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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Create & Craft Tomorrow!!

 
Hello! We hope everyone is having a great week so far. We wanted to let you know that Imagination Crafts will be on Create & Craft tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, at 1pm.
 
It is just the one show, so make a note on the calendar, or set the timer to record.
 
These are a few of the lovely samples Sue has made for the show............


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Cat & Home Wall Shelves Now Available!

 
Good evening, I hope everyone is having a great week. If you saw last Saturday's Imagination Crafts show on  Create & Craft you'll know that it went by extremely quickly. so quickly that it ended after forty minutes & there was no second show in the afternoon. All because everything sold out in minutes & legally, you can't show a product unless you have it to sell.
 
We are very grateful to everyone who bought the items & we apologise to those who were disappointed, we did not foresee such a huge demand.
 
Sue had ten demoes prepped & only got to show one of them. Hopefully, she will get a chance to demo the others in the future. Here she is just before the show went live.................

 
 
Here are some of the gorgeous samples made for the show.............
 
 
 
 
We will showcase some of these in the coming weeks. All the designers worked so hard & we really appreciate it.
 
These are two of Sue's samples...............





 
 
The big news is that today we have had a delivery of the wall plaques & you can find them HERE.
 
(This is just the first shipment, so it may sell out quite quickly.
We will let you know once more arrive).
 
Remember to follow the Imagination Crafts Facebook page/Twitter account/Pinterest page for updates on all our products, new releases etc.
 
Thank you for all your support.
 
PS BJ Crafts will have a large selection of Imagination Crafts products available to buy at the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show at Maidstone Leisure Centre in Mote Park, this coming Sunday, April 26, 10am - 4pm.

 

 

Friday, 17 April 2015

Create & Craft Tomorrow!!

Good evening! Just a quick blog post to remind you all that Sue will be demoing on two shows on Create & Craft tomorrow, at 10am & 4pm.
 
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Sue posted this update on the Imagination Crafts Facebook page yesterday.......
 
"Good news everyone, this Saturday 18 April at 10.00am and 4.00pm. there is free P&P throughout the Birthday Event on Create and Craft, so if you want Sparkle Medium and the best offer there has ever been on our half price Backing Card make sure you tune in on Saturday. If you have never tried our card now is the time to give it a go, at half price and FREE P&P you can't go wrong!! Please don't miss out on this amazing offer. You can die cut the card, it is perfect to use with Sparkle Medium and Paint and you can heat emboss and shape the card. Also please don't miss out on the fabulous MDF Wall Plaque which doubles as a Shelf and Key Rack designed by the lovely Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps. These are just so beautiful and highly original, there is nothing else like it out there, so please don't miss out. See you on Saturday. Sue x"

 
 
The pictures are sneak peeks of the MDF home d├ęcor pieces, decorated by Lisa B, especially for the C&C shows, so remember to tune in to see them fully. They really are stunning.
 

 
 

 
 
Any one of these would make a lovely gift for someone special. I want one of the mushroom  ones for myself!

 
 
So, that is Create & Craft tomorrow at 10am & 4pm. If those times should change we will let you know as soon as possible, via the Facebook page & Twitter.
 
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Before I go, I wanted to let you know that Imagination Crafts has a brand new Pinterest page, with lots of boards showcasing projects made with all the various Imagination Crafts products, to give you endless inspiration. You can click on the link above, or on the Pinterest badge to the right of this post....... And remember to follow the page to get first looks at all the new products coming up.
 
That's all for now. We hope you'll be tuning in tomorrow & we're looking forward to your feedback. Have a great weekend.
 
K.


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Upcoming Create and Craft Show

 
Imagination Crafts will be on Create & Craft on April 18 - the time hasn't been confirmed as yet - and Sue is busy making samples..........
 
Here's a sneak peek of one of them, using new paints & the beautiful NEW MDF wall panel shelves, designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps.........
 
 
 
 
 
Have a great weekend & be sure to mark April 18 on your calendar.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Bokeh Background Technique

Good Morning Crafters

Today we are sharing Rachel's tutorial with you all.


Snowdrop Decoupage Stamp Set


Inkadinks Vintage


Bubble Background Stencil


Add inkadinks to craft mat and paint directly onto card - Cocoa is the first ink


Then add other colours in this case gingerbread and aubergine.


Using a make up sponge apply small quantities of inkadinks through the bubbles in the stencil, in this instance aubergine. 


You continue applying until you are happy with the amount of bubbles you have on the background.


Repeat the process using a white ink pad and blending tool/foam. In this instance brilliance white ink pad has been used.
 Then add a few crescent glints using a white pen to help create a 3D effect with the circles.


Stamp the snowdrop image onto white card and paint with inkadinks. 
Mount this into the Bokeh background. 
This tutorial shows how versatile the inkadinks are!

Thank you for stopping by Today and we hope you enjoyed the tutorial.






Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Imagination Crafts at HobbyCrafts, NEC Birmingham

Hello, a quick post to let you know that Imagination Crafts will be on stand A32 at the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC in Birmingham, from tomorrow, March 19, until the show ends on Sunday, March 22. Sue & Lisa will be demoing lots of different Imagination Crafts products & you're sure to be inspired.
 
We hope to post photos from the show both here & on the Imagination Crafts Facebook page over the next four days, so be sure to check back. And if you're attending the show, we'd love to see your photos too.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Art Journal

Good morning crafters.

We hope you have had a good weekend.

We had a good time at the Harrogate Show and it was lovely catching up with our
crafting friends.

Today we have a tutorial for you from our Erin.



Start with the Imagination Crafts (IC) Panel Patterned Card in green which is coated. This was glued to an art journal page, and using 3 stencils from IC apply clear and black gesso and let dry.


After the first layer of Gesso dried mist the entire page with Tattered Angels (TA) mist in Verdigris and let dry. Add a second layer of black and clear Gesso with the same 3 IC stencils.


After drying again mist the entire page with TA Mist in Olive Vine. Add in more clear and black Gesso with the same IC stencils - layer 3. 
Do not use a heat gun to dry it bubbles the Gesso.


After the Gesso dried add in another layer of TA mists in both Verdigris and Olive Vine.
 Look how the black Gesso pick up the shine in the mists and make it almost look gold!!


Added gold Sparkle Medium and the title. 
Use a black pen to trace the circles at the bottom left to help them pop. 
Also add black micro beads around the page and some IC stamps in black.


The gold title just hid in the page, so to make it pop trace the title with a thick black pen (Copic) 
Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoyed the tutorial