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Woodware Thank You

On Woodware Witterings this week we are saying thank you, yes it is time to start giving thanks for all those lovely presents that you have waiting under the tree.

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Meet the elephant from the Stampendous Jungle Friends sets of Cling stamps and matching dies. He has been stamped and coloured with Sakura colouring pencils

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The base card has been inked around the edges with a Watermark Pad and then brushed with Dreamweaver Gliacier Ice and Purple Satin Metallic F/x

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The Fitted Frame layer has had the same treatment.

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the teal has been punched from one of the Woodware Ornate Bracket Punches

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Stampendous Cling Rubber Penned Thanks this has been stamped in black and due cut from the Stampendous Fitted Frame Dies

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The elephant has been mounted on the bobbler and the stand from the Popcesseries Die set

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it is a great set and very useful.

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and he will squash flat when put in the envelope.

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Woodware – Sketch 56

This week on Woodware Witterings we have a sketch to follow

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I am never sure about the sketches when I come to do them, but since it was my idea I really should have a plan!

But I think that it has come together quite well

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I have used Dreamweaver and Stampendous Stencils for the card, and a very cute Dreamweaver die.

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This is one of the July 2016 release from Stampendous Holly Scroll I ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot and the added some Jungle Crafter’s around the edges.

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I was not sure about the ink so I got the stencil back out and inked with the Watermark Pad and my Jumbo Dauber then added the Kiwi Metallic f/x,

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I hope that you can see the shine here, the Metallic f/x are so rich in pigment.

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I have used regular embossing paste on the small Happy Christmas stencil. When the paste was dry I used the watermark pad and inked through the stencil, on top of the words and around the edge of the card I have used the Vintage Olive embossing powder. I have punched the corners with the inverted corner punch.

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I used the smallest size of the Dreamweaver Nested Stocking Die. The tops have been cut in linen card and the rest in tartan paper from the 8 x 8 pad.

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I have used some diamond Stickles on the top of the stockings for s bit of Christmas sparkle.

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The Woodware mini bells are a great finishing touch for lots of Christmas projects.

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Woodware – Christmas Greetings for the Men in our Lives

On Woodware Witterings this week we are looking at cards that would be suitable for men so I have got out the Stampendous Truck Tidings set

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The set includes four stamps and three matching dies. The Stampendous dies cut the image perfectly on the stamping line.

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I love the way the truck has been drawn.

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I have added some colour to the wheels and the lights with a Sakura silver PenTouch

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For the background of the card I cut strips from the 6 X 6 Seasonal Prints pad and then used the Big Square punch to make the tales.

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I just positioned them on the card.

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The greeting is from the same set, it has been die cut with the Stampendous Build a Wreath die set.

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I inked the edges with Jungle Crafter’s Ink.

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and loaded it into the truck!

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Then I added some snow for my truck to drive through. I used the Emboss Gloss from ClearSnap to draw a rough line along the ground. The added a layer of Stampendous Chunky White embossing powder, and heated from underneath, while it was still warm I added some powder from the Spoonful of Snow kit, this kit has a good mix of powders and glitters. Again heat from underneath.

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Here is a short video from Fran of Stampendous introducing the Truck Tidings set.

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Woodware – Falling Leaves – take two

I’m back again with more falling leaves, and more House-Mouse

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This is Fall Float a Cling Rubber stamp from Stampendous. The card design is from a SplitCoastStampers it is a Twisted Gate Fold you will find the excellent tutorial and video in the link, but I have photographed as I went along so here goes…

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The card on Splitcoast is only 4.25 inches (10cm) tall and it seemed rather small so I played about with the size. To get a nice twist it is best with a rectangular card. I worked out the ratio from the SplitCoast one, if you are interested multiply the length of your card by 0.56 to get the height that you have to cut you card too.

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My card is 30cm x 17cm and that works well. First score your card in thirds. Then score diagonally from top to bottom on the right hand side, and bottom to top on the left hand side.

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I couldn’t get a photograph until I held the card flat but I hope that you can see what I mean.

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so when it is folded it looks like this.

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Then I decorated the inside with the leaf from Fall Float and the Words come are a Woodware Just Words stamp May All Your. I have used the Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor pad for all of my stamping. I have used the Woodware Mask-it sheets to hold the card to my Hotstuff mat and mask the card.

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The Mask-it made it very simple.

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Then I added colour around the triangles.

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I cut 4 triangles to decorate the ends of the card, i am not sure what happened to the colour of this photograph. the rectangles were 8 x 15 then cut in half, giving a one cm border all around.

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Then I started on the front. The panel has been punched with the Squared Corner Punch and the thread wrapped around. Start with the tale at the back and come down the front then loop behind the cut out corner and carry on around the card. I love that you don’t waste thread that is not seen.

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Then I added a green panel from the Perfect Prints 6 x 6 pads.

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I added the mouse, and a kraft card panel at the back to hide my threads workings.

