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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Woodware challenge - A card for a hobby

Here's a card perfect for a crafty sewer.

The stamp set is JGS 451 sew wonderful.

If you stamp the sewing machine onto black card and use gold
embossing powder, it looks like an old fashioned treadle machine.
Once stamped and embossed, cut it out and lay on top of the stamped image
on the cream backing card.

Draw in your own running stitch border using a 01 black Micron pen.

Add some lace, buttons and one of the other images from the same stamp set.





Thursday, 19 May 2016

Woodware challenge - Boys will be boys

My fun card for mischievous boys.

I've used two stamps here, JGS456 The Blimps
and JGS455 Surprise! This stamp creates the illusion of a hole in the card
and I've made it look even more 3D by sticking a cut out of the image
on top using silicone glue.

Adding a goggly eye really makes this little Blimp into funny character.


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Woodware challenge - aperture cards with punches

A simple and quite quick card to make with circles and snowflake punches.
I did cheat and use a large circle die for the aperture though!
The greeting is stamped inside and white linen effect card was used.


Die cut through both pieces of card
Showing the two pieces ready to edge with solver ink
before mounting onto the base card 
Punch out several circles and snowflakes from
Woodware punches. Stick the snowflakes to the circles
Showing the snowflakes positioned on the circles
Arrange the circles around the die cut circle sticking
some flat and sone with foam pads. Add some silver
glitter glue dots to decorate (see main image)





Monday, 2 May 2016

Woodware challenge - Jane's bubble stamps

My card this week features one of the first Bubble Bloom stamps I designed named
after my friend Felicity or Fizz as she would prefer to be called.

I've designed it as a wedding card so everything is in white.
White embossing, white embellishments and white liquid pearls.
I've edged all the card with a silver pigment ink.

The card is 7" x 5" and I have used Woodware's linen card and some
nice Magenta vellum on the background.


A close up of the detail on each heart. One punched and embossed,
one punched and stamped and the third hear shape from a
Martha Stuart punch and decorated with liquid pearls.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Woodware challenge - Sketch 52

This 7" x 5" card is made using JGS434 but the greeting comes
from JGS449 Bubble Bloom - Lynell.

The oval is a die cut and I've stamped the image in black and again onto
the background turquoise card.

I have coloured in the flowers using Sakura colouring pencils.
I've stuck to four colours and they blend really well when used onto of each other.


So here is the sketch that we were following


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Crafty Carmakers - 1 stamp, 2 papers, 3 embellishment!


Woodware are once again sponsoring and playing along with Crafty Cardmakers
Here is my card for the challenge. 
My one stamp is JGS446 whimsical flower - Sally Anne.
My two papers are from the 6" x 6" Paper pads 'Forever in Time' range from Woodware.
My three embellishments are a paper flower, buttons and self adhesive lace.

I have coloured the image with Sakura Koi pens on watercolour card and have drawn in my own border and background with a fine tipped Micron pen from Sakura.


A close up showing my hand drawn detail on the
background using a Sakura micron pen 02.


So why not play along too? Crafty Cardmakers 123


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Woodware challenge - vintage and lace

This is a nice subject……vintage and lace.

My project this week is a darling little display shelf unit from Woodware.

Made from MDF, it's about 12" across.
The back is loose for easy painting and decorating.
It's a good idea to sand it down before painting.
Once decorated, stick together with a wood glue.

I've painted it with cream acrylic and have used patterned papers on the back panel.

The large flower is my Whimsical Flower - Sally Anne JGS446 and I've coloured it with regular crayons. I've also used shrink plastic for sweet little messages, buttons, liquid pearls, self adhesive lace and style stones.
All the products can be bought from your nearest Woodware stockist.


Verse stamped on shrink plastic, buttons, lace and style stones

On the allotment

On the allotment
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