Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Better late than never! waving good bye to 2013............

Yes, that has definitely been my catch phrase for the last couple of months! 
Where has my time gone??????? Well if you find it, can you please let me know....

Hands up who had great plans to get all their crafting done before christmas
and be able to sit back and relax? Yes that was me folks!!! 
and you ask did it happen wellll  in a word NO

So I've decided to ........
Plan ahead ;)
Today being the last day of 2013 (where did this year go?)
I thought I would get ahead of the next years christmas cards... 
So I've made my first christmas card for 2014! 
Yeah check back in the next couple of months and see if I can keep going.

My DH put the kybosh on most of my crafty time today, as we have been watching
all the action on Cyclone Christine up in the north of Western Australia. 
Thats were he has worked for the last 20 or so years and we lived there for 16 of them!
So our old home town has been hit pretty hard, currently with no power 
and some damage to housing etc...

I've personally seen the Pilbara spirit and it wont be long til its looking like new again!

Enough of my prattle!!!
I've just taken a quck (is that a cross between a duck and a quickie??)
a quick picture of this my first christmas card for 2014, 
as I wanted to enter into a 

Now with hand on my heart I have a couple of new years resolutions

1. Smile longer
2. Sing louder
3. Take care of myself better
4. More crafty time for me!

I think 4 resolutions is quite enough...

I do hope that you will visit often. 
I have been planning some Project Life pages for December Daily..
I have most of the pages ready to go, I just need to print off the photos.

I am "Planning" to complete Project Life for 2014 as I know its gonna be a fantastic year!

To you all, I wish you all the love, wealth, happiness and crafty time for the coming 2014 

Hugs and Love 

Friday, December 6, 2013

December Challenge- CHRISTMAS

WOW - its the final Bizzy Bec's Challenge for 2013.. 
I cant believe how quick this year went by!

The Challenge for the month of course just has to be...
 The prize for this month is this gorgeous die....
 Joy Crafts Die - Snowflake 
 donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store.....
Pop on over to the store and get yourself in with a chance to win a Christmas Bonus
  All orders placed at Bizzy Bec's from the 29th Nov 2013 till 20th Dec 2013 will go into the draw to win 1 of 9 $10 Gift Certificates.

So below is my cute christmas card!

 Here i've used: Bildmalarna Stamp - Mimosa - Christmas flower, 
Spellbinders die - Petite Scalloped Circles, 
Digital Christmas 1 Ticket Stubs 
and Card Kit #8

So as the days get closer to the end of year.. 

I wish you all the best for the new year and may you have more crafty days than 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bizzy Bec's November Challenge - TAG It ..... (Shhhhh... dont tell anyone I'm late posting ;) )

The Fantastic prize for this challenge  is ......

Tiddly Inks Stamps are just the most cutest stamps and are available at
While your there check out the great specials and other crafty goodies available...

For this month's challenge.. I've kept it relatively simple 
(as I've been working my day job quite a bit)

Ohhh... and I'll keep that excuse as to my late post as well... ha haha

I've used the following:
Memory box Distressed Tag die and Stamp,
Memory box die  Hayden Twigs , Cheery Lynn - Tags 1 Die set, Xmas paper

Saturday, October 19, 2013

66 Days Til Christmas - Yes another Christmas card he he he

Afternoon All,
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful sunday weather
Its been a nice change from all the rain we've had here in Victoria...

Its my turn to share a card for Bizzy Bec's store - here for shopping

So you might have guessed I'm determined to get some christmas cards ready to send - and yep here is another one!!

On this card - I've used the following memory box dies - Resting birds, Grand Madison Window,
Precious Stars (I've die cut and then trimmed off the bow - I did borrow that idea from Debra! lol) and finally the Tall Birch tree.

I hope you like it as much as I do.. The background is just some ink blended to look like a night time sky..
It does look a bit wonky but I'm sure that's just my photography skills ha ha ha :)

Well have a lovely day! 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bizzy Bec's October Sketch Challenge

Well where did that month go?
Its all just rushing by isnt it!

Welcome back to Bizzy Bec's Challenge.

For the month of OCTOBER we have a FUN, EASY SKETCH for you to follow.....

 The prize for this month is
A Fabulous Die from JOY CRAFTS called Floral Flourishes.
Just a perfect Die for creating your own Flower Embellishments...
 donated from Bizzy Bec's Online Store......

For all your Crafty needs/wants head on over to Bizzy Bec's..
plus you dont want to miss out on  a pre-order sale - ends the the 6th October...

As you can see I'm still heading towards 
getting my Christmas cards finished this year 
and i've used a Paper from Pattern paper pack
 Magnolia image, Joy crafts snowflake dies in my card
 I hope you all have fun creating your cards with this real easy sketch.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ho Ho Ho ~ 96 days until Christmas......

Hi everybody...

How are things out there in Crafty land????? Are you getting ready for christmas by making your christmas cards???
Well, I'm getting there - I've made probably 10 with about 20 to go!! 

Here is my latest creation:

Using Nellie Snellen Multi Frames dies to make my christmas tree
you can get here from Bizzy Bec's store
the star was made from Memory box Traditional stars
 - here, it was a little too big for my card, so i trimmed it a little.. he he he.. 
the paper was some out of Bec's paper packs.. which you can grab from here too..

Well best be off to make a quick card for a birthday.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bizzy Bec's September Challenge - Real or Faux Stitching

WOW where did that month go!!!  Yes its that time again... Doesn't time fly!!!
This months Challenge is:

STITCHING- Real or Faux...
theme by DT Suzanne

 The prize for this month is this adorable
Bildmalarna Stamp... "Christmas Flower".
 donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store......
 I've used Faux stitching on my card, the paper is from the paper packs from Bizzy Bec's store available here, and I've also used Memory Box dies - Moustache - Memory box dies are available here..

I look forward to seeing your creations

Happy Crafting

Friday, August 30, 2013

Another Christmas Card ~ Make It Crafty

Evening Everybody... 
What ya'll being doing today.. Well, i've been catching up on a mission - to make some wedding invitations for a young lady.. 
I've also been sick for the last week and I'm thinking I should be getting better by now!!!

I coloured this Make It Crafty image yesterday - This is Take number 2... As I am still working on using my reds and not letting them bleed!!

Now I've used my copics to colour Santa - Who you can find here
R37, R39, R46 - Y28, Y35, Y38 - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9 - E00, E11, R22
The paper is MME Vintage Christmas, Snowflakes are some old MIC one's 
and the sentiment is mine.

Zoe from Make It Crafty is having a DT call on her facebook group - so i thought i would submit my entry...
Thanks for your consideration Zoe :)

Happy crafting ladies xxx

Monday, August 19, 2013

A cute little christmas card

G'day all,
How have ya been? Well here in down town Gippsland the weather has been horrid - and what do you do when the weather is horrible... Well, yes I should have been crafting, but i sorta am addicted to reading on my ipad at the mo.. sigh...
Well, never mind - there are worse things eh??

So its my turn to whip up (painstakingly create) a card to show some of the gear that Bec has at her store here

Now on this little card, I've used the new Joy Crafts - Noor Doily - which you can find here
and some white cotton lace - which can be found here.

There is still plenty of time to enter Bec's August Challenge 'Clean & Simple - Leaving lots of white space" - just click here to pop on over.

I hope your weather is better than ours
Have a crafty day

Monday, August 5, 2013

Bizzy Bec's August Challenge!

The Challenge for the month of August is..
"Clean and Simple - leave lots of white space..."

 The prize for this month is this gorgeous Stamp from Crafters Companion - 
"Best Pals"

So in keeping with the Challenge of Clean and Simple and leaving lots of white space

I've used Memory Box Dies Frostyville Border and the Snowflake tree


I look forward to seeing the creations you link up and post in our challenge this month. 
Don't forget Bizzy Bec's has pre-orders on loads of gear including:
 Spellbinders New CHA releases, Magnolia Stamps, 
Heartfelt creations, Memory box dies, 
Tiddly Inks Stamps and much more - here.

Take care and have a great day

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Make It Crafty's THIRD Birthday 'plus' a magical release ~ Alice in Wonderland..

Welcome to the very special Make it Crafty Tea Party!

Today, I'm joining the fun with a collection of Make it Crafty fans from around the world,
serving you a delicious array of crafty delights to celebrate not only the magical release of ‘Alice in Wonderland
but also Make it Crafty’s THIRD Birthday!!

What better way to celebrate than a tea party full of Make it Crafty fans?

