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Friday, 22 September 2017

Stamps By Me distressed patterns and abstract shape stamps and dies

Hello everyone  xx

How excited am I to be sharing more of my   samples for the new stamps and dies by Stamps By Me

Think distressed textures, abstract and geometric shapes, scribble art... need I go on! Thrown in are some gorgeous stamps too... so here are the rest....

Distressed patterns stamp
Newspaper cuttings stamp
Abstract circles stamp

Also used:
True Friends stamp
Love and Hope stamp
Be Glamorous stam
You stamp set
Distress Inks
Distress Oxides kuretake clean colour pens
Versafine ink




  • I blended Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers DI to create background 
  • The Distressed Patterns were stamped in Peacock Feathers DI and Faded Jeans DO 
  • True Friends solid stamp was done in black onyx versafine ink and the You stamp n Faded Jeans DO 



  • The Distressed Patterns and Abstract Circles were stamped in Iced Spruce DO 
  • The beautiful Be Glamorous flower was stamped in Smokey Grey versafine and coloured in with Kuretake clean colour pens and a water brush 
  • The fabulous Love and Hope sentiment stamp was stamped in black onyx versafine 
I really hope you love these stamps as much as I do and these samples show that you can use them with ANY stamp you have in your crafty stash

Thankyou for stopping by 

Crafty hugs xx 

Splatter, Art, Heart and Scribble dies from Stamps By Me

Hello everyone  xxx

Hope you're all well

Am I excited to be sharing my samples for the fun and fabulous new dies from Stamps By Me
These are soo versatile and so much fun to play with.
For the following samples I used the following new die sets

Heart Art 1
Art shapes
Splatter Art 1
Scribble Art 12

I also combined some of the new stamps also being released with this collection :

Abstract circles stamp
Love & Hope stamp

Also used:
Love stamp set
Amazing Daisy stamp
Just The Right Words die collection
Distress Oxides
Kuretake clean colour pens




Distress Oxides were used to create the background and to colour the die cuts
The sentiment is from the Love stamp set





I used the Abstract Circles stamps, with Distress Oxides,  to create colour behind the die cut square
I used the Amazing stamp from the Amazing Daisy stamp set and coloured in with Kuretake pen





Dies were cut in black and white card. The white card was coloured with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide
The sentiment is from the Just The Right Words die collection




The 3 different hearts were die cut in black and white card. The white ones were coloured with Distress Oxides
The Love stamp set was stamped in black onyx versafine

How fun are these to use.. hope you like them as much as me

Thankyou very much for stopping by

Crafty hugs xx

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Moon and Birds On A Wire stamp set by Bee Crafty

Afternoon  lovely crafters xx

How are we all?

Been having a play and made this CAS card using the beautiful stamps from
Bee Crafty . I sometimes think less is more and like to let the words and images do the talking. I hope you agree.


Moon
Birds On A Wire  
Circle of Friends

Also used:
Distress Inks : Shaded Lilac, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Grass
Black onyx versafine ink



  • I cut a strip of black card and slightly narrower strip of white card, to fit across my card blank 
  • Setting the black card aside,  I blended the blue DI'S over the panel. This was adhered to black card with wet glue and set to one side
  • I stamped the Moon on a seperate piece of card,  firstly in the Mowed Grass DI. I then reinked the Moon in Broken China, turned it 180 degrees and stamped over the blue stamped image. This created a two tone Moon
  • I die cut the Moon with a circle die


  • I placed the Moon over the strip to allow me to work out where I wanted the Birds on A Wire to be stamped, so the end would sit behind the Moon
  • I stamped it in black onyx versafine ink 


  • I masked off my sentiment stamp and used the panel as a guide so I could stamp part of the sentiment above the panel and the rest below. I used the black versafine ink 


  • I then assembled the elements of the card using wet glue, and foam pads behind the Moon
I hope you like my use of these stamps 
Please check out the Bee Crafty website for lots more fabulous products   

Crafty hugs xx 

LIFE- Ground Elder

Good morning everyone

What's everyone got planned for today?  Hope you all get some crafting done 😊

I'm back today with my weekly Bee Crafty DT blog over on
Buzzy Goings On At Bee Crafty Blog

I just love to mix up all my stamps and see what I come up with.
Today I'm showcasing a card I made using the following stamp sets :

Splatter Swirl Upright Rectangle Frame
Ground Elder 
Life & Rain

Also used:
Dinkable: Honeycomb
Distress Oxides:  Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass
Versafine black onyx ink






  • I stamped the Rectangle Frame in the Versafine in the centre of my card blank 
  • Masking off the edges, I blended the DI from darker, to lighter, towards  the centre of the frame
  • I blended Cracked Pistachio DO through the Dinkable around opposite corners of the frame
  • Whilst the frame was still masked off, I inked up the Ground Elder in Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet DO and stamped it inside the frame. I also added a hint of Picked Raspberry DO onto the heads of the flowers and re stamped it
  • I stamped the LIFE part of the sentiment across the middle of the stem, in Cracked Pistachio DO and the remainder of the sentiment in black versafine 

I hope you like the combination of these stamps and colours. 
Many thanks for popping by and please leave a comment 
Crafty hugs xx 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

By the Moonlight and Abstract Flowers stamp sets by Stamps By Me

Hello everyone  😊😊

So excited to share more of my samples for the new stamps just released by Stamps By Me
I've also incorporated the brand new distressed stamps and their stiched frames

For these samples I've used
By The Moonlight stamp
Abstract Flowers stamp
Distressed Patterns stamp
Paper Stitch Frame die


Distress Inks
Distress Oxides
Embossing powder
Versmark Ink
Kuretake clean colour pens
Versafine ink
Rainbow Mirri





  • I used one of the Distressed Pattern stamps, with Peeled Paint DO to stamp the "ground"
  • The trees were stamped in Olympia Green versafine and Iced Spruce DO,  to create depth
  • White embossing powder was sprinkled over trees and heat embossed from underneath
  • The moon was stamped in Iced Spruce DO and the sentiment in Olympia Green versafine to complete 






  • Using torn paper I created hills, on card die cut with the Paper Stitch Frame die, in Tumbled Glass DI. I stamped the trees first in the Tumbled Glass and then in Faded Jeans DO to create more depth
  • The moon was created using a circle template and Iced Spruce DO 
  • Opal sparkle embossing powder was sprinkled on top of trees and heat embossed from below
  • The sentiment was stamped in the Faded Jeans DO. 
  • On the card blank I stamped some trees off the edge, in the Faded Jeans DO  then adhered the stamped frame with foam pads 



  • Stamped and heat embossed this gorgeous stamp in gold embossing powder 
  • Images were coloured in with Kuretake clean colour pens 
  • The sentiment was also stamped and heat embossed in gold I hope you enjoyed looking at my samples for these new stamp sets
Crafty hugs xx 

Abstract circle stamps and dies from Stamps By Me

Hello everyone

I'm back again and very excited to share some of my samples for the fabulous new stamps and dies released by Stamps By Me 

For this post I've grouped together the samples using Circles... Abstract circle stamps and dies in their new collection.  They're fun and funky and very versatile,  as you can hopefully see from my makes

I used the following dies and stamp sets:
Scribble Art 12 die
Art Shapes die
Abstract Circles stamp set
Love &Hope stamp
Just The Right Words die collection
Detailed Flourish die
Amazing Daisy stamp set

Also used:
Distress Oxides
Distress Inks
Pixie Powders
Versafine ink
Honeycomb stencil




For this sample I cut out 3 circles from Scribble Art 12 die set, and the word Beautiful, from the Just The Right Words die collection.
Distress Inks were used to create colour behind the circles and the flourish die changes the look of the circles into flowers
Inking through a stencil adds a bit of depth





