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 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Celebrating You....

Today there is a new ' Anything Goes' challenge starting over at Bizzy Becs and I would like to share with you my card for this month.






I have used the following which are available to preorder via Becs on line store :
(drop in there has been lots of new things added - something for everyone)

Stamps:     Gorguss Rubber Stamp - On Top of the World
Penny Black  - Sprinkles and Smiles
Flowers, lace and leaves - coming soon 

I had lots of fun with this using White Gesso I swiped around the edges of the patterned paper and onto the flowers.  My stamped image was coloured using  Copic Markers and a white gel pen for the highlights..  

Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day.

Karen 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tweet Tweet....

Hi everyone, dropping in today to share with you a fun little ATC that I have made.







I have used the following in this creation:

Stencil:  Memory Box - Birch Trees
Die:  Memory Box - Woodland Branch
Stamp:  Darkroom Door - Robin
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - 
Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Black Soot,
Hickory Smoke, Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Gesso: Dina Wakley Media - White Gesso
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Sentitment:  Collections words



Over at Bizzy Becs Super Savers has now been extended until the end of January, so pop on over and grab yourself a bargain.

Bizzy Becs has also extended their Design Team Call - see here for all the details.

I am also entering my ATC into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge as this week its stencil week.

Have a fabulous week, happy crafting

Karen