Sunday, 27 October 2013

Winter Magic and Rose Buds - Woodware

Good afternoon everyone hope you all managed to enjoy your extra hour this morning unlike myself who woke at the same time 7.15a.m. looked at my phone and told myself it was only 6.15 so I turned over and got comfy and as my brain had not engaged at that time went back to sleep until I woke again around 8.30 telling myself  "ha! it's only 7.30" shock - horror, forgot that my phone would update itself time wise and it really was just after 8.30 by now oh! just get up and continue with your usual Sunday routine - darn phones!! Anyhow here we are at that time of the week when I can show what we will be doing in class and by the way I'll try not to forget that it is on Monday instead of Tuesday this week lol! Yes I know what you're all thinking you know what I'm like  :-0 honestly!
O K here is what's on the menu so to speak for our next class........
At this point I would just like to say that this stamp  Rose Buds (which is from the Woodware range) is quite versatile as it can be used for a number of occasions including Christmas although it is not classed as a Christmas design, but I did like to use it in a Festive kind of way........

This card is C5 in size.

I have stamped the main image onto a die cut panel and it has been painted with Distress Ink Pads
Antique Linen
Tea Die
I have used black Versafine Ink to stamp on the panel and the bauble has been stamped with black Memento and coloured with a Saffron Promarker pen.
I glittered the flowers with a dries clear glue and Crystal glitter.
The poinsettia is from a Spellbinders die.

Both background panels have been embossed with a Mistletoe embossing folder.

The next card is the same size as the first but this time I have stamped the main image in Memento and used the colouring pencils and blender pen as we did in the last class....
Light Brown
Dark Brown
Light Blue
Light Grey
Blender Pen

I decided I would team the Floral stamp up with the lovely little scene stamp also from the last class as I thought they worked well together.

As you can see I have glittered the flower heads after colouring them in with my pencils but this time I used my Glossy Accents before adding the glitter.

The background paper has been stamped with a very small snowflake and Antique Linen ink and to finish them off I have added a small drop of Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Glue to the centre's.

The poinsettia has been die cut as before out of a dusky pink card stock.
I think that if you were to change the poinsettia for a different type of flower then this card would make a lovely Autumn /Winter birthday card and of course the sentiment (from my stash) would be different also lol! that just goes without saying......
Sheilagh  : )

Monday, 21 October 2013

Winter Birds - Stampendous

Hello to all on this miserable Monday hope it's not too wet where you are.  I'm on granma duties as we speak so I'll have to make this post a speedy one as madam is getting bored already as most of her favorite tv programs have finished and that means dinner time will be fast approaching so here goes speedy-gone-post-fast and this week we will be making our cards using this delightful stamp called Winter Birds from Stampendous and they are ever so sweet...
Oh dear that didn't last too long never mind I'm back after 1 jar of Sweet potato and Beef pie and 1 jar of Mango, banana and peach delight a swift change of the nappy and we're all good to go so I'd better make the most of this whilst the tv is back on lol!...

First card to show you is 6x6......
 The image is stamped in Black Memento ink and I have coloured with a selection of grey Spectrum Noirs (a light, a medium and a dark) and blue and pinks in Promarkers or the Spectrum Noirs.......

I have used Spun Sugar Distress ink on the back ground paper and Versamark ink and White embossing Powder.

The base card has been embossed with my Die'sire Mistletoe 6x6 embossing folder

 Crystal glitter and a glue pen have been used to highlight the snow on the branches

The sentiment is from my stash and belongs to a set of stamps by Wild Rose studio (Christmas Circles)

 The next card is also a 6x6.

 The image has been stamped in black Memento once again and this time it has been coloured in with some of the Bruynzeel Sakura Pencils:-

You will need a Blender Pen either Spectrum Noir or Promarker
I have also used Black Versafine and Clear Embossing Powder.

Distress Ink Pads
Black soot
Tea Die
Antique linen

At this point I'll have to whisper so keyboard by quiet as my little munchkin has fallen asleep but I know it won't last long it never does lol!

