Mother’s Day Card

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Mar 312019
 

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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Two Floral Cards

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Jan 312019
 

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Final Chance For Giveaway and Two Floral Die Cuts Card

As I’ve been working on my next YouTube video, as well as not feeling very well lately, I hadn’t made many cards this last fortnight. So I thought it was about time I made some.

But before I tell you about the cards and show you the pictures, here is a final reminder of the giveaway I’ve been running throughout January.

Giveaway

In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing, so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.  One person who has commented will be drawn over the weekend to win the giveaway.

(Comments must be on the givaway post and be made before the end of January.

Two Floral Cards

I’d bought a Kanban kit (Cutterdies, The Love & Lace Collection) and thought it was about time to try using it.

It consisted of dies as well as cardstock to go with the dies.

In addition to what came in the collection I used the following from my stash – some sheets of 250gsm smooth white card; fingerlift tape; 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape; Dreamees Glue Pens; sheet 8″ x 16″ cream cardstock, scored and folded in half; Kanban Foil decorated 8″ square base card.

I die cut a couple of sheets from the collection, and also a few plain mats ftom white cardstock to go behind the layers.

After die cutting using my Crossover, I started sticking the layers together, some flat to the layer underneath and some raised from th mat beneath it.

And this is what the first card look likes.

And this an angle photo from the corner to try and show the dimension.

And here is the 2nd card.

And again a corner photo to try and show dimension.

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Dec 012018
 

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More About My Big Work In Progress

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Today I have another update on how I’m progressing with my two quilts for the bunk beds in the very small spare room.

It’s been a long time since my last progress report back in June. I hadn’t intended to leave it so long, but during the nice weather over the summer I took the opportunity to go to sit in the garden early morning and of an evening to putter with my troughs, towers, buckets, etc., of fruit, veg and flowers. In between I had to rest quite a bit. Which didn’t leave me with much sewing time when I could sit at the kitchen table with my sewing machine. As well as the fact that, in the sweltering heat we had here over the summer months, the last thing I wanted to do was sit with a quilt on my lap as I turned and manouvered it through the machine.

Last time I blogged about my progress I said that I wasn’t sure whether I’d go on to tidy up the wadding and backing of the one I was working on as soon as I finished quilting, or whether I’d quilt the second one next. I also said that I wasn’t too sure if I’d got enough quilting, in other words a small enough gap between the rows of quilting just in from the seam around each of the blocks.

I had decided that I would have to give the quilts a quick wash before they were used on the beds, both because I’d used temporary fabric adhesive to attach the layers prior to quilting, and also because they had been dragging on what was at times quite a dirty kitchen floor a lot of the time while they were being worked on. I therefore figured I would be better off seeing the effect of a low temperature wash on the quilt, as far as wadding shrinkage etc., was concerned, to give me an indication of how washing affected the quilts, before I went ahead with the quilting of the second quilt.  So completeing one quilt to the end was the aim.

So decision having been made I pushed ahead with completing the side to side quilting on the one I was working on.

I did pull out a couple of packs of new wadding, that I’d bought ready for other projects I plan on doing in the future, and I couldn’t tell the difference between the wadding I’ve used and the wadding I’ve got new in a pack that says you can quilt 8″ appart. So that means that, with the patchwork blocks being 8″ and the quilting lines being inside the edges of the blocks, the amount of quilting I had decided on would be fine.

This is one block having been quilted.

As I used black thread, the stitching doesn’t show on the black sashing, but I have stitched a line on the black the same distance from the seams as I’ve sewn on the patches. Doing the quilting in black may not be usual but I thought it looked best for this project in view of the fact that the sashing and backing are black.

I’d cut the wadding and backing larger than needed originally, to allow for some wiggle room and movement as I went through the various stages.

So onwards with trimming and tidying. I trimmed the wadding to the same size as the front.

But rather than trimming the back pannel to the same size and then sewing a binding to the back, folding it over and sewing to the front, I decided to cheat.  I cut a strip of card to twice the width I wanted the binding to be at the front.  I then used the card as a guide to trim the backing – placeing it up to the side of the front and trimmed wadding and then cutting along the other side.

I’d seen quilt binding being held together with clips like these – Dritz Quilting Binding Clips-30/Pkg, Silver  30 for £5.82 as I am writing this.

