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Woodware Shaker Cards

This week on the Woodware blog we have been sharing Shaker cards I was inspired by Crafty Debs’  shaker card, which you can see on her blog later this week, and I always love to use my Dylusions Stamps so here we are.


I am really please with how it has turned out, now I just have to decide who to send it too!


To make my shaker section I used one of the new tag top punches, and the 2 inch circle punch


The Tag Top Punches have size guides to help you cut strips, the punch just does the top and so it can be as long as you want it to be.


First I stamped with purple Crafters and edged with Bark Crafters.

The stamp that I have used comes from the Dylusions set Basic Backgrounds.


Then I glued my acetate on to the back of the card, next the hard part…


add the strips of foam tape around the circle, (this is when I was thinking why didn’t I use a square punch?) It is important not to have any gaps, I have cut the strips of tape in half.

Then I added my Daddy Long Legs


and the words


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The Mirror Crack’d – Masks

Woodware are again sponsoring The Mirror Crack’d Blog


Their theme for this month is Make a Mask either a bought one or from scratch.

So here is what I have come up with.


You will find the same mask decorated Lin on the Design Team for the Mirror Crac’d, I decorated this without knowing what Lin had done honest!


I went to a craft shop and bought a paper mache mask.


I painted it with some old acrylic paint, just to lighten it.


The I went mad and painted it with three colours of Dylusions paint. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of it in progress (my daughter kept coming to speak to me).

I used the ColorBox Blending Tool to apply the paint.


Then I Frantaged like mad with three different mixes that I had made up, I have no idea what was in them! Ah the beauty of Frantage!!! I used my Boss Gloss Embossing ink on the mask to get the powders to stick where I wanted it, I heated from underneath to start with and finished off on top.


Then I added bling, the Multi Coloured Triple Wave border, was perfect for this project.  7

The pearls come from one of the combo cluster sets. I love the knotted ribbon and I just teamed it with 15mm organza and 3mm satin, to add some movement.

I hope that you like my fun mask.

So why not play along with the girls at The Mirror Crack’d you have all month to put your thinking cap on!

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware Challenge – Chosen by Kim – Window Cards

This week the Woodware challenge has been chosen by Kim.

Kim has chosen for us the theme of Window Cards the idea for it came from Technique Time Tuesday you will find a great tutorial if you follow the link.

this was fun to do, and I sort of got carried away, but they were very quick cards to make.


I have used Francoise’s Clear Magic Tiddler Sometimes for the greeting.


First I used Dylusions paint in London Blue I applied it with the Baby Wipe method here is a video with Dyan demonstrating it


I used the Dutch Doobadoo Art Bubbles and more of the blue paint.


Then I added some Post Box Red paint.


I cut the front of the card with the Dreamweaver Nesting Ovals Die and stamped it.


I cut another oval and stampeded it too then added some of the blue paint with the same stencil


I closed the card and attached the oval through the hole so that the placement was correct.


the oval that I cut from the card was perfect on a plain card.

The border stamps on both cards come from the Dylusions stamp set Bordering on the Edge.


I liked the method so much that I made another card.


this stencil is the Dutch Doobadoo Mask art Metal 2


I was a bit messy with the paint.


but it was great when I rubbed more over with a Woodware Wipe.


I die cut the Dreamweaver Nesting Frames and stamped it with some words from the Didn’t Hold Back cling rubber Dylusions set.


I love this stamp from the Escape set I have added Glossy Accents to the glasses.

I hope that you like my window cards, and that you have time to take a look at what the rest of the girls have been up too.