Saturday, 27 August 2016

Merry Christmas MDF Bauble, a Sneaky Peek.'

Happy Saturday Everyone,

Hope your weekend is going well so far.  Tonight my 'sneaky peek' is an MDF Christmas bauble.   These are just brilliant as they have been designed so you can mix & match them and are so pretty when decorated.
They can be decorated with Starlight paints, Sparkle Medium, MDF paints, the new Rusty Patina paints and many more products.   I have used the Merry Christmas bauble and a filler bauble (which is a completely open bauble shape).   I have also used Imagination Craft's Art Cutz.

(1)    Paint all the MDF bauble with the chalk white MDF paint.

(2)    Paint the outer front circle with the green Starlight paint.

(3)    Paint the 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' with all three Starlight paints, blending one colour into another.

(4)    Paint three pieces of the 'Lace' Art Cutz with the Antique gold Starlight paint.   Cut away part of the
         design on two of the pieces and glue to the inside front circle, one on the left and the other on the

(5)    Glue some red satin ribbon across the top and bottom of the MERRY CHRISTMAS, fixing to
         the inside of the front circle with a good strong glue, I used Imagination's Magi-bond glue.

(6)    Glue the third piece of the lace Art Cutz (left whole) onto the bottom of the front circle and the widest
         part of the gold lace to the bottom of the ribbon, under the word MERRY CHRISTMAS.

(7)    Paint three Art Cutz baubles using the red, green and gold \starlight paints.   Fix some gold thread to
         each one and glue the tops of the threads  to the inside top of the front circle.

(8)    Glue a red ribbon loop to the inside top of the bauble.

(9)    Glue one set of three flowers, cut from the gold lace Art Cutz earlier  and glue  to the top front of the
         large bauble.   Glue a  red ribbon bow to the top of the large bauble.

(10)    All that remains to be done is to glue the large outer circle to the back circle and your hanging
          Christmas decoration is finished.

That's all from me tonight my Friends.   Please pop back again soon, when I will have another Christmas  bauble decoration to share with you.   Please  do not forget to tune in to Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel tomorrow (Sunday 28th. August 2016 at   9am.  12pm.  4pm. and 7pm.)    Catch you all soon.    Here is a 'sneaky peek at tomorrow's MDF bauble.

                                                           Love and Rainbows,

                                                        Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Rusty Patina Christmas Card - A 'Sneaky Peek.'

Hello there,

Here we are again, how did we arrive at the weekend so soon ?  it  doesn't seem like 5 minutes since last weekend lol!   I have another sneaky peek for you.   I know Imagination Craft's last show on Hochanda T.V. sold out within minutes of  the fabulous new product Rusty Patina!  as  they were so popular.  I do hope you can tune in tomorrow 27th August 2016 at 8pm.    then again on Sunday 28th. August at 9am. 12pm. 4pm. and again at 7pm. (if there is anything left to sell lol!!)    My card tonight is made using this great product, along with Alchemy waxes and an MDF Christmas tree.

(1)    Take a piece of watercolour paper and paint it with the Rustique and  Verdigris Rusty Patina paints.

(2)    When dry, put this into an embossing folder and emboss,  I used  a Cuttlebug snowflakes folder I have 
         had in my crafty stash for some time but any snowflake folder or stencil will be fine.

(3)    Rub some bronze and a little Inca gold Alchemy Wax over the raised areas.

(4)    Tear around the edges of this paper, then matt onto some bronze metallic paper.

(5)    Make a slightly larger matt from white card and paint the edges only with the Verdigris Rusty Patina.

(6)    Matt this onto the white base card, leaving a decent border of the white card showing.

(7)    Colour another piece of white card with the Rustique and Verdigris patinas and when dry, die-cut a set
         of flowers using the Marianne Design dies.   Next, put these into and embossing folder and deboss,
         (any folder with an all over pattern will do just fine).

(8)    Rub over the flower surfaces  with some bronze wax, adding a touch of the Inca gold, then 3D the
         flowers on top of each other, using Magi-bond glue.

