Saturday, 13 August 2016

Happy Christmas, Sneaky Peek.

Hi there,

How are you all?  hope you have  had a good week and are enjoying the weekend.   The weather here over the last couple of days has been windy and showery.   Sunday has a better outlook, so hoping for some sunshine lol!   As you may or may not know,  Imagination Crafts will once again be on the Hochanda T.V. Show on 16th. August 2016, so tonight I would like to share a 'sneaky peek' at one of my creations, made for the show.   I thought I would not use the traditional Christmas colours this time, so I have used the beautiful Topaz Starlight paint which is  so rich looking.   I also decided to not use many colours on this card,   sometimes it is nice to use different shades of the same colour, anyway, I hope you like what I have done.
(1)    Fold the ready creased cream card down the centre , making a 7"x7" base card on which to work.

(2)     Cut a piece of card six and a half inches square and paint the edges with the Topaz Starlight paint.  No
          need to paint the whole card, as only the edges will be on show.   (Waste not want not lol!  we
          crafters do not like to waste our precious crafty stash lol!)    Matt this onto the base card.

(3)     Cut a piece of white card six inches square and paint with the peanut MDF paint and whilst still wet,
          skim over the surface with a little topaz Starlight paint, using a paint brush.   This gives a lovely
          sparkly sheen to the background, which unfortunately, does not show up too well on my photo.

(4)      When this is dry, lay the baubles stencil on top and spread  the antique bronze Sparkle Medium over
           it, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.


(5)       When dry, glue a couple of  gold sequins,  which have been painted with the Topaz paint and glue
            them to the centre of each bauble, then glue a small gem (cut from some diamond wrap),  to the
            centre of each sequin.   Glue another sequin to the bottom right corner of the base card.

(6)       Stamp 'Happy Christmas' on the top left using  some Topaz paint,  the best way to do this, as the
            paint dries quite quickly, is to first spray your stamp with a little water, then using a piece of
            cut n 'dry foam, dab the paint onto the stamp and finally stamp the greeting onto your card.

(7)        Matt this image  onto the base card.

(10)      Colour some narrow white ribbon with the topaz Starlight paint and leave to dry, the paint firms up
             the ribbon and makes firm, neat bows which keep their shape.      Tie two bows with the ribbon
             and glue one onto  each bauble.


Well that's this card finished my friends, hope you like it.   I am now working on my next set of samples for Imagination Craft's  shows on Hochanda T.V.  near the end of this month and I know you are just going to love these new products lol!   can't tell you yet but I will show sneaky peeks nearer to the shows.  

Please pop back again tomorrow, when I will have another 'sneaky peek' for you.   Have a wonderful peaceful, relaxing Sunday, see you soon.

                                                                    Love and Rainbows,

                                                                  Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.


  1. This is so beautiful Jennifer, I love the baubles and the colours are wonderful, don't usually see these rich chocolate colours for Christmas, but I just love them,Kate x

    1. So pleased you like it Kate, thought I would steer away from the traditional colours for a change and it seems to have worked I think.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.

  2. Love the rich vibrant colour you have used and design is beautiful.
    Linda xxx

    1. Many thanks Linda, glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.

  3. This is gorgeously sparkly Jennifer and I love the Antique Bronze SM you have used on the baubles which is change from the usual Christmas colours and there is lots of shine all over the card, and I especially love the bronzy background matted layer too. x

    1. Hi there Pat, thank you so much for your feedback, it is much appreciated.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.