Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tiny Townie Garden Girl Poppy

Hi everyone.
I am sorry I didn't get this post up yesterday, it's been a crazy week! Thanks for looking in on the blog.

For my turn I am sharing a card using one of the new StampingBella Tiny Townie collection stamps.
They are just divine!

This little Garden Girl Collection stamp is called Poppy.

I have used a patterned paper for my background from a paper sampler kit Bec sent me and layered my diecuts over the top.
The stamped image is on Xpress It copic paper and coloured in using comic markers.

Supplies used:
Stampingbella Stamp - Poppy
Avery Elle - Sweet Scallops Die
Avery Elle - Wonky Stitches Die
The Frantic Stamper - Double Diamond Card Panel Die
Lawn Fawn - Happy happy happy stamp set
Lawn Fawn -Happy happy happy Die set

Pop in to the on-line store and save! There is still time to save with 25% off storewide.

thanks again for stopping by.
see you soon for our monthly challenge.

mandy x

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ANZAC Tribute

Today is ANZAC day here in New Zealand ans Australia.
The 25th is also my post day for Bizzy Becs.
So I have decided to make today's card a tribute to all those that gave and give their lives to defend us.

I have used an image from Flower Festival from Penny Black..

Unfortunately I had to hand write the sentiment and my writing is pretty hohum.

I coloured the image using H20 watercolours.

Thanks for dropping by,

Saturday, April 22, 2017

let's create

Sharing today my inspiration project for you  
using several goodies  found in store. 
What you can't find contact Bec
and she will help you.
My project is part mixed media
part colouring.

Goods used are:
Darkroom stamp - fishing
Tim Holtz distressed inks..Broken China,  Spun sugar, Wild honey

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Twenty One

Hi All, my friend trusts me to make a special card for her grand children 
and so here it is - a  21st Birthday card.

Items Used:
Card Front
Digi - Sweet Love - Key to my Heart
Spellbinders Circle  (Stitched Ones) and Scallop Circle (lovely stitched ones now)
Heartfelt Creations - Arianna Blooms
CC Designs = Cutters Olive Branch
Lots of different keys found here
Poppy Craft - Ornate flourish Border
Impression Obsession - Butterfly set
Frantic Stamper - Scalloped Borders
I used the smallest one cut both side to create the pink strip down the side.

Inside Card:
First Edition Dies - Pots and Jars
Impression Obsession - Love (better tan mine)
Memory Box Dies - Cascadia Butterfly Trio
Impression Obsessions - Butterfly Set
Ultimate Crafts - Butterfly Freedom
Precious Marieke - Flower Border (Top and bottom of insert)

Have a lovely week and don't forget to enter Bizzy Bec's challenge on her blog.
It's easy, no restrictions to your creativity as it's Anything goes.
Crafty Hugs, Carol

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Use Die as a Stencil + Mixed Gilding Flakes

Hi all... Shaz here - with another tutorial .. so grab a cuppa! 😉
To my card .. a peek! 
Am re-visiting the new technique from earlier this month where I've used a Die to make stencil.
1. I took the * Pre-order Sizzix Thinlets Mixed Media #2 Die set - used the swirl from this set, and die cut a scrap of cardstock from cereal box, hey presto, disposable stencil!! 👍
2. Then made a disposable sponge, see below - cut folded piece of new cheap kitchen sponge, attached a handle with folded card, stapled on. 😉 Dabbed carefully,. #working from top to bottom. This was very detailed die cut stencil. The spaces where it is bit "floaty" in middle needed more care.
3. Glue used was the Cosmic shimmer flitter glue. Very tacky.
Leave for 20 to 30 mins to set, otherwise flakes don't adhere nicely.
Lay leaf loosely over sticky area where you want it, smooth it carefully around in circular motion and push it on with very gentle finger tips.
Then remove excess flakes with soft fairly-sizeable paintbrush, buff the glorious shine well, again with soft pressure, in circular motion (see above image). Remove  & save excess flakes.
4. Used more Silver than in earlier card,  + little of Egyptian Gold Gilding Flakes. Smoothed it off well, with fingers or brush.
5. Added the soft shading with  the gorgeous Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire pad.
(*Distress Ink - Available pre-order from Bec upon request)

I wanted to highlight the swirl so used water based ink rather than dye ink.
 Took *Pre-order Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly Die, and the inside greeting of *Pre-order Sue Wilson Just For You Ornate Oval Die.
6. Cut both out dies. Double layered greeting, coloured butterfly DP with the DI Chipped Sapphire.
7. Die cut the sheet with *Pre-order Spellbinder Pierced Rectangles. Truly Bec has the best prices around.. this versatile rectangle set is so unbelievably priced!!! check it oFinished card, added some bling to butterfly, just let the swirl show under the butterfly.
For a different look, see earlier neutral shaded card Over here!  A big plus, is minimal cleaning up with disposable home made tools.

Please do pop over  HERE at Bizzy Bec's - ANYTHING Goes Challenge! And pop by Bec's store.. for the month of April she has storewide, a whopping 25% off  her already low prices!!  

Thanks for popping over, especially if you say hi to let me know you've been by - you bless my heart!
I pray you're enjoying a God blessed Easter.

God bless you all, you are appreciated.
Shaz in Oz.x

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Happy Easter...

Hi everyone, just popping in today to wish everyone a Happy Easter  -   enjoy the break.

I also would like to share with you a small shaker box that I created,  perfect to gift to that someone special,  filled with Easter Eggs of your choosing.
 Finished size is 12cm (l) x 9cm (w) x 5.5cm (h)

I have used the following items which can be pre ordered via Bizzy Becs store, the other items used are listed on my blog.

Lawn Fawn Stamp & Die Set - Eggstra Special Easter
Lawn Fawn Stamp & Die Set - Hello Sunshine

Don't forget, there is 25% off storewide for the month of April and $1.00 from every $100 spent is being donated to Perths Childrens Hospital - Everyday Hero Abseil Campaign.

Happy Easter

Until next time
Happy Crafting


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April Challenge....

Hi everyone and welcome to our new challenge.

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!


 Here is this months gorgeous inspiration from our Design Team gals

List of goodies I have used....
Memory box....Oceana border
Boyz will be boyz...cody fishing (paper pieced)
Memory box....drip puddle
Memory box....diving dolphins


Items Used:

Marianne Design Folder - Clouds
(I Cut out around patterns and used them as a template and then sponged)
Joy Craft Dies - Mountain Landscape
Marianne Design Die - Horizon Winter Village
Di-Namics - Rolling Hills
Frantic Stamper - Short Grass Edger
Obsession Impression - Plane with Banner





Wildrose Studio Clear Stamp - Easter Bunny
Lawn Fawn Clear Stamp - Eggstra Special Easter (Sentiment)
Memory Box Die - Cross Stitched Frames


 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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

March Winners...

                         March Anything Goes Challenge

                                    Bizzy Becs would like to congratulate:

                                                          #11    Christine Miller

"Georgous tag, we loved  your choice of colours and die cuts, very cute.  Perfect accompaniment to a coffee themed gift"

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)

  #7 - AJ
#8 - JennyH
#12- Chantal S


" 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.