Distress Oxides were used with the Abstract Circles stamp set and die. The sentiment is from the Love & Hope stamp set





The background was created using the solid circle stamp, from the Abstract Circles stamp set, with Distress Oxides
The die cut circles are from Scribble Art 12 die set and Art Shapes die set
Thanks is a die from the recently launched Just The Right Words die collection



To create this sample I created a random Pixie powder background
I die cut the circles from the Scribble Art 12 die collection.  I then drew round them on coloured paper, cut them out and adhered them behind the circle die cuts
The black and white circles are the left over cut outs from when I used the Art Shapes die set, on another sample! So don't throw the bits away....
The sentiment is from the Love & Hope stamp set

I hope you will agree that these dies and stamps are so versatile and fun to play with!
Thankyou very much for stopping by

Crafty hugs xx

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Individual Dogwood rose stamp set by Honey Doo Crafts

Hello everyone xx

How are we all...any crafting going on?

Today's blog is using the beautiful
Individual Dogwood Rose  and
Life Events stamp sets

Also used:
Masking tape
Texture stencils
Distress Oxides : Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet
Black onyx versafine
Pearls





  • Use the masking tape to mask off 4 panels
  • Blend the Distress inks randomly in each.
  • Ink through stencils in a blend of the inks 
  • Stamp the flowers in Wilted Violet 
  • Carefully remove tape and stamp sentiment in black onyx versafine 
  • On a seperate piece of white card create a background using the same Distress Oxides, then stamp the flowers and leaves on to this, in Wilted Violet, and cut out. Shape your petals
  • Assemble card then adhere 3d flowers with glue gel
I hope you enjoyed today's blog.  Many thanks for taking the time to look 

Crafty hugs xx 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Animal Farm by My Favourite Things

Good morning everyone xx

Did you have a good weekend. Get up to anything crafty?

I'm back today with my usual Monday morning blog for Bumbleberry Papercrafts. Today's sample showcases the new
Animal Farm stamp set by My Favourite Things

Also used:
Distress Inks : Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint
Smokey Grey versafine
Kuretake clean colour pens
Black onyx versafine




  • Ink up an acrylic block with the Distress inks, spritz with water and stamp onto card blank. Splatter some of the inks randomly over the card
  • Stamp the animals in Smokey Grey versafine ink,  colour in with Kuretake clean colour pens and cut out 
  • Adhere animals with pinflair glue gel, to add dimension 
  • Stamp sentiments in black onyx versafine ink 
I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of these stamps! Lol.. Lots of fun to be had I think. 

Thankyou for stopping by and I'll be back next Monday with another sample for Bumbleberry Papercrafts 

Crafty hugs xx 

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Large Snowflake by Honey Doo Crafts

Hello everyone xx

Today's second blog is another sample to showcase the fabulous new Large Snowflake from
Honey Doo Crafts

Also used :
Pixie Powders
White opal embossing powder
Frosted lace stickles
Distress Oxide: Peacock Feathers
Stiched frame die




  • Cut out a framed aperture with a die
  • On a seperate piece of black card create a background using Pixie powders 
  • Stamp and heat emboss the Snowflake onto the background, in the white embossing powder 
  • Adhere behind aperture then adhere to card blank 
  • Stamp sentiment in black onyx versafine 
Many thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today 
Crafty hugs xx 

Large Snowflake by Honey Doo Crafts

Hello

How are you all?

I've been making samples using the stunning new Large Snowflake stamp set from
Honey Doo Crafts 

Also used:
Distress Oxides : Faded Jeans, Iced Spruce
Frosted Lace Stickles
Oval die




  • Stamp the Let It Snow sentiment,  randomly, in Faded Jeans and Iced Spruce DO
  • Adhere to rainbow mirri  
  • Stamp the beautiful Snowflake in Faded Jeans DO on an oval die cut
  • Adhere to background and assemble card 
I hope you like this stamp as much as I do.

