Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Materials used:-
FRS187 Wonderful Friend
Perfect Prints paper pad "Fruit Drops"
Dreamweaver Alcohol inks
Sakura coloured pencils
Brilliance Graphite Black
White pearl card
Green Elements
Narrow green satin ribbon
6 x 6 cream card blank
All available from:-
Your Exmouth stockist is :-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
We're looking at "Friendship" this week & what better stamp than this one from Francoise Read. The background was created by adding some drops of Dreamweaver alcohol inks to some acetate & then printing this onto some pearl card. I stamped the image with Brilliance & added some colour with the coloured pencils. Layering onto some black card really makes the colours pop & I've criss crossed the ribbon over the card before attaching to the dotty background on the card blank. To finish I've added some green Elements & some faux stitching.    

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Materials used:-
Stampendous HMCR18 Birdie Kiss
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Sakura coloured pencils
Woodware corner daisy punch
Ornate Bracket punches 2" & 3" Lilac gingham ribbon
Brown A5 card blank
It's HouseMouse week- don't you just love 'em? I've chosen "Birdie Kiss" but there are so many cute ones to chose from. I've stamped with Versafine as you just can't beat it for the fine details of the HouseMouse designs. Softly coloured with Sakura pencils is all you need. 
The message which i have layered onto the 2 sizes of the Ornate bracket punches cpomes for "Little Messages" by Francoise Read & it's a set I fin myself reaching for again & again as it always seems to say just what you want. The bunting at the top comes from the "waste" after punching a border (just remove the guard) with the daisy corner punch. To finish just add some gingham ribbon & some bows.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Sketch Challenge 43

Materials used:-
Perfect Prints paper pad "Blue Dawn"
5x7 white card blank
peel off 92222 chain "thank you"
1.5" punches circle &  plum flower
Stamen punch
Gold Metals
Stampendous SSC1158 Thoughtful Wishes
Blue Sakura Stardust pen
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
It's sketch challenge time again & we have a very unusual one this time which I must admit has had me scratching my head a bit. So I played it safe & stuck to a bit of paper crafting with my old favourites the Perfect Prints paper pads & this time "Blue Dawn". I firstly die cut the circular part out & cut a frame too onto which I have applied the peel off greeting.I have filled the space with acetate & cut the appropriate panels from the papers. The panel under the acetate on the inside of the card has had a greeting from "Thoughtful Wishes" printed upon it. The small circular embellishment was made from the 3 punches with the stamen punch adding interest to the other areas. To finish just add some gold Metals.
Here's the original sketch

Friday, 12 June 2015

Shadow Box- The Mirror Crack'd

Materials used:-
JGS377 Boxed Daisies Trio
FRS169 Little Messages
Perfect Prints paper pad Fruit Dots
Woodware 1" & 3/4" daisy punches
2" label punch
Tombow pens
Liquid PearlsYellow
Narrow green satin ribbon
Pink chalk inkpad
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
This week we're joining the ladies of the mirror crack'd for their non card challenge & this time we've been asked to design a "Shadow Box". Well my interpretation of this is a design in a frame & I must admit I've cheated a bit with this one as I haven't constructed my box from scratch. I've used a gift box & cut an aperture in the front but I'm happy with the result. 
For the design I've used the lovely "Boxed Trio Daisies" from Jane Gill. I've stamped twice so that I could decoupage the daisies & I've water coloured with Tombow pens.The spotty background comes from the Perfect Prints pad & I've punched a label to add the greeting from "Little Messages".  To finish I have softly sponged the frame with the pink inkpad before adding the punched daisies.
Why not pop over to the mirror crack'd to see what they've been up to.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Busy,busy ,busy!

Here are a few more of the samples I've been working on combining the scrummy products of Stix2 & Woodware. Stamps, peel offs. acetate. glitter, foil, Dreamweaver Colour Solutions inks & so much more.

Double sided punchable sheets punched with Woodware
punches & glittered with Stix2 Ultra fine glitter. Glitter drops made with
Stix2's glue gun & ultra fine Iridescent glitter.

