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Creative Expressions Mixed Media Mayhem

Fancy taking part in a challenge? You will find all the details over on Creative Expressions Mixed Media Group

So this is day 3 and I have managed to make something, where does time go?

This is my Stencil effort.

I have used the Pink Ink Multi-Surface paint in Turquoise Wave and Royal Purple Lustre. all stuck down with Cosmic Shimmer glue.
The stencil is Hearts and Flowers (CEST026) designed to fit on the Artist Trading Elements. The background circles are punched but the black one is one of the Artist Trading Coins (CEMDFATCOIN) which I have painted with black gesso and then stencilled.
The butterflies are from my Woodware stash and I have stamped it with the Pink Ink Designs Clear Stamp Hinge & Bracket A5 (PI043). I love the way that the stamp is perfect for butterfly decoration.

So I hope that you like my effort and why not have a go at some of the challenges?

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


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


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.


Then I added the ribbon.


I tried various ways to do this.


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.


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


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


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


this is the navy gingham


This is the berry gingham.


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!

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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Things That Go Bump in the Night

We are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Things That Go Bump in The Night the theme runs for two weeks on there blog.


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

I am back again today with another card for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge


I hope that you can see that I have used acetate for the front of the card?


here it is closed.


On the acetate I have used the Clear Scraps Acrylic Mixer Spiders Web. The mixers can be used as stencils or as embellishments, so far I have just used the web as a stencil, but I will use it as an embellishment when the mood takes me. Then I will probably decorate it with Color Solutions Alcohol Inks.


I taped the spiders web on to my acetate and then added Dreamweaver Regular paste


While the paste was wet I added Crystal glitter to it.


Then I stamped Jane’s Three Houses Clear Magic stamps, I have stamped with a Watermark pad and embossed with Detail Black powder. I have stamped on some Amethyst Recycled card and some orange vellum from the Woodware Primary pack.


I have cut my A4 card in half long ways and then folded it in half and cut off most of the front of the card. I used A4 double sided sticky sheet all over the back of the houses and stuck them down on the card. In the background I have added some stars with a quickie glue pen and some Lavender Glitter.


I have cut the houses with a border of colour around them so that they would stand out.


I have attached the acetate with double sided tape


Then disguised it with ribbon, I like the  grosgrain because itis dotty on one side, it is double the value!


so there we have it a spooky card. I am off to a house warming this weekend, wish it was next weekend then this card would do!

I hope that you are enjoying our Things that go Bump in the Night week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers. Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – 1, 2, 3.

Woodware are once again sponsoring and playing along with Crafty Cardmakers


The theme for the week is – 1 2 3

that is one stamped image, 2 papers and 3 different embellishments

here is my 1, 2, 3, card


Because I usually do much more minimal cards, I found this a really tricky challenge

For my 1 image I have used Relax a Clear Magic stamp designed by Francoise.


I stamped it three times (hope that is okay for one image), I have used Lettuce, Moss and Ruby Red embossing powders. The card is textured Textura Card Stock available in black and white. I liked the way that it has not stamped perfectly.


I chopped them up and added colour with a Dreamweaver stencil brush.


My 2 papers are both from the Perfect Prints 6 x 6 pad Rouge


So then we have 3 different embellishments. First I have Frantaged a Jumbo Frame Brad I have attached it to a scalloped oval punched shape. Embellishment number 2 is the dotty ribbon


My 3rd embellishment is a Chippie Hearts and Flourishes I have Frantaged this too, but this time in an electric frying pan! I got my electric frying pan after a trip to Samuel Taylors in Leeds with Fran from Stampendous, it is the first time that I have played with it, but I have a video from Fran that will introduce you to the possibilities…

Well next time I will be more adventurous with my hot pan!

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check the rest of the Woodware teams 1, 2, 3. and join in the challenge on Crafty Cardmakers, you still have a week to play along.