Friday, 14 October 2011

Blog Hop Winner and new challenge

We have a new challenge starting today over at Make it Colourful which works soo well with the fabulous new release at of some fabulous new winter scenes.
We want to see you colour snow. You can use whatever medium you like ase long as the snow is coloured.

Would love to show you what I created for the challenge but in my usual last minute rush to get something done I spilt water over my project its more slush than snow now lol. Never mind we have almost two weeks to get something ready so will try again at the weekend.

Ohhhh and dont forget the monthly challenge has also started this month fits in with Halloween and were asking you to do a scary sky.

Okay now on to the real important news the Blog Hop Winner of my candy!

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JO of It's my Creative World.
Congratulations hun if you wanna drop me an email with your snail mail I will get your prize of to you.

Thanx to everyone who joined in our hop and helped to make Zoe's birthday a little bit special.

Hugs Beecy

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sheer Clothing - Make It Colourful DT

Were changing things slightly at Make It Colourful - so that you get more time to experiment with your colouring for the challenges were going over to fortnightly challenges. The Challenges will now be posted on the Friday so that you get all weekend to play and then you will have until the Wednesday of the second week to upload your project into our Challenge Gallery. (Dont worry this is a colouring challenge so if you haven't made your colouring into anything, it is still acceptable) 

(and yep I know it is now Sunday and I am only just posting, but had a bit of a week hubby has just had a pacemaker fitted, so been backwards and forwards to the hospital, he's all home now and recovering well) luckily the Make It Colourful team have a real understanding Boss in Zoe who knows that for a lot of these challenges it is our first time trying them as well so she doesnt mind us being a little late.

This fortnights challenge was most definetly a first time for me and I am going to say it my self just in case no one else does lol - I am real pleased with how it turned out. (Six months ago I wouldnt have even attempted this, lol, thanks Zoe for pushing us)

I used Angelica Prays from the new Christmas Collection.

Hopefully I have managed to keep her modesty with my Sheer dress! I wasnt to sure how to tackle this challenge until I watched the 'you tube' video the link is on the Make It Colourful Challenge Site.

I first coloured her body with Copics and then did the dress using a red Derwent Pencil and Sansador. The hardest part was working out which way the folds went in order to get the shading in the righ places, not saying that what I have done here is right, but I think I have the right idea.

Hope you give this a try.

Scrap CreationsIts a Girl Thing
Flutter By Wednesday Open


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Zoe's Birthday and a Christmas New Release Blog Hop

Guess What its ZOE's BIRTHDAY    

To commemorate this joyous occasion, we're so excited to bring you a Birthday Blog Hop disguised as a Christmas Blog Hop!!

If you arrived here from Maria then you are on the right track. If not read on and see what were up to!!!!! then pop over to the start at  Make It Colourful to join in the fun.

Were celebrating Zoe's Birthday in style, there are lots of inspiration, prizes, freebies and even a gallery album for you to express your own birthday greetings. ;D This is one hop you don't want to miss and it only goes from now until October 12th!

The general theme for this hop is Christmas and what fun would a hop be without some new images?! Zoe has released some fabulous new holiday themed images and they are a must on anyone's holiday list - but the best part is you get 15% off ALL the Christmas digis from now until Sunday, October 2nd. Click on this link HERE to see them all (and use the coupon code ABCDEF during checkout.) Be warned, the coupon code is only for this week even though the blog hop is for two weeks - so make sure to grab them at this sale price while you can!

Before we get to the hop, there's more details and a surprise in order... Everyone in this blog hop is giving away Blog Candy!! Whoohoo!! You'll have two weeks, until October 12th, to visit each member in the hop below and winners will be announced on Friday, October 14th on their individual blogs. Feel free to grab the badge below and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's Birthday and Blog Hop!

I'd ask if you're ready for some inspiration yet, but wait... we've got yet another surprise for you!! We contacted one of Zoe's artists (S.H.) who also wanted to participate and drew us this gorgeous party girl for the occasion. Thank you!!

This is "Party Girl Zoe" and isn't she ca-ute!

We wanted to make sure everyone was included in our celebration so we're giving away Party Girl Zoe as a freebie to everyone who wants to join in and spread some birthday cheer!! All you need to do is create a new project using a Make it Crafty image or chippies and upload it into the gallery HERE by October 12th. Then email Barbara, at with a link to your project to claim her!

I will be giving one lucky commenter this gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamp, No you dont have to be a follower, but of course love to have you if you like what you see!

So dont forget to leave me a comment before you go.
I have a couple of projects to show you, first of all I made this card using some inspiration from the Whiff of Joy Tutorial blog.

That naughty little elf has only gone and lit the fuse.

and his poor little mate is off into space, well as far as the snowflake turning lets him go lol.

My next project was inspired by Jo at Ally Pally on sunday, where she reminded me of a technique 'caught in crystal' (which many moons ago we did with Klear floor Varnish - just a little bit sticky and smelly lol. Clear Laquer works soo much better. Thanks Jo.

I made my Caught in Crystal into a cracker and added one of the not soo naughty elves from the new Make It Crafty Christmas range.

Now you need to pop on over to Carole

We hope you've enjoyed the hop and make sure you head on over to Zoe's personal blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Grab the banner and help us share the news.


Beccy x

Saturday, 24 September 2011

White Mist - Make it Colourful DT

Our challenge this week is to create a white mist. The Spooky Graveyard was just perfect for this challenge.

I wanted the mist to be emenating from the tombs so I used a mask and then added Colour Box Pigment White, over it with a sponge and color brush.

The cute little Vampire is Batty Baxter.

I used a tree mask in the cuttlebug and then sanded the background paper, which I then nigh on covered up lol.

You really NEED to pop over to the challenge gallery and see what my talented teamies have done, they are AWESOME.

OOOOOHHHHHHH almost forgot were gonna have a blog hop next week so stick the date in your diary cos you really wont want to miss this one!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Black and Orange - New Make It Colourful challenge

This weeks challenge at Make It Colourful is to colour with Black and Orange, ideal if you want to make a start on Halloween Cards.
Although we dont really do to much for Halloween here in Blighty I just so fell in love with the new houses from Make It Crafty which are ideal for Halloween.

Being part of the best DT in blogland has so many perks and the best one is I got to play with the Witch House I can see soo many uses for this image apart from Halloween I'm thinking fairytales Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel the list goes on lol.

For now though I have gone with the Halloween theme and used some of the other cute digis from Make It Crafty that has just been released for Halloween oh and a quick heads up there is some freebie halloween images too!

The cutie on her broomstick is Witchy-Wanda
We then have some great images from the Mini Monztagalz Collection Morticia and Gothilia
and Mini Dracula
Spooky graveyard

As to the copics that I used there really was too many to mention them all, but for the oranges I used YR000, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07. I used Black 100 C7,C5,C3,C1,C00 N7, N5, N3, W5, W3 W1 W00 and in the hair I added Indigo Blue.

This week we have an AMAZING sponsor yep its our very own ZOE. So get your favourite colouring medium out and join in to in some fab images.

Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge Celebrate the season
Paper Play ChallengesPunches and Dies

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sitting Pretty

Just a quick post whilst waiting for my veggies to cook. Made this card with this cute Tilda, quite pleased with how the folds in her dress turned out.

Just Magnolia Sketch
Copic Creations Pretty in Pink
Stampin for the Weekend Tickled Pink
A Gem of a ChallengePhoto Inspiration

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Purple Passion! Make It Colourful

Hiya everyone we have a new challenge for you at MAKE IT COLOURFUL Today we want you to show us what you can do with the colour PURPLE. Yep a nice and easy one this week we just wanna see you colour your project with PURPLE oh you can use other colours too it doesn't have to be monochrome.

This could be your chance to start on those halloween cards!

Well followers of my blog may know I was a bit of a numpty (nothing unusual there) and burnt my fingers so haven't done much in the way of colouring but last night took the bull by the horns or the copics by the fingers and managed to do a bit of colouring, didnt get chance to make them into a card or anything, but thats the best bit about the MAKE IT COLOURFUL challenges its all about the colouring not the finished article so dont worry if you dont get chance to finish a complete project as long as you have done the colouring your good to go.

Are you still with me? In that case I better show you what I did!

This is Zoe all Excited

Purple Copic Colours I used are  BV04; BV02; BV01; BV000

I also had a play merging images from the Urban Collections

I used images by Make It Crafty
Factory Elements
Urban Objects
Urban Street

With a couple of kenny K images
Brooklyn Babe

This one I coloured with Derwent Pencils and Sansador

the sponsor this week is Some Odd Girl

Hope your gonna join in and play, we have a great new Gallery for you to upload to for the challenges now which you can get to Here

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Look what postie bought me!