As you chase the white rabbit down holes, through small doors, around corners and more…
keep your eye out for hidden letters, collecting them along the way.
Simply decipher the ‘question’ and then enter the answer at the end of the hop for a chance to win the grand prize!

It wouldn’t be a fun tea party without hidden prizes along the way,
so make sure you comment as you chase the rabbit for a chance to win more prizes!

Hopefully you’ve found your way through the door from Amanda,

but if you’ve just fallen down the
ole then you might want to start back at Zoe.
The guests were given the option to play with 6 images from the new collection and I chose "The Queen" and "Alice and White Rabbit" to get creative with...

So here is Alice and the White Rabbit - isn't it just the cutest image!

Now this Queen is just FAB! I've incorporated another MIC image called 'Rose Garden' using the digi image which you can find here. This image is also part of a collection called 'In the garden' which you can find here. But wait there is more - currently this image is available in rubber at a discount (we all love a bargain) which you can find here.
The fun doesn’t stop here and if you head through this door you’ll find your way to Madeleine
Don't forget to write down that pesky letter that's on my page somewhere!! I am sure you can see it
Keep on Hopping and have a great day

Just in case y'all get lost - here is a complete list of the links :)

Tiddly Inks DT Call

Just thought I would have a go at this DT call. :)

So I've been madly making this little card for the daughters birthday, so I can post it to here and thought heck why not enter it!

I hope you'll like it - as i do so love these images :) and of course the daughters favourite colour is blue!

Doh! Almost forgot to tell ya - the image is 'Wryn Birthday'  and 'Town Houses long' 
digi images - these you can get right here

Hope you have a great day - I am, its a beautiful sunny day and I'm crafting!

Friday, July 19, 2013


Hi Everyone, 
I hope you didn't get blown away with the nasty weather
 that has been happening around the south of Australia..

Today it's my turn to post here at Bizzy Bec's.

Now, I'm not normally ahead of the game - but here in Australia Father's day 
is in September (so yep - I have it made ha ha)

Creating this card was made really easy as all the supplies were in Bec's famous card kits - found here!
I just added my copics, some distressed edges and bob's your uncle!
Bizzy Bec's store has some fab pre-orders and when you order you go into the draw to win a $10 store voucher!
And you still have time to enter this month's "anything goes" challenge ~ here
So Get Crafting!!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Having a play at home

So being at home - just having a play..
 I created this nice little card for the local scrap store 
(scrap 2 relax in Drouin) as an entry into their challenge...
I enjoyed creating, but thought that the colours 
were a bit darker than I usually use.. 
I must say I loved colouring the image 
and thought it turned out quite nice.

I hope your having a lovely day. 
I spent this morning with some Ol' friends that 
I've reconnected with and am loving the giggles and the conversation..

Friday, July 5, 2013

JULY Challenge ~ Anything Goes

G'day All
Yup its that time of the month again!!!!

 WELCOME to another Bizzy Bec's Challenge.

 The prize for this month is a
   "MEMORY BOX DIE".. (it's a surprise ..)
 donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store.....

 Bizzy Bec's has

NEW Memory Box Xmas in July Pre-Order

Pre-Orders Will Close 11th July 2013.

plus a fabulous array of other goodies available in store.

I just love Memory Box Dies and cant get enough of them 
You should see just how many I've got... shhh dont tell anyone!

On this baby card - I've used the following supplies:
Card kit #9 (backing paper,lace & ribbon)
Magnolia Stamp
Spellbinders Oval's die

I hope you're having a crafty day

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Hi everybody!

Just a quick note to let ya'll know that Bec from Bizzy Bec's store has Joy craft dies and they are available to pre-order now!

I especially love this one and have been looking every where to get it..

So make sure you don't miss out and head over to Bizzy Bec's store right now - you only have until the 29th of June to place your order!!

Hope you have been crafting today

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bee Happy

Hi All,
It's my turn to post for Bizzy Bec - and here is a card that I've made.

Its for someone special! Ha ha ha ha....

I've used Spellbinders - Labels Four, 
Memory box dies - Jolly Bumble Bees, Honey Bee Skep and Bali Corner. 
The Honey Bee Skep (Hive in my language) I've coloured with my copics. 
I've added some glossy accents to the bees to give them a bit more of a 3D look.
The image is A Pink Cat Studio stamp called Lily Bee.
(you can currently pre-order)
All these you can get from Bizzy Bec's online store - here.

