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Saturday, 6 February 2016

First Post for Bee Crafty.....

Hi folks, back today with my very first blog post for Bee Crafty....I joined the Bee Crafty DT this week, and I'm really looking forward to using their fab stamps and products.
For this first blog I've used the very popular 'Bokeh' technique....it's been around for quite a while, but this is the first time I've used it.

ALL cardstock is from

ALL other products from

Ink your chosen colours onto smooth cardstock, then  apply white ink through a stencil.
I've used an 'Inkables' stencil from 
BEE CRAFTY.



Chop out the centre of your inked piece of card, add your chosen sentiment then mat onto black cardstock.













Mount onto a black card base and add a die-cut or embellishment.


The black card, is an alternative way of using this technique.
 
Catch you all soon,
Barbara xx






Monday, 25 January 2016

Simple embossed frames.......

Hi folks, I'm on holiday at the moment, so this is a scheduled post......hope it's worked ;-)
I've made a few cards with cardstock from
(as usual)



This lovely sentiment is from
 




Another sentiment from
 




This butterfly stamp is from
VISIBLE IMAGE










Well, that's all for today. Why not pop over to the Papermilldirect blog, there is a tutorial on how to do an embossed frame.
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

Monday, 18 January 2016

Fab new stamps from Bee Crafty

Well, surprise, surprise.....3 blogs in one day after SIX WEEKS! Can you believe that?
Last week I finally had the chance to use a few stamps that I bought from 


All cards made with cardstock from
CHECKOUT THEIR FAB NEW OFFER 
 SAVE 15% on all Pick & Mix Boxes until 5pm on Wednesday 20th January!  No code needed.
 
 This card features the
Splatter Swirl Elongated Rectangle  and Wordage (Laugh, Live, Dream)



I've used the Splatter Swirl Circle on this card and Wordage (Never Regret)
 




Same stamps here as in the first pic, and all I've done is rotated the stamp and joined two together. Love the effect. 


Well, I'm worn out now and as we're going on holiday on Wednesday, I'm signing off for a few days.
Catch you all soon,
Barbara  x

I must use some old stamps.....before I buy new!

Hi again.....just wanted to show you a card I made with a couple of Visible Image stamps. This idea was floating around my head over Christmas, but I only had time to get it on paper a couple of days ago.....I love the effect, what do YOU think??
Back soon with another post.....yeah!




First Workshop of 2016......

Hi everyone, and a belated Happy New Year to you all.....can't believe it's 6 weeks since I blogged, it's shocking! LOL
Last Saturday was our very first workshop of 2016....we had a great day making masterboards, inspired by my lovely friend Eileen Godwin.
Here are some of the results













Aren't they all fabulous?
I'll be back soon with lots more 
Barbara xx

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Last Challenge of the year at Lavinia Stamps

Hi again everyone, another quick blog from me tonight, 'cos I'm late showing my Lavinia DT samples, whoops.......
This month, the challenge theme at 
is 
LET IT SNOW
.......and don't forget, you don't even need a blog to enter the challenge, you can enter by email.....the prize is a massive £40 worth of fantastic products.
Here are my DT cards.


ALL cardstock is from
 

The backgrounds are made with Brusho's, and the stamps used are Merry Christmas sentiment and Zen snowflakes






I did two identical cards in 
contrasting colours.



Distress ink background, 
Spotty Toadstool, Merry Christmas sentiment and a tiny £1 star stamp





This background is made with distress inks.
Stamps used are Wild flower, Vine and Gaggle of Geese.....a little splash of white ink for snowflakes finishes off the scene.

Well, that's it for tonight, off to put a few more Christmas lights up.....yeah!
Catch you all soon,
Barbara x

Monday, 16 November 2015

New tutorial on the Papermilldirect blog

Morning everyone, how's things??
Still no craft room for me, as the room I intend is still packed to the ceiling with packing boxes....hey-ho.
I managed to clear a tiny space yesterday, to do my DT project for 
If you pop over to their blog HERE you can see the full tutorial for these tags....I really enjoyed making them.
I've used the gorgeous Zen Snowflakes and a selection of £1 stamps all from
 Distress inks from TH and of course all cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT.
That's all for now, hope you have time to leave a comment on here AND pop over to the Papermilldirect blog to leave a comment or 'like' there.
Barbara xx

Monday, 2 November 2015

November Challenge for Lavinia Stamps.

Hi everyone, I can't believe it's 4 weeks since I blogged......at one time I used to blog EVERY day!
Anyway, we finally moved on 20th October, and I absolutely LOVE our new house. My new craft room is not sorted yet, and has to be decorated and recarpeted.....that will be after Christmas though, as we have lots to do before then. 
Anyway, our new challenge has started at 
This month the theme is CHRISTMAS......(such an easy theme, so we are hoping for tons of entries!!)
All you have to do is use Lavinia Stamps as your main image. You can even enter by email if you haven't got a blog....what could be easier??
I only had time to make one card this month...
These are the stamps I used :-
Have a Fairy Merry Christmas,
Icicles,
Dancing Till Dawn,
Christmas Tree Group,
Creeping Vine
I also used distress inks and white linen cardstock from
Well, that's all for tonight, but I have lots more to show you over the next few days....
Call back soon xx

  

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Lavinia Stamps October Challenge......Glitter & Gems

Whoopsie, I'm late with my post for the new challenge at
This month the theme is GLITTER & GEMS
If you haven't got a blog, you can enter by email, simply be following the link on the challenge blog.
Here are my DT samples:-


Lots of glitter and sequins on this card made with a Lavinia die....
Celtic Dreams - Night Falls





All cardstock from 
I cut the die out about 6 times, then mounted them on top of each other to give lots of depth.















This is a shaker card, made with the fabulous Zen Butterfly and Leaf Trail.










Another shaker card made with 
Christmas Tree Group, Stars 1, and Icicles.

Don't forget to pop over to the Lavinia Stamps challenge blog to checkout inspiration from the rest of my teamies.
Back soon with pics from my Chippenham workshop, held today, another great laugh ;-) 
Barbara x