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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

INSPIRATION FROM CRAFT CONSORTIUM

Hi everyone

We have been provided with lots of samples from our friends at Craft Consortium to give you more inspiration for using the Tell The Bees and English Garden 12x12 papers and stamps so, whilst we don't have an Inspiration page currently set up, we thought we'd share the images here for you to browse. Enjoy! (With thanks to Craft Consortium and their Design Team for all of these amazing projects.)












  





  






We hope these help you all to see the versatility of these gorgeous paper pads and stamps and fire up your creative mojos! The paper pads are available at our shop, along with stamps for English Garden. We also have some fabulous stamps, dies and charms available in the Bee Happy collection from Dovecraft, and a gorgeous stamp from Rubber Dance called Buzzy Bees, which would all work fantastically well with the Tell The Bees papers! Hit the Shop Now button and go and treat yourself!

Back soon!

Team Beebaab


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Hedgehogs and other woodland wonders

Hello everyone and thank you for popping in today.

We have some more inspiration for you today, but this time using Craft Consortium/Hackney & Co Winter Woodland 12x12 paper pad and toppers together with Funny Fungi and Snazzy Squirrel stamps from Rubber Dance. Today the focus is on cards made using these products and is just a taster - there will be more inspiration over the next few weeks to show you how to use these and other products from these two manufacturers.

So without further ado, here are the cards, in no particular order!

This first card used Rubber Dance's Snazzy Squirrel stamp, which I coloured using Distress Markers. I kept the squirrel all the same colour for this design. I toyed with the idea of fussy cutting this out but couldn't find a background paper I was happy to have as the "sky" so decided to leave it like this instead. The background papers used have lots of acorns and sycamore seeds on them.


The next card actually took my breath away because the inside was not planned! I fussy cut the gorgeous white poinsettias from one of the 12x12 sheets to make a kind of wreath. I then decided to use the lovely silver pearlescent paper with the white poinsettia design for the background paper on the front and die-cut a scallop circle aperture out of the centre. I was going to use the same paper on the inside of the card with a central focal point of some sort, or sentiment, but it has the gorgeous, gorgeous winter forest design on the other side and I just happened to sit it that side up initially and saw through the aperture and it was a real take-my-breath-away "Wow!" moment. I just love how you can see the winter forest through that "window". So it stayed that way up, I couldn't do anything else really, could I?!


On the inside I also stamped a lovely reindeer and the sentiment peace & joy.


This next one used part of the cover from the Winter Woodland paper pad! I die-cut it to use as a topper. I also fussy cut another white poinsettia and two red ones from another sheet from the pad. The background paper is mistletoe wreaths, which I think is very pretty.


Inside this card I used the same paper again, with a scallop circle of white card in the centre for writing on, and another fussy cut poinsettia.


This last card uses another Rubber Dance stamp, Funny Fungi, which I coloured using Promarkers and then cut out, along with adorable hedgehog paper and a dark green one which is covered in lighter green foliage and white berries, almost like blackberries, but perhaps before they're ripe? I also used a large hedgehog and some toadstools toppers from the Winter Woodland paper pad.


As you can see, our hedgehog is starting to gather leaves together ready for hibernation! (The leaves were fussy cut from the hedgehogs paper.)

I really love how all of these cards worked out and I hope they inspire you to have a go with these papers and the adorable Rubber Dance stamps.

The paper pads and stamps are available in our shop - head over and take a look and treat yourself to these beautiful products.

Back soon with more inspiration!

Julie x

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