Tuesday, 27 September 2016

My Best Friend the Flower Girl.

Hello again to you all, hope your week has got off to a good start !    Tonight I have card no, 5 for my friend's MacMillan Nurses coffee morning, coming up soon,   I have used Imagination Craft's really pretty Daisy oval stencil and of course Sparkle Medium.   This card is ideal for any little girl's birthday.   Apologies for the shadows on  these photos, the  weather was not good for photos taking  lol!

Fold the white scalloped  card down the centre crease line, making a 6" x 6" base card on which to work.

Cut a square of white card slightly smaller than the base card.   Cover this with some pink patterned paper, (I used  Papermania by docrafts - Boysenberry.  )   Lay the daisy stencil on top of the patterned paper and spread  the Sparkle Medium over the design, using a metal spatula.     Remove the stencil and leave the
image to dry.

Take another piece of white card  and stamp the girl onto it, using a black ink pad.   Repeat this four times more.   Colour her with the watercolour pencils, then die - cut the first image, using the oval die with the slits
in it.

Die - cut enough flowers from the  patterned papers,  to fit into each slit on the  die - cut oval, using the Nellie Snellen die,  .   Fix these flowers into the slits around the oval and secure on the reverse with sticky tape.     Glue this to the centre of the  daisy oval.

3D the other images of the girl and glue to the original image, using silicone glue.   Add a white narrow ribbon bow to the top left.

Die - cut three flowers from the patterned pink papers and glue in the bottom right corner.   Well that is this card finished.  I will be back again soon with another card.     Have a good Wednesday,

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                               Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Monday, 26 September 2016

A Skater's Paradise card.

Good evening, how are you all, well I hope.   Tonight I would like to share my third card made for my friend's MacMillan Nurses coffee morning.   For this card I have used Imagination Craft's beautiful Art stamp, Skaters.   I have used a white scalloped 6" x 6"  card as a base card.

Put only  the front of the base card into the embossing folder and emboss, using an embossing machine.   Colour the card with the  four distress inks until you are happy with the results.   The embossing folder was given free with a craft magazine, sorry cannot remember which one lol!

Die cut a scalloped circle from white card and colour this with the same colours but leaving the centre of the circle slightly lighter than the rest.

Using a Versamark pad, stamp the skaters onto the circle and heat emboss with Imagination Craft's Detail silver embossing powder.   Glue this to the centre of the base card.

Add some dots of Imagination Craft's Starlight paint to the snowflake tips and centres.   When dry, rub some silver Alchemy wax over parts of the outer embossed design, not in the centre of the heat  embossed oval shape.

Add some silver dots to the scallop edge on the circle.

Lastly, glue a blue ribbon bow to the top left of the oval.

That's all from me for the moment, thank you so much for stopping by to read my blog.   I will be back soon with card no. 4.
Enjoy your week, see you soon.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                                     Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Fresh Flower Card.

Hi there,

Happy Saturday to you all.    Tonight I would like to share another of my cards, made for my friend Jane's MacMillan Nurses coffee morning.    I  have used Imagination Craft's Starlight paints, Sparkle Medium and their 'falling leaves' panel stencil.    The flower  is a Stampendous stamp which I had in my stash and is ideal for 3D decoupage and I felt it went so well with the falling leaves stencil.

(1)   Fold the ready creased white scalloped card down the centre line, making a 6" x 6" base card.

(2)   Using a black  ink pad, stamp 'Happy Birthday' around all four edges of the card.

(3)   Lay the 'falling leaves' panel stencil down the centre of the card, masking off part of the stencil
        at the top and bottom, so as not to cover the 'Happy Birthdays' and spread the golden green Sparkle
        Medium over the design, using the metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

 (4)   Stamp the flower onto white card  a total of three times.   Paint with watered down Orange Oxidized
         Starlight paint.

(5)   Cut out the flowers and 3D.   Glue the flower to the centre of the base card, on top of the falling leaves.

(6)   Colour a piece of white card with the antique gold Starlight paint and when dry, punch out about
        twenty small flowers.   Glue to the centre of the large flower.

(7)   Glue 2 green gems either side of the large flower.

That is this card finished.   I will be back again with card no. 3 very soon.    I would just like to thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog and, if you have left me a comment, thank you again, it does make all the work worth while and encourages me to continue.   Have a peaceful, relaxing Sunday.   Take care of yourselves.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                                Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Pretty Poinsettia Card.

