Wednesday, 23 April 2014


achtergrond gemaakt met Paint, daarna met distress en adirondack inkt gestempeld en de cirkels gemaakt

gebruikte materialen:
 inkten - denim - peeled paint
varen swirl SW P09083
bladswirl SW P09087
franse tekst SW S14011
Lady face groot alleen op bestelling
tekst SW S14012

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


I hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend.
Its the dragons turn again ... so expect a little daftness.
I know Easter is over and the kiddies are back to school today,
but I want to share one of our Easter decorations with you.
Everyone has nests with cute little chicks in at this time of year...
we have Dragons!
We brought a pack of nests with eggs from a pound store.... evicted the chicks...
and moved our dragons in.
Its a terribly simple project.... stamping, colouring and fussy cutting,
but my girls thought it was 'neat' and my youngest niece now wants one next year.
Thank you for stopping by,
 there will be another stamping project by another member of the team tomorrow.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Sail Away !!!

Gebruikte materialen :
Spons de achtergrond met blauwe inkt, stempel er de ketting op
 en de schelp meerdere keren.
Stempel de boot, kompas, schelp, meeuw op de paal en vissen
op een stukje papier en knip uit, kleur in waar nodig.
Stempel de landkaart van Europa, kleur in en
scheur uit.
Plak alles op de kaart.
Behouden vaart !!!!!
Groetjes Bea

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Mountains and valleys

Voor de challenge op het blog van Craft a scene heb ik deze kaart gemaakt. Alles gestempeld met stazon jet black en ingekleurd met adirondack. De indiaanse vrouw is gestempeld op zelfklevend papier en ingekleurd met waterpenseel en distress inkt. Daarna uitgeknipt en opgeplakt.

I made this card for the challenge on the blog from Craft a scene. I stamped with stazon jet black and coloured it with adirondack. The Indian Lady is stamped on stickerpaper, colored with waterbrush and distress ink. Cut out and sticked on the finished card.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Playing Around Altering A Bird House

Stamps Used;
The Large Clock Face and the Multi Clock Faced Stamps are from Time And Space Plate 46
The Script, Small Clock Face and Pattern are from Burning Hearts Plate 56

Morning all, Thanks for stopping by, Mark here and I am sharing a little project that is more a play around of ideas and techniques than a fully finished piece, by this I mean if I was to make this again I would do several things slightly differently or do things in a slightly different order to make life easier.
The bird house started life as plain ply wood and was picked up in my local craft store.
I picked up a bag of leather of cuts a little while ago and had been wondering what to do with them and after a little thought I came up with this.
each face was measured and marked out on the leather and the pieces were either sown together with a leather thong or stapled with the tiny attacher.
To tidy up the edges I cut some mount board and using Decoart Traditions acrylic paints, their Texture Sand and some half pearls gave them the rusty finish. I also used the Traditions paints to paint the roof.
The bird house sat like this for a little while as I was unsure on where to go next.
After Demoing the new chalk paints at Ally Pally I got to stamping with the paint on to a leather scrap and liked the results, It stamped clearly, was flexible and adhered really well, I had to scratch really hard for it to come off.I still need to play around a little more with this to see how it sticks to the different types of finish on the leather scraps, the leather on the bird house has more of a sheen to it so now I need to wait for the paint to cure over night and see how it stands up.So far so good.
The stamping on the leather was done using a small acrylic block but for the roof I used the stamp in my hand and just used parts of the image stamped randomly to give some detail.
Just for fun I added the little Art nut to the perch on the front of the bird house, thanks to my fellow DT member Suzanne for sending it to me x

Thank you so much for stopping by xxxx

Friday, 18 April 2014

little 'junk' shop shelf

Hi and hello everyone out there ...

Suzanne here again, sharing a 'junk shop' (shelf).
Sorry for the pics being quite blurry ... :-/
Those stamps were a 'must have' at the time but I hardly used them. I stamped an ATC here and there with these images.
Now I thought I could do some kind of a junk shop (shelf/window/..), using a small shadow box that lay around for a while, half painted.

from the plate 76 fun stuff PP76
man with eyepatch SW P11016

chalk paints
distress ink vintage photo
StazOn inkpad timber brown
embossing powder clear 432100
several metal embellishments and -findings 
(nothing beats authentic and natural weathering :-D)
glossy accents
wooden spools 9110-61
cardboard letters  
two step crackle

I covered the little box with coats of DIY and purchased chalk paint and sanded it back around the edges that again were sponged with timber brown afterwards. The spools were painted and sanded back as well. The background for the panels is made from heavy paper, covered with acrylic paint and two step crackle - with some distress ink vintage photo sponged into the cracks. The images were stamped with StazOn timber brown and heat embossed with clear ep.
To embellish the box I rummaged around my stash for things to rust and some of the found items my children collect for me ;-)
Finally I found a small pic from a Tim Holtz paper and 'framed' it with frantage embossing enamel aged silver.

