Saturday, 20 January 2018

Beautiful Snowdrops

Good morning everyone xx

I've been playing in my craft room again and got out this absolutely gorgeous
Snowdrop stamp set from Honey Doo Crafts

Here are two samples I made..hope you like them xx

Also used:
Script stamp set
Birthday Sentiments stamp set
Distress Oxides

I used the beautiful Script stamp on this sample and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide

For this sample I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide and masked of a panel
I used the leafy scroll from the Birthday Sentiments stamp set to create some interest to the panel

I hope you love this gorgeous stamp set as much as I do


Thursday, 18 January 2018

Decision to Try. ..

Hello crafters xx
Good week?  Any crafting?

I'm happy to be back with any weekly post on the Bee Crafty blog 
Today's make is using the fab
Boy with dog stamp, inspired by Banksy

Also used :
Decision to Try WORDage stamp set
Dinkables : Brick wall,  Star Lattice,  Splatter,  Regular Dots
Highlight pens
Versafine : Black onyx

I masked off a panel across my card blank, marked where my Boy was going to be stamped, and then used the highlight pens randomly through the Dinkables
The masking tape was removed
The Boy, dog and sentiment were stamped in Black onyx versafine to complete

Hope you liked today's make and I look forward to seeing you next Thursday with another Bee Crafty make

Crafty hugs xx

Monday, 15 January 2018

Flamin-go Together

Hi crafters xx

Hope you're all well and had a lovely weekend

I'm back with my weekly blog for
Bumbleberry Papercrafts and I've been playing with the adorable Flamingo Together stamp set by Lawn Fawn

Also used:

Distress Oxides : Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick
Versafine : Black onyx
Stitch oval die

I applied the Distress Oxides to a glass mat, spritzed with water and mopped up the ink, to create a watercolour background
I used an oval die to cut out the hill
The trees, Hearts and sentiment were stamped in Black onyx versafine
I stamped the Flamingos in the Worn Lipstick DO and used a water brush to colour them in.
They were cut out and adhered with foam pads

I hope you enjoyed today's post and I'll be back next Monday with another Bumbleberry Papercrafts make

Crafty hugs xx

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Forest Feast stamp set by Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone

Hope you're all well and having a lovely weekend
I've been having a play with my stamps from Bumbleberry Papercrafts 
and thought I'd share a card I made using the Forest Feast stamp set by Lawn Fawn
This set is so versatile and can be combined  with any dies/stamps in your crafty stash

I used:
Kuretake clean colour pens
Water brush
Smokey Grey versafine
Flowers/fence dies from Stamps By Me 

  • I used a green kuretake clean colour pen with a water brush to create the grass, then adhered fence
  • I cut out flower dies and coloured in with Kuretake clean colour pens and a water brush and adhered behind fence
  • The characters were stamped in Smokey Grey versafine ink,  coloured with the pens and a water brush, then cut out
  • Adhere with 3d glue gel to create dimension 
  • Stamp sentiment in Smokey Grey versafine to complete
I hope you liked today's make and it's inspired you to use this set with all the other things in your crafty stash 

Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Silhouette Stamps DT samples for Bee Crafty

Good morning lovely crafters

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to a crafty day 😊

Its my turn on the Bee Crafty blog and im excited to be able to share my samples for the utterly gorgeous Silhouette collection  from  Bee Crafty which Bev will be releasing on Hochanda tomorrow

I love silhouette stamps so I was in my element and the combination of the trees and the stunning animals creates such a versatile and gorgeous collection

Products used:

Stamp sets:
Silhouette Trees
Silhouette Ponies
Silhouette Safari

Inkables- circle easy frame 
Lustre Luxe 
Distress Oxides 
Distress Inks 
Mica Powders
Pixie Powders
Artboards - small tag

Candied Apple, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber DO

Mica Powders
Iced Spruce and Black Soot DO
Frosted Lace Stickles

Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans DO
Mermaid Lagoon DI
Dinkable : Drops

Inkable : Circle easy frame
Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber DO
BrushedCorduroy DI
Vintage Sepia versafine

Small tag Artboard
Sea Green Lustre Luxe
Black onyx versafine

Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade DO
Brushed Corduroy DI
Smokey Grey versafine
Pixie Powders

Ocean Blue Lustre Luxe
Mica Powders
Black onyx versafine

And that's all my samples for these beautiful stamps. I hope you enjoyed looking through them and they provided you with some inspiration

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

Crafty hugs xx

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Lamination stamps by Stamps By Me

Good morning everyone.
Hope everyone is ok. Any crafty plans?

Today I'd like to share my samples for the new lamination stamps being released tomorrow, on c&c, by Toni Darroch from Stamps By Me 

I just love the versatility of lamination stamps and they produce gorgeous effects, depending on the mediums you use

Products used:
Lamination stamp sets:
Celebrating you
Don't worry be happy
New beginnings
The comeback
All you dream to be
Birthday splendour

Sentiment stamp sets

Tags 1 die
Distress Oxides
Distress Inks
Mica Powders
Embossing Powders
Texture stencils from my crafty stash

These two samples were made using Distress Oxides and Versafine. I also used the Love and Together word stamp sets

Heat embossed in gold and coloured in with White Mica Powder

Heat embossed in gold with a Mica Powders background

Using Distress Oxides

Used Distress Oxides and the Enjoy your day word stamp set

 Using Distress Oxides and Inks

Also using Distress Oxides

Used Distress Oxides on low tack tape to create the background

Using Distress Oxides and Kuretake clean colour pens.  I also used a small swirl stamp from my crafty stash

Used Distress Oxides and Kuretake clean colour pens. I also inked through a dots stencil

I used distress oxides and the Tags 1 die

I used distress oxides through a stencil and distress oxides to produce the colours on the flowers

I really hope you enjoyed looking through my samples and love these stamps as much as I do

Until next time

Crafty hugs xx

Monday, 8 January 2018

Love-X's and O's

Good morning everyone

Hope you're all well and have a lovely day xx

So today I'm showcasing the very versatile
X's and O's stamp set from MFT. Love using this stamp as it is so suitable for any occasion.
I've made 2 samples to show the versatility of this stamp set..2 very different looks

For this sample i used:
Distress Oxide : Cracked Pistachio
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry
Versafine : Smokey Grey
Heart stencil

And this sample is
"Sent with love" from me, to you

For my second sample I've combined it with the Lovable Leopards, also by MFT

Also used:

Kuretake clean colour pens
Smokey Grey versafine

How cute do these two stamp sets look together!  The X's&O's stamp set is so versatile and can be used with almost any other stamp set, as well as on its own

Well I hope you enjoyed today's post

Crafty hugs xx

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Individual Dogwood Rose stamp by Honey Doo Crafts

Hi everyone

I'm back sharing another DT sample for
Honey Doo Crafts 

I used the gorgeous new  Individual Dogwood Rose stamp and Life Events sentiment stamp

Also used :
Kuretake clean colour pens
Black onyx versafine ink
Rainbow Mirri

  • The flowers were stamped in black onyx versafine on a square of white card 
  • Colour in with Kuretake clean colour pens 
  • Adhere to rainbow mirri and then onto card blank 
  • Stamp sentiment around the 4 sides in the black onyx versafine 
  • Stamp another flower and some leaves onto a seperate piece of card.  Colour in, cut out and adhere with 3d glue gel
Many thanks for popping by 

Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 4 January 2018

The Decision to try...

Good morning crafters xx

As its Thursday, it's my turn over on the
Bee Crafty blog, and first of all, may I take this opportunity to wish all our crafty "bees" a very Happy New Year. I hope 2018 brings you health and happiness. ..and lots of crafty fun 😊😊

For today's' post I've used the very beautiful
Style Wire Frames and Borders

I've also used:
Decision to Try WORDage stamp set
Inkable : heart easy frame 
Dinkable : Hearts,  Splatter
DO: Fossilized Amber
DI: Squeezed Lemonade
Versafine : Vintage Sepia

  • Blend the inks using the heart easy frame Inkable 
  • Stamp the heart Style Wire Frames in the Vintage Sepia versafine 
  • Add the sentiment stamp, in the centre of the heart
  • Stamp the Style Wire Borders around the edge, to frame your stamped image
  • Matt onto coloured card then on to your card blank
Many thanks for popping by today and once again, a very Happy 2018 to you all 😍

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

Crafty hugs xx

Monday, 1 January 2018

Whimsical winter


Good morning crafters.  Hope you had a wonderful new years celebration...I did lol

I wish you all health and happiness for 2018... and lots of crafty fun xx

Today I'm back with my weekly blog for
Bumbleberry Papercrafts  and I thought I'd share a festive winter card using the adorable
Whimsical Winter set by Mama Elephant

Also used:
Distress Oxides : Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers
Kuretake clean colour pens
Snowflakes from Happy Holla Day stamp set by The Ink Road

Apply the Distress Oxides to a glass mat, spritz with water and mop up ink onto a panel of white card
Stamp the snowflakes randomly over the panel
Stamp the trees in black onyx versafine and colour in with Kuretake clean colour pens
Mat this on to black card and adhere to card blank
Stamp your characters on seperate card, colour in and cut out.
Adhere with 3d glue gel to add depth
Add Stickles

I hope you enjoyed today's post and once again I wish you all

Crafty hugs xx

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year. ..

Hello everyone xx

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy New Year. I hope 2018 is a year full of good health , happiness and lots of crafty fun.

As this year draws to an end I'd like to say a huge thankyou to everyone who has followed my crafting journey. Following me on here and on Instagram and on my crafty FB page. Your support means a lot xx

However it would not have been as amazing as it has been, if it was not for the following people, who believed in me, liked my work and allowed me to work with and promote their products. I am still overwhelmed by their belief in me and I feel very humbled and blessed.
So a huge thankyou, and much love, to
Toni from Stamps By Me
Sam, Bev, Julie-Ann from Bee Crafty
Amanda from Honey Doo Crafts
Katrina from Bumbleberry Papercrafts

I'd like to share a few of my favourite makes from 2017. There were so many but these are just a few.....

I look forward to seeing you all here, on my blog and on my other social media sites as I continue my crafting journey in 2018

Crafty hugs

Karen xxxxx