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I am really please with the finished effect!

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Woodware – Falling Leaves

The leaves in the park and garden are starting to turn and it is chilly in the morning and evenings so this week on Woodware Witterings we are thinking about falling leaves.

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I have used the House-Mouse Cupcake Jump

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but I only inked the mouse. I have used Crafter’s Bark ink

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I have die cut leaves with the Stampendous die.

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and then Frantaged, with a mixture of powders and mica.

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then I added the leaves with a mixture of doublesided tape and foam pads.

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some of the leaves went over the edges.

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I love the texture that the Frantage gives. I heated the embossing in some places after I had attached them to the card as I had cracked some of the embossing.

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Then I trimmed the leaves to the edge of the card.

I hope that you like my falling leaves, remember to check what the rest of the girls are up to on Woodware Witterings this week.

 

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Make Christmas Special with Metallic F/x

This week on Woodware Witterings we are using Dreamweaver Metallic F/x this is a very high quality Mica powder in a stunning range of colours. The pot contains nothing but high quality mica pigment, no fillers!

So here is what I have come up with.

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the photograph is not very good, sorry.

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first I have used Dreamweaver copper embossing paste and while it is wet I have flicked on the powder. The stencil is one of the new ones from Stampendous Holly Scroll Stencil.

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When I had enough powder on I heated the paste to dry it.

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once it is dry you can brush off the excess powder.

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I just love the bubbly effect!

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For the background I used the watermark pad through the Large Damask stencil. I have added the Metallic F/x

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I ran the Happy Christmas Stencil through my Sizzix machine and then inked it with the Watermark Pad and

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added the Purple Satin and Glacier Metallic F/x I have used the same two colours throughout.

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I added the blue around the layer of card. simply run the card along the ink pad.

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it looks good on the card, but has not shown up on the final photograph.

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I wrapped the ribbon around th card, then added a knot of ribbon to finish off the panel.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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)

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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.

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

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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!

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Woodware Traditional Christmas – what does it mean to you? – take 2

Me again with another traditional Christmas card

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I have gone with red and green again and a fat robin, very traditional.

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The bird is from the Stampendous Winter Tweets there is two sets one is cling rubber stamps and the other are the dies that cut the shapes. These are really easy to use and they cut beautifully. I have stamped with Bark Crafters and the coloured with Sakura Water Colour Pencils.

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I love the way that the water colour pencils adds texture to the colouring.

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the holly leaves are from the same set. I have added glossy accents to the berries.

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The stamp, which I have used a lot comes from an older set of Clear Magic set designed by Jane Fluffy Robin.

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down the side and at the bottom of the card I have stuck some 3mm satin ribbon. All of the pieces have been attached with foam pads at various heights.

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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – By or Under the Sea

Woodware are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is By or Under the Sea the theme runs for two weeks on there blog.

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

So I hope that they don’t mind on Crafty Cardmakers but I have a scrap book page to share.

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I live near the North Sea and walk there regularly with Peggy my mad Collie Dog, this summer we did some beach bagging with family, still the dog has more photographs taken of her than any people that I go out with!

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I have used Stone Crafter’s from ColorBox for all of my inking, Crater’s is the ink that I go to first, and I decided on the grey as it allows the colours in the photographs to shine, I have used the Stampendosu Cling Rubber Stamp By The Sea and the stencil is the Dutch Doobadoo Fabric Mask Art I think that it looks like a net. I have edges the page with the stone ink too.

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I have used my Tag Top Punch and a regular corner rounder ( just find this punch so useful, sorry I can’t stop using it). I have really terrible writing so I usually hide my journaling, sometimes I will print it on the computer. The photograph here are all of Rosehearty, this will be a double layout, eventually.

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So the journaling fits in here.

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I have mixed double sided tape and foam dots so that the tag is held in place but easy to get out.

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I love this stamp for a scrap book page Life’s not Measured. The dotty ribbon with the silver dots is perfect for my grey theme.

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I have used the Regular Corner Rounder on all of the photographs.

I hope that you have enjoy WWoodware’s By or Under the Sea  week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers and play along.

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Woodware – Black and White take 2

I am back again with a second black and white card. I think that this stamp of Jane’s is perfect for black and white, or red and white or any other colour you fancy!

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Meet Little Christmas Bird a Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane Gill.

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I have stamped and embossed with the Stampendous Winter Wonderland powder, it is a lovely white powder with silver glitter in it. I have stamped on the black Textura card which you can see on this solid stamp, then punched him out.

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For the background I have used the new Holly Scrolls metal stencil designed by Fran of Stampendous, I have pressure embossed with my Sizzix machine on black and white Textura card.

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I have added Winer Wonderland embossing powder to the black, and punched the corners with the inverted corner punch. The ribbon is the black gingham

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for the greeting which come with the Little Bird set I have embossed the white circle.

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I like the way that I have layered it with the ribbon, the same as the background.

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The gingham bow adds a finishing touch.