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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ladies Profile, BEAUtanicals Wildflower 2 and Ground Elder by Bee Crafty

Good morning crafters

Hope everyone is keeping well and having lots of crafty fun xx

Today I'm back with my weekly DT post for
Bee Crafty

I'd love to share a card I made using the beautiful
Ladies Profile
BEAUtanicals Wildflower 2
BEAUtanicals Ground Elder
Life and Rain 

Also used:
Distress Oxides: Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio
Black onyx versafine ink




  • I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than my 7x5 card blank 
  • Using the Distress Oxides I stamped both sets of flower stamps randomly along the bottom of the card.  
  • I used first and second generation stamping to create the effect of depth
  • The Ladies Profile was stamped in black onyx versafine ink 
  • I inked up the heads of the flowers and stamped these so as to create the illusion of hair
  • Using a water brush I painted her lips in the Worn Lipstick and her eye in Cracked Pistachio 
  • To complete I inked the LIFE part of the sentiment in the black onyx versafine ink then adhered this to my card blank with foam pads
I hope you enjoyed looking through this week's DT post and don't forget to check out the 
Bee Crafty website for lots of beautiful products 

Crafty hugs xx  

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Best Wishes die and True Friends stamp by Stamps By Me

Afternoon crafters

I'm back again with another DT sample to showcase the new dies from Stamps By Me 
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow, to c&c, to see Toni demonstrate these and many more products

For this second sample I'm showcasing
Best Wishes tag and sentiment
True Friends stamp

Also used:
Smokey Grey versafine ink
Kuretake clean colour pens
Twine






  • I used the dies to cut out a tag, from white card and Best Wishes from black. I adhered the sentiment to the tag and set to one side 
  • The solid stamp was inked up with my kuretake clean colour pens and stamped onto a DL card blank 
  • The outline stamp was then stamped in smokey grey versafine ink 
  • I tied twine around the left hand side of the card blank, attaching the tag with a knot
A simple but beautiful card I think. Hope you like it too

Make sure you tune in tomorrow to see lots of inspirational demos by Toni

Crafty hugs x

Loving Wishes die and Butterfly lamination stamp by Stamps By Me

Hi. It's me again.

How are we all? Two more days until I break up for the summer holidays..how excited am I lol

Anyways today I wanted to share a DT sample I made to showcase the new sentiment and tag dies from Stamps By Me 
Toni from Stamps By Me will be on c&c tomorrow showcasing these, and many more exciting products so please tune in

For this sample I used:
Loving Wishes die
Butterfly lamination stamp
Distress inks : Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean
Black onyx versafine ink
Fine line pen
Kuretake clean colour pens






  • I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than my 7x5 card blank 
  • The distress inks were blended across the card, ensuring I had a soft blend where each colour overlapped
  • I splattered on water droplets and dried them off with a paper towel 
  • On a seperate piece of white card I used my kuretake clean colour pens, and spritzed water, to stamp the solid butterfly 
  • The outline stamp was inked up in black onyx versafine ink and stamped over the solid image, before cutting out the butterflies 
  • I cut the Loving Wishes die out of black card and then assembled my card
  • To complete I drew wiggly lines , to frame the image
Many thanks for popping by and don't forget to tune in to c&c tomorrow 

Crafty hugs xx 

Monday, 17 July 2017

Watercolor Frames by Altenew from Bumbleberry Papercrafts

Afternoon crafters

It's me again lol.
Following on from my blog this morning  I wanted to show you a completely different look, using exactly the same stamps.

Just a reminder that I used
Watercolor Frames
Halftone Circles
By Altenew and available from Www.bumbleberrys.co.uk  

Also used:
Distress Inks : Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet
Black onyx versafine ink





  • I cut a square of blue card slightly smaller than card blank and a square of white card slightly smaller than this 
  • I stamped the solid square stamp in the Squeezed Lemonade and then masked it off 
  • I repeated this, stamping in the Shaded Lilac, followed by the Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and finally Wilted Violet 
  • After each stamped image I masked the square before moving onto the next.  This gives the effect of dimension
  • The sentiments were stamped in black onyx versafine ink 
  • I adhered this to the blue card and then onto my 6x 6 card blank,  using wet glue

I hope the two posts today show the versatility of just two stamps from this beautiful stamp set.  The possibilities are endless 

Thankyou for taking the time to look 

Crafty hugs xx 

Altenew Watercolor Frames from Bumbleberry Papercrafts

Morning crafters xx

Did everyone have a lovely weekend? Hope you managed to get some crafting done.

I'm back with my weekly Monday morning blog showcasing products for Bumbleberry Papercrafts 

Today make uses the gorgeous
Watercolor Frames by Altenew
Halftone Circles by Altenew

I love these! They have unlimited uses and produce great backgrounds but also as the focal point to your makes

Also used:
Distress Inks:    Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers
Black onyx versafine ink






  • Begin by cutting a square of black card slightly smaller than your card blank and a square of white card slightly smaller than this 
  • Using the DI'S, I randomly stamped the outline square stamp over the white card, ensuring they overlapped each other
  • I used the Twisted Citron DI to stamp the solid square frame
  • The sentiment was stamped over the solid frame in the Black onyx versafine ink 
  • I adhered this to the black card and then onto the card blank, using wet glue 
This completes this quick and simple,  but contemporary card. 

Thankyou for stopping by.  I'd love to read any comments about this sample and the stamp set.

Crafty hugs xx 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Mystical Flowers and Friendship Quotes by Honey Doo Crafts

Morning xx
How's your weekend going? Been busy crafting?

Today I'm showcasing another of my DT samples for the new stamps by www.honeydoocrafts.co.uk 
Make sure you tune in to Hochanda tomorrow, the 17th July, to catch Amanda showcasing all her new stamps as well as other gorgeous products

I'm using:
Mystical Flowers
Friendship Quotes
Bee Whatever You Want To Bee 


Also used:
Distress Inks : Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade
Black onyx versafine ink
Rainbow Mirri




  • I cut a square of rainbow mirri slightly smaller than my 7x7 card blank, and a slightly smaller square of white card 
  • Setting the mirri mat aside, I masked a panel on the white mat
  • Using my distress inks I blended strips across the panel, ensuring I had a smooth blend between each colour.  I like to use smoochies as I find they give a smoother blend
  • Whilst the masking tape was still in place, I stamped some of the smaller stamps randomly within the panel, in black onyx versafine ink 
  • I also stamped the bees and sentiment in the versafine ink 
  • I adhered this to the mirri mat and then onto the card blank,  using wet glue
  • On a seperate piece of card I stamped the flowers in the versafine ink and once dry, I coloured them in using my distress inks and a water brush 
  • The flowers were adhered to card using pinflair 3d gel, to complete this sample 
I hope you like my use of these new flower stamps which are so pretty, and very versatile 

Check out the website for lots of fab products and dont for get to watch Amanda on the 17th

Crafty hugs 
Xx 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Tags 1 Best Wishes Die and Flowers For You stamp by Stamps By Me

Good morning everyone

It's the weekend. .finally lol. Anyone got anything planned?

Today I'd like to share my first blog post showcasing the new Tag Die sets from
Stamps By Me 

For this sample I used :
Tags 1- Best Wishes
Flowers For You stamp set

Also used:
Distress Oxide: Fossilized Amber
Kuretake clean colour pens
Black onyx versafine ink
Clear Gems
Pearls
White gel pen





  • To begin I cut some white card so it formed a shaped overlay to the front of my 7x7 card blank
  • I stamped part of the flower, in black onyx versafine ink, in the top left corner of the white card then inked the edge in the Distress Oxide 
  • I adhered this to card blank with wet glue 
  • On a seperate piece of white card I stamped the flower, coloured it in with my kuretake clean colour pens and cut it out
  • I die cut the tag and sentiment from the Best Wishes die set and adhered the sentiment to the tag. I inked around the edge of the tag with the Distress Oxide
  • The flower was adhered to the front of the card blank, with wet glue, tucking the tag underneath it
  • To finish I added some clear gems and pearls and a few dots around the flower, where it overlapped onto the black card blank
I hope you like the sample for these new dies. Please check out their website to see more of their new die sets

Crafty hugs 
Xx 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Mermazing stamp set by MFT

Morning xx

How are we all today?
I've got my granddaughter today so lots of play time to be had xx

Today I'm sharing a card I made using
Mermazing stamp set by MFT
And available from Www.bumbleberrys.co.uk 

Also used:
Distress Inks : Twisted Citron,  Shaded Lilac
Kuretake clean colour pens
Smokey Grey versafine ink
Stickles


To begin I stamped the Mermaid and Turtle in Smokey grey versafine ink and coloured them in with my kuretake clean colour pens. Sickles were added to the Mermaids tail. They were cut out and set to one side

I masked off a strip across my card blank then blended the strip with my DI'S 

Once dry I stamped the smaller images in the versafine ink and DI'S 

I removed the masking tape and adhered my Mermaid to the right of the panel

The sentiment was stamped in the versafine ink and then a few small stamps added around it to draw the eye in

The turtle was adhered to complete this card 

Such a fun and cute stamp set to play with.
I hope you like it 

Crafty hugs xx 


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Moon and Birds On A Wire - DT for Bee Crafty

Good morning everyone

I'm very excited, and nervous,  to be blogging my first ever sample for Bee Crafty, since being chosen to join their very talented Design Team. I have a lot to live up to so I'm hoping I do their gorgeous products the justice they deserve.

I will be blogging every Thursday so watch out for me. I would love for you to support me by commenting, I do read them all and try to reply

Anyways enough chatting....

Today I'm showcasing the following stamp sets
Moon
Birds On A Wire
Friendship

Also used:
Distress Inks : Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
Black onyx versafine ink




  • I cut a square of black card and a square of white card, in decreasing size, slightly smaller than my 6x6 card blank
  • I inked up the Moon stamp in the Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks and stamped it on the white card, in the centre, slightly towards the top of the card
  • I masked off the stamped Moon 
  • I then blended the Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick,Spiced Marmalade, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain over the card, working from the lightest colour out to the darkest colour
  • I splattered water droplets onto the card and dabbed off with a paper towel 
  • I stamped the Birds On A Wire and the Friendship sentiment in the black onyx Versafine ink 
  • This was adhered to the black card and then onto the card black , with wet glue
And there we have my first ever Bee Crafty DT sample lol

I really hope you like my use of these gorgeous stamps and don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think

Crafty hugs xx 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Hooray by Stamps By Me and Moon by Bee Crafty

Morning crafters
Mid week already..where has the time gone lol

Today I'd like to share a card I made incorporating several different companies products.  I love how everything mixes and matches together

For my card I used
Hooray stamp by Stamps By Me 
Moon stamp by Bee Crafty
Angry Birds by Tim Holtz

Also used:
Distress Inks : Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio
Black onyx versafine ink


To begin this fun card I stamped up the Moon stamp with the DI'S 

I then stamped the outline stamp, from the Hooray stamp set, in black onyx versafine ink. Once heat dried I then stamped the solid stamp in DI'S,  over the outline image 

The fun and cute Angry Birds were stamped in the versafine ink and then a hint of colour was added using the DI'S and a water brush 

To complete I stamped the sentiment,  from the Angry Birds set, in the versafine ink 

I love how these products all work so effectively together 

Many thanks for popping by 
Crafty hugs xx 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Vintage Flowers by Honey Doo Crafts

Good morning everyone
How are we all today?

I'd like to share one of my DT samples for the new stamps by
www.honeydoocrafts.co.uk

Vintage Flowers

Also used:
Friendship Quotes stamp set
Gold embossing powder
Versmark Ink pad
Distress inks : Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio
Kuretake clean colour pens
Clear gems



To begin I cut a square of pink card and a square of white card in decreasing sizes

On a seperate piece of white card I heat embossed the flower stamps using Versmark ink and gold embossing powder 

They were coloured with my kuretake clean colour pens 

I cut them out, shaped them and assembled them to create 3d flowers and leaves

Using these as I guide on the white card, I stamped flowers and leaves in the distress inks, so they would sit behind the 3d flowers

I splattered the DI'S over the white card and stamped the sentiment in the Picked Raspberry DI

This was adhered to pink card then onto card blank

I adhered the 3d flowers and leaves with pinflair gel glue to create dimension

A few clear gems were added to complete my sample 

I hope you like it..the Vintage Flowers are stunning and soo versatile 

Thankyou for stopping by 
Crafty hugs xx 

  


Monday, 10 July 2017

Lovable Leopards by MFT

Good morning everyone

Back again with my Monday morning weekly blog showcasing products from
Www.bumbleberrys.co.uk.

