Saturday, 6 August 2022



Over in the Bee Crafty Stamps Facebook group, our challenge theme for this month is 'blue', so I made this card as a little inspiration. 

I began by blending three shades of blue oxide ink over a 15cm square piece of mixed media card.
I splattered it with water and brushed pewter distress spray stain.
Once this was dry I used one of the latest dinkables to add some ink to the background.

I added some distress crackle paste through the brick dinkable with a palette knife and dried with a heat gun. 

I used the Journal art elements 3 and distress oxide inks to add some stamping to the background.
On a scrap of watercolour card, I stamped the largest of the dandedaisies and coloured it with ecoline pens before cutting it out. 
On an 18cm square card, I used the new texture discs to add a little shading. 

I stamped a sentiment from ticker tape 4 in versafine black onto white card and added it to the background, along with the flower using foam pads. 
Here's a close up of the texture and that beautiful flower.
I used:
Distress oxide ink in Prize Ribbon, Uncharted Mariner and Broken China.
Dinkables set 2 and 11

Thanks for looking and please do make something that is predominately blue to enter in the challenge! 

Saturday, 30 July 2022

Bee Crafty Samples

On Tuesday there was a Facebook launch of 2 new doodle art stamp sets, two new Wordage stamp sets, a new set of inkable dinkables and a new set of inkable texture discs. I have loved every minute of playing with them! Here's what I created:
If you haven't already sent for them and want to see the awesome bundles on offer, check out the website here
The individual sets are here:

There is just one day to go to enter the Bee Crafty Facebook Group challenge, so do pop over there and check it out. Also, don't forget to check out the YouTube channel too. 
If you want to see another take on the zigzag tag book, take a look at my Facebook lives this week
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, 23 July 2022

Blooming Beautiful!

Hi there! I have been busy all week making samples for the Bee Crafty stamp launch on Facebook on Monday, but took a little while out to complete my blog post for today. I have made an inky card for you today. 

I began by smooshing some worn lipstick and peeled paint distress oxide inks onto some mixed media card. 
Next I used crackling campfire and abandoned coral distress oxide ink through a dinkable. 
I added the brick effect with another dinkable and vintage photo distress oxide ink.
On a piece of watercolour paper, I stamped the flower from the doodle art XL ladybird twice, colouring it with ecolines and cutting out the whole flower on one and the centre flower.  
I stamped the leaf from the Just bloom set three times, colouring it with ecolines and cut them out.
On a scrap of card I stamped the sentiment from the same set and layered it with some black paper.
Finally, I matted the background onto a 7x5" blank card, assembling the flower using ultra thick gel medium. 
I used:
Distress oxide inks in worn lipstick, peeled paint and vintage photo
5x7" card blank 
black paper

If you haven't already heard, there is a Facebook launch of 4 new stamp sets and 2 sets of inkables on the Bee crafty Facebook page on Tuesday! Here's a little taster of what is coming! 

Saturday, 16 July 2022

A quick and simple birthday card


Good Morning! I thought I would share a super simple card with you today as the CT are all busy playing with new new stuff that we can't share yet. 😉
I began by taping the easy frame circle to the front of a 6x6 card and then positioning one of the texture discs in the middle. I blended mermaid lagoon distress ink on one side and wilted violet on the other, taking care not to move the disc.

On a scrap of white card, I stamped 3 each of the smaller flowers from the Doodle art Sunflower regular stamp set, cutting them out and colouring them with ecoline brush pens. 
I added these to the white border on the card at equal intervals, stamping a sentiment in teh bottom left corner. 
It needed a little something else, so I took the mini circles from the same stamp set and added these stamped in black in between each flower. 
Here is the finished card again.
I used:

Thanks for looking and do take a look for more inspiration in the Bee Crafty Facebook group!

Monday, 11 July 2022

Crafty Individuals Birds

 Hi There! I thought it was high time I showed you some of the cards I made for the last Crafty Individuals release. Jean will be back on Create and Craft on the first Friday in August with some gorgeous new stamps that I can't show you yet, but I can show you these.

These first two were stamped with the beautiful W for Wren drawn by our lovely Dora.

These two were both made with A is for Apple stamp, the first coloured like a Jay and the second like a female blackbird.  I love how colouring them differently can make them look like a different stamp. 

You can find the new stamps that Dora designed here: 

A is for Apple

B is for Bird

W is for Wren

G is for Goose

I will be back with more next week. 

Before I go look who has been helping with the Ants in the lawn

I know some people get Great spotted woodpeckers on their feeders in the garden, but it is a first for us. 

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, 9 July 2022

Hot colours tag


Hi there! Thought I would use hot colours for my blog post today...well, my uncharted mariner arrived so a teeny bit of that crept in too 😁

I began by spraying a tag with Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey Distress Oxide sprays.
When this was dry I placed the Fernando Big one over the top and sprayed Festive Berries Distress Oxide spray over it. 
I used the little brickwork D'inkable to add a little Uncharted Mariner, adding a bit more around the edge of the tag with a sponge. 
I stamped a few Doodle Art mandalas onto the background in Picked Raspberry Distress oxide. 
on a piece of watercolour paper I stamped Bev with Versafine Clair black ink.
I used ecolines to colour her then cut her out.
I stuck her to the background using ultra thick gel medium and added a sentiment from the Bigger back chat set two stickers. 
Here is the finished tag with a ribbon added. 
I used:
 Distress oxide inks in picked Raspberry and Unchartered Mariner 

Don't forget to enter your hot colours creations in the Bee crafty Facebook Group challenge for the chance to win £20 of stamps! 
 Thanks for looking and happy crafting!