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Post by polgara on 30th July 2011, 10:25 pm

The ideas are sooooooooo good, I learnt such a lot that I will use when the pack is finished, though I think that will take some time. It has to be the best card mag I have ever bought.

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Post by Compostwoman on 30th July 2011, 11:54 pm

I still have bits left over from issues last year. I keep on thinking I should subscribe but them I feel a bit silly. BUT then, otoh I have sold cards made from stuff in these mags and made so may others as gifts for friends ....so maybe not so silly after all!

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Post by polgara on 4th August 2011, 3:26 pm

My "me" day has been with the card kit, so far I have made 15 of the cards, so it is a good return for the money. It has also given me so many ideas.



Seasonal one is out next week, guess who is going to get that as well Very Happy

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Post by polgara on 7th August 2011, 10:05 am

Well, I had another session yesterday. I think I have enough birthday cards for the next 3 years Laughing Problem is I enjoy it sooo much I am sure I will make even more.

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Post by polgara on 29th August 2011, 10:26 am

Saturday afternoon I made some more seasonal cards & intend to do some more today

Also been knitting again while I watch the TV.

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Post by polgara on 16th September 2011, 10:17 pm

Card mag out again today & have been making more Seasonal cards.

Also made some tree decorations which I was very pleased with. Took 2 identical gold gift tags, stuck them together & threaded the thread through. Look quite good if I do say so myself.

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Post by polgara on 18th September 2011, 5:28 pm

Still making seasonal cards, really enjoying it.

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Post by Adrian on 18th September 2011, 6:17 pm

oh bum - thank you for the reminder, I need to make a start on yule cards soon

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Post by polgara on 18th September 2011, 10:17 pm

I have done some knitting too while watching Spooks.

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Post by CraftyBirdUK on 3rd October 2011, 2:15 pm

Very Happy Just back from our first craft & social group which went well....some children came and made up some paper craft 3D models I'd taken with me, which they thought was fantastic....whilst most of the adults made cards, crochet items and sock creatures Smile I've still not unpacked my granny trolley with all the things I took with me - but when I have I'll share the basic cards I made (was busy making cuppas and yapping away Wink
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Post by Adrian on 3rd October 2011, 2:43 pm

Sounds great, looking forward to seeing the cards

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Post by polgara on 30th October 2011, 5:39 pm

Made some more cards today, wish I could stop lol! lol! lol!

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Post by CraftyBirdUK on 30th October 2011, 10:36 pm

Some cards I've made recently...hopefully these ones will work unlike the others which didn't....

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Post by CraftyBirdUK on 30th October 2011, 10:39 pm

Here's a new creation for me - I've named him Freddie Smile

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Post by polgara on 31st October 2011, 10:41 am

WOW

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Post by polgara on 20th November 2011, 11:06 am

Oh dear, made some more cards yesterday, also some Christmas tree decorations. Had a lot of fun.

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Post by Adrian on 20th November 2011, 11:43 am

Its funny, making xmas cards and gifts is the only bit if crafting that I don't enjoy anymore - probably because I leave it too late

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Post by Dandelion on 29th November 2011, 8:41 pm

I finally got round to making some cards at the weekend...

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Post by Adrian on 30th November 2011, 12:09 am

Just lovely dandelion

I finished mine for family and managed to sell some as well


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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 30th November 2011, 2:28 am

I'm always startled at how lovely the cut work is on your work. Those silhouettes are just amazing!!!
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Post by freebird on 30th November 2011, 8:48 am

They're really nice, Adrian. Lovely surprise as I just dropped in with my morning coffee. Do you cut into the light, so the dark shows through, or do you cut out the dark and place on the light? What adhesive are you using?
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Post by Adrian on 30th November 2011, 10:31 am

I use a black acid free card stock and cut the silhouette then mount with a spray mount onto a handmade vellum to give the translucent effect.

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Post by Chilli-head on 30th November 2011, 10:42 am

You make it sound so easy, but looking at the finished product it clearly is not ! How do you cut out that level of detail in the black card without a slip, tear, crease ... I admire your patience and steadiness of hand.
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Post by Adrian on 30th November 2011, 11:11 am

Surgical grade scalpel blades - the only way to get fine detail

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Post by Dandelion on 30th November 2011, 4:26 pm

Absolutely beautiful!!

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Post by freebird on 1st December 2011, 12:30 pm

Feeling a bit left out, as we are not 'doing' Christmas this year, so I'm not making any cards either. Hope you don't mind, but here are some pics of some of my favourites over the years. I only ever make a single design each year. Often cards are stencilled using a home made stencil and a variety of techniques to apply the colour, sometimes hand printed, and sometimes a simple background with each being hand lettered - anything where I can produce 60-100 cards reasonably quickly. Hmm - having problems getting any more than two pics on.

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