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Woodware Sketch 43

This week on the Woodware blog we have a sketch to follow.


I have turned the sketch on it’s side


I have used the very cute House-Mouse stamp Trimming the Tree for the main image.


First I stamped it on a folded piece of A4 card, the drew around it with a diner plate.


and cut out the oval


Then I stamped the image in roughly the same place on a piece of the new Woodware Mixed Media card, the card is great for water colouring


I coloured it with Tombow pens and a water brush.


I used the Crafty Edger and the Star Party cassette.


On the outside I used the Merry Christmas from Francoise’s Funky Christmas Clear Magic set. The holly leaves are from the Cling Rubber Jumbo set Holly Stocking. I have inked it with the same green Tombow pen that I coloured the tree.

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

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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 26 – Pick a Colour and Go With It!

I have tried not to be predictable this week and have not used purple, which is my favourite colour and would have been so easy to work with!

So I have used brown and shades of it!

First I punched the tags using the multi tag punch I used Oslo 2 paper.   The stamps are from Jane’s Clear Magic Set Dashing Reindeer, I know you are now looking for the reindeer, but I have just used the rather cute parcels. I stamped them with a Vintage Sepia Versafine Pad and then embossed with  Clear Bark embossing powder. I rather like brown embossing. I coloured the parcels with Tombow pens and then added Glossy Accents to add dimension. Some of the parcel were stamped and cut out and some were stamped straight on to the tags.

The greeting is Double Sided sticky peel off Big Happy Christmas which is also available in loads of colours. On the sticky I have used Gildenglitz from USArtQuest, sorry I am not sure what colours as it was just my leftovers from previous projects.

The organza ribbon is the brown with white dots the finishing touches are Mark Richard metals in the 5mm gold.

I cut the brown layer with the deckle blade and the Finger Gusrd Trimmer.

Why not pop over to the Woodware blog to see what the rest of the girls have been up too, thank you for calling see you soon.

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Woodware Sketch Challenge

This week it another sketch for the Woodware Challenge, I really like doing these, it makes you think differently about your card.

I really should follow Francoise instructions and start with the papers that I want to use before I start to colour it would make life much less stressful.

I have used a Stampendous stamp Tiers of Treats and as usual I have coloured the cakes with USArtQuest Mica pallet , but I have also used Sakura pens and Tombow Pens, I don’t think that the photograph shows up the differences that using the different colouring methods give. The paper comes from a GCD 8 x 8 pad. I really like that these double sided pads. The background paper behind the stamped image was made with Memory Mist spray, the sprays are really good for creating papers I tend to do a selection at a time.

The corners were made with the must have corner rounder. The greeting comes from a Woodware Clear Magic Set by Francoise called Sharing Cuppa and the frame is from is from a Stampendous Perfectly Clear Set. The Woodware Inverted  Corner punch is a perfect fit for the frame.

I hope that you like this card, please play along with us and link your card on the Woodware Blog. Please visit again soon.


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Woodware Wedding Challenge Day 6

This is my first card for the Woodware Challenge  I hope that you like it! The card is made from an Artemio template that I really like as it is very versatile. I got a bit carried away with all the things on this card and it took rather a long time to make.

This is the inside of the card.

The template makes a cover and the inside pages.

You can see how it folds together to make the card. The stamps that I have used are Artemio Fun Wedding set and they were all stamped with versamark and embossed with gold powder. The gilding on the edges of the pages was done by running double sided tape around the outside and then covered with Gold Metal Leaf. The hearts are Mini and Large. On the front I have used a stencil and paste then covered the paste with PearlEx. The paste is acrylic and and the Mini punch made some really cute hearts from the extra bits that I cut off.

I coloured the ribbon with a Tombow pen a great way to get the colour that you want and since there is almost 100 Tombow pens you have lots of choice.

This is the main picture which is in the middle in the inside.

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Hop on over to the Woodware Craft Collection Blog and see what the rest of the girls have been up to this week. If you have a wedding card you like please add it to our blog.