Friday, 18 July 2014

New - Woodware Blooming Heart stamp

Here is another card made with one of the new stamps designed by Francoise Read for Woodware Craft Collection.

I paper pieced and added various sizes of pearls.  The words are included with the main image, it is great that all the single stamps have these words and some extra images that you could use for backgrounds too .

The Blooming Heart stamp can be found on our website HERE

The new catalogue is on our website HERE

Thanks for visiting

Jill x

Thursday, 17 July 2014

New - Woodware Stamp Collection - another Winter Trees card

Here is another card I made for the new Woodware Craft Collection catalogue with the Winter Trees stamps designed by Francoise Read.

I created the background using the Stampendous Creative Palette and embossed the trees with Stampendous detail white embossing powder.  I added a some Stampendous chunky white embossing powder before heating it all.  I pinched some of the chunky powder in my fingers and let it drop randomly onto the card before heating from underneath.  The chunky powder expands when heated to create a snowy effect.

The new stamps are available now, you can find them on our website HERE

Thanks for visiting!

Jill x

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

New Woodware stamps - available now!

Woodware Craft Collection held their annual retailer event on Sunday and Monday in Grassington, Nr Skipton, North Yorkshire. You may have caught a glimpse of the wonderful setting as the Tour de France visited the area recently.

The new stamp collection which includes stamps for this years Christmas crafting were launched at the event and us lucky retailers were made very welcome by the Woodware team who produced amazing projects for us to complete.  I hope to show some of the projects we made soon.

I was lucky and honoured to be able to make cards again for the new catalogue, the card below is one of the cards I made with new stamps designed by Francoise Read.

You'll find all the new stamps from both Jane Gill and Francoise Read on our website HERE

I created the background on the Stampendous Creative Palette with acrylic paints and then embossed the trees.

The stamp set is Winter Forest and can be found on our website HERE

I added one of the new Just Words Tiddler stamps for the greeting, you'll find it HERE

Thank you for visiting!

Jill x

Monday, 26 May 2014

Sneaky Peeks for The Great British Craft Festival - North

Following on from yesterday's post here are a few sneaky peeks that Sarah Anderson has been working on for the Great British Craft Festival - North, next weekend at the Bolton Arena.  

The card above features Jane's Cow Parsley Stamp by Woodware Craft Collection.  Sarah has used graphic 45 ink pads on the creative palette.

This is a mop up page from paint on the creative palette, Sarah has added doodling to Jane Gill's Georgina flower stamp.  The wording on both cards is Double Birthdays designed by Francoise Read for Woodware Craft Collection.

These are gorgeous Sarah!!!  I will show more another time but if you'd like to visit Sarah's blog to read more about her experimentation with the Creative Palette, visit her blog HERE

We have added a lot of new products to our website, you will find them HERE.  At the time of writing there are still photos to add, but there is a lot to see there already.

Thank you for visiting!


Sunday, 25 May 2014


Is anyone still around?  It's been a rather quiet space here for a while, but hoping to banish the echo of this empty room and fill it with some Great British Craft Festival news and more...

I am soooo excited about next weekend, as it is The Great British Craft Festival time again, and, with a new venue!

The new show is at the Bolton Arena, Horwich, BL6 6LB on Sat 31st May (10am - 5pm) - Sun 1st June (10am - 4pm).  Our stand is 34A, opposite the seating area with a handy cafe pod!

I am soooo excited as we have Francoise Read, designer of Woodware stamps (above), and, Sarah Anderson, one messy, messy lady! (below), demonstrating on our stand.  They are both very dear friends of Ian and I, and I know we will have so much fun at the show!

Will be back soon with sneaky peeks...

Prepare for posts coming like buses now.  (Yes, Carol, that's happening again :D )

Jill x

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Brilliant Bowmaker

Just quickly sharing a few of the demo bows I made at the Stitches Trade show with the Brilliant Bowmaker to give you an idea of the possibilities.  I made loads of the bow above to dot about the stand.

There are more ideas to show and I'll give a few tips to help another time.

A fluffy rosette type bow takes just seconds longer than making a simple single or even double bow

I lost count of how many bows I made at the show.  I wasn't really a bow lover before but I love them now as these are easy peasy to make!!

You can find the kit on our website HERE