Saturday, 28 June 2014

Birthday Boy, Two Today

Good evening my lovelies,

Hope your weekend has got off to a good start.  Mine has been a quiet one so far, which is just as well as I have a painful knee and I've been trying to rest it as much as I can.  It doesn't stop me from crafting though, lol !   thank goodness!   Well the card I have for you tonight was made for Imagination Crafts in May of 2009, which seems a long time ago now.   It is made using an Ollyfant stamp set, I know Imagination Crafts have some of these stamp sets in their bargin basement but not sure if this particular one is still available but it's worth a look see lol.   Let's get started.

Begin with a square white card with a round aperture and using the smoke blue pigment ink pad and the Rollagraph stamp - 1" Zephyr fixed into the Rollagraph holder, run the roller around the outside edge of the circle and heat emboss with crystal embossing powder.   Colour the rest of the front of the card with the smoke blue ink pad and a piece of cut n' dry.

Using the cropodile, punch out two holes , one in the centre at each side of the apperture and set in two blue snaps by Making Memories.   The tops of the snaps will sink inwards - glue a medium rhinstone to the domed centres of the snaps.

Fix the patterned  glitter card (Glitter Stack by DCWV)  behind the apperture and seal shut.   Using the Cricut machine and the George & Basic Cartridge)   cut out a 31/2" number two and a 1/12" open flower from blue card.   Then cut out a 1" flower from orange card.   Colour the edges of the number 2 and the blue flower with the blue ink pad.

Attach the small rhinestones evenly down the centre of the number 2 and fix this to the right-hand side of the aperture with silicone glue.    Glue a bow to the top right-hand  corner.

Glue the orange flower on top of the blue flower and fix a rhinestone in the centre.   Glue this to the top left of the aperture.   Using white card, stamp the boy with the ball of wool, four times and the kitten twice.

Colour with le' Plume pens or similar, cut out and 3D.    Glue the boy to the base of the number 2 on the edge of the aperture and the kitten to the bottom left corner of the card.

Well that's it folks,   hope you like  it.   Until next time take care of yourselves and above all be happy.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                              Big Hugs,  see you soon,

                                                                        Jennifer xx

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Time and Motion Meets Steam Punk.

Good afternoon Peeps,

An early post from me today for a change.   Hope your week is going well,  halfway theough the week, not long untul the weekend lol!!

The card I'd like to share with you today, is a little bit different from my usual.   This one is made with an Imagination Craft's  stencil which was designed by Kath (Mucky Paws) Halstead and black shiny card.   The Chronology stamp is from Papermanis and the steam punk stamp from Hampton Art.   OK let's get going making this card.

Make a base card from the black card, then matt some white onto the black, leaving a narrow border of black showing.   Next matt a further piece of black card onto the white.  

Take a piece of blue paper and lay the stencil onto it and dab some Versmark through the design on the stencil.   Remove stencil and heat emboss using clear embossing powder.

Using a black ink pad, stamp the chronology stamp onto some green card.   Using the square Spellbinder's die, cut out and emboss the stamped image.   Matt this onto some black shiny card and trim away any excess, leaving just a tiny bit of black showing.

Matt this onto some white card and again, trim around the edge leaving a small white border showing.

Fix the blue paper to the base card  and glue the chronology stamped image, to the centre of the blue paper.

Stamp the steam punk images onto some white card and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.   Cut these images out and glue to the base card using silicone glue.   3 D the cog-wheel.

Well that's it finished my friends, I do hope you like it.   I'll be back soon but until then, be happy and creative.   Creativity is good for one's soul lol !!

                                                                 Love and Rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Little Robin Redbreast Christmas card

Hi there peeps,

Hope you are all well and enjoying this fabulous weather.   Managed to fit in a little crafting this afternoon,   I'm working on some new samples for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts, ready for their next Create and Craft T.V. show.   Not sure of the date yet, but will let you know as soon as I know.

Tonight's card is.........yes a Christmas card.   My first one this year lol !!   I made this in July 2012.   I do hope you like it.   OK off we go.

Make a base card from red card stock.   Matt some white card onto the red leaving a border of the red showing.   Take a piece of the shiny green card and cut slightly smaller than the white.   Lay the embossable on top and spread the silver sparkle medium  over it, using the metal spatula, which can be purchased from Imagination Crafts.   Leave the image to dry.   When dry, matt this onto the white card using double-sided sticky tape.

Cut an oblong of white card approx. 2"x5".   Next cut a piece of red card slightly smaller than the white and  using the snow dots embossable, run through an embossing machine.   Matt the red onto the white oblong and fix to the left-hand side of the base card.

Take some white card and stamp the main robin image onto it, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss using silver embossing powder.    Stamp a further five images, paint them, using the Vintage Pearly Palette paints, brush and water.   Then cut out and decoupage using silicone glue.

Use some bundled sage distress ink and the red paint from the pearly palette, on the background of the original image.

Fix this main image to the base card with the left-hand edge over the red card.  Last of all, add a ribbon bow to the top right of the image.

Well that's all from me tonight, off to bed for me, as it is after midnight as usual lol !!   Hope you like my card.   Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.   See you all again in a few days.   Take care of yourselves and be happy !!

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                Big Hugs   Jennifer xx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Poppy Time

Hello Lovelies,

It's me back again.   Hasn't the weather been glorious, wall to wall sunshine and very hot, a little too hot for me lol!   I'm not a hot house flower !  but mustn't grumble as it could be raining tomorrow lol !   I know the plants in my pots and the garden need some rain, that's for sure.   If it doesn't rain tomorrow I'll be out with the watering can lol!

Tonight I would like to share with you,  a card which I made for Imagination Craft's last Weekender Show on Create and Craft.    This card uses the poppies gilding stamp set along with Imagination Craft's beautiful Silkies. Just for once , I haven't used Sparkle Medium !!   This is quite an easy card to make,  so let's get started   lol!! 

First of all,  make a base card from white card stock.   Matt some black card onto the white, leaving a border of white showing.   Onto this, matt a piece of white card then a piece of black.

Take a piece of shiny white card just slightly smaller than the last black matt and colour using the Silkies and a piece of cut n' dry foam.   Using the black ink pad, stamp the poppies  onto the shiny card.

When dry, fix a ribbon around the card and secure the ribbon on the back of the card.   Add a white lacey die-cut edge just below the ribbon.
Colour some white card with the Silkies and when dry, punch out a flower and glue to the card  front.   Add a black circle to the flower centre.   Glue this card onto the base card.

Lastly, add a ribbon bow to the top left of the card.    Well that's it finished my friends, hope you like it.
I'll be back soon with another  card,  in the meantime enjoy the beautiful sunshine  and be happy.

Thank you for visiting my blog,  if it has given you even the tiniest bit of inspiration, I'll be pleased.   See you all soon.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                       Jennifer xxx .  

Sunday, 15 June 2014

My Mid Month Inspiration Project for the Imagination Craft's Challenge Blog.

Good Sunday morning Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope everyone is fit and well and feeling rested, ready for the start of yet another week!   The weeks and months seem to be flying by so quickly, before we know it we'll be preparing for that C word lol!   yep Christmas and all  that it entails !!    Love Christmas, just not yet lol !!

Today is time for a little midway inspiration for our challenge over at  the Imagination Craft's Challenge Blog.   Our theme this month is 'All that Glitters.'

Please don't forget, if you enter using Imagination Craft's  products, you could win a £40 gift voucher to spend at Imagination crafts.   I would like to point out, only entries using Imagination Craft's products, will go through to the prize draw, although non Imagination Craft makes can get top three spots and a badge for their blog.   So go on, give it a go!!   someone has to win!!     OK. enough chit chat, let's get down to the business of card making lol!!   Here is my mid month inspiration, hope you like it.

Make a base card from white cardstock.   Trim a piece of black shiny card to fit the base card, leaving a border of white card showing.   Lay the stencil on top of the black card and secure to the card and worktop with masking tape to hold the  stencil in position.

Using the metal spatula, spread the Chartreuse Sparkle Medium over the design on the stencil.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

Spread some sparkle medium over a piece of white card, just larger than the daisy stamp itself and leave to dry.   In the meantime,  stamp the daisy onto a piece of acetate, using a black Stazon in kpad.   Glue this onto the piece of card you coloured with chartreuse sparkle medium and cut out the flower only.

Using the frame die, cut out and emboss the frame from white card.   Glue this to the centre of the black card, then glue the black card to the base card.

The chartreuse sparkle medium really shows up well against the black shiny card and looks very rich.

The last thing to do is to add some Magi-Bond Glue to the centre of the flower and add some black crushed glass particles to it.   These are really good as they catch the light and sparkle.

Well that's it finished folks.   Thanks so much for popping by and if you would like more inspiration, please pop over to the Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog,   The design team ladies have been very busy and have created some lovely projects.    I do hope you enter our challenge, we would love to see your creations.