Good evening All,
Well, here we are again, another week behind us lol!    where does the time go?    I hope you enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned, we have a quiet couple of days ahead.  

I was asked by a friend to make some cards for her  MacMillan nurses coffee  morning and, as I have already posted them off to her,  I don't think she will mind if I share them with you.   Hopefully she will have already received them by now.

Tonight's card was made using a Stampendous poinsettia stamp.   I have coloured the background with distress inks and the poinsettia with the beautiful sparkly Starlight paint from Imagination Crafts.

Colour the front of a white scalloped 6" x 6" card using the red and green distress inks, using a blending tool or, a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.  

Die-cut a large oval using the Spellbinder's scalloped oval die.   Colour this in the same way as you did for the front.   Give your oval a quick blast with your heat gun to make sure it is completely dry, or the embossing powder which we are going to use next, will stick where you don't want it too lol!!!   Using a Versamark pad, stamp the poinsettia onto the oval, then heat emboss with black embossing powder.   Colour with distress inks and water, then leave to dry.

Using a wet paintbrush, go over the pieces of mistletoe, which will bring the ink back to life, so to speak, then using a piece of kitchen paper, dab over the mistletoe.   This should remove some of the distress ink, thus making the mistletoe lighter in colour.

Colour some card with the red Starlight paint and  die - cut the poinsettia from it.   Take the die - cuts and stamp the poinsettia onto  them, using a Versamark pad and heat emboss  with black powder.

Stamp 'Happy Christmas' in the top left corner and the scroll stamp in the borttom left of the base card, using a black ink pad. 

Glue the oval to the base card using sticky foam pads, to just 'lift' it off the card a little.

3D the poinsettia and glue to the original stamped image on the oval,   Add some dots of Platinum'  liquid pearls to the mistletoe berries.

Stamp the scroll stamp in the bottom left corner of the base card, using black ink.

     Well the card is now finished, I hope you like it.

On my last post I used a Rollagraph holder and stamp to help make the background and one of my followers Kate,  has asked me what a Rollagraph is, so I thought I would show you  couple of photos of my Rollagraphs.   I think these are still available, mine are a few years old now but still going strong!   The stamp can be inked by rolling it over an ink pad, or, if you want a long continuous line,  an ink cartridge can be used.   They come in   2" and  1" hiolders and a 2" and 1" rubber stamps which click into the holders.   There are a number of different designs of stamps.   The one I used on my previous blog was called ;Zephyr.'

                                                         Rollagraph holders with stamps.

                                                    Rubber stamps  fixed into the holders.

                                     Rollagraph stamps ready to be used, just need to be inked up.
Ink cartridges can be fixed to the holders so no need to stop and re ink.     Hope this helps Kate.

I will be back very soon with another card.   In the meanwhile, have a fantastic weekend.

                                                              Love and rainbows,  xx

                                                                  Hugs   Jennifer xx.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Acetate Poppy Heads.

Hi there Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Another beautiful day here today, after a damp start.   Autumn is definitely here, the leaves on the  trees are beginning  to turn and the berries on the Rowan trees are a beautiful bright red.   I planted some snowdrops and daffodils in the garden and whilst digging the holes to put them in, I found some peanuts lol!   our beautiful red squirrels must have buried them there!!   Below is a photo of one of our feed boxes just outside our dining room window, we are so lucky to have them in our garden, we do love to watch their antics.      These squirrels are just so  beautiful.     Hope the weather has been good for you too.

Tonight I would like to share a card I made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts in February this year, for one of their shows  on Hochada T.V.    I do like using acetate on my cards, so I have used it on this card, although it is not readily seen on this photo.   I have used Imagination's beautiful poppy heads Art stamps.  This is one of my favourite stamps.

Fold the ready creased, white scalloped card down the centre crease line, making a 7" x 7" base card on which to work   Using a 1" Rollagraph holder and the 'Zephyr' roller stamp, roll over the black inkpad, then run it along each of the 4 edges of the base card, re-inking each time.

Colour the card with the distress inks, around all four edges of the card, using a blending tool.

Matt a smaller piece of black card onto the base card, followed by a piece of white card.   Put some white card into the X-Cut Square embossing folder and emboss,   cut out the centre square.   Colour the frame with the distress inks, adding a thin layer of the Inca Gold Alchemy Wax to the embossed design.   Put this to one side for the moment.

Take some white card and lay the scalloped shell stencil on top and dab the distress inks through the design.  Remove the stencil and wash and dry it.   Replace the stencil back on the design  and rub some black stars Sparkle Medium over the design using your finger  (foiling technique), this will push the medium to the edges of the design on the stencil.   Remove the stencil and leave to dry.

In the meantime, stamp the poppy heads onto the acetate using a black archival ink pad, then with the black Stazon pad and heat emboss with black embossing powder.

Turn this so the embossed side is on the underneath and glue to the underside of the embossed frame.   Glue this acetate and frame to the stencilled design, gluing only where the glue cannot be seen ie:  on the back of the poppy heads.

Glue the frame to the base card and glue  a black gemstone to each corner of the frame. 

Glue a gold ribbon bow to the top of the frame.     That's this card finished, hope you like it.

I will be back again soon with another project.   In the meantime, have a good week, see you all again soon.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                                    Hugs   Jennifer xx.  


Saturday, 17 September 2016

Festive Christmas Tree card.

Good evening Friends, Followers and Visitors,

Hoping your weekend has been good so far.   We have had wall to wall sunshine today but a little cooler than it has been recently, I'm pleased to say, I really don't like the humidity.   Having said previously that I have not seen many butterflies, I went out and there on our Buddliha  bush there were 8 Red Admirals, 1 cabbage white and 1 peacock butterflies lol!!   we used to see very pretty ice blue butterflies but haven't seen one for a few years now! which is disturbing.  

I just thought I'd slip in another post, showing a card I made for Imagination Crafts in October 2013.   For this card I have used their 'Festive Tree' stencil and Sparkle Mediums.

Make a base card from a piece of A4  white card, folded in half  portrait style.   Matt a piece of purple paper onto the base card, leaving a small border of the white showing.


Take the green patterned paper and lay the tree stencil onto it, and spread the Sparkle Mediums over it.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.   Matt this onto a piece of white card, leaving a narrow border showing, then onto the base card.

Add a cream organza ribbon bow to the base of the tree.

Cut a strip of patterned green paper and glue to the bottom of the card approximately half an inch from the bottom.

Using a die-cutting machine and  the Memory Box border die, cut out the border from white card.   Glue this to the patterned green strip of paper.   Die-cut another border and cover it with the Sparkle Mediums.

Glue the Sparkle Mediumed border on top of the white border, off-setting it slightly.    That is this card finished.     Thank you for visiting my blog, hope you have found some inspiration.   Catch you all again very soon.   Have a relaxing Sunday.

                                                                  Love and rainbows,

                                                              Crafty Hugs   Jennifer xx.


Friday, 16 September 2016

A Touch of Traditional Christmas Colours.

Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,

Well the weather has certainly gone from one extreme to the other lol!   We have been very fortunate here up in the hills.   We have escaped all the rain, thunder and lightening  that most of you seem to have had last night and today.   I do hope everyone is safe and not flooded out.

I would like to share a Christmas card which I made for one of Imagination Craft's shows on Create & Craft, back in July 2014,   I have use one of Imagination's panel stencils and Sparkle Medium.

Make a base card from a piece of red A4 card by folding down the centre portrait style.  Matt a smaller piece of green  onto the red, then cream onto the green.

Take the red patterned panel card and lay the stencil onto it.   Spread the red and green Sparkle Medium over the design on the stencil, using a metal spatula.   Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.

When dry, matt onto the cream card at the left-hand side of the base card.   Take a piece of cream card and put through an embossing machine along with the circles  panel stencil and emboss.

Colour with distress inks and cut to fit down the right-hand side, next to the patterned panel card, leaving a border of cream showing on the right.     Fix to the card and glue some braid down the centre where the two pieces of card meet.  

Die-cut two corners from gold satin card, using the Tattered Lace corner die and glue one to the top and bottom right corners.    Glue an emerald green satin ribbon bow to the centre of the embosses panel.

Well that's  all from me tonight, thanks ever so much for visiting my blog and if you have left me a comment, thank you again, I do appreciate your feedback.   See you all again soon.

                                                              Love and rainbows,

                                                              Hugs   Jennifer xx.