Wednesday, December 28, 2016

christmas was a whirlwind

So in a whirlwind of activity Christmas has been and gone! That went so fast.
I hope you had an amazing time with your friends and families.

Today I would love to share with you one of my Christmas cards.

I have made a few versions of this to give to family and friends so I have kept
the card relatively simple as the topic colouring was time consuming.

Don't forget to stop in at Bizzy Becs as you still have a couple of days to join our anything goes challenge.

Supplies used:

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Joy To The World


Louise here to share some Christmas Love
Today is the day of celebrating Christmas with your families and loved ones and it is really one of my most favourite days of the year.

The BBQ, the ham, the pool, Love Actually.
It really is the BEST day.

I am here to share the Christmas love with 2 cards made with the Penny Black stamp set, Joy to the world.

This first card feature the gorgeous little hedgie that comes in so many of the Penny Black sets, and  I just love him.  He is coloured up with alcohol markers.

My second card uses the Santa and reindeer images from the set.
I have added hills using Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn

Thanks loads for joining me today - I will let you get back to enjoying your Christmas day.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Wedding Card

Who doesn't love a wedding?

My friend had two granddaughters getting married within weeks of each other 
and she wanted hand made cards for them.
This is one of them:

You can't see it in the photo but I had bought a beautiful pearl embossed
cream card stock so I kept it reasonably plain.

Sue Wilson - Shadow Boxes - Mr & Mrs
Frantic Stamper Die - With this Kiss Couple
(I cut three colours out and joined them accordingly)
The flowers were:
Heartfelt Creations - Arianna Blooms
(with pearls in centre)
Cheery Lynn - Baby's Breath
Cheery Lynn - Flourish Leaf Strip
Added a little bit of cream and gold trim ribbon.
Inside I did a 3d heart with gold embossed words:
(Forgot to take a photo of inside)

Happy Crafting everyone.  Don't forget your entry for this month's anything goes.

Have a Happy Holy Christmas 
Crafty Hugs, Carol.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Masking with Darkroom Door Gum Trees Stamp Set

Hi everyone, Shaz here.
it's time again for my mid-month post on Bizzy Bec's Design team, and today I'm revisiting a great stamp set from Darkroom Door - Gum Trees.
I love this set it has two great tree stamps - used both of them over on this post here.
So today I am using different style - previous one was a brayered scene, and this is ink duster scene, with larger of tree simply embossed in front of a masked scene.
On right is the first one I did, but I stamped the "Remember your roots" slightly crooked by 2mm or so (card for family not living in Oz). I cant handle crooked. So started again!
Mask with paper and repositonable tape - two masked pieces top and bottom (on the second one I stamped the tree first, but decided it looks better stamped afterwards, just looks stamped fresher).
I always lay down a base layer of ink when doing any sort of inking whether blending or brayer work - use neutral shade like Distress Ink - Antique linen here.
f you lay a base layer, the following layers blend more smoothly.
Brushed on ink, however you can use blending tool too. Used some Memento Bahama Blue, Grape seed.
Then added some hills, with a torn piece of scrap paper to give rough shape of hill and inked this up twice with archival Black ink. Stamped the trees and text in Versafine Black Onyx, my favourite black ink and clear embossed.
So here are the two cards, didn't waste the first one, I merely covered the offending crooked sentiment with a free digi. Die cut it with Memory Box Pinpoint circles, and the Spellbinders scallop circles, love how them MB dies fit the SB circle dies.
  I really loved these cards, the Darkroom door stamps were so great to stamp with.
The "Remember your roots " word stamp is part of the
Darkroom Door Gum Trees set.

Thanks so much everyone for popping over and saying hi!
...and dont forget to pop over and join in Bec's Anything Goes December challenge .. you might win the prize :D 
Shaz in Oz.x

Monday, December 12, 2016

Retro Masculine....

Hi everyone, 

just popping in today to share with you a card I made for my Dads Birthday last week.

I have used the following:
(these are available to preorder via store)

Avery Elle die - Wonky Stitches
Impression Obsession Die - Retro Masculine
Impression Obsession Die - Greetings Top Edgers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Spiced Marmalade, Weathered Wood, Broken China, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap

The other items used are from my own stash and are listed on my blog.

Thanks for looking have a wonderful week.


Monday, December 5, 2016

December Challenge....

"This year has really flown by so quickly, hard to believe that in a few weeks it will be Christmas.  Thank you to all who have played along with our Anything Goes Challenges in 2016 , we have enjoyed seeing your fabulous creations. 

 On behalf of Bec and all the Design Team Gals, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe a Happy New Year.  Enjoy the festive season with your Family, Friends and Loved Ones and we look forward to you joining  us again next year."


And now to our new challenge for this month.

Bizzy Becs Challenge for December

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!


 Here is this months gorgeous inspiration from our Design Team gals

Other variations for use of positive + negative die cuts on blog post.



Items Used:
Memory Box - Cross Stitch Frame
 Frantic Stamper - Scallop Boarders
Memory Box - Stitched Circles
Dee's Distinctively - With Love (on the back)
Wild Rose Studio Stamps - Panda with Flowers
More details and photos on my blog.


Memento Ink- Rich Cocoa (contact Bec for availability)
More details on my blog


Supplies Used:

Wild Rose Studio Stamp: Robins on a Branch
Memory Box Die: Poinsettia Bloom Trio


Supplies used

Memory Box Die - Shaker Circle Framers
Memory Box Die - Poinsettia Bloom Trio
Mini Prills - I'm Amazed


 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, Lou,  Mandy  and Shaz.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

November Winners...


            November Anything Goes Challenge

               Bizzy Becs would like to congratulate:

                                         #6      Cebelica

"We love your card a fun and fabulous  camera shaker card. Such a clever idea"

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 October Awards go to :
(please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar)

  #3- Anet
#10 - Christine Smith
#12 - Megan


" 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....


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, November 28, 2016

Happy Anniversary

Its my turn on the blog today and its also my wedding anniversary so 
I decided to make a card to give to Hubby.

I love this stamp set from Whipper Snapper designs called Taodally in Love.

I've kept the card really simple and coloured the stamped image with Copic Markers.

The shape cut out for the shaker box was made using the memory box die Cupid Heart and 
fun foam.

Supplies used:
Whipper Snapper stamp : Toadally in love
Memory box Die: Cupid Heart
Avery Elle: Wonky Stitches 
Lawn Fawn Die: Everyday Sentiment Banners

Thanks for stopping by

Mandy x 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Merry Christmas To EWE

Hi Lou here to wish a very merry Christmas :)
I hope you are having a lovely day with your families and for those of you in Oz and NZ, I hope your BBQs are hot and the weather warm.

When I saw this Baah Humbug Christmas stamp and dies set I knew they would be perfect for sending out this years Christmas Salutations.

I stamped the images with alcohol marker friendly ink then die cut with the corresponding dies.
Once they were cut I coloured them and glued them down.
The sheep is adhered with foam tape to add dimension.

I added the bakers twine and drew lines around the white mat to finish the card.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you are having a fabulous Christmas Day.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Sharing a card as my inspiration for November
for Bizzy Bec DT

I am using a Penny Black Stamp called CRUSH
stamped several times and coloured with pencils
and backed onto acetate. I also embossed my cardstock..
You will find lovely Penny Black stamps in store
Here...if you can't find what you want Bec
will surely try and get it in for you..

Goods used can be pre-ordered, click on the links below
Embossing folder
Penny Black stamps

Come along and join in our monthly challenges...

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Holly with Reindeer

Hi all, 
Christmas is just around the corner.  Almost time to have all those 
Christmas cards made and ready to post.

There's something especially cute about Holly with Reindeer from 
Bizzy Bec's Christmas Collection of Digi Stamps. 
You may have noticed sometimes I like to create scenes.
The background Embosser is a  Cuttlebug - Snowflakes
PoppyStamps - Curbside Mailboxes
Cheery Lynn - Victorian Picket Fence
Impression Obsession - Snowflakes
CottageCutz Elites Die - Merry Christmas (resized a little)
Digi Stamp image was coloured with Copics and Gel Pens and fussy cut .
The white around Holly's outfit is done with Stampendous - Fuzzy Fun Flock

Have a great weekend.
Crafty Hugs, Carol

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Layering dies - Memory Box Glowing Candles Die

Hi again everyone - Shaz here, with another tutorial!
This time on layering dies. You can find more details on my blog here.
I bought this die  some time ago - Memory Box Glowing Candles (available Bec has it at a really great price over here!). Saw a great card with it - here,and this one has a video if you want to watch it!

Cut three different shades of cardstock, gold, red and green. Added double sided tape on the back of card first.
Remove the tape layers with pricking tool, remove the die pieces you want in other colours on the top - gold layer first, as shown.
Added red to candles centres and centre of the flame which is also red.
Removed the gold leaves, adding the green on top.
Cut the top two colours of red and gold stems off the edges. Under the layers, adhere the green so it shows green stems. Add red bling for holly berries.
Stamp is from Our Daily Bread "Joy to the world" stamp set (ODB stamps are available from Bizzy Bec's upon request). Gold embossed, added die cut centre from Spellbinder, inked lightly around edge in gold.
Spellbinder die, I bought from Bec, is cut in gold - 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy, a gorgeous die and great size.
Thanks so much everyone for popping over and saying hi, hope you enjoyed this card, as much as I did! Think might try another colour-way!!
May God bless your day,
Shaz in Oz.x