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Saturday, 26 March 2016

BEE CRAFTY on Hochanda....DT inspiration

Morning everyone and Happy Easter to you all.
Well it's that time again, for Bev, of BEE CRAFTY STAMPS to appear on Hochanda to debut the new stamps....FOUR sets, inspired by the artist, Banksy
Fabulous stamps and they all work so well together......
This little tag was made using the 'Love Isn't Complicated' set.
I've inked a tag with Adirondack inks then made a watercolour wash with a spritzer.
Next I used the brick wall and leaf stencils to give more interest to the background then stamped the boy & girl and sentiment from the set. Normally I'd heat-emboss the images, but this time I just stamped with Versafine in Onyx Black.
The cardstock I've used is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
A few gems around the edges, a bit of raffia and it was done....nothing too complicated....just like LOVE! ;-)

Hope you like it enough to leave a comment, I appreciate them all......and don't forget Bev is on TV 3 times today at 11am, 2pm and 5pm...if you can't watch it, set your recorders.
Catch you all soon,
Barbara xx

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Ground Elder again for Bee Crafty.....Barbara DT

Morning all, Barbara here with another Saturday blog for BEE CRAFTY
This week I've used the 'ground elder' again......just because I love it!

First I stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder to do a 'resist' technique....Then I used some bright colours of Adirondack inks as a water-colour wash.
I chopped out out a few circles to make the base card, then matted the coloured piece to a black background to show off the colours.
A small sentiment,  a few sequins and voila! ....done.

 Hope you like it enough to leave a comment, they are always much appreciated.
Bev Tonks is back on Hochanda on Easter Saturday with FOUR brand new sets of stamps (all Banksy inspired)  I've just finished my samples for the show, so hope you will tune in to see them.
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Spring Flowers for a 'Bee Crafty' Spring Saturday.......

Hi everyone, Saturday again, and what a beautiful morning it is here....hope you all manage to see some lovely sunshine this weekend, Summer is on it's way....yay!!
This week, for my BEE CRAFTY DT card, I've used the gorgeous stamp called 'Star Flowers' from the Fabulous Flowers set.....this is the first time I've used this particular stamp, but it's so pretty, I'll certainly be doing more with it.
 Firstly I covered a piece of linen cardstock with Pan Pastel chalks in yellow & red, then I stamped the 'Star Flowers' twice in Versafine 'vintage sepia'. On a separate piece of chalked card, I stamped again, and cut-out a few of the flowers.
I stamped the sentiment also from BEE CRAFTY (love this one) and layered up the flowers. I ran around the edges of the flowers with gold wax, but it looks white on the pic, sorry ........I added a butterfly from the 'Butterflies Set 1' and matted onto black cardstock and a white card base. A few dots of 'Stickles' on the flower centres and 'voila, done'!
Well that's it for this week, hope you like my card enough to leave a comment, they are much appreciated.
Happy weekend,
Barbara xx

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Lavinia Stamps - New-Look Challenge

Hi everyone, I'm back again, this time with details of a new-style challenge from
Much easier than the previous method, all you need to do now is upload your entry to the Lavinia Stamps Facebook're allowed THREE entries, and there's a £40 prize, so what are you waiting of??
Here are my DT cards for this challenge....The theme is 'use any colour you want' ....easy peasy!
 The background on this card is made with marbling inks and I've used 'Glow Flowers' and 'Bubbles' stamps.
 I've used 'Fairy Thistles' on this card with a background of gilding flakes.
On this last card, I've made another small background of gilding flakes and stamped with 'Dragon Pods'.
Hope you feel inspired enough to leave a comment, and of course to join in the challenge.
Catch you soon,
Barbara xx

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Another Saturday Blog for Bee Crafty.....

Hi everyone, Saturday again and time for another BEE CRAFTY blog.
Did you all see the new Bee Crafty stamps on the Hochanda channel earlier this week?? They looked fab and were quickly sold out.
All the samples I made for the shows are on the Bee Crafty facebook page, if you missed them.
Today's card is made using Ground Elder, Teasel and birds stamps along with Pan Pastels.
 I really like using Pan Pastels, they are so quick and easy to blend!
Why not checkout the new sets of stamps at Bee Crafty..... There are lots of other products for sale too, especially if you like using inks, paints, stencils etc
Back soon, have a great weekend,
Your comments are always greatly appreciated.