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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Cupcake tag

Hi everyone! Well we have had a bit of all kinds of weather here today. Are you all enjoying the Olympics? Love seeing all the different sports.
Just thought I would share this tag with you that I have made for a challenge.
The 'sprinkles' embossing folder & cupcake dies & stamps were freebies from a magazine! Love a freebie me!
I embossed some white card & gently inked over with DI, covered a tag with this. Die cut the cupcake & assembled. Stamped the cake stand - this is onto silver card but doesn't show up very well on the pic. Stamped the sentiment then die cut & inked.
Placed everything onto the tag. Added some stickles to the cupcake.
Funnily enough I feel a bit peckish now!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Hiding in My Craft Room - #263 yummy 
My Time To Craft - #327 embossing 

Sunday, 7 August 2016


Hi everyone - Summer's back today!
I've been at it with the Brushos again. I have these great small canvasses - I like them as they are not as daunting to start on as the larger ones.
The first thing I did was cut a piece of white tissue paper large enough to cover the canvas, then I sprinkled various colours of the Brusho Paints & spritzed really well with water. I left this to dry over night.
Once this was dry I crumpled the tissue up & opened up. Applied Mod Podge to the canvas & applied the tissue to the canvas adding a few more creases & crumples as I went. This was left to fully dry.
I went over the canvas with Inka Gold to highlight the creases.
I decided I wanted an image so I stamped the large image onto tissue paper using distress inks, tore carefully around the image, applied Mod Podge to the canvas & carefully applied my tissue image, being careful not to smudge the distress inks.
While this was drying I stamped various images around the rest of the canvas - I used black Archival for this but stamped off the canvas first to give a shadow image. I coloured these images with DI.
Added a bit more of the Inka Gold, some lace to the top & an embellishment with a button.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
613 Avenue Create - #188 anything goes 
Love to Create - anything goes 
Penny Black & More - anything goes with a stamp 
Stamping Sensations - anything goes 

Saturday, 6 August 2016


DT post for Crafty Calendar blog - Summer Fun

Hi everyone another month has gone and here we are in August! Can't believe it! Soon be Christmas - lol! 
Time for another challenge over on Crafty Calendar the theme this month is Summer Fun.
We are sponsored this month by:

The sponsor very kindly sent our DT some digi images to work with - I chose Crab Boat.
I printed the image to the size I wanted, coloured in with watercolour pencils & cut out.
I had some beach themed freebie papers from a magazine & decided they were just what I needed for my little crab friend.
I layered them up to look like a beach scene then added my crab boat image.
Cut out some more elements and added them with foam pads for a bit of dimension.
Added some sparkle to the water with some Stickles and an 'I do like to be beside the seaside' banner.
Matted onto some white then aqua card.
Hope you have time to check out the other DT's makes over at Crafty Calendar & enter our challenge - would be great to see you.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Crafty Creations - #321 on the beach
Creative Inspirations - #255 seaside, sunshine & summer holidays 
Ruby's Rainbow - #135 sail away 

Friday, 5 August 2016

Dt Post for Creative Artiste Blog - Anything Goes.

It's a new month so a new challenge over at Creative Artiste. The theme this month is anything goes.
Our sponsor this month is:

The sponsor kindly sent the DT some stencils to work with. Mine were Build Me A Rose and Art Splatters stencils.
I had a lovely frame from a poundshop, it was ok but plain, so I thought these stencils would make it a little more interesting.
I decided to use my Inka Gold waxes with the stencils, I must admit to being a little obsessed with Inka Gold at the moment, but I just love the effects you can achieve with it.
I placed the stem & leaf first & inked through with green IG, then placed the rose heads onto the stems & inked through again.
I did the same with the Art splatters stencil at the top of the frame.
I was cleaning my stencil with a baby wipe onto some kitchen roll & liked the effect, so decided to try doing the same onto some watercolour paper - it worked! I love the effect, so decided to make a picture to go in the frame.
I think it looks more than a £1 frame now - hope you like it.
Hope you can pop over to the blog & see the other DT's makes & maybe join in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Creative Corner Challenges - team Jess anything but a card 
A Vintage Journey - stencil it 
Craft Stamper - stencils and masks 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Winter Canvas

I'm back again! I think I'm a bit obsessed with the Brusho Paint strip technique - step away from the Brusho's!
I just wondered if the technique would work on a canvas - it did & I love it!
I covered the canvas with turquoise Brusho paint made pale by adding water.
I stamped the trees onto this using black Archival, then onto my Brushoed strip. I aligned the images up & adhered the paper strip to the canvas.
I let everything dry, added some pen lines to ground the trees. Went over the lower part of the canvas with white gesso, keeping it quite rough for a bit of texture. Added some stickles to this to give a bit of wintry sparkle.
I think this canvas will make a good addition to my Christmas decorations.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Art Impressions - glitter & shimmer 
Craft Rocket Challenge - #21 glitzy glitter

Poppy card

Hi everyone! The weather is a bit mixed here today - was raining earlier but there was a great rainbow, sun came out for a while but is now dull & windy - think I'll stay in and craft!
I thought I would share this card with you today.
The theme over on Outlawz for the Monday Greeting challenge was to use red, blue & green. 
The background was done by placing blue & green ink onto a poppy stencil, then spritzing with water. Carefully moved the stencil, cleaned my work-space & replaced the stencil then placed & pressed some watercolour paper onto the stencil. This leaves the poppies white.
Once this was dry I coloured the poppies with DI.
I matted this piece onto blue then green card. Added some pale blue ribbon & placed my stamped sentiment onto this.
The poppy brooch was made from felt using dies. I enhanced the petals with some stitching, adding some beads. A brooch back was sewn on, then this was attached to the card with foam pads.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

August Calendar Art

Hi everyone! Well it started off lovely here this morning but has spoiled itself by raining this afternoon, in fact it is quite miserable and cold at the time I am writing this - time to get crafty!
A new month so it is time to change my calendar art so I thought I would show you my calendar art for August.
The August design was done using my Silhouette Portrait with a design from the Silhouette Studio. This time I have used various stamps for the background.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx