Monday, January 15, 2018

Lorre-Anne DT - Silhouette samples for Hochanda

Hi bloggers, for my blog post this week I'm sharing the samples I made for Bevs recent Bee Crafty shows on stunning are these new stamps!!! I absolutely love them, and had such fun making my cards.


I created my background using Spiced Marmalade & Frayed Burlap Distress Oxides, then simply stamped the tree and animals using Versafine ink.  I finished by adding some shadow under the animals feet, and a sentiment.

I made my background by adding some Salty Ocean & Chipped Sapphire Distress inks to an acrylic block, I then spritzed this with water and placed it on to the centre of a square of white card.  I left this in place for a few mins then removed the block and dried using my heat tool.  I stamped the tree using Versafine ink, and finished by adding some ribbon, and a stamped sentiment.

This was such a simple card to make... I blended some Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide through the circle template, stamped the tree using Versafine then simply matted and layered up.  Using black card as my mat layers really makes the image pop!

I stamped the elephant over a square of white card using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, then matted this on to some rainbow mirri card.  I finished by adding a stamped sentiment.

I created this background by first blending Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed & Picked Raspberry Distress Inks over a piece of white card.  Once I'd done this I then blended Black Soot Distress Inks over the top of the entire card, darker at the edges and over some places, and leaving other places lighter to give a look of the Northern Lights.  I finished by stamping the tree using Versafine, and adding my sentiment.

I created the background by blending some Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides over a square of white card.  I then took the Drops Dinkable and used a baby wipe to randomly blot over the card.  I stamped the birds using Salty Ocean Oxide, then stamped the pylons using Versafine ink. I finished by adding my sentiment, then matting on to black card.

I created the background by stamping the branches of the tree using Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide, then blending some Frayed Burlap around the edges.  I next stamped the sentiment in the centre of a die cut circle, then stamped the birds in Cracked Pistachio & Faded Jeans, again blending some Frayed Burlap around the edges.  

That's it for today peeps, I'll be back soon with another project to share with you.  

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Jane DT - Silhouette Samples


I hope you were able to tune in for the first Bee Crafty show of the year this week and I thought that today I would post my DT samples for my Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog post.

All of the samples use the new silhouette trees, safari animal and horses, as well as the new larger everyday sentiments...

This square MDF art board had crackle paste and antiquing cream applied as well as acrylic paints before adding the stamping.

This tall art board was so quick to achieve!  I used dylusions paint straight onto the MDF (something I never usually do) then added some pattern with the circle stencil before stamping and heat embossing the tree with black powder.

This was my favourite card sample as it was so simple and elegant looking.  I wanted to show how just using one stamp could still be really effective.  I used black and a glittery copper embossing powder on pearl coated and black card.

I also wanted to show how scenes can be built up so used distress inks to create my background before adding the stamping. I used the torn edge of a piece of paper to add some darker green for the shadows.   I often like to create an easel card as they are so simple to make but add a slightly different look to your cards.

Another simple to create card but this time I wanted to emboss in a different colour.  The background was made using distress oxide inks, then the tree and lion simple stamped and embossed with gold.  I am also a big believer in layering up to create frames and went a bit more extravagant than usual with the number of layers for this one!

Finally a different sort of background this time using acrylic paints brayered onto card with a bit of stencilling using regular dots and sunset d'inkables.

Thank you for looking and the shows on HOCHANDA will be available on catch up for a couple of weeks if you missed them or need a refresher!

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Friday, January 12, 2018

Emily DT - Hochanda Samples

Hi everyone

I hope you are able to tune in and watch Bev on Hochanda today. I am going to share with you the samples I made for the shows using the fabulous new silhouette stamps.

This is a combination of the new trees and some great animal stamps.

Here are the cards I made using these stamps, along with some of the new larger sentiments...

I hope you like the samples I made and manage to get your hands on these amazing new stamps.

See you next week!

Emily x

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Karen DT- Silhouette samples for Bev's Hochanda show

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

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Hello Bloggers..

I have a very exciting post to share today..
I have gotten the honour of sharing a sneakpeak of the BRAND NEW stamps from

Make sure you tune into Hochanda this friday at 10am & 3pm.
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The stamps for this brand new release are amazing and its all about Safari.
They are'nt yet in the BeeCrafty STORE, but will be avaliable on Hochanda from Friday.

Here are my samples, and DO look forward to se what all the other girls have made.. Their samples are amazing as always..
 Stamping and black embossing powder.

 Alcohol inks on vellun, stamping and black embossing powder.

 Gelli plate background with acrylic paint. Stamping and high lights with white gel pen.

 Distress ink background, water sprayed through star stencil. Circles die cut, stamped and tripple heat embossed with black embossing powder, smothered in distress ink.

 Another Gelli plate background and plain black stamping.

The sentiments I've used are the new BIG sentiments. The sentiments are the same as previously released BUT they are BIIIIGGG.. I just love them. Next week I will share a few more samples I have made for the show, but only used the sentiments.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Charlee DT - Brick Wall Gelli Plate

Morning crafters. I'm back with my weekly DT blog and I'm still playing with my Gelli plate. It's an amazing bit of kit and there's so much more stuff I want to try with it. So hope you enjoy this journey with me in discovering lot's of different things to try.

