Sunday, November 28, 2021

Test Run using Altenew Cheerful Blooms

Today I am here with my first Inspiration Post for
I recently purchased Altenew's Cheerful Blooms
from our store but unfortunately it is 
out of stock atm and pre orders from Altenew are on hold
due to shipping restrictions. I must have got the last one.

I thought I would try my hand with this 3D folder.
After many attempts I found I need a lot more practice.
So practice some more I will be doing.

I used Bazzill card stock running it through my CB
adding white embossing powder to the flower and
lightly behind it for effect.
to highlight it.
Heat embossed my sentiment from the
which can be ordered from The Store
Lightly sprayed with Perfect Pearls,
corner rounded two corners and finished with
some pearls. Adhered to white card base.

Here's a few I played with - 
not sure what I will do with them though.

As you can see I used a variety of AA waxes
to see how they looked on different coloured bases.
It was fun experimenting and that's what it is all about - 
enjoying our pastime. 

Our November Challenge over at
Bizzy Becs Store Blogspot is closing soon and we
would love to see your Anything Goes creations
in our Gallery. You could be the Winner of a
Mystery Stamp kindly donated by Bec.
I'll be back to share my new creation
using a cute stamp from The Store
for out December Challenge.
Pop over and see what lovely goodies
there are with so many to choose from.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Saturday, November 20, 2021

My Favorite Things - Picture Perfect Stamp Set

Hi and welcome to my inspiration this month.  Today I am showcasing My Favorite Things - Picture Perfect Stamp Set.  I could not resist putting in a pre-order for this stamp set and it didn't take very long for me to receive it from Bec.  I am so glad I chose it - so many possibilities.  

For this card I have used a pre-cut photo frame from Big W's craft section would you believe, and the background paper is from a pad which was probably one of the first paper pads I bought way back when.  This stamp set is great, it has 6 animal stamps, 2 small embellishment stamps and 7 sentiments.  What a bargain!

My Favorite Things - Picture Perfect

 Don't forget there is still time to enter our "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge.  See you there.

Gail xx

Saturday, November 13, 2021

aNNie inspiration

Today I am sharing an inspiration post for 
 Bizzy Becs   

 For my tag I used:-
Find it Trading porthole die, sponged with 
Frayed Burlap distress ink
Sizzix thinlits tag die [pre order]
Kuretake Zig clean brush markers for behind my boat.
Twine and Frantage for the sand along with a 
few pearl drops.
Thanks for looking and hope  you join in our challenge.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Carved Leaves....

Hi everyone.

Today is my turn on the blog and I am dropping in to share my card.

I have been playing with stencils, crackle texture paste and Distress Ink to create a male inspired birthday card.  For my background I applied the crackle paste through my stencil and allowed it to dry.  I then applied Distress Ink through my stencil  in Speckled Egg and Frayed Burlap.

My leaves are also a stencil and I inked onto watercolour cardstock and then when dried, I  fussy cut  my chosen leaves.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Small Stencil DDSS026  - Carved Leaves

Darkroom Door Small Stencil DDSS016  - Arty Circles

(not currently listed but can be pre ordered)

Darkroom Door Stamp DDSE001- Happy Birthday 

 Distress Ink Pads - Speckled Egg and Frayed Burlap

Tim Holtz Distress Texture paste Crackle

There is lots of new craft goodies listed in the store this month, so pop on over and check them out, just click here and it will take you over to the store.

Thanks for looking

Until next time - Happy Crafting

Friday, November 5, 2021

November Anything Goes Challenge....

 Hi  everyone and welcome to the start of our new challenge month.

**Before we start this months challenge, we have some very exciting news to share with you all.  

Today we have a new Design Team member joining us.   We are delighted to welcome Ina to the team.  Please hop on over to her blog here to view Ina's fabulous work and give her a warm welcome.  Ina we  look forward to having you as part of the team.**

                                          Now onto the new challenge.

We hope that you have had a wonderful month and are ready to once again play along with us as we start our new challenge month, have fun and we can't wait to see what you create.

                   Welcome to - Bizzy Becs Challenge for November

with the theme being.....


The winner of this months challenge will  receive:

(if chosen as winner and you reside overseas,  due to current postal restrictions your prize will be 3 of Bizzy Becs Digital Stamps of your choice) 

Kindly  donated from Bizzy Becs Online Storea fabulous range of Various Stamps, Dies and Embellishments for all your crafty needs, wants. and must haves!
Bizzy Becs online store has also just had a complete makeover - so pop on over to check it out, there are lots of new goodies!


Here is this months Design Team inspiration :

(Please if there is anything that is  NOT  linked back to store and you wish to order please email Bec at store for availability)


I used:
TH Wildflower Stencil/Dies and Stamps
Email Bec for availability
Available to Pre Order from Store



For my card I have used:
Altenew Spring Daisy stamp
Prima Marketing water colour paper pad


Supplies used from Shop for my card

Bizzy Becs Digital Stamps & Papers
DD Distressed Black Christmas stamps (changed to green)
My Favorite Things Diemanics Die - Photo Booth Strip
(email Bec for availability)


supplies used:

Bizzy Becs Digital Stamp - Cosmos Trio
Taylored Expression Cutting Plate - Bold Lace
(may still be available)
Lawn Fawn Die - Outside in Stitched Rectangle Stackables
(Email Bec for availability)
Prisma Coloured Pencils - 150 tin
(colours used listed on my blog)
Taylored Expressions Die & Stamp  - Simple Strips  - Birthday


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, November 4, 2021

October Winner and Top 3...

  Hi everyoneKaren here. 

Today we would like to thank everyone for their wonderful entries into October's challenge and to announce the Winner of the Anything Goes Challenge and our Top 3 picks.

                      Bizzy Becs would like to congratulate:

                            # 3   Irene M

" We just loved your Star Card, red and green is always eye catching.  Your images are so cute and love how you used the gesso as snow to accent the inner star - beautiful "

Congratulations you have won 


(There are some lovelies from the latest release but lots to choose from)

very kindly donated from 

with a 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  (put October Challenge Winner in subject box and your choice of digitals) 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 awards for  October  go to :
  (please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar)

                                                # 1    Katrina Bufton
                                                # 8     Cathy R
                                              # 15     Mia

 We'd like to congratulate this months Winner and Top 3  recipients and to thank you  all  for entering this months challenge  - outstanding creations everyone -

" Top 3 have been  listed in numerical order  and  winners have been chosen using Random Org "

Don't forget to come back here tomorrow to see the NEW CHALLENGE and fabulous Inspiration from the wonderful Design Team.
                                                            Cheers for now.....