Monday, September 10, 2012

Lil Bee's "Glam it up" Kit: White Gel pen and Winner announced!

Happy Monday all!

Today's Lil Bee's "Glam it up" item is White gel pen from American Crafts. Gel pens are essential tools for any crafter in their basic tool box. They can be used for journaling, doodling, highlighting embellishments and much more.

"Memories" by Hana Atif

"In this tag I have used Lil Bee's "Glam it up" White gel pen to journal and doodle on the tag. The Maya Road chipboard branches are distressed with Ranger Distress Vintage photo ink and Lil Bee's "Glam it up" Crackle paint. The memories wooden tag is from Prima. The birds are from Basic Gray's paper new at Lil Bee's Boutique!."

So now to the winner of the Lil Bee's "Glam it up" kit......

Congratulations Kavya N!

Please email me your postal id at

Do grab your Lil Bee's "Glam it up" kit to complete your basic toolkit and enjoy new mediums :)

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit: Perfect Pearls!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today we are focusing on Perfect Pearls , Perfect Medium pen and Ranger Mister.

Specially developed with a built-in resin, Perfect Pearls™ Pigments are easy to use wet or dry. Mix with watercolors, inks, acrylic paints, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel™,embossing powders and other mediums for radiant results!
Perfect Medium Pens work great with Perfect Pearls pigments , also as a resist ink, embossing ink and watermark, too!
Mini misters  are portable spray bottles. Perfect to use with water or your favorite craft mediums for interesting techniques.

 Perfect pearls+mini misters:This is a fun one,i started loving misting after i tried it with perfect pearls.To make the mist,you have to pour 2-3 pinches of perfect pearls into the mini mister spray bottle and add few drops of distress re-inkers(since i dont have re-inkers i have used photo colors,you can mix any water based medium with perfect pearls-this gives endless possibilities)and fill the rest of the bottle(upto 3/4th of the bottle)with water and mix it well.I took a white tag and  covered the whole tag with blue n orange mists.Once it completely dries(love the sheen that perfect pearls gives)i have embossed them using cuttlebug folders and used some tea dye distress inks to the corner.Then embellished it with some die cuts. Kavi Tha

 Perfect pearls+medium brush:Perfect medium brush is ideal for giving some fine details,or making free hand designs or your own handwritten sentiments.The back ground of the tag is again made with distress inks and i have just made some random dot patterns using perfect medium brush and dabbed some perfect pearl powder over it with a small brush.Once the tag is completely finished,using a wider brush i removed all the excess powder on the tag.This method looks good only on darker backgrounds as these are metallic shades. Kavi Tha

 Perfect pearl painting: Again as  i said perfect pearls goes very well with any water based mediums,for the orange flower in this tag i mixed little bit of perfect pearl powder with photo colors and painted it.For the pink flowers i mixed the perfect pearls with acrylic colors and painted the flower.You can very well see the difference,the powder mixed with photo colors gives a transparent finish where as the acrylic colors gives opaque finish. Kavi Tha

Hope you enjoyed today's inspiration, we will be back tomorrow with our last item in the kit and the winner of the kit,so don't forget to comment :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit: Stickles!

Welcome to another day full of inspiration! I hope you have all been enjoying Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit!

Today our focus is Stickles from Ranger.  Stickles is acid free, non-settling glitter glue. Comes in many colours and you can sparkle any project with it.

"Inspire Yourself" by Kavi Tha
"This is a shabby chic style tag.The center frame is made with spellbinder postage dies in white card stock and i have applied a generous amount of Stickles from Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit to it.Once its dries i have. distressed them with Tea dye ink.The heart shape is hand-cut one and i have painted them with blue and white acrylic colors and applied a layer of stickles to it.I have distressed the pattern papers also and applied stickles only in the edges."

 "Congratulations" by Hana Atif
" In this tag I have highlightes the baby's wings with Stickles from Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit."

You can glamorize your products with Stickles from Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit by highlighting your embellishments, by sparkling your pictures, by adding texture to your backgrounds and even by coloring in with them. Do let me know if you have some ideas ! And don't forget to comment to this post to get a chance to win Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit!

Happy sparkling!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit: Crackle Paint!

Welcome back with the second day inspirations into Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit.

 Today we will be focusing on Crackle Paint by Ranger. Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit includes Rock Candy Crackle Paint which is clear .
This unique one-step paint cracks as it dries. With a convenient, built-in applicator brush, create a
nostalgic clear cracked finish over artwork, stamped images and photographs. Use on cardstock, chipboard, paper maché, Grungeboard and more! Comes in 24 opaque colors, 3 metallics and one clear crackle paint. Coordinates with the fabulous palette of 24 Distress Inks and Distress Embossing Powders.

So before we jump into inspirations, lets get to know our Designer Kavi Tha a little more:

    "Hi  all,i am kavitha from chennai,india.I am a free lance artist/designer and i have my own art school called "Kalalayaa" where i teach arts n crafts like paintings,murals etc.I love designing,painting n crafts from my childhood,but like most of them my parents wanted to do a computer science course:).So after finishing my college i did  some short term courses in designing like fashion designing,fine arts and visual design.Paper crafting is something i started doing after i started blogging,and i should say i am hooked up since then.i am thoroughly enjoy making any style of paper craft projects  and i should say it  give wings to my imagination.

"Flying High" created by Kavi Tha

" The background is been painted with acyclic colors-white n blue first and once it dried i applied a thick coat of Crackle paint  Rock Candy and allowed to it dry completely(it may take 30-45mins)and decorated with some die cuts and stamped kite. "

I really like Kavi Tha's tag ! Here are some ways you can incorporate Ranger Crafkle Paint Rock Candy to glamorize your projects:

Use it on Chipboard:

Use it on paper:

So do comment and let us know how you would like to use  Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit: Crackle Paint!

See you tomorrow for more sparkle and glamour ;)


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit: Liquid Pearls!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

We are joined by Kavi Tha from Chennai, India to inspire us from Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit!

Today in focus from Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit is Liquid Pearls. The kit include White Opal Liquid pearls which a pearlized shade of white. Ranger has 30 new shades of Liquid Pearls. Liquid Pearls are a versatile, waterproof pearlescent paint designed especially for decorating paper and fabric. The bottle’s built-in easy flow tip is handy to use as a dimensional paint to accent scrapbook pages, cards and mixed-media artwork.

"We make a Perfect fit" by Kavi Tha

"For the background of this tag i have used distress inks,i started with mustard seed ink and then blended  it with shabby shutters and for the edges i have used tea dye inks.Then i stamped the flourishes with memento inks.Then with liquid pearls i highlighted the flourish designs along the edges.The butterflies are stamped separately in white card stock and have been colored with water color pencils.The butterflies are also been decorated with liquid pearls,once it dried i fussy cut them and mounted with double sided tape on the tag.The heart shapes are hand cut ones,they are painted with acrylic colors+liquid pearls mixed together with a drop of water and i have used liquid pearls to create some pattern on them." Kavi Tha

"Every cloud has a pearlescent lining!" by Hana Atif

"I have used White Opal Liquid Pearl from Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit to make the clouds on the washi tape pop out. It gives a 3D effect plus dries out really fast. Every girl should have her own set of lined clouds ;)!" Hana Atif

Hope you liked today's inspiration, do leave us a comment to know what would you like to create with Liquid Pearls. And remember, we will be choosing a winner at the end of the week of inspirations :)

Me and Kavitha will be back with more inspiration tomorrow!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Introducing Lil Bee's"Glam it Up" Kit and a giveaway!

Hello Crafters,

Welcome back :) Hope you had an amazing summer vacations and are ready to get back in the routine!

I have been wanting to officially launch Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit , as I had released it in Oman in July!

Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit is the perfect kit  to try out different mediums on your projects. This kit is all you need to Glamorize and sparkle your projects.

  • Rock Candy Crackle Paint 
  • Perfect Pearl 
  • Frosted Lace Stickles
  • White Opal Liquid Pearls
  • White American Craft Gel pen
  •  1 mini Mister
  • 1 Brush tip Perfect Medium Pen 
 Best for Beginners and advanced crafter's alike. Price 70dhs for 7 items!

So all this week long you will see inspiration from Lil Bee's"Glam it Up" Kit and a lucky commentor  will win this kit at the end of the week!

So sit back and enjoy some of the sneaks!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Products and Promotions!

Hello Crafters,

It has been a very hot and humid week in Dubai but that hasn't soared the crafty spirit of the ladies :).

So this summer, Lil Bee's Boutique has stocked some amazing Memento ink colors for you, check them out:

Plus you can also benefit from the promotion at Lil Bee's 3 must have Memento set:

Lil Bee has also restocked MFT Dienamics:check them out on

Also arriving next week , we have some new collections coming at Lil Bee's Boutique, so keep checking!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Lil Bee's "Lovely Spring" kit: An overview

Hello Crafters,

I am back with an overview of Lil Bee's "Spring Lovely" kit which as you know was released in May 2012.
Before we see the details and snapshots, let me announce that the last product focus winner is Hussena! Congrats Hussena and please email your postal address on for your giveaway to be delivered.

Now back to Lil Bee's "Spring Lovely" kit!

  •  The stamp in Lil Bee's "Lovely Spring" kit is from Lawn Fawn! Get ready to stop and smell the roses with this set of 17 clear stamps! These butterflies and flowers make a cheerful addition to your cards and crafts.
  • Patterned Papers , Alphas and Tags in Lil Bee's "Lovely Spring" kit are also from Lawn Fawn's first Paper release in CHA winter 2012 release! So get crafting with this Bright Side collection. This lively assortment includes 12 double-sided papers, two kraft papers, and one cardstock alphabet sticker sheet. 
  •  Exclusive in Lil Bee's "Lovely Spring" kit is Dienamics Royal Rose, an essential part of your diecuts collection! 
  • Tags in Lil Bee's "Lovely Spring" kit are from Elle's Studio! These tags are perfect for everyday moments and are full of beautiful colors with a vintage and handmade look. These are great for adding a special touch to your layouts! You can even slip them over photos in your photo albums! There are 10 tags total in this set. Each tag measures 3.5 x 1.5 inches wide and is printed with fun colors, on cardstock.
  •  Embellishments in Lil Bee's "Lovely Spring" kit are also from Elle's Studio!
    This sheet of numbers allows you to cut them out and glue them on! You'll receive one sheet of pennant tags that measures about 7.75 x 10 inches. There are 31 numbers total on the sheet, all ranging in sizes.
     Now Let's have a look at our DT Projects show casing  Lil Bee's "Lovely Spring" kit!
Love DT Teju Venkat's cards and Scrapbook layout! The Bright coloured papers are suitable for any occasion!

DT Nandini Achariya has brought sunshine into this spring collection by creating visuals for the cards using yellow orangy color papers! 

I, DT Hana Atif have made this easel card with Silhouette . the butterfly has a body of American craft micro beads! all images colored with copics.

Let's pause the overview here and come back tomorrow to view Guest designers creations and reviews!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lil bee's Product Focus: Stampavie stamps

Hello Crafters!

I am back with another episode of Lil Bee's Product Focus. The winner of last Product Focus is Kavya !
Congrats Kavya, email me your address :)

Lets introduce today's products with a card sample:

The stamp used on this card is from Stampavie . I have stamped it with memento ink and then colored with copics. i have then used Spellbinder's Floral ovals to partially cut the stamped image.
These ovals come in 4 sizes and just perfect for cards! The card base is also cut with Spellbinders standard large circles. The patterned papers is from Webster's Pages.

Another product which will be available at Lil Bee's Boutique is Sospeso Trasparente and her is what i have made with printed sospeso plastic butterflies and patinas.

I have created this table centre piece with 3 inverted glasses .
In this next set of centre piece i have used Prima roses instead of sespeso flowers.

  More details on Sespeso Transperento coming soon!

And now the giveaway, to win one of Stampavie products, leave your comments below as to what you color your stamped images with.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lil Bee's Product focus: My Favorite Things Dienamics

Hello Crafters,

Had a busy day yesterday so posting Lil Bee's Product Focus today.
The winner of last product focus is:

I would go with Cover-a-Card Paisley Crystal Code: CC036 stamp. I feel the design on this stamp would look good on a retro and vintage theme project. The stamped image can be brightly colored to achieve a retro look and using distress inks along with various aging techniques the vintage look can be achieved."

Congrats Vinitha!

Now its turn for Lil Bee's product focus and today we have Dienamics from My Favorite Things in the spotlight. They are American made steel dies which can cut through a lot of different materials and work in all die cutting machines.


The first is Dienamics Tea Party Doily, amazing diecut but sometimes takes a while to take out the little cut pieces. Its better to cut few at a time and store for future projects.

Next we have Dienamics Fresh Cut Grass, best for using with cards.

To bring in shades I have first dabbed the Grass diecut with Peeled Paint distress stain.
 Then I have dabbed Forest Moss distress stain in few places.
 To mix both ,I have covered the whole with Antique Linen Distress stain.
 Added a few dabs of Vintage photo distress stain.
 Then covered the whole diecut with Peeled paint distress stain.
And finally colored the edges with Peeled Paint distress markers.

Next we have Dienamics Mini Rolled roese. I just love them. They are tiny roses suitable for all projects.

 I have covered these roses diecuts with Chalk mists from Tattered Angels. Then I stamped the smaller rose with the dot stamp available in Dienamics Tea party die cut and stamp set.

Then we have Retro Rolled flower, this is a little larger than the mini rolled roses.

  I have stamped this diecut with mini hearts from Lawn fawn stamps.

 Another flower is the rolled mum.
 I have stamped with small dot stamp from the same Tea party set and then colored the edges with Copics Spica brown.

 Last is the Royal rose, Also one of my favorites.

 I have covered the diecut with Distress Stains.
 After rolling it and gluing together, I have sprayed the centre with pink chalk mist by Tattered Angels.
 And then using glossy accents ,i have filled the centre of the rose with beads.
Here are all the flowers .
 You can use them individually or bunches and they make an excellent accent to your project. If you don't want to use inks, stamps or mists, then just use patterned papers to cut them and have the flowers match your project!

So to win one of these MFT Flowers dienamics, just comment on how would you use them!

Winner will be chosen in next episode of Lil Bee's Product focus!

Happy Crafting!