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Monday, 29 February 2016

Bev's Blog Candy!

This post will stay at the top until the giveaway is finished - please scroll down for my other posts.

Hi everyone! Because it has been so wet & dull of late I thought I would have a giveaway !

It contains:
2 packs of chipboard shapes
1 pack of 504 clear gems
2 packs of lace trim
1 pack of assorted ribbons
1 pack of fabric squares
1 pack of 3 glitter sheets
1 pack of 15 organza strips
1 pack of double sided foam tape & pads
1 pack of glue dots
1 new Chocolate Baroque stamp set - Reindeer Landscape

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I will post abroad too!

Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Encaustic ATC

Hi - told you I would be using this technique for ATC's!
The theme over at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog this week is a colour scheme (gray, turquoise or teal & red)
I think this fits the challenge.
Hope you like it,
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Wicked Wednesday - gray, turquoise/teal & red (1/3)


Hi everyone! Hope you've had a good weekend.
Just thought I'd pop on & show you what I've been doing today.
I have a new toy - an Antex Foilmaster which also came with tips & waxes for Encaustic art, so I just had to have a play.
I like that it is a small iron, so better for smaller projects. I can see me using this for ATC's.
Hope you like them.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Friday, 26 February 2016

Guest DT Post for Daring Cardmakers

Hi everyone! It's the end of February already - can you believe it!! Time for my last guest DT post for Daring Cardmakers - that month went by so fast!
The theme this week was to use a resist technique. I decided to use paint resist.
I found a suitable stamp - a lovely butterfly image. I put some white acrylic paint onto my glass mat, tapped some craft foam into the paint then applied the paint onto my stamp. Carefully stamped the image onto some white card. While this was drying I washed my stamp - have to do this otherwise the acrylic paint sticks into all the nooks & crannies on the stamp then it will not stamp properly. You can dry the paint image on the card with a heat gun but it doesn't take that long really.
Next comes the inking - I chose a blue & burgundy ink & applied these all over the card & image. I then wiped over the image with a dry baby wipe & just a drop of water this brings it back to white - like magic!
I went over the background inks with a waterbrush to give a little detail, also putting drops of water onto the inks & drying with a paper towel to give the spots.
Stamped around the edges with a swirly stamp & burgundy ink.
Matted onto black, then white card adding some of the swirly stamp around the edges of the white card.
Die cut a tag & stamped the sentiment onto it. Attached this to the corner of the card.
I have enjoyed my time as guest DT for Daring Cardmakers - hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects. Pop over to the blog & see the other DT's lovely makes.
Don't forget my blog candy - you can enter here
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Polkadoodles - tic tac toe (I have used wings, nature, sentiment) (11/3)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - anything goes (3/3)

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Year of the Monkey ATC

Hi everyone - hope you are keeping warm during this cold snap!
Here is a cheeky ATC I have made for a Challenge over on Flickr.
I cut the base ATC from red card, stamped bamboo images onto it. Cut the 2016 & monkey with my Silhouette Portrait.
Coloured everything in, assembled onto the ATC.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Mod Squad Challenge - animal fun (1/3)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - AG with a twist - add an animal (1/3)

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Baby, It's Cold Outside ATC

Hi everyone! Hope you have all had a good weekend - it has been a very wet and windy one here. Football on TV, rubbish weather - a good time to craft I think!
The theme over on Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog is Baby, It's Cold Outside.
I decided to try & make a window/door frame looking as if it was opening to the outside.
I inked my white ATC with blue distress ink & stamped some swirly snowflakes around. Stamped the snowman onto white card, coloured in & cut out.
Now for the frame. I cut out another ATC & cut out 3 openings on each half, trying to keep them equal & making sure to leave enough for the 'hinge'.
Once cut out I inked with distress ink, folded the hinges over & adhered to the snowy ATC.
Once the 'door' was in place I could place my snowman. Added a little Stickles glitter onto the swirly snowflakes.
I am quite pleased with how it has turned out - hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Wicked Wednesday - #197 Baby, It's Cold Outside (23/2)

Friday, 19 February 2016

Guest DT post for Daring Cardmakers

Hi everyone!
It's time for another challenge over at Daring Cardmakers - so here is my make for this week. The theme is geometric patterns.
I went with squares. I die cut 3 sizes of square from black, patterned & white card. I embossed the black card with an embossing folder.
Die cut 3 flowers from some co-ordinating paper, the sentiment from the same patterned paper then some black for a shadow.
I arranged the squares onto some white card, then matted this onto black card.
Die cut the corners from white card & adhered these onto the corners of the white card.
Pop over to Daring Cardmakers blog & have a look at the other DT's lovely makes.
Thanks for stopping by - don't forget to enter my giveaway in the pinned post at the top of the page.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Crafting By Designs - tic tac toe - 3 colours, free, diecut/punch
Crafting for all Seasons - #120 three of a kind (1/3)

Sunday, 14 February 2016

My Giveaway Extended!!

Hi everyone I have decided to extend my giveaway until February 29th - so you still have time to enter!! I will also be adding things so it will be quite a stash top up for you if you win.
See the pinned post for how to enter - it's easy!
Bev xx

Friday, 12 February 2016

Guest DT post for Daring Cardmakers

Hi everyone! Here's my 2nd guest DT make for Daring Cardmakers. The theme this week is Animal.
I used an image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps called Ewe Rock.
When I was looking at this image I wondered if I could try something different, so I decided to see if needle-felting some roving would work.
Once I had printed the image I traced the area that was 'woolly'. I picked some colours from my wool & set to work to see if I could get the shape. It worked - the guitarist has a woolly jumper!
After roughly making the shape I attached it onto the image & went around the edges to get more of the shape. I did the same for the 'hair'.
Here's a close-up of the felting.