Many thanks for popping by 
Crafty hugs xx 


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Love, word stamp set from Stamps By Me

Hi everyone

Hope you're all ok. Anything crafty happening?

I'm delighted to be able to share another sample I made to showcase the new Word stamp sets released by Stamps By Me 
These are a set of Stamps containing one large sold Word stamp, and lots of smaller add-on sentiment stamps. I LOVE big fonts so these are an absolutely must have for me lol

For this sample I used the
Love stamp set and incorporated it with the Amazing Daisy stamp set.

This style of card design is one of my favourite at the moment so sorry if you're getting bored of them...😂😂 although for this one I did I slight twist on it..I used a second card blank instead of my usual masking technique

Also used:
6x6 card blank
7x7 card blank
Distress Oxides : Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers
Black Onyx versafine
Clear gems





To make this I laid the 6x6 card blank open flat and stamped the flowers across both the back and front of card blank.
I used my distress inks,  spritzed with water, on the solid stamp.
I decided to stamp the fab Love stamp front and back, then stamp an add-on sentiment on the front only.
To finish I merely adhered this on top of the
7x 7 card blank

Thankyou for taking the time to look through this blog.

Crafty hugs xx

You and Together Word stamp sets from Stamps By Me

Hello everybody

Are we all ok? Having fun crafting?

I'm so excited to share some of my DT samples for the new Word stamp sets released by Stamps By Me.
These are fantastic and each one consists of one large solid word stamp, and lots of add-on smaller sentiments. I LOVE big fonts so was in my element to be able to sample these 😊

So here are some of my makes, each using one of the Word stamp sets with some of Stamps By Me other stamp sets



For this sample I have used the You stamp set, in conjunction with the Follow Your Dreams and Butterfly lamination stamp sets
To create this look you stamp the Butterfly first,  mask it off then create a masked off square. Within the square you blend your inks and stamp your images
Once dry carefully remove tape to reveal your card





The Together stamp set was used for this sample, together with the cross stitch frame die and True Friends stamp set.
The background was created by blending Distress Oxides together and spritzing with water

I love how these Word stamp sets can be used with any of your other stamp sets 😊
I hope you got yours. If not head over to the Stamps By Me website

Crafty hugs xx

Friday, 15 September 2017

With Love and Flowers photo frame

Hello everyone

I am lucky enough to be on the Design Team for Stamps By Me  and got to sample the absolutely fantastic Words stamp sets and dies. Each stamp set consists of one large solid word then lots of little add-on sentiments.
As soon as I saw them they cried out home decor so here's a photo frame I made using the
Beautiful word stamp set. I incorporated it with the beautiful  With Love and Flowers stamp set.

Also used:
Smokey Grey versafine
Black onyx versafine
Distress Inks : Fired Brick
Distress Oxides : Peeled Paint





  • Ink up the solid stamp in Fired Brick DI and Peeled Paint DO,  spritz with water and stamp on to a piece of card, the same size as the photo frame
  • Ink up the outline stamp in Smokey Grey versafine and stamp over your stamped image
  • Splatter some of the Fired Brick and Peeled Paint randomly over the card
  • Stamp the Beautiful sentiments in Black onyx versafine 
  • Assemble your photo frame once dry
I hope you enjoyed today's post. Think I'll  be making many more items of home decor incorporating these fantastic large word stamps

Thankyou for taking the time to look 

Crafty hugs xx 

Just The Right Words Collection dies from Stamps By Me

Hello everybody

I hope you're all well and having lots of crafty fun 😊

I'm excited to share just some of the samples I've made to showcase the fantastic new
Just The Right Words Collection of dies and stamp sets, launched by Stamps By Me

These are an amazing set of "word" detailed and outline dies, in conjunction with the amazing "word" stamp sets...suitable for virtually every occasion you could think of. And I have to admit I absolutely  LOVE big fonts, so I was giddy with excitement to receive mine

Anyways these following samples are predominantly showcasing the dies as a stand alone.



For this sample I also used
Paper Stitch Frame die
Build A Flower 2 die
Detailed Flourish die
I think the simplicity of the Beautiful die, combined with the flowers says it all



A more contemporary design by merely cutting out the Thanks die in various colours, splattering a bit of coloured ink all over and stamping one of the smaller sentiments from the Thanks stamp set




A pretty shaker card showcases this Thanks die nicely. I used both the detailed and outline dies, laying acetate over the back of the solid cut out, re adhering the detailed Thanks in the aperture and then filling with sequins as usual.
I also used the star die from the Wish Upon A Star die set and a smaller sentiment from the Thanks stamp set




For this final sample I created a background on glossy photo paper. I used Lustre Luxe,  a mica wax based acrylic, but you could use your inks/paints etc. I also incorporated a heart die I had in my crafty stash , which showcases the beautiful Love die nicely. Again I used a smaller sentiment from the Love stamp sentiment

I hope you'll agree that these Word dies are fab and for me will become a staple die for my crafting.
Check out the Stamps By Me website for all these dies, and stamp sets

Crafty hugs xx

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Bee Crafty DT samples- Wildflower, Birds and Butterflies

Good morning everyone.
Hope you're all having a lovely week.

I'm back with my weekly blog for Bee Crafty, also over on their Buzzy Goings On At Bee Crafty blog 

Today's post showcases my samples for the products from the recent Hochanda show. I hope you got yours because they are all really beautiful

BEAUtanicals Wildflower 1
BEAUtanicals  Wildflower 2
Moon
Birds and Butterflies 
Ticker tape sentiments 
Birds on a Wire
Easy Frames- maple nettle

Also used:
Distress Inks 
Distress Oxides 
Black onyx versafine
Kuretake clean colour pens
Dinkables : Honeycomb, distressed diamonds






  • Mask off a panel across front and back of your card blank 
  • Blend background using Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. Splatter water droplets and dry off
  • Ink through honeycomb stencil
  • Stamp moon in Spiced Marmalade and Wildflower 2 in Fired Brick DI,  first and second generation 





  • Background is created by blending Distress inks onto white card - Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade 
  • Stamp the Wildflower 1 & 2 and bird, in black onyx versafine 
  • The ticker tape sentiment was stamped in the black versafine 


  • Mask off panel and a half moon, then blend Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. Remove moon mask only.
  • Stamp Wildflower 1 & 2 in Worn Lipstick DI, first and second generation. Also stamp the dragonfly in the same ink
  • Remove masking tape
  • Stamp Ticker tape sentiments in Spiced Marmalade DI and the Wildflower 1 and dragonfly in Worn Lipstick DI  


  • Mask off a square panel on front of card blank and stamp Moon in Iced Spruce Distress Oxide. Mask off Moon
  • Blend Tumbled Glass,  Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks 
  • Create rays using a water brush and drying off with a paper towel,  to blot out the inks
  • Remove mask and stamp Birds On A Wire in black onyx versafine 
  • Stamp Ticker tape sentiments in black onyx versafine,  cut out and adhere


  • Mask off a wavy panel and ink with Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks 
  • Stamp Wildflower 1 in Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides and in Iced Spruce DO coming down from the top
  • Stamp bird in Iced Spruce DO and colour in with your inks and a water brush 
  • Stamp Ticker tape sentiments in Faded Jeans DO and the butterflies in the Cracked Pistachio DO 




  • Mask off a panel on front and back of card blank and blend Distress Oxides - worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet. Stamp Retro dash and dots randomly, in Iced Spruce DO 
  • Stamp Wildflower 2 in black onyx versafine, first and second generation. Stamp Wildflower 1 in Iced Spruce DO and the butterflies and Ticker tape sentiment in black onyx versafine. 

  • Ink through Easy Frame in Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides 
  • Stamp Wildflower 1 in Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron DO and the Butterfly in Spiced Marmalade DO
  • The Ticker tape sentiment were stamped in Peeled Paint 
  • Splatter ink drops all over 


  • Mask off a panel on card front and blend Faded Jeans,  Twisted Citron and Fossilized Amber DO 
  • Blend through distressed diamonds Dinkable
  • Ink through Easy Frame in same 3 inks
  • Ink through Easy Frame on left side of card blank in same colours. Bleach out a moon and stamp Wildflower 1 in Faded Jeans DO.  Stamp Ticker tape sentiment in Faded Jeans DO 


  • Moons were stamped in Versmark ink and heat embossed in white embossing powder 
  • Tear a piece of vellum, stamp and heat emboss ticker tape sentiment in white embossing powder and adhere round back of kraft card then adhere to card blank


  • Use Pixie Powders to create a panel background  which is adhered to gold mirri 
  • Stamp butterflies. Colour in with pens and cut out. 
  • Adhere to card, adding butterfly trail dots with black pen
  • Stamp Ticker tape sentiments in black onyx,  cut up and adhere 
I hope you've enjoyed seeing all my samples for these beautiful products.  Check out their website to get yours. Xx

Many thanks for popping by 
Crafty hugs xx 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Dogwood rose spray stamp by Honey Doo Crafts

Afternoon everyone  xx

Following on from my blog this morning I wanted to show you another sample using the same stamp, the Dogwood Rose Spray,  to show how versatile it can be.

Also used:
Friendship Quotes stamp
Distress Oxides : Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Distress Inks: Salty Ocean
Black onyx versafine
Stickles





  • Blend your Distress Inks and Oxides to create the background,  splattering drops of water randomly,  and blotting with a paper towel
  • Stamp the flowers in black onyx versafine ink, using first and second generation stamping. Stamp parts of the stamp coming down from the top of your card 
  • Mask off and stamp Friendship in black onyx versafine 
  • Assemble your card 
I hope you'll agree just how versatile this stamp is after seeing both my blogs today
Many thanks for taking the time to look Crafty hugs xx 


Dogwood Rose Spray from Honey Doo Crafts

Hi everyone xx

Been working with the gorgeous new
Dogwood Rose Spray stamp set from
Honey Doo Crafts . I combined it with
Dream Sentiments stamp

Here's a simple, but beautiful way to use it
Also used:
Circle dies
Kuretake clean colour pens
Black onyx versafine




  • Use the dies to cut out two circles, in increasing sizes, to create the apertures
  • Mark where the smallest circle is on the card blank then stamp your Dogwood Rose within it, in black onyx versafine 
  • Colour with your pens
  • Stamp sentiment on the outside layer in black onyx versafine 
  • Assemble card using foam pads 
Thankyou for stopping by and I hope you like my use of this very beautiful stamp

Crafty hugs xx 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Watercolour Flowers and Word stamp sets by Stamps By Me

Hi everyone.

Hope you're all well
I'm excited to show you my samples for the gorgeous new Watercolour Flowers and the Words stamp sets by Stamps By Me .
Each stamp set contains one large solid word and lots of add-on smaller sentiments.  I LOVE big fonts so this is a must buy for me.




I used the Just The Right Words Collection die for this sample, as well as the Cross Stitch Frame die. The flower stamps were  coloured in with my kuretake clean colour pens and a water brush





The flowers were stamped and coloured in using the solid stamp and distress oxides, spritzed with water.
The Beautiful word sentiments were stamped and heat embossed in Pearl Green Tourmaline embossing powder, from my crafty stash





The Beautiful die is from the Just The Right Words Collection die set and the add-on sentiment from the Beautiful stamp set. I love how everything works with everything else so seamlessly. I used masking tape to create the panel effect of the stamped flowers

I love this flower design and the Words dies and stamps work beautifully with it,  as well as the sentiments that come with the flower stamp

Many thanks for taking the time to look

Crafty hugs xx