Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Good Luck!!

Materials used:-
Magenta peel off "Cats"
Peel off "Words"
Sakura Stardust pens
12 x 12 silver pearl scrapbook card
6" x 6"  white linen card blank
Black card for layering
All available from:-
your local Exmouth stockist is:-
As the year draws to a close the theme this week is "Good Luck" & let's hope that we'll all have lots of it in 2014. It's all done with peel offs this time & featuring the cute black cats from Magenta. Simply placed onto some white card & coloured with shimmery Sakura Stardust pens with the help of a little water colouring. Cut out the cats (mind their whiskers!!) & mount onto a square of silver card with some foam pads. Now add the Good Luck words & finish with some love in the shape of the Magenta hearts. Happy New Year!
The design team is taking a break for the next 2 weeks but don't worry they will still be loads of great inspiration on the Woodware blog www.woodware.co.uk/blog So may I wish you all a very happy, healthy  & peaceful Christmas. See you all in 2014!


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

December Sketch Challenge

Materials used:-
Craftworks Cards "Christmas Post" paper pad
JGCL 532 Christmas Greetings
1" holly punch
Liquid Pearls
Red & white twine
Mark Richards Elements- red
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
One last Christmas card & although it's our usual sketch challenge it's a quick card too. It's all made from the lovely vintage papers of Christmas Post & every panel is a different sheet so they all work well together. I've simply layered onto Christmas green card & embellished with twine, buttons & elements. The robin has been decoupaged, sculpted & attached with some silicone glue. The greeting comes from Jane's Christmas Greetings & is stamped with Versafine Crimson Red & given a touch of sparkle with some Stickles. 
Here's the original sketch  

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Coffee & Cream

 Materials used:-
Stampendous CRS5053 Jumbo Forest Friends
JGCL 562 Christmas Greetings
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Detail Clear & Copper embossing powders
Tombow pens
Mark Richards "Clusters"
Crafty Edger + Scalloped Flower cassette
12 x 12 Oslo 7 (25661)
Inverted corner punch
A5 cream hammer card blank
Copper mirror card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-

Just time for one more Christmas card this week, the days are really galloping by now aren't they? Got the sprouts on yet?
Our theme this week (chosen by me I think back in the mists of time) is "Coffee & Cream" & I think it lends itself very well to this gorgeous Forest Friends set which I have been itching to use. The set has some cute animals as well as useful stuff like the stand of trees which I used in last weeks quick cards ( scroll down & take a look) & the very useful pine bough. The set also comes with a mask & stencil which comes in handy for building up a scene. It's not just a Christmas set either as all the pieces could just as well be used for spring or autumn so watch this space for future outings.
I started by embossing the deer & then used the mask to protect him while I stamped the trees in the background. I then coloured with some Tombow pens added some Stickles for a wintry sparkle. Mount onto some copper card & add some gems from the Clusters set- you'll notice I've clipped the corners with an inverted corner punch.
The card blank background has been created from the pine bough stamp & embossed with the copper powder. To finish add a border from the Oslo paper & Crafty Edger & stamp a greeting from Jane's Christmas Greetings set. Happy Christmas!

Here's a closer look at our fawn.