Wednesday, December 27, 2017

a Christmas Card

Hi Everyone 

Mandy here and it's the 28th already and therefore my turn on the blog today.

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas filled with family and friends.

for my card today I would like to share another Christmas card, Its a very simple design that I think can easily be adapted for almost any occasion.

I have used a couple of different foiling methods to create the red and gold foil backgrounds.
I recently purchased a go-press foil machine and I just love it. 
For the red and white foil background I have foiled white card using a holographic red hotfoil and an embossing folder in the Go-Press.
The layer below that is the "waste" foil left over on craft card.

For the gold background I have used a die cut out of jack paper and dry brushed gold foil flakes into it. A stiff brush will burnish the foil flakes into the sticky surface and smoothes it out.

The stamped image has been coloured with copic markers and die cut out.

supplies used all from Lawn Fawn:
Large Stitched Circle Stack
Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Party Animal stamp set
Party Animal die set
Hats Off To You stamp set
Hats Off To You die set
Bannertastic stamp set
Bannertastic die set
Happy Everything sentiment stamp

I hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve and that 2018 brings you joy.

Now don't forget to stop into the Store and happy shopping.

see you next time 

Mandy x

Monday, November 27, 2017

Happy Anniversary

It's my turn to blog for Bizzy Becs today and I would like to share a card I made for my husband for our 30th wedding anniversary.

well that sure went fast!

I'm a big fan of the stampers anonymous Crazy bird Stamp set.

For this card I have stamped and Die cut out two of the birds and some of their accessories from the Mini Crazy Birds set. I have used Copic markers to colour them in.
The background has been done with foil and an embossing folder from Sizzix using my GoPress Foil machine.
For the heart I have die cut using express it blending card and coloured it in using Copic markers to get that lovely dark red colour. I have then die cut out the Kaiser Craft circle mesh die on kraft card four times and glued them together to create an almost chipboard texture and foiled it in the goPress foil machine as well!

I have then layer all the elements up using foam tape.

Supplies used;
 Stampers anonymous Tim Holtz : Mini Bird crazy and things stamp set
Tim Holtz :Mini Bird crazy Die Set
Lawn Fawn: Large Stitched Rectangle Die Set
Lawn Fawn: Big Scripty Word Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn : Big Scripty Word Die Set
Lawn Fawn ; Stitched Journaling Card Die set ( for Banner)
Elizabeth Craft Designs : Fitted heart Die Set

I hope you like it!

Thanks for popping in to the blog today drop in to the store as there are some great new release stamps and dies that you can pre-order. you can also ask Bec for a special request too.

Take care 

Mandy x

Saturday, October 28, 2017

happy Halloween

Hi and thanks for popping in to see my contribution for Bizzy Becs design Team.

Today I thought I would share a Halloween card with you.

I have used simple copic marker colouring to bring out the cute details of this gorgeous little owl stamp for Halloween from Whipper Snapper Designs.

I really love how cute this stamp is, so I tried to keep it super colourful.

I  have sponged distress oxides on the background and spritzed with water.

Supplies used: 
Broomstick Owls- Whipper snapper designs
Wonky Stitches Die- Avery Elle
Hats off to you- Lawn Fawn ( for Halloween word)
Happy happy happy- Lawn Fawn stamp and Die
Victorian Frame- Memory Box ( for banner)
Stitched Journaling Card- Lawn Fawn ( for stars)

thanks for stopping in I hope you will have a look at these goodies and much more that you can pre-order from Bizzy Becs Online store

see you next time 

Mandy x

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Grungy Gift Card

Hi there 
Thanks for joining me for my turn on the blog at Bizzy Becs  today.

I would like to show you a really simple card I made. Time is just getting away from me and I needed a gift card that was super fast to make.

I simply sponged the card with Distress Oxides and water spritzed to create a watercolour effect.
I love the super matte finish they give and they also layer up so well showing all the colours from previous layers.

the Detail Butterfly die has been cut out on water colour paper for the base layer and the top layer is cut from the Tim Holtz metallic Kraft core paper.
I have sanded back the gold metallic card and sponged it with distress ink in vintage photo.

the stamped circles are all from Impression Obsession from the awesome Seth Apter Range.

Supplies used: 
Sizzix Thinletts - Detailed butterflies
Impression Obsession Seth Apter Stamp Set- RPM's
Impression Obsession Seth Apter Stamp Set- Planetarium
Spellbinders- Seth Apter Splatter Proof
Avery Elle- Gift card Die (older design ) "for you"

There are still a couple of days left to take advantage of Bec's Birthday Flash sale,
so pop into Bizzy Becs online store to take advantage of the savings.

Until next time 

Mandy x

Sunday, August 27, 2017

crazy cat gift tags

Today for my turn on Bizzy Becs  blog I am sharing some gift tags that I have made.

I have sponged and distressed  shipping tags, then I have added freehand pen
work and some stamped patterning.

I have also sponged through some Tim Holtz stencils for extra layering.

