Cards As Gifts – C

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Cards As Gifts – 3rd Batch

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

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

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

What I Did

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

What I Used
Finished Piece

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cards As Gifts – B

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Cards As Gifts – 2nd Batch

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

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

What I Did

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

What I Used
Finished Cards

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

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

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

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

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

The cards have now started to be delivered.

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Cards As Gifts – A

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Cards As Gifts – 1st Batch

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

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

Crafting is the only thing I could turn to.

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

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

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

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

What I Did

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What I Used
Finished Piece

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

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

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

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One of the four special cards in the collection.

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Back of card

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

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More Birthday Cards

Another Two Welsh Birthday Cards

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Regular visitors to my sight will know by now – skip down to the Crafting section if you don’t want to read the latest saga in my Life.

Life

After starting on antibiotics on 15th January, for an infection in my damaged leg, haveing several fortnight cources of different ones, being in hospital from 21st February to the following Wednesday on an intravenous antibiotic, comming home on oral antibiotics, having a week top-up from my doctor – “erring on the side of caution” – I had hoped to be writing that my infection was gone and I was building my strength back to my normal (takeing into consideration my permanent conditions).

Unfortunately that was not the case.

I had one dose of two antibiotic tablets left, when last Tuesday evening I took a turn for the worse.  My temperature was going up so fast, I was shakeing and shivering, and nauseious and wretching, barely able to walk from bed to bathroom, etc., etc.  I managed to get through to Mam that I was bad and she needed to call for an ambulance.

I have no idea how long the ambulance took to arrive.  I do have a little recolection of my temperature going up another .5 degree and telling Mam to call them back to say I was getting worse fast.  I don’t think they took as long in the house doing their checks and questions this time, though they might have been as I have no sense of time for that period.  I do know my mother couldn’t get hold of my brother so she phoned the sister who is slowly recovering from pneumonia and is still coughing.  (The last thing I wanted realy because of her germs, but no choice as nobody else was close enough.)  I was trying to tell Mam that when she passed the phone to me at one point to speak to the ambulance despatcher that I’d given the key safe code to them so it wouldn’t need anybody to “let them in” because neither of us was capable of getting to the door, but by this time Mam was so worked up (and without her hearing aid in) and couldn’t be left alone until the carer arrived in the morning, even though normally she would just be in bed with nobody sitting with her at that time of night (as I’d be in bed asleep normally at the same time).

I did hear the word “Sepsis” mentioned a few times, by one of the ambulance people, or possibly the first responder who got here first.  It was definately a case of getting me to hospital a.s.a.p.  I was put in a wheelchair rather than a bed in A&E – which isn’t good, either form my back and hip with the osteoarthritis, etc., or the infected leg (which I’ve repeatedly been told to keep elevated as much as possible, especially when infected), and was in A&E until 9am on Wednesday morning, while they took bloods, got a couple of drips into me – from the little I remember I think one was fluids and one was paracetamol.

At 9am Wednesday I was taken to the day room of the Clinical Decision Unit, to sit in what was supposedly a recliner chair – only the mechanism was broken and it didn’t recline.  So I was once again sitting up on a chair until 5pm when they decided that they were not going to be able to get everything in place to send me home that day so put me in the only bed they could find – on the stroke ward.

Needless to say, by the time Menna left after a quick visit before the end of visiting time at 8pm, and I’d had more paracetamol to ease the pains in my back, shoulder, etc., I was asleep before 8.30 and slept for most of the night except for obs and visits to the toilet, although my fitbit shows it was a disturbed rather than normal pattern sleep.

Thankfully sepsis was ruled out, but more antibiotics was decided on.  Another one.  Can’t be given penicillin because it has made me come out in a rash in the past, so they decided on one that 9 out of 10 people with a penicillin alergy are OK with, but 1 in 10 are not – keeping an eye on me while dose went in.  Thankfully I didn’t have any reaction!  One thing going right.

Although they hadn’t been able to organise on Wednesday for one of the A.R.T. nurses who work in the community to call out daily to give me the antibiotics intravenously every day, they kept trying each day to see if the A.R.T. organiser had got a slot for me as they were running at full capacity, after lunch on Friday the nurse on the stroke ward finally got the go-ahead to send me home as an A.R.T. nurse had been scheduled to call with me Saturday morning and daily from them.

So a hospital car home, starting at gone 5, and I got here at some time after 6pm Friday.

Lovely nurse arrived about 9.45am Saturday – did my obs, set my antibiotic drip up, and set about going through the paperwork.  Forget 101 questions, it was more like 1001.  We were still going through the questions after the drip had finished – she did promise that it was a one off and that future visits would not involve going through all the same questions again.

So, I currently have a canular in my arm, and a box and bundle of the A.R.T. nurses items in the corner of the sitting room, waiting for my drip to be given this morning.

So there you have it – my latest health saga.

And now onto crafting –

Crafting

Today I have two more simple cards to show you, made for Mam and I to give a family member during February.

Required for a male relative this time, so needed to be suitable for him.

What I Did

I scored and folded in half two sheets of cardstock to make the base cards.

I took my two chosen toppers and stuck them to white cardstock and trimmed to leave a small border.

The layered toppers were then stuck to the front of the card and a peeloff greeting was added.

I stuck a sheet of white paper inside as an insert and added a peel-off greeting as well.

What I Used
  • 2 x Adorable Scoreable Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • 2 Sheets A4 100gsm Paper for inserts
  • 2 topper sheets from a Hunkydory Little Book Of …
  • Scoreboard
  • Paper Cutter
  • Peeloff Greetings
Two Finished Cards

I’m afraid that these were cards I made when not feeling particularly well, before I had to go to hospital, but, although I took photos of them I didn’t check the photos and they are seriously not very good.

1st card

Two different photos of same card in different light conditions.

2nd card

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Hopefully I can get a blog post completed for another, more ornate, card I made for an order before long – I think the date they were being given has passed now.

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Another Two Birthday Cards

Another Two Welsh Birthday Cards

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I’ve said before about having 4 family birthday’s in February.  Well today I have the cards I made for Mam and myself to give another family member.

With my health not being at it’s usual level (read the saga in my last post if you want to know more), I again kept it simple. Plus the recipient doesn’t like fussy and highly embelished.

Crafting
What I Did

For this pair of cards I decided to go bright, and therefore picked two tropical themed images, one a bright parrot and one an under a tropical sea.

For one I matted it onto yellow cardstock and used a red spotted cardstock to make some little banner strip details to go on the side and for the other I matted onto red spotted cardstock and put a ribbon of the yellow cardstock accross the card before sticking down the matted image.

I then finished off with a peeloff greeting on the outside and on the insert inside.

What I Used
  • 1 x Adorable Scoreable Cardstock in pale yellow
  • 2 x A5 Base Cards
  • 1 x Sheet of Spot foiled red cardstock
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • 2 Sheets A4 100gsm Paper for inserts
  • 2 topper sheets from a Hunkydory Little Book Of …
  • Scoreboard
  • Paper Cutter
  • Peeloff Greetings
Two Finished Cards

1st card

2nd card.

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It’s nearly time when I can show you more ornate cards I made for some orders which the people who asked for them have received but haven’t gone to the actual people cellebrating important events in their lives yet, as well as one semi ornate I made for Mam and I to give,  so keep an eye out over the next two weeks for those.

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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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2 Simple Birthday Cards

2 Simple Welsh Birthday Cards

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Life

In my post on the 30th of Hanuary I told you that I’d had another infection in my damaged leg and had to start my emergency antibiotics.  Well it turned out to be two infections.

By the time I’d taken 10 days of my 14 days of emergency antibiotics my leg was practically back to normal, and days 11, 12, and morning of day 13 it was cool, no red, and felt fine, though I still kept takeing the antibiotics of course.

Unfortunately, the afternoon of day 13 I woke from my afternoon rest to find my leg back a brighter shade of red and temperature back up again.  So as soon as I finished the antibiotics I had to have the dotor out.  By this time I had pain in my sinuses on the right side and whooshing in my ear as well.

The doctor said that a leg infection like I’d got could be caused by more than one bacteria (well I already knew that), and he reconed that the antibiotics I’d taken worked well on one type I had, but that the second type I had wasn’t killed by the same antibiotics and had therefore grown like mad as soon as the emergency antibiotics had killed off the first type of bacteria.

So another prescription for a fortnight of another type of antibiotics.  After a week my leg looks its normal, miss-shaped, colour, and not hot, but sinuses still not cleared, but I’m carying on with second antibiotics and hope they work before they finish. Just praying that the cause of the sinus problem is not another bacteria that isn’t killed off by either antibiotics I’ve been given.

So lots more rest, but I have fitted in a little crafting, even if it’s taking me days to do a simple project.

Crafting

3 of my nephews have their birthdays in February. That, of course, means that I need to make birthday cards to give them – one from my mother and one from myself to each of them.

And being farm boys they wouldn’t appreciate fancy or flowery, so I’ve gone for animals as topper images, and kept the cards quite flat.

Today’s post is showing the two cards given to the one who had his birthday first this month.

What I Did

I took two sheets of cardstock, scored and folded them in half.

I then took another sheet of cardstock and stuck my chosen elephant topper sheet onto it before cutting it to leave a border.  This was stuck to the front of my prepared card base.  I cut a strip of the same cardstock I’d used as a mat behind the topper and stuck this down the front of the card as well.

I folded and trimmed paper and stuck it inside the card before adding a greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” (which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”) on the outside and inside of the card.

For the second card I used a sheet from a square Hunkydory pack and trimmed both sides off to make a rectangular topper.  The sheet had a patterned background on the other side so I cut the bits I’d trimmed off to make little paper ribbon embelishements for the card front.

