Monday, 22 August 2016

A Nordic Touch.

Hello there my Friends,

Well, what a change in the weather !  it has been wet and windy here over the last two days, although it has been very warm and humid,  a great opportunity to get in my craft room and get on with making my samples for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Craft's, for their next show on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on the 26th. August. 2016.   As of tonight, they are all made and  written up,   I just need to photograph them and pack them ready to post tomorrow !

Tonight the card I would like to share with you all  was made for Imagination Craft's show on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on the 16th August 2016.   This bauble stencil has a Nordic look to it  I think.

(1)    Orange card matted onto the white base card, leaving a border of white showing.

(2)    Take a smaller piece of white card and colour with the light purple and green inks.

(3)    Lay the bauble stencil on top of the now coloured card, having masked off parts of the bauble and
        spread the turquoise Sparkle Medium over it, using a metal spatula.   Remove stencil and leave to dry.

(4)    Lay the stencil back in position and dab the silver and orange oxidised Starlight paints over the design.

(5)    Paint two stripes on each bauble with the  antique  gold Starlight paint..

(6)    Add  dots of  purple velvet Detail Sparkle  on top of the gold stripes.

(7)    Stamp snowflakes around the edge of the coloured card, using a black ink pad.

(8)    Stamp the greetings in the bottom left corner, again using a black ink pad.

(9)    Using some narrow white satin ribbon, glue a strip to the top of each bauble and secure  on the  
         reverse of the coloured card.

(10)  Glue a small  white ribbon bow to each bauble, then matt this onto the orange card on the base card.

That's it for tonight my friends, I will be back soon with some sneaky peeks of my most recent creations, made for Imagination's next T.V. show on the 26th. August, 2016.   I do hope you can tune in.   Until then, take care of yourselves and have a good week.   See you soon.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Christmas Bauble Bling.

Hello everyone,

Well here we are again, the weekend starts tonight, where has this week gone !!   It has been a wet showery day here today and  there is an Autumnal feel to the mornings I feel and the berries on the Rowan trees are quickly turning red.   Our red squirrels are busily burying their nuts, ready for the Winter.   I love the Autumn and all that comes with it, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!   This card was made for Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on 16th. August 2016 and was displayed in the background, so you may have noticed it.

My card tonight features a Christmas bauble, made using one of Imagination's newest stencils and is coloured with Sparkle Mediums and the beautiful Cracked Ice  Glitter.

(1)    Fold the ready creased  white card in half, making a 7" x 7" card on which to work.

(2)    Matt a piece of lavender paper six and a half inches square onto the white card.

(3)    Take a smaller  piece of white card and paint the edges with the silver Starlight paint.   Matt this onto
         the lavender paper.
(4)    Take another piece of white card, smaller than the previous matt and paint with the cyclone MDF paint,
         adding small amounts of the silver and amethyst Starlight paints, to give a slight sparkly sheen.

(5)    Lay the bauble stencil onto this card and spread the turquoise  and amethyst Sparkle Mediums over
         four of the stripes alternating the colours, leaving four stripes free of any colour,  using the smaller
         detail metal spatula .   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

(6)    When dry, lay the stencil back on your card and draw around the stripes with no Sparkle Medium on
          them, using a pencil, remove the stencil.      Fill in the stripes with Magi-bond glue and sprinkle some
          Cracked ice, Sparkling  Glitter onto the glue, pressing down gently, then remove the excess.

         (7)    Stamp 'Happy Christmas' in the top right corner, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with
                  silver embossing powder.

(8)    Stamp the 'holly' in the bottom left corner, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with silver
         embossing powder.

(10)   Take a small piece of black card and using the stencil, draw around the bauble holder using a pencil.  
          Cut out the two small pieces and put them on an embossing pad and put some markings on the bauble
           holder and gently shape the pieces.

