Sunday, 1 December 2013

Just for Fun DT - Christmas Theme

Hi everybody, It's the 1st of the month again and time for a new challenge over at Just for Fun Challenge blog. This months theme is Christmas. I have been making some candles for gifts for people this week and I have decided to create one for my challenge entry. I hope that you like it and come on over to the challenge blog to join in with your own creations. I am not a master at decorating candles yet but I am having lots of fun trying to get better. I found some videos on youtube by searching for decorating candles that helped me and I am sure they would help you too if you fancy trying. Anyway here is my entry for this month.

Becky x

Monday, 25 November 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenge - Encino Stamps and Something old from your stash.

Hello everybody. Here is my entry for this weeks challenge using a beautiful image from Encino Stamps. The digi image I used is Annie with flowers and I think that she is perfect for Christmas cards or Thank you cards depending on what colour you decide to make her. I used my silhouette cameo to cut out a shaped card using the lovely Ribbon bow cutout tag that is available at the Silhouette online store. This weeks challenge involved using something old from your stash and I have had the little roses on my card in a pot for a number of years so thought that I would add them for an extra touch.

If you head on over to the Through the Purple Haze challenge page you can find all the details of this weeks challenge along with the details of this weeks prize sponsored by the Lovely people over at My Mums craft shop

Here is my entry. I hope you like it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Monday, 21 October 2013

TTPH - Double team challenge - anything goes (Halloween optional)

This week over at Through the purple haze challenges we have a double team challenge sponsored by Digital delights. The theme is Anything goes - Halloween optional. Digital delights have kindly donated a $5.00 gift card for the winner of the challenge so put your witches hats on get spooky and head on over to TTPH.

Now for my entry. I have created a wedding card with a Nightmare before Christmas theme and I thought that this would be perfect for this weeks challenge.

I used an image from Google and downloaded a free font from ad font that looked like the film font. I added some peach flowers and some punched butterflies and ruffled doily to make the card a little more Wedding like.

For the inside of the card I used some digital images and a nice verse to complete the card. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Monday, 14 October 2013

TTPH DT Challenge - Lacy Sunshine - Food Glorious Food

This weeks challenge is sponsored by Lacy sunshine stamps and there is a chance to win $20 of Digi stamps from her beautiful store. All you have to do is create a card, scrapbook page or altered item that includes food somewhere. It could be a cupcake or a bowl of fruit whatever you decide.

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge I hope that you like it and enjoy taking part in this weeks challenge as much as I have.

I used my Cinnamon, caramel and metallic bronze promarkers to colour in my lovely fishing gnome image and used a collection of stickers from Michaels to add some Hershey kisses to the image. I am really pleased with how it turned out and I have loved working with the Lacy Sunshine stamped images. Head on over to the store and have a look for yourself as their are some super cute images to play with.

Make sure you link your entry over at Through the Purple Haze for your chance to win.

Hope to see you there

Hugs Becky xxx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Stamp n Doodle - DT - Wet or dry Embossing

This week over at Stamp n doodle the challenge is to create a card and use wet or dry embossing. I decided I would use a little bit of both. I used Swiss dots for my backing paper and used clear embossing powder on the Bicycle and wheels. I hope that you like my entry and will come and join us over at stamp n doodle this week for you chance to win a cool prize.

Hope to see you there 

Hugs Becky

Monday, 7 October 2013

TTPH CHALLENGE - Indigo Blu - Anything Goes

Welcome to this weeks challenge sponsored by the wonderful Indigo Blu. These stamps are just a dream to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed creating this project. I decided to use pale pink and grey promarkers to colour in my stamp and create a card that could be used for a  New Baby or Baby shower invitation. I am really pleased with how my project turned out.

Why not get out your Indigo Blu stamps and head on over to Through the Purple Haze challenges and enter this weeks challenge for a chance to win a cool prize? The prize for entrants with Indigo Blu stamps will be from Indigo Blu and their will be a fabulous mystery prize donated by the Lovely Anita for those of you who don't have and Indigo Blu Stamps. So there's no excuse get creating and link up your entries over at TTPH.
Good Luck

Hope to see you there


Becky x

Friday, 4 October 2013

Little Lady card

My Mum asked me to make a card for my Niece to wish her Happy 13th Birthday. Now that she is a teenager she wanted it less cutesy and more teen like. Because she loves her dresses I decided to use the Cricut Forever young cartridge to create this cameo card. I think it is perfect for her. I hope that you like it too. 

I am entering it into some challenges too. they are listed below.

Happy Campers - Show us your flowers
Milk coffee challenge - Paper Piecing
Creative Belli - Ribbons and Pearls
Inklings and Yarns - Anything Goes
Penny's paper crafty - Anything Goes

Hugs Becky xxx

Rosette Cards

Hey Everybody. I just stopped by to share with you some Rosette cards that I have made in the last week. I used an 8" rosette design from the Silhouette Studio library and then embellished the cards to match the image that I placed in the middle of the rosette. I created a One Direction card for my Niece from her Dad and also a daughter card with a swimming theme for an order I had been asked for. I hope that you like them. I used simple ribbon flower and butterfly embellishments from my stash and some pale and bright pink card stock in my Silhouette cameo to create the Daughter and 13 on the One Direction card and the 11 on the Swimming one. The diver, goggles and swimming costume are also Silhouette files that I used the print and cut function for. I layered the diver 3 times to give it more dimension on the card. The card stock I used for these cards was from the Kraft collection from DOCRAFTS.

I am really pleased with how these cards turned out and so I am going to enter them into some challenges. I have listed them below. 

CRAFTITUDE - Anything goes with the letter S - Swimming
Crafty Catz - Anything goes.
Cut it up - Think Pink
Sister Act - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with Ribbons
Seize the birthday - Anything goes Birthday - toppings
Fab n Funky - Ribbon

Hugs Becky x

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Stamp n Doodle DT - Boys and their toys

This week over at Stamp n doodle the challenge is to create a card that meets the theme. Boys and their toys. I have chosen to use the lovely Yoda and his pal stamp. I used my silhouette cameo to make my sentiment on the Planet and also the little wagon for the dog to be pulled along in. Head on over to stampndoodle to join in with this weeks challenge.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Christmas Box - Buttons and Bows DT entry - Just for fun

I am pleased and excited to announce that I have been accepted as part of the Just for Fun Challenge blog Design Team. My first challenge title is buttons and bows and I think that this christmas box that I have created fits the challenge perfectly. 

I used my silhouette cameo and the Print and Cut function to create the elements for the box. and only 3 sheets of 12x12 cardstock to create the box bases. I am really pleased with how this turned out and I plan on making more for christmas gifts too.

DCWV - The Generation Tech Stack
Silhouette Cameo
Buttons and ribbon to embellish

Now get out your buttons and bows and come and join us for this challenge as there is a fab prize up for grabs for the winner. A Scor Buddy and some Lovely paw prints stamps.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Stamp n doodle - DT challenge - In The Garden

Hi Everybody. I just wanted to share some news with you. I was asked last week if I would like to join the Stamp n Doodle design team and I am over the moon to say I said yes. My FIRST challenge this week was to create a card using one of the lovely new images available for September with an In the Garden theme. I chose to use the lovely "You're Joking" little girl image and have her sitting infront of the fence in the garden. There are many times I think that my daughter has thought that when she looked at me and so this image really made me smile.

I hope that you like my card and head on over to the Stamp n doodle blog and join in with this weeks challenge. I really look forward to seeing your creations. 

Hugs Becky x

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Football Themed Birthday card and Box

I was asked to make a Birthday card and exploding box for a customer order and I thought that I would share it with you. I used the same process as the Exploding box that is further down my blog to create the box itself and then decorated it with elements that my cricut and Silhouette Cameo cut out along with some buttons and ribbon.

I am entering this into a couple of challenges too they are the Divas by Design - Anything goes challenge. The Male room - sports and hobbies challenge penny's paper - 2 designer papers challenge and whimsy stamps - masculine challenge.  

Monday, 16 September 2013

DT - Through the Purple Haze Challenges - My mums Craft Shop - Bling it up.

Hi Everybody. I am pleased to announce that I have joined the lovely ladies over at the Through the Purple Haze Challenges blog as part of DT Team B. This weeks challenge is to bling up our creations and so I have created a Lovely shop front card using The House of Zandra Fabulous fashion cd-rom with plenty of bling for good measure. I hope you like my entry as much as I have liked making it.

So come on, get your bling out and head on over to Through the Purple Haze Challenge page and enter your creation, join in the fun and you will be in with a chance of winning a lovely prize too.


Katy sue Designs - Fabulous Fashion CD
White Card stock
Glue or DST

Select the shop front that you like from the collection and print out the front and the dress, shoe or bag you would like to put in the window, Follow the detailed instructions on the template and cut and score along the lines as advised. Create your decoupage dress, shoe or bag and stick to the back card stock. Then adhere the front and back panels together at each edge to create your shop window. 

There are plenty of designs available on the CD so many colour choices can be created too.


I am also using this card as my entry to the below challenges.

Five Simple things - anything goes
Sister act Card Challenge - anything goes

Thursday, 12 September 2013

One Direction Birthday Box

This us a Birthday Explosion box I created for my daughter who turned 11 on Thursday last week. She loves One Direction so I thought that this was the perfect theme for the box. I hope that you like it as much as she and I did.

I used my Silhouette Cameo and a Lori Whitlock file for the cake in the middle of the box but created the box myself using 3 12x12" pieces of card stock and scoring at 4" on the largest box 3.5" on the middle box and 3" on the smallest. After scoring on each edge of the card stock I cut out the 4 edge squares of each piece and this created my my boxes. For the box lid I used a 6x6" piece of card and scored 1" around each side and cut out the four small notches from the corner squares to create a tab to glue the box lid together. If you need any more details how to create the box just let me know.

I am using this card as my challenge entry over at scrap creations as there challenge this week is Polka dots. I used Polka dot backing papers along with stripes for all my backing papers. I am also entering it into the anything goes challenge over at crafty sentiments designs.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Crafty Mojo Autumn Colours Challenge

Last week I created a Harry Potter themed Exploding box for a friends daughter and It is filled with lots of lovely Autumn colours perfect for the crafty Mojo challenge. Here it is below. I am so pleased with how it turned out and I hope you like it too.

Stampin' for the weekend Challenge

I have just been wandering around the Blogosphere looking for some challenges that I can take part in as I am trying to make sure that I have plenty of ideas and challenges to keep my mo-jo going. I came across this weeks challenge and also a design team call for Stampin' for the Weekend. It was my Daughters Birthday on Thursday and at the moment she is obsessed with all things Geeky. I found this Digital stamp and knew that it would be perfect for her card.The colours I used for the card also allow it to be entered into the Stampin' for the weekend challenge this week. I hope that you like it.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Shaped Cards

I love to make shaped cards using my Silhouette Cameo. I like to make cards that are at least 8x8 inches and sometimes it can be difficult to create files using only the 12x12 cutting mat. I have found that by using my Knife tool in the Silhouette software I am able to break a design apart. I then add a panel to where I have separated and I am able to make a larger card and use the panel to attach the pieces together. I have attached some pictures to show you some of the cards that I have been able to create.

I hope that you like the cards I have been able to create and maybe explore using the knife tool to create some shaped cards of your own. If you are interested I could maybe put a picture tutorial together about how to break apart and add panels to create larger cards.

Welcome to my new Blog

Hi everybody and welcome to my blog. I started blogging a couple of years ago and with one thing and another I stopped updating and sharing my creations and before long a year had passed and I hadn't updated. I decided today that I would start a fresh and try to be a little more active on my blog and keep a record of everything that happens in my day to day life whilst sharing my card making and other crafts that I create with you. I Think that I also want to try and take part in some of the many challenge blogs that are out there to maybe learn new skills and hopefully make new friends along the way. I hope that you will enjoy following my blog. x