Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fables & Fantasy ~ Heraldic Banner

Fables & Fantasy ~ Heraldic Banner

this week is very simple 

This is a 9x5 piece of card
I  stamped the 
Heraldic Banner
onto cream card 
colored with promarkers
went round the edge with ink 
added it to brown card with the calender
punched the holes and threaded string through
then added to main 
Simple but I loved doing it 

Monday, September 29, 2014

To The Moon

Good Morning Guys, 

How are we all today, slowly getting back into the swing of the school runs?

Today I thought I would share with you a card I made using one of the Wordage stamps, and using the colour scheme blue - Which I don't normally do. 

Now I had some issues with this card, I had an idea in my head but no matter what I did the idea in my head just would not replicate itself with this card! This is as close as I could get my idea, not 100% what I wanted but I am happy with it. 

I started with a white card stock, folded it in half to create an A5 side folded card, I matted this with a blue backing paper - Before I glued it down I inked with an old promarker pen the edges  with a slightly darker blue - I then stamped my sentiment using a black ink pad, onto a blue background I matted this onto silver mirror card. 

I cut a piece of the blue card and created a section to go across my card, I added the same backing paper to this but put it so the lines went in a different direction to the backing paper. I finished this with a piece of ribbon and a bow. 

Next I created my "moon" this is a circle cut from a circle die cutter and I tucked it underneath the center section to make it look like a half moon. I then cut my "flags" for the bottom and again tucked them under the center. I added my matted sentiment with foam tape to give dimension. To finish I added fake stitching to the moon, flags and center strip. I finally finished it with six pieces of card candi. 

I hope you like it and you can find the sentiment I used here!

Crafty Hugs

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A winters tale

How can we even contemplate winter with the glorious weather we have had today? I'm here with my Bee Crafty weekly spot and this week I have made a christmas card using some of their fabulous Yuletide collection. Of course there are quite a few new additions to this collection so pop on over to the online shop for a peep.


For this card I have used:
I stamped the christmas tree using clear embossing ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. After that I brushed on my background using shaded lilac and chipped sapphire. The sentiment was stamped with blue ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I decided to add some stitching detail to the edges of the card using my white pen. Finally I added some snow flakes using liquid pearls and a smattering of glitter. I somehow think that snow is a long way off.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my post. I love to hear your comments.
Happy crafting,
Clare x x x x


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Marleen DT, Maidenhair

Hi blogger friends..

Time for a bit of inspiration from me for

This week Ive made another stamped candle. This time I tried to make it on a red candle, yet I still used white tishue paper. It still worked but I have to say, as yu start to burn the candle, It startes to loosen the tishue paper and its now visible on the candle..

Just thought id mention in case anyone wants to try this out..
For this week Ive used the stamp called Maidenhair.
You can find it in the STORE along with all the other amazing goodies.

Anyway her is my project for this week:


As you can see, even close up you can see the tishue paper a bit. When see from a bit further away, that isnt visible till the candle starts to burn down.

Id would suggest to get a tishue paper that match the colour of the candle, but thought id still show my project even though it didnt come out perfect.

Ive made a little youtube to show how to make stamped candles.
I hope someone will find it helpful.

And that is all from me for today.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.

Bee Crafty links:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Science of Beauty

Good morning to you all

Science of Beauty

at Christmas

6x6 card for this one 
I use backbacking paper from stash
onto main card
I used sprays on the
Inkable template
I then turned it over and pressed it onto another 
piece of card 
I cut them down in size and matted them onto  
red card
and added them to main card
I stamp the seasons greeting and matted that onto card and added to the corner
I stamped 
Science of Beauty
I didnt color her in this time
just matted her onto red card
and added her to 
Main card 
with the snowflakes

Monday, September 22, 2014

Spooky Goings On

Good Morning Guys,

I thought today I would share a card I made using the "All Hallows" range to try and give you some inspiration ready for Halloween, eek it won't be long now. 

