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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Non Traditional Christmas – take 2

Woodware are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Non-Traditional Christmas the theme runs for two weeks on their blog.craftycardmakers2016

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

I have a ribbon tree or four for you today


I saw this on pinterest, and think it is a perfect idea for an none traditional card, and of course the Woodware Gingham Ribbon


I cut a triangle (well I folded some thin card in half and chopped it, then I measured and made holes in a rectangle of card, and used my Woodware Pierce it Tool to make evenly space holes. This became my template.


Then I added the ribbon.


I tried various ways to do this.


But in the end I decided that cutting the lengths for each row war the easiest way to keep the ribbon even and not rip the holes too much by putting them under pressure.


I had cut my four cards for the front the same size as my template before I started.


I just used double-sided tape to attach the fronts, although 3D mounting tape would work really well.


I Frantaged my star buttons not sure what I would do without these Woodware buttons


this is the navy gingham


This is the berry gingham.


and the turquoise.

I hope that you like my none traditional Christmas cards, I liked creating this card using the bright ribbon making a very traditional Christmas image non traditional.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Woodware Witterings team have come up with for a Non Traditional Christmas week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Christmas Tags

This week Woodware Witterings we are looking at tags for your wonderful Christmas pressies


I am rather pleased with these tags, very simple and inspired by a card on Pinterest that had used buttons.


Yes Tag Top Punch strikes again, perfect for this weeks posts.


I have used the Mixed Media card and a Brown Pigma Micron pen


Then added tartan Card Candi


With Tartan Ribbon to finish off.


Simple but effective, I am going to wrap the parcels in brown paper and add some tartan ribbon.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team get up too on Woodware Witterings thanks for visiting see you soon!

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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.


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


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


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.


I tied some red 15mm organza around the card.


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


The layers have all been taped flat.


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 Sketch 52

Over on the Woodware Blog this week we have a sketch


here is the  sketch


a very simple sketch for us, as usual, but I do like a sketch to get me thinking.


I have used Francoise’s Awesome 18 Clear Magic stamp. I have embossed it with Grape embossing powder from Stampendous.


I also stamped the  18 on some textura card from the great 6 x 6 pads I love the texture under the stamping, this time I used the really pretty Ice Blue, which is a pearly metallic Frantage powder. Then punched it with the Huge Oval punch.


The greeting comes from the same stamp I have mounted it on some white card that I have punched with the fantastic (my favourite product at the moment, you may have noticed) Tag Top Punch I used the Woodware Mini Stapler to attach the ribbon, which I have zapped with my heat tool.


I have layered the pieces on to paper from the 6 x 6 pad Lavender Mist and again stapled.


I could only find orange star buttons


but they look great Frantaged


all of my papers have been given a scuff up with the Woodware Edger.

I am rather pleased with the finished results, I hope that you like it too, don’t forget to pop over too see what the rest of the girls have been up too on the Woodware Blog, thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware Challenge Week 84 – Sketch 19

This week over on the Woodware blog it is sketch time again.

19 sketch-19a very simple sketch this month and here is my take on it

dorrieI have cheated and used on of Francoise’s new word stamps. They will be in the shops very soon, but I don’t have a date at the moment, but I will share as soon as I can.

dorrie6It makes a wonderful centre piece to a card when you have something important to say.

dorrie1I am very pleased with my bow, the 40mm Cream Organza has shrivelled rather well with my heat tool, I have topped it with a button from the Coffee and Cream Assortment to top it off.

dorrie2In 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.

dorrie5I 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)dorrie4I 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?

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Woodware Challenge – Week 72 – Monochromatic – Red – Day 5

Today is going to be a very quick post as I am on holiday and I am off to pack for a trip, and due to the wonders of technology when this goes live I will be in Italy!

I have done a small card 5.5inch square, but it has a very big personality! I have used the Big Doodle Bauble that Jane designed and some of the Burgundy Recycled A4 card I stamped the bauble and then embossed it with Garnet Pearlustre Embossing Powder, if you have not tried the pearlustre powders then they are worth taking a look at, the have a very sophisticated finish a shimmer rather than being metallic. I then cut around the bauble and then edged it with copper embossing powder.  The background card was stamped with the 2 snowflakes from Jane’s Doodle Tree Clear Magic set, and again used the garnet embossing powder, and edged with the copper. I mounted the layers on a white card that I had given the same treatment as the layer.

