Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Good morning!! Today I have a card to share using a cute little stamp that I got for free as part of a set with a craft magazine.

I stamped the image onto Neenah card stock and coloured with my spectrum noir pens. Here is a close up of the image...

The colours that I used are
Bunny- IG3,2&1 + blender
Clothes- DR7,6,CR11&9 IG3,2,1 HB1,IG1 + blender
Boots - TN1,GB1,6&7
Cow- IG1,2,3 & IG10,7,5
Ted- GB8,EB1&2
Reindeer- EB5,GB10&8
Sledge- CG4,2&1
Sky- BGR3,2&1 (using the brush nibs)

Other products used are Die'sire Cameo frame
Die'sire small rose
Die'sire large rose
Die'sire Ivy
Die'sire Snowflakes
Ancient white frantage
Ribbon and embellishents from stash

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Monday, 2 December 2013

Ribbon & Twine's December!! which means its a new challenge at Crafter's Companion. As you can see from the title this months theme is Ribbon and Twine. Here is a little inspiration for you....
I decided to make a tag, which was super quick and super easy, so I will definitely be making some more of these for the special gifts this christmas. I started of by making the tag itself using some kraft card and the largest Die'sire Scalloped Tag. Next i added some frantage and wrapped some bakers twine around the tag.
Next I decorated the tag with the small Die'sire rose quilling die, Die'sire snowflakes, and small Die'sire Ivy die. Finally I threaded some ribbon through the tag and added a bow.

So as the saying goes you've got to be in it to win it!! For more details, rules and more inspiration you need to go HERE you will also find the link to add your entry. Good luck!!

Bye for now...

Hugs B xx

Monday, 25 November 2013

Hawaiian Sheep

Good afternoon all!! Today I have a card to share which I made from my lovely friend and DT mate Caroline, last week was her birthday and now I know she has the card I can share with you :0)
As she LOVES sheep I just had to use this image!!

The image is from DigiScrapKits. I printed the image onto Neenah card and coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir pens.

Colours used are-
Sheep- IG10, IG8, IG5, IG3...IG3,IG2,IG1 and blender
Bow- PL1,PL2,PL3
Coconut- GB10, GB9, GB8, TN2,TN1, PL1, PL2, PL3, DG4, DG2, DG1
Palm tree-DG4, DG2, DG1, EB5, GB10, GB8
After colouring and cutting the image out I stuck it to a frame using my Die'sire Cameo frame, which I embossed using the Die'sire Clouds embossing folder.
Here are a couple more pics..

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Monday, 4 November 2013

Sweet Treats Gingerbread House

Hello!! I hope everyone has had a great weekend, I am here today to share a little gift that I made for a friend of mine, now I know that she has received it I can share it with you.

As many of you know Crafter's Companion released some new embossing boards recently and they are quite simply AMAZING!!. I have adapted the birdhouse on the Sweet Things Board to become a Gingerbread House and here is what I came up with....
I used some kraft card stock to make the house itself, the board really does make it easy.
I decorated the roof with crackle paint, diamond sparkles and some gems which I thought looked just like sweets.
I also used the corresponding cd rom Sweet Treats to print some backing paper and cut out these sweets which I also added some spray and sparkle to.
I glued some hook and loop tape to one side of the roof so it can be opened like a box and as you can see added a couple of sweet treats.
I trimmed the house and top of the roof with some bakers twine and made a base for the house to stand on. I finally finished it all off with some wadding and more diamond sparkles for the snow. I die cut some Die'sire Fir Trees which I also decorated with the backing paper this time I used a small circle punch to make the sweets smaller. The cute little gingerbread man and sentiment are both freebie stamps which came with the latest Crafter's Inspiration. Here are a couple more pics....
Thank you for stopping by today, feel free to leave me a comment, I love to read them :0)

Bye for now

B xx


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Winter Faerie Poppets

Good evening all, I am here today to share one of the samples that I made for the latest Crafter's Companionrelease. The extremely talented Christine Haworth has produced yet more beautiful artwork and the time Crafter's Companion have the Winter Faerie Poppets.

This sample I used some scented bags which I picked up cheap from Asda. I printed three images from the fabric companion section of the cd rom and shrunk them right down. I printed them all onto Fabric transfer paper. I emptied the bags of the stuffing and ironed the images onto the bags then re-stuffed them. Here are some pics...

I also made a gift box with some centura card stock and papers from the cd rom and added a acetate window.

I was quite happy with the end result, I think they would make a great gift for somebody :0)

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Witchy Mae

This week Spectrum Noir have collaborated with the fantastic Some Odd Girl. Here is a little something I made using one of the fab images...

...a door hanger using this gorgeous digi Witchy Mae

Here are a couple more pics and a list of the colours that I used...

Skin TN3,2, FS9 & TN1
Green CG4,2 & 1
Black IG10, 8 & 5
Broom EB5, GB10 & 8

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Travel.... is Spectrum Noir's theme for this months challenge. Here is a little inspiration from me...

Instead of going for a mode of transport I decided to do something a little different and use one of Sheena Douglass' A little bit Magical stamp plates called the quest. I thought he looked perfect for someone on their travels :0)

The images were all stamped onto Neenah card... with the book I wrote on the pages to look like a diary of his journey so far. Here is a close up of the image with a list of the colours that I used..

Skin TN3, TN2, FS9 & TN1
Hair CT2, GB10 & GB8
Coat GB7, GB5, GB4, CT3 & CT2
Trousers EB1, EB2, EB3, GB8, BG5 & BG3
Bag DR7, DR6, DR5 & CR11
Boots BG7, BG6, BG5 & BG4
Tree GB10, EB8 & EB5
Leaves DG4, DG2 & DG1
Bird BG7, BG6, BG5, BG1, EB2 & EB1
Scroll TN1, TN2, DR7, DR6 & CR11
Book TN1, TN2, TB9, TB7 & TB6

So now onto the exciting stuff!! The prize!!! This month is the one year anniversary for the challenge so this month there is an extra special prize up for grabs...a full set of pen storage, 2 sets of 6 pens and a stamp...WOW!! For more details and a chance to enter you need to go HERE Good luck!! :0)

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Monday, 2 September 2013

Embossing Challennge

Good's September already!! Crikey lol. So a new month means a new challenge over at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog and this months theme is Embossing.

Here is a little inspiration from me...

To make the card I have used Embossalicious rose garden folder, Centura pearl card, Large rose, Small rose, Lace flower and Stamen quilling dies.

This month there is a special prize at stake not only is there the chance to win £30 Crafters Companion gift card there is also going to be a chance for someone to win a spot as guest designer on the Crafters Companion Challenge Team for 3 months :0) For all the details on how to enter and all the rules please head Here. Good luck!!

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Anything but a card

Good evening...well I have been a bad blogger!! I have been very busy though I promise :0)

Today I have some inspiration to share for this months challenge over at Spectrum Noir, the them is Anything but a card.

The first part is a gift box...

Now onto the inside...

A gift tag, along with a bag charm made with beads and shrink plastic.

I used one of Sheena Douglass' stamps called A Little Bit Floral-Lily

.....and the colours used are....

Lily- PP1, PP4, PP5, PP6 & CR11
Leaves- DG1, DG2, & DG4

On the shrink plastic I only used
PP1, PP4 & PP5 as the colour intensifies when you shrink the image :0)

To join in the challenge you can add your creation HERE you will also find the rules and details of the prize up for grabs!! Good luck :0)

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Just a thought away

Hellloooo!! I hope you are well and enjoying this summer weather we're having!?! I know it isn't to everyone's liking but I love it!!
Today I have a card to share using a new stamp that I brought from Katy Sue Designs and coloured with my trusty Spectrum Noir Pens

The stamp is from the Simpler Times range drawn by Elisabeth Bell and is called Just a thought away ....isn't it gorgeous!
To make the card I used some First Edition papers which was an 8x8 pad called Rose Garden, I brought this earlier this year at the NEC from the Which Craft stall. The image was stamped onto some Neenah card and as I mentioned earlier coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens. The frame which the image is on is a die called Circle&Flower stitch by Marianne designs which you can by here you can also find the small flowers there as well.  The larger flower is made using my favourite Quilling Die'Sire dies to make the flowers I used the stamen, lace flower and small rose dies. The sentiment also comes with the image stamp :0) With a few finishing touches with ribbon and gems the card is complete.
Here is a couple of close ups of the image along with a list of all the pens that I used...


Hair- CT2, GB10 & GB8

Skin- TN3, TN2, FS9 & TN1

Dress- PP1, PP3 & PP5

Apron- EB1 & EB2

Hair flower and Ribbons- PP1, PP3 & PP5

Trunk & Bucket- EB5, GB10 & GB8

Apples- DR7, DR6, CR11 & CR9

Grass- DG1, DG2 & DG4

Teddy- GB8, EB2 & EB1

Cat- TN2 & TN1

Sky- LY1, LY2, PP1 IB1 & blender

Sun- LY1, OR1 & blender


I think this would make a lovely card to give to a friend....which incidentally is this months theme over at Spectrum Noir you can find all the details along with the rules and the place to enter just HERE ....GOOD LUCK if you decide to join in :0)
Thank you for stopping by today and visiting my blog, please feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)
Hugs B xx





Tuesday, 16 July 2013

A box with Barkley

Good afternoon!! Well have you been watching the pick of the week shows? It seems a lot of you have fallen in love with him and are already getting your orders delivered!!

Today I am going to share a couple more things I made with the cd rom. The first being this sweet little pillow box.

I simply printed the box onto some Centura pearl card cut out and assembled. :0)
I also added a topper which I had shrunk the page down to a5 size so they were small enough for the box, and a sentiment.

Next is a card I made from the Christmas cd.

This is one of the card companions, and some backing paper to match...a nice,quick and simple card :0)

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Friday, 12 July 2013

Hello Barkley

Good evening! Did you manage to catch any of the pick of the week shows yet? Today has been the launch of the new Barkley range brought to you by the lovely Leann Chivers from Crafter's Companion

Here is a card that I made using the Everyday cd rom.

I used a topper, doilie and backing paper from the cd...I just love this image!!

I also used some of my die'sire quilling dies to add a 3d embellishment, there were...small rose, lace flower and stamen. I also embossed some Centura card with my Flower power embossing folder. Here are a couple more pictures...

Be sure to time in to Create and Craft to catch the shows and check out the inspiration from the rest of the talented design team :0) I'm sure it's going to fly!!

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Christmas Barkley sneak peek

Hi all I have another sneak peek to share today using one of the stamps from the new Barkley range from Crafter's Companion.

This is from the Christmas collection...

The paper is from the cd rom and the image is stamped onto Neenah card stock and I coloured the image in using my Spectrum noir pens, here is a close up of the image..

Here is a list of the colours used
Postbox- DR7, DR6, CR11, CR9, IG8, IG6 & IG4
Barkley & Purdey- IG1, IG2, IG3, EB2, HB1 & blender Barkleys ears IG10,IG9, IG8, IG6
Trees- DG4, DG2, DG1
Sky-BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, HB1 & IB1
Snow- IB1, IG1 & blender

Will be back soon with more to share the PICK OF THE WEEK starts tomorrow on Create and Craft (Friday 12th July)

Thanks for stopping by today feel free to leave a comment I love to read them :0)

Hugs B xxx