Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Woodware challenge...circles

These flowers are made from scallop circles nested together.

Punch three or four different sized scallop circles and ink around the edges.
Cut between each scallop but not all the way to the middle and curl each cut section with the floral punch moulding tool and mat.
Stick together and decorate the centres with smaller circles and buttons.
The greeting is from JGCL519 essential birthdays.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Woodware sketch challenge 27


Here is my take on this weeks Woodware sketch challenge using my

Nordic dove JGS176 stamp.

Sometimes you need a quick Christmas card design that enables you to

make lots as simply as possible.

I've used some washi tape instead of ribbon for a splash of colour and

added glitter glue to the stamped image for a festive touch.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Monotone Christmas.....

What could be better than an all red card to show off this weeks
Woodware challenge, monotone!
I've used JGS317 to stamp the background using, you guessed it, a red ink pad!
The main image of the carol singers is from JGS315.
There are two greetings on the stamp, one for the front of the card and the other can be used in the inside of the card.
I've coloured the image with a selection of red Copic markers, red glitter glue and to finish it off a few punched snowflakes and red black spotty organza ribbon.

Thanks to CraftRange for coming up with this great challenge. It's a wonderful shop in Burnley and they have the most scrummy cafe in the shop too.

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Friday, 4 October 2013

Alter it or recycle it....

When I make my card samples for the Woodware catalogue I never seem to use the envelopes from the card packs. So what to do with all the left overs? 

The answer....make a book.

Use the envelopes as the pages of the book with pockets.

I made this 'birthday' book a couple of years ago and it would also make a great scrapbook for any occasion, use the pockets to hold photos, recipes, mementoes or
seed packets for keen gardeners.

Its so simple to make....decide how many pages you want for your book and find some envelopes all the same size. Seal them and cut a sliver off the tops to make the pockets. Cover each side with a patterned paper. Decorate as you wish. Punch some holes on the left side as you see in my photos.

Cut two thick pieces of card the same size as the envelopes for the covers and cover those with papers. Punch holes in the sides in the same place as the holes on the envelopes and use the big Woodware book rings to keep it all together. Decorate with ribbons.
I've made 12 big tags to go in my envelopes with each month of the year written on the top.

The finished 'birthday' book
Decorated with punched flowers, ribbon and hand written quotes
The tags all have a ribbon attached so I can get it
out of the pocket easily
Punch a half circle in the tops of the pocket
to make it easier to pull out photos, etc

Tabitha looking cute

Tabitha looking cute
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