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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Woodware Challenge - Sending you a smile

A bunch of flowers will always bring a smile to your face and these delightful daisy type flowers called Tidy Tips are easy to make. See the floral punch craft book 8 (grey cover) for instructions. 
I've punch the daisies from a Woodware punch 821-01 using white paper and have coloured the yellow in using a Copic marker.
The wording comes from JGCL560 in the Woodware Christmas 2012 stamp release.


Saturday, 25 August 2012

Dreamweaver for Christmas Hop with Woodware





All of this week, the Dream Team and the Woodware UK teams are celebrating the release of the new holiday designs from Dreamweaver Stencils. Of course, no celebration is complete without prizes...and there are some fabulous ones for those commenting on both sides of the "pond". 
 
Each team will be providing the opportunity to win four prize packages of stencil designs, perfect for the holidays. Just leave your comments each day on each players' post as well as the Dream It Up! and Woodware UK blogs, and the Dreamweaver and Woodware Facebook pages. Two random commentors  will be chosen from the batch of weekday posts, one each from the DW and WW Facebook pages, and from the big hop on Saturday...from each side of the pond!* That's a total of eight prize packages up for grabs! Here's what you could win:






Still using red here girls! I love the combination of the turquoise with the gold.
I love this Dreamweaver stencil and it can look perfect for Christmas especially when embossed with the gold paste, its really rich and shiny.
The greeting is from my new Woodware set JGCL562 and that is stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder. 
The ribbon is the gold organza RIB11 and I've coloured one of the Dreamweaver hat pins with a red Identi pen. I had to cut the end off the pin to make it shorter but its easy to do with a pair of cutters from hubbies tool box!
I've made the rosette myself from a 12" strip of paper scored every 5mm and folded as a concertina. Glue the end together to form a ring, press down the outer edges and stick to a 1" circle, hold a minute or two and cover the centre with another punched circle adding a large pearl, coloured with a golf leafing pen.


 
Remember to follow along with the challenges on the Dream It Up! and Woodware UK blogs for more prize opportunities, and more crafty inspiration, as well as "liking" DW and WW on Facebook.
 
*Winners selected must be from USA/Canada/UK only.



Wednesday, 22 August 2012




All of this week, the Dream Team and the Woodware UK teams are celebrating the release of the new holiday designs fromDreamweaver Stencils. Of course, no celebration is complete without prizes...and there are some fabulous ones for those commenting on both sides of the "pond". 

Each team will be providing the opportunity to win four prize packages of stencil designs, perfect for the holidays. Just leave your comments each day on each players' post as well as theDream It Up! and Woodware UK blogs, and the Dreamweaverand Woodware Facebook pages. Two random commentors  will be chosen from the batch of weekday posts, one each from theDW and WW Facebook pages, and from the big hop on Saturday...from each side of the pond!* That's a total of eight prize packages up for grabs! Here's what you could win:






This wonderful new stencil from Dreamweaver makes such a great background and here I have teamed it with an image from a 2010 Christmas set of mine JGCL530 Cross Stitch Christmas. I think it works a treat!
I have embossed the stencil onto cream card and then used a stencil brush and a red pigment ink pad to apply the colour through the stencil.
The tartan ribbon is new from Woodware and will be available in September.



Don't forget to leave me some holiday cheer as you move on to the other players for today:

Remember to follow along with the challenges on the Dream It Up! and Woodware UK blogs for more prize opportunities, and more crafty inspiration, as well as "liking" DW and WW on Facebook.
*Winners selected must be from USA/Canada/UK only. 


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Woodware Challenge - Paper Piecing for Christmas

I love a tag...that's why I designed this little Christmas date JGS169. It's great coloured with Sakura pens or Copics and wonderful to paper piece. 
I've made a tag, distressed it a little and added a running stitch around the edge.
Stamp and white emboss the image on to red and green card and a patterned paper for the numbers. Stamp onto the tag to.
Cut out the red square and stick to the tag. Then cut out the leaves and holly. Cut out the numbers and adhere all to the tag as shown. When cutting out, remember to cut on the outside of the embossed image so you retain the outline.
Finish the tag off with some glitter glue and twine before sticking it onto a covered A6 base card.


Friday, 10 August 2012

Woodware Challenge - A colour splash of blue

Here is my take on the use of a small amount of colour. I've used a new set from the Autumn/Christmas range 2012 JGCL559.
Make a base card and cut a piece of black card to fit. Stamp and emboss with white embossing powder several of the three sized flowers from the set. Stamp four extra onto a scrap piece of black card and cut out. 
Wrap a length of blue ribbon around the stamped black card and adhere to base card. Using black foam pads, stick the four cut out flowers on top of the image. Add some blue glitter glue to the dots on the flowers and a blue Elements gem to the centre on the flowers to finish.


Saturday, 4 August 2012

Woodware Challenge - Shrink Plastic

Here's one of my 'fridge cards' with a little shrink plastic message, it's a fun alternative to a card. We made similar ones ages ago in Birmingham at the retailer show.

It's a 7cm square piece of card or chip board covered in wadding then covered in paper which has been wrapped around and folded around the back.

If you want to add the delightful cutlery brads (JL172) as I have here you need to put them into the paper before you wrap it around the wadding and card!

Wrap the ribbon around the square attaching a little message on shrink plastic. I've made mine with the 830-04 circle punch (blue) and translucent shrink plastic and wrote the message with a permanent brown pen before shrinking. All the other items can be added after assembly. My plate of bacon and eggs is hand drawn with a little glossy accent on the bacon and egg yolks.

I've cut a 5cm square piece of Woodware's A4 magnetic sheet and stuck it securely using ultra-high bond double sided tape (on the red reels) to keep everything together.



On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?