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Woodware Challenge Week 45 – April Sketch Challenge

This week over on the Woodware blog we have another sketch challange.

This is the sketch and here is my take on it

I have made an easel card with Artemio’s new clear set New York. The card is an 8 x 8 square card and I have added a white panel at the front and then layered a slightly smaller dark purple card. I cut 2 strips of card 7 inches by 3 inches. On the first one I stamped the New York skyline with Wicked Black archival dye ink and then using a stylus handle and a round foam pad I coloured and blended with Clear Snap Limited Edition pigment ink in Stormy Sea, Blue Jean and Raisin and also Chiffon in the Mix’d Media Inx. Then around the edges I added Stampendous’ Aged Silver Embossing Enamel. When I coloured this panel I left the windows of the buildings without colour.

Next I coloured the white card in the same way as before but this time I coloured first and then stamped the  images in the Wicked Black. Again I used the Aged Silver around the edges.

For the centre section I used the foam stylus pad to ink the stamp with the burgers and bagels with a mixture of the Chiffon and the Raisin inks stamped the images and then coloured with the two shades of blue. I used the Blue Jeans ink to colour some silver grosgain dotty ribbon.

The happy birthday comes from Jane Gill’s Clear Magic set Essential Birthdays, I had to hand write the great trip, but I am sure you can tell that! The border was punched with the award winning  Crafty Edger and the Zig Zag Diamond Cassette. I then embossed the cut outs with a mixture of the Aged Silver and the new Aged Rose embossing enamel. The hearts came from the Crafty Edger Heart Cassette.

Well that is it, to see what the rest of the girls on the woodware Design Team are up to pop over to the Woodware Blog or visit their blogs.

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Woodware Challenge Week 26 – Pick a Colour and Go With It!

I have tried not to be predictable this week and have not used purple, which is my favourite colour and would have been so easy to work with!

So I have used brown and shades of it!

First I punched the tags using the multi tag punch I used Oslo 2 paper.   The stamps are from Jane’s Clear Magic Set Dashing Reindeer, I know you are now looking for the reindeer, but I have just used the rather cute parcels. I stamped them with a Vintage Sepia Versafine Pad and then embossed with  Clear Bark embossing powder. I rather like brown embossing. I coloured the parcels with Tombow pens and then added Glossy Accents to add dimension. Some of the parcel were stamped and cut out and some were stamped straight on to the tags.

The greeting is Double Sided sticky peel off Big Happy Christmas which is also available in loads of colours. On the sticky I have used Gildenglitz from USArtQuest, sorry I am not sure what colours as it was just my leftovers from previous projects.

The organza ribbon is the brown with white dots the finishing touches are Mark Richard metals in the 5mm gold.

I cut the brown layer with the deckle blade and the Finger Gusrd Trimmer.

Why not pop over to the Woodware blog to see what the rest of the girls have been up too, thank you for calling see you soon.

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Woodware Challenge Week 25 – Traditional Christmas

Over on the Woodware blog this week it is Traditional Christmas. I always think gold, red and green for traditional Christmas.

I have not done a traditional shape, it took me a while to warm to this style of card but I really like doing them now. I have used an 8″ x 8″ card and scored and folded it in the centre of the front.

I stamped out loads of the baubles from the Artemio Christmas Bauble clear set and embossed them with Chinese Red and the new yummy Vintage Olive

I decorated a dark green panel by stamping with one of the swirls from the Artemio Arabesque Set with a Colorbox Watermark pad and then added PearlEx powder in Spring Green, I really like the shimmer that this easy technique gives you. I layered this on a square of the lovely yellow pearl 12 x 12 card.

The all important raised platform at the front of the card has the same layers and PearEx treatment.  The edges were punched with the Antique Floral Crafty Edger Cassette. The greeting comes from one of my favourite Christmas words,   Christmas Sentiments designed by my friend Jane Gill. Remember to raise this piece on foam pads so that it acts as a stop for the front of the card.

I cut out the baubles and used the shape it tool on the molding mat to and add a curve to the baubles. The Dreamweaver Embellishment Pins were ideal for making my baubles hang.

Thank you for visiting why not check out what the rest of the girls have been up to on the Woodware blog


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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 Week 22 – Spooks and Treats

I am back from a lovely holiday and trying to get into the swing of things. I know that lots of people have reservations about Halloween but I think that it is a great excuse for a party for children. I love the ducking for apples and the dough rings dipped in syrup and hung on a string! Is it just me?

So I have made a party invitation.

The stamp is a Fluffles one from Stampendous Flying Fluffles he is available in wood mounted or cling rubber.

I stamped and embossed Fluffles with Chinese Red embossing powder.

to accent Fluffles rather odd eyes I used a Sakura clear glaze pen, and to highlight the nails and tail I used the Sakura Clear Stardust pen.

For the Party Time bit I used an Orange Glaze pen and added glitter to it while it was wet. Then I outlined it with the clear stardust to make it pop and then used black ink to mess it up a bit.

I used the Super Scalloped Circle Punch to punch out all of the circles and used foam pads to raise them off the cards. The wavy lines in the background are the new velvet peel offs, I think that you can see the fuzzy edges in the close up.

I have also done a party dish.

I used Fluffles again and made a strip with the Star Party Crafty Edger Cassette and attached it to a bowl.  I hope that the eve of all Saints day is a fun day for you.

Thank you for visiting.

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Woodware Challenge Colours of Autumn

This week the Woodware Challenge is Colours of Autumn.

I think that this Rhinestone tree stencil from Dreamweaver is perfect for the the colours of this challenge. I used gold embossing paste on craft card  and when it was dry I added Mark Richard Crystal Cluster in Autumn the clusters give you a good mix of sizes and this set s very warm, I like a bit of bling.

I also used some nailheads to give some variation of texture.

I layered the craft on some brown card and then on a green from the GCD 8 x 8 range of pads, I punched the corner of the green with the inverted corner punch. The wine coloured layer is a GCD paper too, I have used my Crafty Edger and the Tag Cassette and the Tag Corner. I have added in between the layers Vine Peel offs that a clear crystal.

The peel offs are are brand new and are very delicate. You can colour them with peel off pens and the glitter will still pop through and the good things about the peel off pens is that the ink will dry instantly.

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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 Sketch Challenge 3

This week on the Woodware blog we have a sketch challenge

I really like lots of the stamps in the new realise from Stampendous, so I chose the Damask Chair Clear Perfectly Set.

The set also contains the border, which it is easy to repeat as it is a clear stamp you can see to line it up. The images have all been stamped with versa mark and embossed with gold powder.

The border was stamped on Gold Metallic Vellum.

The crown and the chandelier come from the Stampendous Charm Collection  which contains loads of tiny collage stamps.

Have a look at what the rest of the team have been up to on the Woodware blog and why not play along with us.