Until my next blog, take good care of yourselves and remember,  we only have one life so enjoy it!

                                                             Love and rainbows,

                                                           Big Hugs ,     Jennifer xx.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

A Day at the Beach

Hello my lovelies,  

How are you all today?   well I hope, if not, here's a big hug.   Tonight I would like to share a card I made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft  in March of 2012   hopefully it will remind us of those beautiful barmy, summer days at the beach.  I used Imagination Crafts beach hut stencil and sparkle medium.   Hope you like it.   Ok off we go, let's make a start shall we?

Begin by making a square base card from white card stock.   Matt some black card onto this, leaving a tiny border of the white showing.   Cut a further square from white card, approx. 1/2 " smaller than the black card.   Cover this with sky blue paper.

Take some acetate and lay the stencil onto it and spread the sparkle medium through the clouds, the birds and the yacht.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.   When dry, spread some aqua sea sparkle medium across the acetate for the sea,  leave to dry.   Attach the acetate to the card with the blue paper which you prepared earlier and secure the acetate at the back of the piece of card.   Now, glue this to the base card.    

Take another piece of white card  and lay the stencil onto it and spread the sparkle medium over the beach huts, using the pastel green and the soft purple.   Leave to dry.   When dry, cut out, separate the first three huts from the other two and fix to the acetate with sticky foam pads, making the first three huts stand out more than the remaining two huts, making it look like some huts are behind the others.

Colour some cream card with Scattered Straw Distress Ink for the sand.   Lay the stencil on it and use the gold shine sparkle medium  to denote where the edge of the sand is.   Put some green medium onto the tufts of grass.   Remove stencil and leave to dry.   Cut out along the stencil line of the sand and fix this to the beach huts using sticky foam pads.

Put the stencil onto another piece of white card and spread the black stars sparkle medium over the fence posts, remove stencil and leave to dry.   Cut the posts out and glue to the sand in the correct positions as per the stencil, using Magi-Bond Glue.

Using a die-cutting machine  and the Spellbinders labels one die, cut out and emboss a  frame from  matt silver card.   Fix the silver frame over the top of the acetate, the beach huts and sand, using sticky foam pads.

Colour a small piece of white card with the scattered straw distress ink and punch out a 1/2" circle and glue in place, just under the cloud for the sun.

Well that's it folks, I don't pretend that this is a quick card to make lol!"!  it does take quite a lot of time and takes quite a lot of patience but, I feel all the work and time spent is worth it !   Hope you do too.

Hope the rest of the week goes well for you all and the sun shines on you.   See you all soon.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                              Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.


Monday, 9 June 2014

Dragonfly Dance.

Hello Lovelies,
                                                             Dragonfly Dance.

Just a quick post from me this morning.   Today I would like to share with you a sneaky peek at a card I have made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts.   This is just a taster to whet your appetite lol!!  I would love for you to hop on over to the imagination Craft's website and click on their Blog  to see the whole of my card.   I know !!  lol,     I'm a real tease aren't I lol  !!    I just cannot help myself lol!!

I also explain how I made it and which Imagination Craft's products I  have  used.   Hope you like it.   Please feel free to leave a comment on the Imagination Craft's Blog, we  would love to hear from you.

Take good care of yourselves and I'll be back very soon with another card.   Have a good week.

                                                                Love and Rainbows, 

                                                                   Big Crafty Hugs,

                                                                       Jennifer xx.

Friday, 6 June 2014

A Walk in the Secret Garden

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Here we are again and it's Friday evening, the start to another weekend.   We have had a glorious day here today, wall to wall sunshine and it has been really warm.    I would like to say a big 'hello' to my newest follower Linda Page.   Thanks for following my blog and I do hope you enjoy your visits.

The card I would like to share with you tonight, was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts.    for Create and Craft's Weekender show a weeke or so ago.   Hope you like it.

Make a base card from green card stock.   Matt a smaller piece of white onto the green card.   Take the patterneed card and lay the stencil onto it, having first masked off the four corner designs with masking tape.   Spread the sparkle mediums over the design.   This will have to be done in three stages,   the diamond for the dress,  and  antique bronze for her hair. (  For her skin, I mixed a little gold brocade silkie with some diamond sparkle medium to achieve a skin colour.)   Each time, waiting until the sparkle medium is completely dry before using the next colour, replacing the stencil onto the card each time. 

