Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Evening Sunset Tag.

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for your comments on my last tag, I do appreciate them.   We have had one quick, heavy shower of rain today along with a couple of rumbles of thunder.    It has been so....warm today, I do
hope it cools down a little tomorrow, at least we have managed to get all the outside jobs done that needed to be done, before the rain arrives lol!

I went out this afternoon to post my latest samples to Sue & Harvey of Imagination Crafts, for their next show at the beginning of next week.   On arriving back home, the doorbell rang and it was a carrier with some 'happy post' from Sue and Harvey lol!  it has happened before where I post  my samples to Sue and her parcel arrives the same day, crossing in the post !!   telepathy or what lol!  ha ha!    Only 7 days to get these samples ready, so I know what I'm doing tomorrow lol!

Well onto tonight's tag.   This is a fairly quick tag to make and needs few products to make it.

Cut out a large tag from white card and paint the outside edges with the blue Starlight paint.   Put this aside for later.

Cut out a smaller white tag and brayer the Hibiscus, Canary yellow and  Orange Oxidized onto it,  brayering across the tag and blending the colours together.

Cut out a circle from white card and colour with the Starlight paints (but not the blue).   Glue this to the tag when dry.   Lay the bulrushes panel stencil on top and spread the Teal Sparkle Medium over the design, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

Glue this smaller tag to the larger one with double sided sticky tape and Imagination Craft's Magi-Bond glue.   (I find this works better on card painted with Starlight paints plus, you then get a little 'wriggle room' to get the tag in the correct position before it sticks permanently).  

Paint a small piece of cream satin ribbon with the Starlight paints and when dry, punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread the ribbon through the hole.   The last thing to do if you wish, is to make a stand and glue to the back of the tag, so it can be stood up.

That's all from me tonight, hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog.   Enjoy the rest of your week, see you all again soon,  so I will say cheerio for now.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs   Jennifer xx.   

Monday, 19 June 2017

Love Birds Tag.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Another beautiful day here today.   Hubby cut two of our lawns and I cut the other.   It was still wet with a heavy dew and I had to cut it twice!!  as the machine was not picking the grass cuttings up lol!  never mind, it was good exercise !!   Spent some time this afternoon in my craft room making samples for Sue & Harvey's next ODS shows coming up very soon.   I thought It was time to share another tag with you all tonight,  made for my challenge which Sue set me a while back.  

Cut out a large tag shape from white card and a slightly smaller one, again from white card.

Take the small tag and colour with the Peeled paint and  Broken china Distress Inks.   Lay the ivy leaf panel stencil onto the tag and rub the Peeled paint Distress ink through the design, using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam, then remove the stencil.

When dry, lay the birdcage stencil onto the tag and spread the Light Copper Sparkle Medium over the design, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

Die-cut two of the doily lattice's using white card and the Crafter's Companion Edgeable die.   Lift up the flower petals.   Colour the edges of the die-cuts with the  Apple Green and Sky Starlight Waxes and the flower petals with the  blue. 

Cover the lattice with the Copper Sparkle Medium, I used my finger to do this.   When dry, glue the lattice die-cuts to the back of the tag, using double-sided sticky tape, then matt this onto the larger white tag.   Glue a blue gemstone to the centre of each small flower.

Punch a hole in the top of the tag using a Cropodile and then set in an copper  eyelet, again  using the Cropodile.    This amazing little hand held machine, cuts through card, tin etc., just like butter and makes the setting of eyelets so easy.

Thread some narrow green ribbon through the hole and glue a ribbon bow to the bottom right.    Make a stand and fix to the back of the tag, so the tag can be stood up.

That's it for the moment, I will be back soon with another tag.   I will of course be showing a few 'sneaky peeks' at some of  my samples made for Imagination Craft's One Day Special shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel coming up very soon.   I will let you know the dates and times as soon as I can.   In the meantime, have a good week.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Happy Birthday Butterflies.

Hello Lovelies,

Well, a lovely warm weekend is in store for most of us.   The lawns badly need cutting again, so we know what we will be doing this weekend lol!!   yep !   cutting the grass.   Hope you are all looking forward to a relaxing time, maybe a BBQ is on the cards lol!

Speaking of cards!   tonight I have one which I made for Imagination Craft's ODS shows on Hochanda T.V. back in April this year.   I used the large butterfly stencil, Mixed media Inks and of course - the fabulous Starlight paints.

Mask off a one inch border, using low tack masking tape, around the edges of an ivory 7"x7" base card.   Spray the Sunshine, Red and Dark brown Mixed Media Spray Inks onto the centre of the base card, gently remove the masking tape  and leave to dry.

Stamp the text onto the coloured base card, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.

Lay the butterfly art stencil onto a piece of dark  brown card and stipple the pink sorbet and sand Starlight Paints through the design, using a stencil brush or a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.   Do this with three butterflies of your choice,  (  I chose 1 large, 1 medium & 1 small butterflies).


Cut out each butterfly, leaving a tiny brown border showing around each one.   Glue these in position on the front of the card using Magi-bond glue, adding some silicone glue under each wing to give some dimension to the card.

Die-cut an oval, using the Just Rite die, from dark brown card.  Stamp 'Happy Birthday' onto it, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.   Glue this to the bottom right of the base card using a sticky foam pads.

The card is now finished.   Hope you like it,  I thought the dark brown card made a change from  the black I usually use to make the images 'pop.'    Have a wonderful weekend and if you like the warm weather (and I know some like me, don't like it too hot lol)  enjoy the sunshine.

I will be back soon.  Take care of yourselves.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

My Inspiration Journal.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Time to share  another project with you all.   This journal was made for Imagination Craft's ODS show on 2nd. June 2017.   These journals have canvas backs and fronts and are primed with white paint, so you can begin straight away.   The front and back can be taken off the spiral, in order to decorate them , then can be fixed back in position afterwards.

                                                      This is the front of the journal.

The front and back of the journal were taken off the spiral in order to decorate them.   Both were sprayed with the four Mixed Media Inks - Lt. green, Sunshine, Orange and Dk. brown and left to dry.

Dahlia stencil flower added to the top left using the Pink blossom Starlight paint with a stencil brush, followed with the Blue sapphire Sparkle Medium around the petal edges ( the foiling technique),

The poppies were added to the bottom of the journal, using the  Jade Starlight paint and the Blue sapphire Sparkle Medium.

The dragonflies were done with the Gold Starlight paint, followed with some Ruby gold Sparkle Medium, stencil removed and images left to dry.

Apologies for the above photo, a little on the light side lol!   The words stamped in black ink, followed by ove-rstamping with a Versamark pad and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, to give a shadow effect on the letters.

Dots added through the stencil onto the top right and bottom left, using  stencil medium and a metal spatula, then left to dry. 

That is the front cover finished.   We now turn our attention to the back  cover.   Having already coloured this with the Mixed Media inks at the same time we did the front, we now lay the orchid stencil on the bottom left and stipple the Jade Starlight through the design, finishing with the Blue sapphire Sparkle Medium around the edges of the petals, as previously.


When dry, lay the Butterfly fairy stencil on the top of the orchid plant, as if she were sitting on it and spread the Ruby gold Sparkle Medium over the fairy and the Silver dollar over her wings.

                 Spread the Blue sapphire over the butterflies, remove the stencil and leave to dry.  


                                       Stamp the words as for the front cover of the journal.

Add some Stencil  Medium  through the dots using  stencil nos. MU41 and MU17, using a metal spatula.   Fix the covers back onto the spiral.

Add some copper Alchemy wax to the spiral of the journal.    That is it finished.    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.   Enjoy the rest of your week.   Stay safe and above all,  be happy!

                                                             Love and rainbows,
                                                             Hugs   Jennifer xx,

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Time to Celebrate.

Hi there,

Hope you have all enjoyed your weekend, despite the  dreadful  weather!   We have had heavy rain and strong winds here today,    a good day for crafting lol!   so I have been busy making my samples for Imagination Craft's next T.V. shows,   in  between making  meals and doing  housework!  

Tonight's card  is one of my favourite subjects,  Art Deco,  meet Julia lol!  she is just so elegant.   I decided to make this card  using a combination of  gold and black, love these colours together.

I used a 7"x7" white base card on which to work.  Die-cut a large grand label from black card using the Spellbinder's die set.   Matt this onto the white base card.

Take a piece of white card and lay the Julia Art Deco Lady stencil onto it, having masked off  her dress and hat.   Using a stencil brush, stipple the black Starlight paint over the remaining design, ie: chair, arms face, glass and neck.   Remove and wash the stencil.

Lay the stencil back in position on the white card and using the metal spatula, spread the golden delicious Sparkle Medium over her hat and dress.   You may find it easier to mask off her face, neck, arms and the chair you have just done, so as not to get the gold on these  parts.    This  does take time and quite a bit of patience but I feel is worth it, when you see the end result.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry. 

Cut this image out using the next smallest label die and stamp the corner stamp in each corner, using a black ink pad.   This stamp was given free with a craft magazine some time ago, sorry cannot remember which mag.

