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

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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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A Couple Of Birthday Cards

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A Couple Of 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. Most of the cards will be Welsh, but I have made a small number of English ones to place in the box for the carers boss to choose from.

I’m trying to go for a mixture of some floral and feminine, and some more masculine or more suitable for either sex.

Card 1

For this card I’ve used items from a Hunkydory Deco-large floral collection.  I used some layers from the topper, and insert, a couple of greetings panels, and a matching sheet of cardstock which I scored and folded in half to make my base card.  I didn’t use the base layer of the decopage, but rather kept that for a second card, and build up a selection of layers using Pinflair glue gel to give dimension.

Unfortunately this photo doesn’t reflect the colours properly, but I’m sure you get the idea.

Here you can see how much dimension was created by using just a few of the decolarge layers.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the matching insert, but you’ll see what it is like in my next post of Welsh cards as I used one with an added Welsh greeting for that.

Card 2

This card is a 6″x6″ pre cut and scored base card (it has a matching envelope).  The topper, backing paper and greetings panel are all from a Creative Crafting World Pollyanna Pickering collection  Fingerlift tape has been used to attach the panel of backing paper both inside and out.  The giraffe topper was attached with 3mm deep foam tape to the front and a white circle was attached inside using fingerlift tape.  The greeting panel on the front was attached with foam tape and the one inside with fingerlift tape.

Hopefully you can see that the circular topper is raised.

And the simple insert.

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Keep an eye out for more cards I made for this order so the person who wanted them had a lot of choice..

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September Calendar Page

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September Calendar Page

Time for my regular, monthly, post about what I’ve put on this month’s page 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! and August page – here!

I’ve gone back to using pre-printed, die-cut, toppers for this month’s page – but I made the background myself this time.

What I Did

To start this project – a few weeks ago I took a foil roasting tray that was just about big enough to put an A4 sheet of paper in and filled it with shaving foam.  I then dropped and sprayed on an assortment of ink colours, moved these about with a fork, and placed a sheet of cardstock on top.  After smoothing this down onto the coloured shaving foam I lifted it up and dabbed it with some kitchen paper to remove any foam that came up with it.  This was left to dry while more sheets of cardstock were “marble printed” using the shaving foam – adding more colour and swirling and flattening as needed.

When I was ready to do this month’s callendar page I chose one of the “marbled” sheets and trimmed off around 1cm from the width and height.  This was then attached with fingerlift tape to a sheet of black cardstock giving a border of around half a cm.

I chose 3 British wildlife toppers from a Pollyanna Pickering collection.  These were stuck to the front of the marbled layer using foam tape to give them a bit of a lift.

I then set about makeing up some flowers, choosing red and yellow stamens to pick up the flower colours in two of the toppers, and just using one fabric layer for each flower.  These embelishments were added to the panel with glue gel before attaching it to the September page of my mother’s calendar using fingerlift tape.  I also added the month title in Welsh – Mis Medi.

What I Used
Photos Of The September Calendar Page

This is the whole calendar page as it looks hanging on the wall in Mam’s room.

Getting in closer and closer.

And finally a really close look at the floral embelishments and the marbled background.

So now I’m going to go back to making cards for my order and batch making Christmas cards, though I’m not feeling too good at the moment and have lost my voice, so I’m on an even more of a “go slow” than usual.  But I have managed to make a few things and photograph them, just need to crop the photos and write up a blog post for them next.

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July Calendar Page

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July Calendar Page

I know! I am seriously late posting photos and info about what’s on my mother’s calendar page for July.  With the cateract operation and the minor complication, as well as being all behind with other things around the house and garden as a result of that and the previous jaw infection and tooth extraction, I haven’t blogged for a while.  Saving my energy for what must be done.  And the weather being so hot hasn’t helped my energy levels either.  But I did get a page done for Mam’s calendar by the start of the second week in July, it’s just taken me longer than usual to get it blogged.

If you are a new visitor to my blog you can catch up with the months so far this year : the January page – here! February page – here! March page – here! April page – here! May page – here! and June page – here!

What I Did

Mam loves watching wildlife programs on the TV, especially meerkats, so this month I decided to raid my stash of Pollyanna Pickering images and create a calendar page with those.

Nothing too complicated or taxing this time – I simply used a sheet of Adorable Scorable as the main background, matted and layered two of the backgrounds from the same Pollyanna Pickering collection kit as the toppers.  Then I added a small assortment of wildlife toppers of various shapes and sizes in a bit of a random manor.

I finished off by preparing the title “Gorffennaf” (Welsh for July) in Publisher and printing onto paper, before using the same Fingerlift Tape I’d used for the rest of the page to put the title on the page.

What I Used
  • Papermill Direct blank calendar (you can already order for 2020 – here!)
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Backgrounds and toppers from Pollyanna Pickering collections
  • A4 sheet of Adorable Scorable
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • A4 sheet of Super Smooth paper
Photos Of The July Calendar Page

This is the whole calendar page hanging up in Mam’s room.

A closer look.

Pollyanna Pickering certainly was a very tallented artist and a great loss to the world.

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Catchup Post 2 – An Owl Card

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This is another catchup post – another card I created so long ago I can’t remember the details – but I had got this post more or less finished with details already writen and saved under Drafts, so thought I should just go ahead and post.

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CARD

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Consumables:

  • Items from Pollyanna Pickering kit
  • 7″ square card made from Kraft Card
  • Fingerlift tape
  • Wet glue
  • Bit from Hunkydory Shadowbox kit
  • Tree trunk background from a Craftwork Cards kit
  • Plain paper insert.

Equipment:

  • Scissors

Method:

Having used the shadowbox for a previous project I had the inside of the frame where I’d removed the foiled greetings tags, left over. So I decided to use this as a mat on a card.  I cut some background from the Pollyanna Pickering collection to be a little smaller than the foiled border of the left-over piece and stuck this in place.  I trimmed and layered the sheet of pale tree trunks at an angle behind my chosen topper sheet.

I then simply stuck the larger matting and layering onto my chosen card front, attached the angled topper and mat on top, and put in an insert.  I’ll add a greeting once I know who will receive the card and for what occasion.

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Card Set Using Pollyanna Pickering Images

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I wanted to create a few crafted items to give as prizes for a raffle being held at a coffee morning in aid of our chapel.  One item I decided to donate was a small set of cards in a framed box.  This was simply presented in a cello bag taped at the back.  I’ve left the bag off for the photos though I still don’t think the photos are as good as they could be.

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Consumables:

  • Items from Pollyanna Pickering kit
  • Shadow Box Frame from Hunkydory
  • Fingerlift tape
  • Wet glue
  • Nuvo alcohol markers
  • Pre-scored and cut square, scalloped edge, white card bases, with envelopes

Equipment:

  • Scissors

Method:

I did a bit of cutting of a strip of background to go with each card and cut a V shape out of the bottom of each strip.  These were stuck down the centre of each card, top to bottom.  I then stuck a panel onto each card.  I went round the edge of the scallops using an alcohol marker in a suitable colour.

This is one of the cards I made

PP set01 04dAnd some other angled photos of the same card

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I haven’t put any greeting on the card, either on the outside or on the insert that I placed on the inside, but I have put an envelope with a selection of greetings tags in English and Welsh in the frame box with the cards.  These already have fingerlift tape or some other method of sticking them on so that the person who gets the cards can decide what greeting suits them best.

Here are the other three cards in the collection:

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I also decorated the shadow box frame I put the 4 cards in using material from the same kit, so that the box itself can be used as decoration after the cards have been used.  It has a fold out stand on the back.

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