But I thought – don’t they look just like clips used by little girls in their hair? So I went looking online for larger packs of then. And this is what I found – 50 Pack Snap Hair Clips Hair Barrettes for Kids, Girls and Women, 50 mm (Silver). 50 for £4.99.

Guess which ones I went for! After all, if they didn’t do the job I wanted I could always pass them on for use by a little girl.

But they did work very well.

I folded the edge of the back over to meet the front …

… then folded the doubled over edge right over the front, and used the hair clips to hold it more or less flat in place.

So here it is after being washed in the machine on a Quick Wash 30 degrees C cycle. I gave it a quick tumble in the drier on a Silk cycle as well, before hanging it over the top rail of the bunk beds to dry completely and air.

It’s far from perfect, but I think it’s pretty, and it’s very practical as well.

So once I’d got this quilt hanging I started on quilting the second. You’ll notice I’m using blue quilter’s roll clips to help keep the quilt part that goes through the machine tidily together.

I don’t know whether I mentioned getting a new sewing machine before or not.  My previous one was sounding a bit rough and throwing a wobbly every now and then, so I didn’t know how long it would last. So I started looking out for a new one at a reasonable price.  I found one while at a reduced price earlier on this year, a Brother, like my previous one but a newer model. I hadn’t intended to start using it until the old one failed completely, or at least until I finished the heavy work of quilting and binding both quilts.  But then I remembered that the new one came with an extension table – which I didn’t have on the old one. So when I re-started on the quilting mid November I decided to drag the new machine out of it’s box and set it up.  The extension table may not be very big but it is definately easier to manouver the quilt with it in place, and even using the walking foot the machine is definately more quiet than the old one.

It’s the FS210 if anybody is interested.  It doesn’t come with a walking foot, but I had already purchased a walking, quarter inch and free mossion foot to go on my previous machine so didn’t need those again.

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So, that’s it for now, but keep an eye out for more posts about how I’m getting on with the last bit of the “‘Big’ Work In Progress”. Hopefully it won’t be too long before I have the second quilt finished and both on the bunk beds.

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September’s Calendar Page

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Sep 032018
 

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September Calendar Page

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If you’ve not a regular visitor to my blog you may not know about the blank calendar from Papermill Direct that I gave to my mother as a gift, which I’m decorating for her month by month. I’m trying to use a variety of papercrafting, with minimal dimension – because too much dimension would mean it would push the calendar out when flipped over the next month. You can catch up with my previous calendar pages by visiting my previous posts about it if you want. I’ve not blogged the early months of the year, but you can see the post for April – here, for May – here, for June  – here, for July – here, and for August – here.

I asked Mam what she wanted for September and she said that, as I’d got lots of pictures of the garden, she’d like another photo.  So, I needed to think of something a bit different to the series of photos of our strawberries growing I’d used for the August page.  A quick scan through my photos on my laptop and I decided to go for a photo of the nasturtiums I’ve got growing in a raised trough.

I didn’t just want to put up a photo so I printed the photo out at 5″ x 3″ onto glossy photo paper.

I’d had my ScanNCut out during August doing a bit of foiling for greetings on some of my Christmas cards, so I decided that I’d go for a bit of foiling for this month’s calendar page.  I used various designs available within the online Canvas software – a foliage background, a feather, and some flowers (also I put on the word MAM as I want it for my mother’s birthday card later).

I sent my required design wirelessly from Canvas to my ScanNCut and got it drawn out using the glue pen from the ScanNCut foiling kit.  I put a strip of white lightweight cardstock on the upper half of the mat and a strip of parchment on the lower half.

I think the price of the ScanNCut foil sheets is far to expensive for the small number of little pieces you get, so I use other foils.

For the background I used a verigated green foil,

(It’s rather difficult getting a good photo of the shine of the foil so I’ve tried a few times at different angles.)

for the feather I used gold on one end and silver the rest of the way down and for the flowers I used a variety of gold, silver and rose gold – using parts that are left on previously used foil sheets.

(Again it was difgicult getting a good photo to show the various different foils)

I have to admit that I didn’t put the sheet from the foiling kit over the foil sheet and get the ScanNCut to rub over – I just rubbed over the back of the foil sheets using the spatula that came with the machine – and I’m perfectly happy with the result.

Using Chameleon pencils I then decided to do a bit of colouring, both on the back of the images on the parchment,

 

and on the front of the background on the light cardstock.

I kept the colouring light so that it wouldn’t pop too much and grab attention off the photo.

