Friday, 2 June 2017

Mayleedee Little Red - Sketch Challenge - for Paperbabe Stamps

Good Morning and Welcome to my Blog

Today is the start of  the fortnightly challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog

The theme for this fortnight is a Sketch Challenge using the Image below as a guide for your project's layout... Create anything you like and as long as we can see the sketch in your design anything goes

Use the sketch in any creative way that you want, flip it, turn it be inspired by it. The flower can represent any image or embellishment and "paperbabe stamps" any sentiment.

Paperbabe Stamps challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges.

Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*

Here is my Design Team project for the Challenge... I flipped the sketch 

I chose to use 'Mayleedee Little Red' clear polymer stamp for my main image and I coloured her using coloured pencils, I used ribbon and lace for my accent strip and the 'Thank You' sentiment from the 'Mayleedee Little Red' stamp set

I chose a pretty backing paper which i then chose pencil colours to match in with the colours in the paper, I fixed some paper roses to my card inspired by the speckles in the sketch

I hope you like my project and that it might inspire you to join in the challenge this fortnight... check out the Paperbabe Stamps Blog to see more gorgeous inspiration from Kim & the Design Team

Krafty Hugs xx

Monday, 8 May 2017

Never Regret! - Wordage & Beautanicals - for Bee Crafty

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Design Team post for Bee Crafty

Oh my Word!!! It has been a crazy week here at KraftyKezzlaHQ - we have no broadband at home for 3 weeks so I am having to use my mobile as a Wifi Hotspot which I do not have too much data left so I am having to use my internet sparingly - not good for a social media geek lol

So while I can not be online as much as I would like I have been moving all the bedrooms around in my house!! which is nuts as its 4 rooms that are now all topsy turvy while I sort through and delclutter... but it also means some good news... Hubby and I are moving our bedroom to the back of the house which will then leave me free to use the front room we are now in as my Work/Office/Kraftroom like we always intended to eventually... it is going to be amazing to be able to leave all my stuff out where I like and be able to shut the door at night without having to shift ot all away each night YAY!! It is going to be mega!!

Now back to my post after all that chatting lol

This week I am sharing with you an older make from me where I have used the fabulous 'Never Regret' - WORDage Stamp as the main focal point of the card and then created a flower from the leaves of the 'Maple' stamp and the larger branch from 'Branches' stamp set both from the BEAUtanical Collection

For the flower I repeat stamped the maple leaf onto pearlescent card, fussy cut them, embossed them from the reverse and layered them up overlapping to create the bloom, the leaves I stamped using the branche stamp which I also fussy and fixed under the flower.

I teamed these lush stamps with some pink, brown, kraft and cream cardstock, some circular dies, flatback pearl and some polka dot ribbon, on a 7x7" cardblank

Thanks You so much for visiting my post today - please come back to the Bee Crafty Team Blog again soon for more yummy inspiration from the Amazing Design Team

Krafty Hugs xx

Monday, 24 April 2017

Planning with my Bee Crafty Polymer Stamps

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty Stamps

This week I have been getting ahead with my 'Filofax - Planning' and I have decorated this week's pages and my May monthly spread using some of my favourite Bee Crafty polymer stamps

Bee Crafty Products used:

BEAUtanicals - Branches - polymer stamp set
BEAUtanicals - Tall Elder - polymer stamp
WORDage - Dream - polymer stamp
WORDage - Beautiful Things - polymer stamp

I really love to use my non-planner crafty stash in my planners as it helps me to expand on what I have brought for my planning, but also as I love to use my planner for memory keeping as well as planning my day to day stuff

I chose colours of stamping ink to complement the mushroom coloured leather of my current planner (I have a big colletion to choose from each month) 

I decided to use the same stamps for my weekly layouts in May as I used for my Monthly spread.

