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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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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Rhedd and Rosie's Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge #25 - Anything Goes

Hello everyone the winner has been chosen for Challenge #24 over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog so if you haven't already make sure to head over and check it out.

This fortnight our theme is 

Anything Goes

Here is my DT project




We were given a choice of Digi Images from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet to use for this challenge and I went for this gorgeous Floppy Latte..."Dandy Flower".


I started with a 5"x5" kraft card base.   Using my wonderful Inktense pencils which hubby so very kindly bought me for my birthday, I set about colouring and painting the image.  Once finished I covered the flower petals with Glossy Accents just to make them pop off the page.  I used a Viva Decor script stamp and stamped all over the card base using Memento Rich Cocoa.  Then I took a selection of patterned paper from my scraps drawer (I have challenged myself this year to make use of my scraps as the drawer is well and truly overflowing) and matted and layered them in a staggered fashion.  Using one of my new Marianne Creatables dies I cut out some leaf flourishes in the same patterned papers as the first layer on the card.  I used a Clearly Besotted sentiment 'Thinking of You' also stamped in Rich Cocoa on coordinating card, popped it up on pop dots and added a couple of gems to finish.

I hope you like my DT card using this image.



The prize for this challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet and the winner will receive $10 voucher to spend across the 3 designers we are using:

Stitchy Stamps
Delicious Doodles
Floppy Latte

For your chance to win come on over to Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog and join in.


Thank you all again for stopping at my blog, I really appreciate you all.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx


Saturday, 25 January 2014

Tsunami Rose Designs

I created this 5"x7" card using a kraft cardstock base.  I distressed and rolled back the edges of this fantastic Monochrome TRD paper in Pink in Black to create the base for my card.  I added a doily topped with a flower spray in co-ordinating colours from my stash.  Then I matted some of the tickets onto black cardstock to make them pop from the card.  I backed the 'Love This' and 'Forever' banners using white cardstock to make them stand out even more.  To finish and add a bit of bling, I added a gem flourish to the top right of the card.



I really do love this collection another fabulous set from Tsunami Rose Designs.

I hope you like the card I have created using these wonderful papers.  Please click on the links below to purchase these for yourself.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

http://www.zibbet.com/tsunamirose/section/journal-kits
http://www.zibbet.com/tsunamirose

Tsunami Rose Designs Links

Sunday, 19 January 2014

That Craft Place - Challenge 24 - Colour Palette

Hello everyone Challenge 24 is live over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog.  Our theme for this challenge is

Colour Palette




For my DT Project I decided to create this altered frame sticking to the Brown tones within the Colour Palette





I started with a MDF frame supplied by Lisa That Craft Place.  I stamped around the outside of the frame with the fab rubber stamp '123456789' from Lisa's range.  I took some Aluminium foil from my stash and laid some bits down and used an embossing tool to create the rivets.  I edged the frame in TH DI Walnut Stain and edged over that then with some fabby Inca Gold in Silver.  The cogs are a mixture of cardboard die cuts and metal ones from my stash finished in a mixture of UT, Inca Gold and Alcohol Inks.  The centre of the frame I cut  out some DCWV paper with typewriter keys on and framed it then using some silver chain also having some Alcohol Ink applied.  I used the TH chitchat words to crate the 'embrace a creative soul' on to a die cut ticket and popped it onto a TH Memo Pin held in place with a mini domino and a paper flower edged in Walnut Stain and used a zip pull as the centre.  I tool some charms, clock face and a filigree piece from my stash along with a TH nib to add some interest around the frame along with some black lace trim from Lisa's store topped with a resin flower from my stash.




Available from That Craft Place

MDF Frame
Ditzi Designs Rubber Stamp
Inca Gold (one of my favs and an essential for me)
Fab selection of trims and lace


Come over and join in with our Challenge 24 - Colour Palette

Link's you need to know



Thank you all again so much for stopping by, I will be back soon with more creations for you.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx



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Friday, 17 January 2014

CraftyHands Challenge Blog - Challenge #6 - Put a Tag On It

Well there is another Challenge live over at 

Our new teamie Becka has chosen her winner and a difficult job it was with all the wonderful entries we have had yet again, thank you all so much for joining in.  If you haven't already, pop over to CraftyHands Challenge Blog to see who her winner is.

This will be my final DT Project for CraftyHands (weep, weep, sniffle, sniffle).  My DT term is up and I would like to say a huge thank you to Sandie and Tonya for having me on their team.  It has been an honour to be asked and a pleasure to be part of I have loved watching this Challenge Blog literally take off.  I wish them and all the current teamies all the very best and will do my best to join in with their future challenges as and when I can.

For this DT project I created a card which is also made as a custom order for a friends Grannie's 90th Birthday.  The card has been delivered last night and my friend is delighted with it.  He is sure his Grannie will love it also, Happy Birthday Grannie xxx


This card is A5 size using black cardstock as the base.  I used my favourite Prima paperline 'Lyric', layering it up and distressing it with TH DI Victorian Velvet, Walnut Stain and also Black Soot.  I used my new Marianne Design's die cuts to create the pink flourishes, WOC flowers from my stash, a Michael's pink doily, SU sentiment stamps and finished off the floral spray with a wee touch of diamond stickles.  I 'Put a Tag On It' with tags from my stash matted with some black cardstock to make them pop and added '90' with AC Thickers.


I hope you like my final DT project for CraftyHands Challenge Blog

Please take a look at my YouTube video showing this card in more detail


The prize for this Challenge provided by Crafty Hands 



Come on over and join in for your chance to win at CraftyHands Challenge Blog


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

See you all real soon.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Rhedd and Rosie's Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge #24 - No White

Hello everyone I have chosen my winner for Challenge #23 over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog so if you haven't already make sure to head over and check it out.

This fortnight our theme is 

No White

Here is my DT project



I decided to alter a paper lunch bag

To see my project in more detail please visit my YT Channel below



The prize this fortnight is sponsored by Sandie and how fabulous is this stamp set, wish I could enter myself lol.



For your chance to win come on over to Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog and join in.


Thank you all again for stopping at my blog, I really appreciate you all.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx


Saturday, 11 January 2014

Tsunami Rose Designs

I created this Mini Tag Album using the gorgeous papers from Tsunami Rose Designs - 'Monochrome'.  These papers are another spectacular collection from Daisy.  I Started by cutting out all the cut outs from the collection.  I then cut black cardstock 5.5" x 7.5" and cut and rounded the corners to create the tag shape.  Each of the 8 pages are covered front and back with a different paper from the collection.  I then added some of the cut outs creating pockets, added some tickets and tags.  I made use of the fantastic tabs on eash page running in number order down the right hand side of the album. I bound the album together using my Bind It All.  I embellished the whole album using ribbons, flowers and lace from my stash.  To finish I tied coordinating ribbons to the wire binding.











Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, please go over and take a look at the fabulous collection at Tsunami Rose (links below)

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

http://www.zibbet.com/tsunamirose/section/journal-kits
http://www.zibbet.com/tsunamirose

Tsunami Rose Designs Links

Sunday, 5 January 2014

That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Use a Charm

Hello everyone Challenge 23 is live over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog.  Our theme for this challenge is

Use a Charm

For my DT Project I decided to create this Wall Plaque





I started with a  piece of scrap wood from my Dad's workshop, I sanded it down and shaped around the edges using his electric sander.

I then took the fabulous stencils supplied by Lisa That Craft Place and used TH DI Walnut Stain for the king fisher stencil but used it more as a florish around the outside of the plaque and then using my favourite Inca Gold in gold I made the beautiful angel face stencil appear.  I spritzed the whole plaque then with Cosmic Shimmer in Bronze to give a wonderful glimmer all over.  I added the gorgeous crochet lace from That Craft Place along the bottom of the plaque and spritzed and inked up 'Inspire' (a wooden piece from my stash) and placed along the top.  I tucked the brass key bellow and topped with a 10mm open rose.  For a wee touch of bling I added some bling on a roll from my stash which toned in well with the colour scheme.  The cluster of flowers are from my stash but tucked in behind the bottom cluster is some fab burlap from That Craft Place.  I made a little handmade leather bound book and tucked it into the cluster too, I love the effect of these little books and they are so so easy to make.  I made the butterfly look as if it has a trail by using an old broken pearl necklace.  To finish off I then dotted some diamond stickles in around the clusters of flowers.


Available from That Craft Place

Ditzy Design Stencils (well worth a look these are ace to work with)
Inca Gold (one of my favs and an essential for me)
Brass Key
Burlap
Cosmic Shimmer
Stickles

I hope you like my project, I had lots of fun creating it and getting in my first inky crafty mess of 2014 :-)

Come over and join in with our Challenge 23 - Use a Charm


Thank you all again so much for stopping by, I will be back soon with more creations for you.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx


Friday, 3 January 2014

CraftyHands Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

I can't believe it but that is the 4th Challenge finished over at CraftyHands Challenge Blog already.  What fabulous entries folks, wow so so many entries.  All fabulous but a winner had to be chosen and chosen it has been so make sure to check out our winner.

This fortnight challenge #5 we are going for 
'Anything Goes'

This is my DT project for this Challenge







I love making Mini Albums and this one was so much fun.  I have made it using the Split Paper Bag format shown by Laura Dennison on YT.  I always enjoy making mini's/memory books and this one is one of my favourites so far.  I just love the DCWV Mariposa papers and I decided to really break into my 6x4 stack for this one.  With the papers being so beautiful I didn't really embellish this one at all in the inside, but dressed it up a bit using my MS Daisy Border punch.  The cover is made from some mount board and painted in black gesso.  The DCWV paper has been edged through out with TH DI in Black Soot which I think adds a real depth to the papers.  I embellished the front with flowers from my stash, The massive blue one is a gorgeous one sent to me from my friend Jane in America and matches so well with the blue butterflies on the papers.  I added some swirly bling and a pearl butterfly and was very lucky to receive the gorgeous topper with 'Friends are Flowers that never fade' from Gina in a RAK, thank you again Gina it is the perfect colour for my album.

I hope you like my inspiration creation for this Challenge, I have a YT Video showing it in more detail



The prize is again sponsored by the lovely Tonya, Owner of CraftyHands


For your chance to win come over and join in with our Challenge #5 Anything Goes


Thank you all again for stopping past my blog, I really appreciate you all 

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Rhedd and Rosie's Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge #23 - Going Dotty

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

I hope Christmas has been good and that 2014 is a great year for your all.

Well Challenge #23 is live at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog and our winner has been chosen for Challenge #22.  

This fortnights theme is 'Going Dotty' for this Challenge I will be choosing the winner and I think 'Going Dotty' is just the perfect theme for me lol describes me to a tee :-)

This is my DT Project for this fortnight


This is a 6.5 x 6.5 inch black based card.  I used 3 different papers from a Lawn Fawn paper stack from my stash, I distressed the edges and used TH DI Walnut and layered them up in a staggered fashion.  I had some decoupage sheets I found in my stash and I used this one with 'Great Dad' on it, the beer keg and pint glass.  I used some diamond stickles on the froth to make it stand out.  I then embellished with a clock, cogs, bling, black lace and a wee heart charm that says 'Made with Love'.  I used a Clearly Besotted Stamp Set 'Birthday Wishes' for my sentiment on the front again distressing and using TH DI Walnut Stain.  To finish off I used some White Gesso and rubbed it here and there over the front of the card.

It is my Dad's Birthday tomorrow so this is made especially for him.  I do hope he likes it.

This Challenge is sponsored by Tonya at CraftyHands and what a fabulous prize we have so for your chance to win come on over stick to our rules listed and join in with us at 



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

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx