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Monday, 11 December 2017

Whimsical Winter

Hello crafters xx

Today's Bumbleberry Papercrafts post  is using the adorable Whimsical Winter by Mama Elephant. Although many of the characters have presents I made this sample to show that they do not need to be used

Also used:
Mica Powders
White ink
Distress Oxide : Iced Spruce
Kuretake clean colour pens
Stickles
Versafine




The background was created by using a big brush and mica powders
I then splattered white ink all over
The trees were stamped in Iced Spruce Distress Oxide and coloured in with Kuretake clean colour pens
The characters were stamped in Smokey Grey versafine, coloured in with Kuretake pens and cut out
The card was assembled and Stickles added to finish it off

Many thanks for popping by and I'll be back with another Bumbleberry Papercrafts make next Monday

Crafty hugs xx

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Skull verses nature's beauty

Good morning 😊😊

Been playing with my  Bee Crafty stamps and thought I'd blog what I made for you xx

I combined the darkness of the Skull with the beauty of nature, and the gorgeous Ground Elder. How well do they go together. ..

Stamps used:
Skull
BEAUtanicals: Ground Elder
Life &Rain
Cogs

Also used:
Distress Oxides: Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet,
Vintage Sepia versafine




  • I cut some white card slightly smaller than my card blank and a piece of kraft card slightly smaller than this.  I set the white card mat to one side
  • I stamped the skull in the versafine ink and then masked it off, together with a horizontal panel
  • Within the panel I blended Fossilized Amber DO 
  • I spritzed the cog stamp with water, stamped it into the DO, holding it there for a few seconds, before lifting it off. This gives a water bleach type stamped image. I repeated this several times
  • I then stamped the Cogs in Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers DO 
  • I carefully removed the masking tape 
  • The flowers were also stamped in the DO's as well as the sentiment,  which I stamped in two parts 
  • This was then adhered to white card mat and then onto card blank to complete the sample

I hope you enjoyed today's blog 

Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Inspired by Banksy

Hi crafters.
Hope you've all had a lovely week so far. Mine's been busy as usual lol

As it's Thursday I'm back with my weekly blog for Bee Crafty  so you'll find me over on their blog

I'm excited to be able to showcase my samples for the fabulous inspired by Banksy stamps and products, being demoed on Hochanda by our lovely Bev tomorrow  xx So please make sure you tune in and get yours..you wont be disappointed xx

Products used:
XL Boy with dog stamp
XL Girl with club stamp
XL Greatness Words stamp
XL Graffiti Area stamp
Inkables: Act of Kindness a5/A6
                  Photo Opportunity a5/a6
                  Skylines 1&2
Dinkables : sets 1,2,3,4
Backdrop stamps
Mdf Artboard
Mdf door hangers
Highlighter pens
Lustre Luxe 
Distress Oxides 
Distress Inks 
Gilding Wax
Embossing powder
Versmark
Versafine



Highlight pens
Versafine : Black onyx 
Dinkables : Brick wall, Regular Dots, star lattice



MDF tag Artboard 
White embossing powder 
Versmark 
Dinkables : Splatter,  Distressed Harlequin 
Lustre Luxe : Moonstone 
DO: Iced Spruce 
Silver gilding wax 




Mica Powders 
Dinkables : Hearts,  Circles 
Inkable : Act of Kindness A6
Lustre Luxe : Golden Gate 
DO: Black Soot 
Versafine : Black onyx 
White gel pen 



Watercolour Paints
Dinkable : Brick wall 
Versafine : Black onyx 



Highlighter Pens 
Dinkable : Brick wall, Feathers 2, Hearts 
Versafine : Black onyx 




Acrylic Paint
Dinkable : Splatter 
Lustre Luxe : Moonstone 
Backdrop texture stamps 
DO : Black Soot, Iced Spruce 
MDF cogs
Silver gilding wax 



Mica Powders 
Inkable : Skyline 1&2
Backdrop stamps 
DO: Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans,  Iced Spruce 
Versafine : Smokey Grey,  Black onyx 
White gel pen 



Dinkable : Honeycomb,  Distressed Harlequin 
DO: Fossilized Amber, Iced Spruce, Candied Apple
Backdrop stamps 
MDF cogs
Silver gilding wax 



Pixie Powders 
Inkable : Circle easy frame 
Glad I Did It - Inspirational Words 1
Versafine : Deep Lagoon 
Versafine Clair : Purple Delight 




Inkable : Photo Opportunity A6
Dinkable : Drops 
DO: Candied Apple, Iced Spruce 
Gel pens: Black,  white


I hope you have enjoyed looking through today's post and my samples have given you some ideas/inspiration 

I'll be back next Thursday with another Bee Crafty blog 

Crafty hugs xx 
   



Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Amazing Daisy

Hello everyone xx

Today I'd like to share a couple of samples I made to showcase the beautiful
Amazing Daisy stamp set by Stamps By Me 
This is such a pretty stamp and comes in two parts, the solid stamp and the outline

Also used:
Versafine
Distress Inks
Distress Oxides
Clear gems



I used Smokey Grey versafine to stamp the outlines and Spun Sugar, Salty Ocean Distress Inks and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide, spritzed with water,  to stamp the solid colours




Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks were used to provide the colour, against the Smokey Grey versafine outlines.
I used some circles stamps, from my crafty stash,  to create a background to the flowers


I hope you'll agree this stamp is just gorgeous. Many thanks for popping by

Crafty hugs xx

Monday, 4 December 2017

X's and O's

Good morning everyone

It's Monday which means it's my turn to showcase products from Bumbleberry Papercrafts. 
Today I'm showcasing the very versatile
X's and O's and I've combined it with the pretty Doodled Blooms, both from MFT

Also used:
Kuretake clean colour pens
Smokey Grey versafine





I love the combination of these two stamp sets..pretty and versatile
I've coloured the flowers in with my kuretake clean colour pens but you can use any medium

Thankyou for stopping by and I'll be back with another mske using products from Bumbleberry Papercrafts next Thursday  xx

Crafty hugs xx


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Fleur and Freddie

Hi everyone

Where has this last week gone? It's Thursday again, so that means it' my turn on the Bee Crafty blog and today I'm excited to be showcasing the brand new
Fleur and Freddie stamps being released on Hochanda today 😊😊😊
I hope you watch and get your orders in cos these stamps are just soo cute 😍

Stamps used are:
Fleur and Freddie.....
...Always and Forever
...Entwined
...Popping Kisses
...Holding Hands
...lovebirds
...Made for each other
...Tete a Tete

Also used:
Everyday Sentiments 1 & 2
Inkables : LOVE, Multi Hearts, Hearts,
Easy Frames
Dinkables
Skyline Inkables
Distress Oxides 
Distress Inks 
Kuretake clean colour pens
Versafine
Mica Powders
Versmark
Embossing Powders
Pixie Powders



DI : Tumbled Glass
DO: Cracked Pistachio
Kuretake clean colour pens
Square Easy frame Inkable
Versafine : Smokey Grey




Versmark
White embossing powder
Versafine : Black onyx
Red Kuretake clean colour pen




DI: Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade
Versafine : Black onyx
Circle easy frame Inkable
Black fine line pen



Yellow acrylic paint
DO: Iced Spruce
Inkable : LOVE, Multi Hearts
Dinkables : Splatter
Silver gilding wax
Kuretake clean colour pens
White gel pen





Versmark
Gold embossing powder
Mica Powders




Pixie Powders
Black Embossing powder
Acetate  (over aperture)
Dinkables : Hearts
DO: Picked Raspberry
Versafine : Black onyx




Mdf Artboard
Acrylic Paint: red
DO: Iced Spruce
DI : Fired Brick
Black embossing powder
Lustre Luxe : Moonstone  (around edge of tag)
Dinkables : Hearts, Splatter
Inkable : Skyline 2






Mica Powders
Kuretake clean colour pens
Dinkables : Hearts,  sunset (to create grass)
DO: Peeled Paint  (grass)
DI: Tumbled Glass  (through heart Dinkable )
Versafine: Black onyx




DI: Tattered Rose
Water colour brown pencil
Water brush
Versafine : Smokey Grey
Heart Easy Frame Inkable




Mica Powders
Inkable : Multi Hearts,  heart easy frame
Dinkable : Hearts
DO: Picked Raspberry
Kuretake clean colour pens
Versafine : Black onyx
Black fine line pen





DO: Picked Raspberry
Versafine : Smokey Grey
Masking tape (to mask off strip panel)


I hope you enjoyed looking through my samples for these cute Fleur and Freddie stamps. ..they are just soo adorable

I'll be back next Thursday with another Bee Crafty post

Crafty hugs xx

Monday, 27 November 2017

Animal Farm stamp set by MFT

Hi everyone

It's Monday and I'm back with my weekly blog for Bumbleberry Papercrafts

I'm showcasing the Animal Farm stamp set from My Favourite Things

I've incorporated some of my dies from my own crafty stash,  to show how versatile this set is and how you can use it with any of your other products

Also used :
Kuretake clean colour pens
Coloured paper
Versafine : Black onyx, Smokey Grey
Dies from my crafty stash







  • The fence and grass were cut using dies from my crafty stash and adhered to card blank 
  • Stamp out the characters in Smokey Grey versafine,  colour in with Kuretake clean colour pens and a water brush and cut out
  • Adhere using 3d glue gel to add dimension 
  • Stamp sentiment in black onyx versafine
  • I stamped a couple of clouds (from my crafty stash) but you can create clouds using some torn paper and inks
I hope you'll agree that this set, whilst cute, can be used in so many ways and can be combined with anything you have sat in your craft room

Many thanks for popping by and I'll be back again next Monday with another post for 
Bumbleberry Papercrafts 

Crafty hugs xx 

Saturday, 25 November 2017

True Friends

Good morning everyone xx

Today I'd like to share a card I made using the beautiful
Life Is Precious stamp set by
Stamps By Me 

Also used:
Versmark
Gold embossing powder
White Opal mica powder
Paint brush




I'm loving this colour way at the moment.
Gold embossing powder and then painting
highlights with White Opal Mica powder and a little water.
The metallic embossing against the shimmer of the Mica is beautiful

I hope you like today's' make and I'll be back again very soon

Crafty hugs xx

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Bird- Time Flies...

Hello everyone

I'm back with my weekly blog to showcase  another make for all you Bee Crafty lovers xx

For this one I decided to play with the beautiful Birds and Butterflies stamp set.
And thought they would work well with the
Pocket Watch 

I also used:
Crackle Paint background stamp
Time Flies stamp set
Pixie Powders
Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide





  • Create your background using Pixie powders 
  • Stamp the bird in black onyx versafine and mask off
  • Stamp the Pocket Watch over the edge of the bird, so it appears it's sitting on there
  • Remove mask
  • Stamp sentiment in black onyx versafine 
  • Ink up a bit of the Crackle Paint stamp in Peacock Feathers DO and stamp randomly on opposite sides of the card
Mount card on card blank with foam pads to add dimension 

I hope you enjoyed today's post.  Any questions,  just ask and I'll be back again with another Bee Crafty blog next Thursday 

Crafty hugs xx 


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Floral Corner Flourish by Honey Doo Crafts

Hello everyone

Today I'm sharing another of my cards to showcase products from  Honey Doo Crafts 

This card uses the following stamp sets:
Floral Corner Flourish 
Birthday Sentiments 

Also used:
Pixie Powders
Gold embossing powder
Versmark





  • Cut a square of gold mirri slightly smaller than card blank and a square piece of white card slightly smaller than this 
  • Create a background using Pixie powders 
  • Stamp the Floral Corner, and sentiment,  in Versmark and heat emboss in gold
  • Adhere this to gold mirri and then onto card blank
Simple, but beautiful 😊😊

Thankyou for stopping by 
Crafty hugs xx 

Monday, 20 November 2017

X's and O's by MFT

Hello everyone

Hope you're all well and had a lovely weekend?

I'm back with my usual Monday morning blog for Bumbleberry Papercrafts

Today's blog is the fun and versatile
X's and O's   stamp set from MFT. I thought I'd make a card for a male today, to show just how versatile this set is

Also used :
Distress Oxide : Faded Jeans
Distress Ink: Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass
Deep Lagoon versafine
Circle die






  • Cut your panel to size then cut out a circular aperture with your die
  • Stamp the large sentiment in Deep Lagoon versafine first then randomly stamp the Hugs and Kisses in the Tumbled Glass DI 
  • Stamp the grid, in Faded Jeans DO, on the cut out circle and the various signs in a mixture of Faded Jeans DO, and Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass DI 
  • Adhere panel to card blank with foam pads and then the circle die cut with wet glue, into the aperture 
I hope you like today's use of this fun stamp set.
I'll see you here again next Monday with another post for Bumbleberry Papercrafts 

Crafty hugs xx 

Friday, 17 November 2017

Poppies

Hi everyone xx

How are you? Anything planned for today?

Today on my blog I'm showcasing the beautiful,  newly released Poppies stamp set available from Honey Doo Crafts 
I also incorporated the sentiment from the new Snowdrop stamp set

Also used:
Distress Inks
Versafine black onyx
Honey comb stencil
Masking tape




The panel was masked off using tape and the inks blended within
The image was stamped in the black onyx versafine
Ink was blended through the stencil and some of the Honeycombs were drawn around, with a black pen

Many thanks for popping by. .I hope you liked today's make

crafty hugs xx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Good morning crafters

It's my turn on the Bee Crafty  blog and I'm very excited to be sharing my samples for the newly released Wonderful Wizard of Oz stamps. .. one of my favourite classic films of all times

Stamps used:
Dorothy
Dorothy sat on the fence
Tin Man and Scarecrow
Tin Woodman
Oz Title
There is no place like home
Cowardly Lion
Courage sentiment circle

Also used:
Retro Dots and Dash stamp
Distressed Diamonds stamp
Easy frame Inkable
Dinkables
Distress Oxides
Kuretake clean colour pens
Water colour pencils
Water brush
Versafine
Embossing powder
Versmark






DI: Brushed Corduroy,  Walnut Stain
DO: Fossilized Amber
Kuretake clean colour pens
Versafine : Vintage Sepia
Clear embossing powder
Dinkables : Sunset, Circle Lattice





Circle easy frame Inkable
DI: Cracked Pistachio, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn
Water colour pencils
Water brush
Versafine : Smokey Grey
Clear embossing powder
Dinkables : Sunset,  splatter






DI: Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade
Water colour pencils
Water brush
Versafine : Satin Red, Smokey Grey
Clear embossing powder
Dinkables : Hearts





DO: Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint
Versafine : Black onyx
Kuretake clean colour pens
Retro Dash and dots stamp
Distress Diamonds stamp






Square easy frame Inkable
DO: Iced Spruce,  Faded Jeans
DI: Tumbled Glass
Versafine : Smokey Grey
Clear embossing powder
Kuretake clean colour pens






Silver embossingpowder
Versafine : Smokey Grey
Clear embossing powder
Water colour pencils
Water brush
Inkable: Brick wall
Masking tape




Versafine;: Vintage Sepia
DO: Fossilized Amber
Dinkables : Cracked Glass
Inkable : Brick wall





DI: Salty Ocean
Kuretake clean colour pens
Versafine : Smokey Grey
Clear embossing powder


How much do you love these stamps lol. So much fun to play with.  I hope you'very enjoyed looking through my samples and I'll be back next Thursday with another Bee Crafty make

Crafty hugs xx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Time For Tea...

Evening everyone xx

I'd like to share a couple of samples I made using the very gorgeous
Time For Tea and Tea stamp sets
Available from Honey Doo Crafts

Also used:
Kuretake clean colour pens
Versafine
(Clock stamp from my stash )



Versafine Clair : Purple Delight
Versafine : Black onyx
Kuretake clean colour pens




Versafine : Black onyx
Kuretake clean colour pens
Cups masked off before stamping clock so it appears to be behind them


I hope you like the way I've used these gorgeous stamp sets.

Crafty hugs xx

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Poppies from Honey Doo Crafts

Hello xx

I'm back today with a couple of DT samples to showcase the brand new
Poppies stamp set available from
Honey Doo Crafts 

A beautiful and versatile stamp of one of my favourite flowers xx

Also used:
Birthday Sentiments stamp set
Watercolour Pencils
Water brush
Versafine : Smokey Grey
(Birds on a wire stamp from my stash)



To create this effect use temporary adhesive to hold the panel strip in place, then stamp the full length poppies over both the card blank and panel strip.
Remove panel strip and stamp rest of poppies and Butterflies
Colour with water colour pencils and a water brush
Adhere strip panel to a black strip panel then line stamped images up and adhere to card blank before stamping sentiment





Images all stamped in Smokey Grey versafine and coloured in using water colour pencils and a water brush

I hope you like both samples using this very beautiful stamp

Many thanks for popping by

Crafty hugs xx

Monday, 13 November 2017

Time for tea...

