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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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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Lavinia Stamps New Challenge

Hi everyone.....just a quick post tonight from me to let you all know about the brand new monthly challenge from
Pop over to the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page to enter your's sooooooo easy!
The prize is a whopping £40 to spend on Lavinia products, and I can definitely recommend the new stamps, they're fab.
Here are my DT samples for this month......The theme is 'Add Some Glitter'

Linen textured card and Pan Pastels.
Stamps used are :-
Dancing with Dawn.
Fairy Buttercups
Cherry Blossom Tree

This card is for our gorgeous little Eva's 3rd birthday on Friday....she loves fairies.

This was just one stamp,  
the Background Script...really love the design of this.

I used a tiny sentiment die from Penny Black for the sentiment.

For this little card, I just used a selection of the very small stamps from Lavinia, and different coloured Distress Inks

I think the 'masked off' corners are quite effective

Well that's it for now..... hope you get the chance to join the challenge this month.
Back soon,
It would be lovely if you could leave a comment, they are always appreciated xx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Saturday Inspiration for Bee Crafty........

Morning everyone....excited today as I'm off to Ally Pally with my lovely friend Jean and her 'just as lovely' daughter. 
Will certainly be calling to say hello to Bev at the BEE CRAFTY stand. .....might treat myself to a few things too (who am I kidding....I have a list as long as my arm!)
Anyway, on to my Saturday inspiration.
I chose to use the pretty butterfly this week from 'Winged Things' - butterflies set 1 -  and stamped many times on a piece of inked card. (Adirondack inks, Pool, Sunshine Yellow and Citrus) I used the masking technique, so as not to over-stamp.
I mounted the sentiment onto black cardstock and added an extra butterfly, coloured with Sakura pens and Promarkers. Some white highlighting, a bit of matting and layering and I was finished.
Hope you like it enough to leave a comment, they are always appreciated.
Barbara x

Saturday, 2 April 2016

DT sample for Bee Crafty......

Morning everyone, Saturday already.....and today I host my monthly workshop in Chippenaham. Guess which stamps we'll be using this month? BEE CRAFTY ...yeah!!
However today I'm showing a card which is totally different from what I normally do.
 I had a piece of painted cardstock in my 'scrappy' box, so decided to chop out a few holes....
I printed the sentiment onto a scrap of card, cut it into pieces and used the
Backdrops Frames ~ Style Wire Circle Sm/Med. 
Still not sure if I like it, so much out of my comfort zone.....
Let me know what you think, please.
Catch you all soon,
Barbara xx

Saturday, 26 March 2016

BEE CRAFTY on Hochanda....DT inspiration

Morning everyone and Happy Easter to you all.
Well it's that time again, for Bev, of BEE CRAFTY STAMPS to appear on Hochanda to debut the new stamps....FOUR sets, inspired by the artist, Banksy
Fabulous stamps and they all work so well together......
This little tag was made using the 'Love Isn't Complicated' set.
I've inked a tag with Adirondack inks then made a watercolour wash with a spritzer.
Next I used the brick wall and leaf stencils to give more interest to the background then stamped the boy & girl and sentiment from the set. Normally I'd heat-emboss the images, but this time I just stamped with Versafine in Onyx Black.
The cardstock I've used is from PAPERMILLDIRECT
A few gems around the edges, a bit of raffia and it was done....nothing too complicated....just like LOVE! ;-)

Hope you like it enough to leave a comment, I appreciate them all......and don't forget Bev is on TV 3 times today at 11am, 2pm and 5pm...if you can't watch it, set your recorders.
Catch you all soon,
Barbara xx

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Ground Elder again for Bee Crafty.....Barbara DT

Morning all, Barbara here with another Saturday blog for BEE CRAFTY
This week I've used the 'ground elder' again......just because I love it!

First I stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder to do a 'resist' technique....Then I used some bright colours of Adirondack inks as a water-colour wash.
I chopped out out a few circles to make the base card, then matted the coloured piece to a black background to show off the colours.
A small sentiment,  a few sequins and voila! ....done.

 Hope you like it enough to leave a comment, they are always much appreciated.
Bev Tonks is back on Hochanda on Easter Saturday with FOUR brand new sets of stamps (all Banksy inspired)  I've just finished my samples for the show, so hope you will tune in to see them.
Catch you soon,
Barbara x