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!

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.  

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.

    

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Speedy Christmas Cards



Materials used:-
FRS177 Good Wish
JGS 317 Many Christmases
Stampendous CRS5057 Jumbo Snowflake Trio
Various inkpads
Detail silver embossing powder
Mark richards embellishments
Stickles
Hairy Manilla craft card
Hessian ribbon, buttons, organza ribbon
5" x 5" card blanks
Perfect Prints paper pad (Vivid)
All available from:-
Your Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33. Exeter Road (opposite the library)
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

The weeks are simply flying past now, soon be time to put the sprouts on!! Have you done your cards yet? Still a few more to do? Here's some ideas for some quick & easy last minute cards. I always find that sticking to one or two stamps & giving them a few different looks depending on who they're intended for is the way to go. Below are the individual cards I've designed for this theme & I'll talk you through each one & what I've used as we go. 

Firstly we have a "chalkboard" effect card using "Every Good Wish" for the main image & "Many Christmases" as the background on the card blank. I've stamped with Brilliance Moonlight White & Graphite Black & then added some touches of silver Stickles & a knot of polka dot ribbon. This would be great for a teacher card!

Next we have a more masculine look or maybe for a gardener. Stamped with Versafine Olympia Green & Vintage Sepia with a knot of hessian ribbon & a button to finish. The card blank is "Hairy Manilla"  

Time for some elegance next with the background stamped with Snowflake Trio & Versafine Smoky Grey & the main image embossed with detail silver powder. Mount onto silver mirror card & add some Glitterdomes for added sparkle.

Last but not least I've stamped onto a piece from the Perfect Prints pad using Versafine Onyx Black, mounted onto burgundy card & added some "Metals" in gold. I've also notched the corners of the stamped piece with a corner punch.

Hope these have given you some inspiration for some quick & easy cards.   



Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas for Kids Large & Small

Materials used:-
Stampendous CRP235 Snowman Friends
JGCL 562 Christmas Greetings
Sparkler peel offs
1.5" circle punch
Stickles Stardust
Versafine Onyx Black
Sakura pencils
Wobbler
Mark Richards Clear Rainbow Elements
All available from:-
www.woodware.co.uk
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
I've been saving this cute new stamp from Stampendous for the theme this week & aren't they fun? I've chosen to make a rocker card but with added wiggle as the snowmen are mounted onto a "Wobbler" so plenty of movement going on here which is the sort of things kids love- Mr Frosty did too!
I've printed with Versafine & coloured with pencils. The mechanics of the card are quite easy just die cut a 7" circle of white card & fold in half. Cut a 5" circle of silver mirror card plus one in acetate too.Cut the mirror card circle in half & pass through a snowflake embossing folder. Cut the acetate circle in a little over half & attach to the back of  mirror section to form a whole circle again. Attach to the folded white circle with the acetate standing up. Cut out the snowmen & mount onto the "Wobbler" to attach to the front of the card. Stamp "Noel" from "Christmas Greetings" onto a punched circle & mount onto a die cut snowflake & attach with 3D foam pads to the acetate. Add the Sparkler snowflake peel off to edges of the circles,some single snowflakes to the acetate & plenty of Stickles to the Snowmen's hats & buttons.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

A Christmas Collage


Materials used:-
Stampendous CRR214 Christmas Cottage
JGS317 Many Christmases
Clear Scraps mask CSSM Holly
Detail Copper embossing powder
Tombow pens
2" Holly punch
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy
Buttons, Fancy Twine, Brads, s/a jewels
Corner rounder punch
Copper pearl card
8" x 8" card blank
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road (opposite the library)
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
We have a Christmas Collage this week using a combination of stamps & embellishments & just the kind of thing I love. I started with the card blank & brayered it all over using a green ink. Next I stenciled the holly leaves using the mask & then overprinted with "Many Christmases" & Vintage Sepia. The 2 stamped images were embossed with Detail Copper & Christmas Cottage was then just given some highlighting & shading with Tombow pens. I then rounded all corners before layering onto the copper pearl card & attaching to the card blank. Now punch some holly leaves from the pearl card & give them some vein character using  a DEET (double ended etching tool). Thread some twine through the button holes before arranging with the leaves at the bottom left hand corner. The brads come from last years set " Christmas Trees & Snowflakes" Glitter brads & I have darkened the gold snowflakes with a permanent marker to be more in keeping with my colours. The gems come from one of the  Mark Richards "Cluster" sets to finish off the collage.

