Tuesday 21 November 2023

'A Touch of Christmas Sparkle.'

Hi there Lovelies,  how are you all? well I hope.   Where has this year gone!  Christmas will be here very soon.   Today I have posted a Christmas card, made using a free snowflake die (not sure how long ago now sorry)  and was by Sara Davies plus, a free stamp set designed by Jennifer Ellory back in 2015, this was also free with the same magazine,  'Cardmaking & Papercraft'.   There is still time to make a few cards before Christmas and this one is quite quick to make.  

Make a white base card five and three quarter inches square.   Cut two   1 and a quarter inches rectangular strips of navy blue card to fit down either side of the base card and fix in position with glue or double sided tape.

Die-cut 5 large snowflakes from white card and rub some Sparkle Medium over them with your finger, or if you happen to be allergic to glitter, use a brush (firm) but wash the brush out as soon as you have finished, so the glitter does not set hard on the bristles.

Stamp the Christmas text at the bottom of the white base card using a black ink pad.

Glue 4 snowflakes onto the front of the base card, 2 on the left and 2 on the right-hand sides.   Cut the 5th. snowflake into 2 pieces which are the same and glue one at the top and the other at the bottom, between the other whole snowflakes.

Die-cut a three and a half inch circle from navy blue card and glue this to the card front,

Stamp the robin wreath twice  onto a spare piece of white card, using a black ink pad.   Colour with the Promarker alcohol pens.    Trim around one of the images and glue this to the navy blue circle.

From the second stamped image, cut out the robin's body and the bow on the ribbon and 3D these onto the orignal stamp image, using sticky foam pads or silicone glue and the card is finished but you may want to make an insert for the inside of the card.   Below are a few photos showing the 3D effect.

I do hope you like it.   That's me for the moment but I will be back again soon with another card.   Until then, take good care of yourselves, stay safe and keep warm,   

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs   Jennifer xx.                                                                           

Saturday 21 October 2023

'Hovering Hummingbird.'

 Hi there Lovelies,  hoping this post finds you all well.    Apologies for not posting my blog for some time, not sure where the time has gone lol!   anyway I'm back again today to share a card with you which I have made using a free stamp set, which was given with the Papercraft Inspirations magazine I think....... in 2017 and were by Jennifer Ellory.   Have had this stamp set in my stash for some time and never got around to using it until now, such  pretty images, hope you like my card.

Begin by stamping the flower images around all four outer edges of a white 7"x7" base card, using a black ink pad.

Using a paintbrush, water and the distress inks, paint the flowers around the edges of the base card


Die cut a 4" circle from white card and using a black ink pad, stamp the sentiment, main flowers and the hummingbird onto it.   Cut out a slightly larger circle from some black card and glue the white circle to the black.

Paint the flowers and the hummingbird with the distress inks and water. 


Stamp the main group of flowers once more and the bird twice more, onto some spare white card, using the black ink pad.   Paint these with the distress inks and water as previously, using a  yellow distress ink for the bird's breast and a blue for the wings.    Cut them out.

3D these cut out pieces onto the main stamped images on the white circle, using silicone glue or sticky foam pads.

Glue the circle to the centre of the white base card.

Glue a small piece of gold mesh to the bottom left of the base card and glue 3 small blue pearl gems to the card front and a slightly larger gem to the top right of the mesh.   

Using one of the smaller  flower stamp images from the set, stamp it  twice using the black ink pad, onto some spare white card.   Colour it as the previous flowers and cut them out.   3D them and glue it onto the piece of gold mesh.


That's the card finished, below are a few more close up photos.

Well that's all from me for the moment, I will try not to be so long before I'm back again.   In the meantime, take good care of yourselves.   Thank you for stopping by my blog, I do hope you enjoyed your visit.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs Jennifer xx.

Saturday 16 September 2023

'Let it Snow.'

Good evening Lovelies, hoping you have had a lovely Saturday, whatever you have been doing.   No sunshine here today but mustn't complain as it has been dry, although a little damp mist in the air.

Thank you all for your visits to my blog and those who have left me a lovely comment, very much appreciated.   I do hope you have found some inspiration for your card making. 

Tonight I have a Christmas card to share with you which I made using an older Imagination Craft stencil I have in my craft stash, alongside  some dies which were given to me by a very good friend, a  Poinsettia and leaf stems.   Not sure who they were made by,  as they were in a clear poly bag when given to me.    The snowman, snow dots, label and sentiment stamps were given free with a craft magazine some time ago,   I used T.H. Distress inks to colour the background   and the images.      Hope  you like it.     

Make a card five and three quarter inches square from some white card.

Lay the stencil onto the front face of the card securing the stencil to your glass work mat using masking tape to stop it moving around.   Using the T.H. blending tool and the peeled paint, mowed lawn, fired brick, festive berries, Victorian velvet and wild honey distress inks, gently rub them through the design on the stencil.   Add a little colour to the inside edge of the oval., leaving  some white card showing in the centre.   Remove the tape and the stencil.

  Using a black Versafine ink pad, stamp 'Happy Christmas' in the oval shape. on the card front.

Using the black ink pad, stamp a few groups of snow dots around the card.

Die-cut the Poinsettia and leaf stems from some white card and colour these with the distress inks, water and a paintbrush.     3D the poinsettia pieces using sticky foam pads or silicone glue and  fix them to the card front.

Using the black ink pad, stamp two little snowmen onto some spare white card.   Cut them out and colour their hats and scarves with distress inks. 

Fix one snowman to the top right hand and the other to the left hand sides of the base card.   Using the black ink pad again, stamp the label then stamp 'Let it snow' onto the label and cut it out.   Attach this to the top of the base card with sticky foam pads.   Glue two small gems to each side of the label and the larger gem to the centre of the Poinsettia and the card is finished.

Below is a photo of the card, taken at an angle which shows the dimension of the card.

Thank you for visiting my blog,  I hope you have enjoyed your visit.    Take care of yourselves, stay safe and well.   I will be back again soon with another card to share with you.

                                                              Love and rainbows,

                                                              Hugs   Jennifer xx. 


Sunday 27 August 2023

'Cherish Every Day.'

 Hi there Lovelies,thank you for visiting my previous blog post, very much appreciated.    Hoping this blog post finds you all well and safe.   The weather has been dull and wet here, not too much rain I'm pleased to say.    My heart goes out those who are flooded at the moment, that must be so distressing and to those who are caught up in the wild fires.

Today I would like to share a card I have made using  a Woodware stamp set that I have had for many years and a Tattered Lace corner die set which was from 2013,  a set of 4 corners dies but unfortunately I have lost the 4th. die, which was my favourite of the set.   Never mind, they are all nice.     I have coloured the images with Pearly paints. 

 Die-cut 4 corners from black card and glue one in each corner of  a 7" x 7" ready made peachy pearl coloured base card,

Stamp the flower images onto some white card using the Versamark embossing pad and then heat emboss with gold embossing powder, using a craft heat gun.   Stamp the image once more onto some white card and heat emboss as previously.

Paint both images with the pearly paints, brush and water.    Die-cut the first image using a large circle die.

 Cut out some of the  leaves, buds and flowers from the second stamping.   Fix these to the original stamped image on the white circle, using sticky foam pads or silicone glue.


Cut out a slightly larger circle from black card and fix to the centre of the pink base card.   (I used the outer edge of the same metal circle die and drew around it, then cut it out by hand, this makes it slightly larger than the white die-cut circle).


Fix the white circle with the flowers on, to the black circle on the pink base card.

Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white card, using the black Versafine ink pad.   Die-cut this using one of the set of Spellbinder's label dies.   Using a blending tool, gently add a little black ink around the edges of the label.   Fix this to the right of the circle using sticky foam pads.   The card is now finished.


Below are a few more close up photos.


That's all from me for the moment.   Hope you enjoy your visit.   Take good care of yourselves and stay safe.    Catch you all again soon.

                                                               Love and Rainbows .

                                                                Hugs   Jennifer xx.