Friday, 19 December 2014

Craft Awards 2014





My nomination goes to Woodware Craft Collection, they deserve a prize for all the wonderful products they supply us with.

I'm sure they will appreciate your support too!!!

Jill x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Little Curly Owl... 2 Ways




I have quite a lot of favourite stamps in the latest Woodware Craft Collection release and this is one of them, the Curly Owl, designed by Francoise Read.

I paper pieced the owl with papers I had made with the Creative Palette, I took the prints from the plate with copier paper, copier paper is ideal to use when you want to make papers for this technique.

I stamped the owl 3 times onto different papers I had pulled from the plate, cut them out and pieced them together onto another stamped image on white card.

I coloured the heart with a red Tombow pen.

The alphabet background paper is from the Antique Paper Pad, this pad is great value at only £1.99 for 30 sheets of 6" x 6" assorted papers that mix and match!

The burlap trim is a small frayed piece cut from a square of jute.  The packs of jute are brilliant, there are eight 6" x 6" pieces in each pack and as you tend to cut them down, they do go a long way.  They also add a great texture to cards. I used one of the new Steampunk Owl Brass Charms attached with natural hemp cord.  Again, this cord goes a long way, I've had mine for a long while and love the fact that there is a colour choice in the pack.

The twig is courtesy of a find by our dog, cut and mounted as an embellishment with silicone glue.

I also added glossy accents to the eyes

The card below was made by Francoise Read, I love her doodling and shading with the Little Curly Owl stamp!  Francoise has used a background paper from the Vintage 2 paper pad

The same Curly Owl stamp used 2 ways!

Thanks for visiting

Jill x


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Woodware Craft Collection - new - Noel Reindeer




I used another piece of the background paper that I made with the Stampendous Creative Palette and used with the Curly Christmas stamp I posted yesterday.  The pattern shows more on the reindeer that I paper pieced with Francoise Read's new Noel Reindeer stamp.



The Happy Christmas greeting is included with the Noel Reindeer stamp and polka dot paper from one of the new paper pads.  The star button adds an embellishment along with some crystal self adhesive gems.


Now, if you think we are starting Christmas early, one of the new stamps is for Easter!  You can't get much more ahead in your card making than this!  



I used another piece of the same background paper I made with the Creative Palette and stamped the bunny, the papers you make certainly go a long way for paper piecing.  


The swirly background paper (that matches the bunny in real life) is from the new paper pack Perfect Prints Stack Packs - Fresh - MSP228R - 15 x 15cm - 30 Assorted SheetsAt £1.99 per pack they are really good value! 

If you think that bunny looks a bit wonky, he is, I used a wobble action fixing on the back of the panel so it wobbles, a great idea for any children cards, they will love it. Woodware - Action Wobble (12) - AW01

Francoise has also designed some lovely cute images for young children that I'll show another time.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great Sunday!

Jill x



Saturday, 26 July 2014

Curly Christmas


Woodware Curly Christmas Clear Magic Single - FRS271


I paper pieced this new stamp design by Francoise Read with a background paper I made with the Creative Palette as an alternative to colouring it all with pens or pencils.

I pulled a few A4 sheets from the Creative Palette that I have used with a number of cards I made with the new Woodware Craft Collection stamps that have just been released.

I used Tombow pens to add colour to the holly, berries, stars and the heart.

The polka dot paper  background paper panel is from one of the new paper packs, it's nice to be able to mix and match your own backgrounds papers with pre-printed papers.

The white polka dot ribbon was made using the Brilliant Bowmaker.

The small words are included with the main stamp.

I hope you are enjoying the heatwave, isn't it nice to have proper British summer weather!

Thanks for visiting

Jill x

Friday, 18 July 2014

New - Woodware Blooming Heart stamp





Here is another card made with one of the new stamps designed by Francoise Read for Woodware Craft Collection.

I paper pieced and added various sizes of pearls.  The words are included with the main image, it is great that all the single stamps have these words and some extra images that you could use for backgrounds too .


The Blooming Heart stamp can be found on our website HERE

The new catalogue is on our website HERE

Thanks for visiting

Jill x


Thursday, 17 July 2014

New - Woodware Stamp Collection - another Winter Trees card


Here is another card I made for the new Woodware Craft Collection catalogue with the Winter Trees stamps designed by Francoise Read.

I created the background using the Stampendous Creative Palette and embossed the trees with Stampendous detail white embossing powder.  I added a some Stampendous chunky white embossing powder before heating it all.  I pinched some of the chunky powder in my fingers and let it drop randomly onto the card before heating from underneath.  The chunky powder expands when heated to create a snowy effect.

The new stamps are available now, you can find them on our website HERE

Thanks for visiting!

Jill x