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Woodware Challenge – Colours of Spring

This week over on the Woodware Blog we are looking at the colours of spring, and here we are having weather that is more normal for here in summer, a bit worrying as this my be our summer, last year we had two weeks in April and they were the best two weeks of the year!

This is my take on the colours of spring and I am showing off my Mothers Day gift from my daughter.

Thank you Shona, my son bought me tomato plants I hope that they I can grow them.

I have gone pink for my colour choice, not what I had started out with in my head. All of the stamps come from an Artemio set Floral Collage. The white card is 8 x 8 and I have stamped with the new Limited Edition Raisin Pigment Ink from ColorBox, which I have been using for weeks and is now in stock. The pink card I stamped with the new Mix’d Media Pigment Inx from ColorBox this one is called Chiffon but their is 16 wonderful new colours that I think are Girlie Grungy. I have been using them for weeks now but they are now in stock! (I know I am really lucky).

The main image was stamped with the ColorBox Watermark Pad and then embossed with the pastel pink embossing powder from the Woodware Pastel Embossing Kit. I then attached trimmed and attached the panel to the pink card with lots of double sided tape.

I then got to use another new product! The Emboss Gloss embossing fluid. It is similar to and embossing pen but it is much wetter so it is idea for holding the Frantage in place (looks and works like a lip gloss) I have used Shabby Pink Frantage embossing powder and then trapped some of  the Silver Crushed Glass Glitter and the Rose Color Fragments.

The ribbon is new too Woodware has 2 new box sets of ribbon this is the pale pink from the stitched grosgrain.

This Antique Pendant has a deep well for decorating I stamped the top of the fern stamp and embossed it with the Shabby Pink powder cut it to fit. I used Glossy Accents to glue the card in place and then filled the well with more Glossy Accents as a finishing touch I added more of the rose Color Fragments and the silver glass glitter.

I am off to do something with this image now

well after I have eaten, and walked the dog.

Thank you for visiting, see you soon, for more Colours of Spring visit the Woodware Blog and remember to visit Kim our guest designer for March.

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Woodware Challenge Week 31 – Thank You

Over on the Woodware blog this week we are helping to inspire the thank you cards that we all should be sending at this time of year.

I have used Francoise Owl Greetings Clear Magic set, the branches were stamped and embossed in Stampendous bark  coloured powder and the large owl has been done in paprika.

I added highlights with a Sakura Star dust clear pen. The speach bubble and the thank you are both from the same stamp set.

The base card is recycled card and the green layer is from a GCD 8 x 8 pads.

You can see what the rest of the girls have been up to over on the Woodware blog.

I hope that you have had a good Christmas and got some crafting goodies to start off the new year.

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Richness of Red Woodware USA

High I have a card that I am posting on the Woodware USA blog today that I am sharing today.

This is a very simple card the images are from Francoise and can be found here in the US and here in the UK. Tha stamp set is called Patch a Bauble and was designed by Francoise Read. I have stamped and embossed with Stampendous Vintage Mahogany powder. Then caut them out and I mounted them on various heights of foam pads. The bow is a stamp from the same set.

I hope that you can see the wonderful sparkle of the embossing powder.

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Woodware Challenge Week 29 – Look what I did with my tin……

I am first to post for the Woodware challenge this week. I don’t like being first! This week we are using tins from the Scrapbook In a Tin range. I have used the Oval tin.

The tins come with five pages inside in a concertina

 I had decided that I wanted to make a little keepsake  for my sister in law of a family trip that we had this summer, and that I wanted to use the chippies and I chose the leaves from the Butterflies and Dragonflies Sheet 

I used 2 sizes of leaf and thick embossing on them. I coloured them with some chalk ink and then added some thick embossing powder while the powder was still hot I added another layer of the thick and then added some Stampendous embossing powders in Bark, Olive and Nutmeg. Once I was happy with it I stamped into the hot powder with a stamp from a Stampendous Perfectly Clear Set Wildflower Sprigs.

Next I decorated the pages

I drew around the chippie leaves on to double sided adhesive and cut them out and attached them to the to the pages. I used direct to paper with the chalk pads to put down some colour. I then used Bark embossing powder on the almost dry background so that I had random embossing (thanks to Kim for the idea).

Then I covered the page with various greens from the Fresh Green Kaleidacolor Pad. I then peeled off the cover from the double sided sticky sheet and added Gilden Glitz.

