Monday, 26 May 2014

Woodware challenge - New Home

As I'm in the middle of creating new card samples from the latest Christmas and Spring stamp range from Woodware I've not much time.
 So I'm showing you an old card from a stamp set which I believe is now discontinued. There are a few still left to buy at Woodware though.
I've used fabric squares instead of backing papers.

In case anybody want to buy the last few stamp sets
the code is JGCL526 Home Sweet Home

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Woodware challenge - Fathers Day gifts

I've made a 'voucher' tin for this weeks challenge.
The idea being that having been given the tin, Dad could choose a voucher and his child would then do the task! Each voucher can be different and it would be
fun for children to think of their own ideas and ways of helping Dad.

An easy project for children if they have some computer skills or a helpful Mum!

I've decorated a round Woodware scrapbook in a tin but not used the inner pages.
I punched a variety of large circles in different sizes and stamped them with the new range of texture stamps from ColorBox and with the Graphic 45 dye ink in Bon Voyage Blue.

I then added some 'chippie' letters and a few silver eyelets to make it look more masculine.

I made the vouchers on the computer and punched the printed sheets with a large circle punch before sticking those to another stamped circle.

The decorated tin lid
The vouchers fit inside the tin. It would hold quite a few.
The stamps and ink pad used on the project.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Woodware challenge…sketch 34

The two punched scallop ovals represent the sketch layout today, I've added
the flowers for more interest.
The stamps I've used are JGS341 Mini Flowers, JGS187 Fiona and
JGS901 Birthday Textbox.
I love to make my own background papers and the mini set of flowers is perfect for this.
I have white embossed the flowers and used dye inks on top.
The three flowers are all coloured with marker pens and have also been
embossed with black ink and clear powder.
The Birthday Textbox makes a great background for the pink oval. 
Use some liquid Pearls to embellish the flowers and scallop ovals.

Here is the sketch
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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Mad Hatter theme from The Stamp Pad

The theme this week was set by  Gwen Stampy from the Stamp Pad I'm sure the girls who to contribute to the Woodware blog are going to interpret this weeks theme in may different's mine.....a mini hat!

I made the hat myself from some cardboard packaging.
I drew around a side plate to get the cardboard circle.
Then I worked out how long and wide a strip of card I needed to make the crown.
I then cut a hole in the circle to fit the crown and another smaller circle to go on the top of the crown.
I stuck everything together with PVA glue and wrapped some
sticky tape around the crown to secure it.
It looks pretty rough and ready but it feels strong and will be covered over once decorated.
The brim is 16cm wide and the crown is about 7cm high.

Remember those Christmas trees we made last year? Well I did the same on this hat using Dreamweaver embossing paste and Card Candi.
While the paste was drying, I made some matching flowers using
Woodware's paper flower packs and gems.
A hat pin from Dreamweaver which was coloured with a permanent marker, some feathers and a nice spotty ribbon finished it off. Perfect for Ascot.

I wanted to put it on Murty my black cat so I could take a photo but for some
reason he won't wear it! May be its not his colour!

You can see how I have snipped the crown part of the card
to stick it onto the rim and how it looks after it's all put together.
Inside the hat.

Cat toy substitute for my model! Very jaunty.

I hope that you are enjoying Woodware's  Mad Hatters week, brought to you by
Gwenstampy of the Stamp Pad
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See you soon thanks for popping in!

Friday, 2 May 2014

Woodware brayer

The brayer is an essential item in your craft box....and here my post is all in step by step pictures to show you how I use my brayer with my Creative Palette from Stampendous

Add a few drops of hand sanitser to the Creative Palette
Then add small drops of ColorBox 'Craftes' ink from refill bottles
Take your brayer and spread the sanitser and ink about the Creative Palette
It should look something like this 
You can then draw in the ink with objects found round the home 
Bubble wrap leaves a great impression!!
Bubble wrap can be used like a  stamp too, ink it and stamp it.... creates fun patterns
Place your card face down onto the ink.....
...and hey presto...fabulous background papers. 

Tabitha looking cute

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