Monday, 21 November 2016

Woodware challenge - Quick Christmas

All you need for this quick'ish card is…..
white linen card
stamp JGS357 delightful dangles
Watermark ink pad
silver embossing powder
marker pen in your choice of colour
silver card for layering

All the images on this card are on the same stamp set.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Woodware challenge - Table decorations for Christmas

I just love making these Christmas trees from paper mache cones, Dreamweaver
white embossing paste and as many embellishments from my craft stash.
This can include buttons, sequins, gems, beads, card candy and more.

Just spread the paste in small area first, push in the buttons or gems, spread more paste
and continue till its all covered. Don't be tempted to cover the whole thing
with paste because it will start to dry before you have finished.

I've used a small sherry glass as my stand and have put some
chocolates in the glass as a surprise.

Why not make one for each guest at Christmas lunch with their favourite choccie in the glass.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Woodware challenge - sketch 56

I like this sketch and it lends itself to die cut letters brilliantly.

I've used my stamp JGS102 Rudolf and have coloured him in with Copic and the Pointillist technique. It's lots of dots basically.

I like to colour my background with a light shade and use three darker
colours to do the dots. I've added a grey line under the image
outline to create a shadow effect.

You will need a set of die cut letters and cut up some little squares to fit.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Woodware challenge - Christmas greetings for the men in our lives

My slipper stamp set JGS428 man slippers, has come in very handy for this weeks challenge!

Stamped in black, they have been coloured using a combination of Copics
and marker pens to create the 'tartan' effect.

I've used two mini pom poms as decoration and have stamped a tag onto shrink plastic.

I had to write the 'to my husband' underneath the greeting using a permanent pen!
It adds a personal touch I think!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Woodware challenge - from our house to yours at Christmas

Using my Woodware stamp set JGS408 three houses, I've created this folk art type Christmas card using marker pens, glitter glue and fluffy stuff.

I punched the heart and hand wrote the words with a Sakura white pen.

I also cut out the windows and stuck some yellow card behind the house image in 3D to create the look of a warm, cosy festive interior.

I also cut out the windows and stuck some yellow card behind the house image in 3D to create the look of a warm, cosy festive interior.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Stamping and card making class at The Craft Barn 10th November

It would be great to see some friendly faces on my class on Thursday 10th November
at the Lingfield Community Hall, Lingfield, Surrey.

Please join me for some Christmas and spring cards made with my
Woodware stamp designs.

There will be die cutting, colouring, folding and a fancy fold or two.

Here is a little taster of one of the cards.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Crafty Carmakers challenge - Things that go BUMP in the night!


Woodware are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Things That Go Bump in The Night the theme runs for two weeks on there blog.
Don't forget to check out the Crafty Cardmakers blog and play along with us all, we have a prize!

As I don't have any Halloween themed stamps I've made a dinky little
gift bag for sweets which you could give away to those trick or treaters.

The finished bag is only about 8cm x 8cm and is made from a piece of orange paper
that measures  18cm x 11cm. You could make any size you like though.

Hopefully the following photos will guide you through the step by step.

I decorated the bag with a hand drawn cob web using a Sakura black pen
and made my own spider. I'm sure there must be a spider die out there.

Cut paper to 18cm x 11cm
Fold both sides to the middle overlapping a little and
stick together
Fold the bottom up by approx 2cm and fold
the top down about 1cm
Open out the bottom folds so it looks like
his and keep it flat
Cut a small piece of matching paper
big enough to cover the base and stick over the folds
The base finished. Put your hand inside to
open out the bag, fill with treat!

On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?