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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!

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For this card I have used the Dreamweaver Rhinestone Tree Stencil

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

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

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

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

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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?

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Woodware Traditional Christmas

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.

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So I have gone for an angel and a traditional wish.

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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.

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The background is dark blue 12 x 12 vellum. I have stamped with the Stampendous Delicate Snowflake Jumbo cling rubber set, and embossed with Periwinkle Powder. Around the edge I have used the new Embossing Plus Snow Kit.

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For the wording I used the Dreamweaver Dual Alphabet and Numbers Die Set, I stamped the card with the same snowflakes before I cut the letters out.

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The white card was stamped with the snowflake too.

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I decided to make this an easel card so I made a platform to make a stop.

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and added some shriveled ribbon, and my last word.

Pop over to see what the rest of the girls have been up too, on the Woodware Blog, see you soon!

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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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Dreamweaver and Woodware Blog Hop

Yes! It’s that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the “pond” with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!

I liked my card for the blog today, well until I looked at the Pampered Stamper on Friday morning, the talent of that woman is so upsetting, why did Pam get so much that is what I want to know?!?
Still too late, here is my one and only offering for this years hop, I promise to try to do better next year!
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I have used the Patch Robin Clear Magic Stamp designed by Francoise Read, and two Dreamweaver stencils the Jumbo Tile Grid and the Plaid Stripe.
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I have stamped on Hairy Manila recycled card with Crafters Bark ink.
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Then I ran it through my Big Shot.
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as you can see from the picture this is a very old brass stencil the new stencils are thicker so the embossing is deeper, but this one is fine.
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While the stencil is in place ink the whole area with a Watermark Pad and add embossing powder, I have used Chunky Deep Impressions
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Knock off the excess before heating to make sure that the grid is visible.
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I have used three coats of powder, I have re-inked in between so remember to put the stencil back in place. You can if you work quickly add more powder while the first coat is warm and tacky, then you don’t need to re-ink.
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For the background I inked with the Plaid Stripe and my Stylus Tool I have used Jungle and Limon Crafters and just one sponge tip so that the colours blend easily.
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I then used various widths of zig zag stitch along the  lines.
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For the greeting I rouged the two inks with a brush, the stencil is the Large Sleigh.
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 I love this stencil technique and I think that this shows how easy it is to mix stamps and stencils.

Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week’s posts on the team’s blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:

 

*For a stockist near you contact Woodware Craft Collection in the UK andNotions Marketing in the USA.

 

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Woodware Challenge – Featuring… Buttons, Buttons, and More Buttons!

The theme this week is buttons, Woodware have a great selection of buttons at a very good price that make them perfect for this project. y daughter -in-law was at a baby shower this weekend which is probably what set me off on this project, but I don’t know if it is a boy or a girl so this is a neutral colour.

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I have used the Woodware wooden money box and I was very pleased to use the new Dreamweaver Open Sheep stencil inspired by the sheep that Lynell the Queen of Stencils saw on her last visit to Yorkshire.

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First I used the house to make a template and cut my house shape.

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I used a Micron Pen and drew around the inside of the stencil.

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Put the stencil back on and with Crafter’s Purple Ink and a large stencil brush.

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Two sheep one for each side of the house. One I have coloured completely and one just the head.

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Then with some Crafty Glue I attached the Lavender buttons.

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Using the hous as a template again I cut two sides and two roof panels.

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on the sides I used a very old now discontinued Dreamweaver Stone Wall stencil.

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the roof is the Scales Stencil. I used Double Sided Sheets to attach all of the pieces and a craft knife to cut the money slot.

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Wobbly Eyes finish of both sheep. Around the edge of the card I have used the Dorothy space from Jane’s Mini Flowers set

To see lots more button inspiration pop over to the Woodware Blog

Thanks for visiting!

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Woodware Challenge – Sketch 34

This week on Woodware we have a sketch

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A very simple sketch this month. and here is my take on it.

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I have done a DL shaped card. I have used the Dreamweaver Zen Flower Stencil.

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I started with an  A5 piece of card and stenciled with Aruba Crafter’s ink most of the Zen Flower on it. I had punched out the Scalloped Oval first and used some Sakura Quickie Glue as a temporary glue and attached the punched out piece to the card and stencilled over the top of the 2 pieces. I then trimmed the card so that it fitted exactly on a DL card

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I used translucent embossing paste on the punched section and set it aside to dry. After it was dry I used a stencil brush and added Sweet Pea Crafters with a Stencil Brush.  I love the contrast of textures that you get with the paste making the centre shinny.

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I inked the edges with the Aruba ink and added one of the strips that I had cut off .

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I punched a Very Big size scalloped oval and stamped a greeting from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear set You Are So Tweet.

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I punched out some daisies in Big, Large and mini sizes of Daisy Flower Punch. I left the min one white and coloured the others to match the colours of the card.

Pop over to the Woodware Blog see what the rest of the team are up to this week, thanks for visiting see you soon.

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Woodware Challenge Good Luck

Over on the Woodware blog this week the theme is Good Luck, after reading Siobhan’s blog post about her Christmas melt down I have decided that good luck is a great theme for this time of year. Most of us get over stressed, my Mum always thought that it was too much work for just one day, and really did not enjoy any of it, I try really hard not to get worked up, if something isn’t done well does it really matter? On Tuesday evening I sat down to write my cards, but got carried away and made some, so not a card has been sent and it is well last posting date, but if my cards arrive after Christmas then I have made the celebration last longer for the recipients!

So back to my Good Luck

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I have an article about stencilling in the next issue of Simply Cards and Papercrafts. This card was made from bits, you know how it is, or is it just me I always finish up with lots of odd pieces, which I really should use up!  So this time I have tried!

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The  open butterfly stencil was pasted with regular embossing paste on Aqua recycled card. The dry image was coloured with ColorBox  Crafters  in Sweet Pea and Aruba. I used the oval foam stylus tip to apply the ink. The butterfly looked too plain so I just used the tip to and printed the tip shape. It still looked too plain so used the O from the alphabet set that I used for the good luck to add the extra pattern.

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The Good Luck was done with the Stampendous Perfectly Clear set Retro Alphabet.

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The swirl background has a touch of shimmer, the stencil is Large Corner Flourish which I embossed with the pearl embossing paste and then coloured with Pink Blaze Metallic f/x.

To tie it all together I rubbed some of the Aruba ink over all of the card pieces. I hope that you can see the difference in the texture of the embossing pastes, the pearl has a smoother finish than the regular paste.

Thank you for visiting, and Merry Christmas, the card is in the post!

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Woodware Challenge – Quick Christmas

Over on the Woodware Blog this week the theme is Quick Christmas, these cards are very quick!

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I used Lynell’s Power Pasting Technique to do all of the pasting.

Power Pasting is a term used for pasting more than one panel of card at a time.  I cut my card so that it is very slightly smaller than the stencil. Then securing your stencil with stencil tape to your Hot Stuff Mat using the stencil tape as a hinge. Slide the card underneath the stencil. You can paste around 4 card panels before the paste builds up on the stencil and you have to clean it.

For this card I have used the Dreamweaver Pearl  Embossing Paste on both the Star Dream Christmas Tree and the greeting.  While the paste is still wet add the glitter. I have used the Stampendous Teal Micro Glitter. This glitter is lovely and fine and the colours really shimmer.

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Then set aside to dry. Trim the panels and round the corners with the regular corner rounder

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I have edged the layers with silver ink pad. I used double sided tape to attach the layers and finished off with a piece of shriveled 32mm organza ribbon.

The navy card was left over from wedding invitations the main card is the aqua recycled cut in half scored and folded.

Why not have a look to see what the rest of the girls come up with for  quick Christmas ideas?

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Woodware Challenge Week 25 – Traditional Christmas

Over on the Woodware blog this week it is Traditional Christmas. I always think gold, red and green for traditional Christmas.

I have not done a traditional shape, it took me a while to warm to this style of card but I really like doing them now. I have used an 8″ x 8″ card and scored and folded it in the centre of the front.

I stamped out loads of the baubles from the Artemio Christmas Bauble clear set and embossed them with Chinese Red and the new yummy Vintage Olive

I decorated a dark green panel by stamping with one of the swirls from the Artemio Arabesque Set with a Colorbox Watermark pad and then added PearlEx powder in Spring Green, I really like the shimmer that this easy technique gives you. I layered this on a square of the lovely yellow pearl 12 x 12 card.

The all important raised platform at the front of the card has the same layers and PearEx treatment.  The edges were punched with the Antique Floral Crafty Edger Cassette. The greeting comes from one of my favourite Christmas words,   Christmas Sentiments designed by my friend Jane Gill. Remember to raise this piece on foam pads so that it acts as a stop for the front of the card.

I cut out the baubles and used the shape it tool on the molding mat to and add a curve to the baubles. The Dreamweaver Embellishment Pins were ideal for making my baubles hang.

Thank you for visiting why not check out what the rest of the girls have been up to on the Woodware blog

 

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Woodware Challenge Week 24

This week over on the Woodware blog it is another sketch challenge.

So here is my card

I used one of the baubles from the Francoise Collection Patch Bauble I have water coloured it with Sakura pens.

Then layered it on to a scalloped circle which I punched from a card that I had run through an embossing machine with a Dreamweaver Snowflakes stencil.  The white section of the card was also run through the machine. To colour the card I gently swiped with aSky Blue Brilliance pad so that it would only colour the raised portion of the card.

I added Crystals to the centre of the snowflakes. The wording comes from an other set from the Francoise Collection Traditional Christmas Greetings.

 To create the strip of sparkle I used Woodware Crafty Glue and painted on a strip of it then added some Shaved Ice then added Sliver Glass Frantage. I am really pleased with how this turned out.

The challenge runs for the rest of the month over on the Woodware Blog why not play along?