I added photographs and more glitzed up leaves. The photographs were punched with the Super Duper Oval punch, and edged with a Sakura gold Permapaque pen.

I hope that you are inspired by the timns on the Woodware Blog this week. Thank you for visiting.

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Woodware Challenge Week 26 – Pick a Colour and Go With It!

I have tried not to be predictable this week and have not used purple, which is my favourite colour and would have been so easy to work with!

So I have used brown and shades of it!

First I punched the tags using the multi tag punch I used Oslo 2 paper.   The stamps are from Jane’s Clear Magic Set Dashing Reindeer, I know you are now looking for the reindeer, but I have just used the rather cute parcels. I stamped them with a Vintage Sepia Versafine Pad and then embossed with  Clear Bark embossing powder. I rather like brown embossing. I coloured the parcels with Tombow pens and then added Glossy Accents to add dimension. Some of the parcel were stamped and cut out and some were stamped straight on to the tags.

The greeting is Double Sided sticky peel off Big Happy Christmas which is also available in loads of colours. On the sticky I have used Gildenglitz from USArtQuest, sorry I am not sure what colours as it was just my leftovers from previous projects.

The organza ribbon is the brown with white dots the finishing touches are Mark Richard metals in the 5mm gold.

I cut the brown layer with the deckle blade and the Finger Gusrd Trimmer.

Why not pop over to the Woodware blog to see what the rest of the girls have been up too, thank you for calling see you soon.

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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 Just One Layer

While here we still do lots of layers in the US they are having a trend for stamping straight on the card, not my favourite thing to do, put this card was fun, it would also be good for doing lots, I may even manage Christmas cards with this design!

I have used masking, which I first saw at a stamping show in London probably about 17 years ago! I have no idea who it was that was doing the demo but I was completely bowled over by the picture that she created with this single strawberry!

If you have never tried masking then please give it a go, this one is very very simple.

The first thing that you stamp on your card is what ever you want to be at the front of the picture. So I stamped the snowman from Francoise Clear Magic set I Love Snowmen. I like this set, very much, and  it is a very easy design to use for this as it is so easy to cut out. I stamped with black Versafine and embossed with Stampendous Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder. This powder adds sparkle which changes colour depending on how long you heat it for. (I have not used it for ages and it is an old favourite.) It does not rise like a normal powder which is good for masking

To make the mask you stamp your main image on some thin paper and then cut it out. Cut on the lines so that you have no border. Then use Quickie Glue on the back and leave it to go tacky so that your mask is  reposition-able.

Place the mask directly over the image and stamp on the background stamp. I have used on of Jane’s Singles  Festive Background which works well for this cute stamp but will work equally well with a more traditional design of stamp.

You can see that I have had several uses from my mask, and it will go on and on giving you great service.

I coloured in the image with turquiose Sakura Glaze pen and added Crystal glitter. For the body of the snowman I used a Quickie Glue pen and Crystal glitter.

I love using Glaze Pens and Crystal glitter as the  glitter takes on the colur that is underneath and I make less mess than if I have lots of different colours of glitter out at once!  You have to work in small areas at a time as they don’t stay wet for as long as the quickie glue.

Well I hope that you like my One Layer Card, it will be Francoise turn tomorrow over on the Woodware Blog. 

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Woodware Challenge Week 22 – Spooks and Treats

I am back from a lovely holiday and trying to get into the swing of things. I know that lots of people have reservations about Halloween but I think that it is a great excuse for a party for children. I love the ducking for apples and the dough rings dipped in syrup and hung on a string! Is it just me?

So I have made a party invitation.

The stamp is a Fluffles one from Stampendous Flying Fluffles he is available in wood mounted or cling rubber.

I stamped and embossed Fluffles with Chinese Red embossing powder.

to accent Fluffles rather odd eyes I used a Sakura clear glaze pen, and to highlight the nails and tail I used the Sakura Clear Stardust pen.

For the Party Time bit I used an Orange Glaze pen and added glitter to it while it was wet. Then I outlined it with the clear stardust to make it pop and then used black ink to mess it up a bit.

I used the Super Scalloped Circle Punch to punch out all of the circles and used foam pads to raise them off the cards. The wavy lines in the background are the new velvet peel offs, I think that you can see the fuzzy edges in the close up.

I have also done a party dish.

I used Fluffles again and made a strip with the Star Party Crafty Edger Cassette and attached it to a bowl.  I hope that the eve of all Saints day is a fun day for you.

Thank you for visiting.

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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 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.