Saturday, 18 December 2010


Hi Everyone,

Today is the day we bring you our very first blog hop! We are revealing some absolutely gorgeous new images 'The Secret Garden Collection' that you will be able to incorporate with all of your favourite characters. They have been designed for ‘Spring and Love’ so they are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, Friendships and more.

We have some fabulously talented ladies who have agreed to join us for the hop to help launch these new images. You’ll be hopping away with lots of inspiration from ALL around the world, with a big surprise at the end.

Now if you came here from Barbara's Blog then you are on the right track, if not you need to go to the beginning at Zoe's Blog, leaving a comment on each blog you never know you just might win a hidden prize!!!!!!!!!!

I am delighted to be able to share with you this gorgeous new image 'Lover's Pavillion', when I saw this image I was blown away by the detail and knew just what I wanted to do with it. I added this really cute bridal couple from Whoopsi Daisy as these are all digi images I could have merged them together on the computer but decided to go with depth so I printed the images three times and coloured them with Copics and the sky with derwent pencils I then decoupaged the layers so the happy couple are really inside the pavillion.
Here is the side view which gives an idea of layers.

If you want to get your hands on this great new image it is available from today Here
Now you need to hop along to Carisa's blog to see what gorgeous creation she has come up with.

Thanks for hopping and I hope you leave full of inspiration.
Mad For Markers
Anything Goes

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Exciting News

I am excited to be announcing that Make it Crafty will be having our very first BLOG HOP on the 18th December!! So make sure you mark your calendars for this special event. And you know Zoe… when she has a special event there are ALWAYS special prizes!!! :)

You may have noticed that Zoe hasen’t released any new images for a little while. Well… that is because she has been working on a brand new collection that will all be revealed on the blog hop! And oh y how special are they!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLUS!! There will be some exciting news at the very end of the blog hop. Zoe is making some changes and taking things in a new direction and I for one am very excited about the changes. :)

Zoe has created a special banner to announce the Blog Hop and I would love you to add it to your side bar so you can be reminded to come play with us! PLUS of course, if you add the banner to your sidebar and join in the hop we will randomly select a particpant (who has the banner on their blog) to win a prize on top of all the other prizes!!

So mark your calendars for our special event as I can’t wait to share the new releases and exciting news with you!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Make I Crafty DT - 3D Creations 'Anything but a Card'

There's a new challenge starting today at Make It Crafty and we would like to see "Anything but a Card", so what better excuse for me that make a start on some boxes for the little extra pressies for my family.
This first twist top box is for my DIL and I have used Sitting Sapphire a great little digi which you can get from Make It Crafty. I love the face on this little fairy. She has been coloured with Copics and had Stickles on her wings.  The flowers are by Prima and I have coloured them with Shimmers. The aperture was made with a Spellbinders Labels Die in my NEW Grand Calibut, this was so much easier to do in the Calibur as it takes A4 size paper, so I didnt get any creases where I didnt want them.
This next box is for my Grandson and I have used one of the great Santa images available at Make it Crafty this one is Cheeky Santa.
The border is from a Sissix Die and the lettering is Tim Holts

OH well two down, only another 6 to go and then they will be ready to fill with some of their favourite things!

Pop on over to the rest of the DT blogs where you will get loads more inspiration.

Papertake Weekly Cut it Out
A Spoonful of Sugar Anything goes.
Creative Cottage Someone special at Christmas
The Secret Crafter Handmade Gift
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge A time for Giving

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Other Theme Challenge at CDAC DT

Zoe from Make It Crafty is the host of the Other Theme challenge over at Crafters Digital Art Centre this and her theme is easy to guess for those that know Zoe, she would like to see you create a scene by combining two or more images.

But the best news is that she is for a limited time whilst the challenge is running giving you this fabulous Elves House Digi to start you off.

I have added a christmas tree behind the house and added Cheeky Santa, which you can get at Make It Crafty, to make my scene. Images are coloured with copics and I added loads of diamond dust for the snow.


Crazy 4 Challenges Christmas
Mad 4 Markers Non traditional christmas colours
Stamp with Fun Square

Nana Vic And Make It Crafty DT

Story Time is one if the new images by Nana Vic which was inspired by a request from one of the members of CDAC. I put this image together with this versatile Fireplace Digi from Make It Crafty and using bits from My Craft Studio made a Christmas scene.

I coloured the images with Copics , the background DP I made using a Clarity Flourish Stamp and Fired Brick Distress Inks.

