Monday, 24 October 2016

Jan & Deb's November Workshop at Liberty Craft Exmouth

November’s Workshop with Jan & Debs
Saturday 19th November 9.30- 4.30 at
Liberty Craft Exmouth £35  
(to include 2 stamp sets to the value of £12)
At last we’re reunited for our workshop day! Yay!!
People were beginning to talk!!
We have 2 great workshops for you & not a Christmas
project in sight but some lovely ideas & techniques.
JAN’S WORKSHOP – Flowery Bicycles 9.30 – 12.30
Jan is bringing bicycles and surprises to the mix for November – not Christmas!
Your included stamp- Francoise Read’s FRS619 Flowery Bicycle stamp set.
Jan has designed a 8” square card with a little surprise inside…quite a simple box…and it all folds flat for posting!  We like that don’t we?  This will incorporate simple stamping techniques with some perfect shading using a large stencil brush, pretty papers and punch craft pieces.
We will be using Flowery Bicycle stamp set in the large card…for the inside surprise and on a glass plaque for a cute gift idea too!Jan also has a yen to print this cute bicycle on a silk scarf too…watch this space. You will definitely be kept busy in this workshop!
DEB’S WORKSHOP-  A Time to Sew 1.30-4.30
The accent is on the use of pretty papers & unique layouts incorporating a delicate needlework theme for this workshop. Your included stamp will be FRS626 “Embroidery Hoop” which has some charming sewing related icons & pretty flowers plus sentiments too.We shall create a “starburst” layout & quirky 2 fold card & who knows maybe more…..! Make the most of your papers! We’ll include stamping, colouring with pencils & creating feminine embellishments. So may ideas & only 3 hours!!
Book your place & pay your deposit with Sarah at Liberty Craft or call 01395273238

From Our House to Yours

Materials used:-
Stampendous CRW174 Patient Pup
JWS028 Winter Wishes
Craftwork Cards paper pad "Tartans"
Bruynzeel coloured pencils
Versafine Onyx Black
Stampendous Frantage Shaved Ice
Red organza  ribbon
Yellow holly punch
Red & gold metallic Card Candi
Glossy Accents
7 x 7 cream card blank
red, green & gold card
All available from:-

Your local Exmouth Woodware stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

I just love this little pup & the ideal stamp to use for our theme this week. I stamped with Versafine which is perfect for the fine detail in this stamp & I have softly coloured with pencils. I stamped the image again onto white card & cut out just the brim & pompom of the hat before attaching to the image & giving the "Frantage" treatment with Shaved Ice. The image has been mounted onto red, green & the tartan paper & to finish I've added the sentiment, ribbon, punched holly leaves & Candis. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Things That Go bump in the Night! Crafty Cardmakers Challenge

Materials used:-
10001088 Artemio Solid Alphabet 
2" & 1.5" circle punches
Crafters "Noir" & "Stone" inkpads
Brown, orange,brown & black card
White linen card
A5 card blank
Black Stickles
"Googly" eyes 
All available from:-

                                     Your local Exmouth Woodware stockist is:-
                                                                 Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

It's nearly Halloween & the time of year again when "things go bump in the night" It's also time also for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. For this one I took a A5 card blank as my base & tore up some strips of linen card for the bandages of "the mummy"! I punched the circles for the eyes & placed them on the brown card background then laid the strips of bandage around to make it look like it was peering out. I edged the torn strips with the grey ink to "age" it. I used the Artemio alphabet to spell "Boo!",cut out the letters & mounted them on some 3D foam pads. To finish add the googly eyes & some black Stickles to the letters. Pop over to see what the ladies of the Crafty Cardmakers design team have come up with.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Falling Leaves

Materials used:-
Dreamweaver stencil LJ906 Maple Branch
Dreamweaver regular white embossing paste.
JWS002 Thinking of You
Clearscraps Mask Brick Wall
2.5" circle punch
A5 cream cad blank
glossy card
Woodware square stud brads-copper 
green card
All available from:-

Your local Exmouth Woodware stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

It's the time for falling leaves & high time for me to get out my stencils & do some pasting! I've pasted with the white embossing paste onto green card (did you know that there's a bigger pot now?!) & when thoroughly dry I've replaced the stencil to add some inks to colour the leaves  (I've used Brilliance). To create the card blank I've cut away the top half of the front & punched a semi circle from the centre of the top of the half left & from the wood effect piece. The wood grain effect, I confess was left from a workshop I held a while ago & was achieved with an embossing folder, wax paper, glossy card & inks BUT there is a lovely new stamp from Francoise Read FRS627 "Wood Panel" which will give you a stunning wood effect without all the palaver (I need that stamp!)  I carefully cut out the leaves from one of my pasted panels & placed the mask over the one I've chosen for the top of the design & inked some brick effect onto it. The cut out leaves have been attached with some 3D foam pads & to complete the design I've stamped the sentiment which comes from one of Woodware's "Tiddlers" & added the square brads.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Halloween with Stix2

Materials used:
S57340 8" x 8" white card & envelope
Black & orange Stardust glitter card
White & Tangerine tinted card
S57048 PVA glue

Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Bigz Owl die & Tattered Poinsettia die
Sizzix alphabet die
Woodware 1" heart punch
Woodware 2" circle punch
"Googly" eyes.
White gel pen & black Micron pen

Halloween is nearly here again! For this design I have inked the outer edges of the card blank with black ink. The owl has been die cut from the black Stardust card & mounted onto  a background of orange Stardust card. His Dracula wings have been die cut from the poinsettia die & to complete the design I've added the die cut letters, some punched hearts & Googly eyes!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Sketch 55

Materials used:-
FRS622 Santa Post Elements
Stampendous Detail Silver embossing powder
Pefect Prints paper pad "Winter Wonderland"
1.5" circle punch (yellow) 
Mark Richards Clusters Pearl Stars
Silver Mirror card
7 x 7 white card blank
All available from:-

                                        Your local Exmouth Woodware stockist is:-
                                                                 Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

Time for the regular sketch challenge from Woodware & for this sketch with all the separate circles I've decided to use "Santa Post Elements" from Francoise Read with all it's very useful little stamps. It's fairly self explanatory as you can see, I've punched 9 circles from white card & embossed a different icon onto each & also edged each circle with silver embossing too. I've mounted the paper onto the silver card which has then been attached to the card blank. To complete the design I've snipped the Pearl Stars into 4 pieces & added to the corners of the card. Here's the original sketch:-


Friday, 30 September 2016

Make Christmas Special with Dreamweaver Metallic FX

Materials used:-
JGS459 Traditional Tree
JGS109 Skating Snowmen
JWS028 Winter Wishes
Metallic FX:-
Purple Satin, Wedgewood, Glacier Lake, Moonstone,
Mark Richards Clusters Crystal Stars
300mm white organza ribbon
7 x 7 white card blank
silver pearl & mauve card for layering
All available from:-
                                             Your local Exmouth Woodware stockist is:-
                                                               Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

Metallic FX  mica powders from Dreamweaver create some lovely pearly effects & are usually used with Dreamweaver stencils & embossing paste. I wanted to give them a different treatment & have used them to paint with & to dust onto Versamark (or any watermark pad). To create the forest background I've used the smaller of the trees from the Traditional tree set & have masked the pot & some of the lower tree branches (to make it appear smaller) with a Post It note before stamping with Versamark. After stamping dust lightly with the powders (purple & blue) & the powder will cling to the sticky ink. Remove excess powder with a cottonwool ball. For the snowmen I've stamped onto a spare piece of card & painted with the powders which I've mixed with a little water in a palette. When dry cut out  & mount on top of the background with 3D foam pads. As you can see I've added a little shading to the snowy background with the paint too. To complete the design I've mounted onto the mauve & silver card & added the ribbon & bow to the top of the card which is a tent fold. The sentiment has been stamped onto the main image & to finish I've snipped the Star Cluster into small pieces & added to each corner.