So today I started with a white spring card design  I matted the front with a white piece of card stock that was inked with orange ink and then edged with black soot, the next layer is a black piece of card stock and I stamped the "Danger Poison" stamp in the orange ink and created a background. It doesn't stand out fantastically but it does look pretty cool when you see it. I stamped the sentiment "Happy Halloween" onto a white card stock and inked it again with the orange ink and edged with the black soot ink, I very very lightly went over the sentiment to take away the harsh white. 

To finish the front part I added Liquid pearls in a bronze colour in various place and a piece of black velvet ribbon which I tied into a bow. 

 The title

This is a close up of the bottom section of the card, it is a black layer matted onto the white card blank, with a white piece of card stock that I inked with an orange ink pad and very lightly edged it with black soot, I used the "Danger Poison" stamp to create the background, this was stamped in black ink. 

I added liquid pearls to this section as well.

I hope you like it and I hope it gives you some inspiration ready for your Halloween cards. 

Thanks for stopping in and don't forget a different member of the design team showcases a creation every day on the blog and we have our Facebook group that you can share your creations with us.

Crafty Hugs

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Hi folks, yes dotty by name and dotty by nature! This is weekly my blog post for Bee Crafty. If you have not been fortunate enough to drop by at their stand at Ally Pally this weekend then head over to their online shop by clicking on the above link. This week sees the release of Bee Crafty's new Yuletide collection so if you are being exceedingly organised you will be able to get cracking with your christmas creations.


My post this week is not Christmassy at all although I think the same technique could be adapted to give a christmas bauble effect.

For this card I have used:

I made my own mask for this using a piece of chipboard and cutting out a small circle. I then sponged on my dots using spun sugar, seedless preserves and bundled sage distress inks. With the image stamped three times in three different inks I added liquid pearls, a smidge of glitter and garnished with a sentiment and ribbon.


If you are at Ally Pally don't forget to stop by at the Bee Crafty stand and give Bev and her team a hello. There are so many fabulous stamp images and sentiments. I bet you can't walk away without a handful!

Happy crafting!


Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Marleen DT - Beryl

Morning Blogger friends 
and thank you for popping by..

Its once again wednesday and that means its my turn to share a bit of inspiration.

I have once again had a play with my new "Beryl" stamp..

I just LOVE the Fashionette stamps. They are so much fun and the girls have so much "attitude". They are great for teenage card I think..

To see the full range of stamps from Bee Crafty, head over to the STORE..

Here is what I have made for this week:

 Beryl is stamped on watercolour card stock, using Staz-on, then coloured wiht distress markers.

 I layered up Beryl using gluegel. I find it gives great dimenssions on cards. 

This card is actually made with the left over of the scrappage I made a few weeks ago. All the paper and embelishments is from a 12x12 pack I had in my stash.

And that is all for today. I hope you like what Ive made.
Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wizard of Oz Tin Man

Hello to you all
I have gone into 
Christmas mode

Music Fur Elise

Yuletide Polymer Stamp ~ NoeL (Sm)

This is a 7x7  card 
Just thought 
Tin Man needed it
I stamped him and colored him in in promarkers 
I stamped the music and Noel  
sponged round the edges with 
Distressed Ink 
You cannot see it well but sprayed with glitter spray
Then matted them onto green card
I matted the check card onto green card and added ribbon
then added that to main card 
I arranged my projects onto card added 
gems and snowman and father christmas
hope you like it 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Everyone Needs A Tin Man

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Today I thought I would share with you a card I made from the Wizard of Oz Range that Bee Crafty are so proud off!

I love this stamp, he even gets the approval from my other half, whenever I show him what I have made with this stamp, he is always like "I love that stamp its so cool"

I stamped him on 300gsm white card stock and to be honest he doesn't need coloring in, but I used Ice Grey 1, 3 and 5 for his body and used Red for  his bow tie.

