Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Wings of Time.

Hello Everyone,

Hope your holiday weekend is as good as you hoped it would be.   Did you manage to watch  our lovely Sue and Lisa from Imagination Crafts on the Hochanda One Day Special launch this evening?   Wow!  what a show, so many things sold out so quickly, I do hope Sue  and Harvey can magic more products up from somewhere for tomorrow's shows lol!    I can't say I'm surprised, the theme of 'Time' is very popular and the gorgeous MDF clocks are just beautiful to decorate, not to mention the fabulous stencils, Art stamps and rice papers.   O.K. on to tonight's card, I thought I would share my card which was shown on the programe tonight.   For this I have used one of the new  Art stamps designed by Lisa B - 'Take Time' stamp set.  Not only do you get the main image but there are so many little stamps too, love this set.  

Take a square of white card, slightly smaller than the 7"x7" white base card.   Using a spatula or brayer, spread some cinnamon Sparkle Medium around all four edges (no need to cover the whole card, as only the edges will be on show!  waste not want not lol!)   When this is dry, matt it onto the white base card.  

Take a smaller square of white card and draw a circle in the centre, using a pencil.   (This is just a guide and will not be seen.)

Using a black ink pad and the stamp from the 'Take Time' stamp set, stamp the image  around the outside of the circle.

Take the 'Time' stencil and mask off all but the pocket watch and the winder, then spread the cinnamon Sparkle Medium over the stencil, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil, wash it, then leave the image to dry.

Do the same with each wing and when dry, cut out the watch, winder and both wings, leaving a small black border around each.

Glue the watch and winder to the circle and tuck each wing just under each side of the watch.

                    Add some silicone glue under each wing to add some dimension to the card.

                Glue a topaz coloured gem to each scroll on the stamped images around the watch.

Punch each corner using the Woodware corner punch and matt this onto the base card so the cinnamon Sparkle Medium shows through the corner design.   I use double sided sticky tape .....and
Imagination Craft's Magi-bond glue, as this glue is brilliant and helps stick the card to the Sparkle Medium better, plus this method does give you a little wriggle time lol!

  Well that's it for tonight, I will be back soon with another project to share with you.   Thank you for visiting.   Please try to tune in to Hochanda tomorrow,    May 1st.         at 9am.  12pm.  4pm.  & 7pm.

                                                               Love and rainbows, 

                                                                Hugs   Jennifer xx. 

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Flight of the Butterflies - a ' Sneaky Peek'.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Well at last, a much better day weatherwise although still a little chilly.    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and visits on my last blog, I really appreciate each comment and every visit.   I would like to share a card with you tonight which I have made for Imagination Craft's  One Day Special shows  on the Hochanda T.V. Channel this weekend,  launching at 8pm. on Sunday 30th. April 2017.    I have used one of Imagination's gorgeous rice papers to make this card.   As soon as I saw this particular rice paper, I just knew I had to use it lol!   the design and colours of these images are just so lovely and they really made me want to get started straight away lol!    So without further ado, here it is.

I used a 7"x7" ivory card as a base card on which to work.    Take the sheet of rice paper no. 196 and tear around the edges of the flower and butterflies, to do this, I use a paint brush dipped in clear water then paint around the images, wetting the rice paper.   Next gently pull the wet edges with you finger nail, to 'feather' the edges, so they blend into the card when glued to the front of the  base card.

Cover the reverse of the rice paper with Imagination Craft's decoupage glue and lay in position on  the left-hand side of the card, smoothing it down.   Do not worry if the decoupage glue comes through to the front of the rice paper as this will in no way spoil your card.

Paint three candi circles with the beautiful Hibiscus Starlight paint and glue them down the left-hand side of the flowers.

Glue the four yellow butterflies onto a piece of  ivory card, using the decoupage glue.   When dry, cut out each butterfly and glue to the front of the base card using Magi-bond glue, adding some silicone glue under each wing.   Paint the blue butterflies with a well watered down wash of the Hibiscus Starlight paint and the yellow butterflies with a well watered down Canary Yellow Starlight.

