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Saturday 28 January 2017

Papermilldirect Tutorial for Double Stencilling

Hi folks, back again to let you know I have a tutorial as my PAPERMILLDIRECT DT work, over on their blog at the moment.
Why not check it out if you have time?
These are the finished cards, BOTH made with cardstock from Papermilldirect, of course :-)
 Both these cards were samples for my recent Chippenham Workshop, and so easy to do!
What do you think??
Back soon with my Lavinia DT work, for the February challenge.
Barbara x

Brusho's Again for Bee Crafty

Hi bloggers, I'm back again with a little trio of notelets I've made this week as my DT work for
I've used a very easy technique using a stamping block and Brusho's. 
I started by spritzing a perspex block with water, and adding a couple of colours of Brusho's, then quickly flipping the block and placing down on my cardstock. Sometimes it gets a bit messy and you have paint swooshing all over the card, but you never get 2 the same, which is nice.
Once this was dry, I overstamped with images and sentiments from the BEAUtanicals range, 
I used teasels and ground elder. 
I added a bit of Glossy Accents to the heads, and a few sequins to finish.
Hope you like them.
Back soon with more Saturday inspiration,
Have a great weekend,
                                                                       Barbara x

Saturday 21 January 2017

Morning crafters, Saturday already....where is this month going?? It will soon be Christmas!! ;-)
Anyway, this week for my BEE CRAFTY DT inspiration I've made a card which would be suitable for Valentine's day, a wedding, wedding fact lots of occasions, as it uses quite a generic sentiment.
The background is done with Brushos, then I heat-embossed 2 of the edges with 'Backdrops Frames' and Ranger embossing powder in Magenta.
I stamped the complete backdrop frame in the middle with Versamark and heat-embossed in black.
The sentiment was stamped onto a separate piece of card and adhered to the centre of the frame. 
All products are available from BEE CRAFTY
I've used a new textured cardstock, called Hemp from PAPERMILLDIRECT  
Then made two 'mats' of black smooth & raspberry pink, also from Papermilldirect.
Well, that's it for today, hope you like my card. It would be great if you could take a minute to leave a comment....good or bad, no problem.
Back soon with some new Lavinia Stamps creations
See ya next week,
Barbara xx

Saturday 14 January 2017

Bee Crafty Saturday Inspiration.....

Hi Bloggers, back again with a few projects I made for last weeks BEE CRAFTY show on Hochanda.....did you get a chance to watch? If not, you can find it on 'catch-up'.
The background on this card was made with crumpled copier paper, then inked with distress inks. 
I've used the XL Banksy stamps & sentiments which were on the show, for all the cards and MDF tags.

There are 4 new word stencils available too....they make great backgrounds!
Why not pop over to BEE CRAFTY and checkout all the new additions.
Catch you all next week,

Saturday 7 January 2017

First Bee Crafty Post of 2017

Morning everyone, Happy New Year!
Just a very quick post today as I'm getting ready to leave for my first workshop of the year.....yeah!!
I'm showing you one of the fabulous new collection of XL 'Banksy' stamps, which Bev Tonks of  
BEE CRAFTY will be bringing to Hochanda on Monday....tune in if you can.
All cardstock used is from
This background on this card was made with Distress Stains, then I overstamped in Versamark and heat-embossed in black embossing powder.
I did a bit of background stamping and doodling, as usual, then added a few sequins and some 'Stickles'......voila! job done...
All stamps used can be found on the Bee Crafty website, (HERE)
Hope you like it......please leave a comment, good OR bad, and let me know if this card has inspired you to buy a few 'post-Christmas' treats ;-) 
Catch you next week,
Barbara xx