Monday, August 03, 2020

Sally DT - A very quick single layer card

Hi there! I thought I would show you a very quick card suitable for all sorts of occaisions today, depending on the sentiment. The Beau-tanical leaves are perfect for this.
You will need a 6 x 6" card blank, Black versafine or versafine Clair, distress oxides in twisted citron and peeled paint (or two other shades of green), 6" Easy frame inkable nettle leaf, the nettle leaf stamp set, a sentiment - I used Time
First I sponged twisted citron distress oxide around the 'inny' mask from the stencil.
Next I inked up the smaller of the nettle leaves with Peeled paint distress oxide and stamped randomly around the edge of the card, staying out of the area that had been covered by the leaf mask.

Finally I inked up the sentiment with black versafine clair ink, and stamped it across the central leaf shape.

That simple and it is done!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Jane DT - Layered MDF Tag


Today on the Bee Crafty blog I am sharing an MDF tag...

1) I applied texture paste through the Flower Garden large inkable onto an MDF tag and allowed it to dry overnight...

2) Once dry I painted it with white gesso...

3) Next I painted over it with Calypso Teal Dylusions paint and then added gold gilding wax to bring out the texture...

4) I chose some other MDF pieces which I painted with gesso, adding the leafy branch dinkable to the circle with texture paste...

5) I coated the clock part using gilding wax before adding it to the tag...

6) I painted the other MDF parts using Dylusions paint and added gold embossed script stamping to the flowers and buttons to the centres.  These were also then added to the tag...

7) After that I stamped out some butterflies onto heat resistant acetate and using double sided adhesive added gilding flakes to the backs.  I used the matching dies to cut them out as well as a piece of matching card for each.  Then I stamped out a ticker tape sentiment onto black card with gold powder...

8) Finally these were all added to the tag...

All the products used can be found over on the Bee Crafty website:

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Friday, July 31, 2020

Odd Numbers by Ann DT

 Odd Numbers

                                                by DT Ann Roberts

Do you have a journal? Apart from being great to express yourself in many ways, they're good to use up your excess of paint & ink & to experiment/ play in. Often I look back through it, finding it inspires me when I get stuck on what to create. Odd numbers are a go to, for most projects be it 3,5 ,7 or more however there's always an exception to the rule!! 

  D'Inkables, Triangle Lattice, Regular Dots & Stitches 1
  Distress Oxides; Speckled Egg, Weathered Wood, Peacock Feathers & Squeezed Lemonade
Black Versafine
Stamps: Birds & Butterflies & matching dies & Ledger
Washi Tape; Vintage Numbers
Clear Embossing Powder 
Black Paint
Texture paste
Posca Pens

I used a 14cm x 14cmpiece of card.
First ink through your Triangle Lattice & Egg Timer stencil as pic 1 & 2, this tends to work best in threes.
Add 3 strips of the Vintage Numbers Washi tape pic 3

 Pic 1

  Pic 2

  Pic 3

Using the Peacock Feathers & Squeezed Lemonade, add details to background, (once paint is dry) with Stitches 1 & Regular Dots stencils. Pic 4

Next stamp the Ledger freehand, without a block giving a less rigid edge .. 
Add some black paint to different areas on your page, leave to dry. Pic 4

  Pic 4

Stamp the butterflies onto a separate piece of paper, in black & emboss with clear powder.
 Squish some Peacock Feathers & Squeezed Lemonade on to a blending mat & use to colour your butterflies.. either with a brush & water or smooshing!

I found that it was still a bit heavy looking ,so I decided to add some more Regular Dots using Texture paste.

Once it was dry I added details with my Posca pens
& attached the butterflies.

Then mat & layer on to a 6 x 6 card.

Thank you for stopping by... Ann x

Monday, July 27, 2020

Sally DT - HOCHANDA Birds and Butterflies samples

Hello! Did you catch the Bee Crafty shows on Hochanda last week? Here are the samples I made, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and could have carried on making lots more!


If you missed the shows you can still visit the Hochanda website and catch them on rewind (23rd July 11am and 3pm).

Thanks for looking!
                             Sally x

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Jane DT - HOCHANDA Birds and Butterflies Samples


Today on the Bee Crafty blog I am sharing the samples that I made for last weeks Hochanda shows using the Birds and Butterflies stamps along with the new dies...

If you missed the shows you can still visit the Hochanda website and catch them on rewind (23rd July 11am and 3pm).

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Friday, July 24, 2020

Take Flight 

                                              by Ann Roberts

The first step is always the hardest, be it a blank piece of paper or a new venture... Bee Crafty took another first step yesterday introducing their first DIES!
The shows were fantastic and a sell out, if you didn't catch their shows yesterday on Hochanda you can catch up...
This is a how too for one of my samples:

You will need: 
A Tag
Gesso / Acrylic Paint / Brayer
Birds & Butterflies set 1 stamp set & matching Die
Stitchy Boarders stamp set
Small Words stamp set
Dinkables Circles stencil
Distress Oxides
White Pen

Available at Bee Crafty

Gesso tag

Lightly brayer two colours of paint onto tag, leaving some 'white space'

Add some washi tape 

Then some splatters of paint

Blend edges of tag with Distress Oxides (I used  Tumbled Glass & Seedless Preserves )

Leave to dry...

Stamp " Swallows from the BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES set in Archival Jet, onto a seperate piece of paper.

Use Distress Oxides to colour the swallows ..

When dry...

 Use the *NEW DIES* to die cut them out..

Use the Stitchy Boarders to add interest to the background .. I used the  3 circles from this set too .. see pics below

With the Dinkables stencil, add some random circles to the background with your distress oxides .. and use the stencil as a template to create circles with your white pen... see pics below

Stamp your sentiment from the Small Words stamp set onto a seperate piece of paper, cut out & glue sentiment & swallows to your tag, add some co-ordinating ribbon.. hope you'll try this

Thank you for stopping by ... Ann x

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