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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Lavinia Stamps May Challenge.......

Hi folks, back again with my second post today......
Wanted to let you know that the new LAVINIA STAMPS MAY challenge has now started.
Checkout the Lavinia Stamps  Facebook page to see how to enter.....there's a fab prize of £40 worth of products.
These are my DT samples for this month....
ALL CARDSTOCK IS FROM 


The stamps can be found on Lavinia Stamps website, along with lots of new products.
Don't forget to 'like' the facebook page to see details of winners etc.
Have a good weekend....
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

It's Saturday Again.....Bee Crafty Day!

Hi again, I'm back with another weekend inspiration for BEE CRAFTY .
I have 3 new cards to show, which were featured on the Hochanda show last week.....those BEAUtanical flowers are certainly popular.
All of the new floral stamps are now on the website, along with lots of new products 😀
ALL CARDSTOCK IS FROM PAPERMILLDIRECT


I've used heat-embossing on all cards. The poppy heads on the bottom card have been watercoloured and covered with 'Glossy Accents'
Well, that's all for now, have a great weekend,
Batbara x

Saturday, 29 April 2017

A Negative and a Positive .....

Hi folks, here I am with my usual Saturday post for BEE CRAFTY.
Today I have done something a bit different. Instead of 'pretty, floral' cards, I've used a 'skyline' inkables called Georgia (find it HERE)
The first card uses the inkable as a 'positive' image.
 The second card I used the skyline as a negative image.......you get both inkables in the set for one price 😀
All the word stamps are from Bee Crafty and can be found on the website.
Well, that's it for another week, hope you have a great bank holiday weekend.
Barbara x

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Bee Crafty samples .......

Hi everyone, 😀 back again with my regular post, hoping to give you some weekend inspiration.
The cards I want to show today are the last couple I made for the BEE CRAFTY live show on Hochanda,  from All Pally. ALL the new BEAUtanical stamps are now available on the website.
ALL THE GORGEOUS CARDSTOCK IS FROM PAPERMILLDIRECT
 This beautiful Iris was simply stamped in black and left un-coloured....the colour comes from the sentiment stamp which I've stamped in various shades of Adirondack Inks. I mounted the 'topper' onto a piece of black card, leaving an edge of black showing down one side.
This was a simple card using a Brusho'd background and stamping the poppy in Versamark then heat-embossing in white. It's my favourite sample 💓💓
Hope you get the chance to do some crafting today.....We're off to look after the grandchildren while their mam & dad do a 10 mile 'fun-run' (!) We'll be cheering them on from the pavements, of course.
Back soon with new projects,
Barbara x

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Bee Crafty - Weekend Inspiration

Hi everyone, HAPPY EASTER!
I'm back with an MDF tag I made for the recent BEE CRAFTY Hochanda show from Ally Pally, last weekend.
All the new BEAUtanical stamps were 'showcased' and they were certainly very popular. I think this is one of the nicest sets I've worked with.
This is a large MDF tag, find it HERE.......
I painted it with black gesso, then stamped the background using Versamark and silver heat-embossing powder, using the DREAM word HERE and one of the Style Wire Borders HERE
I stamped the Iris twice onto white card, heat-embossed in silver then 'fussy-cut'. They were coloured using Derwent watercoloured pencils.
Hope you like it.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.....it's gardening for me today 😀
Back soon with more samples, until then, happy crafting.
                                                                     Barbara x

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Saturday Inspiration for Bee Crafty and a Reminder........

Hi folks, I'm back with a card made for the BEE CRAFTY show on Hochanda (Saturday 2pm, live from Ally Pally!)
I'll be at Ally Pally too, spending loads no doubt 😏
I've made a few samples, so keep a lookout for them if you get the chance to view the programme.
This card is made using black smooth & white hemp cardstock from
........and brand new floral stamps (Poppy) from Bee Crafty.
There was a lot of 'fussy cutting' for this card(yawn!) but I like the effect. All the new floral stamps lend themselves to decoupaging really well.
Back soon with more samples, try not to miss the Hochanda hour with Bev....no doubt it will be very entertaining.
All new stamps will be on the website today.
Barbara x

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Lavinia Stamps, April Challenge.....

Hi everyone, I'm back with a quick post to say that the LAVINIA STAMPS April Challenge is now 'live'.
Get your entries in, for a chance to win a fab £40 of products!
The theme this month is 'BUDS & BLOOMS' 
All cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
I've used Adirondack Inks for the above card
 This background, and the one below was made with Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper.
All stamps can be found on the Lavinia Stamps website, (link above)
  I've made quite a few samples this time, as some of them I used as Chippenham Workshop ideas, so I'll be back later over the weekend with more pics.
Catch you soon,
Barbara x 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Spring is here.....I think!

Hi folks, Barbara back again with my regular weekend post using BEE CRAFTY stamps & products.
Because it's Spring, (or supposed to be) I've done butterflies....again! (I saw some in my garden last week) And, not only one card for you this weekend but TWO......how good am I? LOL
Anyway, both cards were made using the same design and stamp, but because I've used different colours, they look totally different!
Black embossing powder and 'watercoloured' with Adirondack inks. I've covered each butterfly with Glossy Accents to make them shine, and added a few sequins.
The cardstock is white 'hemp' from PAPERMILLDIRECT which I love because of the texture.
This card has the butterflies embossed in gold, then mounted onto gold mirri-card. Again, it has been 'watercoloured with inks.
So, two totally different colour schemes, which do you like best??
With this blog post  I'm supporting the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays 


Back soon with more cards using brand new stamps from Lavinia Stamps & Bee Crafty...yeah!
Barbara x