Monday, 22 September 2014

All about bee's

I thought I'd post a picture of some of the sample boards that go to shows with me so people can see the finished creations.

This board is from the All about bee's peel off set

This board is using the Bee sticker set
Don't forget there is also an easy step by step guide showing you how to use Helidot peel offs. It's that easy even kids can create cute little cards and projects using Helidot peels offs and stickers.

Step by step guide

All these can be bought from the website just click the link and voila you're in the shop.

Bee happy

Helen x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Workshop at the Craft Barn

The Craft Barn had a workshop last week using the lovely Helidot Bugs and Friends stamps set. The lovely Carole Staples decorated this box and isn't it just one of the cutest things ever!

You can purchase this gorgeous stamp set from our shop for just £19.99

Bee happy

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Crafting with the beautiful Sophie

I got to spend two wonderful days with my beautiful little grand daughter Sophie. I love it when she comes over as we get to spend quality time together crafting. We spent our first day creating with Helidot peel off's here she is crafting away

And here is one of her finished pieces

I think she's done a fantastic job so neat and proving that Helidot's peel offs are so easy even children can create fantastic cards too.

On our second day we finished off the dolls house that I've been loving repairing and bring back to life. Sophie had so much fun putting all the little bits of furniture back into their rightful places

Bee happy

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Our Summer workshop in the Cabin

Here are some photos of our lovely weekend in July the weather was hot hot hot
and we were very comfortable with the air conditioning in the cabin.
It was a treat to be able to have all our meals in the garden. I would like to thank my lovely hubby for all his help along with my daughter Emma who as usual was a star, not forgetting my dear friend Jackie who always helps me on these special days we wouldn't do these days without them.    

Here are a couple of the cards that we made on the day...........

The snail was made from the Fairies and Friends set and the new BEE sticker set.

The hats and bags card was made from All About Babies.

I have used the Helidot papers on both cards......

I will post some more cards soon.

Bee happy

Saturday, 14 June 2014

More Stamp ideas

Promised to post some more designs yesterday but the computer was playing up,
it is OK now so here are some ideas from the stamp sets..........

I have paper pieced the background and the bag from the Night Helidot papers,
the flowers and teddy bear are using plain brown and white paper, and the
leaves are pieced from Clover Helidot papers.

Wendy has made this card, she has paper pieced the bag using Clover Helidot papers and  the flowers
from Honey Helidot papers the rest of the image she has used her pro markers.
She has added a small snail from the Garden set 1 along with a tiny flower.
She has drawn a small tag and added this to the handle on the bag.

Wendy has made this card it is beautiful it has been paper pieced with the Helidot papers she used Willow for the background and Clover and Bee for the flowers and leaves.
She has added a little snail so cute.
The pots are papered and then distressed with an emery board.
All these images are from Garden set 1.
The Happy Birthday is from the bee words available from the on line shop.

These images are also from the Garden Set 1, The first one is painted with stamping up markers used as paints.
I have highlighted the background with Wink of Stella  clear brush pen, these don`t show up very well on this photographed image but they are so sparkly....gorgeous they are available from Hobby Art.  


This card is made from the same image as above, this time I have paper pieced it using plain grey paper
for the mouse and Belle Helidot papers for the flowers
I have chalked around the flowers to give them a bit of dimension. The backgound paper is Helidot Storm. I have finished both cards using flat backed silver pearls and the Happy Birthday wording from the Bee extra set.

The above card, has also been made with Garden Set 1, I have paper pieced the images and
coloured in the snail shell with coloured pens . I have added glossy accents to the shells to give
dimension and added  red pearls to their hats.I love these snails......

More samples really soon

Bee Happy

Thursday, 12 June 2014

New stamp sets

Here are some samples from the new stamps sets.....

These two samples are from Bumble bear:-
I have paper pieced  the whole image and highlighted  the flower with wink of stella glitter pen  ( available from Hobby Art) The happy birthday image is from Craftwork Cards.Add a small black pearl for the nose.


The next two are using the Bumble bear without the wings and the flower, and using the flower, stem, leaf and ladybug from Garden Set 1 .  All the images have been paper pieced and using pearls for the nose and inside of the flower. I have chalked the edges of the flower and decoupaged the flower.

I will post some more images tomorrow.

Bee Happy

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Ideas for the Decoupage Sheets

Here are some ideas using the decoupage sheets, all you have to do is follow the numbers on the printed sheet. This is the way you build up your decoupage.
I have used the Helidot papers WILLOW SPOT and chalked around the edges with a soft green.
The happy birthday message for the bee in a pot card is from Craftwork Cards.
I have finished the card using gold flat backed beads.  Really easy.

The second card the teddy in a circle has been made in a similar way again using Helidot papers BEE GINGHAM and chalked around the edges using a soft yellow.
Use an additional flower cut from the sheet on a sticky bud as a stopper.
This card is an easel card, and is also finished with flat backed gold beads.  Also very easy.

The next cards have been made by Wendy, she has used the decoupage sheets,
but has used them as toppers cutting around the teddies and using the extra heads as balloons.
She has used half a flower from the sheet for the girl teddy, and used the bees wing as the bib.
She has decoupaged the remaining head and feet.
Wendy has used theHelidot papers in the gingham BEE paper and finished with
the new text sheet and flat backed black pearls.  

Finally a little peak from one of the images from the stamp set Big Mice and Bunny Set......hopefully will be on sale in the next week along with lots of other new stamps,if you like Helidot you will love them.

Bee Happy

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Pop up Bees

These cards seem to be really popular at the moment, so I thought I would make one using the
Bee Peel offs, they are so easy to make they just require a little bit of time and patience.

We will be making a similar card to this on the Helidot weekend in July for all those that are coming
we have a few places left on the Sunday so if you are interested contact me for details.

It was lovely seeing everyone at Biggin Hill last weekend, and also to share ideas with new customers.

My new stamps will be available to buy very soon from the online shop.

A date for your dairy The Craft Barn June weekend 7-8 June. I will be there on the Sunday..
hope to see you there.

Bee Happy


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Crafty week with kids

What a busy week its been, Monday we had a lovely day with Charry showing us how to use Pan pastels on a canvas not something I have ever done before but really enjoyed it.Thanks Charry for your inspiration.
Really looking forward to another arty day with you.

Then it was Sophie`s day making all her Easter presents, she loves to get in my cabin and spend time crafting. Well done Sophie everyone loved their present.

Jonnie made a lovely card which he drew freehand, he will save the card for Fathers Day he said.
Well done Jonnie, he admitted he enjoyed doing some crafting sometimes better than playing on the X Box all day, roll on the Summer holidays.

Bee Happy

Jackie`s cards

Here are some cards made by my lovely friend Jackie, she made a whole box full so I picked out a few...
she has lots of lovely ideas and loves to use die cuts which you can see in her envelope card, very pretty.
Thank you Jackie for these lovely cards keep up the good work.

Bee Happy