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Sunday, 30 November 2014

JB Crafting Supplies DT Post

Hi everyone Bev here with another DT post for JB Crafting Supplies
Hope you've had a good week - I've been dog sitting for my son, James. Poppy  has been here most of this week. She has to 'help' with & inspect my makes!

Julie from JB Crafting Supplies has sent me some lovely stamps this week - Joanna Sheen's Favourite Flowers Collection - candle.
I don't know why but these stamps just shouted 'brown paper' to me - I think to give them a vintage feel.
I stamped the main image onto the brown paper using black Archival ink. Coloured in using my lovely Inktense pencils. Ripped carefully around the image & applied frayed burlap Distress Ink to the ripped edges. This made the edges curl up, which I thought looked good, adding to the vintage feel. I applied the DI sparingly around the image.
Stamped the sentiment, using black Archival, onto more brown paper. Ripped carefully around the edges & applied the frayed burlap DI to them.
I had a red card in my stash, applied some gold Rub'n'Buff around the edges.
Adhered the sentiment to some red ribbon & adhered this to the card.
Poppy approved!
This is a lovely image, would work well with any medium.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev & Poppy xx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

DT post for Jiggery Makery

Hi everyone - hope you're week has been ok so far, not too long to the weekend now.
I have used the lovely Cassie -  a JiggeryMakery digi-image designed by Adele Bradwell.
I coloured the tag using my Inktense pencils - covered with Hookers Green, then used water to blend.
Coloured Cassie with them as well. Cut her out.
Stamped the holly using sage green Distress Ink, and the sentiment with black Archival Ink.
I edged the tag with barn door DI.
Adhered Cassie to the tag with foam pads. Added a bit of glitter to the holly on the tag & on Cassie.
This tag could be used as a tag or could be mounted onto a card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Sunday, 23 November 2014

DT post for JB Crafting Supplies

Hi everyone - thanks for stopping by.
For this weeks JB Crafting Supplies DT make I decided to make an Advent calendar & thought that the lovely Magic of Christmas paper pad that Julie sent me would be ideal to cover it.
I used a die to cut out my matchboxes from card, but you could buy matchboxes to do this.Once I had made the matchboxes I covered the front of each box with some of the Magic of Christmas paper.
Once this was done I arranged the boxes as you can see in the photo's. I ended up with 2 parts, each with 12 boxes. I stuck each part of 12 boxes onto a piece of  card, this holds them together.
I adhered pieces of the paper pad onto the sides of the matchboxes. I inked around the edges using barn door Distress Ink, then went around with gold Rub 'n' Buff.
I placed brads on each 'drawer' to use as handles.
I stamped a number onto the each 'drawer' using Versa Mark ink pad, then used gold embossing powder.
To make the base & top I cut out pieces of thicker card, a little larger than the boxes. I covered these with some of the papers & edged with the gold Rub 'n' Buff.
Adhered the top section to the bottom section, added the base & top, making sure they were central.
Made a box for the top, covered with the papers. Edged with barn door DI & gold Rub 'n' Buff. Adhered this to the top of my Advent calendar - all that is needed now is to fill each drawer with some treats!
I enjoyed making this project & hope it inspires you to have a go.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Altered Ecletics - anything goes not a card (closes 30/11)
Crafty Calendar -  It's All About Christmas (closes 29/11)
Jellypark Challenges -  Christmas (closes 28/11)
That Craft Place Challenge - anything goes (closes 6/12)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

DT post for Jiggery Makery

Hi everyone! Here's my cheeky DT post for Jiggery Makery, using the lovely Cassie digi image designed by Adele Bradshaw. This image is on sdale in her Etsy shop. If you head on over to Jiggery Makery blog there are links on there to the Etsy shop.
I wasn't sure what to do with this image, wanted something other than a card, then I thought of a door hanger.
I cut the hanger shape from card & covered it with some lovely papers. Used gold Rub 'n' Buff around the edges to give it a bit of an aged look. Adhered some sparkly ribbon & a strip from the papers to hide the join.
I printed Cassie onto white card & coloured her using Inktense pencils, cut her out & adhered her to the hanger using foam pads for a bit of depth.
Made the 'do not disturb' from some gold paper & printed the words using black Archival ink. Went around the edges with frayed burlap Distress Ink. Added some bling. Adhered with foam pads. Thought crossing out the 'not' made it a bit cheeky!
Found another couple of strips of paper - here comes Santa Claus & to all a good night - cut these out & adhered using foam pads.
Added some stickles glitter to Cassie's ribbon & holly.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

New Challenge Blog Starting

Hi everyone I have some great news!
There is a great new challenge blog starting on 1st January 2015 -
It is for crafters who like to create something other than cards. A mixed media/altered art challenge.
This description from the blog:
A definition of mixed media art is that it covers lots of arts including collage, assemblage (both 2D and 3D), altered objects, including books and boxes, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) and tags, art journalling and book making. So yes you can enter all of the above you can also enter any Altered Art project.
Please head over to the blog & join us ready for the first challenge in the New Year. There are links on the blog to the other design team members & also our sponsors - so plenty to have a peek at.
Other exciting news - I have been picked to be on the design team! Exciting times ahead!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

DT post using Crafter's Companion stamps

Hi everyone! Hope you have all had a great week & are not getting too stressed about how quickly Christmas seems to be getting here. Grab a coffee & see what I've been making.
Here is this week's DT make for JB Crafting Supplies using the lovely Crafter's Companion stamps & the gorgeous Magic of Christmas paper pad that Julie sent me.
I made a small gift bag from ordinary copy paper & covered it with paper from the paper pad. I inked around all the edges using barn door Distress Ink.
I stamped the image onto white card using black Archival ink, then coloured in using my lovely new Inktense pencils. Cut around the image leaving a small white border as I thought the image might 'get lost' when I placed it on the patterened paper.
Stamped the sentiment onto white card, inked around the edges with the barn door DI, adhered onto another piece of white card & cut out leaving a small border.
I arranged the image & sentiment on the bag & adhered using foam pads.
Added some sparkle with stickles & closed using some snowflake brads - which I also applied some sparkly stickles to!
A neat little bag to put a few treats in!
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Stamping Sensations - Christmas (closes  2/12)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - anything but a card

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

DT post for Jiggery Makery - Festive Bunting

Hi everyone! Here's my post for Jiggery Makery using the Missy digi image designed by Adele Bradwell. Such a great image to work with & until the 14th November this digi is available over on Jiggery Makery Etsy shop for only £1 ! All proceeds are going to Children In Need so pop over, pay a pound get a great image & help children - no brainer!
I wanted to make some festive bunting, I knew there was a template in Craft Artist so opened it up to have a look.
I had already printed & coloured my image - mmm too big for the size of the bunting - what to do?? I took a photo of my coloured image then imported it into CA to resize for the size of the bunting. Copied the image 3 times then printed & cut them out.
Back to CA to design the bunting, found some lovely green gingham type paper for the background, then added 2 'ribbons' across the middle. Found some embellishments (a bow & a button) - resized. Printed out the bunting, then the embellishments on another sheet of card.
Thought the bunting would look better with a red border so adhered the four pieces to some red card & cut out leaving a border.
Adhered Missy to the bunting, cut out & adhered the embellishments.
Then printed out a fancy label with the sentiment printed on it.
Punched holes in the corners of the bunting, threaded onto some red dotty ribbon, leaving a space to place the sentiment label.
Love this image it is so easy to work with whatever medium you decide to use it with.
Don't forget to pop over to Jiggery Makery blog & have a look around there is a link on there to the Etsy shop.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx
PS - don't forget my lovely foiled topper giveaway here - good luck!

I have entered this in:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - 2 legs/4 legs
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge -  colour challenge
Craft my Life - anything goes

Monday, 10 November 2014

Fabulous Foiled Giveaway!

Hi Bloggers!
I have some great news - I still have blog candy for 5 lucky winners.
The candy, kindly donated by Gill over at Foil Play, will be 20 lucky dip sheets of Kanban, Paws For Thought & Fairy Doodles mixed Christmas & everyday. Have a peek around the shop here & around the blog here .
Lovely quality foiled card to make whole cards, toppers, borders - but as I say it will be a lucky dip. The pack I have been sent is beautiful & will make loads of cards & other projects.

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win this candy is:

 1. Add your name to the comments below.
2. Please pass the news of the candy on to your followers. 
3. You don't have to follow me but a few more followers would be great!
4. Please only enter once any additional entries will not be counted.
5. This candy is only open to UK residents.

You have until 5pm on 30/11/14 to enter.
The winner will be picked by my own personal - my hubby!

Here are a couple of samples I have made with the lovely toppers - it could be you making these lovely cards. Give it a go!

Thanks for stopping by & GOOD LUCK!
Bev xx 

This post will stay at the top of my blog until 30/11/2014 - please scroll down to see my other makes.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

DT post for JB Crafting Supplies

Hi everyone - sorry not been around but I had a fall, fell down the stairs & it has taken me a bit of time to get up & about. Nothing was broken - thankfully - but have been really battered & bruised. The range of colours are finally disappearing & I'm hobbling about much better.
As it's Sunday it's time for another DT post for JB Crafting Supplies using those lovely Crafter's Companion stamps - Adorable Cute Companions designed by Jayne Nestorenko.
I coloured a white tag using my new Inktense pencils (Keith bought them for my birthday last Saturday but as have been in bed have only just got around to using them) then went over with water to make a wash background. The pencils are soooo scrummy! I love them.
Stamped the cute image using black Archival ink, then coloured using my pencils.
Stamped the snowflake in various places using VersaMark clear ink then sprinkled with some embossing powder & heated using heat tool.
Stamped the sentiment using the black Archival.
Covered a card with a sheet from the lovely Magic of Christmas paper pad.
Added a ribbon to my tag, then adhered to the card using foam pads.
Those stamps & papers make it really easy to make a lovely card - hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx
PS - I still have candy for 5 lucky winners. Check out the lovely foiled topper sheets here.

I have entered this in:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Round - anything goes
Completely Christmas - anything goes with a twist - some blue
CreativeCornerChallenges - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Without Words - preparing for Christmas (Closes 28/11)

Monday, 3 November 2014