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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Lavinia Stamps - Mid-month Inspiration

Morning everyone, back again with a couple of cards I made for the LAVINIA STAMPS October challenge.
The theme this month is 'Blue, Purple or Both'
I've used some brand new card stock from 
called 'Hemp'....It's fab, I love it!!
 Stamps used in this card :- Seaweed, Maple Leaf, Fairy Barnacle and Large Deer.

Loads of Ranger 'Stickles' and a few sequins to finish it off ......
The second card features the stamps :- Willow and one other that I will have to find the name of, sorry x (and a sentiment)
Please leave a comment, if you've enjoyed looking, they are all appreciated.
Catch you soon, Barbara x

Bee Crafty Sneaky Peek.....

Morning everyone, I'm back today with a sneaky look at the stamps Bev of BEE CRAFTY is bringing to Hochanda on Monday 17th Oct. 
Sometimes when I receive my DT stamps, I look to see how many ways I can use them, and often I chop them up to make other images.
I've done just this with the set called 'Feather Dreamer' (find it HERE
All the card stock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
 I cut the feather in two, and used the larger part for this card, masking and stamping with Adirondack inks on hammered card.
What do you think??
It would be great if you could leave a comment....good OR bad, it's the only way we know if we're 'hitting the spot' with inspiration.
Catch you soon, don't forget to checkout the times for the Hochanda shows......a little birdie tells me there's some fab new products, but you'll have to tune in to see what they are!
                                                                    Barbara xx

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Here We Are Again......

Hi everyone, well, here we are again....another Saturday blog post for  
This is probably my last 'Autumnal' card, as Christmas is now in sight, which means making Christmas cards....millions of them! ....and as there are some fab new Christmas stamps available from Bee Crafty,  I need to get busy!
I've used an Inkables 'brick wall' template for the background - find it HERE
The stamps are from the Ground Elder set - find it HERE   
I used 3 shades of distress ink for the background
 Hope you've enjoyed looking today....
I'll be back next week with a sneaky peek of samples for the next Bee Crafty, Hochanda programme.
Catch you soon,

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Saturday Inspiration for Bee Crafty

Hi everyone....yes, it's Saturday again, and time for my weekly inspiration for 
These are the samples I made for the recent programmes on Hochanda, showing the fabby new Christmas stamps.....I love them all, but only got the chance to make a few cards, due to holidays. Watch out for more samples over the coming weeks. 
ALL cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
Find the new sets os stamps HERE 

If you've enjoyed looking, please leave a comment.
Have a good weekend,
Barbara xx

Lavinia Stamps - October Challenge....

Hiya folks, Pinch punch and all that.....
Just got home after a fabulous holiday in Croatia, wow what an amazing country, can truly recommend it!
Today sees the start of the October  challenge at LAVINIA STAMPS and if you haven't seen the fab new release of stamps....GET OVER THERE NOW, they're amazing!!
Here are my DT samples....I'll be back with more, mid-month, but in the meantime, don't forget, the prize for the winning challenge entry is a massive £40

All cardstock from
  I've used Pan Pastels for the backgrounds.
Stamps used :-
Shoal of fish - HERE
Seaweed - HERE  
Sea Bubbles - HERE 
Fairy Barnacle - HERE 
Alana - HERE 

Lots of Ranger 'Stickles. 

Stamps used :-
Fairy Barnacles - as above
Sea Bubbles - as above
Seaweed - as above
Guinevere - HERE 

Stamps used :-
Seaweed - as above
Fairy Barnacles - as above
Sentiment - HERE
Sacred Tree - HERE
Small Pixies - HERE

Hope you likey....catch you soon
Barbara xx

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Bee Crafty DT samples from Ally Pally....

Morning everyone.....this is a scheduled post as I'm in Croatia on holiday...yeah!
Last weekend, BEE CRAFTY was at Ally Pally, and launched a fab new range of MDF projects. All the DT got a few to play with, and these were my shapes.....
 For this one, I first covered with a coat of white Gesso, then inked over with Adirondack raspberry pink. Using Versamark, I stamped the Ground Elder - HERE, Tree Branch - HERE and sentiment -  HERE,  then heat-embossed  with silver & white embossing powder. I messed around too much with this one, and didn't like it ......
 Now this one I think is much better.....quite a large MDF piece, so I thought it needed to be classy & elegant. Black & gold is always a favourite choice for me, if I'm doing 'elegant'! I simply covered the front of the plaque with black smooth cardstock then stamped and heat-embossed the Ground Elder - HERE, Teasels - HERE, Tall Teasel - HERE and Sentiment HERE in fine gold embossing powder. (this is my favourite, and a great size to work with)
This was a small plaque, so I painted it with Dylusions acrylic paint in yellow & lime.....(so much brighter than in the pic). I stamped the Teasels, ( as above ) and Sentiment (as above) in Onyx black, Versafine, and added some yellow Stickles - HERE
Well, hope you've enjoyed seeing my MDF pieces, I'll be back next weekend with a sneaky peek of the brand new Christmas stamps.....and they are FABULOUS!!
Catch you later,
Barbara xx

Saturday, 17 September 2016

It's Autumn at Bee Crafty

Hi again, back with another quick post.....quick, because I'm going on holiday to Croatia TONIGHT!! (so my next few posts will be scheduled)
This is another Autumnal card using one of the leaf 'Inkables'....
I really LOVE the Inkables which are on the BEE CRAFTY website HERE , they are so versatile and because they have a 'positive' AND 'negative', can be used in so many ways.
This card uses the Easy Frame - Maple - HERE for the background, and I've inked through it with various colours of Distress Ink.
The next step was to stamp the images in black Versafine -  Tall Teasel and Teasels from the BEAUtanicals range - HERE and a sentiment from the Wordage range - HERE
All that was left to do was add a few sequins ......see, told you it was quick!
Hope you like it....
Well I'm off to pack now, but will be back soon with a scheduled post.
Catch you soon
Barbara x
PS.....Bev & Bee Crafty are at Ally Pally this weekend. If you're there, call in to say 'Hi' x

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Lavinia Stamps Challenge....Reminder

Hi folks, back today with a little reminder about the September challenge at 
The prize is a whopping £40 of products, so what are you waiting for...? All levels of expertise welcome, and as the winner is drawn by,  everyone has an equal chance of winning !

All card stock is from
(White linen, Brown mocha)
Products used on this tag :-
Pan Pastels
Background Stamp - HERE
Leaf Trail - HERE
Nigela Damascena - HERE 
Adirondack inks

Cardstock white linen & buff'
Kaleidacolor inkpad - Desert Heat
Stamp - Vine - HERE

Off to pack my suitcase now, hols is a couple of days....yeah!
Catch ya soon...
Barbara xx

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Batch Cards for Papermilldirect.....

Hey, A very, very quick post today, to say I have a new post on the Papermilldirect blog.
I made a batch of colourful cards with their 'Colourflute' card stock....find it HERE....white hammered card, and a few Tim Holtz dies.
So easy, but quite effective, and handy to have if you need a card in a hurry.
Back soon,
Barbara x