Thursday, 18 December 2014

Why Thank You!

Materials used:-
Stampendous HMCM06 Friendly Dreams
JWS-017 Thank You
Perfect Prints paper pad Vivid Dots
Versafine Vintage Sepia & Onyx Black
Sakura Pencils
Crafty Edger + Scallpoed Flower cassette
1" heart punch
Fingerguard trimmer + pinking blade
6" x 6" cream card blank
all available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 278238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
We come to the last Woodware project for 2014 as the design team are taking a break over Christmas. We're designing "Thank You" cards this week in preparation for what Santa may bring us! The stamp which I have used is actually a Christmas design but with a little camouflage work we can hide the bauble lurking under the 2 hearts & so it's suitable for a cat lover at any time of year. Simply stamped with Versafine & coloured with pencils. I've cut a border for the bottom half of the card blank using the Crafty Edger & all the layering you see has been cut with the Fingerguard trimmer with the pinking blade.  I've just stamped the message directly onto the paper, added the 2 punched hearts & faux stitched the edges. May I wish everyone a Happy Christmas & a peaceful & healthy New Year.
See you in 2015!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Backgrounds at Liberty Craft


Demo day at Liberty Craft & this week I was getting messy with creating backgrounds. I was using embossing, sponging, over printing, the Stampendous Creative Palette &....salt!! Here are 2 end results which I'll talk you through as we go.

Here I began with a piece of A4 flat white card & randomly embossed with detail gold powder all over the sheet. The stamp set I used for this design is JGS337 Leaves & Swirls. After embossing I sponged over the entire area using Versamagic chalk effect inkpads & finished by over stamping in a darker shade with a smaller stamp from the set. You end up with an entire sheet of beautiful background which you can cut up into smaller pieces or use as your entire design.

Now this is where the salt comes in!! Rock salt to be precise. Again take an A4 sheet & randomly fill with  colours from a Tombow (or other water based pens) just scribble using the side  of your pen however you want it to be i.e blocks, lines or dots of colour. When you're happy spritz liberally with water using a fine spray & all you colours with run into each other. Sprinkle with rock salt & leave to thoroughly dry over night. I always find when I do this that it's great to do several sheets while you're at it & then you have them to hand when you need them. When the sheets are dry rub off the salt but make sure you keep the rainbow coloured grains it as it's great for shaker cards!! You can see from my design above the effect that the salt has & it leaves some great patterns & effects. I find this type of look is great for stamping over the top of using a solid silhouette type stamp. I've used JGS273 "Grasses" which is one of my favourites. The card blank itself was given the Creative Palette treatment using acrylic paints.
All products used are available from
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 278238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

One more demo day before the Christmas break & I will be featuring "Happy New Year" cards so hope to see you then! 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Inches Cards


Materials used:-
JGS358 Holly Panel
Sakura Aquarel Watercolour pencils
Versafine Onyx Black
DSA sheet
Crystal glitter
Red organza ribbon
Xmas Red Stickles
DL white card blank
Red & white card
All available from:-
Your Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
Yes I know I said that I wouldn't be doing any more Christmas designs but then I found this lovely new stamp set that I just couldn't resist buying when all the new stamps were released in the autumn & I hadn't used it yet!! We're looking at "Inches" or "Inchies" designs this week i.e designs made up from pieces of card (or other materials) 1" square. They can be all different images put together in a collage or as I have done here reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle. The stamp set I have used is just perfect for this. I've stamped with Versafine & coloured with the watercolour pencils before cutting the image into 1" squares. This was stamped onto a 2" x 6" strip of card. I then covered a piece of red card with DSA sheet & reassembling the stamped piece.Next I covered the still exposed  sticky surface with glitter. All the sentiments you see come from the Holly Panel set & I've finished off by adding some ribbon & accentuating the holly berries with red Stickles. Now Christmas is done- promise!!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sketch Challenge for December

Materials used:-
JGS347 Under the Mistletoe
Magenta 12 x 12 scrapbook paper
Brilliance Graphite Black
1" & 1.5" circle punches
Stickles Frosted Lace
Tombow pens
Narrow dk green organza ribbon 
mirror card
Peel off stars & lines
5" x7" card blank
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
Ex8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

