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".

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Dreamweaver Blog Hop Week- Day 4


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:

Crafty Debs

Here's today's design from me




Today I've used 2 stencils & 2 techniques; LL572  Christmas Tree Swirls & LJ855 Curliques .  For the main image I have used matt white embossing paste onto black card & when dry I have replaced the stencil & used Brilliance inkpads to colour. For the background I've used the stencil  with Brilliance Galaxy Gold inkpad. To finish I've added some gold Nailheads & the peel off words come from 91158 Francoise Seasonal Words  


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



Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Dreamweaver Blog Hop week- Day 3


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

Dry embossing using the "Strie" method today. I've used the stencil LG 746 Star Dream Christmas Tree for this effect & highlighted the finished design using some Stardust Stickles.  Give the card you have chosen to use a spritz with some surgical spirit to acheive a deeper, crisper embossed finish. Always remember to have your stencil  on the "A" base plate of you embossing machine as far away from the rollers as possible with card, mat & "B" plate on top avoid bending your stencil.
After embossing, stroke some ink from our chosen pad  (I've used Brilliance pearlescent Sky Blue) coming from each side of the card in turn- this is a sweeping motion. Now layer onto some teal card & mount onto a 6" x 6" card blank. I never learn not to use mirror card when I have to photo my designs for the blog as I usually get a reflection of myself ! To finish add some Woodware turquoise polka dot organza ribbon & the peel off words come from 91158 Francoise Seasonal Words. 


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

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Dream weaver Blog Hop week- Day 2




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



Today we have the faux cross stitch effect. I've dry embossed the stencil first using my Cuttlebug. Remember to spritz the card with some surgical spirit for for a crisper, deeper effect.  Now replace the stencil & the one I've used is LL589 Musical Christmas & add some colour. I've used a selection of Brilliance pearlescent pads. When you're happy with your design place the Dreamweaver cross stitch screen over the top & gradually add some darker  over the entire area until you're satisfied with the effect. I've mounted onto dark green card  & mounted onto a 8cm x 15 cm red folded card. I've added some Christmas green gingham ribbon, Icing Sugar Candis & the words are from peel off 92730 MC & HNY. 


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