Monday, 31 August 2015

Tea time for our Red Squirrels.

Hi there Peeps,

Hope you've all had a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend, despite the weather not being that good.   Tonight I thought I would share a quick post with you.   This afternoon I could see our resident red squirrels having their tea, so I took some photos  through our dining room window.   Hope you like them.   We are so fortunate to have them in our garden, they are just so beautiful.

Unfortunately I think I saw a grey squirrel on our nut box so I will contact the Red Alert group to find out if there is anything we can do to protect our precious red squirrels.   We have a thriving Red Squirrel colony in our garden and would hate anything to happen to them.   They have been resident here for many years now.   Hope you like the photos.

Tea for Two Cha Cha  lol!!    aren't they just the cutest little creatures lol!    They cost us a fortune in nuts lol! but we don't mind that, we feel so privileged to have them on our property.

Poor Woody Woodpecker didn't get a look in lol! this squirrel hogged the nuts for ages!
Have a good Tuesday and I'll be back with another creation tomorrow night.   See you then.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Big Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Lavender Fairy.

Hello everyone,

Hope your holiday weekend is going well.   I have another card to share with you tonight.   This card was amongst a few others I made  for a friend for her charity.   I  have used Imagination Craft's pretty  Lily flower fairy stencil and of course, my favourite Imagination Craft's product - Sparkle Medium.

Fold the ready creased white card down the centre crease line, making a 7" x 7" base card.   Matt the  'summer script '  lilac patterned  card onto the white base card.   Next matt a slightly smaller piece of white card onto the lilac,  leaving a small border of the lilac showing.

Take another piece of white card and put it inside the Crafter's Companion flower embossing folder and emboss.   Remove the embossed card from the folder.   Colour the card using the  Tumbled glass, Broken china & the Seedless preserves Distress inks, using a piece of cut n' dry foam or a blending tool.

Trim the card so that it fits the white matt, with a small border of white showing and punch all four corners using the corner punch.

Lay the fairy stencil onto the embossed, coloured card and spread the lavender Sparkle Medium over the design, using a metal spatula.   Remove stencil and leave the image to dry.

                                                             Matt this onto the base card.

Die - cut the butterfly from holographic card using the Martha Stewart die and glue this to the top right corner of the base card.

Stamp the sentiment onto some white card and matt this onto some holographic card, leaving a tiny border of the holograpic card showing.   Glue this to the bottom right corner.

That's the card finished.   Enjoy your Bank Holiday Monday and    I'll be back in a couple of days with another creation   See you then.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                   Happy Crafting,   Big Hugs    Jennifer xx. 

Friday, 28 August 2015

Moon Fairy Card.

 Hi there everyone, hope you've all had a good week.   A lovely long weekend starts here lol.   I would like to share a card with you tonight, which I made for Sue & Harvey of  Imagination Crafts  in October 2014.   For this I have used their gorgeous fairy moon stencil.   Anyone  who knows me, knows I adore fairies and all the little people lol! and this  fairy is no exception!    I do hope you like this card,   ok let's get started

 Make a base  card from self striped  pearlised card.   Matt a piece of dark  lavender paper onto the base card   Take another  piece of white card,  smaller than the lavender and lay the 'sunrise' stencil onto it.   Rub the distress inks through the design, firstly adding a strip of one colour to each ray, using a piece of cut n' dry foam.   Next cover up the colour you have just added,  by moving the stencil slightly, then add the next colour strip to each ray.   Continue in the same way until the rays are all coloured.

Lay the fairy moon stencil onto a piece of black card and spread the silver Sparkle Medium over the design.   When dry, cut out the fairy and the moon and cut off her wings, ouch!!! sorry fairy  lol!   I'll make you  whole again very soon !!

Glue the fairy to a piece of plain pearlised card , and cut into a circle shape.    Glue this circle to the base card.

Lay the stencil onto a piece of acetate.   Spread some  aqua sea Sparkle Medium over the fairy's wings only.  Remove the stencil and leave to dry.   Cut out the wings and glue them to the back of the fairy, using silicone glue to lift the wings slightly.      Do the same with her little present.

Add a ribbon bow to the top right of the base card.   Well we are now finished.   I'll be back soon in a couple of days, so I do hope you  can find the time to visit my blog again then.   Take care of yourselves and have a fabulous  holiday weekend, may the sun shine on you all.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                              Happy crafting, hugs   Jennifer xx.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Bird Cage MDF Hanging Plaque.

Hi there,

I have been looking back through my files to find something to share with you tonight.  In June 2013   I made quite a few MDF hanging plaques, this MDF charm kit from Imagination Crafts includes the main frame, back and front with an aperture and charms, which can be used to decorate it.

I painted the front of the MDF frame with Jet black and Sandstone MDF paint.   I then laid the birdcage stencil onto the painted frame and spread the gunmetal Sparkle Medium over the stencil, using a metal spatula, onto the sandstone side.   I then spread the mink Sparkle Medium on the black side,   then carefully removed the stencil and left the image to dry.

I glued some small blue pearls down the centre of the frame, where the two colours of paint meet.   I then took the birdcage MDF charm and painted it  with the sandstone paint.   The birdcage stencil was laid over the charm and the gunmetal Sparkle Medium was spread through the birdcage image onto the charm.The stencil was then  removed and the image left to dry.   This was then glued over the central aperture with Magi-Bond glue.

Some flowers were glued to the front of the frame and two ribbon bows, one to the top left corner amd one smaller bow to the birdcage.   I coloured a small piece of white card with blue distress ink and put it through a ribbler, then coloured the raised edges with some sandstone paint.   This was then glued behind the aperture on the front frame.

For the back of the plaque, I cut a piece of white card, the same size as the board back, then coloured it with distress inks.    Next I laid the harlequin stencil onto the coloured card and dabbed  some sandstone and jet black MDF paint through the design, removed the stencil and left it to dry.

A lace boder was die-cut from white card, using the Marianne Design die and coloured with distress inks, then glued to the stencilled card.    I then Stamped  the sentiment, using a black ink pad onto the centre of the lace square.  This was then glued to the centre of the back board.   The heart charm was painted with sandstone paint and the vine trellis stencil laid onto it and gunmetal Sparkle Medium spread over the design.   When this was  dry,  I glued it to the bottom left corner of the back of the plaque.

The birdcage hanger charm was painted with jet black MDF paint and the vine trellis stencil laid on top and some Mink Sparkle Medium spread over the design, stencil removed and left to dry.   When dry, this was glued to the top right of the lace square.

I glued the back to the front with Magi-bond glue.   I did not include a ribbon hanger at this point but you could do if you wanted something to hang it by.   Lastly, I added a ribbon bow to the centre top and two flowers.

Hope you   like this, it is not a quick item to make but worth the extra time I think.   This would make a lovely present for a friend, so why not give it a go lol!!

I'll be back again in a couple of days, catch you all then.   Thank you all once again for your visits and lovely comments.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Acetate Butterflies.

Good evening Lovelies,

Quite a nice day here  today I'm pleased to say,  it did rain during the night but I  don't mind the rain during the night as long as the day is good lol!   Hope your day has been nice too,  

My card for tonight  features butterflies, which I love and I think the majority people like them too, so pretty and such lovely colours.   This was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts in September 2014.

Make a white base card and matt a smaller piece of black card onto the white, then a smaller piece of white onto the black.

Take a piece of acetate and colour one side with alcohol inks, using a blending tool.   When dry, glue this to the white card with the alcohol ink side,  down-over.

  Cut a strip of white card approximately two and a quarter inches by  four and three quarter inches.   Die-cut two corner dies from white card a and glue down  each side of the white panel, then glue the panel down the centre of the card.   Using a black pen, draw little dashes around the edge of the white panel.

Using the smaller butterfly stamp from the set, stamp it three times onto a piece of white card, using a black Stazon pad and cut them out.

Stamp another three butterflies using a black Stazon pad, onto a piece of acetate which has been coloured as before.

Cut out the wings only and glue onto  the white butterflies.   Add some gold Detail Sparkle to their bodies and wings.

Glue the butterflies to the white panel.   Add four dots of gold Detail Sparkle to the white pabel.

This card is now finiahed,    Alcohol inks give a lovely effect.   I really must get them out more often lol!   Thank you all for visiting my blog, hope you have enjoyed your visit.   That's all for tonight, see you all again in a couple of days.  

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Flower Circle.

Hi there  everyone,

Hope your weekend is all that you wished it would be.   Thank you once again for visiting my blog.   I do hope you enjoy your visit.

My card tonight is made using Imagination Craft's Sunburst Flower stamp set.   For the background I have used their very pretty Flower Frame Border stencil, along with mica powders.

First of all, make a base card from pink card stock and matt a smaller piece of white card onto the pink.   Take a smaller piece of blue card and lay the stencil onto it.   Dab Versamark through the design, using a piece of cut n' dry foam.

Brush the mica powders over the Versamark, then brush away the excess powder.   Spray this with a fine mist of cheap hairspray, to set the powders.

Die-cut two leaf stems from white card, using the Tattered Lace die.   Glue these around the mica powdered circle which is in the centre of the frame border.

Die - cut one large open flower from pink card, using the Memory Box die and glue it to the bottom of the circle..

Using pink card, stamp the large  sunburst flower twice and the small flower twice, using the Versamark pad and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.   Cut them out and fix a small flower to the large flower using silicone glue.

Glue one of the 3D flowers to the large open flower and the other to the top of the mica powder circle.

The card is now finished, a reasonably quick card to make.   Hope you like it.     I'll see you all again in a couple of days.     Have a relaxing, peaceful Sunday, see you soon.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,  

                                                                    Hugs    Jennifer xx.

Thursday, 20 August 2015


Hi there Peeps,

Tonight's card was made for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Crafts, in June 2014.   For this I have used their 'circles' panel stencil and I have introduced some tangling to the circles.  Hope you like it.

Make a base card from white card stock.   Onto this matt a smaller piece of black card, leaving a small border of white showing.      Next take a piece of white card and lay the circles panel stencil onto it.

Draw around the design with a black pen.   Remove the stencil and fill in the circles with patterns of your choice.

Die - cut the Memory Box die from white card  and glue down the right - hand side of the black card.   Cut the white card down to fit the black card, leaving a border of black showing and just slightly covering the die - cut and glue in position.

Take the Seasons Greetings stencil and draw around the word 'NOEL' and then fill in the letters with patterns, using the  black pen, as you did with the circles.

That's it finished, hope you like it.   Something just that little bit different and really, quite a quick card to make.

Have a good  Friday, the weekend is nearly upon us once again.   Time to relax and chill out.   Take care of yourselves and I'll be back very soon.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                        Happy Crafting,  Big Hugs to you all,

                                                                           Jennifer xx.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Orchid Time.

Hello Followers, Friends and Visitors,

How are you all?   well I hope, if not, here is a BIG HUG from me.   Tonight I have a card to share with you  which was made for Sue and Harvey of  Imagination Crafts  for  a weekender show on Create & Craft T.V. in May 2014.

Make a base card from cream card.   Take a smaller piece of black card and die-cut three flowers, one below the other down the right hand side,  using the Spellbinder's die.   Put the die-cut flowers to one side for another project.   Matt this piece of black card with the negative die-cut flowers on it, onto the cream base card.

Take the patterned panel card and lay the orchid stencil onto it and spread the Black Stars Sparkle Medium over the design, using the metal spatula.

Add small touches of Silver Sparkle Medium where you think the light would shine.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

No other embellishments are needed on this card, or the overall effect would be spoiled.   Hope you like it.

Have a good Thursday and I'll be back again soon with another creation.   Thank you for your lovely comments and visits on my last post.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                                     Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Trellis flowers.

Hello there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Well, I was correct in my thinking that we would catch some of the rain lol!  it has rained most of the day.   It dried up later this evening and the sky turned a beautiful colour at sunset.   There's always a silver lining to those grey clouds. 

Tonight I would like to share a 'thank you' card I made for a friend, who has already received it, so I can now show it to you.    I have of course used some Imagination Craft's Sparkle Medium and Detail Sparkle, just can't resist using these lol!

Take a white ready creased card and fold it down the centre crease line, to make a 7"x7" base card.     Matt a smaller piece of cream card onto the base card, leaving approximately half an inch border of white showing.    Cut a slightly smaller piece of navy card and fix a piece of organza  ribbon across the bottom right-hand corner, the fix this to the cream card. 

