Wednesday 29 January 2014

Woodware - Shaker Cards

This weeks challenge at Woodware is to make a shaker card. I have never actually made one of these before. So this was definitely a challenge, which I really quite enjoyed.
For my main image I chose this gorgeous Stampendous stamp CRP169 "Snow Bird". I bought this a while ago and had intended to use it for some Christmas cards, but forgot I had it. So when I found it the other day whilst looking for something else I thought it would be perfect for my shaker card!!

This is such a cute design and I am sure it will be well used in the future. So here is my shaker card :

 I decided to make mine into an easel card. I stamped some swirling snowflakes onto the acetate that I used to create the front of the shaker component.

To carry one the theme of snow I used some chunky white and shabby blue Frantage embossing powder for the shaker bits!. I also threw in a bit of multi-crystal glitter for a bit of sparkle. 

I stamped the bird lightly onto the oval inside as a place to write your birthday message. And I stamped the branch and berries from the main stamp to the strip that supports the easel card.

There are some good ideas for other shaker cards on the Woodware blog this week so be sure to check them out. 

Thursday 23 January 2014

Woodware - Black and White

We are pleased to be playing along with the Crafty Card Makers and More… this week, the challenge will be open on their blog for two weeks. If you would like to play along with us please check the Crafty Card Maker rules then use the link on the Crafty Card Makers Blog to add your card or if you are not a blogger yet you can e-mail your card to me as usual  and I will post it and add it to the Crafty Card Makers and more… Blog.
Our theme this week is "Black and White". There have been some stunning samples on the Woodware blog this week. For my card I have used a new Woodware stamp designed by Jane Gill JGS329 Teasels Flower Heads. This striking design works well for this black and white theme.

I used a script stamp to create a soft background by inking up with black ink and stamping lightly twice onto scrap paper and using the third stamping for a faded look. 

I split the stamped image into 3 panels and layered them onto black card. A nice sentiment and a few pearls finish off this card.

Remember you can join in and have the chance of a Woodware voucher. See you next time.
Siobhan x

Friday 17 January 2014

Woodware - Sketch Challenge 30

This week at Woodware we have another sketch challenge. This is a nice simple sketch and perfect for a DL card. My interpretation is very simple. 

I needed a sympathy card in a hurry and thought this lay-out would work well. Sadly I seem to have needed quite a few sympathy cards of late.

Anyway here is my card:

I used a Stampendous cling stamp CRR164 called "Tree Poem". 

I love to use my stamps in different ways. So for my main image I turned the stamp on it's side and stamped along the edge of my rectangular piece of card stock. This  gave we a line of shrubs onto my sunset.

 I just added a stamped bird and the sentiment. Job done!!
Mine was a very simple take but some of the other girls have made much more elaborate cards than me. Check them out on the Woodware blog.
Thank goodness it's friday. I need a lie-in!!

Saturday 11 January 2014

Woodware - Retirement

Our DT at Woodware were given a couple of weeks off over Christmas and New Year. Which is just as well as I did very little crafting over that period. I got my sewing machine out instead and caught up on a few jobs that had been outstanding for some considerable time!! 
Whilst we enjoyed the festive period Dorothy was busy posting sample cards using some of the new Woodware stamps that have just been launched. So it was nice to sit back and see those.
I did not have anything in my stash that shouts out retirement so I decided to use one of my Stampendous stamps CRR 187 Train Postcard. Although released as a Christmas stamp I have mainly used it for other occasions and thought it would lend itself well to a "retirement theme"

The colours did not come out great due to my lack of daylight hours just now in whic to photograph samples.  But I used a mixture of blues and greens inks blended on white card stock before stamping the image twice using black ink. I cut out the oval train image on one piece to layer onto the background postcard. The typed works were computer generated and cut out.

The leaves were punched from scraps I had left over and the edges sponged with black to make them stand out. They conveniently cover the holly branch stamped underneath!!

The textured blue background card was gently swiped with a navy blue ink pad to pick up the texture. And I finished off stamping my sentiment (Magenta) onto a luggage label tag and tied with a bit of baker's twine.
I am last to post this week so if you are stuck for retirement card ideas then remember to stop by the Woodware blog to see what the other girls have come up with.Hope you are having a good weekend. I still have thank you cards to make so I better get a move on with them!!
Siobhan x

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