Sunday, May 22, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Easel Card

Above is the card front on.
Below is the card opened to the easel function.

Items used for this card were:
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Parisian
Flowers:  Heartfelt Creations - Arianna Blooms (both Stamps and Dies)
Sorry to hog the blog but I have been busy this week and wanted to share this one with you also.
Hugs, Carol

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Out Door Wedding Card

This card was created for a friend whose son is getting married outdoors in a couple of weeks.

Items used for this card were:

Frantic Stamper - With This Kiss Couple
Flowers:  Heartfelt Adrianna Blooms
Small Flowers were from Spellbinders – Hydrangea 
Leaves : Poppy Stamps - Marianna Vine
Cherry Lynn - Flourish Leaf Strip
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig
Enjoy your crafting everyone, Carol

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Little Card for a Crafty Friend!

This gorgeous rubber stamp and sentiment is called 'tiny townie Penelope has a pencil'  from the Stamping Bella range available in the store. It has been cut out using Memory Box Stitched Layer Circles. Bec can order these in for you. I really like how easy it is to place other sentiments I already have alongside this image!
Happy crafting, Jackie

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Penny Black "In The Garden" + How to do Simple 3D Stamped Images

This is 3D images with stamps - a favourite in this instance, Penny Black!
Bec has such exceptional prices on these, I was thrilled when saw:
Penny Black in the Garden on Bec's site (pre-order)!
Here is the first card made with this set, not done in 3D. Stamped in black + embossed, coloured with watercolour markers. Then decided to 3D the second card.
 {Used: **Penny Black "In the Garden" stamp set  **Memory Box Pinpoint circles. }
You create your own scene with these images, as there are all different elements from which to chose. 1. I always practise on a scrap sheet before leaping onto good paper.
2. I stamp on 80gsm paper, a light card, as heavy card is harder to shape well.
3. Used to do more stamping for 3D work. I find you really don't need to do lots of multiple stamping (see here for full explanation).
Here is the amount of stamping for this 3D scene. A good background, then elements you wish to 3D on another piece. The cat and basket will be cut out separately, so they are shaped and glued individually.
Items used: *Shaping Tool *Foam molding mat *Silicone glue - available from Bec.
This is the finished second card which was done with 3D.
  Items used: **
Pre-order Blackberry Lane papers by Wild Rose Studio pads  **Pre-order Our Daily Bread Beautiful Borders die set.
Close up of 3D work, coloured with same pens, background sponged while still in die to get crisp white shadow edge, with Distress ink and hand cut hills + clouds mask.
Well, I do hope this is clear for you - there is more detail over here, with many more pictures.
I have learnt how to do these after seeing it first done at a craft show in Brisbane in 2010.
They are so much fun!
 Thanks so much everyone for popping over and saying hi!
...and dont forget to join in here with Bec's Anything Goes May challenge ..
you might win that prize :D
Shaz in Oz.x

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May Challenge ......

Hi everyone  before I introduce this months challenge, we at Bizzy Becs would like to wish all the Mums a Happy Mothers Day for this  Sunday.  We hope that you are spoilt rotten and  have a wonderful day doing something fabulous.


Bizzy Becs Challenge for May

with the theme being.....


The winner of this months challenge will receive:

(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!


This month we introduce our Guest Designer for May  - Leanne S

          White cheesecloth
          Twinklets: Diamond dust
             Sugar berries: white
                 Indigo Blu: peony posey stamp
               Leane cretief flower 008 die set

I am sure you will agree Leanne's card is georgeous, thank you for sharing with us this month.


Here is this months gorgeous  inspiration from our DT girls


Marianne Die....Anja's  Squares 
Stamping Bella Stamp....Love to shop



Cottage Cutz Stitched ovals die (fit perfectly on Spellbinder ovals)
Spellbinder Elegant Ovals die


Joy Craft - Circle French Lily (in the background)
Lea’abilities – Multi Die Flower Blossom Layers (temporarily unavailable)
Memory Box -Peaceful Butterflies or Dancing Butterflies (temporarily unavailable)
Spellbinders - Beaded Ovals



Stamping Bella- Peaches the Stuffie Wants An Ice Cream
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals (contact Bec for availability)


Distress Inks: Broken China and Peacock Feathers
Stamps: Gorjuss Purrrrfect love and Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens
Dies: Avery Elle Sweet scallops and MFT Die-namics Modern Morocco


Avery Elle - Die & Stamp Set Petals and Stems
Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches
Memento Ink Pads -  Bahama Blue, Summer Sky, Pear Tart, New Sprout, Lady Bug, Angel Pink, Desert Sand & Tangelo


 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,  Jennie,  Karen, Leanne,  Mandy  and Shaz.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

April Winner...

April  Anything Goes Challenge

                Bizzy Becs would like to congratulate:

#23 Cathy R

"Your Pandas are so  very cute, we loved them.  You have created a fun scene with your stamping, inking  and die cut  elements.  Your card is lovely"

you have won


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 April Awards go to :

  # 14  Emily Shroom
#15 Maxine D
#22 Pat 

These are listed in numerical order  and all have been chosen using Random Org. We'd like to congratulate these amazing entries - outstanding creations everyone....please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar.

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. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

a simple birthday card

Hi There

Thanks for looking in on my card today. I am sharing with you a really simple design,
but I think you will agree the end result is rather effective.

I have layered the butterfly die cut card over the top of a simple sponged background.

supplies used: Memory Box Die, Reverse ButterflyCollage
Poppy stamps, Vintage Happy Birthday
distress inks: Worn lipstick and Dried Marigold.
Metal embellishments from Bizzy Becs card kit #6
cardstock: Neenah heavy weight 110lb natural

Don't forget to stop in to Bizzy Becs store to get these wonderful supplies and so much more.
you still have aa couple of day to claim the Late April super savers coupon.

Thanks for stopping by.
see you next time,

Mandy xox

Sunday, April 24, 2016

bit of this n that

Sharing a post for you today using a lot of mixed media
goodies which can now be found in store at Bizzy Bec's.
Good news. Bec of Bizzy Bec's now has some
awesome goodies from mixed media sprays
to pre packed  kits for your card making.
I just want to share what I am using on my DT
mixed media page
. These are available in store and if you 
can't see what you want, Bec is sure to 
order it for you.

Goodies used on my mixed media...

Marianne dies....Anja's border
Memory Box....martingale border
Card Kit #3... ribbon and charm
Memory Box Stencil...Garden Wimsey Branch
Dylusion ink sprays....Peacock feathers and Funky Fuchsia
Dark Room Door....texture stamp

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ladies Birthday Card

Hello Everyone, I hope you all are having a good week.
My card today is mostly Black and White with a touch of colour.

Items used are:
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder - Dotted Lattice
(Unfortunately Bec has momentarily taken it off her site.)
Nelly Snellen - Doily Border Die
Frantic Stamper - Scallop Borders Die
Sue Wilson Die -Classic 3D Itty Bitty Bow
Dee's Distinctively - Secret Garden Flower 2

Keep on crafting.  CAROL

Friday, April 15, 2016

"Darkoom Door Gumtrees" Male Card Tutorial

Hi everyone - Shaz here!
Another mid month post with a tutoria
l + *brayered male card.
ey to brayer work is a light and gentle hand, ie dont attack the paper but caress it. :D
Always build up a light base layer for any good blending of any inks, in any medium - then add the depth of colour once the first layer has dried.
The base colour helps smooth out all other layers. I always brayer on smooth "junk" mail - the soft smooth surface helps in blending.

Used good glossy cardstock, *brayer + dye inks: *Memento Bahama Blue, *Grape seed + Adirondack Peach Bellini, dont have that colour in Memento. Click here for blog post + video with Brayer basics - this is
a good place to begin.
*Bec has or can source these items.
Tore a rough edge with scrap of paper and sponged it lightly with
On a long snippet of cream (cut to size) added *Distress inks as shown (Bec's DI here) with blending tool Antique Linen for base coat then Salty Ocean + Dusty Concord
Embossed a cream piece of card with *Sizzix Dot Matrix folder, added *Salty ocean + *Antique linen mixed randomly rubbing over the embossing.
All side layers together, added bit of twine to overlap them.
(for details on stamps, etc. see my blog post)

*Spellbinders Marvellous Squares die (link here) cut in black snippet. Cut into four, trim down as shown to make great corners.

*Darkroom Door – Gum Trees set, mounted on black card, then added corners underneath.
 Image is stamped in *Versafine Onyx Black, clear embossing powder + heat set.
The "Peaceful" word stamp is part of the *Gum Trees set.*Bec has or can source these items.
 Thanks so much everyone for popping over and saying hi!
...and dont forget to join in Bec's Anything Goes April challenge ..
you might win that prize :D
Shaz in Oz.x 
PS for another great post with male card, check out DT Jackie's brilliant male card with Darkroom door stamps - blog link here!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Open Road

I have created another male card using the Classic Motorcycles Collection of Red Rubber Stamps from Darkroom Door. There are five bikes in the set as well as captions.

Other items from the store I have used include:
Details for making the card can be found on my blog. 
Happy crafting, Jackie

Monday, April 11, 2016

Make A Wish....

Hi everyone.

Today I would like to share with you a CAS style card I made. 

I have used dies that are available to preorder via Bizzy Becs Store:

Dragonflies - Impression Obsession 
Celebrations - Penny Black

To create the coloured background for the sentiment and dragonflies I used a piece of watercolour paper and spritzed it with a Dylusion  Ink Sprays in the following colours:
Vibrant Turquoise
Crushed Grape
Lemon Zest
Bubblegum Pink
Fresh Lime

Then when it was dry I just choose the colours that I wanted on my card and die cut each element.

The ribbon used is from Becs latest Card Kit No 8.

There are some fabulous new items to see in the store so pop on over and check them out, also our latest Anything Goes Challenge is in its second week so please join in, we  love to see your wonderful creations.

Happy crafting