Friday, 31 October 2014

This Month's Sketch Challenge


Materials used:-
Dreamweaver stencil LM119 Candle & Holly
Dreamweaver stencil LS 92 Merry Christmas
Clear Scraps mask CSSM holly
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Splendor multi inkpad- Antique
2" circle punch
Gold & crystal superfine glitter
Organza & satin stripe ribbon
Red A5 card blank
DSA sheet
All available at:-
www.woodware.co.uk
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft (opposite the library)
33, Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
I'm confused!! I'm not sure if this is October or November's  sketch challenge! Anyway here it is! Quite a different one this time dreamed up for us by our own Jane Gill. I started by using the holly mask to create the black background using Galaxy Gold which I then cut in half & punched the half circles in the appropriate places.
Next I turned my attention to the Dreamweaver stencils & I decided to use the "double glitter technique".Cut a piece of card & a piece of double sized adhesive sheet to approximately the same size as the stencil -I used a larger strip here as I wanted it to go right across the card blank & use the  2 stencils side by side. Peel off one side of the sheet & attach to the card. Use a natural soap to rub over the back of the stencil  -this makes it easier to remove from the sticky sheet. Peel off the other side from the sheet & place the stencils over the top. Add ultra fine gold glitter & shake off excess. Carefully remove the stencil & cover the remaining sticky surface with Crystal glitter. Replace the clean stencil & add some colour using inkpads & a 1/8" stencil brush.
I attached the black holly  background with 3D foam tape to raise it slightly off the card blank. I added a little twist of black ribbon to the central image before attaching to the card. To finish add a strip of black satin stripe ribbon. 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

White Christmas

Materials used:-
CRS5057 Jumbo Snowflake Trio
FRS177 Good Wish
Stampendous Detail white & silver embossing powder
Brilliance Platinum Planet
1" & mini Snowflake punches
Dreamweaver embellishment pins
Mark Richards clear rainbow Elements
250 mm white organza ribbon
3 mm s/a diamantes
Stardust Stickles
8" x 8" card blank
Silver mirror & white glitter card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road (opposite the library)
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
Ah... White Christmas, my very favourite Christmas song guaranteed to bring a lump to my throat!! That's the theme for this week & I've decided to go white, sparkly & icy. I have used the gorgeous new Jumbo set from Stampendous- Snowflake Trio & embossed the card blank using white powder mixed with a little crystal glitter. I then over stamped with one of the other snowflakes & Platinum Planet. The sentiment is a new stamp from Francoise Read which I have embossed with silver powder & layered onto silver card. I have embellished with punched snowflakes,jewels,Stickles & the pretty new rainbow Elements from Mark Richards. You'll see that I've used the new Dreamweaver embellishment pins which I've given some sparkle with Stickles & inserted into the knot of the ribbon. All ready for Christmas!! 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Traditional Christmas

Materials used:-
Dreamweaver stencil LL334 Manger 
Dreamweaver matt white embossing paste
FRS305 Bethlehem
Splendor inkpads Antique & Circus
Versafine Majestic Blue
Stickles Frosted Lace
DL card blank
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road (opposite the library)
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
When you think of traditional Christmas designs what springs to mind? Snow scenes? Robins? Laughing snowmen? For me it has to be the nativity as this is what Christmas is all about after all. I've chosen this simple stencil from Dreamweaver which I have embossed with white embossing paste. When the paste was dry I replaced the stencil & softly coloured with inks from the Splendor pads. The words come from last year's set from Francoise Read  "Bethlehem" which I thought went very well with the manger scene. Now simply layer onto silver pearl card & add a die cut & some dots of Frosted Lace Stickles.   