I stamped using versamagic chalky ink's in the following colours

Wheat: for the script stamp
Sage: for the larger branch stamp from the set
Sahara Sand: for the Tall Elder stamp (I just used the top part)
Jumbo Java: for all the Wordage stamps

I stamped them around the edges and over the notes section to leave the main pages blank for filling in the details of my week

I used the same stamps and colours for the my Monthly spread

I really like how the colours work with my chosen planner for May

Thank You so much for visiting My Blog today I hope I have inspired you to use your Bee Crafty Stamps in more of your projects as well as your Cardmaking

Visit the Bee Crafty Team Blog to see more inspiring makes from the Brilliant Bee Crafty Design Team

Krafty Hugs xx

Monday, 17 April 2017

Love and Chocolate - Black & White - for Bee Crafty Stamps

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty Stamps

Bee Crafty Products used:

Wordage - 'All You Need is Love' - polymer stamp
Fabulous Flowers - Star Flowers - polymer stamp set
Beautanicals - Branches - polymer stamp set

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter with your families & friends - I was inspired but Easter Chocolate for this make but went with a Black & White, Classic look instead of the traditional bunnies and eggs for Easter

Firstly I crocheted some white flowers and stitched through some buttons using white yarn. Then I repeat stamped the Star Flowers and larger Branch onto white cardstock using black versafine ink. I then spent some time fussy cutting them out

I then trimmed a piece of black card to 1/2 cm smaller than my 7x7 card blank. Then I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 1/2 cm smaller than the black piece. I ran some black card stock through my embossing machine using a burlap embossing folder and cut a strip of this to fit the width of my card. I layer the black and white card pieces onto the card blank using strong glue, I stamped the Love and Chocolate sentiment onto the top corner and mounted the black embossed strip to the card front using foam tape.

I then arranged the Branches, Crocheted Flowers and Star flowers and when i was happy with how they looked I fixed them down using my hot glue gun

I then fixed some gems using glossy accents to the flower centres, and scattered some around

I love how this project turned out as I really love non-traditional themes and colours during the seasonal occasions through the year

I made 2 more slightly altering the layout each time

Thanks You so much for visiting the Bee Crafty Blog please do visit again soon to see more Awesome Projects from the Amazing Bee Crafty Design Team, they are such a Talented Bunch 

Krafty Hugs xx
Visit Bee Crafty Stamps Blog to see more examples from the Talented Bee Crafty Design Team

Monday, 10 April 2017

Simplicity - Beautanicals - Black & White - for Bee Crafty Stamps

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty Stamps

Today I wanted to share with you a make that is a Simplistic make from black and white cardstock
I love the Black & White look its simple but dramatic as well

Bee Crafty products used:

BEAUtanicals - Tall Elder - polymer stamp
WORDage - Simplicity is Sophistication - polymer stamp
Inkables - Oval Lace - Template

First I stamped the Tall Elder stamp onto a piece of Linen Card using Versafine Ink, I then trimmed this piece about 1cm around the edge of the image. I stamped the Simplicity is Sophistication stamp onto an off cut of white card. I matted both these pieces using black card.

I then took a piece of pearlescent white card and trimmed to 5mm smaller than a 6x6 card blank, I ran this card through my embossing machine using the Oval Lace template underneath it to create a raised pattern on the card

In this picture you can see the pretty shine from the pearlescent card and the pattern from the template shows well too

I matted the pearlescent backing I created with some black cardstock and stuck to the front of the card blank using a strong glue. I layered up the Tall Elder image and the sentiment using some foam tape. I finished the card with some jet black flat backed gems.

Thank You so much for visiting My Blog today... come back soon to see more of my Projects

Krafty Hugs xx
to see more Design Team Projects from the Bee Crafty Design Team... follow the link below

Monday, 3 April 2017

Beautiful Dream - Fashionette's Peggy - for Bee Crafty Stamps

Hiya and Welcome to my Blog

Phew, it's the Easter Holiday's... I love Holiday's as I get to spend more time with my lovely Kiddies. This Week our eldest Daughter Ashleigh turns 15!!! where does the time go?? I mean only yesterday I was cuddling my Beautiful Baby Girl in my arms and now she is all grown up

Now back to my post lol... I have been playing with my Copic Markers and Distress Inks this weekend I love love love them but for a bit of a change I have been inspired to use green's and blue's by my lovely friend Tina who sent me a gorgeous Tag with those colour's not so long ago

Today's Make is using some of the Gorgeous stamps from Bee Crafty Stamps

Bee Crafty Products used in this project:

Fabulous Floral - Star Flower - polymer stamp

Other Products used:

Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Versafine Ink - Black
Versamark embossing clear ink
Embossing Powder - Clear (with heat tool)
Die's - Florishes
Copic Markers - various colours

Black cardstock
Aqua mirror board
8x8 card blank
paper flowers
flat backed gems

I stamped the Script stamp over a piece of white linen cardstock (that I had trimmed to 1/2cm smaller than an 8x8 cardblank) using Versamark embossing ink, I then tapped some clear embossing powder over and heated with a heat gun to create a raised effect which will then work as a relief when inking over with distress inks, I chose 2 shades of both green and blue inks and blended them over the heat embossed background using foam blending tools. 

I then stamped the Clover stamp along the bottom edge of the card using Versafine ink which I gave a quick blast with the heat gun to speed up the drying time

Next I stamped Peggy onto colouring cardstock (a smooth type perfect for alcohol markers) and I coloured her using copic markers using 3 sets of colours which blend well together and nicely match the tones in the background I had created. I then fussy cut her out using a pair of small but sharp scissors. I then fixed her to the background using tacky glue. I also stamped and coloured the Dog and fixed him to the background too. I matted this picture with black cardstock and fixed to the card front using all purpose glue. 

I then die cut some flourishes using 3 metal dies and some cardstock I chose the same black from earlier and some aqua mirror board. Next I layered up some paper flowers and some foliage. I stamped, coloured and cut out some of the Star Flowers from the Floral stamp I shaped them using an embossing ball tool and layered them in with the paper flowers. All the flowers are attached using my hot glue gun. I finished off the card with some flat back gems for a touch of Bling.

For the sentiment I used the large Dream Wordage stamp with just the word Beautiful from the Wordage Beautiful Things stamp, which i stamped using black ink. I inked the edges and matted using black card and attached to the cardfront at a jaunty angle using foam tape.

I actually really like this card as I stuck to my favourite style of cardmaking but used colours that are usually very alien to me but I think really do work well together for this project.

Thank You so much for visiting my Blog today I really do appreciate all the visits and comments I get on this blog 

Krafty Hugs xx

Friday, 31 March 2017

Paperbabe - Blog Hop - Chris Dark 'Garden Fairies'

Hiya and Welcome to my Blog 

It's a Blog Hop kinda day over at Paperbabe Stamps and I have been lucky enough to join in using these gorgeous New Stamps by Our Chris

If you arrived here from Terri's Blog then you are in the right place but if this is your first stop please do follow the Hop from the start to see what the whole team and guests have to show you today 

We are very excited to announce a guest artist in the Paperbabe Stamps family and to celebrate we are having a little blog hop...

The very talented Chris Dark has designed a collection of beautiful Garden Fairies Stamps, the Butterfly Catcher, Butterfly Emerges, Butterfly Fairy, and Musical fairy, they are a larger set and each includes a beautiful sentiment.

To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole garden fairies collection to one lucky winner.

Here are the details:
  • A winner will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on Sunday, 2nd April to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Wednesday, 5th April to see if you are one of our lucky winners.
Here's a sample from me...

I made a Dashboard for one of my Filofaxe's using 'Musical Fairy' by Chris Dark

I stamped her onto smooth card using smoke grey versafine ink and coloured her using Copic Markers and then adding some gold details using a metallic sakura gelly roll pen, I also used some of the mini flower stamps that come with the set and the matching sentiment. I then laminated and punched the dashboard to fit into the front of my Filofax Original in Nude.

Close up of 'Musical Fairy'

Today, we’ve enlisted some super talented designers to inspire you with ideas on how to use these beautiful new garden fairies! Hop along for lots of fun and inspiration! 
Carole C

Have fun on the HOP!

So your next stop is..... Carole C's Blog

Thanks You so much for visiting my Blog today.... enjoy the HOP and Good Luck for the Random Draw at the end...

please do leave a comment for us all to be in with a chance

Krafty Hugs xx

Monday, 20 March 2017

Hochanda Samples - Steampunk Stories - for Bee Crafty Stamps

I hope you watched the Bee Crafty Shows on Hochanda with Our Bev & Our Sam weren't they just amazing and so inspiring, I always love to see their Demo's... Unfortunately I missed the last post so my Samples didnt make it to the shop on time so they were not shown on the show so I am sharing them with you here instead... I shared one last week but in case you missed it... they are all here today...

