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Friday, 2 November 2012

I have been very busy

Doing Crafty Stuff!!

CraftsUprint designs I have made.


Hello everyone.  This week has seen us having visitors from the tiny island of Jersey, to spending quality time with family members and doing lots and lots of crafting.  The weather has been getting colder and the fire is being lit earlier,  we have had the village fireworks evening, and the clocks went back an hour.....so winter is really heading our way.

Very soon we will all be seeing and playing with a lot of the white stuff:



However, while I am waiting for the snow to arrive, I have been keeping myself very busy.  Today I thought I would showcase CraftsUprint   http://www.craftsuprint.com  and some of the designs that I have been making.  I will give you the code numbers for the items so that if you visit the CraftsUprint website you can search for it if you want to buy it too. So let's start with this one:


A traditional Christmas card showing a girl carrying figgy pudding.  The code number for this card is cup346607_107 the designer is Heather Howes.

I printed the sheet onto ultra premium photographic paper and cut out all the pieces.  I layered the centre image and decoupaged the bow.  I think it is really sweet and very traditional.  I stuck the main image to an A5 white are using DST and layered and decoupaged using double sided sticky pads.   

What I like about CraftsUprint is that there are so many designs to choose from, and you can ask the designers to add or change something if you want it more personalised.  Once you have bought a sheet or a kit it is yours to make as often as you like.  The only thing that is stipulated is that you do not sell the sheet as a sheet, but you can sell the finished article.


Here is a lovely Sympathy card:



Again, once i had printed the sheet, this time onto card, I cut out the pieces.  The card will fit an A5 envelope. I scored the card where indicated by lines appropriately placed and folded it.  I then matched up the central image and stuck that onto the card overlapping at the top.  Then I decoupaged the rose and added the sentiment.  I think this is a very unusual design for a Sympathy card, but it is also very effective.  The code number for this card is cup296649_1050 the designer is Kylie-Jayne Blacklaws.

This next card is a mini-kit of an Edwardian Girl:



It comes as 2 sheets, one with the main images and the other one with the bits to decoupage.  The main image fits an 8x8" square card.  I decided to make the card stand with the fold along the top, like a tent!  I printed both sheets onto ultra premium photographic paper, and then cut out all the pieces.  I stuck the main image onto the base card using DST (double sided sticky tape).  I deoupaged the flowers in the girls hair, and the flowers beneath her image.  Then I had a brainwave.........and decided to use other parts of the kit to make a tag, so I die-cut a gold circle and using double sided sticky tape, I stuck the cut out blank tag (the red and gold fancy shaped bit) onto the circle with the gold ribbon in between.  At the back of the card there is another smaller blank tag under which I have stuck the other end of the ribbon.  The code number for this mini-kit is: cup371303_692, the designer is June Young.

Here are close up photo's of the tag and the decoupage:






And now, for something completely different:




Okay then, back to the cards and chat:

I decided to try something crafty but definitely nothing I have done before; so I had a look around CraftUprint and found this:


This is a stationery set.  First of all I printed out the box pieces onto card (about 300 gsm) and then the mini cards onto card about 240 gsm and then the inserts onto white paper.  Please go and have a look at how it all comes, it is so easy to follow the very clear instructions and it was a joy to make.  I printed enough to make the box, 4 notelet cards, 2 gifts tags, four envelopes and 6 extra sheets, plus of course, the inserts for the cards and the gift tags. Oh! I nearly forgot, I also printed out the image whichI used for the top of the box. So, here are some close ups of the photograph above:

The box:


The box comes on two sheets, with very clear instructions.  I printed them off and cut and scored them where indicated.   I then made the drawer and then it's cover by sticking bits together.  I decorated the box using vintage lace with pink velvet running through the centre.  Then I matted the image of the bourbons onto brown shimmer card using double sided sticky pads.  To finish off the decoration, I used 2 pearlescent flowers and stuck a pearl in the centre of each one. I stuck the image at an angle just because I could!


These are the extra sheets, which I think are lovely with their doily type corners, and one of the envelopes.  Each envelope takes one A4 sheet of paper, and again it has very clear instructions.

These are two of the notelets.......... they are the centre ones in the main image.  Each notelet has an insert that matches it, with a mini picture on the left hand side and a square bordered right hand side, leaving space to write in it.

This is a notelet and a gift tag.  You can see the difference in size, but they are so lovely and almost edible!!!!!  

And the last of the notelets  with it's gift tag is the bourbon biscuit one....yummy!   the code number for this is: cup371620_359 the designer is Carol Clarke.

So you see the detail is all there, the desire to eat many biscuits is now here.........and I just love this set...........However........

If you are not into biscuits, but prefer baking:  How about these:

I know, I couldn't resist them either....CUPCAKES.......Ooh! Yum yum yum!!!

Instead of going through everything again, I thought I would just show you the box with two gift tags.  Iused ribbons and a bow to decorate this one.........What do you think?  Code number: cup370509_359, and again the designer is Carol Clarke.


So, it's coming up to 11th November...Remembrance Day, and I decided to make something special this year.  

This card is really special.  I printed the sheet onto rough canvas and cut out the pieces.  I used a brown A5 base card to stick the main image onto using double sided sticky tape.  I then layered the pieces, edging the first layer with black and gold sticky ribbon for effect.  The sentiment says, "You gave your yesterday for our today. Always Remembered"

I don't need to add anything further about this card, except it's code number: cup369528_1443 and the designer is Gillian Hutchinson.

I hope you have enjoyed my blog today, and have been inspired to visit CraftsUprint.......it doesn't just do cards, there is something for everyone from knitting to using cutting machines and card making and scrapbooking.........go on.........I know you want to!!

So, I am hoping that those of you who visit will have enjoyed being here with me for a little while.  My thought for today is that


Don't let the world and all that's happening in it distract you from the important people in your lives.  I will NOT accept the negatives that pop up in my life and funnily enough, when I ignore them, they go away.

Love and many blessings to you all

See you next time

Annie xxxx


16 comments:

  1. You've been busy. You've made a lovely assortment of items. I especially love the biscuit set.

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  2. Thank you for visiting me today Gwyneth and for your comments too. The biscuit set look fabulous and I really enjoyed making it.

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx

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  3. Wow great to see so much of your work Annie! Love the poppy card very much
    Dawn x

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    1. Thank you Dawn......and thank you for visiting me tonight too. You are always very encouraging to me.

      Love and hugs

      Annie xxx

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  4. As usual Annie, you have soothing words at the end of your blog.

    Your cards aren't bad either!
    K

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    1. Thank you.....I am a serene person usually............until !!!!

      Thank you for your comments.

      Love and hugs

      Annie xx

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  5. Thank you Karen. I love it when I get visitors to my blog......and thank you for commenting too.

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx

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  6. You have been busy Annie. they are all stunning cards-

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  7. Thank you for visiting me today, and thank you for your lovely comment. I get very encouraged when people visit and are so positive.

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx

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  8. Love the cards Annie, I feel like a stranger as I have been too busy to visit your blog until today! Will be out of action next week also but will find time to come back for a nosey at your blog. xx

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  9. Hi Hazel, it's great to see you here. Thank you for visiting me today. I know you are a very busy person, so please don't worry. Just pop in when you feel like it. i don't blog every day so it is pot luck, but I usually tell everyone when I have blogged.. (big mouth that I am! lol). Look after yourself Hazel.

    Love and hugs

    Annie xx

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  10. Hi Annie:
    Your Blog is "awesome"! I have to comment on the very first picture "Snoopy" in the snow - he is my daughter's favourite character since she was little & still is (she's now 46)...love the picture! Your cards, Stationery Sets etc. are beautiful. The Edwardian Girl really caught my eye. I love your "Thought for the Day" - so cute and a nice happy finish for your day's posts.
    Many thanks for joining/following my blog and the lovely comment you left for me.
    Lots of Hugs, Myrt (Marion)

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    1. Oh Marion, thank you for visiting me today and for leaving such a lovely comment too I really appreciate it when someone takes the time to read my blog and to leave uplifting comments.

      Love and hugs

      Annie xxx

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  11. As always a great pleasure to read your blog - love the note sets and the cupcake ones are just lovely - I really like your thoughts for the day and find myself quoting them at every opportunity.
    hugs
    Eileen x

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  12. Aw bless you Eileen. It's great to see you here and I am glad you enjoy visiting me. See you later

    Love and hugs


    annie xxx

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