Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Birthday



*   Not sure what happened but this didn't post when it should have done, whoopsie!!  *


Hi everyone, well the holidays for me are coming to an end sadly and it is back to school in a week, I have very much enjoyed not having to rush around in the morning and instead have had very relaxing mornings and enjoyed the time  cooking and catching up with family and friends.

Over the holidays we have been working around the house catching up with unfinished projects and as I type this am slowly getting the feeling back in my right hand.  Spent most of a day filling in holes and gaps in the kitchen.  Oh my,  talk about dead hand can hardly use it, and extremely sore but on the bright side there are no more gaps...

Today I would like to share with you a card I made using Darkroom Door Stamp - Full bloom V1, Distress Ink Pads in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive.  These are all available to pre order together with lots of new goodies at Bizzy Becs online store.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Karen








Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year....



Happy New Year hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and New Year Celebrations.

At  Bizzy Becs it is the start of a brand  new challenge for 2015
'Anything Goes'

For my card I have used  Lawn Fawn Dies - Tag you're it and Small Stitched Rectangles, Poppy Stamp Die - Teacup Stack and Darkroom Door Stamp - Full Bloom Volume 1 for the sentitment.

These are available as pre-orders at Bizzy Becs online store and while you are there check out the new look store and all the other goodies that are available to order.  

Also the New Year sale has been extended to 13th January 2015 so don't forget to your codes for discount.

Thanks for dropping by, have a fabulous day.

Happy Crafting

Karen



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Twinkle....

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,


Karen

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

Karen


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.

Karen


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
Karen



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.

Karen