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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Bee Crafty Saturday Inspiration.....

Hi Bloggers, back again with a few projects I made for last weeks BEE CRAFTY show on Hochanda.....did you get a chance to watch? If not, you can find it on 'catch-up'.
The background on this card was made with crumpled copier paper, then inked with distress inks. 
I've used the XL Banksy stamps & sentiments which were on the show, for all the cards and MDF tags.


There are 4 new word stencils available too....they make great backgrounds!
Why not pop over to BEE CRAFTY and checkout all the new additions.
Catch you all next week,
Barbara.




Saturday, 7 January 2017

First Bee Crafty Post of 2017

Morning everyone, Happy New Year!
Just a very quick post today as I'm getting ready to leave for my first workshop of the year.....yeah!!
I'm showing you one of the fabulous new collection of XL 'Banksy' stamps, which Bev Tonks of  
BEE CRAFTY will be bringing to Hochanda on Monday....tune in if you can.
All cardstock used is from
This background on this card was made with Distress Stains, then I overstamped in Versamark and heat-embossed in black embossing powder.
I did a bit of background stamping and doodling, as usual, then added a few sequins and some 'Stickles'......voila! job done...
All stamps used can be found on the Bee Crafty website, (HERE)
Hope you like it......please leave a comment, good OR bad, and let me know if this card has inspired you to buy a few 'post-Christmas' treats ;-) 
Catch you next week,
Barbara xx

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Very Last Post of 2016 for Bee Crafty.......

Morning everyone, and welcome to my very last post of 2016.....
Again, because I haven't been crafting for a couple of weeks, I've picked out a few more of my favourite DT samples which I've made for Bee Crafty over the past year.
All Stamps, stencils, distress inks, etc. can be found on the Bee Crafty website (HERE)


 As you can see, I have more than one favourite ....... ;-)


Well, hope you like this little selection, and also hope it has given you some inspiration to join the Bee Crafty challenges in the coming year.
All that's left to do now is wish you all a very happy, healthy & peaceful 2017.
 Thanks for all the wonderful comments left for my creations on the Bee Crafty Facebook page (and lots of others).
See you all next year!
                                                                        Barbara xx

Saturday, 24 December 2016

A Few 'Bee Crafty' Favourites from 2016

Hi Folks, no time to craft this week, but just thought I'd show a few of my fave DT cards using stamps from
These were from earlier in the year....I'll have a few more to show next week, before having lots of new creations to blog.
All stamps, stencils and inks can be found on the Bee Crafty website.
All cards are made with cardstock from  



 Hope you like this batch of DT work.....
Have an amazing Christmas & New Year, with lots of good wishes for 2017.
Thanks for popping over to my blog during the past 12 months.
Barbara.
xx









Saturday, 17 December 2016

With Love....At christmas

Hi again, Barbara here with a very quick post, my weekend inspiration for BEE CRAFTY......I don't know about anyone else, but my feet haven't  touched the ground this week, lots of baby-sitting and not much time to craft I'm afraid.
 I made a card last weekend for a friend using ALL Bee Crafty stamps, but forgot to take a photo before I posted it, so I re-created it for my son & d-i-l using a computer generated sentiment.
I've used white 'Hemp' cardstock from Papermilldirect as a base and extra layers, then stamped the holly and fir branches from Large Fir Fronds & Holly and Swirl border (find them HERE ).... I used various shades of green Adirondack inks. The holly leaves were stamped 5 more times onto scrap card then fussy-cut. I mounted them around the main image, just to add a bit of interest.
I then added a load of coloured jewels to brighten it up.
 Hope you like it....
Don't forget to get your entries into the Bee Crafty monthly challenge on Facebook.....there's a prize of £20. You MUST use Bee Crafty stamps though, of course.
Back soon with another post.
Barbara x

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Saturday/Sunday Inspiration for Bee Crafty.....

Hi everyone, I'm late with my DT post for BEE CRAFTY .......My feet haven't touched the ground this week, although I'm sure you will all be the same......unless you're an organised type of person, which I'm am definitely not!
Anyway, here is my DT card for this week, made with snowflakes, HERE .....white, coloured & black embossing powders and an inky background from my 'inky store'.
The cardstock is the fabulous new 'Hemp' from PAPERMILLDIRECT.
 After die-cutting four squares, I stamped each one with a selection of snowflakes in various embossing powders.
I inked the extreme edges with distress ink, and added a sentiment.
Double-mounted onto white 'Hemp' cardstock and 'voila', finished.
Hope you like it ;-)
Catch you soon,
Barbara x
Don't forget Bee Crafty have a December challenge with a prize of £20....pop over to the facebook page for more details xx

Monday, 5 December 2016

Lavinia Stamps ~ December Challenge

Hi everyone,
The December challenge at LAVINIA STAMPS has started.....The theme this month is 
'MAGICAL'
The prize, as always, is a fabulous £40 Lavinia Stamps goodies, of your own choice, so get those entries in. Go to the Facebook page HERE to read full details of how to enter.
These are my DT samples for this month.....
 All card stock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT which has been coloured with Pan Pastels.....it's the new 'HOPSACK' textured card and I love it!! Looks just like canvas 😀
Lavinia Stamps used are :-
Woodland Hares
Fairy Buttercups
Icicles
Bubbles
The 2nd card uses a Lavinia Stamps die :-
(Not sure if these are still available, sorry.....I'll find out though and update this post)
The gorgeous sparkly card comes from PAPERMILLDIRECT, link as above.
Here is a close-up, hope you like it......
Well, that's it for today, catch you soon,
Barbara x