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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Crafty Cardmakers challenge - by or under the sea

Woodware are once again sponsoring and playing along with Crafty Cardmakers

Here is my card for the challenge only I had a tiny problem...

 As I don't seem to have any under water or sea themed stamps I had
to create something from scratch.

I've drawn a submarine and cut it out of grey card.
The surface of the sea is made from lots of 1" punched circles stuck to a strip
of card and then ink over.
I used bleach to create the air bubbles and have added some
hand drawn seagulls and white pen highlights.

I like this submarine so much I think it could be a stamp in the
making so watch this space folks!


My punched sea shape

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Woodware challenge - Gem overload!

You can't have enough shoes…..here is a pair to die for using a new
Woodware stamp JGS476 Glamour Shoes.

Use lots of self adhesive gems, pearls, dots of liquid pearls and anything else you
can cram onto these stylish shoes.

The card is cut away above the top of the shoes revealing the lovely
lace paper (also from Woodware) in the top right hand corner.

The black and white text paper is from Forever in Time paper pads 'Vintage 2".


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Woodware challenge - Black and White

Everybody loves a black and white card.
Here I have used several new Woodware stamps with a music theme.

Stamps used are JGS110 music notes, JGS111 sheet music and the words on the white shrink plastic are from JGS481 hand drawn sentiments.

I have also added black peel off music notes (code 91703), Clear Scrap border music notes, these are acrylic shapes you can ink, paint and stamp on. Here I've just used a music note that I have dipped into Stampendous aged black embossing powder (FREG026).
Be careful when you do this as then you melt the embossing powder the shape becomes soft and will curl. Leaving it to cool on a craft mat it soon becomes reasonably flat again.

I've added a wrap around using a brilliant tag punch from Woodware (CP-807 tag top punch) and some self adhesive music themed ribbon. I had in my stash.


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

I hope to see you all in Kendal, Cumbria

I hope to see you all in Kendal, Cumbria on the
20th August 2016
for the
Papermill Direct Summer Craft Event

It starts at 10.00am and goes on with a host of great demonstrators including
Sheena Douglas and Janet Young herself till 4.00pm.

It's free entry, free parking and free refreshments too.

You can find them at Westmorland Business Park, Kendal LA9 6NP


Friday, 5 August 2016

Woodware challenge - Sketch 53

My sketch card this week shows off one of my new butterflies from stamp set JGS483.

I have used Sakura Koi pens to colour in the butterfly.

The decorative strip is a Designer Paper Tape from the Forever in Time series.

Here is the sketch

why not pop over to Woodware Wittering to see what the rest of the design team have been up to?




Saturday, 30 July 2016

Woodware challenge - Wrap over/around

This tag punch from Woodware is so useful and here I have used it to create
a flap or wrap over and have stamped my images on the tags.
They lift up revealing the Christmas greeting underneath.

The tag's code is CP-807.

The base card is a tent fold made from dark green card.

I have used JGS459 Traditional Tree stamp set, a green ink pad and have inked all the
edges of the tags and card.
The tartan ribbon and red glitter glue on the trees adds a lovely festive touch.


Showing the flaps on the back of the tags which will
stick to the back of the card.


Monday, 18 July 2016

Woodware challenge - summer birthday

Using one of my new stamps just released, here is my 'summer birthday' idea.

I've used JGS473 Mixed Bunch stamp set, Craftwork Cards paper pad 'Chambray & Lace', Woodware fabric ribbon and Sakura Koi marker pens to colour in my image.

The image itself has been stamped using Versafine sepia ink pad and embossed with
clear powder, a lot softer than using black ink. Add some blue gems to finish.


On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?