Friday, 21 November 2014


Good Morning Crafters

We are sharing the last tutorial by Nicky today.

We would like to thank Nicky for all her hard work and being part of the DT for the past 10 months.

Fuschia Decoupage Stamp Set
Mica Powders

Black card stock, ribbons and embellishments.

Take a piece of black card, punch 3 holes in the left hand side.
Using Versamark stamped the image onto the black card.

Choosing 2 of the mica powder colours, bronze and gold sprinkle over the stamped image.

Take a brush and dust the powder over the image ensuring that all the stamped image is covered then removed the excess.

Taking the Blue, Green and Gold mica powder, start painting the image, remember to use the lid as your palette, don't add water to the mica pots or you will contaminate the powder.

Using the clear mica powder, paint around the image.

Finally decorate your card, add ribbon to the 3 punched holes, flower, leaves and feather to make a small bouquet and a charm with pearl flat back gems.

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Altered Bag

Good Morning Crafters

Today we have the final tutorial from our Scottish lady Avril.
We would like to wish her all the best for the future and thank her for all her hard work.

Sparkle Medium
Thistle Stencil

Attach the stencil to the bag and mask off the stencil

Using Hunters Green, Sage Green and Lavender stencil the thistles

Using the Martha Stewart butterfly mould fill with Lavender Sparkle Medium and leave to set for about 24 hours.

Attach the back of the brooch to the bag before adhering the butterfly.

Attach the butterfly to the back of the brooch

A lovely gift is now complete.

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Fairy Moon

Good Morning Crafters

Today we are sharing Cheremane's final tutorial.
Cheremane has decided to step down from the design team.
We would like to wish her well for the future and thank her for all her hard work.

Fairy Moon Stencil
Black Stars Sparkle Medium
Patterned Card x 2

Firstly using low tac tape attach the stencil to the Patterned card to stop it moving whilst you paste the Sparkle Medium through the stencil, remove low tac tape and leave to dry.

Take your second piece of Patterned card stock and cut into 3 equal pieces ( 2”x 6”) and then mat and layer onto black card.

Arrange them onto you card blank equally.

Finally mat the Fairy Moon image onto black card and using foam pads place in the centre of the panels and add some ribbon to finish.

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Summer Tree

Good Morning Crafters

Today we have the last tutorial for Jennifer who has decided to step down from the DT

We at Imagination Crafts would like to thank Jennifer for her contribution to both the blogs and wish her well for the future.

Mica Powders - Brights
Summer Time Stencil

Make a base card from green card stock.   
Matt a piece of white card onto the base card, leaving a small border of the green showing.

Take a piece of matt black card and lay the stencil on it and dab some Versamark through the stencil, using a piece of cut n' dry foam.  

Remove the stencil.  

Brush strips of different coloured mica powders over the Versamark image.   
Brush away the excess powder.  

Take a piece of pink card and punch the four corners using the corner punch and fit the black card into the corners on the pink card.  

This is a close up of the mica image.  

Make three roses from some pink card, one large, one medium and one small. 

Cut a strip of green card and fix some narrow pink ribbon across it, securing on the reverse.   
Fix this to the bottom of the card.  
Glue the three roses to the bottom right. 

Add a ribbon bow to the bottom left. 

Well that is this cards finished, I do hope you like it. 
A little bit of Summer in the Autumn lol!   

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Monochrome Christmas

Good Morning Crafters

How are you all today?

Today we are sharing Lindsay's final tutorial as she has decided to step down from the team.

We wish her all the very best for the future and thank her for her contributions to both the Challenge Blog and this Blog too.

Sparkle Medium Black Stars
Holly Arch and Holly Stencils

Take your stencils and stencil Black Stars Sparkle Medium through them both on to white card, leaving enough space between them so that they can both be used as separate pieces.

When they are dried use a ruler to the edges and make them both in to squares.

Matt and layer them with black and white card stock.
Stamp out a sentiment from one of your Imagination Crafts Christmas Stamp sets and matt and layer that as well.

5. Stick all of your pieces in place keeping the smaller image and the sentiment off centre to add interest. 

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Monday, 10 November 2014


Good Morning Crafters

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and said Hello to us at the NEC last week.

We had a lovely time and it was great seeing you all, old customers and new customers too.

Today we have another Christmas tutorial by Rachel.

Snowflake Flurry Stencil
Sparkle Medium, Silver and Lapis Blue

Collect together items for use, in this case Imagination Crafts goods are stencil and sparkle medium - silver and lapis blue sparkle medium (just a touch).

Onto white card create a background using aquatints (blue, purple and silver)

Once the background is dry place secure stencil over the background and spread sparkle medium, apply the sparkle medium with a spatula.

Once dry mat and layer onto black card then onto base card.  
To finish off stamp a Christmas sentiment from Decoupage Stamp Set Cats.

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Friday, 7 November 2014

Gilded Christmas Tree

Good Morning Crafters

It has been lovely seeing our crafting friends at the NEC.
Yesterday was a busy day and 3 more days to go.

Today we have Mag's final tutorial to share with you. Mags has decided to step down and we want to wish her well for the future. Thank you Mags for all your hard work and it has been a pleasure working with you.
   Christmas Tree Stencil
    Gilding Flakes and glue

Apart from Imagination Crafts products you will also need Silver Mirri and white card, DL card Blank, Vellum, Brads, Sentiment, bow and gems.

 Tape the stencil down onto the vellum (coloured vellum has been used here but plain would work just as well).  Apply the glue through the stencil.  Use a sponge to do this and small tapping motion.

Remove the stencil and roughly apply gilding flakes removing most of the excess with your fingers.  At this stage it does look a bit of a mess.

Take your scoochy pad (designed specifically to remove excess gilding flakes) and rub over well removing all the excess flakes and buffing up the shine.

Assemble the card.  
If you don't like glue showing through vellum attach the vellum to the white card using a brad in each corner.  Mat onto silver mirri card and then onto the DL card blank.  
Add the sentiment, bow and some little gems to the tree.
Hope you decide to have a go. 
 An effective card and the gilding flakes do add a touch of elegance.

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