Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Joy!

Hi everyone, with 3 sleeps to go before Christmas I hope that everyone is on track with their shopping, cooking,etc and can now sit back relax and enjoy. 

Today I would like to share with you one of the last Christmas cards I will be making for this year.  I am loving the clean and simple lines of this and have incorporated a new technique called "Ombre" which is a hot trend at the moment around crafting circles.  Ombre means a colour gradient going from light to dark and or dark to light.

For my background sky  I have used Tim Holtz distress stamps, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans and for the foreground I have used  Shabby Shutters,  Crushed Olive and Forrest Moss.  What is exciting about these are that they are a new preorder at Bizzy Becs online store and you can order them right here.

Also  used are Memory Box Dies 'Joy' and 'Precious Snowflake'.  Memory Box dies together with a fabulous assortment of dies are available for preorder in store here.

I have used Diamond Dust on the snowflake and have flicked Dr PH Martins Pen White onto the background to represent snow.  Not that we have snow where I live but thought it looked pretty.

The trees are stamped with one of my favourite Stampin Up stamps 'Lovely as a tree' and I have embossed them with white embossing powder to create a silhouette effect.

I am also entering my card into a challenge currently being run at STAMPlorations   'stamping &and silhouettes'.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Happy crafting


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Hi everyone and welcome to our final challenge for the year at Bizzy Becs.  The challenge for this month has to be of course you guessed it Christmas!!

For my card I have used Holly on a Bauble which is a Blue Butterfly Digi Stamp, Christmas Card Kit # 9, Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and Stampendous Embossing Enamel in Shabby White (which is coming soon to preorders).  These products and many more are available to purchase from Bizzy Becs here

There is also a  Christmas Bonus happening at the store, any purchase made between 29th November until 20th December will go into a draw to win one of 9 gift vouchers.  Also there is a Christmas giveaway the details and instructions on how to enter can be found here.

With only 20 days to Christmas I trust everyone is more organised than me.  I hope to get my tree up and decorations out this weekend and then get my cards finished.

On that note  I would love to see your Christmas cards too, so when they are made why not enter into this months challenge.

Look forward to seeing your cards

Happy Crafting