Sunday, November 19, 2017

Twist and Pop Card

Hello Fellow Crafters.
Today I am sharing a Twist and Pop Card with you using 
Tim Holtz Bird crazy gang.
An 80th Birthday card for my husband's work mate.... He doesn't know that we know.

On the front is the Tim Holtz - larger bird crazy
I just fussy cut him out.
Background is a brick wall embosser sponged with colour.
Hat from Impression Obsession - Retro Masculine 

Inside Card:

If you would like the instructions click here

Crafty Hugs,

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pretty Summer Hat Card

Hello everyone,
Leanne here to share my latest card creation. A shape card. You can find more pictures on my blog.
I have used the following:
Ranger Tim Holtz's distress ink pad: Milled Lavender
Ranger Tim Holtz's distress ink markers
Ranger Stickles glitter glue: Star dust
Spellbinders die D-lites: Fern
Sizzix thin lits die: Small tattered florals
Please join in this month's Any Thing Goes challenge as there is still plenty of time.
We would so love to see your creations. Good Luck

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wet + Dry Embossing with Background Dies

 Hullo there everyone! A few cards with a newish technique used once before!
A big peek..
Using from Bizzy Becs:
Frantic Stamper Sanharan Screen Background Die
Cut piece of card coloured or white card of good weight, to fit die for background piece. As you'll see I used two different background dies here.
 Use anti static pad on card first, ink it up lightly with Versamark ink pad
TIP: Put versamark on cutting surface *only, so just dust *gently across the top of the die.
**avoid as much as possible pressing into the crevices of the die pattern.
If you do, you'll need to remove lots of excess powder from wrong place. 
(Wonder why I know) 

After inking, work out embossing sandwich for your machine, I used a very thin shim on my machine, instead of thicker usual shim.
Place cardstock on rubber mat, gently lower die, cutting side down on cardstock and run through once. I found once with thinner shim sufficient on my machine.
Dust well with EP of choice, remove unwanted areas with fine paint brush (much less on my third attempt) and heat set.
 If not quite enough embossing, you can carefully repeat, I did on one of mine, and it worked well. Just line up carefully.
 The other background die used. First time used, I put in centre pieces of Sue Wilson die. But left it plainer on third card, thought it looked better, less is more.
Use a fine brush to remove excess powder.
  Choose simple overlay of design on top, these Elizabeth Craft Design Quietfire dies are simply perfect.
 Die cut the greeting three times with backing double sided paper on the back.
 Leave greeting in each layer, and layer the intricate top layers into placed whilst still not separated (see photos). 
Makes it much easier!
 Loved both these variations, it would look great on deep burgundy cardstock too or green for a Christmas card background.
 Sue Wilson background die, one with and one without centre.

 Thanks for patience in reading this long post.
Now dont forget to pop over  HERE at Bizzy Bec's and please do join in ANYTHING GOES November CHALLENGE!
Maybe win that monthly prize,  posted overseas too!
Pop by Bec's store, too, for her great bargain prices
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek, and especially if you comment, you are appreciated!
Shaz in Oz.x 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Birthday, Whipper Snapper!

My Birthday Card this month features the Whipper Snapper red rubber stamp 'Bradstreet's Birthday'.  I also used the LaLaLand die 'Heart Banner' and Spellbinders 'Phrase Set One'. Ask Bec about the availability of these.
I hope you are making time for crafting and thinking about entering the challenge this month, 
Jackie x

Friday, November 10, 2017

Scribbles and Splat....

Hi everyone, just popping in today to share with you my card made in a CAS style.

I have used the following

Sizzix Thinlits - Scribbles and Splat
Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches
Taylored Expressions - Think Happy Thoughts 
(This is old, but may still be available)
Lawn Fawn Stamp - Party Animal

The Treasure Hunt is still on, so pop on over to the store  for your chance to win a $10 store voucher.  There is also some gorgeous new Lala Land Stamps available for preorder.

Until next time - Happy Crafting


Sunday, November 5, 2017

November Challenge....

Hi everyone and welcome to our new challenge.

Bizzy Becs Challenge for November

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!


This month we would like to share with you all that we have a new Design Team Member joining us.

Please welcome Leanne

you can find Leanne here at Lets Create the Little Things

 Leanne loves to create  and is drawn to anything vintage, shabby chic, romantic and feminine.  We look forward to sharing Leanne's creations with you.



My Besties stamp: Fancy pants summer bath fairy
Sizzix thinlits die: Doily
Ranger Tim Holtz's distress ink pad: old paper
Ranger stickles glitter glue: star dust


store pre-order items used.....
Lawn Fawn lawn cuts Mermaid for you


Tim Holtz Stamps -  Crazy Dogs
Taylored Expressions Embosser - Woodgrain
Spellbinders Dies - Circles
(any circles can be used)


Our Daily Bread “Joy to world Stamp Set” 
(ODB maybe available upon request from Bec.)


Spellbinders 'Labels Twenty' (check for availability)


Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn: Happy Happy Happy sentiment stamp
Lawn Fawn: Happy Happy Happy Die
Stamping Bella uptown girls:Victoria and Juliette's night out 


Stamping Bella - Monique loves Macaroons
Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches
Lawn Fawn Stamp - Year Two (sentiment)
(maybe available upon request)


 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,  Carol, Jackie,  Karen, Leanne, Lou,  Mandy  and Shaz.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

October Winners....