I again matted the image onto a piece of cardstock before I stuck the pieces onto the card front and added insert and greetings.

What I Used
  • Adorable Scoreable Cardstock – 3 colours
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • 2 Sheets A4 100gsm Paper
  • 2 topper sheets from 2 different Hunkydory books
  • Scoreboard
  • Paper Cutter
  • Peeloff Greetings.
Two Finished Cards

2 angles of 1st card.

2 angles 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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14th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019

14th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

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This is the second half of the batch of cards I made as square ones on a chrisp, white, base card – although, as I said in my previous post – here – the photos are not showing up as crisp a white as they are in reality. I’ve made them very Clean And Simple, with very little additions to the topper, although I have put the toppers on with foam tape for a little bit of dimension.

What I Used
  • Items from Hunkydory Christmas Collection from this year
  • 6″ square cards with envelopes
  • 2mm and 3mm Shaker Foam Tape
  • Roller Glue Tape
  • Pinflair Bookbinding Glue
  • Black and Gold “Nadolig Llawen” Peeloffs
  • Glitter “Nadolig Llawen”
  • A4 White Paper – for printing out inserts
  • Paper Trimmer
What I did

You can have a look at what I did in my last post if you missed seeing that a couple of days ago.  You can find it – here.

Batch Of Cards

The insert in each card was a simple one like this.

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That’s just about it for Christmas makes for this year.  But never fear, I have much more crafting on the go so it won’t be long before I’m back with more things to show you.

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13th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019

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13th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

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

Today’s batch of cards (and the next one) are square ones made on a chrisp, white, base card – although the colour in the photos is not showing up as crisp a white as they are in reality.  I’ve made them very Clean And Simple, with very little additions to the topper, although I have put the toppers on with foam tape for a little bit of dimension.

What I Used
  • Items from Hunkydory Christmas Collection from this year
  • 6″ square cards with envelopes
  • 2mm and 3mm Shaker Foam Tape
  • Roller Glue Tape
  • Pinflair Bookbinding Glue
  • Black and Gold “Nadolig Llawen” Peeloffs
  • Glitter “Nadolig Llawen”
  • A4 White Paper – for printing out inserts
  • Paper Trimmer
What I did

The cards were already scored, so it was simply a case of folding them before starting.  I chose toppers from the collection of a size that left a lot of white space on the card front, keeping the framing element if there was one with the topper.

Each topper was stuck down using 2 or 3 mm deep foam tape while the framing element was stuck directly to the card front using either the roller glue tape pen or bookbinding glue.

I added a greeting to most to finish off the front.

For the inserts I printed off a greeting and my mother and my names (I know – cheating a bit to save having to write inside each one as I’m running out of Christmas steam by now).

The inserts were trimmed to size, folded, and stuck in using the roller glue.

Batch Of Cards

The insert in each card was a simple one like this.

The central topper on each card is raised up slightly on foam tape.

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I’m coming to the end of my Christmas makes for this year, but still have some items to blog about.  Then it will be on to the new year and more crafting.

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December Calendar Page

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December Calendar Page

Time for another page to be decorated on my mother’s calendar.

If you haven’t seen my previous calendar posts then you can find this year’s pages by following these links : the January page – here! February page – here! March page – here! April page – here! May page – here! June page – here! July page – here! August page – here! September page – here! October page – here! and November page – here!

For this month I’ve gone for a nativity scene topper with some added foliage and flower as decoration.

What I Did

I took a sheet of blue, spotted, cardstock as my base layer, then I chose a sheet of Adorable Scorable from the Hunkydory collection that went with my chosen topper. Trimmed it, and then attached with fingerlift tape.  I separated out the frames from around the topper, attached the topper directly to the matting and layering and then offset the outer frame and attached it using foam tape to give it dimension.

I made up a flower from my stash of Forever Flowers parts, and found a holly leaf cluster left over from doing a couple of Forever Flowerz wreaths.  I also cut a piece from an ivy garland.  These were stuck to my panel using glue gel (I had to put a weight on the holly leaves to make them stay where I wanted until the glue dried – I would have been better using a hot glue gun but that was in the garage and I didn’t want to go out there to bring it in and heat it up for such a small job.)

Once everythin was tuck firm, and left to dry overnight, the panel was then stuck to the December page of the calendar and I also added the month title in Welsh – Mis Rhagfyr.

What I Used
Photos Of The December Calendar Page

This is the whole calendar page as it looks hanging on the wall in Mam’s room.  Should have straightened the plastic wallet we have hanging underneath with appointment letters and repeat prescription papers in before I took the phot.

Just the calendar page.

A photo of just the month name and panel on the calendar.

And angled, closer, looks at the panel.

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Hopefully, before long, I will have more batches of Christmas Cards to show you. I really am running behind with makeing the Christmas Cards for my mother and I to send, as well as packs to sell up in the chapel where a portion of the price goes to the Sunday School funds.

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