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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.


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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.

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!


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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:-

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 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.


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


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


I cut a black panel and then rounded the corners.


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

ADS108ADS108      ADS515ADS515

Thanks for visiting see you soon.




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Quick Christmas Cards…time is running out! – take 2

Here I have another quick card for you, this time very plain blue and silver


I love this Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane Snowflake Flower so quick to use, not that it has to be, it could be a much more time-consuming design of card.


I stamped it on the Mid Blue Recycled Card and trimmed it down. I made it into a small card 12cm square.


The greeting comes with the flower, I have stamped it on the same card and then coloured around the edges with the Purple Crafters Ink. I just run the card gently through the ink pad. It is enough to give the illusion of another layer and very quick!


I small piece of ribbon under the greeting and around the panel finished the card off.

Thanks for visiting, don’t forget to check out Woodware Witterings for more inspiration see you soon!

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Woodware – Christmas Greetings for the Men in our Lives – Take 2

I am back again with another Christmas card that would be suitable for a man,


I have used Graffiti Christmas a Clear Magic stamp from the Francoise Collection.


I have stamped on the Woodware Hairy Manila card.


I coloured with Sakura Brush pens I have used the Burgundy and the Sap Green.


I used my Sakura Gelly Roll in Clear Star to add a touch of sparkle


I used the same colours of pens to make a wishy washy background on my card. I sprayed water on the card and scribbled my pens on my hot stuff mat and then picked the colour up with a wet paint brush.


I have used my trusty Woodware scruffer around the edges.


The paper comes from the 8 x 8 Tartan Pad.


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

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Woodware – Pop of Colour…

This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at Pops of colour, I have used more that one colour, but only coloured a very small part of the image


I have used the lovely Flowering Bike Clear Magic stamp designed by Francoise, it is a very pretty image


first I stamped it twice, I have used Bark Crafters ink and stamped on the woodware Mixed Media card


Then I punched the flowers out with the blue Super circle punch this was the best size.


I coloured with Sakura Koi brush pens. Then I highlighted the basket with the Sakura Clear Star gellly roll pen. This pen is a must have for adding some fast sparkle.


I have used my edge scruffer on the panel, and then mounted it on some ribbed kraft card.


Then I added some brown gingham ribbon, I love the Woodware gingham ribbons.


Then I added some of the self adhesive lace in cream.


popped the hearts from the same stamp set down the side and then layered up my pops of colour.

I hope that you like my card, I do, it is so nice to make a card that you like the look of, it never gets old!

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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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


my mask is part of the finished piece too.


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 Traditional Christmas – what does it mean to you?

This week on Woodware Wittering we are looking at traditional Christmas, to me that usually means red and green.


I have used an old stamp of Francoise’s Glass Baubles


I got carried away stamping them out and so had lots of cutting to do!  I have embossed with Winter Wonderland Powder, it has a slight silver sparkle. The paper is from one of the 6 x 6 Perfect Prints pads, Best Gift of All.


I have used the Stampendous Wreath Die set to layer the greeting on.


I used my Shape it Tool to curve the baubles, added some silver thread and attached it to some double sided tape at the top.


I then hid the tape with some Grossgrain ribbon The ribbon is dotty on one side and I have taped it dotty side down on the ribbon, and tied the ribbon bow so that it was dotty side out.

I had made so many baubles that I had enough to make two more cards..


This one shows the shape of the baubles really well.


The branches come from the Wreath Die set too.


Why not check out what the rest of the girls think of as a traditional Christmas on Woodware Witterings.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!