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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Bee Crafty Stamps....As Seen On Hochanda.

Hi there, happy weekend!
Well, after all the excitement yesterday of the Hochanda shows with Bev, from Bee Crafty, it's back to another weekend inspiration post from me.
The card I'm showing is one of my DT samples which was on the show yesterday. (if you missed the shows, you can still watch on Hochanda 'catch-up)
I found a piece of background in my 'inky box, made with Brusho's, and thought it would be perfect for a ( VERY ) simple card. After cutting it in half, I stamped the sentiment between the two pieces.
I used the 'quill' from the Art Set Ledger, Nibs & Ink ( HERE )
The quill was stamped onto black card with Versamark ink and heat-embossed with white embossing powder, then 'fussy cut'.... all I had to do was adhere it to the inky background and add some twine and a button.
So you see, a very simple card, but quite effective, don't you think?
I'll be showing some of my other DT samples from the show on the Bee Crafty Facebook page, over the next few days.
Catch you all soon,
                                                                        Barbara x

Saturday, 14 May 2016

DT Inspiration for Bee Crafty....

Morning everyone, back again with my DT cards for BEE CRAFTY
I've been really busy this week making new samples for the Bee Crafty shows on Hochanda on today, for quickness, I'm showing a couple more cards that I made last week.
 On these two cards I've used the 'Easy Frame - Heart' (HERE
and three colours of Adirondack ink.
I'm loving using these Inkables at the moment, so very versatile.
I also used one of the words from the sentiment 'Live Laugh Dream' from the Wordage collection - (HERE)  
When my stamps come from Bev @ Bee Crafty, I always look at them to see which ones I can chop up. With the above sentiment stamp, I've cut out the word 'Love' and used it by itself as a background filler.
Everything was mounted onto black card then a white base, and I added a couple of die-cut sentiments to finish.
I'm off on holiday tomorrow for a week in Pembrokeshire....I've already packed all of my crafty stuff, so if the weather is bad, guess what I'll be doing?!
Catch you soon,
Barbara x
ps don't forget to pop over to the Bee Crafty Facebook page and enter this month's challenge.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Lavinia Stamps May challenge.....

Hi everyone, a quick post from me tonight, as I'm late with my DT projects for LAVINIA STAMPS .
The new challenge for May has started...... the theme is 'SPRING FLOWERS', and the prize is a fabulous £40 worth of Lavinia products.
All you need to do is go to the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page to upload your entry.
These are my DT cards for this month.....

 ALL cardstock is from 

I've used Brusho's for the background and 

A die-cut sentiment, a few sequins and some stickles and I was done.

I just wanted to keep this one very simple.....I inked a small piece of card, then stamped the pods in red and green.
The sentiment is a die-cut.

Stamps used on this card are :-
Mooch - HERE
Wildflower - HERE
Sentiment - HERE
Various inks and stickles....
Well, that's all for today....don't forget to pop over to the Lavinia Stamps facebook page, to checkout all the inspiration from the rest of the DT.
Back soon,
Barbara x

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Saturday 'Brightness' for Bee Crafty.....

Hi everyone....well, here we are again, another Saturday post and you might need sunglasses today....'cos these cards are very bright!
It's my Chippenham Workshop today, then we're flying off to Dublin tonight for a few days, so I'm just doing a quick blog this week....hope you don't mind.
When I saw Bev Tonks of Bee Crafty at Ally Pally, I grabbed a few of the Inkables,  HERE 
and this week I've been having a play with them......honestly folks, if you haven't already got these in your stash, you seriously need them, they're brilliant. I have lots of stencils and masks, but to have the negative AND the positive, makes them so much more interesting to use.
 I used Adirodack inks on all 3 cards, and small die-cut sentiments.
This one features the 'Easy Frame - Maple',  Cow Parsley & Large Branch stamps from the BEAUtanicals range.
 On this one I used the same inks, with 'Easy Frame - Star', Da Vinci Script & Wings from the Da Vinci  range.
 This last card features the 'Easy Frame - Maple' with Ground Elder & Da Vinci Script. I've added some 'Stickles' in Cranberry,  to the Ground Elder......Stickles are on offer at the moment - HERE 
Well, that's all for this week, 
I'll be back next week with another couple of similar cards, as once I started on the Inkables, I couldn't stop ;-)
In the meantime, I'll have some Lavinia DT cards to show you in a day or so....
Take care, 
Barbara x

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Some late Saturday DT Inspiration for Bee Crafty....

Hi everyone.....I'm very late today with my Saturday Inspiration for 
I didn't get started crafting this week until Thursday, after a really horrible tummy bug, last weekend, and it seems I've been chasing my tail ever since.....
Anyway, I've made 2 completely different cards this time.....must admit, not sure if I like any of them, but thought I'd show you anyway.
For the first card, I only used red and black ink with the 'Splash Art Guitar Set'
I stamped the guitar twice, fussy-cut then covered it with Glossy Accents.
 The second card only uses the very pretty 'Inkables' template, DAMASK.....  I inked through the template with Adirondack inks, spread it with clear texture paste, then covered the paste with micro beads. Once the texture paste dries, the inks really show through the glass beads.....I love the effect.
 Just a simple card, but I like 'simple' now and then ......
Well, that's it for this week, catch you all soon....happy bank holiday weekend.
Barbara xx

Saturday, 23 April 2016

New Stamps from Bee Crafty.....Saturday Inspiration

Morning everyone...... wow, don't these Saturday's come around quickly??
Today I want to show you a card made with brand new stamps, from
which were on Hochanda this week.
 I certainly LOVE them all, and couldn't decide which to use first, but the 
Splash Art Guitar Set won....find it HERE
This was a simple card.....!!
I stamped the images from the Guitar set, in black Versafine then heat-embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped the guitar again,  fussy-cut it out and mounted it on top of the main image.
The background was made with distress inks and finger daubers.
A bit of matting and layering and I was done.......
White Linen and black smooth cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
 I made a couple of others, which I'll show the meantime, have a great weekend and don't forget to pop over to BEE CRAFTY to checkout the new stamps.
Barbara x

Saturday, 16 April 2016

A Little Canvas for Bee Crafty......

Morning everyone, Saturday again, and that means it's my turn for the inspirational blog at
This week I fancied doing something a bit different than a card so decided to make a little canvas for my new craft room.
I chose a set of stamps that don't often 'get an airing' on the blog.....
Fabulous for 'new home' cards too, which is really the reason I bought them.
First I covered a small canvas with Dylusions paint,  inked through a couple of stencils, then stamped a few images (stamps used listed below)
Next I stamped the houses again on contrasting inked card, and fussy-cut them out.
Once these were adhered to the canvas, I simply added a bit of interest with a white pen.......
Voila! done ....
I used a small piece of voile for a hanger.
This certainly looks bright, hanging in my craft room, and I LOVE the sentiment ;-)
Stamps used are :-
Da Vinci Script
Stencils used are :-
Well, that's all for this week, but don't forget Bev is back on Hochanda on Tuesday with some amazing new stamps....can't wait to get my hands on them!!
Catch you all soon,
Barbara xx
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