2nd Batch Of Christmas Cards

2nd Batch Of Welsh Christmas Cards For 2019

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

I’m still working on my Christmas Cards and have a 2nd batch of Welsh Christmas cards to show you today.

What I Used
Pack Of 6 Cards

The pack of 6 this time is a little more elaborate than the ones in my last post, using background cardstock from the Hunkydory pack as the base card.

The frame or topper pannel on these cards has been raised a slight bit using the shallowest of the foam tapes.

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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Assorted Cards

Assorted Cards

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

I think that the cards I’ve got to show you today are the last of the ones I put into a box for our carers boss.  It is a bit of a mix of English and Welsh, Birthday and Sympathy.

Card 1

A Polyanna Pickering image from Creative Crafting World was used as a topper, and an insert from the same collection was cut in half to use as a backing paper on the front and as an insert.

Fingerlift Tape was used to attach background to an A5 lanscape white card, while foam tape was used to attach the topper to the card.

Again I used fingerlift tape to attach the insert.  Peeloff greetings were put on the outside and inside.

Card 2

This card was also made using items from a Pollyanna Pickering collection.  A kingfisher topper was used and an insert was used for the outside and the inside as well as some background paper.  I used a paper punch to round some corners.

I kept the English insert in this card so chose a matching greeting for the front.

Card 3

This card – Yn Meddwl Amdanoch Gyda Chydymdeimlad (Welsh for “Thinking Of You With Sympathy”) – written inside and out, was made by printing the outside greeting out as a panel with a grey frame.  After cutting it out a little outside the grey frame and rounding the corners it was mounted onto black cardstock which again had its corners rounded.  This was then stuck to the card front.

The flowers from my stash were then stuck directly to the card front.  These flowers came with the little faux gem centres so nothing else was done to the card other than sticking in the insert.

Card 4

The base card is a landscape orientation Pearlescent white cardstock that was scored, folded in half, and the corners rounded with a punch and set in landscape orientation.

The background is a piece of shaving foam marbling that I did a while ago. (I do have a half written blog post about the session of shaving foam marbling my nephews and I did, but I still need to finish this off)

I cut a panel to the required size and rounded its corners.  I punched out small flowers with a small Fleurs flower punch, making sure to keep the punches even down one side to cut a strip and use as a border across the card.  I cut a strip of white a little wider than the punched border.  I also cut a panel of white to use as a greetings panel, onto which I put the Penblwydd Hapus (Welsh for Happy Birthday).  I used a black fineliner to go around some of the pieces in a dashed line.

I punched the same flowers in white that I stuck the coloured flower layers on, off set, using Bookbinding Glue.  I used Fingerlift Tape and foam tape to attach the base/background layer, white ribbon strip and greetings panel.  I used the Bookbinding Glue to attach the flower ribbon strip and each of the flowers.  I then added tiny Sticky Backed Faux Gems to the flower centres.

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Some More Welsh Sympathy Cards

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Rhagor o Gardiau Cydymdeimlad
More Welsh Sympathy Cards

As I said in a previous post, I have been asked to make some birthday and sympathy cards.  Today I have a sellection of Welsh sympathy cards to show you.

I have tried to make them in a variety of styles so that the person who wants them has a choice to pick from.  Religious, floral, prayer, the light of a candle.  Different people just like different things, especially on Sympathy cards

Today’s cards are made using items from the Kanban Loving Memories collection.

Card 1

The base card for this one was made using pale grey cardstock. The darker grey mat behind the image also came from the same Core Collection “Midnight Skies” coloured cardstock.

The foiled cardstock came from the Kanban collection.

The topper is one of the greetings stack that I’ve cut the greeting off the bottom.

A simple peeloff and a printed insert finished the card off.

Card 2

The base card was scored and folded sheet of cardstock from the collection as was the topper  I used some of the grey cardstock from the “Midnight Skies” cardstock as matting and layering and again added a peeloff and a printed insert.

While Fingerlift Tape was used to attach topper and greetings panel to the grey mat, Foam Tape was used to attach the matted items to the card front.

Card 3

I again used a grey cardstock from the “midnight” pack of cardstock as the base card and for the black mat behind the topper.  I used a corner punch to round the corners.  The topper and first mat came from the Kanban collection.  The topper was cut down to remove the greeting.

Again I used fingerlift tape for some of the layers and foam tape to attach the matted topper to the card front.  “Gair o Gysur” is Welsh for a “A Word of Comfort”.

Card 4

This card was made in a similar way to the previous one.  This time I put the greeting on a matted panel rather than directly onto the card front.

Like all the cards I attached a printed greeting inside.

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I still have a few more cards to show you from this batch, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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Even More Welsh Birthday Cards

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Rhagor O Gardiau Penblwydd Cymraeg
Even More Welsh Birthday Cards

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

Over the last couple of weeks I have been showing you cards I made for the boss of the company who organise our carers.  I sent her a box full of Birthday and Sympathy cards and she will choose what she wants from them, so I try and make an assortment of different styles, from floral and dimensional, to very plain and simple.  I took photos of them all before I boxed and sent them, and am slowly working my way through croping and uploading the photos to my blog, with some information on what I did.  It might take a couple more posts before I’ve shown you them all.

Today I have another four of the Welsh birthday cards to show you.  They are all made using toppers, backing papers and inserts from the collections of Pollyanna Pickering’s work that Creative Crafting World produce for crafters.  All of these have “Penblwydd Hapus” peeloffs – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”.

Card 1

I chose a lion topper for this card.  It is matted and layered onto white cardstock and then onto some of the backing papers from the collection.  Fingerlift tape was used for attaching the topper to the mats and foam tape was used to attach the matted layer to the front of the A5 white base card.  I also cut out a panel of white cardstock with a slightly larger mat of the background paper to put the peeloff greeting onto.  I did use a punch to round the corners of all the pieces used on this card.

Here you can see the raise given by using foam tape to attach the matted topper.

I used an insert from the collection inside, putting a blank panel over the printed English greeting so that I could put in a Welsh Greeting.

Card 2

Scored and folded in half an A4 sheet of cream, hammered, cardstock for this card.  The topper was matted and layered onto a piece of read, pearlescent, cardstock and the greeting panel onto a piece of blue cardstock – both these colours are on the kingfisher so that’s why I chose them.

Not such a good photo.  I should really have checked and edited the photos before I sent the box of cards, but I got ill soon after starting making the asortment and just concentrated on makeing and photographing at the time, and am only now slowly getting the photos edited, uploaded, and blog posts written about them.

I used a matching insert, covering the English wording with the same type of greeting panel I’d made for the front.  This has photographed better than the front.

Card 3

I made this card in landscape format.  This is another one made using cream hammered cardstock with a punch used to round the corners.  I used a sheet of kangaroo background to co-ordinate with the kangaroo topper, but used it as an off-set panel rather than behind the topper.  I used a sheet of orange backing paper as a mat behind the items on this card.

A second piece of the kangaroo topper was used as an inert, with an orange matted panel stuck inside with the peel-off greeting.

Card 4

I’ve gone for pale pink and a light tan coloured backgrounds for matting and layering with this lovely image of a dog and the greetings panel.

Some of the layers were attached using fingerlift tape and some using foam tape to give a little dimension.

I used other pieces of the same pink and light tan backgrounds as insert panel.

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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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Welsh Birthday Cards

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Rhagor O Gardiau Penblwydd Cymraeg
Some More Welsh Birthday Cards

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

As I said in a previous post, I have been asked to make some birthday and sympathy cards for the boss of the company who send us out our carers.  Today I’m going to show you some of the Welsh birthday cards I’ve made to put in a box for her to make her choices from.

Card 1

For this card I’ve used items from a Hunkydory Deco-large floral collection, using the rest of the topper layers from the English card I showed you previously.  This time I used the base layer with some layers built on top using glue gel for dimension.  I used Welsh “Penblwydd Hapus” peeloffs both outside and inside, rather than greetings panels from the sheet.  The same pattern cardstock and insert were used.

I’ve tried to show the dimension in this photo.

Unlike the English version of this card, this time I did remember to take a photo of the insert.  The peel-off greeting has been added at a jaunty angle for this one.

Card 2

The base card this time is a white, hammered, cardstock, scored and folded in half.  I also took another sheet of white cardstock to make the paper ribbon across the centre of the card and the white mat behind the topper.  The main mat layer as well as the topper is from one of the Pollyanna Pickering collections by Creative Crafting World.  Fingerlift tape was used to attach the background paper to the card front as well as attaching the topper to the white mat and the paper ribbon across the card front.  I used foam tape to attach the topper to the card front and then glue gel to attach some flower embelishments from my stash (can’t remember where they came from originally).

Here you can see the raise in the matted topper.

Card 3

This is another card made using items from a Hunkydory Decolarge floral collection.  But this time I ony used the base layer of the decolarge and four corner elements, and put a plain paper insert inside.  The base card is white hammered cardstock.

