Monday, February 28, 2011

New Blue Butterfly Collection - Boyz will be Boyz

Hi all,will here is another card with Becs new collection.Now I know you have seen this one,but I couldn't resist putting that lizard on his BTW is also part of the collection.Now this is what Cody did to get this way he was chasing this lizard, fell in the mud and it crawled onto his head.And what do you get.....that priceless just had to come up with a story for this,well I hope you like it.These images will be available in store on 5th March,but keep checking back because the rest of the DT have some more AWESOME creations to show you.

DT Sneek Peek

Hello again, Jackie here with another sneek peek from the BOYZ WILL BE BOYZ collection. Today I have Cody on Scooter to share with you. He and the rest of the collection will be available as digital images on 5th March.

Have a great evening, hugs xo Jackie

DT Sneek Peak

Hi Everyone,

It's Honor here with another sneek peak of what is coming soon to Bizzy Bec's.

As mentioned the other day by Jackie, this gorgeous boy is named "Cody". The card I have to show you today is "Cody on a Swing".

These images will be available for purchase from Bizzy Bec's store on 5th March.

So make sure you stop by again to see some more sneek peaks from the fabulous Design Team.

Honor x

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Making a Twisted Easel Card

This is part two of my tutorial.

Ok now that you have created and coloured your image you can now make a card with it.
Please note I have made a square card but it works also for rectangle cards.

I first made the front of my card on a 6x6inch or 15x15cm piece of cardstock.

Now onto the easel part of my card.
i took a piece of cardstock 12x6 inches or 30 x 15cms and folded it in half to make my card base.
You then need to open it up and taking the bottom left corner of what will be the front of your card, valley fold up til it meets the top middle. (I hope this makes

Crease really well then unfold

Now fold the card back in half and put glue onto the bottom triangle to affix the front of your card.
(make sure the design of the front is facing the right way...he he he speaking from experience!!)

Now you just need to decorate the inside of your card, creating a 'stop' for the front of your card to rest against when open.

And my finished card. 

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and if you have any questions dont hesitate to ask.

MAgnolia images, doohickey dies (fence and tag), Spellbinder dies (corner treament), roses, leaves, flower fillers, mini cherry blossoms, decorative pins, and copics used to colour are all availble from bizzy bec's.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Creating a card using Masking.

*This tutorial is going to be in two parts. Warning it is also quite picture heavy*

this first part is all about masking.  Masking i hear you ask??  Well masking is when you use two or more stamps together so that it looks like one picture.
Ok now here we go....I apologise now in advance as I tend to ramble but i hope you will be able to understand my instructions.  this is what i will be creating.

First you need to choose which stamps you will be using and how you want them to look.  I have used three Magnolia images.  I want the leaning Tilda to be in front of the window So i will need to stamp that first.
  The other Tilda will be just standing next to the window but will also be partly in front so that will need to be stamp next.  I just roughly guessed where I wanted her.

I then need to create a mask for each of these beauties.  you can do this simply by stamping them out of a scrap piece of paper, then cutting around them.  Place a small piece of double sided tape, or small pieces of a repostional tape on the back and place over original stamped image.  You can also stamp on to a sticky note (you know the post it type notes) making sure you stamp on the sticky strip bit and use that to stick your image over the top of the original image.  A special masking paper is also available.  i have never used this but have seen videos on youtube where it is used.
This has now created your mask. (sorry dont have a photo of this step, if you are a bit confused I will try to get a photo)
Now the next step I have used a stampa-ma-jig to help me line up where I want the window.
You do this by first stamping the window on the clear piece of plastic that comes with the stampa-ma-jig

Yea I used my cuttlebug plate for the stamp as I dont have an acrylic block big  Now you need to place the image on the plastic sheet over your stamped Tildas to 'line up' the window. Using the stampa-ma-jig to keep it all in position.
I then gently remove the plastic and using my acrylic block with the window I stamp gently down making sure not to move anything.  this bit can be quite tricky and is best to take you time and do it slowly.

Once all done be sure to press stamp down firmly as you want it to stamp properly right up to the edges of your masks you have placed over your other stamps.
Then remove it all carefully revealing your image.

