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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Things That Go Bump in the Night

We are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Things That Go Bump in The Night the theme runs for two weeks on there blog.


Don’t forget to check out the Crafty Cardmakers blog and play along with us all, we have a prize!

I am back again today with another card for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge


I hope that you can see that I have used acetate for the front of the card?


here it is closed.


On the acetate I have used the Clear Scraps Acrylic Mixer Spiders Web. The mixers can be used as stencils or as embellishments, so far I have just used the web as a stencil, but I will use it as an embellishment when the mood takes me. Then I will probably decorate it with Color Solutions Alcohol Inks.


I taped the spiders web on to my acetate and then added Dreamweaver Regular paste


While the paste was wet I added Crystal glitter to it.


Then I stamped Jane’s Three Houses Clear Magic stamps, I have stamped with a Watermark pad and embossed with Detail Black powder. I have stamped on some Amethyst Recycled card and some orange vellum from the Woodware Primary pack.


I have cut my A4 card in half long ways and then folded it in half and cut off most of the front of the card. I used A4 double sided sticky sheet all over the back of the houses and stuck them down on the card. In the background I have added some stars with a quickie glue pen and some Lavender Glitter.


I have cut the houses with a border of colour around them so that they would stand out.


I have attached the acetate with double sided tape


Then disguised it with ribbon, I like the  grosgrain because itis dotty on one side, it is double the value!


so there we have it a spooky card. I am off to a house warming this weekend, wish it was next weekend then this card would do!

I hope that you are enjoying our Things that go Bump in the Night week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers. Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Make Christmas Special with Metallic F/x

This week on Woodware Witterings we are using Dreamweaver Metallic F/x this is a very high quality Mica powder in a stunning range of colours. The pot contains nothing but high quality mica pigment, no fillers!

So here is what I have come up with.


the photograph is not very good, sorry.


first I have used Dreamweaver copper embossing paste and while it is wet I have flicked on the powder. The stencil is one of the new ones from Stampendous Holly Scroll Stencil.


When I had enough powder on I heated the paste to dry it.


once it is dry you can brush off the excess powder.


I just love the bubbly effect!


For the background I used the watermark pad through the Large Damask stencil. I have added the Metallic F/x


I ran the Happy Christmas Stencil through my Sizzix machine and then inked it with the Watermark Pad and


added the Purple Satin and Glacier Metallic F/x I have used the same two colours throughout.


I added the blue around the layer of card. simply run the card along the ink pad.


it looks good on the card, but has not shown up on the final photograph.


I wrapped the ribbon around th card, then added a knot of ribbon to finish off the panel.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the team this week on Woodware Witterings, thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers- By or Under the Sea – take 2

We are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is By or Under the Sea the theme runs for two weeks.


Don’t forget to check out the Crafty Cardmakers blog and play along with us all, we have prize!

So here is my second visit to the sea this week…


I have used the Dreamweaver Sandcastle Stencil and sludge paste.


here is my jar of sludge paste, just a mix of all of the odd bits of paste that I had added to a jar.


It is a great stencil to paste. I pasted quite a few.


To this one I added Stampendous Ice Blue Metallic embossing powder to the wet paste


and heated it after the paste was dry.


one of them I covered completely with powder.

I had fun playing with these and I have a friend who is planning to buy a house near the sea so I will make the extras into cards for her.


I have used the Woodware Post Card Stamp for the background, and again used the Ice Blue powder


the background layer I have used my Simple Dots Rollagraph first, then on top I stamped the Stampendous Carte Poste Cling Rubber stamp. I have used the Clearsnap Raisin Pigment ink.


I have used the Woodware Scruffer to edge the layers and then inked with the Raisin.


I finished the card off with some Light Blue Mosaics they are a perfect match for the embossing powder.

I hope that you have enjoyed Woodware’s By or Under the Sea week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Master Board – The Mirror Crack’d

Woodware are sponsoring The Mirror Crack’d this month so pop over to there blog for some inspiration and the join in on the Mirror Crack’d blog.

Master board seems a very grand name for cutting up what you make, but it is fun.


This is what I have done with mine. The box is the largest one of a set of three wooden boxes that are available from Woodware.

For my master board I started with a sheet of white 12 x 12 card.


and sprayed it with Banana Clearsnap Dye Ink Spray through the Mandala Art Screen.


Just roughly


Then I added some Strawberry and Spearmint sprays I also used the Swirldot Art Screen.


Then I moved back inside and added some stamping in Bark Crafters ink. This is the Stampendous Carte Postal.


I have also stamped the Calligraphy Sampler in red ink


Then I got out the Dreamweaver Embossing paste and made a very messy job of pasting (deliberately I might add)


I repeated this across the card.


I should have started in the middle, but it didn’t matter as I am cutting up the board anyway!


Then I used the Rust Spoonful kit to heat emboss the paste. I just added it roughly.


Then I used the circles from the Kaffee Klatsch set. I have embossed it with the Seasoning Embossing enamel.


Then I chopped up the card I have edged them with Bark ink. I didn’t measure the length I just measured the height of  the box and cut 7cm sqaures.


The box has been painted with the Dylusions paints that we are still waiting to arrive.


The paints go on really well.


I have only decorated the two long sides.


I attached the panels with Woodware Crafty Glue.

The burning question is do I decorate the other two boxes with the rest of the master board


Or do I do something completely different?

Thanks for visiting see you soon.

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Christmas for Kids Large or Small

On Woodware this week we are looking at children’s Christmas cards, here is one with a fun Dreamweaver Snowman


I have made an easel card, because I think that a young person would be curious about it.


First I used Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste on Frosty the snowman, then while the paste was wet I added Crystal Glitter and set him aside to dry.


Then I stamped some of the Stampendous Jumbo Snowflakes in blue dye ink.


Added some ribbon


then Frosty


some large (green) punched snowflakes and some gems and a bow.


The card was an A4 folded in half then cut into a square and then scored in the middle of the front. I always tape the card when doing easels so that I don’t tape in the wrong place.


For the greeting I have used Francoise’s Funky Christmas Greetings, then Frantaged it with some mixed blue Frantage.


I have layered on the dark blue card and wrapped some ribbon.


and that is that.

Remember to pop over to see what the rest of the team get up to this week, thanks for visiting.!

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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?

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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


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!


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.


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


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!


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.


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


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?