Friday, 13 January 2017

Anything Goes with Bizzy Bec's

A new month means a new challenge over at the BIZZY BECS blog.

I have made this card with awesome products from Bec's store .
There is a huge range of dies and stamp available so be sure to go and check it out.

Here is my DT make for this months challenge....

 I do think I may be slightly addicted to Stamping Bella stamps!
Image is coloured with Promarkers and the papers are Amy Tangerine from American crafts.

Store Supplies used...
Stamping Bella Stamp - Fiona Loves Flowers
Die similar to - Card Shapes Circles

Thanks for dropping by :)

Monday, 9 January 2017

OMG - So Freaking Excited!!!!!! Big News!!

Righty - so as some of you may know, last year I cut my DT commitments hugely and I was only on 2 teams.
The workload was perfect, fitting in with home and kiddie commitments perfectly.
THEN, I saw a DT call at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge,
a new challenge which came about because of a shop closing.
Nikki Hall of Polkadoodles fame decided to combine 2 existing challenges and came up with 
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

The combined team needed a few extras to make up 4 sub teams and I am so excited to say 

I am on the team :)

The challenge is up and running so be sure to go and check it out.
My first challenge will be on the 29th so be sure to check back then.

Lou

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Joy To The World

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Today is the day of celebrating Christmas with your families and loved ones and it is really one of my most favourite days of the year.

The BBQ, the ham, the pool, Love Actually.
It really is the BEST day.

I am here to share the Christmas love with 2 cards made with the Penny Black stamp set, Joy to the world.


This first card feature the gorgeous little hedgie that comes in so many of the Penny Black sets, and  I just love him.  He is coloured up with alcohol markers.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...
Penny Black Saturday challenge - Christmas or Winter CLOSES 5/1/17
Crafty Calendar - Christmas Time
Crafty Hazelnuts - Use a Sentiment
Pile it on - Celebrations -closes 8/1/17




My second card uses the Santa and reindeer images from the set.
I have added hills using Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn

Thanks loads for joining me today - I will let you get back to enjoying your Christmas day.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...
Penny Black Saturday challenge - Christmas or Winter closes 5/1/17
Crafting when we can - Christmas closes 7/1/17
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Christmas - closes 8/1/17 
Heartful Stamping challenges - Anything Goes 2/1/17
Pile it on - Celebrations - closes 7/1/17

Thursday, 22 December 2016

SGC - Anything Goes with All Dressed Up

Hi Lovely followers :)
This fortnight over at Southern Girls Challenge the theme is Anything Goes again.
We have been sponsored by All Dressed Up for this challenge.

I chose to do a fairly CAS card for me using Christmas Deer .



I used KaiserCraft papers from a last years Christmas release.
The image was coloured with Copic markers and the sentiment was cut with my silhouette cutter.

Thanks loads for dropping by,
Lou

I wish to enter my card in the following challenges...
All Dressed Up Challenge - Anything Goes closes 15/01/17
Christmas Sweet Stamping - Inspired by a song (Winter Wonderland)closes 12/01/17
Crafty Creations - Any Holiday (Christmas) closes 4/01/17
Simon Says Stamp - Make it sparkle (sparkly sentiment)
Diecuttin Divas - Santa or Reindeer

Monday, 19 December 2016

Merry Christmas to EWE

I have been busy beavering away making Christmas cards.
A fun task when you have such cute stamps and dies to work with.

When I saw this Baah Humbug Christmas stamp and dies set I knew they would be perfect for sending out this years Christmas Salutations.


I stamped the images with alcohol marker friendly ink then die cut with the corresponding dies.
Once they were cut I coloured them and glued them down.
The sheep is adhered with foam tape to add dimension.

I added the bakers twine and drew lines around the white mat to finish the card.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you are having a fabulous Christmas Day.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Bizzy Becs Anything Goes

It's our last challenge for the year over at Bizzy Bec's
As always the theme is Anything Goes.

I went for a Christmas theme using Baah Humbug stamps and Dies from LawnFawn, available of course in the Bizzy Becs Shop



I stamped my images with Memento Black ink  then cut them with the corresponding dies.
I had prestamped and edged the mat card with Stitched Borders Dies.
I then foam mounted the sheep and added the diecut hat and bell.

I then adhered all my layers and added the star ribbon.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and I hope you will join in at Bizzy Becs with us. 

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A Bloobel Christmas at SGC

HI :)  Over at Southern Girls this fortnight we have another Anything Goes Challenge.
One of our fabby sponsors is a fave of mine Bloobel Stamps.
I have used one of the Bloobel images on my card....



I used Promarkers to colour my image and the papers are an older MME line.
The clear drops are from Stampin Bella from YEARS ago, I just rediscovered them in a craft drwer.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks loads for dropping by 
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
The Crafty Addicts - Xmas Papers
Allsorts Challenge - anything Christmas
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Wintertime
Passion for Promarkers - 3 fave colours- Red, Grey, Brown
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Pop It Up With Southern Girls Challenge

This fortnight at Southern Girls the theme is about popping things off your projects.
I went for the obvious and popped the image and sentiment up with foam strips.
The image is called "Baby Elf" and is from this challenges sponsor Julia Spiri



I gave the promarkers a break this time and used my copic markers instead, because I have more greens and browns in my copic collection.

I used the sketch from "Feeling Sketchy"
The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I bought it about 8 years ago  and can't for the life of me remember the name of it but it has loads of "Thinking of You" stamps in it.
Thanks loads for dropping by
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Julia Spiri Challenge - Tic Tac Toe - Blue, Image and Flowers
Feeling Sketchy
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Wish Big at Bizzy Becs

Hi, I am here to today to share my Bizzy Bec's DT project with you.

For this card I aimed to make a quick and easy shaker card,  ummmmmm, so didn't turn out that way.
I will share a tip with you that I learnt this week as I decided to change.  DO NOT use mono glue or Tacky glue for shaker cards.  It does not dry properly and remains sticky or tacky.  So your sequins will stick to any of the mono or tacky glue that has slipped out from the layers.

II ended up taking my card to pieces and salvaging the image to start again.

Here is the finished card....

All the items I used that are available from Bec's are pre-order.
Product from Bizzy Bec's with links.....

Penny Black Wish Big clear stamp set (which is on special at the moment with free shipping in Australia)

I coloured my image with Letraset Promarkers.

Thanks loads for dropping by
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Craft dee Bows - Handmade bow
Dream Valley - One for the girls
Love to scrap - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps -Lots of Layers
Crafting when we can - No square cards 


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes - 5 Today

Today is my baby boys 5th birthday it is also the day that Bizzy Bec's October Anything Goes Challenge.

I am sharing my boy's birthday card for the challenge....


I have used the following items from Bizzy Bec's on the card....
Lawn Fawn Big Scripty words Lawn Cuts Die

I watercoloured the stamped image with shimmering H20 watercolours.

Thanks loads for dropping by,
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Inky Chicks - Animals
Sunnyday Crafting - Anything Goes
Ellibelles Creative Moments - Critters and Creatures

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Pretty In Pastels With Southern Girls Challenge

This fortnight at Southern Girls we want to see pastel colours on your projects.

We are lucky enough to be sponsored by Art By Miran.

I have used an image called Gentle Astrid....


I used a selection of different lines of paper collections.
The banner and "hello" are both diecuts.
The image is coloured with promarkers.


I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....

Passion For Promarkers - Spots and/or Stripes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Shimmering, Shakin Yay Kites

Hi I am here with you on this drizzly, cold spring day.  At least it is in my part of the world.  A perfect day for crafting on the upside.

I am sharing my Bizzy Becs DT card for this month which uses the totally versatile,
extremely cute Lawn Fawn Yay, Kites stamp and Yay, Kites Lawn Cuts


For my card I decided to make a scene shaker card. 
I stamped the kite and clouds on the card base and coloured with Shimmering H20 paints, then I cut the glitter card for the frame and adhered the acetate to it.  I then added my foam tape to the base so it couldn't be seen and poured in the sequins and flattened them out so I could stick the frame and acetate on.
I then stamped and cut the "hello" and squirrel and glued them to the top.



The pic above shows the sequins all shaken out, cute hey?


Thanks loads for joining me today and I hope I have inspired you to make a shaker card of your own
Lou.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

CAS Card for Bizzy Becs.