I hope you like this a little bit and will visit again tomorrow and any other day to have a look what the DT members come up with.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

soms wil je de stilte opzoeken.......

gebruikte stempels: 
Waterside Bluff left 148F
waterside bluff right 149F
rietstengels 067B
dogwalk 227A
oak / small 177B
cattails 16B
pond 279F

inkt in de kleuren :
sandal -citrus - lettuce - aqua - stonewashed en denim

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Happy Wednesday....
 it's the ol' dragons turn again to share a stamped project.
I love to make jewellery and have always liked to put it in a nice box when giving it as a present,
or if someone has asked me to make something for them to give as a present.
Recently I found some really sweet little wooden boxes costing just 75p each so I brought lots!
 This one I sanded, applied a coat of white gesso and sanded again.
Then painted it off white then sanded again.... I wanted a nice smooth surface to stamp onto.
 I stamped the collage image,on the top and the four sides and lightly coloured with distress inks, 
then stamped the fine crackle over the top.
I also stamped the image onto card, coloured and adhered it to the inside of the lid.
I then sanded all the edges to give a shabby-chic well worn look to it. before giving it a coat of matte

Thanks for stopping by today....
 there will be another stamped project tomorrow from another designer.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Gebruikte materialen :
Werkwijze :
Dep verschillende kleuren Distress Paint op je
craftsheet en spray er water bij.
Haal er je Yupo-kaart doorheen.
Spons met Peacock Feathers en een stencil.
Stempel met Archival de tekst Man/Mann/Homme
verscillende keren op de kaart.
Stempel als laatste de man met ooglap op de kaart.
Groetjes Bea

Monday, 14 April 2014


Ik heb een video les op de site van stampscapes (nummer 8)gevolgd met mijn eigen stempels en opbouw.
Deze kaart doet mee met de challenge van  Craft a scene, waar het onderwerp deze maand Mountains is.

I followed a video lesson on the site from stampscapes(no.8), with my own stamps and idea's
This card joins the challenge on the blog from Craft a scene.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Oriental ATC

Stamps Used:
The Buddha is from Plate 76 Flowers For Buddha
The Flower Back Ground is from FS 25 Lilly Pond And Flowers

Morning all, Mark here and I have an Oriental ATC for you today.
I am currently mid move and most of my craft stuff is packed away ready so apologies for a short post.  As a lot of my stuff is un available I have kept things simple, The Atc is from Tando-Creative and is cut from chip board, glued some paper to the chip board and trimmed it to fit, I stamped the Buddha first and then masked him of so I could stamp the flowers for the back ground.
I used Copics to colour the images and gave the ATC a couple of coats of Decoart's Satin Glaze.
Finally I used some bakers twine and tied my oriental charm to the bottom of the ATC.
Thanks as always for stopping by, I shall try not to let the move get in the way of my posts, (fingers crossed) ;) xxxx

Saturday, 12 April 2014

teamwork - canvas

Hi all you crafty people out there ...
It's Suzanne again, sharing a canvas today.

victorian couple Q8608NS
Raffaello's cherub CP N403
Mercedes EI M1449
several stamps from plate 107 Writing letters NSPL107

Archival ink jet black DP-AIP06633
mini ink blending tool RI-IBT40965
Versamark inkpad  TS-VM001
acrylic ink 
acrylic paints
modeling paste
plaster strips
stencil heart
multi medium matte CH-HSP24927
watercolor pencils
TH die honeycomb
design paper

Fairy and Cherub allied to hook the two people up with each other :-D

It's been a long time since I made a canvas and I didn't do many before either. So I thought it was about time to try another one ... 
First I primed the canvas with a layer of gesso. Some tissue paper was stamped with the wonderful new stamps from the plate 'writing letters',
ripped into pieces, and glued down with multi medium. 
The canvas has been painted then with acrylic paint buttermilk and indian turquoise, trying to blend them together. In the corner left below the TH stencil was used with modeling paste and in the upper right I put some plaster strips down to create texture. Drying time .... *waitwait* then I gave everything a wash with acrylic ink sepia, when dry I added one with red acrylic paint. To give the couple a kind of background I stenciled through a heart stencil with some more red acrylic paint. 
The images were stamped separately, colored in with watercolor pencils and glued down. To hide the fairy a bit I used the honeycomb die on designpaper and black cardstock and adhered it to the image.
To finsish the canvas I heat embossed the surface with frantage embossing enamel aged silver by scattering it onto some places. Finally the edges were sponged with a bit of black.

