Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Birthday Wishes

Flowers again I'm afraid...but I just love making these lilac coloured flowers - well, actually they can be made in any colour, very nice in red! Would you believe they are made from a bumble bee shape?
The punch is FPC7-03 insects. From the bee shape I cut the wings and legs off (so awful!!) and just use the body for the petals. I give 'half moon' character to each petal and then stick them to a small snowflake. Make two of these and stick one on top of the other. Colour as you see here with a Tombow marker pen and the centre is made from a little sun punch and yellow paper, each one is given 'cup character' and three stuck together.
All the flowers can be found in the Floral Punch Craft books.
The greeting on the card is my JGCL519, a handy set of clear Birthday theme stamps where all the words are separate so you can choose what you want to say.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Pretty paper poppies

I've been visiting lovely Burnley in Lancashire the home of Craft Range!
Craft Range is a wonderful craft shop and the only one I know that has the most fantastic cafe serving the best quiche in town. I took a workshop there last Sunday following their demo day.
As you can see from my photo, we made poppies on an easel card.
The flowers are from the new floral punch craft book and are great fun to make. The poppies are made from red paper, punching the shape and cutting the petal to size from the Woodware Amphora vase. We made our own leaves just to show how clever we are!

If you ever find yourself in Burnley, you must stop by at Craft Range for a visit and some lunch.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

White with a hint of black!

What ever happened to flaming June? Wet weather though is crafting weather so make good use of it. Dorothy is cracking her whip again and I have come up with this A5 landscape card using my Bubble Butterfly peel off in white.
I like making these shaped A5 cards but don't like to have a fold at the top of the card so I cut the A4 card in half. Keeping the pieces of card landscape, score one of the sheets about 4 to 5cm from the left edge. This is now your top piece.
Fold this and stick the folded strip to the second piece of card. This creates a nice flat 'spine' perfect for attaching a ribbon as I have done here.
The punch used to create the 'lace' panel is CP42-01 Inspire flowers, punched several times and stuck to each other with PVA glue. You need to cut a section of the card out of the top piece of A5 card and that can be made to any size.
Stick the butterfly peel off on to some vellum and decorate with some of the amazing Woodware gems, pearls and glitter.

Friday, 17 June 2011

A bunch of flowers

Here is a carnival of floral colours! Each flower is made with Woodware flower maker embossing punches CP32-21, CP32-22 and CP32-23. The centre is a blink blink punch, code number 821-78. The punched flower edges have been coloured with ink pads and all shapes given the 'Jane' treatment using floral punch craft tools and the mat.
I've put these flower heads on stems made from florists wire so they will fit nicely in a vase. But you can still add them to a card because they will sit quite happily on their bottoms with a bit of PVA glue to keep them in place, all you need is a greeting!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Woodware Sketch Challenge 1

 On the Woodware Blog this week it is a sketch challenge and here is mine.

I have used the Gerbera JGS251, it is a single large stamp. All the stamping was done with the Russet Chalk Yink, it was also used to edge the paper  and card layers. The main image was stamped on sticky backed canvas and then cut out, and coloured with the yellows and oranges from the Stargazer Mica pallet.  I removed the backing from the canvas and attached foam pads to the centre then brushed Pearl-ex powder on the sticky side of the canvas this prevents it sticking.
The canvas falls nicely to easily give shape to the flower. 
 the centre of the flower was filled willed with a punched out button and then a real button on top.
The Happy Birthday is from JGCL509

I hope you like this card to see the rest of the teams designs visit the Woodware blog.
More next week have a good weekend.

Tabitha looking cute

Tabitha looking cute
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