Thursday, June 22, 2017


Mid year and it's time for another inspiration
design team card to share with you.
I have used many goodies listed below.

The goodies I used are:~
Joy Craft die....flower
Memory box....Blooming flower frame
Beads and charms
Marianne Design...banner and text
Tim Holtz
cheers, aNNIe 

Monday, June 19, 2017


Hi Fellow Crafters.
Today I want to feature this great little gem I bought at Bizzy Bec's.

For a very reasonable price you get stamps and dies that may be made up so many different ways.

Items Used for this card:

Background embossed and stamped over with Versamark Ink and covered with pearl powder.
Joy Crafts Dies & Clear Stamps - Flowers 2 pcs
PoppyStamps Dies - Leafy Sprig
Stampendous Clear Stamps - Friendly Phrase

Here are some other ways to use the set.

Hearts:  Stitched Hearts
With pearls in the centres of flowers.

I'm sure you could work out some more flowers using this little gem.

I do hope you have all had a good month so far.
God's Blessings everyone and enjoy the rest of the month.
Crafty Hugs,

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Darkroom Door Sail Away + WaterColour Distress

Hi there everyone, Shaz here! 
Back with another card with the wonderful Darkroom Door set - Sail away!
First a peek, then to the how to!

I gathered up sea coloured Distress Inks, as shown below + links at bottom. 
 Added inks to white coated mat (plastic coated lid from takeaway). Laid down a generous layer of water on watercolor block, then randomly added colours with large brush and water till happy. Did need to add more ink to palette before finishing.
Stamped on scraps two images with my favourite stamping ink Black Onyx Versafine, heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Completed watercolour piece now dry.. as you can see colours very random, cut to fit a 5 x 7' base for card.
With two stamped images, inked with similar colours as used above, also DI Fossilized Amber from moon reflection.Ovals used to cut out window, added die cut frame, shaping it a little, adding mounting tape. Used largest and 3rd largest for die frame.
 Supplies used:
*All are Pre-order
* Darkroom Door Sail Away Stamp set.
* Lawn Fawn So Much to say ... birthday greeting.
* Distress inks 
Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans,  Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire.
(if you see something that is not listed in store, then ask Bec via email to see if she can order it in for you! )
Thanks for popping over, especially a big thank you if you say hi to let me know you've been by!

 Oh and dont forget to  join in the Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes challenge for June HERE..  someone has to win that prize.
 Shaz in Oz.x
PS more details on my blog post here too..

Monday, June 5, 2017

June Challenge....

Hi everyone and welcome to our new challenge.

Bizzy Becs Challenge for June

with the theme being.....


The winner of this months challenge will receive:

(being a die or stamp)

Donated from Bizzy Becs Online Storea fabulous range of Various Stamps, Dies and Embellishments for all your crafty needs and wants. and must haves!


Here is this months gorgeous inspiration from our Design Team

Goods used are:-



Goodies Used:
Avery Elle Dies - Petals and Stems
Avery Elle Clear Stamp Set
Spellbinders - Sentiments One
Avery Elle Ellé-ments - Count on it
Penny Black Stamps -   Collage of Wishes (I used the butterfly out of it)
CC Designs Cutters Olive Branch Dies
Nelly Snellen Dies - Doily Borders


Items used:
Spellbinders Die - A2 Devine Eloquence
Penny Black Stamp - Gratitude
Penny Black Stamp - Blooming Garden



Itens Used:
Stampingbella: Tiny Townie Lilly of the Valley stamp
Lawn fawn: Big Scripty Words stamp
Lawn Fawn : Big Scripty Words Die
Lawn Fawn : Large stitched Circle Stackables
Lawn Fawn: Large stitched rectangle Stackables


 Here at Bizzy Bec's Challenges you are more than Welcome to Enter as many of your card creations that you like into our challenges,

 BUT..... We do have a few " RULES" we would like you to follow please......

 1. "Your card must not be entered into any more then 5  challenges"

 2.You must add your link in Mr.Linky 

3. You MUST add a link to your **direct blog post*** .

4. You must have a link back to the challenge blog in your post mentioning Bizzy Bec's Challenge.

5. PLEASE DO NOT link your entry to an old card, your entry must be new. "Unfortunately those entries that do not follow the RULES will be ineligible for the prize".

Bye for now...Bec, Annie, Carol, Jackie,  Karen, Lou,  Mandy  and Shaz.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

May Challenge Winner....

                            May Anything Goes Challenge

                                       Bizzy Becs would like to congratulate:

                                                          #2   Chantal S

" We love your card, such soft and pretty colours with a lovely  elegant design"

you have won


donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store
fabulous range of Various Stamps, Dies and Embellishments for all your crafty needs and wants.

We are sure you will have lots of crafty fun creating with your  prize....
**** please contact Bec  HERE to claim your prize and don't forget to grab your Winners Badge from the sidebar to display proudly on your blog. ****

***    Sarah N as our winner from last month please can you contact Bizzy Becs via above link  to claim your prize

 (if already done so, please  can you re contact as appears nothing received to date)     ****

OUR TOP 3 May Awards go to :
(please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar)

  #1 Nonsolo
#3- Sarah N
#7- Megan


" Top 3 have been  listed in numerical order  and all winners have been chosen using Random Org "

 We'd like to congratulate this months Winner and Top 3 and to thank everyone that entered this months challenge  - outstanding creations everyone....


Don't forget to come back here tomorrow to see the NEW CHALLENGE and fabulous Inspiration from the wonderful Design Team Girls.
Cheers for now.....
 Bizzy Bec’s DT team. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

out of this world

Hi there 
thanks for popping in to the blog today.

For my turn I have chosen to make a card using the Lawn Fawn Stamp set "out of this world"

For a fun I decided to make a shaker card. The stamped elements are coloured with
Copic markers.

supplies used:

Lawn Fawn:
Out of this World stamp set
Out of this World Die set
Large Stitched circle dies
Everyday Sentiment banners
Bannertastic Stamp set
Bannertstic Die set

Avery Elle:
Wonky Stiches Die

Memory Box:
Beaded Background Die

see you next time 

Mandy x

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Popping Up Lacey.

Hi, Lou here with you today with something a little different for me.
Instead of just sharing my finished card, am going to share how I popped her out from the card.
If you have been card making for a while you will already know how to do this but if there are any newbies reading it might be helpful.

First I stamped Stamping Bella Lacey has a letter twice. Once on left over paper and once on the layer I want to use on my card.
Then I cut out the dress and head with sharp fine point scissors.

Then I coloured my main image.  The parts that will be covered  I coloured minimally to save ink in my promarkers.
Then I coloured up the cut out pieces.

Then I added foam tape to the cut outs and added them to the image. 

To finish I added Lawn Fawn Big Scripty words stamp and Big Scripty words lawn cuts "thanks"
I also diecut some Memory Box Puffy Clouds to add to the background.

Thanks so much for visiting us today and be sure to come back soon to check out more inspiration from the Design Team members :)


Monday, May 22, 2017

Butterfly Betsie

Just sharing my DT inspiration card to inspire you all...
I have used the following goods all found in store>

Marianne Die ...anja's circle XL

Joy Craft... cut and emboss bow

My Besties clear stamp....butterfly Betsie


Our challenge is still up and running and you could be a winner
of the surprise prize.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Single Rose 50th

Hello happy Crafters.

Gosh the months are rolling by so fast.  
Before we know it we will be creating our Christmas Cards.

Items Used:

PoppyCrafts - Lace Circle
PoppyCrafts - Numbers
PoppyCrafts - Happy Birthday Balloon
Poppy Crafts - Stitched Circles and Scalloped Circles
Nellie Snellen  - Straight Hearts Nest
Frantic Stamper Dies - Scalloped Border
The Rose is a stamp from way back which I cut three out and layered it.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Retiform Stamping Technique - Darkroom Door Sail Away

Hi there everyone, Shaz here!
 I've found new stamping technique, and just had to try - it's called Retiform Stamping.
No idea what Retiform is??? Neither did I!:D
It's great for masculine or feminine cards I've found. Made a Pinterest page on Retiform Technique - over here, 50+ pins...
 Definition of retiform, by Webster: " composed of crossing lines and interstices : reticular, netlike; ... etc... "
Technique can be simple as many are or more complicated as I decided on.
Left is the Darkroom Door Sail Away Stamp set, perfect for this technique.
(What a grand stamp set - see it HERE! at Bec's excellent prices).
 Some basic tips, I thought of:
 *have nice contrasting colour choice, this makes or breaks it. 
* make defined intersecting lines that softly blend out. 
* when stamping images, think about placement and avoid empty space. Have them looking as if they're popping out of intersecting lines, to give more natural look (you'll see what I mean when we come to that). 😉
Template for centre, getting ready to ink centre, staring from edges used thee Distress Inks - Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon.
Masked off portions and inked them up in alternating shades. Used Antique Linen, Fossilized amber, Frayed Burlap, with bit of gold glitz, for yellow shades..
Adding Masks (post-it notes) for image stamping, using smaller and larger stamps from DD Sail Away set, plus DD splatter.
Finished Retiform. The white mark is actually a shine not white area. Shine is from tape which was not re-positionable :( am no longer using it for that. I have added matte medium glue to the residue it left and it is now matte and fine :D
Card - take 1 above,  however wanted to re-do the central image!
Card Take 2 you can see below. Partly I like the first card, but felt too little contrast with central image, hence remake of it! It is what it is now :D

Lawn Fawn So Much to say ... birthday greeting.
Distress inks -
Antique Linen, Fossilized amber, Frayed Burlap,
Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean.
Ranger Archival Ink for navy stamping -Cobalt  and Sepia.
(if you see something that is not listed in store, then ask Bec via email to see if she can order it in for you! )

Thanks for popping over, especially a big thank you if you say hi to let me know you've been by!

 Oh and dont forget to  join in the Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes challenge for May HERE..  someone has to win that prize.