Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Bee Crafty Inspiration.. Gelli Plate fun

Hello Bloggers 
and thank you if you have made it to my blog..

Well busy busy day today.. I have been busy making samples for the December show on Hochanda for BeeCrafty..

oh I so wish I could spill the beans but nope.. My lips are sealed hehehehehe...

Instead I have a christmas project to share.. I teased a bit about this project the other day in the BeeCrafty Facebook Group (come join us if you arent already a memeber)

Basically I have this wonderful Gelli plate my husband gifted me (after much hinting and frustation that I couldnt get the ingredients to make my own)
Ive used it a couple of times and LOVE it BUT I end up with all these amazing and fun backgrounds that i never get round to using. Well I decided to play with it, but with the goal of making a couple of BeeCrafty projects.
So out the Gelli came, then the paints and card stock.. and then the fun part.. My BeeCrafty stamps.


 Now Im new to the Gelli plate so dont have too much knowledge yet but I basically just spread blue and silver acrylic paint (I use cheap paint from the £shop and supermarked) on to the Gelli. I spread it with a brayer. I then pressed the stamps into the paint till I got the pattern I wanted. I then took a sheet of card stock (I used 160g cheap white card) and pressed over the gelli plate. Pulled the card of the plate and voila, one sheet of backing paper made..

I added a bit of paint here and there, tried different stamps. Some sheets came out great, some didnt. I really think it has a lot to do with the size if the stamp design and on how much paint is on the plate. I didnt waste any of the sheets though. The one lying in the very back on the pic above is the one that didnt come out too well but its used on a different project Ill share another day.

Its a really fun tool and Im delighted to have it in my craft room and I think I will be using it much more with all my other BeeCrafty Stamps.



For these 2 projects I ended up only using 1 of the sheets I made. I just love how the holy stamp is in the background as well as up front.
Stamps I used:

You can find them in the BeeCrafty STORE.


 And that is it from me for today.Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

BeeCrafty insoiration..

Hey bloggers..

Just a quick post today to share a couple of cards I made for today's post for 
I used the  
Set of backdrops textures
&
style wire border s
tamp sets.
All the goodies I've used you can find in the BeeCrafty STORE.

I made these as I had all my goodies on the table from making the samples from the last hochanda show, and as I was "clearing up" these cards came together. I mean, they FORCED me to make them hehehe...

I made thse very quickly. 3 colours of distress ink, blending tool and a bit of patience.
Omce I had my colours blended, I used the same colours to stamp the backgrounds with.
I then took my black archival ink and stamped the borders and the words.

I matted on to black card stock and voila..
Very quick and simple.

 And that is it from me for today.Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

BeeCrafty samples on Hochanda - November

Hey bloggers..

Well?? Did you all catch Bev on Hochanda this past saturday? (19/11-2016)
Was'nt she just amazing as always??

Well today is my inspiration day for BeeCrafty, so although you may already have seen my projects made for the show, I decided to share them here on my blog today with details on how I've made them.

All the goodies I've used you can find in the BeeCrafty STORE and on the Hochanda shop.
 Tag: Mdf tags, Medium.
 Unprimed.
For this one I went strait to the tag with my distress ink. Not priming your mdf will leave your colours a bit more muted (and it may take a bit more ink to get coverage) but I really love the autumn feel this tag got. I used the "Set of backdrops textures" stamp set and stamped in a brown strait over my colours.

Now the tricky bit here is.. drying time!! It takes forever to dry.. ok ok maybe half an hour or so lol, but im a very impatient.. As I used embossing powder over my inking it HAD to be fully dry or else the embossing powder would stick to the whole tag. In the end I had it lying over night just to be sure.

I stamped with versamark and heat set with white embossing powder
I stamped with the "style wire borders" stamps and the "Any Road"greeting stamp.
I finished with a bit of white embossing powder aound the edges of the tag.

 This one took me about 10mins to make. This one is made with the "Victorian Small" tag.
Primed with white acrylic paint.

All I did was taking my guilding wax strait to the primed tag. I just rubbed and blended the wax with my finger till I got the cover I wanted. I then stamped my "Faith" stamp and one of the "style wire borders" stamps with versamark and heat set with black embossing powder.

This tag is mahooosiiive... I'ts the "Victorian XXL" mdf tags.
Unprimed.
For this big tag I went strait in with distress paints. Mine are the dabbers so they are very quick and easy to paint with. (any paint will do may I add).
Once my tag was coated, I left it to dry. Once dry I spred a tiny amount of the paint on to my BeeCraft Blending mat and spread it out. I then tapped my background stamps into the paint and stamped, just like normal stamping, strit onto the tag.
I stamped using a selection from the style wire borders" stamps set and the "Set of backdrops textures" stamp set.

 (All the word stamping on this piece is made with BeeCrafty WORDage stamps.. Its made from many different sets but lets just say it involved cutting up several of my greeting stamps.
I often cut up my stamps to do this and the best thing is, the BeeCrafty stamps are such good quality it matters not. I simply assemble the stamps again on my acrylic block when I want to use the full sentiment again.)

I then went on to make my little notebook. Its a cheap lined pad and I simply cut a piece of card the same size and decorated that. I cover my piece of card with distress paint also and used the same stamps as on the tag to decorate. I then carried on stamping all my words from the different sets to make my greeting. I stamped in versmark and heatset it with back embossing powder.
I added the cardstock to the front of the note book.

Once the note was finished I went on to stamp my greeting onto the tag. I simply just lay down the notebook where I wanted it, lined up my stamp and removed the book while  stamped, again with versamark but with goldembossing powder. I also added gold embossing powder around all the edges of the tag.

To finish the whole project I used an old pencil and rolled it with a piece of cardstock from the "Steampunk Backgrounds" paperpack.
I attached the pencil with some stick on velcro I found in my (never used) sewing kit.

Right the last one for this time.. 
I used 2 tags for this one.
Artboards Portrait Victorian Tag

MDF Tags : Victorian Medium

Primed with white acrylic paint.

This one was actually the first one I made for this show.. Those of you who pops by here will know that Im new to MDF and I find it hard to work with, but as with anything else here in life, the more you do it, the easier it becomes.
I still learning how all the different mediums work on the wood instead of card but its a lot of fun.

I started on the big tag. I stamped the word "beautiful" from the "beautiful things" stamp (once again I cut my stamps apart) repeatedly and heat set with clear embossing powder.
I also stamped a selection from the style wire borders" stamps set and the "Set of backdrops textures" stamp set and also heat set with clear embossing powder.

I then had a play with my Distress Crayons. I simply lay down colour and rubbed it around with my finger to blend the colours. I did the same to my smaller tag and on the base for the big tag. (no background embossing, just crayons). I then left them for a bit to dry..

Once my backgrounds was done I stamped my greetings. the full "beautiful things" stamp and the "Dream" stamp with versamark and heat set with white embossing powder. I outlined the base and both tags with gold embossing powder and finished the whole piece by sticking the tags together..

 And that is it from me for today. Sorry for the long post.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Bee Crafty Inspiration post..

Hello bloggers..


SO.. Whos excited for this saturday?? have you heard that our Bev will be back on Hochanda??


Well I for one am looking forward to it. Ive had so much fun working on the projects and Im looking forward to see what else Bev has to teach us..

In the mean time though, I have a quick card to share..
I used the "Friendship" stamp as a background. I love using this tecnique.
Find this stamp set and all the other yummy goodies in the STORE...

I used distress ink for this project. I simply pushed my ink pad down on my blending mat to get some colour out. I then sprayed the ink with water to make a little puddle. I swiped my card stock through the puddle, dried it with my heat gun and swiped it through again. leave to fully dry.
While drying I made my greeting. I have my "friendship" stamp cut so it only says "friends" (dont worry, the stamp can easily be put back together on my stamp block) so I stamped that and inked up the  greeting with the same colours I used on the background.

I then went back to my background. I stamped the full friendship stamp (with the same colour I used for the background) several times. I then took a honeycombe stencil and put the same colour through.
I then pulled out my glitter paste and put through the same stencil.
Once fully dry I layered my card, added the greeting and voila..

And that is it from me for today.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Im late, Im late for a very important date....

Hey bloggers..

Totally messed up today.. I was supposed to have my blog post this morning, only to forget all about it. Never even crossed my mind..
But before I pop to bed I still want to post my weekly post for

This week Ive pulled out my feathers again and did a tecnique I saw on youtube.
Its a simple masking tecnique, done loads of times but I had never seen it done with a sentiment so decided to have a try.


Both of these cards has been made by first stamping the feather and ink well on to my card stock in black ink. I then stamped a second feather and second ink well on a piece of scrap card and cut them out.
I overlayed both on my card (I used a tiny piece of double sided tape to hold them in place). I then took my mini memento pads and lined up the colours till I got like a rainbow effect of colours. I stamped the middle colour of the "Time Flies" stamp first and then spread out from there to get it even looking.
Once I had all the greetings stamped I removed the masks and voila.. 

On the top card I did as described above but after I was done I decided to jazz it up a bit. I added the green strips of glitter card and decided to cut a new feather and ink well to add on foam to raise them.

And that is it from me for today. Appologies to those who follow my blog and the BeeCrafty blog for the late post.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Bee Crafty Inspiration.. Friendship..

Hi Bloggers..

Once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for

For today, Ive used the following goodies:
 Versamark
 
I started by stamping my leaves and sentiment with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I lay down the the leaf stencils and coloured the inside of my leaves. I then lay down the leaf templates and coloured in the rest of my card.
Once I had the colour down, I took a damp cloth and wiped over the embossing to remove the excess colour that was sitting on top.
I finished by adding a few splatters of white paint. I just took a small amount of paint, put it on my acrylic block and added water. Once mixed, I simply took my paint brush and splashed over my card. (practice this on a scrap piece of card stock so you get an idea on how the splashes with look)

And that is it from me for today. I hope you like my creation.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Inspiration for BeeCrafty..

Hello dear bloggers 
and welcome..

Once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for

I have another sample made with the fabuuuless stamps featured on Hochanda last week.
I used the "Art stamp sets, Ledger, nips and Ink"
Find it in the STORE with all the other amazing goodies..

This one is made on linnen card stock.
The background is smothered in different blues distressinks. I left it to FULLY dry before stamping the ledger with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I took a dotted stencil and left on the background and sprayed a bit of water through. I removede the stencil and blotted the water up with a piece of kitchen towel. It removes a bit of the ink and leave like a ghost impressing.
I then cut my panel, stamped my feather with versamark and heat embossed also with white embossing powder. Once cooled I smothered the piece in the lighted blue distress ink I had before adding the same stencil as on the background and added a bit of a darker blue distress ink through.

I mounted both pieces of card on to black cardstock and layered onto my card blank.
I finished the card by stamping the nips on to a piece of black scrap card. I stamped with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I cut them out and added them to the card.

Should you wish to see my other samples from the last Hochanda show, also made with these stamps, just press HERE...

And that is it from me for today. I hope you like my creation.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Hochanda samples for BeeCrafty..

Hello bloggers..

Well today I will really just re-cap the samples I had on the BeeCrafty show on Hochanda this past monday. It was 3 amazing shows.
Not only did our Bev recreate 1 of my projects, no she did 3.. Such a buzz.. Thank you Bev x

For this show we all used the feather collection stamps, the art boards and the BRAND NEW paper packs. I got the background ones and had not seen the xxx till the show.. got they are both yummy.
My favorite one is the background one and im guessing the girls sent that one to me, as they know I LOVE scrapbooking and these background are just perfect for that as well as cards, mixed media, canvases ect ect.. So yep.. I jumped right in and made a LO (LayOut).

