Monday, October 19, 2020

Bug in a Rug


Hello Crafty Pals,

Today's make is a take two. Both are paperclip bookmarks. One is a regular paperclip bookmark and the other is a hidden paperclip bookmark.

I used the cute little bug digistamp by Becky Conley (available in our Etsy shop). I cut out four (4) and colored them in using my Ohuhu alcohol markers.

I printed a rug photo onto a piece of paper, then duplicated it opposite the first one in order to fold it over. I placed a bug on each of the rug photos. I folded the paper in half between the rugs and placed it over the long edge of the paper clip.

For the hidden paperclip bookmark, I cut a piece of paper a bit larger than the rug photos. I folded it in half and placed a paperclip in the middle. I then glued the folded rug with the bugs over the paper with the paperclip in order to create the hidden paperclip bookmark.

Both of these paperclips are as "Cute as a bug in a rug."

Happy crafting all,

Janet Clark
Coffee Bean DT

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Rainbow Sweetcorn

Hey Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing my colouring of the sweetcorn image by our Illustrator Becky Conley. (Click the image to view larger)

This is coloured in full with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blends.
Colour combination:
Bow: Coral blend
Leaves: Gold Brown blend
Sweetcorn: Rainbow of various colours!

Feel free to check out our etsy store for a range of images here.

Why not check out what the rest of our team have been up to here on the blog or join us over on the Multi Crafters Craft Cafe on Facebook.

Until next time, happy crafting! 


Floral altered book page

 Hello everyone, it’s fall everywhere here and the image I received to play with would make beautiful fall flowers... but I went a different I have been working on an altered book with a Disney theme and knew these beautiful flowers by Becky Conley would be perfect for my Tinker bell pages..A process video is here 

Thank you Becky for such a lovely design. I really enjoyed coloring these flowers and adding this beautiful design to my altered book.



Thursday, October 15, 2020


Becky Conley illustrated this cute critter for the Coffee Bean. 

I colored the squirrel with copics and used distress inks for the background. I used the stamp from Lawn Fawn for the photo and sentiment. 

Blessed Be

Happy Thursday, Crafty People!

I hope you enjoy this greeting card, it's simple but colorful!
The design, with added text, was printed on white cardstock.
The design was colored with Prisma Colored Pencils.  The background was created using ColorZ Chalk.
It's a standard 8.5 x 11" folded in half. 

Please visit the other posts on the blog for more inspiration. 

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Craft on!


Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Pocket Tag


I created a pocket tag using these two (2) cute images from Becky Conley. I printed the images and colored them in using Ohuhu markers. I used dies to cut around the images and to make the tags.

I made a large tag for the bug and created a pocket on the back to hold the smaller tag of the moon and clouds. I tied ribbon to both tags.

Check out these and other images in our Etsy shop.

Happy crafting,

Janet - Lady Bean

 I’m here on the blog today with a file from Becky Conley 

I used the image and mounted it onto a 6x6 card and cut around the pumpkin leaving the stalk sticking up I coloured in using my marker pens thought it would make a lovely invite nice and clean with the image doing all the work hope you like it thank you looking 

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Pet Bereavement - Personalised Gift

Hey Crafty Friends,

Bereavement of any kind is hard to go through, I'm sure we all struggle with bereavement cards or projects. Today I wanted to share something a little different to a card, a personalised frame. I am making a personalised pet bereavement frame however this would work for any type of project you want to do. As always product links can be found at the end of my post 😊 (click any image to view it larger)

As part of the coffee bean design team this month we were provided an image by our illustrator Becky Conley of an arch with leave twines, having previously picked up a frame in a pound store I immediately came up with this gift idea.

Starting with my image printed on alcohol marker friendly cardstock and coloured it up using Spectrum Noir Tri-Blends. Based on where my idea is going I also drew some steps inside the archway. For the backing panel I distress inked squeezed lemonade onto PaintON cardstock.

Colour combination:

Archway - Green Turquoise blend

Leaves - Orange, Dark Red, Gold Yellow + Light Green blends.

We all have a pot of printed images I'm sure that are just waiting to be put onto cards and sometimes there is just something in there that will work perfectly, I pulled out a dog from the Heffy Doodle who let the dogs out stamp set that I had previously coloured to use alongside the archway.

All the above will create just 1 part of a 4 way split frame so now it was time to put together the next part of the frame, this will form the section above the archway. Using the Heffy Doodle starry rainbow die and cut it from various coloured cardstocks, what I love about this die is that the stars are fully cut and you can pop them out, I popped them out and switched the colours around. Whilst using the Heffy Doodle stash I cut out some swirly clouds and stenciled a cloudy skies background with distress inks peacock feathers, picked raspberry and squeezed lemonade.

Now there are 2 sections left to fill, I'm actually only going to complete one last frame on my project as I purposely want to leave the last one blank, I'll explain later! 

As with any card or gift a sentiment is needed, this is probably the hardest thing for a pet bereavement or any bereavement, there are lots of inspiration online, I found a nice little quote that I felt was really lovely, using a variety of alphabet stamp sets I stamped up the quote in various Memento ink pad colours on a distress inked background of candied apple, carved pumpkin and cracked pistachio.

The final frame I am purposely leaving empty so that the person this is gifted too can insert their own photo memory of their beloved pet and have something to cherish. 

I hope you have been able to take some inspiration from my post today, as always any comments left are appreciated :)

If you are interested in purchasing any of the lady bean images you can do so here on our etsy store.

Why not check out what the rest of the Design Team have been up to here or join us over on The Multi Crafters Craft Cafe on facebook for a whole range of talent and inspiration!

Until next time, happy crafting!



Product Links:

Alcohol Marker friendly cardstock by Heffy Doodle

Cloudy Skies stencil by Heffy Doodle

Who let the dogs out stamp set by Heffy Doodle

Swirly Cloud Dies by Heffy Doodle

Starry Rainbow Die by Heffy Doodle

Jet Alphabetters stamps by Heffy Doodle

Smitty's abcs by Lawn Fawn

Distress Inks

Spectrum Noir Tri-Blends

PaintON Cardstock

Memento Ink

Heffy Doodle coloured cardstock - Mix One

Monday, October 05, 2020

Trick or Treat Pocket Letter

 Hello everyone! I love Halloween 🎃 I got to play with Becky Conley’s Trick or treat image this time and I have to say it made an awesome centerpiece for my Trick or Treat Pocket letter. Pocket letters are so much fun to send in the mail as happy mail. I have made a process video to go with this project - enjoy!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Crow on a Branch - Card

 Hello Crafty People!

Welcome back to the blog. There's so much inspiration here, please take a tour of the other projects. 

Today's card project features the crow on a maple branch.

Coffee Beans image to color
cardstock, tissue paper, raw umber glaze by Golden, metallic fibers, fabric flower, brad, gold metallic spritz, distress ink, adhesive. 

1. This background paper is one of my favorite techniques. It can look like leather or tree bark.  Spray adhesive onto cardstock and adhere crinkled tissue paper. Use a brayer to flatten, let dry. Paint with umber glaze (acrylic paints sometimes work, if you're careful and they are a liquid). Let dry, then cut to size for your card.   (5x8)
2. Print and color your Coffee Bean Design, ink the edges with distress ink and glue in place on the background paper.
3. Wrap brown/metallic fibers around the base below the image, tie off in the back.
4. Adhere a fabric flower with a mini brad in the center. 
5. Spritz the entire project with gold metallic spritz. let dry and adhere to the card base. 

Thanks for stopping by today!
Craft on!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Psycho Lollipop


Hello friends.... I know, I know... it has been forever and a day since you heard from me last.  
My post from today is from the Digi file called "Spooky Treats" from Sarah Kay.  And the sentiment is from Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps Designs.  
The Cat-o-Lantern Lollipop is colored with Stampin Up Stampin Blend markers. The Digi file was printed from my printer onto Whisper White card stock and then cut out using my ScanNCut.  I added a little bling with Wink of Stella on the eyes and the bow.  Layered on textured black card stock and then on an A2 Whisper White card base.  

Cannot wait to be able to send this card to one of my dearest friends. 

Thank you for joining me.