May Authentique Imagin-ation be creative


Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week featuring myself and other Artists In Residence from IMAGINE Crafts, along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.

We were asked to take a self portrait, but as my hairdresser cancelled my last two appointments my fringe has gotten a bit long…..


Welcome to my blog, by now you have probably established that I am a little crazy, but hey it takes all sorts to make life fun! Enough with the frivolity down to the serious stuff… here is my creation.

Authentique card outside

Materials Used:

Authentique “Harmony” details and Card Making stack, May Arts String Burlap Ribbon Olive and Yellow Gold Fibres. Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento inks Dandelion, Pistachio and Olive Grove, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Willow Walnut Ink, Dandelion, Pear Tart and Olive Grove Dual tip marker pens. Yellow gem, Sizzix Tagged Scallop Combo Die, Ivory Linen and Grey card. Penny Black Dahlias stamp set 30-159 and Dimensional foam pads.

Now for how this was created….

Here are today’s other featured Artists In Residence projects:

 Taylor Usry

Darsie Bruno

There’ more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company’s design teams and to view the other prizes available.


Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week’s Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  


Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.






Tres Chic

I belong to a group that buys and sells unwanted craft goodies and I came across this lovely lady and just had to have her.  I had so much fun colouring her in, I think she is off for a day at the races!

Tres chic

Materials used: Stamps Happen Inc New York Socialite, Imagine Craft Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Dandelion and Cantaloupe inks, Chameleon Art Pens Deep Black, Crimson Red, Bisque, Cool Grey, Black, Red and Yellow Cardstock. Pearls and Perfect Papercrafting Rulers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Imagine Ice Resin and Stampendous Blog Hop




If you are here for the Stampendous, Imagine Craft post, my apologies the link seems to be broken, please click on home to take you to the correct page or click this link




Welcome back to the Stampendous Stamps, ICE Resin® and Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Blog Hop! We’re having so much fun combining our products for fantastic results! If you missed yesterday’s post you can find it HERE.

We know you’ll want to try this yourself, and to make that easy we’re offering a nice prize package this week! Three lucky winners will receive a package with:

• 2 – Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp™ sets with designs sized for jewelry or small project making

• 2 – StazOn™ permanent ink pads by Tsukineko® courtesy of Imagine Crafts® – yummy Ganache and the must-have Jet Black

• 1 – 30ml package of ICE Resin Jeweler’s Grade Self-Doming resin

• 1 – pkg Suzan Lenart Kazmer Art Mechanique Silhouettes in Heart Shape

• 1 – pkg Kristen Robinson Rue Romatique bezel(s) (styles vary). WOW!! You’ll be crafting some awesome jewelry in no time!


How to Hop:

Each day we’ll post the designers participating in the Blog Hop. Click on each one and check out their project. Leave a comment on their blog that lets them know you really looked at their project. We ‘ll draw three blogs at random from the four days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win, but we’d love for everyone to hop and comment! You can check out the Official Rules for all our contests if you have questions.

So let’s get hoppin! Here’s who is posting today:

Imagine Crafts

Cathy Andronicou

Sharon Morrison


Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

ICE Resin

Polly Hendrickson

Jen Cushman


***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Welcome to my  little part of the blog hop, Woo Hoo how exiting is this, I get to play along with some AMAZING crafting goodies today, and what fun I have had, this is what I created – if you scroll down you can see a full step by step tutorial.

Step by step tutorial

Materials used in this project:

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa Die Ink, Memento Dual Tip Markers New Sprout, Pear Tart, Angel Pink and Rosebud, Staz On Metalic Gold Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Creative Medium Original, Java Walnut Stain and a Bullet Tip Fantastix.

Stampendous: Stack Art Elements Kit  (Rose Ultra Fine Glitter, Lavender Mica Fragments), Vintage Ladies Clear Stamps and Dress Form cling stamp set.

Ice Resin: Iced Enamels Medium, Iced Enamels Relique Raspberry and Ice Resin syringe.

Other: Silicone Mould putty, K and Co Life’s Journey Frames Metal Art, Artcoe Sunshine Gilding Flakes, Plaster of Paris, Modge Podge Mould Ornaments, Calico fabric, Martha Stewart Butterflies punch, Pearls, Metal, Kraft and White Card.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the prize draw , thank you for visiting my blog today, if you want to see more projects relating to my design team posts then please check out my other blog HERE. Now for that promised step by step photo tutorial.

Step by step tutorial Stamp rose onto white card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Step by step tutorial Colour rose using Memento dual tip markers.

Step by step tutorial If you don’t have any bezels you can make a silicone mould from the metal frame

Step by step tutorial Pour plaster of paris into mould and once set remove and sand off any rough edges.

Step by step tutorial Colour raised design of frame with Staz On Metallic Gold using a Fantastix.

Step by step tutorialStick rose image into frame using creative medium

Step by step tutorial Add gold flakes to edges.

Step by step tutorial Add Ice Resin to the centre of the frame and leave over night to set.

Step by step tutorial Punch butterflies from metal and paint with medium add Relique Raspberry enamel and heat.

Step by step tutorial Make frame from plaster of paris, colour with Java Walnut Stain spray and Gold Staz on mount onto stamped sentiment.

Step by step tutorial Stamp background onto kraft card with Rich Cocoa ink.

Step by step tutorial Colour calico with Java Walnut stain, add to card with creative medium. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.

Step by step tutorial Add Glitter and mica fragments using creative medium.

Step by step tutorial Adhere frames and butterflies and add pearls to design to finish.

Finally here is a close up of the centre of the card, I just love all the texture the embossing powder, fragments, glitter and enamel create.

Step by step tutorial