Saturday, 29 July 2017

Evening Sunset.

Good Evening Lovelies,

How are you all, I hope the answer to that  question is 'very well,' if not I hope you feel better very soon.   I have had a quiet day today, so nothing of real interest to report.   I spent the afternoon in my craft room and managed to make one card sample only lol!!!    Just could not seem to get my card together so it looked right!    I did eventually finish it lol and I'm quietly pleased with the end result.

I would like to welcome my newest Follower, Faye.   Thank you so much for following my blog and I do hope you enjoy your visits.   My card tonight is a very quick and easy card to make.   I have used some Imagination Art Cutz and Starlight   paint.    This was made for Imagination's show on the Hochanda T.V. Channel in February 2017.

Matt a  square  of Imagination Craft's silver card onto a 7"x7" white base card.   Then matt the Pink Sunset background card, cut down slightly, just enough to leave a small silver border showing.

Stamp 'Happy Birthday' on the left of the background card, just a little way into the sun, using the Hibiscus Starlight paint.  (please remember to wash your stamp fairly soon after using it, as the paint will become difficult to wash off, as it dries very quickly).   Another little tip is to lightly spray your stamp with water before adding the paint.   I use a piece of cut 'n' dry foam and add some paint onto the surface using a spatula, spreading it evenly over the foam,  don't add too much paint or you will not get a clear image when you stamp,  gently dab the foam onto your stamp and stamp your image.

Paint thr birds on the branch and the fern Art Cutz with the hibiscus paint, adding a touch of the pink sorbet for the reflection of the setting sun.

Glue the birds to the top of the background card and the fern to the bottom right, using Magi-bond glue.

Hope you like this card, the Imagination Craft's  background is just  so pretty I think .   Enjoy your Sunday and I will be back soon.

                                                               Love and rainbows,

                                                                     Jennifer xx.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Blue Flowers for my Friend.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Sending (((hugs))) to those of you who are not feeling well at present, for whatever reason and I hope things improve for you very soon.
A bit cooler here today with intermittent sun and heavy rain showers.   I knew it would rain today, as it always does when I go to the hairdressers lol!   Had a cut and blow dry, it feels so much better, having had it cut , don't know why I left it so long to get a trim!    Well, onto tonight's card.   This was made for  Imagination  Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel at the end of May 2017.   For this card I have used gilding flakes, Sparkle Medium and Starlight paint.   The flower stamp, if  I remember rightly, was given free with a craft magazine, sorry cannot remember which one.

Lay the baroque stencil onto the white 7"x7" base card and using a piece  of cut 'n' dry foam, dab the gilding glue through the corner design, on the top right only.   Remove the stencil, then cover the glue with the gilding flakes, gently pressing the flakes onto the glue.   Brush away the excess flakes with a stencil brush.

Repeat the above in the bottom left corner.

Next lay the stencil in the top left corner and again, spread the glue over the inner part of the design only, remove the stencil and cover with the gilding flakes as before. Remove the excess flakes with the brush.

Lay the stencil back onto the bottom right corner and repeat the process again.   You should now have all four corners done with the gilding flakes.

Take some white card and stamp the flower seven times using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with Imagination's Detail gold  embossing powder.   Colour with well watered down blue Starlight paint.   Glue a pink gemstone in each flower centre.   Glue one flower in the top left and bottom right corners.

Colour a small piece of maroon card with the crushed strawberry Sparkle Medium, using the metal spatula or a brayer and leave to dry.   Next die-cut twelve small petals using the Sheena Douglas petal die set and glue together to form two flowers, (6 petals in each flower) and glue a pink gem to the centres.

Arrange two red and five blue flowers in the centre of the card, using silicone glue and Magi-bond glue.   Add some silicone glue under some of  the petals, adding a little more under the centre flower to raise it up slightly above the others.

Stamp the 'Hello friend' tag with Versamark and heat emboss with the gold embossing powder.   Glue this to the centre of the flowers.

