My lovely followers x

Saturday, 23 June 2018

It's JUNE.....if you didn't already know!

Hi bloggers......It's been JUNE for 3 weeks and I forgot to show you my calendar page for this month 😏
Every year PAPERMILLDIRECT make calendars which can be personalised......They'll be available soon for 2019, so keep popping over to check....they're fabulous to give as gifts. 
This is my June page....
HOPSACK textured & black smooth card from Papermilldirect, inked with Distress Oxides.
SEAHORSE stencil by Imagination Crafts (I think)
SEAWEED/TWIG stamp from Inkylicious
LEAF stencil from JOFY @ PaperArtsy
Ranger Glossy Accents.

Back soon with my July page....I'm having good fun catching up on my calendar πŸ˜€
Barbara xx


Friday, 22 June 2018

More PaperArtsy @ Topflight Stamps

Hi folks, I'm back today with a tag I've made, using a few different PaperArtsy products.... from Topflight StampsπŸ˜€
(I'll list what I've used at the end of this post)
I started off by cutting a tag shape, and inking it with Brusho powders.
Using an old book page, I stamped two flowers from a set of stamps designed by Tracy Scott (I adore Tracy's designs). These were 'fussy-cut' and put aside until I'd finished the background.
Using stamps & stencils, I made a 'messy background on which to place the flower.
I must admit at this stage I'd made it too messy and didn't like it too much. Hey-ho, no time to make another, so I had to finish it.
I adhered the flower & stem, which I'd coloured with inks, 
then added a few drops of enamel accents in black & white, and a bit of doodling.
So, although I'm not altogether happy with it, this is my project for today.....what do you think??
I'll be back soon with something I like a bit more, hopefully 😁
Happy crafting,
Barbara x
Stencil- JOFY PS085
Stamp- Tracy Scott 08
Stamp- JOFY 51

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Father's Day @ Papermilldirect....

Hi everyone, I'm over on the PAPERMILLDIRECT blog today with a couple of last-minute cards for Father's Day. 
My beloved dad passed away 22 years ago, but it's still a sad day for I'm sure it is for many people who haven't got their fathers around.
Anyway, these are the (very easy) cards......full details on the Papermilldirect blog.

Why not pop over to the Papermilldirect website & blog......the card quality is second to none πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
Back soon,
Barbara x

Friday, 8 June 2018

PaperArtsy@Topflight Stamps

Hi folks, I'm back today with my usual Friday post for 
This week I've used a selection of stamp sets from 
card from
                                               The background is made with Brusho's, and a few smaller images.
                          The flowers were left white, to make them 'pop' against the coloured background
                                     A bit of doodling and a few sequins, and I was finished.
                                                              Hope you like it πŸ˜€

Back soon,
Barbara xx


Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Bright & Not So Bright.......

Hi bloggers, I'm back today with two cards made using 
  stamps & stencils and 
card stock.
I've used almost the same stencils and stamps, but changed the colour of the background. It makes a massive difference.
I was inspired by a card made by the lovely ( SALLY HOLMES ) 
What do you think???
My fave is the brightest one, of course.....

Catch you soon,
Barbara xx

Monday, 4 June 2018

Chippenham Workshop sample - Tissue Box

Hi everyone, a very quick post to show one of the projects I took to my Chippenham Workshop on Saturday.
All card is from
PAPERMILLDIRECT  (textured Hopsack)
All stamps are from
 1st Side
 2nd Side
 3rd Side
 Finished Box
I used Brusho's for the background.....stamped in black Versafine, then overstamped & heat-embossed in silver.
Thanks for looking today, back soon
Barbara xx

Friday, 1 June 2018

It's Almost Summer with KAISERCRAFT STAMPS!

Hi everyone, I'm back again with a card made using stamps by KAISERCRAFT.....A few years ago, I was lucky enough to visit the Kaisercraft HQ just outside of Melbourne, Australia. It was amazing, I was like a kid in a sweet shop, so much to choose from. I've liked Kaisercraft stamps ever since and was very happy to see that TOPFLIGHT STAMPS 
carry a selection.
This week I've used a set called ISLAND ESCAPE - find them HERE
To make the background, I used Distress Oxides and blending brushes.
I stamped the palm tree images & sentiment directly onto the inked background, then added a bit of shading & doodling to give the beach & sea effect.
The flowers were stamped onto a separate piece of card, coloured, cut-out, then adhered to the main topper.
 I was quite pleased with the finished card, it turned out exactly as I had imagined it, thankfully. Hope you like it πŸ˜€
Well, that's all for this week......hope to catch you soon.
In the meantime, as always, have a great weekend and a crafty week ahead.
Barbara xx
This is the stamp set I used.......