Monday, 22 September 2014

Snowflake Flurry

Good Morning Crafters

We hope you all enjoy the show on Friday and the lovely techniques Sue showed us.

Today we have a tutorial by Lindsay a Christmas card.

Imagination Crafts Products

Sparkle Gel
Snowflake Flurry Stencil
Sentiment from Owl Decoupage Stamp Set

Take a piece of ice blue shimmer card and tear it to measure six by six square, mix Sparkle gel with blue ink and using the Snowflake Flurry stencil spread the Sparkle gel through the stencil on to the card stock using a palette knife.

Next stamp a sentiment from the Owl decoupage stamp set on to more of the shimmer card. Then cut out a card blank using a large die and create layers from white card and Hessian fabric to matt and layer the card.

Layer the pieces of the card together and cut out two strips of the Hessian and two strips of blue satin ribbon, cutting the lengths so that they decreased in length alternating between the ribbon and Hessian.

Take the 3 largest pieces of ribbon and Hessian sticking the ends together to make loops and then putting a dab of glue in the middle of each so that you have 3 figure 8 shapes.


Stick loops on top of one another and used the final smallest piece of Hessian to wrap around the middle, gluing it in to place and securing it with a wooden clothes peg until the glue dried.

 Finally, when the glue had died take the little baubles on wire (which were salvaged from the ends of last years xmas crackers) twisted them around the centre of the bow and then stuck the bow in to place on the card.

The finished card, a beautiful Christmas card.

How are you all getting on with your Christmas cards? Have you started yet? 
Please share you creations with us on our Facebook page.

Enjoy your Day!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Inkadinks and Sparkle Gel

Good Morning Crafters

Well we have a treat for you today!

Don't forget that Sue is on Create and Craft today at  2.00 pm
She will be demonstrating Sparkle Gel and Inkadinks.

Our Sue posted these cards on Facebook while I was away so I have pinched them to add to the blog.

She has used an array of Imagination Crafts goodies which can be found here.

Busy playing with Inkadinks and Sparkle Gel which will be making their appearance on C & C today. 
They spritz like a dream and you can use Inkadinks to colour fabric flowers - yummy!!

More spritzing and layering with acetate,
 loving the Allium stencil designed by the super talented Tracey Dutton.

Mixing Silkies ( Arabian Nights) with Sparkle Gel on acetate. I am loving spritzing die cuts.

We hope you manage to watch the show 
thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Mica Snowman

Good Morning Crafters

How are you all? 

Very busy at Imagination Crafts HQ preparing for their show on Create and Craft on Friday.

Today we have a tutorial by Mags
A beautiful Christmas card, I think we will all be making Christmas cards as we are only 3 months away.

Imagination Crafts Products used

Snowman decoupage stamp set
Mica Powders
Black glossy card

 Using Versamark stamp the large snowman stamp onto black glossy card and sprinkle the mica powder over.

 Dust off the mica powder to reveal the stamped image.

Onto another piece of card stamp the small flourish stamp randomly around the edge using Versamark.  Add mica powder to reveal.

 Matt the layers onto a card blank.  
Stamp the sentiment from the stamp set into the bottom corner.  
Add some gems and a star embellishment to finish the card.

A really quick and easy card and this technique with the mica powders can be used with any of the stamp sets.

Thank you for Visiting Today!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Christmas Frame

Good Morning Crafters

Today we have a Christmas decoration tutorial by Nicky!

Have you started your Christmas cards?  
I know some of the design team have made a start!

Leafy Flourish Stencil
Sparkle Medium
Gilding Flakes
MDF Frame and Charms
Gilding Glue
MDF Paint

Paint the Christmas Charms and Frames with MDF chalk paint.

Using red sparkle medium stencilled the Leafy Flourish Stencil onto the frame, then paint on the charms with red paint. The bird and the star have gilding flakes, the tree and bauble have sparkle medium.

Add some string with hot glue on the inside of the frame for the charms to hang.

Add the star to the centre of the frame.

Here is the completed frame.

Thank you for stopping by Today

Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Daisy Stepper Card

Good Morning Crafters

How has your week been? Have you managed to craft?
We do hope you are enjoying the tutorials.

Today we have Christine sharing her tutorial.

Yellow card
Chartreuse Sparkle Medium (for the leaves)
Black Stars Sparkle Medium
Daisy Decoupage Stamp
Versamark Ink Black
Trellis Stencil

Stencil the Trellis onto yellow Imagination Crafts Card using Black Stars Sparkle medium 

Stamp 1 large and 3 small Daisies from the Daisy Decoupage stamp onto inked cardstock using Black Versamark ink. (I used yellow and green ink for the background)   Paint watered down Silkies over the top to highlight the petals. 

Die Cut an apeture into the yellow card and add a black frame.  Stick this to a piece of black card and add the large daisy to the middle. 

Stencil a second trellis image onto yellow card with Black Stars and add this to the right side of a black folded card. Fold over the left side to form the base of the Stepper Card. 

Die cut some leaves and use the stencil left behind to spread Gold Sparkle Medium through onto black cardstock. Cut out and add these and the small Daisies to the left side of your card to act as a stopper. 
Stick the top section onto the folded card to create the stepper. Photo 1 

Thank you for visiting Today
Enjoy your Weekend!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Faux Slate Technique

Hi Peeps
Kath here with a little demo showing how to make a faux slate surface on your projects

I hope you find it helpful and please don't forget to share on our Facebook page if you have a go.
Thanks for visiting
Kath xx

Monday, 8 September 2014

Live and Love!

Good Morning Crafter's

Today it is my turn to share a tutorial with you! 

I have made a wall plaque using MDF Frame and Charms

MDF Frame and Charms (Birdcage)
MDF Paint and Crackle
Sparkle Medium - Pastel Green and Antique Bronze
Silkies - Bronze Brocade and Turquoise Satin
Stencils - Leafy Swirl and Dawn Chorus

Paint the 2 frames with Silkies Turquoise Satin

Add a layer of Crackle and then MDF Paint in Limestone, leave to dry.

Paint the birdcage and bird with MDF Paint in Limestone, once dry stipple Silkies Bronze Brocade, add a touch of Sunshine Yellow to the beak and a dot of Royal Satin for the eye.

Using part of the Dawn Chorus Stencil and Sparkle Medium Antique Bronze stencil on left side of the frame.

Again using part of the Dawn Chorus Stencil, stencil with Sparkle Medium Antique Bronze.

With Pastel Green Sparkle Medium Stencil part of the Leafy Swirl Stencil.

Add patterned paper in the recess and attached ribbon on the back.  Adhere the second frame to the back which acts as a sandwich securing the ribbon.
Add chain to the bird cage and adhere to the frame, attach the bird and small blossom on the tree and leaves.
To finish off add Tim Holtz Adage Tickets.

This now resides on the wall in my dining room.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.
 We will have another tutorial on Wednesday!