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Crafty Cradmakers and Woodware – Distress-it!

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Woodware are again sponsoring the challenge over on Crafty Cardmakers and More…

This time the theme is Distress-it!

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I hope that Lin thinks that this fits the bill.

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first I ran the Large Corner Flourish Dreamwever Stencil through my big shot. Then I trimmed the edges with the old Woodware trimmer with the deckle blade in.

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Then I coloured the image using the Strie technique a large stencil brush and the Mixed Media Pigment Ink Pad in Denim.

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Then I scruffed up the edges of the card with the Woodware tool  then I ran the card edge along a Wave coloured Crafters Pad. I love the combination of the deckle and the scuffed up edge.

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The punched square got stamped and then distressed too. The stamp is from Jane’s in the Frame Ditties.

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For the background I stamped Jane’s Dorothy stamp, not very neatly. I used the Mixed Media Wisteria pad this time.

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To stop them looking like they didn’t go together I slapped some denim around the edges

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and wisteria around the verse.

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and of course around the stenciled panel.

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The ribbon is the distressed cotton in blue. My tip for stamping on ribbon is to stick it to you hotstuff mat with double sided tape so that it stays put. I stamped it with the Wave Crafters.

So check out the rest of the Woodware team and see how distressed they get, then pop over to Crafty Cardmakers and more…

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Christmas for Kids Large or Small – part 2

Here I am with another kids card

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Can you guess that I like snowmen? This one is the Stampendous cling rubber PenPattern Snowman.

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I have stamped him in ColorBox Raisin Pigment ink when the ink was dry I coloured with a mixture of Sakura Gelly Roll pens.

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after he was coloured I used the Quckie Glue Pen  and added some Lavender Pastel Glitter to highlight the snow.

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I used some double sided tape down the edge of the card and added Lavender Glitter.

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I cut a strip of card and then punched it with the Dots and Varnish Border punch and stamped the Merry Christmas from Francoise’s Funky Christmas Greetings.

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I then inked the edge of the card and attached it so that the glitter is showing through the punched holes.

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I then ripped the edges and then inked them with the Raisin ink.

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 I added a strip of the natural ribbon which I have inked too.

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I have attached the snowman with double sided tape, but only on three sides so that I can slip in a gift card. I added a hinge clip to the gift card to finish it off.

Thanks for visiting and you will find lots of fun cards over on the Woodware Blog!

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Christmas for Kids Large or Small

On Woodware this week we are looking at children’s Christmas cards, here is one with a fun Dreamweaver Snowman

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I have made an easel card, because I think that a young person would be curious about it.

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First I used Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste on Frosty the snowman, then while the paste was wet I added Crystal Glitter and set him aside to dry.

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Then I stamped some of the Stampendous Jumbo Snowflakes in blue dye ink.

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Added some ribbon

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then Frosty

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some large (green) punched snowflakes and some gems and a bow.

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The card was an A4 folded in half then cut into a square and then scored in the middle of the front. I always tape the card when doing easels so that I don’t tape in the wrong place.

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For the greeting I have used Francoise’s Funky Christmas Greetings, then Frantaged it with some mixed blue Frantage.

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I have layered on the dark blue card and wrapped some ribbon.

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and that is that.

Remember to pop over to see what the rest of the team get up to this week, thanks for visiting.!

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Woodware Christmas Collage

On the Woodware Blog this week they have been looking at Christmas Collage and there have been some stunning cards, I decided to make a canvas. I love the work of  Wendy Vecchi, Wendy uses Dreamweaver Embossing Paste branded under her name, but it is the same good stuff in the jar, so while this can not be compared to anything from Wendy, she is my source of inspiration.

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I must admit I am rather pleased with it. The canvas is 7 x 9.5 inches.

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Lynell the Queen of Stencils sent me this stencil which I have had for a while and not used so I figured it was about time, it is a very pretty Holly Swirl which I have masked and sprayed with Clearsnap Artichoke Dye Ink Spray (I love the colour). I did mask but I was not too fussy about it.

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Then I spritzed it with water.

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and more water.

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but you can see the stencil ghosted in the background, I really love the look, and yes I did plan this.

When it was dry I turned it over…

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and put a large acrylic block underneath, it could have been made for he job.