Stamp 'Happy Birthday' at the top of the card, using a black ink pad.   Lastly stamp the Irish Blessing in the bottom right corner of the base card, again using a black ink pad.  

Well that's my card finished, hope it brings some thoughts of the Summer weather to come!   Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog, I do hope you have enjoyed your visit and please do not forget to tune in to Hochanda T.V. at 8pm. on Sunday evening if you can.   See you all again very soon with another 'Sneaky peek.'

                                                              Love and rainbows,

                                                               Hugs   Jennifer xx,


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

A Touch of Gold card.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope you are all managing to keep warm during this really cold spell.   We have had to put our log burner and heating on again, such a cold wind, snow sleet and hailstones!   Hopefully this will all change when the jet stream changes direction lol!    Tonight I have a card for you.    I decided to have a play with the MDF paints and the Sand Starlight paint and crackle medium, along with the very beautiful Moon and Stars Art stamp from Imagination Crafts.   Hope you like it.

Unfortunately the colours do not show up so well on this photograph, the gold  shines through the MDF paints where the crackle medium has worked its magic lol and through the black embossing.

Matt a piece of black card onto the 7"x7" white base card, leaving a half inch border showing.   Take a smaller piece of white card and paint it with the 'sand' Starlight paint.

Cover this with some 'crackle medium,' then paint with  Baltic blue, Clover & Soft moss MDF paints, painting across the card, blue at the top, then clover and lastly the soft moss at the bottom.   Leave this to dry.

When dry, stamp the moon and stars onto it using the Versmark pad and heat emboss with black embossing powder.    The sand Starlight paint shows through the crackled  MDF paint and black embossing.

Fix this onto the black matt.    Glue three black gems to the top right corner,

                                                      and three to the bottom left.

That's all from me for now.   Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you, to those of you who have commented, I really appreciate each and every visit and comment.   Stay snug and warm until the weather changes, hopefully for the better.    See you all again soon.

                                                           Love and rainbows,

                                                            Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Hessian Flower Tag.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

I hope you have had an enjoyable  Saturday, the weather here has been lovely, although a little chilly.   Blue skies, fluffy white  clouds and sunshine, what more could we ask for lol!   I have been watching the lambs in the field next to our veggie plot, running and skipping down the hill, so lovely to see.

Tonight I have another tag for you, which I made in February 2017.  This one has been made using the 'hessian flower' stencil, which is so pretty.   I chose to decorate this one  with these particular colours, as they blend together so well and this Sparkle Medium goes well with them too.   I do hope you like it.

Cut out a large tag shape from white card, then a slightly smaller white tag.   Colour the smaller tag with the Scattered straw, Shabby shutters and Festive berries, using a blending tool or a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.

Lay the stencil onto the now colured smaller tag and rub the green distress ink over the stem and leaves.   Dab the Pink sorbet  Starlight paint onto the flowers, using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.

Spread the Antique Bronze and gold  Sparkle Mediums over the hessian design, using a metal spatula.   Remove stencil and leave the image to dry.

In the meantime dab the Starlight paint through the three flowers, using some cut 'n' dry foam, onto a spare piece of white card.   Cut out each petal separately and glue on top of the original image, using silicone glue.   Add a dot of gold shine Sparkle Medium to each flower centre.   Matt this tag onto the larger white tag. 
Cut or punch a hole in the centre top of the tag.   Take some cream satin ribbon and colour with the distress inks to match the colours on the tag.

Glue a ribbon bow to the tag and thread some through the hole.   Make a stand and glue to the back of the tag so it can be stood up if wished.   Well that's all from me tonight, I will be preparing our evening meal soon, then a night watching the T.V. with my dear Hubby.   Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you again quite soon.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                            Crafty Hugs,   Jennifer xx.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Butterfly Time.

Good evening All,
Hope you have all enjoyed your Easter Break and that you haven't eaten too many chocolate eggs lol!
As I am trying to lose some weight, I have been very good, my eggs have not been touched yet lol!
My intention is to have a little every now and again!   we shall see how strong I am over the next few weeks lol!

My card tonight was made for Sue & Harvey of  Imagination Crafts and was made for their show on 9th. April 2017 but eveything sold out so quickly, Sue did not have time to show my cards lol!   I wasn't surprised at this, as these gorgeous new stencils are just great.    I have used one of these stencils for this card.   The butterflies are just like ink blots, so artistic.   Hope you like my card.

Using a 7"x7" white base card, mask off one inch all around  the card with masking tape.   Colour the centre with the Dusty concord, Shaded lilac, Scattered straw and Evergreen bough Distress inks.

Leaving the masking tape in position, lay part of the large butterfly Art Stencil on top and tape down, to stop the stencil from moving.   Spread the Verdigris Rusty Patina over the design, using the metal spatula.

Gently remove the masking tape and stencil and leave the images to dry.   When dry, rub some White gold Starlight Wax over the Rusty Patina, just lightly  across the surface.

Die-cut four corners from white card, using the Creative Expressions corner die.   Glue one in

each corner of the white base card.     Well that is this card finished.   Have a good week and I will be back very soon with a  tag next time.   In the meanwhile I am working on more samples for Imagination Craft's next shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel - some beautiful new Art Stamps, Art Stencils and gorgeous  rice papers, not to mention some fabulous new MDF items.   Take care of yourselves.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs    Jennifer xx.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Treasures of the Deep Tag.

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well, if not, I hope you feel better very soon.   Tonight I thought I would share another of my tags.   This was made in October 2016 for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Crafts.      I have used Mixed Media Spray inks, the 'seahorse'  stencil, Starlight paints and clear embossing powder.

Cut out a large tag shape from white card  and matt a slightly smaller piece of  gold metallic card onto the tag

Cut a smaller piece of white card and colour it, using the blue and green Mixed Media Inks.

When dry, lay the seahorse stencil onto it and using a stencil brush, or a piece of cut 'n' dry foam, dab the gold and topaz Starlight paints through the design.   When dry, replace the stencil in the correct position and dab some Versamark through the design and heat emboss using the clear embossing powder.   When dry, dab the green  and menthol Starlight paints on the plant leaves only.   Matt this card onto the gold matt.

Die-cut some shells using the Marianne  Design dies, from white card and colour with the amethyst, menthol and lilac mist Starlight paints, fix these to the bottom of the tag, using silicone glue.

Die-cut some tiny fishes from white card and paint with the passion flower Starlight paint and glue them to the top right.   Die-cut two seahorses and paint them with the white gold Starlight paint, then glue them to the tag, again using silicone glue.

Die-cut two starfish and paint them with topaz and white gold Starlights, then glue them to the top left of the tag.

Make a hole at the centre top of the tag and tie some ribbons through the hole.

Lastly, make a stand and glue to the reverse of the tag, so it can be stood up if wished.

Well that's all for tonight.   Hope you like it.   I will be back very soon and I would just like to say 'thank you' for visiting my blog, I do appreciate it.    Enjoy your Easter weekend.      Take good care of yourselves, see you soon.

                                                                Love and rainbows,
                                                                 Hugs    Jennifer xx.


Monday, 10 April 2017

My Vintage Canvas.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, the weather was just perfect and I do hope you managed to watch Sue from Imagination Craft's  on the Hochanda T.V. Channel, filmed live from the Alexandra Palace,  London  on Sunday.   The hour just seemed to fly by and most items sold out very quickly!   My canvas tonight was shown briefly, so I thought you may like to see how I made it.

( 1)   Stencil positioned on top of the canvas and white stencil medium spread over the design, using
         the metal spatula.   Stencil removed and  image left to dry.

( 2)   A thin coat of white Gesso was painted over the canvas and stencil medium.   Then  coloured
         parts of the background with 'Old paper' Distress ink.

( 3)   When dry, stencil put back in position and some 'Sand' Starlight Paint dabbed over the design
         using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.

( 4)   Colour some white card with dark brown Mixed Media Spray Ink and from this, die-cut seven
         vines and the oval, using the Just Rite set of dies.   Add some 'white gold Starlight wax to them
         then, glue in position.

( 5)   From the rest of the brown coloured card, punch out one large and two small flowers.   Punch
        out 3 tiny flowers from a piece of cream card.

( 6)   Glue the oval onto the canvas, highlighting the word 'family,'  then glue the flowers in place
         gluing the tiny cream flowers to the centres of the brown flowers.   Add a tiny dot of gold 
         glitter glue to the centres of the cream flowers.


( 7)   Colour the corrugated paper  (taken from a packet of Cornish Wafer biscuits)  with the
         distress inks,  'old paper' and 'walnut stain' then dab with some 'Sand' Starlight paint on the
         raised parts, then glue this down the left edge of the canvas.

( 8)   Colour the perforated  page edge with distress inks and glue on top of the  corrugated paper.

( 9)   Add some distress ink around the canvas edges

(10)   Glue the wedding photo to the centre of the vines.

Well that's it finished.    Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog,  hope you have enjoyed your visit.    Have a great week my friends and I will be back again soon.  Take good care of yourselves and above all, be happy.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs   Jennifer xx.



Saturday, 8 April 2017

A 'Sneaky Peek' at my Butterfly Canvas.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Wow! what a fabulous day it has been today, wall to wall sunshine, blue skies and not a cloud in the sky!   and so....lovely and warm.   At last I have planted up my window boxes and did a bit of tidying up in the garden.     I also managed a couple of hours in my craft room, making more tags for the challenge Sue has given me lol!    I will get there, just another one hundred or so lol!!   ha  ha.    Well, tonight I would like to share a 'sneaky peek' at one of my canvases I have made for Imagination Craft's show on the Hochanda T.V. Channel tomorrow (Sunday)  which will be filmed live from the Alexandra Palace  at 10am.

I have used two of the fabulous new large stencils, Fantasy Script Art stamp, Sparkle Mediums, Rusty Patina and  Mixed Media Spray inks to mention a few.   O.K. let's get started lol!

( 1)   The canvas was painted with Verdigris Rusty Patina, White gesso,  Soft Moss and Baltic Blue 
          MDF paints, then sprayed with the red, light purple and sunshine Mixed Media Spray Inks.

( 2)   Stencil Medium spread over the butterflies stencil, using the metal spatula.   Stencil removed
          and the image left to dry.

( 3)   White Gesso dabbed through the Script stencil around the edges of the canvas.


( 4)   The Fantasy script stamped onto white card,  using a  black inkpad, then the background
          coloured with distress inks.    The edges of the card rubbed with Black and Dark Orchid
          Starlight waxes, then matted onto a slightly larger piece of black card.   This was then
          glued to the centre of the canvas.

( 5)   Place the butterfly stencil onto a piece of black card and spread the Blackcurrant, Gold shine,
         Diamond Quartz and Diamond Blue Sparkle Mediums over  the butterflies using the metal
         spatula .   Remove the stencil and leave the images to dry.   Next trim around each butterfly
         and glue in the correct positions, on top of the stencil medium images, around the fantasy
         script, adding some silicone glue under the wings to lift them up a little.  

( 6)   Colour some separate pieces of card, one with the red, one with the light purple and the third
          with the sunshine Mixed Media Spray Inks.   From these, die-cut two large and one small
          yellow flowers,   two large and one small light purple flowers and two large and one small red
          flowers, using the Sizzix  flower die.


 ( 7)   Glue these to the fantasy script.   Well that's it finished.    I do hope you like it.

( 8)   Ooops lol! nearly forgot to say to rub the two waxes around the edges of the canvas.

         Please don't forget to tune in to Hochanda T.V. at 10am. tomorrow (Sunday),  or better still, if
        you live near Alexandra Palace, why don't you pop in and say 'hello' to Sue, she would love
         to meet you, she will be demonstrating on the BJ Craft's stand, Imagination's main stockist, so
         there will be lots of products for you to choose from.

         Many thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have enjoyed your visit.   Have a wonderful
         Sunday and be happy!

                                                                    Love and rainbows,

                                                                      Hugs   Jennifer xx.