Posted on 1 Comment

Woodware – Christmas Greetings for the Men in our Lives – Take 2

I am back again with another Christmas card that would be suitable for a man,

18

I have used Graffiti Christmas a Clear Magic stamp from the Francoise Collection.

10

I have stamped on the Woodware Hairy Manila card.

11

I coloured with Sakura Brush pens I have used the Burgundy and the Sap Green.

12

I used my Sakura Gelly Roll in Clear Star to add a touch of sparkle

16

I used the same colours of pens to make a wishy washy background on my card. I sprayed water on the card and scribbled my pens on my hot stuff mat and then picked the colour up with a wet paint brush.

13

I have used my trusty Woodware scruffer around the edges.

17

The paper comes from the 8 x 8 Tartan Pad.

19

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

Posted on Leave a comment

Woodware – From Our House to Yours at Christmas

This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at cards that you would send off to far flung places or to families from families.

7

I made this card a very long time ago on a very sunny summer afternoon, can you see the shadow?

5

So first stamp out this fun pair of Skating Snowmen and colour in some bits, I have coloured more than I needed…

3

Because I have stamped this snowman a second time and the hat and scarf for his dancing partner.

4

I have mounted on the Amethyst Recycled Card. I have punched the corners of the coloured card with the regular corner rounder, the white card has been punched with the very useful inverted corner punch. The background tartan is from the Contemporary Tartan  8 x 8 Pad

The greeting comes from a new Clear Magic set by Jane Christmas Cheer a must have set of words with lovely Christmas wishes that will work equally well inside or outside a card. I have used my Tag Top Punch (how did I live without it?) I love that I can do the two sizes (or more) and they fit so well together. I have added a snowflake brad

2

I smudged some Stickles on my punched snowflakes to finish off the card.

7

I am rather happy with the finished card, I hope that you like it too!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team are up too over on Woodware Witterings, see you soon!

Posted on 2 Comments

Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Things That Go Bump in the Night

We are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Things That Go Bump in The Night the theme runs for two weeks on there blog.

CraftyCardMakers2016Header

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

I am back again today with another card for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge

k

I hope that you can see that I have used acetate for the front of the card?

j

here it is closed.

a

On the acetate I have used the Clear Scraps Acrylic Mixer Spiders Web. The mixers can be used as stencils or as embellishments, so far I have just used the web as a stencil, but I will use it as an embellishment when the mood takes me. Then I will probably decorate it with Color Solutions Alcohol Inks.

b

I taped the spiders web on to my acetate and then added Dreamweaver Regular paste

c

While the paste was wet I added Crystal glitter to it.

d

Then I stamped Jane’s Three Houses Clear Magic stamps, I have stamped with a Watermark pad and embossed with Detail Black powder. I have stamped on some Amethyst Recycled card and some orange vellum from the Woodware Primary pack.

e

I have cut my A4 card in half long ways and then folded it in half and cut off most of the front of the card. I used A4 double sided sticky sheet all over the back of the houses and stuck them down on the card. In the background I have added some stars with a quickie glue pen and some Lavender Glitter.

f

I have cut the houses with a border of colour around them so that they would stand out.

g

I have attached the acetate with double sided tape

h

Then disguised it with ribbon, I like the  grosgrain because itis dotty on one side, it is double the value!

j

so there we have it a spooky card. I am off to a house warming this weekend, wish it was next weekend then this card would do!

I hope that you are enjoying our Things that go Bump in the Night week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers. Thanks for visiting see you soon!

Posted on Leave a comment

Woodware – Falling Leaves – take two

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

d

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…

q

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.

a

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.

t

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

r

so when it is folded it looks like this.

o

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.

p

The Mask-it made it very simple.

l

Then I added colour around the triangles.

s

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.

j

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.

f

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

g

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

c

I am really please with the finished effect!

