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

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Baby

I have added to my Huge words collection.... Baby seem to be an obvious choice to add!

I have really taken to faux stitching on my large words...

FRS238 Huge Baby

small words and greetings are included with the stamp.

Using all these baby colours together means that it does matter when you make up the card... girl or boy. 

New gingham 'Candi' is a perfect addition

Pop along to the Woodware Blog for other 'Baby' designs.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Bubbles and Bubblegum pink

Apologies for those waiting for this post but blogger has been annoying me and I gave up.... but here we go again.

I have used one of my new stamps due out very soon...

FRS133 Good Friend
FRCL226 Flower Medley

For the stamped flowers I have used a Kaleidacolor inkpad 'Berry Blaze'
The fancy border comes with the greeting. There are another three similar word greetings each with a border.

Hope you enjoy this card and pop along to the Woodware Blog for other ideas from this challenge.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Woodware Design Team Challenge - Heart Felt Wishes

More paper piecing but this time I have 'faux' stitched some of the letters

I used this stamp:

FRS220 Huge Love

The greetings below and at the side are included in the stamp.

A few 'Candies' finish it off nicely!

Pop along to the Woodware Blog for other 'Heart Felt Wishes'...
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