Hi, I am here today to share a Clean and Simple but effective card with you.
I normally do layered cards with a cute image in the middle and I would say that cute and layered is definitely my "style".  However sometimes the person or mail restrictions just don't lend themselves to a frou frou card.
This is when CAS cards come into their own for me.
I decided that a simple but pretty Thank You card was what was required for this post.
So here it is....


I have used Flower Festival by Penny Black for the image,the set has a lovely selection of flowers to choose from.  Since I adore yellow I chose the marigolds. I stamped the image onto Neenah Cardstock and coloured it up with Shimmering H2O watercolours.
The die I used is similar to the Frantic Stamper Accessory Words #3 die.
I popped up the butterfly with some foam tape to finish.

I hope I have inspired you to try something different and step out of your comfort zone.

Lou



Friday, 5 August 2016

Anything Goes at Bizzy Becs

Another Anything Goes challenge is live for the month over at Bizzy Becs and we would love for you to join us.
Each month one lucky participant wins a mystery prize of a die or stamp.

Here is my DT inspiration card....


Bizzy Bec's Items Used
Stamp - Stamping Bella -  Sally and her Snail

I coloured my image with promarkers and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges....
Passion For Promarkers - Favourite Things - Bright Colours and Flowers :)
Inky Chics - 5 or more flowers
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Monday, 25 July 2016

Flying High with Bizzy Bec's

Hi, I am here today to share a birthday card with you, made with wonderful products from Bizzy Bec's Store.

I had loads of fun with this card, although there was a touch and go moment which I will tell you about shortly...


I started with a 6x6 base which i then sponged with dye ink to make the sky background.
I then stamped Ramona and her teddy by Stamping Bella on to Neenah Heavy Weight Cardstock with memento ink.  I then coloured up my image with my promarkers, and here came the touch and go, the blue part was originally pink, but when I had finished the image I realised how hideous the pink looked with the rest of the colours so I coloured over it with blue markers.  Luckily it turned out ok :)
I then fussy cut the image and put aside.
Next I cut my Memory Box Puffy Clouds and Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillsides.  I inked the edges on the hills to give them some definition.
I then stuck everything down on the inked card base and drew a frame in with white pen.
Then I decided it needed a sentiment so I embossed Happy Birthday with Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words.
I hope you get a little inspiration to make a scene of your own on a card.
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....
Card & Scrap - Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe  - Clean and Simple
Crafty Calendar - Punches and or Dies
Fantasy Stampers - Clean and Simple
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Friday, 8 July 2016

It's A Floral Frenzy At Southern Girls....

The new challenge went up yesterday over at Southern Girls and we want to see flowers.... Lots and lots of flowers.

We are being sponsored for this challenge by Polkadoodles which is where that delightful image on my card comes from, her name is Winnie fruit punch and there is a great collection of images with her doing allsorts in the webstore.


I actually made this card at our monthly Otane Scrap day so it was kind of a limited supplies challenge for me too ;)

I coloured the image with promarkers and the sentiment and dies are from Stampin Up and the papers are October Afternoon from a 12x12 collection.

A very sweet Australian lass is now the proud owner of this card as she was here on holiday when her birthday arrived. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you will come and play along at SGC
Lou


I wish to enter the following challenges
Fab n Funky - 2 or more DPs
Addicted to stamps - Anything goes
Craft Rocket Challenges  - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - For a girl
4 crafty chicks - summer
The paper shelter - summer days
Lil red wagon - summer  Top 3

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Anything Goes at Bizzy Bec's

Our new challenge starts today at Bizzy Bec's 
As always our challenge is Anything Goes so it makes it nice and easy for you to play along.

This is my card for this month...


I have used...
Pre Order Penny Black Fairy Sweet
Corner Die similar to Wild Rose Corner flourish

I used papers from Simple Stories and the image is coloured with copic markers.  
I cut the hello little one on my silhouette.

Thanks loads for dropping by to visit
Lou

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Yay Kites

Hi, Louise here today to share with you a card made with the Lawn Fawn Yay Kites stamps and die sets.  These are available now for pre-order over at Bizzy Bec's shop.



This was my first time actually using a stamp set with a matching die and it was pretty simple.
My only tip would be use washi tape to hold the dies in place when cutting.

I coloured my images with markers and foam mounted some of them against the base of the card.

For the hills at the bottom of the card I used Stitched Hillside Borders also by Lawn Fawn

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed my first post as a member of the Design Team  at Bizzy Becs :)