Monday, 23 April 2012

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Rollagraph

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Spring Gifts Blog Hop!!!
Whether you're getting ready for Mother's Day (US), graduation season, or just because, these gifts ideas can be made with a few Clearsnap inks, Rollagraph Stamp Wheels, and Woodware Craft Collection Clear Stamps. All week long we'll be sharing inspiring gift ideas on our blogs here:
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It's all about Rollagraphs this week and creating a gift. So I have decorated the cover of a tall notepad that I bought in Tesco. In fact I bought a few as I liked the shape - tall and long. Asda also sell little notepads but they are shorter.

I have used my Rollagraph design over every thing I have added to the cover. I started by making a sheet of background paper using some of the very smooth stamping paper that Woodware distribute for 'Craftwork Cards'. I did some masking and sponging to bring out the design. I have used 'Chippies' to spell out the word 'notes' and rolled over them with the Rollagraph. I have added strips of black torn card which is all 'Rollagraphed' as well as the ribbon!!.... see what I mean. The black on black is very subtle.
Once the ink was dry on the 'Chippies' I sponged the letters. I really like the way that the letters are just visible and almost blend in to the background.
For the ink I used a ColorBox Wicked Black pad. I simply rolled my Rollagraph over the pad several times for good ever coverage like you would with a brayer. Very easy to use and versatile! [as you can see lol].

Head on over to the Clear Snap Blog to see what they've created today!! And don't forget to follow Clearsnap  on twitter and Facebook and you will find Woodware on Twitter and Facebook too.

Happy Hopping!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Blog Hop......

Woodware and Clearsnap are showcasing Jumbo Rollagraphs for you all week from Monday to Saturday so keep an eye on us!.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Turquoise and brown

I really enjoyed doing this challenge as turquoise blue is one of my favourite colours and it goes so well with brown. I have combined two 'Kaleidacolor' ink pads 'Cappuccino Delight' and 'Fresh Breeze' to get the browns and turquoise blue. I do love these ink pads as they are very cleverly put together.
The stamp set featured is a new one from the Spring release which is so suited for purely stamping:
I did a very small amount of painting in the heart and on the butterflies using ink from the 'Cappuccino Delight' pad. I pressed the pad against some foil to make a palette so as not add water to the pad.
For extra detail I have added some Mark Richards bling. I have used 'Nailheads' in the corners, 'Candy Bonbons' dotted around and for the butterflies I coloured some gold 'Metals' brown with a Sakura 'Identi pen'. They look like copper!
If you are wondering where the background paper come from? I bought a very old book from an Oxfam shop so the pages are already yellowed...
Pop along to the Woodware blog for other 'Turquoise and brown' designs

Monday, 16 April 2012

Cards for Dads

Another card that I made in preparation  for my demo day at 'A Maze of Memories'. It could be used for 'Father's Day' or for a birthday.
I have used this single stamp and this greeting set:
FRS109 Dad 
FRCL171 All Through The Year

The 'Dad' stamps works really well over patterned paper as in this sample or is also great on plain coloured card with the border coloured in.

I love punches that have good waste [lol] ... like the tiny stars from this 'Martha Stewart' punch.

Even the men are entitled to a little bling... oh and a bit of ribbon!

I did a little bit of grunge on the blue card which I think works really well.

The papers come from a 6 by 6 pad from 'My Minds Eye'.

Hope you have enjoyed and will come back in a couple days time to see a variation. Tomorrow is my turn for posting on the Woodware Blog.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Woodware Design Team Challenge - 21st Birthday

This one had to be a quick card as I'm so busy sorting the Christmas... yes Christmas designs. I'm very please with my little[lol] collection! but now they need cleaning up,last minute adjustments and a base...
I have worked with the number 'Chippies' and 'Skagen' paper collection. Quite muted for me!!
I covered the numbers with Starlight Black Brilliance ink. It is like a pewter silver. A little tip to hurry the process use a heat gun between layers!
I've used Mark Richards pearls to bling up the numbers, keys, tag and corners. 
The inverted corner punch is perfect for the pearls in the corners. I have stamped the greeting and rose border onto a punched tag. They come from this set:
FRCL213 Tag Builder

The lilac ribbon is a new one that Woodware are stocking. It's to die for!
You get a rainbow assortment in a lovely box.

Pop along to the Woodware Blog for other designs

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Sketch

wasn't sure when I first saw the sketch but once I started to plan I warmed to it. I have opted to change the thin rectangles to lines of circles which I really like. I've used one of my doggy sets:
FRCL119 Man's Best Friend

I have punched the circles using the yellow 1 1/2" punch. The noses are shinny... I remembered! The Sakura clear Glaze Pen is perfect for the job. I did some sponging as it seems appropriate for a doggy theme. I have added some Mark Richards 'Nailheads' to complete the card.

Pop along to the Woodware Blog to see other ideas using this sketch

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Another Demo Card

As promised another sample that I made ahead of my demo at 'A Maze of Memories' to show you. If you missed yesterday's go back one post to see some fun cards using my 'Smart Gadgets' set.

This is an easel card. They are not very easy to photograph but I do love the concept of the card.

I have paper pieced using papers from an echo 6 by 6 pad. The stamp is one of my favourites from this spring release.

FRS116 Patchwork Boat

I thought this would make a great card for a dad with a summer birthday or for Father's day in June. For some reason the boat looks more nautical to me on a circular panel!

I used the clouds from this set;
FRCL215 Patch a Flight

Monday, 2 April 2012

Demo at A Maze of Memories

I had a wonderful day on Saturday just past at 'A Maze of Memories' near Thame/Long Crendon. I did a demo in the morning and the ladies did a master class using some of my new stamps in the afternoon. There was plenty of chat, tea and cake!!
Everyone is so friendly that I love going there... wish it was closer so I could pop in every week for a craft fix!
I wanted to show you some cards I made ahead of the demo using this set. They were inspired by my Glitter pot W/Ss.

FRCL213 Smart Gadgets

It's my beautiful boy in the frame aged 14... he's almost 19 now.

 Here is another card but with the aperture the other way up. I created the aperture with a new Hero/Sizzix die. It's a great simple shape.

The orange piece inside the card has been stamped using one of my singles. You can also see it inside the card above.

FRS212 Alphabet Background

It goes really well with the 'Smart Gadgets' set. At the demo I used it with my 'Heart & Home' set and it worked really well with that set too.

More samples to come during the week.
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