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Monday, 11 December 2017

'Evening Bag Special.'

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope everyone is safe and well and you  haven't had too much snow.   Snow makes for beautiful Winter scenes but is not nice when you have to drive or work in it!   We left home at 8am. this morning and the temperature was -7 degrees.   It stayed  that way until just after lunch, when it rose to the heady heights of -4 degrees lol!    Fortunately the roads were clear.   The sun actually came out for some time.   I have to say the hills looked beautiful covered with snow.   Well enough chit chat and onto tonight's card.    This card was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft's in July this year.   I have used their very pretty evening bag stencil along with Starlight paints, Structure Paste, Clear embossing pad and Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

             
Using a piece of white card, lay the evening bad stencil onto it.   Stipple the green Starlight paint over the main part of the bag, the menthol on the lace and the antique gold on the metal bag clasp and dots, using the large stencil brush.   Remove the stencil and wash it and the brush as soon as you can, as this paint dries very quickly and it may be more difficult to remove if left.

      
Return the stencil in the same position over the coloured bag image.   Using the metal spatula, spread some Structure paste over the tassel only.   Remove the stencil and leave the tassel to dry.   Lay the stencil back onto the tassel and stipple some amethyst Starlight paint over the tassel only.   Remove the stencil and cut out the bag.

    
                       Add some purple Stckles glitter glue to all the dots on the bag and strap.

    
Die-cut two corner pieces using the Intricut  corner die from white card and paint with the Antique gold Starlight paint.   Lay them in position, one top right and the other bottom left but do not glue in position yet.   Mark where the words will be stamped with a pencil mark, so they will be on line with each other.

 
Remove the die-cuts and stamp the words with a clear embossing pad and heat emboss with the Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

      
                                Next glue the corners in position, using some Magi-bond glue.

    
Fix the bag 9n the centre of a 7" x 7" white base card, using sticky foam pads to add dimension to the card.

    
Die-cut and make 6 medium sized roses and two small ones from white card pained with watered down Amethyst Starlight paint, using the Sizzix dies.   Roll them up and glue, then glue them to the top left and bottom right corners of the base card.   Add a little amethyst Starlight paint   (not watered down), to the petal edges.

Well that's it finished, hope you like it.   Thank you for visiting my blog.    Stay safe and warm, enjoy your week.   I will be back again soon.  Happy crafting

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.

 










Saturday, 9 December 2017

Joy to the World.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope you've managed to stay safe and warm during this cold, snowy spell of weather.   We have been lucky so far, hardly any snow but I shouldn't speak to soon lol!

Tonight I am sharing another of my quick and easy Christmas card designs.   All the stamps used in the making of this card ie: the star, holly leaf and the word 'JOY' were all given free with craft magazines during Sept/Oct/Nov. this year.

   
Fold a piece of A5 white linen card in half landscape style.   Using a Versmark pad, stamp the star randomly over the front of the card, then emboss with white embossing powder.

Colour the card with the Mowed lawn, Victorian velvet and Stormy sky Distress inks, using a blending tool or a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.   The embossed areas will resist the inks, which makes the white embossing 'pop.'

   
Die-cut an oval from white card and colour with the same distress inks.  Stamp the word 'JOY' onto the centre using a black ink pad.   Then lay the next  smallest oval die which has the slits in it, onto the oval die-cut.   (I used the oval die set from Nellie Snellen). 

  
Colour the word 'JOY' with the Stormy sky. Mowed lawn and Victorian velvet Distress Inks using a paintbrush and water, adding a little gold to the design on each letter, using a gold pen.   Colour the holly and berries at each side of  'JOY.'

Glue a small red satin ribbon bow to the top left of the card.





Stamp the holly leaf 27 times, using the Mowed lawn Distress Ink and cut each one out leaving a small tag at the base of each leaf.   Push the little tag through each slit on the coloured oval and secure on the back with a little sticky tape.   Glue this to the base card.

    
Add three  red berries to each set of two holly leaves, using the Red Detail Sparkle by Imagination Crafts.

  

     
Well that's this card finished.   Please pop back again soon and thank you for stopping by my blog.   Take care of yourselves and stay safe and warm during this cold spell.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs   Jennifer xx.







Friday, 8 December 2017

Mistletoe branch.

Hello there Fellow Bloggers, Friends and Visitors,

I'm back once again with another of my Christmas card designs.   Yet again, a very quick and easy card to make, especially when you have a great many to make.   Once again please excuse the photos which make the card look blue!  they are actually white......not good light when photos were taken.


This is another stamp  from Woodware, which I just could not resist buying, that little robin is just so cute.

Begin by folding an A5 piece of white linen card in half, portrait style.   Using a black ink pad, stamp the main image onto the front of the base card.



Colour the design with Promarker pens and add highlights using the blue and red glitter pens to the sock top, the Robin's red breast and the centre of the hanging heart.

          
Stamp the Happy Christmas onto the bottom of the base card, using a black ink pad.

   
Make an insert for the inside of the card, stamping a Christmas greeting onto it.   Well that's another easy card design.   All my Christmas cards have been posted today, so I can now forget about them and concentrate on other things lol.   It is always nice to receive cards from people you don't see much during the year and read all their news.    Thank you all for visiting my blog, I do hope you have enjoyed your visit.     That's all from me for the moment but please pop back, when I shall have another Christmas card design for you.   See you all soon!

                                                                   Love and rainbows.

                                                      Happy Crafting,  Hugs    Jennifer xx.








Thursday, 7 December 2017

A Wonderful Time of Year.

Hello again,

I'm back with another of my Christmas card designs.   Hope you've escaped the excessive winds brought here by storm Caroline.   It has been very windy here but not as bad as we were expecting.   Had a quick snow shower but it didn't lie.   Thank you for visiting and commenting on my last post.

O.K.. onto my card, another quick and simple card to make, which is what you want when making 45 cards lol!

  
Fold a piece of A5 white linen card in half portrait style.   Colour the top two thirds of the card with the Stormy sky, Tumbled glass and Milled lavender Distress inks, using a blending tool or a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.

  
Lay the Imagination Craft's fir Tree stencil onto the card front and colour through the design with green Distress ink.   Remove the stencil and edge  the tree branches with a silver pen.

 
Stamp the deer onto a piece of pale lavender card, using a black ink pad.   Add highlights to the stamped  design on the deer using a silver pen.   Cut out the deer and glue to the card front using Imagination Craft's Magi-bond glue.

   
Stamp the sentiments from the stamp set at the top of the card, using a black ink pad.

 
Add three silver peel off stars and make an insert, stamping a Christmas greeting onto it.

 
Well that's another of my Christmas card  designs finished.   Today I have just finished writing them all, then they will have to be posted.   Please pop back again soon as I will be sharing another of my Christmas card designs with you.    Take care of yourself and Happy Crafting.

                                                              Love and rainbows,

                                                                Hugs   Jennifer xx.








Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Christmas Sparkle.

Good Evening All,

Hope everyone is well.   Tonight I would like to share another of my Christmas card designs.   For this one I have used a set of stamps which were given free with a craft Magazine a few weeks ago.  Sorry cannot remember which magazine.   This once again is quite a quick card to make.

     
Fold a piece of A5 white linen card in half portrait style.   Die-cut a circle and colour around the edges with a gold glitter pen.    Next, using a paintbrush and a little water, spread the gold glitter ink towards the centre of the circle, leaving the centre white.

     
Stamp the sentiment in the centre of the circle using a black ink pad.   Follow the scroll lines with the gold glitter pen.   Glue this to the top of the base card.

    
Stamp the Christmas stockings just below the circle using a black ink pad.   Colour the stockings with Promarker pens, adding some highlights with the gold glitter pen.

    
Stamp the star from the set of stamps onto a piece of white card, using the black ink pad.   Colour the star with the gold glitter pen.   Cut it out and glue it to the top of the circle.   Make an insert for the card centre and stamp a Christmas greeting, using a black ink pad.

     
Well that's it finished.   Once again I apologise  for the shadows on the photo, the card is white and not grey as it looks on here.     I will be back very soon with my 3rd. Christmas card design, so please pop back.   Many thanks.  

