Some More Christmas Cards

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Aug 122018
 

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Some More Christmas Cards

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For the cards I’m going to show you today I picked out images which had a bit of an animal theme on them. All the images are from this year’s Hunkydory collection.

I’ve also used the matching cardstock to score and make the base cards for all but one of the cards – for that one I used an Adoreable Scoreable cardstock with some of the design cardstock matted on top.

All have the greeting “Nadolig Llawen” on them (Welsh for Happy Christmas), and an insert that says “Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda”.

Pheasant

Lama

Sloth

Fox and Mouse

Dear

Polar Bears

So, that’s it for today – another pack of cards made up where a percentage of the money raised will go towards the work of our Sunday School.

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Some Packs Of Christmas Cards

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Aug 042018
 

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Christmas Cards With A Nativity Theme

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For the cards I’m going to show you today I picked out images which had a bit of the Nativity scene on them from a Hunkydory little book.  There were five images chosen, and six of each.

I started by matting and layering each image with a metalic mat of either gold, silver, or red mirror card. I wasn’t wanting every of the same image looking exactly the same so deliberately chose at least two different coloured mats for the same image.

I then took a pack of pre-scored, scalloped, white base cards and used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape, to attach my matted images to the card fronts.

I used peeloff “Nadolig Llawen” greetings (Welsh for Happy Christmas) and randomly used gold and silver ones, placed at different locations on the card fronts, to make each card with the same image slightly different.

These cards I batched into 6 packs of 5 cards each with envelopes and the following label put inside before sealing the cello bags.

I’m not going to post photos of all 30 cards, but here are the contents of one pack.

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And here are a small number of the rest, one of each image taken at random from the different packs, so you can see the difference in greeting location and matting colour.

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So, that’s it for today – quick and simple cards.

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Jul 282018
 

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A Little Bit Of Colouring

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With so many members of the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group on Facebook having less time for crafting over the busy summer months it was decided to run the latest colouring challenge over two months, rather than one month, to give those who wanted to take part more time to request the free digital stamp, create something with it, and upload a photo of their creation.

For the June/July colouring challenge the image group members can request for free is this one.

Just join the DLD Fan Group on Facebook to get the image and join in.

This time I coloured in the image using Chameleon Pencils.  I don’t usually use coloured pencils and don’t think I got as good a result with these as I get with alcohol markers, but I will practice a bit more to see what effects I can get.

To make my simple card I took a pre cut, scalloped edge, base card, and, just to show that DLD images can be mixed and matched with anything in a person’s crafting stash, I cut some background papers from the “Blooming Lovely” 8″ square paper pad by The Paper Boutique.

I only used fingerlift tape to attach the various layers, to keep the card as flat as possible, and set things at a “jaunty angle”.

So here’s my finished card.

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Added Info:

For any of you who don’t know, Dragons Lair Designs has both a Page and a Fan Group on Facebook, in addition to the Etsy shop.

  • You can find the DLD Fan Group – here!
  • The DLD FB Page – here!
  • The DLD Store on Etsy – here!
  • And for those of you who prefer to buy your digital downloads via craftsUprint, you can find DLD designer Janette Padley’s items – here!

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Birthday Cards And More

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Jul 032018
 

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Some Cards

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As my father died last year I had nobody to make a Father’s Day card for this year.  However, one of my nephews did want to make a card for his father so needed some suitable material put out on the kitchen table for him to choose from.

He was so keen to make an extra special card, and couldn’t decide between two images, that he put one topper on the front and one on the back – which meant that his father could choose which image to display, or even turn it around periodically to display a different side.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of both sides, but here’s the side I did photograph.

I do know that both the toppers were Hunkydory, and I think they came from the spring decolarge collection, though my nephew decided not to decoupage either image on his card.

Which of course meant that the extra layers were available for me to make cards with while waiting for him to finish his creation.

My brother’s birthday was before the end of June so I thought it would be a good idea for me to take the opportunity, while lots of cardmaking stuff was out, to make cards for me and our mother to give my brother.

And for one I used the layers my nephew had decided not to put on his Father’s Day card.

This was simply layered on a 6″ square scalloped edge card. I used a fine liner pen to give some definition to the image area because of not using the base layer.

I had another set of decoupage layers from the same Hunkydory collection where the base image and a couple of the layers had been used previously, so I decided to use them up to make the second birthday card.

Once again I added some details with a black fineliner pen.

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Starting My Christmas Card Making

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Jun 212018
 

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Christmas Cards

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A few days ago I figured it was time for me to start my Christmas card making for 2018.

I had decided to buy the Hunkydory 2018 collection. While I do have some Christmas stuff left from previous years I don’t think there’s enough to make all I’ll need for this year for my mother, myself, and the small number of family and friends who buy some from me. I actually gave some stuff that had English greetings away to my sister-in-law last year as I make very few English Christmas cards myself – only when specifically asked for them.

