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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Just Buzzing Around.

Hi there Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Hope this post finds you all well but if you are feeling under the weather, I do hope my happy little bees will cheer you up.   This is one of the stamps I came across whilst tidying my stamp  boxes.   This is a very old wooden stamp and I just love these little fellas lol!   aren't they cute.   Sorry I cannot tell you the make of this stamp, as the name has worn off   (through being used so often lol!).   The 'Bee Happy' sentiment  and flower  stamps came  free with a craft magazine some time ago.    The background was done using distress inks and Imagination Craft's  'Honeycomb' stencil and 'Rich gold' Starlight paint.

Before we begin, I would like to welcome my latest Follower Ayoti Mittra, I do hope this is correct as I have lost track a little....so apologies if I have got this wrong, anyway, thank you for following my blog, much appreciated.     O.k let's get started, enough chit chat, let's get on with the card lol.

      
Make a square white base card and matt a smaller square of black card onto it.   Take a smaller square of white card and colour it with the weathered wood Distress ink.

Lay the Imagination Craft's 'Honeycomb' stencil onto the coloured card and rub some 'Spiced marmalade' Distress Oxide through the design using a blending tool or a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.   Remove the stencil.



Stamp the bees across the centre of the card, using a black inkpad.   Fix this card to the base card.

Stamp the bees once again onto a spare piece of white card and colour with the Marvey le' Plume pens.


   
Cut the bees out and 3D them onto the original stamped image, using silicone glue.



Stamp 'Bee Happy' on the bottom of the coloured card, using a black inkpad. 

   
Stamp three flowers onto some spare white card, again using a black inkpad and colour with the pens.

       
Cut out and glue one on the top centre and the other two, either side of 'Bee Happy.'


   
                                                               
Add some Stickles Copper glitter glue to the centre of each flower.

Add some watered down Rich Gold Starlight paint to the wings, feelers, noses and bodies of the bees.  (don't have the paint too thick, or you will obliterate the stamped image).

   
Well,  that's this happy little card finished, I do hope these little fellas bring a smile to your faces, I know they do me lol!    Take care of yourselves until my next blog.   Happy crafting.   Thank you all for your comments and visits.

                                                              Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs   Jennifer xx.








  




Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Art Deco Sally.


     Good afternoon Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope this post finds you all well and you are back into the routines of life lol!   I do enjoy all the festivities but I have to say....'it is nice to get back into routine lol'   Today we have quite a nice day, with a little sunshine but it is very cold!  mustn't grumble it could be a great deal worse lol!   like last year when the 'beast from the east' visited us and snowed us in for a couple of weeks!  Ah well back to the here and now lol!  

I have had a good play with my older 'cute' stamps, so I think it is time to get back to my other favourite subject...Art Deco.    For this card I have used Imagination Craft's beautiful 'Art Deco Sally' stencil.   I just love her, she is so elegant.   I have also used the 'Scalloped Shell' ' Art Deco Lady' and 'Daisy Flourish' stencils, along with the fabulous Sparkle Mediums.   These can be purchased from  http://crafterscompanion.co.uk/brands/imagination-crafts.html    

  
Open up your 7" x 7" white base card and lay the scalloped shell stencil onto what will be the inside of the card.   Spread the Seedless Preserves and Mowed Lawn distress inks through the design, using a blending tool or cut 'n' dry foam but not going right up to the edges of the stencil but blending the colours out, leaving some white card showing.

 
Next, lay the Sally stencil onto it, centralising Sally and cover the stencil with the Hunter Green Sparkle Medium, using a metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

 
In the meantime, lay the Sally stencil onto some spare white card and spread the Lavender Sparkle Medium over her hat, feathers, gloves, shoe and the sash around her hips.   Remove stencil and leave this to dry.

 
Cut these parts out and glue in position on the original image of Sally, using Magi-bond glue (a good strong glue).

 
This is the inside of the card finished, now for the front of the card.

Open up the card again so the back and front of the card faces you.   Lay the Daisy Flourish border stencil onto the front of the card and blend the two distress inks through the design.

 
Using the other Art Deco Lady stencil, lay the corner design from this stencil onto each corner of the base card and spread the lavender Sparkle Medium through the corner design.   Leave these to dry.

  
Hand-cut an aperture to a shape which pleases you and also shows most of Sally through it.

 
Edge the aperture with green Sparkle Medium and leave to dry..

       

  
 
Add some distress inks to the outer edge of the base card and a little around the edge of the aperture.

   
Lastly, glue a green organza/gold satin ribbon bow to the bottom left of the aperture.


 
The card is now finished.   This does take quite a bit of time to make but I do hope you think it is worth it.   That's all from me for the moment.   Catch you all again very soon.

                                                             Love and Rainbows,

                                                              Hugs   Jennifer xx.







   






                                                                                                                                                                             

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

'Best Friends Forever.'

Good evening All,

May I wish you A Very Happy, Healthy and fun filled New Year.   Hope you've enjoyed all the
celebrations.   Let us hope 2019 will be a good year for everyone.

Well here is my first card of 2019.   As you may already know, I have had a good sort out of my stamps and came across this particular stamp, so I just had to use it again.   I have had this for many years and it was designed by Sarah Kay, such a sweet image I think.   I'm loving playing with these cute stamps once again,

  
Begin by making a square base card from white cardstock.   Take a smaller square of brown card, matt and layer two different patterned papers onto it,  leaving a tiny border of brown showing,    (I used 'Country Life' papers by Dovecraft which were given free with a craft magazine some time ago).   Wrap a piece of blue ribbon around the centre of this card and secure on the back of the card.   Matt and layer this onto the white base card.

Die-cut two corners using the Die-namites die, from brown card.    Die-cut a label from white card using the  largest die from the Spellbinder's Label 4  set. 

Stamp the image onto the white label die-cut, using a black ink pad, then colour with the Marvy le' Plume  watercolour pens, adding a little grey shadow under their feet to 'ground' them.

      
Glue the corner dies to the back of the label, leaving a few of the scrolls on the top of the label.   Glue the label and corners to the base card.



  
Glue two gold hearts to the label die-cut.     Glue a blue ribbon bow to the left-hand edge of the ribbon strip..


                 
All that remains to be done, is add an insert and the card is finished.

  
Well that's me for the moment.   Thank you all for visiting my blog and many thanks to those of you who very kindly leave me comments.   I do appreciate the time it takes to read and comment on my blog.   Take care of yourselves and enjoy what is left of this week.   I will be back again soon.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs Jennifer xx.

 







Friday, 28 December 2018

'Up, Up and Away.'

Good evening Followers, Friends & Visitors,

Hope you have all enjoyed the  Christmas Festivities.   I'm not quite sure where this  year has gone lol!     2019 is nearly upon us,   I wonder what it will bring!     I would like to think it would be Joy,  Good Health and Peace for all.    We shall just have to wait and see lol!

Tonight I would like to share a card with you which I made in October this year.   I was having a sort out of my stamps and came across this happy little fella!   so,  I just had to have a play with him.   He has been in my stash for many years and is a wooden backed stamp called 'Balloon Frog' F-R40 by Funstamps.    Hope you like what I did with it.

      
Make a square base card from linen effect  cream card.   Cut a smaller square of navy blue card and, using the Spellbinder's scalloped oval die cut out an oval from the centre of the navy card, keeping the oval die-cut for another project.   Cut a square the same size as the navy card and colour with the broken china  distress oxide and water.  

     
When dry, stamp the frog and balloon onto it, using a black ink pad.   Stamp Happy Birthday just above the frog's head, once again in black ink.

   
Fix this behind the navy card, so the frog and greeting shows through the oval aperture.    (His legs, hand and balloon will be covered by the navy card,  this does not matter as we will be  adding a 3D frog on top of the original image).

Stamp the frog a further 5 times onto some spare white card.   Colour the images with the Promarker alcohol pens, then cut them out.   Glue 1 whole image to the original stamped image,   (the frog's leg, feet, hand and balloon will now be just outside the oval  aperture).  

   
3D the other images on top, using silicone glue or sticky foam pads.


             
Die-cut 2 large, 2 medium and 2 small buttons from light blue card, using the Marianne Design die set.
      

            
Glue 3 to the top left corner.
       
Glue 3 to the bottom right corner.   Fix this to the base card and voile, the card is finished.

That's all from me for the moment my friends.   All that remains is for me to wish you all a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful 2019 wherever you are.    Hope it is a good one for us all.

                                                             Love and rainbows,

                                                              Hugs   Jennifer xx.


 
   

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

You're a Star, Happy Birthday.

Good afternoon All,

Hope this finds you all well.   How are your Festive plans coming along,  My cards are all in the post,  decorations up and  my presents all wrapped up I'm pleased to say,  just last minute food shopping to do!   phew!

Thank you so much for visiting my last post and leaving such lovely comments, as you know, I appreciate each and every one.    I love to share my projects with you all and it is so nice to receive some feedback.   Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.   O.k. this afternoon I have a card to share with you which I made in November this year.   A few posts back, I posted a card made with a Sugar Nellie stamp of a little girl, well here is her  little brother lol!    made with another stamp from a few years ago, again a Sugar Nellie stamp.     I just love these cute images...this one reminds me so much of our dear grandson when he was very young, he had a hat just like this one lol!   so cute!

  
Make a square base card from white cardstock.   Onto this, matt a smaller square of red card.   Take a smaller square of white card and glue some patterned papers onto it,  I used We R Memory Keepers papers which, if I remember correctly,  were given free with a craft magazine some time  ago and just seemed to be perfect for this image.   Matt and layer this onto the base card.

Glue some pieces of  patterned paper onto two strips of white card, trim and glue one to the left side and the other to the right side of the card.

 
Die-cut an oval from some white card and cut out an oval shape from  the yellow patterned paper, I drew around the inside of the oval die and I then cut it out and glued it to the centre of the white die-cut oval.

Stamp the boy twice onto a piece of white card, colour him with the Marvy le Plume  watercolour pens, cut them out and then 3D them onto the oval, using silicone glue or sticky foam pads.

   
Stamp 'You're a Star' and 'Happy Birthday' onto white card using a black inkpad.   Trim and glue to the base card.



Colour a small punched heart with some deep red paint adding a couple of touches of Bright Gold Starlight paint and glue onto the base card.


  Glue a gold star onto the top right strip.

Die-cut three different sized buttons, using the Marianne Design button dies from red card.   Thread some twine through the button holes and tie into bows.

  
Glue these down the top left-hand side of the card, using silicone glue.

    
Well, that's all from me for the moment my friends, hope you like him.   Take good care of yourselves, until next time.    Hope to be back soon.
   
                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                         Big crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.





Wednesday, 12 December 2018

'Santa's on His Way!'

Good evening All,

Thank you for all your lovely comments and your visits on my last post , I really appreciate them and I do enjoy reading your thoughts on my creations.    I also like to see your creations and comment on them.

Hope this finds you all well, for those who are feeling under the weather,    I send warm wishes and hope you feel better very soon.    Most of my Christmas cards are now in the post, I have to admit to buying my cards this year and not hand making them!    shame on me lol!  ah well, maybe next year lol!

Tonight I have a card to share with you, made using a beautiful Imagination Craft's Santa stamp.   I just adore this image and  their snowflake stamp and Silver Just Pearls.    hope you like it.   These Imagination Craft's products can be purchased from the Crafters Companion  website.


      
Matt a square of blue card onto a white 7" square base card, leaving a small white border showing.
Take a piece of white paper and stamp  Santa, using a well used black, or a  grey inkpad, as we don't want a stark black image but a more subtle image.

  
Cut this down and fix to the blue card, using double sided sticky tape.

Take some white card and colour it with the Milled Lavender and Tumbled glass Distress Inks.   Stamp some snowflakes on top of the coloured card, using the Tumbled glass D.I.


   
Stamp Merry Christmas on the bottom of the blue matt, using a black inkpad. 

   
Make sure the ink is dry, then stamp some snowflakes using a Versmark pad in a few places, then heat emboss with silver embossing powder.

   
Cut this card down the centre and shape the inside edges of the card using a pair of scissors.   Fix the narrower piece to the left and the wider piece to the right-hand side of the base card, using sticky foam pads, raising these a little above the Santa image.

     
Add three dots of silver Just Pearls to the top and bottom of the Santa image and the dot on the letter i in the word Christmas.

  
  
Die cut five snowflakes from white card, using the Tattered Lace dies and glue them to the card front.

   
 

      That's it from me for the moment dear friends.   Thanks again for stopping by my blog,  I appreciate the time you have taken, especially at this busy time of year.   Take care of yourselves and  will be back fairly soon.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,,

                                                              Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.