My lovely followers x

Saturday, 29 August 2015

A little BLING for Tim Holtz ;-)

Hi everyone.....happy bank holiday weekend.
Just showing a quick tag I made yesterday......I'm so enjoying making tags at the moment, maybe it's because I bought the Sizzix tag die, lol.
Anyway, here it is, quite bright, as usual....

I've used super-smooth white cardstock from
and coloured with Dylusion Inks

Tim Holtz stamps and masks.

And finally a bit of 'bling'

Hope you like it.
Back soon, have a great weekend, whatever you're doing......I always think Autumn starts the day after August BH, so my creations might take on an Autumnal feel next week, haha
Barbara x

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SPLENDIFEROUS CREATIONS (Bloggers challenge, come fly with me)

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Get ya sunglasses on.......

Hi folks, torrential rain all day here, so again managed to get into my little crafty space. 
This is a quick card made with Dylusion Ink Sprays and stamps from Dyan Reaveley, hope you like it!
The cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
 We also had a lunchtime visit from our gorgeous little grandchildren, Eva & Charlie

I never thought I could ever love a child so much, who I hadn't actually given birth to ! She & Charlie have changed our lives immeasurably.....

She's so adorable, I could eat her!

Lovely little Charlie....only 5 months old, and on the move already, he is such a happy baby.

Well, that's it for tonight,
catch you soon,
Barbara xx

Monday, 24 August 2015

Gorgeous new stamps from Lavinia Stamps.......

Morning's very wet and drab here in Wiltshire today, but perfect for crafting....yeah!
Just wanted to tell you that Lavinia Stamps have released some new additions to their fabulous collection, and I've been having a little play with them. 
Find them all here    
Made a couple more tags, (really enjoying making tags at the moment)

All cardstock from 
inked with distress inks and re-inkers
 The new stamps on this card are 

I've used quite a bit of Glossy Accents on the 'fairy orbs', to make them stand out.
The new stamps used on this tag are

That's all for now, catch you soon, I'm off to craft
B xx

Saturday, 22 August 2015

A few new tags.......

Morning everyone....happy weekend.
Just a quick post to show a few colourful tags I've made this week.....I know some peeps can't see the point in a 'tag', but I think they're fun to make, and make a lovely wall display in a craft room.
Anyway here are the ones I've made this week.....

All tags made with card stock from
White linen, & white smooth, mounted onto black. 

Distress inks and Dylusions Stamps.

This poppy stamp is from Indiglo Blu.
My crafty friend Zoe Russell made me a beautiful birthday card with this stamp and I LOVED it! much so, that I had to buy it. I'm going to use it at my next Chippenham Workshop, so keep popping back to see how the ladies use it. (thanks Zoe)
That's all for now folks.....if you have time, pop over to 
Papermilldirect, and checkout their special offers, there's always something new x

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Mid-month reminder for Petal Lu......

Evening....hope you've had a good weekend. I've had loads of crafty time, so it's been a great couple of days.
Here is my mid-month reminder for the challenge at

 All card stock is from

 The challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES, so lots of scope there. 
Lucinda makes the most delightful little handcrafted flowers, which can be found
Back soon with loads more to show.
Barbara x

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Chippenham Workshop.... August 2015

Hi everyone, back again with a few pics taken at my Chippenham workshop on August 1st. It was our 1st birthday too, so a lovely day was had by all.....tons of food and laughs, which is exactly how a workshop should be!
The following pics showed the ladies using the Joseph's Coat technique.

All card stock is from 

Because it was the last demo of the day, the ladies didn't get time to mount them onto card bases, so were going to finish them at home. 
I think they'll look fab when all finished. 
Back soon with more samples from the workshop.
Have a good day,

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

A birthday post for Papermilldirect.....

Well, can't believe I'm blogging on my birthday, but even more unbelievable is the fact it's the 3rd post in 3 days!!......and so much more to come!
Today I just need to tell you of the new 'special offer' at
 A4 Small Box - Lilac Card - 270gsm
The theme chosen at Papermilldirect this week was sympathy.....and once I'd started, I couldn't stop!
Here are my DT makes for this week

Cuts beautifully in the Bigshot.
The gorgeous little flowers are again from

Creeping vine stamp from 
inked onto white linen.

The 'positive' die-cut.......

.....and the negative die-cut.

Clean and Simple

Special offer lilac, mounted onto white hammered card stock.
Stamp from Lavinia Stamps.

Back soon, I'm off to have a glass of birthday bubbly

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Monday, 3 August 2015

A flowery little challenge from Petal Lu.......

Hi folks, back again......and this time it's to show my DT mid-month inspiration for the challenge over at 
This card is a bit different from my normal stuff, and I find the style a bit challenging, but hey, I'm tough! haha

 All card stock, white linen and buff,  is from
The sentiment is from Inkylicious 

The stunning flowers, fuchsia & roses, are handcrafted by Lucinda Lucker of 
The photos don't do these amazing little flowers justice, they are simply gorgeous.

Well, that's it for tonight.....why not pop over to the PETAL LU challenge blog
The theme this month is Anything Goes, and finishes on the 14th August.
Back soon with pics from my workshop last Saturday,

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Lavinia Stamps August Challenge......

Morning everyone, hope you're enjoying a lovely relaxing Sunday......
I have loads to share with you all, over the next few days, so I'm starting with the new challenge from LAVINIA STAMPS
This month the theme is
As always, the prize is £40 worth of products from Lavinia Stamps. You don't even need a blog to enter, you can enter by email, just by following the link on the challenge blog 
So, here are my DT creations for this challenge.....

This canvas was coloured using the 'bleeding tissue' technique, then stamped and stencilled with various images from Tracey at Lavinia Stamps.
This butterfly is still my all time fave butterfly....I LOVE it!

Another 'bleeding tissue' background, which has  been done on white linen from 
and using the same stamps, giving a completely different look.

This background was first inked onto Papermilldirect white linen card stock, then adhered to the MDF heart. A bit of stamping, stencilling, then heat embossing, gives another totally different look.
I've used spray inks on this piece of card, before adhering to the heart, then a selection of Lavinia Stamps. Sometimes it's very hard choosing which ones to use, as I really love them all!

Well hope you like my designs for this challenge, and also hope you will join in.
I'll be back tomorrow with details of my Petal Lu DT mid-way projects, hope you can pop back soon.