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Friday, 2 December 2016

Three Trees Christmas Card.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

 Happy Friday, yeah! it is the weekend again, time to relax and the weather forecast looks reasonably good.   How are you getting on with your Christmas shopping?   I am behind as usual lol!     I have made some Christmas cards and I would like to share one of them with you tonight.   I am a stamp addict, always have been and always will be, so when out shopping I cannot resist buying a new stamp lol!    My card tonight was made using a Woodware stamp which appealed to me as the design is modern and simple, yet effective.

    
Fold a ready creased white scalloped 6"x6" card in half, making a base card on which to work.   Put the front of the card only, into the embossing folder, (this was given free some time ago with the Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine)  and emboss.    Colour the card front with the peeled paint, rusty hinge, tea dye, forest moss and walnut stain distress inks,  leaving the centre lighter than the rest,  finishing off by colouring the card edges with the rusty hinge distress ink.

Using a Versamark pad, stamp the trees onto the centre of the embossed card front, then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.

   
Stamp  'Christnas Wishes' using the Versamark pad onto the top of the card, just above the trees, then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.

    
Stamp the trees again onto some dark green card, medium green and light green card using the Versamark pad and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.

Cut out the 'farthest away' tree from dark green card.   Cut out the 'middle' tree from the medium green card and finally, cut out the 'nearest' tree from the light green card.

Paint the lights on the trees with some Imagination Craft's Orange Oxidised Starlight paint.   Layer the three trees on top of one another, using silicone glue, onto the original stamped image.

    
   
Add dots of the orange Starlight paint to the embossed dots on the snowflakes and the  dots around the card edges.

     
   
The card is now finished, I do hope you like it.   Thank you all for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate each one of you and if you have kindly left me a comment, thank you again.   Enjoy a relaxing weekend.   See you all again soon.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.




 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thank You Flower.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Gosh this week seems to have flown by at an enormous speed, here we are  and it is nearly the weekend again lol!   Hope you've all had a good week and ig you haven't |I do hope next week is better for you.   Tonight I would like to share a card with you which I made for Imagination Crafts, last month.  I do hope you like it.

 
Fold a ready creased white card in half, making a 7"x7" base card on which to work.   Take a square of white card, half an inch smaller than the base card and put it into the embossing folder and emboss.terranean    Colour this card with the Blue and Medi Sky Starlight Paints.



Colour this card with Blue and Mediterranean  Sky Starlight paints, using a brayer or a paint brush.    Using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam, gently add some Orange Oxidised paint over the embossed surface.   Matt this onto the base card.

 
Die-cut one large, 1 medium and 1 small flower  using the Sizzix dies,   Paint these with the Mediterranean Sky Starlight paint.   Paint some white card with the Blue paint and die-cut the flower centres from it, using the 'Sunflower  die set by Sizzix).



     Glue the flowers  (1 large and 1 medium) together, then glue the tiny flowers in the centre.   Paint the small  flower with the lighter blue paint and add blue tiny flowers to the center.   Glue the small flower to the bottom right corner.

 
Die-cut 1 large and 1 small label from white card, using the Stampendous die.   Colour the large one with the light blue paint.   Stamp 'Thank you' on the white one, using the Orange Oxidised Starlight paint.   Glue this to the larger label and fix just above the small flower.

 
Die-cut the 'Crazy Corner' cut into 2 smaller pieces and paint with the orange paint.   Glue one to each side


of the large flower.   Add dots of Orange Starlight paint to the flower centres.

    
Well, that's all for now my Friends, have a good Friday and enjoy your weekend.   Catch you all again soon.

                                                               Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs   Jennifer xx.





 
 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Dahlia.

Good evening,

Well it has been a much better day here today I'm pleased to say, the sun even shone for a short period but still quite chilly.   I spent some time in my crafty space this afternoon, playing with my new Lavinia stamps, which I adore, they are so beautifully designed, as you well know by now lol! my love of anything to do with the fairy realm.    I will share these cards with you  at a later, I need to photograph them first lol!

Well onto tonight's card which was made for Sue & Harvey from Imagination Crafts.   This was made for their One Day Special shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel last Friday.   I have used the 'Dahlia'  and 'Leaf Vein' stencils and  Starlight paints,

    
Cut a square of brown card, approximately a quarter of an inch smaller than the  7"x7" ivory base card.   Lay the 'Leaf Vein' stencil onto it and dab the Emerald and Rich Gold Starlight paints through the design, using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.   Put this to one side for the moment.

   
Take some spare brown card and lay the large Dahlia stencil onto it and dab the Orange Oxidised Starlight paint through the design, adding a little Rich Gold paint.



Repeat this three  more times.   Cut out, leaving a small edge of brown around the edges of the petals.   3D, using silicone glue and fix to  the centre of the  brown card, with the stencilled leaf background on it.   Glue this to the centre of the base card.

   
Using the Spellbinder's tag,  die cut one tag in ivory and another from brown card.    Cut out the oval from the brown card and glue to the ivory tag.

    
Stamp 'Love You' using the Rich Gold Starlight paint onto the brown oval.   (Just a little tip, lightly spray your stamp with water  before dabbing the Starlight paint onto it, using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.)   Glue the tag to the bottom centre of the base card, just below the Dahlia.

Well that's all from me for tonight.   Take care of yourselves and I will be back again quite soon.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                           Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx,







Sunday, 27 November 2016

Dynamic Dahlia.

Happy Sunday to you all,

hoping you are having a great weekend whatever you are doing.   We have had a quiet one, so thought I would do an early post for a change.   This card was made for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Crafts, for their shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel last Friday.

I have used an Imagination stencil called 'Dahlia'    and one of the new colours of Sparkle Medium called 'Merlot..   I have also used  Rusty Patinas and  Starlight paints for the background.

  
Matt a square of orange card onto the 7"x7" ivory coloured base card, leaving a small border of the ivory showing.

Cut a slightly smaller piece of white card and paint with the 'Soot' Rusty Patina and then add some 'Cafe Creme Rusty Patina on top of the soot but not covering over the soot completely.

  
When dry, lay the 'Dahlia' stencil on top.   Mix some 'Orange Oxidised' Starlight paint with some 'Merlot' Sparkle Medium, then spread over the Dahlia using a metal spatula.

   
Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.   Add some Sparkle Medium,  'Rich gold'  and 'Orange Oxidised' Starlight paints  around the edges of this piece of card, I used my finger to do this but you could use a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.

  
Fix a piece of peach coloured satin ribbon across the bottom right corner, then fix this card onto the base card.    Glue a peach ribbon bow to the bottom right corner.

 
That's all from me for now, enjoy the rest of your Sunday.   See you all again very soon.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer xx.





Friday, 25 November 2016

A Tropical Paradise.

Hi there, I'm back again as promised,

Hope you've all had a good day, although we have had a little sunshine today, the hard frost and crispy snow has not melted at all!      Jack Frost has certainly been a busy boy lol!   My card tonight  I hope will make you think of warmer climates!    I have used Imagination  Craft's gorgeous 'Peacock  Paradise' stencil and four of the fabulous new Sparkle Medium colours.   These colours are different to the previous ones and I have to say my favourites are Iced plum, Blue Lagoon,  Blackberry and Crushed bilberry.




Matt a piece of purple card onto the white  7"x7" base card, leaving a small border of the white showing.   Tale a slightly smaller piece of white card and paint with the Pebble Shore MDF paint, adding some Duck Egg Rusty Patina.   Add a little white Gesso on top of the Rusty Patina.

    

When dry, lay the 'Foliage'' stencil onto the coloured card, then spread the 'Vine Leaf ' Sparkle Medium over the stencil, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

    
Next, lay the 'Peacock Paradise' stencil onto a piece of white card.   Mask off all but the peacock with masking tape.   Spread the 'Silver Dollar,'   'Iced Plum' and 'Blue Lagoon' Sparkle Mediums over the bird, again using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.


      
Cut out the bird, leaving a tiny border of white around the edges.


      
Glue the bird to the left-hand side of the coloured card  using silicone glue.   Matt this onto the base card.

   
Glue a purple/white spotted ribbon bow to the top right corner and your card is finished.   Hope you all enjoyed Imagination Craft's shows on Hochanda today.   Unfortunately I could not watch any of today's programmes as we had no digital signal today, which was most annoying, the one day I wanted to watch lol!
just  my luck lol!  never mind, there will always be other times.

I will be back quite soon, so until then take care of yourselves and enjoy your weekend.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                Big Hugs   Jennifer xx.



Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happiness is Found in a Butterfly. Another 'Sneaky Peek.'

Good evening Everyone,

 What a cold day it has been here! what snow is left on the ground,  has been crunchy under foot all day.   I just couldn't seem to get warm today!   although the sun did appear it was still bitterly cold, roll on the Spring is all I can say lol!!

I would like to welcome my newest Follower Darlene Solem, thank you so much for following me, I do hope you enjoy your visits and please feel free to leave me a comment good or bad lol!

I hope you managed to tune in to Hochanda T.V. tonight at 8pm. to see our lovely Sue and Kerri-Ann from Imagination Crafts demonstrating the fabulous new colours of Sparkle Medium.   My favourites are the Iced Plum, Blackcurrant, Blue Lagoon and Crushed Bilberry, they are just fabulous.   The card I am about to show you was shown on tonight's programme.



I have used the Iced Plum, Blue Lagoon and Silver Dollar Sparkle Mediums, Mixed Media Spray inks and Rich Gold Starlight paint.


 
The above photo is taken at an angle to show the beautiful golden sheen of the Starlight paint on the background.

 
This photo is also taken on an angle  and  shows the background colours behind the golden sheen.   Fold the ivory card down the centre crease line, making a 7"x7" base card on which to work.   Matt a smaller piece of dark pink paper onto the base card, leaving a border of the ivory showing.

   
Next matt some ivory card onto the pink paper, again leaving a border of pink showing.    Cut a smaller piece of white watercolour paper and colour with the Fuschia, Yellow and Light purple Mixed Media Spray Inks.   When this is dry, add a well watered down layer of Rich gold Starlight paint to give a subtle sheen over the inks but which still keeps the ink colours visible.

  
When this is dry, lay the butterfly stencil on top and spread the Sparkle Mediums over the design, beginning at the bottom with the Silver dollar, then the Iced plum and lastly, the Blue lagoon, using a metal spatula.   The colours will blend together giving a seamless finish. 

   
   
Remove the masking tape and the stencil and leave the image to dry.

 
This photo shows the design with the sheen and the photo below shows the card at an angle, to show the colours behind the sheen. 

       
      


Matt this onto the base card.   Stamp 'Happiness is found in a butterfly' onto a piece of ivory card, using the Amethyst Starlight paint.   (One little tip lol - lighlty spray your stamp with water using  a mister, then add the Starlight paint, using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.)


        
Trim around the stamped  sentiment in a 'wavy' shape.   Matt this onto some pink paper  and trim in the same manner, keeping a small pink border, then matt this onto a slightly larger piece of ivory card, again trimming the edge.

     Glue the sentiment to the bottom right corner of the base card.   Glue a gemstone to the top right of the sentiment.     Well that's all from me for now,  I will be back again tomorrow with another sneaky peek.   Please don't forget to tune in tomorrow to Hochanda T.V. at 9am.  12 noon. 4pm. anf 7pm.   Thanks for taking the time to read my rather long blog tonight  lol,    nuch appreciated.   See you again tomorrow.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer xx.









Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Peacock Paradise, Another Sneaky Peek.

Hello Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Hope all is well with you and yours.   This week is going by as quickly as ever lol!   Tomorrow evening Sue from Imagination Crafts will be on Hochanda T.V. for a One Day Special launching at 8pm.   then again on Friday 25th. at 9am.  12 noon.   4pm. and 7pm.  so not long to wait now.   There will be some gorgeous new colours of Sparkle Medium  for those of you who just have to have every colour lol!    My sneaky peek for the T.V. show  has been made using the 'Peacock  Paradise' stencil, the luscious Starlight paints and Sparkle Mediums.

    
Begin by matting a 6" square piece of orange paper onto the front of your 7"x7"  white base card, followed by a matt of white card, leaving a narrow border of the orange showing.  



Cut a slightly smaller piece of grey card, which will leave a tiny border of the previous white matt.   Lay the Peacock Paradise stencil on top of the grey card and spread the green Sparkle Medium over the leaves and stems, including the caylx of the flowers.   (I prefer to mask off all  but the leaves, stems and caylx with masking tape.)    Remove the masking tape and stencil and leave  the images to dry.

    
Next I masked off everything close to the flower petals, then I spread the Iced Plum Sparkle Medium over the  petals, adding a small amount of the Blue Lagoon Sparkle Medium to the base of each petal.   Remove the masking tape and stencil and leave the images to dry.   When dry add a small amount of  the Orange Oxidised Starlight paint to the base of each petal, which helps to bring the colour on the card together

Using a piece of white card,  a piece of cut 'n' dry foam and the Peacock Paradise stencil, dab the Emerald, Orange and Antique Gold Starlight paints through the bird only on the stencil.

            
Cut out the bird, leaving a tiny white border around the bird.   Repeat again but this time, only colouring the next set of feathers and glue to the bird using silicone glue to add dimension.   Do the same for the upper set of wing and glue to the original bird.     Glue the whole bird to the centre of the base card, adding silicone glue under the bird's head.

   
This photo shows  the wings from an angle,   lifted up using silicone glue.   That is this card finished, I do hope you will pop back tomorrow when I will have another 'sneaky peek' to share with you.   Have a good
Thursday and please don't forget to tune in at 8pm. tomorrow evening.   Catch you all again  tomorrow.

                                                                       Love and rainbows,

                                                                        Hugs   Jennifer xx.