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek.

Don't forget you still have time to enter our monthly challenge! 

Happy crafting

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bizzy Bec's June Challenge - Monochromatic plus One Colour

The Challenge for the month of JUNE is..
"MONOCHROMATIC plus 1 other colour"
theme by DT girl Karen.

 We have a FANTASTIC prize on offer once again for the  Winner of this Challenge...
 A Spellbinders Die d-lites Die.
( it's a surprise for the lucky winner)
***** donated from Bizzy Becs OnlineStore*****


I've used Memory Box Die's ~ Cherish Border, Heart Delights and Resting Birds.

I hope you like it...

I will get to posting some of our holiday pictures once life settles down again.

Have a crafty day

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bizzy Bec's May Challenge - Make it Purple and bring on the Bling!

Hi Ya'll

When you are reading this - I will be packing my suitcase, as tomorrow DH and I are heading to the States for the long awaited holiday (this has been a promise for 25+ years - and its finally here!)

So onto the business at hand. Below is my take on Make it Purple and bring on the Bling ~ this is the challenge I've chosen as its my birthday month and Purple is my favourite colour!!!!

The prize this month is
Tri Boss Embossing folder -  Ticket Stubs.
If you would like the chance to win this fantastic prize then get your entry in.

Click HERE to get to the challenge blog and see all the other fab DT cards

I've used the following essentials on my card:
Catalina Wreath, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Magnolia Image, 
Scalloped Loop White Lace, Kaiser Rhinestones. 
All of these you can get from Bizzy Bec's online store here

Look out for the updates from the States.. fingers crossed I get a few moments to post some pics


Friday, April 19, 2013

Brrrr its chilly today... But here is a bright spark!

Today has been terribly cold here in Victoria.. I suspect perhaps snow somewhere!
I have had a busy day and just realised its the 19th. Which is my extra card day for Bizzy Bec's store..
I know I've had my head else where - as we get organised for my first trip overseas to the USA in three weeks.
I've just had fun playing with this new Gorjuss stamp set called scribble and card kit #3.. I really love these colours together. and of course shes coulored in with copics.

Well I hope you have a great day and even better weekend and don't forget to get your cards in for Bizzy Bec's tic-tac-toe challenge here.

Keep Warm

Friday, April 5, 2013

Bizzy Bec's April Challenge is "Tic-Tac-Toe"

The Challenge for the month of April is..

 ...for those who are unsure on what to do...
it's like playing Bingo-you choose the 3 squares that you wish to follow from the Tic-Tac-Toe Grid either going  Across, Down or Diagonally in a Row.
ie :- Birthday - Dry Embossing - Lace or Ribbon...
....... theme by DT Carolyn
 The prize for this month is a
Bizzy Becs has a Pre-Order for these Gorgeous Dies in store, HERE

Recipe : Wedding - Bling - Dry Embossing
and I've used a  Memory Box Die - La Rue Heart, flowers and ribbon from card kit.

Now you may wonder why I've chosen to made a 50th Wedding Anniversary card - well in two weeks my parents will celebrate their golden anniversary and I thought - combine the challenge and their card and hey presto!
A Golden 50th Anniversary is certainly a momentous occasion and deserves celebration!

Well done to the winner of last month's challenge and I look forward to seeing what you make for this month's challenge.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A gift for you.....

Hi All,
I hope you're having a crafty day. 
I certainly have and put this card together in no time using one of Bizzy Bec's card kits - here

I know its pretty simple, but sometimes you just need a simple card with a simple message..
Don't forget to enter this month's challenge 'Anything Goes'  - here

Now I've also put another card together for the nephew's birthday.. its along the same lines but tweeked a bit for the boy!

 Have a great crafty day

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bizzy Bec's March Challenge - Anything Goes

Hi All,
sorry to have been missing in action, but I have been working more than full time this month.
 Thank goodness its finished now and am just doing some casual work.. 
more crafting time is definitely needed!

The Challenge for the month of MARCH  is..
 "ANYTHING GOES" .....theme by Dt Jodene.
and you could win 
MEMORY BOX DIE...( a surprise )

I thought I would get a head start on my Christmas cards
 as last year no-one got one as we were in the middle of moving.

