Friday, 20 December 2013

Holly Tree and Baubles

Hello Everyone,   Jennifer here again,

It's time  for another post,   these days are just flying by, it will be Christmas Eve in the blink of an eye.  I do hope you are all prepared, cake iced, cards written, decorations up and presents wrapped.   I have to admit, I'm not ready lols late with preparations this year.   I'm usually all done by now!!  ah! well, I'll get caught up soon.   Must sit down and write my cards tomorrow !!  instead of crafting lols.   Today's card was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts in July 2012 in time for all the craft shows leading up to Christmas.

Make a base card from black shiny card.   Take a piece of white card slightly smaller than the black and stamp the holly stamp from the set, around the edges using a black ink pad.   Matt this onto the black shiny card.

Take a piece of shiny gold card and lay the embossable onto it and put through an embossing machine and emboss it.   Put the embossable back onto the embossed gold card  and spread the sparkle medium over it using the spatula and then remove the embossable and leave to dry.

Wrap three strips of black ribbon diagonally across the top left half of the gold card and secure on the reverse at the top only.   

Stamp the main image nine times onto white card, the first image is used as the base.   Colour with Promarker pens, cut out and 3D using silicone glue.   Fix three pieces of gold ribbon to the right of the holly tree on the base image.    Cut slits on the gold ribbon on the right of the image and thread the black ribbon down through the slits and secure on the back of the card. 
Matt this onto some black shiny card then onto some white card, leaving a tiny border showing each time.   Fix this to the  gold embossed card , lining up the black ribbons with the ribbons on the gold embossed card.   Matt this onto the base card.

Using an oblong die, cut out and emboss an oblong from white card.   Stamp 'Glad Tidings' onto it with black ink.   Punch out some small circles from gold card and glue to the right-hand side of the label.   Punch out some small gold stars and glue to the left-hand side of the label.   Matt the white label onto some black card and fix to the right-hand side of the base card near to the bottom edge.   Punch out and glue some small black hearts to the top and bottom of the label.

Fix a black gem stone to each corner of the card.   Well that's it guys, we're finished.   This is not a quick card to make but could be for a special friend when you don't mind spending that bit extra time making it.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and I hope my card may have inspired you in some small way.   

Happy crafting.
Until the next post, take care of yourselves.
Jennifer xxx

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Butterflies and Daisies

Hi there All,  Jennifer back again with another card.   

I thought I would steer away from Christmas cards on this post and concentrate on what the Spring and Summer will hopefully bring next year,  something I think most of us like, butterflies.   This card I made in September 2012 for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts and uses their Daisy Dots Embossable and of course uses their beautiful Sparkle Medium, which I love.  It really is so....easy to use and you end up with a very professional finish very quickly.   You do have to wait a little while for it to dry, but then you can get on with the rest of the card.   The beautiful effect is well worth waiting for.

Make a base card from light green card.   Take a piece of lilac card slightly smaller than the green card and emboss in an embossing machine using the Daisy Dots Embossable.   Gently rub Dusty Concord Distress Ink over the lilac card and fix this to the base card.

Cut out and emboss four flower dies (Marianne Design)  from white card and glue along the top of the base card.   Cut out and emboss the scroll (Tim Holtz) from white card and glue down the right edge of the base card.

Take a square of white card and colour it using the Silkies and a paintbrush.   When dry, lay the Daisy Dots Embossable onto it and spread the Sparkle Medium over it using the spatula.   When dry, matt onto a piece of white card, leaving a tiny border of white showing.   Glue this to the base card in a diamond style.

Using white card, cut out and emboss the large butterfly.   Cover the butterfly with Versamark and heat emboss using Imagination Craft's Magi-Boss Chunky embossing powder.   Repeat the embossing once more (two layers).   Cut out and emboss the Spellbinders border from white card and glue along the bottom of the base card.

Glue the butterfly to the bottom left of the base card and add some white gems to the body of the butterfly.   Cut out and emboss the butterfly circle (Spellbinders) using holographic card.   Keep the circle for another project and use the tiny butterflies  left over from when the circle was cut out.   Glue some onto the scroll and two more onto the base card.  Well we are finished.   Thank you for stopping by, hope you have enjoyed your visit to our blog.    

See you again soon.
Jennifer xxx


Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas Blog Candy Winner

Good Evening Crafters
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas Blog Candy!
We hope that you all have enjoyed your visits to the blog and our posts provide inspiration.
Without further ado here is the winner who receives an early Christmas present
Woohoo that is you Janltc Congratulations.
Please email me with your details so I can get it in the post to you.
Once again Thank You to everyone who entered.


Christmas Blog Candy

Good Evening Crafters,

We would like to thank you all for being supportive of our blog, challenge blog and Facebook page.  Your comments and support mean a lot to us!

We all know that it is a busy time of year making our Christmas cards and gifts for friends and relatives.  With that in mind we at Imagination Crafts have decided to offer one lucky follower some blog candy.  The products we have chosen are with Spring in mind.

We have the following in our blog candy.
Arch of Flowers Stencil
Bird Cages Stencil
Lavender Sparkle Medium
Candy Floss Sparkle Medium

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 Monday 16th December 2013