A Few Cards

 Posted by at 08:00 am
May 172018
 

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Welsh Cards

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Good morning everybody!

There was a birthday of a family member at the start of the month so I needed to make a card each for my mother and I to send and thought that while I was at it I’d have a bit of a play and make some more than I needed.  I showed you the sympathy cards I made in an earlier post – here.

So now it’s time to show you my other creations from that cardmaking session.

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Firstly – out came an asortment of card making items. These included prints I’d done in a previous screen printing session that hadn’t turned out so good, some Hunkydory filigree frames kit items, and an assortment of Pollyanna Pickering die cut toppers and inserts, as well as several sheets of cardstock I’d printed out previously from the Dragons Lair Designs Essential Plains digital downloads.

So, lets go through them one by one.

Starting with the two cards made using the badly printed screen prints I showed you previously to make birthday cards.

I coloured this one using some Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and a green promarker. I used Duo circle dies to cut out the image and a mat from a sheet printed with a pink coloured background from the DLD Essentials downloads.  I also cut out the butterflies from the same cardstock using part of a die that came free on a Tattered Lade magazine. The main green mat and the strip over the white ribon (that came wraped around a pillowcase I bought) were from another sheet from the DLD Essentials downloads. Butterfly bodies were simply coloured in black using a fineliner pen, and then everything was glued together. I cut off the sploged part of the screen print once I’d matted it on the pink and placed it at the side of the card to disguise the fact that it didn’t print correctly.

Next came a card where the screen print was just over the edge.

I again used my circle Duo dies to not only cut out the screen printed image after colouring it as previously, but I also used different sized dies from the same set to cut out a variety of sixed circles from different colours from the DLD Essentials. I cut a slice off the edge of several of these before starting to glue the circles in place, hopefully disguising the fact that the main topper image had a bit printed over the edge. The blue background paper also came from the Essentials collection.

Next came a card from the Hunkydory filigree collection, on which I’ve simply put Llongyfarchiadau, which is Welsh fot Congratulations.  I think this one is right for a wedding.  I only used the topper and filligree frame from the kit and used cardstock and peeloffs from my kit, which means I have more to play with again.

Looks like I didn’t photograph the matching insert to this one.

Next cones a few cards made using Pollyanna Pickering artwork.

A5 base card from my stash and red background from a Hunkydory pad of various shades of red papers.

And the insert for it where I’d used a piece of the paper I’d used for matting over the pre-printed greeting so that I could put a Welsh greeting in instead – this time a Happy Birthday card.

A simple green mat behind the topper, again it came from a Hunkydory pad of papers, this time of green shades.

And the insert that I put inside. Again, I added a panel to change it to a Welsh birthday card.

For this card I just framed the topper with a narrow margine of a black cardstock showing and left the card front mostly white. I went round the black frame and the outside of the base card with gold peeloffs.

And the insert for it, once again changed to a Welsh birthday greeting.

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I’ve got a few images that I’d pulled out still waiting to be crafted with, but it probably won’t be for a while as the person I’ve got in mind to receive one of the toppers on a card doesn’t have his birthday until the end of June and I’m spending more time out in the garden these days and less inside crafting. Long may this nice weather remain – provided it doesn’t get too hot!

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A Few Welsh Birthday Cards

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Feb 102016
 

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An Update, A Few Musings, And Some Cards

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Hi Everybody!  Following on from my last post –

Would you believe it but I’ve found I’ve got close to one and a half thousand photos from last year to sort through.  That doesn’t mean that I crafted nearly that many items during the year though.  Some of the photos are of family members, etc.  Of those that are of my crafted items – there are quite a few photos of every item.  I take several photos of each piece from slightly different angles and distances so that I can choose the best image to use here on my blog, and also have close-ups of some things.  Sometimes I still don’t get a good photo – but I go with the best I’ve got and hope people like what they see.

So, while I’m on a roll of sorting out, and if my health doesn’t take a downward turn again, you may find that I manage a few blog posts every week for a while.  I’m not going to push for daily posts as I do want to do a bit of new crafting as well, not just post what I did last year and in January this year, so we’ll see how I get on with things.

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MUSINGS:

I said in my last post about my health problems last year – and that I had lots of time to lie here and think.

One thing that caught my attention is the shear variety in card styles that the tallented crafters who post pictures of their cards online have made.  Trying to write comments on blogs on my tablet is difficult, erratic and frustrating.  But the fact that I haven’t done a whole lot of commenting either on blogs or on Facebook for quite a while doesn’t mean that I haven’t been browsing around and appreciating everybody’s work and being so thankful that there are so many tallented crafters out there who are willing to take the time to photograph and write about their work.  Just being able to see what everybody has been creating cheared me up a lot when I couldn’t do much myself – and gave me some ideas of things I’d like to try as I get better healthwise.

One thing that I thought quite often was “where did she/he get the idea to do that!”.  I’ve seen some stunning work appear online.  There’s been the nice, the good, the excellent, the stunning and the downright outstanding (very rarely a “what was she thingking!”).  And sometimes it seems as if it’s the tinyest difference or the little detail that turns a lovely card to a stunning card.  And sometimes I can look at a card for ages and try to put my finger on what I like about a card and just can’t get it – I just know that I think it’s stunning.  And then I got to wondering about whether others thought the same cards stunning.  And thought – probably not, because everybody’s different and has their own take on things and own preferences.  And that’s good, isn’t it.  The world would be a boreing place if we all liked everything the same.

One of the most facinating things has been browsing around lots of blogs where the crafters have been using the same images or collections and seeing the variety of the makes.  Hard to believe sometimes that the material they were working from is the same.

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CARDS:

When my health is middling and I feel like making something but don’t feel I’ve got the energy to colour or die cut or get lots of things out, that’s when I turn to kits, especially those with die-cut elements in them.  I like to keep a few kits in the house ready for times like this.

I got tempted lately by the Hunkydory kit with the Megapage die-cut decupage in it.

Some fingerlift tape, Pinflair Glue Gel, a trimmer and scoreboard, and I made several cards for up and coming family birthdays without using up my energy getting out loads of crafting equipment and consumables.

So today I’ve got 4 Welsh birthday cards to show you.  I hope you like them.

Megapage 01 01    Megapage 02 01 Megapage 03 01    Megapage 04 01

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You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
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