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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Butterfly Delight.

Hi there Everyone,

It's me back again with another project.   Thank you all for your visits and lovely comments on my last post, they are very much appreciated.

Tonight I would like to share another card which I have made for my friend Jane's Macmillan Nurses coffee morning this month.   For this card I have used  a beautiful butterfly stamp I have had in my stash for some time and is an Elusive Image stamp.   I have also used Imagination Craft's Starlight paints and  the border only from the Verona Tile stencil.

    
Lay the Verona Tile stencil onto a piece of white card, having masked off everything except the border.   Stipple the three Starlight paints through the design, using a large stencil brush.   Remove the stencil.   This will dry very quickly.

        
Matt this onto a slightly larger piece of dark green card, then matt this onto a 7" x 7" white base card.
Using the border stamp (which was given free with a craft magazine, sorry cannot remember which one lol) , stamp around the edge  of the base card, using a black ink pad.

  
Next stamp the large butterfly from the set onto some white card, using a Versamark  pad and heat emboss with black embossing powder.

   
Paint the butterfly with watered down Starlight paints, blending the red and gold colours into each other.



Cut out the butterfly, leaving a tiny white border around it.   Glue this onto the base card.   Place some silicone glue under the wings.



     
Stamp the sentiment in the top right corner of the frame using a black ink pad.   Well that's this card finished, hope you like it.



Hope you all have a good week ahead, not sure about the weather though lol!!!     See you all again soon.   Take care of yourselves.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs   Jennifer xx.





Thursday, 21 September 2017

Fairy Moon, Make a Wish Tag.

Hello there,

I'm back again with another project to share with you all but first, I would like to thank you all for your visits and comments on my last project.   I do love to hear what you think of my creations and I do like to visit your blogs to see your projects and beautiful ones they are too lol!!!   O.K. on to my project for tonight.    This was made for a challenge Sue from Imagination Crafts set me some time ago and  was made using their elegant Fairy Moon stencil which I just adore, she is so....pretty..

     
Cut out a large tag shape from white card.   Colour this with T.H. Distress Inks - Dusty concord, Faded jeans and Stormy sky.   Lay an empty double sided sticky tape cardboard roll onto the tag, hold it down and spray a fine mist of water into the inside of the roll.   Leave this for a moment or two and this should loosen the inks, then dab off the blue ink with a piece of kitchen paper, until all the ink has gone.    Add a few splats of water to the blue sky and dab off with kitchen paper.    Dry  with a heat gun.   Colour the moon with  Scattered straw Distress Ink.

   
Lay the fairy moon stencil onto the tag, positioning it so the yellow circle will be inside the moon of  the stencil and using the black ink pad, dab the ink through the design on the stencil but not colouring any of the stars.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.



Lay the stencil back on the tag in the correct position and spread the Pastel yellow Sparkle Medium through the stars only, using a metal spatula.    Remove stencil and leave stars to dry.

    
Stamp 'Make a wish' in black ink on the bottom of the tag.   Fix a piece of lace (coloured with the Scattered straw distress ink) to the bottom of the tag, securing on the back of the tag with sticky tape.

  
Cut a slightly larger tag from cream card and colour the edges with the Scattered straw D.I.   Colour the edges of the smaller blue tag with a little Hickory smoke D.I.   Fix the smaller tag onto the larger cream tag.

   
Cut out or punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread some gold ribbon and lace, coloured with the Scattered straw D.I, through the hole in the tag and tie.   Tie some lace into a bow and add to the tag.

Make a stand for the back of the tag so it can be stood up if wished.   Well that's this tag finished.   Have a great weekend whatever you have planned.   A quiet one is on the cards for us, so I may get into my craft room hopefully.    Take care of yourselves.

                                                            Love and rainbows,

                                                             Hugs   Jennifer xx.









Monday, 18 September 2017

Believe in the Beauty.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

I would like to begin by thanking you for visiting my last post and leaving me some lovely comments.   I really appreciate the time you have taken to visit and comment.   The weather here has not been too bad, it has been dull with showers on and off, where has the sunshine gone I wonder!

Tonight I would like to share a card I made recently for a very good friend.  I have used an Indigo Blu sentiment stamp which I just love.   The gorgeous wee mice stamp is a one I have had in my stash for many years and is a Clarity Stamp.   The dandelion was done using an embossing folder which was given free with a craft magazine (sorry can't remember which one).   Hope you like it.   Let's get started shall we.

     
Cut out a piece of white card five and a half inches square.   Colour this with the light green, light purple and sunshine Mixed Media Spray Inks by Imagination Crafts.  

When dry put the card into the dandelion embossing folder and emboss.   Gently rub the Versamark pad over the raised surface of the dandelion, then heat emboss with the Stampendous aged marine embossing enamel.

       
Lay the chevron part of the Imagination Craft's  Mixed Media Art Stencil no.MU-17 onto the left-hand side of the coloured card and using some cut 'n' dry foam, dab the Versamark through the design.   Remove the stencil and heat emboss with the Stampendous aged marine embossing enamel.

   
   
Lay the Art stencil back onto the card and line up the broken lines on the stencil, along the bottom edge of the card.

   
Dab the mowed lawn Distress Ink through the broken lines.   Stamp the sentiment onto the card and the mice, using a black ink pad.   Stamp the snail on the bottom of the card.

   
Add some highlights to the sentiment, snail and the mice, using a white gel pen.

   
Punch out nine  daisies from white card, using the Woodware daisy stamp.   Glue eight to the card, adding some gold Stickles Glitter Glue to the flower centres.   Half the last daisy and glue one half to the bottom left and  the other to the bottom right edges of the card.

  
   
                                     
Add tiny touches of the gold Stickles to the dandelion and the seeds.

  
Add some white dots to the background using the white gel pen, then glue this card to a six inch square, scalloped white base card.   That's it finished my friends.   Enjoy the rest of your week and I'll be back again soon.

                                                               Love and rainbows,

                                                                Hugs   Jennifer xx.









    


Friday, 15 September 2017

Get Well Orchid Trio Tag.

Hi there my Friends,

Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend, I know I am lol!   hoping to get into  my craft room.   I would like to thank you all for visiting and commenting on my last blog, I really appreciate your visits.

Tonight I would like to share another tag with you, which I made for one of   Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel back in May 2017.

    
Cut out a large tag shape from pink card.   Cut out a smaller tag from white card and colour it with blue Starlight paint (around the outer edges only) then matt onto the pink tag.

Cut out a further tag, smaller again smaller  than the blue edged tag and paint with the Duck egg Rusty Patina.   This adds a little texture to the tag.

  
Paint a piece of bubblewrap with the Clover MDF paint and dab it over the duck egg, then use some white Gesso on the bubblewrap and  dab over the tag randomly.   Leave image to dry.

    
Lay the orchid trio  stencil onto the coloured  tag and spread the teal and gold shine Sparkle Mediums over the design, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

   
Cut out two yellow butterflies from the rice paper and using decoupage glue, stick the butterflies on to some white card.   When dry, cut out the butterflies, trimming away any spare white card around the image.   Paint the wings with a well watered down white gold Starlight Paint, (just enough to give a delicate shimmer to the wings.   Glue the butterflies to the tag and glue the tag to the large pink tag.

    
Stamp 'Get Well' onto some white card using a black ink pad.   Cut this out and fix to the tag, using sticky foam pads.

   
Add a small amount of silicone glue under each of the butterfly wings.

  
Punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread some gold ribbon through it.

    
    

Make a stand and fix to the back of the tag, so it can be stood up if wished.


That's all from me for the moment, have a great weekend and I will be back again very soon.   Take care of yourselves and thanks again for visiting.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs   Jennifer xx.











Monday, 11 September 2017

Good Friends.

Good evening All,

Apologies for not blogging for a few days as I've been rather busy recently but I'm back again.   Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last blog, I do appreciate the time you have taken to read my blog and comment.

Tonight I have another card which I have made for my friend Jane's charity coffee morning this month.   I have used a beautiful stamp from Clarity Stamps, which I have had in my crafty stash for some years but it is just such a cute design.   I have also used some Imagination Craft's Starlight paint and Mixed Media Spray Inks.   I hope you like this one and it cheers everyone up after all this dull, dreary wet weather we are having at the moment.   I also hope my friends and followers in the U.S.A. are safe and well after hurricane Irma created havoc, my heart goes out to all those people who have suffered.   Mother Nature can be  formidable at times.

Well let's get started shall we.   Cut a square of white card 5"x5."   Colour this with the light blue, light green and Sunshine Mixed Media Spray Inks, beginning with the blue at the top, blending in some green,  then yellow at the bottom, blending the colours into each other, giving yellow for the sand, light green for the sea, blending into blue for the sky.   Add a little yellow to the top.

 
Take a tiny amount of the Silver/Gold Starlight paint and water it down, then brush lightly over the yellow sand.

When dry, stamp  the boy/girl image where the sand meets the sea, using a black ink pad.


Paint the sun in the top right corner, dry brushing the rays of the sun, using the Silver/Gold Starlight paint.


Colour a piece of card with the Weathered Wood Distress Ink, then with a thin, watered down layer of the Silver/Gold Starlight paint.


When this is dry, die-cut the shells and starfish from it, using the Marianne set of dies.   Glue these to the sand using silicone glue.


Stamp the sentiment in the top left-hand corner using a black ink pad.   Add little highlights to the children and the sea in the circle, using a white pen.   Matt this onto a black matt and then onto the base card.


For this card I didn't want to make a seaside scene, I just wanted to give the impression of a scene by using the appropriate colours, as the focal point is the children in the circle, I do hope it has worked.


That's all from me for now, enjoy the rest of your week and I will be back again quite soon.   Thanks once again for visiting my blog.   Take care of yourselves.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                              Crafty Hugs,  Jennifer xx.







Friday, 8 September 2017

Daisy Chains.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitor

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog.   I do hope you find your visit enjoyable.   Tonight I have another  card for you which I made for my friend Jane's charity coffee morning.   When I saw this 3D embossing folder by Crafter's Companion in the craft shop, I just could not resist buying it.   The 3mbossing is so deep and crisp, I love it.   I do hope to buy more of these.   They make a very quick, effective card I think.

     
Fold an A4 white card in half portrait style and trim half an inch from the bottom.   Matt a piece of dark brown card onto the white base card.   Next matt a slightly smaller piece of white card onto the brown.

Take a smaller piece of brown card and put inside the embossing folder and run it through an embossing machine.  

   
Take the card from the folder and colour with the bronze ans silver Alchemy Waxes by Imagination Crafts.   Matt this onto the base card.


   
Punch 2 large and 10 small daisies from white card and glue these  to the card.   Add some gold Stickles Glitter Glue to each flower centre.

 


    


Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white card, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.



Colour around the edges with the Walnut stain and Black soot Distress inks.



Round off each corner using a corner rounder punch.   Matt this sentiment onto a piece of white card, cut slightly larger than the sentiment and once again, round off the corners.    Matt this to the centre of the base card, using sticky foam pads.

Well that is all from me for the moment.   I do hope you all have a good weekend, despite the dull weather forecast lol!!      Please pop back soon.    I will catch you all  again soon.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs    Jennifer xx.