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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Shining Star with Lawn Fawn

Hi, Lou here with you today to share a card made with

I actually made this as a sample card for a children's card making workshop I held in the holidays.
The children had lots of fun cutting out the animals with the Upon a Star Lawn Cuts dies and popping them off the card with foam dots.
I also used Meadow Borders Lawn Cuts to make the hill the animals are sitting on.
The white stars and sentiment are embossing powder.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.
Louise

Saturday, July 22, 2017

spring flowers



My inspiration DT project today consist of these goodies I used 
in store at Bizzy Bec's and can be pre-ordered.
However, if you can't find what you are looking for
contact Bec and she is always willing to help.


Ferns
Creatable die LR0454

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

50th Wedding Anniversary

Hello fellow crafters, 
I do hope you are getting plenty of time to do your favourite thing.
I have a few friends celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this year (ours is next year) so I thought I would make a card I will have an immediate use for.

I was so looking forward to using this
Marianne Design - Anja Border
It is so elegant and Bec has an excellent special on it at the moment.
It comes in two pieces,  I cut and raised the centre section by using the second die. 
I also added some tiny pearls here and there.


I thought it might look a little plain in the background so I used a background stamp
from many years ago.  Victorian Diamond Panel 485 and I embossed it with fine gold.

For the Gold at the top and bottom of my card I used Frantic Stamper - Scallop Borders
Centre pieces are:
Memory Box - Stitched Circle Layers
Raised using double sided foam tape.

Elizabeth Craft - Numbers and more (50)

Hearts are from Sue Wilson - Shadow Boxes - Mr & Mrs
Don't forget to check out Bec's specials and to enter Bizzy Bec's Anything goes Challenge.
One more 50th to go and then I have to do a 25th Anniversary for our son. 
Where did those years go?

Happy crafting to you all.
Hugs Carol


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Gilded Watercolour Distress Ink with Dies

Hi there friends. I saw this tissue watercolour method with crumpled and embossed highlights, and was looking for something inky with which to back this card. Wow, is it fun!!
Here's a wee peek.
First of all, use some ordinary tissue paper, mine was bit imperfect, second hand, from a present received who knows when. 😉
1. Select inks ( you can use most sort, but water-based blend best), used some Distress Inks - from Bec - made varying sheets as you can see.
  (Current card used mini DI Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick.) 
2. Smoosh inks randomly on blending mat.
3. Then spritz inks with water, layer gently the tissue paper over the inks. Once coloured lift **carefully (it IS fragile at this stage) put on paper towel, or in my case, on junk mail!! the tissue dries well on it, once dry it lifts up easily.
 This method is really effective economical watercolour, especially if learning the technique. The card I made used the next "scrunched-it-up" step, also.
4.  For this, scrunch up the dried tissue paper then glue it to some card, as attaching press to emphasise the raised areas of scrunching. Allow to dry.
5. Use on finished sheet the embossing anti static pad. Cover well, then smooth (lightly and evenly) over Versamark ink pad to catch crinkle highlights. Sprinkle  Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss. 
Attach to card base, you can see gorgeous gold highlights best on this photo below.
 6. Next comes Die cutting. I've used Sue Wilson Thank You Die
Spellbinders Dies used is Heirloom Legacy 5" x 7" die ( I bought mine from Bec, so it might be ordered from Bec, upon request)
To layer Die cuts and to see how to do this easily, see this post here.
 
Here is completed card, assembled, LOVE the intricacy of the Sue Wilson word die, superb quality and detail!
This technique is fun, will be revisiting it!! Hope you enjoy it too.

  Now don't forget to pop over  HERE at Bizzy Bec's and check out the other DT gorgeous creations, and please do join in the ANYTHING GOES July CHALLENGE - to win that prize.
Pop by Bec's store, too, for her great bargain prices
 
 
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and chat! Lot more details found on my blog post here.
Shaz in Oz.x

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wild Rose Studio Stamps

Bec stocks a range of gorgeous stamps from Wild Rose Studios in her store. The card I have made uses the 'Bunny and Butterfly' image. The stamps give a crisp image for colouring using your chosen materials- I used Copic markers. The background uses a Taylored Expressions embossing folder  'dotted lattice' and  the die is from Spellbinders 'Heart Circles'. Contact Bec through the store link to check availability of the Spellbinders die set.
Happy crafting, Jackie.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July Challenge...

Hi everyone and welcome to our new challenge.





Bizzy Becs Challenge for July

with the theme being.....



"ANYTHING GOES"







The winner of this months challenge will receive:

A MYSTERY PRIZE
(being a die or stamp)

Donated from Bizzy Becs Online Storea fabulous range of Various Stamps, Dies and Embellishments for all your crafty needs and wants. and must haves!

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Before I introduce this months Inspiration from our Design Team,  sadly we are saying goodbye to one of our Design Team Gals, Annie.  We would like to thank Annie very much for her wonderful creations during her time with us, and we wish Annie all the best in her future ventures.


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Here is this months gorgeous inspiration from our Design Team








Indigo Blue Stamps Poppy heart 
Joy Craft open heart and butterfly die


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Items used for this card:
Marianne Design Folder - Clouds
Blue Butterfly Stamps - Sweet Love DIGI Collection - Love Cloud
Coloured with Pencils and a touch of Gel Pen
Frantic Stamper Dies - Scallop Border (set of 3)
Sue Wilson - Itty Bitty Bow


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Supplies used:
Stampigbella Uptown Girls: Samantha and Sierra teke a Selfie
Memory Box: Big Splash Border Die
Lawn Fawn: Large Stitched Rectangles
Lawn Fawn: Chit Chat Stamp


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Supplies used:
Darkroom Door stamp set- Classic Cars
Walnut Stain Distress Ink


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Shaz



Items Used:


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Louise




Stamping Bella Sammy is Sweet 


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Items used:
Penny Black Acrylic Stamp - Blooming Garden
Spellbinder Card Creator Die -  A2 Devine Eloquence
Lawn Fawn Acryic Stamp - Birthday Tags


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HOW TO JOIN BIZZY BEC'S CHALLENGES...
 Here at Bizzy Bec's Challenges you are more than Welcome to Enter as many of your card creations that you like into our challenges,

 BUT..... We do have a few " RULES" we would like you to follow please......

 1. "Your card must not be entered into any more then 5  challenges"

 2.You must add your link in Mr.Linky 

3. You MUST add a link to your **direct blog post*** .

4. You must have a link back to the challenge blog in your post mentioning Bizzy Bec's Challenge.

5. PLEASE DO NOT link your entry to an old card, your entry must be new. "Unfortunately those entries that do not follow the RULES will be ineligible for the prize".
 


Bye for now...Bec, Annie, Carol, Jackie,  Karen, Lou,  Mandy  and Shaz.




Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June Challenge WInner ....

                       




                                     June Anything Goes Challenge


                                       Bizzy Becs would like to congratulate:


                                                         #2      Suzi Mac





" Such a soft and pretty card with your pinks and whites, Beautiful layering and design - we just loved it."


Congratulations 
you have won

A MYSTERY STAMP OR DIE

donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store
fabulous range of Various Stamps, Dies and Embellishments for all your crafty needs and wants.

We are sure you will have lots of crafty fun creating with your  prize....
**** please contact Bec  HERE to claim your prize and don't forget to grab your Winners Badge from the sidebar to display proudly on your blog. ****




OUR TOP 3 June Awards go to :
  (please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar)

                                                   #4      Tiziana B
                                                   #8       Megan
                                                  #12     AJ

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" Top 3 have been  listed in numerical order  and all winners have been chosen using Random Org "

 We'd like to congratulate this months Winner and Top 3 and to thank everyone that entered this months challenge  - outstanding creations everyone....

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Don't forget to come back here tomorrow to see the NEW CHALLENGE and fabulous Inspiration from the wonderful Design Team Girls.
Cheers for now.....
 Bizzy Bec’s DT team. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

imagine


Hi There
It's my turn on the blog today!
 I would like to share with you a mixed media project.


The background has been layered with stamping and texture paste, using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Die 'mixed media' as a stencil.

The Poppies have been stamped out and coloured with Copic alcohol markers, I have cut them out
and collaged them down. 
The face is drawn using various media.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Circles
Indigo blue Stamp: Limor Circles
Indigo Blue Stamp: Ickle Poppies
Memory Box Die: Sketchbook Imagine
Sizzix Thinletts Die: Mixed Media

You can get all of these supplies from Bizzy Becs and you still have a few
days too take advantage of her terrific EOFY sale with 10% to 30% off!

thanks for stopping by

Mandy x



Thursday, June 22, 2017

rosette

Mid year and it's time for another inspiration
design team card to share with you.
I have used many goodies listed below.


