Tuesday, December 27, 2016

christmas was a whirlwind

So in a whirlwind of activity Christmas has been and gone! That went so fast.
I hope you had an amazing time with your friends and families.

Today I would love to share with you one of my Christmas cards.

I have made a few versions of this to give to family and friends so I have kept
the card relatively simple as the topic colouring was time consuming.

Don't forget to stop in at Bizzy Becs as you still have a couple of days to join our anything goes challenge.

Supplies used:

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, December 4, 2016

getting ready for christmas

Hi There

So Christmas is nearly here and I thought for this months Design Team inspiration I would 
share a Christmas card.

I have used my Favourite, copics to colour the Wild Rose Studio Robins on a branch stamp.

After colouring I have die cut the image and layered it on a second larger stitched oval 
die cut in metallic gold.

The Poinsettia's are a Memory box Die and I have cut them out in both metallic gold and red.

A few little white flowers and you're done.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you go have a look in Bizzy Becs online store 
for some great goodies.

Don't forget you will need to pre-order 

Take Care

Mandy x

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

still drawing

Hi There
I hope you're all enjoying the cooler weather while it lasts as Summer will officially be here
on Thursday!

I find it hard to believe that it is  almost December.

I have been drawing quite a lot and am trying out some new journals as well. if you know me already you will already get that I'm totally crazy  about art supplies and that I  collect them too! I love to try out new things when it comes to my journals and art.

Over the last few months I have been doing Jane Davenport's workshop Vitamin sea, and loving it!
Its been a watercolour dream.

these pages are from Jane's class and I found it a real challenge working on so many faces on a two page spread but I love how these girls turned out.

I started the drawings in a permanent ink pen, yes the epic pen! I then added layers of watercolour paints and some coloured pencil details.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Mandy x

Sunday, November 27, 2016

happy anniversary card


Its my turn on the blog at Bizzy Becs today and its also my wedding anniversary so 
I decided to make a card to give to Hubby.

I love this stamp set from Whipper Snapper designs called Taodally in Love.

I've kept the card really simple and coloured the stamped image with Copic Markers.

The shape cut out for the shaker box was made using the memory box die Cupid Heart and 
fun foam.

Supplies used:
Whipper Snapper stamp : Toadally in love
Memory box Die: Cupid Heart
Avery Elle: Wonky Stitches 
Lawn Fawn Die: Everyday Sentiment Banners

Drop into the Bizzy Becs Store and have a look there are some really great new goodies 
for you to pre-order

Thanks for stopping by

Mandy x 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

sooooo I've been busy

I really can't believe that we are well into the "end of the year" and the Christmas decorations are out.
November is all but over now 

 before we know it we will be rushing into getting ready for the holiday season.

I've been drawing like mad and messing around with watercolour so I thought I would share this with you for something a bit different. 

These Drawings are from my Jane Davenport Vitamin Sea online class.

This is my cover image

I have used mainly watercolours and I love the Schmincke ones, but I have been using some of the golden Qor Watercolours too as they have some super "bright" colours.

Thanks for Dropping by to have a look. Drop in again and I will share with you  more pages of the journal.

Mandy x

Thursday, October 27, 2016

October is almost over....

Hi There

Thanks for joining me for another Bizzy Becs Design team post. well October is almost
over, this year has gone so fast.

Today I would like to share with you a Birthday Card that I have made using some really great new 
products that Bec ordered in for me.

Spring has felt like it would never get here so I thought I would make a bright and
colourful card for a friends birthday.

The background and stamped image have been watercoloured using both watercolour pans and Pencils from the Prima range, and I have
added a few details with  Nuvo dimensional drops and simple layering.

Supplies used: 
Stamp: Penny Black - Collage Of Wishes.
Dies: Memory box- Stitched Layered Squares
Lawn Fawn -  Everyday Sentiment Banners
Frantic Stamper_ Double Diamond Card Panel
Prima watercolour Pencils - The Basics and Soft Neutrals

Thanks for stopping by.
 Now don't forget to go have a look at Bizzy Becs online store
as you still have some time to take advantage of the Super Saver Discounts

Mandy x

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

butterfly wishes

Hi There!

Thanks for popping in to have a look at my latest card.

This is a really simple one. I think you will agree it is really effective though.
A big thank you goes to Debra James for showing us this spotlight technique in  our fortnightly class.

I have coloured the background in a warm grey Copic marker and then mopped it back with a course weave fabric and rubbing alcohol.
Once this is done I have then cut circles in the card cutting into the image.

This pieces of are then feature coloured also with Copic Markers. when mounting up the layers of the card you simply replace the now coloured circles back into position.

supplies used:
butterfly stamp: indigo Blu Big butterfly
Dies: Lawn Fawn large stitched circles
MFT blueprints 21( ask Bec for an extra special order) for the base card with pierced edges.
poppy stamps Vintage Happy Birthday

Don't forget to drop in to Bizzy Becs to get these wonderful supplies and much more. please 
remember that you will need to pre-order these supplies.

see you next time 

Mandy x

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

mouse and flower

Hi there everyone. I'm so sorry this post took a few days to hit my blog.....
It's been really crazy here.

I hope you all had a great Fathers Day with your loved ones.

I am sharing with you a sweet little mouse stamp that I have coloured in with Copic markers.

T create this look I have sponged the background with distress inks and layered the tangle wood frame die cut over the top.

I am really pleased how this turned out. I hope you like it too.

Pop into Bizzy Becs online store where you can pre-order these and many more 
delightful supplies.

Bec also has some terrific new items,for a limited time, in "Becs choice"

Supplies used:
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio - Mouse and Flower
Penny Black - Sweet wishes
Dies: Memory Box -Tanglewood Frame and
      Cross Stitched Borders
Distress ink Pads: Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade 

Thanks for stopping by
Mandy x

Saturday, August 27, 2016

for you

Hi There! 

And thanks for joining me.
 Today  I would like to share with you a card. I made this one for my Mum's Birthday and 
I wanted to have a classic look but still with happy bright colours.

I have sponged the background in Peacock Feathers distress ink, and layered the Memory Box Elliana Background Die cut on top.

I have started using Neenah cardstock for just about everything and love the results.

The poppy stamps are from Indigo Blue Poppycock set(which Bec can pre-order for you) and
these have been coloured with Copic Markers.

The "for you" sentiment is for Lawn Fawn and is from the Gleeful Gardens set stamped onto the Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiments Banners  die cut.

pop into Bizzy Becs on-line store! you still have time to take advantage of the August savings offer!

see you next time

Mandy x

Thursday, August 4, 2016

a Birthday wish

Hi There!

Well it's another new month so that means a Bizzy Becs Design team challenge.
My piece this month is a lovely Gorjuss stamped image.
this one is too cute and for something a bit different I have coloured my image using the Kuretake
Clean Color watercolour brush pens.

I have stamped using Archival ink in Black on watercolour paper. Then I have Die cut my base using 
Avery Elle's wonky stitches die.

The Birthday greeting is from Lawn Fawn.

to get the brighter colours on the little flowers and the butterfly I have coloured these images 
using Copic Markers.

Please Join us for our August Challenge at Bizzy Becs!

Supplies Used:

lawn Fawn: critters in the Burbs stamp and die set
Lawn Fawn: Big Scripty Words stamp and Die set
Avery Elle :Wonky Stitches Die
Gorjuss Stamp set: Toadstools

Thanks for stopping by

Mandy x

Thursday, July 28, 2016

sweet wishes

Hi everyone, Thanks for stopping by.

Today I am Sharing with you a card I made for a baby shower  for a dear friend.

I really love this stamp and i wanted to keep the look soft. I have coloured the stamped image with watercolours and as I wanted to keep thins soft i have left a lot of white space.

To add depth and texture I have Embossed the background with an embossing folder seeing spots.

The sweet wishes wording has been embossed with a soft pink embossing enamel. all the elements have been layered up and some are set on foam tape.

die cut shapes :  Avery Elle Sweet scallops

thanks for having a look!

Don't forget to stop into the store and have a look at these goodie as well as much more, but remember you need to pre-order them.

Mandy x

Sunday, July 10, 2016

stamping Bella Nacho

Hi There,

wow the days are flying past and i can't believe that the first half of the year is already gone.
For this months Bizzy Becs Design team inspiration I am sharing a favourite stamp of mine. I simply adore the stamping Bella's Nacho stamp.

I have coloured the image with copic markers, hand drawing in the three spots on nacho's back and face. the die cut clouds and the happy birthday are also coloured with copics.

Supplies used:
Stamping Bella -Nacho
Lawn Fawn-simple puffy cloud frames
impression Obsession- Greetings Top edges
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

Don't forget to have a look at the other design team projects here, and stop into the store too
where you can pre-order these supplies and many more.

thanks for stopping by
Mandy x

Monday, June 27, 2016

a birthday card

Hi There.

My card today is a birthday card and I really like how it came out.

I have coloured all the stamped images with Copic markers and simply layered  everything.

Supplies used:
stamps; Lawn Fawn year one
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Burbs
Lawn Fawn Happy Everything
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn Large stitched Rectangle Stackablesers
MFT Die-Namics insta frame

           don't forget to stop in at Bizzy Becs to Pre order all these goodies

Thanks for stopping By.
Mandy x

Sunday, June 5, 2016

macaron bouquet

Hi Everyone

I know you feel the same way I do when I say that I can't believe we are now into June.
The months seem to fly by, I know thats because we are all so busy.

For this months Bizzy Becs design Team challenge "anything Goes" I am sharing with you two versions of the Stamping Bella Macaron bouquet stamp.

As a thank you card

As a birthday card

for these cards I have used:
Stamping Bella macaron bouquet stamp
Avery Elle wonky stitches die
Avery Elle oh happy day stamp set
Lawn Fawn Happy Everything Stamp sets

Thanks for stopping by.
 Don't forget to stop into  Bizz Becs On line store  where you can pre order all these wonderful goodies and as an extra bonus you could win one of 5 bonus vouchers for placing an order during June.

Mandy x

Thursday, May 5, 2016

for you card

Hi There
Thanks for stopping by to look at my card for this months design team challenge anything goes at 

Bizzy Becs

To make my card I have sponged distress inks onto my background using two colours and then covered over with the die cut moroccan screen.

I have coloured the Gorjuss stamped girl with Copic markers and then cut her out to mount onto of
the background layers.

supplies used:

Distress Inks: Broken China and Peacock Feathers
Stamps: Gorjuss Purrrrfect love and Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens
Dies: Avery Elle Sweet scallops and MFT Die-namics Modern Morocco

you too can join us at Bizzy Becs for our May challenge. 

Anything goes....

thanks again for stopping by

Mandy x

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hi There

Thanks for looking in on my card today. I am sharing with you a really simple design,
but I think you will agree the end result is rather effective.

I have layered the butterfly die cut card over the top of a simple sponged background. The distress inks are simply sponged onto the card base.

The three metal embellishments  are painted white and while still we I have wiped back the paint 
this gives a softer look. I have then glued a small crystal into the centre to cover the hole in the trim.

supplies used: Memory Box Die, Reverse ButterflyCollage
Poppy stamps, Vintage Happy Birthday
distress inks: Worn lipstick and Dried Marigold.
Metal embellishments from Bizzy Becs card kit #6
cardstock: Neenah heavy weight 110lb natural

Don't forget to stop in to Bizzy Becs store to get these wonderful supplies and so much more.
you still have aa couple of day to claim the Late April super savers coupon.

Thanks for stopping by.
see you next time,

Mandy xox

Sunday, March 27, 2016

happy Easter

 Hi There,

I hope you had a wonderful Easter with friends and loved ones.
I am sharing with you a card that is a twist on the traditional easter theme.

I do love the Stamping Balla stamps and this cutie with the ice cream cone was
too cute to resist.

To create this card I have used Rangers new Distress Crayons in colours: Picked Raspberry, Spiced
Marmalade and Mustard Seed.

I have coloured them on Yupo paper in diagonal lines and then placed a stencil over the top.
I have then wiped off the excess crayon through the Memory Box Tessatina stencil with a 
baby wipe.
 This removes the colour from the "gaps".

To be safe I have sealed theYupo with a fixative spray to prevent too much smudging later on.
The Stamping Bella image has been coloured with Copic Markers and die cut with a decorative edge.

The rest of the card is just simple layering and assembly.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Stampin Bella Chicks with a sprinkle on top.
Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Easter
Dies:Lawn Cuts Stitched rectangles
Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags
Stencil: Memory Box Tessatina

 Drop into Bizzy Becs Online store where you can buy all these supplies and so much more.
But Don't forget you need to Pre-order.

Thanks for stopping by. See you next time.

Mandy xox

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hush little Bunny

Hi there!

Today I'm sharing with you an Easter card that is a little less traditional.
I just love the Gorjuss stamp range.

The stamped image  is coloured with Copic markers. I have kept this very clean and simple layers 
I have cut two layers from the Spellbinders Die set or colour and texture. 

Stamps: Gorjuss Hush Little Bunny
Avery Elle Oh Happy Day
Die:Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles

Bec also has in store some great new embellishments.

Go have a look! 

Thanks for stopping by

Mandy xox

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Uptown Girls

Hi everyone.
 I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday with friends and loved ones.

Today I'm sharing with you a card I made for a dear friends birthday. I will say I am in love with the stamping Balla Upton Girls range.

The girls were quite challenging to colour using Copic Markers, their legs are so skinny!
My background is embossed stamped circle dots and watercolour paint.

My card was made using the following supplies:

Stamps: Stamping Bella Samantha and Sierra take a selfie
Indigo Blue Circle dot Background

Dies: Lawn Fawn Large stitched rectangle frames
Spellbinders Oval stack

Thanks for having a look. Drop into Bizzy Becs online store and have a look at the 
gorgeous stamping Bella range.

See you Next time
Mandy xox

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Art journal page

Hi there 

I love drawing faces and am sharing one of my latest in my  art journal. 
I have used many layers to create this piece, the face is layers of watercolour and coloured pencil as well as a bit of ink and permanent pen.

To achieve the texture down the side of the pages I have stamped into texture paste, after drying I have painted the background with a transparent wash of acrylic paint.

I have then made a raw umber paint glaze to bring out the detail in the texture then I have dry brushed gesso over the top of all the layers which has added a really effective hi-lite.

The stamped quote just seemed to fit in with the layout and is a darkroom door stamp.

I hope you like the end result.

Thanks for stopping by

Supplies used from Bizzy Becs online store. There are so many great new products and new
ranges you can pre-order

Memory Box stencils: Texture rings and puddles and Pop dots
Stamps: Indigo Blue Vintage Flourish and Darkroom door Quote stamp Beauty

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sorry I'm late card

Hi, Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a terrific Australia day, for those here in Australia. I really can't believe that January is nearly over.

Today I would like to share with you a really cute Stamp set. Or at least a card made
using the Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens stamp and Die set.

I have layered all the little die-cut shapes using foam tape and love how this
card turn out.

don't forget to stop into the store as Bec has added so many new products and ranges.
you still have a few days left to use your supersaver coupon.

Thanks for having a look.

CU next time