Next I took the red distress ink and the "Bark Negative" background stamp I stamped it in full colour all around the edges of the card stock and then lightly stamped the same stamp closer to the Tin Man.

I matted this onto a grey, and a red layer then placed this onto a a6 card blank.

To finish I matted a red piece to a grey piece and stamped the sentiment "Thank You" using a grey fog ink pad.

Isn't he great? I don't think I have heard a negative comment about him.

Thanks for stopping in, don't forget to pop back each day to see what the rest of the design team have to offer.

Crafty Hugs

Items I used
Tin Man Stamp - Wizard of oz range
Thank You -Wordage  range
Negative Bark - Backdrop range
Distress ink/ card stock/ card candi/ promarker

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Moonlit Nights

Has it really been a week since my last blog? I'm back with my weekly Bee Crafty spot and I'm also back to work which has put a huge dent in my crafty time, boo hoo! On the other hand my crafty fellows I still have something to share with you this week.

For this card I have used:

I started off by inking my card background and then heat embossed with black ep the poppy heads stamp.

I wanted to make this a CAS card so I added a simple embossing to my white background before stamping on the sentiment and adding some pearly dots.

Hopefully this week my body will adjust to the shock of being back to work and I will be able to venture into my craft room and have a play.


Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x x


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Marleen DT - The Tinman

Morning Blogger friends..

I have a bit of inspiration today for 

For today I had a play with one of my favorite stamps from Bee crafty..
Its the Tinman from the Wizard of OZ collection.

I decided to try my hand at something new though.. For a long time Ive wanted to try and stamp onto candles. I had the candles and tishue papers bought a long time a go, just never got round to try it out.
It was not as hard as I thought it would be and im really pleased with the result.

Keep an eye out for my upcoming youtube on how to do this. I will share it on my next candle post at the end of the month, also for Bee Crafty ;-)

And that is all from me for today. If you want to see the full range of Stamps from Bee Crafty, do pop over in the STORE.. Loads of fantastic ones there xx

Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Spellbound Abi

Hello there

This week say hello to 

Spellbound Abi

this is a 6x6 card
I have used purple and red background card 
matted it onto black card 
I then added them to main card at angles
I colored 

Spellbound Abi

 in with pro markers

she was a dream to color
I stamped spookylicious 
on to a ribbon die
 and added it to the side of the card
was very pleased with her

Monday, September 08, 2014

Happy Halloween - Gift Card

Good Morning Crafty People,

How are we all today?

I am here sharing with you a quick Halloween card that I have made from the new range ALL HALLOWS.

Okay so we are not in October yet and Halloween seems so far away, but it will be here soon enough. 

My card today doubles up with a gift as well. 

I started with a standard a6 card blank. I used a white piece of card stock cut it down by a 1/4 inch and then used a orange ink pad to ink the edges to create an orange layer, the orange I had seemed to bright for a Halloween card, so I used Black Soot and lightly inked over the edge with the black soot to make it a bit darker. 

The next layer is again a white piece of card stock and I inked it using a dark purple ink bad, I used the black ink to stamp the "Danger Poison" stamp to create the background, one this had been done I again inked the edges with black soot to give it a slightly darker feel. 

I used two pieces of black velvet ribbon and crossed them over - to be honest I didn't pay that much attention to this as I wanted it to be slightly odd angles. 

The next layer is again a white card stock I stamped the Sentiment "Happy Halloween"
 I inked around it with the orange ink and then again ran around the edges with the black soot. I mounted this layer onto foam tap to give some dimension to the card.

Next I decided to create a gift card pocket on the inside. I used the same ink as the front and the same sentiment stamp as the front. I glued down the two sides and the bottom leaving the top open so money/gift card/treat could be popped into the pocket to give to the recipient. - The purple tag is just in there to give you the idea that it is a pocket.

This is a side view of the card, showing the depth of the front, and a peek of the inside. 

