Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Paper strip background using BeeCrafty stamps - YOUTUBE

Hey Bloggers
For todays DT project for BeeCrafty, I have made a little youtube..
Hope you enjoy.

All the stamps can be gotten in the BeeCrafty STORE.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bee Crafty Inspiration .. Hochanda Samples

Hey bloggers and welcome to my my little slice of the www..

Once again wednesday and my turn to share some inspiration
for BeeCrafty.

I realised that I havent shared my Hochanda samples here on my blog after the last show. I just made the little video and shared but I want to talk you through how I made the projects, so that is what I will do today..

First of all, find the BRAND NEW STAMPS HERE.. 
They were released at the Ally Pally show, live on Hochanda and they sold out in record time. But the Bee Ladies have been working hard and have them back in stock in their shop..

 This one is made on one of the MDF tags. I primed it with white acrylic paint and used my distress ink to colour. I used the Heart Inkables to make the heart and I stamped also with distress ink, the border sentiment down the side. My Tulip,  I coloured with my Zig real brush water colour markers. I stamped the flower head 3 times and cut some of the details out to decoupage it. To make the stem shorter, I simply bent it and glued it. Finished with a bit of sparkle made with my wink of stella sparkle brush.
This one is made on one of the MDF Art Board Tags. I love these ad they can be made into free standing home decor. Ideal to make a wee pressie..
For this one I went strait on to the raw MDF with some sparkel sprays. Dont ask me where they are from as they were given to me by a friend and are so well used that you cant read the lable anymore lol... (Make your own sparkle sprays with rubbing alcohol and old eyeshadows.. I have you YOUTUBE HERE, that show you how)
Anyway, once my background was dry I went strait with my border sentiment stamp and stamped it repeatedly covering the whole board. I then took my Art journal border stamp and stamped each side of both the board and the stand. I used a black sharpie to colour in some of the design.
My Tulip I stamped onto black card and heat embossed with silver, cut it out and added on my board.

 
Oh I must say, I love this project myself... It took quite a long time to make but it was worth it.. 
Its made to be A5 in size.
For this I started by stamping my Tulip (that would be the front flower) I then made a mask of the tulip and lay that over my first flower, before stamping it again.. Once mask was removed, my back flower was revealed. I coloured them (I think it was with water colours) and stamped my sentiment.
I used chalk to create the shading of colour around the flowers.
 I then took some clear embossing powder and heat set it ALL over my image. It needed 2 coats to become totally smooth and now looks a bit like glass.
I then made my frame. I cut my card stock also to be A5, so same sice as my "glass pic". I then used a ruler and a craft knife (and quite a bit of measuring) to cut out the window.
Once cut I used the new dinkables and texture paste to make the design on my frame. Once paste was dry I used distress sprays to colour my frame.
Once dry, I added my frame over my image using foam squares.
 
 I wanted this to look just like a picture in a frame, so to be able to hang it up, I used a frame die to cut this "hook". I just cut of the end of the die cut and glues this bit on to the back of my picture.

 
 Another MDF tag, this one is the XL. This time with red acrylic paint background and orange acrylic paint through my swirl dinkable. I used the Journey stamp, stamped in black, but before the black ink dried completely I added some gold embossing powder. As the ink wasnt completly wet, the embossing powder didnt stick in all places so once I melted the powder, I got a very distressed look. I love how it came out. My Iris flower is stamped on white card stock, heat set also with gold embossing powder, coloured with water colours and cut out. I finshed the project with a bit of gold embossing powder around the edges and a black sharpie to outline my letters.

 Another Iris flower. this time on a card. Water colour back ground, plain stamping heatset with black embossing powder and the same with my border sentiment stamp. I made some black water splashes with a paint brush and black distress ink to finish the distressed look.

 
 This one was great fun. I did the maksing tecnique as I discribed earlier, and just repeat stamped my Tulip. I coloured them all in with water colour pencils and stamped my sentiment. I finished with some brown distress ink around the edges and a coat of glossy accent over the flower heads.

 This one was one of those projects we start but dont know how to finish.. I stamped my Iris
and coloured it in..I on purposely only wanted to use a piece of the flower to show that although its a big stamp, it could still be used on a smaller card.. But I was stuck.. In the end I HAD to get finished so I simply layered my stamp on to black and added it strait on to the card with foam. I took my  
Art journal border stamp and made the sides and finished with distress ink water splashes. I do love how it came out and a sentiment could easily be added.

 And that is it from me for today.
 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind. I hope you enjoyed these projects.
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Orange & Black

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Thank you for popping by..



Todays projects is for BeeCrafty.
If you are part of the BeeCrafty Facebook Group, you may have seen the first of the 2 cards I want to share today. I made the background and stamped my Door Knocker on I but didnt know how to finish it. Anyway, here is the finished card. I love how it turned out..
 The background is made with Distress inks and the Backdrop Textures stamps. I then stamped my Door Knocker over in black, but I stamped it off the card stock so the last bit of the ring would be missing. I took a scrap piece of card stock and stamped the ring, added ink and cut it out. I then added it to the ring on my stamped image so I got the full ring. (hope that makes sence)..
I matted and layered onto a black piece of card and finished by stamping my Happy Birthday  inside the ring.
 I love this combo of orange and black, so while I had those colours out, I decided to make another card with them.

This one is very simple. Its simply just repeat stamping with the Flower - distress backdrop border, heatset with black embossing powder.
My greeting is from my stash, it was a leftover from another play and I finished witha black mat and a few gems.

 And that's all from me for today.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Steampunk clock..

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Todays projects is for BeeCrafty.
 For today I've tried out something I saw one of my teamies do. Alisa used the steampunk clock stamp to make some amazing earrings out of shrink plastic.
Now I dont make jewelry but I do have a big pack of shrink plastic so I decided to make the clock and add it to a card.
For this card I used the following stamps and papers:
 I started with a card blank, a black mat and a piece of the steampunk background paper pack.
I then stamped all my cogs strait on to the paper. Once that was done I stamped my clock onto the shrink plastic. I stamped on the glossy sides as I needed the numbers to still be the right way round but normally I'd recommend stamping on the rough side but it does mirror the image.
Once clock was stamped and ink was dry (please note when stamping on the glossy side, ink takes longer to dry) I cut it out and started the heating process. You can bake the pieces in the oven but I used my heat gun and use an acrylic block to flatten my piece after.
Once my clock was done I took a label die, die cut the black label, stamped my greeting and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.. I then lay the die back on my card a drew around the outside of the die to make the black border. I used a versamark pen to hand draw the the extra lines and once again used gold embossing powder.

Now, the embossing powder thats on the cogs.. weeeeeell happy mistake I suppose lol.. It wasnt planned but when I added the powder to my hand drawn lines, it just stuck. I decided to leave it there as I prefer the bit of a rustic look.

And that's all from me for today.
 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting
 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration - Youtube, sentiment stamp background.


Hey Bloggers
For todays DT project for BeeCrafty, I have made a little youtube..
Hope you enjoy.
All the stamps can be gotten in the BeeCrafty STORE.

 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Youtube..

Hey Bloggers

For todays DT project for BeeCrafty, I have made a little youtube..
Hope you enjoy.


All the stamps can be gotten in the BeeCrafty STORE.

 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting








Wednesday, 8 March 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration..

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Thank you for popping by..

Todays projects is for BeeCrafty.
I had a right good play making this card. Its one of those that came together quite fast. It just kind a flowed..

For this card I used the following goodies:

Find everything and many more goodies in the STORE

 This card is made by laying down lots of different colours of Distress Crayons. I just smudged the colours with my fingers to get the blended look. I then took my inkable circle and and lay in the middle. I took a babywipe and ran it around inside the circle to remove some of the crayon. 
I left the card to dry and once dry I stamped my sentiment and my branches. I used black Archival ink. I also stamped my butterflies on some scrap card, coloured them with crayons and cut them out.
 To finish it was a simple black mat and gluing on my butterflies.
A very simple yet dramatic card.

  And that's all from me for today.
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Scrappage for BeeCrafty..

Hello Bloggers..

Today I have a scrappage to show you. Its for my weekly spot for 

I actually started this page when the girls first brought out these stamps on Hochanda. But Im sure though, that Im not the only crafter that gets stuck on a project from time to time lol.
Needles to say, the page was started but never finished. I just didnt know how to finish it.. Until the day I took out my pile of unfinished projects and this one jumped out at me.. In no time I knew what I wanted and it was done..
Its funny how these projects seem to have a life of their own at times lol..

 
 Picture is of my "baby" Abbie. She was about 3 on this photo.

 I started by stamping my Marple leafs in both sizes on to a piece of A4 cardstock. I then took the matching Inkable and lay round my stamp and coloured the leafs with my distress ink and blanding tool. I guess I could have coloured them with my markers or pencils as well.
I added some strips of washi tape so it would be peaking out from my photo. I struck the photo down with double sided foam tape to give the LO (LayOut) more dimension. I then lay out all the flowers, making sure i was happy with the arrangement before glueing them down. I finished off this LO with some foam letters.

I love how something like these stamps can be a centre piece, and yes these stamps canwell hold their own, but also that they can be used as a background like this. These stamps was handdrawn by Sam and I LOVE that about them. 

Anyway, that's all from me for today.
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

February Hochanda samples for BeeCrafty

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Today Im sharing my samples from Bev's recent show on Hochanda.
She introduced the FASHIONettes. Something a bit different then what Bev normally bring to Hochanda. But by god, did they go down a treat. I love these girlies and it was lovely to get back to colouring again. Something I dont do much of anymore.

Here is my samples from the show:

 A5 card
 Masking tecnique on canvas paper
 Mixed Media canvas Board
 Im not the only one who love these ladies.. My 6 year old, Abbie, loves joining me when my BeeCrafty stamps come out. She dreams of one day getting her cards on TV
 A5 card
 A5 card made with Brusho. I wanted to show that these girls CAN be used even if your not into/ new to colouring.
 6x6 card on distress background. I wanted to show that these girls CAN be used even if your not into/ new to colouring.
I also coloured in these girls and sent to Bev. They were simply as a back up for her if they were needed. Im no colourist and I mainly colour with water pencils. These girls are so easy to colour as each area is not too small and not too big. 

And that is all from me for today.
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 Happy Crafting


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Tsunami Rose ~ Pocket Letter

Hey Bloggers..

After a bit of a break, I'm delighted to be back working with the amazing vintage downloads from Tsunami Rose.
For this months project I chose to make a pocket letter. I have only done a few of these so it was great fun. I used a couple of different s
heets of elements and simply cut out the elements I wanted from each sheet. All my backgrounds, bar the middle one, is from 1 sheet just cut to size. I added several ephemera both inside as well as outside to each pocket and finished with a bit of laze and a few gems. Just love being back working with my favourite vintage digital goodies 







The goodies used this month by the DT:
Ephemera Set #14 -  http://bit.ly/ephemera14
Ephemera set #12 - http://bit.ly/ephemera_12 Rose Notecards Journal kit- http://bit.ly/rosenotecards Rose Notecards Add on- http://bit.ly/rosenotecardsaddon

Links for Tsunami Rose
TRD Etsy shop: http://bit.ly/tsunamirose
TRD FB Fan Page: http://bit.ly/trdfbfanpage
TRD FB Group: http://bit.ly/trdfbgroup

And that is all from me for today.
 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting