Thursday, 21 March 2019

Time flies


I'm back on the Bee Crafty blog today with the fabulous Feather Wings. So beautiful and very versatile and can be used with so many other stamps. I've made two cards with a completely different look

Products used:
Pocket Watch 
Roman Numerals 
Time Flies
Distress Oxides 
Easy Frame: label 1 

I blended Distress Oxides through the Easy frame, blending it out bottom left
The Pocket Watch and Roman Numerals were stamped in the same Oxide
I stamped the Feather Wings in versafine 
Iced Spruce was randomly blended through the Metal Alpha Inkable 
To finish off I stamped the sentiment in the Versafine 

For my second make I used the Feather Wings and combined them with the versatile Style Wire Heart frames and Borders.

Also used :
Inspirational Words 1
Sparkle pens

I created the background using Sparkle pens and water
I stamped the Heart frame in Versafine and then masked it off
The wings were also stamped in Versafine but I used first and second generation stamping to create depth and dimension 
The mask was removed before I stamped the sentiment and the Style Wire Borders in the black onyx versafine 
I drew my own wiggly frame around the card before adhering to card blank 

I love how versatile these beautiful wings are
Thankyou for popping by and I'll be back again soon 

Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Dream of Dragons

Hi everyone xx

It's my turn over on the Bee Crafty blog today.
I couldn't resist making another card using the fabulous Dragon stamp set . This time I've gone for the little Dragon stamp as my focal point and can you guess what tv series my inspiration came from 😂

Also used:
Dragon sentiment stamp
Skylines Inkables
Distress Oxides
Shaving foam

I created a background using one of my favourite techniques,  shaving foam with inks 😂😂 It's fun, creates unique backgrounds every time, and it smells lovely too lol.
Once dry I used Distress Oxides through my skyline Inkables.
I blended the same inks around the edges you draw your eye into the middle.
The Dragons were stamped in different coloured Distress Oxides.
To finish the sentiment was stamped in brown versafine 

Thankyou for stopping by and I'll be back again soon 
Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Decision to try...

Good morning crafters xx

I'm back on the Bee Crafty blog today with a card using the fabulous Light Tomorrow ,  combined with the beautiful Feather Wings. What a fab combination...

Products used :
Light Tomorrow stamp set
Feather Wings
Cogs stamp set
Decision to try stamp set
Shaving foam
Silver Gilding Wax
Black onyx versafine
White and black pens

To begin I made a background using inks and shaving foam! I love this technique as every one comes out different.  And they smell yummy to 😂 
I set this to one side until dry
On a seperate piece of card I stamped the Light Bulb in Smokey Grey versafine then coloured it in with a clear Sparkle Pen..just to add a hint of shimmer 
I applied silver Gilding Wax to the top of the bulb, then once dry I cut it out
On the dry foam background I randomly stamped around the edges with the texture stamp and, using the cut out Bulb as a guide, I stamped the Feather Wings, and various cogs, so they came out from behind it
The sentiment was stamped in the Versafine and then I adhered the cut out Bulb in place
This was adhered to card blank then I used a black pen to frame it

I love the combination of these stamp a funky and steam punk look to your makes

I'll be back again soon 
Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 28 February 2019

I am the Dragon

Hello crafters xx

I'm on the Bee Crafty blog today with a spread from my Art Journal using the absolutely fabulous Dragon stamp 😊 How awesome is this image. I also combined it with the amazing Dragon Eye
I'm loving using my Art Journal. allows so much freedom in my creativity.

Also used:
Script stamp
Distress Oxides
Glossy Accents

I prepped my pages with white Gesso before creating a "smooshed" background with my inks. (You can create same effect with Distress inks,  Oxides or other water based ink pads).
I randomly stamped the script and the scales stamps over the pages. To get a more random effect I like to hold the stamp in the palm of my hand.
I blended Black Soot Distress Oxide through the brick wall Dinkable.
On seperate card I stamped the Dragon and Eye in Green Distress Oxides,  spritzing with a little water to allow colours to me slightly. 
I cut these out then added glossy accents on the centres of the eyes and allowed them to dry.
Using the cut out Dragon as I guide I blended through the Feathers Dinkable with Distress Oxides, to create the effect of fire coming from the Dragons mouth.
Once my background and Dragon was dry I adhered them to the spread.
I stamped the sentiment on white card, cut through out and adhered them.
To finish I drew a wiggly frame around the edges. 

I hope you enjoyed today's post and I'll be back again soon 

Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Pontilism samples for Hochanda

Morning crafters

I'm excited to be sharing my samples for the gorgeous new Pontilism flower stamps released yesterday's, by Bee Crafty, on Hochanda.
The detail in these gorgeous designs is amazing...

Also used:
XL Creativity words 
Ticker Tape stamp - set 2
Mandala Inkables 
Distress Oxides 
Mdf Artboard 
Shaving foam

These first 4 samples, using Distress Oxides and spritzed with water,  combined with the XL creativity words,  shows off these gorgeous stamps perfectly 

An ink and shaving foam background 

Distress Oxides 

Distress Oxides, Dinkables, texture paste, Crackle stamp and Gilding Wax 

Distress Oxides 
Mandala Inkable 

Inks and an acrylic block , spritzed with water 

Inks through a circle easy frame Inkable 

Black gesso 
White Ink
Blue/pink ink pad

Distress Oxides 
Mandala Inkable 

I hope you love these gorgeous images as much as I do. 
I'll be back again soon 
Crafty hugs xx 

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Endless possibilities

Hello everyone xx

A quick post today with a page from my Art Journal.
I'm trying to draw/paint flowers so here's my attempt...hope you like it xx

I used acrylic paints to create my background  and to add some depth I blended Distress Oxides through a stencil by StampsBy Me.  I outlined it with a fine black pen.
Having sketched my flower I painted it with acrylics. 
The sentiment is also by Stamps By Me 

Hope you liked today's attempt lol

Crafty hugs xx

Work hard play hard

Hello everyone xx

A quick post today with an Art Journal page I made.
As well as starting an Art Journal my other New year challenge was to try watercolouring /painting. So for this page I had a go at drawing and painting my own flowers ... early days lol

Distress Oxides and Gossip watercolour inks by Stamps By Me, were used to create the background and paint the flowers
I fiddled circles in the background to create a bit more depth
The sentiment is by Bee Crafty Stamps

I hope you like todays post

Crafty hugs xx  

Life is good

Hi everyone xx

Hope you're all well xx
A quick post from me today with a page from my Art Journal.  I've been trying my fans at drawing /painting flowers... I will have to keep practising lol
I'm loving the freedom of using an Art Journal. ..just see where it takes you...

Distress Oxides were used to create this background together with the bleaching technique through some stencils 
The flowers, hearts and circles I drew were painted with acrylic paints
I did some doodle writing in the background before adding the sentiment by Thirsty Brush & Co 

I hope you enjoyed today's make 

Crafty hugs xx

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Flying high

Hello crafters xx

I'm back on the Bee Crafty blog with a make using the beautiful Winter Owl stamp set.
I've combined it with the Snowflake Inkable...a perfect combination

Also used:
Silhouette Tree with birds 
Snowflakes - Feathery 
Distress Oxides 

The Distress Oxides were blended through the Snowflake Inkable and a few Snowflakes stamped randomly around to create more interest
The Owl, Tree and Moon were stamped in Smokey Grey versafine 

A quick but effective card with a stunning image 

Many thanks for popping by and I'll be back soon with another Bee Crafty make 
Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 7 February 2019

February's Ponies

Hi crafters xx

I'm back on the Bee Crafty blog with another page from this year's crafty Calender.
For February I used the Bee Crafty
Silhouette Ponies, Silhouette Tree with Birds and Flock of Birds xx

Also used:
Distress Oxides

On a panel of card the width of my Calendar,  I used Distress Oxides to create a background. I used torn bits of paper to create my hills.
I stamped the first tree, and Flock of Birds, in Smokey Grey versafine and then the second tree in black onyx, to create dimension
The Ponies were stamped in the Black onyx.  
I matted this onto black card and adhered across top of calander 
To finish I stamped a couple of the Ponies in the bottom right corner of the calander page 

I hope you liked today's post..see you all again soon
Crafty hugs xx

Monday, 4 February 2019

New day, new you

Hello everyone xx

Thought I'd pop a quick post on to show you my latest Art Journal spread.
As some of you know I set myself a New Year challenge to try something different in my crafting. I started an Art Journal. .. and I'm loving it!! Totally addicted.  It's so uplifting and anythings goes
Hope you like today's make xx

For this spread I used a range of watercolour inks, stencils and stamps by Stamps By Me, as well as a bit of doodling lol

I hope you like today's Art Journal spread 

Crafty hugs xx

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Bee Crafty samples for Hochanda show

Hi everyone xx

I'm so excited to be sharing my samples, on the Bee Crafty blog, for the fabulous new stamps launched on Hochanda... love these

Products used :
Dragons Eye
Sentiment stamp
Distress Oxides
Gilding Wax
Embossing powder
Pixie Powders
Texture Paste
Watercolour pencils
Transfer Foils

How fabulous and versatile are these? Hope you love them as much as I do

Until my next blog

Crafty hugs xx

Monday, 28 January 2019

Good vibes only

Hi everyone xx

Just popped on to show you another Art journal spread... sorry if I'm boring you with these now...I'm addicted 😂😂

I used Distress Oxides on this spread, to create my background and flower/sentiment stamps and dies from Thirsty Brush & Co as my focal point 
I also used a selection of stencils and combined them with my own doodling

Thankyou for popping by 

Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 24 January 2019

For You...

Hello everyone

I'm on the Bee Crafty blog today with two makes using the absolutely beautiful Sunflower. A stunning hand drawn flower that stamps so brilliantly

Also used :
Everyday Sentiments XL 1
Distress Oxides 
Sparkle pens
Bark Positive stamp

For the background I used my sparkle pens, a large brush and water. Creates a beautiful blended rainbow effect which you can also get using Distress Inks and Oxides
I stamped random bits of Bark and blended Distress Oxides randomly through Honeycomb stencil. I used a fine line pen to add some effect to the honeycomb shapes
Using a water brush I bleached out a sun
The Sunflower and sentiment was stamped in black onyx versafine and I added a few white highlights with a gel pen

I applied Distress Oxides direct to the stamp, spritzed with water and stamped onto my card stock. 
Using a craft knife I cut around the Sunflower, so the edges of parts of it sat over the panel, which was same length as my card blank 
I applied transfer foil to base of my Sunflower. I also applied some to the base of my card blank
The panel was adhered to card blank and I added wiggly lines down each side of the panel, with a black pen
The sentiment was stamped in white, to complete 

Many thanks for popping by and I'll be back again soon 
Crafty hugs xx 

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Life is good

Morning crafters xx

Just thought I'd do a quick blog to show you my latest Art Journal spread. 
I decided to try something new for 2019 so got an Art Journal, stared at the blank pages for about a week lol and then just started creating. And I have to say I'm now hooked! Lol.

The other new year challenge was to try watercolouring so for this Art Journal I painted my own flowers. .. 2 new challenges in one go 😂

I used acrylic paints to create the background and a mixture of background stamps and stencils by Stamps By Me and Bee Crafty.  

I loved painting the flowers, albeit very hesitantly lol. They were painted onto light watercolour card and cut out

I hope you like today's make and I'll be back soon with some more Art Journal spreads 

Crafty hugs xx