I got the 8x8 pack. Such a great size even for scrapbooking. I have some ideas using these papers for a second LO but it will be built on a 12x12 plain background ;-)
On this LO I added more interest on the background but stamping different elements from the stamps. The loops you see around the edges, is from the "hope & faith" loop stamp. I just only added ink to a little bit of the stamp. I also used just the words from the same stamp above the pic, just inking the word. The clock and cogs are cut from a second paper and layers on and my feather, inkwell, nips and the wings are stamped on to a piece of the paper pack, heat embossed, cut out and layered on the the LO. I finished by stamping my greeting in black strait under the pic.
This one is made with the paper pack as well. Simply just 1 sheet cut to size fitting the card with a blck mat. I stamped the ledger stamp with peeled paint distress ink as well as distressing the egdes with the same ink. I then stamped my feathers with black Archival ink.
I took my "Time flies" stamp and cut it apart to get "time flies" bit on its own. Dont worry, you can assemble your stamp on the stamp block again and no one will ever know the stamp was cut ;-)
I aslo stamped my greetings in Archival.
 ah I love the colour on this one. This one came about as I wanted some more dimention on my cards. But there are strict rules on what goodies we are allowed to use on the samples for the TV show. You see, if we start using goodies that Hochanda dont sell, Hochanda could get in trouble. And also our job is to promote BeeCrafty. So rules are that we may use the goodies from BeeCrafty that Bev has had on recent shows. After getting the ok from the girls, I pulled out my BeeCrafty Inkables. FOr this one I used the small star "inny" to emboss into my card. I smothered the who card in "Picked Raspberry" distress ink before I outlined the stars with a white pen.
My wings, I stamped onto white cardstock and heat embossed with white glitter embosing powder, cut them out and finished them with a wee gem.
 \I really love this one. But yellow is my favorite colour so no surprise lol. I used the circle inkables to make my backgrouns and the rest is just stamping.
The nips are strait onto my card itself and the feather is raised on a black mat using foampads.
 Another yellow creation.Bev recreated this one. A bit more vintage looking this one I think.
Watercolour card stock. Water wash distress ink background. My wings are white embossing powder and I used the heart "inny" inkable to gently make the heart on the background.
I just gently swiped the colour out from the middle of the heart "inny"out to the egdes.
I finished with water splashes and black splashes using my splatter brush.
  A shaker card.. Something I've only just started making...
Background is distress ink puddles where I just dragged my card through and left to dry. I then stamped on my feather and slowly cut it out. I stuck accetate on the back of the feather hole.
I then added my black mat to my card blank so it was ready. I turned my feather piece over and added double sided foam tape all around the feather and the edges. Make sure there is NO gaps around the feather or your sequins will fall out. I put my sequins down on the black card and added the feather piece over. I finished with my greeting and hand drawn stitches.
 Bev recreated this one as well. Its a simple distress ink background where I just stamped the large wings with versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I stamped the wing again and my greeting on a panel of vellum and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Voila.. Very quick and easy.
 And last but not least... My art board.. I am still new to these and It came as a surprise to me that it has been my most successful project from this show. It has gotten so many compliments since posted and Bev recreated this as well.
I simply stuck some paper on is from the Background pack, added a few extra bits I cut from a second sheets. Smothered it in matching distress ink (These papers matche the distress ink palet SO well. think this one is victorian velvet but not 100% sure)  and stamped the nips and the ledger in the same colour. I stamped the feather and ink well and heat embossed with gold, cut them out and layered ontop. I finished with a bit of gold embossing powder around the edges and stamping my greeting in black Archival.

And that is it from me for today. I hope you like my creations.
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 Happy Crafting



Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Bee Crafty Inspiration - even more snowflakes..

Hey bloggers..

Have you guessed that Im in love with the new snowflake stamps from BeeCrafty??
Well I am lol.. And today Im sharing even more cards made with these yumy stamps..


I love christmas, and I love making christmas cards. But like many others, I send out so many cards each year that in order to have them all hand made, I have to be frugal with the supplies I use. Crafting is'nt cheap BUT with some AMAZING timeless stamps and a few supplies, you can make a mass of cards on a very small budget..

Both of these cards have been made using:
* plain white card stock
* Distress inks
* Embossing powders
* BeeCrafty Stamps. Find them HERE..
 This one was made by first putting down "Wilted violet" distress ink on my card. I then took the "Dusty Concord" and stamped the single snowflakes. (leave your background now to REALLY dry or your embossing powder will stick to the whole lot)
Once REALLY dry, I then took the script stamp and inked with versamark, stamped randomly on my background and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
I did the same with the "Snow" greeting.
I finished this card by making a mat with the same gold embossing powder and mounted onto my card base with foam pads.

This one is made pretty much as above. "Wild Honey" and "Rusty Hinge" distress ink.
Its hard to see here on the picture, but the whole background is stamped with the script stamp using "Rusty Hinge". (Again, leave your background now to REALLY dry before adding embossing powder.) (Distress ink can be used as an embossing ink instead of versamark)

Once dry I did my stamping with versamark. I used the BIG grungy snowflake stamp. I love this stamp. Its so versatile. You can use a section like I have here, or the whole stamp. (I have a card coming next week using the whole stamp) I added added my embossing powder and heat set it.
I did the same with the greeting.
And as the card above, I made a mat using the embossing powder also before mounting onto my card blank with foam.

So as you can see. 2 VERY easy cards, using not a lot of supplies. They dont take too long to make either and could be made in bulk using different colours.

And that is it from me for today. I hope you like my creations.
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

New project on my youtube..

Hey Guys..

Just a quick post to let you know that i have a new card tutorial up over on my you tube channel.
Im slowly practicing making these small videos. Still loads to learn and need to learn to do some editing lol, but hey i'll get there..

Link to this card: HERELink to my channel: HERE

Hope you enjoy. And that is it from me for today..
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 Happy Crafting