Well that's all from me for tonight,  have a good Friday and I'll be back again very soon.   Have fun and be happy.

                                                            Love and rainbows,

                                                       Crafty Hugs    Jennifer xx.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Bearing Gifts Christmas Card.

Hi there  Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope your weekend has been good so far.    Not such a good day here today, sunshine and very heavy rain showers, the stream running past our home  has doubled in volume but thankfully we are not in danger of being flooded.   When we opened our curtains this morning there were five wild rabbits busily eating the grass on our lawn, well it could save us having to cut it lol!!    (we wish lol!)   One of the red squirrels that live on our property actually knocked on our lounge window this afternoon whilst I was having a cup of tea and when I checked, both of their nut feeders were empty!  intelligent or what !   (or maybe just coincidence lol!)     I then filled them up and within three minutes, it was feeding from the holder!  doesn't take long for them to smell the nuts lol!    Below is a photo of one of our nut boxes and our bird feeder,   thought you might like to see it.   We are so lucky to have these beautiful creatures in our garden.

I have a Christmas card to share with you tonight.   A very traditional design but with modern colours.     This was made for Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel at the beginning of this month and is a very quick, easy card to make.

Matt a smaller piece of dark green card onto the 7"x7" white base card, leaving a narrow border of the base card showing.

Take the patterned background card and lay the 'Bearing Gifts' stencil onto it, securing to the work surface with masking tape, so it doesn't move.
Mix some of the Gold Shine Sparkle Medium with the Bright Red & Forest Green, using a spatula.   Then spread the Sparkle Medium over the design, using the metal spatula.   Colour the stars and the gifts with the gold only.

Add an extra touch of the green on all the holly leaves.  

Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

When dry, stamp the word 'Joy' on the right-hand side of the image, using a black ink pad.   Matt this onto the base card.

That's it finished, as I said a very quick card to make, especially if you have a lot of cards to make.   Thank you so much for visiting my blog.   Have a relaxing Sunday and I will be back soon with another project.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Warm Winter Wishes.

Hi there Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Hope you are all well and sending ((Hugs))  to those of you who are not feeling well.   We have had another lovely day here today, although there has been a chilly wind.   Our red squirrels have been very busy collecting nuts and burying them in my window boxes lol!!    I looked out of our lounge window to see three wild rabbits making a good job of cutting our lawn for us lol!  makes a change as they usually eat our flowers!     I  went out to take a photo and one was spoooked and the other two fled!   Between the birds and the red squirrels it is costing us a fortune in food but it is so worth it to see the wild life so close to us, we are so....lucky, particularly with the red squirrels!  just so.....cute lol.

I would like to share another Christmas card with you all.   This card was shown on Imagination Craft's show last month on the Hochanda T.V. show.  

Using white card, cut a square slightly smaller than the white base card.   Paint the edges of this matt with the Antique Gold Starlight paint.   When dry, matt onto the base card.

Take the 'Snowflake' background card and lay the Snowflake Crescent' stencil onto it.   Stipple the Gold Starlight paint through the design, using the large stencil brush.   Add small amounts of the Red & Green Starlight paints  onto the snowflakes.

Spread the Diamond Sparkle Medium over the whole of the design using the metal spatula.   The red gold  and green Starlight paints will show through the diamond Sparkle Medium, to give a subtle colour to the snowflakes.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

Matt this onto the gold edged card using double sided sticky tape and some Magi-bond glue.   (Card will adhere better on the gold paint when using the Magi-bond glue alongside the D.S.S. Tape).

Die-cut the tag using the Spellbinder's die from white card.   Stamp the greeting onto the tag using the gold Starlight paint.   (Just a little tip here - lightly spritz  your stamp first, before adding the gold Starlight Paint.   I use a piece of cut 'n' dry foam to add the paint to the stamp surface).   Wash your stamp as soon as practicable.      Colour the tag with the two distress inks around the edges.   Fix this to the top right of the base card, using sticky foam pads.

