Well today is the new weekly challenge over at Woodware
Craftrange have set the theme of monochrome Christmas and if you take a daily look at the Woodware Blog you will see a different sample with this theme for the whole week.
I have chosen black and white (always a favourite) I have to be honest and say that I set of to do mahogany but black and white won.
I Have kept it simple but hopefully you will agree affective, the background stamp used is
WOODWARE MANY CHRISTMASES CLEAR MAGIC, designed by Jane Gill who is a much-loved favourite at Craftrange she is one lovely lady and talented to go with it.
The main stamp used is quite detailed and simply delightful, you can really set yourself in the scene and imagine snow all around. (Hope we get plenty of snow this Christmas!!) This stamp is by STAMPENDOUS and called TRAIN POSTCARD.
Both have been stamped with Black Versafine, I choose this ink because it really brings out the detail without blurring any of the image especially in the train stamp as it is detailed and I did not want to lose any of that.
Stamped on our specialist 300gsm ultra smooth cardstock and matted with black gloss card onto an 8″ x 8″ card. The edges of the background christmas wording have been distressed with black and the train postcard has been stamped out 3 times to raise the image
First stamped image – as a whole
Second stamped image – cutting the main image away, just raising the postcard and
Third stamped image – cutting only the holly out to 3D this and make the card complete.
Handy Tip when you are stamping the background, cut the card to size and stamp around the edges starting of in the top left corner and working round. This will create a gap in the middle (shown below) but this will be covered. Stamping it in this way gives you crisp lines of text instead of trying to line up the text and have it become uneven. I did choose what text would be showing around the edge and turned the stamp round to fit in with what wording I wanted showing.
Hope you can pop over to Woodware for a look and hopefully join in. If you would like any of the stamps/materials used to create this card please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring on Tel…01282 833 091.
Enjoy your day
Good Afternoon everyone
Well I have cleaned up, gone shopping, fit in a head massage and condition treatment – only to come home and the house needs cleaning again !!!! Why 1 x Son and 1 x Husband – need I say more.
Its poured down all day – but its been a good day.
Anyone wanting any special orders from Clarity Stamps please give the shop a call 0845 838 0345 as I will be placing an order next week with them. We love Clarity Stamps at Craftrange and have a really good selection in store.
Our wooden section has gone down a storm, you are loving it. Prices are fabulous and the quality is great so all in all its a brilliant section. Placing another order soon so look out for some new items.
We are well under way now with plans for our demonstration evening Thursday 22nd September 2011, 5.30pm till 8pm. We have Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles with us showing us her stamps and cd’s that will be brand new to Craftrange. Clare Rowland – Molly Blooms Stamps designer will be sharing ideas for her brand new Christmas Stamps. And much more.
Hope to see you all there.
I will leave you with a photo from the Christmas collection that we have in stock by Jane Gill.
Hope your having a great day, whatever your doing.
Hi Good Morning
The weather is great and lets just hope it lasts !!!
Photos as promised.
More photos soon as I have loads to show you, hope you like the sample cards above – all made by Jane Gill Floral Punch Craft Teacher.
Phew what a heading.
Good Afternoon Everyone
Well it was Demonstration Day on Saturday just gone, and we had a great day. I have taken photos so I will share those later in the week with you. Everyone that was able to come to the demo throughly enjoyed the day. We had special offers, grand raffle, top demonstrations from
Judith Brewer – Peel offs, gel pens, gems and more
Jane Gill – Floral Punch Craft
Annette Lee – Ranger products, Tim Holtz configuration boxes and trays
Clare Rowland’s – Molly Blooms
Rosemary Merry – Vagabond and Dyes
Kay Halliwell Sutton – Indigoblu stamps
Myself showing Enchanted Dreams and Patience Strong CD’s
Rosemary also choose the winner for the adult card competition
Jane Gill choose the winner for the children’s card competition.
So later on this week I will start posting some fab photos for you all to look at.
Back soon, untill then happy crafting!!
Well it’s not long of our Grand Demonstration Day, hope you can all join us. Its going to be a great day with fabulous demonstrations from
Rosemary Merry – Demonstrating the Vagabond (fabulous machine, it’s all ready on my expanding wish list!!!)
Annette Lee – Demonstrating all things Ranger
Jane Gill – Demonstrating Floral Punch Craft – showing in detail how to achieve spectacular flowers using punches
Judith Brewer – Demonstrating peels offs and sakura pens
Clare Rowland – Demonstrating her very latest designs of Molly Blooms Stamps
Janet Makinson – Demonstrating Enchanted Dreams and Patience Strong cd
And just confirmed
Kay Halliwell Sutton – Showing her brand new rubber stamp collection Indigoblu (now these are all on my wish list-I just love them all)
Join us if you can, our coffee shop will be open and don’t forget to bring in your card entries for the card competition, which will be drawn at the end of the day.
Contact us on 01282 833 091
I have the instructions for the beautiful flower card that Jane Gill made for our demonstration night, that you all loved. And just by the side of the flower is one of Jane’s own designs of rubber stamps, it is the bubble butterfly done with shrink plastic.
For the flower on Jane’s card she used three Woodware scallop circle punches, the purple, pink and blue. Here is how Jane made it….
Punch two of each (you will have six circles), edge with contrasting ink pad on both sides. Cut each circle into eighths. Hold point side up in closed tweezers and wrap widest part around tweezers using finger and thumb to curl paper. Do one piece clockwise and the next anti clockwise, repeat on all pieces and keep in size piles!
Punch six daisies (green punch) and stick shapes from each pile around daisy petals. You will now have six shapes with eight petals on each. Place one inside the other beginning with the largest. Finish the middle with three punched shapes from the Woodware swirl using brown or green paper/card. Give each of these shapes severe cup character and stick one inside each other.
If you need any of the punches etc for this project please visit our website www.craftrange.com or give us a call on 01282 833091, if you are unable to find what you need. We have hundreds of items in store that are not on our website.
Untill next time
I am so so excited !!~ Distress Stains are now in stock and ………….
Have I played with them………..YeS
Are they ok……… NO they are not just ok they are FAB-U-LOUS, GREAT I’m in my element – supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus
Do we all need them………. YES definitely.
Distress Stains are fluid water-based dyes for papers and other porous surfaces. Use for quick and easy ink coverage for backgrounds and larger areas. Mist with water to lighten color and create mottled effects. Apply layers of stain to achieve more saturated color.
The brushed nylon dabber top has a built-in spring valve. This allows for controlling the release of Distress Stains from the bottle. By pressing the dabber top down onto surface, the valve opens and fluid releases. Lift dabber away from surface to stop fluid flow. Spread Distress Stains by swiping the dabber top lightly as a brush across the surface.
• Acid free, non-toxic
• Fade-resistant dyes
• Dabber top with spring valve control