Who is this Bee or Dee

A crafting blog for the two of us

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Spooky is the challenge on TIOT this week.

This is my offering for this challenge, it's just a simple folded card, I used this image a few years ago to make invitations for charity Halloween party, it was well over a hundred invitations that time.  I had to compete with a lack of electrics so it was interesting making the card in those conditions.

Please look at my team mates wonderful projects on our blog and the challenge details, I look forward to seeing your entries.

Have a good week.
Hugs
Bee


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

How does your garden grow TIOT challenge.

Our DT challenge this week proved interesting I planned to do one type of card and ended up with something completely different.

We did a interesting shaped card with Yvonne which I have used for this challenge. I have to say the rhyme How does your garden grow with cockle shells and silver bells ....



Thanks for looking do check my team mates cards out, looking forward to you joining us, hugs Bee

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

TIOT challenge Use Your Stash

Welcome everyone,

This week we are asking you to use some of your stash, for further details and to see my team mates great projects click here.

This is my DT project using my stash is my problem I don't use it, we have been sorting out the craft room, so far several large boxes to local charity shops and a couples boxes to a friend for her children and a brownies group, there is also a box for Sunday school.

This project was a craft work cards kit that was sitting in a box from a quite a while ago so I made it up think I will hang in the craft room.


Craft work cards have brought out several other versions of this, so if you wanted to make one, you should find them on their website.

Thanks for looking, have a good week.

Hugs Bee

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

A very short post

This was my D T  card for the TIOT challenge last week, that went missing, I had put it safe but where I had no idea, it was actually where I thought it was but I could not see it.

It just a simple card, you make a circle mask, and sponge through it with inks and then stamp the image when you have removed the mask.
Be sure to check out my team mates great projects and details of the challenge.


Hugs Bee

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Things with wings, challenge on TIOT.

Hi Everyone
This is going to be a short post, we have had some serious illness in family so I have got behind in my projects this is not the original card I was going to post, but we cannot find that one.

You will find my talented team members project here along with the challenge details.

Here's my card
Have a good week, hugs Bee

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Colours of Summer : TIOT challenge

This challenge made me think a little and I was not sure where to go with it.  I recently got some mini pads from craftwork cards and the papers in this pad made me think of those colours from my childhood on early morning walks when we were on holiday in the south.  They are soft hues the sun throws out as it rises in the morning.


The photo does no really do the paper justice, and you cannot see the shimmer I got from using a iridescent pen.

Please be sure to check out my team mates great projects here and details of the challenge.

Have a great week.
Hugs Bee

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

TIOT Challenge : Tag anywhere or just a tag

Hi
Hope you are having a good week, make sure you check my wonderful team mates projects and details of the challenge here.

I have had the Stampin Up framelet  set for a little while and it has screamed out at me to use it and I have become a little deaf, but I heard it for this project.

I used the two largest framelets to make the card and tag, I am not a tag person usually but am really pleased with the end result/

The image is a stamp from Lilli of the Valley which i have paper pieced apart from the skin which I coloured
with markers.

The paper is from a mini pad from craft work cards

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

TIOT challenge For the Boys

Hi everyone
This is a short post, as I have been unwell and got really behind.

This is a card for my dad for Fathers Day, hopefully I will be able to deliver it in person which be great as I have not been able to be with him for Fathers Day for a good few years.

I used the artful dwellings die and various embossing folders.

This is the front.

This is the back.

Make sure you look at the fab projects from my team mates and the challenge here.

Thanks for looking

Hugs Bee

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

TIOT challenge, Feminine and Fancy

Thanks to the lovely Janet and a recent stamping club, I produced this frame which I think is Feminine and Fancy, I have sent this to my mum for her birthday, Happy Birthday mum.

You will find my fellow DT's  great projects here

Here's my little fame.


All the decorations are made with paper or card, stamps from Stampin Up and  Barbara Gray, various punches and the outer frame is embossed card with gold rub and buff on it.

Thanks for looking Bee




Tuesday, 13 May 2014

TIOT Challenge Its in the mail.

The choices for this are endless, time maybe to dig out those mail related stamps, or just recycle an envelope like me, for inspiration check out our blog here .

I have been storing all my brown envelopes but could i find any but this one.
I turned it into this:
Don't panic Christmas is a long way off, but I have already done my first Christmas class, this cute stamp along with another one came as part of the package plus some copics.  The papers I have used were also part of the package.

The inside of the envelope card might send you a little funny in the optic
 Thanks for looking, hugs Bee

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

More than one fold in fact seven folds.

The challenge on TIOT this week is more than one fold (challenge found here ) so I was able to use my little boxes card.



There are seven folds on it, its not my idea, I have made a smaller version which I have worked the measurements out for,I am planning to do a video tutorial for it at some point in the near future.

This card was also published in a magazine here in the UK.

Thanks for looking, hugs Bee

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

TIOT Challenge Birthday With A Twist

EdWelcome

Today's challenge at TIOT here, is using a mask on a birthday project be sure to visit our DT projects for inspiration.

As you will know from the blog,I am celebrating a very special birthday this week and have a small prize for all that leave a comment here and post an entry on TIOT for this challenge if you give me your entry number I can go and look at your entry.  I will post worldwide.

This is my offering, it is called a bendy card I may attempt another one sometime, if you want a go there is a great tutorial here on you tube.

The masking is the clouds at the back, I made my own stencil and then used distressed inks. The stamps are from CC called " Around the World",  these are some places I would like to see.  I stamped the images with Espresso Truffle by Memento and then inked the edges with Frayed Burlap after I had fussy cut them. The happy birthday was cut from a die that was  a freebie from a magazine.

Here's a overhead view


Here's a view of the back.


Thank you for looking.

Hugs Bee

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

DT Challenge Handmade on TIOT

The challenge today, is to make a project showing handwriting wow was that a task ( I cannot believe I used to do wedding invitations etc and received training as a Calligrapher, sadly since my illness developed I cannot do it anymore.)

That said I enjoyed giving it a try, but the writing is nothing to write home about hee hee.

I made two, cards in a box, have found a lovely tutorial showing you how to get two cards out of one A4 sheet tutorial here.

I used the stamp set from the creative stamping magazine called Timeless Opulence, I love it, my daughter went yuck until she saw them stamped now she likes them.

I also used a old piece of Stampin up paper both sides and a new Stampin up stamp.
Sorry the rest is picture heavy. 



Here comes the handwriting


A last look at the cards
Thank you for looking 
Hugs
Bee

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

TIOT challenge Travel DT project. A squash book.

The challenge this week is "Travel", which gives you a wide interpretation, do join us in the challenge and check the other design team members at our blog  here

This travel journal is made from three sheets of 12x12 card and decorated with papers from my stash, the cover is covered with printed acetate with map paper underneath.  I have not included instructions as there are lots for squash books on the Internet.  I used  Washi tape on the project, the first time I have used it.

This post is rather picture heavy:








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Thank you for looking,  Hugs Bee

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

In with the new TIOT challenge

Although I am writing this in 2013 it will be posted in 2014 so Happy New Year to everyone.

I persuaded Father Christmas to make an early call as I will somewhere  other than home at Christmas.  So he bought me the envelope punch, a Stampin up one.  I made the following for my lovely crafting friends as small tokens at Christmas.  The papers are from Stampin up Christmas collection,  and my stash, and the images are from Studio 12 CD Rom Gingerbread Twist from Polka  Doodles.

Please be gentle with me, as I know most you will be a little fed with Christmas, but of  course you could do these projects in any papers and for lots of occasions.







I love this new product, lots more playing with to come.  Hugs Bee

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Cute card Thursday Challenge

Challenge 301 - Anything Goes! I thought I would enter this challenge, as the Christmas card I made for my daughter has a really cute image on it.  The challenges is found here.


The image is a Mo Manning stamp from Hero Arts.
I used pro markers for the colouring, and paper piecing for the dress and real lace for the underskirt and lots of glitter.  

I have a confession to make this card took me all day to make, my excuse is I was at a Christmas Fuddle with my crafting buddies so there was a lot of eating and talking to be done as well.  

Thanks for looking Bee



Tuesday, 17 December 2013

My DT offering for TIOT challenge.

Today's challenge is trees I had two cards and could not decided which one to use, so the post on TIOT will be as much a surprise to me as you.



They are very different cards the top one is done on acetate and modern in style the other is much more traditional.

Christmas Joy to you all Bee

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

A tag or gift for TIOT challenge

Hi

This is a rather picture heavy post, the images used are Molly Bloom and the papers are from my stash. It was a gift for the lovely Janet.








Tuesday, 5 November 2013

TIOT challenge for this week

This weeks challenge is colour explosion, so I decided to do a sunburst card.  There are lots of tutorials out there, do have go after I had sorted the papers the rest was fairly straight forward.

Here's the card


I used My Mind's Eye designer paper 'Unforgettable' collection.  The base card is from my stash along with the matching card. The punch is from American Crafts Knock Out Set.

Thank you for dropping by, hope you join in the challenge.  Hugs Bee

Monday, 4 November 2013

My entry for TIOT challenge blog post very late