Sunday 27 September 2020

Bee Arty - Together Forever

                                                      Good Morning Bee Arty Fans

Today I am sharing my grungy distressed card which I think could go to a female or male

As always I start with the paper I want to use - in this case it is from Spread Your Wings collection. I also fussy cut a label that I wanted to fit behind the image.
I then stamped and coloured the rose image from Forever Stamp Set

Next I wanted to add some detail to the backing paper so it wasnt so plain - I used the stamp from Life is Tough set. 
When Im adding a stamp onto the background, I never used a stamping block, I dont want a perfect impression as its just in the background and not the focal point

Yes, yes, yes... more fussy cutting... got to have those butterflies!

Finally I inked up all the edges giving it a grungy distressed look

Once I had an idea on placement all elements were glued down

Hope you are having a wonderful day and I have inspired you to get those stamps out.
Until next time... Happy crafting

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Art By Marlene

Hello, I bought an Art by Marlene, Die and die cut blocks a few months ago and its been sitting in my draw just waiting for me to create with it.

Well over the last few nights after work I have been playing.... with no thought process, idea or plan... just playing... and I must say I am loving the results....
 Below are some pictures of each of the pages I have created so far... and at the bottom I will list everything I have used for these super simple little pages

Below is the Art by Marlene Die 

Also used
Art by Marlene Die cut Blocks (I have used images out of the two blocks I have)
Distress oxide inks
Random stamps for edges

Saturday 19 September 2020

Katzelkraft - Bad idea???

Morning - well this card is very appropriate for me today!.... I decided enough was enough, time to sort my craft room out.... which is definitely a bad idea, because when I started it was a gloomy overcast New Plymouth day, and now its a beautiful sunny Spring day.... and Im surrounded in paper, pens, ribbon, stamps... no way can I leave this mess now!....
In saying that, I have found and sorted a lot of goodies I forgot I had... I can see a lot of tags coming up

This card is made from 3 different stamp sets from Katzelkraft - Carte Postal, Relax and Frogs


Sunday 13 September 2020

Bee Arty - Stamps

 Good Morning Bee Arty Fans

 Today I am showing you a great idea on how to use those scraps you just cant bare to throw away

I am always on the hunt for ephemera for my cards and now my very first junk journal. So I decided to make some stamps using left over paper from Spread Your Wings collection

Firstly I cut the paper to the size I wanted - 3 x 4.5cm. Stamped and coloured the rose from Forever Stamp set to match the paper and then fussy cut the butterflies from the same collection 

I then used the brick stamp that comes in the Life Is Tough Stamp set as a background element

Fussy cut the roses then glue into place. I then inked up the edges

Now time to glue onto an old paper page. You can use any glue for this, I brushed matte meduim over the top to give it a bit of protection.

I left to dry for a couple hours then cut around edges making sure to left some of the text from paper showing as a boarder

I was really pleased on hoe these turned out... I ended up spending a whole afternoon relaxing making at least 50 of stamps!

Until next time... Happy crafting

Monday 7 September 2020

All Dressed Up - Love to Dance


Morning All...

Last days off was a crappy day outside, so spent the day crafting... one of the projects I made was for All Dressed Up FB Challenge  - theme -  "Embellish It"

I am still trying to be good and use my scraps before breaking into my new paper pads.... Im sure us crafters all have the same trouble and have a box full of off cuts.!!

Anyhoo... if you love the look and enjoy using All Dressed Up images.. why not join their FB group and join in a challenge :-)

Until next time... Happy Crafting