This is the one I shared on the Team Blog last week... If you havent seen the post click on the link below to see how I made it

For this make I have inked the Background cardstock using Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass distress inks, Then stamped one of the Style Wire Borders around the edge. For the main Image I stamped the beautiful 'Steampunk Stories - Rosie' onto white linen cardsstock using archival ink. I then inked around the edges with the 2 distress inks again. I then tapped the Peeled Paint distress inkpad onto my glass craft mat, spritzed with water, picked up the colour using a paint brush and painted over her eyes and her dress. I then stamped 'Wordage 'Love Love' onto an offcut of the linen cardstock using archival ink and inked the edges using Tumbled Glass distress ink. I matted all the pieces using black cardstock and layered them up on a 7x7 inch Cardblank.

For this one I used a piece of grey board which I prepped using white gesso on a dry brush to create a distressed look background. I then stamped the Bolt from 'Steampunk Stories - Cog Set' just onto the edges of 3 sides and fully onto the 4th side. I inked over using Tea Dye distress ink. I then trimmed a piece of the Steampunk Background Papers, inked the eges and glued to the background. On leftover greyboard that I had prepped using white gesso, I stamped 'Steampunk Stories - Rosie', I then coloured over her hair using some brown coloured pencils, trimmed her out using sharp scissors, inked the edges and fixed to the background but overlapping the background paper. On another leftover piece of greyboard which I left unprepped I stamped 'Wordage - Making Memories' I then roughly painted gesso around the edges and lightl inked using Frayed Burlap distress ink. To finish I added some paper flowers that I inked using Frayed Burlap distress ink and fixed to the project using a hot glue gun.

For this one I trimmed a piece of linen cardstock to a half cm smaller than a 5x7 cardblank. I inked this piece of cardstock using Squeezed Lemonade & Tattered Rose distress inks. I stamped the postcard script from 'Steampunk Stories - Post Card Set' in the corner along the long side on the right of the cardstock piece. I stuck down some 'Jointing Tape' (pinched from hubby's toolshed) under where I would attach the main image. For the main image I stamped 'Steampunk Stories - Violinist' onto watercolour card which I had pre-trimmed to a nice size for the card front. I then watercoloured her using Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose & Frayed Burlap distress inks that I dabbed onto my glass craft mat, I painted them on using a water spritzer first and lifting the colours from the mat using a paint brush. I had stamped the image using a pale inkpad so when I painted over her she looked more like a painted sketch. To finish my card I inked a few paper flowers using a makeup sponge and Frayed Burlap distress ink.

I hope these have shown you a few other ways to use your 'Steampunk Stories' stamps, I'm a big fan of soft vintage colours so these were perfect to use with the stamps

Please visit again soon to see more of my Krafty Adventures

Krafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Steampunk Violinist for Bee Crafty Stamps

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty

Today I am sharing with you one of my Project's using the New Steampunk Collection that Our Bev & Sam are bringing to Hochanda on Wednesday... don't forget to tune in and watch our girlies and their amazing demonstrations

Bee Crafty products used...

Steampunk - Violinist - polymer stamp
Wordage - Dream - polymer stamp
Wordage - Always Believe - polymer stamp
Inkables Template - 6" Circle - easy frame

I trimmed a piece of white pearlescent cardstock to 5.5" which I then rounded 2 corners using a corner punch. I used low rack masking rape to hold down the circle template then inked through it using Victorian Velvet & Frayed Burlap distress inks. I then carefully removed the template and used my heat tool to dry the distress inks.

I then stamped the Violinist using black archival ink and tipped clear embossing powder over her and tapped off the excess I then heated the embossing powder using my heat tool which created a raised glossy effect overy the stamped image. I Then used Victorain Velvethe,  Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap distress markers to watercolour the image by first scribbling them into my inking mat, spritz in with a water spray and lifting the colour with a paint brush and pained over parts of the stamped image.

I stamped the Dream and Always Believe Wordage stamps onto the card front at the tip and the bottom using black archival ink.

I used Brown Mirror Board for a Mattime behind the card front and fixed to the front of a scalloped 6x6" cardblank

Thank You for visiting today... do come back again soon to see what the clever Design Team have been creating with more of the Steampunk Collection

Kraft Hugs xx

Monday, 6 March 2017

Fashionette's Vera On Fabric - for Bee Crafty

Hiya and Welcome to the My Design Team Post for Bee Crafty

Today I am sharing with you one of my recent makes for the Bee Crafty Show's on HOCHANDA

Bee Crafty Products used...

