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Woodware Challenge – Week 74 – Frantaged Christmas

I do love Frantage! Christmas is always a good time for shimmer and sparkle!

I decided to use a cute stamp for my Frantage creation. The stamp is one of Francoise’s designs Santa’s Here he is one of the Clear Magic singles.

I have sort of got carried away with my Frantage, but first I stamped and embossed Santa with bark embossing powder I then coloured him with a mixture of Tombow pens and Sakura pens. For Santa’s fur I used the Clearsnap Embossing Fluid and the Chunky White powder.

Next I placed the stamped image on to red card and used the Embossing Fluid again on the red card and the white card so that it would match when it was stuck together, but by embossing it before sticking the two pieces together you don’t have to worry about the heat effecting the sticky stuff, on this  part I used Shabby Ivory powder. Then I did a square of a silver based mixture and  then a copper based mixture. The mixtures contain Aged Silver powder, Shaved Ice, Silver Halo Glitter, Pearlised Mica Fragments among other bits and pieces. The Bronze selection includes Aged Bronze powder, Mica Fragments in Tea Stained, Bronzed Fragments, Champagne Glass Glitter and lots lots more…

I used the Aged Silver powder on one of the Star buttons and used the Aged Silver with some extra bits around the greeting. The greeting comes from a set designed by Jane Bubble Star.

These buttons are punched with the Super Silhouette Buttons and I have tied them up with Red Striped string.

Here is another card that I have made with this stamp

Thank you for visiting today!

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Woodware January Sketch Challenge

Here is the sketch for the Woodware January Sketch

and here is my card

I have used craft card for the base card and covered a portion with the back side of the Magenta paper Robin’s Nest. I then used a strip on double sided sticky sheet. I removed the protective sheet from half of the sticky sheet and then added Frantage in Bronze and then removed the protective sheet and added Tranished Frantage mica flakes, I then sprinkled on Crystal Ultra Fine Glitter to cover any stickyness that was left exposed.

 The stamps is from Francoise Clear Magic set Babushka. I coloured in the image with Sakura Glaze pens.

The Babushka set has different sizes on it and I stamped a larger on to form my layer.

I hope that you will join in our sketch challenge for January. Pop over to the Woodware blog to find out how to enter.

Thank you for visiting.

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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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Woodware Challenge Richness of Red

I am last to post for the Woodware blog this week, and it probably was a silly theme that I chose for this week as most people will be finished with Christmas, but well I still have cards to write and parcels to send!

I have had fun with this card

Only one Santa but I think he must have more than one outfit, or he would be very wet and smelly as he makes his way around the world! I think that the most important thing that Santa brings is Love, Peace and Joy no matter what age you are he can deliver that for you as the spirit of giving and friendship.

The stamps come from Francoise Clear Magic set Santa’s Wardrobe I just stamped with Black Versafine ink and then colours with Sakura white souffle, I usually use Fluffy Stuff for Santa’s fur but thought that it would not be fluffy if it was still wet! The belt is a Sakura Identi Pen. I have stamped the images on 2 of the London papers. The washing line is made from Stampendous Champange Glass Glitter and Crafty Glue.

Why not pay a visit to the Woodware blog to see what the rest of the girls have been up to this week.

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Woodware Challenge Week 24

This week over on the Woodware blog it is another sketch challenge.

So here is my card

I used one of the baubles from the Francoise Collection Patch Bauble I have water coloured it with Sakura pens.

Then layered it on to a scalloped circle which I punched from a card that I had run through an embossing machine with a Dreamweaver Snowflakes stencil.  The white section of the card was also run through the machine. To colour the card I gently swiped with aSky Blue Brilliance pad so that it would only colour the raised portion of the card.

I added Crystals to the centre of the snowflakes. The wording comes from an other set from the Francoise Collection Traditional Christmas Greetings.

 To create the strip of sparkle I used Woodware Crafty Glue and painted on a strip of it then added some Shaved Ice then added Sliver Glass Frantage. I am really pleased with how this turned out.

The challenge runs for the rest of the month over on the Woodware Blog why not play along?

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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 Sketch Challenge 4

This week e have another sketch for the Woodware challenge.

This I found quite a tricky on to do, which is rather silly since I set it!

I have done a Christmas card using The Snow Globe Clear Magic Set Designed by Francoise Read.

I used this set for a workshop and demonstration day that I did at Southfield in Dalkieth, is is not a set that I would have chosen for my self, but I have really enjoyed using it, the characters are all really cute and work really well in the globe and on their own.

I have stamped the penguin from the set in black Stayzon and coloured in his tie and hat with a red Sakura Glaze pen. I then used a quickie glue pen to add glitter to his hat and of course his toes!

 The ovals were punched from the Super and the Super Duper Scalloped Ovel punches and I have used red Nailheads around the edges of the scallop.

More of the sketch challenges can be found on the Woodware blog, and a link so that you can play along. Thank you for visiting, see you again soon.


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Woodware Challenge Funny Folds

The theme this week is Funny Folds and I have used a folding card that I have used for years but the Snow Globe Clear Magic Set by Francoise really lends itself to this design.

This is the closed card. The snow flakes are from a set by Jane called Dashing Reindeer and the ribbon is Lavender Gingham. The punched square was made from the Crafty Edger Star Party corner cassette, from a 4″ square piece of card.

The inside of the card is 5 squares of paper folded like this

The square was made by folding over the short sode of A4 on to the diagonal and then cutting off the excess so that you have a square when the paper is unfolded. Fold the square of paper in half and open out and then fold in half in the other direction. Make 5 pieces like this and then attach them together so that they have valley folds facing you and then hill folds facing you. Overlapping a complete square to create the card shape.

I than stamped the snow globe in the centre square all of the way down the card insert. I thenn went back down and stamped a different element from the set into the globe.

The words come from Traditional Christmas Greetings by Francoise. I stamped with Stazon and then used the Pearl Purple Brilliance to colour the edges of the paper. I used the star punched piece as a stencil and coloured through it, and used a square of card as a mask to keep the stamped images clear of ink.

Thank you for visiting you will find more Funny Folds on the Woodware Blog from the rest of the team as the week goes on.

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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.

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Woodware Sketch Challenge 1

This week we have a sketch challenge for week 3 of the Woodware blog challenge. I have created 2 cards using the sketch.

This week I have used a Magenta peel off’s in silver. I have then coloured it using Sakura metallic pens and and a water brush.

The background paper is also Magenta paper MEMOR-189. It is a paper with different patterned strips which are great for all sorts of things.

The second card is a landscape version.

This Stampendous image has been water coloured with the USArtQuest Stargazer Mica pallet.

Pop over to the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the team have been up to