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Woodware – Sketch 57

This week on Woodware Witterings we have a sketch

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and here is my first take of the week on it

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I have used one of Jane Gill’s popular Clear Magic Bubble Bloom stamps this one is called Lilly and is from the July 2016 release.

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First I stamped and embossed in silver, and then coloured the petals with Koi Brush Pens, place my foam pads where I planned to put the Card Candi and then started adding the Mark Richards 5mm Pearls.

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I realised that I didn’t like the blue of the leaves, so I added another colour on top, you can see the aqua colour on its own too. I rather like the 2 tone effect on the leaves.

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The Card Candi is Time Flies and I added Glossy Accents to the aqua bubbles. the tiny bubbles have been Stickled with Aqua.

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The papers are Time Flies too, I hope that you can see that I have sprayed the background paper with the blue colour from the Rangers Dylusions Mica Sprays, it is very subtile but lovely, of course it shows up more on dark papers.

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I have embossed in silver around all of the layers.

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I made a mistake when I was putting the card together and had trouble added the ribbon, it should have been added before I put the layers together!

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I stamped and embossed the greeting from the same stamp set on the Time Flies paper, and used the Tag Top punch.

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Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team come up with this week on Woodware Witterings

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Quick Christmas Cards…time is running out! – take 2

Here I have another quick card for you, this time very plain blue and silver

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I love this Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane Snowflake Flower so quick to use, not that it has to be, it could be a much more time-consuming design of card.

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I stamped it on the Mid Blue Recycled Card and trimmed it down. I made it into a small card 12cm square.

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The greeting comes with the flower, I have stamped it on the same card and then coloured around the edges with the Purple Crafters Ink. I just run the card gently through the ink pad. It is enough to give the illusion of another layer and very quick!

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I small piece of ribbon under the greeting and around the panel finished the card off.

Thanks for visiting, don’t forget to check out Woodware Witterings for more inspiration see you soon!

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Christmas Table Decorations

We are not big on fancy chocolates in our house but we do like an After Eight Mint, or two, so I have made this box for them to sit on the Christmas table.

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I think that I saw this on the Craftwork Cards Blog but I am not sure.

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I have cut my card 9 inches square.

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I used my scoring blade in my trimmer and scored at 3 and 6 inches in both directions

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Then  fold and crease all of the score lines.

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Use a ruler to score a diagonal line BUT don’t score the centre square as it is the bottom of the box. Score the four corners.

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The stamp is Jane Gill’s Little Christmas Bird Clear Magic stamp.

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I would normally use a watermark pad to stamp, but because it is a solid stamp I got better definition by using a red ink pad and red embossing powder. I hope that you can see the difference.

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The background paper is from one of the 6 x 6 pads I have edged the paper squares with gold embossing.

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I have made all four sides the same.

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I do love the face of the bird!

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I had to be careful when sticking on the birds that they are the right way up.

I punched out a square of card and drew a diagonal lines across it this I placed on the corner and punched through it so that my punch holes are more or less in the same place.

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can you see my deliberate mistake, yes I drew my line all the way across.

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Perfect for our After Eight Mints, I wonder if the will last until Christmas, well I wonder if they will make it to the weekend!

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Gingham ribbon is perfect for holding it all together, and then I can undo the ribbon and fold it flat to store for next year.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the girls posts on Woodware Witterings this week.

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Woodware – From Our House to Yours at Christmas – take 2

Here I am again with another card for traveling across the miles.

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For this card I have used the Stampendous Folk Tree metal stencil and the double glitter technique. I seem to be rather fond of this technique at the moment you will find step by step photographs in this post Things that go Bump here is the Dreamweaver video again too

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The double sided sticky sheet has been attached to some red card and then glittered with the Christmas Micro Glitter kit.

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The word stamp is one of Jane Gill’s a Clear Magic set that has lots of long greetings Christmas Sentiments. I have stamped and embossed with Ruby Red powder. Stampendosu have a great range of coloured embossing powders why not give some colours a try? I have stamped on Mixed Media card and then edged the card with Fire Red Crafter’s I have layered it on Spring Green Recycled card, edged with Jungle Crafters. The corners were punched with the regular corner rounder.

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I tied some red 15mm organza around the card.

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I added a tiny border with paper from one of the 6 x 6 Perfect Print pads.

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The layers have all been taped flat.

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I like the way that the greeting goes over the ribbon, pretty and practical, it’s holding the ribbon in place!

Tahnks for visiting don’t forget to check the Woodware Witterings blog to see what the rest of the team have been up to

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Woodware – From Our House to Yours at Christmas

This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at cards that you would send off to far flung places or to families from families.

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I made this card a very long time ago on a very sunny summer afternoon, can you see the shadow?

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So first stamp out this fun pair of Skating Snowmen and colour in some bits, I have coloured more than I needed…

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Because I have stamped this snowman a second time and the hat and scarf for his dancing partner.

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I have mounted on the Amethyst Recycled Card. I have punched the corners of the coloured card with the regular corner rounder, the white card has been punched with the very useful inverted corner punch. The background tartan is from the Contemporary Tartan  8 x 8 Pad

The greeting comes from a new Clear Magic set by Jane Christmas Cheer a must have set of words with lovely Christmas wishes that will work equally well inside or outside a card. I have used my Tag Top Punch (how did I live without it?) I love that I can do the two sizes (or more) and they fit so well together. I have added a snowflake brad

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I smudged some Stickles on my punched snowflakes to finish off the card.

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I am rather happy with the finished card, I hope that you like it too!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team are up too over on Woodware Witterings, see you soon!

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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Things That Go Bump in the Night

We are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Things That Go Bump in The Night the theme runs for two weeks on there blog.

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Don’t forget to check out the Crafty Cardmakers blog and play along with us all, we have a prize!

I am back again today with another card for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge

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I hope that you can see that I have used acetate for the front of the card?

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here it is closed.

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On the acetate I have used the Clear Scraps Acrylic Mixer Spiders Web. The mixers can be used as stencils or as embellishments, so far I have just used the web as a stencil, but I will use it as an embellishment when the mood takes me. Then I will probably decorate it with Color Solutions Alcohol Inks.

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I taped the spiders web on to my acetate and then added Dreamweaver Regular paste

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While the paste was wet I added Crystal glitter to it.

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Then I stamped Jane’s Three Houses Clear Magic stamps, I have stamped with a Watermark pad and embossed with Detail Black powder. I have stamped on some Amethyst Recycled card and some orange vellum from the Woodware Primary pack.

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I have cut my A4 card in half long ways and then folded it in half and cut off most of the front of the card. I used A4 double sided sticky sheet all over the back of the houses and stuck them down on the card. In the background I have added some stars with a quickie glue pen and some Lavender Glitter.

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I have cut the houses with a border of colour around them so that they would stand out.

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I have attached the acetate with double sided tape

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Then disguised it with ribbon, I like the  grosgrain because itis dotty on one side, it is double the value!

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so there we have it a spooky card. I am off to a house warming this weekend, wish it was next weekend then this card would do!

I hope that you are enjoying our Things that go Bump in the Night week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers. Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Make Christmas Special with Metallic F/x – Take 2

Here is my second attempt at making Christmas special with Dreamweaver’s Metallic F/x

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I have used Jane’s Snowflake Flower Clear Magic stamp, I think that it is one of my favourites this year.

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first I stamped it with my watermark pad and then I added two colours of Metallic F/x Navajo Sky and Golf Finch

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Then I brushed off the excess with the soft blending brush and used the corner rounder to finish off the layer.

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something that I have not done for a very long time is to use my Watermark pad just to stamp with, I remember being very excited by being able to do this many years ago when the pads first came on the market. How brilliant is it that you can stamp with one ink pad to make a background without having to find an ink pad that will match? Oh simple things!

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I added some plain 15mm organza ribbon and attached the panel to the card.

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Then I tied on some dotty organza

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The greeting is from the same stamp set and I have edged the panels with the gold finch Metalic F/x. Just run your card along a Watermark pad and brush the powder on.

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

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Woodware Traditional Christmas – what does it mean to you? – take 2

Me again with another traditional Christmas card

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I have gone with red and green again and a fat robin, very traditional.

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The bird is from the Stampendous Winter Tweets there is two sets one is cling rubber stamps and the other are the dies that cut the shapes. These are really easy to use and they cut beautifully. I have stamped with Bark Crafters and the coloured with Sakura Water Colour Pencils.

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I love the way that the water colour pencils adds texture to the colouring.

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the holly leaves are from the same set. I have added glossy accents to the berries.

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The stamp, which I have used a lot comes from an older set of Clear Magic set designed by Jane Fluffy Robin.

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down the side and at the bottom of the card I have stuck some 3mm satin ribbon. All of the pieces have been attached with foam pads at various heights.

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Woodware – Black and White take 2

I am back again with a second black and white card. I think that this stamp of Jane’s is perfect for black and white, or red and white or any other colour you fancy!

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Meet Little Christmas Bird a Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane Gill.

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I have stamped and embossed with the Stampendous Winter Wonderland powder, it is a lovely white powder with silver glitter in it. I have stamped on the black Textura card which you can see on this solid stamp, then punched him out.

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For the background I have used the new Holly Scrolls metal stencil designed by Fran of Stampendous, I have pressure embossed with my Sizzix machine on black and white Textura card.

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I have added Winer Wonderland embossing powder to the black, and punched the corners with the inverted corner punch. The ribbon is the black gingham

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for the greeting which come with the Little Bird set I have embossed the white circle.

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I like the way that I have layered it with the ribbon, the same as the background.

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The gingham bow adds a finishing touch.

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Woodware – Sketch 53 – take 2

I am back again with another take on this weeks sketch

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(hope that you like my new garden furniture)

here is a reminder of the sketch

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I rather like this one.

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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.

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

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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!

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

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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.

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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!

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

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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?