Thank you so very much for hopping by and have a wonderful weekend all of you.
Please visit again, if you can spare the time, to see what my talented teamies are up to.

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Friday, 11 April 2014

YUPO  enz...........

alcoholinkt blijft leuk, iedereen heeft wel haar favoriete kleuren, dit zijn de mijne

caramel - pesto - denim - aqua - mushroom - 
de gebruikte stempels :
duck trio 024B
oak branch 203G
pines 267E

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Hello again, its the dragons turn once again to share a project with you.
I am taking part in a blog hop today on a forum I belong to,
we were given the challenge of altering a real egg.
I started by blowing 4 eggs...  then cutting the required holes in them with a dremil tool.
 This one I re-inforced the area where the hinge was going beore making the holes to put the brads through.
Then gave the egg a coat of gesso.
 I embossed some metal tape using an embossing folder, used  it to cover my egg... inside and out.
The painted it. I added a bit of sand in some place to the wet paint for texture.... i wanted  lots of rust!
 When the paint was dry i rubbed all over the egg with ORIGINAL RUST.
Inside there are two little faerie-folk in a little woodland niche, 
looking at a blue speckled egg they've found.

Thanks for stopping by today, there'll be another project tomorrow from another member of the team.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Kaart a la tag Tim Holtz april 2014

Gebruikte materialen:
Stans Tim Holtz   "Frameworks" (leverbaar op bestelling)
Stukje lint
Muziekpapier en papier uit een boek
Of tissuetape, dit kan je ook zelf maken,
zie uitleg eerdere post.

Plak enkele stukjes muziek- en boekpapier op je kaart.
Maak strepen met Iced Spruce en bespuit met water.
Spons met Walnut Stain en spuit weer met water.
Stans een raamwerkje uit en bewerk met Evergreen bough.
Schuur dit en spons met Vintage photo.
Plak designpapier op karton en stans de figuurtjes uit.
Stans takjes, kleur het lint, maak een paar bloemen
en plak alles op de kaart.

Groetjes Bea

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Spiegel / mirror

Ik heb alles met Stazon jet black gestempeld.op wit papier. Het meisje uitgeknipt en verhoogd opgeplakt. Ook de tekst is verhoogd opgeplakt.

I stamped a the images with Stazon jet black on cardstock. I cut out the girl and the sentiment and glued them with foam tape on the card.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Envelope Book Steampunk elements

Stamps Used:
The Chap With The Eye Patch and Funny Hat are from Plate 167 Grote Mannen
The Elements on The ATC are from Nuts And Bolts PP77
The Clock, Script and Globe are from Time And Space Plate 46

Morning all, Mark here and I'm set to kick off the week with my little Steampunk ish envelope mini album.
The mini album was built from scratch and was made as part of a class I attended held by Kathy Byrne.
The covers and spine are cut from grey board and lined with black card stock, all the papers are from the beautiful Engraver 6"x6" paper pack by Prima.
The pages are just normal envelopes that have been covered and distressed with ink.
I have kept my stamping simple and used the images to just add to the page details, the idea in time will be to add photo's tags and tickets from a nice day out I think.
I also made a little ATC that has been stuck to one of the pages,The ATC is from Tando-Creative.
The base of the ATC has been painted and the images stamped using various archival inks.
Thanks as always for stopping by xxx

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Hi and hello everyone.
Suzanne here, it's my turn again to share a little something.
This time it's a card.

drawers woman CP R524
fish skeleton FAS Q3302 
text heart SW G12184 
background stamp eye SW S14012

embossing powder black 432105 
multi medium matte CH-HSP24927
distress ink pads:
acrylic paint
old credit card 
self made rusted embellishments

I prepared a background by scraping acrylic paint over a base of heavy watercolor paper and using the 'pulled paper technique' (covering the card with matte medium, adhering scraps of newspaper for example, and pulling it off a little while later). I scraped gesso onto it where the images should go. The drawers woman has been stamped separately and colored in with distress ink pads and a waterbrush. As a base for the heart I used a gelli printing plate pull on deli paper, stamped with turqoise and heat embossed it with clear ep.
In some areas modeling paste was scraped through the TH stencil and to finish the background off I stamped parts of the eye background stamp. What you can hardly recognise: in the upper left the fish skeleton was stamped and heat embossed with frantage embossing enamel aged silver. To complete the card some rusted embellishments were added and the edges were heat embossed with black ep.
If you're wondering what this is all about - I thought of a woman who is tired of cataloguing and sorting people and things into drawers and decided to set all of them free :-)

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you are not discouraged to visit this blog again to see what my teamies craete/d.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.
Hugs, Suzanne xx