Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hi Everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best in 2016.
Today I am sharing with you another christmas card.

Stamped images are coloured in with Copic Markers.

supplies used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn let's Bokeh and Whipper Snapper Designs Xmas Catnip and Angelina's Ornament.
Dies: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Circle Stackables.
Distress Inks: Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce and Festive Berries.

If you have some spare Christmas money around drop in to Bizzy Becs online store as you have till January 5th to cash in on Super Savers.

thanks for stopping by
Wishing you a fantastic year ahead

Mandy xox

Saturday, December 5, 2015

a christmas card

Hi Everyone

well as Christmas looms around the corner, and all of us are running around trying to get things done.

I'm still trying to build on my stash of homemade cards to give to family and friends.

For this shaker card I have used:
 Lawn Fawn: Ready Set snow stamp set
 Ready Set Snow Die Set. Ready Set Snow Die Shaker Add-On
 Memory Box Die; Beaded Background
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Have a wonderful Christmas and if you're travelling to where you are celebrating stay safe on the roads.

Thanks for stopping by
Mandy xox

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Joy.........Already?

Hi Everyone thanks for stopping by.

Well as crazy as it sounds it is time to start getting all those creative ideas together to make all your christmas cards......well if you haven't started you need to get things moving now! There is only four weeks to go......

Today I am sharing with you a card that is really simple to put together. Once the image is coloured there isn't too much left to do. Just a bit of colour layering.

I have coloured up several of these christmas stamps ready to layer up for cards using my copic markers and added touches of glossy accents and stickles glitter glue.

I have used one of my favourite stamps by Wild Rose called Teddy behind present.
the paper layers are cut out using Lawn Fawn Dies:
Stitched Circle stackables
Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
large  Stitched Rectangle Stackables

don't forget to stop in to Bizzy Becs online store  and use your supersavers code to save on your order.

thanks again for stopping by

see you next time
Mandy x

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Hi There

I can't believe that its November already, that means the year is almost over.

today I would like to share with you a card made for a friends birthday.

I have sponged the background with distress ink in Evergreen Bough and layered over 
that the MFT stitched Frame.
The MFT Delicate pretty poppies stamp was coloured in Copic Markers and cut out
using the matching poppies and Leaves  Die.

The Stamped greeting was from Penny Blacks Sweet wishes stamp set. I have added to the
flowers petals  and leaves some glossy accents to look like dew drops and also glued on some clear decorative plastic pebbles.

Thanks for stopping By and Drop in to Bizzy Becs Shop to have a look at all the great new goodies.
Remember you can pre-order all these great products or save them to your wish list to get later.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

for you

Hi everyone,
I can't believe that we are nearly at the end of the year and November is just days away.

I am sharing a card with you that i really love. I did find the colouring challenging but am really pleased with the end result.

Dies used:
MFT blueprints 13 anad MFT in & out stitched rounded squares.
Sentiment stamp:
Penny black sweet wishes.

Don't forget to pop into the store you still have a couple of days to claim the October super saver
over at Bizzy Becs on-line store. and there are so many exciting new goodies you can pre-order.

thanks for stopping by 

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Hi, well this month has certainly flown by.
I am sharing with you a card today 

I really wanted to try out the Chameleon pens so i used them on the prima bloom
instachick stamp. I will say I had a lot of fun colouring this image and I found the chameleon pens pretty easy to use. you just need to get used to priming the tip with blending solution to get that gradient effect.

I have used the MFT Sun Ray Die for the background and The Little B
Block out "hello"
You can Pre order these from Bizzy Becs Store so go see, and you still have a few days use the supersaver discount!

thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Blue skies

hi everyone

Today I would like to share with you a card I made using my amazing new Zig Real brush watercolour pens! say that fast a few times!

I wanted to experiment with these pens to see what they could do, so  chose the Lawn Fawn Blue skies stamp and die set because I could use just about any colour I wanted.
I stamped the images out with Staz-on ink in black and used the watercolour pens to colour them.

I think you'll agree that the end result looks nice and bright. I am thrilled with how bright these
water colour brush pens are.

You can pre-order the stamp and Die set at Bizzy Becs On-line store.

thanks for stopping by
see you soon

Monday, July 27, 2015

journal page

Hi There

Its been another really busy month filled with lots of drawing among other things.

I would like to share with you a journal page that I've been working on.

I worked on a gesso background using watercolours and prismacolour pencils.
for the background detail I have worked in white and Teal paint pens through stencils.

Memory box stencils used:
Texture Tessatina and Texture mini dots

I hope you like my page and don't forget to stop in at Bizzy Becs Store there are some great
new products to order

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Hi There
well hasn't the first half of this year just flown by. I can't believe that July is pretty much over.
For my project that I am sharing with you today I have done a journal page.

The background is done by layering texture paste and gesso with stencils. Once dry I have then repeated the process with  paint.

The face is drawn with prismacolor pencils and also stencilled over in black acrylic paint.

Memory box stencils used:
Pattern Lanthenay
rings and puddles
modern pop dots

please don't forget to stop by the shop and grab a few of these goodies. There are some real bargains in the clearance section as well as some exciting new products you can pre-order
So drop in to Bizzy Becs store

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

the coolest cat

Hi everyone 
thanks for looking in.
I feel as if the month has just disapeared, and now its nearly winter.

today I am sharing a card and I just love this little cat stamp. the card is really clean and simple with die cut shapes for the background.

stamped with meminto black ink and coloured with copics.

Dies used:
MFT: stitched rectangle stack, in & out stitched rounded square and Blueprints 21.
stamp and Die set: Tailored expressions max & muffin.

don't forget to drop into Bizzy Becs on line store for some terrific bargins and coupons.
Bec has some great specials to see the financial year out.

great seeing you!

Monday, April 6, 2015


Hi there everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

For Bizzy Becs Design team I have decided to make a mixed media card background using gel medium through a stencil. Once dry i have wet the whole background down with water and dropped distress inks over the top. 

The image is coloured with copic markers.

goddies used:
memory box stencil: modern Pop dots
Distress re-inkers:Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass
Ranger: black Archival ink, Watercolor paper

Don't forget to get your card in to the challenge at Bizzy Becs online store.

Have a great week ahead and thanks for Stopping by
Mandy xox

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Hi There

Thanks for stopping in to see the card I have made for today. I have stencilled the background with gesso and once dry coloured it with distress re-inkers.
The stamped image, from my own stash, is stamped in archival black ink on watercolour paper and also coloured with distress inks and a water brush.

I love this Stamp set from Stampers Anonymous,Steampunk selfie-Ladies

The Moroccan screen is cut out of manila yardstick and left natural

I have hand stitched around the edge of the card.
Stencil: memory box Texture Scraped Paint.
Dies used: Die-namics Modern morocco.
Lawn Fawn: stitched Journaling Card
Memory Box: hello script
Distress inks:
Background re-inkers: Stormy sky and Brushed Corduroy
Ink pads ( for watercolour)
spun sugar,pumice stone, antique linen, tea dye and Brushed Corduroy 

Don't forget to Drop into Bizzy Becs store there are great new products and Fantastic savings with the EASTER COUPONS!

Have a great weekend.
Mandy xox

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Journal cover

Hi there,
I am lucky to be getting my supplies together for an amazing opportunity to do a class with the gorgeous Jane Davenport in Mexico next month. Today I thought I would share with you the cover of one of the journals that I am taking with me.

I am altering an old poetry book and as the book develops I will share pages with you. I have painted the background using acrylic paints and then collaged a printed image of Frida Kahlo on the top of the paint layer.

I have then stencilled designs over the top of the image using extra heavy gesso. I have coloured the detail of the stencils with Ranger Distress Ink pads in Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserves.

Stencils used: 
Memory box: Alpha worn out and pattern raymelle

Don't forget to enter this months anything goes challenge at Bizzy Becs Online store 

thanks for stopping by
Mandy x

Friday, February 27, 2015

You're a Hoot

Hi there,
I am sharing with you a card I have made for an upcoming birthday. I have embossed the background to add texture and layered up the colours cut out using the Memory Box Stitched Square Layers. 
i have stamped the Taylored Expression owls on watercolour paper and coloured them with Tombow watercolour pens.

Stamp set: Taylored expression Hoot Hoot Hooray
Dies: Impression Obsession Greetings Top Edge
Memory box Stitched Square Layers

Thanks for stopping by now head on to Bizzy Becs online store as this is your last day to use the February coupons!

see you next time
Mandy x

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hippo Birdie!

Hi there!

January is almost over and if you asked me I think Ive missed most of it! Today I would like to show you a card I've made. I must say I smile every time I see this stamp set, Lawn Fawn Year Four stamp and die sets.

I have created the background by sponging acrylic paint through a stencil, modern pop dots. I have then replaced the stencil and drawn around the circles with a fine marker pen. It's a really simple design with really nice bright colours.
I have then added layers of colour and added my stamped images.

Dies used: lawn Fawn year four and stitched scallop borders. MFT stitched rectangle stack.
Stamp; Lawn Fawn year Four.
Stencil: Memory box Modern pop dots

Pop in to Bizzy Becs online store there is still time to claim the coupon savings!

thanks for stopping by

Monday, January 5, 2015

A new year, a new art journal.

Happy New Year everyone.
I am sharing with you today a drawing I have done for a new art journal cover, I still have many half completed journals but I thought that it would be nice to celebrate a new years beginning with a new journal too.

The face was drawn in pencils with layers of acrylic paint and gesso. I have then stencilled gesso to create the background texture using a memory box stencil texure honey comb . It is then coloured using distress stains and acrylic paint pens.

For the wording and numbers I have used the MFT die Magical memories.
distress stain colours used: broken china, peacock feathers, black soot and spiced marmalade.

Don't forget to drop in to Bizzy Becs online store and grab a few goodies and don't forget to scroll down to get the coupon codes for some great discounts.

Thanks for stopping by