About the Artist

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I just love crafting, the messier the better. Have been crafting all my days but in the last 16 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


Saturday 30 June 2012

Craftymess Challenge Blog

Come over and join in with our new Challenge

we are going with anything goes but the main theme is 

Ribbon & Lace

Hope to see you there

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

This is my DT entry for this fortnight

For this card I used ivory pearlescent cardstock. I stamped the background using Viva Decor - Letters and Embellishments stamp with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I coloured the image using promarkers and then painted over with Liquid Acrylic White Pearl just to blend in the image with the pearlescent cardstock. I trimmed with lace and distressed the edges of the card with Vintage Photo. I took an old dressing gown that is not used anymore in smokey pink satin material and recycled it into this rossette rose (tutorial on how to create this - alittleshabbychic on YouTube). Added the centre from some old recycled jewellery, distressed the edges of some matching pink satin ribbon to give a real shabby look and a couple of ivory pearl bead trim lengths to tie in with the pearl beaded centre

For this challenge we are sponsored by
Sassy Studio Designs

Friday 22 June 2012

Craftymess Daily Challenge 22 June 2012

Theme - Music

This is my entry for today's challenge over on the Craftymess Facebook group, why not come over and join in too?

Craftymess Facebook Group

Card Recipe:

Prima Almanac Collection
Tim Holtz On the Edge die - Brackets
Gem Bling!

Thank you so much for stopping past and having a look leave me a comment to let me know what you think it is very very appreciated.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Thank You Card

The sun is shining here today what a wonderful day, brings a smile to your face :-)

I have made this card for a friend.

Card recipe:

3 different papers from the Wellington Hallmark Cards Collection
Bronze Butterfly with pearl bead trim added for the body
Bronze ornate corners
3 Yellow Rose Buds
2 lengths of cream lace
Dawn Bibby flourish stamp from her Delicate Scroll Stamps Collection
Sizzix Framelits and Stamps Labels, Fancy #2 using same Wellington papers and Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Distress Ink to stamp
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink to shade paper edges
Wooden flower embellishment

I am entering this into the following challenge

Thank you for popping in

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xx

Tuesday 19 June 2012

UK & Ireland Craft Swaps

This is a Facebook group that I have joined and entered into my first ATC swap.

Please click on this link to see my first ever ATC's

If you would like to come and join in with future swaps please join us at

Saturday 16 June 2012

Craftymess Challenge Blog

Come over and join in with our new Challenge

Hope to see you there

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

This is my DT entry

I used a piece of A5 Chipboard with one of the Tim Holtz Small Easel dies attached to back. I painted it in Green Acrylic paint mixed with Structure Paste to give it a rough texture. Once dried I sprayed it with Raspbery Vintage Cosmic Shimmer. I painted the image using Liquid Acrylic White and Silver Pearl adding a touch of pink acrylic paint for the umbrella and purple for the flowers in hair and blue for chopsticks. I die cut a frame using Sizzix Jelly Frame and inserted the image behind bringing the hair infront of frame. The Die Cut frame I painted in Brown Acrylic added a layer of Weathered Wood medium and then toped with Moon Yellow Acrylic to produce the crackled effect with the brown showing thorugh the crackle. I edged layout and frame in Vintage Photo Distress ink. I then added some Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die cuts in gold and pale green cardstock and adorned the top and bottom corners using a hot glue gun with lilac, white, blue and pale green paper flowers. Added a bit of bling in centre of umbrella. And to finish off I added 2 bronze butterflies accented with pearl trim and lifted up their wings to add some dimension.

Hugemungous Giveaway!

Samantha Hauzer one of the very talented DT members at Purple Pumpkin is having a huge giveaway on her blog. She is in Aus but will post worldwide so get over for a peek at what she has to giveaway now you won't regret it :)

Check it out here :-)


Friday 15 June 2012

Brother's Birthday Cards

It's my youngest brother's birthday on Monday and for once I am ahead of myself.  Been up since 5.30 am this morning working on DT project and have made 4 cards all before lunch time!

These are the 2 cards I have made, 1 from the Boys and 1 from my other half and me :-)

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Junk/Smash Journal Swap
UK & Ireland Craft Swaps on Facebook

I can upload this now as my partner now has her journal :-)

Make & create any size and theme Junk/Smash Journal! make a least 10 pages.... 

I have never made a Junk/Smash Journal before so this was completely new for me, but I really enjoyed putting the Journal together The finished Journal measured 10"x8".  Front and back covers are papers from DCWV Vintage Collage collection, Beautiful papers and I didn't think adding anything more to the cover was necessary.

Added a handmade charm onto the jump ring at the top and tied on some pink and black lace to each jump ring.

Made a pocked out of a 5x5 envelope and secured with a tab type fixing.

Using tabs cut out from the Prima Almanac Collection and made a couple of extra ones myself using black cardstock and a white pen.

Throughout the journal (above and below) I made double sided pockets which also have pocket in the centre

Added a few sentiments throughout using Sizzix Framlits and Stamps - Labels, Fancy #2.

Made a pocket on the inside of the back cover to hold a few extra goodies for Kerry to add to the Journal or use in another project.  Attached Black stretch lace on back cover to use as a closure to wrap round front and hold everything inside.

The beuatiful Front and Back Covers, oh those DCWV papers are so so pretty.
What better way to show them to there full potential than use them on a Journal?

So glad you like your Journal Kerry and hope it is useful to you.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Bex xxx

Giveaway Entry

Kerry Denyer over on YouTube is having a giveaway.  
Giveaway rules... 
1) must be a subscriber... 
2) Must leave a comment 
3) Must leave a video response on a layout smaller than 6'' by 6''.

This is my layout for the Giveaway.

Please visit Kerry on her YouTube Channel - kerrydenyer- and see the lovely work she produces.

Thanks for visiting

Great Big Huge Hugs

Bex xxx

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Craftymess Daily Challenge - 12 June 2012

 A wotnot made out of patterned paper only and the colour green.

I have made a gift bag on my Hougie Board using Basic Grey Oh Baby! Boy papers, Green and White polka dot ribbon, Green Basic Grey coordinating tag 'With Love' attached with some natural hemp cord.

Thank you again for looking

Great Big Huge Hugs

Bex xxx

Monday 11 June 2012

Gift for Lisa

Well I can now upload this as 1. Lisa now has this and 2. She sent me photos to upload lol.  Neep that I am I forgot to take pics before I posted it to her!!!  Thank you Lisa so much xxx

I made this butterfly using chipboard cut into a butterfly shape, painted it in a pale pink acrylic paint.  Trimmed it with gathered white lace, pearl drop trim, added some paper flowers and star gems.  I hand painted Lisa's name in a deeper pink acrylic paint.  Attached some organza ribbon, pearl trim and pink satin ribbon to hang down from behind and a pink satin loop to hang it up with.

So glad you liked it Lisa

Great Big Huge Hugs

Rebecca xxx

Craftymess Challenge 10 June 2012

A wotnot using a paperclip and a photo,or image.

This is my winning entry, I couldn't for the life of me find a paperclip in the house so I improvised and made my own 'paper' paperclip lol which is holding the vintage image on the front of this card :-).  Using the new Sizzix Framelits & Stamps Labels, Fancy #2 I stamped the sentiment 'you make me smile' and then cut it out using the framelits.  I used the Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish Die to create the flourish at the bottom and finished off with 3 pink heart rhinestones.

Many thanks again for popping past to see me please leave a comment.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Rebecca xxx