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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Welcoming Craft Consortium to our family

Hi folks

We are delighted to welcome Craft Consortium to our family this week. Some of you may know them from recent appearances on Create & Craft TV, but for those not familiar with them, they bring to the crafting community some beautiful, premium quality papers, stamps, embellishments and more, under several brand names, including Hackney & Co and Santoro London. They also produce gorgeous products designed for DIY weddings under the name Always & Forever.

We have taken our first consignment of their lovely products and we know you will love them as much as we do, so do please pop over to our shop and take a look at what's already arrived. More products will be added over the next week or so and we will let you know on here once they're available. Meanwhile, here are the three gorgeous paper pads we have in stock for you, which come with some matching stamps and embellishments to enable you to create beautiful, cohesive projects. The 12x12 premium papers feature very pretty designs and finishes include textured, pearlescent, spot varnish and foiled. They are double sided and there are several sheets of each design in each paper pad, making them extremely good value for money.

Introducing Winter Woodland ......

..... Tell The Bees ......



..... and English Garden ......


Pop over to our website to see these gorgeous papers in more detail, plus the co-ordinating stamps and embellishments, and treat yourself - you're worth it!

Team Beebaab

More Christmas Inspiration

Hi everyone

We just thought we'd pop in to share these Christmas cards with you, produced using the It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas paper pad from Ultimate Crafts, together with stamps from the Couture Creations Let Every Day Be Christmas collection and dies from Crafter's Companion's Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas collection.

Fussy cut poinsettia from one of the papers and the greeting die cut from one of the plaid papers

More fussy cut poinsettias on the inside

Inking the embossed design on the front of the card really makes it pop. We also added some glitter highlights to the berries.

Fussy cut poinsettia and holly, which was also hand-coloured using distress inks

Sentiment die cut from glitter cardstock, pretty lace trim to the left, die-cut poinsettia from personal stash

Same again but this time the lace is across the bottom

Fussy cut poinsettia again, die cut sentiment and lace

This one has a plaid background, fussy cut poinsettias, lace and the die-cut sentiment (Contemporary Christmas)

We used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Overlay pen to add sparkle to the words on this card



The last two are shaker cards, one using fine glitter and one using sequins. They are both very effective and very pretty.




There we go, short and sweet, but we hope these inspire you this festive season!

Back soon!

Bye for now,
Team Beebaab


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

LET EVERY DAY BE CHRISTMAS & IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

Hi everyone

As the title of this post suggests, today we take a closer look at these two gorgeous new Christmas collections from Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts.

The collections both comprise embossing folders, stamps, dies, die-cuts and paper pads. The designs in the paper pads for both collections are absolutely beautiful, with It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas being focused on more traditional designs such as poinsettias and pine needles and Let Every Day Be Christmas being a more contemporary collection including garden birds and white roses.

Both collections are available in our shop now. Click here to go straight there!

We produced a new video on our YouTube channel for you to watch, where Julie talks you through the paper pads for the two collections. To view the video, click here.

And for some added inspiration after you've seen just how beautiful the papers are, here a a few card ideas for you:








These were all made using the Let Every Day Be Christmas embossing folders and some of the accompanying stamps in the sets, together with papers from the It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas paper pad.

Hope you enjoy the video and that these cards inspire you.

Back soon!

Team Beebaab xx

Saturday, 23 September 2017

CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

Hi everyone

Hope you're having a great weekend!


We have some beautiful cards to share with you which have been made by our lovely friend Carol Findon, using products from Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts new Christmas collections It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas and Let Every Day Be Christmas.

These two collections are absolutely gorgeous and include dies, stamps, embossing folders, chipboard shapes and papers.

Carol has made three beautiful cards - feast your eyes!

This first one uses some of the beautiful vellum poinsettia flowers, together with the poinsettia die and reindeer flourish die. Carol's creation is absolutely stunning, we're sure you'll agree.


The next two are both made using papers from the gorgeous It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas paper pad. Carol has used the papers to such wonderful effect, including fussy cutting some beautiful red poinsettias. Beautiful!



A big thank you to Carol for sharing these gorgeous creations with us and we hope they inspire you to get creative this weekend..

Hit the Shop Now button to go straight to our website to buy these two beautiful collections!

Back soon with more inspiration!

Team Beebaab


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Inspiration Using Pion Design's The Songbird's Secret

Hi everyone

Julie here and today I'd like to share a piece which was created using elements from Pion Design's Collection The Songbird's Secret.


I decided to make a piece to fit in a 8x8 inch wooden deep frame. This piece was put together on some thick board but you could use canvas as a base, or wood, for example.

I began by gathering the papers and spent a few minutes having a good look at them before settling on the elements I wanted to incorporate in my piece. I have to confess that the background I chose is probably my favourite one in this collection - blossom branches - always reminds me of vintage wallpaper in stately homes when I see this kind of patterning and I just love it.

So I cut my background - the papers are 12x12 inches with four 6x6 inch designs on each sheet.

Next I chose the quote and fussy cut some butterflies from the borders sheet. This takes a bit of time but it's worth it.




The next step was figuring out my layout.


When I was happy with the placement it was time to start building my piece.

I glued the backing paper to a piece of board large enough to fit inside the frame (note: this needs to be larger than the actual aperture so it sits in the back of the frame). I also inked around the edges to darken or age it using Pumice Stone Distress Ink.


I roughed up the edges of the quote using the blade of my scissors and then inked it and the butterflies all around the edges.


I glued the quote onto a piece of card to add dimension and then fixed all the pieces in place. At this point I decided to add cream lace all around the edges. Once this was done I selected some flowers to fix in the bottom right corner and glued them in place, along with some stems which I wound around my pokey tool to turn them into spirals. Once dried I added some touches of white acrylic paint using my finger tip to knock back the colour a little and give a bit of a shabby appearance.


I decided to paint my wooden frame so I gave it a coat of pale blue acrylic, left that to dry and then went over it with a coat of white. Once that was dry I took a couple of emery boards and took some of it back to bare wood and some back to the blue, to give an aged, shabby appearance. Et voila! C'est finis! Here's the finished piece again.


This was an easy project and if you'd like to have a go you can buy the Pion Papers in our shop. We also sell small bottles of strong acrylic glue (Cosmic Shimmer), distress inks, acrylic paints, paper/mulberry flowers and pretty lace.

I hope you like this piece and would love it if you left a comment.

Back soon!

Julie x

Monday, 21 August 2017

New products and a grungy, inky card

Hi everyone

Sorry it's been so long since we last posted, it's been a busy few weeks for us!

We have some lovely new products in stock including brand new Rubber Dance stamps - 4 new beautiful designs for you to play with! Here's just one of them. How cute is he?



We also have in the new release of 12 Distress Oxide Ink Pads and Re-Inkers. These are again proving very popular and we know many retailers are currently out of stock so hop over and buy yours while stocks last!

We have pre-order available for Sweet Dixie Halloween and Christmas Dies, Graphic45 Winter Wonderland Collection and Ultimate Crafts It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. There will be more pre-orders added very soon so keep visiting to see what's new!


And finally for this post, we wanted to share with you an inky, grungy birthday card made using various products available in the shop (shopping list below).



All for now, back soon!

Team Beebaab


Shopping list for featured card:

Tim Holtz Distress Inks Mini Ink Pads - Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Pumice Stone
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Craftwork Cards Celebrations Clear Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion Textures Elements Splats & Accessories 2
Sara Signature Collection Just for Men Urban Graffiti

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Inspiration - Pretty Ladies

Hi everyone

A quick post from us today!

We just wanted to share with you these beautiful pieces of art which have been created by a very clever lady by the name of Carol Findon, who LOVES LOVES LOVES Pion papers! We're sure you'll agree her creations are gorgeous!




Aren't they lovely? Carol has made these to sell at a local craft fair, and we're pretty confident they'll be snapped up! What do you think?

We'd love to see what you make with any of the products you buy from our shop. You can share your creations on our Facebook page (@BeebaabCraftingSupplies) or email them to us at info@beebaabcraftingsupplies.co.uk, telling us which of our products you bought and used in your creations, and we will feature them in future blog posts.

For these gorgeous Pion papers click here! We also stock lots of pretty flowers and other embellishments! Take a look - you'll be spoilt for choice!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Team Beebaab x