By the Seaside – take 2

So here I am again with a sea project this time I have done a birthday card.

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I have used Dreamweaver Stencils for this card.

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First I ran the Sandcastle stencil and the Happy Birthday,

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I did have to do the words again as I had them round the wrong way!

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I cut them apart and then scuffed up the edgers with the Woodware Crimper.

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I returned the happy birthday stencil to the image and then added colour from the Farmhouse 6 colour pad from ColorBox.

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To colour the sandcastle I used the Strie method.

Here is  a great video from Lynell on how to do the technique, and instructions for embossing through the Big Shot, even how your word stencils should be, wish I had watched the video before I started!

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I have used two shades from the same pad and gone in both directions.

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For the background I have used the small Scales stencil.

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Added a touch of brown gingham ribbon to the Happy Birthday.

By the Seaside

We are off to the seaside on the Woodware blog this week and I thought that it was calling out for a scrapbook page.

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My daughter is just back from a holiday in Cape Verde, they went on a catanaran trip and swimming in the sea was one of the things that she wanted to try, I think that the best part was jumping off the boat, and of course the celebration Cava.

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Stampendous have some new embossing powders and I thought that the Ice Blue would be perfect for this.

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to make my sea I used the Versamark pen and scribbled then added the embossing powder, this gave me an uneven fiish, which is what I wanted.

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I tilted the images, to go with the movement of the sea

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Shona wrote the journalling. I added ribbon around the card

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and tied an extra piece of ribbon, a simple note is enough of an embellishment.

A very simple page of seaside fun.

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Another Touch of Sunshine

I am back again with another touch of sunshine, and we have had more sun this week than we have had all summer, but still plenty of rain.

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For today’s card I have made a folded flower that I found on Creative Hobby Supplies blog so thank you to the girls there for the idea.

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First punch out 8 circles and 1 smaller one for using at the end.

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I have used photocopy paper and coloured one side with Dylusions paint, I left it to dry, and then

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folded up the flower petals.

I have done the folds on a patterned paper to illusrtrate the folds.

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Fold in half, and unfold

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fold againin the opposite direction

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fold in the corners

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then fold in again

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to give you a petal

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then mount them on the punched shape, I have used Crafty Glue

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place on 4 petals

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then add the other four petals on top.

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To mount the flower on I used white card and the square corner punch

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then I have added craft string around the card

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I love this way to egde the card.

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the ends just meet, and you do not have ay waste.

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I have used the gold Elegance Birthday die cut tags and edged it with ink from the Balloons pigment ink pad.

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I love the print on it.

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I finished off the flower with a button and some yellow glitter.

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A touch of Sunshine!

This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at sunshine and the colour yellow. At this time of year we should be see lots of sunshine outside, but this year where I live it is mainly rain that it is coming down, so I have brightened my world with this flower of Francoise.

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The stamp is Doodle Daisies and the components are all separate, so that you can build your own flowers

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I have stamped on coloured card and then used pale Tombow Dual Brush pens to change the colour of the card.

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For the background I have stamped the small flower and embossed it with Sunny Yellow Powder.

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The greeting is a Woodware Just Words stamp Time Decides. I really like the latest batch of Just Words stamps.

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I then added Glossy Accents to the flowers and leaves to add some shine.

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Woodware Sketch Number 44

On the Woodware blog this week we have a sketch

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I like this sketch, Gill yesterday turned it into a Christmas card and I can see lots of possibilities for Christmas, exciting!

So here is the card that I have made with the sketch

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I have used a Dreamweaver die and a Clear Magic stamp designed by Jane.

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The Leafless Tree die was cut from navy pearlescent card from my stash.

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I used the ColorBox Emboss Gloss wand to add some watermark ink to the tree and then added silver embossing powder randomly over the tree.

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then to make the pendants I cut strips of navy and blue card with a V in the bottom. I put these together with double sided tape.

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Then die cut the second largest oval from the Dreamweaver Long Nesting Ovals and stamped on it with the wording from Jane’s Heart Garden Clear Magic stamp.

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I used a Tombow Glue Stick to attach the tree, I deliberately was very heavy handed with the glue, so that it spread when I pressed the tree to the card. Then I covered the tree with Multi Crystal Glitter, by doing it this way I got a more random spread of glitter.

This card has actually been handed over to the bride and groom.

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On the inside I added the large oval cut with the Dreamweaver dies and topped it with a tag from the Elegant Tags Everyday Messages. I used the High Bond Tape to attach the oval, just around the bottom and sides and popped in a gift card.

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Mr and Mrs

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Woodware – Chosen By Debs – Inspired by Nature

This weeks theme over on the Woodware blog has been chosen, by design team member Crafty Debs our award winning gardener, and crafter.

For my post I have done a scrapbook page

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The photographs were taken on Christmas Day 2014, it was a glorious day at the beach.

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I used the Dreamweaver stencil Large Scales for the background, this stencil is really easy to move around to cover the whole page.

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I have used two colours of ink the Ann Butler Desert Sand Crafter’s ink and the Stormy Seas Pigment ink both from ColorBox.

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I used the Dreamweaver Nested Ornament dies to cut the baubles. I stamped them with Stampendous Perfectly Clear Retro Alphabet. I embossed the edges with a Frantage mix.

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this bauble has a frame that I Frantaged.

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I stamped By the Sea a Stampendous cling stamp and embossed it with Aged Copper powder.

Walking by the sea always fills me with awe, the power of the water to move things around from day to day, I love the sky and although you have to walk in one direction and then turn around, you can see from the photographs that the view is different in each direction.

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Woodware Friendship Take 2

Holiday and illness are taking their toll this week on the Woodware design team so another card from me.

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and I have used another of the new Christmas stamps!

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Francoise has three Christmas baubles in this release that are all really great, but this one I felt could be used for all sorts of occasions (it does have a top on it) This one is called Love Bauble

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I have punched it with the bracket punch

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Then coloured it with the ColorBox Stylus and a Doodle Bug Pigment Ink.

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then edged it with the Wicked Black Archival ink that I had stamped with.

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I stamped a second bauble and coloured it in the same way.

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then cut out some hearts to cover the words that I didn’t want to show.

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For the background I used the Dutch Doobadoo Faded Dots.

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I have used the same inks to decorate the background.

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and on the inside.

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The greeting is from Francoise’s Little Messages Clear Magic set. This is a great little set of words.

There we are a simple but colourful card. Thanks for visiting, don’t forget to visit the Woodware blog to see what the rest of the girls have been up to!