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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Winner & top 5

My canvas for the December Creative Artiste challenge won at Love to Create & was top 5 over at Crafty Cardmakers!

Saturday, 7 January 2017

DT post for Crafty Calendar - January Challenge


Hi everyone - new year, new month so must be time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

We have 2 sponsors & 2 prizes this month!

                         Bugaboo Stamps                              Lawn Fawn


The theme is 'Something New'

I was lucky to receive The 'Happy New Year to "ewe"' sheep digi image from Bugaboo Stamps.

I printed the image to the size I wanted a couple of times so I could decoupage parts.
Coloured in & arranged on my project.

I hope you will pop by the Crafty Calendar blog & check out the other DT's fab makes & join in our challenge - it runs all month. Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Friday, 6 January 2017

DT post for Creative Artiste - #22 January Challenge.

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a good Christmas & New Year. 2017 - can't believe it!
Time for a new challenge over at Creative Artiste.

We are sponsored by:

I was lucky enough to receive a fab bag of goodies from Things to Alter. I chose the fairy & toadstool shapes.

I cut a piece of cardboard - (from the many cardboard boxes that various Christmas goodies came in!) and painted with dark blue acrylic paint. I used white & pink acrylic paint through stencils. Coloured the shapes using acrylics. Stencilled onto the wings using the acrylic & then decided I wanted to use embossing powder - would it work with the paint? Yes it did! Gave the shapes a blast of  spray & shine.
Gave the background stencils a bit of sparkle with some sparkle pens.

Wrote the word believe in sparkle pen - because I really do have to believe it's 2017!

Head on over to Creative Artiste - check out the other DT's makes, enter the challenge & you might win some of the lovely shapes from Things to Alter.

Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 19 December 2016

Saturday, 3 December 2016

December Calendar Art

Hi - another post! Just sharing my December Calendar Art with you.
Made using my Silhouette Portrait with a design from the design studio.

DT post for Crafty Calendar -

Hi everyone! Well it's that time of year again - already - I can't believe where this year has gone!
The theme over at Crafty Calendar this month is:
Christmas Time

and we are sponsored by:

I have used the digi image 'Three Christmas Sweaters' - love it!
I printed it to the size I wanted & coloured using DI.
I found a window die that I wanted to use on my Silhouette Portrait & resized & just cut out the image I wanted. The same with the tree with the 'pawbles' on it.
I backed the 'window' with some backing paper, then stamped the image onto it. Placed some gold mirri board behind the tree.
Cut out a nice tartan cushion for the dogs to sit on.
Arranged everything as I wanted it, using foam pads on the dogs.
Pop over to the Crafty Calendar blog to check out the other DT makes. Hope you can join in this month.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
CHNC - anything Christmas Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Christmas Colours 
My Time To Craft - Christmas Animals 
Come and Get It - Christmas 
Dragonfly Journeys - Christmas Critters 
CHNC Challenge Extra - Anything Goes 

Friday, 2 December 2016

DT Post for Creative Artiste #21 December Challenge

Hi - time for another challenge over at 

The theme is : Anything Mixed Media Goes.

Our sponsor is:

Well it is December - so I am sharing a Christmas canvas with you.
I drew the tree onto the back of the canvas & carefully cut out with a craft knife.
Then I took a piece of A4 card & embossed the top half using a dotty embossing folder. For the snowy bottom I used strips of masking tape, overlapping so that it doesn't stick to itself then I could roll the edges to give a bit of texture. I painted the tape with white acrylic paint & when dry added some sparkle with stickles glue. Stuck this to the back of the canvas - leaving a space bottom right to put the battery pack of the lights. Poked a small hole to thread the lights through.
Die cut snowflakes, reindeer, poinsettias, holly & pine sprigs from card. 
I arranged everything onto the canvas, adding some red gems for holly berries, blue gems in the middle of the snowflakes & loads of stickles glitter all over for a snowy, frosty feel.
Turned on my lights & arranged where I wanted them - love how it has turned out. Will be finding a place for it among my Christmas decorating!
I hope you can drop over to the Creative Artiste blog & check out the other DT members makes & hope they inspire you to make something & enter the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Merry Christmas!!
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Daring Cardmakers - picture inspiration 
Alphabet Challenge - T for trees 
Love to Create - Anything Goes (Winner!)
Crafty Cardmakers - #178 Anything but a Card (top 5)
CHNC Challenge Extra - Anything Goes 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Twinchie Swap

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well & have had a good weekend.
I'm sharing some twinchies I made for a swap today. The theme was Autumn.
For these I have used various stamps & inks & heat embossing.
Hope you like them.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Friday, 11 November 2016

Inchie Swap

Hi everyone!
I am sharing some inchies I have made for a swap. We had to make 9 Christmas themed inchies. I managed to find stamps & dies to fit onto the inchies. Used DI to colour, The letters were die cut from red & green card. Edged each inchie with Inka Gold.
I had a small tin that some mints came in - the inchies fitted into it just right. I wondered if I could do anything with it as it looked like this :

I decided to give it a go! I gave it 2 coats of white gesso, making sure to let them dry inbetween coats. I then started covering with my favourite Inka Gold! I started with gold, then copper & green. Polishing each layer. I then stamped Merry Christmas onto the lid with Stazon.
Here's the result :

I'm really pleased with it.
I wrapped the inchies in some green tissue & placed them in the tin. I hope my swap partner likes them.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Saturday, 5 November 2016

November Calendar Art

Hi everyone! What with my birthday celebrations I nearly forgot to post my November Calendar Art.
Here it is - with reference to Remembrance Day & Bonfire night here in the UK.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Crafty Calendar DT post - Autumn Colours

Hi everyone - a new month so it must be time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar. The theme this month is Autumn Colours.
We are sponsored this month by:

                Lawn Fawn                                                                                      Crafty Ribbons

For this month's card I have used Elizabeth Designs Garden notes dies - Grapevine Wreath & Chrysanthemum. Susan's Garden die - Woodland Leaves. Marianne Creatables dies - Bird, Birdhouse & Ivy.
All were cut from white card & coloured with distress inks.
I used some Autumn stamps for the centre & sentiment at the bottom.
Arranged  everything onto some linen effect wine coloured car, matted this onto some gold mirri board. Added a little bling & a bow.
I hope you can join in the challenge over at Crafty Calendar - pop over and see all the other DT's lovely makes.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Friday, 4 November 2016

DT post for Creative Artiste #20 November Challenge

Hi everyone! Time for a new challenge over at Creative Artiste.

We are sponsored this month by:

The challenge is anything goes and we would love to see your mixed media makes.
For this canvas i started by covering a canvas with bronze coloured Aztec Paint.
I then cut out a heart from black card & embossed with the hearts.
I went over this with silver Inka Gold - love this on the black card as it gives it an aged look. Went over a few of the embossed hearts with bronze Inka Gold.
I placed the heart onto the canvas & went around the edges with clear hot glue to attach it to the canvas.
I then used some gold hot glitter glue to 'scribble' around the edges. Went around the edges of the canvas with red hot glitter glue and around the inside edge of the heart.
Used the remaining glue in butterfly & heart moulds.
Once all the glue had cooled I went over with the silver Inka Gold.
Attached the heart & butterflies.
Hope you can join the challenge - pop over to the blog & see all the other DT's lovely makes.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes (9/11)