I coloured the rest of the image. Added some glossy accents to the glasses, some gold glitter glue for the stars.
The background was done using two colours of Liquid Pearls dabbed on with kitchen roll.
Matted onto some brown spotty backing, then onto some black card.
Added the 'Ewe Rock' sentiment.
Hope you like my different card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Alphabet Challenge - y for you choose
Simply Papercraft - challenge 23 anything goes
Wags 'n' Whiskers - challenge 171 let's party

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - F

Hi everyone - I have decided to enter the Alpha/Dictionary Challenge over at The Craft Barn. The letter is F but with a twist to use a heart.
I picked the word face.
I inked through my new stencil with various distress inks. Stamped the image using burgundy ink & coloured with my pencils. Cut out the dictionary definition of face & inked around with more distress inks.
Arranged the elements onto my inked background, then die cut the heart shape. Die cut a larger heart from some black card, embossed & sanded to show the embossing off a little better.
Hope you like it.

I have entered this in:
The Craft Barn: letter f & use a heart (21/2)
Crafting by Designs - hearts
Crafty Creations - #308 hearts
Work it Wednesday - use something new (29/2)
DL.ART - #174 pink,red & hearts - any or all (24/2)
Crafty Gals Corner - #58 use a heart

Saturday, 6 February 2016

DT post for Crafty Calendar

Hi - time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar. The theme this month is 'It's A Love Thing'.
We are being sponsored this month by Robyn's Fetish & Bugaboo Digi Stamps.
The first image above is Hog Wild Over You from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More.
I printed & resized the image. Coloured in then matted onto some black card. Matted this onto the spotty paper then onto some more black card.
Made the flower, leaves & flourishes from a die cut, made a tag & added the word love. A bit of bling in the middle of the flower & on the tag.
The second image is Valentine Jar from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.
I resized & printed out the image onto white card.
Cut around the images inside the jar. Coloured in using Inka Gold in various colours, then went around the images with a back Wink of Stella pen to add a bit of sparkle.
Inked over the card using pink Pan Pastel & edged using pink Inka Gold.
Pop over to Crafty Calendar blog to check out the other DT's lovely makes & enter the challenge - you've got to be in it to win it!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Morgan's Art World - #3 add flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge - #184 Valentine/love
Creative Corner Challenges - Valentine's Day/love

Friday, 5 February 2016

'Headshot' ATC

Hi everyone! I have just made this ATC for the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge so I thought I would share it with you. The theme is 'Head shots'.
Covered the ATC with some Paris themed backing paper, stamped the image onto white card using burgundy ink. Stamped part of it again onto the textured paper & cut out the 'collar' shape.
Inked around the edges of the ATC with pink Inka Gold, Placed the image onto the ATC.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by - don't forget to enter my giveaway pinned to the top of the page.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Wicked Wednesday - #195 head shots (9/2)

Guest DT post for Daring Cardmakers

Hi everyone! I am a guest DT member over on Daring Cardmakers for February - exciting!
Pop on over and have a go at this weeks challenge.
We had to use three elements from a photo - I chose animal print, heart & text.
I embossed the large heart onto white card.
I had some great tapes (from my local poundshop!). I alternated them onto some white card, making sure it was big enough for my heart die.
I matted the white card onto some pink & put holes around the edges, matted this onto some black card.
For the letters I die cut the small squares from white card then die cut the letters from the middle.
Die cut some more squares, added tape to them & placed behind the letters.
Hope you like it - don't forget to pop over to Daring Cardmakers & check out the other DT's lovely makes & share your work.
Thanks for stopping by - don't forget my giveaway pinned to the top of the page, closes 14th Feb.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
4 Crafty Chicks - #248 Love (9/2)
Craft Rocket Challenge - #8 Valentine/love (15/2)
DL.ART - #173 Anything Valentine (10/2)
In The Pink - #87 with love using pink (17/2)
Crafty Gals Corner - #57 love is in the air (9/2)
Crafty Creations Challenge - #308 hearts (16/2)
Inky Chicks - #62 Love and/or hearts (19/2)
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Y for you choose (18/2)

Creative Artiste DT Post challenge #11 anything goes

Hi everyone! It's time for another challenge over on Creative Artiste Challenge blog - challenge #11 anyhting goes (mixed media).
I decided to make an ATC holder to store all my swapped ATC's in. There is a great tut over on You Tube here.
I covered it using some lovely freebie papers, inked around the edges.
The flowers and leaves were die cut from card I had coloured with Inka Gold - I added water & painted the card. This gave the elements a lovely metal look.
Then I added various decorations front & back.
This is a great project for using up all your bits.
Head on over to the blog & see the other DT's lovely makes & enter the challenge!
Here are the side & back views.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Thursday, 4 February 2016

February in a Frame

Hi everyone! Just thought I'd pop by and show you this that I have made. I already have a calendar but fancied some art showing the month - hopefully I'm going to do this for every month, watch this space!
I found the lovely design on my Silhouette Portrait. I just cut the elements from different designs of paper, put them all together & popped the result into a pretty frame. It looks really good on my wall.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx