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Monday, 29 December 2014

DT piece for JB Crafting Supplies

Hi everyone! Bev here with this week's DT post. Hope you all had a great Christmas & are ready to welcome in the new year - 2015 - cant believe it!
Totally forgot it was Sunday yesterday so am a day late with my post for JB Crafting Supplies - oops!
Looking at the Stampendous stamp - teacup cupcake - I thought it would make a cute thank you card. I have a few of those to send so got straight onto it.
I folded some white card in half - slightly larger than the stamp. I inked the stamp with some black Versamark ink & positioned the stamp so that a small part overlapped the fold of the card. I stamped the cream, rose & leaves again, then the rose & leaves & lastly the rose - all to be used as decoupage.
I carefully cut around the images. On the main image I made sure to straighten off the botto of the saucer so the card would stand up.
Next came the colouring using watercolour pencils. Once that was done I layered up the decoupage pieces with foam pads.
I found a cut little 'Thank You' from the Joanna Sheen paper pad that Julie also sent me. Adhered this just under the rose.
I think it makes a lovely 'Thank You' card & I'm sure whoever receives it will love it.
You can check out JB Crafting Supplies blog here - there are also links on the left hand sidebar of my blog.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs & Happy New Year!
Bev xxx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

DT piece for JB Crafting Supplies

Hi everyone here's this week's DT make for JB Crafting Supplies using Joanna Sheen papers - designed by Janet Kruskamp.
I love these papers & I don't think anything else is needed when these are used. There are some lovely pages in this paper pad. each page can be used to make a card with a main image, sentiments & embellishments.
I cut out the main image & the parts for decoupage. Adhered these with foam pads for depth.
Matted this onto white, then green card & added the sentiment.
There are some lovely Teddy images & the quality of the paper is really good with a lovely glossy shine to it.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas & hope you all have a lovely time, whatever you're doing.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xxx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas card

Hi everyone- just thought I'd pop on & share with you a card I made for our son James & his partner, Charlotte. I can post it now as they have received it.
I fancied using some kraft kard as I like how it looks & feels.
I made the card from an A4 sheet folded in half to ake an A5 card. I embossed the card using a 'dotty' Darice embossing folder.
I then cut a smaller piece of kraft card & embossed using a Couture Creations embossing folder - Message In A Tree.
 I went over the embossed area with gold Rub'n'Buff and then with soe rusty red mica powder.
I matted the smaller card onto some white card then adhered this to the main card using foam pads.
I found some paper in my stash to give a border along the bottom.
Die cut a poinsettia & a fir bough. Used the gold Rub'n'Buff on the poinsettia & some stickles on the fir bough.
Added a bit of bling in the centre of the poinsettia.
Made a bow & added this to the top of the card. Hope you like it.
I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & hope you enjoy whatever you're doing.
Thankyou for visiting my blog over the past year & leaving lovely comments - much appreciated.
Thanks for visiting today.
Bev xxx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

DT post for Jiggery Makery

Hi everyone - only another week until the big day! Hope you're all ok.
Here is my final post this year for Jiggery Makery. I have used the lovely digi image Cindy, designed by Adele Bradwell.
I have made a birthday card this time. Layered up some lovely backing papers, inking around the egdes first. Printed Cindy onto white card & coloured using Inktense pencils. Cut her out, then adhered her to the card using foam pads.
Found a sentiment, stamped onto white card, then inked using tattered rose Distress Ink. Adhered this using foam pads.
Found a lovely heart charm in my stash, along with some other bling - even found some small enough to use as a necklace for Cindy.
Don't forget to pop over to Jiggery Makery & have a look at the lovely designs by Adele Bradwell. You can find links on my left hand side bar to the Facebook page, blog & Etsy shop.
Thanks for stopping by.
Merry Christmas!
Bev xx

Sunday, 14 December 2014

DT post for JB Crafting Supplies using Stampendous stamp

Hi everyone! Hope your preparations are going well. I just have wrapping up to do.
For my DT piece for JB Crafting Supplies this week I have been sent a lovely Stampendous cling stamp - teacup cupcake, a Crafter's Companion embossing folder - Flower Garden from the Vintage Floral collection & Joanna Sheen paper pad designed by Janet Kruskamp.
I embossed some white card with the embossing folder, inked using tattered rose Distress Ink. I then matted this onto some white card, then onto a pink card.
Stamped the image onto white card, then stamped again just inking the rose & leaves, then again just inking the rose.
I coloured the images using Inktense watercolour pencils.
Cut out the main images, then layered up the rose part of the image for a bit of depth.
Found a matching border & a sentiment in the paper pad, cut these out & adhered to the card.
A lovely image, embossing folder & paper pad to work with - just come at the right time for me as I have 2 friends who have birthdays just after Christmas, and a nice change from making 'Christmassy' things.
You can find links to JB Crafting Supplies on my left hand sidebar - pop over & take a look.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

DT piece for Jiggery Makery

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a good week.
Here's my make this week for Jiggery Makery using the lovely Cindy digi image, designed by Adele Bradwell.
I printed the image out, coloured using Cosmic Shimmer watercolours. Cut her out.
I adhered her to some vellum.
Stamped the sentiment onto white card & edged with blue ink & blue stickles. Adhered this using some foam pads.
Punched some snowflakes from white card, arranged them around the image & sentiment. Placed a blob of blue stickles in the centre of the snowflakes, and placed some of the stickles under Cindy.
I thought of making a window in a card to place the vellum, so the light could shine through, but I have a small light arrangement in the kitchen so thought it would look good to photograph it on there - I like it so may make some kind of tealight thing from it.
Hope you like it. Please take a look around the Jiggery Makery blog - there you will find a link to the etsy shop where you can see Cindy & more lovely digi images designed by Adele - all ready for you to purchase & use on your projects. There are also links on my left hand sidebar.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
City Crafter Challeneg Blog - glittering snowflakes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - It's a blue Christmas (closes 29/12)

Sunday, 7 December 2014

DT piece for JB Crafting Supplies

Hi everyone here I am with this week's DT post for JB Crafting Supplies, using those lovely Joanna Sheen stamps.
When I looked at this stamp again I thought it would make a good bauble.
I stamped the image onto some scrap paper to see how big a circle I would need to draw around it. I found a lid big enough, drew around it then made the points on each side.
I then drew around this shape onto some white card, stamped the image using black Archival ink. There is also a small angel stamp which fitted perfectly in the space at the bottom of my bauble.
Coloured the image using Cosmic Shimmer watercolour paints.
Inked around the image using barn door Distress Ink. Added some red glitter to the berries. Used some gold Rub'n'Buff around the edges then some Stickles glitter to the white flowers & around the edges.
Backed my bauble with some gold mirri board to give it a bit more strength.
Punched a hole in the top, threaded some ribbon through & my bauble decoration was finished.
I'm sure I can find somewhere to hang it!
Hope your Christmas preparations are all going to plan & you're not getting too stressed. Have a great week!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
That Craft Place - Christmas (closes  20/12)
Completely Christmas -  anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - anything Christmas (closes 2/1)
Paper Creator's Crafts - all about Christmas
We Do Doobadoo -  Get Festive

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

DT post for Jiggery Makery

Hi everyone - here's my DT post for Jiggery Makery using the lovely new digi image designed by Adele Bradwell. Meet Cindy - see how much lovely detail there is on this image. A beautiful image that can be resized, printed, coloured using whatever medium takes your fancy, can even be imported into another graphics programme to use with other digital elements.
I thought it would be fun to use her to decorate a candle.

I stamped the holly image onto tissue paper, then coloured in. Placed the tissue onto the candle & used my heat gun to make the image 'sink' into the candle.
I attached some tissue paper onto some card then printed off the image of Cindy. While the tissue was still attached to the card I coloured her using Inktense pencils.
I removed the tissue from the card, wrapped the tissue around the candle, making sure there were no creases. Then carefully heated with my heat gun until the image became a part of the candle. She looks perfect on the candle.
If you pop over to Jiggery Makery blog you can see other DT makes & there is a link to the Etsy shop where you can see more of Adele's designs & purchase some lovely images. There is also a Jiggery Makery Facebook page.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

Winners of my giveaway!

The winners of my giveaway are :


Jackie Trinder
Lea Brawn
Susan Renshaw
Linda Simpson

Congratulations! Please contact me with your address. If you are on facebook you can PM me or email me Thanks for entering.