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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Lavinia Stamps - July Challenge.

Hi everyone, here we are at the start of another month.....and another challenge at
For July, the theme is CREATE A LANDSCAPE
I got a bit mixed up with the theme title, so my samples aren't exactly landscapes, sorry 😃
Checkout the full details on Lavinia Stamps Facebook page.....the prize, as always is £40 of products!
All cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
I love these houses.....I stamped them onto some previously inked card, then fussy-cut.
 The tag was made from a piece of cardstock onto which I'd applied Brusho's.....I used Glossy Accents on the pebbles and bubbles.
The stamps used are :-
Bella's House
Fairy Inn
Moon
Sea Bubbles
Stones
Vine
Willow
Trinity
All can be found on the Lavinia Stamps Shop, (HERE
Catch you soon,
Barbara x 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Lavinia Stamps - June Challenge

Hi everyone, well I can't believe it's a month since I blogged.....life has been hectic recently. We have quite a big garden which of course, at this time of year needs loads of work. Anyway, I managed to squeeze in a tiny bit of crafting and managed to get a DT sample made for the new challenge at 
The theme for June is 'Hidden Fairy' and as usual there is a fab prize of £40 of products.
Pop over to the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page for details of how to enter.
This is the sample I've made, I chose to do a shaker card.
I've used all cardstock from PAPERMILLDIRECT ......white hemp and dark violet.
 I've used 3 fairy's in the shaker part....one of them is hidden
 Shake the card to reveal the hidden fairy.
I've used the following stamps :-
Seaweed
Moon Pods
Fairy Buds
Small Pixies. 
All can be found at Lavinia Stamps
Well, that's all for now, back soon with a mid-month inspiration.
In the meantime, I'm going on holiday on Saturday ....yeah!
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

 

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Lavinia Stamps May Challenge.......

Hi folks, back again with my second post today......
Wanted to let you know that the new LAVINIA STAMPS MAY challenge has now started.
Checkout the Lavinia Stamps  Facebook page to see how to enter.....there's a fab prize of £40 worth of products.
These are my DT samples for this month....
ALL CARDSTOCK IS FROM 


The stamps can be found on Lavinia Stamps website, along with lots of new products.
Don't forget to 'like' the facebook page to see details of winners etc.
Have a good weekend....
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

It's Saturday Again.....Bee Crafty Day!

Hi again, I'm back with another weekend inspiration for BEE CRAFTY .
I have 3 new cards to show, which were featured on the Hochanda show last week.....those BEAUtanical flowers are certainly popular.
All of the new floral stamps are now on the website, along with lots of new products 😀
ALL CARDSTOCK IS FROM PAPERMILLDIRECT


I've used heat-embossing on all cards. The poppy heads on the bottom card have been watercoloured and covered with 'Glossy Accents'
Well, that's all for now, have a great weekend,
Batbara x

Saturday, 29 April 2017

A Negative and a Positive .....

Hi folks, here I am with my usual Saturday post for BEE CRAFTY.
Today I have done something a bit different. Instead of 'pretty, floral' cards, I've used a 'skyline' inkables called Georgia (find it HERE)
The first card uses the inkable as a 'positive' image.
 The second card I used the skyline as a negative image.......you get both inkables in the set for one price 😀
All the word stamps are from Bee Crafty and can be found on the website.
Well, that's it for another week, hope you have a great bank holiday weekend.
Barbara x

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Bee Crafty samples .......

Hi everyone, 😀 back again with my regular post, hoping to give you some weekend inspiration.
The cards I want to show today are the last couple I made for the BEE CRAFTY live show on Hochanda,  from All Pally. ALL the new BEAUtanical stamps are now available on the website.
ALL THE GORGEOUS CARDSTOCK IS FROM PAPERMILLDIRECT
 This beautiful Iris was simply stamped in black and left un-coloured....the colour comes from the sentiment stamp which I've stamped in various shades of Adirondack Inks. I mounted the 'topper' onto a piece of black card, leaving an edge of black showing down one side.
This was a simple card using a Brusho'd background and stamping the poppy in Versamark then heat-embossing in white. It's my favourite sample 💓💓
Hope you get the chance to do some crafting today.....We're off to look after the grandchildren while their mam & dad do a 10 mile 'fun-run' (!) We'll be cheering them on from the pavements, of course.
Back soon with new projects,
Barbara x

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 weekend.....it'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 Bev....no doubt it will be very entertaining.
All new stamps will be on the website today.
Barbara x