This is what it looks like with the masks still in place.  You can see where the window has stamped all across the face of the Leaning Tilda.  Now comes the time to gently remove your masks.  remember you have pressed quite firmly with the last stamp (window) so tape will be stuck down quite well.  So please remove slowly and carefully so as not to rip the picture underneath.  This is where sticky notes are great as they only have a fairly low tack.
Ok this is the finished product and now its time to colour!!!
I hope you have understood my tutorial and if you have any questions please leave them in the comments and I will try to answer them.

I will be back (hopefully with another tutorial to show you how i have turned this image into a twisted easel card.

Friday, February 25, 2011

DT Sneek Peak

Hi everyone, Jackie here with a little sneek peak of something new, coming soon to Bizzy Bec's.

This handsome young man's name is Cody Covered. The lovely Loz chose the name for him and the lovely Debra chose the Boyz will be Boyz collection name. See! their talents are endless.

Keep checking back here for some more sneek peaks from the rest of our talented team.

These images will be available for purchase on the 5th March.

Cody Covered stamp, Magnolia doohickey fence and dragon fly dies, copics and X-press it blending card (all from Bizzy Becs Online Store). The dp is Basic Grey Oliver.

have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Hugs xo Jackie

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winners of Once upon a time Giveaways

Hi Everyone,

I am back with the winners for the Giveaways from our Once upon a time collection..

1 Winner of Set of 6 Rubber Stamps is

#44 - Heather Learmonth

Congrats Heather.. if you could email me with your details.. when the stamps arrive in store mid March I will post them right out to you..


5 Winners of set of 6 DIGI Stamps

#40 - Dora
#59 - Janet B
#4 - Heidy
#25 - Tash Daly
#11 - Carole RB

If you could email me at and I will email those Digi stamps to you.


BONUS Giveaway of 6 DIGI Stamps for commenting.. Lucky 3 are -

Ageeth Holster

If you could email me at and I will email those Digi stamps to you.


Thank you to everyone that did enter and for all your comments they were all very much appreciated.

Take Care,
Bec xx

Final Preview for Once upon a time

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our final day of the - Once upon a time.... collection. We hope that you enjoyed them all.. I know we have all enjoyed your comments..

I will be back in the next hour to announce the Winners of the giveaways..

All images are NOW available for purchase at Bizzy Becs in Rubber and DIGI stamps.. All digi stamps can be downloaded instantly from your account section when you pay via PayPal direct..

Below are some Inspirational Creations from Our Design Team that I am sure you will get LOTS of ideas from..

We would also like to Thank our Guest DT Karen S for joining in with us on this Preview.. We have loved having you Karen and your work was just Fabulous.
"My Butterfly Friend"

Guest Karen

Weren't they all Fabulous cards..

Be sure to keep an eye on the Design Team Blogs through out March.. As they will have Sneak Peeks for you for the next collection in DIGI stamps only.. Which will be available early March..

Take Care
Bec & The Blue Butterfly Design Team

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

5th Preview for Once upon a time...

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to 5th day of the - Once upon a time.... collection. We hope you have been enjoying them.

I can announce now that early March more new images will be available in store.. Watch out for the DT blogs for Sneak Peeks of the images through out March.

When the design team brought the idea to me I thought it was a great one.. So that collection is dedicated to them. So be sure to keep your eye out for them.

Click here for Our Giveaway

We are happy to announce that All our Digi Stamps from older collections are now available for instant download when payments are made via PayPal direct.

Just a quick Note - some DT members will post their Once upon a time... card a little later than other DT..

Below are some Inspirational Creations from Our Design Team that I am sure you will get LOTS of ideas from..
"Bella On A Swing"

Guest Karen

Weren't they all amazing cards.. I am just so lucky to have such a wonderful Design Team.

For Candy Giveaways click on the link below.

Click Here and scroll to the bottom to enter your name in the Linky.

Be sure to look at the Design Team Blogs.. (If you click on their names above you will be taken to their blogs). As they may just have some MORE Candy for you.

We hope you enjoyed this preview. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see our final 6th Image.

** BONUS ** I also just may have a few little giveaways to some lucky people who comment..

Take Care
Bec & The Blue Butterfly Design Team