(11)   Take some silver Alchemy Wax and rub it gently over the raised surface, to make it look metal.   Glue
          these two pieces to the top of the bauble using silicone glue   There we have it, the card is now


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and thank you for your kind comments, I do appreciate them.   Have
a wonderful weekend and I will be back soon with more 'Sneaky Peeks' of my creations for Imagination Craft's next shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on 26th. August 2016.   I will let you know the times nearer the date.   See you all soon.

                                                                      Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.



Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Robin Redbreast.

Good evening All,

Another beautiful day here, clear blue skies and wall to wall sunshine but not too hot! just perfect lol!   Hope you've all had a great day too.   We  had to go out shopping, so no crafting done today, hopefully I will have some spare time tomorrow.   The card I would like to share with you was made for Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on 16th. August 2016.  Although  it was not actually shown, it was displayed  on a shelf in the background, so you may have noticed it.    This beautiful stamp is so useful as it could be used for any number of occasions, not  just Christmas cards. 

(1)    We will work on a 7"x7" white base card.    Die-cut one large, one medium and one small scalloped ovals using white card.  

(2)    Paint the outer edges of the large oval with orange oxidised Starlight paint.  

(3)   Leave the medium oval white.

(4)   Spray the small white oval with the Green, Sunshine and Light purple Mixed Media Spray Inks.

(5)   Next, using a black ink pad, stamp the robin on top of the inks.

(6)   Colour the robin's breast with watered down orange oxidised Starlight paint.

(7)   Using a white pen, draw around the outline of the branches, leaves and the robin.

(8)   Matt the ovals onto each other, then matt these onto the base card.

(9)   Die-cut four corners, using the Tattered Lace die and colour with the green and yellow spray inks, adding small amounts  of the orange oxidised Starlight paint.  

(10)  Glue the corners to the base card, using Magi-bond glue, one in each corner, leaving a small border of the white base card showing.

Well that's all from me tonight.   I would just like to thank you all for visiting my blog, I hope your visit has been enjoyable and maybe, just may be,  inspirational.    Enjoy the rest of the week and I will be back soon.   In the meanwhile, have fun and be happy.   See you soon.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                         Happy crafting, Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

'Joy, Noel, Snow Christmas Wall Hanging.

Good evening all,
What a glorious day it has been here, hope you have been enjoying some lovely sunshine too, where ever you are.    As promised here is another creation I made for Imagination Craft's  shows on the Hochanda  T.V. Channel today.    Great shows and fabulous techniques and demonstrations by our lovely Sue and Lisa B.   My hanging was featured on the shows, which was really nice.   I will now explain how I made this wall hanging.   Please bear with me as this post has many photos of the  different stages.   Thanks for stopping by my blog, I do hope you enjoy your visit.

Each word is decorated in the same way.

(1)    Paint the words back, front and the edges with the chalk white MDF paint.   Not sure why but the
         white paints looks slightly blue on this photo!    it is most definitely white lol!

(2)    Cover with stencil medium, added roughly with a metal spatula.

(3)    Star die, cut 3 times and painted with Antique Gold Starlight paint, then added to the wet stencil

(4)    Colour added to the words with the cobalt and  peridot Alchemy Waxes.

(5)    Gold Starlight paint spread very lightly over the surface.

(6)    Antique gold paint, painted around the edges of each letter.

(7)    Die-cut  6 pine branches and paint with the Menthol Starlight paint and add some Peridot Alchemy

(8)     Die-cut 3 sets of poinsettias and paint with the Orange Oxidised Starlight paint.   Paint the poinsettia
          centres with the Antique Gold paint, adding a touch of peridot wax.


(9)    The Alder tree cones are from our trees which have fallen to the ground.   I painted 3 sets of 3 cones,
         using the Antique Gold Starlight paint.

(10)   Glue the Alder tree cones, the poinsettias and the pine branches to each word, at the top of each
          letter 'O', one slightly to the right, one in the centre and the other to the left.

(10)   Thread some emerald green satin ribbon through the holes in each word,  joining the words together.

(11)   Finally add a ribbon bow to the hanger at the top.      All that remains to be done, is to hang it up at
         at Christmas lol!

Well I do hope you are still with me lol!   I know my post is photo heavy lol!  but I do hope you will purchase these products and give this a go.  It is such a nice feeling putting up a decoration you have made yourself, rather than an expensive shop bought product, you get so much more satisfaction knowing you have made it. 

I'll be back soon, hope you will be too,  if I haven't bored you all with all the photos ha! ha!   Have a great week.

                                                                  Love and Rainbows,

                                                                Crafty Hugs    Jennifer xx.


Monday, 15 August 2016

Forest Fir Trees card. A 'Sneaky Peek.'

Hi there again Followers, Friends and Visitors,

What a beautiful day it has been here today, in more ways than one lol!  Hubby said he would take me out to lunch and visit all  three  craft shops in and around our area !   yeah !!   bought quite a few things to go with my ever growing crafty stash.     Going to have a play with them sometime tomorrow.   I am also working on some new Imagination Craft's products for their next shows on the Hochanda T.V Channel on the 26th August, the times I will tell you nearer the show.   Well onto tonight's sneaky peek.    I have used two of Imagination's fabulous Art stamps,  Christmas Text and Fir Trees.   Fir trees is a negative stamp, meaning, that the ink goes on the background, leaving the actual image  ie: the fir trees,  unstamped.   The text is a positive stamp, ie: the actual image is stamped, leaving the background unstamped.   It did  take me a little time to get my head around the positive/negative thing but  they are beautifully designed stamps.   The trees can be stamped on all sorts of backgrounds and that background will form the trees.

(1)    Fold the white base card in half down the crease line, making a 7"x7"  card to work on.

(2)    Using the Versamark pad, stamp the text down the left-hand  side of the base card and heat emboss
         with detail gold embossing powder.

(3)    Wrap a piece of cream organza ribbon across the centre of a piece of lavender paper, approximately
         6" long by one and a half inches deep., securing on the reverse.   Glue this across the centre of the
         base card.

(4)    Take some white card  and colour it with the Amethyst, Cyclamen, Menthol, Antique gold & Topaz     
         Starlight paints, using a brayer if you have one, if not use a paintbrush.   When this is dry, which will
         not take long, stamp the fir trees onto it, using a Versamark pad, then heat emboss with black
         embossing powder.  

(5)    Trim the image down, leaving a tiny border of the coloured card showing, then matt this onto a
         piece of white card, again leaving a tiny border of the white showing.

(6)    Next, matt the image onto a slightly larger piece of lavender paper.

(7)    Glue this to the right-hand side of the base card and add a ribbon bow to the  left of the image.

Well that's all for now my friends.   Please pop back tomorrow when I will have another 'sneaky peek.'  this time it will be an MDF creation for Christmas.    Please do not forget to tune in, or set your recorders for Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V Channel on the 16th August 2016 at 10am.  1pm  and 5pm. when our lovely Sue and Lisa B will be demonstrating different  techniques.   Catch you all tomorrow.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Crafty Hugs to you all.  

                                                                         Jennifer xx.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Christmas Night Delivery - Another 'sneaky peek.'

Hello everyone, hope you've all enjoyed your weekend.   Mine has been spent crafting, getting samples ready for Imagination Craft's next shows on Hochanda T.V. on thr 26th. August 2016.

I would just like to welcome my newest follower, Lesley Kilby, I do  hope you enjoy your visits Lesley and thank you for following, much appreciated.

Tonight's 'sneaky peek' was made using one of Imagination's Art stamps.   These stamps are so detailed and beautifully designed and this one, I LOVE!   hope you do too.

(1)    Matt a black square of paper onto the base card, leaving a border of the white base card showing.

(2)    Cut a smaller square from the lavender paper and stamp the  Christmas text stamp over the whole of
         the paper, using a black  ink pad.

(3)    Matt this onto the black paper.

(4)    Using a piece of white card, spray some water onto it then, a very small amount of the light purple and
         green Mixed Media Spray Inks.   Cover the card whilst still wet with a piece of clingfilm and scrunch
         it up a little.      Leave this to dry.

(5)    When this is dry, remove the clingfilm, this leaves a very pretty background paper on which to stamp
          our lovely happy Santa.   Use a black ink pad to do this.

(6)     Die-cut this image, using the Spellbinder's large label die set, then matt this onto the lavender text

(7)     Highlight parts of the design with a white pen.

(8)     Die- cut a poinsettia using the Marianne Design die and paint with the amethyst Starlight paint.   Lightly
          rub some silver Alchemy Wax over the raised areas on the bracts.   Paint the stamen with the silver
          Starlight paint, adding some Glamour Dust fine glitter, whilst the paint is still wet.

(9)      Die - cut 2 pieces of pine branch using the Marianne Design die and colour using the Menthol and
           green Starlight paints.   Add some Magi-bond glue to the branches and sprinkle on some Cracked
           Ice Glitter.

(10)   Glue the pine branches and the poinsettia in the bottom left corner.

Well that's this card finished now, I chose to use these more modern colours than the traditional reds, greens and golds.   Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you have found some inspiration.   I really appreciate your interest in my creations.   Please pop back tomorrow, when I will have another 'sneaky peek' for you.     Have a good start to the new week, at least the weather is due to get warmer and drier !

                                                                     Love and Rainbows,

                                                                   Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.


Saturday, 13 August 2016

Happy Christmas, Sneaky Peek.

Hi there,

How are you all?  hope you have  had a good week and are enjoying the weekend.   The weather here over the last couple of days has been windy and showery.   Sunday has a better outlook, so hoping for some sunshine lol!   As you may or may not know,  Imagination Crafts will once again be on the Hochanda T.V. Show on 16th. August 2016, so tonight I would like to share a 'sneaky peek' at one of my creations, made for the show.   I thought I would not use the traditional Christmas colours this time, so I have used the beautiful Topaz Starlight paint which is  so rich looking.   I also decided to not use many colours on this card,   sometimes it is nice to use different shades of the same colour, anyway, I hope you like what I have done.
(1)    Fold the ready creased cream card down the centre , making a 7"x7" base card on which to work.

(2)     Cut a piece of card six and a half inches square and paint the edges with the Topaz Starlight paint.  No
          need to paint the whole card, as only the edges will be on show.   (Waste not want not lol!  we
          crafters do not like to waste our precious crafty stash lol!)    Matt this onto the base card.

(3)     Cut a piece of white card six inches square and paint with the peanut MDF paint and whilst still wet,
          skim over the surface with a little topaz Starlight paint, using a paint brush.   This gives a lovely
          sparkly sheen to the background, which unfortunately, does not show up too well on my photo.

(4)      When this is dry, lay the baubles stencil on top and spread  the antique bronze Sparkle Medium over
           it, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.


(5)       When dry, glue a couple of  gold sequins,  which have been painted with the Topaz paint and glue
            them to the centre of each bauble, then glue a small gem (cut from some diamond wrap),  to the
            centre of each sequin.   Glue another sequin to the bottom right corner of the base card.

(6)       Stamp 'Happy Christmas' on the top left using  some Topaz paint,  the best way to do this, as the
            paint dries quite quickly, is to first spray your stamp with a little water, then using a piece of
            cut n 'dry foam, dab the paint onto the stamp and finally stamp the greeting onto your card.

(7)        Matt this image  onto the base card.

(10)      Colour some narrow white ribbon with the topaz Starlight paint and leave to dry, the paint firms up
             the ribbon and makes firm, neat bows which keep their shape.      Tie two bows with the ribbon
             and glue one onto  each bauble.


Well that's this card finished my friends, hope you like it.   I am now working on my next set of samples for Imagination Craft's  shows on Hochanda T.V.  near the end of this month and I know you are just going to love these new products lol!   can't tell you yet but I will show sneaky peeks nearer to the shows.  

Please pop back again tomorrow, when I will have another 'sneaky peek' for you.   Have a wonderful peaceful, relaxing Sunday, see you soon.

                                                                    Love and Rainbows,

                                                                  Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.