Friday 13 December 2013

Design Team Call

Good Evening Crafters,

We are looking for new design team members to join our friendly team.  We are looking to extend our team to 8 members.  The closing date for submissions is Monday 23rd December 2013 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, one will be for when the challenges 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 on the 15th (the inspiration post) a design team member will make a picture tutorial of how they have made their inspirational post.  This will be done on a rota.
5. Make samples for the TV.
6.  The period of being a member is 9 months and will start 1st February 2014 to  31st October 2014
7.  Promote Imagination Crafts on your Blog

In return you will receive the following:

1. Receive products to use in the challenges
2. A discount off any Imagination Crafts products you buy on the website.
3. Your samples will be posted on the Imaginations Gallery.
4. Samples will be shown on Television.

If you are, 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 header in your email Imagination Crafts DT Call.  

The successful candidates will be informed by email on Friday 27th December 2014.

Good luck, we look forward to seeing your applications.

Thank you for visiting Today

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Christmas Rose

Hi All, Jennifer back again,
Hope everyone is well and if not here's a big hug to make you feel better.  Well today's card was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts in August 2012 ready for the Christmas shows they attend up and down the country and for QVC.  For this card I have used their Christmas Rose Decoupage Stamp Set, their Snow Dots Embossable and of course! my favourite - Metallic Silver Sparkle Medium.   Ok enough waffling from me, let's begin shall we?

Make a base card from red card stock.   Matt a piece of white card onto the red leaving a narrow border of red around the edge.   Take the gold card and lay the embossable onto it and using the spatula, spread the silver sparkle medium over it.   Carefully remove the embossable and leave the dots to dry.   When dry, trim the gold card to make it a little smaller, then matt it onto the white card.

Using the oval die, cut out and emboss.   Stamp 'Christmas Wishes' from the stamp set, onto the centre of the oval.   Colour the outside of the oval with the Vintage Photo distress ink and blending tool.   Glue the oval to the centre of the gold card.

Using white card and the distress ink, stamp the main image of the Christmas Rose a total of four times.   Cut out the roses and the holly and colour them using Promarker pens.   Fix one to each corner of the gold card using sticky foam pads to give a little dimension to the card.

Add the clear gem to the left-hand side of the oval.   There we have it, we are finished.   Hope you enjoy making this card.   The beautiful silver sparkle medium does not show up very well on the photograph but in the flesh so to speak, it really sparkles.

Well that's it folks until next time I blog, take care of yourselves and stay safe.   Thank you for visiting, we really appreciate your visits and your lovely comments.

Jennifer xxx

Monday 9 December 2013

A Winter Bouquet

Hello Everyone Jennifer here again with another Christmas card.   

My goodness I just don't know where this year has gone !!!  Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man's hat !   a long time since I heard that lols.   Well Christmas will be here before we know it! so here is a another idea for a card.  This one I made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft's in September 2012 and uses their Winter Boquet Decoupage Stamp Set.

Make a base card from black cardstock.   Matt a piece of white card onto the black leaving a border of black showing.   Take a piece of vellum slightly smaller than the white card and emboss it using the 'Snowflakes, Embossable and an embossing machine. 
Lay the vellum onto an embossing pad and using the embossing tool, go over every snowflake.   Colour the vellum with  distress inks of your choice,  I chose scattered straw, dried marigold and dusty concord.   When dry, fix this to the white card.
Die-cut and emboss the Marianne- Die pine tree branch twice, using black card and glue to the base card.
Stamp the mistletoe sprig from the stamp set, onto the vellum using the black inkpad.   Stamp the Winter Boquet onto white card, four times using the black inkpad.   Colour with distress inks, cut out the flowers only and 3D them using silicone glue.   Fix this to the centre of the base card.
Well, that is it, one finished card.   Take care until  the next blog.   See you soon.
Big Crafty Hugs
Jennifer xxx