Woodware Sketch 45

On the Woodware blog this week we have a sketch to follow


I have played about with the shape and done an 8 x 8 card


The stamp is Francoise’s Clear Magic Christmas Trees


I have just stamped in black with the ColorBox Wicked Black twice.


I then cut around the trees roughly on one of the stamped trees.


For the base card I used the Dylusions Post Box Red Paint to colour the top half of the card


I cut a small panel and edged it with the Dylusions paint.


I coloured one of the trees with the Dylusions Cut Grass Paint and then added tiny crystals from the Clear alphabet set.


The Merry Christmas comes from the Aspects of Design Clear Magic Celtic Circle and Holly set.

I decoupaged a coloured tree on to the main image, and raised the greeeting panel too.

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to pop over to the Woodware Blog to see what the rest of the team have been up to this week!

Woodware – Texture, Texture, Texture….

On the Woodware Blog this week we are looking at texture, I have made some practice pieces that I will make into badges, card toppers or they may go on canvases, or they may sit in a box for quite some time…


this a selection of what I have been up to.


Here is a close up.


this is all of the pieces that I have used for this one. The pieces are cut from the Stampendous Pop Up Die set, Yes I know that sounds strange, but the die set includes dies to cut tags and the nest beautifully to make frames.


This is Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste, I applied it with a palette knife and added extra peaks.


While the paste was wet I added micro beads and Stampendous Glass Glitter, the one on the right just has beads.

Set them aside to dry.


I have then layered up the frames. I have use Glossy Accents


I embossed the top frame with Stampendous Seasonings Embossing Powder


Then I added glossy accents to the frame.


popped the decorated piece in and then topped up the Glossy Accents.


This one is Mat Black Embossing Paste


Covered in gold beads, you can see the texture here.


This one has mixed beads and then glitter in the gaps.


I have used the Emboss Gloss to add the embossing powder around the edges.

These were great fun to make, and I do have more, and I will get around to using them to add texture to my art!

You will see lots more texture on the Woodware Blog this week Thanks for visiting, see you soon!

Woodware – Mechanical Cards

The Woodware team this week is mechanical cards, the girls are all interpreting this in there own way here is mine…


I have made a card that folds so they way that you fold a box when you have no tape…


I have done this one in 2 colours to show you how the card goes. I made this as a birthday card a couple of years ago, but of course I didn’t take a photograph.


For this one I have used a sheet of 12 x 12 card in white and cut it in half, then I scored 3 inches in from each end.


I have used the Dreamweaver Holly Swirls stencil, I put it on wonky as it is not big enough to cover the whole card, then I put it on the other way to cover the whole panel.


I inked with the ColorBox  Gypsy pad ant then highlighted the berries with a red Sakura Glaze pen


I have used a red sheet from the Glamour Textura 6 x 6 card pad, the stamps are from the Woodware Aspects of Design range the Celtic Tree, the words come from the Celtic Circle and Holly.


The holly comes from the same set as the greeting, I cut two squares 2 and3/4 inches for the holly.


and 2 and 1/2 for the text squares.


I have added Glossy Accents to the Holly

Then tick your corners in to fold it up. I like this card quite simple really, but I think that it is quite fun!

Pop over to see what the rest of the team are up too on the Woodware Blog

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The Mirror Crack’d – Masks -take 2

We are again sponsoring The Mirror Crack’d Blog


Their theme for this month is Make a Mask either a bought one or from scratch.

So here is my second effort of the week…


I have used Craft Canvas it is so durable that I can mess it about much more than you can card.


I used a compass to draw a rough shape, it was inspired by a mask that I saw in a museum while I was on holiday.


I have then cut it in Craft Canvas and sprayed it with the Colorbox Dyeink spray in Artichoke, the spray spreads and bleeds on the craft canvas as it is designed for paper, but I like the effect that it makes.


Then I used Duo Glue and added gilding leaf.


I used Glossy Accents, to give a raised line then added Micro Beads.

So that is my second mask of the week, I hope that you like it.

So why not play along with the girls at The Mirror Crack’d you have all month to put your thinking cap on!

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The Mirror Crack’d – Masks

Woodware are again sponsoring The Mirror Crack’d Blog


Their theme for this month is Make a Mask either a bought one or from scratch.

So here is what I have come up with.


You will find the same mask decorated Lin on the Design Team for the Mirror Crac’d, I decorated this without knowing what Lin had done honest!


I went to a craft shop and bought a paper mache mask.


I painted it with some old acrylic paint, just to lighten it.


The I went mad and painted it with three colours of Dylusions paint. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of it in progress (my daughter kept coming to speak to me).

I used the ColorBox Blending Tool to apply the paint.


Then I Frantaged like mad with three different mixes that I had made up, I have no idea what was in them! Ah the beauty of Frantage!!! I used my Boss Gloss Embossing ink on the mask to get the powders to stick where I wanted it, I heated from underneath to start with and finished off on top.


Then I added bling, the Multi Coloured Triple Wave border, was perfect for this project.  7

The pearls come from one of the combo cluster sets. I love the knotted ribbon and I just teamed it with 15mm organza and 3mm satin, to add some movement.

I hope that you like my fun mask.

So why not play along with the girls at The Mirror Crack’d you have all month to put your thinking cap on!

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

Woodware New Home – take 2

Me again with another New Home project I have used the same stamp set Jane’s Three Houses, but I do love it!


I hope that you think I have given it a completely different look.


I started with a piece of clean slate (sorry). I have not used slate in a project for years!


First I painted it with Dylusions Paint in Lemon Zest, I used two coats to get good coverage.


Then I stamped the house from the set on some tissue paper and added a touch of colour with Sakura Colouring Pencils, and glued it on to the slate with Crafty Glue, put the glue under and over the image to make sure it is well stuck down.


I added some words from the set too.


Then the fun begins. i have added Color Fragments


Shaved Ice and Bronze Mica Fragments. I have wrapped wire around for decoration and for hanging.

I have used Glossy Accents to attach the Fragments and the wire at the back, it works well on the slate.

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Woodware New Home

The theme on the Woodware blog this week is new home here is a simple card with one of Jane’s new house stamps


The Clear Magic stamp is called Three Houses, I asked Jane to draw some houses, and I am really pleased with them.


I have used a Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art Bricks, I have sprayed through it with the ClearSnap Dye Ink Spray in Artichoke and Grape. I have made another 2 backgrounds with the ink that was left on the mask.


The mask is a great size and has given me a nice border around the card.


I have used two of the new embossing powders from Stampendous. The Rose Gold is slightly darker on the middle house, I hope that you can see it in the photograph, I have darkened it by using a dark ink under the powder. The blue house is the new Ice Blue powder. These are both lovely new powders. You can see the four new powders here.


I have used water colour pencils to colour my houses.


the words come from an old set designed by Francoise Heart and Home. I have finished off with a button and some burlap ribbon which I have cut down.

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to visit the Woodware blog to see what the rest of the girls have been up to this week