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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Woodware Challenge Spooks and Treats

These little gift bags are for my friends children and I've decorated them with the felt fusion black cats.

I've used cellophane card bags, drew some little gold dots with a Sakura Pentouch gold pen onto the bag (which you might not be able to see very well from this photo!), filled them with sweets and added a simple tag.

Now I'm ready for trick or treat night and can hand these out when the children come round to our house!

The felt cats really add a nice touch and stick well to just about anything.

Friday, 21 October 2011

It's a blue, blue Christmas.....

Here is a sample for a very quick Christmas card using my JGS155 Snowflake Medley stamp which is new this Christmas. I've stamped with VersaMark and used white embossing powder onto a textured card in pale blue.
I have used some snowflake punches from Woodware 821-14 and 821-46 to add some decoration to the ribbon and the shrink plastic tag is stamped with the same snowflake stamp plus a greeting from my JGCL551 Christmas Verse set. I love little shrink plastic tags and I seem to have used them a lot this year!!
Frame the blue stamped background with silver card onto a white base card for a clean and simple look.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Look what I did with my flock...

It's only a little bit of flock I know but it makes great centres for flowers!
Here I have used some bright pink ( Stampendous raspberry tart FL817) in the middle of these wonderful hydrangea petals I have made with some heart punches (come to The Glitter Pot to see how its made!!). They have been made using some floral punch craft techniques.
The base of the flower is the Jumbo Stampendous cling Hydrangea set CRS5005. I've used my JGCL519 essential birthdays (I use it all the time 'cos its fab!). The Crafty Edger has been used to good effect teaming it up with some spotty ribbon. Note the little pink pearls decorating the border and the corners of the greeting.
Its a big card because the stamp is big and I love using Woodware's ribbed craft card which comes in A4 packs of 15. Just score, fold and there you have it, a great card base......just love the texture. All the background papers are from Magenta and available from Woodware.

Friday, 7 October 2011

A visit to Rye

I went to Rye with my husband last week for a quick break, we had some fabulous weather. It's such a nice town and we could have spent all the time eating because there are so many nice restaurants and tea shops there.
I did pay a visit to Craft Magic, somewhere I have wanted to go to for ages. I met Lisa and Richard who own the shop through Woodware, such a nice couple. They showed me around and told me all about the wooden shapes they make for deco-patch. I was most impresses! They hold classes and can do children's parties too (very brave)!
The shop is right in the centre of Rye just off the main street down a cobbled road, its very pretty area and I think they have the best shop sign I've ever seen.
I recommend a stay in Rye, a cream tea and a crafty visit to Craft Magic.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Sketch Challenge.....

I've been making Christmas cards since June so thought I would take a break from bells, holly and festive fun and make a Spring card from my tulip set. The code is JGCL532 and is in the Christmas - Easter 2010 stamp supplement from Woodware.
I have used some pale yellow and green gingham paper to match the colours of the tulips which have been painted with water colour pencils.
The gems in each corner are gold mosaic pieces MR5525. The wording is on the stamp set and I've stamped with VersaFine vintage sepia. The corners of the cream card are punched with 820-02 squared (I call it the south/west corner punch).

On the allotment

On the allotment
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