Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Hochanda Samples for BeeCrafty.

Hello Bloggers..

Once again my turn to share some inspiration for BeeCrafty and today I want to share my samples for the recent show on Hochanda.

Did you see the show?? Arent those goodies amazing??
We are history nuts in our house and the egyptian history is on top of the list here. My son (12) sat next to me when I made my samples and told me the meaning of all the symbols.

Anyway.. you can find all the goodies over in the BeeCrafty STORE so do pop over for a good nosy..

Here are my samples:
(I must appologise for the bad photoes. I had to take the pics late in the evening and lighting was terrible)

This one is distress ink and gold embossing powder. I then took the hieroglyphics strip stamp and stamped with versamark ink and added mica powder on top. Once the mica has been buffed a bit it shows when tipped in the light.

This one is Lustre Luxe on an MDF artboard. I stamped my background with distress oxide. (please note the oxide WILL dry on the Lustre BUT can be rubbed off with a bit of effort) all the other symbols I stamped in black Archival ink which will dry and stay put.
The little strip going across the artboard, is just a card strip with added Lustre Luxe. The symbols have been stamped on shrink plastic and shrunk. I got this idea from my teamie Alisa. You may have seen she is the queen of shrink plastic. She makes amazing jewelry using it. 

This one is made as the black one above. Gold embossing, distress ink and mica powder on top of versamark ink.

This one is my favorite I think. The background is made by repeatedly stamping the strip of hieroglyphics in distress ink and then covering the whole background in clear embossing powder. I did the same with the symbol stamp as well, only I fuzzy cut it before adding the powder. I made the mat and y sentiment also using distress ink so it all match in colour.

This one is very simple. Background is stamped with distress oxide ink and then simply stamped the bigger stamps in black on top.

This one is also l;ike that first one, the black one. Simple gold embossing powder and distress ink.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Monday, 12 February 2018

My first post Bloobel Design..

Hello bloggers..

I'm so delighted to announce that I have landed a place on the Blooble Digital Design team. I wanted to get back to colouring, something I have let slide for a long time. Lisa, the designer, is a very talented lady and her designs are not like anything else out there..

So sharing the first card Ive made, using the image called "Inappropriate Cat". You can find it HERE in the Bloobel STORE.

For this one I used a stencil to create my background. Simple distress ink through the stencil. And then just a bit more ink around the edges.My cat was coloured with colouring pencils and then fuzzy cut and I finished by stamping my sentiments, matting and layering and a few gem.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Lustre Luxe on glass!!

Hey Blogger Friends..

Wednesday again and my turn to share a bit of inspiration for 
 BeeCrafty.

Todays project is a bit of a test really.. And im not even sure Im finished with it yet..
The project came about as I had a conversation with a fellow Bee Fan, Jan. Jan is a good friend of mine and we were sitting one evening chatting about our beloved Lustre Luxe.. Jan said she had tried Lustre Luxe on glass.. Something I hadnt tried, so lo and behold I had to try it..

I used an old coffee jar, just washed and dried. I didnt prime it first but better results may happen if it was, something i must try also lol..



As I said above, this is Lustre Luxe strait onto the jar, no priming.. Now its easy enough to apply but it dont come on as smooth as it does on paper. On glass you tend to pull the Lustre back off again when going over it.. But on Jan's suggestion, I tried using more of a tapping motion then the usual sweeping motion and I found that it worked much better. Please remember that Lustre Luxe is not a product that is meant to blend as such so to get the colours blending, it take a bit of work.

Now as you can see, I also tried the Lustre through a couple of the Dinkables and it works fab. As the lustre is a bit thicker then paste its a perfect combination.
Now I must say, drying time is of Lustre Luxe is normally extremely fast, but on the glass it takes longer. Its wasnt till the next day that I felt the Lustre I put through the dinkable was truly dry but once dry, the Lustre stays put. You can of course scrape it off, but I have handled this jar many times since "painting" it and the Lustre hasnt budged.

Anyway this has been a really fun project to play with but if you want to know more about Lustre Luxe, head over to my youtube channel where I did a beginners guide to Lustre Luxe. Find it HERE.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Hochanda Samples for BeeCrafty.

Hey bloggers and welcome

Todays post is the samples I made for yesterdays BeeCrafty show on Hochanda.
Sam was on the telly box twice sharing some brand new stamps.

Here are the samples I made:
 Distress ink with stamping.

 MDF tag with heat embossed words and distresss crayons

 Distress Oxide and clear heat embossing

 Distress ink and stazon stamping

 Distress Oxide stamping.

 Distress oxide with clear heat embossing and more oxide.

 Paint markers background on 2x ATC's. Distress ink stamping.

And last but not least, Lustre Luxe and stazon stamping.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

BeeCrafty Inspiration - Art Board

Hello again Bloggers

Wednesday once again and my turn to take over the blog over on
For today I have made an Art Board. I still find the MDF harder to work on the a piece of card but this time I was determined to make it play nice lol.
For my project today I also used the MDF cogs, the Life & Rain sentiment stamp, the Music Background stamp and the Da vinci Script stamp.


Im not gonna lie to you. This one took me quite some time to make. I started by glueing on some scraps of card stock. I intended for them to be partly showing through but as I painted.. and painted.. aaannnddddd painted, the paper just kind a got lost.. The egdes do show up however and it gives the artboard a feel of painted wood. I used a selection of acrylic paints that I have in my stash and as I said, I really just kept painting till I was happy with the background. I used Oxide ink to stamp the script stamp and the music stamp, but I didnt stick the stamps on to an acrylic block, I just stuck them on to my hand and dabbed stamp into the ink and then to the art board.|

My cogs are also painted with acrylic paint. I started with a copper colour and then used my finger to dab on a few other colours to make them older and rustier looking.
I finished my art board by stamping my sentiment strait on to the board with archival ink.
And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

BeeCrafty Inspiration - Lustre Luxe cards..

Hello Bloggers

Once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
BeeCrafty.

For today I have been playing with my Lustre Luxe. They are a constant fixture on my crafty table along side my inks. They are so versatile. They can be used for so many things. For today I have used them on 2 cards. I used them with the Easy Frames Inkable stencils. I love these basic shapes.



Both cards has been made the same way.

My backgrounds has been made by simply adding my stencil and adding lustre luxe through. I left each shape to dry for a few seconds before adding the next but Lustre Luxe drys very fast so it wasnt a problem.

I added my sentiments to a strip of black card stock and heatset it with silver embossing powder. I finished by matting and layering on black cardstock and a few gems on each and Voila..

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

BeeCrafty - SNEAK PEAK of brand new stamps

Hello Bloggers..

I have a very exciting post to share today..
I have gotten the honour of sharing a sneakpeak of the BRAND NEW stamps from
BeeCrafty.

Make sure you tune into Hochanda this friday at 10am & 3pm.
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The stamps for this brand new release are amazing and its all about Safari.
They are'nt yet in the BeeCrafty STORE, but will be avaliable on Hochanda from Friday.

Here are my samples, and DO look forward to se what all the other girls have made.. Their samples are amazing as always..
 Stamping and black embossing powder.

 Alcohol inks on vellun, stamping and black embossing powder.

 Gelli plate background with acrylic paint. Stamping and high lights with white gel pen.

 Distress ink background, water sprayed through star stencil. Circles die cut, stamped and tripple heat embossed with black embossing powder, smothered in distress ink.

 Another Gelli plate background and plain black stamping.

The sentiments I've used are the new BIG sentiments. The sentiments are the same as previously released BUT they are BIIIIGGG.. I just love them. Next week I will share a few more samples I have made for the show, but only used the sentiments.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Art Journaling and a Lustre Luxe Tag..

Hey Bloggers
And Happy New Year to you all..
My first blog post of the year is for
BeeCrafty.

Over the holiday, I took a wee break from crafting as my mojo has been hiding for a while. In order to kick start the mojo a wee bit I decided to try out a bit of art journaling. Its not something I do often but I was inspired by my teamie Jane and her amazing art journaling.. Mine is only beginner pieces compared to Jane's so do pop over to see her amazing journal.

I started colouring the whole page with purple Lustre Luxe. I used the easy frame circle stencil as well as few of the Dinkables to add more colours of Lustre Luxe. For the 2 suns I added the Lustre Luxe with a wee spatula so its raised, just like using paste. For all the circles I just used blending foam.
And then it was really just doodling. I used a white gel pen as well as a black sharpie.
I did think of adding a greeting but decided just to leave it.. But you never know,  might go back to it lol...

Right, while I was playing I went for a second page. This one is using the circle wire style frames with Oxide inks. I also used the feather and the spotty Dinkable. I finished with the "Angry Bubbles" sentiment stamp.

Well that is really it for today, but before I go I want to share a few tips for using Lustre Luxe..
Let me post a few pics and I'll explain as we go..

I made these 2 little tags, but I didn't like the border I made down the bottom, but stamped with Archival ink, the ink was gonna come off.

So I decided to cover up the tag and start over.
1st coat of Lustre Luxe going on, already great cover..

2nd coat, only the black showing through..

 
And the full tag now covered.. It took 4 thin coats of Lustre Luxe to fully cover and no tag wasted..
Now.. Tip no 1:
Leave each coat to dry for a few mins. Lustre Luxe pretty much drys instantaneously but I find that if you leave it for a few minutes, the next coat goes on a bit smoother.

 Before and after..
After my tag was dry I used a shimmer spray made also from Lustre Luxe to add the gold shimmer and then the circle wire style frames with Oxide inks.
The shimmer spay is made by filling a mini mister with water (fillit only half way with luke warm water) and a wee lump of Lustre Luxe. Shake well.
Tip 2: Empty out your mini mister after use and clean mister well as I left mine and mister was all clogged up.
And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting




Wednesday, 27 December 2017

FraticStamper.. Its been a journey..

Hey Bloggers..

Ah its with a bit of a heavy heart I write todays post..
Its my last as a guest DT member for
FranticStamper.

I have had such a blast and Im overwhelmed with the generosity from the girls. The amount of goodies I have recieved to play with.. ah it's all been amazing..
But my term has come to an end and I just want to extend a huge THANK YOU to Fran and Kathy for having me. 

Anyway.. I made a project for today, once again using a selection of dies.
You can find the whole selection over in the STORE.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Fleur and Freddie.

Hello dear bloggers
and Happy Christmas to those who celebrate it.

Its my turn to share a bit of inspiration today for
BeeCrafty.
I havent actually been crafting for a few weeks now as my mojo left with the christmas stress, so today Im gonna share a few cards I made with the Fleur and Freddie stamps back when the girls had them on Hochanda. Find these adorable stamps in the STORE with all the other amazing goodies.


For both cards I stamped strait onto white smooth cardstock and coloured with my water colour pencils. Matting and layering and voila.. Very simple cards and you could use any colouring mediums you feel comfortable with.

And that is it for today. Stay tunes to BeeCrafty though, the girls have some amazing stamps up their sleeves for the new year.
Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting



Friday, 15 December 2017

FraticStamper - Scrappage

Hey Bloggers

My turn to share some inspiration for my Guest DT for

Today i have teamed the egyptian dies with the British dies and paperdoll and made a fun little scrappage of my "baby". Abbie is 7 now so not a baby any more but she is my youngest so will always be the baby lol

Make sure you pop over to the STORE to see the full collection. There is something for everyone..
 



I have started to scrap onto A4 instead of 12x12. I dont scrap often anymore, simply due to time, but once in a while I take the time to create a memory like this.

These "around the world" dies just fitted this picture of Abbie so well. She is standing on "our" road leading from our house to her grandparents house. She always loved walking up to visit grandma and Grandpa. Sadly they are both in heaven now, but the house is still in the family so the journey isnt over and the memories lives on.

This page is made using a couple of stencils from my stash. Im afraid I dont know what companies they may be from as I take them out of the packaging and store them in a folder. BUt I used several with a bit of distress ink through. I then diecut all the dies I wanted and coloured them with distress ink. Then it was a simple matter of layering them up how I wanted and stick them to the LayOut.

A very simple page but hey if you visit my blog regularly, you will know that that is simply just my style lol

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting