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Creative Expressions Mixed Media Mayhem

Fancy taking part in a challenge? You will find all the details over on Creative Expressions Mixed Media Group

So this is day 3 and I have managed to make something, where does time go?

This is my Stencil effort.

I have used the Pink Ink Multi-Surface paint in Turquoise Wave and Royal Purple Lustre. all stuck down with Cosmic Shimmer glue.
The stencil is Hearts and Flowers (CEST026) designed to fit on the Artist Trading Elements. The background circles are punched but the black one is one of the Artist Trading Coins (CEMDFATCOIN) which I have painted with black gesso and then stencilled.
The butterflies are from my Woodware stash and I have stamped it with the Pink Ink Designs Clear Stamp Hinge & Bracket A5 (PI043). I love the way that the stamp is perfect for butterfly decoration.

So I hope that you like my effort and why not have a go at some of the challenges?

Thanks for visiting see you soon


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Hello, I am back!

I have had a very quite crafting time for the past few months. I in the autumn I went to a quilting class locally and had fun, so I made a quilt on my own using the same method as I had learnt.


All made from fabric that I had in my stash!


I do like the strip method, but I suppose I should try something else.

But then I have been cheating…


I have made four seat pads that have been stamped and then stitched with a zigzag to make them look quilted. There are great for extra seating or taking outside to add to garden chairs and can just be thrown in the washing machine.

Happy Easter

Dorrie Doodle


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Woodware – Pop of Colour… Take 2

You may have noticed I love houses and house stamps, I really can’t get enough of them.


this stamp comes from a set designed by Nathalie Kalbach of N*Studio, in the box you will find a cling rubber stamp, a foam stamp, and a stencil/mask. the foam stamp is great for using with paint and it is eally 2 stamps in one, the plain back can be used as a solid stamp to put colour behind the image. The possibilities are endless for cards, scrapbooks and mixed media work.


My card is a 12 x 12 sheet folded in half, I love his size of card, but envelopes are not easy!

Here I have stamped the Urban Scribble twice, I don’t think that you can see the join. I have used the ColorBox Licorice Dye Ink Pad.


I made two masks for the images, and stamped them with the Dylusions number stamp from the Basic Backgrounds cling rubber set.


Here you can see the mask on half of the image. (sometimes I get so interested in what I am doing that I forget to take photographs)


The words are also from the Dylusions range, this one comes from Laugh ’til You Leak. These words are perfect for art journals and scrapbook pages! But or a card to send I felt it had to be changed, and I know that I have done this before.


I then stamped it twice on black card, I stamped in white and embossed with clear powder.


My pop of colour was done with Dylusions paint and I have deliberately made it rather scribbly.

I love my card, but it was a surprise to see that Nat has used the stamps in an art journal page on her blog yesterday so pop over and see what the artist has created in her post My Art Journal Today, but don’t judge me to harshly!

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

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Stampendous- Dreamweaver – Woodware – Blog Hop – Making Texture


This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!

Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.

And that’s our theme!! Making Texture.

We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

So here is my project I have used  Kaffee Klatsch one of Nat Kalbach’s stamp set.


I have made a wall hanging using the Artist Canvas Pad it is an American A4 size pad of lovely textured canvas.


First I used the Dreamweaver Large Scales stencil and and a Colorbox Crafters Pad and inked through the stencil.


this is a really easy stencil to repeat across the canvas


I love that with theCrafters and a brush you can blend this ink, I have not tried to make it even, but you can not see the joins, then I cut the canvas in half


then I stamped


and stamped


and Frantaged


I love this randon effect.


on the other half I just stamped.


I added some red Woodware wire which I had twisted around the posts on the Plastic Jig. I also used some wadding under the canvas and stitched it.


I Frantaged the tops of some brads and added these


They are perfect in the circles of the stamp.

Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to comment and hope along!

Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —

Stampendous Blog

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

 Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Dorothy Adam

Francoise Read

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Lyn Bernatovich

Cindy Groh

Gill Wilson

Alison Heikkila