Friday, 17 October 2014

Woodware challenge - Traditional Christmas

For todays card I've used Woodware stamp JGS189 Sprig of Holly.
Stamp and clear emboss the image onto red, green and yellow card and cut each section out.
The scallop and plain circles are die cut and are about 41/4" wide. I've cut the plain circle with deckle scissors to make it looked smaller so you can see more of the scallop circle!
The greeting is from Woodware stamp JGS353 Festive Verse.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Woodware challenge - Christmas decoration

I had planed to show you a lovely glass bauble I had decorated with permanent pens, liquid pearls and punched snowflakes but then I dropped it while taking the photo! It was really pretty.

So instead I made a punched paper bauble.

The finished bauble, its about 4" across.
Using the new Woodware crafty Edger and
cassette that comes with it.
Punch four strips from a 12" piece of scrapbook card.
Cut four 1cm wide strips of the same card.
I cut extra just in case!
Punch a snowflake from same card.
Mark the centre or each strip and make a hole.
Push the brad through the snowflake and make a cross
with the strips, pushing the brad through the holes.
Add the other strips, alternating the punched and plain.
When you turn it over you see the snowflake and brad.
The inside of the bauble showing the secured brad.
Bring up the other ends, overlap and stick with PVA glue. 
All the ends are now stuck to form the bauble shape.
You can always stick another snowflake over this end.
The top of the bauble.
Add some cord to hang the bauble, I wrapped mine under
the brad and wound it round a couple of time.s
Decorate with more punched snowflakes around the bauble.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Woodware challenge - sketch 38

Woodware have a sketch to play with this week

This is a 7" x 5" card. I've used Woodware white linen card for the
background, oval and sentiment.
The trees are from JGS346 Winter Trees set of stamps. They are embossed with crystal embossing powder over black ink and cut out.
Punch or die cut the oval and stick the trees flat except one which can be on foam pads. Add some extra glitter glue for a snowy effect.
The music ribbon is from Woodware and is self adhesive.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Woodware challenge - Christmas is coming...

Here's a pretty quick card that's flat and easy to post!
White card is stamped with black Versafine and embossed with clear the treemendous tree from JGS349. Then taking your brayer and the Caribbean Sea Kaleodacolor ink pad, brayer the ink all over the card. Using thin, cheap bleach and a nylon paint brush, add bleach to parts you want white. Here I've painted it onto the circles, made swirls in the heart and draw a frame around the image.
Stamp the greeting around the edge and finish with glitter glue.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Crafty Cardmakers - Ribbons, lace and pearls

Woodware are sponsoring Crafty CardMakers and More this week why not play along with them?

You can fill the circles and shapes on this Treemendous Dots tree (JGS349) with just about anything. Here I've used seed beads, glitter domes, brads, buttons and liquid pearls.
The image has been stamped onto Woodware Hairy Manilla card and embossed with white embossing powder and the edges of the card has been embossed with Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel.
All the products are available from Woodware including the doily
and wide organza ribbon.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Woodware challenge - punches

This is one of my favourite new Woodware border punches and it can make a very stylish Christmas tree. With some added liquid pearls to dress it up, it looks very contemporary.

The card is 7" x 5". Cut up your coloured card into 2" wide strips and punch one side.
As you punch organise the pattern to alternate and stick the strips so they
overlap each other. Then cut your tree shape.
You might have to stick down some of the design so you don't have too many loose bits.

The border punch used to make the tree

Friday, 5 September 2014

Woodware Craft Canvas

I used my piece of Craft Canvas to make a new lampshade for our guest bedroom.
You will need to make a paper template of the shade shape before cutting the canvas.
The following step by step pictures show you how its created.
I have used two Sizzix dies to make the flowers, the canvas die cuts really well.
Use a Crafters ink pad to stencil and stamp. Its ideal for fabric (and its permanent too!)
The only sewing I did was a simple running stitch along the ribbon to gather it up.
Everything was stuck to the shade with a hot glue gun.

Cutting the canvas shape
Using Crafters brown ink to stencil a background
Stamp an image with the Crafters
A selection of die cut canvas flowers
Edge the die cut flowers with Crafters brown ink
Stick the flowers to the shade with a glue gun adding buttons and beads 
Gather a ribbon and stick guessed it...a glue gun! 
Add some sparkle with Mica Flakes stuck with the glue gun
The finished lampshade
Teddies new friend

Tall Christmas trees

Tall Christmas trees
A Creative Palette background shows off these stamped and embossed trees