Monday 19 November 2012

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Black and White Christmas

As  soon as I saw the challenge for this week I knew I wanted to use my 'Noel' stamp. I've been dying to see it in this colour scheme.

FRS219 Huge Noel

As I didn't have any suitable black and white papers I decided to make my own using some of my new background stamps.

I have used the three following stamps;

FRS233 We Wish You
FRS227 Curly Stitched Background
FRS230 Tiny Dots

After cutting out the relevant letters I sponged the edges. This time instead of paper piecing I have raised the letters using foam pads. The ribbon has been heated with a heat gun to make it extra curly.

Follow the 'Black and White' theme on the Woodware Blog this week

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Patch Snowman

It's amazing how using a different colour scheme changes a stamp. After showing you my pastel snowman I thought I would show you a more traditional colour scheme. Don't you just love the bubbles [Glitter Domes] coming out of his pipe!

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Cute Christmas

Out of all the snowmen I have drawn this is probably my all time favourite. The colour scheme I have chosen is probably the cute part of the challenge.... very pastel!

FRS222 Patch Snowman

I have coloured him in using Sakura Soufflé pens. There is no shading so nice and easy... just fill in. This is quite a large stamp but quick to complete as actually there is not a lot of colouring in to do!

I have glittered him in patches using the clear Sakura glaze pen as a glue and ultra fine Stampendous clear glitter.
The tag is made from shrink plastic. I used another one of my new Christmas Stamps... a large wording

FRS124 Most Wonderful Christmas

Of course I have added some fab 'Glitter Domes'... a must have for this years cards!!

For more cut ideas pop along to the Woodware Blog

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Sketch

For this week's challenge I have gone back to using one of my early Christmas designs. That snowman bauble is so cute...

XXM011 Snowman Bauble

I wasn't sure about the sketch layout when I first saw it but it's actually really useful for using up scraps of paper and card.

On the craft card piece I have used one of my new Christmas background stamps which has a lovely script on it.

FRS233 We Wish You

I have glittered the snowman bauble using a clear glaze Sakura pen and ultra fine clear glitter. It's a very easy way to be precise with your glitter and it's dry in an instant!
The ribbon has been heated to make it extra curly. You use a heat gun to heat it very carefully - no house fires please! It only works with ribbon that have a high nylon content.

Couldn't resist the Mark Richard Glitter Domes.... again and perfect dotted around the bauble.

Pop along to the Woodware Blog to see other ideas by the team using the sketch.

Thursday 1 November 2012

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Frantage Christmas

This card is influenced by the cards made by a good friend - Jill [The Stamp Man] for the Woodware Christmas catalogue.

I've combined the 'Frantage' embossing powders with bauble 'Chippies'.

The flower centres are from the snowflake 'Chippies' and I have added some Mark Richard glitter domes [they are fab!]

I used the shabby white range of 'Frantage' powders and sprinkled in some shaved ice and crushed glitters from the same range.
For the background to the baubles I have used one of my Christmas background stamps which is great stamped over patterned paper.

FRS233 We Wish You

and another stamp for the stitching over the strip

FRS227 Curly Stitched Background
Finally I have embossed the edges of the background paper with shabby white embossing powder. You simply run a clear pad along the edges and dip the paper in the powder/heat.

Pop along to the Woodware Blog for more Christmas Frantage ideas

Papers kindly given to me by Christina at A Maze Of Memories
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