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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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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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Friday, 15 November 2013

Grand Marshal - Parade Your Crafts

I am so delighted to have been chosen as Grand Marshal for November over at Parade Your Crafts.

Lisa is the wonderful owner of a fantastic store The Paper Parade.  She has a gorgeous selection of crafty goodness and I received a wonderful package with my $25 prize winning plus a beautiful DT package to create DT Projects for November.

This is my first DT project I created 


  





I hope you like this 'Grateful' wall hanging that I created on a 10"x 8" canvas in a mixed media style.

Please come over and join in 



Thank you so much for stopping past my blog, I really appreciate all your wonderful comments.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Crafty Catz - Anything Not Square

Friday, 8 November 2013

CraftyHands Challenge Blog - Challenge #2 - Vintage

WOW WOW WOW!!! There has been a mammoth number of entries over at CraftyHands Challenge Blog for their first ever challenge - Anything Goes.  Such an array of fantastic entries, well done to everyone who entered.  A winner has been chosen and what a wonderful prize to win.

So here we are with Challenge #2
'Vintage'

This is my DT project for this fortnight


I made this tag using vintage style paper from my stash, I used matt medium to adhere a cream doily and then added a vintage napkin image again using the matt medium.  I added some cream ruffle trim with some cream flat backed pearls.  I added some lace behind flower clusters added one of my handmade stickpins and edged all flowers with some waltnut stain distress ink.  I stamped the word 'Dream' from a Prima stamp set as well as another one of my favourite Prima stamps of vines which I added around the edge of the tag.  To finish off I threaded through and tied some crochet cotton trim through the eye of the tag.

I hope you like my creation for this challenge.  

The prize for this challenge is a collection of Docrafts Papermania Spots and Stripes - Festive so generously supplied by Tonya from CrafyHands.  Perfect for this time of year with all the Christmas cards that we need to create.


For your chance to win come on over to Craftyhands Challenge Blog and add your entry with a 'Vintage' theme.


Our Design Team have been busy creating inspirational DT projects for you all, please take a moment to go over to their blogs, see their wonderful creations and share some crafty love.


I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

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

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Rhedd and Rosie's Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge 19 - Birds and Blooms

Well there is a new Challenge over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog today.  The theme for this fortnight is - Birds and Bloom.  Our winner from the last Challenge has been announced and again you haven't made it and easy decision but a winner has been chosen so if you haven't already, pop over and take a look :-)

This is my DT project for this Challenge - Birds and Blooms



Recipe

Debbi Mumm Song Birds 6x6 paper collection
AC Cardstock (6x6 cardbase)
Brown and Gold Cardstock (matted and layered)
Seambinding
WOC flowers
Clearly Bessotted Stamp set - 'Thinking of You'
Wink of Stella pens various colours

Why not come over and join in with our 19th Challenge at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog for your chance to win this gorgeous paper pad




Thank you so much for stopping past my blog, I hope you like my project for this fortnight.  As always I really appreciate all your wonderful comments, they brighten my day.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx




Tsunami Rose Designs



Hi everyone, it is time for a new Challenge at Tsunami Rose Designs
Challenge #35 - Anything Goes'

This is my DT project


I created this 8x8 card using the gorgeous 'Life Abloom' collection from Tsunami Rose.  I love these papers, they have such a romantic feel to them.  I took a 8x8 white cardstock base and matted and layered some pink cardstock along with one of the gorgeous Life Abloom papers.  I cut out all the tags, ticket and envelope and distressed the edges and added some silver edging.  I matted the envelope onto the same pink cardstock and inserted 2 tickets inside, added one onto the front and then the other 'Flowers Grow out of Dark Moments' matted on the pink cardstock and popped up with foam tape.  I added some swirly bling from my stash and created a flower cluster using WOC flowers touched up with some diamond stickles.


For the inside of the card I used another paper from the collection matted on the same pink cardstock again and stamped the words 'with Love' with London Fog Momento Ink.

I hope you like my creation, I am quite happy with how it turned out and love this paper collection.  Yet another must have for me :-)

Thank you all so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate all your lovely comments.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

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