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Saturday 29 October 2016

It's almost 'Poppy Time'.......

Morning everyone,  here I am again with my regular Saturday post for BEE CRAFTY
Today I want to show you a tag I made using the 'LIMITED EDITION POPPY' stamp...(find it HERE)
This stamp is brand new for 2016, and £2 from every sale is going to this years Poppy Appeal.
This was a very easy make......I started by cutting a tag shape out of black cardstock. Then I stamped the poppy TWICE onto red card, and the leaves & stem onto green card (all from Papermilldirect)
I decoupaged the poppy head to give it some interest and overlapped the seed pod, so it fit the tag a little better
All it needed then was the sentiment and a scrap of ribbon......I think 'Less is More' on this occasion.
Hope you like it, please leave a comment if you've been inspired.
Back soon,
                                                                          Barbara x

Saturday 22 October 2016

Limited Edition Poppy Stamp from Bee Crafty

Morning all, back again with a new stamp from BEE CRAFTY
Beverley has released this gorgeous poppy stamp as a tribute for Remembrance's a limited edition, and £2 from every sale goes to the Poppy Appeal.
I've made a few cards already with it, and will show them over the next week or so......
This card was done on the fabulous new 'Hopsack' cardstock, from PAPERMILLDIRECT and as you can see, the image stamped beautifully. Look at the texture on the card, isn't it great?
I stamped with Versamark and heat-embossed the image, then did a bit of water-colouring with my distress inks.
In the background, I've part-stamped using the Da Vinci script (find it HERE) ...I love this stamp for backgrounds, and you'll find it quite a bit on my DT work for Bee Crafty.
The poppy stamp and sentiment can be found HERE  
But, don't forget it's a LIMITED EDITION.
Hope you like my creation.....I'll be back soon with more.
Have a good weekend,
                                                                      Barbara x

Saturday 15 October 2016

Lavinia Stamps - Mid-month Inspiration

Morning everyone, back again with a couple of cards I made for the LAVINIA STAMPS October challenge.
The theme this month is 'Blue, Purple or Both'
I've used some brand new card stock from 
called 'Hemp'....It's fab, I love it!!
 Stamps used in this card :- Seaweed, Maple Leaf, Fairy Barnacle and Large Deer.

Loads of Ranger 'Stickles' and a few sequins to finish it off ......
The second card features the stamps :- Willow and one other that I will have to find the name of, sorry x (and a sentiment)
Please leave a comment, if you've enjoyed looking, they are all appreciated.
Catch you soon, Barbara x

Bee Crafty Sneaky Peek.....

Morning everyone, I'm back today with a sneaky look at the stamps Bev of BEE CRAFTY is bringing to Hochanda on Monday 17th Oct. 
Sometimes when I receive my DT stamps, I look to see how many ways I can use them, and often I chop them up to make other images.
I've done just this with the set called 'Feather Dreamer' (find it HERE
All the card stock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
 I cut the feather in two, and used the larger part for this card, masking and stamping with Adirondack inks on hammered card.
What do you think??
It would be great if you could leave a comment....good OR bad, it's the only way we know if we're 'hitting the spot' with inspiration.
Catch you soon, don't forget to checkout the times for the Hochanda shows......a little birdie tells me there's some fab new products, but you'll have to tune in to see what they are!
                                                                    Barbara xx

Saturday 8 October 2016

Here We Are Again......

Hi everyone, well, here we are again....another Saturday blog post for  
This is probably my last 'Autumnal' card, as Christmas is now in sight, which means making Christmas cards....millions of them! ....and as there are some fab new Christmas stamps available from Bee Crafty,  I need to get busy!
I've used an Inkables 'brick wall' template for the background - find it HERE
The stamps are from the Ground Elder set - find it HERE   
I used 3 shades of distress ink for the background
 Hope you've enjoyed looking today....
I'll be back next week with a sneaky peek of samples for the next Bee Crafty, Hochanda programme.
Catch you soon,

Saturday 1 October 2016

Saturday Inspiration for Bee Crafty

Hi everyone....yes, it's Saturday again, and time for my weekly inspiration for 
These are the samples I made for the recent programmes on Hochanda, showing the fabby new Christmas stamps.....I love them all, but only got the chance to make a few cards, due to holidays. Watch out for more samples over the coming weeks. 
ALL cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
Find the new sets os stamps HERE 

If you've enjoyed looking, please leave a comment.
Have a good weekend,
Barbara xx

Lavinia Stamps - October Challenge....

Hiya folks, Pinch punch and all that.....
Just got home after a fabulous holiday in Croatia, wow what an amazing country, can truly recommend it!
Today sees the start of the October  challenge at LAVINIA STAMPS and if you haven't seen the fab new release of stamps....GET OVER THERE NOW, they're amazing!!
Here are my DT samples....I'll be back with more, mid-month, but in the meantime, don't forget, the prize for the winning challenge entry is a massive £40

All cardstock from
  I've used Pan Pastels for the backgrounds.
Stamps used :-
Shoal of fish - HERE
Seaweed - HERE  
Sea Bubbles - HERE 
Fairy Barnacle - HERE 
Alana - HERE 

Lots of Ranger 'Stickles. 

Stamps used :-
Fairy Barnacles - as above
Sea Bubbles - as above
Seaweed - as above
Guinevere - HERE 

Stamps used :-
Seaweed - as above
Fairy Barnacles - as above
Sentiment - HERE
Sacred Tree - HERE
Small Pixies - HERE

Hope you likey....catch you soon
Barbara xx