Saturday, 12 October 2019

'Butterfly Rainbow Card' for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I thought I would create a really quick card with minimal layers!  This is especially unusual for me but today I wanted to let the stamp speak for itself...

* The piece of white stamping card was cut to 4 and a quarter by 4 and 3 quarter inches in size
* I used the regular doodle butterfly, stamping with black Versafine and then using clear embossing powder over the top which I heated
* Next I used Faber Castel Pitt Pens to colour the butterflies, blending the different tones and trying to use all the colours of the rainbow.  I then added a little bit of doodling with a white Posca pen
* Choosing a sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments 2 set, I stamped onto black card using Versamark and embossed with white powder
* The sentiment was added using foam pads then the whole piece matted onto black card then onto a card base

Here are the links to the products used:

Doodle Art - Butterfly #1 (regular)
Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 2 

I hope that my card has helped to show you the fabulous quality and stamp design that Bee Crafty provide.

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

'Circles' for Tando Creative


This week the theme on the Tando Creative blog is circles, my favourite shape!!

I started by looking through my Tando Creative greyboard and selected some different sizes of circles as well as two of the steampunk parts semi circles.

Using the rings stencil I added modelling paste to the plain pieces and once this was dry stapled the semi circles together and painted all the pieces with black gesso...

Next I sprayed them with a metallic ink and then added some silver gilding wax.  Once this was done I stuck the pieces altogether.  At this point I wanted to add a splash of colour so chose some paper flowers that had circular centres.  To add some extra details I also selected a few clear circular flat backed pebbles...

Finally I chose a sentiment and added some black thin wire to hang it up with.

These are the products I used:

Tando Creative - Steampunk Parts
Andy Skinner Industrial Elements - Bolts and Washers
Tando Creative Stencils - Rings
Decoart Mediums

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 5 October 2019

'Mushroom and Ladybird Doodle Art Samples' for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing the samples that I made for this weeks HOCHANDA shows using the new Mushroom and Ladybird Doodle Art stamps...

Bev and Sam did some great demonstrations using the new stamp sets!  The shows were on Monday 30th September at 10am and 2pm and should still be available on rewind on the HOCHANDA website. 

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 28 September 2019

'Sunflower Days' for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing a sunny sunflower card...

I started by blending some distress inks onto a piece of stamping card using my blending brushes.  The colours used were Broken China, Faded Jeans, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint.

Then I splashed on some droplets of water and after leaving for a few seconds blotted them off.

Using the Large Sunflower stamp from the Beautanicals range I stamped the sunflower onto the card 3 times with Sepia Versafine and then heat embossed with clear powder.  Next I coloured the flowers with my Pitt Pen markers...

After this I stamped out the flower and a couple of the leaves again and cut them out before colouring them in.  These pieces were then stuck over the top of some of the elements then a sentiment stamped directly onto the card...

To create this card I used:

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Monday, 23 September 2019

'Floral Favourites' Cards with HunkyDory Crafts


Following on from some of my previous blog posts I am today using some more products that I have kindly been allowed to choose to review for HunkyDory Crafts...

Full disclosure: I have been given these products to review for free and to keep, however any views I have are my own and will be totally honest.

* This time I have chosen a floral stamp set as I love flower stamps due to their versatility but also because they will fit in beautifully with the butterfly and mandala sets I have used previously.

* As I had chosen flowers I thought that I would try out a different sort of product and something that I do not use all the time but create great flower centres and that was the Diamond Sparkles Glitter Gemstones (I chose the monochrome and amber collections).

* Because I do a lot of stamping and inking I was intrigued to try the 'Ink Me' cardstock pad, as I am always looking out for great stamping card!

* Finally I chose another set of the Prism Pearlescent powders as I felt that the colours in set 2 would go well with the theme.

If you would like to see any of the other projects I have made with HunkyDory products I will link the blog posts at the end of this post.

I created 3 cards using the products and I videoed the creation of the embossed resist card which you can watch on my YouTube channel

The cardstock is a good size at 8" x 8" as it is gives you plenty to work with but can also be easily cut down for smaller cards leaving a decent amount of excess for other things.  There are 50 sheets in the block and I like the fact that it is gummed together to help with storage. 
It is 300gsm which gives it a good sturdy weight and for my smallest card I used it as the card base. 
The card surface is really smooth and all the stamping I did onto it came out crisply.  It also made a great base for blending the prism inks onto, giving a lovely soft and smooth finish (you can see this in the video)...

The stamp set is the usual high quality that I always find with HunkyDory.  Although it is best to prime your stamps when new, I used these direct from the packet and still achieved lovely crisp and clear images.  The fact that they are clear stamps also makes them great for placement.
Floral Favourites has a variety of flower styles and sizes and they are more of a stylized than realistic look which I love!  The shapes are also not too fiddly for cutting out after stamping and could also be layered up.  I like that the set has 4 different sentiments in, including a few that could be for many occasions...

The gems come in two different sizes on the sheets and also have a variety of tones within the same set.  I chose these two sets as although I love gold and silver for their ability to go with almost anything, the amber and monochrome had a lovely mix of tones that include gold and silver but also other colours.  They have a slight facetted finish and the glitter is just right to give a bit of sparkle!

I used the Prism Powders onto watercolour cardstock from my stash as I wanted to add a lot of water and this is not what the Ink me card is for (although I will have a try in the future to see how it hold up!).  The pigment powder colours in set 2 go really well together and create some lovely blends.  As always it is fantastic to see them burst as the water is added but these are great for that extra bit of pearlescence as well.  This time I only used them in one way but in my previous posts and videos I have shown other ways in which they can be used.

The card below was created using the pieces that I cut off my first card, just adding some of the gems and a sentiment...

I really enjoyed using the products to create these cards and will be combining them with the other products I have to create some future videos.

All of the HunkyDory products can be found on their website at

Here are the products that I used, click on the name to link directly to them:

* For The Love of Stamps - Floral Favourites
* Diamond Sparkles Glitter Gemstones - Monochrome
* Prism Powders - Set 2
* 'Ink Me' 8" x 8" Cardstock Block
* Prism Ink Pads

Thank you for looking and down below I will link to some of the other blog posts, happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 21 September 2019

'Snowflake Blues' For Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing with you a card that developed from some ink spray play...

Like most crafters there are times for me when I am not sure what I want to make and at these times I usually find that the best thing to do is something!  So when I didn't know what to do this week I decided to just grab a piece of glossy card stock and a couple of Dylusions ink sprays (bubble gum pink and calypso teal) to see what would happen.

I sprayed the inks onto the card then blotted and wiped away the excess using a piece of kitchen roll...

At first when I looked at the background I thought I would use the wildflower silhouette stamps in a dramatic black but wanted to add some texture first, so I pulled out my texture discs and chose one that appealed to me before stencilling through with white gesso...

Once I saw the effect I revised my idea and decided that this was now a wintry, snowy background and got out my Doodle Art Snowflake set.  I used some of the smaller snowflake stamps and the text (I love text stamps!!) with the Archival inkpads in distress colours...

To create some texture and add some sparkle I then used the snowflake d'inkable with silver glitter paste...

I always like to create a focal point to my projects so stamped the 2 largest snowflakes, cut them out and coloured them using Faber Castel Pitt markers.  To match the silver snowflakes I added a silver gem to the centre of the smaller one...

Finally I layered these images up and added them to the card along with a sentiment from the Everyday Christmas sentiments with a few more gems to finish the project...

To make this card I used the following products:

* Yuletide - Doodle Art Stamps Snowflake (regular)
* Yuletide - Everyday Christmas 1
* D'Inkable - Snowflakes
* Texture Discs Set 1
* Dylusions Ink Sprays
* Tim Holtz Distress Archival Inkpads

I hope you enjoyed finding out about my project and that you get time to have a play with some crafty goodies this week, happy crafting!

Jane xx

Monday, 16 September 2019

'HOCHANDA Mondays' for Tando Creative


Today on the Tando Creative blog I am sharing a couple of the projects that have been previously created for the HOCHANDA shows and I thought I would start with some rusty ones...

Large Tando hearts decorated with a selection of the cogs and butterflies.

Stencil board covers using the stencils that go in between.

The rust is created using sand texture paste from Decoart and then coloured using the Decoart Media fluid acrylics.

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx