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Woodware focus on Grandparents

This week on the Woodware Blog we are looking at Grandparents

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The main image is Francoise’s Smile on my Face.

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I stamped it on a sheet from the Artist Canvas Pad

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Cur  roughly around it and coloured with Tombow Dual Brush  pens and the Tombow Blender Pen a water brush would have worked too.

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but the blender made the ink flow really well. Here you can really see the texture of the canvas.

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On the card I have used the new Just Words Grandparents stamps the set has Grandma, Grandad and Grandparents. The “A special” comes from another of the new stamps that has Son and Daughter on it and the all important in-law words. The die is the Dreamweaver Petite Fern I have used some String Medley cord to finish it all off.

Don’t forget to check out the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the team have been up too.

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Woodware Sketch 41 – January 2015

This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at a sketch

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So here is my take on the sketch

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I have used on of the four images from Francoise’s Wonderful Friend stamp

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I think these flowers are rather fun. I used the Colorbox Wicked Black ink pad and edged the shape with ink.

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I have used the same ink to stamp Jane’s Dorothy Flower and then punched out with a circle punch.

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I stamped Dorothy around the edges and then stamped Happy Birthday from the Just Words range. (sorry about the blurry photo)

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I coloured the image with a Sakura Glaze pen and then added the Sakura Clear Sparkle pen.

Thanks for visiting, why not pop over to to the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the team have come up with.

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Woodware – Why thank you… Day 6

Over on the Woodware blog this week we are saying thank you.

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I the robin is from Francoise’s Tweet Birds Clear Magic stamp set. This is a very simple fast card.

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Stamp the bird of your choice on craft card, the card that I stamped on had been sprayed with coffee, which just gives it a nice texture. I punched him out and layered him on some punched red card.

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I paper pieced his red breast.

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on the card I stamped thank you from Francoise’s Funky Greetings Clear Magic set.

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I like to use a giant map pin to make holes in my card, and can you see the black piece popping out behind the card? That is a very old foam stamp which I keep the pin in and use to press into to keep my fingers safe!

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I tied the striped string  around the card, and added some tape under the bird to hold it all in place.

I love the design of this card, so I have made a few Christmas ones.

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The greeting is from Francoise’s Funky Christmas Greeting set. Both stamp set are sure to be used over and over again!

Thank you for visiting see you soon.

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So you haven’t made your Christmas Cards Yet – Speedy Cards!

Over on the Woodware Blog this week the theme is Speedy Cards, and to be honest I have not started on my Christmas cards yet, but I have bought some presents only I started that in July so have no idea what I have bought and may even have trouble finding them, still they will turn up by next year!

So after Pam, Crafty Debs and Kim doing sets of cards, my effort is a little bit feeble, but I do like the card.

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I have used Francoise’s Patch Robin Square Clear Magic Single.

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I have used Hairy Manila card to stamp on with ColorBox Raisin Pigment ink. Then added just a touch of colour with Sakura Glaze Pens.

I have scruffed up the edges of the card with the Woodware Crimper and then edged with the Raisin ink.

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The greeting is from the Woodware Just Words Seasons Greetings Tiddler. The card is A4 folded in half and then trimmed to a square, (not the most economical use of card I know). I then trimmed the front of the card.

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The paper strip on the inside is from the  Copenhagen 12 x 12 collection, and is Copenhagen 1. I have distressed the edge of it too.

 Thanks for visiting and a visit to the Woodware blog this week for loads of inspiration really is a must!

Thank you for popping in 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

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

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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.

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

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Added some ribbon

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then Frosty

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

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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.

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

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

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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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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 Sketch Challenge 30

Here we are up to Sketch 30, where does time go?

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Here is the sketch and this is my take on it

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The dog stamp is one of Francoise’s Huge Words, the stamp comes with some words and the paws and dogs head.

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For the background card I stamped and embossed the dog stamp in bark powder. The paw stamp has just been stamped with Bark Crafter’s ink.

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I stamped and embossed dog on brown card and the craft card then trimmed the craft card to fit the sketch. I used double sided tape to  attach the two pieces of card and the I Zentangled the word with the new  Sepia Micron pen.

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The thank you is a Just Words Tiddler, which comes with two thanks stamps. I have added Tombow pens o give the pup a touch of colour.

All of the layers were edged with the Bark Crafter’s ink and I added gold 3mm metals to the corners.

