Monday, 18 July 2016

Spring Crocus.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope you all had a good weekend.   We spent Sunday with our beautiful grandson, as he did his very first charity bike ride and that is no mean feat lol as we live in the hills !!!   a lot of peddling uphill but equally  a lot of free wheeling downhill lol!!    The weather was really quite hot, so they stopped halfway for a drink and a hot dog! then off again, about 8 miles,   quite  a long ride for little legs!  We're  so proud of him, he can't wait for next year's ride lol!

Well onto tonight's card.   This was made in February 2014 for Imagination Craft's and uses one of their lovely decoupage stamp sets.   The image can be left flat or decoupaged, either way it looks good.

Make a base card from white cardstock,    A4 folded in half landscape style.   Matt a slightly smaller piece of black card onto the white, leaving a smaller  border of the white showing.   Next take a smaller piece of buff coloured paper and stamp the main image  onto it randomly, using a black ink pad.   Glue this to the base card.

Next take a piece of black card and die-cut the patterned square, using the Spellbinder's die.   Put this square to one side for  the moment and trim the outside edges of the  negative, (left-over after cutting out the square) slightly smaller than the buff paper.   Wrap a piece of cream organza ribbon across the centre, then glue this onto the base card.

Now go back to the die-cut square and stamp the main image onto it using a Versamark pad and heat emboss using gold embossing powder.   Fix this onto a piece of white card and then onto a piece of black card, each time, leaving a tiny border of each showing.

Stamp the main image a further five times, using Versamark and heat embossing with the gold powder.   Cut out the flowers and leaves.   Colour with the chalks and then 3D the image and glue to the original stamped image, using silicone glue.    Add an organza  ribbon bow to the left edge of the card.

Well there we are, another card finished.    Please do not forget to watch the Hochanda T.V. Channel tomorrow (Tuseday 19th July) at 10am. 1pm. and 5pm. to see our lovely Sue and Lisa doing lots of demos.   Hochanda will be doing some great deals on stamps, at unbelievable prices, some real bargins to be had lol! so don't miss these programmes!!!!    I will be back again soon with another of my creations.   Thank you so much for dropping by my blog, I really do appreciate your visits and comments.   Please feel free to leave me a comment and I will endeavour to recipricate, by visiting your blog.   Enjoy the balmy Summer weather, as I don't think it is going to laset, so make hay while the sun shines lol!!     See you soon.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Big Hugs   Jennifer xx.


  1. Absolutely stunning card Jennifer, the black and gold together is so striking and such a lovely image too. Great layout too.
    Thank you for giving us the instructions on how you made this fantastic make, Kate x

    1. Aw! thank you so....much for your lovely comment Kate and you're very welcome, just pleased you like it.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.

  2. Gorgeous card Jennifer, I do love crocus' and these look so elegant. Well done to your grandson too.
    Linda xxx

    1. Thank you very much for your kind words Linda, appreciate your comment. I will pass on your comment to our grandson thank you.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.