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Saturday, 1 February 2014

My Inspiration for this months Imagination Craft's Challenge Blog.

A very good morning to you all,

At last the weekend is here again.   Hope you have all had a reasonable week.   We  had frequent snow flurries here yesterday and it has been very windy and cold.   Mustn't grumble though, at least we have no flooding.   My heart goes out to all those people in the south who are flooded and have been since Christmas.   Well my friends, this is my very first  DT  inspiration piece for The Imagination Craft's Challenge Blog.   I do hope you like it and that it gives you some inspiration to join in the challenge.   The theme for this month is  'love is in the air.'   Valentine's Day is not far away!!!

If you would like to join us in this challenge and you have some  Imagination Craft's  products why not give it a go, you could win the prize of £40 to spend at Imagination Craft's   A great prize, all those lovely crafty products to choose from.   You can check out all the inspiration from the other DT members too, by going to this link  http://imagination-craftschallenges..blogspot.com/     Well, this is my inspirational  piece.

Make a base card from red card stock and onto this matt a smaller piece of gold pearly paper.   Take a smaller piece of red card and lay the stencil onto it.   Spread the red and gold sparkle medium over the design.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.   When dry, wrap a piece of ribbon across the bottom half of the design, then matt this card onto the base card.

           
Using a die-cutting machine and the Nellie Snellen die, cut out the ovals.   Punch out hearts from the red card and colour some paper with red, orange and yellow distress inks and punch out more hearts.   Fix the hearts, one dark red then one lighter red, alternatively around the largest oval.   Colour another smaller oval with the same distress inks.   Using  a Versamark pad, stamp the background stamp from the set, onto the smaller oval and heat emboss with claret embossing powder.

      
Glue the smaller oval to the larger oval and then fix this to the centre of the base card.   Stamp the bird onto a piece of heatproof acetate and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. 





      
Fussy cut the bird and fix to the oval using sticky foam pads.  If you place them behind the gold embossing, they are not seen.   Add a ribbon bow to the bottom right of the oval.

Well that's it finished, I do hope you like it and that it has encouraged you to enter The Imagination Craft's Challenge Blog,  you will never win unless you enter lol !!!.     We will look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.

Thank you so much for popping in today.   Until next time, be happy and have a great weekend.

                                                               Love and Rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs  Jennifer xx.





     
 

20 comments:

  1. Welcome to the team Jennifer, this is gorgeous!!! I love the cute little hearts framing the beautiful bird of Paradise.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks again for your lovely welcome to the team, I'm loving it, it's a real buzz. Thank you also for your lovely comment, I'm pleased you like it. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  2. Hey Jennifer x just love this make and all the fabby details xx hugs

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    1. Hello Kath, hope you are ok. Thank you for your nice comment. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  3. This is beautiful Jennifer. Great design and lots of lovely detail.
    Mags
    x

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    1. Glad you like my card Mags, thank you for your nice comment, it's much appreciated. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  4. this is just beautiful jennifer. really gorgeous. i love how you've used the stamps - your bird of paradise looks wonderful. beautiful xx

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    1. Hi Rachel thank you so much, you're very kind. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  5. This really is Beautiful Jennifer fabulous inspiration hugs xx

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    1. Hello Cheremane, thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  6. Super gorgeous card hunny LOVE the way you did the bird and the colours too!
    thanks for taking the time to visit me again and hope you are having a great weekend too! hugs me xx

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    1. Hi Samantha, thank you so much for your lovely comment and for visiting my blog , I really appreciate it. You are welcome Samantha, I love to visit your blog to see what you have been up too, whether it be crafting or those delicious cakes etc., you bake !!! Have a good week Hun. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  7. Jennifer this is amazing. I would never have thought of using that shape stamp on that shape die cut. It's brilliant. Well done xx Jan

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    1. Hi Jan, you are very kind, thank you so much, I'm pleased you like my card. Have a good week. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  8. So beautiful and elegant am looking forward to working with you xxx

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    1. Hi there Nicky, I'm glad you like my card and thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am really looking forward to working with you also, I'm sure we'll all have fun. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  9. Beautiful as usual Jennifer. Fabulous card. Chris x

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    1. Hi there Christine, thanks for visiting my blog and thank you too, for your lovely comment. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  10. Sorry, Jennifer that it has taken me so long to get here, the weekend and Monday just ran away from me, LOL...a most Beautiful card, hun, so much detail..so love being on a DT with you hun, love and hugs and many thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate the love and support xxx

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    1. Hi Avril, thank you very much for your lovely comment, I appreciate it. Pleased you had a wonderful weekend. That's so nice of you to say that Avril, you're most welcome and I love working with you too Hun. Take care. Hugs Jennifer xx

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