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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Non Traditional Christmas

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!

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Well I think that this is pretty non-traditional, it is a theme that I was not sure about so this card is definitely not a robin or a fireplace.

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First I lined up my Woodware Lolly Sticks on my very scruffy cutting mat.

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I cut some Double sided sticky sheet to hold them together, and then stick them on the card when I was ready.

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I hope that you can see may very elaborate Christmas tree

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I have added the Mask-it Sheet

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Then i have coloured my tree with Jungle Crafters ink

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I have used a stencil brush and I love that you can see the wood texture.

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I have glues on some Mini Light Bulbs, I have used Glossy Accents to attach them.

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Then I have added the baubles, well some Stickles and some Silver Pearl Pen from Dutch Doobadoo.

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I have made my wobbly line with a Sakura Micron Pen.

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I have Frantaged my star button for the top of the tree.

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The tree truck is just a chopped off lolly pop stick, coloured with Bark Crafters.

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 – Sketch 57 – Take 2

I am back again with another take on this weeks sketch over on Woodware Witterings

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This is the Francoise Collection Clear Magic stamp Flowering Bike

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I have simply stamped with Bark Crafters ink from ClearSnap I have stamped on A4 Cream Linen card

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I stamped it again on some pre-cut plain cream card and some pink.

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Then I put the layers together.

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I used my Tombow Glue stick so that I can move the pieces around to get them perfectly lined up, well I hope that they are perfectly lined up!

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I then coloured in with a mixture of Sakura Water colour pencils and my Stardust gel pens.

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the colours are just slightly darker on the pink card, but you can still see them.

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I used Sakura Micron pen to add the faux stitching.

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not a bad take on the sketch even if I say so myself…

I stamped with the Bark Crafters pad on the ribbon and remembered to attach it around the pink panel before attaching it to the card!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team have been up to on Woodware Witterings. 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

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

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

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

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Then added tartan Card Candi

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With Tartan Ribbon to finish off.

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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 – Christmas Greetings for the Men in our Lives – Take 2

I am back again with another Christmas card that would be suitable for a man,

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I have used Graffiti Christmas a Clear Magic stamp from the Francoise Collection.

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I have stamped on the Woodware Hairy Manila card.

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I coloured with Sakura Brush pens I have used the Burgundy and the Sap Green.

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I used my Sakura Gelly Roll in Clear Star to add a touch of sparkle

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I used the same colours of pens to make a wishy washy background on my card. I sprayed water on the card and scribbled my pens on my hot stuff mat and then picked the colour up with a wet paint brush.

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I have used my trusty Woodware scruffer around the edges.

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The paper comes from the 8 x 8 Tartan Pad.

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Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team have been up to this week on Woodware Witterings thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Masking Technique

This week on the Woodware Blog we are looking at masking, and the girls have all had really interesting takes on it.

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I have used Jane’s Bubble Heart Peel Offs as my mask.

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I started at the top of the panel and stuck on the heart

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I have scribbled the colour from Sakura Koi Brush Pens I used 2 shades of pink I have spritz water to blend the patches of colour.

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then move the mask down and repeat

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the three hearts sit nicely on the panel.

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To make the panel to mount the main image I have used Crafter’s ink in Spiced Plum and again spritzed with water and blended it with the Blend-it tool. the panel has been die cut from the Stampendous Fitted Frames.

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I the heart is on white linen card which I have coloured and cut around, then layered it on the die cut panel and then black card.

Thanks for visiting, and please check out what the rest of the girls have been up to.

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Woodware Just One Layer

This week on the Woodware blog the theme is one Layer, I always take that to mean that you stamp directly on the card., so that is what I have done, not without mishap!

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I have used two of Francoise’s new Clear Magic stamps the Graffiti Thank You and the Patch Tulip.

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first I stamped the thank you

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then I made a very lazy mask

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can you see my mistake

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I didn’t cut the mask properly so I started again

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and that is why the finished card is brown and not black! I coloured the image with Koi Brush Pens and the Blender Pen, which worked really well on the Woodware Mixed Media Card I then used the Clear Stardust Pen to sparkle up some of the small areas, mess free sparkle!

