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Woodware Challenge – Coffee and Cream

This week over on the Woodware Blog the theme is Coffee and Cream. When I set the themes I like to leave them loose to see what the team comes up with, they never let me down, even if I do wonder why/how they come up with the connections but that is part of the fun!


I have used the Dreamweaver Jumbo Happy Birthday stencil and Zentangled it.


First draw around the stencil I have done it on the water colour pad with the NEW Sepia Sakura Micron pen. I have placed a half sheet of the Woodware A4 magnetic sheet underneath the paper. This holds the stencil in place with out having to tape.


Remove the stencil and start to doodle


very relaxing and I can do it sitting by the fire so great for winter nights.


the owls are all from Francoise’s Clear Magic set Owl Greeting. I have coloured them with a mixture of Tombow Dual Brush pens and Sakura Metallic Copper. I used the Tombow Blender pen to blend the both pens.

To finish off I wrapped two shades of Craft String around the water colour card and then mounted it on a folded A4 piece of Chocolate Recycled card.

this Sakura video is a really good watch if you want to give Zentangle a try or are looking for some new ideas.


Thank you for visiting, we have some wonderful cards on the Woodware blog this week if you like Coffee and Cream.

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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 Just One Layer

While here we still do lots of layers in the US they are having a trend for stamping straight on the card, not my favourite thing to do, put this card was fun, it would also be good for doing lots, I may even manage Christmas cards with this design!

I have used masking, which I first saw at a stamping show in London probably about 17 years ago! I have no idea who it was that was doing the demo but I was completely bowled over by the picture that she created with this single strawberry!

If you have never tried masking then please give it a go, this one is very very simple.

The first thing that you stamp on your card is what ever you want to be at the front of the picture. So I stamped the snowman from Francoise Clear Magic set I Love Snowmen. I like this set, very much, and  it is a very easy design to use for this as it is so easy to cut out. I stamped with black Versafine and embossed with Stampendous Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder. This powder adds sparkle which changes colour depending on how long you heat it for. (I have not used it for ages and it is an old favourite.) It does not rise like a normal powder which is good for masking

To make the mask you stamp your main image on some thin paper and then cut it out. Cut on the lines so that you have no border. Then use Quickie Glue on the back and leave it to go tacky so that your mask is  reposition-able.

Place the mask directly over the image and stamp on the background stamp. I have used on of Jane’s Singles  Festive Background which works well for this cute stamp but will work equally well with a more traditional design of stamp.

You can see that I have had several uses from my mask, and it will go on and on giving you great service.

I coloured in the image with turquiose Sakura Glaze pen and added Crystal glitter. For the body of the snowman I used a Quickie Glue pen and Crystal glitter.

I love using Glaze Pens and Crystal glitter as the  glitter takes on the colur that is underneath and I make less mess than if I have lots of different colours of glitter out at once!  You have to work in small areas at a time as they don’t stay wet for as long as the quickie glue.

Well I hope that you like my One Layer Card, it will be Francoise turn tomorrow over on the Woodware Blog. 

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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 A Touch of Pink

I really must start to work faster I really don’t think this is a very complicated card and I have taken ages to do it. I am very pleased with it and it worked out as I expected.

I have done a double easel card with 2 sheets of Magenta paper A Little Bird Told Me and some card.

The paper has 3 flowers in one corner and the bird in the other.

This is a sheet of 12 x 12 card front the Be Unique packs, score and fold the base card like this.

Cut a 6 x 6 panel in plain card and then the section of the paper with the bird on, cut a second bird from another sheet of paper and mount using foam 3d pads. the hearts were cut from the paper and coloured with Sakura pen.

The second panel is done with the flower section of the paper with another three cut out and mounted with 3d foam pads.

The centre section is stamped with a heart from Jane’s Clear Magic Set Now and for Ever and coloured with Sakura pens.

I hope that you like my card to see what the rest of the team have been up to pop over to the Woodware Blog. Thank you for popping in.


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Woodware Sketch Challenge 1

This week we have a sketch challenge for week 3 of the Woodware blog challenge. I have created 2 cards using the sketch.

This week I have used a Magenta peel off’s in silver. I have then coloured it using Sakura metallic pens and and a water brush.

The background paper is also Magenta paper MEMOR-189. It is a paper with different patterned strips which are great for all sorts of things.

The second card is a landscape version.

This Stampendous image has been water coloured with the USArtQuest Stargazer Mica pallet.

Pop over to the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the team have been up to

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Crafty Edger and Peel Offs

This is a 12inch x 6 inch card the edge was made with the crafty edger. The peel offs I have used are Francoise’s  For the out line portion of the sticker I used black card. The black card has been water coloured with the Sakura metallic gel pens, I love the mixture of water colour and shimmer. With the help of Magi-film I used up the rest of the peel off.