The bauble was mounted on an Action Wobble.

I am really into over the top bows at the moment, this one is white 30mm organza which I have embossed with copper powder I tied the bow first, I love it! I love the way that the organza has crinkled when I have melted the powder!

Well I hope that you like my little red card with the big personality, when not pop over to see what the rest of the girls have been up to on the Woodware blog, see you soon thanks for popping in.

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Woodware Challenge Week 42 – Good Luck

Over on the Woodware blog this week we are saying Good Luck with our cards, and here is my offering.

My card is A4  folded in half I have used Amethyst Recycled Card.

First I stamped with Define It a  new Clear Snap Jumbo Rollagraph on the new white Stamping Card, then over stamped where I wanted too with Francoise Bunting Builder Clear Magic set.

I also stamped the bunting on  some Magenta 12 x 12 paper called Spring Tapestry. I paper pieced the pink paper with the gingham side of  London 5 and then drew in the cross hatching with a Sakura Purple Glaze Pen.

I used foam pads to raise up the bunting.

The ribbon is the Turquoise 7mm Gingham and the bling is Mark Richards light blue dots.

I am really pleased with my Good Luck I did not have a large good luck stamp and normally I don’t do writing but Francoise had given me a book called Zenspirations Letters & Patterning by Joanne Fink and it is brilliant! Well it may not be great by other people’s standards but I really feel I could get the hang of it.

Thank you for visiting why not check out what the rest of the girls have been up to this week Woodware Blog.

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Woodware Challenge – Hearts for my Sweetheart

Over on the Woodware Blog this week the theme is Hearts so here is my offering.

The stamps are a new Woodware Clear Magic set designed by Francoise it is called Sitting Pretty.

I have stamped and embossed the image in blushing pink and then coloured in with Tombow brush markers.

The background paper is from the GCD 8 x 8 book Zen Garden and I have punched it with the Crafty Edger and the Tag Cassette.

I coloured the ribbon with the some chalk ink pads to get the shade of pink that I wanted.

I hope that you like my Sweetheart Card why not visit the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the girls have been up to this week, and you can play along too.

This is another card that I made from the same set. It was for my daughter, Shona’s birthday. I don’t understand how she got to be so old!

Thank you for visiting see you soon.

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Woodware Challenge Week 21 Blue Christmas – Day 3

Hello while you read this I am on holiday, but not sunning myself  having a dip into the culture of Berlin, and perhaps some shopping.

I used the Magenta Rubber Stamp Under the Tree and stamped with a Clear Snap Watermark pad and embossed with Winter Wonderland Powder, it is a white embossing powder with silver glitter mixed through it. I stamped the tree once on navy card and twice on light blue card. I then cut the two light blue trees out and layered them on sticky fixers.  The greeting up the side comes from the Clear Magic set Christmas Sentiments designed by Jane Gill I embossed the greeting in white as I think that the letters are too  fine for the powder with glitter in it.

I have used glossy accents to make blobs in the centre of the baubles so that they have dimension and applied purple glitter, don’t tell anybody else on the Design Team that I cheated with the glitter colour, but it looks dark blue to me! Looks rather messy in the photo but I was not being too rough with it in case I had not let the glossy accents dry for long enough I didn’t want it to run out of the baubles! On the star I used glossy accents and crystal glitter, I used the same glitter on the parcels but I used a quickie glue pen to give me fine lines.

The border was punched with the Crafty Edger and the Star Cassette on the edge of the inside I stuck a strip of the same navy card that my tree is on, I covered the card with double sided adhesive sheet  and added the same two glitters to it.

Just to show off…….

another card done with the same stamp but in different shades of blue. The sparkle was added with the new Stampendous Shaved Ice

Well I think that is about it, I hope that you like my Woodware Challenge Blue Christmas card. The rest of the girls have done wonderful blue cards too so why not keep an eye on the Woodware Blog. Remember you can play along too.

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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.