Wednesday, 28 September 2016

September BeeCrafty samples from Hochanda show..

Hey Bloggers..

Once again wednesday and my turn to share inspiration for 
BeeCrafty
Did you catch our Bev on Hochanda last monday?? What do you think of the new stamps? Arent they just fabulous?? I really REALLY loved playing with these. But then again, christmas crafting IS my favorite lol..

Here are the samples I made for the show:
 





All the above samples has all been made with distress inks and TONS of embossing powder lol.
All my stamping and embossing has been done with versamark and any background stamping has been done with distress ink.
This one is one of the new wooden tags. Its also made like above, distress ink and embossing powder.

I had so much fun making these samples. I love making chrismas cards as it is, but when you get a set of stamps that you KNOW will carry their own for many years to come, its just even more exciting. 
I have already made several more samples with these stamps to share with you over the next few weeks.

And that is it from me for today. I hope you like my creations.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
And dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Bee Crafty.. MDF samples for Hochanda

Evening bloggers..

Once again wednesday and time to share my weekeny inspiration for BeeCrafty.
The samples Im sharing today are from the last show on Hochanda, live from the Ally Pally
Bev brought back the BEAUtanical stamps as they were as BIG success, but this time she teamed them with the brand new MDF.
They literally sold out in minutes and even the extra stock that Julie secured during the show was gone before they were on the shelf lol..

This is the first time Ive really worked on MDF.
It was a bit of a challenge but once I got going, I have to say, I really enjoyed it.

 This one was primes withwhite acrylic paint and once dry, I brushed on distress ink. The moon was simply a punched circle I held in place while brushing the ink on. Once again left it to dry before stamping with my trusty Archival jet black ink.
My picture frame is simply a piece of acetate I stuck on with red double sided tape on 3 sides. The gems hides the tape. I added a strip of washitape to the photo so it can easily be pulled out and replaced.

 This one is the smallest one and by god this one was hard.. I think I painted and re-painted it 4 times before i finally came up with this design that I was happy with. Im used to working on bigger areas and I think that was the problem for me.. 
The final design is simply brused with distress ink, stamped and heat embossed. Due to the many layers of paint you can really see the brush strokes, but I must admit, that is what I like about the final look. It looks more like real wood.
This one was the first one I made. Its 3 colours of acrylic paint. I painted strait on to the MDF and just blended the colours with a dry clean paint brush. Once dry I stamped once again with Archival and finished with a bit of home made shimmer spray..

So if you are like me.. Never really had a go at MDF, these stands are a great place to start.
The surface is smooth and so easy to work with, and you can use so many mediums strait to the MDF..Im sure you will enjoy them as much as I did.


And that is it from me for today. I hope you like my creations.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
And dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Bee Crafty.. Sorry Im late...

Hi bloggers 
Sorry my post is late today. I got caught up the the NEW RELEASE stamps from 
Bee Crafty last night. shhhh
Cant wait for you to see them, they are fantastic.. (as always lol)
 
Anyway.. todays card...
 
 


For these 2 cards I had a play with the "Fir Tree" set and the "Christmas word 1" set.

I started by stamping my treee repeatedly with versamark ink. Its a clear sticky ink so I was careful when I stamped my greeeting also.
I then pulled out my PanPastles. I havent played with them in years and have quite forgotten how fab they are. I simply smothered the card (stamped with the versamark) with the 2 colours I wanted. The PanPastles blend so easily they are a dream to work with. 
The only down side to them is that they smudge like a chalk, but I fixed my card with a lick of hairspray and they are now good to go.
A couple of quick easy cards, yet wil look fab on any mantlepiece for christmas..


And that is it from me for today. I hope you like my creations.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
And dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Bee Crafty Inspiration

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

Once again wednesday and once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for

I had intended on making a wee youtube to share a wee play I had with some MDF coasters and some of the BeeCrafty stamps, but for the love of god, can I get my camera to upload to my pc..
Its my first shoot with hubby's video camera, but I never used it before so I will have to get him to help me when he gets home for the weekend... Anyway, hopefuly I will get it working soon..

