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Black and White Christmas with a Touch of Sparkle

Here are the samples from last months the Black and White workshop

Bah Humbug – JGS197 Stamp Designed by Jane Gill
Peace – FRS602 Stamp Designed by Francoise Read
Woodware Stamp – Celtic Tree – ADS512
The Nativity Story – FRS706 Designed by Francoise Read

I hope that these samples have inspired you.


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Woodware – Thank You – take 2

This week on Woodware Witterings we are saying Thank You


and for this card I have used the Francoise Collection Distressed Thank You Background.


First I stamped on the Woodware Mixed Media card, it is a nice large stamp.


then I pressed Crafter’s ink pads in Sweet Pea, Blue Berry. and Aruba oon to my hot stuff mat. I used a water brush to pick up the ink and coloured all over with the various colours.


when the card was dry I wrapped some 15mm organza ribbon around it.


I just knotted some extra ribbon at the join.


The layered it on to some dark card.

I mounted it all on to a gate fold card, made from a piece of Mixed Media card cut down to A5 and the scored on the Groovy Board.

Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Woodware Witterings team has been up to!

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Woodware – Sketch 57 – Take 2

I am back again with another take on this weeks sketch over on Woodware Witterings


This is the Francoise Collection Clear Magic stamp Flowering Bike


I have simply stamped with Bark Crafters ink from ClearSnap I have stamped on A4 Cream Linen card


I stamped it again on some pre-cut plain cream card and some pink.


Then I put the layers together.


I used my Tombow Glue stick so that I can move the pieces around to get them perfectly lined up, well I hope that they are perfectly lined up!


I then coloured in with a mixture of Sakura Water colour pencils and my Stardust gel pens.


the colours are just slightly darker on the pink card, but you can still see them.


I used Sakura Micron pen to add the faux stitching.


not a bad take on the sketch even if I say so myself…

I stamped with the Bark Crafters pad on the ribbon and remembered to attach it around the pink panel before attaching it to the card!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team have been up to on Woodware Witterings. Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Quick Christmas Cards…time is running out!

Here I have a very quick card thanks to the great stamp from the Francoise Collection


The Francoise Collection Clear Magic  stamp is Christmas Collage


First it was stamped in black on the Woodware Water Colour Card, I printed the ink pad on to my Hot Stuff Mat and picked up the colour with my water brush. The ink is ColorBox Crafter’s in Blueberry and Aruba.


I ripped the paper, the edges were water coloured too.


The greeting comes from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear set ‘Tis the Season a great set of Christmas words.

I used the Woodware paper scruffer around the edges of the stamped image and then rubbed it along the Blueberry Pad. I bled the ink out with my water brush.


I taped the organza ribbon on the back of the card, and tied it off at the end. I have used the Water Colour card to mount on to

definitely a very quick card, I hope that you like it!

don’t forget to check Woodware Witterings for the rest of the team’s cards, thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Extra Christmas Card from the Leftovers

Sometime these are my favourite cards, when you have bits lying about because you have not tidied up before starting again, or is that just me?


When I was doing the post for Mens Christmas cards I had the Graffiti Christmas printed and just lying there. When I cut my Dreamweaver Nested Stockings for my Sketch post I had some extra stockings cut!


I just added a row of brads to hang my stockings and I rather like this card too.


I have added holly leaves to this one the leaves come from a very very old stamp set from the Franocise Collection Wired For Christmas.


This I think is my favourite with the none traditional feel of the colour it is fun and I do live those mini light bulbs from Woodware.


This on is just a funny shape, and I had not used my Tag Top Punch for a least a week!


Hope you like my cards with extra bits today!

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Woodware Sketch 55

This week on Woodware Witterings we have a sketch.


here is the sketch, and here is my card…


I have used the Francoise Collection Santa Post Elements, and a circle punch.


I have stamped on white card and then added some blue colour.


The embossing is a mixture of silver and the wonderful Ice Blue Metallic Pearl.


I have used paper from the Seasonal Prints Pad, and wrapped it with 7mm White Organza.


I used all snowflakes, and the 25th in the centre of the card.

Thanks for visiting see you soon

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Woodware – Sketch 54 – take two

Back again with another take on this weeks Woodware Witterings Sketch


This one I have turned on its side


and changed it a little bit.


Meet Sausage Dog


I used my Sakura Koi Brush Pens and coloured each stripe a different colour, I think it looks rather snazzy.


I inked the edges of a panel for Sausage to go on


Then I decided that it did not have enough contrast, so I got out my stencil brush again and did a sort of strie technique this worked as the card is textured. I have done faux stitching around the panel and the card.


Sausage fits on the panel perfectly, the card is A4 Linen Card folded in half.


I used some Fancy Twine around some card for the small section


The words come from the same stamp set


I have layered them on one of the Fitted Frames dies from Stampendous.

Thanks for visiting see you soon, and why not check out what the rest of the team have been up to? On Woodware Witterings

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Woodware – Black and White

This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at Black and White cards, I love black and white, this is a very quick card today, even by my standards!


I have used Sausage Dog the Clear Magic stamp from the Francoise Collection. He is simply white on black and cut around.


The card is white DL size, I have cut some black card and used the inverted corner punch and then tied some of the black Fancy Twine around the card.


I have added the Mark Richard Elements in black to the corners.


the greeting is from the same stamp set.

A very simple card that I think would be good for any dog lover.

Sausage Dog can be coloured up to make a Christmas card too


Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team are up to on Woodware Witterings. Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Sketch 53 – take 2

I am back again with another take on this weeks sketch


(hope that you like my new garden furniture)

here is a reminder of the sketch


I rather like this one.


The main image is a Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane Gill Snowflake Flower. I have stamped with a Watermark Pad and embossed with silver powder. I made the card by folding an A4 sheet in half and the cutting it into a square, o it is slightly smaller than 6 x 6. I Often make my square card this way and I had the spare for my extra bits of stamping.


Then I stamped around the card with dye ink I have used the Sky ink from the ColorBox range for Stephanie Barnard.


then I inked around the edge with the same ink pad and a stencil brush. I have hight lighted the centre of some of the snowflakes with the White Pearl from the Dutch Doobadoo Pearl Pen range, these pens are so easy to use the impress me everytime!


The Happy Christmas and the other stamps come from the Francoise Collection Santa Post Elements.


sorry this is a bit blurred. The paper is from one of the Perfect Prints 6 x 6 pads. For the darker stamping I have used my Crafters ink in Wave.


If you have good eye sight you will be able to read Francoise’s words about Christmas, I think that she has thought of everything!


I have if course used my Tag Top punch this is the scalloped shoulders. The 15mm organza ribbon is the white with silver dots.


then add the circle greeting.

I hope that you like my sketch cards this week, have you checked out the Woodware Witterings Blog this week to see what the rest of the team have been up to?

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Woodware Just One Layer

This week on the Woodware blog the theme is one Layer, I always take that to mean that you stamp directly on the card., so that is what I have done, not without mishap!


I have used two of Francoise’s new Clear Magic stamps the Graffiti Thank You and the Patch Tulip.


first I stamped the thank you


then I made a very lazy mask


can you see my mistake


I didn’t cut the mask properly so I started again


and that is why the finished card is brown and not black! I coloured the image with Koi Brush Pens and the Blender Pen, which worked really well on the Woodware Mixed Media Card I then used the Clear Stardust Pen to sparkle up some of the small areas, mess free sparkle!

Very simple and I expect that you can spot the lazy Mask Making!

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check the Woodware Blog in it’s new home for the rest of the team’s cards.