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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Newbury Papercraft Show

I'm teaching three workshops at the
Newbury Papercraft show
on the 28th January 2017

Show time is 10.30 till 4.00
at the Berkshire Stand, Newbury Racecourse
Newbury Berkshire RG14 7NZ

Booking for the workshops are taken on the day, on a first come, first served basis.
Bookings can be made at the workshop booking desk from 10.00am.

Classes are....
10.30 till 12.00      12.30 till 2.00      2.30 till 4.00

We will be using Brushos and rubber stamps to create a double Z fold card
using four different techniques. Maybe you could bring an apron with you!

Here's a little taster.....


Woodware challenge - Christmas tags

Here is my little snowman tag made from….

three circles in different sizes from white card
two googly eyes
from card, hand cut a red scarf, brown twig arms and an orange carrot
black marker pen for his mouth

I have stuck the circles together using foam pads.

You can either write your message on the reverse or around the edge of the circles.




Monday, 21 November 2016

Woodware challenge - Quick Christmas

All you need for this quick'ish card is…..
white linen card
stamp JGS357 delightful dangles
Watermark ink pad
silver embossing powder
marker pen in your choice of colour
silver card for layering

All the images on this card are on the same stamp set.





Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Woodware challenge - Table decorations for Christmas

I just love making these Christmas trees from paper mache cones, Dreamweaver
white embossing paste and as many embellishments from my craft stash.
This can include buttons, sequins, gems, beads, card candy and more.

Just spread the paste in small area first, push in the buttons or gems, spread more paste
and continue till its all covered. Don't be tempted to cover the whole thing
with paste because it will start to dry before you have finished.

I've used a small sherry glass as my stand and have put some
chocolates in the glass as a surprise.

Why not make one for each guest at Christmas lunch with their favourite choccie in the glass.



Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Woodware challenge - sketch 56

I like this sketch and it lends itself to die cut letters brilliantly.



I've used my stamp JGS102 Rudolf and have coloured him in with Copic and the Pointillist technique. It's lots of dots basically.

I like to colour my background with a light shade and use three darker
colours to do the dots. I've added a grey line under the image
outline to create a shadow effect.

You will need a set of die cut letters and cut up some little squares to fit.


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Woodware challenge - Christmas greetings for the men in our lives

My slipper stamp set JGS428 man slippers, has come in very handy for this weeks challenge!

Stamped in black, they have been coloured using a combination of Copics
and marker pens to create the 'tartan' effect.

I've used two mini pom poms as decoration and have stamped a tag onto shrink plastic.




I had to write the 'to my husband' underneath the greeting using a permanent pen!
It adds a personal touch I think!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Woodware challenge - from our house to yours at Christmas

Using my Woodware stamp set JGS408 three houses, I've created this folk art type Christmas card using marker pens, glitter glue and fluffy stuff.

I punched the heart and hand wrote the words with a Sakura white pen.

I also cut out the windows and stuck some yellow card behind the house image in 3D to create the look of a warm, cosy festive interior.

I also cut out the windows and stuck some yellow card behind the house image in 3D to create the look of a warm, cosy festive interior.




On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?