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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 
Lou

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.
TIP
:
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

Love....

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

Karen

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February Challenge....




Hi everyone and welcome to our new challenge.



Bizzy Becs Challenge for February

with the theme being.....



"ANYTHING GOES"






The winner of this months challenge will receive:

A MYSTERY PRIZE
(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!

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 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


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


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Products  from Bizzy Bec's


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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


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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)


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


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HOW TO JOIN BIZZY BEC'S CHALLENGES...
 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. " 



Congratulations 
you have won

A MYSTERY STAMP OR DIE

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


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" 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....

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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. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

January is almost over



It's so crazy how fast the weeks are  going,
 and as it is already January 28th it's my turn on the blog.

Today I want to share a simple watercolored Birthday card.



I love the cute Stamping Bella images and this stamp is called "Sanford the Birthday boy Stuffie"

I have used watercolour pens to colour the stamped image, whited has been stamped out in
black archival ink.

The other die cut outs are coloured with Copic markers.


Supplies Used: 

Stamping bella stamp: Sanford the birthday boy stuffie
Memory box: shaker square frames die
Avery Elle: sweet scallops Die (for the hearts)

don't forget to drop into Bizzy Becs Online store to pre-order all these gorgeous goodies and much more!

Super savers are Back till February 28th for extra savings!


thanks for stopping by

Mandy x

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

To the moon and back with Stamping Bella

I am still totally loving the Stamping Bella stamps available in the shop at Bizzy Bec's.
I really can't see my love affair with them ending anytime soon.

For today's share I have used "Ramona and Teddy in a balloon" stamp



The papers are from my stash and the image is coloured with Promarkers.

Shop Supplies are....

Memento inkpad Tuxedo Black

Thanks for joining me today 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017



Hello Everyone,  Have you ever had a card in mind and then end up 
with something totally different?
That's what happened to me today and I am happy I changed my mind.


Items Used were:
Sizzix Step-ups - Happy Birthday
The Hedgehogs are from Penny Black Stamps -  Party Time
Balloons are from Tim Holtz - Mini Bird Crazy and Things
I have gone over some things with sparkling Gel Pens but it didn't photograph well.
Happy Birthday is much brighter than it looks. The Happy Birthday I sponged white card 
(after cutting out) with inks and put clear sparkling gel pen over it.
I'm so pleased with the result I put an 8 on it and will put it away for a grand daughter's birthday.
enjoy the rest of your week. 
Don't forget to enter Bizzy Bec's challenge this month.
Crafty Hugs, Carol

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Darkroom Door - Surfboards Photo Stamp Gatefold card

Hi there everyone, Shaz here it's the 15th, halfway through month, so that means a Design Team post. 😊
Today I'm sharing a step by step card with Darkroom Door Surfboard Photo Stamp.
 Here is peek of my card... loved the result.
As I planned on water colouring part, stamped about four images in mixture of waterproof Archival inks, Jet Black, Sepia, Cobalt. Stamped one in Cobalt, which used for main image, others were in mixture of them swiped over the stamp. Used deep blue image on sky + sand background. Used mixture of *Distress Ink pads, on the sky and sea, Salty Ocean, Denim Blue, Stormy sky. On sand used Antique Linen, Mustard seed+ a little Vintage photo. (* added Distress inks in photo - right front, to piece of white laminated card to colour with which to colour)
Intended to 3D the Surfboards, mostly surfboards have some sort of colour on it, but there are quite a few neutral ones too.These were calling for colour 😊
Added cut out Surfboards, shaped them, then glued. Front two were added on top of first lot. Once glue was dry, added glossy accents to the Surfboards, they looked like the real thing then.
I really loved this image, it was so much fun to play with it. To finish the image I dusted it lightly around the edges with DI Vintage Photo, to age the edge of card which was stark white.
Stamped the Happy Birthday with Lawn Fawn stamp Set -  "So much to say" on cream card in Onyx Black Versafine Pigment ink pad, and clear embossed. Hand cut a greeting banner and backed in black card.
Embossed a sheet cream, similar to greeting banner, with a favourite folder for male cards, Sizzix Dot Matrix embossing folder. Smooched it with Distress ink Antique Linen, I use this colour a lot. Then took a snippet of turquoise and embossed it with large embossing folder.Assembled card.

Well, that's it for today... dont forget to join in Bec's Anything Goes January challenge .. you might win the prize :D
 Shaz in Oz.x
PS more details on my blog post - here

Thursday, January 5, 2017

January Challenge....




Happy New Year

and


Welcome to our new challenge.



Bizzy Becs Challenge for January

with the theme being.....



"ANYTHING GOES"






The winner of this months challenge will receive:

A MYSTERY PRIZE
(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!

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 Here is this months gorgeous inspiration from our Design Team gals







Supplies used:
Lawn Fawn-Happy Everything sentiment stamp
Lawn Fawn- Party Animal stamp and Die set
Lawn Fawn- Hats off to you Stamp and Die set
Lawn Fawn- Critters in the Burbs stamp and Die set
Lawn Fawn- Meadow borders Die
Lawn Fawn- Puffy cloud Borders Die
Lawn Fawn- Everyday Sentiment Banners Die

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Supplies Used:

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Supplies used:
Tim Holtz Stamps - Mini Bird Crazy and Things
Tim Holtz Dies - Mini Bird Crazy and Things
I like to give my birds eye lids.
Dark Room Door - Texture Stamps - Splatter
Hello from the Impression Obsession Dies - Greeting Set
More Details on my blog


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Memory Box Pippi Butterfly
There are more details on my blog post.

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Supplies used...
Stamping Bella Stamp - Fiona Loves Flowers
Die similar to - Card Shapes Circles


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Supplies used:
My Bestie Clear Stamp - Butterfly Betsy
Impression Obsession die -  Greetings Top Edger

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HOW TO JOIN BIZZY BEC'S CHALLENGES...
 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.