I think that this could be an interesting week of posts from the girls, I have chosen to start my place cards for my table on New Years Day. The Christmas table will feature red but on New Years Day it will be blue.
I have made small easel cards and since I don’t know yet how many I will be having for dinner that day I have made four, but I do expect that I will have to make at least another four cards.
I saw this on Pinterest somewhere used on the front of a card.
You may recognise this smiling face, I have used the same stamp as last week the Large Snowman Bauble Clear Magic stamp from the Francoise Collection. I used a black Koi pen to ink only the face of the stamp and then punched out with the yellow punch. I coloured the nose and then added Glossy Accents. Large foam mounting pads give him lots of height.
The card is A4 cut in half length ways, Then scored at the half and quarter points. The ovals I have cut with two of the dies from the Stampendous Build a Pop Up Die set.
This is a really quick and very effective decoration for a table.
another idea that I found on Pinterest is to build the snowman flat on a card. I have used the Dreamweaver Leafless Tree for arms.
Thanks for visitng see you soon, remember to check out Woodware Wittering to see what the rest of the team are up to this week.
The greeting comes from a new Clear Magic set by Jane Christmas Cheer a must have set of words with lovely Christmas wishes that will work equally well inside or outside a card. I have used my Tag Top Punch (how did I live without it?) I love that I can do the two sizes (or more) and they fit so well together. I have added a snowflake brad
I am back again with another take on this weeks sketch
(hope that you like my new garden furniture)
here is a reminder of the sketch
I rather like this one.
The main image is a Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane Gill Snowflake Flower. I have stamped with a Watermark Pad and embossed with silver powder. I made the card by folding an A4 sheet in half and the cutting it into a square, o it is slightly smaller than 6 x 6. I Often make my square card this way and I had the spare for my extra bits of stamping.
Then I stamped around the card with dye ink I have used the Sky ink from the ColorBox range for Stephanie Barnard.
then I inked around the edge with the same ink pad and a stencil brush. I have hight lighted the centre of some of the snowflakes with the White Pearl from the Dutch Doobadoo Pearl Pen range, these pens are so easy to use the impress me everytime!
The Happy Christmas and the other stamps come from the Francoise Collection Santa Post Elements.
Still no Woodware Blog but today is my turn to post so here we go…
I have used the same stamp as Crafty Debs used earlier in the week so I have tried to make it very different. The stamp was designed by Francoise it is called Doodled Peace.
First I stamped the word on white card, then I stamped on three colours of card from the Glamour Pad. I then cut up the pieces and placed them on the pre-stamped words so that I didn’t loose any of the pieces….
I stamped the word again and cut the letters apart, then filled them back in with the pre cut coloured cards.
The theme this week on the Woodware blog should be one colour, unfortunately the Woodware Blog is a bit poorly:(
I have gone for blue as my colour this week
I have been inspired by the workshops that we did with our retailers last weekend and the weekend before. We had Susan, Jim and Amber from Clear Scraps with us and Susan certainly inspired me and I hope our retailers.
First I have cut my card 6 x 8 inches, and placed the Clear Scraps Nordic Snowflake on the inside of the card.
I have mixed the Dylusions paints White Linen and London Blue to give me a paler blue.
I used a piece of Cut n Dry foam to pick up and apply the paint. I added a strip of paper down the inside, when the paint was dry.
Over on the Woodware Blog this week the theme is Speedy Cards, and to be honest I have not started on my Christmas cards yet, but I have bought some presents only I started that in July so have no idea what I have bought and may even have trouble finding them, still they will turn up by next year!
So after Pam, Crafty Debs and Kim doing sets of cards, my effort is a little bit feeble, but I do like the card.
I have scruffed up the edges of the card with the Woodware Crimper and then edged with the Raisin ink.
The greeting is from the Woodware Just Words Seasons Greetings Tiddler. The card is A4 folded in half and then trimmed to a square, (not the most economical use of card I know). I then trimmed the front of the card.
The paper strip on the inside is from the Copenhagen 12 x 12 collection, and is Copenhagen 1. I have distressed the edge of it too.
Thanks for visiting and a visit to the Woodware blog this week for loads of inspiration really is a must!
This week on the Woodware Blog we are looking at Traditional Christmas Cards, Crafty Debs made me think about the meaning of traditional and what it means to everybody, which really made me struggle to decide what to do for this challenge.
So I have gone for an angel and a traditional wish.
The stamp is Elegant Angels a Stampendous Perfectly Clear set. I have embossed it in white, and then cut with the Dreamweaver Long Nesting Ovals, the dies are a very elegant shape.