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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

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 (8/12)
Alphabet Challenge - T for trees (8/12)

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)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Postcard Art

Hi everyone! Just thought I would pop on & share this postcard I had made for a swap - I can share it now as it has been received. There was a bit of a wobble when we thought they had gone astray in the post, but it turns out her hubby had put them in a safe place & forgot to tell her about them - bad hubby - LOL!
I love the Stampendous Hallowe'en stamp. I stamped onto the white card using black Archival then coloured the image with DI & some Aztec paints. Went over the Hallowe'en with foil. Added some other images from a Crafty Individuals stamp - the barbed wire & the flying bird.. I then inked around the edges with DI & added some water drops.
The images on the other side are all Crafty Individual stamps. I stamped the church & bird image onto the top of the card & coloured using DI. The bottles were stamped onto some other white card, coloured in, cut out & embossed with clear embossing powder. The labels were also stamped onto other card, coloured & cut out. I inked around the postcard with DI, added the water splashes & arranged everything onto the card.
Hope you like them - my swap partner does.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 10 October 2016

Postcard Swaps

Some postcards I can share now.
The first one I did using stencils & stamping. The second is stamping & Encaustic wax painting.
Bev xx

Quote ATC's

Hi everyone - I can share these now as they have been received.
The backgrounds are Brushos on tissue, crinkled up then added some Inka Gold to highlight.
Then added stamped elements.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Guest DT post for Always use Rubber challenge blog

Hi everyone! 
Here is a tag I made for a challenge over at Always use Rubber - stamp & ink challenge blog as I was asked to be guest designer for this challenge. The challenges will be fortnightly.
The first challenge is a picture inspiration.

It's not just black & white

I cut out a white tag from white card, then a slightly smaller one from black card which I embossed to give a bit of texture.
I stamped the image onto white card using black Archival.
I coloured the butterflies with blue & green DI. Ripped around the image & inked the edges with the green DI. Attached this to the black, then added this to the larger white tag.
Added a lacy, flower embellishment to the top of the tag, some lace to the bottom & some pearls.
Please pop over to Always use Rubber - check out the other DT's makes & support them by entering their challenges.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx