Sunday, 12 April 2015

Postcard Winners!..

Hi guys,

The Random generator on has chosen the winners of the three postcards I have made. Drum roll please...the random numbers chosen at random were...1, 5 and 2!

So if my anonymous person, Allison Williams and Julie Ann Lee would kindly email me please on... 
to give me their address'so these postcards can be sent ASAP that would be great:).

If you enjoyed taking part in this friendly competition do let me know and I'll do a few more in the future:). 
Until the next time, stay arty and keep out of mischief! 

ArtymeB Xxx.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Win an ArtymeB Postcard!..

Hi everyone,

Hopping you had a lovely Easter (see what I did there!;)).
I thought it would be lovely to thank you, my ArtymeB readers for reading and commenting, commenting and reading by giving you a chance to win a postcard I made using PaperArtsy products.

Here is a step by step guide on how I made postcard 2...

1. Dab spots of paint all over the piece of paper...For this one I used Pansy, Lilac and Cheesecake.

2. Drag the paint across the page using a piece of thick card.

3. Stamp a scratchy stamp from Ellen Vargo 02 (EEV 02) all over the page, rotate the image so they don't look so uniform...for this I used Lavender.

4. Use Archival ink for this next part. Stamp the middle section of the conjoined-washer stamp from Ellen Vargo 06 (EEV 06) Print them both diagonally and horizontally in a few places.

For the next three stages I will be using three different shades of the same colour. This stage requires the middle shade.
5. Print the entire small spot stamp across half the conjoined-washer. If the washers are pointing diagonally, stamp the spots horizontally ect. For this I used Smurf.

6. For this stage I will use the lightest shade...Mermaid. Using hardly any paint at all on the white side of the cut and dry foam I stenciled using the Lin Brown bubble stencil.

6. Re-position the stencil once dry and stamp the little square stamp from EEV 06 with the darkest shade, leave the bigger circles for another stamp. I used Bora Bora for this.

7. Use one of the smaller washers (in the line) from EEV 06 and stamp it with the same colour as you did the block of washers. This makes them blend better.

8. Stencil through a large or intricate design with grunge paste and let dry. For this I used another Lin Brown stencil.

9/10/11. Paint the pettles with Snowflake and let dry. Paint the entire postcard with a glaze...I used Pearl Glaze. Dab Moonlight Mica-powder over the flower head as a little something extra:).

12. Attach the postcard to the back by sewing round on the zig-zag stitch.
IT'S DONE!!! to business. Your entry is a comment, you can comment as many times as you wish and three names will be drawn AT RANDOM on Sunday 12th April (This Sunday). I will post the winners at 7pm on the same day. 

I hope you like this:). I'm looking forward to reading your entry's:).
ArtymeB Xxx.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Happy Easter!..chocolate and cereal stylie!..

Hi Guys,

As a special little Easter treat I thought I'd share with you all a really tasty, easy recipe for little Rice Krispie cakes.

Makes 12-15

225g plain or milk chocolate 
50g butter
75g Rice Krispies 
2 tbsp golden syrup
36+ mini eggs


1. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.

2. Measure out and melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup. Stir as it starts to melt. TIP- we melt chocolate in a slow cooker as it's much harder for it to burn.

3. Measure 75g of Rice Krispies and gently stir in to the melted chocolate, make sure all the cereal is covered.

4. Equally divide the mixture into the muffin cases. TIP- Use a medium size ice-cream scoop; it makes sure they are all identical in size.

5. To each 'cake' add three mini eggs to the top and press down. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour or until set.

This is a fool-proof recipe that is great for children or 'big-kids!'. Instead of Rice Krispies you can use Cornflakes. 

I hope this inspires you to get baking and play about with chocolate!
I'm having a rest from blogging tomorrow but will be back on Monday.
Until then...Happy Easter folks:).

ArtymeB Xxx.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Another badge!..

Hi everyone,

Only a little thing today. I made this using grunge paste, Paperartsy Fresco Finish paints, PaperArtsy stamps, a die and two epic pegs! I love mini pegs...I don't know why...but I do! 
I painted the underneath section of the badge with Chalk PaperArtsy paint and the top section was Snowflake paint. For the Paperartsy Ellen Vargo spots I used the new China paint and the scratchy circle was stamped with PaperArtsy Smurf paint (also a new colour).
The Grunge Pasted flower was painted with Lavender and Hyde Park.

The die was the Tim Holtz Sizzix Banner die. I can't remember what make the letters were but they weren't expensive.
The badge back was stuck on with a hot glue gun. 

I hope you like this. I should hopefully be back tommorrow with another 'ArtymeB make'. Happy Good-Friday everyone:)
ArtymeB Xxx.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

I didn't like I changed it!..

Hi everyone,

How was your day?..good?..mine was good...thanks for asking!:).

I made this a while back but didn't show here it is at last.
It started life as a plain pink sketch book from the Co-Op and is now living its life as one of my favourite ArtymeB Makes! 
I didn't like I changed it!

I used my brayer on the background with many of the blue/green fresco paints from PaperArtsy...sorry I can't tell you exactly what paints I used on this but the stenciled flower heads were Antarctic and Baltic blue. The leaves were Guacamole and Hyde Park.
The border was the squiggly line stamp from a PaperArtsy Squiggly Ink stamp plate.
To attach the paper to the book I used a hot melt glue gun as that's the only thing I thought would hold it.
Before I attached it, I buzzed the painted card through my sewing machine on the zig-zag stich and created a really textured edge and finishes the main book off nicely...I think anyway!..
After it was assembled I painted the whole book with satin glaze to give it a protective layer. Then painted the flower heads with metallic glaze and the leaves were painted with pearl glaze to give them an extra something!
To keep the book shut I attached two identical pieces of ribbon (using a normal stationary stapler) to both sides of the cover.

I hope you like this and will be back tomorrow with another project, until then...Happy Thursday!
ArtymeB Xxx.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

A special card for a special friend...

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to do something other than a 3D wooden project so decided to make a card using the PaperArtsy Lin Brown set 16 (ELB 16) and the sentiment is from the Ellen Vargo set 10 (EEV 10). I stamped all the elements with Jet Black Archival ink.

I coloured the flower heads with the new blue paints again from PaperArtsy (China, Blue Oyster, Glass Blue and Smurf).
I use brown cards mostly with white card on top because it makes the coloured, stamped image POP!

I hope you like this and if you have any questions you know where I am:).
ArtymeB Xxx.