Very simple and I expect that you can spot the lazy Mask Making!

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check the Woodware Blog in it’s new home for the rest of the team’s cards.

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Woodware Trio of Tags

This week on the Woodware Blog we are looking at tags, i have cheated and made three giant tags that are the same, I will have to buy very large presents to go with them now!

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The tags I have made from our plain Bunting it is plain white card.

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First I stamped the Snowfakes from the Stampendous delicate Snowflake in blue then embossed Jane’s Funny Snowman in silver.

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I made a small tag for the top by drawing around the top of the tag and cutting around.

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Then I added a touch of colour with the Sakura Glaze pens.

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The tag at the top has been stamped with Jane’s lame joke..

I have added ribbons and a brad so that the top will swivel so that you can write a message underneath.

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

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Woodware – Chosen by Jane – Pointillist Technique

Jane has chosen the theme this week, a technique that I have seen in paintings, but not something that I would have sever thought of trying, I am not sure that I really have got it right, but I do like the card that I have made.

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I have used the Large Open Owl stencil from Dreamweaver

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first tape down the stencil

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I then drew around the stencil with a Black Micron Pen keep your pen upright as much as possible.

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I then added my dots, with shades of brown from the new Koi Waterbrush pens 24 pack.

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(sorry about the photo)

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To finish off I made flags with some paper from the Perfect Prints Dark Dots pad.

I enjoyed doing the technique, so I got a bit carried away

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a very simple card with the open fish stencil.

A great technique for sitting on a train or in front or the telly, you may be seeing it from me again!

Pop over and see the rest of the teams work on the Woodware blog.

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Woodware – Chosen by Francoise – Sakura Glaze Pens

We have something new on the Woodware Blog this week, one of the design team are choosing the theme for the week. So first to choose is Francoise Read, and I am first to post.

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Francoise has chosen Sakura Glaze Pens as what we have to use. I have used them on Lucky Squirrel Shrink Plastic.

The shrink plastic comes in clear, translucent, white and black, or you can get a starter pack that has 2 sheets of each.

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I have stamped on the white shrink plastic here with Black Surfacez ink from Colorbox. One of my favourite things about shrink plastic is that your mistakes get shrunk with the piece, so stamping does not have to be perfect.

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Here you can see how patching the stamping is. I have coloured the flower plastic with the rose pink and the turquoise they are nice and wet so you can blend them together and have touches of purple, this will work on card too but it is really well none porous surfaces.

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When you heat the shrink it will curl up and you have to be brave, and just keep heating.

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 an acrylic block is a handy way to flatten the piece if it does not go completely flat when heating.

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here you can see how much the pieces shrink.

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I have some translucent pieces too.

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Here you can see that I have used the Clear Glaze Pen as a blender pen to get the orange to blend to nothing.

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I have also used the Clear Star pen to add a bit of sparkle to the flower.

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Here is the finished white one the kilt pins are a really good way to display the pieces.

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I have also done a bag charm also on white.

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Put together with lots of jump rings.

The stamps that I have used are 2 of Francoise’s new ones Wonderful Friend and Make Time

Thanks for visiting, remember to pop over to the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the girls are up to.

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Woodware Sketch Challenge 30

Here we are up to Sketch 30, where does time go?

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Here is the sketch and this is my take on it

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The dog stamp is one of Francoise’s Huge Words, the stamp comes with some words and the paws and dogs head.

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For the background card I stamped and embossed the dog stamp in bark powder. The paw stamp has just been stamped with Bark Crafter’s ink.

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I stamped and embossed dog on brown card and the craft card then trimmed the craft card to fit the sketch. I used double sided tape to  attach the two pieces of card and the I Zentangled the word with the new  Sepia Micron pen.

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The thank you is a Just Words Tiddler, which comes with two thanks stamps. I have added Tombow pens o give the pup a touch of colour.

All of the layers were edged with the Bark Crafter’s ink and I added gold 3mm metals to the corners.

Thank you for visiting today, you can see all on the rest of the team’s take on the sketch over on the Woodware Blog

The layers