Sunday, April 23, 2017

Barbara DT - More Weekend Inspiration

Hi everyone, Barbara back again with my regular post, hoping to give you some weekend inspiration.
The cards I want to show today are the last couple I made for the BEE CRAFTY live show on Hochanda,  from All Pally. ALL the new BEAUtanical stamps are now available on the website.
 This beautiful Iris was simply stamped in black and left un-coloured....the colour comes from the sentiment stamp which I've stamped in various shades of Adirondack Inks. I mounted the 'topper' onto a piece of black card, leaving an edge of black showing down one side.
This was a simple card using a Brusho'd background and stamping the poppy in Versamark then heat-embossing in white. It's my favourite sample 💓💓
Hope you get the chance to do some crafting today.....We're off to look after the grandchildren while their mam & dad do a 10 mile 'fun-run' (!) We'll be cheering them on from the pavements, of course.
Back soon with new projects,
Barbara x

Friday, April 21, 2017

Emily DT - Rock

Hi everyone, the last week has flown by and it's time again for a card from me. This week I have been playing with some of the stamps I treated myself to at Ally Pally and have made this card...

I started by colouring a square of card using my blending tool and Distress inks. I then stamped the two small star stamps in the same colours. I also added the star border around the edges. I did another smaller piece of card using the same colours and stamps.

I stamped the amazing guitar stamp in black, leaving enough room for my sentiment.

I stamped the Rock sentiment onto the smaller piece of card and mounted it onto black then onto the card using foam pads.

I mounted the whole thing onto black card and added some details with a white pen.

I am really pleased with how it turned out, and this card could be done in any combination of colours to suit the occasion.

I hope you like it too!

Emily x

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lorre-Anne DT - BEAUtanicals Peony

Hi everyone, for this weeks blog post I'm going to show you one of the first cards I made using the new stamps brought out by Bee Crafty for their recent Hochanda show at Ally Pally.  This was my first time making samples for them as a member of their DT so I was a bit nervous...but as the stamps are so fab it was easy to get creative.  I used the gorgeous Peony stamp to make the card below.

What you need to make this card -
What to do -
  • Cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card blank and using the blending tool,  blend some Wilted Violet DI around the edges.
  • Cut another piece of white card slightly smaller again, and using Wilted Violet DI, stamp flower heads randomly over the entire piece - ensuring you go off the edges to give a balanced look.  Mat this to the piece of card above, and adhere to the card blank using glue.
  • On a spare piece of white card, use DI again to stamp another flower head.  Cut this out.
  • Cut a piece of card the same length as the stamped piece, and approx 1" wide.  Take the Never Regret stamp and ink up only the word Smile with DI, and stamp this .  Blend DI around the edges and adhere to the card using foam pads.
  • Finish off by adding the cut out flower head to the sentiment strip using glue, and applying some Stickles to the petals.
So that's my first ever Bee Crafty DT sample completed, and I hope it was ok!  I'll share another one of my samples next week.

If you have any questions or comments then please do get in touch as I'd love to hear from you.

Crafty hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Marleen DT - Flower Hochanda Samples..

Hey bloggers and welcome to my my little slice of the www..

Once again wednesday and my turn to share some inspiration
for BeeCrafty.

I realised that I havent shared my Hochanda samples here on my blog after the last show. I just made the little video and shared but I want to talk you through how I made the projects, so that is what I will do today..

First of all, find the BRAND NEW STAMPS HERE.. 
They were released at the Ally Pally show, live on Hochanda and they sold out in record time. But the Bee Ladies have been working hard and have them back in stock in their shop..

 This one is made on one of the MDF tags. I primed it with white acrylic paint and used my distress ink to colour. I used the Heart Inkables to make the heart and I stamped also with distress ink, the border sentiment down the side. My Tulip,  I coloured with my Zig real brush water colour markers. I stamped the flower head 3 times and cut some of the details out to decoupage it. To make the stem shorter, I simply bent it and glued it. Finished with a bit of sparkle made with my wink of stella sparkle brush.
This one is made on one of the MDF Art Board Tags. I love these ad they can be made into free standing home decor. Ideal to make a wee pressie..
For this one I went strait on to the raw MDF with some sparkel sprays. Dont ask me where they are from as they were given to me by a friend and are so well used that you cant read the lable anymore lol... (Make your own sparkle sprays with rubbing alcohol and old eyeshadows.. I have you YOUTUBE HERE, that show you how)
Anyway, once my background was dry I went strait with my border sentiment stamp and stamped it repeatedly covering the whole board. I then took my Art journal border stamp and stamped each side of both the board and the stand. I used a black sharpie to colour in some of the design.
My Tulip I stamped onto black card and heat embossed with silver, cut it out and added on my board.

Oh I must say, I love this project myself... It took quite a long time to make but it was worth it.. 
Its made to be A5 in size.
For this I started by stamping my Tulip (that would be the front flower) I then made a mask of the tulip and lay that over my first flower, before stamping it again.. Once mask was removed, my back flower was revealed. I coloured them (I think it was with water colours) and stamped my sentiment.
I used chalk to create the shading of colour around the flowers.
 I then took some clear embossing powder and heat set it ALL over my image. It needed 2 coats to become totally smooth and now looks a bit like glass.
I then made my frame. I cut my card stock also to be A5, so same sice as my "glass pic". I then used a ruler and a craft knife (and quite a bit of measuring) to cut out the window.
Once cut I used the new dinkables and texture paste to make the design on my frame. Once paste was dry I used distress sprays to colour my frame.
Once dry, I added my frame over my image using foam squares.
 I wanted this to look just like a picture in a frame, so to be able to hang it up, I used a frame die to cut this "hook". I just cut of the end of the die cut and glues this bit on to the back of my picture.

 Another MDF tag, this one is the XL. This time with red acrylic paint background and orange acrylic paint through my swirl dinkable. I used the Journey stamp, stamped in black, but before the black ink dried completely I added some gold embossing powder. As the ink wasnt completly wet, the embossing powder didnt stick in all places so once I melted the powder, I got a very distressed look. I love how it came out. My Iris flower is stamped on white card stock, heat set also with gold embossing powder, coloured with water colours and cut out. I finshed the project with a bit of gold embossing powder around the edges and a black sharpie to outline my letters.

 Another Iris flower. this time on a card. Water colour back ground, plain stamping heatset with black embossing powder and the same with my border sentiment stamp. I made some black water splashes with a paint brush and black distress ink to finish the distressed look.

 This one was great fun. I did the maksing tecnique as I discribed earlier, and just repeat stamped my Tulip. I coloured them all in with water colour pencils and stamped my sentiment. I finished with some brown distress ink around the edges and a coat of glossy accent over the flower heads.

 This one was one of those projects we start but dont know how to finish.. I stamped my Iris
and coloured it in..I on purposely only wanted to use a piece of the flower to show that although its a big stamp, it could still be used on a smaller card.. But I was stuck.. In the end I HAD to get finished so I simply layered my stamp on to black and added it strait on to the card with foam. I took my  
Art journal border stamp and made the sides and finished with distress ink water splashes. I do love how it came out and a sentiment could easily be added.

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

Monday, April 17, 2017

Kerrie DT - Love & Chocolate - Black & White

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty Stamps

Bee Crafty Products used:

Wordage - 'All You Need is Love' - polymer stamp
Fabulous Flowers - Star Flowers - polymer stamp set
Beautanicals - Branches - polymer stamp set

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter with your families & friends - I was inspired but Easter Chocolate for this make but went with a Black & White, Classic look instead of the traditional bunnies and eggs for Easter

Firstly I crocheted some white flowers and stitched through some buttons using white yarn. Then I repeat stamped the Star Flowers and larger Branch onto white cardstock using black versafine ink. I then spent some time fussy cutting them out

I then trimmed a piece of black card to 1/2 cm smaller than my 7x7 card blank. Then I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 1/2 cm smaller than the black piece. I ran some black card stock through my embossing machine using a burlap embossing folder and cut a strip of this to fit the width of my card. I layer the black and white card pieces onto the card blank using strong glue, I stamped the Love and Chocolate sentiment onto the top corner and mounted the black embossed strip to the card front using foam tape.

I then arranged the Branches, Crocheted Flowers and Star flowers and when i was happy with how they looked I fixed them down using my hot glue gun

I then fixed some gems using glossy accents to the flower centres, and scattered some around

I love how this project turned out as I really love non-traditional themes and colours during the seasonal occasions through the year

I made 2 more slightly altering the layout each time

Thanks You so much for visiting the Bee Crafty Blog please do visit again soon to see more Awesome Projects from the Amazing Bee Crafty Design Team, they are such a Talented Bunch 

Krafty Hugs xx
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Barbara DT - Tag It!......