Thank you for visiting today, you can see all on the rest of the team’s take on the sketch over on the Woodware Blog

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Woodware Challenge – Coffee and Cream

This week over on the Woodware Blog the theme is Coffee and Cream. When I set the themes I like to leave them loose to see what the team comes up with, they never let me down, even if I do wonder why/how they come up with the connections but that is part of the fun!

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I have used the Dreamweaver Jumbo Happy Birthday stencil and Zentangled it.

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First draw around the stencil I have done it on the water colour pad with the NEW Sepia Sakura Micron pen. I have placed a half sheet of the Woodware A4 magnetic sheet underneath the paper. This holds the stencil in place with out having to tape.

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Remove the stencil and start to doodle

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very relaxing and I can do it sitting by the fire so great for winter nights.

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the owls are all from Francoise’s Clear Magic set Owl Greeting. I have coloured them with a mixture of Tombow Dual Brush pens and Sakura Metallic Copper. I used the Tombow Blender pen to blend the both pens.

To finish off I wrapped two shades of Craft String around the water colour card and then mounted it on a folded A4 piece of Chocolate Recycled card.

this Sakura video is a really good watch if you want to give Zentangle a try or are looking for some new ideas.

 

Thank you for visiting, we have some wonderful cards on the Woodware blog this week if you like Coffee and Cream.

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Woodware Challenge Set by A Maze of Memories – Treasured Memories

This weeks Woodware Challenge has been set for us by our friend Christina at A Maze of Memories, the bar started high and the girls have done some wonderful things this week, I have spent a lot of the week thinking about what to do!

Way back in February of 2012 I did a Frantage project that was a scrapbook page in a large Ikea frame, the theme was a trip to Berlin, so this time I have done a trip to Milan. This is an annual holiday that happens in October when I go away with my oldest friend and our daughters. Our Mums used to go on holiday together and the girls are friends in there own right and holiday together so it really is rather special.

Our Milan trip happened in 2012, perhaps I will get this year (Lisbon) done soon!

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The aperture in in the centre is 12 x 12 inches all of the photographs except one are of The Duomo, and us.

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After choosing my photographs I laid them out using both the aperture and the wide mount

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I penciled around the pictures so that I could decorate the mount and then place them back in the correct place.

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I used Francoise’s  Leafy Swirls Clear Magic set and silver embossing powder.

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I really don’t know how I managed without my Craft Funnel!

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I added a touch of Aged Silver Frantage powder around the mount.

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I small piece of journaling.

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Milan is an interesting city, with lovely parks and culture, and food, Leonardo’s painting The Last Supper was amazing to see, but for me Milan will always be the place that I bought my 10 euro red handbag that has been much admired! I didn’t want to add it to all of the photographs of the marble cathedral so it sits on a tiny tent card inside the frame.

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and here it is hanging on the wall, I will have to re-organise so that it fits better, and find somewhere to put the frame that I had to remove, but it is safely on the wall!

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Thank you to Christina for setting the challenge so that I got this done, you will find lots of crafty inspiration on the A Maze of Memories blog  and pop over to the Woodware blog to see what else the girls have been up to

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Woodware Challenge Week 84 – Sketch 19

This week over on the Woodware blog it is sketch time again.

19 sketch-19a very simple sketch this month and here is my take on it

dorrieI have cheated and used on of Francoise’s new word stamps. They will be in the shops very soon, but I don’t have a date at the moment, but I will share as soon as I can.

dorrie6It makes a wonderful centre piece to a card when you have something important to say.

dorrie1I am very pleased with my bow, the 40mm Cream Organza has shrivelled rather well with my heat tool, I have topped it with a button from the Coffee and Cream Assortment to top it off.

dorrie2In order to follow the sketch I used Frantage embossing powder in Aged Green on two sides and Aged Copper on the other two. On the layer in the centre I reversed the colouring so that the green sits on top of the copper.

dorrie5I hope that you can see the difference in the photograph. The stamp is the border from the Jumbo Hollyhock set. The paper is from Magenta and is called Autumn Leaves. I have mounted it on A4 Craft Card that I have folded and then cut to make a square card.

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I taped some copy paper on my Hot Stuff mat so that I could mask the ends of the panel off, and get them to match (more or less)dorrie4I just slid the panel in so that it was in the same place each time, and the corners are mitred.

Thank you for visiting, why not check out what the rest of the girls have been up too this week over on the Woodware Blog?