(9)    Die-cut 2 pine branches and paint with the Rusty Patinas.   Add a touch of bronze and gold    Alchemy          waxes, then glue these to the top right corner.    Next glue a bronze coloured ribbon bow on top of the
         pine branches.   Glue the flower next to the ribbon bow.

(10)  Take the small MDF Christmas tree and lay it onto a piece of white card, then draw around the tree
         outline, using a pencil.   Cut this out and put into the snowflake embossing folder as you did for the
         main image and emboss.  

(11)  Glue this to one side of the MDF tree, using Magi-bond glue.   Paint this with the Rusty Patina paints.
         Again, rub over the raised surface with both the waxes.

(12)   Glue the tree to the left side of the base card and add some drops of Gold Gilt Detail Sparkle to
          the tree and to the flower centre.

Well that's it finished, I do hope you like it.   These Rusty Patina paints are just so different and give a great effect and you can actually smell the rust in the paint lol!!   They are going to be on Imagination's next One Day Special shows, so order them before they sell out again lol!    There will be some great demos and some not to be missed bargains I understand, so don't miss out on these.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, hope you've enjoyed your visit.   I will be back tomorrow with another sneaky peek and this time it is a new MDF product, which I'm sure you will love as I do.   Once decorated they will make great Christmas presents.   See you tomorrow I hope.  Take care.

 P.S.   here's a sneaky peek at my project I will be sharing with you  tomorrow.

                                                                Love and rainbows.

                                                              Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.



Thursday, 25 August 2016

'Let it Snow' a 'Sneaky Peek.'

Hi there, hope you are all well and haven't suffered too much with the weather.   We have been very lucky here, although we had some rain earlier, it has been mainly dry and quite overcast,  so we can't grumble.  

My samples for  Imagination Craft's ODS shows on Hochanda TV  on the 27th. and 28th. August 2016 have been made, posted and received by Sue, phew!  always a worry in case they don't reach her in time lol!

My card tonight has been made using Imagination's snowflakes Art Cutz set.   I do love these as they make a very quick card and not only that, they look good, especially when painted with Starlight paints or covered with Sparkle Medium.

Take a piece of watercolour paper and brush with clear water.   Add some light blue and green Mixed Media Spray Inks and leave to dry, or if you are impatient like me lol!  use your heat gun.

Lay the snowflakes stencil on top and using a piece of cut n' dry foam, dab some silver Starlight paint over the snowflakes.   Remove the stencil.

Stamp a few small snowflakes onto this coloured paper, using a black ink pad .   The snowflakes are from Imagination's  'Snowman' decoupage stamp set.

Matt this onto a piece of purple card, leaving a half inch border all around.

                    Stamp 'Let it Snow' in the top right corner of the base card using a black ink pad.

Stamp the swirls in the top left and bottom right corners of the white base card, again,  using a black ink pad.

Paint two larger Art Cutz snowflakes with silver Starlight paint, then paint one medium and two small snowflakes with the Amethyst Starlight paint.  

Glue the large snowflake in the top right corner of the coloured paper  and   glue the other silver snowflake in the bottom left corner.

Glue the two small and one medium amethyst snowflakes in positions that  you think look good.

Add three dots of Jade Detail Sparkle to the bottom left of the white base card.      The card is now finished, unfortunately the sheen from the silver snowflakes on the background does not show up very well.

Thanks for visiting my blog,   hope you may have found some inspiration for your card making.    I will be back soon with another 'sneaky peek'   so I'll see you then.

                                                                     Love and rainbows,  

                                                                       Hugs   Jennifer xx.


Monday, 22 August 2016

A Nordic Touch.

Hello there my Friends,

Well, what a change in the weather !  it has been wet and windy here over the last two days, although it has been very warm and humid,  a great opportunity to get in my craft room and get on with making my samples for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Craft's, for their next show on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on the 26th. August. 2016.   As of tonight, they are all made and  written up,   I just need to photograph them and pack them ready to post tomorrow !

Tonight the card I would like to share with you all  was made for Imagination Craft's show on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on the 16th August 2016.   This bauble stencil has a Nordic look to it  I think.

(1)    Orange card matted onto the white base card, leaving a border of white showing.

(2)    Take a smaller piece of white card and colour with the light purple and green inks.

(3)    Lay the bauble stencil on top of the now coloured card, having masked off parts of the bauble and
        spread the turquoise Sparkle Medium over it, using a metal spatula.   Remove stencil and leave to dry.

(4)    Lay the stencil back in position and dab the silver and orange oxidised Starlight paints over the design.

(5)    Paint two stripes on each bauble with the  antique  gold Starlight paint..

(6)    Add  dots of  purple velvet Detail Sparkle  on top of the gold stripes.

(7)    Stamp snowflakes around the edge of the coloured card, using a black ink pad.

(8)    Stamp the greetings in the bottom left corner, again using a black ink pad.

(9)    Using some narrow white satin ribbon, glue a strip to the top of each bauble and secure  on the  
         reverse of the coloured card.

(10)  Glue a small  white ribbon bow to each bauble, then matt this onto the orange card on the base card.

That's it for tonight my friends, I will be back soon with some sneaky peeks of my most recent creations, made for Imagination's next T.V. show on the 26th. August, 2016.   I do hope you can tune in.   Until then, take care of yourselves and have a good week.   See you soon.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Christmas Bauble Bling.

Hello everyone,

Well here we are again, the weekend starts tonight, where has this week gone !!   It has been a wet showery day here today and  there is an Autumnal feel to the mornings I feel and the berries on the Rowan trees are quickly turning red.   Our red squirrels are busily burying their nuts, ready for the Winter.   I love the Autumn and all that comes with it, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!   This card was made for Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on 16th. August 2016 and was displayed in the background, so you may have noticed it.

My card tonight features a Christmas bauble, made using one of Imagination's newest stencils and is coloured with Sparkle Mediums and the beautiful Cracked Ice  Glitter.

(1)    Fold the ready creased  white card in half, making a 7" x 7" card on which to work.

(2)    Matt a piece of lavender paper six and a half inches square onto the white card.

(3)    Take a smaller  piece of white card and paint the edges with the silver Starlight paint.   Matt this onto
         the lavender paper.
(4)    Take another piece of white card, smaller than the previous matt and paint with the cyclone MDF paint,
         adding small amounts of the silver and amethyst Starlight paints, to give a slight sparkly sheen.

(5)    Lay the bauble stencil onto this card and spread the turquoise  and amethyst Sparkle Mediums over
         four of the stripes alternating the colours, leaving four stripes free of any colour,  using the smaller
         detail metal spatula .   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

(6)    When dry, lay the stencil back on your card and draw around the stripes with no Sparkle Medium on
          them, using a pencil, remove the stencil.      Fill in the stripes with Magi-bond glue and sprinkle some
          Cracked ice, Sparkling  Glitter onto the glue, pressing down gently, then remove the excess.

         (7)    Stamp 'Happy Christmas' in the top right corner, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with
                  silver embossing powder.

(8)    Stamp the 'holly' in the bottom left corner, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss with silver
         embossing powder.

(10)   Take a small piece of black card and using the stencil, draw around the bauble holder using a pencil.  
          Cut out the two small pieces and put them on an embossing pad and put some markings on the bauble
           holder and gently shape the pieces.

(11)   Take some silver Alchemy Wax and rub it gently over the raised surface, to make it look metal.   Glue
          these two pieces to the top of the bauble using silicone glue   There we have it, the card is now


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and thank you for your kind comments, I do appreciate them.   Have
a wonderful weekend and I will be back soon with more 'Sneaky Peeks' of my creations for Imagination Craft's next shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on 26th. August 2016.   I will let you know the times nearer the date.   See you all soon.

                                                                      Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.



Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Robin Redbreast.

