Sunday, 25 March 2012

Woodware Challenge - Pull Out the Punches

Morning Everyone
Today is my last post as Guest Designer for the Woodware Challenge, and I am very late with it.
I was travelling home from my holiday at SirStampalot and didn't get home until gone 11pm.
I know I should have scheduled it but in truth I began to feel a bit like a nodding dog writing it and I'm not sure that it was legible so I felt it best to wait until this morning so please forgive me.
This week they are asking you to 'Pull Out the Punches'.
Because I have not been at home I was restricted to using punches that I could find in the classroom at SirStampalot, so it was circles all the way.
Not a problem as they are definitely my favourite.
Whilst I may have been restricted in what punches I used the same cannot be said for my potential choice of stamps, because there had to be one of those on the card somewhere lol.
The shop is a veritable treasure trove of all things crafty, and they do a mean on line service as well, so I had plenty of opportunity to check out some of the lovely new stamps available from Woodware.
The one I have chosen is called FRS212 Alphabet Background and I knew straight away what I wanted to do with it.
I stamped and embossed the image once onto white card stock and then again onto Magenta paper MEMOR-222 Autumn Leaves and the reverse side of MEMOR-194 Delicate Stripes.
Then I set to work and punched out circles from the coloured background paper and layered them onto the white image.
It takes a little bit of time, and thought so that the pieces overlap nicely, but it is worth the effort.
The birthday greeting has been taken from another clear set FRCL198 Sail Away.
The finished panel has been layered onto bazill card stock and I also added a strip of the same colour card that I punched using the Crafty Edger border Star Party.
I tapped all round the edges of the card with a black cat's eye pigment ink pad so that the punching stood out from the main card.
The flowers were made from the left over pieces of stamped background paper.
Once again I used the circle punches to give me two sizes of circles. These have been put together into stacks, 1 or 2 small over 1 or 2 medium.
Secure them in the centre with a brad and then spritz with water and screw up.
The water helps to break up the card fibres and gives them a bit of a shabby chic look.
I didn't have any of the newsprint card candy so I made my own from another small piece of the background stamped onto white card.
If there are flowers then there need to be leaves, so I added some Ash Branch punched from the Delicate Stripe paper.
I hope that you feel inspired to join us over at the Woodware challenge.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Guest Designer, and you never know maybe they might ask me back.
Have a great day.
Happy Crafting, and thanks for stopping by.
hugs Kimx


  1. Just love it Kim! Such a talent! Please can you tell me what size circle punch you have to make your candi? I tried it with half inch punch but it looks much bigger than yours? Thanks!

  2. I love how creative you were with the circle punches! I need to try that trick with the flowers!

  3. Thank you for all of your hard work over the past month, all of your cards have been lovely. You have kept the Woodware team on their toes. I think these flowers are brilliant and so simple, I was expecting them to be really difficult, but I think that even I would manage them. Thank you Dorothy


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Hugs Kimx