstock
  • Scan’N’Cut C700
  • We’R’Memory Keepers Foiling Quill
  • Silver Foil
  • Silver Mirror Card
  • Pearlescent Heavyweight Paper
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Sticky Back Silver Gems
  • Double Sided Foam Tape
The Finished Card

This is the matted background cardstock with the foiled greeting added.

These are photos of the finished card from several different angles.

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I have a few more bits of crafting that I’ve finished over February and March that I haven’t shown you yet, so keep an eye out for those.  Hopefully the antibiotics I’m on will clear the infection in my damaged leg and I’ll feel more like tackling a few projects I’ve got on the go before long, so I’ll then have even more to show you.

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3rd Wedding Card – Welsh

3rd Wedding Card

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Today’s card is another I was asked to make by the boss of our carers.

What I Did

I started by using Brother Canvas to construct what I wanted to foil using my Scan’N’Cut.  I used an .svg image of the giving of a ring and the wording “Ar Ddydd Eich Priodas” (Welsh for “On Your Wedding Day”) for the insert and joined rings and the greeting again in a ribbon format for the front.  All of these were foiled using the foiling quill ont pearlescent paper and then cut to the required size.

I used my die-cutting machine to cut out a floral image and matching mats and layers from the Kanban Love and Lace Square collection.

I did use a pre-foiled base card for this card and built up the layers and embelishments, using flat tape for some layers and foam tape for a little dimention for other layers.  I stuck the “paper ribbon” greetings to the front at either end leaving a slight raise in the middle.

What I Used
  • 8″ Square, Foiled Border, Base Card
  • Kanban Love and Lace Square Dies And Matching Cardstock
  • Scan’N’Cut C700
  • We’R’Memory Keepers Foiling Quill
  • Silver Foil
  • Joined Rings and Giving Of Rings .svg digital files
  • Silver Mirror Card
  • Pearlescent Heavyweight Paper
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Crossover Die-cutting Machine
The Finished Card

This is what I foiled on the insert.

These are photos of the finished card from several different angles.

And a closeup of the foiled greeting and rings.

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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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Two More Simple Birthday Cards

2 More Simple Welsh Birthday Cards

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Life

Well … I’m still on antibiotics for an infection in my damaged leg.  It still didn’t clear completely on with the second two weeks of antibiotics – so now I am on week five. It looks better than it did, but still isn’t right.  So a long way to go yet and I’m resting as much as possible.

Thank heavens that we have help from the carers at Care Wales/Gofal Cymru, not only twice daily with help for my mother, but also help for me with showering and doing my hair.

Crafting

I’ve said in a previous post about several family members having their birthdays in February, so needing to make several cards that would be suitable for them.  I’ve shown you two previously – here – and today I have two more to show you.

These were from both my mother and myself for another nephew.  So again, nothing flowery or fussy needed.  As well as modern things like computers and 3D printing, he likes vintage things, his dog and his horse, and other countryside things.  So we’ve gone wildlife and vintage for his cards this year.

What I Did

I started by selecting two different Hunkydory books that had images that I thought were most suitable and had Mam go through to take her pick.  She chose an owl image from one book, so I chose a vintage horse image from another.

For the owl card I simply scored a sheet of cardstock in half to make an A5 sized base card.  I then matted and layered the image onto light grey and black cardstock before sticking it to the front of the card, adding a thin paper ribbon of black cardstock down one side of the image for a little bit of different interest.

I finished the card by putting a peeloff greeting in a wave shape on the front, as well as putting in a folded sheet of white paper as an insert and adding a black greeting.

The vintage horse topper was a square shape, so I scored on sheet of mid grey cardstock at 8″ and folding it over, and I cut the other sheet of the same colour at 8″ and attached it to the fold over of the other to make an 8″ card.

I again matted and layered my topper before attaching it to the centre front of the base card I’d created.

As I thought that my nephew might like to put the image up in his bedroom after his birthday I didn’t put a greeting on the front as I thought it looked nice just framed with the matting and layering.