I cut out the images on the parchment as close as possible to the outside foil line (I know I could have used my ScanNCut to do the cutting for me, but I’d put the machine away to create some space while colouring in and didn’t feel like getting it out again for so few elements.)

i cut a large sheet of green cardstock to just under A4 size with a pattern edge cutter to use as the main panel for sticking onto the calendar, putting some fingerlift tape onto the back prior to building up the design.

I also cut a mat to stick behind the photograph from the same cardstock.

I decided to go random when cutting out the foiled foliage background.  I decided to make it a bit smaller than the original size so cut up a leaf and berry branch to use as individual embelishments.

I then set about sticking the layers together using fingerlift tape before shapeing the embelishments with my fingers and sticking them in place using glue dots.

Two glue dots under end and centre of feather to keep shape.

The flowers were stuck in clusters around the page.

And this is what the page looks like ready to stick up on the calendar.

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So, that’s the September page.  I now need to think of what to prepare for the October page. I’m sure I’ll be blogging what I make at some point during next month.

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Aug 202018
 

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More Recycled Cards

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I’ve been going through a big batch of old Christmas cards that I’d got put away in my box of Christmas Card makings after cutting off the backs.

I started by triming any that needed trimming to around the same size, then matting and layering each image.

I then took a pack of pre-scored, kraft card base cards and used double sided tape to attach my matted images to the card fronts.

I used peeloff “Nadolig Llawen” greetings (Welsh for Happy Christmas) on the card fronts. And an insert with “Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda” (Welsh equivelent for Happy Christmas and a Good New Year) on the inside.

This is the second card with this image.  It’s amazing how many cards with the same images on are amongst the cards I’ve got in my stash to recycle.

 

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So, that’s it for today – another assortment of recycled quick and simple cards that are small and flat enough to go throught the UK post using a standard size stamp.

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I’m on a Christmas card roll at the moment so I’ll have some more Christmas card posts to put online over the next few weeks, so please do pop back to have a look.

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More Christmas Cards

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Jul 292018
 

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Christmas Cards

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I’ve already told you previously that I’d started my Christmas card making. I’ve made a few more over a few days during July and today I’ve got a couple of cards to show you.  Once again I used a sheet from this year’s Hunkydory collection.

The toppers for these two came from the same sheet of toppers.

I used a white sheet of Adorable Scoreable, folded in half, as my base card for this one. Then attached a panel cut from a background sheet from the collection that matched my chosen topper. I used a paper ribbon from the topper sheet across the card just down from the center before adding the topper itself.

For this card I scored an Adorable Scoreable card in half before attaching a panel cut from a background sheet that co-ordinated with the topper. Topper was then attached with double sided foam tape.

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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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That’s it for today.  More crafting TO COME before too long, so please do pop in for a look again.

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Jun 182018
 

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UFO Quilting – Starting To Quilt

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Today I have another update on how I’m progressing with my “Big” Work In Progress – creating two single bed patchwork quilts for the bunk beds in our newly decorated spare room.

By the end of my last update about the quilts I’d got as far as sticking and pinning one set of layers together, but only as far as putting the backing and wadding together for the other – because I’d realised that I’d not finishing cutting off thread ends on the second patchwork front to make it tidy.

It didn’t take me long, while sat watching the TV, to complete the tidying up of the patchwork, and then I got on with sticking the front on the other two layers and attaching the safety pins – well it needed to be done quickly so that we could put the sofa bed back and have use of the sitting room again.

Thought I’d done something stupid, as when I went to lift the layers to put the safety pins in, the whole thing wasn’t coming off the bed – but never fear – I’d not stuck the whole thing to the matress, only forgot that I’d started with pinning the backing layer to the sofa bed so that it didn’t move and remained as flat as possible while attaching the other layers. It was a simple job to take out the pins, and then pop in safety pins to make sure everything remains together.

But I did have a bit of a break from sewing for several days after that.

The next stage was to get my sewing machine out again.

I like free motion quilting, but with two, single bed sized, quilts to do I decided to stick to straight lines, as I’d done on my last cushion covers.  I figured I could still do some free motion quilting over some blocks at the end If I felt something more was needed.

So on went the walking foot to my sewing machine, and off I went with my quilting.

As I was quilting different rows I rolled the quilt up so that it easily went through the machine.