I did a happy dance when the postie arrived yesterday cause look what he bought me

I have been a stalker of Ellen's blog for a long time now and was lucky enough to win one of her candies (and I just adore Sweet Pea Stamps) for those that havent seen Ellen's work you should take a quick peek cause her colouring, design and attention to detail is amazing.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Father Christmas

A couple of real quick christmas cards - Isnt this Santa gorgeous, I think he is deffo the best one I have seen. Cant remember the stamps company name, but I got it from the Craft Bard.

The ribbon on the second card has been coloured with Fired Brick and Shabby Shutters Distress Stains. The background was done in the same colours distress Inks I embossed a few swirls and added a bit of gold inka.

The first one I added a Spellbinders Die Cut for the sentiment.

Stampin for the WeekendHolidays

Tissue Box

These images are Digi downloads from Crafts and Me that I coloured ages ago and never got round to doing anything with.

 All the images have been coloured with copics - flowers are a mixture from Wild Orchid and Simon's. The Lace was cream so I stained it with Fired Brick Distress Stains.

Crafts and Me Lace
Shopping Our Stach Red or Ribbon or Roses

Wedding Belles

The fingers are starting to get better, but still a bit too sore to do any colouring so had a day playing without.
This is one of the wedding stamps from Crafts and Me. I stamped it with versamark and then used Old Paper and vintage Photo Distress Inks.

 Amazingly this is quite a good photo and does show the true colours!!!!!!! For this card I followed the sketch at Cute Card Thursday.

The flowers are all Wild Orchid.

The flourishes were cut with my bug I think they are creatables dies.

A quick peek at the inside.

Cute Card Thursday Sketch
Papertake Weekly Die Cuts

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Sunset and Clouds MIC DT

Hey the weekend is here and its a bank holiday yippee (it is of course raining though) still plenty of time for crafting so hope to see loads of entries into the new challenge at Make It Colourful.
This week we want you to have a try at skies, but hey this is make it colourful so it cant be just any old sky lol
 we want to see a


 This is my effort this week and for a change I decided to go for a bit of brayering (is that a word) well okay the truth is it wasnt completely by choice I was a bit Stooooooopid and heated up milk in a cup in the microwave and the handle got so hot I burnt my fingers pretty badily when I got it out - can you believe how much mess a cup of milk can make when it hits the floor! Anyways I have had a bit of a problem colouring this week as I have a couple of blisters now. So please dont look to carefully at the colouring of the balloons or the cutting out cause it really aint pretty lol.

Anyways I am really pleased with the effect I achieved

 Heres a bit of a closer view.

The ballons are of course by Make it crafty which you can get Here there is a great scene which goes perfectly with the balloons too, which I was gonna do till blisters burst, but you can see that HERE


Mountain Meadow Big and Juicy Pad.

I took most of the ink of on scrap paper then lightly brayered onto the glossy card. I then got a slighly wet paintbrush and removed the ink where I wanted my clouds and dried straight away with a piece of kitchen towel. I then brayered the same colours on again (still very lightly) which gave a lighter shade to the clouds. I then took some of the darker mauve ink from the pad on my paintbrush and highlighted the clouds ( I used quite a wet paintbrush) and the wiped majority of it off again with paper towel. When dry I gave it a bit of a polish with the towel. Hey presto done in under 5 mins and no sore fingers.

This week the challenge is sponsored by Tiddly Inks check out there cute images and papers.

Cards for Men Anything goes

Saturday, 13 August 2011

MIC DT = Make something wet.

Followers of Make It Colourful may remember our fearless leader Zoe and uber talented Barbara had a little challenge just between themselves, which was to colour raindrops with just Copic Markers no white pens or gel allowed, And what an awesome job they acheived.

Being the truly amazing people they are they shared with us lesser mortals some tips on how to achive this. So when the challenge COLOUR SOMETHING TO LOOK WET arrived I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and have a go at the raindrops.

For my picture I combined MIC Whimsical Mushroom with

 Whimsy's Lilly Filly by Chrissy Armstrong

Heres a closer view of the raindrops I am going to admit this was definetely not my first try more like my 10th I found getting the directions of the raindrops quite hard and I liked some drops and thought yep I've cracked it then others went wrong. lol so frustrating.

Course by the time I got to this one I was hooked and had to have a try with the Derwent and Prisma Pencils

I took the same principles for these raindrops which being in pencil are a lot more subtle and I am thinking are a bit more realistic. would be interested to know what you think.

Anyway I really hope you join us on this challenge, you dont have to do raindrops just make something look wet and yes you can use white pens if you want.

For this last card I also added some of the lovely MIC laser cut chipboard flourishes Flower Leaf Swirls

Ooops I forgot to say we are sponsored this week by the fab Mo Manning who has some gorgeous images at Mos digital Pencil

and she is gonna let the winner choose two.
Shopping Our Stash Digi images
Stampin for the Weekend Spots and dots

Thursday, 11 August 2011

All Wrapped Up

This little girl is All Wrapped Up from Lily of Valley coloured with copics and glitter and snow added.

Mojo Monday sketch
Cute Card thursady Clean and simple
Fab n Funky christmas
Truly Scrumptious Lace it up
Simon Says Stamp All White

Caterpillar Fun - Nana Vic DT

Had a bit more time to play today and coloured up this real cute little caterpillar by Nana Vic. He is soo much sweeter that the ones that have been chomping on my Hosta's lol.

He's been coloured with Copics. Papers are from Forever Friends The Good Life. Sissix Die to make the rosette. Sentiments from Lily of the Valley.

Oh by the way top piccie shows a little bit of the wooden drawers that I have altered for storing all my cuttlebug bits. I have been spending a lot of time trying to organise my craft area, working in the front room does mean that I need to kinda keep it neat, but I was soo running out of space.
So have organised all my stamps by stamping them on to A4 sheets and laminating them to stick the stamps on _ I numbered the sheets and then took photos of them and and made a catalogue in Excel to show the sheet and what drawer of the filing cabinet they are in. Wow what an achievement that was. The system even works lol.

Anyway back to my piccie here is a bit of clearer one. I dont think this one is available yet at Nana Vic's but should be soon, its well worth popping over though cause Vickie has got some great images that are worth checking out.

Moving along with the times Fantasy
Cards For MenClean and Simple
There's Magic in the AirLets Get Wild
Hugs Beccy

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Just a quickie, wanted to share this great image 'Shopaholics' which is by the talented Vickie of Nana Vic's.

I just love these 'ladies'. The sentiment is very dear to my heart and yep I know all the very best craft shops lol. the sentiment is from the docrafts Born to Shop range as are the papers.

Real simple card to show off the image and also cos mojo has wandered off somewhere, gonna have to see if I can find him soon.

For all those out there in the inner cities in the UK that like me are suffering from the mindless looters please try and stay safe.

Papertake Weekly grow your own

Big Hugs Beccy x

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Crafts and Me Holly Hock Princess

This stamp arrived from Crafts and Me in the week isn't she gorgeous. This is the Holly Hock Princess by Sara Burrier. I realllllly loved colouring her. Have kept the layout real simple with some corner sissix dies.

Cute Card ThursdayNo designer paper
Crafts and Me Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp challenge Christmas in August

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Seeing Pink at MIC

Oh wow it seems like it has been forever since I was able to do a bit of crafting, luckily I managed to get some colouring done before the shakes started!

And what better way to get back in to the swing of things than with a new challenge at Make It ColourfuL
This week we want to see you use PINK as your main colour. Dont forget this is a colouring challenge so we need to see your image coloured mainly with Pink not your papers! Oh yeah you can use other colours too just mainly Pink.

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And if you need more inspiration to join in with the challenge then how about the lovely Nikkie is sponsoring us this week and she has £10 up for grabs to spend in her store BunnyZoes Crafts

OOps almost forgot to show you what I made lol
This gorgeous girl is one of the new releases  Julliette from Make It Crafty. Aint that dress to die for! She is absolutely perfect for the Victorian Chaise me thinks that may have been the plan. Sneaky huh!

These are the Pink Copics that I used on the dress if you like this combo RV00 RV34 RV32 R85

Heres a bit of a close up of the dress.

The flowers I have had for ever I think they are prima. The leaves are laser cuts from MIC which you can get Here

The corners were cut using a Mariannes Die from Cuddly Buddly.

Dont forget to check out the stunning creations from the rest of my teamies, they are totally awesome.

Cute Card Thursday No Pattern Paper

Hugs Beccy x