Sunday 29 April 2012

I'm officially in love.......

Hi Best Blogging Buddies

Sorry for my enforced absence, (no one mention new kitchens please..)  Anyway, here I am back with an a card using my new very very favourite crafting accessory that I'm so in love with....  FRANTAGE!!  Apologies again, because this post is going to be picture heavy....  but you just have to see it to appreciate it!

I have tried to photograph it in different lights, so you can see how it shines!! 

Card description...  I used an LOTV fairy... 'Garden of Wishes', and I loved her dress and wings!!  Stamped with Black Memento ink - coloured with a mix of copics and promarkers... sprinkled with glamour dust....  THEN came the alchemy!!  I bought these little pots of wonder at the Harrogate show, and I can't remember who from - but it can be bought from The Stamp Man HERE!  They laid tucked away until I saw Create and Craft on Monday this week, with a lady called Fran from Stampendous demo-ing it.  LUSH I thought....  then remembered my little package!!  YESSSSSSS I thought!  You don't even have to use versamark...  although I did for the edges.  All you do is sprinkle a touch from the various pots where you want the effect to be, and heat from the underneath.  I can't describe how fabulous the effect is in real life..... I tried to capture it in the last pic - as I altered the way my OTT light was shining onto it to get some of the effect.  YOU LIKE???  Take a look on YouTube - just put in Frantage and it'll come up with lots of fab videos. 

Other materials used are Prima Marketing Fairy Flora DP, Seam Binding from Stash, Sentiment from Pink Petticoat cut with  Memory Box Die, Flowers from WOC, and of course a bit of trusty old Bazzil! 

Now....  lastly, I did another heart in a frame (yes another heart...)  This time with rolled roses which were hand cut, not from a die.  I also put a little sentiment printed from the PC on it.  This (and the button one) was inspired by the lovely Vicky at Blush Crafts......  though I think I may have found it on Pinterest via Vicky! 

Take care all....  I'm back up to my craft room in the morning to try to get some stuff back in it - wouldn't you know that the floorboards in there had to come up for the boiler man when he was replacing!  SOOOO all that stuff (Christine and Lisa know just how much..) had to go into another bedroom!  My back will never be the same again!

Bye for now
Big Big Hugs
Christine x

Challenge: My Mum's Craft Shop - Embossing


  1. Such a sweet image on your first card, and I love what you did with it. Perfect choice of papers and so beautifully embellished. All the bling looks so great! And the heart in a frame is fabulous as well! Wondeful idea, Christine!
    Hugs, Karina

  2. Wow! Such a beautiful card, I've not seen that technique before, it looks fab! Love your rose heart too, so pretty x
    Wendy x

  3. Too much info re your on then what bout the KITCHEN? you like? dont tell me you havnt cooked your Sun. lunch just cos you got a new kitchen & didnt want to dirty it? pmsl..your fairy card is gorgeous & you even managed to use some of your hoard of flowers..gorgeous image & colouring thinks I NEED that stuff..yes? wink the heart piccy too lots of work rolling those roses..

    smiles tother Christine x

  4. ooh i hope you are in love with the new kitchen just as much as the sparkly
    Cant wait to see pics.
    Love that heart Pic. A lot of work but well worth it
    Lisa x

  5. I absolutely love your sparkly card and your framed picture is amazing.
    Hugs Emma xx

  6. No wonder you are in love - it's fabulous - such glimmer and glitter and texture. I want some!

    Hope the kitchen has turned out just the way you hoped it would Christine. We've just had our bathroom and main bedroom renovated and the mess and chaos - ugh! awful! I'm sure you are glad to be back in your own bed - hope the back is ok.

    Edna x

  7. gorgeous cards love the glitter stuff, and I need to look into Frantage, did try and find it on YouTube but I couldn't find it, will try again when I have more time.
    Suzie xx

  8. OMW!! Gorgeousness overload!! Love your card - the Frantage looks amazing! Your heart in the frame is wonderful!!!

  9. WOW! Your card is absolutely beautiful Christine, love all the sparkle and what a gorgeous image and colours, love it.Not heard of Frantage, it looks fantastic.
    Gorgeous frame too.
    Wendy xx

  10. What no pink! Lol love the frantage, saw a bit of that and Debs has been making all inky gorgeous things all week too! Gorgeous image Christine, I must have missed that one, not like me at all!
    The new kitchen sounds so exciting, I can't wait to see some pics and a tidied craft room too is a bonus lol
    I'm away for a few days from tomorrow don't think I'm avoiding you! I'm off to the lake district and have been told not to expect a signal!
    Laurie xx

  11. Hi sweetie this is stunning love the colour choices too gorgeous work huggles Pops x x x

  12. Wonderful card Christine, love the sweet fairy image.

  13. Wonderful card Christine, very pretty and sparkly :o)
    Jackie xx

  14. Gorgeous heart frame - so professional! I sweet John Lewis would be selling that for at least 30 quid! And your card is soooo beautiful! That effect looks stunning from here!

    Have a lovely week honey!

  15. Ooooh gorgeous sparkles Christine, never heard of Frantage before. Will have to go investigate!

    Lovely heart frame - that must've taken you ages to roll all those flowers!!!


  16. oooooo wow so stunning christine.gorgeous pretty image and colours and the sparkle is just fabulous.
    love your button heart too :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Ooh!... Ooh!... sparklies! I've never heard of that stuff - it looks fabulous! Gorgeously pretty card :o) Love your framed heart too, bet it took ages to roll all those flowers! Hugs, Lisa x

  18. Stunning card Christine - love the shimmer, a beautiful effect.

    Another lovely heart frame too. I don't think I've got the patience to make another one! :)xx

  19. oh hun,hope the kitchen is okay,and you are enjoying it,as for your cards Hun wow the first one,is just gorgeous love the colours and all those wonderful sparkle, and as for the frame,oh how brilliant is that super and beautifully detailed work,love hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  20. Loving this Christine, love your blog too! Kim

  21. gorgeous card Christine thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  22. I really enjoyed in my first visit. I personally impress by card image and colour so much. Shining is increase card's beauty.

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  23. Oh my I adore that sprakly effect . Might have to have a go at that myself Christine. You are a danger to my bank balance! lol

    And on to the frame wow wow wow. I can see me having a go at that aswell :)
    Kerry x

  24. Fab card and fairy ( I have her too and love her), what a beautiful frame of roses too, well done :) Viv xx


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