That is it for me for today, I really hope you like it, and don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see what Sue has on over for you, we would love to see your creations so please don't forget to pop on over to our Facebook group, or leave a comment in the comment box with a link to your project :) 

Crafty Hugs

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Hope in Green!

Hi folks it's Clare here, back with a little piece of Bee Crafty inspiration for you. I've a little bit of Banksy again for you. I never tire of finding ways to use these fabby stamps, be it different colour ways or mediums.
For this card I have used:
Rather then stamp in black I wanted to stamp in contrasting colours and chose my greeny shades of distress inks, the main image blue and the foliage in grey.
I coordinated my matting and layering to match the inks that I stamped with.

I hope that you are all having a super weekend. I know I'll be making the most of my weekend as it's back to work for me on Monday no more mid morning craftiness for me but I'm sure I will find some time (and energy) to get crafty in the evening.

Crafty hugs,
Clare x x x x

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Marleen DT - Beryl

Morning Blogger friends..

I have a bit of inspiration for you all today.

I got new stamps to play with the other day and simply just had to play strait away.
Today I have made a scrappage with the 

Here is what I have made:

 An LO of my youngest daughter Abbie. She loves dressing up, a right little princess.. A right little Fashionette lol

 Ive used the "Beryl" stamp, coloured with distress markers.

 My papers was some I found in my HUGE stack of 12x12 papers. I cut most of my embellishments from one of the sheets.

 When scrapbooking, dont be afraid of adding some of your embellishments over your photo. It adds interest as well hiding "noise" on your photo.

 Abbie :-)

And that is all from me for today. If you want to see the full range of Stamps from Bee Crafty, do pop over in the STORE.. Loads of fantastic ones there xx

Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Science of Beauty

Hello there 
We the 2nd of September  schools about to start
Hopefully next week I will be able to say what our new grandaughters name is

Right this week is
Not used her before but love her for a nice religious 
Christmas card

Wordage Polymer Stamps Circles ~ Love Scalloped Circle

and things from my stash

I didnt really do much to this card as I didnt think it needed it
I used a 6x6 card 
I matted some backing paper onto plain card and
used double sided  tape to attach onto main card
I added the heart border 
(Now this is thanks to my sister 
hey are cupcake wrappers)
I see cupcake wrappers so different now lol 
I stamped Beauty and colored her 
with pro-markers
 mounted her onto plain card added 
her to main card 
stamped the love onto plain card and used a die cut to cut it out
and added that to card 
See you next week
( might think about some christmas cards) 

Monday, September 01, 2014

Poppy Delights

Good Morning Guys, 

Can you believe that it is September already, many of our schools have gone back today, I know I have a few nervous cousins in my family today. Mind I will be joining them with the nerves in a few weeks time when I go to Uni. 

Today I thought I would share with you a card that I made using a poppy stamp and an Inkables mask. 

To start with I stamped my Poppy stamp using a black in pad, I then stamped it on to a post it note, and cut around it to create a "mask" I put the mask over the original stamped image.

I used a Pink distress ink, and inked it through the Inkables mat, I used more colour at the top and faded it to a light shade towards the bottom, being careful to be really light around the masked image.

I removed the stamped mask and very lightly rubbed a bit of ink around the black stamped image just to take the harsh white away, I added a piece of ribbon to the middle of the stamp and tied a fake bow I matted and layered this onto white and distress inked pieces of card - You will notice I do this a lot, I use plain white card stock and then use my distress ink pads to colour to create a mat. I love how then my colours match perfectly especially if I don't have card stock to match.

 To finish the card I added a sentiment from the Wordage range, liquid pearls to the center of the "grid" and card candi to the top and bottom of the base card. 

I hope you like it and don't forget to pop on over to our Facebook page and group and share your creations with us. 

Crafty Hugs 

Items I used
Distress Ink; Card Stock; Ribbon; Card Candi; Liquid Pearls
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