Hello, I am back!

I have had a very quite crafting time for the past few months. I in the autumn I went to a quilting class locally and had fun, so I made a quilt on my own using the same method as I had learnt.

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All made from fabric that I had in my stash!

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I do like the strip method, but I suppose I should try something else.

But then I have been cheating…

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I have made four seat pads that have been stamped and then stitched with a zigzag to make them look quilted. There are great for extra seating or taking outside to add to garden chairs and can just be thrown in the washing machine.

Happy Easter

Dorrie Doodle

 

Woodware – Thank You – take 2

This week on Woodware Witterings we are saying Thank You

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and for this card I have used the Francoise Collection Distressed Thank You Background.

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First I stamped on the Woodware Mixed Media card, it is a nice large stamp.

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then I pressed Crafter’s ink pads in Sweet Pea, Blue Berry. and Aruba oon to my hot stuff mat. I used a water brush to pick up the ink and coloured all over with the various colours.

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when the card was dry I wrapped some 15mm organza ribbon around it.

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I just knotted some extra ribbon at the join.

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The layered it on to some dark card.

I mounted it all on to a gate fold card, made from a piece of Mixed Media card cut down to A5 and the scored on the Groovy Board.

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Woodware Thank You

On Woodware Witterings this week we are saying thank you, yes it is time to start giving thanks for all those lovely presents that you have waiting under the tree.

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Meet the elephant from the Stampendous Jungle Friends sets of Cling stamps and matching dies. He has been stamped and coloured with Sakura colouring pencils

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The base card has been inked around the edges with a Watermark Pad and then brushed with Dreamweaver Gliacier Ice and Purple Satin Metallic F/x

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The Fitted Frame layer has had the same treatment.

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the teal has been punched from one of the Woodware Ornate Bracket Punches

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Stampendous Cling Rubber Penned Thanks this has been stamped in black and due cut from the Stampendous Fitted Frame Dies

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The elephant has been mounted on the bobbler and the stand from the Popcesseries Die set

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it is a great set and very useful.

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and he will squash flat when put in the envelope.

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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Non Traditional Christmas – take 2

Woodware are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Non-Traditional Christmas the theme runs for two weeks on their blog.craftycardmakers2016

Don’t forget to check out the Crafty Cardmakers blog and play along with us all, we have a prize!

I have a ribbon tree or four for you today

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I saw this on pinterest, and think it is a perfect idea for an none traditional card, and of course the Woodware Gingham Ribbon

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I cut a triangle (well I folded some thin card in half and chopped it, then I measured and made holes in a rectangle of card, and used my Woodware Pierce it Tool to make evenly space holes. This became my template.

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Then I added the ribbon.

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I tried various ways to do this.

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But in the end I decided that cutting the lengths for each row war the easiest way to keep the ribbon even and not rip the holes too much by putting them under pressure.

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I had cut my four cards for the front the same size as my template before I started.

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I just used double-sided tape to attach the fronts, although 3D mounting tape would work really well.

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I Frantaged my star buttons not sure what I would do without these Woodware buttons

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this is the navy gingham

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This is the berry gingham.

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and the turquoise.

I hope that you like my none traditional Christmas cards, I liked creating this card using the bright ribbon making a very traditional Christmas image non traditional.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Woodware Witterings team have come up with for a Non Traditional Christmas week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers.

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Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers – Non Traditional Christmas

Woodware are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Non-Traditional Christmas the theme runs for two weeks on their blog.craftycardmakers2016

Don’t forget to check out the Crafty Cardmakers blog and play along with us all, we have a prize!

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Well I think that this is pretty non-traditional, it is a theme that I was not sure about so this card is definitely not a robin or a fireplace.

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First I lined up my Woodware Lolly Sticks on my very scruffy cutting mat.

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I cut some Double sided sticky sheet to hold them together, and then stick them on the card when I was ready.

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I hope that you can see may very elaborate Christmas tree

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I have added the Mask-it Sheet

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Then i have coloured my tree with Jungle Crafters ink

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I have used a stencil brush and I love that you can see the wood texture.

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I have glues on some Mini Light Bulbs, I have used Glossy Accents to attach them.

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Then I have added the baubles, well some Stickles and some Silver Pearl Pen from Dutch Doobadoo.

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I have made my wobbly line with a Sakura Micron Pen.

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I have Frantaged my star button for the top of the tree.

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The tree truck is just a chopped off lolly pop stick, coloured with Bark Crafters.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Woodware Witterings team have come up with for a Non Traditional Christmas week and why not play along at Crafty Cardmakers.

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Woodware – Sketch 57 – Take 2

I am back again with another take on this weeks sketch over on Woodware Witterings

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This is the Francoise Collection Clear Magic stamp Flowering Bike

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I have simply stamped with Bark Crafters ink from ClearSnap I have stamped on A4 Cream Linen card

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I stamped it again on some pre-cut plain cream card and some pink.

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Then I put the layers together.

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I used my Tombow Glue stick so that I can move the pieces around to get them perfectly lined up, well I hope that they are perfectly lined up!

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I then coloured in with a mixture of Sakura Water colour pencils and my Stardust gel pens.

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the colours are just slightly darker on the pink card, but you can still see them.

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I used Sakura Micron pen to add the faux stitching.

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not a bad take on the sketch even if I say so myself…

I stamped with the Bark Crafters pad on the ribbon and remembered to attach it around the pink panel before attaching it to the card!

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Woodware – Sketch 57

This week on Woodware Witterings we have a sketch

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and here is my first take of the week on it

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I have used one of Jane Gill’s popular Clear Magic Bubble Bloom stamps this one is called Lilly and is from the July 2016 release.

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First I stamped and embossed in silver, and then coloured the petals with Koi Brush Pens, place my foam pads where I planned to put the Card Candi and then started adding the Mark Richards 5mm Pearls.

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I realised that I didn’t like the blue of the leaves, so I added another colour on top, you can see the aqua colour on its own too. I rather like the 2 tone effect on the leaves.

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The Card Candi is Time Flies and I added Glossy Accents to the aqua bubbles. the tiny bubbles have been Stickled with Aqua.

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The papers are Time Flies too, I hope that you can see that I have sprayed the background paper with the blue colour from the Rangers Dylusions Mica Sprays, it is very subtile but lovely, of course it shows up more on dark papers.

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I have embossed in silver around all of the layers.

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I made a mistake when I was putting the card together and had trouble added the ribbon, it should have been added before I put the layers together!

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I stamped and embossed the greeting from the same stamp set on the Time Flies paper, and used the Tag Top punch.

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