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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

Thursday, 7 April 2016

House-Mouse, Dreamweaver and Stampendous

We have a very exciting blog hop for you over the next two weeks we are going around the world with our friends at Stampendous.


For almost 3 years now Stampendous have had the license to distribute the stamps of House-Mouse Designs® there are now over 200 high quality  rubber stamps in the range, not only the mice, but also HappyHoppers and Gruffies. To celebrate this The House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog is happy to be hosting a unique challenge for everyone for the next two weeks. The HMFMCB Design Team is teaming up with the Stampendous Design Team, The Stencil Specialists (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in Australia) plus us Woodware Craft Collection Blog Design Team (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in the UK) for a huge Blog Challenge
To make it extra special we will be using not only the cuddly creatures but combining them with the wonderful Dreamweaver Stencils which are also part of the Stampendous stable. 
We have prizes so would love you to join in with us as we hop around the world for 2 whole weeks, REMEMBER the hosts are House-Mouse and Friends and they are a challenge blog so to play along please add you link on their blog we are really looking forward to seeing your creation there, full instructions and links are at the bottom of this post.

This is a similar project to last weeks post. I'm using the same
House-Mouse Cup Cake Coma stamp but showing a different template from Dutch Doobadoo
and a different stencil from Dreamweaver.
The little greeting comes from a stamp set called JGS436 dotty flowers.

Draw and cut round the Dutch Doobadoo
stencil 470.713.540. Ink all edges of shape
Using the template, cut two shapes from white card,
ink edges and stencil with LJ909

Assemble triangular box and stick the two stencilled
panels on front and back
Another view of the box showing the depth, just
big enough for a piece of cake!





Now off you hop around the blogs you will find design team links as you go..

Jane the Flower Girl (you are here)



THEME:
We’re celebrating stencils, and using them with our House-Mouse Designs® images. We’re going to bring you tons of inspiration over the next two weeks, and we can’t wait to see what you enter into the challenge! You may use ANY House-Mouse Designs® images or characters on your project, and any stencils and stenciling techniques that you like. There is never any purchase necessary to enter. And, of course, as always on the HMFMCB, “anything goes” is always an entry option.  Link your entry to the linky tool by the end of Friday, April 8, 2016.

There are prizes!! Three entries, chosen at random, will win 1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1 – Large Dreamweaver Stencils Background Stencil, and 1 – Jar of Embossing Paste.  This contest is open to everyone!!

Even though you will be entering to win by linking up a challenge piece, we sure hope that you’ll hop around to each designer’s blog and leave a sweet “eek” of delight at their inspiration! They’ve worked hard to create something you’ll love! Please give them some love right back! Here are the links to the Sponsor’s blogs and our designers playing today: (If a blog isn’t live when you visit, they might still be sleeping! Please, check back in a few hours!)

HOW TO ENTER:
  1. Create something fun and a little bit wonderful. It’s not a talent show, winners are randomly selected. Use an HMD image plus a stencil on your work (or choose “anything goes”). It doesn’t have to be a card, it can be any kind of project. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
  2. Post your creation online. You can post it anywhere that will give it a unique URL (internet address). Most folks have a blog, but you can post on Flickr, or PhotoBucket, or even on your Google+ account. (ps…creating a blog is free! What are you waiting for?)
  3. Get the URL for the specific post that contains your project – click on the title of your post, copy the URL from your browser’s title bar, click on the inLinkz picture on the HMFMCB post, paste your URL into the tool. Add your name and email address and voila, you’re entered!







Friday, 1 April 2016

House-Mouse, Dreamweaver and Stampendous


We have a very exciting blog hop for you over the next two weeks we are going around the world with our friends at Stampendous.


