Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Just One Layer

 Materials used:-
FRS333 Wire Roses
Sakura Koi water brush pens
Perfect Prints pads Dark Dots & Lavender Mist
Mark Richards Elements (red)
Red organza ribbon
Glossy Accents
Versafine Onyx Black
DL card blank
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

Hi everyone here we are in February already but I'm always glad when January is behind us. Our theme this week is "Just One Layer" which is trickier that you may think when we tend to rely on all our layers to enhance the main image sometimes. So, I've taken a DL card blank & stamped the lovely "Wire Roses" at the centre. Now simply colour with the Sakura pens & cut around the outline. I've covered the inside of the card with the black dotty paper to provide a contrast. To finish stamp the sentiment which comes form the set, add the ribbon,"Elements" & a few spots of Glossy Accents to the leaves. Quite effective I think! Below is another card which evolved when I was experimenting so I thought I'd finish it off & give you a bonus design this week.   

Monday, 1 February 2016

February's Stix2 Calendar page

Here's my page for February for the Stix2 calendar. With Valentine's day in mind I've used Woodware's "Bloomin Heart" which has been stamped onto a background created from Tombow brush markers & rock salt. I've also used the same pens to colour the flowers within the heart. For the larger background I've randomly printed with stamps from "Going Around in Circles" also from Woodware & Colorbox dye inkpads. For the embellishments I've dropped some blobs of hot glue onto a craft sheet using the Stix2 hot melt gun gun & then stamped into the glue while still hot with the stamps from "Going Around in Circles". Leave the stamp in the glue until it has started to cool & set & then it can be removed quite easily with no harm done to the stamp. To colour the embellishments I've dusted them with a selection of Metallic FX powders from Dreamweaver. 

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Make and Take Morning at Liberty Craft

It was Brushos & bleach Make &Take day today at Liberty Craft.  Using Woodware’s peel off Chrysanthemum & Sakura Koi water brush pens to highlight bleached areas. A fun morning  a great results ladies!

Sketch Challenge 50

Materials used:-
FRS609 Graffiti Super Star
Clearsnap "Stephanie Barnard" Premium dye sprays:-
Banana,Tangerine,Strawberry & Blueberry
Sakura Koi water brush pens
Brilliance Graphite black
Metallic Wax Silver
8"x 8" cream card blank
Woodware watercolour card
Micron pen
All available
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
It's sketch challenge time & a chance to use one of the great new season's stamps from Woodware designed by Francoise Read. The background was created on the watercolour card with the Clearsnap sprays. I have stamped the image onto a die cut circle using Brilliance & coloured with the Sakura pens. The bar at the bottom of the cut off circle has been passed through an embossing folder & then lightly covered with the Metallic Wax. To finish I've randomly stamped one of sentiments from the set onto the background & added some faux stitching to the edges of the card blank.  
Here's the sketch

Friday, 22 January 2016

Creating Embellishments

Our quest this week is to create our own embellishments & I've created 2 designs to choose from. The first one will take you back a bit! Who had a Spirelli set? You can re create the effects with a simple punched circle & come up with some great results. 

Here I've used 2 circle punches, the 3.5" scalloped circle & 1.5" plain circle. As you can see the design creates a circular area at the centre just right for the punched circle & then the message on the top which is a Craftwork Card "In Circles Everyday Messages" To create the Spirelli design I have used Woodware "Bakers Twine" & you simply attach the twine at the back of the punched scalloped circle, take it over the front & over to the back again 8 scallops along. Go to the next scallop from where you started & take that to the eighth scallop work your way all around the circle clockwise until you've completed the circle. For the second scalloped circle I've just worked from the same point across the circle & back again so that you end up with a scallop shell effect. The background paper comes from Perfect Prints paper pad "Vintage 4" & the card blank is 6x6. 

Here I've made some Card Candi flowers. Just punch a small circle of card & add a dollop of silicone glue to the centre. Fold some Candis in half & place them upright in the glue with the folds facing inwards. Continue all around the circle until complete & then place a Candi at the centre. When dry trim away any of the punched circle showing. I've used 2 die cut ovals for the sentiment which comes from Jane Gill's JGS403 "A Touch of Humour" which is something we can all do with a times. The background paper again is a Perfect Prints pad "Dark Dots" & I've finished with some more Candis around the edge of the oval & some bows of Striped organza ribbon.   

Here are the 2 punches used.

All materials used today available from:-

Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

Don't forget to pop over to the Woodware blog at

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Today at Liberty Craft- New Stamps from Woodware

Today at Liberty Craft I've been using some of the great new season's stamps from Woodware. I've used Versafine Onyx Black to stamp & Sakura Koi water brush pens to colour. Here's what I did.

FRS617 Time to Wine Down by Francoise Read. Here I've added Glossy Accents to the glasses, bottles & grapes.

JGS442 Saucer Flowers by Jane Gill 

FRS010 Marguerite Patch by Francoise Read. Paper pieced with papers from the dotty Perfect Prints pads.

FRS609 Graffiti Star by Francoise Read just coloured & add some faux stitching.

Don't forget next week I'll be doing a "Make & Take" at Liberty Craft using Brushos so If you'd like to have a go at a messy project using bleach & peel offs pop in to see
Sarah or call 01395 273238. 

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Funky Shaped Cards

Materials used;-
FRS194 Just For You
JGS405 Going Around in Circles
Colorbox dye inkpad "Guava"
Versafine Onyx Black
839-09 7.5cm Super Duper Flower punch
A5 card blank 
All available from:-
Sometimes it's fun to make our designs a bit more interesting by making them an unusual shape. Here I've taken an A5 horizontal card blank & cut a triangular shape out of each side. I placed a folded A5 piece of acetate  inside as an insert. The flowers are made from the flower punch & there are 5 layers which have been snipped into & given shape with a DEET & a large ball tool. Before shaping I stamped randomly over the flowers using a solid stamp from "Going Around in Circles" & "Guava". The centres of the flowers have been formed by filling with hot glue & sprinkling with seed beads. The sentiments are from "Just For You" Why not pop over to the Woodware blog to see what everyone has been up to.