Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DT Inspiration - Tracy

Hi Peeps,

I'm Tracy and one of the new members of the Design Team, so please go easy with me as this is my first post here.  It's that time of year and I wanted to inspire you to make some Christms Cards.  I have used this gorgeous Whiff of Joy image.  I don't think Bec has her in stock at the moment but if you are interested, and I'm sure you will be, lol, just email Bec and she'll be able to help you.

Isn't she gorgeous!

Paper doily, these are just beautiful from Bizzy Becs available HERE
Flourish with a Bling Red Swirls from Bizzy Becs available HERE
Sentiment is a freebie from Bizzy Becs available HERE
Gold Stickles available HERE

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sweet Pea Stamps

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend..

If you are like me and LOVE Sweet Pea Stamps you may be aware they are aiming to reach 500 Followers on their blog.. They only have a short way to go..

So I am here to spread the word and help them reach their target..

They have some AWESOME giveaways when they do reach their Target..

So if you are not a follower then pop on over here to find out more and to become a follower..

Above is a card I made some time back with one of their Stamps Called "Love Is Gone".. this would have to be one of my favorites.

Take Care,
Bec xx

Sweet Pea Stamps Quick Link Click Here

Thursday, November 25, 2010

DT Jackie's Inspiration

Hi girls, Jackie here. Here is the card I have just finished for my beautiful daughter Lauren for her birthday next week. I made a little bookmark which sits in the top of the card perfectly.

Angelica (Wags and Whiskers stamp), diamond stickles, flower, Whiff of Joy magical tag die, gorgeous tassle, pearls, copic markers and X-press it blending card. All of these products are available from Bizzy Becs Store.

The new Wags and Whisker stamps are just stunning and an absolute pleasure to colour.

Have a wonderful day

Hugs xo Jackie

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rellz Card Inspiration

good afternoon crafty ladies,i thought id share a couple of cards that i had made recently,i had a great time with these, the gorgeous stamp is a wild rose studio stamp, his name is fergus,bizzy bec has a fantastic range of the wild rose stamps, and most of the embellies are from BIZZY BEC'S gorgeous online store,the roses, flower pin, leaf pins,pearl flowers ,and postage sentiment are all from becs,
have a great day
toodlz for now
rellz. : o )

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Paper Piecing Tutorial

Do you like to paper piece??  I love it.  i quite often buy certain stamps because they are easy to paper piece.  I love Magnolia stamps for this very reason.  Tilda's outfits are normally fantastic to paper piece.
i thought i would do a quick tutorial to show you how i do it in case you are a bit hesitant about trying it.  Its so easy and a great quick and effective way to add some real 'pop' to your creations.

Warning this is going to get photo heavy!!

Step one.
I choose my image I want to use and stamp it as normal on my Copic X-Press It paper.  Something that has the clothes free from any obstruction is best.  for example with no hands or flowers or other 'bits' in the way of the clothes.  i am using Sneaky Tilda from the new Christmas collection.

Step two.
  I find a nice patterned paper that has a small pattern.  the smaller 6x6 pads that paper companies are releasing are normally great as the patterns on the paper have been reduced.  Bec has a nice selection in store!!I then re-ink my stamp but trying to only ink the bits I need.  No point wasting the paper!!!
This can also be a great way to use up scraps of paper!!  And we all have those!!!

Step three
Now here comes the fiddly bits.  cutting out the individual clothes.  Now with this image the outfit could be cut out as one full piece and still look amazing!  However i choose to cut out the top and pants seperate as I wanted to have the frill a different colour.  I'm a sadist to myself..lol
Now a trick I learnt from my days of doing paper tole many moons ago.  If the core of your paper is white and most are, its a good idea to run around the edge of your bits that you have cut out with either a matching colour pen or just a black one.  i normally use just a black one.  It gives the pieces a bit of 'pop'.

Step four.

I then go about colouring all the bits of my image that will not be paper pieced.  Like face, hair etc.  So your image will look like this.  Even though you kind of cant tell from photo the frills on her outfit have been slightly coloured using C0, C1 to add shadows as i want them to appear white.

Step five.
Now its time to glue your paper clothes in place!  try not to put too much glue on as you dont want it leaking out the sides, or your paper to wrinkle as it dries.
I then grab my W1, W3 copics and add a bit of shadow to the clothes for depth.  this isnt necessary but just adds another dimension.  i hope you can see it in the photo.  It doesnt have to be much just a bit where shadows and wrinkles would be.

Step six.
Now its time to use your paper pieced beauty to create a card or project of your choosing.  i have made a card with my Tilda.

I have used one of Bec's freebie digi sentiments on my card.  Arent they awesome!!!
Roses, rosebuds, leaves, spellbinders dies and copics are all found in Bec's store as well.
I hope you have found something of interest in my tutorial.  i would love to see your creations!!

maybe enter into our November challenge with your creation!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Becs Card Inspiration

Hi All,

I am back with the card I made using the Freebie Digi's.. (links to free digi's is on the side bar)

I have used CC Designs Santa Birgitta and she is coloured in with Copics. Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Paper Pad 'Mitten Weather', Stickles Glitter Glue 'Star Dust', Red Cotton Lace, Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Labels 8, "NEW" Whiff of Joy Pearl Brads and Whiff Of Joy Die Cut Romantic Swirls, flourish with a bling pearls all which can be purchased from Bizzy Becs.. The Poinsettia flower is a Marianne Design Die cut which I purchased from Bunny Zoe Crafts.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cheryl's DT Inspiration

Hi all,thought it was about time we had a chrissy card,if you are like me then you are probably behind in making them.I always try to get organised,but for some reason I am always rushing at the last minute.Here I have used Milton from Wild Rose Studio Stamps, Bec has a whole range of these little cuties in store now.I have also used my spellbinder snowflakes and covered them with Twinklets Diamond Dust,which is finely crushed glass and WOW does this stuff sparkle.Bec has sold out of this,so if you want it just email her to see if she can still get it in.The sentiment is one of Becs free digi sentiments and you can get that here.Enjoy you day......woohoo its Friday here and I am ready for the weekend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

FREE Xmas Circle Digi Sentiments

Hi Everyone,

I have had a few emails from some ladies asking if I could come up with some more Christmas Circle Sentiments.. I have come up with these ones today.. I hope you like them..

Just save them to your computer and re-size to what you are after.. I have found they do work well in with the Circle Spellbinder Nests.. Just measure the nest circle you are wanting to use and size the image accordingly..

Please don't claim as your own or sell images for profit.. they are here for everyone to enjoy for free.. as my gift to you..

I will be back later on the weekend as I have been making a Xmas card with one of these sentiments..

I would love to see any cards you make with them.. Just leave a comment and link..

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and lovely comments and emails.

Take Care and Hope you Enjoy!!!

Bec xx

Cassie's DT Inspiration

Hello fellow scrappers!!
I hope your all having a great week :o) I thought I would share a card I have made today inspired by the November Challenge -Cute & Sweet.
Nov BB -1
I have used one of the ever so cute "Wild Rose Studio" stamps called "Toby with roses". How gorgeous is this little doggy stamp?? If you are a doggy lover like me, you will know it can be near a nightmare trying to find anything to do with dog's when it comes to stamps and craft, but you can find cats everywhere lol. Although I do admit it is getting a bit easier, especially now Bizzy Bec's has these super cute stamps in store.
Nov BB -2
Above is a close up of Toby, and I have used Copic Marker's to colour him in which are available at Bizzy Bec's. And the cherry blossom flowers and pink pearls are available from Bec's too.
Nov BB -3
And incase your interested the pic above shows all the Copic colours I have used to colour in this Toby stamp.
So don't forget to enter the November Bizzy Bec's Challenge- " Cute & Sweet" to be in the draw to win a $25 Bizzy Bec's gift voucher!! To check out the Wild Rose Studio stamps just click HERE! Hope you all have a great week and I can't wait to see your creations.
Take Care
Cassandra xoxo

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Winner Of Blog Candy

Hi Everyone,

I just want to Thank everyone that did enter my blog candy and a HUGE Thank you for all your kind comments..

I hope you have been enjoying the Digi Freebies on offer..(quick link is on the side bar) I do have a few more up my sleeve for you so keep your eyes peeled for these..

Ok now to the Lucky Winner of the Yummy Blog Candy.. Chosen by Random Org to be fair..

********** Number 145 - Carol **********

Congrats Carol if you would like to email me at bizzybec@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Take Care,
Bec xx

Welcome Blog Candy

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Bizzy Becs New Store Blog...Where you will now see all Bizzy Becs Store Design Team's Inspiration Cards, Tutorials.. Plus LOTS & LOTS of Giveaways.

Lots of fun with the Store Challenges now being set up on here.. Where anyone worldwide can now enter however, I have not forgotten about my Loyal Store Customers. As there will still be a special Prize for you..

As you may know we have been looking for 3 more Design Team members to Join Cheryl, Jackie, Cassandra, Leonie & Narelle. The Chosen 3 will be announced on here in the first week of November.. So If you are interested we would still love to hear from you.. Contact Us here for details.

This Blog Candy is to WELCOME you to Bizzy Becs Store Blog.. Blog Candy is open till November 10th, 2010..

Here is How to Win -
  • Become a Follower - as you will be first to find out all about the Store Giveaways.
  • Enter your name into good old Mr Linky below
  • Announce on your blog about the New Bizzy Becs Store blog
  • Place Candy Pic on your Blogs Side Bar

If you don't have a blog that is fine.. Just enter your name and link back to the store blog.

This Candy is open Worldwide.. Winner will be chosen by Random Org.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bec & The Gorgeous Design Team

Saturday, November 6, 2010

More Digi Freebie Sentiments

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend..

I have a few more digi freebies for you. I made these some time back and just found them as I was looking through my computer files.. and thought I would share them with you..

Just save them to your computer and re-size to the size that matches would you are after..

If you do use one I would love to see it in use.. just leave a comment with your link..

I hope you enjoy..

Please do not claim as your own or sell them for profit, they are there for everyone to enjoy for free.

Take Care,
Bec xx

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cheryl's DT Inspiration

Hi all,I had to make a weddding card for a wedding we are going to tomorrow and this is what I came up with.The flowers,embossing folder and hat pin are available at Bizzy Becs.Bec does also stock Whiff of Joy images but not all of them,so if you would like these wedding images just email Bec and she will see if she can get them in for you.This image is actually two seperate images,I have just masked one to make it one image.Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Meet Our New Design Team Members

Hi All,

Ok the moment you have all been waiting for..

Firstly I want to mention a HUGE Thank you to everyone that did apply.. I was overwhelmed with how many that wanted to join the team..

If you did not get chosen please don't be disheartened.. As some NEW and Exciting Things will be coming to Bizzy Becs soon and in LOTS the New Year and I will be asking a few more Guest DT to join..So I have all your names and emails on file..

I did end up choosing 5 New DT..

From Australia

* Debra James
* Loz Palmer (aka Aussie Loz)

International -

* Paola Levi - South Africia
* Tracy Payne - UK
* Marilyn Scheller - Canada

Congratulations Ladies.. We are looking so forward in working with you all..

Thank you again to all that did apply..

Bec & The Gorgeous Design Team

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November Store Challenge

Hi All,

To start with.. I will be announcing the New Design Team Members on Friday 5th Nov (Australian time).. It was such a hard decision I did end up choosing 5 new members.. So be sure to check back then.

Now for the Store Challenge.. Since June we have had some store Challenges which were held on the Web store itself. They will now be held on the Store Blog and it is now open Worldwide for everyone to play along..

There is also a Quick Link to the Challenge at the TOP on the side bar for Easy Access.

This Challenge ends 30th Nov and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to spend at Bizzy Becs.. If you so happen to be a Bizzy Becs loyal customer 2 customers will also get a little surprise.

The Theme for this Challenge is "Cute & Sweet" now how easy is that.. Just add your card in the linky below..

Here are some amazing Creations from Bizzy Becs Gorgeous Design Team..

Jackie's DT Inspiration

Hello everyone, Jackie here. I just wanted to share with you one of my cards for this months challenge. Cute and sweet is the theme for this month. We are all looking forward to seeing your gorgeous entries.

Ingredients: Magnolia stamp, heart doily, lace trim, ribbon, cherry charm, copic markers, X-press it blending card, pearls and stardust stickles. These were all purchased from Bizzy Becs store.

The butterflies are a MS punch and the dp is grace taylor.

Have a great day, hugs xo Jackie