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out what the rest of the girls have been up to over on Woodware Witterings

Posted on Leave a comment

Woodware Sketch 55 – take 2

Here I am again with another take on this weeks sketch for Woodware Witterings, this time a very simple scrap book page, my favourite place to start the day. Only one of the photographs was taken in the evening.

t

here is the sketch

55

I cropped the photographs to 3 inch squares. I laid them out on two A4 sheets and printed it off.

k

My punch cuts 3 inch squares, I should have made the photographs slightly larger, so that they were easier to punch.

l

The layer is the next size up punch.

m

I cut a mask from a Woodware Mask-it sheet, it is slightly smaller than the photograph.

n

then I inked the circle with the Gypsy ColorBox Pigment pad and my Dreamweaver Stencil Brushes.

o

I inked the edges of the 12 x 12 card too.

p

I laid out the images and decided that it needed something more.

q

I drew lines on the card

s

and added ribbon.

Then realised my boo-boo! nine circles and so too many ribbons.

r

on a positive when I redid my ribbon I managed to weave them under and over!

t

Now I wonder if you would have noticed my mistake if I had not told you!

I am trying to think what to use my other page for!

Thanks for visiting see you soon.

Posted on Leave a comment

Woodware Sketch 55

This week on Woodware Witterings we have a sketch.

55

here is the sketch, and here is my card…

1

I have used the Francoise Collection Santa Post Elements, and a circle punch.

3

I have stamped on white card and then added some blue colour.

2

The embossing is a mixture of silver and the wonderful Ice Blue Metallic Pearl.

5

I have used paper from the Seasonal Prints Pad, and wrapped it with 7mm White Organza.

6

I used all snowflakes, and the 25th in the centre of the card.

Thanks for visiting see you soon

Posted on Leave a comment

Woodware – Make Christmas Special with Metallic F/x – Take 2

Here is my second attempt at making Christmas special with Dreamweaver’s Metallic F/x

21

I have used Jane’s Snowflake Flower Clear Magic stamp, I think that it is one of my favourites this year.

16

first I stamped it with my watermark pad and then I added two colours of Metallic F/x Navajo Sky and Golf Finch

15

Then I brushed off the excess with the soft blending brush and used the corner rounder to finish off the layer.

12

something that I have not done for a very long time is to use my Watermark pad just to stamp with, I remember being very excited by being able to do this many years ago when the pads first came on the market. How brilliant is it that you can stamp with one ink pad to make a background without having to find an ink pad that will match? Oh simple things!

19

I added some plain 15mm organza ribbon and attached the panel to the card.

20

Then I tied on some dotty organza

17

The greeting is from the same stamp set and I have edged the panels with the gold finch Metalic F/x. Just run your card along a Watermark pad and brush the powder on.

21

Thanks for visiting, don’t forget to check what the rest of the team have been up to on Woodware Witterings see you soon!

Posted on Leave a comment

Woodware – Sketch 54 – take two

Back again with another take on this weeks Woodware Witterings Sketch

a

This one I have turned on its side

54

and changed it a little bit.

c

Meet Sausage Dog

e

I used my Sakura Koi Brush Pens and coloured each stripe a different colour, I think it looks rather snazzy.

d

I inked the edges of a panel for Sausage to go on

h

Then I decided that it did not have enough contrast, so I got out my stencil brush again and did a sort of strie technique this worked as the card is textured. I have done faux stitching around the panel and the card.

g

Sausage fits on the panel perfectly, the card is A4 Linen Card folded in half.

b

I used some Fancy Twine around some card for the small section

f

The words come from the same stamp set

dorrie

I have layered them on one of the Fitted Frames dies from Stampendous.

Thanks for visiting see you soon, and why not check out what the rest of the team have been up to? On Woodware Witterings

Posted on 1 Comment

Woodware – Sketch 54

This week on Woodware we have a Sketch

54

and here is my take on it

1

I have used the Stampendous Snowman Tree and the trees from the Truck Tidings set of cling stamps and matching dies.

7

first I inked the edge of a panel with Aruba Crafters Ink and attached it to a folded card.

2

I have stamped the snowman on paper from  one of the 6 x 6 Perfect Print Pads, and coloured them with Sakura Koi Brush Pens and the added a touch of Stickles.

6

I added the strip across the card with some of the patterned paper.

5

The trees have been stamped on the same paper and die cut the Stickled

4

The bow has been made from the Distressed Cotton Ribbon.

Thanks for visiting, don’t forget to check out the rest of the teams posts in Woodware Witterings see you soon!

Posted on Leave a comment

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

Me again with another traditional Christmas card

18

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

11

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.

10

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

14

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

16

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

13

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.

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out the rest of the team on Woodware Witterings