Who is this Bee or Dee

A crafting blog for the two of us

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Crowning Glory TIOT challenge.

This will be a short post as I have been away for three weeks kitty sitting and so rather behind.  This card was made with limited supplies so it's a simple one. Tim Holtz stamps and a "basic" crown shape, I look forward to seeing your projects, please go look on our blog at my team mates great creations. Hugs Bee

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Better late than never.

I did not manage to join the lovely D T ladies on TIOT last week, but have made a card for this week,
here it is hugs Bee

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

TIC TAC TOE DT project for Tiot.

Maybe I should say this my first attempt at one of these I think, make sure you check my team mates brilliant projects here , there is also the tac tac toe board there as well.
Here is my attempt, a little tongue in cheek, as I created a tic tac toe layout. I used the punches, bling and cardboard row, I actually think I got a little confused, so be sure to check the row you choose carefully.
Thanks for looking, hope you have a good week, hugs Bee

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Add a photo ( Vintage or Modern ) TIOT challenge DT project.

Hi All
Hope everyone has had, a good weekend, mine was busy Saturday trying to catch up and finding a missing die (instead of sock gremlins in this house we have die gremlins !!! ). Today we were at church saying goodbye to the vicar and his wife.

I had planned to use a Tim Holtz die and some vintage photos but of course could not find them, my excuse is we are very topsy turvy at the minute finding new homes for our crafting goodies, so they are all over the house until they find a new home within the house.

The rubric and my fellow DT's projects can be found here .

Sorry for the poor picture quality but photographing project life pages is not easy.  This was plan B, my daughter is our project life queen, she loves doing the pages.

I had said to her about my problem and she said do a project life page and proceed to bring all her stuff and there's a lot to my work table. To say I was overwhelmed is a understatement,  this is what I came up with, the pictures and words relate to one of my daughters training days for The Tour De France last year.

I used a Heidi Swapp stamp set I have just got from the states to say I am unimpressed with the quality would be a true statement, so please excuse the poor stamping.

Thank you for looking, I look forward to seeing your projects.


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

My DT entry for TIOT challenge this week, Show some fabric.


This has been a saga this week I had my project already to photograph and have now lost it, so have used the picture from the class I took.

Its a great project, thank you Janet C.

If you search on Pinterest for fabric cone you will find a tutorial, you can also do it with paper.

Make sure you check my fellow DT's projects here look forward to seeing your entries, have a good week.  hugs Bee

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Long time no see.

This is my blog post for TIOT challenge this week which is favourite things.

Two of my favourite things are shaped cards and gorguss girl stamps, so this card combines both of these.

Here's another shaped card with another gorguss girl stamp.

Sorry this is a short post but still not fully well.

Have a good week, hugs Bee

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Very late post for TIOT DT project

I have been rather unwell for a few weeks so really behind with everything.
This card is a kiss card, just a woodware stamp and paper piecing.
Hope you are all well.
Hugs Bee

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.

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

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


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