I don’t think I took this angled photo at quite enough of an angle for you to see that the elements were attached using 2mm deep foam tape to give a bit of dimension, without makeing it overly bulky for posting.

Card 4

This image is another Pollyanna Pickering one from a collection from Creative Crafting World.  This time I rounded the corners of the topper, put it on a cream coloured mat which I also used a punch to round the corners.  I cut a paper ribbon from a background from the collection, sticking part of it down the centre of the card with fingerlift tape and using a smaller piece as a greeting panel onto which I put a peel-off greeting and attached to the card using foam tape.

Hopefully you can see the slight dimension created by the foam tape.  I wanted some cards to be suitable for use for a male, without any embelishments or being fussy.

This card did have a matching insert put inside.  As Creative Crafting world inserts come with a pre-printed greeting I had to put a panel over the top of that to place the Welsh greeting onto.

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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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Welsh Sympathy Cards

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Cardiau Cydymdeimlad
Welsh Sympathy Cards

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

As I said in a previous post, I have been asked to make some birthday and sympathy cards.  Today I have a sellection of Welsh sympathy cards to show you.

I have tried to make them in a variety of styles so that the person who wants them has a choice to pick from.

The pictures are not quite as good as I would like for these cards but hopefully you can get a feel for what I did.

Card 1

For this card I used items from a Hunkydory Deco-large collection.  I took a sheet of cardstock that matched the one layer of topper I’d chosen (the rest were used in one of the cardst I showed in my last post).  This cardstock had the image on the bottom right corner of the sheet, so after scoreing and folding in half I used glue gel to attach the topper layer on top of the cardstock.  I added a silver peeloff greeting.

An angled view to try and show the dimension created using glue gel and one layer.

I used a matching insert with another peel-off inside.

Card 2

For this card I used Microsoft publisher to create the large greeting panel that was around .75″ smaller than an A5 white base card in all directions.  I put a narrow black frame around the panel.  When I cut it out using a trimmer I left a small white border and used a corner punch to round the corners.  I then cut a slightly larger panel of black cardstock and again rounded the corners. These were layered up using fingerlift tape to put greeting topper onto black cardstock and foam tape to stick matted topper onto the white base card.  I then used the trimmer to cut a paper ribbon from the extra black cardstock, cut that into two slightly different length pieces and again rounded the corners before using fingerlift tape to attach in a cross shape tot he front of the card.  I added a single flower from my stash to the centre of the cross where the pieces overlaped.

Unfortuantely the slight raise from using foam tape for attaching the bottom layer doesn’t show up too well in either photo.

A matching insert was put inside.

Card 3

The next two cards are made using items from the Kanban Loving Memories collection.  I’ve used a sheet from the A6 greetings panels for this card as well as cutting a panel of background cardstock.  I have also used a matt of grey coloured cardstock and an A4 sheet of white cardstock that I trimmed, scored and folded in half as a base card.  I cut away the right side of the panel along the right hand edge of the flowers.  I used foam tape to put the cut away flower panel onto the background and attached this to the grey mat using fingerlift tape.  Fingerlift tape was again used to attach the matted image to the card front.  I finished off with a peel-off greeting – Yn Meddwl Amdanoch, which is Welsh for Thinking About You.

You can just see the raised flower half panel in this photo.

Again I printed out a greeting onto 120gms paper and attached it inside as a greeting.

Card 4

For this card I again went to the Kanban collection for the topper and the foiled mat.  The base card is this time a very light grey sheet of cardstock scored and folded to make an A5 sized base card.  Fingerlift tape was used to attach the topper to the foiled background mat, as well as a piece of grey cardstock to another piece of foiled mackground.  Foam tape was used to attach these to the front of the card.

I h ope you can just see the raise of the two matted pieces on this slightly angled photo of the card.

I printed an insert to put inside this one as well.

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More cards made for this order to show you in the next few days, as well as an extra “good luck” card I’ve been asked to make.  And then it will be on to completeing some Christmas cards and a couple of challenges.

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More Decoupaged Cards

More Decoupaged Cards

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

Although my blog posts are a little further apart than usual at the moment I am still doing a little crafting in between doing my other hobbies.  I’ve started sitting out the garden for a bit to tidy up my herb and strawberry towers, and my troughs of other things, so part of my hobbie time over the summer will be out the garden, but as usual, some garden photos may creep into scrapbook layouts or cards over the next few months.  I’m also still ploughing through the tins and albums of family photos and attaching the scans to the relevant people in my digital family tree as well as putting them in the family FB group to allow other family members to see them as well as finding out if they know the names of some that are unlabeled, and finding out more information about the people.