                                   October Anything Goes Challenge

                                       Bizzy Becs would like to congratulate:

                                                         # 16  PaperPlotterLottas

"Gorgeous card, so cute, such a lovely image.   We loved your colouring with your pastels and pencils"

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. ****

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

                                                   # 3 Elana V
                                                   # 5 Dreamy Scrapbooker
                                                   # 9 Vinita Jain 2


" 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. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Happy Halloween

Hi and thanks for popping in to Bizzy Becs blog.

for my turn today I thought I would share a halloween card with you.

I have used simple copic marker colouring to bring out the cute details of this gorges little owl stamp for Halloween from Whipper Snapper Designs.

I really love how cute this stamp is, so I tried to keep it super colourful.

Supplies used: 
Broomstick Owls- Whipper snapper designs
Wonky Stitches Die- Avery Elle
Hats off to you- Lawn Fawn ( for Halloween word)
Happy happy happy- Lawn Fawn stamp and Die
Victorian Frame- Memory Box ( for banner)
Stitched Journaling Card- Lawn Fawn ( for stars)

thanks for stopping in I hope you will have a look at these goodies and much more that you can pre-order from Bizzy Becs Online store

see you next time 

Mandy x

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Always Believe In Yourself

Hi, Lou here with you today sharing a card that is sure to cheer up a rainy day.

I decided to make a kinetic, or moving, card today as I am going to be teaching a workshop on moving cards next month and this will be my sample card.

Bec has lots of awesomeness in the store to make all sorts of of moving cards so this will be one of 3.
I will share the next 2 in my next posts for Bizzy Bec DT.
Bec is also looking for a few DT members so be sure to get in touch with her by email through the store to apply.

On My card I have used the following items all available through the shop....
Stamping Bella Unicorn Sentiments Stamp
\Taylored Expressions Rolling Clouds
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Hello Sunshine
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Slide on Over 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Nearly Halloween...

Hi everyone, just popping in today to share a card made using Blue Butterfly Digital Stamps which are available in the store.

In the spirit of Halloween,  which is just around the corner,  I made this shaker card for
a friend whose birthday falls on that day.  I had fun playing with a different skin colours as I wanted something ghoulish looking.  In the end I  came up with this greenish colour and am quite
happy with the end result.  She has been coloured using Copics.

I have used the following

Blue Butterfly Digital Stamp - Candra Goth  Girl

details of other items used are on my blog.

Bizzy Becs Card Kits are back in stock  together with  a selection of envelopes to suit different card sizes, check them out here....

Thanks for dropping by, happy crafting


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

For the Love of Poppies

Brisbane is finally receiving rain, nothing much to do but make cards.
Any excuse is good enough for me....What about you?

Items Used:

Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Eight
BBS  Butterfly Sweethearts Digi - Poppy
Memory Box Dies - Row of Poppies
Frantic Stamper Dies - Scallop Borders ( set of 3)
Impression Obsessions - Hugs

Inside Card
Taylored Expressions Dies - Picket Fence Border
Joy Crafts Cut & Emboss - Clouds
Medlock Crafts - Happy Birthday

A few mistakes along the way but turned out pretty good considering.
The hardest part was trying to photograph the inside of the card.

My friend loves Poppies so hopefully she will love this card.

Crafty Hugs from Carol x

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Side Step card With 3D Images

Hullo there everyone .. Shaz  here again with another DT post for Bizzy Bec's. Branching out into the unknown today, with a side step card!! For a very special birthday, you see! Here is a peek!
To be perfectly honest I like simple layouts. These fancy folds are not simple layouts! Bec has a great die that makes variations on this side stepping card, it is here. Used a simple template I had for rough guide, working it out on scoreboard. Took two goes scoring to get it right, wanted it bigger than template.
Used the Frantic Stamper Dies - Chevron Borders & Edgers (2) - make a whole sheet for background of alternating chevrons. Glued down one at time, kept them in order as cut the individual ones, so as to keep *colour graduations, yes fiddly plus but great effect. *used pre-coloured sheet.
Base for image done, then cut it with largest die of SB Pierced Rectangles

Stamped two images (one for base, one for 3D image) of the Wild Rose Stamps - Dragon Birthday in Versafine Black Onyx, and clear heat embossed.
Die cut a pink scalloped base with Spellbinder Petite scallop (Disc.) and one image with Cottage Cutz Stitched Oval die (they fit spellbinder oval dies very well).
While still in stitched die, ink coloured the background to match colours used on other image already coloured with Tombow markers. Fussy cut around the coloured dragon image, cutting into the folds of the image. Lay image on shaping mat face down, shape the image, with shaping tool to get 3D effect with minimal layers. Attached to base image with silicone glue and allow to dry.
See here for Tutorial to do it this way.

Completed side step card:
 "th" is from Impression Obsession Greetings die from birthday - this set here!

**Wild Rose Stamps - Dragon Birthday 
(**bought Aug '17 from Bec, still available online, but not listed, so please ask for it)
Tombow coloured pens 
Close up of the image, the gold paint used is Finetec Watercolour metallic set. Just loved this image, right down to wee crown on Miss Mousey's head.
 Thanks for reading this far, more details if you want them are on my blog post here.
And dont forget to pop over  HERE at Bizzy Bec's and please do join in ANYTHING GOES September CHALLENGE - to win that monthly prize (posted overseas too!).
Pop by Bec's store, too, for her great bargain prices

 Thanks so much every one for popping by, especially if you say hi!
Shaz in Oz.x