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. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

sea shell susie birthday card

Hi there

It's my turn on the blog today and thank you for stopping by to have a look.

I am sharing with you a cute card using a really cute my besties stamp called Fancy Pants Susie. I think you'll love this Stamp as much as I do.

I have coloured the image and the die cut bubbles using Copic markers,  texture  has been added by embossing the scalloped edge die cut on the layer below.

Supplies used:
My Besties Stamps - Fancy Pants Sea Shell Susie
Avery Elle - Wonky Stitches Die
Avery Elle _ Sweet Scallops Die
Memory Box - Curved Happy Birthday
Memory Box - Loopy Rings
Memory Box - Large Ringlets
Neenah Cardstock

Drop into the store where you can pre-order all of these wonderful goodie and much more.
 There are so many new releases available.

Until next time 
Mandy x

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Totally Gorjuss

It's the 25th so my turn to share a little bit of Bizzy Becs inspiration with you today.
This time I decided to use a totally gorgeous Gorjuss Girl image called Sweet Tea.

I think these images deserve a bit of frou frou so I added some flowers from my stash and added some lovely scalloped borders using Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Borders Die.
This die set comes with 3 different sized dies so you can adjust the look depending on what you like.
I coloured the image with my copic markers this time as they have been a bit neglected with my new promarker passion.

Thanks so much for dropping by

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Maisy and Madeline

This is my inspiration to you today to enjoy your crafting.
I have listed below the goodies I used for my DT card
for Bizzy Becs.

Memory box...floriana die
Memory Box...teacup stack die
Elizabeth craft design pop up die
Stamping bella...Maisy and Madeline have some tea
Paper Doily

My stamp was coloured with copic markers.

Have I inspired you...
Don't forget our current challenge is on too.
It's always anything goes

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mostly Black and White

Hello Fellow Crafters.
I hope March has been good for you.

Items Used:
Marianne Design - Flower Doily
Nellie Snellen Dies - Doily Border
Le-abilities - Flower Blossom
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig
Ribbon, and Rhinestones

Make sure you join in Bec's Anything Goes Competition 
and check out Bizzy Bec's Store.

Crafty Hugs, Carol.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happiness Always....

Hi everyone.

Just popping in today to share my new card with you.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads to watercolour my Wild Rose Studio Stamp.  Lots of fun.

I have used the following products which can be preordered via Bizzy Becs.

Avery Elle die - Pinked
Wild Rose Studio Stamp - Bella with Presents (not currently listed) - but a lovely selection available in store
Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Victorian Velvet, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, Old Paper, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China & Worn Lipstick

Just a quick note that if there is something you like and it is not listed just pop Bec an email and if available can be added to the store.

Thanks for looking, hope you can join us again this month for our Anything Goes Challenge.

Until next time
Happy Crafting 


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Memory Box Poppies with Bokeh Method

Hi, Shaz here-  'tis the 15th of the month so time for another DT post for Bizzy Bec's! Thought we'd take another look at the Bokeh method
Here's a peek!
Bokeh method shown also step by step here and below
LESSON 1: dont get it too wet or it will dry blotchy like mine.. I used distress inks  on watercolour. 
LESSON 3:  when you die cut use a heavier quality piece of acetate as you can get, mine was, as was scrap from a lid, lighter you can trouble with mask. The white bubbles are overlapped and are done with chalk ink, it is better really if you dry between, I also did the different sizes it three (odd numbers -> better balance) of larger size then five (or so of next size and more of last size.
Have cut the two lots of prim poppies and arranged them on the oval die cut of Bokeh background. One bud I chose to use reverse side of bud, (ie turned it over so it faced other way). Shaped all flowers accordingly with shaping tool on mat.
Items used:Watercolour Paper

Spellbinder Elegant Ovals
Cottage cutz stitched oval
(fits the spellbinder ovals perfectly)
Impressions Obsession Greeting die set.

This background was made see here, on last month's post..applied bokeh background then added the diecut frame with Tonic scalloped rectangle die, Butterfly is Joy Vintage Fourish butterfly and the thanks is CB Olivia alphabet die . discontinued years back.
Thanks everyone for popping by, especially if you take time to say hi :D
And you may like to join in with the March Anything Goes challenge over at Bizzy Bec's ... you just might win that stamp or die prize! 
Shaz in Oz.x