Woodware are again sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers this week the theme is Non-Traditional Christmas the theme runs for two weeks on their blog.
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
I saw this on pinterest, and think it is a perfect idea for an none traditional card, and of course the Woodware Gingham Ribbon
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.
Then I added the ribbon.
I tried various ways to do this.
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.
I had cut my four cards for the front the same size as my template before I started.
I just used double-sided tape to attach the fronts, although 3D mounting tape would work really well.
I Frantaged my star buttons not sure what I would do without these Woodware buttons
this is the navy gingham
This is the berry gingham.
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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The leaves in the park and garden are starting to turn and it is chilly in the morning and evenings so this week on Woodware Witterings we are thinking about falling leaves.
I have used the House-Mouse Cupcake Jump
but I only inked the mouse. I have used Crafter’s Bark ink
I have die cut leaves with the Stampendous die.
and then Frantaged, with a mixture of powders and mica.
then I added the leaves with a mixture of doublesided tape and foam pads.
some of the leaves went over the edges.
I love the texture that the Frantage gives. I heated the embossing in some places after I had attached them to the card as I had cracked some of the embossing.
Then I trimmed the leaves to the edge of the card.
I hope that you like my falling leaves, remember to check what the rest of the girls are up to on Woodware Witterings this week.
The theme this week on Woodware Witterings is Happy Days, and really one of the happiest days on our lives is often our wedding day, once we are relaxed enough to enjoy our selves!
I have used The Bride and Groom designed by Francoise Read. It is a good sized stamp that will make a good big card. My card it 7 x 7 inches, but I have cut it from a sheet of Textura white 12 x 12 card.
I folded the front so that it is 5 inches and the back 7 inches.
I used my circle cutter to get a 5.75 inch circle. I have used Grape embossing powder around the edges, I love using embossing powder for the texture and the shine. The card is from the Glamour Textura Card Stock 6 x 6 pad
the bride and groom have been embossed in Grape too and highlighted with Stickles.
The words are from Jane’s Hedgerow Clear Magic stamp. I have used my Tag Top punch and then rounded the corners of my strips with the regular corner rounder.
The heart is one of the small metal ones and I have Frantaged it with powders from the Purple Encrusted Jewel Kit.
I added a bow at the other end with 15mm organza
and there we are a card for a very happy day!
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This week on the Woodware Blog we are looking at cards for men,
This is one of Francoise’s Clear Magic stamps it is called Boys Toys
First I stamped and embossed with Bark Powder I have used the Bark Crafters ink pad becouae the powder is not opaque. I have used a large stencil brush and added colour from a 6 colour pigment ink pad.
The Woodware Just Words stamps have a brilliant selection of must have words these one are from a set that is perfect for the senior members of the family both male and female Great Grand, works well with other greeting stamps to truly personalize your cards.
I have scuffed the edges and added a touch of Rust Spoonful Frantage Kit then the tool brads
I have given the main card the Rust treatment too.
So well this week I have done a Kim and have a second card!
I am not sure which one I like best.
I have used Mixed Media card for both card and layers. The strip on the card has been made by running the Clear Scraps Gears Border through my Big Shot.
this time I have embossed the stamp in gold
coloured and layered on kraft card I like the Rope on a Bobbin it gives a nice masculine touch.
The words come from a set of Francoise’s called You Are the set has three unusual phrases. My favourite is “being unique is better than being perfect”
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Over on the Woodware Blog this week we have a sketch
here is the sketch
a very simple sketch for us, as usual, but I do like a sketch to get me thinking.
I have used Francoise’s Awesome 18 Clear Magic stamp. I have embossed it with Grape embossing powder from Stampendous.
I also stamped the 18 on some textura card from the great 6 x 6 pads I love the texture under the stamping, this time I used the really pretty Ice Blue, which is a pearly metallic Frantage powder. Then punched it with the Huge Oval punch.
The greeting comes from the same stamp I have mounted it on some white card that I have punched with the fantastic (my favourite product at the moment, you may have noticed) Tag Top Punch I used the Woodware Mini Stapler to attach the ribbon, which I have zapped with my heat tool.
I have layered the pieces on to paper from the 6 x 6 pad Lavender Mist and again stapled.
I could only find orange star buttons
but they look great Frantaged
all of my papers have been given a scuff up with the Woodware Edger.
I am rather pleased with the finished results, I hope that you like it too, don’t forget to pop over too see what the rest of the girls have been up too on the Woodware Blog, thanks for visiting see you soon!
Woodware are once again sponsoring and playing along with Crafty Cardmakers
The theme for the week is – 1 2 3
that is one stamped image, 2 papers and 3 different embellishments
here is my 1, 2, 3, card
Because I usually do much more minimal cards, I found this a really tricky challenge
For my 1 image I have used Relax a Clear Magic stamp designed by Francoise.
I stamped it three times (hope that is okay for one image), I have used Lettuce, Moss and Ruby Red embossing powders. The card is textured Textura Card Stock available in black and white. I liked the way that it has not stamped perfectly.
I chopped them up and added colour with a Dreamweaver stencil brush.
My 2 papers are both from the Perfect Prints 6 x 6 pad Rouge
So then we have 3 different embellishments. First I have Frantaged a Jumbo Frame Brad I have attached it to a scalloped oval punched shape. Embellishment number 2 is the dotty ribbon
My 3rd embellishment is a Chippie Hearts and Flourishes I have Frantaged this too, but this time in an electric frying pan! I got my electric frying pan after a trip to Samuel Taylors in Leeds with Fran from Stampendous, it is the first time that I have played with it, but I have a video from Fran that will introduce you to the possibilities…
Well next time I will be more adventurous with my hot pan!
Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check the rest of the Woodware teams 1, 2, 3. and join in the challenge on Crafty Cardmakers, you still have a week to play along.
This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at Wearable art, lucky for me we have just re-introduced a product that I really like Style Stones
they are perfect for lots of mixed media projects, and are great for wearing.
They are made from cultured stone, they are either natural, white or coated which makes them cream. They can be coloured with inks, paint, alcohol inks, or heat embossed… the possibilities are endless. Her I have used gold Color Solutions Alcohol inks.
I have stamped on the plain side the stamp is Francoise’s Clear Magic Old Letter using Crafter’s ink.
I have used Aged Copper Frantage Embossing Powder on the words and around the edges.
the necklace can be worn on either side.
this one has been inked with Crafter’s Barn and then Frantaged.
with a plain back.
The Frantage, is just a mix that I have.
this one has an interesting back.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the girls Wearable Art on the Woodware Blog, thanks for visiting see you soon!