Stampendous- Dreamweaver – Woodware – Blog Hop – Making Texture


This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!

Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.

And that’s our theme!! Making Texture.

We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

So here is my project I have used  Kaffee Klatsch one of Nat Kalbach’s stamp set.


I have made a wall hanging using the Artist Canvas Pad it is an American A4 size pad of lovely textured canvas.


First I used the Dreamweaver Large Scales stencil and and a Colorbox Crafters Pad and inked through the stencil.


this is a really easy stencil to repeat across the canvas


I love that with theCrafters and a brush you can blend this ink, I have not tried to make it even, but you can not see the joins, then I cut the canvas in half


then I stamped


and stamped


and Frantaged


I love this randon effect.


on the other half I just stamped.


I added some red Woodware wire which I had twisted around the posts on the Plastic Jig. I also used some wadding under the canvas and stitched it.


I Frantaged the tops of some brads and added these


They are perfect in the circles of the stamp.

Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to comment and hope along!

Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —

Stampendous Blog

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

 Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Dorothy Adam

Francoise Read

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Lyn Bernatovich

Cindy Groh

Gill Wilson

Alison Heikkila

Woodware – Accordion Cards

Over on the Woodware blog this week we are looking at Accordion cards, I have had fun with this one!


I am rather fond of house stamps and this is a Stampendous Perfectly Clear set called Family Home is my latest favourite.


First I stamped out several of each house, and coloured them with Sakura Pencils,


They are roughly coloured as that fits the style of the stamp (that is my excuse and I am sticking to it) and also roughly cut out.


I cut a piece of 12 x 12 in half and scored it and folded it at 3 – 6 and 9 inches. I like to use my Woodware trimmer and the scoring blade for scoring my cards. I have then taped the 2 pieces of card together.


I used Picasso to add the sky, simply with a stencil brush and a blue pad.


this I repeated all along the card.


then lined up my houses along my road.


I added ribbon to the card so that I could close it up. I have just put double sided tape under it, i think that it looks quite neat


and the ribbon just hangs out of the way  when the card is on display!

Thanks for visiting see you soon, and don’t forget to check what the rest of the girls have been up to.

Woodware Big Blooms

Big Blooms from me today for the Woodware Blog

I have used Jane’s Clear Magic stamp Claudia and the Canyon Crafters pad, which will be arriving very soon.

I stamped the image 5 times and then punched it with the Huge Scalloped Circle Punch

Three of the flowers I attached to the card with double sided tape, then I cut out 2 of them one is just the centre and one I cut into the petals, not very neatly.

I added glitter to the centres with Sakura Quickie Glue and Crystal Glitter and layered up the cut pieces.

Woodware – Chosen by Jane – Pointillist Technique

Jane has chosen the theme this week, a technique that I have seen in paintings, but not something that I would have sever thought of trying, I am not sure that I really have got it right, but I do like the card that I have made.


I have used the Large Open Owl stencil from Dreamweaver


first tape down the stencil


I then drew around the stencil with a Black Micron Pen keep your pen upright as much as possible.


I then added my dots, with shades of brown from the new Koi Waterbrush pens 24 pack.


(sorry about the photo)


To finish off I made flags with some paper from the Perfect Prints Dark Dots pad.

I enjoyed doing the technique, so I got a bit carried away


a very simple card with the open fish stencil.

A great technique for sitting on a train or in front or the telly, you may be seeing it from me again!

Pop over and see the rest of the teams work on the Woodware blog.

Rustic Cards

This week on the Woodware blog the theme is Rustic Cards


All of the stamping was done with ColorBox Crafter’s Ink.


First I stamped a background with the ColorBox Mini Molding Mats i used some Tombow Glue to attach the stamp to an acrylic block, this means that it just pulls off when you are finished.


I have used 2 stamps and 2 colours of ink.


Then repeated them over the card.


next I punched out a square and stamped it with the background and a greeting from Jane’s Clear Magic In The Frame Ditti’s. The edges have been scuffed up with the Woodware tool.


Next I stamped the Stampedous Penpattern House and stamped it on some scrap paper and cut it apart to make masks.


This meant that I could stamp the sections of the house with different stamps.


I stitched the squares to make them look patchwork. In the corner I stamped the Woodware Just Words Post Card stamp.


and a bow on the ribbon.


and some gingham ribbon under the greeting.

All of the edges have been scruffed up, and then edged with ink.

Thanks for visiting pop over to see what the rest of the team have been up to this week on the Woodware blog.

Mothers Day a Special Lady

This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at Mother’s Day or a special lady in your life.


I have a friend in mind for this card who I don’t see very often but is very special to me.


It started life like this, at Woodware this week we are running courses on for stencil teachers With Lynell of Dreamweaver and Fran from Stampendous. One of the techniques involved mixing colours into translucent paste this is a tub of left-overs, it is called sludge paste.


and here is how it looked, this time, but of course it will never be the same twice. The butterfly is a lovely open stencil that lends itself to many techniques


while the paste was wet I added crystal ultra fine glitter.


While my butterfly was drying I prepared the background with Jane’s Dorothy Clear Magic stamp and the Triumphant Decades dye ink from ColorBox and Graphic 45.


I have run the Zen Flower stencil through the Big Shot, and colured it using the Strie method.

The greeting stamps are from Franocise’s Funky Words Clear Magic set.

My sort of card, using a little bit of left overs and some of my favourite stamps and stencils! Pop over to the Woodware blog to see lots of inspiration from the rest of the girls.

The Mirror Crack’d – Journal Cover

This month Woodware are sponsoring the Mirror Crack’d blog

So here is my take on the journal theme


I have made a cover for one of the Woodware note pads


The pads are very handy, they are just about A6 size.


I cut a piece of card larger than the front.


and scored it so that I have about 2cm down the back of the pad and scored it twice to make it fit the pad.

I then cover it completely with washi tape and then sealed it with Mat Gel Medium. I turned the ends of the tape over to the back.


I added a square of Mark Richards course weave Jute and a coin from the Chinese Coins selection box. I wrapped the coin with cord from the Craft String Medley pack.


All of this I hide with a piece of black card, cut slightly smaller than the front.

Quick and simple, but would make a nice quick gift with any small pad.

Thanks for visiting and please join in over at the Mirror Crack’d or just hop over for some inspiration.