Using the first verse of Night befor Christmas I continued the story theme
and added another cute image by Nana Vic, which was one of her Vickie's Quickies, which she does on a Friday on CDAC and I know there are people there who just cant wait for Fridays to come round, so pop over and see what she has for you this week.

Anyways hope you like, Have a great day, evening anytime at all.

ABC Holidays

Beccy x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Make It Crafty Digi's

Look who has arrived at Make It Crafty Jolly Santa and a cool laid back Aussie Santa, these are both in Digi Format, but dont worry there are Santa's for the rubba lova's as well.

Why not pop over and check them out and whilst your there have a look at this weeks challenge of make it move.

Beccy x

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Nana Vic DT Card

Here is the latest release from Nana Vic 'Spiritual' this image has been designed to suit any occassion where you might like a bit of spiritualism ie Sympathy, christening or even wedding. You can get Spiritual Here along with a fabulous Sympathy Sentiment sheet.
Papers are all from imaginese and image coloured with Copics.

Friday Sketchers Sketch
Charisma Cardz Sympathy/Sorry

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Make a Scene

Make It Crafty are sponsoring COPIC CREATIONS

The challenge this week at Copic Creations is either browns or make a scene, well I best go for make a scene cause I sure aint used brown.

For my scene I have used the Elves Christmas House and Cheeky Santa from Make It Crafty, who by the way are sponsoring Copic Creations this Month. I have also used a Christmas tree stamp from create a scene.

Copic Creations
The Secret Crafter Sparkle and Shine


I was asked to make a birthday card with a tribal image which I just didnt have - so I put in a request for an image at Crafters Digital Art Center and the fabulous Vickie of Nana Vic's Digitals managed to work out from my waffling exactly what I needed, and this is the image she sent me. Isnt it just fabulous.

The sunset was done on glossy card with distress inks and baby wipes, the moon is a stamp by Clarity.

I printed the image onto tracing paper and coloured the warriors with copics and mounted onto the sunset.

Added the frame which was made same way as the sunset with some leaves stamped on (still waiting for them to dry so I can touch up the leaf that didnt print)

I have never made a card like this before so am really please with how it turned out just a shame I didnt have any good embellishments that matched.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Make It Move

 Yay I have finally managed to get my printer fixed and can once more play with my digis. Luckily it was just in time to join in with the this weeks challenge at Make It Crafty.
It's Zoe's turn at Make It Crafty Challenges to host the Technique Challenge and she has chosen
"Make it Move" 
Zoe being the type of person she is has come up with a great tutorial for her sliding easel card which I attempted.

I followed the tutorial and this is what I came up with, have to say nowhere near as impressive as Zoe's creation, but not too bad for a first time late night effort. (It probabbly woould have looked better with the christmas trees I had ready to put on, until I realised that they were too big and stuck outside the card, guess that serves me right for not reading all the instructions before starting. Yep impatience is my middle name.

Pop by the challenge to check out all the other great moving cards that have been put together by the DT , your sure to be inspired.

For my card I used Christmas Elves House, and Cheeky and Cheery Santa which by the way you can get as a digi image or if your into ink in RUBBER. I just love both these Santa's and find them really great to colour. You can get your hands on them Here along with some other great images.

And Wow look what a terrific prize is up for grabs this week along with 2 images from Make It Crafty.

Crafty Calendar Snowflakes
Paper Sundaes Let it Snow

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Whoopsi Daisy are having their First ever Hop

Just wanted to let you all know Whoopsi Daisy are  going to be having their first Blog Hop to celebrate the challenge going weekly on November 1st. You can start hopping from midnight just after the haunting hour if you need a bit of calming down lol.
I made this calender using the resist technique and Demin Jeans Distress Inks - the mat is my new die by Marianne Designs Creatables and I love it - it is a bit bigger than most of the die cuts so I will be using it loads.
The cute little deer are of course from Whoopsi Daisy online shop and can be found on sheet 122

Cowgirl Challenge DT - Autumn Release

Its another wet and miserable sunday in London, but this cute fall scarecrow is one of the new releases from CJ and is sure to brighten any day up.

Our challenge for you this week at TheCowgirl Sunday Stampen Challenge is to show us some bling.

Now on first glance my card may not look to clingy, but I made the backing papers myself, the leaf background was made using the resist technique, after a reminder from Glenda Waterworth in her Creative Classroom lesson (this is online and great value for money)about different resist methods. I used Luna Lights paints as the resist and they are giving off a fabulous sparkly effect to the background for my bling.

The image I printed out four times and decoupaged him so he really pops off the page.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Heads Up

Just to let you know the lovely Claudia has some Whiff of Joy New Release Candy.
You can visit her blog Here and even if you aint a fan of whiff of Joy her blog is well worth a visit as she has some stunning stuff on there.


Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Fun Challenge - Vintage with a Sketch

Well this is my first official DT card for the Make it Crafty fun challenge and oh my what a struggle I have had to get this one made.

This was not what I was working on for my debut at all, in fact its nothing like it and I kinda had to throw this together last minute (Sorry Zoe).

The theme for this week is a fabulous sketch with a Vintage feel. Now I do love vintage cards and have some gorgeous vintage images, which I rarely get chance to use so thought this an ideal opportunity, I chose a cameo type image which I decided to use crackle glaze on for a real vintage feel only thing is I made it to thick and it crackled soo much you couldnt see the image. 2nd attempt I put crackle glaze round edge and glaze over image - just a word to the wise it really doesnt work lol. still 3rd time lucky went with the plain glaze looked a treat just needed to finish drying to put together, but alas it wasnt meant to be, one of my darling (that was through very gritted teeth) cats had walked on it and left a paw print in the glaze. I will be doing my CSI bit and finding the culprit!

So anyways decided no time to glaze another image, so chose to use one of Zoe's great house images instead, this is actually the slime house but I thought it could just as easily be a snow house,  you can get this one and other great digis from Here, but even that didnt go well and this was the second attempt.

Here is my first attempt and all I can say is I just didnt like it.

Still I quite like the 2nd attempt which I coloured with Copics and used loads of  Twinkletts Diamond Dust for the snow, I love the way this catches the light. The papers are from the Kids Collection by Hot Off The Press. The lettering is using the Tim Holtz Vintage Market die cut. Edging is a Martha Stewart Punch. The snowflakes are from a Christmas decoration from The Range.

Anyways enough waffle from me and I hope to see you at the challenge.

Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes
Stamp Something Digi Image

Hugs Beccy x

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Halloween Blog Hop - Cowgirls DT

These Spooktacular Ribbons from our regular sponsor Crafty Ribbons are one of the prizes up for grabs at for this weeks challenge at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge

This week we are having a bit of Halloween Fun and want you to dust of your broomsticks and fly around the DT Blogs.
The Top 3 entries will each receive one image form CJ and a winners badge.

BUT to Win you must hop along the Posse Name list and comment. We will be checking. Once you have checked out all the blogs pop back to the challenge blog and state which Posse project you liked the best and why.

Any Challengers that use any one of CJs images will be entered in a special drawing for a grab bag of goodies and images.

We would like challengers to use Halloween Images for the hop, however not everyone has Halloween where they live or celebrates it for whatever reason so as long as they enter with one of CJs images they will be put in the special drawing.

This is my Halloween Project a Trick or Treat Train. I enlarged the image to fit A4 Landscape and then flipped copied the image so each side was exactly the same and then coloured with copics. Cut out both sides and made a box for the treats to stick them on. Easy Peasy. You can get this Image from CJ's Store Here

Heres the list of the Blogs in case you get lost.

So if you came to me from Barbara you are on the right flight path and you now need to fly2 on over to Benedicts blog for more inspiration.

A Spoonful of Sugar Boo
Fan N Funky Things that go bump in the night
CRAFT Spooky
Crafts and Me Halloween
Simon Says Anything but a card
By the cute and girly Spooky
Copic Creations Blender Pen

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Reindeer Games

Tomorrow sees the start of a new challenge at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge where Posse 2 will have some great work to inspire you with Alison's sketch challenge.

I have used this great little image of father christmas pulling the sleigh from the Reindeer Games series which you can get At the Ranch

The backgrounds were all made with my sissix folders as was the sentiments.

Coloured with Copics with copious amounts of blender pen.

Creatalicious Challenges Mostly White
Copic Creations Blender Pen
Delightful Sketches Metal Mania

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Make It Crafty - Distressing Techniques

Hi Guys

I have some news to share with you all, the Uber talented Zoe of Make It Crafty has asked me to be a member of her Fun Challenge design team, of course I hummed and haad for ages, okay for the whole time that I  re-read the email to make sure I hadnt got it wrong  before accepting.

Zoe has started a challenge site with a bit of a difference, for those of you that is unsure what it is all about read on!

Every two weeks there will be a fun challenge for everyone to enter and to maybe use some of the techniques that you can pick up from the Technique challenges which are held on the alternate fortnight. The Technique Challenge is designed to assist and encourage you to step outside your comfort zone. The Full time DT will be sharing tutorials, tips and tricks, plus ideas and feedback to enable you to extend your crafting experiences, in addition to the LEARNING, there are also PRIZES! so here's the scoop...

Today there is a new TECHNIQUE challenge (second wednesday of every month), and Mag's has done a DISTRESSING TECHNIQUE tutorial which is a little bit different to usual for our October assignments! Why not try this out or use whatever distressing technique you like and join in with the fun.

I have made this really simple calender for the challenge. The bracket and sign are cut from Mountboard using a Tim Holtz Die in my Cuttlebug. I distressed them both with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress inks with a sponge. I recycled a keyring for the chains holding the sign.
I also distressed the dp's with the same colours and used a Clarity flourish stamp for the background. I stamped the top and bottom fourish with Shabby shutters and then I stamped the bottom flourish again with Peeled Paints slightly offset to create a shadow.

You can check out what the rest of the team has done Here

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Girly Girly CSSC DT

This cute little image is from Pollycraft who are sponsoring this weeks challenge at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge and they are giving away to one lucky winner  a gift voucher for £10.00.

The top three will get to choose an image by CJ from The Stampen Ranch. So what you gotta do?

This week we want to see Girly Girly with the colours Pink with green or purple and to use pearls somewhere on you project (faux or real).

Create 4 Fun Use a Digi Image

Friday, 8 October 2010

sketch 123, Melon and Red

I am still inking up the stamps that Hubby bought me at Ally Pally this year, this is another of the LOTV xmas stamps he chose and I think she is adorable.


The Playdate Cafe Colour combo Melon and Red
Friday Sketchers Sketch


Just one more chrissie card with LOTV bear - only another xxxxxx to go lol.

Create 4 Fun Sketch
Alphabet Challenge X = Xmas

Ha to join in this one as my mate Shaz has just joined the design team for the Alphabet Challenge, Congrats Hun.

Beccy x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

My Baby's Artwork

Just to let you know my baby boy has just started his own blog showing off some of his artwork and I just no he would be tickled pink if any of you guys were to pop on by and give a little love.
You can see his work Here

Beccy x

Xmas Bear

Isnt this little LOTV bear soo cute In case you havent guessed I am loving the new xmas stamps.
Creatalicious Challenge Pink, Brown and Green
Truly Scrumptious Sketch and Snowflake
A Spoonful of Sugar Sparkle and Shine

Christmas Crackers

Another cute LOTV christmas card,this time I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday
Am also entering it into the Papertake Weekly Challenge. The challenge this week is to choose your favourite challenge from the past, I have gone for November 09 Christmas Crackers. It is there 3rd birthday so they are having a blog hop as well.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Losing our marbles. Nana Vic DT

This is the card I have made for Hubby for our Anniversay on the 8th. I cant believe its been 28 years now.
The image is the new release from Nana Vic which you can get your mitts on Here. This is a greeat day to pop over there cause Vickie's got a sale on.

The sentiments are also from Nana Vic.

Challenge">Stamp With Fun

Bloody Blogger

I feel the need for a rant Bloody Blogger is driving me MAD!
Is anyone else experienceing problems with Blogger? Ever since they made Improvements duh things havent worked properly.
Everytime I sign in and move away from the dashboard to another blog or even my home page it signs me out - hence I havent been able to comment and posting is taking FOREVER.
Blogger being their usual responsive and helpful selves are not responding to my complaint so I am totally P****d off.

Apologies that I havent commented on blogs, but this has been the reason why.

Halloween Fun - CSSC DT

Yep you've guessed it this week the challenge at Cowgirls Sunday Stampin Challenge is all about Halloween and we want to see lots of Black and Orange on your creations.

And for those want to get hold of some new Halloween images like the one I have used here ride on over to the Ranch where CJ has just released a whole new batch of spookylicious images.

The winner for this week will win 4 images from CJ and the top 3 each get 2.

Sketch 67

Heres another gorgeous LOTV christmas stamp arent they just the cutest ever!!!

Followed the sketch from LOTV and really loved this layout so am sure you will have to see it agin a few times lol.
Stamptacular Sunday Layer It On