The goodies I used are:~
Joy Craft die....flower
Memory box....Blooming flower frame
Gesso
Beads and charms
Marianne Design...banner and text
Tim Holtz
cheers, aNNIe 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Flowers

Hi Fellow Crafters.
Today I want to feature this great little gem I bought at Bizzy Bec's.


For a very reasonable price you get stamps and dies that may be made up so many different ways.


Items Used for this card:

Background embossed and stamped over with Versamark Ink and covered with pearl powder.
Joy Crafts Dies & Clear Stamps - Flowers 2 pcs
PoppyStamps Dies - Leafy Sprig
Stampendous Clear Stamps - Friendly Phrase

Here are some other ways to use the set.




Hearts:  Stitched Hearts
With pearls in the centres of flowers.

I'm sure you could work out some more flowers using this little gem.

I do hope you have all had a good month so far.
God's Blessings everyone and enjoy the rest of the month.
Crafty Hugs,

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Darkroom Door Sail Away + WaterColour Distress

Hi there everyone, Shaz here! 
Back with another card with the wonderful Darkroom Door set - Sail away!
First a peek, then to the how to!

I gathered up sea coloured Distress Inks, as shown below + links at bottom. 
 Added inks to white coated mat (plastic coated lid from takeaway). Laid down a generous layer of water on watercolor block, then randomly added colours with large brush and water till happy. Did need to add more ink to palette before finishing.
Stamped on scraps two images with my favourite stamping ink Black Onyx Versafine, heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Completed watercolour piece now dry.. as you can see colours very random, cut to fit a 5 x 7' base for card.
With two stamped images, inked with similar colours as used above, also DI Fossilized Amber from moon reflection.Ovals used to cut out window, added die cut frame, shaping it a little, adding mounting tape. Used largest and 3rd largest for die frame.
 Supplies used:
*All are Pre-order
* Darkroom Door Sail Away Stamp set.
* Lawn Fawn So Much to say ... birthday greeting.
* Distress inks 
Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans,  Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire.
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(if you see something that is not listed in store, then ask Bec via email to see if she can order it in for you! )
Thanks for popping over, especially a big thank you if you say hi to let me know you've been by!

 Oh and dont forget to  join in the Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes challenge for June HERE..  someone has to win that prize.
 Shaz in Oz.x
PS more details on my blog post here too..

Monday, June 5, 2017

June Challenge....



Hi everyone and welcome to our new challenge.





Bizzy Becs Challenge for June

with the theme being.....



"ANYTHING GOES"







The winner of this months challenge will receive:

A MYSTERY PRIZE
(being a die or stamp)

Donated from Bizzy Becs Online Storea fabulous range of Various Stamps, Dies and Embellishments for all your crafty needs and wants. and must haves!

************************

Here is this months gorgeous inspiration from our Design Team












Goods used are:-
Lace


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CAROL





Goodies Used:
Avery Elle Dies - Petals and Stems
Avery Elle Clear Stamp Set
Spellbinders - Sentiments One
Avery Elle Ellé-ments - Count on it
Penny Black Stamps -   Collage of Wishes (I used the butterfly out of it)
CC Designs Cutters Olive Branch Dies
Nelly Snellen Dies - Doily Borders


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Items used:
Spellbinders Die - A2 Devine Eloquence
Penny Black Stamp - Gratitude
Penny Black Stamp - Blooming Garden



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Mandy



Itens Used:
Stampingbella: Tiny Townie Lilly of the Valley stamp
Lawn fawn: Big Scripty Words stamp
Lawn Fawn : Big Scripty Words Die
Lawn Fawn : Large stitched Circle Stackables
Lawn Fawn: Large stitched rectangle Stackables

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HOW TO JOIN BIZZY BEC'S CHALLENGES...
 Here at Bizzy Bec's Challenges you are more than Welcome to Enter as many of your card creations that you like into our challenges,

 BUT..... We do have a few " RULES" we would like you to follow please......

 1. "Your card must not be entered into any more then 5  challenges"

 2.You must add your link in Mr.Linky 

3. You MUST add a link to your **direct blog post*** .

4. You must have a link back to the challenge blog in your post mentioning Bizzy Bec's Challenge.

5. PLEASE DO NOT link your entry to an old card, your entry must be new. "Unfortunately those entries that do not follow the RULES will be ineligible for the prize".
 


Bye for now...Bec, Annie, Carol, Jackie,  Karen, Lou,  Mandy  and Shaz.