                                                             Love and rainbows,

                                                 Happy crafting,   Hugs   Jennifer xx.





Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Oh Deer Christmas Already.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope you've all had a good day.   We decided to do some Christmas shopping today, before the snowy weather arrives!    I must say, it is really nice to know we have all the food we need for Christmas, if we do get snowed in lol!      There will be eight of us for Christmas Day, really looking forward to it.     We  will be putting up our Christmas decorations in about a week.   Having made all my Christmas cards this year, all I need to do now is write them and pop them in the post.   I will be doing that within the next couple of days, hopefully.
Tonight I would like to share one of my Christmas card designs with you.   As I had quite a few to make, I kept the designs quite simple.   I must apologise for the shadows on my photos but the light was just so bad when I had to take the photos,   the dark days before Christmas lol!     The linen card is white and not grey as it looks!     This cute set of stamps is by Woodware.   Just love the sentiment stamp in this set.   This is the first of my 9 designs.

  
The card was made from a piece of A5 white linen card folded in half portrait style.   I stamped the deer to the right side of the card, using a black ink pad. 




I then stamped the baubles to the top left corner, again using a black ink pad.

    
The sentiment was stamped in the bottom left of the card in black also.

   
I coloured  the deer and baubles with Promarker pens.   I also added some Imagination Craft's Red Sparkle Medium to Rudolph's nose.


        
Lastly I made an insert and added a stamped Christmas message.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog.   Please pop back tomorrow as I will have my second design.   Many thanks.

                                                                     Love and rainbows,

                                                                     Hugs   Jennifer xx.


Monday, 4 December 2017

Bonjour Paris.

Hello Lovely Blogging Friends and Visitors,

The snow has all gone now but more is forecast for later in the week.   I have just finished making all my Christmas cards, I have to admit to buying shop cards for the last few years but I was determined to make my own this year.   I decided to make 45 cards, using seven different designs.   I will share one of my designs very soon but, tonight I would like to share another  card made for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Craft's.   I have used one of their 6" x 6" stencils - Paris.   I decided that I didn't want lots of colours on this card, so I used a white card,  black and Rich gold Starlight paints, plus one red rose.

   
Matt a square of black card onto a 7" x 7" white base  card, leaving a border of the white showing.   Take a smaller square of white card and lay the Paris stencil onto it, with the Eiffel  Tower on the right hand side of the card.   Mask off the other images.    Stipple the black Starlight paint through the design, using  the large stencil brush.   Remove the stencil and wash the brush and the stencil, as this paint dries very quickly and will be difficult to remove if left too long.

   
Lay the 'broken diamond' stencil on the left-hand side of the card and stipple the black Starlight paint through the design, using the stencil brush as before.   Remove stencil and wash both the stencil and brush as previously.

   
Stipple the word 'PARIS' onto a spare piece of white card, using the Paris stencil and the black paint.  Wash and dry the brush and stencil.   Re-position the stencil over the word 'Paris' then slightly off-set the stencil and fix down to the card and your work surface  using masking tape, to stop any movement.   Stipple the Rich gold Starlight paint through the design using the stencil brush.   Remove stencil and trim the card down, then matt onto a slightly larger piece of black card.  

   
Fix this on an angle to the left-hand side of the card using sticky foam pads.  

   
Using a black ink pad, stamp the word 'Bonjour' at the top of the card.   Fix this card to the base card.

   
Glue a small white satin ribbon bow to the top right corner.   Colour  a small piece of white card with the Red Mixed Media Spray Ink and die-cut a rose from it.   Glue this just below the white bow.

   
Using a spare piece of white card and a black ink pad,  stamp the letters     l o v e,  then using a small circle punch and keeping each letter in the centre of the circle,  punch out each letter.   Add a little Black soot Distress ink on the edges of each circle so they will show up against the white base card.   Fix these to the right-hand side of the base card, just below the rose.  

   
Well that's all from me for the moment, hope you like it.   I'll be back soon with a couple of my Christmas card designs.   Until then, take care of yourselves.

                                                               Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs   Jennifer xx.