Below is a quick and easy Christmas card to whip up - 
I used  the Memory box die - Joy and a couple of blingy diamontes..
You can pick this die and many others up from Bizzy Bec's store - here

Have a great time crafting and I look forward to your entries.

Love Sal

Monday, February 18, 2013

Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but ME!

Just thought I would share the card 
I've made for my wonderful husband for Valentine's day.
 I hope you like it!
Now the verse is an old Andrew's sister's song - you can listen to it here
And you're quite right in asking - what the heck?
Since we moved into our new house - there is an apple tree in the backyard
and as we dont have a patio or shade - we've been sitting under it.
Of course it reminded me of the song and so I've been singing it for the last month or two..

Righto down to business now - I've coloured a Magnolia image with my copics and used the Memory box dies - twiggy tree with the heart canopy and the Madison Park Bench is a Poppy die.
Don't forget to pop into Bizzy Bec's store to get all your crafty supplies - here
And there is still time to whip up a card to enter the February challenge for Bizzy bec - here

I hope you like it as much as the husband did.

hugs to all

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bizzy Bec's February Challenge - Friendship

With it being the the month of LOVE for Valentines Day 
 the theme that was chosen by DT Michelle 

Welcome once again to Bizzy Bec's Challenge.
 The prize this month is......
Your choice of "5" digital images  from Bizzy Becs Online Store......

I have used Magnolia Stamp: "Tilda with Hearts"
 Spellbinder Oval dies, Memory Box Twirled Heart Border,
 Cheery Lynn Designs Lace Corner Set A.

 I look forward to seeing all your creations,
 as I am sure most of you will be giving cards for this 
wonderful season of 'Love' and 'Friendship'

Don't forget to pop over to Bizzy Bec's and check out her store here

Have a great day - as I will. I start work today

Hugs and Love Sal 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Girl Fun

Hi Everyone,

I hope you're having a wonderful day. 
Just thought I would pop in and have a show and tell. 

Now as you know I've moved back to Victoria and am currently stalking my BFF as we have known each other for over 40 years. She has a younger family than I and so is at a different stage in life ie.. a younger mum ha ha.. 

During our weekly chats (me talking and her listening lol) She mentioned that it was her daughters birthday in a couple of weeks and she is going to have a party. 

Well of course I said - if she wants to make her party invitations.. come on over as I have some crafty gear you are welcome to use!!

 So thats what we did today! and below are some of the happy snaps of the girls working very hard on the invites and of course a picture of the finished product with the heart tags for the lolly bags as well!

so do tell me and the girls that you think the invites and tags are gorgeous!! as we all thought so..

Have a great rest of the weekend.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

And baby makes three!

So the craft room is getting unpacked slowly.  My daughter yet again has asked me to come up with a baby card for her SIL as the baby is due next month. 
So whilst listening to the radio for the fire updates (as we live in Gippsland) I put this little treasure together. 
How much fun did I have hunting through all the boxes to find - spellbinders, magnolia stamps, ribbon, pearls and of course the most important item paper! Now Bizzy Bec has all these wonderful things plus more. She is currently pre-ordering Spellbinder dies but you only have til the 29 Jan to place your order for those. 

So on to my card! Please let me know if you like it?
Now don't forget to enter into Bizzy Bec's January current challenge 'Fun in the Sun' here!

I just wanted to finally say the the CFA (Country Fire Assoc.) are doing a heck of a job keeping people and houses safe from the fire and I hope we get some rain soon to help them out! 

Have a great day and stay safe.
Sally xxxxx 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bizzy Bec's ~ January Challenge "Fun in the Sun"

Now this month's theme is by the lovely Suzanne.

Now my take of Fun in the Sun is below:

I used Card embellishment kit #8, Memory box dies - Meadow bird and Arboscello Tree and the image is a Blue Butterfly Daisy Collection digital image 'Daisy laying in a field' coloured with copic markers.

Now you can get all these supplies and more from Bizzy Bec's online store here

I would also like to take a moment to say Thank you to Bec and Debra and all the DT team for giving me the time to move and not get stressed over not being able to post my cards whilst we were moving and also a big thanks to Carolyn who is our newest member of the DT team and who posted a card whilst I and my crafty gear were in transit! Please make sure to pop over to Carolyn's blog and have a peek at her January card for Bizzy Bec.

Have a great month and I look forward to seeing your creations/takes on our first challenge in 2013