Anyway.. Instead, I decided to share some of my "back up" cards. I always tend to craft in bulk, so I normally have a few cards lying thats not been shared and this time they came in handy lol

 Stamps: 

Stamps:

As you can see, Ive used the same colours and tecniques on both cards. I often do that when Im playing. Both of these cards are made on linnen card, and I used some cheap make up brushes to brush the colours on. I wanted to try a more delicate look then when using the blending tools.

And that is really it from me for today. I hope you like my creations.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
And dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Bee Crafty Inspiration..

Good Morning Blogger friends..

Im running a bit late today as we are going back to routine in this house. 9 weeks summer holiday is (finally) over. All my babies are now back at school so hopefully i'll soon be back to normal lol

Anyway, its my turn to share a bit of inspriation for BeeCrafty.
I had a play with the "Ground Elder" stamp and the "Family Masterpiece (lg)" stamp.

 The background is made using a stencil and distress ink. I brushed the colours with a make-up brush. Using the brush instead of the normal foam tool, gives a more textured look as the brushes catches the detail in the card but without "soaking" the card in ink. When you use the foam tool, you tend to gently press down and the foam goes into the texture of the card and creates a more smooth look. 

After inking I simply stamped with black archival ink and mounted on to a 14.5cm x 10.5cm note card.

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


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Hochanda Samples for Beecrafty

Morning bloggers..
And thank you for stopping by..

Today I want to share all my samples I made for the last BeeCrafty show on Hochanda.
Bev had a mix of new and older christmas stamps on the show and they proved very popular. She also brought some of the Inkables Templates (which are all favorites of mine..)
Bev also showed us something totally new to BeeCrafty.. MDF windows... and boy they flew off the shelves lol..
MDF is something I've personally not done a lot off, and I must admit I found it a bit scary.
Anyway, I have to say, in the end, I really loved the process. It made me really think about what I wanted to make, and made me think about colours, texture ect ect before even starting. Normally I just go with the flow and start over if it dont work, but here I had to think about the process..

I made 15 samples altogether for the show. Only a few got shown on the screeen this time but I hope I can still give you all a bit of inspiration with these amazing stamps.

Here is my MDF Window.. The kit contains the back (where I stamped and painted), the window pane and a foot for both to stand on. Find the kit HERE.
 I made mine as a wall hang instead of using the foot

 This one is made using the Inkables Templates layered up and then stamped on top.


 THis one is stamped and covered with a double sided sticky sheet and covered with glitter.

 This one is made using the ofcuts from the MDF window. 


 This one is also made with the inkable Tempates. I stamped through the circle stencil to get the rounded shape.

 Lots of embossing poeder and distress ink


 Ive made this back ground before and still love it. HERE is a link to the original tutorial on how to make it.


 This one is stamping and mica powders.



And that is all from me for today. I hope I've managed to inspire you a bit to have a go with these amazing stamps.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
And dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

BeeCrafty Inspiration - CAS

Hey blogger friends..

Todays post is my weekly spot for

Ive made a CAS (Clean & Simple) card for this week.
Its not a style Im very good at, nor a style I do often but just once in a while it comes over me lol..

This week I pulledout my "Tall Dandelion" stamp, and the  "Every hour is a dream" stamps.

This one was very sinple to do. I cut my mat and drew little dots the whole way around the edge with a black fineliner. I then cut a smaller rectangle and stamped my dandelion a bit off the card. I covered up most of my greeting so i only inked up the word dream and stamped it in the corner.
I finished by matting my dandelion on to silver mirri card and added it to my card.

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

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Bee Crafty Inspiration.. and Brusho back in stock..

Hey Bloggers..
Time for my weekly spot for 
 
I've had a play with the "Feather Dreamer" Art set stamps.
Find them in the STORE with all the other amazing goodies from BeeCrafty.
 
 My appologies, this is not the best pic Ive ever taken. It got a bit blured over the text and im affraid the card has already gone to a new home so I cant re-take the pic.

This background is made with Brusho's. I love playing with them and a little bird told me that BeeCrafty has them back in stock. Find them HERE
 
My feather is stamped with versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder.
I did the same with the 2 big words in my greeting but I masked of the words and stamped the text in the middle with black.
I finished by adding a touch of gold embossing powder around the edges and matting on to black cardstock. 

And that is all from me for today.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
  If you want to see more of my work, come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or my FB page. Its where I share the most.
 Happy Crafting
 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Weekly Inspiration for BeeCrafty..

Hey Bloggers..

Time for my weekly spot for 

Ive had another play with a "Inspired by Banksy XL" stamp.
I used the "Ghetto Blaster"
Find the new "Inspired by Banksy XL" stamps HERE.

 I cant take credit for this background. A FB friend of mine had made a card with a background like this and she gave me the link to the original  post. Find it Here.
After making my background I decided that a crisp black image and sentiment and a black mat would finish my card perfectly. I simply stamped my image and my sentiment with Versamark and used black embossing powder to give it the crispness.

And that is all from me for today.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
  If you want to see more of my work, come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or my FB page. Its where I share the most.
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Bee Crafty - Hochanda samples - Banksy XL

Hello Bloggers
and welcome to my corner of the www.

For today I want to share the samples I made for the BeeCrafty show on Hochanda, yesterday.
Did you catch the shows? Our Bev was fab as always. Great demo's and always so lively and fun.

If you missed the shows, catch them on "catch up" over on Hochanda and all the stamps will also be in the BeeCrafty STORE with all the other yummy goodies.
Find the new "Inspired by Banksy XL" stamps HERE.

Here are all my samples:
 I started with a green sheet of cardstock. I stamped my Ghetto Rat and embossed with black embossing powder. I then cut up, Yep CUT up my "friendship" stamp to isolate the "friends" and stamped repeatedly and embossed with different colours of embossing powders.
I finished by adding the brick stencil over and added a bit of distress ink.
 The picture dont really do this card justice. The card is actually high gloss as I covered the whole  area around the "Flower Riot" boy with clear embossing powder.
This card is made on linnen textured card so it also have loads of texture even though its flat.
This is also the reason that my boy aint more solid in colour. The texture makes it more diffecult to get a solid stamp and this was one of my first attemts on linnen card. If I had wanted a more solid image, I would just have restamped him. The stamps are all clear polymer so very easy to see through. However I decided to keep him "faded" as it really matched the sentiment. I did however outline my boy woth a black marker just to make him "pop" more.
 No magic tricks here. Just loads of diftress ink on linnen card, stamped in black, water splashes and rounded corners.
 This one is the same as above really. Only difference is, that I stamped "hope" on a seperate piece of card and kept the distress ink lighter (same colours as background)
I stamped the ballon seperate also and embossed it with black embossing powder.
 On this one I decided I wanted to try something different. I love black on white, but decided to do white on black instead. I just stamped "Hope" and my sentiment on to black card and heat embossed with white, cut it to fit my card blank and made the silver strip but cutting the strip from scrap card and embossing it with silver. The balloon I stamped and added black embossing powder bar to the bottom of the string which I embossed with white.

 Oh the glitter came out for these next 2. I DO love the effect of glitter but by god, it makes a mess.. No matter how careful you are lol..
This one was made by adding double sided sticky sheet onto my cardstock. I measured it to size first. I then stuck on the black strips of card and covered the rest in glitter. The trick is to burnish the glitter really well. that will stop too much from falling off in the post.
The stars are diecut and I stamped and coloured my "Ghetto blaster boy" with distress ink.
 This one is made similar to above. Only difference is that I stamped and inked my background first and then added clear glitter. My "Balloon girl" is embossed with black embossing powder.
 Very simple.. Lots of distress ink, stamping and water splashes.
These stamps are so big they can carry a larger card alone.
 Very simple again. Distress ink, stamping & water splashes. Only difference here is that I ran my card stock through my big shot with the brick stencil.
And the same again. Just different colours..

And that is all from me for today.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
  If you want to see more of my work, come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or my FB page. Its where I share the most.
 Happy Crafting