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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 29 December 2012

Craftymess Challenge Blog - #24 Show Some Sparkle/Bling

Hello everyone, I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was good to you all.    

Wow we had some fantastic entries for our last Challenge - #23 Vintage Christmas over on Craftymess Challenge Blog, the theme was chosen by myself and boy what a difficult job I had in deciding my Winners and Top 3's!!  After a lot of head scratching and viewing all the entries over and over again I did come to my decision as you will see over at Craftymess Challenge Blog.

Well our new Challenge is now live and Challenge #24 is Show Some Sparkle/Bling.  I am really looking forward to seeing the entries for this challenge.  I love sparkle and Bling and it will be lovely to move on from Christmas now until next year.  

My DT entry for this Challenge is below.  I decided to make a Memory Mini Album.  I have a tutorial for this over on my YT Channel please Click Here to see how I make them.  They really are very easy and are a great way of using minimal paper for the maximum amount of space and pockets.

This Challenge has been chosen by Sandie and our sponsor for this Challenge is Crafty-Emblies who are very generously providing the winner with a £10 voucher to spend on yummy goodies from their shop.

Please come over and join in with us, I look forward to seeing your entries.

Again many thanks for stopping by and I really appreciate your comments.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Friday 28 December 2012

Crafty Emblies - 6th Challenge - Toy Box or Toy or Box

Hi everyone, sorry I am a little late in posting this but Christmas and all the festivities seem to have taken over.

I can't believe we are already at our 6th Challenge over on Crafty-Emblies Challenge Blog, WOW doesn't time fly when you are having fun!!

This months theme was chosen by Angela and she chose Toy Box or Toy or Box.  Again the winner will receive a £10 Goodie Box and remember with the very reasonable prices over at Crafty-Emblies this is a good amount of yummy goodness :-).

We have had a little jig around with our blog we are now an altered art/mixed media Challenge Blog - however if you have cards or scrapbooking pages you would like to share with us please visit our sister blog Craftymess - They will be delighted to see your work.

This is my DT project for this Challenge - I made a mini Toy Box from one of the lovely little boxes I brought back from Michaels from my recent holiday to the States.  I painted it with Burnt umber and blended in some white acrylic paint to achieve the old look.  I embellished it with some G45 Christmas Emporium toy images which I fussy cut from the collection.  I used some Crafty Emblies mini alphas on the lid to spell out Toys and used ABC and 123 on the front.  Of course I had to use my favourite Inca Gold to the edges of the box just to tone in with the hinges and closure on the box.  I used gesso inside and then aged it with some TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  To finish the whole Toy Box effect I added some Crafty Emblies 'Toys' to fill the 'Box'.  

I hope you like what I have made, I am quite happy with how it turned out and love the old aged look I have managed to achieve on a New Michaels box.

Please come over and join in with us at Crafty-Emblies Challenge Blog for your chance to win the £10 Goodie Box.  I look forward to seeing your entries.

Thank you so much again for stopping by and I really appreciate all you wonderful comments.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Monday 3 December 2012

Crafting Facebook Group Daily Challenge -'Texture'

This is my entry for today's Challenge on the Facebook Group Crafting. The theme for today is 'Texture'

I covered a box canvas in Modelling Paste and added some peaks and texture using a poky tool. I then sprayed it with cosmic shimmers and dabbed with some TH Vintage Photo distress ink. Then layered up some laces and trims and skeleton leaves along with some die cut green paper leaves. I used a homemade pearl white shimmer mist on the rosette trim to add some pearly effect and topped with flat backed pearls. I added one of my handmade shabby chic flowers and had to finish it off with a Crafty Emblies birdcage with I hung from an old gold chain and embossed with shabby pink embossing powder.

Thank you so much for taking a look.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Saturday 1 December 2012

Craftymess Challenge Blog 23rd Challenge - Vintage Christmas

Hi everyone, I have been very busy and over at Craftymess Challenge Blog the theme for our latest challenge has been chosen by yours truly and I opted for 'Vintage Christmas' which I thought would be very appropriate for the time of year, really trying to get me in the Christmas mood.

Here is my DT Vintage Christmas card that I created

For this card I decided to break open my Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper, oh my word Graphic 45 what words can I use they are absolutely fantastic, great quality, stunning to work with oh and wonderful to sniff and stroke.  But I gave in and they are no longer hoarded, I have used them now :-)

For this card I used a 5x5 Papermainia Kraft Card, backing paper is a sheet of Vintage Christmas from my stash.  I matted and layered 2 sheets of G45 Christmas Emporium paper.  The Vintage image of the Mother and Children I stickled to make it pop out.  I used some cream lace and trim running down the side, topped with a cream and pearl centered satin flower and finished off with some pop dotted Vintage Christmas embellishments from Lidl.

I hope you like the finished card, I think I managed to capture the 'Vintage Christmas' Theme and I am quite happy with the finished card.

Our sponsors for this challenge is the wonderful Crafty-Emblies who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their shop and also our lovely Sandra from Somewhere to be Me who is offering a wonderful prize too.


This Challenge will be running until 28 December so you have plenty of time to enter.

Please come over and join in for your chance to win.

I would also like to enter this card in the following Challenges

Lady Annes Challenge - Sentimental Friday Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - RECIPE #100 CHRISTMAS CHAOS
Emergency Crafters - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - I love Christmas
Jingle Belles Rock - December to Remember
Wags n Whiskers Rubberstamps - Challenge 93 Christmas

Thank you so much for stopping past your comments are greatly appreciated.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx