Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Carved Leaves....

 Hi everyone.

Dropping in today to share my latest 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

Thanks for looking

Until next time - Happy Crafting


Friday, November 5, 2021

Cosmos Trio ....

Hi everyone

Wow didn't October go fast, just seemed to zoom by and here we are and its November.

That means it is the start of a new challenge month over at Bizzy Becs.

For my card I chose one of the new release digital stamp and coloured it up using my Prisma Coloured Pencils and then fussy cut.  

I then cut two layers of cardstock for the frame and added the die cut behind to give the flowers are base to sit on.  To finish off I added a few clear bubbles to the background for interest.

Supplies used:

Bizzy Becs digital stamp - Cosmos Trio

Taylored expressions Cutting Plate - Bold Lace

Taylored Expressions Die & Stamp - Simple Strips Birthday

Lawn Fawn Die - Outside in stitched Rectangle Stackable

Prisma Coloured Pencils - 150 tin

Flower 1 - Light Pink

Deco Pink, Hot Pink, Process Red & White

Flower 2 - Yellow

10% grey, 30% grey, Lemon Yellow, Canary Yellow, Spanish Orange, Yellowed Orange & Cad Orange Hue

Flower 3 - Dark Pink

Deco Pink, Hot Pink, Process Red, Mulberry, Crimson Lake and Lilac 


Grey Green Lt, Kelly Green, Parrot Green and Dark Green 

Thanks for looking

Until Next Time - Happy Crafting

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


Hi everyone, just popping in today to share my latest creation.  It is also the start of a new challenge month over at Bizzy Becs, so come on over and join in the fun. 

For my card I have again used the 3d embossing folder from Altenew - Beautiful Bergenia.  I just love this folder.  After embossing onto my card stock (I used Neena) I have coloured the embossed area with Jane Davenport Palette Pastels and have to say that I love the effect it has created.  To set the pastels and make them less likely to smudge, it has been lightly sprayed with Schmincke Universal Fixative.

supplies used:

Altenew 3D embossing folder - Beautiful Bergenia

Taylored Expressions Stamp - Flip the Floral

Jane Davenport Palette Pastel - Chilled  & Mineral Eyes Sets

Thanks again for looking

Until next time - Happy Crafting

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Winsome Blooms,

Hi everyone, just dropping in today to share  my latest card.

I have used the Dreamy Tiles  3D embossing folder from Altenew for my background.

  After embossing the white cardstock, I cut out the embossed tiles and foam mounted  4 of them to the front of my card base. 

 I then  stamped and coloured  Winsome Bloom from Altenew, die cut them and placed them onto the front of my card.

To create more depth in the flowers I have then glued  Gold Micro Beads to the stamens and love how the centres now pop. 

supplies used:

Altenew 3d embossing folder - Dreamy Tiles

Altenew Stamp & Die set - Winsome Blooms

Taylored Expressions Die & Stamp - Simple Strips Background

Altenew Stamp Pads - Sunkissed  and Rouge

13 arts Gold Micro Beads

White Embossing Powder

Thanks for looking, until next time Happy Crafting.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Succulent Bowl ....

Hi everyone, today is the 5th of September, which means it is the start of a new challenge month over at Bizzy Becs Store Blog, and also Fathers Day. Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there, have a wonderful day.

My card which I made for my Dad, is from one of Becs latest digital stamp releases, coloured up using my Copic Markers.   I have  hand drawn and coloured up with copics the succulent bowl.  I am super happy with how the finished item came together.  To finish the card I created the sentiment on the computer to suit an existing die that I have from Taylored Expressions.

Supplies used:

Bizzy Becs Digital Stamp - Grapto Ives
Taylored Expressions Die - Simple Strips
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Brushed Corduroy 
Copic Markers
YG00, YG01,YG23,YG25
Succulent Bowl
E18, E15, E13, E11, YG11, YG03
Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder - Woodgrain

Thanks for dropping by and looking - Until next time

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Lovely Roses...

Hi everyone.

Dropping in today to share with you my latest card, featuring a Digital Stamp from  Bizzy Becs Store's latest release.

I thoroughly enjoyed colouring up this image using my Prisma Coloured Pencils. In my mind I knew how I wanted the finished result to look so very happy with how it turned out.  

Supplies used:

Bizzy Becs Digital Stamp - Lovely Roses

Taylored Expressions Stamp - Simple Strips Birthday 

Taylored Expressions Die - Simple Strips

Prisma Coloured Pencils - 150 tin

Cactus - 920,913,1006,911,901,938,956,994

Monstera Leaves - 1005,912,109,911,1058

Kaiser Pearls various sizes

unknown background die from stash

Thanks for dropping by and looking.

Until next time - Happy Crafting


Thursday, August 5, 2021

Dashing Gents...

Hi everyone.

Popping in today not only to share with you my card but to let you know that a new challenge has commenced over at Bizzy Becs.  As usual they are anything goes - so we would love you to join us and share your creations, albeit card, journal page, 3d mixed media or scrapbooking page etc. 

We are also on the lookout for creative people to join us on the Design Team - (must like working with Digital Stamps and have a blog - please contact the store for more details.

My card this month I once again have been playing the Distress Paints and having lots of fun.  The Background was created using Salvaged Patina, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn and Frayed Burlap, then when dry splattered with Antique Bronze.  When dry I then stamped with the Harlequin Stamp and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Stamp - DDRS044 Dashing Gents
Darkroom Door - DDSE- Happy Birthday
Darkroom Door - DDBS006 Harlequin
Tim Holtz Distress Paints - full list available on blog
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Frayed Burlap

Thanks for looking, until next time Happy Crafting