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Love You Ted
Here are a few cute cards made by Francoise using the Woodware clear stamp set FRCL199 Love You Ted which I know lots of you purchased on Saturday!
The teddy above has been flocked. Find out more about this card and how Francoise made it on the Woodware blog at www.woodware.co.uk
I like the way that Francoise adds little punched hearts to her designs, and uses a white gel pen to add highlights. Simple but very effective! There are three main images on the set, plus little hearts and lots of matching words to complete your card:
It was great to welcome back Francoise Read, Designer for Woodware. Francoise bought a selection of stunning cards with her, and during the morning showed us how to make stylish, but simple Christmas cards using her teardrop tree and bauble set, using Kaleidacolor ink pads.
Francoise gave us colouring/shading tips when using Sakura pens during the afternoons masterclass - and we made this set of four lovely cards!
Lots of people have purchased the snow globe set so here are seven other cards made by Francoise using this set to give you ideas!
Have you spotted the pretty Woodware white paper ribbon Francoise has used on several of the cards?
This is just SO CUTE!
This is a little mini sized card:
Francoise has teamed another little inchie squares set with the reindeer from the snow globe set on this lovely card. The large 25 are Woodware chippies:
Here are are a few photos taken during the day. The first from the morning demo:
Betty Reid (in aqua cardigan with necklace) has won the Woodware Goody bag!
The afternoon masterclass:
Everyone hard at work:
Janice and Carol shared a lot of laughs:
More cards soon!
Lindsay Mason, designer for Personal Impressions joined us for the day. We all had a great day full of inky inspiration, plus Lindsay hosted three make 'n takes too!
Here are a few photos taken during the day:
Everyone busy with their cards:
Learning new techniques:
Katie & Jeanette absorbed....
Karen making her first ever card!
Janice, Carole and Ali....
Ali creating a stunning background with alcohol inks:
Phil and Sandi in their usual seats!
Brenda being tempted by home-made cake served by Megan and Mary:
The make 'n take card:
A close-up of the detail:
An alternative colour scheme:
Using the Nativity set in a very different way!
The alcohol inked and sprayed background used with different stamps to create an atmospheric scene:
A stunning card made with distress inks and Lindsay's stamps:
... and another card using the same set:
... and another:
This card uses Lindsay's postbox set:
Lindsay also created some stunning cards using stamp sets by Andy Skinner:
I love this collaged idea and the inked holly :
Lindsay also used stamps from the Gorgus Girls range and created the following beautiful cards and a tag:
I love Lindsay's cute snowmen cards:
A clever idea to use a large snowflake punch to punch shapes in the front of the card, and then ink through to the inside for more interest:
Lindsay's elf set proved popular! And I love that Martha Steward Holly Punch Around the Page set that appeared on lots of cards...
On the job staff training........
and Mary and Megan with thier finished cards!
Lindsay Mason - Designer for Personal Impressions joined us for a brilliant demonstration day, which included three make 'n take sessions.
Lots of gorgeous cards made by Lindsay to inspire us:
The card that inspired the Make 'n Take:
Another card using one of the sets of Lindsay's new stamps that we used. This has been made with Personal Impressions glossy card and coloured with brush markers. A new technique to me!
I love Lindsay's new rose set. Here are two cards that use it:
Also love Lindsays fluttering butterfly set. The verse looks like it is blurred in my photo but in real life you can see how Lindsay has stamped twice in two colours to create a subtle shadow effect:
Lindsay has a new collection of fairy stamps out too. Here are a couple of cards made with them, that demonstrate a variety of techniques:
Here are a couple of cards that use Lindsay's new verse sets:
This fun card uses Lindsay's castles and Andy Skinners gothic set, complete with Bingo Splats and tissue tape borders:
(One for Julie Staves - Bat Lady - to copy!)
Lindsay also used stamps by Andy Skinner to demonstrate how versatile they are:
Lindsay has left a selection of cards for us at the craft centre so if you would like to see some close up please do call in. We will also be running some "Inspired by Lindsay" card classes so if you missed the day and want to learn some new techniques you will be able to!
....and a close up of the make 'n take card - lots of new techniques to try...... and 45 crafters did the make 'n take!
Thank you Lindsay for your inspiration, and a big thank you to all our local crafters who came and supported the event.
You can see more of Lindsay's work on her blog at:
Saturday 2nd April 2011
Francoise Read - Designer for Woodware joined us for the day. Here are a selection of the lovely sample cards that Francoise showed us!
Francoise now has a blog so have a look at www.francoisecollection.blogspot.com/ for loads of ideas and inspiration using her stamps.
I hope Francoises' cards will give you lots of inspiration and ideas.
The first two are made using the Patch a House set:
The Patch an Owl set was also used for the afternoons Master Class. Here are a few samples from the morning session using this set:
The following three cards have been made with the Fancy Cakes set, and inked used Kaleidacolor dye rainbow pads (which I will order in for the shop!)
The cakes can be used for either a birthday, or other occassions such as a wedding.
These two cards have been made with the Sea-life set. The card base is made using kraft card, and the images have been "sparkled" with a Sakura clear stardust pen. I love the little bundle of raffia tied with a know of ribbon - i'l be using that idea!
The Special Wishes set can be used to create a card with the sentiment as the focal image. The flowers and leaves in the background are from the Fancy Cakes set.
This new Fancy Labels set, combined with the Ornamental Flourishes set makes for an elegant combination and beautiful cards:
This unusual shaped card was very sweet and uses the Micey Mice set:
Ted in the Garden is also a cute set and lovely to colour and embellish. All the butterflies are made with the Woodware Silhouette 2" Embossed Butterfly punch.
The clear set contains three different ted scenes, plus five sentiments and some extra little butterfly images - great fun and great value!
The Sharing a Cuppa set was really poplar. The images on the first two cards have been paper pieced used patterned paper form the Stella Rose 6x6 pads.
Love the tone on tone background, and the little biscuit charms on this sample:
Susanne loved this idea so is going to make a teacup stack card of her own! Make a paper mask of the tea cup and then stamp it repeatedly, each time above the other one, and at a slight angle.
Another very popular set was the Sail Away set. These first two cards have been coloured with distress inks to give a gentle, slightly faded image.
These next two cards have been coloured with Sakura glaze pens for a bright and vibrant look:
The large "Singles" clear stamps have been very popular.
This Pram stamp has been paper pieced, again with Stella Rose Papers and has a lovely vintage feel:
The same stamp, but made using a pastel colour scheme gives a totally different feel:
This Mega Ice Cream card looks good enough to eat!
Francoise has combined Ornate Birdcage and the Birds set to make this beautiful card. The leaves are from her versatile Leafy Accents set:
And we still love these Wellies!
Francoise has also designed a large punch that has been used to make this lovely card. The punch cuts out the icing, a case, a candle, plus a little heart and flower.
The case also fits the Woodware 2" circle punch exactly - for yet another look!
Francoise also had some lovely cards made with her new black peel offs.
This dragonfly card was very striking: