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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Hochanda Samples for Bee Crafty

Hiya, I'm back with the rest of my makes from the recent BEE CRAFTY Hochanda show.....
Bev launched THREE new sets of stamps on the show, and you can find them on the Bee Crafty website, of course.
Yuletide WORDage Set - HERE 
Yuletide Set - Fir trees & fronds - HERE 
Yuletide Set - Holly swirl tree & Borders - HERE
Too many pics to go into detail about, but if you have any questions re-backgrounds, etc......please just ask. 

Do you have a favourite??
I do, but I'm not telling ;-)
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend.......I always think Summer is over on the Tuesday after BH Monday, good job I still have lots of holidays to look forward to ;-)
Catch you soon,
Barbara xx

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