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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 with....you guessed it...a glue gun! 
Add some sparkle with Mica Flakes stuck with the glue gun
The finished lampshade
Teddies new friend

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Woodware challenge - sketch 37

Here is my take on this weeks Woodware challenge.
I have used my Winter Trees set of clear stamps JGS346, stamped them on smooth white card with black Versafine ink and embossed them with Crystal embossing powder.
Each one is cut out.
I have used a Woodware blue punch to create the black squares and cut
my own white squares from linen finish card.
The greeting is on the stamp set too.
The base card is made from linen finish card and edged in a very pale grey/black ink.


Monday, 18 August 2014

Woodware challenge - Tools I love!

At the moment it's got to be the Creative Palette by Stampendous.
The background to my Christmas card below is made using the
Crafters Ink refills on the palette.
The stamp is new for Christmas 2014 and is called Bubble Bloom - Festive Tree JGS355.
I've used the Christina card candi, key lime liquid pearls and red glitter glue to dress it up.


Drawing in the ink on the palette using bubble wrap and a plastic fork!


Tall Christmas trees

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