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Black and White Christmas with a Touch of Sparkle

Here are the samples from last months the Black and White workshop

Bah Humbug – JGS197 Stamp Designed by Jane Gill
Peace – FRS602 Stamp Designed by Francoise Read
Woodware Stamp – Celtic Tree – ADS512
The Nativity Story – FRS706 Designed by Francoise Read

I hope that these samples have inspired you.

Dorothy

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Crafting to find YOU

but crafting will help to keep your marbles

I have been at the trade show in Birmingham, while I was there I listened to a very frank talk by James McIntosh, about how knitting had saved his life.

The Gaurdian had a article recently about how sewing can help with depression.

I have taken courses in the USA and Holland in Zentangle developed by a lovely couple as a form of meditation.
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But anyone who does any crafting will tell you that it doesn’t matter which craft you choose or if you do more than one craft the process is the important part. I also think that workshops are a great way to meet people and build friendships with like minded people.

So make time for you and get crafting! but don’t expect to save money, but you are worth it!

Dorothy

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Workshop Samples

so much fun making a mess

I am sorry that I have been absent, but a trip to the Trade Show and then technical issues. New computer now so back up and running and raring to go….

I had forgotten how exciting getting parcels of stock




So more news of what I have been up to very very soon………

more teasers

Thanks for visiting, see you soon!

Dorothy

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Card Making Techniques Workshop

Want to start card making but don’t know where to start?

Why not try this workshop to get you started?

We will be taking a tour of different basic techniques to spark your creativity and kick start a creative hobby that will give you hours and hours years and years of pleasure!

Simple thing that make all the difference to your finished projects…

How do I fold my card so that it has a professional finish?

What so of glue should I use?

Why does a die cut machine do?

What is all the fuss about stamps aren’t they just for children?

If you have any questions like these this workshop is for you If you are not sure and have some questions email me:- dorothyadam@hotmail.com

The workshop will take place upstairs Kilau (Old Aberdeen). Free parking is available outside. Coffee Machine won’t be on, but instant will be included (and tea)

Sunday 10th March 2019 – 2 hours from 10am – noon

The cost will be £15.00 and this will include goodies to take away to play with on your own. (payment required in advance and refunds for cancelation will normally only be made if the space is filled)

Adult class, young adults welcome.

Places are limited so if you are interested or have any more questions please email me dorothyadam@hotmail.com or book here 

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Black and White Lace

Just in time for a last minute Valentine card what about this black and white lace, nice change from red.

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This card was made as a sample for my test workshop last month. The stamps sets are from Woodware (ADS108 and ADS515).

I used this sketch as a starting point

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The card is A4 folded in half so a nice big card.

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I cut a black panel and then rounded the corners.

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For the second panel I stamped the lace background stamps twice, if you look closely you can see the join.

But the join is hidden by the top panel. For the greeting I used the same ink but it was a second print from the stamp so it is grey, I like the tone on tone effect that it gives.

Here are the stamps

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Thanks for visiting see you soon.

 

 

 

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Hello, I am back!

I have had a very quite crafting time for the past few months. I in the autumn I went to a quilting class locally and had fun, so I made a quilt on my own using the same method as I had learnt.

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All made from fabric that I had in my stash!

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I do like the strip method, but I suppose I should try something else.

But then I have been cheating…

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I have made four seat pads that have been stamped and then stitched with a zigzag to make them look quilted. There are great for extra seating or taking outside to add to garden chairs and can just be thrown in the washing machine.

Happy Easter

Dorrie Doodle

 

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Woodware – Thank You – take 2

This week on Woodware Witterings we are saying Thank You

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and for this card I have used the Francoise Collection Distressed Thank You Background.

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First I stamped on the Woodware Mixed Media card, it is a nice large stamp.

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then I pressed Crafter’s ink pads in Sweet Pea, Blue Berry. and Aruba oon to my hot stuff mat. I used a water brush to pick up the ink and coloured all over with the various colours.

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when the card was dry I wrapped some 15mm organza ribbon around it.

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I just knotted some extra ribbon at the join.

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The layered it on to some dark card.

I mounted it all on to a gate fold card, made from a piece of Mixed Media card cut down to A5 and the scored on the Groovy Board.

Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Woodware Witterings team has been up to!

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Woodware Thank You

On Woodware Witterings this week we are saying thank you, yes it is time to start giving thanks for all those lovely presents that you have waiting under the tree.

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Meet the elephant from the Stampendous Jungle Friends sets of Cling stamps and matching dies. He has been stamped and coloured with Sakura colouring pencils

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The base card has been inked around the edges with a Watermark Pad and then brushed with Dreamweaver Gliacier Ice and Purple Satin Metallic F/x

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The Fitted Frame layer has had the same treatment.

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the teal has been punched from one of the Woodware Ornate Bracket Punches

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Stampendous Cling Rubber Penned Thanks this has been stamped in black and due cut from the Stampendous Fitted Frame Dies

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The elephant has been mounted on the bobbler and the stand from the Popcesseries Die set

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it is a great set and very useful.

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and he will squash flat when put in the envelope.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Non Traditional Christmas – take 2

Woodware are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Non-Traditional Christmas the theme runs for two weeks on their blog.craftycardmakers2016

Don’t forget to check out the Crafty Cardmakers blog and play along with us all, we have a prize!

I have a ribbon tree or four for you today

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I saw this on pinterest, and think it is a perfect idea for an none traditional card, and of course the Woodware Gingham Ribbon

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I cut a triangle (well I folded some thin card in half and chopped it, then I measured and made holes in a rectangle of card, and used my Woodware Pierce it Tool to make evenly space holes. This became my template.

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Then I added the ribbon.

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I tried various ways to do this.

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But in the end I decided that cutting the lengths for each row war the easiest way to keep the ribbon even and not rip the holes too much by putting them under pressure.

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I had cut my four cards for the front the same size as my template before I started.

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I just used double-sided tape to attach the fronts, although 3D mounting tape would work really well.

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I Frantaged my star buttons not sure what I would do without these Woodware buttons

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this is the navy gingham

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This is the berry gingham.

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and the turquoise.

I hope that you like my none traditional Christmas cards, I liked creating this card using the bright ribbon making a very traditional Christmas image non traditional.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Woodware Witterings team have come up with for a Non Traditional Christmas week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!