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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, 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

Thursday, 20 July 2017

New products, pre-orders and a test drive!

Hi everyone

It's been a busy time here at Beebaab - we've been ordering new goodies in to tempt you and did a test drive too!

New product arrivals include gorgeous Sweet Dixie Christmas 2017 clear stamp sets! We have four designs for you to choose from including this cutie:

What a gorgeous design, we're sure you'll agree!

We've also re-stocked on the first 12 Distress Oxide Ink Pads and Re-inkers and have pre-order available for the second release of 12 colours - such an amazing product and the new essential craft kit basics!

We also have pre-order available for the beautiful new range of Sweet Dixie Halloween Dies, including this one:

AND pre-order is available for the gorgeous new Sweet Dixie Christmas Dies, including this one:

These are all due in around the middle of September. Do place your orders nice and early because we know these are absolutely going to fly off the shelves, and once they're gone there won't be any further stocks!

We have the amazingly cute Sweet Dixie Amethyst Die Cutting and Embossing Machine in stock and we gave it a test drive to see what it was capable of! To say we were impressed would be an understatement. If you only ever use small thin dies and don't want your workspace cluttered up with a standard sized die cutting machine, this is the way to go! It's small but beautifully formed and does everything the manufacturer claims! Still in doubt? Then watch our YouTube test drive video here:

And finally, if you haven't already signed up for our newsletter and opened an account with our shop, then do, because you will then get access to lots of exclusive offers and be in the know first when we have new products arriving!

All for now,
Team Beebaab x

Friday, 30 June 2017

New Stamp Brand now in stock!

Hi everyone

Just a quick post to share our excitement! We now have on board the good ship Beebaab a gorgeous mixed media stamp brand called Rubber Dance from Norway.

These stamps are deeply etched red rubber. They are unmounted to give maximum flexibility to their use, but you can always turn them into cling stamps using EZMount or Tack 'n Peel. They are perfect for mixed media projects, journalling, cards and other papercraft projects and home decor projects.

Here is just one of their beautiful designs:

Over at the shop we have a good selection of their designs for you to choose from, and most of them also have some inspirational designs for you to feast your eyes on too, so do pop over, take a look, and start collecting these amazing stamps today! We will be adding more over time, so keep popping back to see what's new!

All for now,
Team Beebaab x

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

New art materials now in stock!

Hi again everyone

We just wanted to let you know that we now have some lovely art materials in stock including Zig sketching pens, calligraphy pens, watersoluble sketching pencils, pastels and much more! We took a quick photo of them all to share with you here, and they are all on the website and ready to dispatch today.

This is an area which will grow over the coming months so do keep popping over to see what's new! To go directly to this section of our shop, click here.

Over the coming weeks we will be having a little play with these gorgeous new art materials and will blog our creative antics here, so watch this space!

All for now,

Team Beebaab x

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Simple and elegant cards using minimal materials

Hi all

Julie here today, and I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

I wanted to share with you how easy it is to make simple cards which look really elegant, using very few materials, so they only cost a few pennies each to make.

If you're like me, you keep every scrap of paper and card, never throwing even the tiniest left-over pieces away because you may find a use for them one day.

In the case of the cards I'm sharing here, I used what was left of a sheet from a 12-inch paper pad, along with some spare pieces of black and white cardstock.

I took a 7 x 5 card blank and cut a piece of my patterned paper to fit allowing for a border all around of about 5mm. Once that was fixed in place I found a piece of black card and again cut that to allow around a 5mm border of the patterned paper showing.

Next, I took a piece of white card and cut it to allow a black border of around 5mm all around. Once that was fixed in place I cut a strip of the patterned paper which measured roughly half with width of the white card and fixed it in place.

To finish this card I punched a butterfly from the paper using my favourite Martha Stewart All Over The Page punch which I bought several years ago at a craft fair - I've used it countless times so it was a very good investment! Then I took two sentiment stamps and stamped them in black ink at the bottom of the white card, then fixed my butterfly just above.

You can see how cohesive a design it is because I've used the same paper on each layer and for the butterfly and I used black ink for the sentiments to tie in with the black card. It is a very elegant card design which you can re-produce for absolutely any occasion using whatever papers and card scraps you have lying around!

This second card is very similar to the first one, but you'll see I left a wider border of the bottom layer of patterned paper this time. I also placed the final strip of patterned paper to the right rather than the left. Again I punched a butterfly in the same paper, and I used a different sentiment, again in black ink. So elegant.

This last card is slightly different. I used a 6x6 square card with a linen texture and the section of paper from which I'd punched the two butterflies for the previous cards, which I cut to size to leave a wide black border on either side but no top or bottom border, and in fact the paper slightly overlaps top and bottom, which I like a lot. I then punched two more butterflies to fix over the top, so it almost looks like they are creating shadows on the card surface.

I finished this one with a very simple sentiment stamped in an ink colour to tie in with the paper on some white card which I layered onto a slightly larger strip of black card. I offset this to the right so it overlapped onto the black background.

So there you have three cards which I'm sure you'll agree are all lovely, and definitely won't break the bank. Cards like these can be made quite quickly for all kinds of occasions, and they are great to have in stock for those last minute "oops, almost forgot" moments too!

You can, of course, add more embellishments, such as ribbons or lace, gems or pearls and so on. I just wanted to share the simplicity of these cards and show that you don't always need to use lots of materials to achieve something very pleasing on the eye.

All those gorgeous papers you've been collecting and hoarding for years (you know you have!) or all those leftover pieces - this is just one idea for how to use at least some of them, although I know when you really love a paper, you don't want to use it at all!!!!

If you like this post, please leave a friendly comment, and I'll be back soon with more "thrifty" ideas for you!

Bye for now,
Julie x

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

New products and re-stocks!

Hi everyone

A quick post to share our excitement! We now have DecoArt Neon Patio/Outdoor Paint in stock in handy 2oz bottles!

The paint is weather resistant and scuff resistant, very durable, and permanent. You can even take it one step further and add a top coat of weather-proof sealer/varnish to give a smooth, tough finish!

The colours are amazing - they really jump out at you - perfect for giving the nursery a make-over, a piece of furniture a facelift, or decorating some pots for your garden. Or how about a funky canvas for your studio? You don't have to only use them outside, they're just designed so that they can be!!!

There are five colours to choose from in the Neon range: pink, orange, yellow, green and blue. Just imagine the amazing effects you can achieve using these paints on masonry, concrete, wood, unglazed ceramics, paper, styrofoam and so many more surfaces, together with some awesome design detail using stamps and stencils! You have to get these!

Our selection of outdoor paints will grow over the next few months, so keep coming back to see what's new!

More new arrivals today are some gorgeous stencils with some amazing designs, perfect for home decor and mixed media projects alike. We have all four sets of DecoArt Urban Ink stencils. These come in packs of 2 stencils full of amazing imagery, messages and words in tattoo-inspired fonts and styles, for some truly unique pieces of art and home decor. Here are just 3 of the stencils - remember, these packs contain 2 stencils each and there are 4 different sets to collect, so that's a total of 8 awesome stencils!

We have also taken stock of some beautiful DecoArt Americana Decor stencils, sizes 8x8 and 12x12. The 8x8 packs contain two different stencils with some fab images which make them perfect for a wide variety of projects including use on fabrics.

Here are just a few of the new ones we have in stock:

Tie Dye 12 x 12

Posh Pineapple 12 x 12

Greek Key 12 x 12
Tropical 8x8 (2 pack)

Botanical 8x8 (2 pack)
There are lots more to choose from over at the shop so make sure you go over and check them out and treat yourself to these fabby new and on-trend designs!

We now have Andy Skinner stencils, DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream, Americana Acrylic Writers 2oz and DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish 4oz pots back in stock, although these are all selling fast again, so do pop over and replenish your supplies while stocks last!

We'll be back soon with some more exciting news about another new brand we're adding to our mixed media selection! Watch this space!

Bye for now,
Team Beebaab x