Heat resistant acetate from Stix2 embossed with Woodware's
Bubble Bloom "Clarissa"

Stix2's Project Acetate with Dreamweaver inks & black peel off
Die cut flowers cut from Stix2's Double sided Polyester Ultra
Sticky Clear sheet then foiled, glittered & beaded. Woodware's
"Always Remember" sentiment 
Acetate & Dreamweaver inks again with a Woodware peel off.
The background is Dreamweaver inks printed onto card from acetate.

Don't forget my all day demo at Liberty Craft on 4th July when I shall be covering all of these techniques so come & see for yourself. It's free!!

Saturday, 6 June 2015

The Mechanics Masters!!

A great day was had by all at today's JAN-DEBS-DAYZ Mechanics Masterclass workshop & here are the wonderful results. Well done Lyn, Angela, Ruth, Val, Pat & Gloria! Jan & I had a lovely day with you all. 
Hope to see you at next month's  "Canvas workshop" on Saturday 11th July.  

Take a bow ladies!

Designer Challenge- Chosen by Kim

Materials used:-
Stampendous CRS5074 Build a Bouquet stamp set
                  DCS5074 Build a Bouquet die set 
JGCL575 Delightful Verse
Sakura coloured pencils
Glossy Accents
Stardust Stickles
Pink card
A5 white card blank
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
01395 273238

We have another challenge from the Woodware design team this week & this one comes from our guest designer Kim Rygate. Kim has chosen the theme of "Window" designs & one that I used to use a lot & had forgotten about so it was good to re visit it. The concept is quite simple really; take a piece of card which will be the front of your design & cut an aperture which can have a decoration around & a sentiment or artwork underneath i.e inside the "window" . I have taken a piece of pink card die cut an aperture & embossed it with an embossing folder. The sentiment which has been stamped inside the window is from "Delightful Verse". 
The roses have been die cut & stamped using the Stampendous Build a Bouquet Stamp & die sets. I have coloured with Sakura pencils & given them some shape with a Character Shaper. After attaching to the card I have covered the leaves with Glossy Accents & given the butterflies the Stickles treatment.   

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Jan-Debs-Dayz New Workshops!!

& MASTERCLASSES for a challenge! 

“We have been planning to do some workshops days to cater for the growing crafty enthusiasts in East Devon and beyond. We hope to be able to inspire you in an open, friendly atmosphere to share and create our designs together.   We have years of expertise at our fingertips –Stamping, Stencilling, Punch craft and more.  We aim to do a full day of paper-crafting each month – on Saturdays from 10 til 4pm”.    Jan Caudrelier & Debbie Frost

 To be held in PILGRIM ROOMS, GLENORCHY CHURCH, Exeter rd. Exmouth
2 Workshops each day - £30 (to include 2 stamp sets value £12 & tea/coffee)

Double-sided adhesive tape (DSA) Scissors Trimmer or Craft Knife/mat Pencil/ruler Pallette knife/stencil tape for stencilling. ** Tea coffee and buns provided!



Metal stencil included by Dreamweaver 
Jan will be using inks and Embossing paste with Embossing powders on Cotton Craft Canvas to create a loose cover for an A5 note book.

Techniques :- Using a Stencil and embossing paste with embossing powders on canvas.  Embellishing more with inks and stencil techniques.  ALL levels of ability.

Stamp set included - Inkylicious – “Seascape Memories”
Debbie will be using Woodware’s Craft Canvas to create a special 8” x 8” card which can be adapted to be a wall hanging also.

Techniques:- stamping, creating a background using Distress pads. Incorporating die cuts & other embellishments All levels of ability
SATURDAY August 8th

Stamp to be announced! 
Our first CHRISTMAS workshops this year will be using stamps from Woodware’s new Christmas designs. 
We could be paper piecing, stamping, embossing, brayering, die cutting, Punch craft or all of the above!! 
Book your place now !! 
Further Saturdays with us:-, Sept 5th, Nov 7th, Dec 5th.