Monday, October 24, 2016

DT Kerrie - 'Baby It's Cold Outside' - Beryl FASHIONette's

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty Stamps

This week I am sharing with you an 8x8inch Card that could be used as a Christmas or Winter Birthday card, I was inspired to use pale shades of ink for the background and bolder for the main image.

I love to use uncommon colours for my winter makes just to be a little different... blues with browns is one of my favourite combinations

For the background I used the 'Background Text' stamp from the 'Snow Words' stamp set which I stamped using 'Wheat' Versamagic Ink, I then stamped some 'Snowflakes' from the 'Snow Flake Flurry' stamp set using 'Aspen Mist' Versamagic Ink. I love the subtle look these pale inks give.

I stamped the gorgeous 'Beryl' from the 'FASHIONettes' collection using 'London Fog' Memento Ink and then coloured her using a mixture of my coloured pencils, I chose similar but bolder colours from the background to make her stand out. I drew over her eyes and eyelashes using an archival liner pen to make them pop

For the senitment I stamped 'Baby It's Cold Outside' from the 'Snow Words' stamp set, first using Aspen Mist and then I stamped again using 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink offset from the first to create a shadow effect.

I created the Flourishes using some diecuts and some snowflakes that i stamped onto pearlescent card using the Aspen Mist and Wheat inks from before. I cut the snowflakes out and layered them over the diecuts, adding gems for some bling.

I really love how this card has turned out, I may just have to make a few more for the festive season

Thank You so much for visiting my post today, please visit again soon for more gorgeous makes from the Awesome Design Team

Krafty Hugs xx
please visit Kerrie's Blog to see more her creations

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Barbara DT - Limited Edition Poppy......

Morning all, Barbara here again with a new stamp from BEE CRAFTY
Bev has released this gorgeous poppy stamp as a tribute to Remembrance's a limited edition, and £2 from every sale goes to the Poppy Appeal.
I've made a few cards already with it, and will show them over the next week or so......
This card was done on 'Hopsack' cardstock, and as you can see, the image stamped beautifully.
I stamped with Versamark and heat-embossed the image, then did a bit of water-colouring with my distress inks.
I love the colour differences on the poppy.
In the background, I've part-stamped using the Da Vinci script (find it HERE) ...I love this stamp for backgrounds, and you'll find it quite a bit on my DT work for Bee Crafty.
The poppy stamp and sentiment can be found HERE  
But, don't forget it's a LIMITED EDITION.
Hope you like my creation.....I'll be back soon with more.
Have a good weekend,
Barbara x

Friday, October 21, 2016

Emily DT - Poppy

Hello everyone
Hands up who has seen the gorgeous new Poppy stamp from Bee Crafty! It is limited edition so get yours while you can.

My card this week is using this new stamp and I hope I have done it justice. Here is the card I have made...

I started by heat embossing just the head of the poppy in white on some white card. I then did the same with the Remember sentiment.

I went over the whole thing with Fired Brick distress ink and a blending tool. My new Bee Crafty blending mat makes blending so much easier! I went over the whole card once then went round the edges a second time to get the edges slightly darker.

I splattered some water drops over it and blotted it with kitchen roll, then I went all round the edge with black distress ink.

I mounted it onto white and black card and then onto my card blank. It is an 8x8 card so you can see that the stamp is really quite large and can definitely hold its own as a feature on a large card.

I hope you like it as much as I do. This was one of those cards where I didn't start with a plan, it just evolved.

See you next week

Emily x

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Marleen DT - Hochanda samples

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.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
And dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Bev from Bee Crafty launched the MDF on Hochanda during the 'Live from Ally Pally' shows, it was so popular that it sold out twice during the show. Luckily when she launched the New Christmas Stamps on 26th September was able to bring it back. It's wonderful quality and I have loved using it. I am sharing this project which I made with it along with the stamps from the last 2 launches, they all work so well together.

There was no need to prime the MDF first, I painted the sky with Grandma's Teacup Acrylic paint from Indigo Blu, I dragged the brush a little to get some texture. To add the clouds I stippled some System 3 white paint from Daler Rowney, it's incredibly thick and gives great texture.

When this was dry I stamped the words 'Snow' from one sentiment and 'Blizzard' from another using Cobalt Archival Ink and left to dry.

Using Bamboo Leaves Memento ink, I stamped the trees at varying heights to give some perspective and add distance to the project once I had added the landscape.

To add the landscape I used Texture Paste, I coloured it here to show up better on the photos, but thinking about it now I didn't need to for this. I added the paste with a palette knife making the mountain range as real looking as possible.

Next I added the snowflakes to the sky using Blueprint Sketch Distress ink.

I then used Titanium white Acrylic paint to colour the mountains, then adding a small amount of black I added some texture here and there. Next I added some blue to the mountains and also some Grandma's teacup to add the contrast. When this was dry, I added some Cosmic Shimmer glue to areas over the mountains and added Ice Diamonds for the sparkle.

Thank you for joining me again today, I really hope you have enjoyed this project and the step by step. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx

Monday, October 17, 2016

Bee Crafty on Hochanda!

Hiya and welcome to my Monday post for Bee Crafty

Today our Bev is live on Hochanda at 10am, 1pm & 5pm with the gorgeous Feathers stamps sets and the New Steampunk papers which are all gorgeous

I made some lovely new samples for today's shows but due to wanting to get them sent on time I forgot to take any pictures Doh!!!!

So instead I am re-sharing some of my feather makes from last time

We all hope you will join Bev and enjoy some of her yummy inspiration

Thank you so much for visiting  today

Krafty Hugs xx

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Barbara DT - Sneaky Peeks.......

Morning everyone, I'm back today with a sneaky look at the stamps Bev is bringing to Hochanda on Monday 17th Oct. 
Sometimes when I receive my DT stamps, I look to see how many ways I can use them, and often I chop them up to make other images.
I've done just this with the set called 'Feather Dreamer' (find it HERE )
 I cut the feather in two, and used the larger part for this card, masking and stamping with Adirondack inks on hammered card.
What do you think??
It would be great if you could leave a comment....good OR bad, it's the only way we know if we're 'hitting the spot' with inspiration.
Catch you soon, don't forget to checkout the times for the Hochanda shows......a little birdie tells me there's some fab new products, but you'll have to tune in to see what they are!
Barbara xx
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