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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers- By or Under the Sea – take 2

We are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is By or Under the Sea the theme runs for two weeks.

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

So here is my second visit to the sea this week…

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I have used the Dreamweaver Sandcastle Stencil and sludge paste.

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here is my jar of sludge paste, just a mix of all of the odd bits of paste that I had added to a jar.

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It is a great stencil to paste. I pasted quite a few.

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To this one I added Stampendous Ice Blue Metallic embossing powder to the wet paste

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and heated it after the paste was dry.

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one of them I covered completely with powder.

I had fun playing with these and I have a friend who is planning to buy a house near the sea so I will make the extras into cards for her.

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I have used the Woodware Post Card Stamp for the background, and again used the Ice Blue powder

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the background layer I have used my Simple Dots Rollagraph first, then on top I stamped the Stampendous Carte Poste Cling Rubber stamp. I have used the Clearsnap Raisin Pigment ink.

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I have used the Woodware Scruffer to edge the layers and then inked with the Raisin.

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I finished the card off with some Light Blue Mosaics they are a perfect match for the embossing powder.

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

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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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.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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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.

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Woodware – Black and White

This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at Black and White cards, I love black and white, this is a very quick card today, even by my standards!

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I have used Sausage Dog the Clear Magic stamp from the Francoise Collection. He is simply white on black and cut around.

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The card is white DL size, I have cut some black card and used the inverted corner punch and then tied some of the black Fancy Twine around the card.

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I have added the Mark Richard Elements in black to the corners.

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the greeting is from the same stamp set.

A very simple card that I think would be good for any dog lover.

Sausage Dog can be coloured up to make a Christmas card too

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Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team are up to on Woodware Witterings. Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Sketch 53 – take 2

I am back again with another take on this weeks sketch

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(hope that you like my new garden furniture)

here is a reminder of the sketch

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I rather like this one.

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The main image is a Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane Gill Snowflake Flower. I have stamped with a Watermark Pad and embossed with silver powder. I made the card by folding an A4 sheet in half and the cutting it into a square, o it is slightly smaller than 6 x 6. I Often make my square card this way and I had the spare for my extra bits of stamping.

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Then I stamped around the card with dye ink I have used the Sky ink from the ColorBox range for Stephanie Barnard.

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then I inked around the edge with the same ink pad and a stencil brush. I have hight lighted the centre of some of the snowflakes with the White Pearl from the Dutch Doobadoo Pearl Pen range, these pens are so easy to use the impress me everytime!

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The Happy Christmas and the other stamps come from the Francoise Collection Santa Post Elements.

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sorry this is a bit blurred. The paper is from one of the Perfect Prints 6 x 6 pads. For the darker stamping I have used my Crafters ink in Wave.

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If you have good eye sight you will be able to read Francoise’s words about Christmas, I think that she has thought of everything!

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I have if course used my Tag Top punch this is the scalloped shoulders. The 15mm organza ribbon is the white with silver dots.

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then add the circle greeting.

I hope that you like my sketch cards this week, have you checked out the Woodware Witterings Blog this week to see what the rest of the team have been up to?

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Woodware – Sketch 53

This week on Woodware Witterings we have a sketch

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and here I have a very simple card, that would make a great quick Christmas card if you like to bulk make them.

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The stencil is one of the new ones designed by Fran from Stampendous. It is called Holly Scroll. It has been pressure embossed through a Sizzix machine.

When embossing metal stencils through a machine but the stencil on the thick platform so that you have no chance of distorting it, then card, the Rubber Mat and 2 plates (I keep 2 new plates just for my stencils so that I am sure that they will not damage them)

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I have embossed core card in red and green and then used the sanding block to scuff it up, I scuffed up the edges with the Woodware Scruffer

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The Merry and Bright comes from a Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane Gill Snowflake Flower. I have punched out a circle and a scalloped circle and inked the edges and layered them together.

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I have attached the circle and then trimmed the edge.

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The red panel I trimmed with a Deckle Blade.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Wrap Around Cards

I love the idea of adding a wrap around cards, a great way to keep things together when making invitations.

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I have used Jane’s Lilly Clear Magic Bubble Bloom one of her new releases.

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first I stamped and embossed in white on the black Textura 12 x 12 Card

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Then I stamped Lilly in black on sheets from the Lavender Mist 6 x 6 Perfect Prints Pad, I used black licorice dye ink for this.