Good afternoon everyone xx

Hope you'e well and having a lovely day planned

I'm so excited to share more of my samples for one of the new stamps available from
Honey Doo Crafts 

This is the utterly gorgeous
 Time for tea stamp set. I LOVE this stamp design and it comes with a coordinating sentiment stamp set Tea... which also includes some quaint small embellishment stamps too

Also used:
Poppies stamp set
Versafine: Smokey Grey, Olympia Green, Habanero
Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Cracked Pistachio Embossing powder : Copper
Versmark
Watercolour Pencils
Water brush
Kuretake clean colour pens
Patterned papers
(Clock stamp from my crafty stash)


Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide was blended to create a panel. The embellishment stamps from the Tea.. stamp set were stamped in Olympia Green and Habanero Versafine,  in first and second generation stamping
The Time for tea was stamped in Versmark,  on seperate card, and heat embossed in Copper. The flowers were coloured in using Kuretake clean colour pens. Once cut out it was adhered with foam pads




Having masked off two of the cups, the Time for tea was stamped in Smokey Grey versafine and the flowers colouredin with water colour pencils and a water brush
The sentiments were also stamped in Smokey Grey versafine
The cup was masked off and the clock was stamped in the Smokey Grey versafine
Some of the flowers from the new Poppies stamp set were stamped in Smokey Grey versafine on seperate card.  Coloured in with water colour pencils then cut out and adhered with 3d glue gel




The Time for tea was stamped in Smokey Grey versafine on different patterned papers and each of the cups cut out then adhered together. The flowers were coloured in using water colour pencils and a water brush
The small embellishment stamps were stamped in Iced Spruce DO onto some pink patterned paper which was adhered to card blank
More patterned paper was torn and adhered to the card blank before adhering the Time for tea stamped image with foam pads
The sentiment was stamped onto paper in smokey grey versafine, torn and then adhered to card
To complete,  several flowers from the Poppies stamp set were stamped in Smokey Grey versafine onto seperate paper, coloured in with water colour pencils and then adhered with 3d glue gel

I hope you enjoyed today's post and love this gorgeous stamp set as much as I do!!

Thankyou very much for stopping by

Crafty hugs xx

Coffee anyone?

Good morning everyone

I'm back today with another weekly blog for
Bumbleberry Papercrafts 

I was lucky enough to be asked to sample one of the new stamp sets from The Ink Road as Bumbleberry Papercrafts are the only UK stockist 😊

This sample is using
The Struggle Is Real stamp set. A sentiment stamp set with some common but unusual sayings for those moments on our life...

Also used:
Pumpkin Spice stamp set by Lawn Fawn
Distress Inks : Brushed Corduroy
Distress Oxide : Fossilized Amber
Kuretake clean colour pens
Versafine : Vintage Sepia



  • Mask off a panel and blend the Distress Oxides and Inks
  • Stamp the Coffee, and sentiment, in Vintage Sepia versafine 
  • Stamp the cup, from the Pumpkin Spice set, colour in with Kuretake clean colour pens and cut out 
  • Adhere cup with 3d gel to add dimension 
I'll be back next Monday with another post for Bumbleberry Papercrafts but in the meantime check out their website to see the fab products from The Ink Road,  and many other big American companies 

Crafty hugs xx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Snowdrops by Honey Doo Crafts

Hello everyone xx

How are you all? Any crafting on the agenda for today?

I'd like to share a couple of DT samples I made to showcase the new, and very beautiful
Snowdrops from Honey Doo Crafts 

This stamp is just so beautiful and very versatile to. Here are 2 completely different looks from the same stamp

Also used:
Gold embossing powder
Versmark
White Opal mica powder
Distress Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce
Versafine : Smokey Grey
Kuretake clean colour pen : Blue Haze
Gold mirri
(Moon stamp from my crafty stash )


Stamped n Versmark and heat embossed in gold
Coloured in with White Opal mica and a water brush




Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide blended around card
Flowers, sentiment and moon stamped in Smokey Grey versafine
A water brush was used to bleach out colour from the flower petals, using paper towel to dab away the ink. It was also used to create "rays" from the moon
Highlights added to the petals using Blue Haze Kuretake clean colour pen

I hope you enjoyed today's post and love this gorgeous new stamp as much as I do xx

Thankyou for stopping by
Crafty hugs xx