Add a gold cord bow and a blue gemstone.

Well that's all from me for the moment,   enjoy your coming weekend.   I will be back  with another project to share with you, very soon.   As always, I would like to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments.   I appreciate every comment and every visit.   Take care of yourselves until next time.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Monday, 17 July 2017

'Butterfly Blossom' Tag.

Hello there Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Hope you have all had a great weekend and you have had a good start to your week.     The weather here has been glorious. lovely to see the sunshine instead of grey skies lol!  

I received some 'Happy Post' from Imagination Crafts on Friday....Yeah!  so I have been making some samples using some gorgeous new rice paper designs and stencils.

Tonight I would like to share another tag with you made for the challenge Sue set me a while ago.   This one is made with one of my favourite stencils - Summer Blossom Border stencil, such a pretty design.

Cut a large tag shape from white card.   Cut a smaller tag shape from the patterned panel  card - 'shutters, pepper'  from Imagination Crafts.   Colour the edges with some Festive Berries distress ink and a piece of cut 'n' dry foam or a blending tool.

Lay the 'Summer Blossoms' stencil onto the panel card with the flowers on the right-hand edge of the card.   Spread the white stencil medium over the design, using the metal spatula.   (Today I would use Imagination's fabulous 'Structure paste' instead of the stencil medium).   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.  The stencil medium will soak up some of the colour from the distress ink, which gives a subtle colour to the flowers.   When dry, add a little more festive berries distress ink to the edges of the coloured tag.

Fix a piece of organza ribbon across the bottom of the tag, securing on the reverse of the tag.   Matt this tag onto the large white tag and punch a hole in the top of the tag.   Add some ribbon through the hole and a ribbon bow to the bottom left.

Add some sage green Sparkle Medium to the flower centres,  I use a cocktail stick to add  this.

Die-cut  two butterflies using the Memory Box die, from black card and colour with the 'White Gold' Starlight wax.      Glue the butterflies to the front of the tag .  

All that remains to be done, is to make a stand for the back of the tag, so it can be stood up if wished.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.    Enjoy the rest of your week and I'll be back soon with another project.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                               Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Good Style is Timeless Tag.

Hi there Crafty Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Thank you so much for your comments, visits and for  your encouragement  on my blog,  I really do appreciate each and every one of them.    Today has been another beautiful day here, really quite warm, lovely to see the sunshine.   Hope the weather has been as nice where you are.

I think it is time to share another of my tags and I have used  one of my favourite stencil subjects, Art Deco.   This stencil is called Lauren and is one of Imagination Crafts many beautiful stencils.

Cut out a large tag shape from white card.   Paint the outer edges with the Passion Floer Starlight paint.   Cut a slightly smaller tag, again from white card and punch the two bottom corners using the EK Success corner punch.

Cut a rectangle from black card and lay the Lauren  Art Deco stencil onto it, masking off the bottom of her dress below her left hand, using masking tape.   Spread the Arctic White Sparkle Medium over the design, using a metal spatula.    Remove the stencil and  leave the image to dry.

Fix this black rectangle into the punched corners of the smaller white tag and glue in position. 

                   Stamp the sentiment on the top of the white tag, then glue this to the large tag.

Take a small piece of black card and spread the Arctic White Sparkle Medium over it but not covering the black completely.   When this is dry, punch out two large and one small flower from this, punch out two small black flowers. 

Glue the two black flowers to the top corners of the black rectangle and the three flowers to the bottom.   Glue an orange gem to the centre of each flower.

              Punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread some peach coloured ribbon through it.

Make a stand and glue to the back of the tag so it can be stood up if wished.

Hope you like my tag.   I appreciate the time you have taken to visit my blog and I hope you have enjoyed your visit.   I'll be back again soon my Friends, so until then take care of yourselves.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer xx.



Monday, 10 July 2017

A Vintage Car Ride.

Hi there Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are ready for another week.

Time for me to share another of my cards with you.  These weeks just keep on flying by lol!   It will be Christmas before we know it!   Well, I know what you're thinking - it is going to be another Christmas card, well, surprise surprise, I want to get back to  everyday cards, there will be plenty of time for Christmas cards lol!  although I do love making Christmas cards!     My card tonight was made using one of Imagination Craft's beautiful Rice papers.   I Just love this paper and this particular design.   Apart from the great image, the colours are lovely.    O.K. let's get started.

Matt a square of black shiny card onto the ivory 7"x7" base card.   Cut a smaller square of white card and glue the script rice paper onto it, using Imagination's  decoupage glue.   Colour the edges of the script with  black soot and walnut stain Distress inks.

Next,  matt this onto the black matt.   Cut out the shape which includes the people,  from the rice paper and using the decoupage glue, fix to some white card.   Trim around the shape when dry.

Fix this to the card front, by using double sided sticky tape and some Magi-bond glue to hold well in position and adding some sticky foam pads to the wrong side, so the picture is bowed in the centre.

Stamp the word 'VINTAGE' onto a piece of white card, using a black ink pad.   Colour the edges with the distress inks.   Matt this onto a piece of black card and trim around the edges, leaving a tiny border of black card showing.   Fix this to the bottom right of the card, using sticky foam pads.

Punch out three flowers using the X-Cut punch and paint them with the bright maroon Starlight paint adding a little Just Pearls - Baby blue, to the centres and glue one in the bottom right and the other two to the top left.

Colour a piece of white card with the blue Starlight paint and die-cut a flower from it, using the Sizzix flower die.   Add a touch of the bright maroon to the petals, then glue in the top left corner.   The card is now finished, a quick, easy card to make.

The above photo  was taken to show you the bow in the card shape, built up using sticky foam pads, placed down the centre of the bow.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and if you have left  me a comment, thank you again, I do appreciate your visits and comments.    Have a good week and I'll be back soon.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Another Christmas Bauble - Another Christmas Card.

 Good evening All,

Hope you are having a good week, it is nearly the weekend yeah!   I would like to welcome my newest follower, Mia.   Thanks for pressing the 'follow' button Mia, I do hope you enjoy visiting my blog.

Tonight I would like to share another Christmas card with you, which was made for Imagination Craft's One Day Special shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on the 3rd. July 2017.   I have used the Large Bauble Merry Christmas stencil.   I have coloured with Starlight paint and then tangled patterns on it using a black fine liner pen.

Lay the stencil on a piece of white card which has been covered  with the  Gold shine Sparkle Medium.  When dry, Draw around the bauble shape, then remove the stencil.   Mask off every other stripe on the stencil, using masking tape.   Replace the stencil on the bauble and spread the Black stars Sparkle Medium over the open stripes, using a metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

Cut out the bauble and, using a fine liner black pen, doodle some patterns on the stripes which are not covered with the black Sparkle Medium.

Lay the stencil on the ivory base card and spread the Black stars Sparkle Medium over the words 'Merry Christmas' using the metal spatula.  Remove stencil and leave image to dry.   Matt a strip of black card approximately two inches by five and a half inches, down the left-hand side of the base card.   Cover some white card with the Gold shine Sparkle Medium and when dry, die-cut two corners, using the Tattered Lace dies from it.   Glue one to the top  and bottom left  corners of the black panel.

Glue the bauble to the centre of the base card, using silicone glue.   Draw around the hanger on the stencil onto black card, cut out and glue above the bauble.

Die-cut the pine branch and the Poinsettia, then paint them with the Starlight Paints.   Glue these to the top right corner of the base card.

Stamp the holly onto white card using a black ink pad and paint with the Starlight paints.   Cut out and glue to the top left  of the bauble, using silicone glue.

Using silicone glue raises the image up slightly and gives some interest and dimension to your card.

That's all from me for tonight my friends as it is getting rather late and my eyes are beginning to close lol! so I'll wish you all a goodnight.   Have a great weekend and I will be back soon.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs   Jennifer xx.