Friday, 12 January 2018

African Inspiration forBizzy Becs

Hello Everyone,
 I have begun to make some Birthday cards to get me a little bit ahead for the start of the year. 
The stamps are made of red rubber and always stamp beautifully. I stamped this image using Memento ink.
I coloured the image using Copic markers and then tore out the word Cheetah. Both pieces were edged using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
I wanted to add a bit more interest in the background so used the Tim Holtz stamp set 'Slight Alterations' with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I used different parts of the stamp in different spots...not worrying about overlapping or using a stamping block.

I hope you have a chance to enter the Anything Goes challenge over at the store blog this month.
Happy Crafting, Jackie x

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Seaside Collage Card

Happy New Year, everyone! This year I have made myself a promise to try my best to craft each week and record the things I make on my blog. This is my first project for the year for Bizzy Becs store and I have used a Darkroom Door Collage Stamp  called 'Seaside Squares' as the feature. These are great red rubber stamps and come in a range of themes.
I used watercolour paper in the background and layersof blue and green paint. When the paint was nearly dry I flicked water over the paper to add texture patches. 
Next I cut out some bubbles using the Frantic Stamper die 'Bubble Border'. I placed this diagonally on the watercolour background.
I used Memento black ink to stamp my image onto blending paper and then coloured using Copic markers. I cut out each square and backed it with foam tape to add dimension.

I hope you too are making lots of time for being creative.
Thanks for stopping by and  happy crafting,

Monday, 13 November 2017

Happy Birthday, Whipper Snapper!

My Birthday Card today for Bizzy Bec's features a cute mouse stamp from Whipper Snapper stamps called 'Bradstreet's Birthday'.
I used Memento ink to stamp the image and then coloured it using Copic markers.
I used a few different sizes in stitched frames to make my layers and also the LaLaLand die 'Heart Banner' and Spellbinders 'Phrase Set One' for the sentiment.

It was a nice, simple make- perfect for the lead up to Christmas which seems busy already!!
I hope you make time to enter the challenge for the store this month to be in the running for a prize. There is also a treasure hunt on the store site you can enter.
Happy Crafting, Jackie x

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Poppy to Remember

I have had the gorgeous Flower Garden set of red rubber stamps for a while now and thought I might use the poppy from the set as Remembrance  Day draws near. 
The flower and the stem are separate so I made a little paper mask to overlay the two images.
The images were stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured using Copic markers.
I used Spellbinders dies- Labels Twenty and Fancy Framed Tags Three as well as a Martha Stewart Punch for the border.
The textured background was made using Taylored Expressions 'Braided' embossing folder and all pieces were inked using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

The dies and Stamps are available to order from Bizzy Becs Store.
Don't forget to enter the challenge this month.
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 4 September 2017

Woodland Whimsy

I really love little fox images and this stamp from Wild Rose Studios called Mummy Fox and Baby was so cute I just had to colour it! 
I wanted to create a woodland background so used some cloud patterned paper for the background and then used Memory Box- Medium Forest Archway on top. The sentiment was from Tim Holtz Thinlits series- Celebration Words. You can check in store for availability as Bec stocks this brand of dies. 
Finally, I foam mounted the fox image which has been coloured with Copic markers.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will enter your creations into the monthly challenge for Bizzy Becs. You might like to also check out all the great specials in store to celebrate her birthday!
Happy Crafting, Jackie x

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Born to be Wild

My card this week is made using the Darkroom Door background stamp 'Zebra' and 
Wild Africa Vol 1 both of these are currently on special over at Bec's Store.

The background stamp would look great stamped on orange card too for a tiger background.
The image was coloured using Copic markers and edged with distress stain.

I used the Tim Holtz  Sizzix Thinlits Die Set -Mixed Media 4 for another little layer.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting, 
Jackie x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

On The Wild Side

Darkroom Door have some gorgeous stamp sets featuring African Animals and these are available for purchase from Becs store. I have to say I am really impressed with the quality of the image and the detail. This card has used two stamps- the lion image and the words Wild Africa. I think I will experiment with this stamp further using some of my dies but the image is gorgeous to use as a feature on its own. This one was coloured using Copic markers and I used Distress Ink around the edge of all layers to finish them nicely. 

You can view a range of Darkroom Door Stamps on store page here and they are 25% off at the moment. There is a great range perfect for Fathers Day!!
Happy Crafting, Jackie x