Monday, 1 September 2014

Craft Canvas

 Materials used:-
Woodware Craft Canvas
Stampendous CRR204 PenPattern Light
Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme, Sky & Jade
Green gingham ribbon
Green Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen
Heart brads
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT 
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
This week we're exploring a new product from Woodware the very versatile Craft Canvas. You can ink it, stamp on it, die cut it, sew it,stencil it, heat emboss it, Frantage it & use some embossing folders with it too- the list is endless. It's easy to cut with scissors or even a trimmer.
I have made a pouch which I intend to house my Kindle when it goes on it's hols but you could use it for your jewels, pencils, bits of ribbon etc. etc. I cut a piece to size & then inked all over with Sky & Jade inks. The recommended ink to use is Crafters by Colorbox but any pigment ink works well (dye inks tend to bleed). When the ink was dry I over stamped using Thyme & one of the new Stampendous stamps "PenPattern Light" which is a gorgeous Zentangle design & I've a feeling will be making many more outings on this blog!  I also prepared another piece of canvas which I used to die cut the flowers. To this piece I added some embellishment  to the pattern with the Stardust pen. After dusting off my sewing machine & stitching the pouch I added some gingham ribbon to the edges (dodgy stitching- I'm not the best at that kind of thing!!) & a button & loop to fasten. Finally I attached the flowers with some PVA glue & some little bows. The canvas won't be sculpted as you would paper flowers so to give them a little character I gave  them a goods scrunching up in my hand. Do check out  this great new product!!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Words, flowers & frames

Morning everyone! I had a great first demo at Liberty Craft  yesterday & it was lovely to see so many familiar faces- thanks for making me feel so welcome. 
My theme for the day was "Words, flowers & frames" I was using one of the lovely Spellbinders frame sets which are on offer at Liberty Craft at the moment at an amazing 20% off, a great offer & too good to miss!  I also used "Tattered Flowers" die set by Tim Holtz & some lovely sentiments from Woodware. All the direct to paper technique sponging was done with a selection of Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads. Here's a look at the results.





Hope to see you next week at Liberty Craft when I shall be working with some of the new Woodware stamps, some great papers & various colouring methods.  

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

August Sketch Challenge


Materials used:-
FRS149 Always Remember
FRS153 Happiness Is
FRS 169 Little Messages
Card Candis- Westminster
Textura cardstock pad -Nature
2" square punch
Brilliance Graphite Black
Brown/white polka dot organza ribbon
5" x 7" cream card blank
All available from:
www.woodware.co.uk
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
liberycraft33@yahoo.co.uk


Time for this month's sketch challenge & it seems that I'm in flower making mode again! This time I've used Card Candis which make a variety of great flowers as well as being an embellishment. 
1. Punch a  1" circle from card & add a generous dollop of silicone glue. 
2.Take 2 Candis & roll each around a cocktail stick to form a tube. Place them in the centre of the glue pointing upwards.
3. Hold a Candi in one hand & then hold the edge using curved tweezers with the other & twist.
4.Place these under the centre ones to form the first layer of petals. Carry on building up the layers until you're happy with the result.
Simples!! The beauty of this is that using the silicone gives you scope to fiddle with the petals until you're happy with it.  The squares have punched from the Textura cardstock & for the messages I've used the new "Little Messages" from Francoise Read. The "One in a Million" comes from "Always Remember" & the background butterflies from "Happiness Is". To finish add some brown spotty organza ribbon.   


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Tool I Love to Use


Materials used:-
Punches
2" circle & label
3" circle
Leonie Em Multi Ray & Maidenhair Fern
Corner daisy 
1" & mini Beech Leaf

FRS169 Little Messages
Perfect Prints pad-Heritage
Dreamweaver LL566 Flower in a Bottle
Brilliance Pearlescent Beige
Versafine Vintage Sepia
All available from:-www.woodware.co.uk

Your Exmouth Woodware stockist is:-
Liberty Crafts
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PJ
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

Do you have a favourite tool? Something you reach for time & again? If I'm honest the thing that I'd be lost without is a scruffy old craft knife long past it's cutting days but it's so useful for poking, peeling, scraping,piercing etc. etc. I do love my punches though & they do add another dimension  to stamped projects or even a design of their own.
The first time I made these punched chrysanthemums was in a workshop with our own Jane & she scared me to death she seemed so stern but we all know she's a pussy cat! Don't look too closely Jane they're not as good as yours now!
The flowers are made by punching 10 pieces from the Multi Ray Sun punch & giving them cup character with a shaper. You then layer them inside each other to form the chrysant shape.
I've covered a 6" x 6" card blank with some of the lovely paper from the Perfect Prints pad. The "vase" is made from punching half a circle with both the circle punches. I've used the Dreamweaver stencil & Pearl Beige to add a little decoration to the vase, also I've sculpted it a little to add some shape. Now punch the leaves from some scraps of scrapbook papers before arranging the flowers & leaves in  the vase. 
I've used the daisy corner punch to make a border- just remove the guard & it becomes a border punch. The greeting comes from the new season's stamps from Francoise Read "Little Messages" which will prove to be very useful. 
I'll be having another look at punches in a few weeks so watch this space.

Don't forget to pop in & see Sarah at Liberty Crafts Exmouth where you will find all your Woodware products. 



Monday, 18 August 2014

New Demo Days at Liberty Craft

I'm really excited & pleased to announce that I shall be doing demos for Sarah at Liberty Craft on Thursday mornings. I'll be using some of the new Woodware & Stampendous stamps plus much more.

 Liberty Craft
Cardmaking & papercraft demonstrations every Thursday morning
by Debbie Frost (Crafty Debs) of the Woodware Design Team.
From 10.30 - 1.00
Thursday 28th August
Words, frames  & flowers.
Using some fab Spellbinders dies with great sentiments from Woodware.
Thursday 4th September 
Working with papers & pens. Using some of the new stamps from Woodware in conjunction with great scrapbook papers & various colouring methods.
Thursday 11th September
Fun cards for children or the young at heart. Have you met the “Cheeky Turtle” or “ The Lion King”? From Woodware’s new season of fun stamps - these will make you smile!!
Thursday 18th September
No demo today-it’s workshop day!
Thursday 25th September
Christmas is coming & time to have a look at the wonderful new stamps from Stampendous. 
See you at
 Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road Exmouth 
01395 273238


Saturday, 16 August 2014

Dreamweaver Blog Hop week- Day 6


Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!


Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:

Here's my design for today:-


Here's another take on the stencil I used on Thursday LL572 Christmas Tree Swirls. I've pasted with silver embossing paste & when dry I've replaced the stencil & added some Metallic FX powders in pink, blue & green to produce a soft rainbow effect. The background paper comes from Perfect Prints paper pad Vivid Dots. I've clipped the corners of the image using the inverted corner punch & added some Cranberry Nailheads to the image & corners. The peel offs are 91903 Star Borders & 93445 Happy Christmas.

  For a stockist near you contact Woodware Craft Collection in the UK and Notions Marketing in the USA.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Dreamweaver Blog Hop- Day 5



Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!


Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:
  
Here's my design for today


I just love this stencil LL338 Poinsettia from Dreamweaver it would be great for any number of different techniques.  I've chosen to paste with gold embossing paste & then when dry I've replaced the stencil applied some Versamark & then added some colour with Metallic FX powders. The background paper comes from Perfect Prints paper pad "Vivid Dots" & has been given the Crafty Edger treatment. The peel offs are 93366 Curly q's & Magenta's Christmas Words (90838) & to finish I've added some Liquid Pearls"Gold Pearl".