Friday, 26 August 2011

Fancy Folded Flower

Here is a great way to make a flower from punched circles.
Punch 10 circles from the Woodware blue circle punch, edge with contrasting coloured ink on both sides of nine of them and fold as shown in the photo. Leave one circle unfolded.
On this example I have put the folded circles through a die cutting machine in an embossing folder but you can leave them plain if you want. Stick the pointed tip of each folded circle near the centre of the remaining circle spacing them out evenly.
Punch eight more circles from the Woodware green scallop circle punch, edge with ink and fold as before. Stick the points of each circle in the middle of the flower and add a couple of the blink blink shapes to the middle. Embellish with a red pearl.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Take two colours.....

I love blue and here is my two colour challenge.
This huge flower is made from three of Woodware's scallop circle punches. From the biggest pink one 840-07 then the lilac one 839-04 then the smaller pink one 828-01. You could even use the blue one too 830-25.
Punch one of each from patterned papers, this is Magenta paper, and edge both sides with a contrasting ink pad. Then cut towards the middle but not all the way to form the petals. Use the character shaper and mat to curl the petals inwards and stick and nest together off setting the petals if you can.
Finish the centre in anyway you like, I've used a circle punch 821-19 and a button. The greeting is from my Essential Birthdays set JGCL519. Hope you like it.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Woodware Christmas Stamps

The new Woodware Clear Magic stamps are all in stock and on the website now.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Christmas Stamps

Jane's new Singles Clear Magic Designs are in stock at Woodware. The rest will be here very very soon.

Woodware file challenge....fabulous feline files

This is my card using the Woodware mini file pack 2786. It just had to have cats on it!!
The files come in a pack and each sheet has a variety of sizes. Here I have used six of the smallest sizes. I have coloured three sides of each file using a yellow pigment Yink pad.
I have then stamped cats from Stampendous SSC074 clear set with a black pigment ink pad.
The A6 base card is covered with gingham paper from Magenta and the files are arranged on the card and stuck down with double sided tape.
The idea was to make a little story which unfolds as you open each file on the card. So take a look at your stamp sets and see if you can create your own story in pictures. You could even write your story inside each file with stamped images on the front.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Sketch Challenge

I've been inspired by the latest block colour fashion pieces in my nearest John Lewis! Colours such as fuchsia pinks tops, orange jackets and purple trousers are worn together, each piece made up of a solid colour in wonderful silk. It makes me feel like going to Morocco!!

So here is my block colour card using the Woodware sketch challenge layout.

The card is 148mm square and I've used Woodware recycled card on this project along with matching candy bon bons and paper flowers from the Woodware range. I've secured the flowers together with a purple felt brad - just love those things for my flower centres.

I've added faux stitching around the sides of all the pieces of card using Sakura glaze pens and the greeting is from my Essential Birthdays stamp set JGCL519, stamped with Kaleidacolor Berry Blaze ink pad.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Crafty Edger

Woodware sent me some new corner and edge cassettes this week and here is a photo of the 6"x6" squares I did following the instructions in the packaging. I need to play with it some more but just had to show you the wonderful designs.
The instructions that come with the cassettes are very good but once you have punched the middle of each side you need to place and punch the corner cassette on the bottom right hand corner each time you turn the card in the paper holder.

Tabitha looking cute

Tabitha looking cute
Look, I’ve just caught you another mouse!