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so that when I turned it back to work on the canvas is supported by the block. Thanks to Siobhan the Recovering Stampaholic for that tip.

I have covered the whole of the canvas with Translucent Embossing Paste not in being fussy about getting it smooth. (this is the part that was inspired by Wendy Vecchi)

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So when the background was dry I used the Crackle Paste on the Coil Christmas Tree. The crackle paste has to go on an acrylic base so that it has something to hold on to the translucent paste is perfect and i could have used this just under the tree, but I hadn’t decided if I would only use the tree directly on the canvas so it was simpler just to put a thin layer all over.

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Next Alphabet Chippies

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I have Frantaged the letters, this tip is mine, I put the letter in a spoon and heated from underneath the metal of the spoon heats up easily and the heat is transfered to the letter. (don’t use the spoon for soup afterwards)

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Then I got out my Dreamweaver Dies and cut 2 sizes of bauble with the Nested Ornaments Die. On the small one I added Frantage mix and some copper embossing powder lines which I drew with the Versa Mark Pen. On the other bauble I used Watermark Ink through the Holly Swirl stencil, I applied it with the Stylus Tool.

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Then I cut the Nested Stocking and embossed the tip.

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the top of the stocking has has the crackle treatment, but applied in my messy way.

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when it was dry I cracked it a bit more, this time instead of having paste underneath I coated the top with Matte PPA so that the crackle will not fall off.

I next attached all of the pieces with the PPA glue.

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With my Stylus I rubbed in Raisin Pigment ink to the tree.

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I added some extra stenciling to the stocking with the Holly Swirl and the Colorbox Art Screen Mandala

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this pulled all of the images together.

with some Frantage at the corner I was finished and very happy.

Thanks for visiting see you soon and please pop over to see what the rest of the team have been up too on the Woodware blog

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Woodware – Take a Punch

 This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at the joy of punches. Lots of people don’t bother with punches as they have so many dies, but punches are so fast to use they are brilliant!

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I have made a little box from a Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial

For inside the box I have made some fridge magnets

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I got a bit carried away, but it will make a nice gift.

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I have punched the Woodware Magnetic sheets with the Super Duper Evening Dress and Evening Dress 1 then the fun begins!

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I used the Dreamweaver Petals Background stencil and sprayed through it with ColorBox Spearmint Dye Ink Spray. Then I placed another card over the top of the stencil and got the reverse pattern.

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Here are two of the dresses punched out of the sprayed card and the reverse piece.

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It was fun using card that was decorated in various ways.

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I used the Alphabet Crystal Stickers and the Multi Coloured Crystals.

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it was fun going through my stash of crystals.

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I have used silver embossing on some of them and the cream Self adhesive lace.

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These were fun to make!

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I have used a Dreamweaver Stencil Triangle Weave on the box.

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this is my box opened out, I have only decorated the front and the flap. I have also used the Ribbon Border Dots punch on the edge of the flap.

I hope that you like my punched magnets, I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the punch creations from the Woodware team

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Woodware Challenge – Sketch 37

We have a sketch this week on the Woodware Blog

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and her is my take on the sketch

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I have used an A5 piece of card.

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and stamped it all over in Snow Crafters with the Stampendous Snowflake Trio Cling Rubber Stamps.

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Then I added the Just Words Merry Christmas with silver embossing powder.

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I punched six squares with the big (yellow) square punch and edged them with more of the snow ink.

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I topped the squares with punched snowflakes (green size) which I have inked and embossed with silver powder.

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I then topped the snowflakes with Silver Nailheads.

I hope that you enjoy our sketches on the blog this week.

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Woodware Challenge Sketch 36

The Woodware Challenge this week is another sketch

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Here we have my take on the sketch

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I have used Francoise’s Clear Magic Tall House

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first I stamped the image and added the greeting at the bottom, then I used one of the new ribbon border punches. These punches have a lever on the bottom that lets you punch a border or a long decorative strip.

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I coloured the image with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a Tombow Blender Pen.

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I punched a flower from craft card and a tag. I have stamped it with Francoise’s  Little Messages Clear Magic Single.

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I have edged the card and the tag with Spiced Plum Crafters Ink. I have used Magestic Purple Liquid Pearls on all of the flowers.

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Here is a top tip for you! If you look closely at the first picture you can see my mucky finger print at the top of the card, a nice piece of  ribbon makes a great disguise, but don’t tell anybody!

Thanks for visiting the girls have come up with some great ideas for the sketch why not pop over and check them out on the Wooodware Blog?

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Woodware Challenge from LLinda’s – Poppies… as we remember

Our July Retailer is Linda who runs LLinda’s Craft Shop in Laneham, North Nottinghamshire. LLinda’s is a shop full of inspiration and with regular paper crafting workshops. Linda is one of the talented bunch that qualified as Certified Dreamweaver Teachers earlier in the year. Llinda’s Blog will give you a glimpse of the goings on in the shop. You can find workshop details, directions and much much more on LLinda’s Website. As this is an important year of remembrance the theme that Linda has chosen is

The Poppy….as we remember 

I have cheated a little bit, what’s new  I hear you say. I visited the National Memorial Arboretum earlier this year. A place that I  can highly recommend, it is a wonderful national asset. They start tree planting in 1997 they now have 50,000 trees and they describe it as a place of life to wander around and wonder. The memorials are both military and civilian, for adults and children.

While I was there I bought a very large fabric poppy.

Fast forward to June  my son and his wife have an invitation to the Queens Garden Party at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. As well as a new dress a hat is a must. Edwige was given a hat by a friend but it  had to be dressed up. When Edwige spotted my poppy we decided that it would be perfect.

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So to commemorate the occasion I have made a scrap book page.

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It also coincided with their second wedding anniversary, a very special way to spend the day.

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I stamped the Stampendous King’s Teapot cling rubber stamp. I used the Schoolhouse Mixed Media Inx to stamp with.

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I stamped the Hearts Paper Ribbon with the same ink.

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They were blessed with the weather.

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For the journaling I just wrote the caption with a Tombow Dual Brush Pen.

So it is all about remembering.

I hope to get my flower back, as it reminds me of a special place  which is hope that some of you will visit.

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Woodware Challenge – Green and Pink

We have a Green and Pink challenge over on the Woodware Blog this week, not colours that I would normally use, but I am really pleased with what I have created today.

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I have used the Dreamweaver Zen Flower Stencil

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With a large stencil brush and using a rouging motion I have coloured with a ColorBox Crafters in Sweet Pea.

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I then added Jungle in the same way

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Adding colour in this way is really fast.

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I used the Dreaweaver Nesting Frames Dies to cut the stencilled image.

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and then I layered it back together with 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm pads and then for the last layer I used a 3mm pad topped with a 1mm pad.

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I added a tag stamped and embossed in silver Francoise’s Most Wonderful Birthday. With a flourish of gingham ribbon.

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I then added a Pink Paper Flower

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I have wanted to use the Nesting Dies to get this effect since I got them, I am so please with how they have turned out!

I hope that you like my Green and Pink card and that you will keep and eye on the other cards from the girls on the Woodware Blog.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware Challenge – Sketch 35

Another sketch over on the Woodware blog this week

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Very simple just how I like them!

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A really bright and sunny card I think, to match the weather outside at the moment.

For the background I used my trusty Dreamweaver Stencil Plaid Stripes

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I sprayed through the stencil with the Clearsnap dye ink sprays I used Strawberry first and then over sprayed with Banana. Moving the stencil randomly. The spray makes a nice effect on the card.

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I then cleaned the stencil off with a cloth and mad my second background

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I love the reverse effect and the way that the inks mix together.

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Then I sprayed some ink on my craft mat I used Banana and Strawberry

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I pressed the card into the ink and got this..

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Then over stamped Fiona one of Jane’s Clear Magic Single Flowers using Crafter’s ink in Bark

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I stamped the Fiona stamp from Jane’s Mini Flowers set. I used the Strawberry Dye ink pad that is the same ink as the spray. I edged the card with the same ink and my Stylus Tool.

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The words come from Jane’s Frame Ditties clear magic set, a great set for everyday and special occasion cards.

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I have layered the pieces with white card that I have edged with the new Ribbon Border Punch – Dots.

I took my card outside to photograph, and I think that the dog wanted to come and help!

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Either that or she wanted me to play with her ball!

You  will find lots more inspiration on the the Woodware Blog you could play along too!