Thursday, September 24, 2020

 Here is my entry for this month 

I made a circle for the backing and decided you use guilding flakes as I thought that they looked very autumnal I coloured in the image with my marker and blended ink for the sky this was a lovely stile to work with it is also available from our Etsy shop thank you for looking file by the lovely Becky Conley 

Monday, September 21, 2020


 Becky Conley illustrated a beautiful project that's perfect for the upcoming holidays. I used copic markers to color and a stencil from my stash for the background. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020


Hey Crafty Friends!

I'm back today to share with you a hand drawn image by our illustrator Becky Conley.

My project is a quick and simple one, when I saw the image I just new I had to make myself some bookmarks. My other happy place besides crafts is reading and I dont actually own any bookmarks! As always all products links can be found at the end of my post 😊

Unfortunately I dont own proper bookmark dies so I adapted and used my trusty Heffy Doodle stitched rectangles dies and cut 2 panels from coloured cardstock and used a small random circle die I had to put holes in the corner. 

Using Spectrum Noir triblends to colour the image and fussy cut them out!

Colour combination - Blue Turquoise, Pink Violet, Gold Yellow, Dusty Purple, Green Turquoise, Dark Red and Light Green Blends.

Now it needed some sort of sentiment, digging out the Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs stamp set, I used the Mini MISTI to stamp my sentiment onto the bookmark panels and finished up with a bit of ribbon through the holes. 

I love how quick and easy these were to put together and now I have my very own bookmarks! 

Besides crafts what's your other escapes? Let me know in the comments below!

Why not check out what our other team members have been up to on the blog or join us over on the Multi Crafters Craft Cafe on facebook!

Check out our etsy store for some great images available! 

Until next time happy crafting!

Jas x

Friday, September 18, 2020

Fall Light


Becky Conley provided this cute fall tree image for us to use this month. And to me it said, “Wouldn’t I be perfect on a candle holder?” Absolutely!

I printed the image out on vellum and colored it in using my Ohuhu markers. Vellum works best if you color it in on the back side of the printed image. I then cut it out and ran it through the Xyron so that it would have all over adhesive.

I placed a circle the same size as the image onto a clean jar and painted the jar using acrylic paint. Any color will do - I used copper. I removed the blank circle and adhered the image onto the unpainted area of the jar.

I took some lace and glued it around the perimeter of the image. Using white cardstock, I cut out a circle to fit the lid of the jar. Then I punched out a scalloped circle from patterned cardstock and adhered it to the center of the white circle on the lid. I glued rickrack around the edge of the lid. Then I placed a flameless candle inside the jar.

Voila! A cute little candle holder.

These images aren’t just for cards. They can be used on various projects to brighten up your home.

So stop by our Etsy store today and pick out some lovely images to brighten yours - or someone else’s - life.

Happy crafting everyone.

Janet Clark - Lady Bean

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Back to school

 Hello Crafters!

I made this scrapbook page using the sketch of school books. 

The sketch is colored with markers with accents of gold leafing pen, then cut out. 

Mix up some patterned paper, add a title (3" schoolhouse, by cricut) a distressed tag behind the book panel and some silk leaves. 

I hope you're crafting today.

Until next time, craft on!


Fall Fun

Fall is nearly here and before we know it the leaves will be changing colors and falling off the trees. I was so excited to get to work with this beautiful Fall image by Sarah Kay. I printed the design in a couple sizes so I could keep coloring more leaves with my Copic markers- such fun! I really like the way this Happy Fall card turned out and am excited to send it out to brighten an autumn day for a friend. 
Happy Fall everyone! 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

You are bootiful

 Hello everyone!

Subhalaxmi here. Sharing my September first post for "Coffee Bean". This is a mixed media project. I have made a beautiful card with the same design. I will share that also very soon. I have used 'Sarah Kay' design for my project. Very beautiful design by 'Sarah Kay'. 

Hope you like it. 😊


Subhalaxmi N Rout

Autumn Designs by Becky Conley

 Our new Illustrator is anazing!!! I totally love what she Draws and the Style she uses. Fluid lines that almost gives you the sentiment for the image.

I took the Tree image and printed out twice. I coloured one in for the card image and cut the leaves from the second image. I coloured using my spectrum Noir Pens . I used a gold mirror card for a small splash of colour and glued the extra leaves to the card in a falling pattern. I added a sentiment from my ultimate go-to stamp company , Cracker box and Suzy stamps . I am really happy with the card and think it is perfect for a bereavement card. Thank you so much for looking xxx

Spooky Treats

While Halloween maybe different for everyone this year, I hope it will be a meowgical one for all!
I used copic markers to color the image by Sarah Kay. I used distress oxide and inks for the background. The stars are made with die cute and glitter paper from my stash.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

 Today I am using a file from Sarah Kay which is available from the Etsy shop I had a lot of fun with this file I thought I would do something a bit different so I made a wall hanging to put up when I decorate my home for Halloween 

I really love the colours for Halloween I think they are so bright and vibrant so I coloured the images with that in mind and cut out the images and layered them on to layered card I also added ribbon so it could be hung I really enjoyed this file hope you like what I did thank you for looking 

Happy Witch Hat

 Hello my crafty friends,

This month we get to use some very cute digis by Sarah Kay. So the first thing that I thought of was a witch hat shaped card adorned with Sarah’s adorable digis.

I printed the digis onto 65# cardstock, colored them using my Ohuhu markers, then cut them out. I used the following colors:

  • Large cat pumpkin sucker: 17, 22, 55, 69, 77, 82, 87, and 94
  • Small bow: 57 and 64
  • Small flower with eye center: 56 and 68
  • Large flower with eye center: 82 and WG1
  • Candy corn: 8, 23, and 86
  • Call out shape: 10, 53, and CG2
  • Word “SUCKER”: 86
  • Word “BOO”: 82
  • Words “You are tiful”: 65

I went online and searched for a free witch hat image. In Publisher, I pulled in the witch hat and sized it at about 5” tall (to fit easily on half of the 11” of an 8-1/2” x 11” sheet of 65# cardstock). I folded the card just above the hat peak then cut around the hat (leaving a good size border) to create a shaped card. I adhered the digis to the font of the hat using 3D foam tape.

For the card inside, I cut out the “I’m a SUCKER For you” using shape scissors for the border. I inked the border of the saying using Distress Ink in the color Black Soot. I glued the saying to the bottom of the inside of the card.

I am very happy with the way this card turned out. I hope you like it.

And please take a few minutes and go to our Etsy shop to see all the delightful images available there.

Happy crafting all,

Janet Clark -  Lady Bean