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Woodware – Floral Free For All

This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at flowers,


I have made some girlie bunting, but I have used Chippies for my bunting, I think that this would be good for a 21st birthday.


I have used the Handbag Chippies and stamped them with Jane’s Clear Magic Ranunculus then water coloured them with inks.


These two have been stamped with the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Fronds set.


The 21 is the number chippies and I have


Coloured them with Mixed Media pigment ink in Wisteria and then Frantaged them with a mix of Chunky White powder and a selection of bits from my mix jar, with extra shaved ice!


I stamped the Ranunculus on card die cut with the fitted frame dies. then coloured with the wisteria pad.


once I had finished I decided that the background had to be darker so that the numbers stood out so I coloured it all with a stencil brush.


I think that it looks effective layered on the green card.


I have edged all of the handbags with green ink.


The hardest part of the project was getting the ribbon to be the same length between the bags!


I have used a touch of double sided tape and jump ring I also knotted the ribbon so that it would not go through the jump ring.

Don’t forget to check what the rest of the girls have been up to on Woodware Witterings. Thanks for visiting see you soon

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Woodware – Boys Will Be Boys

This week on the Woodware Blog we are looking at cards for men,


This is one of Francoise’s Clear Magic stamps it is called Boys Toys


First I stamped and embossed with Bark Powder I have used the Bark Crafters ink pad becouae the powder is not opaque. I have used a large stencil brush and added colour from a  6 colour pigment ink pad.


The Woodware Just Words stamps have a brilliant selection of must have words these one are from a set that is perfect for the senior members of the family both male and female Great Grand, works well with other greeting stamps to truly personalize your cards.


I have scuffed the edges and added a touch of Rust Spoonful Frantage Kit then the tool brads


I have given the main card the Rust treatment too.


So well this week I have done a Kim and have a second card!


I am not sure which one I like best.


I have used Mixed Media card for both card and layers. The strip on the card has been made by running the Clear Scraps Gears Border through my Big Shot.


this time I have embossed the stamp in gold


coloured and layered on kraft card I like the Rope on a Bobbin it gives a nice masculine touch.


The words come from a set of Francoise’s called You Are the set has three unusual phrases. My favourite is “being unique is better than being perfect”

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Woodware – Chosen by Francoise – Sakura Glaze Pens

We have something new on the Woodware Blog this week, one of the design team are choosing the theme for the week. So first to choose is Francoise Read, and I am first to post.


Francoise has chosen Sakura Glaze Pens as what we have to use. I have used them on Lucky Squirrel Shrink Plastic.

The shrink plastic comes in clear, translucent, white and black, or you can get a starter pack that has 2 sheets of each.


I have stamped on the white shrink plastic here with Black Surfacez ink from Colorbox. One of my favourite things about shrink plastic is that your mistakes get shrunk with the piece, so stamping does not have to be perfect.


Here you can see how patching the stamping is. I have coloured the flower plastic with the rose pink and the turquoise they are nice and wet so you can blend them together and have touches of purple, this will work on card too but it is really well none porous surfaces.


When you heat the shrink it will curl up and you have to be brave, and just keep heating.


 an acrylic block is a handy way to flatten the piece if it does not go completely flat when heating.


here you can see how much the pieces shrink.


I have some translucent pieces too.


Here you can see that I have used the Clear Glaze Pen as a blender pen to get the orange to blend to nothing.


I have also used the Clear Star pen to add a bit of sparkle to the flower.


Here is the finished white one the kilt pins are a really good way to display the pieces.


I have also done a bag charm also on white.


Put together with lots of jump rings.

The stamps that I have used are 2 of Francoise’s new ones Wonderful Friend and Make Time

Thanks for visiting, remember to pop over to the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the girls are up to.

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Card In A Box! – Day 6

Over on the Woodware blog this week the girls have been showing off Pop Up Boxes, these are a really clever design I take my hat off to who ever came up with the first one, and I am very sorry that I don’t know who should get the credit.


I really enjoyed making this and I am sure that it won’t be my last one. I have used the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Know Your Heart and stamped simply in wicked Black Dye ink. These stamps were a perfect size to use with the Dreamweaver Nesting Frames I have cut the larger layer from The Celebrate 6 x 6 pad.


Now I have added at the bottom a link to a very good tutorial on making these boxes, but I cheated (yes I know you are not surprised I do it all the time) I used half a sheet of card from the  Black Magic Pad which is a 12 x 12 pad which is black on one side and has a colour in the other side the handy little strip in the bottom makes a perfect tab for sticking your box.


This is how I scored the card and trimmed the fold in flap.


 For the inside I have used Francoise’s Clear Magic Beyond the Clouds which I think is a lovely sentiment.


Inside I added two support bars.


and filled it with more words and some of Francoise’s Flutterby Butterflies. I used acetate to attach them so that they do flutter nicely.

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I stamped on the patterned paper and did a little touch of highlighting the designs.


I just love the these boxes go virtually flat for posting!

If you want to make one of these boxes here is a link to Split Coast Stampers tutorial.

Thanks for visiting pop over to the Woodware Blog and have a look at what the rest of the team have been up too..

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Woodware are as Mad as Hatters…with The Stamp Pad

 The challenge on the Woodware blog this week is Mad Hatters I hope you check the posts out as I think it could be a fun week!

I have made a box hat


Yes it looks like a hat, but it is sitting on a wooden bobbin and won’t go on your head!

The story in pictures…


I have used a straight sided plastic tub for the inside, I measured my Craft Canvas and then sprayed it with Clearsnap Artichoke Dye Ink Spray.


I used the Woodware Compass Cutter to cut some scrap mounting board. Go gently around over and over again to ease your way through the thick card.

I have used Double Sided Adhesive sheets to attach the Craft Canvas I put the sticky sheet on the canvas because I had allowed for an over lap.


Can you see my not so deliberate mistake? I have spray much more heavily at one end of the canvas than the other, which was not really noticeable on the flat sheet of canvas, well not so noticeable! It is at the back, so I have not done anything about it.


I stuck a piece of card on the bottom so that it was flat. Make slits in the canvas so that the fullness is catered for when you fold over the excess, this give a fairly neat finish.


I added another piece of card just to keep it neat and again give me a good join to the base.

Carefully attach to the solid brim.


The join at the bottom is not very neat, but that is what ribbon is for.


Add a lid, this is just a circle of card with canvas on both sides, again all stuck together with Double Sided Adhesive sheets


To decorate I have used the Burlap Flowers and Ribbon.

Also the new Woodware Cotton Ribbon in Natural the ribbon comes in 15mm and 6mm I have used the 15mm to wrap around the hat. I made a multi bow with the 6mm and the medium (middle) sized template from the Brilliant Bow Maker.


I inked all of the edges with the Caribbean Surfacez ink. And used some ribbon and double sided tape to attach the top of the hat.


The tag on the top had been punched and the stamped with the Rollagraph Define it. I have then written on my little ditti.


I hope that you enjoy Woodware’s  Mad Hatters week, brought to you by

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Woodware Challenge – Sketch 28

Over on the Woodware blog this week we have a sketch to play along with


So here is the sketch you can find out how to play along here.

and here is my offering


I have again used the Chin Up House Mouse stamp (sorry but he are so cute).


First I stamped him in Bark Crafters ink, a quick blast with a heat tool makes him water proof. I have then water coloured him with Tombow dual brush pens and my Tombow Blender Pen. The Huge Scalloped oval punch was perfect, I used my stylus with a white oval tip to edge the scallop with Crafters Fire ink.


The Super Duper Scalloped Oval was a perfect size to fit the greeting which comes from Jane’s Christmas Sentiments Clear Magic set.

Using the same Bark Crafters as on the Mouse I have stamped the background with Jane’s Festive Background Clear Magic Single I stamped it several times to get the whole of the card covered.

To finish off I used some striped string and attached some mini lights I used some double sided tape on the back of the lights and used them to hold the string in place, I also fixed the string with tape behind the ovals.

The card is 15 x 15 cm (6″ x 6″)

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Woodware Challenge – Sorry you are Blue……

This week over on the Woodware Blog the theme has been sorry you are blue… this has been a really hard one for me.

I hope that you like what I have come up with…

DorrieFor the words I have used an old Stampendous set that I use a lot, I like the simple words, the set is Wildflower Sprigs, I don’t often use the  flowers, but they are nice too! The main image is a Rollagraph, it is Butterfly Garden. I used the Watermark cartridge and embossed with Aqua powder.

Clearsnap have some great videos this one, is a brilliant explanation of how to use the Rollagraphs, and the wonderful stylus tool makes an guest appearance.

My stamping was on dark blue velum


and I used my quickie glue pen and some blue glitter to add some sparkle. I finished off the bottom edge with some 3mm satin ribbon (I cut the velum squint so the ribbon does a good camouflage job).


I have shrivelled the bow, remember to tie it first!

In the end I am pleased with the card but boy did I struggle to get going!

Check out what the rest of the girls have been up too here.

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Woodware Challenge – Week 83 – Vintage Hearts and Love

Well I am last this week for the Woodware Challenge and this week I know where I got my inspiration from,

dorrieMagI subscribe to this magazine from Rainbow Silks, but quite often I don’t get around to reading them, but this week I spotted these hearts. My daughter has bought herself an iPad Mini and wanted a cover for it, and she does like hearts.

dorrieCompleteSo here we have it, no nothing like the hearts that inspired it.


To start with I stamped Jane Gill’s Bubble Heart with Russet Chalk Yink, and heat set with an iron. I then used my stylus and added some colour using Colorbox chalk ink pads.

dorrieHeartI then placed the fabric on some wadding and stitched. To do the stitching all that I do is use a darning foot and lower the teeth so that you can move the fabric in any direction. I have used a few different variegated threads to add colour.

dorriePanelThe back and front are just velvet panels that have some wadding in the middle.

DorrieCompletedHeartI than added some Woodware buttons from the Coffee and Cream assortment.

Shona is very pleased with the finished pouch, except she would like more buttons on it!

dorrieSheet-of-heartsThis is the start of a Kindle Cover, and hopefully I will have time to make myself a cover for my tablet, before I go off to the CHA trade show next week!

Thank you for visiting me today, I think that over on the Woodware blog you will find lots of variety of vintage style hearts this week.