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I then cut out the petals, trimming inside of the black lines.

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The stem is rather tricky!

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To decorate the bubbles I have used a mixture of Time Flies Card Candi, Stickles in Grape Crush and Silver and White Pearl Pen. These Pearl Pens are really easy to use and hold the shape really well.

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the greeting is from the die cut messages and they are great for adding a quick greeting, especially if you like to make cards in advance and then add a greeting to make it perfect for a special person. I have layered it on a punched circle with the big yellow size circle.

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Now for the wrap…

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The card is a square cut from a folded piece of A4. I cut a strip 2.5 inches wide and then scored it on my Groovy board to make an A4 gate fold card, then I embossed some lines.

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I used the Tag Top Punch with the Square Shoulders. I used Lettuce Embossing powder to edge the wrap.

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I cut a 2 inch strip of patterned paper and punched it with the same Tag Top punch. then I threaded the dotty ribbon through both ends of the wrap.

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don’t forget to check out what the rest of the girls have been up too on Woodware Witterings, thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Floral Free For All

This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at flowers,

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I have made some girlie bunting, but I have used Chippies for my bunting, I think that this would be good for a 21st birthday.

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I have used the Handbag Chippies and stamped them with Jane’s Clear Magic Ranunculus then water coloured them with inks.

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These two have been stamped with the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Fronds set.

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The 21 is the number chippies and I have

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Coloured them with Mixed Media pigment ink in Wisteria and then Frantaged them with a mix of Chunky White powder and a selection of bits from my mix jar, with extra shaved ice!

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I stamped the Ranunculus on card die cut with the fitted frame dies. then coloured with the wisteria pad.

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once I had finished I decided that the background had to be darker so that the numbers stood out so I coloured it all with a stencil brush.

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I think that it looks effective layered on the green card.

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I have edged all of the handbags with green ink.

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The hardest part of the project was getting the ribbon to be the same length between the bags!

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I have used a touch of double sided tape and jump ring I also knotted the ribbon so that it would not go through the jump ring.

Don’t forget to check what the rest of the girls have been up to on Woodware Witterings. Thanks for visiting see you soon

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Woodware – Raining Cats and Dogs

This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at Cats and Dogs, I thought that it was a good reason to do a scrap book page with my dog.

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This is Peggy, and the words sum her up perfectly

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yes I know she looks angelic but she certainly has her moments! I love the Dylusions stamps from Dyan Reaveley this one is from the Don’t Hold Back set, they are great for scrap-book pages and of course art journals which are Dyan’s speciality.

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The other stamp set that I have used is Huge Dog the Clear Magic set from the Francoise Collection. I have stamped the dog on white card with black powder and twice in white powder on black card. Then I Zentangled the letters with the Sakura White Gelly Roll and a Black Sakura Micron pen on the white card.

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I even used my craft knife to cut out the centres of the d and g

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I then used foam pads to add depth to the page.

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The dogs head and paws are from the same set.

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I used a watermark pad and black powder on the black card to make the paws just visible.

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I layered the pieces on some white card then started at the top and placed the two photographs and the dog layer down the 12 x 12 page.

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

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Woodware – Happy Days

The theme this week on  Woodware Witterings is Happy Days, and really one of the happiest days on our lives is often our wedding day, once we are relaxed enough to enjoy our selves!

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I have used The Bride and Groom designed by Francoise Read. It is a good sized stamp that will make a good big card. My card it 7 x 7 inches, but I have cut it from a sheet of Textura white 12 x 12 card.

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I folded the front so that it is 5 inches and the back 7 inches.

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I used my circle cutter to get a 5.75 inch circle. I have used Grape embossing powder around the edges, I love using embossing powder for the texture and the shine. The card is from the Glamour Textura Card Stock 6 x 6 pad

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the bride and groom have been embossed in Grape too and highlighted with Stickles.

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The words are from Jane’s Hedgerow Clear Magic stamp. I have used my Tag Top punch and then rounded the corners of my strips with the regular corner rounder.

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The heart is one of the small metal ones and I have Frantaged it with powders from the Purple Encrusted Jewel Kit.

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I added a bow at the other end with 15mm organza

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and there we are a card for a very happy day!

Thanks for visiting, don’t forget to check out what the girls have been up to on Woodware Witterings this week!