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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Woodware challenge - Thank you

Now's the time to batch make some thank you cards to send to all those nice people
who invite you to parties, buy you presents or have you round to stay over the festive holidays.
With a little help the children can make these simple cards with punched or die cut shapes.

Hand draw in the tail feathers and wing and the google eye adds a bit of fun.




Thursday, 15 December 2016

Crafty Carmakers - non traditional Christmas

These are not traditional Christmas trees even though the stamp set has been
designed as a Christmas one.
Its quite modern and you can add so many things to the image.

Here I have stamped in black and embossed with clear powder.
Then gone over the whole image with  faded jeans Distress Ink.
Once that covered all over, I use thin, household bleach to take away the ink.
Use an acrylic paint brush and here I've painted bleach onto all the circles
and have given an outline to the trees.

I also added extra dots of silver glitter glue.

Add some star gems and ribbon to finish.

If you don't want to use bleach, stick some blue or silver gems over the circles.



Friday, 9 December 2016

Woodware challenge - sketch 57

I've used a selection of music stamps to create this card.

The stamps used are…

JGS467 Christmas horn
JGS111 sheet music
JGS110 music notes



and here is the sketch that inspired it



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.



On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?