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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'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 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 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

Saturday, 18 March 2017

A Rainbow of Feathers

Morning everyone, I'm back with my usual Saturday post for BEE CRAFTY......did you miss me last week? I was still on holiday, but it's the very first weekend I've missed blogging in over a year of being on the Bee Crafty DT, so I didn't think anyone would mind  ;-)
Anyway, I'm here today with a card using the feather stamps from 
I stamped in Versamark and heat-embossed with white ep, then simply inked around the image with various colours of Adirondacks.
A sentiment and a few jewels and I was done.  ( less is more, as they say ) 
Lots of matting & layering onto the same colours of cardstock, enabled me to turn this into an 8" x 8" card, for more impact.
 Hope you like it.

Back soon xx

Thursday, 16 March 2017

'Bubbles Background' stamp from IndigoBlu

Hi folks ...just a quick blog to show a couple of card made with the brilliant 'Bubbles Background' stamp from versatile, I love it!
All card stock is from 
including the fabulous yellow 'COLOURFLUTE'  on the rocket card.
 This card only uses the bubble stamp on a background of Brushos, with a smalll sentiment.....
 This one uses a 'rocket set' of stamps from Clearly Besotted, with the bubbles acting as planets.
Again, Brushos background.
Back soon,
Barbara x

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Bee Crafty - Weekend Post

Hi everyone, I'm here again with my regular weekend post for BEE CRAFTY....this one has been scheduled, as I'm on holiday in the French Alps at the moment.
It's a very simple technique of masking & stamping, the whole card only took 10 minutes.
Mask off the bottom half of a piece of white cardstock.... I've used 'Hemp' from 
as I love the texture.
Stamp the BEAUtanical images (find them HERE ) in various coloured inks, then do the same for the bottom half.
Stamp & heat emboss a sentiment onto a strip of black card and adhere to the centre.
Smother with Ranger 'Stickles
Mat onto black then white card and voila! finished .......
Thank you for all the wonderful comments and likes on the Bee Crafty Facebook page for last weeks butterfly card, they were amazing!
Catch you soon,
Barbara xx