I have coloured the crazy cats stamped images  using water colours and  Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Tag 1 

Tag 2

Tag 3

Supplies used:

Spelbinders dies:
Robo ring 
Splatter proof
Lawn fawn - Big scripts words stamp and Die sets
Impression obsession Seth Apter solar system stamp set *
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Crazy Cats Die set *
Tim Holtz Stamps - Crazy cats *

Thanks for having a look and don't forget to drop in to Bizzy Becs on-line store where you can pre-order all these items.

* not listed but Bec can order for you if you put in a special request.

Mandy x

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rose by Stamping Bella

Hi there 

For my turn on the blog today I am sharing with you another Stamping Bella stamped image called Rose.

I love this stamp a lot and am really pleased how she came out. I thought I would do something a little different with the yellows for her petals.

dont forgent to pop in to Bizzy Becs online store to Pre- order all these products and so much more.

Supplies used: 
Stamping Bella: Tiny townie garden girl Rose
Impression obsession: Tree Frame Die
Lawn Fawn: Happy happy happy sentiments
Lawn Fawn: fancy folded banners
Lawn Fawn: grassy hillside borders
Lawn Fawn: out of this world die

Thanks for stopping By

Mandy x

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Samantha and Sierra Take a Selfie

Hi There!

and thanks for stopping in to look at my card for Busy Becs Design team challenge.

A huge credit to Debra James for teaching this awesome ocean colouring 
technique using Copic Markers.

The clouds are sponged using Broken China distress inks and a cloud template.

Supplies used:
Stampigbella Uptown Girls: Samantha and Sierra teke a Selfie
Memory Box: Big Splash Border Die
Lawn Fawn: Large Stitched Rectangles
Lawn Fawn: Chit Chat Stamp

Please join us and submit you entry as if you are picked as this months winner you will win 
a mystery stam or die set.

Thanks for stopping by and remember you can pre-order all these goodies at Bizzy Becs.

see you next time

Mandy x

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Hi There
It's my turn on the blog today for Bizzy Becs!
 I would like to share with you a mixed media project.

The background has been layered with stamping and texture paste, using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Die 'mixed media' as a stencil.
I have used several colours of acrylic paints as well as a metallic gold to compliment the textures.

The Poppies have been stamped out on super thin paper, coloured with Copic alcohol markers.
 I have then cut them out and collaged them down. 
The face is drawn using acrylic paint, gesso and Prismacolor pencils.

I have used Nuvo crystal drops in Ebony Black to add dimension to the poppy stamens.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Circles
Indigo blue Stamp: Limor Circles
Indigo Blue Stamp: Ickle Poppies
Memory Box Die: Sketchbook Imagine
Sizzix Thinletts Die: Mixed Media

You can get all of these supplies from Bizzy Becs and you still have a few
days too take advantage of her terrific EOFY sale with 10% to 30% off, remember you need to order !

thanks for stopping by

Mandy x

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Lilly Of The Valley stampingbella Stamp

Hi There.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my contribution for Bizzy Becs June design team inspiration.

Today I have used another Stampingbella Stamp from The Tiny Townies Collection.

Lilly of the Valley.

I have coloured the stamped image with Copic markers and fussy cut it out.

the background is sponged with Distress oxide Inks and water spritzed. Once dry I have
sponged more distress oxides over the top using a Tim Holtz stencil (THS077) as a mask.
A huge thanks to Debra James for showing us this background in class.

thanks for dropping in and why don't you join us at Bizzy Becs for our 
anything goes challenge this month.

Itens Used:
Stampingbella: Tiny Townie Lilly of the Valley stamp
Lawn fawn: Big Scripty Words stamp
Lawn Fawn : Big Scripty Words Die
Lawn Fawn : Large stitched Circle Stackables
Lawn Fawn: Large stitched rectangle Stackables
Distress oxide ink pads: Cracked Pistachio
Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick.
Tim Holtz Stencil # THS077

Sunday, May 28, 2017

out of this world

Hi there 
Thanks for popping in.

Today I am sharing a cute card that I have made For Bizzy Becs Design team inspiration. I have used the Lawn Fawn Stamp set "out of this world"

For a fun I decided to make a shaker card filling it with little stars and circles.
 The stamped elements are coloured with
Copic markers.

supplies used:

Lawn Fawn:
Out of this World stamp set
Out of this World Die set
Large Stitched circle dies
Everyday Sentiment banners
Bannertastic Stamp set
Bannertstic Die set

Avery Elle:
Wonky Stiches Die

Memory Box:
Beaded Background Die

Thanks for having a look and don't forget to stop in to Bizzy Becs where you can
pre-order all these goodies and so much more.

Mandy x

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Stampingbella Lacey has a letter

Hi There

Thanks for joining me for my card in Bizzy Becs Anything goes challenge for this month.
As mothers day is just around the corner I thought I would share with you the card I made for my Mum.

I love this new Stampingbella Tiny Townie stamp, Lacey Has a letter.

I have coloured the image with Copic Markers and I will say the folds were challenging but
worth the effort.

As you may of seen my cards are really simple layering. For me Its all about the colouring.

Supplies used:
Stampingbella -Tiny Townie Lacey has a letter Stamp
Memory Box- Elliana Background Die
Memory Box- Cross Stitched Frame Borders Die
Memory Box - Cupid Heart Die
Lawn Fawn- Happy -Everything Stamp
Lawn Fawn Happy -Everything Die

Drop in To Bizzy Becs on line store you can still save with 25% off every pre order for this month!

Thanks again see you next time

Mandy x

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Stampingbella Poppy

Hi everyone.
I am sorry I didn't get this post up yesterday, it's been a crazy week! Thanks for looking in on the blog.

For my turn I am sharing a card using one of the new StampingBella Tiny Townie collection stamps.
They are just divine!

This little Garden Girl Collection stamp is called Poppy.

I have used a patterned paper for my background from a paper sampler kit Bec sent me and layered my diets over the top.
The stamped image is on Xpress It copic paper and coloured in using comic markers.

Supplies used:
Stampingbella Stamp - Poppy
Avery Elle - Sweet Scallops Die
Avery Elle - Wonky Stitches Die
The Frantic Stamper - Double Diamond Card Panel Die
Lawn Fawn - Happy happy happy stamp set
Lawn Fawn - Happy happy happy die set

Pop in to the on-line store and save! There is still time to save with 25% off storewide.

thanks again for stopping by.
see you soon for our monthly challenge.

mandy x

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sea shell Susie

Hi there

It's my turn on the blog today at Bizzy Becs and thank you for stopping by to have a look.

I am sharing with you a cute card using a really cute my besties stamp called Fancy Pants Susie. I think you'll love this stamp as much as I do.

I have coloured the image and the die cut bubbles using Copic markers and I have added texture  by  embossing the scalloped edge die cut on the layer below with a swirl embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

Supplies used:
My Besties Stamps - Fancy Pants Sea Shell Susie
Avery Elle - Wonky Stitches Die
Avery Elle _ Sweet Scallops Die
Memory Box - Curved Happy Birthday
Memory Box - Loopy Rings
Memory Box - Large Ringlets
Neenah Cardstock

Drop into the store at Bizzy Becs where you can pre-order all of these wonderful goodie and much more. There are so many new releases available.

Until next time 

Mandy x

Monday, February 27, 2017

February Bizzy Becs project

Hello everyone.

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

I just love Stamping Bella Stamps and Bec has so many latest release and new designs to choose from.

I have coloured all the die cuts and the stamped image with Copic markers, which is a great way to have all your embellishments matching.

the background is simply made by drawing stripes with the Copic markers too.

items used:

Thanks again for stopping by and go look at all the new designs you can
pre-order in 

Until next time

Mandy x

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Bizzy Becs February DT challenge

Hi everyone,

Well its another new month and that also means that its time 
for another design team challenge for Bizzy Becs

Today I am sharing with you a birthday card for a dear friend.
I simply adore the Stamping Bella range of stamps and there 
is a new release that is just to die for........

Make sure you pop in to Bizzy Becs to pre-order the new styles that will be here
in 4 weeks!

The stamped image is coloured with Copic Markers.

For this card I have used the following:

Stampin Bella: Clarissa and Camille share a cafe
Avery Elle: Sweet scallops Die

Remember there is a coupon code for a discount that you can use till the end
of February 

Thanks for stopping by

Mandy x

Friday, January 27, 2017

January is almost over

It's so crazy how fast the weeks are  going,
 and as it is already January 28th it's my turn on the blog.

Today I want to share a simple watercolored Birthday card.

I love the cute Stamping Bella images and this stamp is called "Sanford the Birthday boy Stuffie"

I have used watercolour pens to colour the stamped image, whited has been stamped out in
black archival ink.

The other die cut outs are coloured with Copic markers.

Supplies Used: 

Stamping bella stamp: Sanford the birthday boy stuffie
Memory box: shaker square frames die
Avery Elle: sweet scallops Die (for the hearts)

don't forget to drop into Bizzy Becs Online store to pre-order all these gorgeous goodies and much more!

Super savers are Back till February 28th for extra savings!

thanks for stopping by

Mandy x

Happy New Year

Hi There

Happy new year to you all!  I hope you all survived Christmas.
Lets celebrate the New Year with a fun card.

I Love the Lawn Fawn Range and I have used everything Lawn Fawn to create this fun card.

the backgrounds are simply coloured and patterned papers Die Cut to Shape.
The little critters are from Party Animals and Critters in the Burb's sets as well as the hats from Hats off to you.

I have coloured the images in using Copic markers.

The Grass and Cloud Dies are also Lawn Fawn and they are from Puffy cloud borders Die and the Meadow Borders Die sets.

The Sentiment stamp is from the Happy Everything set and I have used the Everyday Sentiment Banners to cut them out.

Any Way come and Join us on the blog for our anything goes challenge you could be this
months winner!

Thanks for stopping by.......

Mandy x