Today’s post is showing some more cards I’ve made using the latest Hunkydory floral Decolarge collection.  You can see some I made previously in my post – Here!

Some Decoupage Cards

I made this as a sympathy card.  I just took one layer out of one of the Decolarge sheets and stuck it to the front of a pre-foiled and scored A5 base card using fingerlift tape.  I think the base card is a Kanban one.  I drew a black line around 2mm inside the foiled frame using a fineliner pen and added “Yn Meddwl Amdanoch” (Welsh for “Thinking Of You”) peel-off greeting.

It’s quite a simple card, but suitable for purpous I think.

Inside I put a matching insert with the greeting peel-off greeting “Gyda Chydymdeimlad” (Welsh for “With Sympathy”.

Another sympathy card.  This time made with more layers of the same Decolarge design.  These were stuck together using foam tape.  An A4 sheet of very Adorable Scorable cardstock was scored and folded in half.  I did the mistake of photographing this on a dark background and you therefore can’t clearly see that I have drawn a 5mm deep black frame around the outside of the card.

The black frame is a little easier to see in this photo.

And again I used a matching insert inside.

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More April Crafting

Some Musings And April Crafting

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Musings

I haven’t done a lot of crafting the last couple of weeks, and that is because I have been spending more time on another of my hobbies – Family History.  I got my nephew to pull out a small number of photo albums and tins of photos for me, and I started to have a look at the contents of one tin, that came from my grandmother, with my mother.  We were actually pleasantly surprised to find that over half did actually have the names or some details about those in the photos Some that had no names Mam did know who they were, but that still left some which neither Mam nor I knew who they were.

And while looking at them I was thinking that it was a pitty more of the family couldn’t see the photos.  They may be pulled out here every now and then, and whoever is here gets to see them, but there may be other members of the extended family who might like to see the photos that had their relatives in them.  Some might even have labled copies of the same or similar photos to the ones where we don’t have names, and therefore might be able to tell Mam and I who is in the “unknown” photos.

Therefore, as I wanted some scanned photos to attach to the digital family history/tree, I decided to start on the mamoth project of scanning as much as I can (a long term project).  In addition to attaching the scanned photos to my digital family tree, I decided that I would also create a hidden/private group on Facebook and invite any of my relatives, close and distant, so that they can have a look.

So I started uploading scanned photos from my grandmother’s tin of photos.  Also photos from my late father’s album that he had me scan for him a few years ago, when he was working on his autobiography.  And the small wedding album my parents had as well.  Haven’t finished uploading the contents of the tin yet, though I’ve now got them all scanned.  And there are more tins and albums to go.  So the scanning and uploading won’t probably be finished until the autumn, because it will be warm enough for me to sit in the garden to tend my pots and troughs before long.

So, is anybody else working on family history, or got a lot of old photos going back 100 years?  How do you go about your research and shareing what you have got with others in the family?

Some Decoupage Cards

Although working on my Family History, I can’t go for long without crafting, though I wasn’t in the mood to do too much.  But I have started filming another project for my YouTube channel which should be completed next week.

I also decided to pull out some sheets from a Hunkydory floral Decolarge collection to make some cards.

For this first card I used a base card that was pre-foiled – a Kanban one I think.  I also used a base layer and half the layers of a decolarge topper and a matching insert from the Hunkydory collection.

The insert was put inside and the base topper layer attached to the front using fingerlift tape. I used 2mm deep, double sided foam tape to attach the bottom couple of decoupage layers and Pinflair Glue Gel to attach the uppermost layers.

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I finished with a “Penblwydd Priodas Hapus” peeloff (which is Welsh for Happy Anniversary).

I haven’t put anything on the insert as yet, but will probably add the same peeloff greeting.

This photo shows the depth of the built up topper.

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For this card I used a printed sheet of A4 cardstock that matched my chosen Decolarge topper.  I also used the matching insert.

I scored and folded the sheet of cardstock to make an 8″ square card with a short fold front.  I trimmed the insert to fit inside the back.  This card has the same image decolarge topper on it, but this time I decoupaged it with all the layers, except for one rose which I kept to put on the top, right, corner of the card.  I added the greeting “Llongyfarchiadau” (which is Welsh for Congratulations) at the bottom, right.  I’m thinking that this one is suitable for a wedding card.

This is what it looks like when fully open – the rose and greeting are seen when closed or open because of the half front.