Hi everyone, HAPPY EASTER!
I'm back with an MDF tag I made for the recent Bee Crafty Hochanda show from Ally Pally, last weekend.
All the new BEAUtanical stamps were 'showcased' and they were certainly very popular. I think this is one of the nicest sets I've worked with.
This is a large MDF tag, find it HERE.......
I painted it with black gesso, then stamped the background using Versamark and silver heat-embossing powder, using the DREAM word HERE and one of the Style Wire Borders HERE
I stamped the Iris twice onto white card, heat-embossed in silver then 'fussy-cut'. They were coloured using Derwent watercoloured pencils.
Hope you like it.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday's gardening for me today 😀
Back soon with more samples, until then, happy crafting.
Barbara x

Friday, April 14, 2017

Emily DT - Ally Pally Samples

Hi everyone, I hope you all managed to catch the live Hochanda show from Ally Pally if you did not get to go. I was lucky enough to watch it being filmed live and loved it! This week I thought I would share some of the samples I made for the show using the gorgeous new floral stamps.

My first sample is this gorgeous card using the peony stamp. I used a 6x6 piece of the steampunk papers and stamped the peony straight onto it. I used the two feather dinkables to add a bit of detail around the edges and stuck some ribbon down the side. A little sentiment and a bit of steampunk junk finishes it off nicely.

Another sample using the peony is this very simple card. I masked off a strip on a square of white card and coloured it by blending Distress inks. I then stamped the peony in black. I added a small sentiment at the bottom and then mounted it directly onto a card blank.

The last sample I am going to share today is using the fabulous tulip stamp. I started by stamping it onto paper and cutting it out. I then stamped it onto my card square and lay the paper copy on top as a mask. I sprayed on colour using Dylusions spray inks. If using a paper mask make sure to spray directly over the top rather than from the side as the paper may move.
I left it to dry then added a sentiment and mounted it onto black.

I hope you like my samples and that everyone managed to get their hands on these gorgeous stamps before they sold out!

See you next week

Emily x

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lorre-Anne DT - Life Is A Canvas

Hi bloggers, I'm back with my regular Thursday DT post for Bee Crafty.  I hope you've all had a good week?  It's the Easter holidays up here in Scotland so the boys are having a great time out playing with their friends...which gives Mummy time to do the housework (or craft!! ;-))

For this weeks card I decided to use my Dylusions paints, and the fabulous Life Is A Canvas stamp...what a brilliant sentiment.

Below is a photo of the card.

What you will need to make the card -

What you need to do -

  • Cut 2 pieces of white card, one slightly smaller than card blank, and one slightly smaller again.
  • Take the largest of the cut white card, and using a baby wipe rub some Calypso Teal around the edges of the card.  Seat aside to dry.
  • Take the other piece of white card and using a baby wipe apply some Black Marble over the entire card, set aside to dry (this only takes a few minutes).
  • Take the empty toilet roll tube, and using scissors, cut it into 3 sections.
  • Once the black card is dry, take one of the cut tube sections, and dip it in Lemon Zest and randomly stamp over - remember to go off the side of the card.  Repeat this with Bubblegum Pink, Tangerine Dream, and Calypso Teal.  Don't be afraid to overlay the stamping.
  • Once dry, mat this onto the Teal edged card, and adhere both to the card blank using glue.
  • On a spare piece of white card, stamp the sentiment using Versafine Ink, and when dry cut into 3 sections. 
  • Cut 3 pieces of white card slightly larger than the stamped sentiments, and colour each with a different Dylusions Paint.  When dry, mat the sentiment on to them.
  • Attch the sentiment to the card using foam pads.
That's it for this week's project, if you have any questions or comments then please do let me know.

Take care, and happy crafting!
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Marleen DT - Orange & Black

Hey Bloggers.
Thank you for popping by..

Todays projects is for BeeCrafty.
If you are part of the BeeCrafty Facebook Group, you may have seen the first of the 2 cards I want to share today. I made the background and stamped my Door Knocker on I but didnt know how to finish it. Anyway, here is the finished card. I love how it turned out..
 The background is made with Distress inks and the Backdrop Textures stamps. I then stamped my Door Knocker over in black, but I stamped it off the card stock so the last bit of the ring would be missing. I took a scrap piece of card stock and stamped the ring, added ink and cut it out. I then added it to the ring on my stamped image so I got the full ring. (hope that makes sence)..
I matted and layered onto a black piece of card and finished by stamping my Happy Birthday  inside the ring.
 I love this combo of orange and black, so while I had those colours out, I decided to make another card with them.

This one is very simple. Its simply just repeat stamping with the Flower - distress backdrop border, heatset with black embossing powder.
My greeting is from my stash, it was a leftover from another play and I finished witha black mat and a few gems.

