Thursday, 18 January 2018

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Acrylic Bee Tag

Hello it's Kay M here today and welcome to my first post of the year. 

I would like to share this tag with you.  The lovely Nikki Killinger gave me a crafty goody bag for Christmas and it included an acrylic tag.  So I thought I'll use it with a technique Nikki has shown on Hochanda last year, here's my version.

One side of the backing was removed from the tag and the large bee from No 9 Bumblebees Collectors Edition was stamped with black StazOn Ink and they were painted over with Snow White for the wings, Lemon Meringue and Burning Bonfire acrylic paints.  

When dry, Lime Marmalade, Cinderella and Purple Rain were watered down and splattered over the tag one colour at a time, making sure each was dry before adding another.    

When all the splatters where dry I sponged over the tag with Townhouse Teal and Wimberry Pie blending the colours to give a soft colour transition.   Again this was left to dry. 

The painted tag was then covered with Black Gee-Sso-Good and dried.   

Now the fun bit, peeling the baking for the reveal!  

I then stamped the sentiment from Pegasus and stars from Victorian Garden in Black StazOn.  And added a ribbon to finish the tag.     

I do hope you have enjoyed my take on Nikki's technique.

Take care,  Kay M x

Saturday, 13 January 2018


Cheremane here with you today with my first project for 2018.  I've used one of my favourites for today's creation I adore the Florals.

Firstly I stamped the Peony and Leaves with Black Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder onto watercolour card.

I wet the cardstock before adding tiny amounts of Mulberry Bush and Hunter Green which I had mixed with water too as it adds more of a watercolour feel to you image,

Then I stamped and heat embossed the Hello sentiment from Dreams Come True and added the border from the super Aztec Borders set which was realeased on Hochanda just before Christmas.

I mat and layered using coal black stamping card and when the peony and leaves were dry layered them with glue gel to finish.

Be sure to check back again soon for lots more inspiration from the team.
Crafty Hugs 
Cheremane x

Friday, 12 January 2018


Hello dear reader,

How are You? have you seen this beaufiful Bumblebee stamp,
Its a very new stamp and already my Favorite.

With distress Oxide ink I blend the paper

I've used the rond blending tools. 

Use some stencils for the dept

In the same colors distress oxide ink.

Stamp the images in black  
The sentiment "Hello" is from the "dreams come true" set

I hope that you have a lot of inspriration with this card. 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

8x8 Mixed Media Canvas - Seahorses

Hi Everyone - Mike here again!

As we're already a third of the way through January I won't wish everyone a Happy New Year as it's probably been done to death by now ;o)

My 1st project for January features the very popular Collector's Edition No#12 Seahorse stamp and a few other IndigoBlu products in the process.

IndigoBlu products used in this project are as follows:

To watch how I created the canvas from start to finish click the image below to visit the IndigoBlu YouTube channel.

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Saturday, 6 January 2018

Soul Mate

Hello and a Happy New Year from Elizabeth. My first project for the year is using one of Kay's new Collectors Edition stamps, the Seahorse, which she designed especially for me.

Now sadly I managed to loose several photograph's as I swapped over onto my new laptop, so I do apologise.

Firstly I die cut a tag and covered it in the map paper and gave it a coat of White GeeSsoGood  before adding Glass Bead Gel and Mica Flakes, for texture.

I added a few large glass beads for more dimension. I had a scrap piece of inked card left over from making Christmas cards, which was just the right size and colour for stamping two of the Seahorses onto. After cutting them out I adhered them to the tag, so they were entwined.

I diluted some Verdigris and also Crushed Velvet Luscious and added the two colours all around the Glass Bead Gel, blending the edges so not to have any lines.

Finally I added sequins, some words from the Chit Chat Seasonal book with a frame drawn around, and a few black dots to tie the colours together.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x