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Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween

Good Morning Crafters

Happy Halloween to you all!

Today I am sharing my tutorial which will sit on my window sill for the Trick or Treaters when they visit this evening.


Pumpkin and Spiders Web Stencil
Sparkle Medium, Silver, Black Star and Light Copper
MDF Plaques
Silkies Blush Satin and Silver Satin
MDF Paint


Using MDF Jet paint, paint both plaques back and front


On the plaque with no aperture stencil the Spiders Web with Silver Sparkle Medium.


On the aperture MDF plaque stencil the web from the Pumpkin Stencil.


Once the spiders web is dry stencil the spider from the Pumpkin stencil.


From the Pumpkin Stencil and using Silkies Satin Blush paint the pumpkin, once this is dry stencil the face using Black Stars Sparkle Medium, Stencil the spider with Black Stars and Light Copper for the word Boo!


Once all the Sparkle Medium has dried add Silver Satin Silkies onto the plaque. Attach the Spider which has been stencilled onto acetate at the back. Glue the aperture plaque to the base using hot glue gun. Place a tea light at the back which glows through the acetate spider.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening.





Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Warm Winter Wishes

Good Morning Crafters

Happy Wednesday to you all!

Today we have a beautiful tutorial by Cheremane to share with you.

Sparkle Medium Diamond & Jade
Stencil Festive Tree
Patterned 6 x 6 Card
Decoupage Stamp Snowman
MDF Tree

Other items: 8 x 8 Scalloped card blank, contrasting cardstock, ribbon & gems



Place part of your stencil on the corner of your card blank and spread over your Diamond Sparkle Medium on the area of the stencil you want.


Do this to all four corners.


Take the MDF Tree and cover with Jade Sparkle Medium and leave to dry.


Mat your 6 x 6 patterened card onto some contrasting cardstock and stamp Warm Winter Wishes from the Snowman Decoupage Stamp set. Wrap your ribbon around before placing onto your cardblank and then place some gems onto the tree before placing ontop of your ribbon using glue gel to raise it up from the card.
Finally add some more gems.


Thank you for stopping by Today!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Going for a Song

Good Morning Crafers

Happy Monday to you all!
Thank you for all who stopped and said hello at the SECC at the weekend.

Back at HQ and busy getting ready for the NEC next week.

Today we are sharing Nicky's Tutorial.


Going for a Song Stencil
Honeysuckle Stencil
Sparkle Medium, Antique Pink, Turquoise, Candy Floss


Paint a square canvas with black acrylic paint.
(Tip - cut honeysuckle stencil in half diagonally for ease of use in corners)


Using Antique pink, and candy floss sparkle medium spread over the stencil,
(Unfortunately I ran out of masking tape but it is wise to use it when stencilling)


Do all four corners, then using going for a song stencil and turquoise sparkle medium 
cover the hole thing.


Using some tulle in green and white make a bow then using hot glue gun to adhere in place and added a pearl gem embellishment to the centre



Trim around the edges of the canvas with black rose trim.

Thank you for visiting today!


Friday, 24 October 2014

A Stitch in Time

Good Morning Crafters

Sue and Harvey are at the SECC at the moment.
Don't forget to stop by and say hello.

Today we have a tutorial by Avril to share with you today.

Imagination Crafts Products

Stitch in Time and Garden Seat  Stencils,
Rose Shimmer Sparkle Medium,
 Pink Lace Silkies
Gold and Black Glossy Card


Mask of the sewing machine image from the Stitch in Time Stencil


Apply Rose Shimmer Sparkle Medium and put to one side to dry.


Die cut the dress form using gold card


Using part of the foilage from the Garden Seat stencil spread Rose Shimmer Sparkle Medium onto the dress.


Put this to one side to dry.


Using Pink Lace Silkies to colour the buttons embellishments.


Sparkle Medium is great to use in your moulds, leave for at least 24 hours to set.


Mat and layer patterned pink card onto black card base,
Add the dress, doily, bow from your mould and embellishments to the card which you have stencilled the sewing machine.

Many thanks for visiting today.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Gerberas with Love

Good Morning Crafters

Just to remind you that Sue and Harvey are at the SECC in Glasgow this weekend. 
If you are going don't forget to stop by and say hello!

We have another tutorial today from Jennifer.


Diamond and Lavender Sparkle Medium
Cornflower, Aegean and Soft Sage Chalkies
Tile Kasbah and Gerbera Stencils
With Love stamp from the Rose Decoupage stamp set
Paint brush



Make a base card from white card stock.  
 Lay the gerbera stencil on top with the flowers towards the right of the base card.   
Spread the diamond sparkle medium over the design.   
Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.  
Lay the tile stencil on top of the card and mask off all but the border down the left hand edge.   
Spread the diamond sparkle medium over the border,
adding a little lavender sparkle medium on top.   
Remove stencil and leave to dry.

Fix a piece of ribbon down the card, towards the border strip.   
Colour the gerbera with the chalkies and add a little lavender sparkle medium to the petals.

Using the Spellbinder's die, cut out and emboss the label.   
Stamp 'with love' using the distress ink, onto the centre of the label.  
Colour with distress ink and the chalkies.   
Gently rub a small amount of the lavender sparkle medium over the label and leave to dry.


Fix the label to the ribbon with sticky foam pads and add a small gemstone to the bottom right of the card.   Next add a ribbon bow to the top of the label.
Paint the chalkies over the white card and blend some distress ink around the card edges.


Monday, 20 October 2014

Christmas Plaques

Good Morning Crafters

We have another tutorial to share with you today from Lindsay.


MDF Frame & Charms
MDF Paint Jet and Chalk
Crackle Medium
Snowflake Flurry, Holly Arch and Window Stencils
Black Stars and Gold Shine Sparkle Medium



Using the two MDF Frames from the Frame & Charm sets,paint with Jet MDF Paint.


When they are dry coat them with Crackle Medium.
Once that the crackle has dried paint them with Chalk MDF paint.


Leave the to dry overnight to make sure everything has dried. Paint patches of Crackle Medium randomly over the top and after allowing it to dry paint another layer of Jet MDF paint.


 Next  rub away at the edges of the patches with wire wool so that there was less of an edge between the layers.




Take the Holly Arch and Window Stencils, masking the window out from the window stencil using one stencil on each panel with Black Stars Glitter Medium and allowed to dry before the next step


Next mix Chalk MDF Paint with Gold Sparkle Glitter Medium to make a textured snow effect. Stencil the snowflake flurry stencil with the textured sparkle medium on both panels


Stamp a sentiment on to some white card and using an old Christmas decoration (reindeer) attach to the panels.


Cut out strips of ribbon and make a look, affix them to the back securing them with card.
The final touch is adding lace around the edges.

Many thanks for visiting Today.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Celtic Dreams

Good Afternoon Crafters

Have you heard the news?

Have you seen the new dies that have been created, designed and developed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps and Sue Baker of Imagination Crafts?

Here are a few samples that our Sue has made using these fabulous dies.

You can find the range of 23 dies on our website











Thank you for visiting Today.