 And that's all from me for today.
 Thanks 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

Monday, April 10, 2017

DT Kerrie - Simplicity - Beautanicals - Black & White

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty Stamps

Today I wanted to share with you a make that is a Simplistic make from black and white cardstock
I love the Black & White look its simple but dramatic as well

Bee Crafty products used:

BEAUtanicals - Tall Elder - polymer stamp
WORDage - Simplicity is Sophistication - polymer stamp
Inkables - Oval Lace - Template

First I stamped the Tall Elder stamp onto a piece of Linen Card using Versafine Ink, I then trimmed this piece about 1cm around the edge of the image. I stamped the Simplicity is Sophistication stamp onto an off cut of white card. I matted both these pieces using black card.

I then took a piece of pearlescent white card and trimmed to 5mm smaller than a 6x6 card blank, I ran this card through my embossing machine using the Oval Lace template underneath it to create a raised pattern on the card

In this picture you can see the pretty shine from the pearlescent card and the pattern from the template shows well too

I matted the pearlescent backing I created with some black cardstock and stuck to the front of the card blank using a strong glue. I layered up the Tall Elder image and the sentiment using some foam tape. I finished the card with some jet black flat backed gems.

Thank You so much for visiting the Bee Crafty Blog today... please do come back again soon to see more of the Gorgeous Samples and Projects from the Brilliant Bee Crafty Design Team

Krafty Hugs xx
Visit Kerrie's Blog to see more examples of her Work

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Barbara DT - Saturday Inspiration and a Reminder.......

Hi folks, Barbara here and I'm back with a card made for the BEE CRAFTY show on Hochanda (Saturday 2pm, live from Ally Pally!)
I'll be at Ally Pally too, spending loads no doubt 😏
I've made a few samples, so keep a lookout for them if you get the chance to view the programme.
This card is made using black smooth & white hemp cardstock from
........and BRAND NEW (!) floral stamps (Poppy) from Bee Crafty.
There was a lot of 'fussy cutting' for this card (yawn!) but I like the effect. All the new floral stamps lend themselves to decoupaging really're gonna LOVE them!
Back soon with more samples, try not to miss the Hochanda hour with doubt it will be very entertaining.
All new stamps will be on the website today.
                                                                         Barbara x

Friday, April 07, 2017

Emily DT - Faith

Hi everyone, who is going to Ally Pally this weekend? I am, it's my first time going and I'm really excited!

My card this week is a really quick, easy card which can be made in a hurry to suit most occasions.
Here is the card I have made...

I started with a square of white card. I chose three colours of mini distress inks and swiped the ink pads directly over the card. You always get a different effect doing this technique, and I like how the colours blend together. If you are going to have a go at this, you can't hesitate, you just need to commit!

Obviously this works better with the mini ink pads but could be done on a larger scale with the full size ink pads.

I chose a floral stamp to be the feature but you could use anything really. This technique would look great with some of the Banksy stamps! I painted on a bit of water to highlight the flowers, just to make them stand out from the dark colours behind.

I then stamped the Faith sentiment up the side of the card in black Memento ink.

Some black card and a card blank later, it was finished!

I like using this technique as you can create a very funky background in literally a few seconds, and it can suit most occasions, depending on the colours you use.

I hope you guys like the card!

See you next week with some of my Hochanda Ally Pally samples.

Emily x

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Lorre-Anne DT - Life & Rain

Hi everyone, I'm one of the new Bee Crafty DT members and this is my first blog post for them -eeeeek I'm so excited....and a little nervous!  I will be doing a regular post now on a Thursday, and I hope you'll drop by and let me know what you think.

For my first post I decided to make the card below as these stamps were my first purchase from the fabulous Bee Crafty, and what got me hooked :-)

What you will need to make this card -

What to do - 

  • Cut Black & white cardstock to the following measurements ( 2 black squares at 6 1/8" x 6 1/8" and 5 7/8" x 5 7/8", and 2 white squares at 6" x 6" and 5 6/8" x 5 6/8")
  • Take the largest of the white squares and blend Peacock Feathers around all the edges.  Mat this on to the largest black square, and glue both to the card blank.
  • Take the other white square and add a strip of masking tape down the middle.  Take Salty Ocean DI and blend from the bottom to just below halfway.  Next blend some Peacock Feathers from the top down, and blend both colours where they meet.  Remove the masking tape.
  • Using Versafine ink, stamp the dandelion at the bottom of the inked section.
  • Spritz some water on to your fingertips, and flick it over the inked side of the card. Leave for a few seconds, then blot with kitchen paper.  This will give the splattered detail as shown below.

  • Stamp the sentiment in the top right corner of the card, again using Versafine Ink.
  • Mat this onto the remaining black square, and adhere to the card using foam pads.
Well that's all for my first post....hope I did o.k.!  I'll be back next Thursday with another card to share with you all.  Until then, happy stamping.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Marleen T - Steampunk clock

Hey Bloggers.
Thank you for popping by..

Todays projects is for BeeCrafty.
 For today I've tried out something I saw one of my teamies do. Alisa used the steampunk clock stamp to make some amazing earrings out of shrink plastic.
Now I dont make jewelry but I do have a big pack of shrink plastic so I decided to make the pocketwatch and add it to a card.
For this card I used the following stamps and papers:
 I started with a card blank, a black mat and a piece of the steampunk background paper pack.
I then stamped all my cogs strait on to the paper. Once that was done I stamped my clock onto the shrink plastic. I stamped on the glossy sides as I needed the numbers to still be the right way round but normally I'd recommend stamping on the rough side but it does mirror the image.
Once clock was stamped and ink was dry (please note when stamping on the glossy side, ink takes longer to dry) I cut it out and started the heating process. You can bake the pieces in the oven but I used my heat gun and use an acrylic block to flatten my piece after.
Once my clock was done I took a label die, die cut the black label, stamped my greeting and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.. I then lay the die back on my card a drew around the outside of the die to make the black border. I used a versamark pen to hand draw the the extra lines and once again used gold embossing powder.

Now, the embossing powder thats on the cogs.. weeeeeell happy mistake I suppose lol.. It wasnt planned but when I added the powder to my hand drawn lines, it just stuck. I decided to leave it there as I prefer the bit of a rustic look.

And that's all from me for today.
 Thanks 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

Monday, April 03, 2017

DT Kerrie - Beautiful Dream - FASHIONette's Peggy

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty Stamps

Phew, it's the Easter Holiday's... I love Holiday's as I get to spend more time with my lovely Kiddies. This Week our eldest Daughter Ashleigh turns 15!!! where does the time go?? I mean only yesterday I was cuddling my Beautiful Baby Girl in my arms and now she is all grown up

Now back to my post lol... I have been playing with my Copic Markers and Distress Inks this weekend I love love love them but for a bit of a change I have been inspired to use green's and blue's by my lovely friend Tina who sent me a gorgeous Tag with those colour's not so long ago

Today's Make is using some of the Gorgeous stamps from Bee Crafty Stamps

Bee Crafty Products used in this project:

Fabulous Floral - Star Flower - polymer stamp

Other Products used:

Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Versafine Ink - Black
Versamark embossing clear ink
Embossing Powder - Clear (with heat tool)
Die's - Florishes
Copic Markers - various colours

Black cardstock
Aqua mirror board
8x8 card blank
paper flowers
flat backed gems

I stamped the Script stamp over a piece of white linen cardstock (that I had trimmed to 1/2cm smaller than an 8x8 cardblank) using Versamark embossing ink, I then tapped some clear embossing powder over and heated with a heat gun to create a raised effect which will then work as a relief when inking over with distress inks, I chose 2 shades of both green and blue inks and blended them over the heat embossed background using foam blending tools. 

I then stamped the Clover stamp along the bottom edge of the card using Versafine ink which I gave a quick blast with the heat gun to speed up the drying time

Next I stamped Peggy onto colouring cardstock (a smooth type perfect for alcohol markers) and I coloured her using copic markers using 3 sets of colours which blend well together and nicely match the tones in the background I had created. I then fussy cut her out using a pair of small but sharp scissors. I then fixed her to the background using tacky glue. I also stamped and coloured the Dog and fixed him to the background too. I matted this picture with black cardstock and fixed to the card front using all purpose glue. 

I then die cut some flourishes using 3 metal dies and some cardstock I chose the same black from earlier and some aqua mirror board. Next I layered up some paper flowers and some foliage. I stamped, coloured and cut out some of the Star Flowers from the Floral stamp I shaped them using an embossing ball tool and layered them in with the paper flowers. All the flowers are attached using my hot glue gun. I finished off the card with some flat back gems for a touch of Bling.

For the sentiment I used the large Dream Wordage stamp with just the word Beautiful from the Wordage Beautiful Things stamp, which i stamped using black ink. I inked the edges and matted using black card and attached to the cardfront at a jaunty angle using foam tape.

I actually really like this card as I stuck to my favourite style of cardmaking but used colours that are usually very alien to me but I think really do work well together for this project.

Thanks You so much for visiting my Post today do come back soon to see more Projects from the Bee Crafty Design Team 

Krafty Hugs xx
Check out Kerrie's Blog to see more of her makes
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