Saturday 19 September 2015

Power of one colour

For this week's blog I have used a stamp from my 'Huge' words collection FRS237 Huge Friend. I worked on watercolour paper, stamping and embossing the word first using white powder. I sprayed the whole image and background then went in with a water brush to smooth out the colour within the letters. I've doodled in the letters using a white glaze pen.

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Woodware - On the Farm

Hello Dorothy here for Francoise.

This week Woodware's theme is on the farm here is Francoise's take on it..
Here we have an easel card made with The Garden Tots 

He looks as if he is off to plant some carrots doesn't he? Francoise has coloured him with the new Koi Brush pens

The words have been cleverly made to stand up by folding the card into a support. It is a very useful set of words  designed by Francoise Little Messages. I love the little chickens foraging about.

A very cute little taking a trip down on the farm!

Thanks for visiting see you soon!

Monday 23 March 2015

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.
Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —

Stampendous Blog
Janelle Stollfus
Pam Hornschu
Kristine Reynolds
Woodware Craft Collection Blog
Dorothy Adam
Dreamweaver Stencils Blog
Lyn Bernatovich
Cindy Groh
Gill Wilson
Alison Heikkila

For my contribution I have used one of Nathalie Kalbach designs. I have created layers of colour using a KaleidaColour ink pad and clear embossing powder. I have sponged and stamped using the ink from the 'Spectrum' ink pad. 
I have also used the stencil which comes with the set of stamps both on the tag and the folded card. 
Here you can see the resist created by the clear embossing powder. So some areas are very shiny and others are matt.

The flower is made up of 4 flowers held together by a brad. I sponged some clear ink on the flower and dipped it in clear embossing powder. I followed that by sprinkling some Frantage shabby pink embossing powder on the brad and mainly the first flower.

Monday 11 August 2014

Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!
This week I have made a bright card as I was getting ready for my trip to Stonleigh to the Great British Craft Show. Thank you to everybody that said hello it was a great show.
I have mixed stamps and stencils in this card.
The stamp is Blooming Heart I have has coloured vibrantly and cut around it and mounted it on foam pads.
The stencil makes a great background panel. The stencil is called Crusade and is a large background stencil which I have used just a small section of. That is one of the great things about stencils the ease that you can use portions of them. I have pressure embossed the stencil through my machine, and outlined with a Sakura Micron pen and then coloured with Sakura glaze pens.
Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:

Friday 16 August 2013

Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August...

Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the “pond” on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you’ll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware…including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!

 Here is my creation;

I have chosen to tangle the stencils using Sakura Micron pen. I have added some mini 3mm elements which were clear but I have coloured them with my peel off's pens to make little red berries. Some Woodware tartan ribbon completes the card!

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Woodware Team Challenge - Inspired by man

My husband inspired me to create this fishing set of stamps as he is a fisherman.

FRCL082 Gone Fishing

I have use 'Chippies' for the frames and tag.

Pop along to the Woodware Blog for other ideas...

Tuesday 30 April 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Graduation

For this challenge I have adapted a birthday stamp by trimming off the section that says 'happy birthday' as I felt the rest would be OK for someone looking ahead.

FRS134 Yet to come

For the congrats bunting I have used this stamp. It's one big stamp and you cut out the pendants you want.

FRS232 Small Bunting

I've used one of the new Woodware pads... my favourite.

Pop along to the Woodware blog for other ideas...

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Woodware Challange - White...

Hello Dorothy here today with some of Francoise stamps with a white themed project.

I have used Francoise's new Butterfly Medley Clear Magic set,

I have stamped them with Clearsnap Frost White pigment ink and embossed with clear powder. I hope that you can see the texture in the photograph, the detail on the stamp has been lost, but I like the textured effect that I have got. I punched the flowers from stamped images too to give the texture. the gems are from a clear alphabet set of crystals, I love them as they are so tiny.


The words are Francoise Most Wonderful Birthday single set and I have stamped in white again and embossed it with clear, on one of the vellum tags. The small butterfly has been embossed with  Shabby White powder.

I finished it off with some 15mm organza ribbon and ric rac ribbon.
To see what the rest of the girls have been up too pop over to the Woodware Blog



Thursday 18 April 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Gift bag and matching tag

For both the tag and the bag I have used this set of stamps :FRCL226 Flower Medley

I used one of the Clearsnap 'Colour Queues' for the stamping to get the colours to coordinate.

