27 July 2016


Bonjour bloggers,  my theme today is a little on the French side!  My Daughter, Sophie,  has just returned from a little trip across the water.  It was her very first trip abroad on her own (with school). I was a little anxious, to say the least but she is home safe and sound.

I asked Sophie to keep her tickets and leaflets etc and said that we could do something special with them upon her return.  I decided to make a memory book where she can keep her special treasures and photos.

I painted the book cover in Dylusion London blue, white linen and cherry pie.  Using Tim Holtz stencils and the above paint I stencilled over the page.  

Once dried I doodled using a Posca pen.  I used the French words and The Eifel tower to stamp directly onto the book cover.  The stamps are from Julie Nutting 'bonjour' set, I didn't use the doll from the set  but selected another that was big enough for my project.  I coloured the doll using Inktence pencils and collaged her on to the cover.

All ready to hand over to Sophie to create her book of memories.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Happy crafting,

Clare x x x 

25 July 2016

Christmas in July

Morning, folks!  Now that summer is upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to make some Christmas cards :)

I've used the Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Stitched Snowflakes.  The snowflakes come attached to each other - you can leave them like that (as I did) or you can separate them to use individually or in a different arrangement.  The beauty of this die set is that you can use both the negative and positive cuts so you can get two cards for the price of one.
I started off by cutting the set out of white card, then leaving everything intact I brushed a watercolour wash of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink across, allowing the colour to pool unevenly at the edges of the cuts.  Once dried, I removed the cut pieces and adhered the panel to my card base.  I popped the two larger snowflakes back into place to use as a guide for sticking the interior shapes into place, and diluted some Viva Decor Inka Gold and flicked it over the finished card.
That left me with the stitched snowflakes to use on another card.
Again, I flicked some Inka Gold over the navy card base, and brushed the snowflakes with Wink of Stella for a little sheen.
Then I just adhered the snowflakes by the centres and curled up their edges for a bit of dimension.

Thanks for looking, and have a great Sunday!

Shirley x

21 July 2016

Clock Flower Journal Pages

Morning, peeps!  I don't often do journalling, but I was in the mood for a little painty play recently.
I started off by dragging some Dylusions Paints across the double page spread using a credit card.  Lemon Zest, Vibrant Turquoise, White Linen, and London Blue around the edges.
Added a bit of stencilling in White Linen and Squeezed Orange using Tim Holtz stencils, and while the sponge applicator was still loaded with Squeezed Orange I made three circles.
When the circles were dry I outlined them and drew stems and leaves with a black Derwent Inktense pencil, then smudged it with a damp paintbrush, and added white highlights with a Sakura gelly roll pen.  I overstamped the circles with the clock image from Tim Holtz Curiosities set using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.
I finished the pages off by adding a sentiment, butterflies and a border with a Finnabair stamps.
Thanks for taking a look, and enjoy your day!

Shirley x

19 July 2016

All hearts and flowers.

Good morning all! It's been a while since I last posted for A Sprinkle of Imagination so without further ado let me show you what I have been up to in the room of craftiness!

For this card I used The following Dylusions paints: Dylusions paints Cherry pie, Lemon zest, white linen.  I started by scraping lemon zest over the card with an old credit card.  I repeated this with the cherry pie, with the edge of the card I added some lines with the Cherry Pie.  I dried with a heat tool and then scraped over some white linen. I blended some more white linen through  the Tim Holtz 
splotches stencil. Through the Dina Wakely TCW stencil , grunge hearts, I blended with Cherry pie and Lemon zest.

Onto some card, previously sprayed with Dylusions inks, I stamped with the heart stamp from Finnabair set Trust the magic several times to create my petals.  I assembled them together and added some glimmer with a Wink of Stella clear pen.  Using the small butterfly from the Finnabair spread your wings set I stamped a couple of butterflies to embelish the card.  I finally splattered with my black and white Posca pens.

Thank you for stopping by today.   I'll be back soon with some more painty and inky mayhem.

Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x 

06 July 2016

More reasons to get crafty...

Good morning all

Just a quick post to let you know that there are even more products in our HUGE sale section
and a few special offers too!

10% off selected GOLDEN fluid acrylics

Some of the Distress family of products are either at a new lower price, or reduced to clear! 


If that's not even Tim Holtz goodness
we have also got a clearance event on selected


yep, we have reduced to clear our remaining selection of

Not only that but we have 10% off Dylusions Ink Sprays too! 

So, plenty of sunshine crafting in the garden this summer.
You could even start planning your Christmas projects! 

Happy Creating!