For almost 3 years now Stampendous have had the license to distribute the stamps of House-Mouse Designs® there are now over 200 high quality  rubber stamps in the range, not only the mice, but also HappyHoppers and Gruffies. To celebrate this The House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog is happy to be hosting a unique challenge for everyone for the next two weeks. The HMFMCB Design Team is teaming up with the Stampendous Design Team, The Stencil Specialists (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in Australia) plus us Woodware Craft Collection Blog Design Team (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in the UK) for a huge Blog Challenge
To make it extra special we will be using not only the cuddly creatures but combining them with the wonderful Dreamweaver Stencils which are also part of the Stampendous stable. 
We have prizes so would love you to join in with us as we hop around the world for 2 whole weeks, REMEMBER the hosts are House-Mouse and Friends and they are a challenge blog so to play along please add you link on their blog we are really looking forward to seeing your creation there, full instructions and links are at the bottom of this post.

Here is my little cupcake card made using a Dutch Doobadoo template,
two Dreamweaver stencils and a House-Mouse stamp.


Drawing and cut round the template from
Dutch Doobadoo 470-713-503
Cut out the inner shapes from white card
Punch a circle for the 'cherry'
Distress all edges with ink
Draw in detail
Ink through the stencil LJ901
Ink through the stencil LJ914
Make a tag shape, stamp the HouseMouse image from
HMCP45 cupcake coma, colour and cut out.
Attach to tag and cupcake card.

Thanks for visiting now why not pop around and see what else the girls have been up too

Jane the Flower Girl (you are here)

House-Mouse Monday Challenge Blog

The Stencil Specialists

Woodware

Stampendous




THEME:
We’re celebrating stencils, and using them with our House-Mouse Designs® images. We’re going to bring you tons of inspiration over the next two weeks, and we can’t wait to see what you enter into the challenge! You may use ANY House-Mouse Designs® images or characters on your project, and any stencils and stenciling techniques that you like. There is never any purchase necessary to enter. And, of course, as always on the HMFMCB, “anything goes” is always an entry option.  Link your entry to the linky tool by the end of Friday, April 8, 2016.

There are prizes!! Three entries, chosen at random, will win 1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1 – Large Dreamweaver Stencils Background Stencil, and 1 – Jar of Embossing Paste.  This contest is open to everyone!!

Even though you will be entering to win by linking up a challenge piece, we sure hope that you’ll hop around to each designer’s blog and leave a sweet “eek” of delight at their inspiration! They’ve worked hard to create something you’ll love! Please give them some love right back! Here are the links to the Sponsor’s blogs and our designers playing today: (If a blog isn’t live when you visit, they might still be sleeping! Please, check back in a few hours!)

HOW TO ENTER:
  1. Create something fun and a little bit wonderful. It’s not a talent show, winners are randomly selected. Use an HMD image plus a stencil on your work (or choose “anything goes”). It doesn’t have to be a card, it can be any kind of project. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
  2. Post your creation online. You can post it anywhere that will give it a unique URL (internet address). Most folks have a blog, but you can post on Flickr, or PhotoBucket, or even on your Google+ account. (ps…creating a blog is free! What are you waiting for?)
  3. Get the URL for the specific post that contains your project – click on the title of your post, copy the URL from your browser’s title bar, click on the inLinkz picture on the HMFMCB post, paste your URL into the tool. Add your name and email address and voila, you’re entered!








Saturday, 26 March 2016

Woodware Challenge - Masking

Using this set of stamps, JGS426 walking boots, I have stamped the boots
with black ink onto white card and stamped again onto a small piece of the
Mask-It sheet but only using the top area of the boot.
Cut out the mask on the stamped outline and position it over the image on the white card.

You can then start drawing, painting or stamping the stems for the flowers.
The mask will stop any of the stem images from going onto the boot.
This will make the stems look like they are coming out to the top of the boot.

Stamp the flowers which also come on the same set.
I've used a Kaleidacolor ink pad in autumn leaves.
I have then coloured in the boots to match the flower colours.

The Mask-It piece can be used again and again and I keep mine stuck
to the backing of the stamp for safe keeping.


Packaging for the Mask-It sheets
Showing the mask area on the stamp with the
Mask-It piece in position.

On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?