I did fold a sheet of paper at just under 8″, trimmed a little off the long edge, and stuck it inside the back of the card as an insert.  I added a peeloff greeting to this.

What I Used
  • 1 x Adorable Scoreable Cardstock
  • A4 Sheets of light grey, 2 mid grey, and black cardstock
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • 2 Sheets A4 100gsm Paper
  • 2 topper sheets from 2 different Hunkydory books
  • Scoreboard
  • Paper Cutter
  • Peeloff Greetings
Two Finished Cards

1st card

Outside of second card

Inside of 2nd card.

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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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3rd Batch Of Christmas Cards

3rd Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – English Cards

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

A few weeks ago I showed you an assortment of Birthday and Sympathy cards I’d made, ready to send a box full to the boss of our carers who wanted to buy a few, so she had plenty to choose from.  She’s now phoned me to say she wants to keep the whole box full so will be totting up the total and sending me the money.  That will be a nice portion towards the cost of this month’s crafting goodies as I think I’ll need some more various sticky stuff to make all the Christmas cards I need to make.

She also asked me to make her another 60th birthday card and a retirement card.  So, while I’m still going to try and keep working on a few batches a week of Christmas cards over the next month or so, I will need to set a little time aside in the next week to create these requested cards.

Today I have my 3rd batch of Christmas cards to show you, this time a pack of 6 very simple English ones, and one more ornate Welsh one.

What I Used
Pack Of 6 Cards

I used a page from the little square book from the Hunkydory collection stuck flat for each card, adding a greeting from one of the die-cut sheets for some of them.  Each has a printed insert inside.

Single Christmas Card

The front of the card.

An angled view of part of the card to try and show dimension.

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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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Butterfly Card

Butterfly Card

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I had been working on a challenge project to make an anniversary card, and had got thinks like base card (a version of a gatefold) as well as some matting and layering already cut out, and two butterflies stamped, when I had a little accident with a bottle of fizzy pop going all over the kitchen table (think volcano rather than a simple spill) where the majority of what I’d made was spread out.  So that was the end of that project as I had other problems and not enough time to complete.

But I did still have the butterflies – which were elsewhere when the pop fountain occured.

This is what they looked like.

Although I didn’t feel like re-starting the major challenge project, I did want to use the butterflies I had, so decided to make a simple card for another,  “Just For Fun”, challenge in the same group (Artisan DT Collective).

Although this group is a closed one for those who are in the DT Collective, Artisan Design does have a group open to anybody called “Create with Artisan Design” which anybody who is interested can join – and there are currently challenges running in that group as well with some fantastic prizes.

What I Used
What I Did

I started by spreading some of the Flitter Glue on foam, attaching the butterfly stamp to my stamping platform, and using the glue “ink” pad to cover the stamp before stamping onto white cardstock.  A quick press and off is all that is needed as you don’t want the stamp to stick to your paper.

I then put some assorted colour guilding flakes over the image, rubbed it in and used a scoochy to rub the spare flakes off and back into the jar.

This image was then coloured in and cut out.  Couldn’t possibly cut around all the fine twirly detail so cut off those coming from the back end of the butterfly.

I took the stencil and put it on another sheet of cardstock before using some makeup brushes (recomended by a member of the Artisan DT Collective and they are good at giving even blending of inks) to put through green and yellow ink.  This panel was then trimmed and I went around the outside using a green marker.

The stenciled panel was attached to the card front using fingerlift tape, and then, after doing some shapeing, I used the wet glue to attach the butterfly to the front.

I used the darkest blue marker that I’d used on the butterfly to colour over the silver peel-off greeting before putting that on the card front as well.

Finished Card

The finished card.

A slightly anbled view so you can see that the butterfly wings are slightly raised and catch the different shine of the stamp outline.

A closer angled look.

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I know I have been talking about it for a while, but I really do need to get on with Christmas Card making now!  But I do have a post for the October page of my mother’s calendar that I’m putting together at the moment so you should see that before the end of the week up on my blog.

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