Saturday, 25 June 2011



Yep Make it Crafty is celebrating being one this month and you can join in the celebrations too.
We are excited today to be sharing this celebration with Quixotic Paperie, who were the very first company to take on the Make it Crafty line of stamps, laser cut embellishments and now the Make it Colour blending card.
Quixotic Paperie are celebrating too! It has been their two year anniversary celebrations for the month of June!
To celebrate we thought, rather than a blog hop we would set a CHALLENGE using Make it Crafty products!!
To get inspired, hop on over to the Make it Colourful challenge blog where you will see the amazing creations the fabulous DT’s have created for this event! PLUS find out all the details on how you can play along!

There are FIVE challenge categories and there will be FIVE GRAND WINNERS!

There will be random winners throughout the whole month. The numbers have been pre-selected and as soon as an entry is added that matches that number they WIN! Winners will be announced soon after entry on the sidebar of Make it Colourful.
PLUS there’s MORE!!

Quixotic Paperie have a little something for you too!! Make sure you pop on over to HERE to enter your name for a chance at MORE Make it Crafty Goodies!!


Zoe, the owner of Make it Crafty has a super duper HUGE Candy give away – choc-a-block FULL of Make it Crafty goodies!! AND I have heard a whisper that she is planning on having random giveaways on her blog throughout the month of July! All you need to do is leave her some love as she’ll randomly be choosing people who have commented on her posts throughout the last year!!

You’ll also receive a set of steak knives when you... hahaa ONLY Joking BUT... for THREE DAYS ONLY you’ll be able to get 40% off Make it Crafty Digi Stamps when you enter the coupon code: CELEBRATE
(Ends June 28th)

So I do hope you will celebrate with us this month and get into the Make it Crafty spirit of FUN!!

So what are the challenges

Well there is


 I managed to merge SEVEN images for this picture

Daffodil Dell







I coloured the images with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, because these new digi  images are soo cute I kept the card layout real simple and just added some of Zoe's gorgeous laser cut chipboard corners. 
If you dont like the idea of merging images then perhaps you will like the next challenge better.
Your mission if you are prepared to accept it is
yep we dont want to see any images on your creation OMG you know what that means
NO COLOURING!!!!!!!!!!!

 I went the for the clean and simple look for this easel card, Zoe's lasercut chipboard is soo intricate and lovely in all honesty they really dont need to much to make them look stunning. All I have done is paint them with Silver Eco Acrylic Paint and used Silver Mirri Board for Matting.

These are all from the Butterfly Swirls Set

 Added a Text and more chipboard on the inside Job done! One real quick easy card which if I have to say so myself I think looks real classy.

Now if that challenge doesnt appeal pop on over to the challenge site and see what the rest of the challenges are and of course get inspired by the Make It Colourful design team, who have some Jaw Dropping inspiration for you.

Papertake Weekly Here comes the Sun
Fab n Funky Summer Loving
Charisma Cardz White and one other
Moving along with the Times  Clean and Simple (not sure if this qualifies, lots of white space but have used embellishments lol)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Little Miss Muffet Guest DT

If Blogger is behaving then this post is coming to you on Thursday, when its time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. This week we want you to chase this gloomy summer away (for those in the UK anyway) and show us some WARM colours, yep we want to see your creations using RED YELLOW and ORANGE. I have used Coriander  which you can get at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, coriander is cooking up a storm  and what better thing than to cook up a friendhip so I have  paired her with the Friendship Recipe from Lily of the Valley.
Marianne and Spellbinders Dies, Wild Orchid Flowers and Copics were the ingredients that I used for this card.
Hope this inspires you to join in with the challenge.


A Spoonful of Sugar
Sew Many Challenges Punch It

Beccy x

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Wedding Bliss

 Some not very good photos of the card I have made for a friends wedding, I tried to take a photo with out the flash as the papers are pearlescent but the colours are oh so WRONG LOL.
 This is with the flash and the colour is a bit better but the ribbon looks orange when in fact it is a mixture of Spun Sugar and Antique Linen Distress Stains and is a real nice of pink colour. The image is Lily of The Valley as is the music sheet.

Flowers are mainly Wild Orchid, the heart is from a cake decorating shop and the charn I have had for ages cant remenber where from

I coloured the image with Copics and sprayed her dress with Pearl Glimmer mist for added sheen.
Lily of the Valley Bring on the Music
The Ribbon GirlPink and Cream
ABC Wedding
Prarie Fairy Weddings

Friday, 17 June 2011

Little Miss Muffet - Sneak Peak

Isn't she pretty I just love the softness of the dress of this little fairy Adela with her dog Dida. This is one of the new digi images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps due for release on Friday. This image also comes merged with a flower, which I didnt use as I just wanted the focus on the fairy.

This is the first time I have made an acetate card and I am really pleased with the result. I used my new die cuts from The Craft Barn to cut the acetate in my grand Calibur and then used a flourish stamp and purple Stazon to decorate.
The matting is made with  Marianne dies, and the image is coloured with copics and then I sprayed the wings with Silver Glitter Spray from Crafters Companion. I printed the fairy a couple of times and cut some extra wings to add more dimension.

This is probably one of the simplest cards I have made in a long time and I really love it.

The Craft Barn

Thursday, 16 June 2011

No Milk Today

 I soo love this fab chillaxin cow by Nana Vic, isnt she priceless? You can get her and loads of other fun images from Nana Vics Digitals. Sipping her cocktail which I am pretty sure isnt made of milk lol I knew she was just perfect to pair up with Island Hideaway from Make It Crafty
I coloured her with Copics yeah I know big surprise lol.

The gorgeous flourishes are from Make it Crafty too and I have coloured them with Eco friendly paint.

Paperplay Challenges At the Beach
Totally PapercraftsSummer

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


 Had a play with a few more of my unstamped elusive design underwater images. Used the resst of the papers that I made, coloured all the pics with copics and then triple embossed with UTEE.

The corners and Flourishes are from the lovely Zoe and you can get yours at Make it Crafty or for those in Blighty Quxotic Paperie

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Our Very Own Tim!!!!!!!!!!

I know how many of you adore Sir Tim but I met the next best thing, our very own English version of Tim,  Neil, he was one of the demonstrators at the Craft Barn Extravaganza last weekend and had some really brilliant tips.

So for once I thought I would give one a go before I forget how to do it LOL. Neil showed us how to make some backing papers with Distress Stains, which I don't have so thought I would try with Distress Re-inkers it kinda worked but only having four colours I was a bit limited on what to put together and used loads of ink. I then went down the mister route and put a few drops of Faded Jeans re-inker into a mister with water and used that, it came out quite well really although I think I NEED those Distress Stains.

I also had a bit of a problem with mu UTEE, and am wondering if it has a use by date cause instead of drying clear it dried really cloudy with a bit of a silvery hue! Very Strange! Still I added Silver Buff anyway so I guess that didnt really matter too much. I then added Bedazzle Beads to finish the paper off.

Looking at the paper, it just had to be a water scene of some description so got out some of the stamps that I got from the Paradise Retreat Weekend that haven't seen ink yet!!!!!!!

This Seadragon is an Elusive Image Design isnt it gorgeous, you can get this at Chocolate Baroque Why haven't I inked it before me wonders! I coloured it with Copics and then triple embossed it.

The pearls I made myself too, they are literally clear glue dots that I blobbed onto my craft mat and left over night to dry, I was originally going to colour them with perfect pearls but thought they looked like air bubbles just plain.

If you go to Neil's Blog he has a tutorial on the paper up and some of his fab work for you to drool over.

And whilst your there you can be real envious cos i am going to go to two yep thats right two lessons with him at the Craft Barn. Gloat Gloat.


Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew,/a> Wings

Hugs Beccy

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Little Miss Muffet Guest DT - Number Challenge

I couldn't wait to share with you all that I was asked by Barbara if I would like to be a guest designer for the Little Miss Muffet  Challenge for the month of June.

The challenge that has been set this week is a Number challenge and  as I had quite fallen in love with this ohh soooo cute little monster 'Monster Mission' from the 'Monster Mash Collection', I knew he had to be the first image I used. He can be purchased from Little Miss Muffet Stamps along with some other real great images, the nice thing about the Little Miss Muffet stamps are that they are digital so you can resize or flip to suit your project and there is a real assotment of images, something there for every taste.

I went totally different to my normal cards and went for a real dimensional card, not too sure about the end result, interested to hear what you think!

I used papers and planets from the Crafters Companion Boys CD and cut cloud shapes for the space theme (do you have clouds in space) the planets and spaceman are attached with wires so they move around.

I coloured the moster and rocket with copics, but because the background papers are pearlescent I couldnt get a real good photo. I added the 4 today to the planet in the My Craft Studio programme. I am thinking this will be a good card for my little monsters 4th birthday. 

 Heres a bit of a side view so you get some idea of the dimension, the little spaceman I have decoupaged before attaching to the wire. Monster Mission has been fixed down with Silicone.
Well if nothing else I hope it inspires you to pop over to the challenge site and see the gorgeous creations the rest of the girls have come up with and I look forward to visiting and seeing your creations.

Hugs Beccy