Friday, 24 July 2015

Bee Crafty Design Team - Swing

Hi everyone, this week I have been super busy so I have done a quick card which I think shows off the stamps beautifully. Here is the finished card

I started by using distress ink and an ink duster around the edge of some card. The colours used were bundled sage, forest moss and squeezed lemonade. I kept it darker round the edge and lighter towards the middle.

I then stamped the BEAUtanicals ferns round the bottom and BEAUtanicals cow parsley around the top to create a frame. I used forest moss, mowed lawn and bundled sage distress inks and used first and second generation stamping to create a feeling of depth.

To finish the card I stamped the Banksy inspired Swing and embossed it in black to make it stand out from the foliage.

I was pleased with how this card turned out and I will also make it in different colours.
I hope you like it!

See you next week
Emily x

Friday, 17 July 2015

Bee Crafty DT - Love Hill

Hi all,
This week I have a beautiful card to show you using one of my favourite Banksy inspired stamps.

Here is the card

I started by stamping and embosing the Love Hill stamp on some white card and then randomly colouring it with distress inks and water. The inks I used were peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade and picked raspberry which is a combination I use a lot as I absolutely love the way the three colours go together. I mounted the inked card onto black and put it aside.

The background piece of card was done using spray ink and a can of air to blow the ink around. Once it was dry I added the large Sunshine Wordage sentiment. This was also mounted onto black card and then I assembled the card.

I added some crochet ribbon across the bottom of the background card and then mounted the image on foam pads to make it stand out. 

I hope you like the card!

Have a nice week
Emily x

Friday, 10 July 2015


I have been wanting to learn to crochet for a while now but it has so far eluded me. 

This was my first ever attempt at a granny square which leaves a lot to be desired!

I decided to admit defeat until I was sat at a craft fair and was encouraged to have another go. When I got home that evening I was absolutely determined to crack it and managed to produce this 

I kept at it the next few days and finally produced this square 

It is going to become a cushion cover when I get round to it! I have now got the bug and I am in the middle of a baby blanket. 
Everything I have done so far is just large squares and a couple of stitches so I still have a lot to learn!  I am enjoying trying something new and am looking forward to developing this new craft! 

Bee Crafty DT - Fleur & Freddie

Hi everyone. Today is mine and my husband's fifth wedding anniversary so I'm feeling all romantic!
Therefore I've chosen Fleur & Freddie to be the focus of my card this week.

Here is the card

 I started by masking off the middle of the card and colouring the border. I used picked raspberry distress ink which was roughly applied with an ink applicator and then went all the way round with the cow parsley stamp using black archival ink.

Then I stamped Fleur & Freddie Foot Poppin' Kisses in the middle. I'm not great at colouring in but I had a go at painting the image using distress inks and water. I think it turned out ok!

I hope I've managed to spread the love a bit this week!
See you all again next week

Friday, 3 July 2015

Bee Crafty DT - Love Zentangle

Hi everyone, hope you haven't all melted with the weather we've been having recently!

Every time I have been in my craft room this week I have given up as it's so hot in there, so for my card this week I grabbed a piece of white card, a stencil and a black pen and went and sat in front of the telly.

Here is the card I have made

All I did was stick the stencil to the card using low tack tape and started doodling. I love the look of zentangle so some of it is traditional zentangle designs and some is just little doodles. I just kept going until I'd filled the stencil.
If you wanted you could draw round the edge of the letters to make it more defined but I chose not to.

Here are some close-ups of the designs

To finish it I just went round the edge with a black marker and mounted it onto a card blank.

I hope you like it! I really love how it has turned out.

Emily x