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


Monday 27 August 2012

UK&Ireland Craft Swaps Group

I have entered the UK&Ireland Craft Swaps August Challenge to Make Your Own Storage.

This is my entry which I made from a cardboard box and blinged it up a bit with some pearls and lace.

I have also uploaded a video on YouTube please click below 

Thanks for stopping by.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Challenge #2
'Picture Perfect'

Wow who would have thought that is a month past already since our last challenge?  It has gone so fast and may I say what fabulous entries we had for our very first challenge, great work well done to all who joined in and congratulations to our winner.

Here we are now with Challenge #2 and this months theme was chosen by yours truly.  I am really looking forward to seeing everyone's creations for this challenge and how everyone interprets it.  Come on over and join in too click here our winner gets a £10.00 voucher to spend on goodies from Crafty-Emblies.

This is my DT entry for this challenge

This Split Paper Bag Album I made using 3 brown paper bags (tutorial I followed on YouTube Channel 'Following the Paper Trail').  I stuck to the colour theme of kraft card, dark brown, cream, gold and copper.  Using the Crafty-Emblies camera as my main focus on the front I painted it brown using acrylic paint and highlighted areas using a silver pen and also a white pen.  I used the Tim Holtz die cut alphabets to create the words 'Picture Perfect' coloured them with vintage photo distress ink, sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist Marigold and added dimension by building up with UTEE.  I added some Crafty-Emblies cogs which I rubbed with Inca Gold in the Gold and Copper colour and some off cut boarders.  Added 2 dollops of Hot Glue on top and bottom corners and rubbed with Inca Gold too (can you tell what my new toy is at the moment?  Inca Gold fab stuff!! To finish off I rubbed Inca Gold around the edges of the cover front and back.

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

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Saturday 25 August 2012

Craftymess Challenge Blog #16

Animal with Blue Theme (No Insects)

Our New Challenge has now started over on Craftymess Blog Click Here to come over and join us

This is my DT entry for this challenge

This is one of those tincy wincy canvas's at 9cm x 7cm.  I inked it using distress inks - Faded Jean and Salty Ocean.  I then spritz the canvas with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist Egyiptian Blue and then added a few layers of UTEE and shimmer time about to get the droplet effect on the canvas.  I colour tinted some lace trim, blue of course and a tiny doily and a white feather.  Trimmed off using some flowers from my stash, small bow and a handmade stickpin.  Added one of the Crafty-Emblies pussy cats and the word 'Love'.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is a Fabulous New Company called Crafty-Emblies.
 They offer affordable embellishments and masks in wood and plastic, go and check them out.

Crafty- Emblies are offering a Generous £10 Voucher to the Winner of this challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping past my blog I really appreciate it, please leave a comment.

Great Big Huge Hugs 

Becca xxx

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Craftymess Challenge Blog #15

'Words' (No Image)

We have a new challenge started over on Craftymess Challenge Blog - Words Only theme.

Please pop over using this link and come and join in with us.

This is my DT entry

Made this card using Kraft Cardstock matted and layered some pearlescent cream and black cardstock, tied cream seam binding around black card in a knot.  Using Sizzix Framlits and Stamps I created the sentiment embellishment 'you make me smile'

Thank you all so much again for popping in and seeing what I have been up to, I really do appreciate it.  Please leave a comment below.

Great Big Huge Hugs 

Becca xxx 

Our Sponsor for our challenge this time is....Crimson Cloud they are offering our winner 3 pkts of Die Cuts of your choice.

"Crimsoncloud.co.uk is owned by Linda and Melanie, and is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge their joint passion of cardmaking and papercrafting.  
Linda, based in South Africa, is the designer - developing their exclusive range of stamps, die cuts, digital stamps, svg cutting files and card kits which reflect their styles of card making.
Melanie is based in BrightonSussex and runs the web based shop - only selling products that they have tried, tested and love using. New products are regularly being tested and added to the range.
For ideas and inspiration, check out the gallery on the Crimson Cloud website, or follow their blog on www.blog.crimsoncloud.co.uk with new posts and samples being added at least once a week."