Here we are at our last Sketch Challenge of 2015 - already!! Where did this year go? There's still time for one more Christmas theme & I've used this lovely stamp from Jane Gill this week for our sketch.Simply stamp onto the Magenta scrapbook paper using Brilliance & colour with Tombow pens. The sentiments you see are all included with the stamp set & I've stamped one all down the left hand edge to give a border & the other as the sentiment at the bottom right. I've punched baubles from the gold mirror card & decorated with peel off stars. I've added some bows & peel off lines to hang the baubles. I've also used the gold mirror card for the bow on the mistletoe & I've stamped just the bow with Stazon before cutting out & attaching to the image. Layer onto the gold card & attach to the card blank. Finally add some generous dots of Frosted Lace to the berries of the mistletoe.  

Thursday, 4 December 2014

ThankYou Cards at Liberty Craft

It's demo morning at Liberty Craft & it's been great to finally leave Christmas designs behind & make some "Thank You" cards in anticipation of the gifts that Santa may bring!  I've used a couple of the new Woodware stamps from Francoise Read & Jane Gill, stamping with Versafine Onyx Black & colouring with Sakura Aquarel (water colour) pencils.   

JGS 368 Periwinkles & the background is
FRS227 Curly Stitched Background

FRS 165 Hello Birdie & the Thank you sentiment on each card are from
JW017 Thank You

Next week I shall be looking at creating backgrounds using embossing & other less "conventional" techniques So i shall be getting down & messy! hope you can join me!!
See you at
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road (opposite the library)
Exmouth
EX8 !PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

Monday, 24 November 2014

Distress It!! Crafty Cardmakers Challenge


Materials used:-
FRS164 Patch Robin
Stampendous CRR204 PenPattern Light
12" x 12" pearl silver & granite card
Detail silver & clear embossing powders
Versafine Onyx Black
Hessian ribbon
Dreamweaver embellishment pin
1" holly punch
Candis-Polka Dots (Raspberry Truffle)
  12" x 12" scrapbook papers
S/A black pearls
A5 black card blank
Silver insert paper
All available from:-
www.woodware.co.uk
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road (opposite the library)
Exmouth 
EX8 1PT
01395 273328
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
We join the crafty ladies at  Crafty Cardmakers this week & they said "Distress It!" so I have! I've used Patch Robin for my main image & I've done some paper piecing with a mixture of scrapbook papers & an embossed print from PenPattern Light which gives the robin a Zentangled look. The 2 panels which act as the background are also from PenPattern, one embossed with silver & one with black. I've taken the blades of my scissors to all the edges except the main image & I've also inked the edges of the background panels.The top right hand corner has been rolled down & secured with an embellishment pin which I've turned black with a permanent pen. The hessian ribbon has been sponged with Brilliance Starlite Silver & some crumpled holly leaves added. If you look closely you'll see that I have stamped the word "Robin" from the stamp set on the corner of the silver insert. To finish add  a label stamped with the sentiment, some pearls for the holly berries & some crumpled black Candis.

Why not pop over to Crafty Cardmakers & join in their challenge.

    

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Snowy Scenes at Liberty Craft


It's demo time Liberty Craft & today I've been visiting Snowy Scenes with lots of glitz & glitter. I've used Snowy Village from Little Claire &  Winter Cottage from Stampendous. here's what I did.
Stamped onto pale blue card & coloured with tombow pens. Cover with DSA sheet & sprinkle crystal glitter over the entire image. The sentiment is JWS028 Winter Wishes from Woodware.
Next we have "Winter Cottage" from Stampendous. Embossed in white on pale blue card, add some crystal glitter & simply mounted onto an ivory Centura pearl A5 card. The sentiment is from JGCL562 Christmas Greetings from Woodware
Lastly I've embossed with silver onto silver pearl card. I've painted with Brilliance
Moonlight White & Starlite Silver to add some shading  & some stickles for sparkle. The background comes from Stampendous Jumbo Snowflake Trio & the sentiment is also from Christmas Greetings.

Join me at Liberty Craft next Thursday morning when I shall be carrying on this weeks Woodware blog theme to produce some quick Christmas cards with peel offs & Sakura pens.
See you at 
Liberty Craft (opposite the library)
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk