Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Stamanping Bella Cosmobella

Hello everyone.

Thanks for popping in to have a look at my latest project.

I just love Stamping Bella Stamps and Bec has so many latest release and new designs to choose from.

I have coloured all the die cuts and the stamped image with Copic markers, which is a great way to have all your embellishments matching.

the background is simply made by drawing stripes with the Copic markers too.

items used:

Thanks again for stopping by and go look at all the new designs you can
pre-order in 

Until next time

Mandy x

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Iceland Poppy

Today, I am sharing an inspirational project for Bizzy Bec's DT.
There are some fantastic goodies in the store  to get
your creative juices flowing.

My project is the Making a  journal Page.
I recently saw something similar on pinterest which
inspired me.

 I have listed below of what I used and these can be  found in store 

Marianne Die....swirls and leaves
Memento Tuxedo black for stamping

Pre-Order - Poppy Stamps Dies - Large Iceland Poppy
Don't forget to join in our challenge, you could be a winner.
A Mystery Prize

[being a stamp or die]

Monday, February 20, 2017

Lawn Fawn Dad + Me

Hi Lou here with you today to provide you with my monthly dose of inspiration.

Bec has so many great Lawn Fawn stamps and Dies in the store, and they really are super versatile.
Along with being versatile they are also loads of fun.

As you can see here I have made a card for my hubby from the kids.  
The set I have used is called Dad+Me and the matching Dad + Me Lawn Cuts
The sentiment is perfect as he does think he is pretty A-MOOSE-ING.
The set also comes with different elements so you can dress up your characters a bit.
My husband always wears a hat outside and has glasses so I added those 2 images to my "father moose".

I used the stamps from the set to make the background, I just stamped the separate elements  with different coloured ink adding things until it looked ok.

Then on a separate piece of marker friendly paper I stamped the father and son with memento ink and cut the images with the corresponding dies in my cuttlebug.
I then popped up the characters with foam tape.

Thanks loads for joining me 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Big Beautiful Butterfly

Hello fellow crafters.

Today I thought I would use my Butterfly Stamp from 
Darkroom Door - Patchwork Butterfly
Stamped with Stazon Ink and coloured with water pencils
With a little sparkling Gel in places and fussy cut around.
Other items used:
Nelly Snellen - Doily Borders
Sue Wilson : Itty Bitty Bow
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders
Joy Crafts - Circle French Lily
Paper and Rhinestones from my stash.

Happy Crafting to you all.

Hugs Carol

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bokeh Technique With Die cutting

 Hi everyone, 
Just popping in to share my mid month DT post for Bizzy Bec's...
Okay here is a sneak peek of my card... as you can see it is inky, using the Bokeh technique, plus loads of die cutting.
So here it's getting inky. Cut a sheet of Neenah heavyweight white cardboard (it blends really well). Used Distress inks (Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles and Peeled Paint), with some memento inks - Bamboo Shoots + Pear Tart.
One piece was inked "ombre" with dusters, other was smooshed.
** I did do more inking on both after taking this photo.
Die cutting the bottom of the inked ombre piece.
1.keep die cut a base in fun foam piece.
2. squeeze
Tombow glue over fun foam die cut (whilst still in foam base).
3. Let it dry to get tacky, then you have time to position the top die cut well before adhering. Tombow becomes re-positionable after drying some, I guess this applies to all tacky glues.

  Double layered *the Memory Box Flower branch, *Pinpoint Circle frame + fun foam on Music die.
The Bokeh part: 1.cut different sized circle dies for a template to ink around.
2. Use sponge applicator and chalk ink and various layers of circles assorted sizes.
3.You need base ink utterly dry avoiding not have greenish circles, ie no ink transfer. 4. It's better to dry chalk ink off as you go, so circles keep more distinctive.

This piece is the smooshed ink sheet with circles on it, will be used later. 
Completed card. This is a partial CASE of this card on Pinterest - from Splitcoast Stampers, but couldn't find person's name.
Products used:
and Pre-order Memento inks.
Thanks so very much for each of you who've popped over..
.... and please do say hi to let me know that you've been by!
Shaz in Oz.x 

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Hi everyone, just popping into today to share a little Love with my Valentines Day card, which I coloured up with Copic Markers

I have used the following items which are available to preorder via Bizzy Becs online store HERE.

Tim Holtz Stamp - Bird Crazy
Tim Holtz Die - Bird Crazy
Tim Holtz Stamp - Bird Crazy Things
Tim Holtz Die - Bird Crazy Things
Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches

If you would like any of the other items used (not currently in store), just pop Bec an email and she can let you know if they are available 

Thanks for looking, and dont forget to join in with our current challenge, we love seeing your creations.

Until next time - Happy Crafting


Sunday, February 5, 2017

February Challenge....

Hi everyone and welcome to our new challenge.

Bizzy Becs Challenge for February

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

My background was made with
Memory box beloved butterfly die
Memory box glorious gerberas
"Hello" die


Engagement card made with:
(More details on my blog post )


Products  from Bizzy Bec's


supplies used:
Stampin Bella: Clarissa and Camille share a cafe
Avery Elle: Sweet scallops Die
Wonky Stitches Die
Lawn Fawn: Big Scripty Words stamp 
Big Scripty Words Die


Items used were:
Avery Elle Clear Stamp Set- Petals and Stems
The card was masked for the stamping and shaded with the corresponding inks.
(More details on my blog)


items used:
Avery Elle die - Wonky Stitches
Penny Black die - Celebrations
Penny Black stamp - Devine
Memento Stamp Pad - London Fog


 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,  Karen, Lou,  Mandy  and Shaz.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

January winners....

                              January Anything Goes Challenge

                                    Bizzy Becs would like to congratulate:

                                         #8    Cathy R

"We love the choice of colours in your Alcohol Inks - such a fabulous effect on the yuppo paper which  compliment your card design. " 

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)

  #2 - Danielle Lord
#13 - Jenny H
#14 - Laura/aCreativeWay


" 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.