Monday, September 22, 2014

Father's Day



Hi, just popping in to share the card I made for my lovely Dad for Fathers Day.

I wrapped some cardstock in silver foil tape and ran it through my Tim Holtz embossing folder, then painted it with black gesso and when it was almost dry I wipe it back to reveal the foil tape.

The lighthouse image is a Stamp It stamp that I have had for ages and this I stamped with Brushed Courdoroy Distress Ink onto a tag which was diecut using Memory Box Distressed Tag Die and stamped with the matching stamp using  Brushed Courdoroy ink.  The edges were then inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and when it was dry it was painted with a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy.  I also cut a decorative strip using Testatina Border Die by Memory Box.

For the tie on the tag I used a strip of Green Tara Burlap Ribbon and pulled it apart as a ribbon and attached a ships wheel charm for decoration.

For me the countdown is now on as it will be school holidays in a few days and I am looking forward to spending some time catching up with family, friends and some crafting.

Hope you are having a great week, happy crafting.

Karen

Friday, September 5, 2014

Just for You



Yeah!  Spring is here and I just love spring, it is my most favourite season of all, flowers blooming, birds busy making nests and lots of butterflies and dragonflies flitting around the garden.

September is also the start of a new "Anything Goes" challenge at Bizzy Becs and the card I made features a Darkroom Door stamp "Butterfly" which I have coloured with Distress Stains (Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint and Broken China).  I have also used Darkroom Doors Texture Stamp "French Script"  for behind the Butterfly and Garden Greetings for the sentiment.  I also used the Distress Stains to dye the silk ribbon.  It is interesting to note that even through I used the same colours as I coloured the Butterfly with,  when combined onto the ribbon it has gone a bit more green that I had hoped - note to self a bit more blue next time.

There is another fabulous prize up for grabs this month for our lucky winner a Die-Namites Die - kindly donated by Bizzy Becs online store, so please join us for this months challenge, we love seeing your creations.  Before you do check out the Design Teams creations and welcome our new DT member Mandy.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting.

Karen








Friday, August 22, 2014

Garden Greetings





Hi everyone, just dropping in to share an ATC I made using a stamp set from Darkroom Door called
Garden Greetings.  The background was made using Gesso and a Memory Box Stencil "Textured Mesh".
I double stamped the Carnation first using by black stamp pad and then went over the top using Distress Ink Pads  in Festive Berries, and on the stem I used Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint.  I inked around the dictionary meaning with Old Paper.  

Don't forget there is still time to join us for this months "Anything Goes" Challenge.

Thanks for dropping by hope you have a fabulous day.

Happy Crafting

Karen

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dashing Gents



Hi everyone its time for a new "Anything Goes" challenge over at Bizzy Becs .
My card for this month features "Dashing Gents" a stamp set from Darkroom Door.  This stamp and many others is available from Bizzy Becs online store.


The patterned paper, silver foil tape and Tim Holtz embossing folder are from my own stash.

So jump over to Bizzy Becs store blog check out this months creations by our Design Team and upload your creations and join us for this months challenge.

Look forward to seeing your wonderful creations, remember it can be anything a card, a layout even an off the page project.
Happy Creating

Karen



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Box Card

Hi just dropping in to show a Box Card that I made recently.  These have been very popular around the internet and Pinterest, so thought I would like to have a go and make one too!  There are lots of different size box card tutorials out there but this one took my fancy as it folds to fit a standard envelope.  This suited my needs as the card was to be posted.



To embellish my card I have used items that are available to purchase/order from Bizzy Becs store here.

Poppystamp die - Vintage Bird Cage and Nested Bird, flowers ribbon and sentitment.  The patterned paper and cardstock are from my own stash.

Hope you are all having a fabulous week, sadly for me holidays are over and its back to school tomorrow for a new school term.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Karen





Monday, July 7, 2014

Christmas In July

Wow!  I am struggling to see where this year has gone, it is flying by so fast, a bit scary actually.  Winter weather looks like it has arrived and the soup pot has come out of hibernation, perfect for these cold wet nights we have been experiencing.

It is also school holidays here so am going to be enjoying doing some catch up crafting, sadly have one or two unfinished projects to catch up on.

Being July also means it is also a new challenge at Bizzy Becs.  This months theme is "Anything Goes" and we have a fabulous prize for the winner a gorgeous new stamp in store "Shelby" by CC Designs, kindly donated by Bec.

For my card I decided to make a Christmas Card using a very yummy die from Memory Box  called "Glowing Candles". This is then nestled onto two Spellbinder cut outs "Decorative Labels 8 and  Labels 8)


The dies and blossoms used together with the digital sentiment are all available via Bizzy Becs online store here.

Also for the month of July there is a 20% off selected items in store, so make sure you check them out and lots of new goodies available for preorder.

Don't forget to drop by and check out the design teams inspiration this month, and then join us for this months challenge with your creations.

Happy crafting

Karen


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hi hope everyone is surviving this cold weather we have been having, absolutely freezing and there is still more to come.

Today I would like to share with you a card I made for friends birthday this week.   I have used some light molding paste through a feather stencil from crafters workshop  for the background and then layered die cuts of "The Feather Set" by Impression Obsession which you can purchase from Bizzy Becs, here.  The flowers are also from Bizzy Becs here  and the ribbon is from my own stash.


The sentiment is a freebie which is available from Bizzy Becs store blog together with lots of others.  (just remember if you use them please don't claim them as your own - give credit to Bec)

Don't forget there is still time to join us for this months "Anything Goes" challenge and also pop on over to the store  and check out the Stock-take sale.

Thanks for dropping by, happy crafting

Karen