Good evening All,

Another beautiful day here, clear blue skies and wall to wall sunshine but not too hot! just perfect lol!   Hope you've all had a great day too.   We  had to go out shopping, so no crafting done today, hopefully I will have some spare time tomorrow.   The card I would like to share with you was made for Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel on 16th. August 2016.  Although  it was not actually shown, it was displayed  on a shelf in the background, so you may have noticed it.    This beautiful stamp is so useful as it could be used for any number of occasions, not  just Christmas cards. 

(1)    We will work on a 7"x7" white base card.    Die-cut one large, one medium and one small scalloped ovals using white card.  

(2)    Paint the outer edges of the large oval with orange oxidised Starlight paint.  

(3)   Leave the medium oval white.

(4)   Spray the small white oval with the Green, Sunshine and Light purple Mixed Media Spray Inks.

(5)   Next, using a black ink pad, stamp the robin on top of the inks.

(6)   Colour the robin's breast with watered down orange oxidised Starlight paint.

(7)   Using a white pen, draw around the outline of the branches, leaves and the robin.

(8)   Matt the ovals onto each other, then matt these onto the base card.

(9)   Die-cut four corners, using the Tattered Lace die and colour with the green and yellow spray inks, adding small amounts  of the orange oxidised Starlight paint.  

(10)  Glue the corners to the base card, using Magi-bond glue, one in each corner, leaving a small border of the white base card showing.

Well that's all from me tonight.   I would just like to thank you all for visiting my blog, I hope your visit has been enjoyable and maybe, just may be,  inspirational.    Enjoy the rest of the week and I will be back soon.   In the meanwhile, have fun and be happy.   See you soon.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                         Happy crafting, Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

'Joy, Noel, Snow Christmas Wall Hanging.

Good evening all,
What a glorious day it has been here, hope you have been enjoying some lovely sunshine too, where ever you are.    As promised here is another creation I made for Imagination Craft's  shows on the Hochanda  T.V. Channel today.    Great shows and fabulous techniques and demonstrations by our lovely Sue and Lisa B.   My hanging was featured on the shows, which was really nice.   I will now explain how I made this wall hanging.   Please bear with me as this post has many photos of the  different stages.   Thanks for stopping by my blog, I do hope you enjoy your visit.

Each word is decorated in the same way.

(1)    Paint the words back, front and the edges with the chalk white MDF paint.   Not sure why but the
         white paints looks slightly blue on this photo!    it is most definitely white lol!

(2)    Cover with stencil medium, added roughly with a metal spatula.

(3)    Star die, cut 3 times and painted with Antique Gold Starlight paint, then added to the wet stencil

(4)    Colour added to the words with the cobalt and  peridot Alchemy Waxes.

(5)    Gold Starlight paint spread very lightly over the surface.

(6)    Antique gold paint, painted around the edges of each letter.

(7)    Die-cut  6 pine branches and paint with the Menthol Starlight paint and add some Peridot Alchemy

(8)     Die-cut 3 sets of poinsettias and paint with the Orange Oxidised Starlight paint.   Paint the poinsettia
          centres with the Antique Gold paint, adding a touch of peridot wax.


(9)    The Alder tree cones are from our trees which have fallen to the ground.   I painted 3 sets of 3 cones,
         using the Antique Gold Starlight paint.

(10)   Glue the Alder tree cones, the poinsettias and the pine branches to each word, at the top of each
          letter 'O', one slightly to the right, one in the centre and the other to the left.

(10)   Thread some emerald green satin ribbon through the holes in each word,  joining the words together.

(11)   Finally add a ribbon bow to the hanger at the top.      All that remains to be done, is to hang it up at
         at Christmas lol!

Well I do hope you are still with me lol!   I know my post is photo heavy lol!  but I do hope you will purchase these products and give this a go.  It is such a nice feeling putting up a decoration you have made yourself, rather than an expensive shop bought product, you get so much more satisfaction knowing you have made it. 

I'll be back soon, hope you will be too,  if I haven't bored you all with all the photos ha! ha!   Have a great week.

                                                                  Love and Rainbows,

                                                                Crafty Hugs    Jennifer xx.