Thursday, 25 April 2013

Walk the Walk...... Help Please ....

We are going to be walking in this.....

Judith (our trusty leader), Francoise, Dorothy and me  are taking part in the Moon Walk in London next month. The Moon Walk raises money for breast cancer services, we would love if you would like to sponsor us!

You can find our fundraising page here

Thank you for your support!

Woodware Challenge - White....

There are many shades of white and my card sample shows just a few of them!
Here is one of my favourite stamps for this spring and summer, my JGS291 Bubble Blooms 'Clarissa'. It has a sister stamp too, JGS290 Bubble Blooms 'Felicity'. Both stamps are named after two ladies who frequent my craft classes.
I think the flowers really suit their names!
My card is 148mm square and I've used Woodware's wonderful white linen effect card (2806) as my background which I have edged sparingly using a
silver ink pad just to show it off a bit.
The image has been stamped with VersaMark ink and sprinkled with detail white embossing powder (DP100) from Stampendous.
I've stamped the leaves again on the linen card and cut them out, stick them over the leaves on the main image using silicone glue, it gives a great 3D effect.
I've filled the circles with 'icing sugar' Card Candi,
white pearls (MR1953) and Candies (MR7326).
I have also used some Crystal glitter glue (GG46) to add some extra dots to the flower and also to draw in the stem and swirl detail and to emphasise
the wording on the greeting panel.
Add some wide white ribbon for a finishing touch.

A great idea for wedding cards maybe, might have to change the wording though!

(All codes are from the Woodware web site and catalogue)

Friday, 19 April 2013

Crafty card Makers challenge

We are pleased to be playing along with the Crafty Card Makers this week, the challenge will be open on their blog for two weeks. If you would like to play along with us please check the Crafty Card Maker rules then use the link on the Crafty Card Makers Blog to add your card or if you are not a blogger yet you can e-mail your card to Dorothy as usual  and she will post it and add it to the Crafty Card Makers Blog.

Here is my little box, perfect gift packaging for chocolate or a piece of jewellery. The instructions are on the ScorePal web site ( The box is called Favour Box 2-4-6-8 in the boxes galore folder and designed by Jen Young.
All the images are from JGCL536 Chocoholic set of stamps from Woodware. Coloured with marker pens and decorated with glitter glue and little bits of cut up coloured card for the hundreds and thousands.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Working with Vellum

Vellum makes wonderful flowers and here I have used a Woodware dress punch to create these pretty petals.
Just a simple scoring technique down the length of each petal once you have cut the bodice off the dress is all it takes to shape them.
Stick each petal to a small daisy punch and make two per flower layering them together with two or three more cupped daisies in the middle.
The wording on the card is from JGCL569 Inspirational Verse. The background paper is from the new pads from Woodware called 'Heat' taken from the Forever in Time collection, SP228D.

 The moulding mat, DEET tool and the green Woodware punch used to make the flowers

Monday, 1 April 2013

Woodware sketch challenge 22

For the sketch challenge this week I'm using my 'tree theme' stamps.

For the background I have stamped in red using JGS303 tree names.

The green panel running down the side of the card is stamped with the mini names of trees from JGCL567 leaf selection. The little ditty is also from the same set.
Both are stamped with brown ink.

The two cut out leaves are from JGCL566 English leaves, they have been
embossed with white powder and inked over with red, green and yellow ink pads
after they have been cut out.

The row of little leaf shapes are punched from the Woodware orange size punches, each one has been edged in brown ink and shaped with my floral punch craft tools.

Tabitha looking cute

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