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
01395 278238
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
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
Ex8 1PT
01395 273238

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.