My lovely followers x

Saturday 30 July 2016

Hi everyone, late again this week with my Saturday Inspiration.....I have been lost-off with the days this week, but that's nothing unusual, I'm always chasing my tail....
Anyhow, just quickly wanted to show you the last few cards I made for the most recent Hochanda show, using Bev's fabulous new Banksy XL stamps from
 Ghetto Rat XL & Friendship sentiment - HERE
Background made with Inkables and Distress Ink.
 Ghetto Blaster XL - Greatness Girl sentiment - Soundwaves (Dots and Wibble)  - HERE 
Background made with Brusho's, (and a bit of doodling)
 Hope XL and Friendship sentiment - HERE 
Background made with Brick wall Inkables & Distress Ink.
 Greatness Girl XL - Soundwaves Dots - HERE
Background made with Brusho's

Balloon Girl and Friendship sentiment - HERE 
Background made with Distress Inks.
Well, that's it for this week......we're just waiting for our new stamps to arrive, then it will be busy, busy, busy again, preparing for the next show on Hochanda (Aug.18th)
Have a good weekend,
Barbara xx

Saturday 23 July 2016

Bee Crafty - Hochanda Samples.....

Morning everyone, bit late today with my post, so won't waffle on......we're actually moving stuff back into our new kitchen today after SIX weeks of living in 'limbo', so I'm a bit excited!
Anyway, just wanted to show a couple more cards I did as samples for the recent Hochanda shows for 
 Hope you managed to get some of the new Banksy XL stamps, they will come in very handy, I'm sure.
Two completely different styles for these......on this card I've heat embossed Hope in black & the balloon in red, then cut them out and adhered to 4 layers of white linen card. 
Find Hope & balloon HERE ....and the sentiment HERE
All cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
This card started with a background made from Distress Stain, swiped across white cardstock.....I then stamped the Flower Riot and sentiment stamps with white embossing powder and heat embossed.
I added a bit of colour to the flowers, and inked through the brick inkable to give another layer to the background.
Then all I had to do was cut a white frame and mount onto a balck mat.
Find Flower Riot HERE
Sentiment HERE 
Brick Wall Inkable HERE
Hope you like what I did with these fab stamps.....keep an eye out for more samples coming over the next few days.
Happy weekend
                                                                        Barbara xx

Monday 18 July 2016

Have you entered the Lavinia Stamps challenge yet??

The Lavinia Stamps challenge still has 2 weeks to run.....the prize is a £40 voucher to spend on Lavinia products, it's a no-brainer!! Check the LS facebook page for full details of how to enter.
 Here are my DT creations
The theme this month is 'ADD A FAIRY'.....simples! 

Hope you like would be great if you leave a comment while you're here
Barbara xx

Saturday 16 July 2016

New Stamps from Bee Crafty.......

Morning everyone, Barbara here again with a card made with a new stamp from
These stamps will be unveiled on Hochanda on Tuesday 19th July, but thought you might fancy a sneaky peek..... they are HUUUUUGE! (this is a 7" square card)
 The background is made with a selection of Ranger Alcohol Inks, which was matted onto white linen cardstock then black, from 
 I stamped the 'BALLOON GIRL' in Versamark, heat-embossed with black embossing powder then 'fussy-cut' it out.
Once the sentiment was in place, I simply mounted the image with foam pads.
These larger size stamps will be fab for scrapbooking, journalling or simply making large cards.
Well, that's it for now, I'll be back tomorrow with my Lavinia samples for the July challenge.
Catch you then,
Barbara xx

Saturday 9 July 2016

Bee Crafty samples ......

Morning everyone.....Well after a third week without a kitchen, I'm beginning to get a bit frazzled....and because I can hardly get in my craft room, I'm just showing you the rest of the samples I made for the last Bee Crafty show on Hochanda.
All card stock was supplied by 
 I did the background for this card with Dylusions's actually much more vivid in real life!
 This card and the one below were made using the oak leaf stencil/mask and distress inks.
The masks are fabulous for either using on their own or mixing with various stamps, as I've done on these cards. 
All stamps used are from the BEAUtanicals range HERE
I've just rec'd the new stamps which will be shown on Hochanda on 19th July, so guess what I'll be doing this week......if I can get into my craft room!
Catch you all soon,
                                                                       Barbara x

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Chippenham Workshop samples

Hi everyone, we had another great day at Chippenham Craft Workshop on Saturday.......
This month I made a monolith/plaque as inspiration for the ladies. There were lots of butterflies, and lots of 'fussy-cutting', but they all managed so well. Checkout the post on Barbara Daines-Crafts,  Facebook, to see all the lovely creations.
This is my workshop sample......we did some cards too, but I'll show those later...

A close-up of the 'gem' detail.

There are over 60 butterflies on here....most of them were 'fussy-cut'....yawn! but I love the effect.
Hope you like my little plaque....please leave a comment if you've enjoyed looking.
Catch you soon with more samples from the workshop and my DT samples from the next Lavinia challenge which starts on 7th July.
Barbara xx

Saturday 2 July 2016

Another Saturday, another Bee Crafty DT card

Morning all, thanks for popping over to see what I've been up to this week.
Saturday is my usual spot for BEE CRAFTY and this week I've gone back to a pretty little butterfly stamp that I've used quite a lot in the past..... I just love it's simplicity.
I stamped the butterfly with Versamark over a piece of card which had been coloured with Brusho's, then heat embossed in white.
A simple sentiment stamped onto black card and again heat-embossed was all I needed to finish this easy card.
The stamps used are:-
Butterfly from Winged Things - HERE
Sentiment from Hope & Faith Infinity - HERE
Thanks for looking today, hope you can pop back in a day or so for more Bee Crafty DT samples
Until then, have a great weekend.
Barbara xx