Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using dies that are currently available as pre orders from Bizzy Becs online store.

Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Rectangles and Memory Box - Cabrini Ornament

Also used is a Thinlits  die - Holiday Words Script which is from Tim Holtz which is from my own supply.

With only a few more sleeps until Christmas, I am busy cooking the last of Christmas goodies to give away  as gifts and then the food we are contributing to our family Christmas Lunch, boy the day sure goes fast when you are standing cooking all day.  

Anyhow I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year and that you enjoy this special time with your family and friends.

Until next time,


Monday, December 8, 2014

Merry Christmas

Welcome to the December  "Anything Goes" challenge at Bizzy Becs .  Today I would like to share with you a card I made using some of the yummy things you can get from Bec's online store.

I have used Memory Box Die - Modern Landscape  and Impression Obsession Die - Holiday Top Word Edgers  and Stickle Glitter Glue - Diamond 

From my own stash I used  the Tim Holtz Die to cut out the Reindeer.

Bizzy Becs has a fabulous selection of  dies, stamps and embellishments available, so pop on over and have a look.

Also check out the other Design Team gals inspiration this month and then join us with your own creation. 

Until next time happy creating


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Carved Birds ...

Hello again, today I would like to share with you a card I have made using another Darkroom Door stamp.  Gosh I just love these stamps.

My bird is from the set called 'Carved Birds' Vol 1 and is one of many that you can order via Bizzy Becs online store here.  I stamped the bird using Distress Ink Pad in Picked Raspberry and the Happy Birthday sentiment is a die from Impression Obsession called 'Greetings Top Edger'.  The tag has been cut using a Memory Box die ' Distressed Tag'. These and a whole lot more are available via Bizzy Becs.  

Today is also the last day of the coupon sale so pop on over, great time to arrange your Christmas pressies for your crafty friends or yourself.

There is also time left to join us for this months challenge.

Until next time, happy crafting.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Best Wishes

Wow can you believe it, there are only 7 weeks until Christmas!  How fast has this year flown, just crazy.

It is also the start of a new challenge at Bizzy Becs Store Blog and our challenge this month is 'Anything Goes'.  

I have been playing with one of my new Darkroom Door stamps, Robin isn't it devine, so very cute.  I stamped it onto some watercolour paper and coloured it with Distress Ink Pads in Weathered Wood and added a touch of  Scattered Straw for the beak. 

I also used Spellbinder Petite Circles and a Lawn Fawn die - Tag You're It.  This was teamed up with some gorgeous Green Tara Roses in various sizes.  The sentiment best wishes is a new Tim Holtz stamp Simple Sayings and is from my own stash.

 Bizzy Becs online store has a great selection of  Stamps, Distress Ink Pads, Dies, Flowers and other goodies  for all your crafting needs, so pop on over and check it out. MFT dies have just been added to the store too!

Also remember that if there is something you would like that is not listed just drop Bec an email and she will let you know if it can be sourced.

So please join us for our new challenge and don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams inspiration.

Until next time
Happy Crafting

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Words that Inspire

Hi, well can you believe how many sleeps are left until Christmas.  This year has just flown by, so so scary.

Recently I joined on online group that use inspiring quotes as Art Journal Prompts and it is so much fun.  Today I would like to share with you the first of my journal pages inspired by a quote by Maya Angelou ~ Be a Rainbow in someone else's Cloud!

The background is a paper napkin with skeleton leaves which I attached to my journal with gel medium.  I then gessoed over the napkin to tone down the leaves onto which I sprayed Dylusions Ink Sprays and spritzed them heavily with water so that the coloured pooled and ran.

The colours used are Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime, Squeezed Orange, Vibrant Turquoise,  London Blue and White Linen.  

As I know that Dylusions Inks will always move when wet I sealed the area that was to be  stamped with Schmincke Universal  Fixative and allowed it to dray thoroughly  before applying the paint.

The image is a Darkroom Door Line Art Stamp called  "Leafy Lady" which I stamped onto the page, hand drew shoulders and coloured the face and shoulders  with Ceramcoat acrylic paints, Molotow markers and Prisma colour pencils.  

A reminder that there is still still time to join us for this months "Anything Goes" challenge at Bizzy Becs and that the Coupon Sale has been extended to the 31st October so hop on over and check out the recently added goodies at the store.

Thanks for dropping by, have a fabulous crafty week.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Warm Wishes

Hi welcome back to another month and the start of another challenge at Bizzy Becs.

Today I would like to share with you my card for this month. 

 Quite by accident I was playing with my Liquid Pearls ( Gold Pearl and Onyx Pearl) and was trying to put dots around the flowers and it looked well just awful.  So in an attempt to remedy this I got out the old credit card and scrapped the pearls around the background and tahdah ;  success, love how it turned out. 

The stamp set I used is from Darkroom Door and is called Bold Blossoms and together with lots of others is available via Bizzy Becs online store.  Because I had already embossed the flowers with white embossing powder it acted as a resist and just by wiping with a baby wipe I was able to remove the liquid pearls from the flowers.

I inked around the edge of the card with Distress Inks in Pumice Stone and Black Soot  cut a little tag and using the sentiment from the set,  embossed it with black embossing powder and a couple of rows of machine stitching around the outside, done.

Here is a little close up view of the finished embossing and background.

Thanks for popping in, please check out the rest of the DT gals inspiration here and join us for this months anything goes challenge.

Happy Crafting


Monday, September 22, 2014

Father's Day

Hi, just popping in to share the card I made for my lovely Dad for Fathers Day.

I wrapped some cardstock in silver foil tape and ran it through my Tim Holtz embossing folder, then painted it with black gesso and when it was almost dry I wipe it back to reveal the foil tape.

The lighthouse image is a Stamp It stamp that I have had for ages and this I stamped with Brushed Courdoroy Distress Ink onto a tag which was diecut using Memory Box Distressed Tag Die and stamped with the matching stamp using  Brushed Courdoroy ink.  The edges were then inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and when it was dry it was painted with a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy.  I also cut a decorative strip using Testatina Border Die by Memory Box.

For the tie on the tag I used a strip of Green Tara Burlap Ribbon and pulled it apart as a ribbon and attached a ships wheel charm for decoration.

For me the countdown is now on as it will be school holidays in a few days and I am looking forward to spending some time catching up with family, friends and some crafting.

Hope you are having a great week, happy crafting.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Just for You

Yeah!  Spring is here and I just love spring, it is my most favourite season of all, flowers blooming, birds busy making nests and lots of butterflies and dragonflies flitting around the garden.

September is also the start of a new "Anything Goes" challenge at Bizzy Becs and the card I made features a Darkroom Door stamp "Butterfly" which I have coloured with Distress Stains (Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint and Broken China).  I have also used Darkroom Doors Texture Stamp "French Script"  for behind the Butterfly and Garden Greetings for the sentiment.  I also used the Distress Stains to dye the silk ribbon.  It is interesting to note that even through I used the same colours as I coloured the Butterfly with,  when combined onto the ribbon it has gone a bit more green that I had hoped - note to self a bit more blue next time.

There is another fabulous prize up for grabs this month for our lucky winner a Die-Namites Die - kindly donated by Bizzy Becs online store, so please join us for this months challenge, we love seeing your creations.  Before you do check out the Design Teams creations and welcome our new DT member Mandy.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Garden Greetings

Hi everyone, just dropping in to share an ATC I made using a stamp set from Darkroom Door called
Garden Greetings.  The background was made using Gesso and a Memory Box Stencil "Textured Mesh".
I double stamped the Carnation first using by black stamp pad and then went over the top using Distress Ink Pads  in Festive Berries, and on the stem I used Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint.  I inked around the dictionary meaning with Old Paper.  

Don't forget there is still time to join us for this months "Anything Goes" Challenge.

Thanks for dropping by hope you have a fabulous day.

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dashing Gents

Hi everyone its time for a new "Anything Goes" challenge over at Bizzy Becs .
My card for this month features "Dashing Gents" a stamp set from Darkroom Door.  This stamp and many others is available from Bizzy Becs online store.

The patterned paper, silver foil tape and Tim Holtz embossing folder are from my own stash.

So jump over to Bizzy Becs store blog check out this months creations by our Design Team and upload your creations and join us for this months challenge.

Look forward to seeing your wonderful creations, remember it can be anything a card, a layout even an off the page project.
Happy Creating


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Box Card

Hi just dropping in to show a Box Card that I made recently.  These have been very popular around the internet and Pinterest, so thought I would like to have a go and make one too!  There are lots of different size box card tutorials out there but this one took my fancy as it folds to fit a standard envelope.  This suited my needs as the card was to be posted.

To embellish my card I have used items that are available to purchase/order from Bizzy Becs store here.

Poppystamp die - Vintage Bird Cage and Nested Bird, flowers ribbon and sentitment.  The patterned paper and cardstock are from my own stash.

Hope you are all having a fabulous week, sadly for me holidays are over and its back to school tomorrow for a new school term.

Until next time, happy crafting.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Christmas In July

Wow!  I am struggling to see where this year has gone, it is flying by so fast, a bit scary actually.  Winter weather looks like it has arrived and the soup pot has come out of hibernation, perfect for these cold wet nights we have been experiencing.

It is also school holidays here so am going to be enjoying doing some catch up crafting, sadly have one or two unfinished projects to catch up on.

Being July also means it is also a new challenge at Bizzy Becs.  This months theme is "Anything Goes" and we have a fabulous prize for the winner a gorgeous new stamp in store "Shelby" by CC Designs, kindly donated by Bec.

For my card I decided to make a Christmas Card using a very yummy die from Memory Box  called "Glowing Candles". This is then nestled onto two Spellbinder cut outs "Decorative Labels 8 and  Labels 8)

The dies and blossoms used together with the digital sentiment are all available via Bizzy Becs online store here.

Also for the month of July there is a 20% off selected items in store, so make sure you check them out and lots of new goodies available for preorder.

Don't forget to drop by and check out the design teams inspiration this month, and then join us for this months challenge with your creations.

Happy crafting


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hi hope everyone is surviving this cold weather we have been having, absolutely freezing and there is still more to come.

Today I would like to share with you a card I made for friends birthday this week.   I have used some light molding paste through a feather stencil from crafters workshop  for the background and then layered die cuts of "The Feather Set" by Impression Obsession which you can purchase from Bizzy Becs, here.  The flowers are also from Bizzy Becs here  and the ribbon is from my own stash.

The sentiment is a freebie which is available from Bizzy Becs store blog together with lots of others.  (just remember if you use them please don't claim them as your own - give credit to Bec)

Don't forget there is still time to join us for this months "Anything Goes" challenge and also pop on over to the store  and check out the Stock-take sale.

Thanks for dropping by, happy crafting


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thinking of You

Its time for a new challenge over at Bizzy Becs.   We are going with "Anything Goes" again this month and the winner of this months challenge will win an Impression Obsession Die,  kindly donated by Bizzy Bec's online store.

For my card this month I have used Distress Inks to colour my stamped image and then fussy cut the stamped image out and layered them onto my card.

The distress inks used to colour the daffodils are Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey and applied with a waterbrush.  The stamp is called "Garden Greetings" and is by Dark Room Door and include the greeting used plus a couple more.  The patterned paper is from a 6x6 paper pack, all of these and lots more are available to purchase from Bizzy Becs online store.

Pearls, ribbon and cardstocks are from my own stash.

Thanks for dropping by, happy crafting.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Seraphina Heart

Hi today I would like to share with you a card I made for my hubby as we recently celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary.

I just love using my  Memory Box dies, and for my card I have used  "Seraphina Heart"  and  "Cupid Heart".  These dies and a whole lot more are available to order via the Bizzy Becs online store here.

The number 25 is a blank chipboard that I have had for that long that the sticky back is no longer sticky.  I have painted it with silver paint and when dry used Treasure Gold in silver to enhance the colour.  The bling is also Kaiser.

There is also still time to join us for this months challenge "Anything Goes".

Bye for now and happy crafting


Tuesday, May 6, 2014


We have a new challenge over at Bizzy Becs this month and it is "Anything Goes" and for the winner of this months challenge a gorgeous Joy Crafts Heart Die, very nice.  This was kindly donated by Bec the owner of Bizzy Becs online store.

For my card for this months challenge I had a play with some Memory Box dies and with Mothers day just around the corner,  this will be for my Mum.

elements used are available via Bizzy Becs online store here, together with lots of other awesome goodness.
Memory Box dies - Amira flourish and Wild Feathers
Elements from card making kit # 1
Bizzy Becs flowers & leaves
Dylusions spray - Bubblegum pink 
washi tape from my own stash.

Thanks for looking, happy crafting and have a fabulous day.

Until next time


Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Hi everyone.

I hope that you had a wonderful Easter and didn't eat too much chocolate, lol and if you are in the West like me are enjoying the last week of the school holidays.  For me this break has gone way too fast.

For my card today I took inspiration from a card that I found online and just had to case it, so very pretty.

I have used some of the amazing Dark Room Door stamps that are currently available at Bizzy Becs Online Store. I used white embossing powder on the French Script it unfortunately hasn't photographed very well and is sitting beneath the stencilling.

Here is a link to all the goodies used for my card.  These are all available via Bizzy Becs on line store.

Distress Ink Pads:        Pumice Stone, Evergreen Bough, Picked Raspberry. Embossing Clear
Darkroom Door:           Butterfly, Garden Greetings, French Script
Memorybox Stencil:    Disperse
Perfect Pearl Mist:       Perfect Pearl
From own stash:          Zing embossing powder White, Strano designs - Ribbon Stiff, Portacraft Rhinestones

There is still time to join us for this months challenge "The Sweetest Thing."

Until next time, happy crafting.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Sweetest Thing

Hi everyone, today I would like to share with you a card I have made for the current challenge at Bizzy Becs.

The challenge for April is to create a card/project  which  has -  Cupcake's, cake, chocolate, etc.... what ever gets those taste buds salivating!!!!  Our challenge this month is brought to you by our DT gal Francy so pop on over to our blog and check out the rest of the DT's work.

I used the following elements to create my card they are available to order via Bizzy Becs online store just follow the links.  There are other gorgeous goodies too, so check them out.

Blue butterfly digi stamp - Once upon a time collection (Cupcake Fairy) coloured with Copics
Bizzy Bec free digi sentiments -  Circle Sentiment (Cupcake wishes)
Nellie Snellen Die - Round Lily
Spellbinder dies - Petite Oval & Floral Oval
Paper packs - 6 x 6

This months winner will receive a stamp and die set by Taylored Expressions kindly donated by Bizzy Beces online store, wow what a great prize!   Check out the store for info on how to get $10.00 off storewide, promotion extended until 30th April 2014.

Cant wait to see you creations.

Happy crafting


Saturday, March 22, 2014


Hi everyone.

Yesterday we were awoken to a strange noise outside, couldn't believe it.  It was raining and we even had some thunder.  Admittedly it didn't last very long but it was a very pleasant relief after the weeks of back to back hot sticky weather.  Maybe fingers crossed we will get some more...oh I hope we don't have to wait too long, after all it is Autumn when all said and done.

Yesterday at a friends house I got to play with some new Aladine Izink pigment inks and have to say they are very noice, we watched a video that Donna Downey had put up on her blog of her play with them  and we were very inspired.

Today though I would like to share with you a card I made using Dylusion Inks - Bubblegum Pink and Vibrant Turquoise both of these colours and more,  are available to order via Bizzy Bec's online store here.
I mixed them with some water and love how the colours ran into each other and created new colours, very yummy.

I have also used a Memory Box Die - Prim Poppy which also can be ordered  via Bizzy Becs and while you are there check out the new Memory Box Dies and Stencils that are available to order here.  The word celebrate is a My Favourite Thing word die and is from my own stash, together with the Kaiser bling.

At the moment there is $5.00 off storewide until the 31st March just by using the code FEBFIVE at checkout.

There is also still plenty of time to get crafty and join us for this months challenge  - Children or Babies and the winner gets a new release Wild Rose Studio die.

Thanks for dropping in, until next time Happy Crafting


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bizzy Becs March Challenge

Hi everyone and welcome to another challenge at Bizzy Becs.  This months theme is Babies/Children and is by DT Kelly.  The theme is very appropriate for Kelly as she has just welcomed her new son "Noah".

The prize this month is kindly donated by Bizzy Becs Online Store  and is a new release die from Wild Rose Studio.

I had lots of fun with my card this month and have used Memory Box dies - which I love and Bizzy Becs 6x6 paper pack and Stickles.   Perfect card for a young girl maybe getting her first bicycle for her birthday.   All of these and lots more can be found here at the online store.

Memory Box Dies :   Tessatina Border
                                  Brand New Bicycle
Poppy Stamps Die:    Simple Banner
Bizzy Becs 6x6 paper pack
Sullivans Balloon Punch
coloured twine
Stickles - crystal

Thanks for looking, cant wait to see all of your gorgeous creations, so get all your goodies out and start creating.  Don't forget to also pop over to the challenge blog and see the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the DT gang.

Until next time, happy crafting.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tea Light Candle Holder

Hi everyone.

We are just starting our 3rd week of 30+ and have to say I am so over it.  Cannot wait until we have some nights were the temp is around 12 -15c so we can get some sleep and the house can cool down some.

Anyhow,  today I would like to share with you an idea I found some time ago on the internet and have been busting to try it out.  It also happens to fit very well with this month challenge at Bizzy Becs - Love/Friendship.  It would sit very nicely on a table with a bunch of roses for a romantic dinner for two.

I had a lot of fun doing this and have recycled a Vegemite Jar, some tissue paper, a split ring, an old bead, some used black ribbon.  The butterfly charm was in a card making kit which are currently out of stock and are normally found here at Bizzy Becs.

The stamps used are all Stamp It and there is a great selection available for pre order at Bizzy Becs here. I have used Air Balloon, Traditional Cameral, Journal Cage and an old French Script and they were stamped onto the tissue paper with a black Archival Ink Stamp Pad.  To attach the tissue paper I used a gel medium onto the back of the tissue paper and jar and when it was dry went over the tissue paper to seal it further.

Thanks for looking hope you have had a wonderful weekend.

Happy creating


Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Hi and welcome to  a new challenge at Bizzy Becs Store Blog.  This month being February our challenge is Love/Friendship and is brought to you by our DT gal Sally.

The prize this month is a mystery surprise stamp from Wild Rose Studio and is kindly donated from Bizzy Becs online store.  So pop on over an check the fabulous inspiration this month from the rest of the DT gals.

I have kept my card this month quite plain and simple, but love the white and red.   To create my card  I  used Dark Room Stamp Set "Hearts" which I embossed with white and black embossing powder and a Memory Box Die "Virtuoso Music" onto White Bazzill card stock.

Dark Room Door stamps are available to preorder at  Bizzy Becs  together with Memory Box Dies, you can find them here.

With Valentines Day just around the corner now is the perfect time to get creating a make a card for that someone special in your life and at the same time join our challenge this month and be in the running for this months prize.

Thank you dropping by, happy crafting.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Hi everyone.  Wow what a few weeks we have been having with this back to back 35+ days it has been just awful - thank goodness for air conditioning and fans I say, surely there must be some cooler days soon.

Anyhow today I would like to share  a card I made for one of my son's mates who has just turned 21 and as it happens can play the drums, so this Kenny K image Buggin Drummer was just perfect.

Also used are elements from Card Making Kit #3 (for men), Memory Box Dies - Distressed Tag & Virtuoso Music and Green Tara Burlap ribbon -coffee and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink Pad.  These are available to order and a whole lot more goodies via Bizzy Becs online store here.  The image was coloured with Copic Markers.

Thanks for dropping by, don't forget there are still 10 days left to join us for this months challenge "Anything Goes".

Happy crafting


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Picked Sweet

Happy New Year hope you all have had a great start to 2014 and had a wonderful Christmas.

There is a great challenge to welcome in 2014 over at Bizzy Becs this month "Anything Goes" so pop on over and join us.

The prize this month is a fabulous Darkroom Door Stamp and it is a surprise.  Bec has a fabulous assortment of Darkroom Door stamps available for pre-order here so don't miss out as preorders finish on the 15th January.

For my card for this month I have had a play with distress stamp pads and a Whimsy Stamp called Picked Sweet.  I was inspired this month by a card I had seen in a Craft Stamper magazine so thought I would have a play.  I have also used Memory Box Die - hello.

Memory Box Dies Distress Ink Pads are a new pre order available at Bizzy Becs  together with lots of other yummy things to create with so check them out here, but you will have to be quick as pre orders close on 12th January.

I have also used Spica Pens on the design but unfortunately it doesn't show up very well in the photo.

Distress Ink Pad colours are: Salty Ocean,Victoria Velvet, Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn and Weathered Wood.

Thanks for looking and hope that you can join in our challenges.

Happy crafting