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Woodware – Easter Celebrations

Over on the Woodware blog this week we are looking at Easter


I thought that I would go for a slightly different take on Easter, the frogs will be leaping into life in time for it, so why not a springing frog?


I have stamped Francoise’s Hoppy Frog Clear Magic stamp with ColorBox Wicked Black archival ink, and then edged it with ColorBox Jungle Crafters ink.


I have punched out the Keyhole Plates super duper punch. Then stamped the Hopping by and the Hoppy from the frog stamp, I then used a black Micron pen to write easter.


Then I punched loads of flowers with the Sunflower Punch in shades of pink.


I glued them together with Glossy Accents and then added the Rhinestone Borders to make the centres.


I stamped a second frog and coloured his spots with a Tombow pen and then added Glossy Accents to make them shine.


I have attached him with an Action Wobble. If you have not used them before they are a great way to add movement as they do what they say!

The border is one of the new Crafty Edger Deluxe set and this cassette is called Garden Fence.

thanks for visitng see you soon!

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Tools from Woodware – What’s Your Favourite?

Well this is a tough one! Really how do you choose? My favourite changes depending on my mood,a nd i must admit whatever my latest toy is!

So my week has been made easier by the new Deluxe Crafty Edger arriving at Woodware, now I have not got my new one yet, but it made me get out the old one which has been a bit unloved for a while! My second piece of inspiration is a card that Jane made when the Edger first came out.


I have used the Star Party cassette for my card.


First I cut a triangle of Double Sided Sticky Sheet.


Then I punched some strips with the Star Party, and embossed them with silver powder.


Then i just placed them on the sticky sheet. then trimmed them to the tree shape


I stuck the tree on card and then added Lime Micro Glitter


With a strip of sticky sheet I attached another punched and embossed strip. I used the inverted corner punch on the purple card.


with Pink Micro Glitter and a splash of Pink Small Crystals it is a very shinny card. The button has been embossed with some Frantage mix.

so that is it, I can’t wait to get a new Deluxe Crafty Edger and cassettes to play with!

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Woodware Challenge Week 45 – April Sketch Challenge

This week over on the Woodware blog we have another sketch challange.

This is the sketch and here is my take on it

I have made an easel card with Artemio’s new clear set New York. The card is an 8 x 8 square card and I have added a white panel at the front and then layered a slightly smaller dark purple card. I cut 2 strips of card 7 inches by 3 inches. On the first one I stamped the New York skyline with Wicked Black archival dye ink and then using a stylus handle and a round foam pad I coloured and blended with Clear Snap Limited Edition pigment ink in Stormy Sea, Blue Jean and Raisin and also Chiffon in the Mix’d Media Inx. Then around the edges I added Stampendous’ Aged Silver Embossing Enamel. When I coloured this panel I left the windows of the buildings without colour.

Next I coloured the white card in the same way as before but this time I coloured first and then stamped the  images in the Wicked Black. Again I used the Aged Silver around the edges.

For the centre section I used the foam stylus pad to ink the stamp with the burgers and bagels with a mixture of the Chiffon and the Raisin inks stamped the images and then coloured with the two shades of blue. I used the Blue Jeans ink to colour some silver grosgain dotty ribbon.

The happy birthday comes from Jane Gill’s Clear Magic set Essential Birthdays, I had to hand write the great trip, but I am sure you can tell that! The border was punched with the award winning  Crafty Edger and the Zig Zag Diamond Cassette. I then embossed the cut outs with a mixture of the Aged Silver and the new Aged Rose embossing enamel. The hearts came from the Crafty Edger Heart Cassette.

Well that is it, to see what the rest of the girls on the woodware Design Team are up to pop over to the Woodware Blog or visit their blogs.

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Woodware Challenge – Hearts for my Sweetheart

Over on the Woodware Blog this week the theme is Hearts so here is my offering.

The stamps are a new Woodware Clear Magic set designed by Francoise it is called Sitting Pretty.

I have stamped and embossed the image in blushing pink and then coloured in with Tombow brush markers.

The background paper is from the GCD 8 x 8 book Zen Garden and I have punched it with the Crafty Edger and the Tag Cassette.

I coloured the ribbon with the some chalk ink pads to get the shade of pink that I wanted.

I hope that you like my Sweetheart Card why not visit the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the girls have been up to this week, and you can play along too.

This is another card that I made from the same set. It was for my daughter, Shona’s birthday. I don’t understand how she got to be so old!

Thank you for visiting see you soon.

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Woodware Challenge Week 21 Blue Christmas – Day 3

Hello while you read this I am on holiday, but not sunning myself  having a dip into the culture of Berlin, and perhaps some shopping.

I used the Magenta Rubber Stamp Under the Tree and stamped with a Clear Snap Watermark pad and embossed with Winter Wonderland Powder, it is a white embossing powder with silver glitter mixed through it. I stamped the tree once on navy card and twice on light blue card. I then cut the two light blue trees out and layered them on sticky fixers.  The greeting up the side comes from the Clear Magic set Christmas Sentiments designed by Jane Gill I embossed the greeting in white as I think that the letters are too  fine for the powder with glitter in it.

I have used glossy accents to make blobs in the centre of the baubles so that they have dimension and applied purple glitter, don’t tell anybody else on the Design Team that I cheated with the glitter colour, but it looks dark blue to me! Looks rather messy in the photo but I was not being too rough with it in case I had not let the glossy accents dry for long enough I didn’t want it to run out of the baubles! On the star I used glossy accents and crystal glitter, I used the same glitter on the parcels but I used a quickie glue pen to give me fine lines.

The border was punched with the Crafty Edger and the Star Cassette on the edge of the inside I stuck a strip of the same navy card that my tree is on, I covered the card with double sided adhesive sheet  and added the same two glitters to it.

Just to show off…….

another card done with the same stamp but in different shades of blue. The sparkle was added with the new Stampendous Shaved Ice

Well I think that is about it, I hope that you like my Woodware Challenge Blue Christmas card. The rest of the girls have done wonderful blue cards too so why not keep an eye on the Woodware Blog. Remember you can play along too.

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Woodware Challenge Colours of Autumn

This week the Woodware Challenge is Colours of Autumn.

I think that this Rhinestone tree stencil from Dreamweaver is perfect for the the colours of this challenge. I used gold embossing paste on craft card  and when it was dry I added Mark Richard Crystal Cluster in Autumn the clusters give you a good mix of sizes and this set s very warm, I like a bit of bling.

I also used some nailheads to give some variation of texture.

I layered the craft on some brown card and then on a green from the GCD 8 x 8 range of pads, I punched the corner of the green with the inverted corner punch. The wine coloured layer is a GCD paper too, I have used my Crafty Edger and the Tag Cassette and the Tag Corner. I have added in between the layers Vine Peel offs that a clear crystal.

The peel offs are are brand new and are very delicate. You can colour them with peel off pens and the glitter will still pop through and the good things about the peel off pens is that the ink will dry instantly.

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Woodware Challenge Funny Folds

The theme this week is Funny Folds and I have used a folding card that I have used for years but the Snow Globe Clear Magic Set by Francoise really lends itself to this design.

This is the closed card. The snow flakes are from a set by Jane called Dashing Reindeer and the ribbon is Lavender Gingham. The punched square was made from the Crafty Edger Star Party corner cassette, from a 4″ square piece of card.

The inside of the card is 5 squares of paper folded like this

The square was made by folding over the short sode of A4 on to the diagonal and then cutting off the excess so that you have a square when the paper is unfolded. Fold the square of paper in half and open out and then fold in half in the other direction. Make 5 pieces like this and then attach them together so that they have valley folds facing you and then hill folds facing you. Overlapping a complete square to create the card shape.

I than stamped the snow globe in the centre square all of the way down the card insert. I thenn went back down and stamped a different element from the set into the globe.

The words come from Traditional Christmas Greetings by Francoise. I stamped with Stazon and then used the Pearl Purple Brilliance to colour the edges of the paper. I used the star punched piece as a stencil and coloured through it, and used a square of card as a mask to keep the stamped images clear of ink.

Thank you for visiting you will find more Funny Folds on the Woodware Blog from the rest of the team as the week goes on.

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Woodware Challenge Week 13 Take 2 Colours

I am last this week to post for the Woodware challenge and as usual I am at the last minute! I am in a hotel tonight as I have been at Days to Remember in Falkirk doing a demo and I am back there again tomorrow. I have spent all day playing with the Woodware’s Crafty Edger including the new corner punches. It has been fun! I hope the customers had as good a time as I did.

So I came back to the hotel tonight and put together the card that I had the pieces for.

The challenge was take 2 colours I Have used purple and yellow. Or to be more precise lavender and lemon.

The stamps are a new Woodware Clear Magic set designed by Francoise Patch a Bauble. I stamped with VersaMark and embossed one image in Grape and one in Sunny Yellow. I also used Boss Gloss and embossed Grape around the edge of the card. I had not used Boss Gloss for a long time until recently and I am wondering why I stopped using it, it is so useful.

The background paper is from a GCD 8 x 8 pad. I cut it to 6″ x 6″, the same size as the card and then used the Star Party design and both the straight and the corner cassette.  Very simple as usual.

To see what the rest of the girls on the Design Team have been up to have a look at the Woodware Blog.

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Crafty Edger and Peel Offs

This is a 12inch x 6 inch card the edge was made with the crafty edger. The peel offs I have used are Francoise’s  For the out line portion of the sticker I used black card. The black card has been water coloured with the Sakura metallic gel pens, I love the mixture of water colour and shimmer. With the help of Magi-film I used up the rest of the peel off.