I got to play with this adorable set by MFT
Lovable Leopards so cute and yet so versatile and the sentiments are fun too

Also used:
Pixie Powders
Versafine black onyx ink
Smokey Grey versafine ink
Kuretake clean colour pens
Oval die



To begin I cut a square of green and white card in decreasing sizes 

I used my oval die to create an aperture in the centre of the white card

I created the background using my Pixie Powders, on watercolour card, which I adhered behind the aperture.  

The sentiment was stamped in black onyx versafine ink 

I adhered this to the green card and attached to card blank with wet glue

On a seperate piece of white card I stamped the leopards and branch with the Smokey Grey versafine ink 

They were coloured in with Kuretake clean colour pens and then cut out

These were attached to the card with pinflair 3d gel to add depth to the card

I hope you like my sample showcasing these little cuties

Thankyou for stopping by 
Crafty hugs xx 

  



Sunday, 9 July 2017

Always Loved stamp set by Stamps By Me and Moon stamp by Bee Crafty

Good morning everyone

Hope you have a lovely Sunday planned

I'm sharing a card I made using the beautiful
Always Loved stamp set
True Friends stamp set

 by Stamps By Me 

Also used:
Moon stamp (Bee Crafty )
Distress inks : Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick
Black onyx versafine ink


To begin I cut a panel of white card the width of my 6x6 card blank

I masked off a strip and stamped the Moon in Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick DI,  so only half the moon shows 

I then masked off the half moon and blended the blue DI'S on the top half of the panel and the cracked pistachio DI on the bottom. I also used torn paper to create the illusion of depth

Laying the stamped strip across my card blank, using temporary adhesive tape, I stamped the beautiful flowers onto the card blank, so they also stamped across the panel

I then adhered the strip with foam pads to add more depth to my card

To complete I stamped the sentiment from the True Friends stamp set, in black ink 

I hope you like my card

Enjoy your day

Crafty hugs xx 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Mystical Flowers stamp set by Honey Doo Crafts

Good morning crafters

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to a lovely weekend

Today I'm sharing one of my DT samples showcasing the gorgeous
Mystical Flowers stamp set
Dream Sentiments stamp set
Both available from Honey Doo Crafts

Also used:
Black onyx versafine ink
Kuretake clean colour pens


To begin I cut some black and white card in decreasing sizes

The flowers were stamped randomly all over the white card in the black onyx versafine ink 

Once dry I coloured them in using my Kuretake clean colour pens 

I adhered this to the black card

A strip of white card,  and a slightly wider strip of black card were cut to fit across the stamped card

The sentiment was stamped on the white strip in black onyx versafine ink and then adhered to the black strip 

The card was assembled using wet glue

I hope you like this sample which shows another way of using these gorgeous stamps 

Crafty hugs xx 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Chase your Dreams from For The Love of Stamps

Morning crafters

It's Friday..who's looking forward to the weekend?

Today I'm sharing a quick card I made using
Chase Your Dreams stamp set by For The Love of Stamps

Also used:
Black fine line pen
Kuretake clean colour pens
Black onyx versafine ink


To begin I cut squares of green, black and white card in decreasing sizes

I drew a black line across the white mat

Using the versafine ink I stamped all the dangling jewels, from the stamp set, so they "hung" down from my line

They were coloured in using my Kuretake clean colour pens 

The sentiment was stamped in black onyx versafine ink 

I then adhered the white card to the black, then the green and then onto my card blank

I Hope you like this quick and simple card

Enjoy your day 

Crafty hugs xx

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Vision Inkognito and Wake up Awesome stamp sets by Visible Image. Moon stamp by Bee Crafty

Good morning everyone xx

I'm off out with my beautiful family today, including my two gorgeous grandaughters ... much love for them all xxx

Thought I'd share a fun card I made using:
Vision Inkognito  (Visible Image )
Wake Up Awesome  (Visible Image )
Moon (Bee Crafty )

Also used:
Black onyx versafine ink
White Acrylic Paint
Kuretake clean colour pen
Distress Oxide : Iced Spruce
Distress inks :Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
Clear Wink of Stella pen


To begin I cut a square of white card and blended the DI around the edges

I stamped the Moon in the Distress Oxide and brushed over it with my clear Wink of Stella pen

I masked off moon and stamped the Eye in black onyx versafine ink 

The inside of the eye was coloured with a kuretake clean colour pen and some white acrylic paint

The sentiment was stamped in black onyx versafine ink and once dry this was adhered to card blank with wet glue

A simple but fun card to make and I LOVE this sentiment Enjoy your day

Crafty hugs xx 



Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Moon and sentiment stamps from Bee Crafty

Good morning everyone

I'm spending the day with my beautiful 4 week old granddaughter who's come to visit for a few days.. soo in love with this little girl xx

Anyways today I'm sharing a card I had fun making using the
Moon stamp and
Circle friendship sentiment stamp
Both are by Bee Crafty

Also used:
Distress Inks : Squeezed Lemonade,  Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade
Black onyx versafine ink


I began by cutting a square of black card and a slightly smaller square of white card 

I inked my Moon stamp up, on the white card, with the DI's, and stamped it in the centre top 

I masked the moon off

I blended my DI's over the white card, starting from the moon outwards and once happy, i spritzed water droplets on it, which were then dabbed off with a paper towel 

The sentiment was stamped in the black onyx versafine ink 

I adhered this to the black card and then onto the card blank, to complete my make

I hope you like it. It's not what I had planned when I originally started playing but I love the effect I ended up with

Crafty hugs xx

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Vintage Flowers by Honey Doo Crafts

Morning crafters
Hope everyone is well xx

Today I'm sharing a DT sample to showcase the beautiful
Vintage Flowers by Honey Doo Crafts

Also used:
Friendship Quotes stamp set
Distress inks : Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn
White embossing powder




To begin I cut some green card slightly smaller than my 7x5 card blank and a piece of white card slightly smaller than this

I inked up the white card using my blue Distress Inks,  blending from darker on the outside and lighter towards the centre

I stamped and heat embossed some of the flowers on a separate piece of white card and used the DI to colour them in

These were cut out, shaped and glued to create a 3d flower 

Using this flower as I guide I then stamped and heat embossed more flowers and leaves directly onto the white card, so they would sit behind my 3d flower

I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in the white powder

I subtly coloured in the leaves

I adhered the white card to the green and then to the card blank

To finish I adhered the 3d flower over the stamped images and added a few pearls

I hope you like my sample 

Craftyhugs xx 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Watercolour Frames by Altenew

Good morning crafters

I'm here again with my weekly Monday morning blog for products available from
Www.bumbleberrys.co.uk 

Today I'm showcasing the stunning
Watercolour Frames by Altenew
I know you're loving them because they keep selling out...lol
I used the frames to create an effective and beautiful background to a flower stamp I had

Also used:
Distress Oxides : Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick
Smokey Grey versafine ink




I cut a strip of white card and inked around the edge with the Peeled Paint Oxide

I inked up one of the solid frame stamps in the Peeled Paint, spritzed with water and stamped it near the top of the strip of card

I repeated the process with the other two Oxides. The effect of this frame stamp, together with the effect the Oxides create, is simply beautiful 

I then stamped the flower and sentiment in the smokey grey versafine ink and adhered the strip to my card blank 

Many thanks for popping by 

Crafty hugs xx 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Mermazing stamp set by MFT

Good morning everyone
What have you got planned for today?
Guess where you'll find me?...yep in the craft room playing lol

Anyways, today I thought I'd share a sample I made for
Www.bumbleberrys.co.uk 
I used the ever cute
Mermazing stamp set by MFT  and
Halftone Circles  by Altenew

Also used:
Distress Inks: Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry
Black onyx versafine ink
Smokey Grey versafine ink
Kuretake clean colour pens
Water Brush


I began by inking up my largest Halftone Circle stamp in the Distress inks and stamped 2 of them, slightly overlapping, onto my A5 card blank

I then stamped the coral and fishes in the black onyx and smokey grey versafine ink pads

On a seperate piece of card I stamped the mermaid,  rock and shells, in the Smokey Grey versafine ink, and coloured them in with my kuretake clean colour pens and a water brush

These were then adhered to the card blank with pinflair 3d glue gel to complete my sample 

Thankyou for stopping by 

Crafty hugs xx