but the blender made the ink flow really well. Here you can really see the texture of the canvas.
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.
Over on the Woodware blog this week we are saying thank you.
I the robin is from Francoise’s Tweet Birds Clear Magic stamp set. This is a very simple fast card.
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.
I paper pieced his red breast.
on the card I stamped thank you from Francoise’s Funky Greetings Clear Magic set.
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!
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.
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.
I have scruffed up the edges of the card with the Woodware Crimper and then edged with the Raisin ink.
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.
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!
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!
Knock off the excess before heating to make sure that the grid is visible.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
The aperture in in the centre is 12 x 12 inches all of the photographs except one are of The Duomo, and us.
After choosing my photographs I laid them out using both the aperture and the wide mount
I penciled around the pictures so that I could decorate the mount and then place them back in the correct place.
I used Francoise’s Leafy Swirls Clear Magic set and silver embossing powder.
I added a touch of Aged Silver Frantage powder around the mount.
I small piece of journaling.
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.
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!
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
In 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.
I 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.
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)I 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?