My lovely followers 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 
ALL THE GORGEOUS CARDSTOCK IS FROM PAPERMILLDIRECT
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 IndigoBlu......so 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

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Lavinia Stamps - March Challenge

Hi everyone, just a short post as we're off to the French Alps today for our first holiday of the year....Yeah! 
The March challenge at LAVINIA STAMPS 
is now 'live'.....and there is a £40 prize for the winner!
The theme for March is Sparkle & Bling
 Make sure to "Like" the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page
 to be notified about the challenge details.
Lavinia Stamps Web Shop is HERE.
They ship all over the world! 
Here are my DT samples for March....
Still my most favourite butterfly in the World!
 
 Well, it's 'FAIRYLAND', isn't it?? Who says they can't have a bright blue glittery cat??
 I've used TONS of glittered embossing powder on this card.

 Well, that's all for today, see you in a couple of weeks.
Barbara xx

Monday, 27 February 2017

Chippenham Workshop 25th Feb '17

Hi folks, here are the first pics from my Chippenham Workshop on 25th Feb. 
The ladies produced some gorgeous work and there will be lots more pics to follow over the next day or two. 
We missed a few of our regulars, as I had to bring the March Workshop forward a week, due to a family holiday. 
Next workshop is April 1st, but it's almost full, so if you want to attend please let me know asap xx












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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Saturday is Bee Crafty day ......

Hi everyone, I'm back with my weekend post for Bee Crafty.....
This week I've used the butterfly again, from Winged Things - set 1 .....find it HERE
I love this little butterfly..... I stamped the image 8 times on scraps of 'Brusho'd ' cardstock, then fussy cut them out and adhered to a panel of white 'hemp' and black smooth card, from
Some I laid flat, others I lifted the wings with silicone glue.
The DREAM stamp can be found HERE
Have you got your entry into the challenge yet.....you still have a couple of days! Make a card with Bee Crafty stamps then upload to the BC Facebook page....simples.
Anyway here is my card, hope you like it.....
                                                       Catch you all soon, Barbara x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Weekend Inspiration for Bee Crafty

Hey bloggy friends, welcome to my weekend post.....
The weather has been quite warm this past few days in Wiltshire, so thought I'd do a 'Spring-like' card for my BEE CRAFTY inspiration this week using a Bee Crafty butterfly stamp from the WINGED THINGS set (HERE)
The inks are Adirondacks,  and the fabulous cardstock is 'Hemp' from
PAPERMILLDIRECT (of course)
I used a sentiment from the WORDAGE group (HERE) and I must admit if I'm working in the garden, I can't help but smile if a butterfly goes past....they are so fragile & pretty. (I might not be so keen on them if I grew cabbages ;-) )
Anyway, here is a close-up of my card......
I did a lot of masking for this technique.....I hate it when stamps just cross over on top of each other, unless I'm making a 'masterboard'.
A few coloured 'jewels' finished off my little butterflies.
I matched the mat and layering with the colours of ink.......Papermilldirect have so many colours, it's easy to match up the cardstock!
Hope you like it......don't forget there is still time to join in the February challenge on the Bee Crafty Facebook page....there is a £20 prize! 
THERE IS ALSO A NEW PAPERMILLDIRECT CHALLENGE ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE......POP OVER FOR FULL DETAILS X
                                                                              Barbara xx