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A Christmas Decoration


Materials used:-
FRS270 Curly- Deck the Halls
Sakura Stardust pens
Versafine Onyx Black
Stampendous Detail clear embossing powder
2" Holly punch
Woodware buttons
Jingle bells
Woodware Fancy Twine
Mark Richards Gold Metals
Red & green gingham ribbon
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft 
33. Exeter Road (opposite the library)
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
Stepping away from card making this week to create a decoration & this idea is something that has been buzzing around in my mind for a while now so time to finally let it out. I've used the fun new "Deck the Halls" from Francoise Read as the focal point of my Christmas wall hanging which has been stamped with Versafine & embossed with clear powder before being coloured with Stardust pens. Cut loosely  around the image before mounting onto bright blue, red & lime green card. As you will see I've randomly stamped the sentiment which comes with the set onto the card layers & added some faux stitching too. The corners gave been rounded with the large corner rounder punch. 
The base of the hanging is made from wide lolly sticks which have been stuck together at varying positions .I've also stamped the sentiment onto the lolly sticks & added some Jingle Bells suspended with some Fancy twine. Now just punch some holly leaves & add some suitable buttons as your berries. To finish I have added some gold "Metals" & some gingham ribbon.    


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October's Sketch Challenge

Materials Used:-
Peel off 94093 Pop Circles
Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pens
2" circle punch
3" scalloped circle punch
Liquid Pearls Hydrangea
Black A5 card blank
White, pink & black card 
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33,Exeter Road 
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273328
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
Time for this month's Sketch Challenge & I've chosen to use a peel off by Francoise Read. I do like to work with peel offs occasionally & there are some great ones from Woodware to choose from. Sakura pens work very well with peel offs & with the pop art look of this particular one. Just place the peel off onto white card & colour with the pens before punching out with the 2" punch. Layer onto a circle punched from the bright pink card with the 3" punch. Add the other 2 circles from the peel off sheet to a piece of black card & the smaller flowers too. Add some of the flowers to a strip of black card to form the middle border.Now assemble the card following the sketch & add some Liquid Pearls to the centres of the small flowers.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Christmas is Coming.....


Materials used:-
JGS360 Poinsettia Corner
Stampendous Detail Gold embossing powder
Liquid Pearls White Opal & Gold Pearl
Card Candi- Toy Box
Sakura coloured pencils
6" x 6" cream card blank
cream  vellum
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft 
 33 Exeter Road
Exmouth  EX8 1PT
01395 273328
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
It's nearly that time of year again & I know many of you have been doing Christmas crafting for a while now. There are some gorgeous new Christmas stamps from Woodware this year & I've chosen this one from Jane Gill "Poinsettia Corner" to kick off the season. I've firstly embossed the flower corner & the sentiment onto cream card using gold powder & coloured the leaves with Sakura pencils. I then embossed just the flower again onto cream vellum & cut out just the poinsettia flower. Before attaching to the main image I gave the flower some shape by sculpting on the back with a ball tool. Attach with a 1mm foam pad at the centre of the flower. I have edged the image & the card blank with gold powder.Now layer the image onto dark green card before attaching to the card blank. To finish add the green Card Candi & Liquid Pearls to the berries & centre of the poinsettia .

Friday, 19 September 2014

Ribbons, lace & pearls

Materials used:-
LG710 Large Orchid
Dreamweaver Pearlescent embossing paste
FRS259 Curly Butterfly (sentiment only)
Brilliance inkpads
5mm & 8mm s/a pearls
Woodware Doilies & s/a lace
A4 Hairy Manilla card blank
Woodware Ornate Bracket 2" punch
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 272238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk



We're rising to the challenge from the ladies at crafty cardmakers  this week & their theme is Ribbons, Lace & Pearls. 
I've chosen a Dreamweaver stencil & the lovely "Large Orchid" which I have pasted with Pearlescent embossing paste for a beautiful pearly look. When the paste was dry I replaced the stencil & added some colour & some more shimmer with Brilliance pearlescent inkpads.
I've used a Hairy Manilla (that name always makes me smile, I always want to say hairy gorilla!)
card blank which gives an aged look. Now you can go mad with the pearls,doilies & lace. The sentiment came from Francoise Read's Curly Butterfly & was stamped onto a label  punched with the new Ornate Bracket 2" punch. Why not pop over to crafty cardmakers & join in the challenge you could win some Woodware goodies. 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Punches

 Materials use:-
3" 2" & 1" Evening Dress 1 punches
2" & 1" circle punch
FRS 169 Little Messages
Perfect Prints- Vivid Dots paper pad 
Floral punchcraft tools
Liquid Pearls Copper
White Organza ribbon
Mark Richards Elements - blue
A5 white pearl card blank
All available from:-
www.woodware.co.uk
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
Tel: 01395 273328
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

OK it's official I'm addicted to flowers! I've done it again but just couldn't help myself! Our mission this week is to make good use of these lovely dress punches from Woodware & the frilly skirt of the dress just begged to be a frilly petal!! I began by punching a 2" circle from card to use as the base & to work onto. Then punch 8 pieces from blue paper using the largest punch (3"). Cut away the top of the bodice from each dress & score from the "waist" to the hem to make the dress frill. Edge with a blue inkpad & attach to the circle of card as shown in the photo below. Place the  remaining 4 pieces between the first 4. Now repeat the process using the 2" punch placing the petals in the centre of the first layer. Punch a 1" circle from caramel card & sculpt to give it a domed effect.add some dots of Liquid Pearls
The card blank is a piece of A4 cut in half (portrait) & then I scored about 2" to wrap at the back to re assemble the card.  The background was made from the Perfect Prints pad stamped with a sentiment from Little Messages & add a bow of white organza ribbon.  
As you'll notice I have used the 1" dress punch to make a frilly border along the right edge of the card blank using the same method as for the flowers. To finish I cut some strips of blue paper with the pinking blade of the Fingerguard trimmer & added some blue Elements. Voila-one frilly flower!!

The 3 dress punches

A petal

The first layer 

A closer look at the finished flower

Monday, 1 September 2014

Craft Canvas

 Materials used:-
Woodware Craft Canvas
Stampendous CRR204 PenPattern Light
Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme, Sky & Jade
Green gingham ribbon
Green Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen
Heart brads
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT 
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
This week we're exploring a new product from Woodware the very versatile Craft Canvas. You can ink it, stamp on it, die cut it, sew it,stencil it, heat emboss it, Frantage it & use some embossing folders with it too- the list is endless. It's easy to cut with scissors or even a trimmer.
I have made a pouch which I intend to house my Kindle when it goes on it's hols but you could use it for your jewels, pencils, bits of ribbon etc. etc. I cut a piece to size & then inked all over with Sky & Jade inks. The recommended ink to use is Crafters by Colorbox but any pigment ink works well (dye inks tend to bleed). When the ink was dry I over stamped using Thyme & one of the new Stampendous stamps "PenPattern Light" which is a gorgeous Zentangle design & I've a feeling will be making many more outings on this blog!  I also prepared another piece of canvas which I used to die cut the flowers. To this piece I added some embellishment  to the pattern with the Stardust pen. After dusting off my sewing machine & stitching the pouch I added some gingham ribbon to the edges (dodgy stitching- I'm not the best at that kind of thing!!) & a button & loop to fasten. Finally I attached the flowers with some PVA glue & some little bows. The canvas won't be sculpted as you would paper flowers so to give them a little character I gave  them a goods scrunching up in my hand. Do check out  this great new product!!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

August Sketch Challenge


Materials used:-
FRS149 Always Remember
FRS153 Happiness Is
FRS 169 Little Messages
Card Candis- Westminster
Textura cardstock pad -Nature
2" square punch
Brilliance Graphite Black
Brown/white polka dot organza ribbon
5" x 7" cream card blank
All available from:
www.woodware.co.uk
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
liberycraft33@yahoo.co.uk


Time for this month's sketch challenge & it seems that I'm in flower making mode again! This time I've used Card Candis which make a variety of great flowers as well as being an embellishment. 
1. Punch a  1" circle from card & add a generous dollop of silicone glue. 
2.Take 2 Candis & roll each around a cocktail stick to form a tube. Place them in the centre of the glue pointing upwards.
3. Hold a Candi in one hand & then hold the edge using curved tweezers with the other & twist.
4.Place these under the centre ones to form the first layer of petals. Carry on building up the layers until you're happy with the result.
Simples!! The beauty of this is that using the silicone gives you scope to fiddle with the petals until you're happy with it.  The squares have punched from the Textura cardstock & for the messages I've used the new "Little Messages" from Francoise Read. The "One in a Million" comes from "Always Remember" & the background butterflies from "Happiness Is". To finish add some brown spotty organza ribbon.   


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. 



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.