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Monday, 21 August 2017

When You're Feeling Blue.

Hello All,

Time for another card I think.   Today  I have chosen another card which I have made for my friend Jane's Macmillan Nurses Charity Coffee morning.   This is a stamp I saw in a craft shop and I just couldn't resist it.   Hope you like it.  I saw this flower as a sunflower but it could equally be thought of as a daisy, dahlia or another flower and the flower centre could have sequins, beads, gems, candi  or a glaze added on top of inks, a very versatile stamp.

   
Stamp the flower image onto a  piece of white card, using a black ink pad.   I used a Versafine pad.   Colour with the  peeled paint, mustard seed and shabby shutters, brushed corduroy & walnut stain  distress inks.

Next add some watered down Rich Gold Starlight paint from Imagination Craft's.    over the distress inks.

Cut the flower out, leaving a tiny white border around the image.   Stamp the sentiment in the top right corner of the 6" square, white base card, using a black ink pad.

     
Glue the cut out flower to the centre of the white base card using glue for the stem and silicone glue for the petals, leaves and the flower centre.

   
    
Colour around the edges of the base card with the walnut stain,, brushed corduroy and black soot distress inks., using a blending tool or piece of cut 'n' dry foam, leaving some white around the image.   The above photo shows up the beautiful sheen on the petals and flower centre where I have used the watered down rich gold Starlight paint.

   
Glue three green gemstones to the top left and bottom right corners of the base card.
 
   
Last of all, glue a yellow ribbon bow to the bottom left and the card is finished.

  
   
Well that's all from me for the moment.   Have a good week and look after yourselves.   Thank you so much for visiting my blog.   Many thanks to those who have left me comments, I do love to hear your feedback.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.










Friday, 18 August 2017

Fi Fi Art Deco Tag.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Well here we are again, yet another weekend lol!  hope you've all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.   We have had sun, wind and heavy showers on and off all day today.

  I think it is time to share another of my tags, made for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Crafts.   I have used one of their beautiful Art Deco stencils for this tag, one of my favourite subjects to work with.

    
Cut out a large tag shape from white card and cover with the lavender paper.   Matt a slightly smaller  tag, made from white card onto the lavender paper.


Using the patterned paper, cut out yet another tag, again slightly smaller than the white tag and glue it to the white tag.   Cut out or punch a hole in the centre top of the tag and thread some blue satin ribbon through the it.



Mask off the dog and the lead  with masking tape, as we only need Fi Fi for the tag.   Take a piece of white card and lay the stencil onto it and spread the Diamond Blue Sparkle Medium over the design, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

    
When dry, cut out the image and put to one side for the moment.   Take some lavender paper and lay the circles stencil onto it and dab some Versamark through the design.   Remove the stencil and heat emboss the circles using clear embossing powder.   This has the effect of making the lavender circles appear much darker.   Cut out a rectangle  from this paper and matt onto a slightly larger piece of white card.   Matt this onto the tag, at a 'jaunty' angle, using Magi-bond glue.

    
Add Fi Fi to the left-hand side using silicone glue to raise her up a little.   Die-cut the flower from white card and colour slightly with the Stormy Sky Distress ink,  adding a little of the blue Sparkle Medium to the petals.   Make a small rose from some white paper coloured with the Stormy sky D.I.   Glue the rose to the flower centre, then glue the flower to the top of the rectangle.


   
Stamp the    'Good Friends' sentiment onto some white card, using a black ink pad.   Matt this onto some of the patterned paper, then onto lavender paper and finally, onto some white card.   Glue a blue gemstone in each corner, then glue to the main tag, on an angle, using silicone glue.

  
Well that's this tag finished.   I will be back soon, take care of yourselves and have a great weekend.

                                                                    Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.








Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Happy Birthday Dahlias.

Hello there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Time again for me to share another card with you all.   These days are just flying by,  wish they would just  slow down a little lol!     not enough hours in the day!      The card I would like to share with you tonight is a quick, easy card to make.   I have used Imagination Craft's  fabulous new   Fabric Relief pastes - metallic red, orange and blue.   I have also used their Dahlia stencil and the large Art stencil - perfume bottle no. AS-541.    The fabric relief pastes are so easy to use and have a gorgeous sheen, plus they don't just have to be used on fabric, which is a bonus.

   
Matt a square of black card onto the 7" x 7" white base card, leaving a small border of the white showing.   Next take a slightly smaller square of white card and lay the large Art stencil onto it, place the word 'LOVE' in the top right corner and blend some black ink through the letters, using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam or a blending tool.

  
Place the flourish part of the stencil in the bottom left corner and blend the black ink through the design.   Matt this onto the black card.

    
Take some black card and lay the small dahlia from the  medium/small Dahlia stencil  onto it and spread the red Relief paste through the design, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and repeat again, using the blue relief paste and the orange, so that you have three flowers.     Remove the stencil and leave the images to dry.

  
When dry, cut out each flower, leaving a narrow border of black around the edges.   Fix these to the card front, using silicone glue, to add some dimension to the card.

   
Cut a half inch strip of white card and stamp the words 'Happy Birthday' using a black ink pad.   Glue the word 'Happy' to the top left and 'Birthday' to the bottom right. 

          
That's all from me for tonight, thank you so much for visiting my blog and thanks for the lovely comments on my last card, I do love to hear your feedback.   Have a good Thursday and I will be back soon.

                                                          Love and rainbows,

                                                          Hugs   Jennifer xx.






Monday, 14 August 2017

A Little Elegance.

Good evening Friends Followers & Visitors,

How are you all? well I hope,  I have spent some time in the garden today, taking off all the new runners from our strawberries,  they are quite amazing, new ones appear daily!   most of the strawberries have finished fruiting now I'm sorry to say, I just love them with cream or ice cream, ah well,  I'll just have to wait until next year's crop lol.     I can of course buy them in the shops but they are not as tasty or as  sweet as our own.

I would like to share another card I have made for my Friend Jane's Macmillan Nurses coffee morning in September.   For this card I have used a stamp I have had for many years.   I saw it in a craft shop and it really appealed to me, it is a wooden backed stamp, which does give a really good image but I have to say, I  do like the stamps that you can see through, it makes it so much easier to match up images, plus you can see exactly where you are stamping, unlike the wooden ones.

  
Matt a piece of deep turquoise card onto the 6" x 6" white scalloped  base card.   Cut a slightly smaller piece of pink card and lay the 'lily flourishes' stencil onto it and stipple the jade Starlight paint through the design.   Follow this with some vineyard Sparkle Medium, using the 'foiling' technique (ie; rubbing the vineyard over each part of the stencil and rubbing the glitter to the edges of the stencil, I use my finger but you could use a blending tool).   Remove the stencil.

    
Fix the ribbon across the bottom of this piece of card, securing on the reverse.   Matt this onto the base card.

  
Die-cut the lily parts from white card and paint with the jade Starlight paint, adding some watered down coral reef Alchemy Wax to the centre.   Add some markings to the lily using a black fine liner pen.   Make up the flower and glue to the bottom left of the card, on top of the ribbon.

  
Stamp the lady onto some white card using a black ink pad.   Cut this out and colour her with watered down jade, white gold Starlight paints  and some coral reef Alchemy Wax by Imagination Crafts.   Below is a photograph  which shows what the image looks like when the light catches the Starlight paints.   I use watered down paint because if you don't, the paint would cover over the black stamped markings on her dress.


 Fix this oval image to the top right of the base card, using sticky foam pads to add a little dimension
 to the card.   Well that's this card finished.   Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and thank you to those who have kindly left me lovely comments, I do enjoy reading your feedback.    Have a good week my friends and I will be back very soon with another card.

                                                               Love and rainbows,


                                                                Hugs Jennifer xx.





           















Thursday, 10 August 2017

Starlight Lily.

Hello Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Well it has been a beautiful day here today, sunshine and a comfortable 18 c  just perfect for us.   Hope the weather has been as good for you.

Tonight I would like to share another card made for my friend Jane's Macmillan Nurses coffee morning next month.   For this card I have used Imagination Craft's gorgeous lily Art stamp,  a stencil and some lush Starlight paints.

  
Lay the leafy swirls stencil onto the white scalloped 6" x 6" base card.   Stipple the jade Starlight paint through the design using a stencil brush.   Add touches of the rich gold in the odd places.



Remove the stencil and when dry, draw a fine black line around the edges of the base card, adding a wavy line over the top of the straight line.

   
Take a piece of white card and colout it with the red, rich gold and jade Starlight paints.   Stamp the lily Art stamp onto the coloured card, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with black embossing powder.   Trim this to size and matt it onto a slightly larger piece of turquoise blue card and then onto a larger piece of black card.   Glue this to the centre of the base card.   Below is a photo of the design when the light  catches the Starlight paints.

     
Add a pink ribbon bow to the left-hand side of the card.

   
Lastly, glue three pink gems to the right- hand side of the image.   That's it finished.



Thank you for stopping by my blog and a big thank you, for all the feedback in your comments.   I do love to hear from you.   Have a wonderful weekend and I hope the sun shines on you all.


                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs   Jennifer xx.





Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Write Soon.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Tonight I would like to share another card made for my Friend Jane's Macmillan Nurses coffee morning.   I have used Imagination Craft's  Mixed Media Spray Inks for the background.   The stamps I used were IndigoBlu,  I saw these in a craft shop reduced to half price and just couldn't resist buying them.   They are very different to my usual style of stamps but I am quietly pleased with the end result, hope you like it too.

 
This card was made using a 6" x 6" white scalloped card.   Cut a piece of white card, slightly smaller than the white base card.



Colour this with the Mixed Media Spray Inks, green, fuschia and yellow.   When dry add the detail down the right-hand side (dots and broken lines) using a black ink pad, a piece of cut 'n' dry foam and the Imagination Craft's Art stencil no. MU-17.


Using the IndigoBlu set of stamps, stamp the eye, write soon, pen nibs and the sentiment onto the coloured card, using a black ink pad.

    
Add highlights  to parts of the images with a white gel pen.

   
   

Colour a small piece of card with the spray inks, then, using the X-Cut punch, punch out nine flowers.

   
Glue these in position on the coloured, stamped card.

   
    
Add a small punched black circle to the centre of each flower.   Glue this card to the base card.

That's all from me for the moment my Friends.   Enjoy your Wednesday.

                                                           Love and rainbows,

                                                           Hugs   Jennifer xx.










Sunday, 6 August 2017

My Carnation Tag.





Hello there Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Hope you've had a good weekend, the weather has not been too good but hey ho!  tomorrow is another day.   I'm just so relieved not to have the same amazing temperatures they are having in some parts, not sure I could cope with those very high temperatures lol!

I thought it was time to share another tag made for the challenge Sue from Imagination Craft's gave me a few months ago.   This has been made using  Imagination Craft's beautiful  'carnation' panel stencil. 

    
(1 )   Large tag shape cut from pink mirri card.



(2 )   A smaller tag cut from white card then painted with the 'Cafe Creme' Rusty Patina.

(3 )   When dry, painted with blue and pink MDF paints, which give a chalky look.

    
(4 )   When dry, some gilding glue added randomly on the front and gilding flakes added, then the
          excess flakes brushed away and returned to the tub.


(5 )   The carnation panel stencil put on top of the now coloured tag and the blue lagoon Sparkle
          Medium spread over the flower head only, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and
          leave the image to dry.

    
(6 )   Repeat this four more times, leaving each image to dry, before doing the next.   Matt this onto
          the larger pink mirri card tag using Magi-bond glue.

(7 )   Die-cut a large oval from the pink and the smaller oval from white card.   Using the metallic
          pink pad, stamp the words 'with love' onto the white oval, then heat emboss with clear
          embossing powder.

   
(8 )   Glue the large pink oval to the tag front and the small white, stamped oval to the pink oval, this
          time, using silicone glue to raise the sentiment up a little.

(9 )   Die-cut two vines and paint with the Baltic blue MDF paint, then add some gilding glue in the
           odd place, then cover with some gilding flakes, brushing away the ecess flakes.

        
(10)   Glue these just above and below the sentiment, hooking some of the flourishes over the  oval
           sentiment.

  
That's all from me tonight my Friends, have a good week and I will be back soon with another project.

                                                            Love and rainbows,

                                                             Hugs    Jennifer xx.








 

Friday, 4 August 2017

Cherish Every Day.

Hello Lovelies,

Hope you've all had a good day, no rain here today but quite breezy.   Where has the summer gone I wonder.   Tonight I would like to share another card which I have made for my friend Jane's Macmillan Nurses charity coffee morning in September.   The stamp I have used for this card just really appealed to me and it just magically, jumped into my shopping basket, along with a few other items lol!   The image is just so different from my usual and looked so fresh and modern.  This is a Woodware stamp set.

 
Take a piece of A4 white card and trim half an inch off one of the long edges.   Fold the card in half to make a portrait style base card.

Matt a rectangle of green card onto the white base card, then a piece of yellow card,  leaving a narrow border of the green showing.

  
Take some white card and stamp the 'wiggly stems' onto it, using a black ink pad,  I used a Versafine pad or you could use a Stazon pad, so when watercolours are used, the ink does not 'bleed.'   Colour the image with some pearly watercolour paints and a small paint brush.

 
Stamp 'cherish every day' in the top left-hand corner, using a black ink pad.



When this is dry, matt it onto a piece of green card, again leaving leaving a small border of green showing.   Matt this onto the yellow card, placing on an angle to add a little interest.

  
Glue a 'nail head' decoration in each corner of the yellow card.


Glue a green satin ribbon bow to the bottom left of the yellow card.

 
Stamp some of the flowers again onto white card, colour, cut out and glue to the original image, using silicone glue.

That's all from me for the moment, have a great weekend.   I'll see you soon.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                Crafty Hugs to you all,  Hugs   Jennifer xx.