Saturday, 30 April 2016

Woodware - Dawn Heald


Happy Weekend everyone,
Can't believe it is here again, where
are the weeks going....
May tomorrow, that's scary.

This week we are featuring the
fabulous Woodware stamps.

Today is Dawn's turn,

This is what Dawn has to say.... 

Hi crafty friends,
I've made some bookmarks this week,
 thought they would go with the recipe
 book made a few weeks ago. I've used
 the same stamp but in a difference
 way by cutting up the elements. This
 is what I love about Woodware stamps,
 each stamp can be used multiple ways
 and they really are quality clear stamps and
 affordable. So do check them out.

To make the main bookmark pieces.

 A4 card, use distress inks to colour all over.
Then take the Liquid Pearls and squeeze
 some on a brayer and roll onto the inked card. 
Repeat all over card with both colours. Then
 brayer over this with a light layer of
 white gesso. Let dry then repeat with
 Liquid Pearls as before. Let dry.
Cut into strips to make bookmarks.

Next use the Sequin Waste Mask and
 the orange from Neon Ink set to
 stencil parts of the bookmarks.

Then using the little Happy wording from
 Flowers In A Row stamp set, stamp with
 red Stazon ink across the bookmarks. Edge
 the bookmarks with green pen.

Mount the bookmarks onto a larger
 pieces of Orange card.

Next using the Woodware Baking
 Sampler Stamp,
 stamp the whole image once and then just
 the word part another five times.

Colour in with alcohol pens. Then
 cut out each section.

Stick the coloured images to the bookmarks.

 Then finish with dots of white gesso and the
 wrong end of a paint brush around
 the bookmarks.

Wow, thank you Dawn, these
are so colourful!  I think these would
make a lovely gift!

If you want to have a go,
this is what Dawn used -

Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted
 Citron, Marigold.
Liquid Pearls - Daffodil, Key Lime 

That's all for today,
I'll be back with......

Challenge Day!

Jane x

Friday, 29 April 2016

Woodware - Jane Collman

Good Morning all,

It's Friday, nearly the weekend already
and our second post featuring 
Woodware stamps.

Today it is me again.

I'm sorry, I couldn't help it, 
I picked the Dragonfly stamp.
You know me and dragonflies!!
This has got to be one of my all time
favourite stamps....I've used it many 
times and in many ways.  It is great
got using hot glue.....but that is coming
in another post haha!!

I started off by stamping....

Copics for colouring....

Cut out the extra bits you need....

Layer up some contrasting card.

Add some shadow to your dragonfly....

Colour the flowers....
(I kept them pale as I wanted the dragonfly
to stand out)

Colour, using same pens, around the 
outside edge of image.

Add the cut out wings using hot glue,
this keeps the required shape and cools

To finish add a little sparkle to 
the wings...

This is a reasonably quick and easy card,
with the extra dimension, looks really

This is what I used -

I'll be back tomorrow with more

Jane x

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Woodware - Elizabeth Hammond


How are we all?
Hope you are all good!
Crazy weather we are having....
Snowing again outside as I write this!!
Has nobody told the weather that it is
 almost May?

This week we are going to feature
Woodware stamps....fabulous stamps
which cover a huge variety of themes
and sentiments.

Elizabeth is going to start off this week
with her pretty flowery card.

Those of you who used to come to The
Craft Barn shop will remember lovely
Elizabeth who worked there! 

For this card Elizabeth used 
Watercolour Card....

Add some Brushos.....

Dry with heat gun.....

Stamp chosen image.....

And start to colour....

Add to card blank to finish!

This is so lovely and the pictures don't
show how much it shimmers from the

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Two Weekly Challenge Winner

Good Morning everyone,

Tuesday here again and time to
announce our new Challenge Winner!

Time to also welcome our new Challengers
and Followers here on the blog...glad
to have you along! Hope you enjoy 
being with us....we are quite a friendly 
bunch, aren't we?

So, Mr Random Generator has
dodged the April Showers to pick
our winner....incidentally, our April
Showers turned into snow showers early
yesterday morning...unbelievable!

Ok, who has he picked......  2 ....


Congratulations Di on being our latest
 winner please contact me at
so that I can send you your prize!

As usual, thank you all for taking part,
you really are the best!

See you later in the week,

Jane x 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Two Weekly Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone,

Morning all, how are we?

Wonder what you are all up to today,
is it going to be nice weather, it's
freeeeezing here at the moment!
Winter is back and the log burning stove 
is on...dogs are happy!!

It's Challenge day here again,
what is it going to be this time?
I thought I should keep it nice and simple
this week......
how about we keep it to the same as 
the last blog posts
Red and White with a bit of Black
no other colours allowed!

That's alright isn't it?
Yes easy peasy for you clever people!

Ok, you have two weeks to get your
entries in, as many as you like and via the 
link where possible.  If you can't use the 
link, email your pics to me at
The link will close at midnight on Sunday
8th May and the winner will be picked by 
Random Generator and announced
on Tuesday 10th May.
As usual there will be a £10 voucher
up for grabs!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll
see you next week!

Jane x

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Red and White - Jane Collman

Happy Weekend everyone,

Here we are again already and hasn't it
turned chilly!  We seem to have a few nice 
days and then it turns again!
Well I hope you all have something nice's nearly may too.....
goodness where are the days going?

Well you are scraping the barrel today with
a post from me filling in.....
actually you will probably be seeing my posts 
a bit more often in the future.

So it's red and white week, I must say 
I struggled a bit with this, especially when
I say Neil's lovely project yesterday.  I
thought i would do something that I don't
really do enough...stamping in white on 
darker card rather than black on 
lighter card.  I was like the effect so I 
should do it more!

So here is my quick and simple offering...
it's nice to do quick and easy projects!

First, stamp onto your chosen colours 
of card, I used Black, Red and Cherry....

You can Emboss with these inks if you 
want but I chose not to.

Decide which colours you want where and
cut out the pieces you are going to use...

Stick them onto your base image.....

To finish, layer your image and add to your
base card.....add a bit of glitter....
because you can!!

Products I used -

 Ultrafine Crystal Glitter

I'll see you tomorrow for Challenge Day,
Hmmm wonder what it will be?

Jane x

Friday, 22 April 2016

Red and White - Neil Walker

Good Morning to you all,

Well what an eventful week we are 
having here in good old blighty!!

Not content with the Queen reaching
90 years old, we also have St Georges
Day on the 23rd.
In view of that, we thought we would
have a red and white week here on the
blog, rather than Union Jacks or 
St George etc which I'm sure we've
all done before.
We thought this week we could feature 
so that is what Neil is going to show you 

He has made a beautiful tag using 

Some Distress ink....

Some more Distress Ink....

Die Cut Heats....

Add a Stencil

And a few stamps.... 

This is just beautiful Neil, thank you!
What do you think?

Products Neil used -

That's all for today,
I'll be back tomorrow.

Jane x