From cream card. die-cut the lattice using the Spellbinder's die and glue across the centre of the navy card.   Glue two  diamond pieces of cream card to the top right corner,   ( left over after die-cutting the trellis)  and two to the bottom left corner.

Stamp three flowers onto cream card, using the Stormy Sky Distress Ink pad.   Colour with the blue and the Seedless Preserves Distress Ink pads.

When dry, add a tiny amount of Diamond Sparkle Medium to the petals.   Glue the flowers to the top left of the card.

Add a ribbon bow the the centre of the ribbon across the bottom right corner.   Add some Imagination Craft's  Jade Detail Sparkle Medium to the flower centres.

Stamp a label onto some cream card, using the blue Distress ink pad.   Cut out and stamp the 'thank you' onto the centre of the label.

Add a dot of Imagination Craft's  Jade Detail Sparkle to each side of the label.   Well that's it finished.   I'll be back soon with another creation.   Have a good Wednesday lovelies and thank you for visiting, I do hope you get some inspiration from my creations.

                                                                   Love and Rainbows,

                                                        Happy Crafting,   Hugs   Jennifer xx

Monday, 17 August 2015


Hi there Lovely Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Another beautiful day here today, may catch some of the rain that is forecast for tomorrow but mustn't grumble, only too pleased to see the sun.   Our grandson and I have been picking strawberries today,  unfortunately the slugs and snails have had a field day lol!   taking one bite out of the biggest and best strawberries!   I wouldn't mind if they ate a whole strawberry but they seem to have a nibble then move on to the next strawberry, most annoying.   We all had some strawberries and ice cream, with a meringue on top!  yummy!    (slugs and snails not included lol!)

Hope the sun has been shinning on you too!     The card I have for you tonight was made for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Crafts  for their show on Create & Craft T.V in April this year.

Make a base card from grey card stock.   Glue a strip of terracotta card down the left - hand edge.   Then a narrow strip of green next to the terracotta.

Matt a square of cream card on top of the green and terracotta, leaving a quarter inch border of the base card showing all around the edge.

Take the patterned card and lay the butterfly flourish stencil on top and spread the Gold shine,  Forest green and Bright copper Sparkle Mediums  in stripes across the stencil.

Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.   When dry, glue this onto the base card.

Glue seven small,  emerald green heart gems to the card front, using Magi-Bond Glue.   Well that's all from me tonight, see you all again soon.   Have a wonderful Tuesday and thank you for visiting my blog, it is much appreciated.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

A Blast From the Past.

Hi there everyone,

Another lovely day here in the hills.   Managed to get more work done on my samples for Imagination Craft's next show on Create & Craft T.V. next month.   Having a peaceful weekend as our Grandson is away  and is due back tomorrow, so took the opportunity whilst it was quiet lol!   Hope your weekend is going well too.

My card tonight is a blast from the past.   This was made for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Crafts in 2011.   For this card I have used a stamp set called Especially For You, which I sadly have to say, is no longer available.   Any other similar stamps you may have could be used in their place and hopefully you will get the same results.

Make a base card from emerald green card  and onto this matt a smaller piece of white card, leaving a border of emerald card showing.   Next matt a smaller piece of purple paper onto the white.

Take a smaller piece of lilac card and punch all four corners using the EK Success corner punch.

   Trim a piece of white card to fit inside the punched corners and stamp the leaf stem from the set onto it,  forming a circle in the centre of the white card, using the Big and Juicy 'Happy Birthday' ink pad.

Stamp the flower head four times using the purple end of the ink pad onto white card.   Colour these using Promarker pens,  then cut them out.   Glue one of them into the centre circle on the base card,  then 3D the flower with the other images, using silicone glue.


Add green seed beads to the stamen on the flower and  large holographic beads to the flower centre.   Fix this white card into the punched corners and fix to the base card.

Add a green flower sequin to each corner of the white card and glue a purple seed bead to the centre of each sequin.

Glue a green satin bow to the top left corner and that's the card finished.   Hope you   have a relaxing Sunday and I'll be back again soon.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                               Big Hugs   Jennifer xx.