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Monday, 12 November 2018

To My Friend.

Good afternoon Lovelies,

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.   The weather here today began by being very promising.   The sun did shine for a short time but it has since clouded over, turned quite chilly and it is now raining!  I suppose we mustn't grumble it could be worse, like snow lol!

Today I have another card to share with you, which is very similar to the card in my last post.   I have changed the colours and added different greetings.   This was made for a very special friend and I hope you like this one.   It s quite a quick card to make.   The Imagination Craft's products used to make this card can be purchased from Crafter's Companion .



       
Trim approximately a quarter inch from one long edge of a piece of white A4 card and fold in half landscape style.

Cut a smaller rectangle of white card and colour with the pink, navy blue and white Fashion sprays and leave to dry.

In the meantime, die-cut the butterflies from some teal coloured card, using the Crafter's Companion die.   Colour the butterflies by rubbing the silver Alchemy Wax over them.

 
Using the Black Soot Distress ink and a blending tool, colour the outer edges of the coloured rectangle to frame the the design.   Matt and layer this to the base card.

Using a black ink pad, stamp 'To My Friend....' in the top right corner.


 
Stamp 'Wishing You...... in the bottom right corner.

 
   
Next  glue the butterflies die-cut  to the left-hand edge of the coloured rectangle, gently lifting up the wings of each butterfly.



Stamp the three flower heads onto a spare piece of white card using a black ink pad.   Colour them with watered down Fashion Sprays.

 
Glue the flowers to the card front, between the two greetings,  adding a little silver Starlight paint to each flower  centre,

  
    
Last but not least, add some 'Just Pearls' pearl dots to the bodies of each butterfly and the card is finished.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and visits on my last post, I do hope you enjoy your visits.   I'll be back soon with another card.   Keep well, stay warm  and be happy.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                          Big Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx. 



 







      


Saturday, 10 November 2018

Have a Beautiful Day.

Good evening  Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and visits to my last post, much appreciated.    I hope you enjoyed your visit.   Tonight I have a card to share with you made using a Crafter's Companion die,  Imagination Craft's Fashion sprays, Mixed Media Ink sprays, Starlight paint and waxes.   The beautiful sentiment is a stamp by Elusive Images I have had for some time and the 'Have a Beautiful Day' stamp was given free with a craft magazine - sorry cannot remember which one.


 Begin by trimming a quarter inch from one long edge of a piece of  A4 white card, then fold in half landscape style.

Cut a smaller piece of white card and paint all four outer  edges with the Dark Orchid Starlight Paint.   Matt and layer this onto the white base card.

Cut a slightly smaller piece of white card and colour with the Mixed Media yellow spray and the Pink, Navy Blue and White Fashion Sprays and leave to dry.    Matt and layer this onto the base card.

Next  die-cut the butterflies from white card, using the Crafter's Companion die and paint it with the Dark Orchid Starlight Paint. 

   
Colour the butterflies with the Gold Starlight Wax and glue this to the base card, nearer to the left-hand side of the card.   Lift up and gently shape the wings of each butterfly.

   
Using a black inkpad, stamp 'Have a Beautiful Day' to the top right and the Irish Blessing nearer to the bottom.

   
Stamp three flowers (given free with a craft magazine),   onto some spare white card, using a black inkpad.   Colour slightly with watered down Fashion Spray Inks.

    
Add some Gold Starlight Paint to each flower centre.   Glue the flowers between the two sentiments.

   

   
Well, that's it my friends, the card is finished, hope you like it.    Have a wonderful Sunday, whatever you have planned.   See you all again soon and thanks once again for taking the time to visit my blog.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                          Big Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.
 













Monday, 5 November 2018

Snowflake Christmas Trees.

Hi there Lovelies,

Sorry I'm a little later than I intended to be with this post, don't know where the time has gone.   Mondays seem to be coming around quicker than ever,  please stop the world, I want to get off  lol!   just for a little while ha! ha!      I swear, the older we get, the faster they seem to go!    Well, enough of that, let's get onto tonight's card.   I made this for Imagination Craft's ODS shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel at the end of June 2018.   I was asked to use their gorgeous snowflakes stamps, so I wondered just what else I could do with them, other than making a background with them.   Hope you like what I came up with.    Before I begin, I would like to welcome my newest follower, Diane.   Thanks for following me and I hope you enjoy your visits.

     
Matt a square of black card onto the 7" x 7" white  base card, leaving a border of the white showing.
Cut a  slightly smaller square of white card and paint with the Lavender   Blue and Ashy Rose Fabric acrylic paints using a little water.   (These paints can be used on many surfaces and are not only for fabric painting.)   Colour two thirds of the card, leaving the bottom third white.

  
Add a thin coat of watered down Dried Rose Starlight paint across the sky.   Lay the  Stars stencil - no. MU-12 over the sky and spread the Sugar Mouse Sparkle Medium over the stars, using a metal spatula.

Tear some strips of white card along the top edges, wide enough to cover the bottom of the white/coloured card.   Add a small amount of Crystal Ice Sparkle Medium along the torn edges, then
glue to the white base card, along the bottom and side edges only.

   
Take some white card and die-cut  1 large,  1 medium and 2 small triangles.   Using the snowflakes stamp set, stamp different snowflakes over the four triangle Christmas trees using a black in pad.      Colour parts of the images with the Dried Rose Starlight paint.



      
Back each triangle with a slightly larger triangle, painting the edges with the Dried Rose paint.   Glue these triangles to the front of the base card, tucking three of them behind the torn edges of the card (snow drifts),  using silicone glue behind each tree.


 Stamp 'Happy Christmas' in the bottom left corner.

  
Stamp 'Let it snow....'  onto some white card, trim to size and matt onto a slightly larger piece of black card, then glue it to the top right of the card using silicone glue.

   
Spread some Sugar Mouse Sparkle Medium over the two largest stars on the stencil onto some white card.   When this is dry, cut out each one and glue to the base card.


 
Well that is this card finished.    Thank you for stopping by my blog,  I appreciate the time it takes to read and comment on  my posts and I do love to read your comments, thank you so much.   I also like to read your posts  and I do try to reciprocate by commenting on your posts too.   Have a good week and I will be back soon with another project.

                                                                    Love and rainbows,

                                                                     Hugs   Jennifer xx.












Monday, 29 October 2018

'Village Christmas Bauble.'

Hi there Lovelies,

Hope you are all managing to keep warm during this very cold spell of weather.   Bitterly cold here but bright and sunny, which helps lol!  log fire up the chimney!    Thanks once again for your lovely comments on my last blog and all the visits, really appreciate them.

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you which I made for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Craft's, for their shows on the Hocjand T.V. Channel at the end of June 2018.   I decided to steer away from the traditional Christmas colours for this one and use silver, blues and lavender, some of my favourite colours, the other being duck egg blue and teal.

   
Matt and layer a smaller square of lavender card onto the 7" x 7" white base card.   Cut a smaller square of white card and colour with the light blue and light purple Mixed Media Spray Inks.   Give it a quick spray or two of the Silver Shake & Gilt, just to add a slight shimmer to the background.

When dry, lay the snowflakes stencil onto the card and dab some Versamark through the design, using some cut 'n' dry foam.   Remove the stencil and heat emboss, using some white embossing powder and a heat gun.   Matt this onto the base card.

Cut or die-cut a circle from the silver satin card, large enough for the village scene will fit onto it.   Lay the bauble stencil onto it and spread the  Midnight Ice & Blue Ice Sparkle Mediums over the design, using a metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave to dry.   Fix this to the base card.

     
Lay the stencil onto a spare piece of white card and spread the Midnight Ice over the leaves and berries only.   Cut these out and 3D these onto the original images using silicone glue.

    
Glue a bow to the top of the bauble.    Glue three blue gemstones to the top right and bottom left corners.

    
     
Die-cut three large and three small snowflakes from white card, using the Tattered Lace dies.   Colour them with the Blue Ice Sparkle Medium, then glue these to the top left and bottomright corners of the base card.

   
        

   



Well the card is now finished except of course, for an insert.   Hope you like it.   The Imagination Craft's items I have used in the making of this card, can be purchased from  www.crafterscompanion.co.uk             Thank you for stopping by my blog, I do hope you've enjoyed your visit.    Catch you all again soon.

                                                             Love and rainbows,

                                                              Hugs    Jennifer xx.
 






                                    











Sunday, 28 October 2018

Laughter Makes Everything Better.

Hello Everyone,

These weekends seem to go by so quickly !   How did your weekend go?   hope you all enjoyed yourselves whether you had a busy, exciting weekend or a quiet one and are ready to begin another
new week.

Thank you all once again for visiting and commenting on my last blog, I really appreciate them.   You are all so lovely and  encouraging.     The card I have for you tonight was made using one of Imagination Craft's beautiful Art stamps, the large poppy seed heads   This is one of my most used stamps, I just love it.   This can be purchased from www.crafterscompanion.co.uk


      
Make a square base card using cream linen card.   Matt and layer a smaller square of black card onto the base card.

Cut another smaller square of the cream linen card and colour with the Ultramarine and Dark Brown Brusho Crystals, spritzing the crystals with a little water, letting the colours mingle and run a little, until you are happy with the results.

   
When this is dry, stamp the poppy seed heads onto the bottom  left of the card using a black ink pad.

        
Stamp the sentiment onto the top right corner, again using black ink.  

   
Glue three tiny black gems to the top left and bottom right corners.



Matt this card onto the base card and the card is finished, a very quick card to make.

  
Well that's me for the moment, hope you enjoy your visit to my blog and thank you once again.   Look after yourselves until my next blog.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                             Crafty Hugs,   Jennifer xx.









Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Just a Note to Say.......

Hello there, I'm back again.    Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, we had a quiet one, I do think we all need a quiet one every now and again lol!   to recharge the batteries.

Tonight I am sharing a card with you which I made in October 2018.   For this card I used a stamp which was given free  with The Craft Stamper Magazine some time ago.   I do like the simplicity of this stamp.   I have also used Imagination Craft's orange Mixed Media Spray ink,  texture stamp and Script  Art stamp, which can be purchased from  Imagination Crafts.


    
Make a square base card from white card stock.   Cut a smaller piece of white card and stamp the 'script' across the centre using a black ink pad.

Add some walnut stain Distress ink around the edges of this piece of card.  Next colour a piece of white card with the orange spray ink.   When dry, add some splashes of water by flicking the water with your fingers or a brush.   Leave for a few seconds, then blot with some kitchen roll, to remove some of the ink.

Die-cut three ovals from the orange card.   Stamp the 'Cow Parsley' design onto each oval, using a black ink pad.

   
Add some highlights to the Cow Parsley images, using a white pen.   Rub walnut stain around the edges of the ovals, followed by a little black soot Distress ink.   Add some white dots around the top and bottom edges of each oval.


Stamp the 'Just a note...'  to the top left and the 'Happy Birthday' to the bottom right corners, once again in black ink.   Matt this onto the base card.

   
Glue the three ovals to the base card, using silicone glue for the middle oval, just to lift it above the other two.

Using the left-over orange coloured card, stamp the crackle effect stamp onto it, using black ink.

   
Cut this into two triangles  and glue one in the top right corner  and the other in the bottom left and the card is now finished, except of course for an insert.



Thanks for stopping by my blog, appreciate each and every comment and visit.   Enjoy the rest of your week and I will be back again soon.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                Hugs   Jennifer xx.




Friday, 19 October 2018

My Rainbow Butterflies 10" x 12" Canvas.

Hi there Lovelies,

It is time again for me to share another of my projects.   This time I have chosen my rainbow butterfly canvas which was made for one of  Imagination Craft's  shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel  at the end of August 2018.     Before I get started, I would like to thank you all for taking the time to visit and comment  on my last  post, they are all appreciated by me.   I do hope you enjoy your visits.


        
(1)    Spread white structure pasete through the designs from both stencils -A4 butterfly stencil & A4 dragonfly stencil)  using a metal palette knife.   Leave this to dry.

    
     
( 2)   Decide which pieces of Art Cutz you want to have on your canvas,   I used 'trailing flowers,'   'Butterflies,'  'Chicken wire,'  'Crackle' and  'Flowers.'
 
( 3)   Paint all the Art Cutz pieces  with White Rusty Patina and leave to dry.

      
( 4)   Glue the Art Cutz in position on the canvas.

     

    
( 5)   Using the yellow Mixed Media Spray ink and the pink, blue, green and white Fashion Spray inks, colour the canvas.

( 6)   Lay the stencils back in position on the canvas and stipple a small amount of Rich Gold Starlight Paint over the top of the structure paste, using a stencil brush.

    
( 7)   Stipple white Gesso over parts of the design through the stencil.

( 8)   Paint the Art Cutz with the Rich gold, Hibiscus, Green and Dried Rose  Starlight Paints.




    
( 9)   Paint the main butterfly with watered down Rich Gold Starlight Paint, then rub with a little Hickory Smoke Distress ink.


   
(10)   Rub some Hickory Smoke and Black Soot around the edges of the canvas, using a blending tool or piece of cut 'n' dry foam.

Well that is my canvas finished.   I was quietly pleased with the results.   Decorating a canvas is quite relaxing as you can just do what pleases you, it is your way of expressing your thoughts and ideas.

    
See you all again soon, happy crafting and have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.

                                                              Love and rainbows,

                                                               Hugs   Jennifer xx.