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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Snowflakes Everywhere.....

Hi again, I'm back with my usual Saturday post for BEE CRAFTY and this week I have a snowflake card to show you.
I've used colours not usually associated with Christmas....green, turquoise and yellow. I love using these three together, and have made quite a lot of cards recently with them.
 I started off by blending the inks together, then when dry I wiped over with an anti-static pad. The snowflakes were stamped in Versamark and heat-embossed in white. I cut a small piece of vellum, heat-embossed the sentiment, then attached it to the inked card. A few twinkly stars and a die-cut reindeer finished it off. The topper was then mounted onto white 'hemp' textured cardstock.
ALL CARDSTOCK USED IS FROM PAPERMILLDIRECT
What do you think??
The stamps used were from the Snowflake Flurry Set - HERE
and separate snowflakes - HERE
Find the sentiment - HERE
That's all for now, catch you soon,
                                                                         Barbara xx

Saturday, 19 November 2016

New MDF Samples for Bee Crafty.

Hi bloggers, back again.....this time with a scheduled post, as I'm in Singapore at the moment, just checking out some craft shops and doing a bit of Christmas shopping.
Beverley of BEE CRAFTY is on Hochanda on today with some of the new MDF tags etc.
Here are the samples I made for the shows.




The background on this tag was made with Dylusions paints and stamps from the Wordage section HERE
and Backdrops & Textures HERE 
 




I've inked this tag with Adirondack inks then used the same stamps as above.




This small tag has been double-embossed, but the same stamps have been used with a distress inked background.







On this plaque, I've used glittered texture paste through a stencil

Find the stencil HERE
Well, that's it for today, hope you enjoyed the shows with Bev, back soon with a Christmas card....for a change.
Have a good weekend,
Barbara x

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - half-way post

Hi folks, just a quickie today to remind you to get your 'Lavinia Stamps' creations uploaded. 
Find all details of the challenge on the  Lavinia Stamps Facebook page - HERE
This is  the card I made for half -way....the theme for November is LET IT SNOW.
 We're off to Singapore tomorrow, Thursday ,and I have tons to do, so this is a very simple card, I'm afraid.
I used the Autumn Tree - HERE
It didn't need much more except a tiny sentiment tag and some 'Stickles',,,,phew!
  We've had some amazing entries in the challenge so far.
Don't forget, the prize is a massive £40 of products.
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Hochanda Samples for Bee Crafty

Morning everyone, I'm back with my regular slot for Saturday inspiration at BEE CRAFTY and thought I'd show the rest of my samples from Bee Crafty's recent shows on Hochanda....

 ALL CARDSTOCK IS FROM PAPERMILLDIRECT

I inked the background then stamped the feather in Versamark and heat-embossed with gold embossing powder.
The sentiment was stamped onto vellum. 
Find the feather stamps HERE




This one was stamped in various distress inks, using only half of the feather stamp.




Again, the panel on here was inked and stamped with Versamark then heat-embossed in bronze.




Another easy card, using part of the feather stamp and heat embossing.
I've mounted the stamped section onto gold corrugated card from PAPERMILLDIRECT

Well, that's it for this week.....I've been busy working on samples for the next Hochanda shows, so keep a lookout for some sneaky peeks.
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Bee Crafty - Saturday Inspiration

Hi everyone, welcome back to my Saturday inspiration post for BEE CRAFTY 
I've used the 'Poppy' stamp again (find it HERE) .... it's so pretty, I think it's sad to only use it once or twice AND we like to get mileage out of our stamps....don't we??
Today I've teamed it with the beautiful new, white 'Hemp', intensive red, and lime green cardstock from PAPERMILLDIRECT
 I stamped the poppy head THREE times and decoupaged it.....the stem & leaves were stamped TWICE and also decoupaged.
 I added a few seed beads to the centre of the poppy to give it a bit of interest, and added some shading to the stem, leaves and seed pod with a Promarker.
Two die-cut corners and a few sequins finished it off.
Hope you like it.
Beverley and Bee Crafty are at the NEC this weekend, so if you're going, pop along and say 'hello'
Back soon, have a good weekend.....
                                                                     Barbara x

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Let It Snow........November Lavinia Stamps Challenge

Morning all, from a beautifully sunny day in Wiltshire.....
Just a quick post to say that the November challenge for LAVINIA STAMPS is now live.
The theme this month is 'LET IT SNOW'.
Entries can be uploaded to the challenge via the Facebook page....and the prize for the winner is a massive £40 of products! (only Lavinia stamps to be used)
Here is my DT sample for today, I have another which I'll post in a couple of days.
 I've used navy smooth, sky blue and the new 'HOPSACK' card stock from PAPERMILLDIRECT for this card....I just love the texture of it.
The background was made with Pan Pastels, and stamps used were 
Three Dancing Fairies - HERE
Autumn Tree - HERE
Sentiment - HERE
Lots of glitter and shiny bits.
Hope you like it...
Back soon with another DT sample
xx

Saturday, 29 October 2016

It's almost 'Poppy Time'.......

Morning everyone,  here I am again with my regular Saturday post for BEE CRAFTY
Today I want to show you a tag I made using the 'LIMITED EDITION POPPY' stamp...(find it HERE)
This stamp is brand new for 2016, and £2 from every sale is going to this years Poppy Appeal.
This was a very easy make......I started by cutting a tag shape out of black cardstock. Then I stamped the poppy TWICE onto red card, and the leaves & stem onto green card (all from Papermilldirect)
I decoupaged the poppy head to give it some interest and overlapped the seed pod, so it fit the tag a little better
All it needed then was the sentiment and a scrap of ribbon......I think 'Less is More' on this occasion.
Hope you like it, please leave a comment if you've been inspired.
Back soon,
                                                                          Barbara x