Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Sketch Challenge 52

Materials used:-
FRS617 Time to Wine Down
Sakura Bruynzeel coloured pencils
Maple leaf punch (peach)
Burlap trim
Versafine Onyx Black
Glossy Accents
Glossy card
A5 parchment card blank
Copper brads
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

It's sketch challenge time & a nice simple one this month. I've used "Time to Wine Down" from Francoise Read & I really love this stamp as it's so versatile & can be used for many occasions. I've stamped simply in black on the die cut oval & coloured with pencils. 
The wood effect background has been created by passing a piece of waxed paper through an embossing folder. You then sandwich the paper between 2 pieces of white glossy card glossy side inwards & wrap this in a thick layer of kitchen foil. Place this on a soft surface like a folded towel & heat with an iron.Remove the wax paper & discard & now simply dust the glossy card pieces with dye inks until the pattern appears. Assemble the sketch & to finish add the burlap trim some punched maple leaves & the sentiment. 
Here's the sketch

Thursday, 21 April 2016

This Month's Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - 1,2,3,- 1 image, 2 papers 3 embellishments

Materials used:-
FRS010 Marguerite Patch
Perfect Prints pads Sandstorm & Lavender Mist
Woodware "Curlyque" peel off
Card Candi
Lime Liquid Pearls
Sakura Koi waterbrush pens
6x6 cream card blank
"Permipens" permanent markers
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

We're joining the ladies from Crafty Cardmakers for their monthly challenge & this time it's to produce a design using 1 image, 2 papers & 3 different embellishments- too easy!! Here's another outing for "Marguerite Patch" which I have to say is fast becoming one of my favourite stamps from the new Woodware season. I've stamped the image onto both the lavender & lemon paper & then I've cut around  just the petals of the lavender one with a craft knife. I've then sponged the under side of the petals with a lavender inkpad before curling them upwards with the needle point of a DEET. Now just glue the lavender print on top of the lemon one making sure that all is lined up properly. I printed the image again (all with Versafine Onyx Black) onto the lemon paper & cut out the centre of the flower & attached that along with a Candi. The leaves are coloured with the Koi pens & the dots are added with the Liquid Pearls. For my third embellishment I've coloured the silver "Curlyque" peel off  lemon with the permanent markers & just added a small piece to each corner before mounting onto  the card blank.

Why not pop over to see what the  Crafty Cardmakers design team have come up with.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Workshop Day with Debs

By Debbie Frost
SATURDAY 14thMAY 10.00 – 4.00
As Jan is off sunning herself I’m flying solo on our monthly workshop day. Join me for 2 projects with the “Men in our Lives” in mind but these will be far from the usual golf/football/gardening themes! We shall use a great technique involving wax paper, an embossing folder & Distress ink. We’ll do a little stamping on canvas & explore all kinds of texture & colour techniques.
Workshop 1 10.00- 12.30
Your included stamp will be “Time to Wine Down” by Francoise Read. Using this delightful design we shall create a project employing a little construction, embossing folder techniques, painting with Distress inks & more to create a charming card for the man in your life but which would lend itself to many other occasions.  
Workshop 2 1.30 – 4.00
This time we will create a design with a great outdoors feel to it. You included stamp will be “Rucksack” by Jane Gill which would be ideal for the walking enthusiasts or if you know anyone who is about to go back packing! We shall create a design full of nature, texture & those earthy colours of the countryside.

You have the choice of joining me all day for £30 (includes the 2 stamp sets) or you can choose either workshop individually for £18 (includes 1 stamp set). Numbers will be limited so book your place & pay your deposit ASAP!  This workshop will be held at LIBERTY CRAFT please see Sarah for further details & to book. Call 01395 273238 or call at Liberty Craft.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Vintage & Lace

Materials used:-
FRS613 Memories
JGCL570 Something to Say
ADS515 Ripped Lace
3" Dress punch 
3" Ornate Bracket punch
2" Heart punch
Colorbox Graphic 45 inkpad - Triumphant Red
Brilliance Moonlight White
Fingerguard trimmer + Victorian Blade
Paper doilies
S/A lace
Burlap daisies
Dreamweaver embellishment pins
3mm S/A pearls
A5 Cream card blank
Gold mirror card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

The list of materials this week reads like a cast of thousands doesn't it? I may have got a bit carried away!! The theme is "Vintage & Lace" & to start I have stamped a background with "Memories" & Triumphant Red. The strip at the left hand side is Ripped Lace printed with Moonlight White with the S/A lace on the top & halves of the paper doilies peeping out at the edge. I've punched the bodice of the dress from some ivory pearl card & embossed it with an embossing folder before sponging with the red inkpad. The shirt of the dress is layers of lace & there are 2 punched hearts behind the bodice for contrast. I have stamped the sentiment from "Something to Say" has been stamped onto a punched "Ornate Bracket" piece. To finish I've layered onto gold mirror card before attaching to the card blank & added the buttons, burlap flowers, pins & pearls. 

Here's a closer look at the dress.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Today at Liberty Craft- Apertures with Punched Flowers

I'm quite chuffed with the results from my demo at Liberty Craft today. I firstly die cut the aperture with a variety of different shaped dies & then partly filled the aperture with punched flowers & hearts. Quite simple really you just need to overlap the punched shapes & glue them one to the other. I think the design below would be lovely for a wedding card.

Hearts & Flowers

Hearts & Ovals

Flowers & flowers

That's all for today join me next week at Liberty Craft when I shall be creating some vintage designs using the new vintage look stamps from Woodware's Francoise Read.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Happy Birthday Your Majesty!

Today I'm saying "Happy Birthday" to a very special lady, our Queen on her 90th birthday. Here's what I used to create a special card for a special lady.

Stix2 Products

8" x 8" white card blank
Pearl Misty Rose card
Pearl Oyster Shell card
Stardust Gold card

Woodware Products
FRS334 You Are
FRS607 Cutie Pie Vest
Corner punch 
Stampendous Jewel gold embossing powder
1mm s/a pearls

Big Shot Plus 
Tim Holtz "Word Play" alphabet die
Border die

The Stix2 pearl card range looks beautiful when embossed with an embossing folder which is what I've done with the pink panel. The gold bunting was made from the "waste" from the corner punch when used to create a border by removing the guard.The sentiment, which I think is very fitting for our long serving monarch, comes from "You Are" &  is stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black onto Pearl Oyster pearl card. This has been layered onto the Stardust Gold card.  I've borrowed the little crown icon from "Cutie Pie Vest" & embossed with Jewel Gold powder. I've used the Sizzix alphabet die to create the "90"from the gold card, also the border which comes from a Sizzix die. To finish I've added the tiny s/a pearls.     

Saturday, 9 April 2016

House- Mouse / Dreamweaver with Stampendous Blog Hop week 2

Sad to say the hop has ended, but we are having one last day of House-Mouse and Dreamweaver

For almost 3 years now Stampendous have had the license to distribute the stamps of House-Mouse Designs® there are now over 200 high quality  rubber stamps in the range, not only the mice, but also HappyHoppers and Gruffies. To celebrate this The House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog is happy to be hosting a unique challenge for everyone for the next two weeks. The HMFMCB Design Team have been teaming up with the Stampendous Design Team, The Stencil Specialists (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in Australia) plus us Woodware Craft Collection Blog Design Team (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in the UK) for a huge Blog Challenge
To make it extra special we have been using not only the cuddly creatures but combining them with the wonderful Dreamweaver Stencils which are also part of the Stampendous stable. 

Materials used:-
LX7014 Daisy Background
White embossing paste
Stampendous Housemouse HMCR18 Birdie Kiss
Sakura coloured pencils
Versafine Vintage Sepia
8 x 8 white card blank
30mm white organza ribbon
purple & green card for layering
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

Here we are at week 2 of our Stampendous & Dreamweaver blog hop featuring cute Housemouse designs. It's great that I got to open the hop on this side of the pond & I get to be the last too! For the background I pasted the stencil onto green card with white embossing paste. After it was dry I replaced the stencil & added some colour using a small stencil brush & inkpads.
The image was printed with Versafine Vintage Sepia & coloured with coloured pencils & both the image & the background were layered onto the purple & green card before attaching to the card blank. The sentiment is quite an old one from Stampendous & to finish I added a knot of organza ribbon.

For a review of the week take a look at the other blogs

I hope that you have enjoyed the hop and we hope to see you soon!