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.


Friday, 10 October 2014

Make beautiful embellishments with Sparkle Medium

Good Morning Crafters

Friday has come around quickly this week don't you think.

Today we have Christine showing you how to make beautiful embellishments with Sparkle Medium.

This is what Christine has written.

Iv'e found a new way of using my Sparkle Medium (Chartreuse)  which I'd like to share with you all. 

I have some Cake Decorating icing " Lace"  moulds which I use for my Cake Decorating  demonstrations. As I like to experiment with all things crafty, I wondered what it would look like if I spread Sparkle Medium into the moulds. 

It's fantastic as it comes out in one piece and you can use it to embellish all your craft projects.  I strongly suggest you have one set of moulds for icing and another for Sparkle Medium for health and safety reasons. 

Firstly, using a spatula,  spread some Sparkle Medium into the shallow Lacey Icing Mould. Make sure you get into all the bits and that your mould is completely covered. (these can be found in most good cake decorating shops 

2.  Leave this to dry overnight. 

3.  Tease out the "lacey" embellishment and hey presto - you have a lovely embellishment to use which will compliment all your other Imagination Craft products.  

These new "embellishments" look Die Cut and will stick onto card, glass, plastic etc., Keep a look out on the Imagination Crafts blog for projects made using this method in future. 

We hope you have enjoyed today post.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

YouTube Demo - Playing with Inkadinks Part One

Morning Peeps

Kath here with another You Tube demo for you,

I've split it into two as I had so much to show you hee hee, so look out for part two next time

Hope you enjoy and don't forget to share your makes on our FaceBook page too

Be good