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Journal Cover

I have been researching Bullet Journaling for the past few months, making it difficult for myself because I had to make it mine! This weekend I made a cover for my journal. So here is the cover and some of the process. I will share more of the inside soon.

A project that I am really happy with!
This is the paint that I used. It is from Pink Ink Designs.

The paint is great for loads of different surfaces and has a lustre sheen I used the Atlantic Blue Lustre and the Turquoise Wave Shimmer, and of course Sparkle Star.

just squeeze out some paint on to a none stick mat and mix to vary the colour depth
I wanted a messy look. I have used Craft Canvas from my craft stash.
I stencilled the Turquoise Wave through the Lisa Horton Worn Hessian Stencil.
I hope that you can see the sparkle
For the inside I cut 2 pieces of thick A4 card 22 x 22 cm
Then I scored the 2 pieces of card to create a spine
I used book tape to tape the card together over lapping the spine for strength. Then I wrapped elastic around and tied it off. I wrapped the elastic around so that I could add three sections to my journal.
I used Pink Stamps Hinge and Bracket and stamped them on a separate panel. I hand wrote the word believe and then stitched the panel on the front.

While stitching it all together I added some more elastic to use as a closer.

I stitched it together then add the zig-zag to finish it off.

My workshops will start again in February and if you have anything that you would like me to do let me know. I think that Journals and books may feature! Thanks for visiting see you soon.

Dorrie x

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Woodware – Thank You – take 2

This week on Woodware Witterings we are saying Thank You

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and for this card I have used the Francoise Collection Distressed Thank You Background.

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First I stamped on the Woodware Mixed Media card, it is a nice large stamp.

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then I pressed Crafter’s ink pads in Sweet Pea, Blue Berry. and Aruba oon to my hot stuff mat. I used a water brush to pick up the ink and coloured all over with the various colours.

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when the card was dry I wrapped some 15mm organza ribbon around it.

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I just knotted some extra ribbon at the join.

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The layered it on to some dark card.

I mounted it all on to a gate fold card, made from a piece of Mixed Media card cut down to A5 and the scored on the Groovy Board.

Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Woodware Witterings team has been up to!

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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 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 – Sketch 57

This week on Woodware Witterings we have a sketch

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and here is my first take of the week on it

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I have used one of Jane Gill’s popular Clear Magic Bubble Bloom stamps this one is called Lilly and is from the July 2016 release.

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First I stamped and embossed in silver, and then coloured the petals with Koi Brush Pens, place my foam pads where I planned to put the Card Candi and then started adding the Mark Richards 5mm Pearls.

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I realised that I didn’t like the blue of the leaves, so I added another colour on top, you can see the aqua colour on its own too. I rather like the 2 tone effect on the leaves.

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The Card Candi is Time Flies and I added Glossy Accents to the aqua bubbles. the tiny bubbles have been Stickled with Aqua.

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The papers are Time Flies too, I hope that you can see that I have sprayed the background paper with the blue colour from the Rangers Dylusions Mica Sprays, it is very subtile but lovely, of course it shows up more on dark papers.

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I have embossed in silver around all of the layers.

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I made a mistake when I was putting the card together and had trouble added the ribbon, it should have been added before I put the layers together!

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I stamped and embossed the greeting from the same stamp set on the Time Flies paper, and used the Tag Top punch.

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Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team come up with this week on Woodware Witterings

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Quick Christmas Cards…time is running out! – take 2

Here I have another quick card for you, this time very plain blue and silver

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I love this Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane Snowflake Flower so quick to use, not that it has to be, it could be a much more time-consuming design of card.

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I stamped it on the Mid Blue Recycled Card and trimmed it down. I made it into a small card 12cm square.

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The greeting comes with the flower, I have stamped it on the same card and then coloured around the edges with the Purple Crafters Ink. I just run the card gently through the ink pad. It is enough to give the illusion of another layer and very quick!

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I small piece of ribbon under the greeting and around the panel finished the card off.

Thanks for visiting, don’t forget to check out Woodware Witterings for more inspiration see you soon!

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Quick Christmas Cards…time is running out!

Here I have a very quick card thanks to the great stamp from the Francoise Collection

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The Francoise Collection Clear Magic  stamp is Christmas Collage

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First it was stamped in black on the Woodware Water Colour Card, I printed the ink pad on to my Hot Stuff Mat and picked up the colour with my water brush. The ink is ColorBox Crafter’s in Blueberry and Aruba.

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I ripped the paper, the edges were water coloured too.

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The greeting comes from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear set ‘Tis the Season a great set of Christmas words.

I used the Woodware paper scruffer around the edges of the stamped image and then rubbed it along the Blueberry Pad. I bled the ink out with my water brush.

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I taped the organza ribbon on the back of the card, and tied it off at the end. I have used the Water Colour card to mount on to

definitely a very quick card, I hope that you like it!

don’t forget to check Woodware Witterings for the rest of the team’s cards, thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Extra Christmas Card from the Leftovers

Sometime these are my favourite cards, when you have bits lying about because you have not tidied up before starting again, or is that just me?

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When I was doing the post for Mens Christmas cards I had the Graffiti Christmas printed and just lying there. When I cut my Dreamweaver Nested Stockings for my Sketch post I had some extra stockings cut!

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I just added a row of brads to hang my stockings and I rather like this card too.

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I have added holly leaves to this one the leaves come from a very very old stamp set from the Franocise Collection Wired For Christmas.

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This I think is my favourite with the none traditional feel of the colour it is fun and I do live those mini light bulbs from Woodware.

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This on is just a funny shape, and I had not used my Tag Top Punch for a least a week!

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Hope you like my cards with extra bits today!

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Christmas Table Decorations

We are not big on fancy chocolates in our house but we do like an After Eight Mint, or two, so I have made this box for them to sit on the Christmas table.

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I think that I saw this on the Craftwork Cards Blog but I am not sure.

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I have cut my card 9 inches square.

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I used my scoring blade in my trimmer and scored at 3 and 6 inches in both directions

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Then  fold and crease all of the score lines.

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Use a ruler to score a diagonal line BUT don’t score the centre square as it is the bottom of the box. Score the four corners.

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The stamp is Jane Gill’s Little Christmas Bird Clear Magic stamp.

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I would normally use a watermark pad to stamp, but because it is a solid stamp I got better definition by using a red ink pad and red embossing powder. I hope that you can see the difference.

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The background paper is from one of the 6 x 6 pads I have edged the paper squares with gold embossing.

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I have made all four sides the same.

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I do love the face of the bird!

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I had to be careful when sticking on the birds that they are the right way up.

I punched out a square of card and drew a diagonal lines across it this I placed on the corner and punched through it so that my punch holes are more or less in the same place.

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can you see my deliberate mistake, yes I drew my line all the way across.

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Perfect for our After Eight Mints, I wonder if the will last until Christmas, well I wonder if they will make it to the weekend!

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Gingham ribbon is perfect for holding it all together, and then I can undo the ribbon and fold it flat to store for next year.

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

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Christmas Table Decorations

I think that this could be an interesting week of posts from the girls, I have chosen to start my place cards for my table on New Years Day. The Christmas table will feature red but on New Years Day it will be blue.

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I have made small easel cards and since I don’t know yet how many I will be having for dinner that day I have made four, but I do expect that I will have to make at least another four cards.

I saw this on Pinterest somewhere used on the front of a card.

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I used four sizes of circle punch

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I have inked the edges of the circles with Sky Dye Ink

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You may recognise this smiling face, I have used the same stamp as last week the Large Snowman Bauble Clear Magic stamp from the Francoise Collection. I used a black Koi pen to ink only the face of the stamp and then punched out with the yellow punch. I coloured the nose and then added Glossy Accents. Large foam mounting pads give him lots of height.

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The card is A4 cut in half length ways, Then scored at the half and quarter points. The ovals I have cut with two of the dies from the Stampendous Build a Pop Up Die set.

This is a really quick and very effective decoration for a table.

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another idea that I found on Pinterest is to build the snowman flat on a card. I have used the Dreamweaver Leafless Tree for arms.

Thanks for visitng see you soon, remember to check out Woodware Wittering to see what the rest of the team are up to this week.