Wednesday, December 18, 2013

UKS Christmas Blog Hop ~ Sketch

Hi Everyone,
thanks for joining up on this UKS Blog Hop,
Julie has done you a gorgeous layout using some fab photos and papers
Here is Julie's layout using my fab little Abi decorating her own Christmas Tree
Here is your sketch

We hope you like it and please post a link to any creations you make using the sketch .
x x Bev x x

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Flower Power...

Hi ya, long time no write....

Here's a quick card made today for a lady looking for a simple idea to teach at her day care centre...

The brief from her was that it had to be easy for those with dexterity problems yet effective. Also using very little product to create to keep cost's to a minimum as they have next to no funding...

She also needed it to be versatile in as much could be any colour or pattern so she could use up odds and ends of card and paper she had in the store cupboard...

I hope you'll agree that this simple design is both cute and flexible, took me about 5 mins. to come up with the idea and 20 mins. to complete this first one, including the stamping of the image (Bee Crafty WORDage) which could be changed to suit the recipient...

Most of you that know me know I'm rubbish at the photo's - the red square is actually mounted onto an ivory square card but it just doesn't show up (I'll try and get Bev to do a new one)...

I will be doing a tutorial on this lovely card for anyone wishing to reproduce it, but in the meanwhile if you would like it feel free to email me and I will forward you full instructions...

Take care, have a good evening and I'll catch up with you soon...Julie Xxx

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Afternoon All,
I wanted to show you this gorgeous card made by Julie using the NEW Spellbound Abi stamp
I coloured Abi in using ProMarkers using an assortment of greens, purples and greys. Julie then die cut her and layered on a fab black card using more die cuts and her very own Spookylicious sentiment.
I hope you like her.
x x Bev x x

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Art Journaling Class

Happy Tuesday Everyone,
and the beginning of a new week at Bee Crafty. We had a Mixed Media Art Journaling Class on Friday and it was brill and I wanted to share some photos of the ladies creations.
Mixed Media is all about using anything and everything on your journaling pages to create texture and dimension along with colour.
First of all for any class you need cakes, so I made some simple vanilla cupcakes, with pink buttercream edible glitter and sparkles.
Then its time to get messy, we used flowers, dylusions, distress paint, gesso, glue, lace, hessian mesh, inkables, and much much more if it was available it went on!
As you can see we had a great time, our next class is
Friday 20th September making a Tando Home Hanger
you can book online or instore
x x Bev x x

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Inchies & BEAUtanicals

Hi Everyone
Have a look at this Card using inchies
This was sooooooo much fun to make, I used Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade & Salty Ocean Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads to colour my Chipsters Inchies.
Once they were dry I then stamped using Tim Holtz Black Soot all different designs from the BEAUtanicals ranges.
I then highlighted them using a really fine paintbrush and the Zig Opaque White Ink.
I arranged them on the card and stuck them down using white glue and layered up using
co-ordinating card stock.
It was brilliant fun to make and it would be so easy to change for different colours and adjust to suit the recipient and I just love it.
x x Bev x x

Thursday, July 04, 2013

WORDage cards by Mandy Fox

Mandy Fox at
has bee making some beautiful cards with the large Wordage stamps
Remember they are exclusive to Bee Crafty and come in different sizes, so you can either do as Mandy has and use it as the main focus or you can use the smaller one as a sentiment on your card.... 
She has done this gorgeous on using Joy is a Flower Lg
and this stunner using the Thin Ice Lg
I think you'll agree these  are absolutely gorgeous
x x Bev x x

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Family Tree

Julie made this beautiful tree, using the cut out for the Chipsters Wall Art, Butterfly Tree. These are made from laser cut whiteboard and are fantastic for colouring, as they take all the Ranger, and even ProMarkers absolutely fabulously.
So Julie inked the tree using Cut n Dry foam &
Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint & Aged Mahogany

Julie then inked up some Chipsters Rinchies, using
Shabby Shutters & Victorian Velvet
The leaves are from the gorgeous BEAUtanicals Leaves stamp, Stamped Using
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Pine Needles and watercoloured using Peeled Paint.
The leaves were rounded using a pen to give the project a bit more dimension
The apple accents were added using a Zig Millennium pen No8
(these are available in store we are just putting them online :) )

The words are printed on copier paper, and then Julie has gone around the edge with the Zig Millenium pen and then assembled on a piece of board using the Bee Crafty White Glue (which is very very similar to Tombow Glue)
I think you'll agree this is a STUNNING project and using essentially and off cut so you can't go wrong.
x x Bev x x

Friday, June 07, 2013

Love with no Regrets

Good Afternoon Everyone,
I have been looking at all our beautiful samples in the shop today and there are so many I haven't shown you yet (this is why it's always a good idea to pop in if you can)
This gorgeous little creation was made by Julie using the Kaisercraft on this day range.
Using the beautiful Matrimony paper, Julie cut a square at a suitable size for layering onto a 6x6 Ivory Card, before she did she wrapper with lace and using a Tando punch created a border strip.
The Live with No Excuses (Lg) stamp from the WORDage range was stamped using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany onto one of the On this Day fabulous journaling sections on the 12x12 paper, layered onto Ivory card and attached using double sided foam.
onto the border strip Julie attached a ribbon rose bow and hanging from it on some loose satin a steampunk penny farthing (antique silver)
It was all assembled and finished with some beautiful adhesive pearls.
I think you'll agree it's beautiful.
x x Bev x x

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Craft & Crop Today

Good Evening All,

Well what a FANTASTIC day at the Sunday Crop, soooo much fun I enjoyed myself so much.
There was cakes
I usually do chocolate but fancied making something different and lets face it pink and sparkly is always good :)
There was lots of crafting

and there was also the tasting of sherbet rainbows that Alisa had brought with her, I apologise for the graininess of the picture I didn't get chance to focus it properly before they went down the hatches

they were really nice, I apologise to the ladies who were the permanent subjects of todays photos but as I was trying to capture candid I didn't get everyone, plus I was actually crafting for a change too :)
It was an absolutely wonderful day with so much fun and laughter and some brilliant crafty makes, if you'd like to come along our next one is
and you'd be more than welcome
x x Bev x x

Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer Breeze Cards

Good Morning All,
Well now it's sunny again, lets have a look at the gorgeous cards that Julie has been making with the
These cards are great fro showing you that 12x12 is not just for scrapbooking and as you know at Bee Crafty we use 12x12 for cards, Altered projects, ATC's basically whatever we can lay our hands to, 12x12 is much more than scrapbooking paper.
So Summer Breeze, well it's absolutely gorgeous and you can see the full range of 12x12 here, it is double sided and the back is always as good if not even better than the front.

Thanks for Looking
x x Bev x x

Thursday, May 09, 2013

We're off to see the...

... Wizard!

Well what else could these guys be going to see???

I have been having lots of fun with the Wizard of Oz Stamps available from Bee Crafty

I took part of an old book (approx 100 pages) and went straight for the centre folding and tucking to create these cute little loops.  You can also see here that I have made some of my favourite paper roses from another sheet of the book.

Side view...

I stamped all of my images onto cream cardstock - not all the same as I didn't want it to all just blend in but wanted to keep the natural tones that the old book already had.  Carefully cut them out and inked the edges with a Distress inkpad.  All of the images are mounted onto sticks so that they easily slotted into the spaces between the curves.

All finished off with a lovely big Satin Ribbon bow, I love how this tones in with the rest of the book

Many thanks for reading hope you enjoyed as much as I did making it.  This is also available as a workshop please get in touch with us at Bee Crafty for details.


Sam xxx

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Little Washi....

Hi, just a quick post tonight to show you this pretty little card I did today. 

 A simple layered base with some monochrome paper from the stash drawer. Then I stamped 'Inspired by Banksy' Love Hill stamp(minus the balloon) and using a Tonic die cut it out then layered onto 2 layers then attached using foam pads for height ...

Added a length of tape down the folded edge and bottom.
I had a bit of fun then with a kebab stick and some white ink. Painted the stick with the ink, cut it into 3 then attached a piece of Washi tape folding it over and cutting a 'V' in the end.
 Used a hot glue gun to fix them into place and topped it off with a paper flower...

Thanks for dropping by, hope you like it...


Friday, April 12, 2013

Butterflies and Suga Pop equals...

...a very happy Sam!!!

I have been playing with the Sugapop Range from Kaisercraft and here's what I made...

A cute little memory folder, I haven't added pictures yet, whoopsie - I will have to have a day out to create some perfect ones!

The front cover from a Fruit Tingle sheet of the Sugapop range with some bunting cut from the Rock Candy sheet and then some great little Butterfly embellishments

Looking down over the top 

Inside...Some more cut outs from the Cotton Candy sheet (handcut) You can just see on the inside of the back cover their that there are some dots - these have been inked through the Dots Inkables Template you can view the full range of these here

More pics from inside - a little Owl - cut from the Sherbert Patterned Paper with a tag inside the pocket

I had great fun playing with this, and honestly is it finished, for now yes but there's a very good chance I will find something else to pop onto it because the reality is - are we ever finished.....for me it's a no, well until the ink has run out anyway.  This is also available as a class so if you would like to take part get in touch on the home page.

Hope you like it.

Sam xxx

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mirror Mirror...

At the crop this week Pauline Butcher was telling Bev all about Inchies, Twinchies, Munchies (actually made that up) but the other two are real and I believe there are a few others. Little bits of artwork 1" x 1" and 1.5 x 1.5 so though I might have a play myself and this is what I came up with...

I'm really happy with it. A cheapy wooden mirror from a boot sale (courtesy of Bev) and all I've done is ink it up with Distress Inks, I tried using the Dylusions but they just sat on top of the wood so should you want to use them best to give your wood a right good sanding down first. 
Now to the Inchies. Mine are just 1" squares of chipboard and this time I was able to blitz them with my Dylusions in matching colours to the mirror frame, wafting the different colours diagonally so they blended with no harsh edges. Once they were dry I stamped them with the Inspired by Da Vinci stamp 'Script'.
Then got my fine liner pen out and doodled some leave's across the top corner highlighted them with a white pen and gave them a bit of extra colour with distress ink.
(pity it doesn't show up to well)
Finally stamped the BEAUtanicals Teasels stamp at the bottom...

Really hope you like it...

Julie-Ann xx

p:s there is a white card on the mirror as when I took the first picture all 
I could see was me, so I had to save you from that trauma...

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

So I was looking around ...

...and look what I found

Pretty Pretty things

This is made by Jason Wilkes and I found it on the Crafters Refuge Page on Facebook  I like the Distressed effect, I would use Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads here, nothing quite like them for this!

Now I can't remember if this has been on the blog already ( I know I didn't blog it so as far as I am concerned it's fair game.  The lovely Pauline made this for us and you can view it here on facebook - look at the perfect blend in the colours and naturally the Tinman is awesome from our Wizard of Oz Range.

So anyhoo just a little short one tonight as I am off to play with my Sugapop Paper from the Kaisercraft Ranges. So here I go - I shall report back sometime soon, I wonder how messy this will get....

Have fun guys

Sam xxx

Sam xxx
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