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Woodware Sketch 55 – take 2

Here I am again with another take on this weeks sketch for Woodware Witterings, this time a very simple scrap book page, my favourite place to start the day. Only one of the photographs was taken in the evening.

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here is the sketch

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I cropped the photographs to 3 inch squares. I laid them out on two A4 sheets and printed it off.

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My punch cuts 3 inch squares, I should have made the photographs slightly larger, so that they were easier to punch.

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The layer is the next size up punch.

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I cut a mask from a Woodware Mask-it sheet, it is slightly smaller than the photograph.

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then I inked the circle with the Gypsy ColorBox Pigment pad and my Dreamweaver Stencil Brushes.

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I inked the edges of the 12 x 12 card too.

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I laid out the images and decided that it needed something more.

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I drew lines on the card

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and added ribbon.

Then realised my boo-boo! nine circles and so too many ribbons.

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on a positive when I redid my ribbon I managed to weave them under and over!

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Now I wonder if you would have noticed my mistake if I had not told you!

I am trying to think what to use my other page for!

Thanks for visiting see you soon.

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The Time of Mellow Fruitfulness – take 2

Me again with another mellow post, but today I have a scrapbook page to share.

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I have used a stencil, stamps and chippies. The photographs were taken on a September morning dog walk.

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First I used the Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art Bricks I used a stencil brush and the Bark Crafters ink pad

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on top of that I stamped, with the same ink pad one of the stamps from the Dylusions Graphic Backgrounds Cling rubber set. It is great the difference in the ink intensity that you can get.

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Then I used Stampendous Rust Spoonful Kit this mixture of embossing powder, mica and color fragmaent comes in a bag and box all ready to use.

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Just sprinkle where you want it, and heat from underneath.

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I have used the Woodware Chippies for my title. I love these chipboards, the alphabets come in 2 styles and with 2 sheets in the bag. I have used Aged Bronze embossing powder, and the Jungle Crafters ink.

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Then I stamped and again embossed with the Aged Bronze powder, this stamp is from the NK Studio range and is called Kaffee Klatsch I have then punched them with the circle punch.

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For my journaling I used a blue circle punch to make a mask and the used the sampe stamp

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my mask is part of the finished piece too.

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Here is a close up of one of the photographs so that you can see where I find the beauty on a September morning. The layers under the photographs are just Hairy Manila cut to the same size as the photographs and scruffed on 2 edges.

Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the team’s take on Mellow on Woodware Witterings.

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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – By or Under the Sea

Woodware are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is By or Under the Sea the theme runs for two weeks on there blog.

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

So I hope that they don’t mind on Crafty Cardmakers but I have a scrap book page to share.

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I live near the North Sea and walk there regularly with Peggy my mad Collie Dog, this summer we did some beach bagging with family, still the dog has more photographs taken of her than any people that I go out with!

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I have used Stone Crafter’s from ColorBox for all of my inking, Crater’s is the ink that I go to first, and I decided on the grey as it allows the colours in the photographs to shine, I have used the Stampendosu Cling Rubber Stamp By The Sea and the stencil is the Dutch Doobadoo Fabric Mask Art I think that it looks like a net. I have edges the page with the stone ink too.

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I have used my Tag Top Punch and a regular corner rounder ( just find this punch so useful, sorry I can’t stop using it). I have really terrible writing so I usually hide my journaling, sometimes I will print it on the computer. The photograph here are all of Rosehearty, this will be a double layout, eventually.

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So the journaling fits in here.

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I have mixed double sided tape and foam dots so that the tag is held in place but easy to get out.

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I love this stamp for a scrap book page Life’s not Measured. The dotty ribbon with the silver dots is perfect for my grey theme.

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I have used the Regular Corner Rounder on all of the photographs.

I hope that you have enjoy WWoodware’s By or Under the Sea  week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers and play along.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Raining Cats and Dogs

This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at Cats and Dogs, I thought that it was a good reason to do a scrap book page with my dog.

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This is Peggy, and the words sum her up perfectly

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yes I know she looks angelic but she certainly has her moments! I love the Dylusions stamps from Dyan Reaveley this one is from the Don’t Hold Back set, they are great for scrap-book pages and of course art journals which are Dyan’s speciality.

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The other stamp set that I have used is Huge Dog the Clear Magic set from the Francoise Collection. I have stamped the dog on white card with black powder and twice in white powder on black card. Then I Zentangled the letters with the Sakura White Gelly Roll and a Black Sakura Micron pen on the white card.

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I even used my craft knife to cut out the centres of the d and g

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I then used foam pads to add depth to the page.

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The dogs head and paws are from the same set.

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I used a watermark pad and black powder on the black card to make the paws just visible.

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I layered the pieces on some white card then started at the top and placed the two photographs and the dog layer down the 12 x 12 page.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the girls have been up to on Woodware Witterings, thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Inspired by the Countryside

The theme this week on the Woodware Blog is Countryside

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this is not really the countryside but my garden looking to the east.

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I have used Jane’s Summer Weeds Clear Magic Stamp.

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I have stamped with Barn Crafter’s ink, and sprinkled Red, Paprika and copper embossing powder on the designs.

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I stamped more over the top.

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I put them together.

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I have used one of the new Tag Top punches to make the labels.

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Use a strip of card as long as you want and punch any width up to 2.5 inches.

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You can even punch both ends.

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I have printed the words on the computer.

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and finished them off with Card Candi from the Christina pack.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Sketch 50

This week on the Woodware blog we have a sketch

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I thought that this was perfect for a scrapbook page

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I have done an 8 x 8 page.

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My only stamping is a border using Jane’s Dotty Flowers I have stamped them with ColorBox Raisin Pigment Ink, I love this colour.

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I topped it with a cut down sheet of the Tartan 8 x 8 pad.

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I cut my sunset into a circle.

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and the picture of my daughter and Peggy the dog was punched with the Super Duper Circle Punch.

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some layered journaling written with the Sakura Micron pen in Sepia.

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for my flowers I used the tutorial that Kim shared last week and the tartan paper comes from the Tartan Pad and the Contemporary Tartan Pad. I used a brad to join the layers together then spray them with water.

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I am really pleased with them. I have some step by step photographs of my first attempt here.

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I used silicone glue to attach the flowers to my journaling.

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I have framed it in an Ikea frame that is 9 x 9 so I inked the edges of the mount with a mix of the Mossy Mixed Media Pigment Ink and the Raisin Pigment Ink.

Thanks for visiting, why not pop over to the Woodware blog to see what the rest of the girls have been up too?

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By the Seaside

We are off to the seaside on the Woodware blog this week and I thought that it was calling out for a scrapbook page.

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My daughter is just back from a holiday in Cape Verde, they went on a catanaran trip and swimming in the sea was one of the things that she wanted to try, I think that the best part was jumping off the boat, and of course the celebration Cava.

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Stampendous have some new embossing powders and I thought that the Ice Blue would be perfect for this.

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to make my sea I used the Versamark pen and scribbled then added the embossing powder, this gave me an uneven fiish, which is what I wanted.

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I tilted the images, to go with the movement of the sea

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Shona wrote the journalling. I added ribbon around the card

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and tied an extra piece of ribbon, a simple note is enough of an embellishment.

A very simple page of seaside fun.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Chosen By Debs – Inspired by Nature

This weeks theme over on the Woodware blog has been chosen, by design team member Crafty Debs our award winning gardener, and crafter.

For my post I have done a scrapbook page

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The photographs were taken on Christmas Day 2014, it was a glorious day at the beach.

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I used the Dreamweaver stencil Large Scales for the background, this stencil is really easy to move around to cover the whole page.

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I have used two colours of ink the Ann Butler Desert Sand Crafter’s ink and the Stormy Seas Pigment ink both from ColorBox.

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I used the Dreamweaver Nested Ornament dies to cut the baubles. I stamped them with Stampendous Perfectly Clear Retro Alphabet. I embossed the edges with a Frantage mix.

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this bauble has a frame that I Frantaged.