This looks as if I’m heading off straight through the middle of a block, but I’d pushed the quilt to one side off my lap to fetch my camera and forgotten to straighten it up before taking the photo.

I decided to sew my quilting lines either side of the boundry stitch lines between the colourful square blocks and the black sashing. Having made sure the needle was set to the middle of my walking foot I stitched keeping the edge of the foot to the boundry line.

This is looking at it more from the back.

Not the best photo I’m afraid, but I hope it gives you an idea.

And this is showing the stitching coming out the back.

It took me days, sitting at the machine in short sessions, to stitch all the lines from top to bottom.  A few wobbles, but it looks OK if you don’t look too closely.

I then started sewing the quilting lines side to side. Done half a dozen or so rows so far.

Unfortunately I then got another infection in my damaged right leg, and this ment more time in bed with my leg elevated on pillows, therefore less time for me to sit at the kitchen table sewing.

But I will be getting back to it soon.

The 2nd quilt is still waiting for me to start the quilting.

I’m still not sure whether I need to go in with more quilting. Although most of the lines are close enough over the sashing area there are gaps of around 7″ sqare over each of the blocks, and I’m thinking that might be too wide. I threw the batting packaging so can’t refer back to that for guidance, but, of the two other packs of batting I’ve got, one says that sewing can be 8″ inches apart and the other needs stitching closer.  Once I’ve finished the side to side lines I’m going to open the two rolls of batting and compare to what I’ve used in these quilts. I’m hopeing that there will be just enough difference for me to tell. And I’m hopeing that it was one that only needed quilting 8″ appart that I’ve used.

Not sure whether I’ll quilt the 2nd one next, or go on to trim off the excess wadding and backing and bind the sides of the quilt.  It depends how I’m feeling when I go back to it in the next few days.

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So, that’s it for now, but keep an eye out for more posts about how I’m getting on with this “‘Big’ Work In Progress”. Hopefully it won’t be too long before I have more to report.

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Jun 012018
 

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UFO Quilting – Preparing For Quilting

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Today is an update on how I’m progressing with preparing my patchwork quilts ready for actually quilting them..

In my last update about this project I told you I had both patchworks sewn up and was begining to put them together ready for quilting.

I said in a previous post, about quilted cushion covers, that I’d tried using temporary fabric adhesive spray to hold everything together, rather than pining the layers together, and that it had worked well. So I went for the same method again.

Spraying a small area of backing with the temporary fabric adhesive and then pulling the wadding into place over it. Then doing another strip of spray and rowling more wadding over it until I got to the end. Then doing the same for getting the top, patchwork, layer in place. Working on the matress of the sofa bed meant I could pin through to it to keep everything in place as I worked.

This is it with all layers stuck together.

I then put a few safety pins in at the end, “just in case”. I’m not sure how long the adhesive will hold it’s tack for if I have to leave it a while before I have the time and energy to do the actual quilting.

So, one is now all together ready for quilting.

Then it was a case of starting the layering process for the next one.

And then – I spotted that I still had some thread ends not trimmed off on that one, so I’ve come to a stop until I can make sure it is tidied properly.

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So, that’s how far I’ve got at the point of writing this post, but keep an eye out for more posts about how I’m getting on with this “‘Big’ Work In Progress” in the future.

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Apr 222018
 

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UFO Quilting

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Today is an update on how I’m progressing with the patchwork for the fronts of my two single bed quilts.

Once I’d got together a dozen or so squares with one piece of sashing by the side, I decided to start sewing some of the blocks together to see how it looked and get feedback from others. I didn’t want to waste time sewing together more of the blocks I’d already cut out, or cut out more blocks either, if everybody thought it was a disaster and looked bad.

I stiched 5 blocks with side sashing into a row, adding a piece of sashing to the other end.  I then stiched together another row with a different assortment of blocks. A row of sashing was added top and bottom of one row before sewing on another row.  Over a period of several days, just doing a little at a time, I’ve now got 4 rows sewn together plus five or six blocks ready to put into rows, as well as quite a few blocks cut ready to sew.

This is what I’ve made so far looks like.

This is just thrown over the edge of the kitchen table so you can’t see it all.

So far the family members and friends who’ve seen it like the colour combinations, and they think the black makes the colours ping.

So I’m going to keep going, adding a bit at a time untill it is the required length.  I may even have another cutting out session next as I’ve not cut quite enough blocks to make two wuilts yet.

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