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Monday, 5 December 2016

Three Little Kittens.

Hello Everyone,
Goodness me, it has been so.....cold here today but at least it has been dry.   The heavy frost overnight has not given at all today!   warmer weather on the way hopefully in a day or so.   My card tonight was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts in August this year.   This is for all my friends who love their little fur babies lol!   I have used  Imagination's  'Three Cats' stencil  and a fine liner black pen.

   
Fold the white card down the centre crease line, making a 7"x7" base card.   Matt a square of red shiny card onto it, leaving a half inch border of the white card  showing and lay the stencil on top.

Draw around the outline of the cats using the fine liner black pen, then remove the stencil.

    
Doodle some patterns on each cat, again using the black pen, colouring in some parts of the patterns in black.   Add a little shading, using a  pencil.

      
Die-cut one medium and three small roses from spare red card to match the matt, using the Sizzix rose dies.



Glue a small rose to each of the cats and the larger rose to the bottom right corner.   Matt the cat images onto the red card on your base card.

    
Using the heart stamp and a black ink pad, stamp one on each edge of the base card.   Lastly, add a green satin ribbon bow to the top left corner.

   
That's all from me for tonight my friends.   Thank you for stopping by my blog and I will be back again quite soon.   Enjoy your week,  keep well and be happy, see you soon.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                              Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.





Sunday, 4 December 2016

Midnight Meanderings.

Hi there  Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Hope all is well with you and you have enjoyed your weekend.   Before I begin with my step by step guide I would like to welcome my newest Follower, Jane Royston.   Thank you for following my blog Jane, I do hope you enjoy your visits.

Well,  onto tonight's card.   As you know I love stamps, particularly ones of fairies, pixies etc.,  so Lavinia stamps are some of my favourites.   I have a few new ones and just had to have a play with them.   For this card I have used Lavinia stamps  the rabbits (which I adore, so cute') and the three tall trees which I have had for some time.   The 'let it snow' stamp was given free with a craft magazin and.  I have used Imagination Craft's Diamond Sparkle Medium, T.H. Distress inks and a stars stencil by Imagination Crafts.   

   
Matt a smaller piece of black card onto a white scalloped 6"x6" base card, leaving a small white border showing.

Cut out a large circle mask and lay it where you want the moon to be.   Colour the sky with the Stormy Sky,  Dusty Concord and a little Hickory Smoke Distress Inks, using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam, then remove the mask.   Colour the moon slightly with the inks.

Using a black ink pad, stamp the trees  on top of the moon.

    
Lay the stars stencil on the sky and spread the diamond Sparkle Medium over the stars, using a metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

   
Cut three pieces of white card for the bank side and draw a black line along the tops, then dot with a fine  liner black pen.   Add some diamond Sparkle Medium along the top edges of the bank side, with your finger.   Glue the bank sides to the base card, just below the base of the trees.

Stamp the rabbits with a black ink pad, cut out and glue to the bank side on the right of the base card.

      
Stamp again and 3D the  sitting rabbit, then glue the other near the bottom right of the base card, making a group of 3 rabbits.  

    
Stamp again but this time, cut out one rabbit only and glue it to the bottom left of the base card, using silicone glue.

    




Using your finger, just rub a small amount of the diamond Sparkle Medium to the right hand side of the moon.   Stamp 'let it snow' using a black ink pad, on the sky, between the stars.

   
Add some  moon highlights to the rabbits using a white pen.   Well that's all my friends.   Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I really appreciate it.   I'll be back again soon, so please pop back.   Take care of yourselves and stay warm and snug during this cold spell.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer. xx.








Friday, 2 December 2016

Three Trees Christmas Card.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

 Happy Friday, yeah! it is the weekend again, time to relax and the weather forecast looks reasonably good.   How are you getting on with your Christmas shopping?   I am behind as usual lol!     I have made some Christmas cards and I would like to share one of them with you tonight.   I am a stamp addict, always have been and always will be, so when out shopping I cannot resist buying a new stamp lol!    My card tonight was made using a Woodware stamp which appealed to me as the design is modern and simple, yet effective.

    
Fold a ready creased white scalloped 6"x6" card in half, making a base card on which to work.   Put the front of the card only, into the embossing folder, (this was given free some time ago with the Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine)  and emboss.    Colour the card front with the peeled paint, rusty hinge, tea dye, forest moss and walnut stain distress inks,  leaving the centre lighter than the rest,  finishing off by colouring the card edges with the rusty hinge distress ink.

Using a Versamark pad, stamp the trees onto the centre of the embossed card front, then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.

   
Stamp  'Christnas Wishes' using the Versamark pad onto the top of the card, just above the trees, then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.

    
Stamp the trees again onto some dark green card, medium green and light green card using the Versamark pad and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.

Cut out the 'farthest away' tree from dark green card.   Cut out the 'middle' tree from the medium green card and finally, cut out the 'nearest' tree from the light green card.

Paint the lights on the trees with some Imagination Craft's Orange Oxidised Starlight paint.   Layer the three trees on top of one another, using silicone glue, onto the original stamped image.

    
   
Add dots of the orange Starlight paint to the embossed dots on the snowflakes and the  dots around the card edges.

     
   
The card is now finished, I do hope you like it.   Thank you all for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate each one of you and if you have kindly left me a comment, thank you again.   Enjoy a relaxing weekend.   See you all again soon.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.




 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thank You Flower.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Gosh this week seems to have flown by at an enormous speed, here we are  and it is nearly the weekend again lol!   Hope you've all had a good week and ig you haven't |I do hope next week is better for you.   Tonight I would like to share a card with you which I made for Imagination Crafts, last month.  I do hope you like it.

 
Fold a ready creased white card in half, making a 7"x7" base card on which to work.   Take a square of white card, half an inch smaller than the base card and put it into the embossing folder and emboss.terranean    Colour this card with the Blue and Medi Sky Starlight Paints.



Colour this card with Blue and Mediterranean  Sky Starlight paints, using a brayer or a paint brush.    Using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam, gently add some Orange Oxidised paint over the embossed surface.   Matt this onto the base card.

 
Die-cut one large, 1 medium and 1 small flower  using the Sizzix dies,   Paint these with the Mediterranean Sky Starlight paint.   Paint some white card with the Blue paint and die-cut the flower centres from it, using the 'Sunflower  die set by Sizzix).



     Glue the flowers  (1 large and 1 medium) together, then glue the tiny flowers in the centre.   Paint the small  flower with the lighter blue paint and add blue tiny flowers to the center.   Glue the small flower to the bottom right corner.

 
Die-cut 1 large and 1 small label from white card, using the Stampendous die.   Colour the large one with the light blue paint.   Stamp 'Thank you' on the white one, using the Orange Oxidised Starlight paint.   Glue this to the larger label and fix just above the small flower.

 
Die-cut the 'Crazy Corner' cut into 2 smaller pieces and paint with the orange paint.   Glue one to each side


of the large flower.   Add dots of Orange Starlight paint to the flower centres.

    
Well, that's all for now my Friends, have a good Friday and enjoy your weekend.   Catch you all again soon.

                                                               Love and rainbows,

                                                                 Hugs   Jennifer xx.





 
 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Dahlia.

Good evening,

Well it has been a much better day here today I'm pleased to say, the sun even shone for a short period but still quite chilly.   I spent some time in my crafty space this afternoon, playing with my new Lavinia stamps, which I adore, they are so beautifully designed, as you well know by now lol! my love of anything to do with the fairy realm.    I will share these cards with you  at a later, I need to photograph them first lol!

Well onto tonight's card which was made for Sue & Harvey from Imagination Crafts.   This was made for their One Day Special shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel last Friday.   I have used the 'Dahlia'  and 'Leaf Vein' stencils and  Starlight paints,

    
Cut a square of brown card, approximately a quarter of an inch smaller than the  7"x7" ivory base card.   Lay the 'Leaf Vein' stencil onto it and dab the Emerald and Rich Gold Starlight paints through the design, using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.   Put this to one side for the moment.

   
Take some spare brown card and lay the large Dahlia stencil onto it and dab the Orange Oxidised Starlight paint through the design, adding a little Rich Gold paint.



Repeat this three  more times.   Cut out, leaving a small edge of brown around the edges of the petals.   3D, using silicone glue and fix to  the centre of the  brown card, with the stencilled leaf background on it.   Glue this to the centre of the base card.

   
Using the Spellbinder's tag,  die cut one tag in ivory and another from brown card.    Cut out the oval from the brown card and glue to the ivory tag.

    
Stamp 'Love You' using the Rich Gold Starlight paint onto the brown oval.   (Just a little tip, lightly spray your stamp with water  before dabbing the Starlight paint onto it, using a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.)   Glue the tag to the bottom centre of the base card, just below the Dahlia.

Well that's all from me for tonight.   Take care of yourselves and I will be back again quite soon.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                           Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx,







Sunday, 27 November 2016

Dynamic Dahlia.

Happy Sunday to you all,

hoping you are having a great weekend whatever you are doing.   We have had a quiet one, so thought I would do an early post for a change.   This card was made for Sue & Harvey of Imagination Crafts, for their shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel last Friday.

I have used an Imagination stencil called 'Dahlia'    and one of the new colours of Sparkle Medium called 'Merlot..   I have also used  Rusty Patinas and  Starlight paints for the background.

  
Matt a square of orange card onto the 7"x7" ivory coloured base card, leaving a small border of the ivory showing.

Cut a slightly smaller piece of white card and paint with the 'Soot' Rusty Patina and then add some 'Cafe Creme Rusty Patina on top of the soot but not covering over the soot completely.

  
When dry, lay the 'Dahlia' stencil on top.   Mix some 'Orange Oxidised' Starlight paint with some 'Merlot' Sparkle Medium, then spread over the Dahlia using a metal spatula.

   
Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.   Add some Sparkle Medium,  'Rich gold'  and 'Orange Oxidised' Starlight paints  around the edges of this piece of card, I used my finger to do this but you could use a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.

  
Fix a piece of peach coloured satin ribbon across the bottom right corner, then fix this card onto the base card.    Glue a peach ribbon bow to the bottom right corner.

 
That's all from me for now, enjoy the rest of your Sunday.   See you all again very soon.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                   Hugs   Jennifer xx.





Friday, 25 November 2016

A Tropical Paradise.

Hi there, I'm back again as promised,

Hope you've all had a good day, although we have had a little sunshine today, the hard frost and crispy snow has not melted at all!      Jack Frost has certainly been a busy boy lol!   My card tonight  I hope will make you think of warmer climates!    I have used Imagination  Craft's gorgeous 'Peacock  Paradise' stencil and four of the fabulous new Sparkle Medium colours.   These colours are different to the previous ones and I have to say my favourites are Iced plum, Blue Lagoon,  Blackberry and Crushed bilberry.




Matt a piece of purple card onto the white  7"x7" base card, leaving a small border of the white showing.   Tale a slightly smaller piece of white card and paint with the Pebble Shore MDF paint, adding some Duck Egg Rusty Patina.   Add a little white Gesso on top of the Rusty Patina.

    

When dry, lay the 'Foliage'' stencil onto the coloured card, then spread the 'Vine Leaf ' Sparkle Medium over the stencil, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

    
Next, lay the 'Peacock Paradise' stencil onto a piece of white card.   Mask off all but the peacock with masking tape.   Spread the 'Silver Dollar,'   'Iced Plum' and 'Blue Lagoon' Sparkle Mediums over the bird, again using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.


      
Cut out the bird, leaving a tiny border of white around the edges.


      
Glue the bird to the left-hand side of the coloured card  using silicone glue.   Matt this onto the base card.

   
Glue a purple/white spotted ribbon bow to the top right corner and your card is finished.   Hope you all enjoyed Imagination Craft's shows on Hochanda today.   Unfortunately I could not watch any of today's programmes as we had no digital signal today, which was most annoying, the one day I wanted to watch lol!
just  my luck lol!  never mind, there will always be other times.

I will be back quite soon, so until then take care of yourselves and enjoy your weekend.

                                                                 Love and rainbows,

                                                                Big Hugs   Jennifer xx.