When you have finished spreading the sparkle medium over the bride,   mask off the rose in each corner and replace the stencil on the card again and spread the golden pine over the four corners using a spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave to dry.   When dry, replace the stencil back on the card and mask off the corners, leaving the roses open and spread the royal purple over the roses.   Remove stencil and leave the images to dry.

Glue a butterfly to the left-hand side of the card.   There you have it, card finished.   This is really a simple 
card to make but you do need quite a lot of drying time in between  each application of sparkle medium.   I tend to spread one layer and put it aside and do something else, then when it is dry, add another layer and so on.

Have a lovely relaxing weekend  everyone.   The weather is not going to be very good I think, so a crafty weekend is in order for me lol!   Enjoy whatever you choose to do.

See you all again very soon.                          Love and rainbows,

                                                                      Hugs   Jennifer xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Meadow Flowers

Good evening Lovelies,

Hope your week has got off to a good start.   Mine started quietly, which has given me time to re-charge my batteries so to speak and get ready to make a new batch of sample cards for Sue and Harvey of Imagination crafts.  I do like to have something on the go all the time.   Well onto this evening's card which I made for the last  Imagination Craft's Weekender Show on Create and Craft TV.   It uses their beautiful new panel stencil 'Meadow Flower,'   Autumn Orange patterned card and of course, Sparkle Medium lol!!   The colours I used were Berries and Golden Pine.   Are you ready to begin?  OK off we go then.

Make a base card from red card stock.   Take the patterned card and lay thr flower head on the stencil, onto the top right-hand corner, masking off the stem, so as not to get the red sparkle medium on the stem, which will in the end, be green.   Spread the berries over the flower head.   Remove stencil and leave the image to dry.

Repeat this a further three times, once in each corner.   When dry, return the stencil to the card again and spread the golden pine sparkle medium over the stem.   Remove stencil and leave to dry.   Repeat this a further three times, joining up the stems, so one stem has a flower head on each end.

Punch out six small daisies from red card and glue to the card front.   Glue the stencilled image to the red base card.

Next spread some of the golden pine sparkle medium onto a piece of acetate and some berries sparkle medium onto another piece of acetate and leave to dry.   When dry, punch out one butterfly from red acetate, using the Memory Box die and one from the green acetate.   Matt the red one on top of the green and glue the butterfly to the centre of the flowers

Well that is it, finished, quite an easy card to make except it does take a little time as you have to wait for the  sparkle medium to dry, before returning the stencil to the card each time but I do hope you think the end result is worth the extra time.   Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I do love to read your comments and I do reply to each and every one.

Take good care of yourselves until my next post in a few days time.
                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Jennifer   Hugs xx.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

A Place of Peace and Tranquility- My project for this month's Imagination Craft's Challenge

Good morning  Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Well here we are again at the beginning of yet another month, we seem to be galloping through 2014 and that means it is time for my project for the Imagination Craft's Challenge blog.   The theme this month is 'All that glitters.'   If you would like to join us in this challenge and you have some Imagination Craft's products, why not give it a go.   A voucher worth £40 to spend on Imagination Craft's products could be yours but you have to enter to win it lol!   This morning's card uses Imagination Craft's  beautiful Arch of Flowers stencil and the Garden Chair stencil   I also used my favourite Imagination Craft's product - Sparkle Medium.

Make a base card from cream card stock and onto this matt a piece of green card, cut slightly smaller than the cream, so a narrow border of the cream card is left  showing

Take a piece of craft card and lay the flower arch stencil onto it and spread the light copper sparkle medium over the design using the metal spatula.      Remove the  stencil and wash it straight away or the sparkle medium will dry on it.   Leave the image to dry naturally, about an hour.   When dry, lay the chair stencil onto the card, underneath the arch of flowers.   Mask off everything except the chair.   Spread the golden pine sparkle medium over the chair.   Remove stencil and leave to dry.

When dry, wrap a cream coloured ribbon down the left-hand side of the piece of craft card, securing on the  reverse.   Fix this to the base card.

Die-cut the flower and stems using the Memory box die, then colour with the gold brocade and red satin Silkies for the flower and the apple lace for the leaves. stems and the flower centre.   3D the flower onto the ribbon.

Paint some of the sparkle mediumed leaves and flowers on the arch of flowers, with the Silkies, straight from the jar.

Well that's it finished my friends, I do hope you like it.   Please remember to check out my Teamies inspiration pieces by going to this link  Here    The DT Ladies have been very busy and have made some beautiful projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.   Your support and encouragement are much appreciated.   Take good care of yourselves and enjoy your weekend.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs    Jennifer xx