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Brenda Brown
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I seem to be well into hibernating mode at the moment, I always am this time of the year but I have managed to make my first Valentine project which can be seen over at Country  View Crafts project Blog. I know who will receive this in February. Have a grea...
I seem to be well into hibernating mode at the moment, I always am this time of the year but I have managed to make my first Valentine project which can be seen over at Country View Crafts project Blog. I know who will recei...
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*Abstract Art - 004 -* - Paint a thin coat of white gesso over your card, then drip paints (I used raw umber, burnt umber, burnt sienna and titan buff) and drag across the surface with a piece of stiff card or a piece of plastic. - Repeat with the same colours going in the opposi...
- Paint a thin coat of white gesso over your card, then drip paints (I used raw umber, burnt umber, burnt sienna and titan buff) and drag across the surface with a piece of stiff card or a piece of plastic. - Repeat with t...
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Going round in cirlces
It's a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and we are going round in circles for a change - actually I feel like this a lot of the time lol. Here's a 5 x 7 canvas board with easel. 1. Seal the board with gesso and dry then take a stencil and swipe through so...
It's a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and we are going round in circles for a change - actually I feel like this a lot of the time lol. Here's a 5 x 7 canvas board with easel. 1. Seal the board with gesso and dr...
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Tag Friday at AVJ
Yay it's Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey and time for the Creative Guides to have some time to create a tag that is totally their own without any constraints whatsoever and I have to say I really enjoyed getting out some new (to me) dies from Seth Apte...
Yay it's Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey and time for the Creative Guides to have some time to create a tag that is totally their own without any constraints whatsoever and I have to say I really enjoyed getting out some...
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Oh deer, deer, deer
Another of my panelled Christmas cards and patterned paper backgrounds. A simple mini tree and deer die-cuts ..... ........ a wooden embossed snowflake and a sentiment and look how the gold glows in the light. Again I made a batch of two for putting in the ...
Another of my panelled Christmas cards and patterned paper backgrounds. A simple mini tree and deer die-cuts ..... ........ a wooden embossed snowflake and a sentiment and look how the gold glows in the light. ...
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Today I'm sharing an altered frame made for the lovely Katy at MixedUp Magazine and happy that it is featured in the December Issue which can be obtained here. There are lots of amazing projects from incredibly talented artis...
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A raised bottom box tutorial DMMDT
This was my Design Team contribution for DecoArt last October and thought it was about time I shared it here for you. This is a shadow box I designed using greyboard and I placed the 'base' inside the box so that I could use one of two depths for my project...
This was my Design Team contribution for DecoArt last October and thought it was about time I shared it here for you. This is a shadow box I designed using greyboard and I placed the 'base' inside the box so that I could use ...
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Give-Away
Here's a little treat for today, another double up in my dies collection so I thought I'd give away this little Tim Holtz movers and shapers pack. As you can see these are the mini mirror and wall clock repositionable dies (brand new and unused), so if you ...
Here's a little treat for today, another double up in my dies collection so I thought I'd give away this little Tim Holtz movers and shapers pack. As you can see these are the mini mirror and wall clock repositionable ...
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Craft Stamper February issue
A quick shout out today that if you have your Craft Stamper magazine - and I'm still waiting for mine to arrive - you will find me in there with a project I have called  LOVE ANGEL I'm only allowed a sneak peek for now but suffice to say if you want to see ...
A quick shout out today that if you have your Craft Stamper magazine - and I'm still waiting for mine to arrive - you will find me in there with a project I have called LOVE ANGEL I'm only allowed a sneak peek for no...
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Prancing deer
Here we go my last Christmas card of the year. Tim's prancing deer with the shape echoed in the paper used for the background. I gave him a coat of aged gold embossing powder. Tim's drippy edge die cut from card I had in my bits box which had been given a r...
Here we go my last Christmas card of the year. Tim's prancing deer with the shape echoed in the paper used for the background. I gave him a coat of aged gold embossing powder. Tim's drippy edge die cut from card...
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A holly jolly Christmas
I said there would be a few more Christmas cards to come. They're all in the post now so I hope the recipients like them. This one is very mixed media in style and follows the theme of using up some of those precious designer papers we tend to stash away. L...
I said there would be a few more Christmas cards to come. They're all in the post now so I hope the recipients like them. This one is very mixed media in style and follows the theme of using up some of those precious designer...
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Just catching up with making some cards to get in the post and I followed a technique I used here on - an Artsy Christmas card - but this time I tinted the white modelling paste with sap green media fluid acrylic paint and us...
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Loving all forms of artsy craft, particularly mixed media, collage and stamping.
Introduction
Bumblebees and Butterflies is where I keep a complete log of my creative journey. Here you will see my shabby-vintage style, the projects I make and hopefully find some inspiration. I love to share new ideas and new learning so my posts are peppered with step-by-steps and tutorials. I hope you stay a while and join me on this incredible adventure and follow my progress as I travel this exciting path. Thank you for being here and please contact me if you have any questions. If you would like to take a class with me, check out my teaching schedule and maybe I will see you there.
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Live Simply by Donna Gray
thatsbloggingcrafty.blogspot.com

Hi everyone, Donna here today with a card featuring the lovely Fern, she’s absolutely so much fun to colour in. Wh...

Mixed Media Doorhanger
ellypirally.blogspot.com

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o) So....did you had a fabulous hour at Hochanda yesterday? How we love it, to see Andy Skinner in action :o) I

Summer...
krazyjaynes.blogspot.com

What summer? It all came to a crashing end on Thursday night! Friday was a return to cold winds/ grey skies so I've been able to get on with

Dandelion inspiration
www.bumblebeesandbutterflies.com

I promised to show you how my muse took me off onto a completely different path after covering Beckah Krahula's Wanderlust lesson. If you mi

Destination Inspiration - embarking at terminal 1
www.bumblebeesandbutterflies.com

Welcome everyone - it is my turn to share a Destination Inspiration project over at A Vintage Journey. In our travel bag this month we have

let's leaf it
tando-creative.blogspot.com

hi. roc here today. the theme at tando this week is let's leaf it. i created this large clothes pin holder to keep on my messy art desk with

A Vintage Merry Christmas
www.vintagejourney.com

I am so pleased that we welcome you on this very special day to say - (photo courtesy of Carpe Diem Designs) FROM All the Creative Guides. W

Tutoriel - Mixed Media & Art Journal "Love" by Limor Webber
fathia-art-deco.eklablog.com

Un merveilleux partage pour un de mes coups de cœur pour les artistes de Mixed Média et de Scrapbooking , Limor Webber , elle est de Canada.

Wings? A total bird lover - How I've interpreted them!
www.mycornerofheaven.com

Hi there! Today’s post over at ‘A Vintage Journey’ calls for the new challenge for this month – ‘Things with wings’. You know I ‘love’ BIRDS

Recycled cat food box masculine wall hanging
frankieeatsworms.blogspot.com

Hi everyone. Just wanted to quickly share a little wall hanging I made with a more masculine theme to my shabby little hearts and flower pan

Destination Inspiration June Recipe # 3
www.vintagejourney.com

Hello all, Astrid here with the next Destination Inspiration of the month. I hope you have enjoyed the projects my amazing team mates create

Tim's Tag for September.
angelacuttingandcarving.blogspot.com

A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey. I have been making Tim's tags but not getting many posted so I thought th

Assemblage Clock - Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 10
claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com

Hello again, I have posted quite a bit this week, haven't I? Well I have another challenge that I like to partake in and it's the Compendium

Stampendous! / DecoArt - Blog Hop - Day 4
ellypirally.blogspot.com

The excitement continues as we lead you on a world tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes v

I heart June 2014 tag
pickleliciousart.blogspot.com

Hi everyone, Hope everyone is okay now that Friday is here : ) As it's a lovely day here in the UK ( for a change ) I thought I would take p

Steampunk Angel
vonpappe2.blogspot.com

Servus and welcome to my creative spot! So glad that you stop by again (or for the first time)! Yesterday - while trying to fight a nasty pa

I'm a blogworthy link!
twomaddahlias.blogspot.com

After a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day at work I came home to look at my Instagram and saw that Tim Holtz had a new blog up. It's

Tag Friday
www.vintagejourney.com

Hi Everyone Wow we have been bowled over by your amazing response to the challenge and to our projects, thank you from the bottom of our hea

Saturday Step X Step - altered mountboard hanging
frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com

Well it is Trace here with a Saturday Step X Step and for today's I have surprised myself and probably everyone else by using some very un-m

Happy 2014 - Live everyday!
countryviewcrafts.blogspot.com

"Live everyday" is one of the sentiments on Tim’s Simple sayings stamp set and what better than to start 2014 with that as a motto? Here's a