What you'll need:

Step 1:

Place a small blob of blue acrylic paint on the top and bottom of the gelli plate and then spread out with the brayer. Take of any excess paint. Leave to completely dry.

Step 2:

Once the paint is dry, add some pink paint and spread all over the gelli paint. When covered place your brick wall inkable on top, then take some scrap paper and blot through. Remove the stencil and then leave to completely dry again.

Step 3:

When it's dry add some white paint and spread all over and taking off any excess paint. Once covered take your white 6x6 card, place on top and rub all over really well. You could also use your brayer if it's clean. Remove the card and you should have all the layers on your card.

Step 4:

Take the soapy bubble stamp and ink up in a purple archival ink. Stamp in random places. I didn't mount my stamp to a block I just used my hand and rolled it on. Then ink up the ghetto blaster in a black archival and stamp to the left side of the card. And stamp the live laugh dream stamp in the position you want it.

Step 5:

Next just matt onto some black card and then adhere to your card blank

That's all from me for this week. Hope it inspires you to get creating. Our Bev is on Hochanda this Friday 12th with some beautiful new stamps. So make sure you tune in or record.

Until next week
Crafty hugs

Monday, January 08, 2018

Lorre-Anne DT - Violinist

Hi everyone, I'm back up on the Bee Crafty blog today to share another one of my DT projects with you all and I'm playing with my Steampunk stamp bundle again...this time it's the turn of the lovely violinist and I wanted to make her look quite vintage.

What to do
  • Cut some brown card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again.
  • Take the white card and randomly blend both of the Oxides over it, then stamp the Violinist and the sentiment using Vintage Photo.
  • Next blend Vintage Photo through the Dinkable randomly over the card, then mat this to the brown card and adhere to the card blank.
I really love the finished look of this card, and think it suits the stamp...I'll be back next week to share another project with you all.

Happy Crafting!
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Marleen DT - Journaling and a Lustre Luxe Tag..

Hey Bloggers
And Happy New Year to you all..
My first blog post of the year is for

Over the holiday, I took a wee break from crafting as my mojo has been hiding for a while. In order to kick start the mojo a wee bit I decided to try out a bit of art journaling. Its not something I do often but I was inspired by my teamie Jane and her amazing art journaling.. Mine is only beginner pieces compared to Jane's so do pop over to see her amazing journal.

I started colouring the whole page with purple Lustre Luxe. I used the easy frame circle stencil as well as few of the Dinkables to add more colours of Lustre Luxe. For the 2 suns I added the Lustre Luxe with a wee spatula so its raised, just like using paste. For all the circles I just used blending foam.
And then it was really just doodling. I used a white gel pen as well as a black sharpie.
I did think of adding a greeting but decided just to leave it.. But you never know,  might go back to it lol...

Right, while I was playing I went for a second page. This one is using the circle wire style frames with Oxide inks. I also used the feather and the spotty Dinkable. I finished with the "Angry Bubbles" sentiment stamp.

Well that is really it for today, but before I go I want to share a few tips for using Lustre Luxe..
Let me post a few pics and I'll explain as we go..

I made these 2 little tags, but I didn't like the border I made down the bottom, but stamped with Archival ink, the ink was gonna come off.

So I decided to cover up the tag and start over.
1st coat of Lustre Luxe going on, already great cover..

2nd coat, only the black showing through..

And the full tag now covered.. It took 4 thin coats of Lustre Luxe to fully cover and no tag wasted..
Now.. Tip no 1:
Leave each coat to dry for a few mins. Lustre Luxe pretty much drys instantaneously but I find that if you leave it for a few minutes, the next coat goes on a bit smoother.

 Before and after..
After my tag was dry I used a shimmer spray made also from Lustre Luxe to add the gold shimmer and then the circle wire style frames with Oxide inks.
The shimmer spay is made by filling a mini mister with water (fillit only half way with luke warm water) and a wee lump of Lustre Luxe. Shake well.
Tip 2: Empty out your mini mister after use and clean mister well as I left mine and mister was all clogged up.
And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Jane DT - Butterfly Journal Cover

Hello and Happy New Year!!

It is my turn to share a project with you today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty Blog and I decided this week to decorate a little journal book that I found in a local stationary shop...

To start I opened up the binding carefully to remove the covers which were a kraft coloured board.
After preparing them with gesso I brayered on 3 different colours of bright acrylic paint, drying each layer in between...

Next I added some background stamping using archival inks.  I used the stamps in my hand rather than on a block and was fairly random! I used Splat 1 and the numbers and alphabet that were on the recent Banksy shows...

Following this I added some stencilling using two of my favourite d'inkables, Regular Dots and Circles.  I used black and white gesso with these...

Then I used some gelatos to colour some of the circles and added doodling with black and white posca pens as well as some splatters...

Finally for the finishing touches I stamped the Large Butterfly using versamark and heat embossed with black powder then coloured it in with alcohol markers.  The wording from Ticker Tape Stamp Set 1 was stamped in the same way and then the pieces cut out...

It was quite easy to then put the journal back together.

To make this project I used the following products from Bee Crafty...

* Backdrops - Numbers
* Backdrops - Alphabet

I am really going to enjoy creating in my new little journal and hope that you all have great fun this year with your crafting too.

Jane xx

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