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I stamped By the Sea a Stampendous cling stamp and embossed it with Aged Copper powder.

Walking by the sea always fills me with awe, the power of the water to move things around from day to day, I love the sky and although you have to walk in one direction and then turn around, you can see from the photographs that the view is different in each direction.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware Challenge – Travel

This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at travel, I am a really bad scrap booker, well infrequent would be a better description, so I love it when I am pushed to do it.

In the summer of 2013 I was lucky enough to take a trip to Las Vegas, my third trip to this interesting city, this was work I went to do the Dreamweaver Certification course and attend a CHA trade show. The bonus was I was with 2 of my favourite people! (the whole thing was great, I love to learn crafty stuff and love to see what is new, so it can not really be discribed as work)

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This photo collage sums up the outside of Las Vegas to me, and the photograph of us, was really funny as it was taken by the shop assistant in one of my must visit shops in the US. (It sells handbags and jewellery don’t tell Francoise that we went with out her)

My scrapbook page is going in an Ikea frame.

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I have collaged two photographs, I played about with other photographs, but this two said what I wanted the photograph to say.

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You can see the whit gap that I had when I added the mount, so how to get this to work?

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Since it was a Dreamweaver trip I had to use a stencil I have used Corner Flowers and embossed it with Matte Black Paste.

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While the paste was still wet I sprinkled on Metallic f/x I have used Nouveau Orange, Navajo Sky and Purple Satin. I wanted bright colours and black to symbolise Las Vagas, and us!

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I heated the embossing paste with a heat tool to get it to bubble and wrinkle.

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I used the Dylusions Paint in Post Box Red, and the ColorBox Blending Tool the paint blends so beautifully that it is very easy to get a good effect.

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My flowers don’t quite cover the white space, but enough to take your eye away from it.

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I used the Dreamweaver Dual Alphabet die set for the title. I used Metallic f/x on the red and black card through the flower stencil before die cutting.

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The words I think are very apt for the 3 of us! They come from one of they Dylusions Stamp sets. The words are grouped so that you can stamp them and use them as one, but also they have plenty of space so that you can cut them apart.

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The card that they are mounted on has been edged with Metallic f/x.

The finished project will be hanging on my bedroom wall once it has been painted!

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Woodware Challenge Set by A Maze of Memories – Treasured Memories

This weeks Woodware Challenge has been set for us by our friend Christina at A Maze of Memories, the bar started high and the girls have done some wonderful things this week, I have spent a lot of the week thinking about what to do!

Way back in February of 2012 I did a Frantage project that was a scrapbook page in a large Ikea frame, the theme was a trip to Berlin, so this time I have done a trip to Milan. This is an annual holiday that happens in October when I go away with my oldest friend and our daughters. Our Mums used to go on holiday together and the girls are friends in there own right and holiday together so it really is rather special.

Our Milan trip happened in 2012, perhaps I will get this year (Lisbon) done soon!

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The aperture in in the centre is 12 x 12 inches all of the photographs except one are of The Duomo, and us.

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After choosing my photographs I laid them out using both the aperture and the wide mount

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I penciled around the pictures so that I could decorate the mount and then place them back in the correct place.

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I used Francoise’s  Leafy Swirls Clear Magic set and silver embossing powder.

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I really don’t know how I managed without my Craft Funnel!

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I added a touch of Aged Silver Frantage powder around the mount.

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I small piece of journaling.

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Milan is an interesting city, with lovely parks and culture, and food, Leonardo’s painting The Last Supper was amazing to see, but for me Milan will always be the place that I bought my 10 euro red handbag that has been much admired! I didn’t want to add it to all of the photographs of the marble cathedral so it sits on a tiny tent card inside the frame.

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and here it is hanging on the wall, I will have to re-organise so that it fits better, and find somewhere to put the frame that I had to remove, but it is safely on the wall!

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Thank you to Christina for setting the challenge so that I got this done, you will find lots of crafty inspiration on the A Maze of Memories blog  and pop over to the Woodware blog to see what else the girls have been up to