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Monday, 27 February 2017

Chippenham Workshop 25th Feb '17

Hi folks, here are the first pics from my Chippenham Workshop on 25th Feb. 
The ladies produced some gorgeous work and there will be lots more pics to follow over the next day or two. 
We missed a few of our regulars, as I had to bring the March Workshop forward a week, due to a family holiday. 
Next workshop is April 1st, but it's almost full, so if you want to attend please let me know asap xx

Back soon xx

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Saturday is Bee Crafty day ......

Hi everyone, I'm back with my weekend post for Bee Crafty.....
This week I've used the butterfly again, from Winged Things - set 1 .....find it HERE
I love this little butterfly..... I stamped the image 8 times on scraps of 'Brusho'd ' cardstock, then fussy cut them out and adhered to a panel of white 'hemp' and black smooth card, from
Some I laid flat, others I lifted the wings with silicone glue.
The DREAM stamp can be found HERE
Have you got your entry into the challenge still have a couple of days! Make a card with Bee Crafty stamps then upload to the BC Facebook page....simples.
Anyway here is my card, hope you like it.....
                                                       Catch you all soon, Barbara x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Weekend Inspiration for Bee Crafty

Hey bloggy friends, welcome to my weekend post.....
The weather has been quite warm this past few days in Wiltshire, so thought I'd do a 'Spring-like' card for my BEE CRAFTY inspiration this week using a Bee Crafty butterfly stamp from the WINGED THINGS set (HERE)
The inks are Adirondacks,  and the fabulous cardstock is 'Hemp' from
I used a sentiment from the WORDAGE group (HERE) and I must admit if I'm working in the garden, I can't help but smile if a butterfly goes past....they are so fragile & pretty. (I might not be so keen on them if I grew cabbages ;-) )
Anyway, here is a close-up of my card......
I did a lot of masking for this technique.....I hate it when stamps just cross over on top of each other, unless I'm making a 'masterboard'.
A few coloured 'jewels' finished off my little butterflies.
I matched the mat and layering with the colours of ink.......Papermilldirect have so many colours, it's easy to match up the cardstock!
Hope you like it......don't forget there is still time to join in the February challenge on the Bee Crafty Facebook page....there is a £20 prize! 
                                                                              Barbara xx

Thursday, 16 February 2017

New Stamps from Inkylicious

Hi everyone, just popping by with a quick card made with a couple of new stamps from INKYLICIOUS and my trusty BRUSHO'S
I used WOODWARE watercolour card, and it was more than capable of holding all the water & paint.
What do you think??
I'll be back soon with a reminder for the Lavinia Stamps Feb. Challenge.....there is still plenty of time to get your entries in.
I'm supporting the following challenge with this card ;-)
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentine's Day Wishes......

Hey folks, welcome to my blog, and Happy Valentine's Day.
Just wanted to show you a few cards made with Valentine's in mind......
This is the card I made for Alan.....say's it all, I think. He really is the loveliest man x
The remaining 4 cards are all DT projects for 
Made with their fabulous card stock

Hope you like them......Have a great day
Barbara x
I'm joining in the February 'Love' challenge at CAS Watercolour Card   with card No. 1

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Weekend DT Inspiration for Bee Crafty

Hi everyone......Just a quickie to show my regular 'weekend inspiration' DT samples for BEE CRAFTY
I made one card, but then wasn't sure if I liked the colours, so did another one slightly different.
 Still loving my BEAUtanicals and hoping there are some more 'in the pipeline' from Bee Crafty
These are very easy cards to make.....and if you enter the Bee Crafty February challenge, you would be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher.
Catch you soon,
                                                                         Barbara x

Friday, 10 February 2017

More Chippenham Workshop Samples.....

Just wanted to show you a few more creations from my amazing ladies at last Saturday's Chippenham workshop.....
They all worked extremely hard, and some ladies were brand new to papercrafting and had NEVER made a card before.

                                                                  Back soon with more
                                                                    Barbara x

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Chippenham Workshop - Samples

Hi folks, just a quickie to show some of the samples I made for my February workshop......
All cardstock is from

The main images are IndigoBlu stamps, with various stamps and sentiments from Tim Holtz & Dylusions. The backgrounds are all Brusho's.
Back soon with a couple more,
Barbara x

Monday, 6 February 2017

Chippenham Workshop......Great Day!

Hi everyone, here are a few (!) pics of the creations made at my Chippenham Workshop on Feb.4th...
We had a lovely day, using Brusho's and generally just getting messy & inky.....nothing better on a cold, winter Saturday!

Back soon with more pics.....
B x