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


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April Challenge ....

Hi everyone and welcome to

Bizzy Becs Challenge for April

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 April - Sue K


- SUE K -

- Penny Black stamps - Botanical Notes (flowers) & Enamor (greeting)
- Spellbinders - Curved Borders 2

- Stickles glitter glue, glimmer glue,


Here is this months gorgeous  inspiration from our DT girls

Memory Box Windham ...Collage die 
Lawn Fawn....label dies


Nellie Snellen Dies-Straight Hexagon Nest
Craft Too Dies-Nest Circles
Spellbinders-In'Spire Sneaks
Lawn Fawn -Grassy Border-Lawn Cuts
Impression Obsession Dies-Greeting Set



Darkroom Door Stamp Set- Classic Motorcycles
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso
Distress Ink
Black Archival Ink


Whipper Snapper Designs stamp: Just for you cat
Sizzix Thinlits: Mixed media
Little B Dies: Handwritten


Darkroom Door Stamps - Frame Stamp
                                 Tick Tock
                                      Coffee Stain
Distress Ink Pads - Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Black Soot
Lawn Fawn Die - Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables


 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, Janine, Jennie,  Karen, Mandy, Mel and Shaz.

Monday, April 4, 2016

March Winners....

    Before I  introduce March's winner -  Debbie Johns our winner from February,
    please contact  Bec here  to collect your prize

                         March  Anything Goes Challenge

                                Bizzy Becs would like to congratulate:

#10 Jennifer D

"Beautiful card such adorable images.  We loved your Shaker Card Jennifer, your chosen colours and design of your card are gorgeous and the colouring of your images is fabulous - thanks for sharing with us this month"

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 March Awards go to :

  # 3 Megan
#5  Nonsolo - Anna
#16   Liz Cavill

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. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

happy Easter

 Hi There
I hope you had a wonderful Easter with friends and loved ones.
I am sharing with you a card that is a twist on the traditional easter theme.

I do love the Stamping Balla stamps and this cutie with the ice cream cone was
too cute to resist.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Stampin Bella Chicks with a sprinkle on top.
Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Easter
Dies:Lawn Cuts Stitched rectangles
Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags
Stencil: Memory Box Tessatina

Please Go To my Blog for more detailed information and Drop into 
Bizzy Becs Online store where you can buy all these supplies and so much more
But Don't forget you need to Pre-order.

See you next time

Mandy xox

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Hi all, just wanted to share a card I made 
using a few products in store.

These are fun to use and more details will be found on my blog..
These are available to pre order...

(Please note that if it is not listed and it is still available,  you can send a request to Bec and she can try and order for you.)
Feel free to also enter our current challenge.
cheers, aNNie

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Get Well Card

Items used on this card are:

Dark Room Door- Texture Stamp- Splatter
(I love this stamp, I'll be using it a lot)
The centre out of Spellbinders-Elegant Labels 4
Memory Box Dies- Cross Stitch Framed Borders 
Poppy Stamp Die – Leafy Sprig