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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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Quick Christmas Cards…time is running out!

Here I have a very quick card thanks to the great stamp from the Francoise Collection


The Francoise Collection Clear Magic  stamp is Christmas Collage


First it was stamped in black on the Woodware Water Colour Card, I printed the ink pad on to my Hot Stuff Mat and picked up the colour with my water brush. The ink is ColorBox Crafter’s in Blueberry and Aruba.


I ripped the paper, the edges were water coloured too.


The greeting comes from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear set ‘Tis the Season a great set of Christmas words.

I used the Woodware paper scruffer around the edges of the stamped image and then rubbed it along the Blueberry Pad. I bled the ink out with my water brush.


I taped the organza ribbon on the back of the card, and tied it off at the end. I have used the Water Colour card to mount on to

definitely a very quick card, I hope that you like it!

don’t forget to check Woodware Witterings for the rest of the team’s cards, thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Extra Christmas Card from the Leftovers

Sometime these are my favourite cards, when you have bits lying about because you have not tidied up before starting again, or is that just me?


When I was doing the post for Mens Christmas cards I had the Graffiti Christmas printed and just lying there. When I cut my Dreamweaver Nested Stockings for my Sketch post I had some extra stockings cut!


I just added a row of brads to hang my stockings and I rather like this card too.


I have added holly leaves to this one the leaves come from a very very old stamp set from the Franocise Collection Wired For Christmas.


This I think is my favourite with the none traditional feel of the colour it is fun and I do live those mini light bulbs from Woodware.


This on is just a funny shape, and I had not used my Tag Top Punch for a least a week!


Hope you like my cards with extra bits today!

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Christmas Table Decorations

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.


I used four sizes of circle punch


I have inked the edges of the circles with Sky Dye Ink


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.

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Woodware – From Our House to Yours at Christmas

This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at cards that you would send off to far flung places or to families from families.


I made this card a very long time ago on a very sunny summer afternoon, can you see the shadow?


So first stamp out this fun pair of Skating Snowmen and colour in some bits, I have coloured more than I needed…


Because I have stamped this snowman a second time and the hat and scarf for his dancing partner.


I have mounted on the Amethyst Recycled Card. I have punched the corners of the coloured card with the regular corner rounder, the white card has been punched with the very useful inverted corner punch. The background tartan is from the Contemporary Tartan  8 x 8 Pad

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 smudged some Stickles on my punched snowflakes to finish off the card.


I am rather happy with the finished card, I hope that you like it too!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team are up too over on Woodware Witterings, see you soon!

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Woodware – Sketch 53 – take 2

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.


sorry this is a bit blurred. The paper is from one of the Perfect Prints 6 x 6 pads. For the darker stamping I have used my Crafters ink in Wave.


If you have good eye sight you will be able to read Francoise’s words about Christmas, I think that she has thought of everything!


I have if course used my Tag Top punch this is the scalloped shoulders. The 15mm organza ribbon is the white with silver dots.


then add the circle greeting.

I hope that you like my sketch cards this week, have you checked out the Woodware Witterings Blog this week to see what the rest of the team have been up to?

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Woodware – Paper Pieced Christmas

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.


I finished off the letters with the Sakura Clear Star to add some sparkle!

Thanks for visiting, see you soon!

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One Colour Wonder

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.


I have cut a sheet of Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic to 6 x 6 and removed the folm from one side. I have used the Cut n Dry and Dylusions paint to ink the Clear Magic Bubble Bloom Festive Tree designed by Jane Gill. Stamp carefully on the acrylic.


I then added some Venetian Card Candi using Silicone Glue to stick it down.


I have added Stickles in shades of bllue to the other bubbles.


The greeting is from the same stamps set as the tree. I have stamped and embossed it with Winter Wonderland embossing powder, which is white with silver sparkle.


I have photographed the finished card with some card under the acrylic (I always forget how difficult it is to photograph)


Remove the film from the back of the acrylic panel before sticking it inside the card. It stand beautifully and looks great!

Thank you for visiting see you soon!

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So you haven’t made your Christmas Cards Yet – Speedy Cards!

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 used Francoise’s Patch Robin Square Clear Magic Single.


I have used Hairy Manila card to stamp on with ColorBox Raisin Pigment ink. Then added just a touch of colour with Sakura Glaze Pens.

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!

Thank you for popping in see you soon.

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Woodware are Dreaming of a White Christmas

This week on the Woodware blog we are hoping for a white Christmas, I love snow, but only at Christmas and at the weekends!


For this card I have used the Dreamweaver Rhinestone Tree Stencil


and Dreamweaver Glossy White Paste, while the paste was still wet I added Multi Crystal Glitter and left it to dry.


When it was dry I added some Rhinestone Border gems and edged it with Sabby White embossing powder.


for the background I ran the Dreamweaver Snowflake Stencil through my big shot.


Ripped around the edges and then added the new Stampendous Spoonful Kit in Snow


I used the white self adhesive lace down the edge of the card.

I hope that you like my white Christmas card, why not take a look at what the rest of the girls are up too on the Woodware Blog?