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.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Design Team Call

Good Afternoon Crafters

Do you enjoy using inks, mixed media, paints, sparkle medium etc? If so you may be who we are looking for to join our design team.

We are looking to recruit 9 new members to the team, the deadline to apply for the DT is Friday 17th October at 12 noon.

Below is a list of duties expected from our Design Team

1. You must have an active blog and Facebook account.

2. We require you to make 2 projects a month for the challenge blog, one will be for when the new challenge goes live and the second will be posted halfway through the challenge for inspiration.  Our challenges are monthly.

3. Comment on entries to the challenges, we will be assigning numbers for you to comment on.

4. Once a month you will do a pictorial/You Tube tutorial for the Imagination Crafts blog, with a sneaky peak on your own blog, advertising the tutorial on the IC blog.

5. The period of being a member is 10 months and will start 1st December 2014 to 30th September 2015.

6. Promote Imagination Crafts on your blog.

In return you will receive the following

1. Imagination Crafts products to use in the challenges
2. A discount off any Imagination Crafts product you buy on the website.
3 Your samples will be posted on the Imagination Gallery.

If you are interested, we would like you to make a sample/s using Imagination products, photograph the sample (about 2 good photographs from different angles) and email them to me (Linda) along with a small paragraph about yourself and a link to your blog. Please put as the subject heart in your email "Imagination Crafts DT Call".

The successful candidates will be informed by email on Friday 31st October 2014

Good Luck, we look forward to seeing your applications.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Honeycomb Christmas

Good Morning Crafters

Only two more days for our DT Call.  All information can be found here.

Today we have a Christmas card with a twist by Jan.

Small Tree (Bake)
Honeycomb Stencil
Sparkle Medium Forest Green

Tape down the tree stencil onto Apple Green Silk Card and spread Forest Green Sparkle Medium. Leave to Dry.

Using the Honeycomb Stencil again spread Forest Green Sparkle Medium onto Apple Green Silk Card.

Once dry mat and layer onto white card.

Using Spellbinder die shape cut out green matt then then emboss the cream card. Using the same shape cut around the outside edge to create an extra layer.

Make a strip of cream and apple green silk card and wrap green ribbon around making a faux bow and add a pearl embellishments.

Mat and layer the tree topper onto your card.

There you have it the finished card.

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Santa and Sleight Scene

Good Morning Crafters

Monday morning again, it sure is coming around pretty quick.

Only 10 more Mondays before Christmas and the Design Team and I are all creating our Christmas Cards.
How are you doing making your own?

Today is a quick and easy tutorial from Mags to making those quick Christmas Cards that have the WOW factor.

Merry Christmas Trio Stencil
Santa and Sleigh Stencil
Black Stars Sparkle Medium
Golden Pine Sparkle Medium
Gold glossy card
Snowflake patterned card

 Use the sparkle medium and the stencils to create a little scene onto the patterned card.  You could add more trees if you wanted but I liked it with just one.

When dry matt the patterned card onto gold glossy card.

 Wrap some gold ribbon around the bottom of the scene you have created and attach to the front of a square card blank.

Add a bow, a sentiment and some gold gems to the top corners.

Thank you for Visiting!
Don't forget to share your Christmas creations on our Facebook Page.