Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Marleen DT - The Village

Hello Blogger friends..

Once again wednesday and time for my spot for

Today Ive once had a play with a stamp set from "The Village" range.
Ive used the "Orchard Close" set.
You can find it in the STORE with all the other yummy goodies.

Here is what Ive made for today:

 Ive had another play with creating a scene.
This one went a bit better I think. Simply because I focused on the stamping and not the colouring.
I think I really like this scene thingy and as I used distress markers to colour with I was back to something I know well and I felt more at ease with it.
I really like how this card came out, very different from my usual makes but hey, thats hopefully not such a bad thing ;-)

And that is all from me for today. Dont forget to join our Boss Lady Beverly over on
And join us in the
 Bee Crafty FACEBOOK group 

Anyway, thank you for popping by and for any comment left behind

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kerrie DT - Da Vinci

Hiya and welcome to my Tuesday post for Bee Crafty Stamps

I have been getting messy with some of my Inspired by Da Vinci stamps I brought with my pocket money a few weeks ago - I have a Need! list of  new stamps for Payday im a bit addicted 

For this card I have used....

Distress Ink Pads - Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye & Walnut Stain

White Pearlescent Cardstock

Watercolour Card

Pearlescent Textured Paper

6x6 Scallop Card Blank

Circular Frame Die

Waterbrush & Blending Tool

Paper Flowers - Cherry Blossom & Roses


I stamped Science of Beauty off-centred onto a trimmed piece of watercolour card using Memento Ink 'Rich Cocoa' then stamped again onto eclipse masking tape and cut around to form a mask which I fixed over the stamped image on the card. I then inked up the Da Vinci Script using Tye Dye distress ink and stamped twice over the edge of the mask to create a script background. I inked up the Cow Parsley and stamped around the edges of the card filling in all the gaps and stamping in various directions. I then removed the mask to reveal no script has been stamped accross her face. I used my waterbrush to wash over the background blending the 2 colours slightly. I tapped the Walnut Stain & Victorian Velvet ink pads onto my glass mat then using my waterbrush to pick up the colour I painted her hair and features of her face. I let this dry out while I prepared my paper flowers, first I trimmed off the stems then inked the edges using Walnut Stain ink and my blending tool. 

I trimmed a piece of pink pearlescent textured paper to a leave a few mm border around the watercoloured picture and fixed this to the cardblank. I inked the edges of the watercolour picture using Walnut Stain ink and my blending tool and attached this to the card front. I die cut the Circlular Frame using white pearlescent cardstock - I attached this over Science of Beauty and most of the script to frame them using a glue gun. I then arranged and fixed the flowers using the glue gun. I used the stems to create foliage in between the flowers. I finished the Card with some gems in the corners.

I hope you like my project and will visit again soon to see gorgeous makes by the Design Team Girls

Krafty Hugs xx

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Clare DT - Swing

Hi it's Clare here and I have been a busy bee using Bee Crafty's newest selection of Inspired by Banksy stamps. I have had so much fun using these arty stamps and still have so many ideas bumbling around in the old grey matter!

For this project I have used:

Dylusions inks

Inspired by Banksy - Swing

Backdrop stamp - crackle

BEAUtanicals stamp - leaves

Wordage stamp - decision to try

Inkables template - alternative circles

Inkables template - Hearts

Liquid pearls

Distress inks


I started off by spraying the whole card with black marble dylusions and and drying off. After that I used the alternative circles and sprayed white linen on the side of the card and flipped the stencil over to use up the White ink left over along the bottom of the card. I stamped the leaves around the side and top of the card.

I dug out my water brush and lifted off the black ink, within the leaves, so that I could paint in cherry pie. A bit of random stamping with the crackle stamp onto the card and then through the heart template I blended in an area of fired brick distress inks.

I stamped on Banksy swing girl and used embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped onto coordinating card and cut out. Finally a bit of doodling with a white pen and some of my favourite liquid pearls.


Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. Please feel free to leave a comment below or even follow. I have had problems with the link to follow my blog so if you have tried before have another go, if you have any problems let me know so I can try to sort it out.


Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Marleen DT - The Village

Hello Blogger friends..

Once again wednesday and time for my spot for

Today Ive had a play with a stamp set from "The Village" range.
Ive used the "Orchard Close" set.
You can find it in the STORE with all the other yummy goodies.

Here is what Ive made for today:

Well, Well, Well.. For today Ive done something I never thought Id ever try.. I made a scene..
Ok I admit it, this was my 3rd attempt.. Do i like it?? Yaaaa Its ok..  I liked doing the stamping.. but making the back grounds I found a bit tricky...

And I have to give credit where credit is due. As I said, this was my 3rd attempt.. My very first attempt, I put up for show in the Bee Crafty FACEBOOK group to get some feed back and some hints and tips.
One of my old teamies, Bernie, send me a PM and offered a few tips on how I could improve the idea. Bernie was beyond kind, not only did she give me a written step by step she gave me picture instructions as we went along.. Bernie, I THANK YOU for all your kindness.

And that is how this card came together. I wont sit and give you instructions on how to make a scene, as Im simply not qualified to do so, But I do know that our Boss Lady, Beverly, will be showing you how to do it, over on The British Craft Network channel.

Anyway, thank you for popping by and for any comment left behind

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kerrie DT - Dorothy

Hiya its Tuesday so I'm here to share with you today a card I made for Bee Crafty Stamps

Its half term this week so im enjoying a nice break from school runs - my kiddies are enjoying their free time too and we are planning a few crafting activities this week and I'm hoping to get a few more makes finished to show over on the Bee Crafty Facebook Group have you joined yet? 

Have you been watching our Beverley on the 'British Craft Network' an online craft TV channel where you can see lovely shows with gorgeous products

Ive been working with 'Dorothy' from Wizard of Oz collection you can find her and all her friends in the SHOP along with lots of yummy stamps and craft goodies

I stamped Dorothy using Memento ink onto smooth cardstock and coloured her with my Alcohol Markers

I chose a paper to colour match her dress and the layered up with mirror board and embossed pearlescent cardstock which I wrapped a ribbon around and added a small bow

I wanted to show off Dorothy so I framed her using some circular die's, I cut her from a plain circle and a decorative circular die i used for the frame

I chose a simple flourish die cut twice and some pale blue and white paper flowers which I have fixed onto the cardfront using a hot glue gun

The sentiment is from the WORDage collection 'Happy Birthday/With Love' set

Thank you for visiting today come back soon to see more makes by the Amazing Design Team 

Krafty Hugs xx

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Clare DT - Banksy boy

Hi folks I'm back with my Bee Crafty spot and have you heard about the latest release from the hive? Banksy fans will be pleased to know that there are some new stamps being introduced into the Inspired by Banksy range. So in true Banksy style I have worked with Banksy boy until I can get my hands on these fabby new stamps.



For this card I have used

Inspired by Banksy - Banksy boy

Backdrop Bubble wrap negative

Backdrop bubble wrap positive

Backdrop Zebra

Wordage being happy


This card is quite a clean and simple one. I made a tag mask out of scrap paper and stamped the three different backdrop stamps through the mask using different shades of ink. I stamped the sentiment in a corresponding ink and cut out the statement 'everything is perfect'. I added some twine and buttons and Matt and layered onto craft card.



It's half term this week so I am hoping to be blogging a little more this week. Thank you in advance for any comments you leave after your visit.


Have fun crafting folks.


Big hugs,

Clare x x x


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Marleen DT, Fleur & Freddie.

Hi blogger friends 
and thank you for popping by.

A post today to share a wee card Ive made for

Dont forget you can catch our boss lady, Beverly, over on The British Craft Network.
Its an online channel where loads of big craft names runs hourly shows.

For todays's card Ive used the stamp called "Fleur & Freddie - Tete a Tete" from the
Fleur & Freddie collection.
You can find it in the STORE with all the other amazing goodies..

Here is what Ive made:

 This card is made with a few papers from my stash and just the image. ITs very simple but I sometimes I really think less is more.
Fleur & Freddie is colored with promarkers and I used chalk for the background.
The heart is also coloured with Promarkers but I then added a coat of glossy accent over it to really make it stand out.
The text on the card is a rub-on i found in my stash.

And that is really it. As I said, very simple, but I really like how it turned out.
Thank you for popping by and for any comment left behind.
And why not pop over and join me on my FACEBOOK page.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kerrie DT - Cloud Nine - Fleur & Freddie

Happy Tuesday which means its my turn to share with you my Design Team make for Bee Crafty Stamps

I sticking with my new years resolution to use up stash I already have and to try new techniques with them 

As soon as I see this stamp I thought Fleur & Freddie were flying so for this make ive created a sky as a background

I stamped the image onto watercolour card using Archival Ink (waterproof) then I painted over ths image using Art Masking Fluid so I could make the background look like its behind the figures

Using: Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Stormy Sky - Distress Inks I sponged them over the watercolour card which I had spritzed with water - I sprinkled this wet background with Salt (for a speckled rain effect) and then dried it using a heat gun on the lowest setting

I rubbed away the dry masking fluid to reveal the uncoloured image

I then watercoloured the image using Distress Markers: Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Tattered Rose & Victorian Velvet

I matted the watercoloured picture using dark red cardstock and fixed it to a scalloped card blank. I stamped the 'With Love' WORDage stamp in the corner and used Glossy Accents on the heart balloons to finish the card

Thank you so much for visiting the Bee Crafty Blog today Happy Stamping

Krafty Hugs

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Love is in the air, Bee Crafty Fleur & Freddie

Happy Sunday my lovelies. I'm back with the adorable Bee Crafty couple, Fleur and Freddie and a little technique I recently found whilst flicking through one of my crafty mags.




For these cards I used:

I started off by stamping my image and painting the heart with distress inks. As the background is going to be quite vibrant I decided to leave my loving couple plain and covered them in glossy accents.



Once the glossy accents were dry I inked my template with distress inks and lightly spritzed them with water so the inks would blend. I then applied my template to the card with a sheet of paper over the top and brayer end so the ink would transfer onto the card.



Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. I love to hear your comments.


Happy crafting,

Clare x x x



Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Marleen DT - Fleur & Freddie, Holding Hands.

Hi guys..

Sorry my post is a bit late today, but its time for my spot for
Bee Crafty.

Today ive used the new a stamp from the new "Love and Romance" range called
"Fleur & Freddie".
Ive used the stamp called "Holding Hands"
 This is the proof from the store. I dont normally share these but I want to show you how I've (with permission from Beverly, our designer) has with a very simple pencil line, altered the image of Freddie. Look at Freddies top on the proof v my card and see the difference.

My image is coloured with promarkers and the blue back ground behind them is made with chalk.
The rest of the card is put together with a few bits and bobs from my stash, and the sentiment is made on my pc and just printed out.

I hope you like what I've made.
Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Kerrie DT - Chocolate Valentine - Fleur & Freddie

Hiya! Its Tuesday so its my turn again to share with you a creation using some of the lush Bee Crafty Stamps

This week I've been planning ahead for Valentine's Day Cards and I've had the cutest stamps to work with 'Tete a Tete' from the 'Fleur & Freddie' collection - I chose Chocolate Brown & Rich Reds for a chocolate box looking card

I couldnt resist getting my Distress Markers out for this one - I scribbled them on a plain white tile and picked up the ink using a waterbrush to use them like watercolours - I chose browns and warm reds to match the brown spotty paper and red silky cardstock i had chosen to use

I went for a layered up effect on the cardfront using pearlecent cardstocks and glittered spotty papers, a heart edged circular die (and the waste hearts from it too) and a lattice heart die. I chose a WORDage stamp to use 'Glad I Did It - Small' - I love this sentiment and would be perfect for my Hubby's Valentine Card this year

I'm off now to get inky with some more yummy stamps - see you next week

Krafty Hugs
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