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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Bee Crafty Saturday.......

Hi everyone, another quick post today, as we're heading off for a few days and I still have tons to do.....Just wanted to show you a couple of Christmas cards made for the recent BEE CRAFTY show on Hochanda.
All cardstock is from Papermilldirect, except the gold Mirri card.
 This was was created with the circle 'Inkables' and the small stamp from the new Yuletide set - Holly Swirl Tree & Borders. I used a Kaleidacolor inkpad so the leaves would be varigated. The sentiment is from the Yuletide Wordage set
I wanted this one to be kept to black and gold. Same set of stamps, but I heat-embossed the image and sentiment. I didn't add any embellishments as I don't think it needed anything.
Hope you like them.....lots more to come over the next few days.
Would love to read some comments if you have time to leave one.
Happy weekend,

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Saturday is Bee Crafty Day...!

Morning, happy weekend to you all.....I'm back with my Saturday inspiration for 
 This is an old card, sorry.....  I've been busy all week with new designs using the next release of Christmas stamps which will be on Hochanda, Aug. 18th.....and there's only so many hours in a day, unfortunately. (I could do with about 50 hours per day at the moment ;-) )
Anyway here is my card :-
I water-coloured the background with Distress inks then used the following stamps,
Inspired by Banksy - Hope - (small)
Backdrop borders - Distressed Stars
Wordage - Definition Girl
The topper was matted onto black, then onto a white linen base card, both from
Keep a lookout for Beverley, Aug. 18th on Hochanda for the new stamps (and more! ).....I can guarantee you'll love them!!
Catch you soon,
Barbara xx

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Lavinia Stamps-New Style Challenge.....

Hi everyone, I'm back today with my DT work for the latest challenge from
The challenge has slightly changed this will still upload your entries to Facebook, but the winner will be decided by 'Random.Org', as it was very difficult for us to choose a winner.....this way, everyone has a fair chance whether you are a beginner or a more experienced crafter.  And......the prize is still a whopping £40!
The theme this month is 'NO BLACK'
These are my challenge samples:-

All cardstock is from 

Stamps used :-
Fairy Thistles using Forest Moss distress Ink (not black)
Fairy Orbs

 Stamps used:-

Stamps used :-
Nigella Damascena,

All stamps can be found on the Lavinia Stamps stamps are being revealed very soon, can't wait to see them ;-)
That's all for today, back soon

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Saturday is here again......

Morning everyone, today is my Chippenham workshop, so this is a very quick post....I'm still on a 'high' from my birthday yesterday, I had such a wonderful day....LIFE IS GOOD! 
Anyway, here is my weekend post for
I've used the Octagon Inkable frame - HERE 
After inking both the positive & negative parts, I stamped three of my favourite Bee Crafty stamps, Ground Elder,  Ferns and Branches - HERE 
 A sentiment from the BEAUtanicals range, a few sequins and I was done.
Hope you like it.
This week will be spent making samples for the next Bee Crafty show on Hochanda (Aug 18th), so next week I may have a sneaky peek for you :-)
Have a great weekend,
Barbara xx

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Hi everyone, late again this week with my Saturday Inspiration.....I have been lost-off with the days this week, but that's nothing unusual, I'm always chasing my tail....
Anyhow, just quickly wanted to show you the last few cards I made for the most recent Hochanda show, using Bev's fabulous new Banksy XL stamps from
 Ghetto Rat XL & Friendship sentiment - HERE
Background made with Inkables and Distress Ink.
 Ghetto Blaster XL - Greatness Girl sentiment - Soundwaves (Dots and Wibble)  - HERE 
Background made with Brusho's, (and a bit of doodling)
 Hope XL and Friendship sentiment - HERE 
Background made with Brick wall Inkables & Distress Ink.
 Greatness Girl XL - Soundwaves Dots - HERE
Background made with Brusho's

Balloon Girl and Friendship sentiment - HERE 
Background made with Distress Inks.
Well, that's it for this week......we're just waiting for our new stamps to arrive, then it will be busy, busy, busy again, preparing for the next show on Hochanda (Aug.18th)
Have a good weekend,
Barbara xx

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Bee Crafty - Hochanda Samples.....

Morning everyone, bit late today with my post, so won't waffle on......we're actually moving stuff back into our new kitchen today after SIX weeks of living in 'limbo', so I'm a bit excited!
Anyway, just wanted to show a couple more cards I did as samples for the recent Hochanda shows for 
 Hope you managed to get some of the new Banksy XL stamps, they will come in very handy, I'm sure.
Two completely different styles for these......on this card I've heat embossed Hope in black & the balloon in red, then cut them out and adhered to 4 layers of white linen card. 
Find Hope & balloon HERE ....and the sentiment HERE
All cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
This card started with a background made from Distress Stain, swiped across white cardstock.....I then stamped the Flower Riot and sentiment stamps with white embossing powder and heat embossed.
I added a bit of colour to the flowers, and inked through the brick inkable to give another layer to the background.
Then all I had to do was cut a white frame and mount onto a balck mat.
Find Flower Riot HERE
Sentiment HERE 
Brick Wall Inkable HERE
Hope you like what I did with these fab stamps.....keep an eye out for more samples coming over the next few days.
Happy weekend
                                                                        Barbara xx

Monday, 18 July 2016

Have you entered the Lavinia Stamps challenge yet??

The Lavinia Stamps challenge still has 2 weeks to run.....the prize is a £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia products, it's a no-brainer!! Check the LS facebook page for full details of how to enter.
 Here are my DT creations
The theme this month is 'ADD A FAIRY'.....simples! 

Hope you like would be great if you leave a comment while you're here
Barbara xx