Monday, December 12, 2016

Retro Masculine....

Hi everyone, 

just popping in today and sharing with you a card I made for my Dads Birthday last week.





I have used the following:

Avery Elle die - Wonky Stitches
Impression Obsession Die - Retro Masculine
Impression Obsession Die - Greetings Top Edgers
Tim Holtz Stamp and Die - Bird Crazy
Memory Box Die - Cross Stiched Frames
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Spiced Marmalade, Weathered Wood, Broken China, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap 
and a touch of Glossy Accents to the eyes.

Thanks for looking have a lovely week.

so until next time - Happy Crafting

Karen

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shaker Christmas Decoration...

Just popping in today to share with you my latest creation.  When I was making my mermaid card last month, I thought that  the circle frame die could make a cute shaker decoration to hang on a Christmas Tree or  it could be attached to a lavously wrapped gift.


So I had a play and am happy with the way it turned out.  It was a bit fiddly as you have to wait for each layer of glue to dry.

I cut two frames from white fun foam and two frames from white Bazzill cardstock and then I cut a circle from acetate.   The insert is a mixture of sequins, shaved glass and small gold and silver stars.






Supplies used:
Memory Box Die - Shaker Circle Framers
Memory Box DiePoinsettia Bloom Trio
Mini Prills - I'm Amazed
Tim Holtz Thinlit Dies - Holiday Words Script

Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day.  Until next time happy crafting.


Karen







Friday, November 11, 2016

Mermaid Dreams...

Hi everyone  I am  popping in today to share with you my latest card.

For this card I wanted an oceany feel to compliment my image.







  I die cut a circle through the two top layers  using a die from Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Circles, then die cut two circles with a Memory Box Die - Shaker Circles (not currently listed in store), these were then nestled inside the circle to create the illusion of a Porthole.  I then attached small pearls around the centre.


For my image I have used a stamp from My Besties called Steampunk Mermaid Dreams  which is so cute and have coloured her with Copic Markers.

For the background  I have used a newly aquired stencil from Dusty Attic called Fish Net  and then coloured it with Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough and Salty Ocean. 

.  I have also used Frantage Shabby Blue embossing enamel for some of the background stamping, together with Momento London Fog for the Seahorse, both images are from a Kaiser clear stamp called Coastal Escape.

The sentiment is a die from Penny Black and is called Celebrations.

Thanks for popping in, have a fabulous week.

Until next time - Happy Crafting

Karen 



Saturday, November 5, 2016

Christmas Joy Shaker....



Today I am sharing my first Christmas Card for 2016.

I have used one of my favourite go to dies from Avery Elle - Wonky Stitches.  A new die to my collection is from Poppy Stamps and is called Joy Tag and a favourite for Christmas Memory Box Die - Shimmering Snowflakes.

To create my shaker card I cut the tag die twice, once in cardstock and the other from white foam sheeting.  They were then adhered together and a piece of acetate added underneath.  I then cut away the area under the tag from the die cut base added my red and green bling and some glass beads, then sealed it up. 

The shimmering snowflake die cut was painted with matt medium and then sprinkled with Diamond Dust, allowed to dry and then layered together and a small pearl placed on top.

There are lots of new goodies been added to Bizzy Becs online store, so pop on over and check them out.

Thanks for dropping by, until next time - Happy Crafting

Karen

Monday, October 10, 2016

Heartfelt Thanks....

Hi everyone, just popping in to share with you  another card made using some gorgeous product from Avery Elle.






I have used the die Wonky Stitches and clear stamp Peonies, both of which are available to pre-order via Bizzy Becs online store.

The peonies have been coloured with Copic Markers and stamped using Momento Ink .   The ribbon  and  white sprinkles by Doodlebug Designs  are from my own stash.

Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Crafting

Karen

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Celebrate....

Hi everyone. 


 Today I would like to share with you a new card made  in a CAS style using a  stamp from My Besties, which I coloured with Copics.  

They are such cute stamps and may have to add more to my stamp collection.




I have used the following items which can be preordered from Bizzy Becs.

Fluffy Frannie - My Besties
Penny Black Die - Celebrations
Avery Elle die - Wonky Stitches
Copic Markers
Kaiser Glitter Pens
Sakura White Jelly Roll Pen


This month in the store Bec has a special October preorder with lots of gorgeous stamps from Stamping Bella and Dies from Lea-bilities, so pop in before they are gone.

Thanks for dropping bye, have a wonderful day.

Happy Crafting

Karen




Sunday, September 11, 2016

Butterfly...

Hi everyone.

Just popping in to share with you today my new card.






I have used the following items which can be ordered via Bizzy Becs Online Store.

Darkroom Door stamp - Butterfly
Penny Black Stamp Set - Sprinkles and Smiles
Poppy Stamp Die - Scrolling Background
Distress Ink Pads - Twisted Citron & Mermaid Lagoon

Have a wonderful week.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Karen

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Cody FIshing....

Hi everyone popping in again today to share with you my card for this months new 'Anything Goes' Challenge over at Bizzy Becs.

Bec has a range of Digital Stamps called Blue Butterfly and I have chosen to use Cody Fishing from the Boyz will be Boyz collection, which I have then coloured with Copic Markers.







I have also used two different dies for the image to sit on.  Firstly Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Circle Stackables and then Memory Box - Stitched Square Layers.  The circle and all edges were then inked with a  Distress Ink Pad in Vintage Photo.

Thanks for dropping in, have a wonderful week.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Karen

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hello....

Hi everyone.

Just popping in today to share with you my latest card.

I have used a stamp from Gorjuss -  "I Gave You My Heart"  which is unfortunately not listed in the store at the moment but may still be available if you wish it to be ordered in for you.  There are however lots of other Gorjuss Stamps listed in store at the moment.  The stamp has been coloured with Copic Markers.



I have stamped the image onto a Memory Box Die base frame called Cherise Label and then matched it with its matching die,  Tiffany Frame.  Both of these dies are old releases.

The bling accents, patterned paper and flowers are from Card Embellishment Kit no 8, which is currently out of stock but should be back soon.  The Hello Sentiment is a die  from Penny Black

Don't forget to join us in  our latest challenge, we always love seeing your creations.

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous week.

Happy Crafting

Karen

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone.

I am dropping in today to share with you my card for a the new Challenge starting today
 at Bizzy Becs.





I have used the following supplies to create my card.

Wildrose Studio - Clear Stamp - Bunny and Butterfly
Memory Box Die - Elliana Background

My bunny image was coloured using Copic Markers and I used Kaiser Gel Pens on the flowers and butterfly.

Thanks for dropping by

Have a wonderfuly day

Karen 




Sunday, July 10, 2016

Once Upon a Time - Roses ....

Hi everyone, today I am popping in to share with you my new card.

I have been playing again with the Blue Butterfly Digi Stamps from Bizzy Becs Online Store.  I have been wanting to enlarge one of the girls faces for a while now.  The image I choose is from the Once Upon a Time Collection and is called Roses.  You can find her and her friends here.  

Yesterday in Perth was so cold and wet, it was a perfect day to sit inside and colour.




She has been coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils and was such fun to colour.  I have also used Card Embellishment Kit No. 8 and she has been printed onto Copic Paper (Bec has a similar product in store Neenah Cardstock) and  then die cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities die - Fleur De Lis Squares.  The sentiment is a freebie and available here from the store blog.

The stocktake sale is still on but only for a limited time so drop by the store for all your crafty needs.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Karen 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hoot, Hoot, Hooray

Hi everyone.

Today I would like to share with you my card for this months challenge over at Bizzy Becs.



I have used the following items which are available to preorder via the store.

Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches
Taylored Expressions Stamp & Die Combo - Hoot Hoot Horray
MFT Die - Heart Stax

My image was coloured using Copics and I filled the shaker with sequins and glass beads.

Don't forget there is 40%  off selected items at the store, so drop by and grab a bargain.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Karen


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Thank you Tag....

Hi everyone, just popping in today to share with you a little Thank You tag I have made to go onto a gift that I am delivering on Tuesday.


I have used lots of different goodies to create the tag and I have listed below the items that can be preordered from Bizzy Becs online store.



First I applied Texture paste through my stencil Heartwood by  Memory Box then when it was dry I applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple.

Other elements used are Dressform Duo die from Die-Versions which together with the ribbon was an element from an old Card Kit from Bizzy Becs.

The gold heart  is a Sizzix Thinlit Die - Scribbles and Splat and the gold Thank You font is also from Sizzix  - Celebrate (this is not listed in store but if available can be ordered -  just email Bec) .
To finish off the tag I added lace, flower  and bling elements from Card Kit No 8 

Thanks for looking, have a fabulous week.

Until next time, Happy Crafting

Karen

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Inky Irises...

I am popping in today to share with you my card for the start of the new challenge month over at Bizzy Becs.


I have used Cracked Glass Technique over the top of the irises and then rubbed in a little walnut stain ink into the cracks.  I havent done this technique for a while so was fun to do.  Creates an oldy worldy feel.



I have used the following which are available to preorder via Bizzy Becs online store.

Darkroom door stamp - Inky Irises
Penny Black Die - Celebrations
Taylored Expressions stamp - Think Happy Thoughts
Distress Ink PadsForest Moss, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Ripe Persimmon,Old Paper and Walnut Stain

If there something that you would like and it is not listed in store, just email Bec and she is happy to source it for you if available.

Thanks for looking, have a wonderful day.

Happy crafting

Karen


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Make a Wish...

Hi popping in today to share with you a card I made using a Stamp and matching Die from Avery Elle called "Bring on the Cake".   Also used from Avery Elle is the fabulous "Wonky Stitches" Die. 
(a new favourite)  


I have coloured the cake on a plate with my copics and sprinkled the top the cake with "Twinklets Diamond Dust" and the sentiment has been stamped with "Archival Ink by Ranger".
The lace,flowers and rose leaves  are old stock from Bizzy Becs and the clear bling is from Doodlebugs and are called Sprinkles.

Hope that you are having a wonderful week.

Bye for now and happy crafting.

Karen

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Petals & Stems

Hi just popping in the share with you a new  shaker card I made for our current challenge that has just started today at Bizzy Becs.






I have used the following which are available via pre order at Bizzy Becs on line store.

Avery Elle - Petals & Stems Die and Stamp Set
Avery Elle - Wonky Stiches Die
Memento Ink Pads Bahama Blue, Summer Sky, Pear Tart, New Sprout, Lady Bug, Angel Pink, Desert Sand & Tangelo

There has been lots of new arrivals in store so don't forget to drop in and check them out.

Wishing all the mums a Happy Mothers Day on Sunday.

Thanks for dropping by

Until next time, Happy crafting

Karen 




Monday, April 11, 2016

Make A Wish...

Hi everyone.

We are currently enjoying the first week of school holidays here in Perth and today it is  overcast with light rain, so it is a perfect day to be inside and be creative.

Today I would like to share with you my card in a CAS style. 

I have used dies that are available to preorder via Bizzy Becs Store:

Dragonflies - Impression Obsession 
and
Celebrations - Penny Black





To create the coloured background for the sentiment and dragonflies I used a piece of watercolour paper and spritzed it with a Dylusion  Ink Sprays in the following colours:
Vibrant Turquoise
Crushed Grape
Lemon Zest
Bubblegum Pink
Fresh Lime

Then when it was dry I just choose the colours that I wanted on my card and die cut each element.

The ribbon used is from Becs latest Card Kit No 8.

The bling on the dragonflies and the card are from Kaiser and are from my own stash, together with the gold sticker.

There are some fabulous new items to see in the store so pop on over and check them out, also our latest Anything Goes Challenge is in its second week so please join in, we  love to see your wonderful creations.

Thanks for looking, until next time
Happy crafting

Karen

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Take Time ....

Hi everyone, today I am sharing with you a card made for the new challenge that has started today over at Bizzy Becs.

I have been playing with my Darkroom Door stamps which have not been off the shelf for a while now, so thought it was time for them to be used again.



I used the Frame Stamp which I then coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Inks and then using the Coffee Stain Stamp and Black Soot stamped randomly onto the frame.  I still have some Tim Holtz  Rock Candy crackle paint which I then painted over the frame.  When the frame was dry I lightly inked the edges with Walnut Stain.

The Clock and the sentitment are from the Tick Tock Set.  The clock face was inked with Old Paper and also painted with crackle paint, then when dry I inked the surface with Walnut Stain.
After stamping the senitment I lightly inked the background with Antique Linen distress ink.

The Happy Birthday senitment is an old set from Stampin Up - Basic Phrases.

String, Feather, Hessian Ribbon are from my own stash.


These items are available to preorder via Bizzy Becs
Darkroom Door Stamps - Tick Tock, Coffee Stain and Frame Stamp
Lawn Fawn Die - Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

"Remember if it is not listed just drop Bec an email and she will see if  can be ordered in for you."


Thanks for dropping by.

Until next time - Happy Crafting

Karen





Thursday, March 10, 2016

Best Wishes....

Hi, hope you have had a fabulous week.

Popping in today to share with you a quick card that I made by using left over bits of patterned paper and cardstock.
(You know the ones I mean, the ones that you can't bring yourself to throw out)



I have used the following dies that are available to preorder via the store.


(Please note that if it is not listed and it is still available,  you can send a request to Bec and she can try and order for you.)

Impression Obession - Hollyhock
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Circle Stackables
Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Memory Box - Distressed Tag
Sizzix Thinlits - Celebrate

To add a touch of sparkle to the hollyhocks I painted them with a bit of Crystal Stickles from my own stash.

Thanks for dropping by.

Have yourself a fabulous week.

Bye for now



Karen 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Happy Easter ......

Well it will be in a few weeks and I am very much looking forward to eating a hot cross bun.  This is one of the things I love most about Easter (apart from chocolate and spending time with my family) is making my own buns and serving them fresh from the oven. 

Today as I write this post I am looking through the windows overlooking my parents garden.  There is a gentle breeze and the skies are blue and little birds are hopping through the branches of the shrubs, magpies are caroling in the morning  and a Wattlebird  is having an early morning bath in the bird bath.  So nice and relaxing, being in the country.

Well it is March and that means it is time for a new challenge over at Bizzy Becs  and I now share with you my card made for this challenge, together with a little description on how I made the shaker card.






I have used the following which are available to pre order via Bizzy Becs on-line store.

Lawn Fawn  Clear Stamps and matching Die  - Eggstra Special Easter
Lawn Fawn Die - Small Stiched Rectangle Stackables
Memory Box Die - Shaker Circle Frames
Spellbinders - Standard Circles Small

The Easter basket and bunny have both been coloured with Copic Markers and then accents added with my Sakura Gelly Roll Pens.  The flower spray is made up from flowers some previously purchased from Bizzy Becs and the rest from my own stash.

To make the shaker I die cut the Shaker Circles 6 times out of white cardstock then using a liquid glue, stuck them altogether.  For the outside layer I die cut a circle from Bazzill to match the card front.
Before adhering it I added a die cut circle from acetate then glued on the top layer.

I filled the centre of the shaker with multi coloured sequins, glass beads and prills (all from my own stash) and then glued the underside of the circle stack to my card front.  

Don't forget to pop on over to the store and check out all the new arrivals including the new range of flowers and embellishments.

Thanks for dropping by.

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends.

Until next time

Happy crafting

Karen


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hello ....

Hi everyone.

So glad that today is a little cooler and there is currently a very nice sea breeze happening, which is such a pleasant relief after sweltering over the last few days and nights with 40 plus temperatures.

Today I would like to share with you a card made using a  stamp set called Peonies which is by Avery Elle that I have had for a while but today is its first stamping.  It does have a matching die but have yet to add it to my collection. 

 The image was masked and layered and fussy cut, then coloured using Copic Markers. The centre of the flower has been highlighted with my purple Sakura Jelly Pen.



The background layer is a die  from Memory Box and is called Square Links, I can see this one having lots of uses in the future, love it.  The sentiment is a die and is from Penny Black.

Thanks for dropping by and hope that you have a wonderful week.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Karen