Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Woodware challenge - Thank you

While you are sitting comfortably on the sofa and having eaten your
Christmas dinner, get some white card, Sakura Stardust pens and create some doodly thank you cards. Its a great way to relax!!

If you can't create your own hand draw letters as I have done here then type the
words out on your computer and trace them onto your card.

The Sakura micron pens are perfect for this job. I've used number 08 and 04 to draw
the letter outlines, flowers and dots, all the other doodles are drawn with or
coloured in with Sakura Stardust pens.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Woodware challenge - Inchies

Woodware do a great selection of square punches which all nest together.
The 1" punch which I have used here is yellow.
I have stamped onto white card with black and clear embossed the stamp JGS338 geometric leaves and inked over. Then splattered with thin bleach to give the little white dots. Once dry, I have punched eight squares and inked the edges with a brown ink.
Adding avocado liquid pearls and a greeting to finish it off
using JGS 324 in the frame ditties.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Woodware challenge - sketch 40

The nice thing about circles is that you can tilt them and have the image
in any position unlike a square.

Here I have stamped onto white card using JGS333 cow parsley with green and black inks.
Then with a blue, green and small orange circle punches, punch out your images.
The greeting is from JGS364 mini messages.
The background stamp on the left of the card is from a range by Clearsnap.
This one is called Botanical no 69430

here is the sketch

Friday, 28 November 2014

Crafty Card Makers challenge - distress it!

To make this card begin by creating your own background paper.
Use distress inks over some pale green paper or card and stamp over with a Woodware Rollagraph handle, roller stamp wheel (26135 cherry blossom) and brown ink.

Using brown ink, clear emboss JGS329 teasels stamp.
Use distress inks to colour background over teasel stamp and wipe off excess.

Add a piece of Woodware canvas fabric square (14820)and a little dragon fly brad to finish off.
The greeting comes from JGS322.

So for some distressed inspiration pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers and more.. blog 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Woodware challenge - Speedy Christmas cards

These 8cm square mini cards can be made as quick as a flash!
Pre punch Christmas shapes, stamp and layer up squares ready to assemble.
The addition of self adhesive pearls or liquid pearls add a nice finishing touch.
All shapes on these samples have been done with Woodware punches.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Woodware challenge - Christmas collage

Here's my hanging card made from a hand cut heart shape from packaging
card and covered in strips of paper.
I used my rocket tree stamp as my inspiration to cut card shapes
to form the Christmas tree.
Layer almost anything you want from a rosette created with a
score board to greeting, gems and ribbon.
The heart is about 205mm across and 190mm high.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Woodware challenge - sketch 39

For this weeks challenge I've used a flower from JGS341 mini flowers.
Each has been embossed with white and inked over before punching with a
Woodware blue circle punch.
The verse comes from JGCL575.

here is the sketch

My fabulous black cat Murty

My fabulous black cat Murty
Doing what cats do best!