I used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape behind half of the topper base layer to attach it to the half front.  I then used 3mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the bottom layers of decoupage to build up the topper, finishing off by attaching the last few layers using Pinflair Glue Gel.

This is what the card looks like when completely closed.

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For this card I used the same printed A4 cardstock as I’d used for the second card (more than one of each item came in the collection).  This time I folded it in half.

As I’d only used around half the decoupage layers as part of the topper on the first card, taking every other layer, I decided to use the other layers, built up and stuck down in the same way, for this card.

I do like to shape the edge of each layer a bit when doing decoupage as I think it gives a nicer effect.  I think the shapeing shows up a bit better in this photo than it does for the other cards, but I did shape the layers for all three cards.

The greeting “Dymuniadau Gorau” is Welsh for “Best Wishes”

There’s a matching insert inside this one as well.

I hope you liked the cards I’ve shown you today.  Call back again soon to see what else I’m up to.

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Mother’s Day Card

A Mother’s Day Card

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

It’s Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday as it is also called, so time to show you the card I made for my mother as she will have been given it by now.

Of course, I made a Welsh card, “Sul Y Mamau”, for my mother, and with no need to worry about postage I could make it dimensional.  It simply says MAM on the outside, and after taking the pictures I added a peel-off greeting inside.

What I Used
The Card

This is a head on view of the card.

This is a closer look at the punched out word MAM.

I used an insert from the pack inside.  It has a faint version of the flowers in the umbarella topper towards the bottom left.  I put a piece of the plain, white, card that had been cut from the back behind the recess to cover the X cut.

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Makeing Quick Cards

Makeing Quick Cards

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

This makeing quick cards post is aimed at both people who want to start, or have just started, cardmaking, and also at those who are more experienced and might be wanting something to look at when inpiration is needed, or even to point friends and relatives at if they express an interest in starting to make cards.

Often non-cardmakers say “I don’t know where to start”, “I don’t know what I need”, or “I don’t know what will go together”.

One of the simplest ways to start, and not have the worry of what will go together, is to buy a kit, or a magazine with a free kit.  This will not only give you the basics of what you need, but provide things that you know will work together, and usually inspiraition ideas of what you can make with the kit.

And these are also great for experienced cardmakers who have lost their mojo, need quick cards in a hurry, or who, like me, have health/disability issues that mean that sometimes all you are capable of doing is “quick and easy”.

I showed you in a previous post how very basic tools and consumables could be used to make cards to start with, and I’ll make posts in the future showing more crafting tools you can expand your crafting with, but this time I am keeping to quite simple tools again by just adding a scoreing tool to the equipment list.

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Video

I normally speed up bits of my crafting videos, but for this fideo I’ve not done any speeding up, and it still comes in at under 9 minutes.

You can see the English version of the video – Here!

Gallwch weld y fideo yma yn Gymraeg – Yma!

Items Used
  • Scoreboard – Hougie Board (if you don’t have a scoreboard then use the pencil and ruler method I showed in a previous video – Here!)
  • Scissors
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • 2mm Deep, Double Sided, Foam Tape
  • Hunkydory Box Magazine Cardmaking Collection Issue 7 (Any Hunkydory boxes are good because they usually have toppers with matching cardstock, inserts and backing papers in the collection, as well as things like stamps that you can expand your crafting with in the future when you are ready.  There are several other companies that make similar Box Magazine Cardmaking Collections – so pick one with images you like.)
Finished Creations

First one that is shown in the video :

As I used foam tape for the topper itself there is a little dimension on the card.  But you could just use double sided tape and stick it flat – which is good for postage.

The matching insert was placed inside.

The image is a mirror image of the one on the card front and matches the topper.

Another quick card made from the same collection –

This time I have added a Welsh “Penblwydd Hapus” (Happy Birthday) peeloff greeting on the outside but not yet on the inside.

The frameing element was put on with foam tape and the topper with fingerlift tape.

And a third, where I’ve scored and folded the card in a different place but still only added sticky stuff and peeloffs to the card making collection that is in the box.  The little flower peeloffs in the corner were “fillers” on the peeloff greetings sheet.

The frame came in two parts on the sheet but I’ve only used the outer one.

And this is what it looks like on the inside.

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I have several bits of different crafting projects on the go, including a shaker card made using more items from the same collection as these cards and a pouring cup ornament decoration or whatever they call them.  Hopefully I’ll have videos of me makeing them to show you if everything goes to plan.  Still a bit of work to do yet though.

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