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I just love crafting, the messier the better. Have been crafting all my days but in the last 10 years have been doing more and more. My obsession began with making cards and from there I have tried many different forms of crafting. Great fan of Tim_Holtz love all his products would love to own them all one day. Graphic 45 is another must have for me and again would love to have it all. And then there is Prima well what can a girl say, just simply stunningly beautiful. Really enjoying the vintage, shabby chic and steampunk styles which are very much in vogue at the minute. Love Lace and Pearl trim, you might be seeing a fair bit of it all on here. xx Please keep calling past and enjoy my crafting journey with me. Great Big Huge Hugs Becca xxx

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Sunday, 22 December 2013

That Craft Place Challenge Blog - 22nd Challenge - Christmas/Anything Goes

Hello everyone Challenge 22 is live over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog.  Our theme for this challenge is

Christmas/Anything Goes

For my DT project for this Challenge I decided to alter a paperbag.  I used TH DI in Weathered Wood and edged all of the outer edges on the bag itself.  I then added some white burlap and some fringe trim from my stash and took the first page from the G45 Christmas Emporium as my main image.  I love G45 papers but never want to cut them lol so I thought for this project it would be the perfect time to used one of these sheets.  I distressed it with my TH distress tool and again edged it with the Weathered Wood.  I punched some paper snowflakes using a snowflake punch and covered them in a mixture of stickles Diamond and also some crackle accents (all available from That Craft Place). I then created a cream seambinding bow to the bottom left corner and just had to add a chunk of bling with an acrylic bauble.  In the bottom right hand corner I created a cluster of flowers (from my stash) around a gorgeous die cut heart which started out in life as white but again I used some TH DI in Vintage Photo to make it tone in with the kraft colour of the bag.  I then tied one of the gorgeous brass keys into a seambinding bow (both available at TCP).  
Just for a bit more texture I added some snowflake effect dust to the Christmas tree and some more spots of Stickles just for a little glint here and there.





I hope you like my project for this Challenge.  This bag will be housing my Mum's Christmas gifts this year and I am sure she will love it.


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I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog.

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you all.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Rhedd and Rosie's Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge #22 - Let it Snow

I cannot believe it only a week until Christmas, where has this year gone.  Are you all ready and organised for next week?  I have all my presents wrapped and some already delivered, although I am very bad and haven't written a card yet!!!

We have had great entries again over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog and a winner has been announced for our last Challenge, Congratulations to the winner.

This fortnight our theme is 'Let it Snow'

This is my DT project 




My very good friend Jane sent this to me from America.  It is one of the lovely Michael's snow globes.  I added some paper from the G45 Christmas Emporium instead of inserting photographs.  I just love the vintage traditional feel of these papers.  I used some lace trim, flat backed pearl trim and some paper punched out snowflakes (Stickled of course lol) topped off with a cream seambinding bow and some beautiful sparkly Michael's gold leaves.

This is now sitting very proudly on my Mum's bookshelf in her sittingroom, so far the only Christmas decoration to be up.  But I can't speak because as well as not having a Christmas card written I still have no decorations up yet either.  At this rate it is going to be time to take it all down again if I don't get a move on lol.

Here is my YT video showing my project


The prize for this Challenge is sponsored by Rosie.  This collection is gorgeous and fabulous to work with.  For your chance to win come over and join in with us at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog, follow our rules and theme.



I look forward to seeing all your wonderful entries.  Remember if you haven't already pop over to the other Teamies and check out their DT creations for this fortnight too.


Thank you all once again for stopping by, I really appreciate all your lovely comments.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Tsunami Rose Design


I created this mini album using chipboard covers and I used the stack the deck hing system, tutorial on YT by Laura Dennison Following the Paper Trail here to create the binding.  Firstly I printed out the entire Christmas Gift collection from Tsunami Rose Designs and got busy cutting and preparing all the wonderful pages ready to be using in this album.  I painted the cover in black gesso and covered using a selection of papers from the gorgeous Collection.  I edged all of the outside in Inca Gold in the Green colour.  I added lace, bling, flowers and one of my handmade stickpins on the cover.  The inside and the pages and pull out tags are all using paper from the same collection.  Each pull out I added 2 poinsettia blooms from WOC topped with a button an alternative to using a tap punch, again these are edged with Inca Gold.  I created pockets and belly bands on several pages using kraft cardstock either topped with paper from the collection or ribbons or lace from my stash and added in all the wonderful pockets and tags included in the collection.

I hope you like my creation and will agree that this paper collection from Tsunami Rose Designs is yet again another fabulous one and a real must have.  I just love the distress/aged and traditional feel to them all.
















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Sunday, 8 December 2013

That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Christmas

Its Challenge time over at


Theme for this challenge is - Christmas

Here is my first DT project for That Craft Place




Snowman image was supplied by That Craft Place.  I printed it cut it out using a SU die from my stash and used some TH DI in Broken China to edge it.  I used my Wink of Stella pens to add sparkle along with some Diamond Stickles (available from TCP) I mounted it onto blue cardstock run through my Big Shot and dry embossed and heat embossed a snowflake background, distressed with my TH distress tool and then edged in Inca Gold in Silver (available from TCP).  I added some cream crochet lace from my stash and finished off with 2 flower clusters also dabbed with a little diamond stickles (its Christmas can never have too much sparkle lol)




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Thank you so much for stopping past, I really appreciate all my followers and your wonderfully kind comments.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx



Friday, 6 December 2013

CraftyHands Challenge Blog - Challenge #4 - Season's Greetings

I have chosen my winner for Challenge #3 'Sparkle and Bling'.  Wow folks such wonderful entries, the perfect time of year for such a theme and who doesn't like a bit of 'Sparkle and Bling'?  Thank you all so much for all your entries, so many wonderful creations to choose from, but choose I did so if you haven't already seen who my winner is head over to CraftyHands Challenge Blog to find out :-)

This fortnight is going to by a 4 week challenge (does that make sense?)  With the festive season upon us it has been decided to run this challenge for 4 weeks.  The theme is 'Season's Greetings'

This is my DT card that I have created for this challenge.





A Mystery Prize Box will be the prize for our winner for this Challenge, isn't it exciting!!! :-)


For your chance to win come on over to CraftyHands Challenge Blog and join in


Thank you all once again for stopping by, I really appreciate you all and your wonderful comments.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Rhedd and Rosie's Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge #21 - Use Old Stash

It is time again for another new Challenge over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog.  
Our winner has been chosen from our previous challenge, congratulations, what a wonderful prize and I am sure you will have lots of fun playing with it.

This fortnight our theme is 'Use Old Stash'  I pulled out some old Christmas Papers from my cupboard and created this card 




I used a 6.5"x6.5" pearlescent cardstock base and layered on some blue Christmas paper from a Dovecraft collection I have had for at least the last 3 years and also cut a strip of Christmas text from the same collection and added it onto the right hand side..  I took an snowflake punch (cause we all have them tucked away in our stash) and punched out a mixture of pearlescent paper and blue Christmas paper and stuck them onto swirls of pearlescent cardstock created using a Cheery Lynn die. I stamped out the sentiment Merry Christmas, which is a rubber stamp I seem to have had in my stash right from the start of my crafting back in 2004, onto the same pearlescent cardstock using brown Stazon and popped it up using foam squares.  I added some clear rhinestones and some diamond Stickles to the snowflakes and then added some cream ruffle trim topped off with some iridescent flat back pearl string just for that added bit of bling.



The prize for this challenge is sponsored by the wonderful teamie Moira


For your chance to win come over and join in at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog please make sure you follow our remit as those who do not will not be eligible and will not have comments left on their entries.



I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations

Thank you again for stopping by, I really appreciate all my followers and the wonderful comments you all leave.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Exciting News

Good Morning everyone.  I have some exciting news to announce to you all today.  

I have been asked to join the wonderful Design Team for That Craft Place.
(loud applause.......yayyyyyy)


I am so very pleased and can't wait to start creating with some of the wonderful goodies from Lisa and Danny's store.  Why not go over to That Craft Place and take a look at all their wares for yourselves.

Also come over and join in with the fabulous Challenge Blog



I will be back very soon with my first DT project to share with you all.

Can't wait :-)

Great Big Huge Hugs 

Becca xxx

Friday, 22 November 2013

CraftyHands Challenge Blog - Challenge #3 - Sparkle 'n Bling

Its time for Challenge #3 already over at Crafty Hands Challenge Blog.  



A winner has been chosen and named from Challenge #2 'Vintage' so if you haven't already why not pop over and check it out.

This fortnights Challenge theme is 'Sparkle 'n Bling' now who doesn't like a bit of that?

This is my DT project I altered a picture frame and 'Sparkled 'n Blinged' it up :-)



This is an oval picture frame that I picked up last year on my fantastic trip to The States.  From the fantabulous store, Michaels.  Oh the fun I had shopping in there on more than one occasion, much to my husbands eventual annoyance (oops!!).  Anyway I painted the whole frame white and then added some Stampendous Frantage in Shabby Pink in 4 sections, I really do like this stuff and again from another wonderful store in The States, Jo-Anns :-).  I then hot glued some irredecent flat backed pearls around the centre of the frame and added some bling around the bare outer edges.  I added one of my handmade lace flowers to the bottom topped with a wonderful Bling centre.  I created flower clusters with some pink and white flowers and some sparkly white leaves and a bling butterfly for good measure.  I cut up a vintage image napkin and added this lovely image which I think just finishes off the overall effect beautifully.

The prize for this fortnight kindly provided by Lisa, owner of Crafty Hands


For your chance to win come on over and follow the rules provided.

Thank you once again for stopping by, will be back soon with some more creations

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx




Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Rhedd and Rosie's Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge #20 - Christmas is Coming

Its time for another new challenge over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog.  Our winner has been chosen from all the fantastic entries we had on our last challenge, so if you haven't already make sure to pop over and see.

This fortnights challenge is - Christmas is Coming.  We were very kindly supplied with wood pieces from Craft Shapes Torbay to create our DT piece for this fortnight.  Please take a look at their wonderful designs.

Here is my DT piece for this fortnight



I created this wooden plaque from a piece of wood out of my dads workshop.  I gessoed it all white and edged it in TH DS Victorian Velvet.  The wood pieces from Craft Shapes Torbay I painted white and then embossed using Stampendous Frantage embossing powder.  I love this stuff it creates a great texture and leaves a fabulous sparkle.  I cut out snowflakes using a paper punches from my stash in silver paper.  I added some laces and trims top and bottom and then finished off with a cluster of white WOC flowers from my stash on either side.  I thought it would be nice to create a Christmas plaque in colours different to the usual traditional Christmas tones.

Craft Shapes Torbay are offering a fabulous prize to this fortnights winner (wish I could enter too lol)


For your chance to win, come over and join in with us at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog.
Please ensure that you read the rules fully
We are an Anything Goes Challenge Blog.  
Follow the theme of Christmas is Coming and ensure that you use at least 2 of the following elements on your project - ~Christmas Tree, Baubles, Christmas Stocking, Angel, Reindeer, Gift, Star
NO MORE THAN 3 ENTRIES PER PERSON


Take a look at all the other teamies DT pieces for this challenge too and leave some blog love


Thank you all so much for stopping over at my blog, I really appreciate all your wonderful comments and encouragement.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Anonymous Stamps - November Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door - Challenge 19th-25th Nov - Anything Goes
Timeless Tuesday #247 - Winter Scenes



Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Tsunami Rose Designs



Hello again everyone it is time for another challenge over at Tsunami Rose Designs 
 Challenge #36 - Anything Goes

Here is my DT project




These papers are stunning and so so gorgeous to work with, as are all Daisy's creations but this one I think so far is a favourite for me.  I love the colour tones which are set off fabulously with the black. 

I really wanted to create one of my mini albums created using 1 sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock.  I have a YT tutorial video showing how to create this here.  I made this one with only 1 sheet of cardstock rather than the 2 as shown in my tutorial.  I cut papers from this printable collection and mounted them on each page.   I used a MS fence boarder punch to create pockets for journal cards or pictures to sit in.  I cut the envelope and tags out and used the envelope as a pull out from the centre of the album.  I created a closure by simply attaching and tying in a bow, some cream seambinding.  The spine I covered with some cotton crochet lace, added some Prima blooms and a pearl centre.  I added one of my handmade stickpins and some swirl bling to finish.  I also used my new Wink of Stella pens to add a bit of added sparkle and accent to the papers on the lettering on the cover and also to accent the roses on the envelope pull out journalling card.

I hope you like my creation and would like to thank you once again for stopping by my blog to see what I have been up to.  

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx




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