Pop along to the Woodware Blog for other ideas.

Friday 12 April 2013

Woodware Design Team Design - Working with vellum

Christmas I hear you say!! Well I wanted to show you how to combine Peel Off's with vellum.

I used silver Peel Off's which I changed to blue using a Peel Off pen.

The Peel Off's was stuck to some vellum. I trimmed around the image and working from the back I embossed the candle and holly. This makes the vellum go white
Pop along to Woodware Blog for other ideas using vellum.

Saturday 6 April 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Sketch

For this sketch I have used up some background paper that I stamped up with my butterfly set to punch out the circles. I also stamped the paper with my birthday background 

FRCL225 Butterfly Medley

FRS241 Many Happy Returns

The greeting comes from this set:

FRS136 Celebration cake

Pop along to the Woodware blog for other ideas using this sketch

Monday 25 March 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Around the world

I chose to make a very simple card for the challenge using this set

FRCL084 Oriental Elements

I have made up the layout of frames and squares using 'Chippies' which I covered with paper.

It highlights the importance of the tea ceremony.

Go to the Woodware blog for other ideas for 'Around the world'

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Lavender and Lace

It's fun making large tags! Build up a stash and you will always have something ready to put on a card...
I've used quite a lot of stamps on this tag:
FRCL225 Butterfly Medley
FRCL226 Flower Medley
FRS241 Many Happy Returns
The lavender comes in the form of the embossing powder I have used on the butterfly and corner of the tag. The lace in the punched butterfly.

Pop along to the Woodware blog for other designs.

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Blooms

To complete the challenge I chose to use this set:

FRCL134 Flowers and Stems

and a big Woodware punch that creates a very nice flower pot.

In the set of flower stamps you have solid and open stamps. You also get the little flower and some leaves plus of course some greetings.

Pop along to the Woodware blog for other ideas for this challenge.

Thursday 7 March 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Sketch

A very simple card from me this week. I have gone back to using a very simple greeting from this set

FRCL171 All Through the Year

You could use up leftover strips of patterned paper and card. I've used papers from a new 6 by 6 pad that Woodware will be stocking. I love the combination of purple, yellow and green

I've added faux stitching and some pearls to lift the design.

Pop along to the Woodware Blog for other ideas using this sketch.

Wednesday 6 March 2013

The Moon Walk London 2013

Hi Everyone

I normally keep my blog to share creative ideas but I wanted
to let you know that I will be walking a half marathon to raise
money for Breast Cancer research.

It's on the 11 May 2013 in London

you donate straight to the charity. Any amount would be greatly
received! here is the link

My training is making me a lot fitter but most of all this is a cause
close to my heart as my mum has had breast cancer. She is well and
fit now due to her excellent treatment and her fighting spirit.

So please, please sponsor me!!!!

Friday 1 March 2013

Woodware Design Team challenge - Animals Wild and not so wild

This little piggy is not wild!!... It's a great image to bring a smile to a poorly friend's face.

I have used this stamp and the wording is included with the piggy.... apart from the zzz which I added by hand.

FRS130 Hog Rest

Pop along to the Woodware Blog for other ideas on this theme.

Sunday 24 February 2013

Woodware Design Team challenge - Shinny Silver

Late posting again... picked the wrong day in the schedule!

This is one of my new stamps that I have stamped and embossed with silver powder. It's very crisp and clear.

FR133 A Good Friend

Background paper comes from a new pad Woodware will be stocking very soon.

I've added Mark Richard Silver Metals to decorate the card. Also some ribbon of course...

Pop along to the Woodware Blog to see other designs.

Monday 11 February 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Wedding Stationery

Another large word stamp to add to my growing collection...
FRS236 Huge Mr and Mrs

The 'Mr' and 'Mrs' are separate stamps as is the '&' so you can mix and match accordingly. There are also small greetings included. 
I have paper pieced using the 'Copenhagen' collection of papers.

I made a Silver wedding anniversary card for some friends using this card as a base for my design. I wrote their names into the 'M's to personalize it. 

Pop along to the Woodware Blog for other design ideas for this challenge.

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Sketch

I liked my little gnomes so much that I have drawn a couple of larger images for this Spring release.

Great for a man's card or just for fun....

FRS129 Fishy Wishes

I have distressed the edges of the panels and paper with black ink for a more masculine look.

Pop along to the Woodware blog for more ideas using this sketch
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