Monday 31 August 2020

A CAS card for Bee Crafty

 Hi there! I am here with a clean and simple card for Bee Crafty today, using some of their older stamps. I wanted a simple 'thinking of you' card for a friend.

 I used:

Mandala 7 inkable

Script background stamp 

Beautanicals Wildflower 2 

Wordage Everyday  sentiments 2

I also used Tim Holtz distress inks in Cracked Pistachio, Antique Linen and Tea Dye. The wildflower and Sentiment were stamped with Versafine Clair in Pinecone. I used an ivory scalloped edge card.

Here is how I made it as a step by step

I inked through the stencil with a cheap but fabulous make-up brush. I have tried a range of brushes recently and this type are great with stencils. 

I stamped the script in antique linen distress ink to the right of this, covering up to the edge of the card.
I used the blending brush to add some tea dye distress ink around the edge of the card before stamping the wildflowers in Versafine Clair pinecone.

Finally I stamped the sentiment in the same ink.

Here is another look at the finished card. I think it is another 'all occaisions' card, and any of the sentiments in the everyday words sets would work with it. It would also make a good set of notelets, with stamping in different colours. Very simple, but I hope you like it!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday 29 August 2020

Rudolf Days for August

 I'm here a bit last minute for the Rudolf days challenge. The end of the month has crept up on me as I am sure it was only about 18th last time I looked! Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying some craft time yourself. 

I've knocked up two simple cards using a woodware stamp set and distress inks in old paper, bundled sage and iced spruce. there are a few bits of sparkle and berries using liquid pearls and stardust stickles. The colouring on the top one was done with distress markers, and I must apologise as it isn't up to my usual standard. I was colouring when it was raining yesterday, and really should have put the light on as it did go very dark.
Do pop over to Maureen's lovely blog and take at the Christmas inspiration. 

I have had a less productive week for some reason. The mojo hasn't disappeared completely, but it isn't at it's strongest. Father-in-law (who is 4 months off his 100th birthday) has a fall during the night on Monday and has broken his hip, so is confined to hospital for a while. We will know more next week. We were worried that he had to have surgery, but he made it through okay and is recovering. He seems to be in good spirits, which is the main thing. I've made a few more masks and done a bit of needlefelting and embroidery, which I will share with you soon.
Thanks for looking!

Monday 24 August 2020

Moon and Stars

 Did you see Bev from Bee Crafty on Hochanda on Friday Morning? There was just one show featuring the brand new Moon and Stars stamps that you can find here as a bundle. These are stamps that will be suitable for so many different occaisions, and I am sure I will be playing with them on a regular basis. Also on the show were some new inkables Which will be on the website soon, and the brand new tag dies, which are so useful! 

Anyway, here are my samples...


If you did miss the show you can still watch it on Rewind here.

The stamps are also available individually:

La Luna

Over the Moon

Star textures

Moon and stars sentiments 


Thanks for looking!

Tuesday 18 August 2020

Mid month inspiration for Stamping Sensations


It is mid-way through the month and time for  a reminder of our challenge at Stamping Sensations. This month our theme is

 ***Make it Masculine***

I seem to have a bit of a sheep theme going on this month as my mid month offering is this lovely sheep from Woodware. For anyone who is interested it also comes with both English and Welsh Happy Birthday sentiments. The base card was stencilled with a lovely leaf d'inkable from Bee Crafty.  

Do go to the challenge blog to check out the  wonderful creations from my talented teamies and more info on this month's prize.

Thanks for looking! 

Monday 17 August 2020

Jane's new stamps for Bee Crafty

 I had great fun playing with the new range of stamps from Jane Royston, which were launched on Hochanda last Thursday. Here are the samples I made.

Here are links to where you can find the products used:

If you missed the shows on Hochanda (Thursday 13th Aug 11am and 3pm) they will be available on catch up via the website:

Or you can view them via the links below:

Thanks for looking and don't miss Bev and Sam with more new stamps on Hochanda this Friday!

Monday 10 August 2020

A New Home card


Hello again! As the current challenge on the Bee Crafty Stamps facebook group is to use stencils, I thought I would share a card using the Doodle Art Rainbow View house stamp over a stencilled background. 

I started off with a 5 1/2 inch square of satin finish art card and distress oxide inks in faded jeans, wilted violet and shaded lilac. I sponged a 3rd of the card stock in each colour.

I put the Eclipse Trellis stencil over the top and then dabbed at the ink with a cloth dampened with water before setting aside to dry.

Next I took a piece of mixed media card and stamped and coloured the house and 3 trees on to it. 

  After cutting these out I attached the house to the stencilled background with 3d glue. 
 I stamped the trees onto the background first, then added the coloured trees and sentiment with more 3d glue. 

There are brand new stamps from Bee Crafty out on Thursday on Hochanda at 11am and 3pm. They are designed by Jane Royston, and are fabulous!  Here is a sneeky peak.

 Thanks for looking! 


Monday 3 August 2020

A quick and simple card for Bee Crafty

Hi there! It's my turn to be on the Bee Crafty blog again today. I made a very quick card. Here is a quick 'how to':
You will need a 6 x 6" card blank, Black versafine or versafine Clair, distress oxides in twisted citron and peeled paint (or two other shades of green), 6" Easy frame inkable nettle leaf, the nettle leaf stamp set, a sentiment - I used Time
First I sponged twisted citron distress oxide around the 'inny' mask from the stencil.
Next I inked up the smaller of the nettle leaves with Peeled paint distress oxide and stamped randomly around the edge of the card, staying out of the area that had been covered by the leaf mask.

Finally I inked up the sentiment with black versafine clair ink, and stamped it across the central leaf shape.

That simple and it is done!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday 2 August 2020

August at Stamping Sensations

It is the first Sunday of the month and time for another challenge at Stamping Sensations. This month our theme is
***Make it Masculine***
I used Hobby Art Sheep scene-its to make this card for my brother in laws birthday. He loves walking so this seemed perfect. I coloured it with watercolour markers.
Please remember we are a stamping challenge and the focal element of your work must reflect the theme (i.e. makes suitable for boys and men). Whist we prefer conventional stamping, digital images are allowed. You can check out the challenge rules here.
Do go to the challenge blog to check out the breathtaking creations from my multi-talented teamies. You can also find details of the fantastic prize!
Whilst I am here I will just take a moment to let you know that Jean from Crafty Individuals will be on Hochanda on Tuesday 4th August.
Here is a sneaky peak of one of my samples. Don't miss the Crafty Individuals shows at 7am (I know it is early, but worth getting up for!) and 1pm. You are going to love them! 😁
There are also shows on Tuesday from another of our lovely sponsors, Chocolate Baroque. Thanks for looking!