Well I think I should pop the kettle on at this point whilst all is quiet on the western front  so I will see you soon : )
Sheilagh x

Monday, 14 October 2013

Winter Wonderland - Twig Wreath from Woodware

Hello, it's that time once again and boy does it seem to have come around rather quickly and I must say that it has felt quite hard this last week to get my mojo running and me thinks it's this darn cold I have had the pleasure of suffering since last week and it just doesn't want to leave, looks like I'm stuck with it for a while longer.....hey ho! just get on with it I guess and hope for the best so forgive me if I'm somewhat lacking in a little luster this week and the photo's by mobile are certainly not helping my case lol!
Here goes ......... there are two stamps sets this week both from Woodware and neither of them breaking the bank which is always good news for us, the first is Winter Wonderland and is a great little scene set within a holly frame and the last is called Twig Wreath which I think speaks for itself..........
The first card is a 6x6 square.

The background panel has been created using a large background stamp from my stash and it's by Papermania called Home for Christmas, I have stamped with a clear ink pad and then added two of my mica powders Rich Gold and Lava Red with a soft brush.

The die cut baubles are from Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2011.
The image has been stamped in Versafine Black ink.
I have added a touch of colour with my new Bryunzeel Sakura Pencils light blue, pale grey and a hint of pale pink. The detail colour on the holly frame has been painted with the same Mica powders and a fine paint brush.
The second card is also a 6x6.
The corners have been stamped and embossed with Black Versafine Ink and clear powder along with the Wreath.
The background panel has been stamped in clear ink but this time I have used White powder.

Distress Inks
Evergreen Bough
Iced Spruce
Stormy Sky
Festive Berries

Anti Static bag
Quickie glue pen
Crystal glitter
Stazon Black ink pad for the greeting which has been stamped onto acetate.
 Like I said the photo's are not the best but you get the idea, right I'M off to take some more cold and flu remedy and I will see you all soon x
Sheilagh  : (       ( lol! feeling sorry for myself ....poor me snif snif.)

Monday, 7 October 2013

Christmas Hoot! - Woodware Clear Magic Singles

Happy Monday everybody! no I don't like Monday's really but it's here once again and we should all be thankful for small mercies don't you think? anyway enough of the Monday blues lets crack on with the more important things Woodware's Christmas Hoot and What a Hoot Singles stamps, thought I might have some trouble with these but to my surprise they were really easy to use and I think that they turned out quite well and I can guarantee that the photo's won't do them justice as I have had to use my mobile and upload them so please do make allowances won't you.
The first card is Christmas Hoot........ And if you like Owls you will  love this stamp....

Card base is 6x6"

The Owl image has been stamped in black Memento Ink and coloured with Promarkers Coral, Pastel Pink, Sandstone, Caramel, Cool grey 4 and Ice Grey 5.

I have used a black Glaze Pen on the owls feet and beak, glitter has been added with a Quickie glue pen.

I used a swirl stamp on the background paper and stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.
 Base card 8x8" for the second card.

Background panel 1. is 7 1/4" square and has been stamped with Perfect Medium clear ink and coloured with a lilac Mica powder.

Panel 2. is 5 1/2" square and has been embossed using the Die'sire Mistletoe Moments Embossalicious 6x6 folder and coloured with Black soot D.I.

The border is 1 3/4" x 7 1/4" and the design has been stamped in Black Soot.

Image panel measures 3 3/4" x 3 1/2" and the owl is stamped in Black Memento Ink, coloured with Promarkers - Lilac, Amethyst, Cool Grey 4 and a Soft White pencil.
Crystal glitter has been added to his hat and socks.
We will be making both the above cards in class.
What a Hoot
This card is just to show you an alternative from the Christmas theme.
Base card 6x6"
Curly leaf stamp set

Cool Grey 4
Pear Green
Blender pen

Black memento Ink
Quickie glue pen

Image panel measures 4x4"
Here is the full list of pens I used but you could use any of your alcohol pens in similar colours....
Pastel Pink
Pear Green
Ice Grey 5
Cool Grey 4

Silver Gel pen
Black Glaze pen

Well I think that's everything so I will see you all soon x
Sheilagh  : )