Thursday, 27 April 2017

April ..... WOW What a month

Well where to start.... Hobby Art yet again pulled another wonderful set out of their stable this month  with Orla the Owl.
I thought I would ring the changes and make a canvas out of this lovely set .... that decided, the expanse of white just looked and me and talk about cutting it fine I think it was the Wednesday night before I knew what I wanted to do .......that decided it was then all systems go to prep it and get it dry before traveling up to london on the Friday . and to hand over to Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art on the Saturday at Ally Pally ..... How long ago that seems.....  Nothing like a bit of pressure is there. so here is my Orla canvas I hope you like it.

Next to come are my samples for this month .... I don't know where the time went it seemed such a quick month  time has flown ... With orders to do  and Baskervilles and not forgetting the ever helpful boy wonder .....Enough waffling Bern . Get on with it I hear you cry .... ok Well here are the next sets

Lovely set with scope to make Christmas cards with this, the fir trees add to the set another dimension not just the moody black shadows think of them in White covered in snow ......

Next we have

Again lots you could do with this .... not just  a good male spring birthday .... ( Don't you find Male cards hard to find an image or stamp for ... well this one is perfect ) Nails it and again will work well for Christmas ....Yes I know it's early but the quicker we start .....

From the same set as the stag
Spring has sprung with the hare  and this set .....

Well there you have my samples for this time I hope you like them and are a little tempted to try these lovely stamps out for yourself. xxx 

Till we chat again xx

Crafty Hugs xxx

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Spring has sprung

I'll start this post if I may , not with a sample for TV but rather a Mother's day card I made earlier this month with the lovely
I made this early in the month in plenty of time for Mother's day A lovely set I like daff's when James ask's me what I want for Mothers day I always say a bunch of Daffs xxx  :)

Now onto the Samples for TV this month .  We had some lovely sets to work with this month.

Three with the lovely dandelion  the first card is just watercolour pens bounced off the stamps to give a different colour on the seed heads.
The second card is monochrome using green  distress inks with some ribbon and a few crystals ...
 The third and last with this lovely set is made with perfect pearls in black encaustic card from my stash , Mounted and layered and put on a large A4 pearlescent card .

The next card is made with
And Brushos .... need I say more x

The next set is just adorable perfect for little people cards  its

Here I have used it with

Hope you like what I have done this month xxx Back soon with some more in a week or so ... Yes I know I spoil you xxx  :)
 Crafty Hugs x

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep .... chirp !

Hello My Lovely Peeps...
Who remembers Middle of the road way back when !  Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep ?
One of the first records I ever bought along with David Cassidy and the Partridge Family. Don't take Your Love Away From Me... Deep sigh.  Who Else had the full length poster on the bedroom wall bought over three weeks out of the girls magazine Jackie and while we are talking about that magazine who remembers Cathy and Claire the problem pages !  ..... the teenage bible ! fond memories ... however I digress ....

Our sets this month are a little different .... Two sets both birds
The first is

And the next one is

Now normally I can say yes I prefer one over the other and give you a reason why BUT
I like both of these equally.   If you look carefully at the birds ..... Look at the wings you will see that they are made up from other images .... niot feathers ... Take a look.

And here with the other birds tail ...

The First image is that of Oliver Owl .... The one just above is nature reserve .... For all you colourists out there these are a dream and so very different I will leave you with a few samples of what I have done I really hope you like them as I really did have such fun deciding what to do .... These will not be put away in a folder but left on a box along side my favorite other sets like the Poppies close to hand ....I anticipate using these a lot x 

As you can see I had fun this month x Hope you like these as much as I enjoyed making them xxxxx 

Crafty Hugs xxx

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Brrr it's cold outside

 So what better time to craft. x  Hope everyone is well and not suffering from these nasty colds and coughs .... I have finally got rid of mine after it hanging round since the end of November.

So Bern get on with it enough waffling !  Wheres the samples well since you ask .......

Using the lovely  I have had a lovely play with these  have a bit of a purple theme going on ... strange cause I'm not a purple girl .... those who love the colour will know what I mean ... but somehow it just seemed to work with this set ..... I hope you like them .. the card above  is cut from a crealies die and the door hanger was a bit of fun one evening when I was left to my own devices .... both are samples for the telly this month

The card below Just shouted springtime I wanted bright ... and while It's on my page I couldn't send it in to the TV but I hope you like it anyway .

Next let me introduce Bluebell wood

Combined here with the HAPPY BIRTHDAY  from the Thinking of Ewe

I Hope you like what I have done this month xxx

So Till I get time to blog and chat to you again take care crafty hugs xxxx 

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Birds of a feather x Hobby Art

Hello Lovely Peeps xx Thank you for joining me today here are my samples for Hobby Art .
This Month we have Feathers Birds  and trees 

The first sample is made with  I triple heat ewbossed the card after stamping to make a tile I hope you like it .

I do love this set ..... the words are so different and with tree's there is so much you can do ,,,,It can be used with other scene it sets I do like a set that can be used for more than one thing.... you get your money's worth out of them x

Earring .... Yes I know I am rekindling my love with shrink plastic.  And the peacok feather works so well with this again it's using the

Hope you like what I have made this month xxxx  Crafty Hugs xxxx

Monday, 3 October 2016

Time to remember...


Poppies. Have to be one of my favourite flowers ... to see them in the parks and cornfield bobbing in the sunshine is one of life's joys .

Of course Poppies are also synonymous with remembrance... so when Jenny told me we were showing the commemorative set  on air this month I was delighted .... A few of my followers may remember I did a lot of scrapbook pages for The Mare & Foal Sanctuary near Newton Abbot here in Devon did you know A MILLION HORSES WENT TO WAR. ..... Makes you think of the terror those poor animals went through during the time of the Great War... The War that was to end all wars ..... I hope you see what I have tried to do here the images are taken off the computer and are not my own nor are they relatives but they did make me pause and think.

                                                                      Lest we forget

Now for something a bit different .....using

Finally on a more cheerful note we have a brand new Farm set out Huge big stamp with background bits to put in and animals to go with it

 Wishing you all a great week Blogger and I are talking again... and I have reset my password  Hopefully we will speak again soon xxxx

Crafty hugs xxxx

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Christmas in July and ....

Hobby Art have moved to HOCHANDA.  Well I hope everyone watched the shows ....or at least recorded one of them.  Here are my samples from this month mostly Christmas samples except the  last one which was made with the Nature Trail set  .....

The First two cards are from the new Poinsettia sets
the top one is a bit of vintage decoupage with Seasons Greetings gold embossed matted and layered on gold mirricard .
The Second is just  a very quick image stamped and coloured in with promarkers ...ideal for batch making lot's of Christmas cards when you have a lot to do .....

Next we come to the Round Robin set
Now, anyone who know's me ....or follows my posts on the dreaded Facebook ....know's how much I love Robin Redbreasts Many are confused as to why he appears on our cards each year ...It is said when Christ was born on the fist Christmas Morning he was the first bird to sing at the manger to welcome the Christ child.....he was just a little brown bird who sang the most beautiful song ..... then years later as Christ was dying on the cross the Robin came and sang underneath the cross Three drops of his blood fell onto the Robin's breast and that's how he became the Robin Redbreast that we know and love today .

I hope you like his boots! 

A little mini book card using The gorgeous Round Robin Set and Bah Humbug !
A different take on what you may think is just a Christmas set .  Using Yupo Paper and Alcohol inks this card proves its not ....change the colours and you can make it any season you choose 

Well I hope you like what I have done and I hope it has inspired you  to look at your stamps and think a little outside the box .....

Crafty Hugs Bernie xxx