Thursday, December 28, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone 

Mandy here and it's the 28th already and therefore my turn on the blog today.

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas filled with family and friends.

for my card today I would like to share another Christmas card, Its a very simple design that I think can easily be adapted for almost any occasion.

I have used a couple of different foiling methods to create the red and gold foil backgrounds.

The stamped image has been coloured with copic markers and die cut out.

supplies used all from Lawn Fawn:
Large Stitched Circle Stack
Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Party Animal stamp set
Party Animal die set
Hats Off To You stamp set
Hats Off To You die set
Bannertastic stamp set
Bannertastic die set
Happy Everything sentiment stamp

I hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve and that 2018 brings you joy.

Now don't forget to stop into the Store and happy shopping.

see you next time 

Mandy x

Monday, December 25, 2017

Wish You A Beary Christmas

Hi, Lou here to share the love on Christmas day.
I hope everyone is having a truly wonderful Christmas.

This is my Christmas card for you today, showing that loads of stamps can be changed to add a little Xmas magic.

I have used Harry has happy mail from Stamping Bella and added a little santa hat from the Lawn Fawn Fleece Navidad stamp set.

The main image was stamped directly onto my cardbase and coloured with alcohol markers before adding the little hat which I stamped on a spare piece of card and cut out.

I then added the bakers twine on the side as a bit of interest.

Thanks loads for coming by the blog and be sure to enter our monthly anything goes challenge

Happy Christmas

Friday, December 22, 2017

Life is Beautiful

Hello everyone, 

Meighan here to share with you a quick card I created using a simple layout and for something different I stamped the sentiment on the designer paper.

Here is my card:

I thought the sentiment was so lovely and it is one of many beautiful sentiments in the "Happy Thoughts" stamp set.

The items that I used can all be ordered in for you just send Bec an email.
The items include:

Penny Black "Happy Thoughts" Stamp Set
Penny Black "Bouquets" Stamp Set
Decorative frame die is from Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Labels Eight collection.

Have a fabulous Christmas and best wishes for 2018.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Red Eyed Frog

Hi fellow card creators, this is the last card in 2017.
One grandson just had his 13th Birthday and he loves the Red Eyed Tree Frog 
so I couldn't resist making him a froggy card.

Items Used:

Memory Box Die - Splashing Puddles
Marianne Design - Frogs

Spellbinders De'lites - Cat Tails

Taylored Expressions - Make a wish Balloons
Free cut out the party hat and added cotton for the balloon strings.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Teepee Christmas Card

Hello paper crafters,
I have created a quirky Christmas card to share with you today. It is a teepee shape card. While it is not in the traditional Christmas colours, it is sometimes nice to create a card that is a little different & unique. I hope you will give it a try.
I have used the following products:
Ranger Tim Holtz's distress ink pad: Victorian velvet
Spellbinders die: Wreath
Sizzix thinlits: Script
I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New

Friday, December 15, 2017

Hero Arts Poppy Stamp Set - Bizzy Bec’s Final DT post

Hi there  - Shaz here!  Sadly today is my very last post on the DT for Bizzy Bec's.
I’ve been obliged to give it up due to family commitments.
Another learning curve for me here, this time layering stamps..
 Here was my trial run - using Hero arts layering stamps. I've never used layering stamps before, so inked up all shades to chose which inks to us,e and watched a video on it from you tube as well.
Misti very handy for layering stamps, especially clear ones. Below am working out placement with second card and colours.
Used Lawn Cuts stitched border die to make pattern for background.
 Stamped greetings in Black Versafine ink from the same stamp set. Background is Hero arts Linen background stamp, could use one from Darkroom door.

Items used:
(A good size stencil for circle pattern, one I used is discontinued).
I really want to say a big thank you to Bec and Karen and the whole team for the blessing and privilege of being part of such a great group.
Thanks dear friends for popping over too and especially if you kindly take time to comment! You are really appreciated!
May God bless you in everything wherever you maybe!
Shaz in Oz.x 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Bird Crazy Birthday...

Hi everyone.

  Just popping in today to share with you a birthday card made for my Dad's birthday.

I had fun with the birds and added a hat for that something

I have used the following:

Tim Holtz thinlits and stamp  -  Bird Crazy
Lawn Fawn stamp & Die - Happy, Happy, Happy Add On 
Impression Obsession die  - Retro Masculine
(Other items used are listed on my blog)

There have been lots of embellishments added to the store - perfect for your crafty Secret Santa - pop on over and check them out.

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December Challenge

Hi everyone and welcome to our new challenge.

"This year has again gone 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 2017 , we have enjoyed seeing your fabulous creations. 

 On behalf of Bec and all the Design Team Girls, we would like to wish you all a  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 in 2018."

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!


This month we would like to share with you all that we have a new Design Team Member joining us.

Please welcome Meighan

you can find Meighans lovely creations  here at 
  Stamping with Meighan

   We look forward to sharing Meighans creations with you.



Items Used:
Penny Black - Holly Jolly*
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection - Reindeer Flight CMS 052*
Marianne Dies Pre-Order - Anja's Circle
 *if it's not listed in Bizzy Bec's store just send Bec an email & see if the item can be ordered in for you.



I have used the following:
 Ranger Tim Holtz's distress ink markers 
Ranger Tim Holtz's distress ink pad: vintage photo
Ranger stickles glitter glue: Diamond
Spellbinders die: pierced oval
*Wild Rose Studio: Reindeer flying stamp*
*if it's not listed in Bizzy Bec's store just send Bec an email & see if the item can be ordered in for you.


 Items used:


Items Used..


Items Used:

Spellbinders -  Decorative Labels Eight
Cottage Cutz Elites - Merry Christmas
I used Spellbinders - Layered Poinsettia
Similar one is Impressions Obsessions - Lg Poinsettia set


supplies used:

Stamping Bella : Meowy Christmas
Lawn Fawn : Party Balloons ( for string swirl)
Lawn Fawn : Ready, Set, Snow ( for small stars and scalloped flower)


items used:
Lawn Fawn die - Small stitched Rectangles
Lawn Fawn die and stamp - Party Animals
Memory Box Die - Merry Script
  Memory Box Die   -  Country Landscape


 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,  Carol, Jackie,  Karen, Leanne, Lou,  Mandy, Meighan and Shaz.

Monday, December 4, 2017

November Winners......

   November Anything Goes Challenge

                                       Bizzy Becs would like to congratulate:

                                                         #  3  Vinta Jaine

"A Beautiful card, we loved all your layering and colour choices for your card - we are sure the recipient of your card would be delighted"

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

                                                   # 4   nonsolocard
                                                   # 11 Christine Smith
                                                   # 14 Anet


" 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. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Happy Anniversary card

Hi, It's my turn on the blog today and I would like to share a card I made for my husband for our wedding anniversary.

I'm a big fan of the stampers anonymous Crazy bird Stamp set.

For this card I have stamped and Die cut out two of the birds and some of their accessories from the Mini Crazy Birds set.

Supplies used;
 Stampers anonymous Tim Holtz : Mini Bird crazy and things stamp set
Tim Holtz :Mini Bird crazy Die Set
Lawn Fawn: Large Stitched Rectangle Die Set
Lawn Fawn: Big Scripty Word Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn : Big Scripty Word Die Set
Lawn Fawn ; Stitched Journaling Card Die set ( for Banner)
Elizabeth Craft Designs : Fitted heart Die Set

Thanks for popping in to the blog today drop in to the store as there are some great new release stamps and dies that you can pre-order. you can also ask Bec for a special request too.

Take care 

Mandy x

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Twist and Pop Card

Hello Fellow Crafters.
Today I am sharing a Twist and Pop Card with you using 
Tim Holtz Bird crazy gang.
An 80th Birthday card for my husband's work mate.... He doesn't know that we know.

On the front is the Tim Holtz - larger bird crazy
I just fussy cut him out.
Background is a brick wall embosser sponged with colour.
Hat from Impression Obsession - Retro Masculine 

Inside Card:

If you would like the instructions click here

Crafty Hugs,

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pretty Summer Hat Card

Hello everyone,
Leanne here to share my latest card creation. A shape card. You can find more pictures on my blog.
I have used the following:
Ranger Tim Holtz's distress ink pad: Milled Lavender
Ranger Tim Holtz's distress ink markers
Ranger Stickles glitter glue: Star dust
Spellbinders die D-lites: Fern
Sizzix thin lits die: Small tattered florals
Please join in this month's Any Thing Goes challenge as there is still plenty of time.
We would so love to see your creations. Good Luck

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wet + Dry Embossing with Background Dies

 Hullo there everyone! A few cards with a newish technique used once before!
A big peek..
Using from Bizzy Becs:
Frantic Stamper Sanharan Screen Background Die
Cut piece of card coloured or white card of good weight, to fit die for background piece. As you'll see I used two different background dies here.
 Use anti static pad on card first, ink it up lightly with Versamark ink pad
TIP: Put versamark on cutting surface *only, so just dust *gently across the top of the die.
**avoid as much as possible pressing into the crevices of the die pattern.
If you do, you'll need to remove lots of excess powder from wrong place. 
(Wonder why I know) 

After inking, work out embossing sandwich for your machine, I used a very thin shim on my machine, instead of thicker usual shim.
Place cardstock on rubber mat, gently lower die, cutting side down on cardstock and run through once. I found once with thinner shim sufficient on my machine.
Dust well with EP of choice, remove unwanted areas with fine paint brush (much less on my third attempt) and heat set.
 If not quite enough embossing, you can carefully repeat, I did on one of mine, and it worked well. Just line up carefully.
 The other background die used. First time used, I put in centre pieces of Sue Wilson die. But left it plainer on third card, thought it looked better, less is more.
Use a fine brush to remove excess powder.
  Choose simple overlay of design on top, these Elizabeth Craft Design Quietfire dies are simply perfect.
 Die cut the greeting three times with backing double sided paper on the back.
 Leave greeting in each layer, and layer the intricate top layers into placed whilst still not separated (see photos). 
Makes it much easier!
 Loved both these variations, it would look great on deep burgundy cardstock too or green for a Christmas card background.
 Sue Wilson background die, one with and one without centre.

 Thanks for patience in reading this long post.
Now dont forget to pop over  HERE at Bizzy Bec's and please do join in ANYTHING GOES November CHALLENGE!
Maybe win that monthly prize,  posted overseas too!
Pop by Bec's store, too, for her great bargain prices
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek, and especially if you comment, you are appreciated!
Shaz in Oz.x