Monday 28 February 2022

Shrink Plastic Earrings

 Hi There! There were some lovely comments last week about the earrings, so I thought you might like to see a step by step for them. 

First I stamped the mandala twice onto sanded frosted shrink plastic and, once dry, I cut them out. I used black brilliance ink for this, or you could use stazon. I punched a small hole in each one.
I used colouring pencils to add a bit of colour to match the beads I had chosen.

Next I shrank the mandalas with a heat gun, turning regularly and then flattening with an acrylic block once fully shrunk. 
using pliers I added silver jump rings through the holes I had made.
Next I threaded three beads onto each of the eye pins and bent the end round with the pliers to make another loop.  
I attached each set of beads to the jump rings 
Finally I added an earring hook to the top of each set of beads. 
I use the largest of the tag dies as a presentation card for the earrings. I made two holes in it with a pokey tool.
I used:
Brilliance ink (or Stazon)
Coloured pencil
2 jump rings
2 eye pins, 
6 beads 
2 earring hooks
round nosed pliers
Hole punch
Thanks for looking! 

Monday 21 February 2022

Bee Crafty Mandala samples

Hi there! Here are the samples I made with the brand new Bee Crafty Doodle Art Mandala stamps that were launched on Facebook last Tuesday. First are some shrink plastic earrings.
This mandala was stamped over a Dylusions paint background and coloured with gelly Roll moonlight pens. 
This card was made using some shaving foam marbling made with dylusions sprays. The mandala was painted with the spray ink and layered up with 3d glue.
This was done in a similar way to the last card.
A simple silver embossed card that could be used for just about any special occasion, such as a wedding, anniversary, birthday, engagement or general good news.
This one was gold embossed over a distress oxide background dried under scrunched cling film.
Simple stamping in 3 shades of distress oxide ink. 
This one was stamped and embossed in black then coloured with ecoline pens. 
This gatefold card has one mandala stamped over the base card and a second layered up to form the centrepiece of the card. 
Like my teamie Ann, this mandala reminded me of roses, so I stamped it in distress oxide ink, adding leaves using a dinkable then doodling over them.
This card too was simply stamped with distress oxide inks before colouring and layering up one of the larger mandalas as a centrepiece.

Finally, Here is the card I made in the 6pm Facebook live on the day which you can find here on YouTube.
The Doodle Art Mandala bundle can be found here on the website.
Alternatively, Set one and set two are available separately.
Thanks for looking! 

Friday 18 February 2022

Crafty Individuals Samples

 Hi There! 

It was 4th February that Jean took the latest Crafty Individuals stamps designed by Ellie Mulligan to the Craft Store, and they were a great hit! Here are the samples I made using them.

And finally here is my little book. I made a very similar one in a facebook live on 9th February. 

If you would like to see how I made it you can find the live here
You can find the new stamps here on the Crafty Individuals website from today!
Thanks for looking! 

Monday 14 February 2022

Love you to the moon and back!

Hi There! Thought I would show you how I made this card. 

I began by placing the easy frame inkable heart onto a blank card and spraying it with Dylusions and Pretty Amazing spray (Distress oxide spray would also work). I took the photo once it was dry and after cleaning the inkable so you could see it better.
Next I used the tag inkables and white ink to add some stencilling over the sprays.
Using some of the worker stamps from the Dodle Art butterflies set, I created a border around the heart and a border around the card.
Next I stamped the sentiment in black ink in the middle of the heart aperture. 
Finally I used distress oxide inks in peacock feathers and villainous potion to add a selection of stars from the Star textures set in the white space.

Here is the finished card once more.
I used:
6x6" card
If you aren't already aware there is a Bee Crafty Stamps launch on Facebook tomorrow starting at 10am
 with brand new mandala stamps! Here's a sneaky peek...
and here is a schedule for the day. 

Thanks for looking! 

Monday 7 February 2022

Circle of Friends


Hi There! I am here with a super-quick and easy card for my blog post as I am being a busy Bee with samples at the moment. It would be a really good card for a beginner to have a go at too. 

I began by placing the innie from the inkable easy frame circle onto a white card blank and sprayed it with salvaged patina distress oxide spray. I then left it to dry thoroughly.
next I stamped the Circle of friends sentiment in the centre of the circle with versafine clair black ink. 
I covered the sentiment up using the circle mask and then stamped the coffee stain stamps all over in crackling campfire and wild honey Distress oxide inks. I removed the mask and managed to keep my inky fingers from the white space. 
Here is the finished card. I rather like that colour combo! 
To make this card you will need:
A 6x6in white card blank

There is going to be a facebook launch of new stamps a week tomorrow, so start looking out for sneaky peeks later this week.
Thanks for looking!