Fashionette's 'Vera' - polymer stamp
Wordage 'Beautiful Things' - polymer stamp
Fabulous Flowers Floral - polymer stamp

This make is something a little different to show that the Bee Crafty Polymer Stamps are not only for paper crafting

I used my sewing machine to create a fully lined Tote Bag, I used some pretty floral fabric and and white fabric. 

I stitched a piece of pink dotty fabric onto the centre of the bag.

I stamped 'Vera' onto printable canvas fabric (which I had pre-trimmed to fit) using black Archical Ink. I used fabric paints to colour 'Vera', mixing and repainting to create layers and highlights. Once dry I ironed over the painted image using a travel iron and a piece of scrap fabric to fix the paint.

I stamped the 'Beautiful Things' sentiment stamp at one corner using archival ink and painted 'Julie-Ann' by hand with a fine paint brush and black paint. I stitched this panel to the front of the bag into the centre of the dotted fabric... I used a loose running stitch on my sewing machine but free stitching and over lapping for texture.

Next I picked out some fabric flowers in colours to match nicely with the painted image and also with the floral fabric. I stitched them onto the bag front at the corners of the image using free motion stitching just in the centre's, I layered a few up, I added some flowers that I had stamped onto fabric scraps using archival ink which I had fussy cut out.

To finish I added some flat back gems into the flower centres and opposite corners of the the painted panel using Ranger Glossy Accents glue

Thank You so much for visiting my Post today, Please come back again soon to see more of my Makes

Krafty Hugs xx
Please visit Bee Crafty's Blog HERE to see more of the Design Team's work x

Friday, 3 March 2017

Paperbabe Stamps - New Release - Peony Stamp Set

Hiya I have some Brilliant News.... Paperbabe Stamps has re-released the Peony Stamp Set but this time in Clear Polymer and Bigger!!! and we all know that Bigger is Better!!!

Today I am sharing with you my project using the new set which includes a large peony, a bud and 2 leaves, all separate so you can add and layer up as you like.

First I stamped the Peony and the leaves onto the front of a 6x6 cardblank which I coloured using pencils. I then stamped the peony 3 more times onto scrap card and coloured them using pencils, I then fussy cut out the layers of the peony and decoupaged them up using foam pads to add dimension. I stamped the 'You Are Beautiful' You Quote stamp into the top corner of the card using archival ink. To finish I inked the card edges using 'Fired Brick' Distress Ink.

This is a quick little make but was a lot of fun to create and would be easy enough to create many times for batch cardmaking or could also be altered to use as invitations etc

Thank You so much for visiting my Blog today... please do visiti again soon to see more examples of my work

Krafty Hugs

Monday, 16 January 2017

Decision To Try - Canvas - for Bee Crafty Stamps

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty Stamps

Today I am sharing with you a recent make for one of the Hochanda Shows that I have not Blogged about before... my Mixed Media Canvas

The Bee Crafty Products I used on this project are...

First I covered the canvas with white gesso, Once dry, I trimmed a piece of old music from a piano book and glued this to the canvas and then painted over again using white gesso. I made sure that the gesso was applied thinly so that the music notes could still be seen. Next I painted over with a coat of Magnolia Chalky Paint and left to dry fully.

On a piece of thin corrugated card I drew around the inside and outside of  the 6" Square Inkables Template which I then cut out to create a frame, I covered this frame using music score paper and then I used filler to seal in the corrugated edges and painted over a coat of white gesso. Once dry I painted over the frame again using Mink Chalky Paint and left to dry fully.

Once both pieces were fully dry I used a strong white glue to stick the frame to the canvas at a jaunty angle. I then used filler through the 4" Heart Inkables Template to place hearts inside and outside of the frame and around the canvas. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process so that I could then paint the Hearts using Damson Chalky Paint.

Next I stamped the Style Wire Border around the edges of the frame, and the Lines & Dots Texture onto the canvas. I then stamped the Decission To Try WORDage onto white cardstock, which I then cut the scetions of the sentiment out, backed them with dark gold mirror board and attached to the canvas inside the frame using a hot glue gun spreading the words out over the space. I picked out some paper flowers, wooden buttons and metal embellishments (one being a little Bee for Bee Crafty... just cause I can) I fixed them into opposite corners of the frame using a hot glue gun.

To seal and varnish the project I painted over everything using Mod Podge.

Thank You so much for visiting my Post today - Please visit again soon to see more from the Amazing Bee Crafty Design Team

Krafty Hugs xx
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