Most of those who come to me for cards express a need for the majority of the cards to be of a size and weight that’s suitable for posting as a standard letter in the UK – nobody wants all their Christmas cards costing more than is absolutely necessary to post.  The only time I’m asked for more ornate, dimentional, cards are when they will be hand delivered or when they will be posted inside a parcel.

As well as Hunkydory cardmaking stuff I’ve also got some old cards to recycle, some dies and stencils on a Christmas theme, and a few other Christmas cardmaking bits from other manufacturers.

But it was to this year’s Hunkydory kit I turned first.

I just picked one of the kit packs from the box and chose one nativity topper sheet from that kit.  I hunted out two backgrounds that went with the chosen toppers as well as three sheets of Adorable Scoreable that came in the collection.  From my crafting stock I collected an A3 sheet of white cardstock, some scalloped edge cards, some peeloffs, assorted tape, ink and stencil.

For this first card I simply chose a background sheet from the kit, scored and folded it, and stuck on a topper with 2mm deep foam tape.

Taking the other sheet of background cardstock I cut it into two topper pieces, which leaves me with one piece left to use again.

One of the pieces I matted and layered and made into an easel card using the scored and trimmed sheet of A3 cardstock and some of the Adorable Scorable.

The second piece I matted and layered  onto a base card I’d made with the left over bit of the A3 cardstock.  I used the Dreamees perforating tool to put a border around the card.

I used a stencil of the words Nadolig Llawen and some red Dinky Inkies and created a greetings topper.  The sheet of Hunkydory toppers had three very small images on it, so using these, my stenciled greeting, and a scalloped edge 6″ square card I made this simple card.

For this card I put peeloffs around the outside of a 7″ x 5″ scalloped edge card. Attached a paper ribbon from the sheet onto the card ftont using finger lift tape. And attached the topper using 2mm dee double sided foam tape.

For this card I took a 6″ square card, put on two pieces of green Adorable Scorable, stuck on the topper, and went round the edges twice with a fine marker.

So, there they are – my first batch of Christmas cads for 2018.

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Sympathy Cards

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May 102018
 

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Welsh Sympathy Cards

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Good morning everybody!

Last month I published a post about a sympathy card I’d made for a family in our neighbourhood and I said I’d have to make up a few cards ready for the sad times when such a card is needed.  Well a few days ago, over a period of a couple of days, I had a little cardmaking session and my makes included some sympathy cards.

So I thought I’d separate out the sympathy cards into a blog post of their own snd show you those today.

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When I showed you the results of my latest screen printing the begining of this month I included a couple of floral wreaths printed in black, where the masking tape over the wording had come off when washing the mesh between colours and so I had printed them out with words I didn’t want in the centre.

Well the first thing I did was get my round Duo Dies and cut the centre out of the print, as well as cut the print itself as a circular panel.

I coloured just the leaves in green with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Marker on one, and for the other I coloured the leaves using a green ProMarker and the flowers using the Sparkle Glitter pens.

Both are made on a 300 gsm white A5 card base and are layered with a white textured cardstock as well as using black cardstock for a layer and a strip over the white ribbon..

For this one I also used a piece of white ribbon (that came wrapped around some pillowcaces) on the card.

The greeting on the card above means A Word Of Comfort.  And on the card below  the wording Gyda Chydymdeimlad means With Sympathy.

The butterflies on this card were die cut using a free die that came on a tattered lace magazine and simply separated drom the rest of the cut.

After these two I went back to the same pack of crafting goodies from Hunkeydorey that I’d used for the Sympathy Card last month.

Both have a filigree frame and peel-off greetings.

This one has tge greeting Thinking About You and also has a matching insert with the sentiment With Sympathy on it.

This one simply has the greeting Gair o Gysur, which means a Word of Comfort on it.

But I’ve not added a greeting to the insert of this one yet.

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I’ll do another post with the other cards in before long. Just want to make sure that the ones that are for a specific person have been received first.

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A Sympathy Card

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Apr 202018
 

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A Sympathy Card

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This week an elderly gentleman from our neighbourhood died and I wanted to send a hand made card to his family. The question was – what to put on it.

He had been so very good calling here several times a week when my father was ill before Dad passed away last year. Even when Dad was in hospital he’d call just to ask how Dad was.

They were both part of a crowd of men going on in years who use to sit at the same table at the Coffee Morning in town every Saturday morning for quite some time.  The table was nicknamed ‘The Last Of The Summer Wine’ table, so they decided to take part in last year’s town carnival as characters from that TV show, ropeing in a few others to dress up with them on a float. Dad was in too much pain to go by that time, but his friend did win a prize for the best pair, with him dressed as Compo and a friend’s daughter as Nora.

Such a character.

So I wanted a special card, but just couldn’t decide what to put on it.  I had several kits, images, different card bases, etc., out, and looked at some of my digital collection as well, taking ages thinking about it, but in the end I decided to go for a floral image from a Hunkydory filigree collection.

I decided to keep it minimal and not add anything other than a peel-off greeting.

Yn Meddwl Amdanoch is Welsh for Thinking About You.

I like the inserts that came as part of the collection because it had no greeting inside that I’d have to cover before adding my own. Again I chose just a simple peel-off.

Gyda Chydymdeimlad means With Sympathy.

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I really do need to go through my stash and make up a few different styles of sympathy cards ready for when there is need of them. I have an assortment of other card types ready if a quick card is needed, but only a very small number of sympathy ones, so keep an eye out for another sympathy card blog post in the future – if I manage to get myself that organised.

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Apr 122018
 

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Another Pack Of Cards

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Time for another catchup showing you some more things I’ve made a while ago but hadn’t photographed and blogged.

 

Earlier this month I blogged a post about how I’d put together several packs of assorted cards to give to family members and friends as New Year gifts, but that two packs had gone undelivered because I landed up in the Bristol Eye Hospital the first weekend of the year rather than seeing the people who were to recrive the card packs.

In my earlier post – here – I showerd you one of the card packs. Today I’ve got the cards from the second pack to show you.

Once again the photos are at a bit of an angle because of glare.  I really will have to bet back to photographing in my usual location to get better photos, but still feel a bit wobbly to stand for long enoygh to photograph the batches of crafted items.

As you can see, like the last ones, I haven’t put any greetings on the cards. But I have included a batch of Welsh and English greetibgs so that the recipient can choose what language and occasion they want.  I don’t know if it is clear in the next photo, but I put double sided tape behind greetings panels which were not alreafy sticky so that they are ready to stick on.

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Apr 062018
 

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Pack Of Cards

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Time for a catchup to show you some more things I’ve made a while ago but hadn’t photographed and blogged.

Last Christmas I did make a lot of cards to send out to friends and family, as well as for two small orders I had. Most were made using Hunkydory kits to make it easier for me to batch make, even in bed, as well as some recycling of old cards. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of any of them.

As I wasn’t up to doing a lot of crafting hand made gifts I decided to make up small packs of cards as gifts as well.  Unfortunately I didn’t get enough done by Christmas, but did get them done by New Year to give as “calenig” (new year gift, usually money, but I sometimes give something else).  Those I made them for, that I saw over New Year, were given theirs, but there were two people, that I had planned to see the first Sunday of the year, who never got theirs because, if you’ve read one of my previous post – here – you will know I landed up in the Bristol Eye Hospital before then for an emergency eye opp.

Of course, the days and weeks following the opp I couldn’t drive and somehow the two undelivered packs got shifted and I forgot about them – until I found them last week while looking for something else.  I then decided that I might as well take some some quick photographs of them before getting them delivered to the recipients.

So, what I’ve got to show you today are the cards from one pack. Sorry the photos are not fantastic, but I had to take them at a slight angle because of light flare, probably because of taking them seated by the kitchen table under the room light, rather that in my usual spot.

The same card at an angle to try and show dimension.

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As I don’t know whether the friend who’s going to receive this assorted pack will want to send them out in Welsh or English I’ve not put greetings on either inside or out. But I have included a pack of greetings in both language, most with some double sided tape already added.

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A Fox

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Mar 312018
 

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A Screen Printed Card

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The card I’ve got to show you today is one I made using the screen printed image of a fox that I showed you previously, in this post – here.

It was printed using inks from my mixed, left over, pot of colours and added bronze, or was that copper?

I thought I’d make this one more masculine, so lots of leaves but no flowers, and some wood patterened backing paper.

I die cut the image out using the larger die from a Duo Dies set, making one ear and part of the tail ‘out of the box’.

The wood patterned background was cut out with one of my Hunkydory nesting oval dies.  I put the image onto the wood mat using 3mm deep foam tape.

The base card is 8″ square Creative Crafting World, with one of their inserts inside – I’ll put a panel with a new greeting over the printed one as it’s a Welsh card.

The first mat is 19cm square of Hunkydory Adorable Scorable black card, and the next layer is 18cm square of 200gsm cardstock printed with a blue background from this kit – here.

I used fingerlift tape to attach the mats to the card front and wet glue to attach the matted topper on top.

Then out came my bag of leaves and flowers I had left over from my previous two projects to make plaques.  You can see the dies I used and more info – here.

But as I said earlier, I only wanted leaves, not flowers, so I did a bit of sorting out to choose what I wanted before sticking the leaves in place using a wet, everyday, glue.

I had shaped one ear slightly up and the tail slightly down before sticking the topper on the wooden look layer for dimension.

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Now I need to sort out some more catchup posts to publish, and also decide whether I’m next going to work on some of my PHD, or start one of the projects I’ve got planned in my head and already bought the items needed.

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