Stamp the birthday greeting  to the right of Julia, again using a black ink pad.   Matt this onto the black label.


All that remains to be done, is to glue a small lace flower onto her dress, fixing a topaz gemstone to the centre.     That's all for now, I'm off to do some commenting and put this card on my Pinterest page, so I will say goodnight to you all.   Have a good week and I'll be back soon with another decorated canvas journal.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

You Are So Special.

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well, if not, here's a   (((hug))).   Not a very good day weather wise, it has rained here, most of the day.    The gardens did need it lol!    Hopefully tomorrow will be a little better.

Tonight I would like to share a card I made for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Crafts.   This was made for their One Day Special shows on Hochanda T.V. at the end of May 2017.

Matt a slightly smaller square of deep teal card onto the 7"x7" white base card.   Cut out a slightly smaller square of light blue card and lay the corner stone stencil onto it and using a stencil brush, stipple the  Chartreuse Starlight paint through the design.   Add a small amount of the Golden Delicious Sparkle Medium on top of the  Chartreuse Starlight paint in the odd place.   Remove the stencil and wash the it along with the brush, or the paint will dry on, making them  difficult to clean

Stamp 'congratulations'  in black ink on the top left of the blue card and the 'you are special'  on the bottom right.   Matt this onto the deep teal card.


Using a spare piece of the blue card, lay the Art Deco  'Sally' stencil onto it and spread the Vineyared Sparkle Medium through the stencil, using a metal spatula.   Add a small amount of the Golden delicious in a few places.      Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

Trim around 'Sally' and fix her to the base card using silicone glue, to give some dimension to the card.

That's it finished, another quick and easy card to make.   Have a good weekend, I will be back fairly soon with another project, so until then, stay safe and be happy.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer xx.


Sunday, 4 June 2017

Art Deco Flowers.

Hi there,

Just thought I would share another of my cards which was made for Sue of  Imagination Crafts.   This was for one of their One Day Special shows on Hochanda T.V.  recently.   I just adore this elegant Art Deco stencil design.    As most of you will know by now, Art Deco is one of my favourite subjects.

This again, is a quick, easy card to make and looks stunning when done with Sparkle Medium.

Cut out a square of deep lavender card, slightly smaller than the 7"x7" white base card and punch all four corners with the EK Success corner punch and put this aside for the moment.

Using a slightly smaller piece of white card, lay the wavy flower stencil onto it and spread the vineyard Sparkle Medium over the leaves and stems,  adding a touch of golden delicious, using the metal spatula.  

Spread the blueberry pie over the flowers adding some crushed strawberry to the base of the flowers.   Remove stencil and leave the image to dry.

Fix this inside the punched corner of the deep lavender card, if it does not quite fit, trim the white card down slightly, until it does fit.

Matt the lavender card onto the white base card.    That's it finished, a really quick card to make.   Have a good week and I will be back soon with another project.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs    Jennifer xx.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Laugh, Love & Cherish.

Good evening All,

Another lovely day here today.  Hubby and I spent it in our garden, spreading  seed in our small field (veggie plot)  for a manure crop.   This gets dug in at the end of the season.    It keeps the weeds down during the summer and it also  feeds the soil.      Rain forecast for tomorrow, so we have just sown the seeds in time lol!   with the warmth and  rain, they should germinate fairly quickly I think.   Our strawberries are well formed now, just needing some rain to swell them up and sunshine to colour them.   Mmmm! can't wait until they are ripe, you just can't beat fresh homegrown fruit and cream, naughty but very....nice lol!

Tonight I would like to share another of my cards which was made for Imagination Craft's shows on 2nd June 2017 presented by Mandy.

Matt a square of maroon card onto the white 7"x7" base card, leaving a small border of the white base card showing,  followed by a turquoise blue matt, again slightly smaller than the maroon matt.

Lay the stencil onto some shiny black card and stipple the Starlight paints through the design, using the large stencil brush, then matt this onto the turquoise blue matt.

Stamp the 'Love'  'Laugh'  'Cherish' onto some turquoise blue card, using a black ink pad then overstamp with the white gold Starlight paint.    Please do not forget to wash your stamp fairly quickly after stamping with the Starlight paint, as it dries on quite quickly and you may have difficulty cleaning it off. 

Trim these words to size and punch each corner with the corner rounder punch.  Glue these in
position on the front of the card.

Glue a pink ribbon bow to the top of the card.

That's all for now friends.   Have a restful Sunday and I will be back again soon.

                                                            Love and rainbows,

                                                              Hugs   Jennifer xx.