Saturday, 28 September 2013

Look what I did with my Magic Stamp....

I cut up my Magic Stamp block into different sized squares.
I then used some Woodware flower buttons to create the pattern
on the heated Magic Stamp.
Using coloured ink pads, ink up each square of the Magic Stamp and create a nice background and focal square for your card.
Stamp a greetings and add some of the buttons which have been tied with green narrow ribbon to the square

Monday, 16 September 2013

Crafty Card Makers, winged Things

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.

 My Bubble Butterfly stamp (JGS252) seemed to fit the description of this weeks challenge.

Keep the background simple and really go to town with gems and glitter to make this butterfly look rich and colourful.

You can use anything to fill the circles on this image, buttons, gems, glitter, micro beads, Card Candi and even quilled paper. 

The greeting comes from JGCL519 Essential Birthdays

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Woodware challenge - Sketch 27

My sketch card today using one of my peel offs flowers (94455 in silver).

I have used the Woodware Magic Tape peel off sheet to take my flower off the backing. The tape has a tacky back and is idea for picking up complex and open peel offs from their original sheet. It comes on a similar sized sheet as a peel off.
I cut mine into three and re use it loads of times.

The image has been coloured with Sakura Stardust pens and the outer border has been draw by hand using a no 01 an 03 Sakura black Micron pen
and coloured in with the Stardust pens

and here is the sketch if you would like to join in with the challenge.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Brownies for Woodware

I've made a batch of flour free brownies to take with me this weekend for the girls at Woodware when we set up ready for our retailer event in Oxfordshire.
One of the team can't eat wheat, so guess what...... these brownies are
made from black beans plus other goodies like maple syrup.
I've just tried one and its yummy....

How can a batch of brownies make this much washing up?
Every last morsel was put in the baking dish
Just out of the oven

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

New peel offs are here....

Here are a few photos of some cards I have made using my new peel offs. I've never been a peel off person but now that I have my own designs and love using them.
The designs are so good for colouring in because they have some BIG spaces. The samples in the photos are all done with Sakura Stardust or Metallic pens.

This is not one of my new peel offs but
I love the border I've draw around it....
so just had to show you the card.
This is one of the new base cards from Woodware,
pre printed and ready for you to decorate.
After taking the outline peel off off the sheet, you are
left with the negative. With a little care, patience and
a piece of Woodware's Magi Film you can
pick up all the remaining shapes.
One of the Christmas images and new
festive words.
Both come on separate sheets
This could be a stained glass window!
Another Christmas design. There are three on a sheet.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Jen Wear Crafts Challenge - Layers

This A6 card has lots of the tree and in the snow.

Its a design I have used for many a year and is always popular and easy to make.

Choose your card, textured preferably, and punch four tree shapes from the Leone Em punch FPC6-01. The photo left shows how to cut up the shapes. You need to remove the two tabs on the first shape, then each time cutting off one, two or three 'petals' to create the set of six pieces needed for the tree.

 Next, sand the card with the Woodware file if your card has a white or paler core, it gives a little bit of a 'distress' effect. If your textured card does not have a white core, then use a darker green ink pad and colour the tips if the points. This will give a bit of definition.

Place each shape on the moulding mat and use the character shaper tool to curl the points. It's important to hold the tool as in the photo and slide the tool from the tips of the points to the start of the solid area on each shape.

Assembly is easy, just apply a bit of PVA glue to the top of the biggest shape and stick the next one on top. Repeat with the other shapes until you have built your tree.

I've added some Stampendous shaved ice and diamond glitter glue to the finished card. The greeting comes from JGCL551 Christmas verses.

Click on the link to get to Jen's web site  Wear Crafts

Tabitha looking cute

Tabitha looking cute
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