Monday, November 24, 2014

Please explain............. Where have I been????

Hi there blogger buddies,
Please explain - why I've been absent for the most part of october til now.. 
I'd like to welcome Lucille Abigail - my first granddaughter to you all..
Now young Lucy arrived in the early hours of 23rd october.. 
and has been growing at a fast rate of knots :)
I'm doing my best to help out the daughter with visiting twice a week
 (an hour away) to give her some rest and you know the grandma kind of stuff... 
washing, cuddling, dishes, cuddling, folding, cuddling... 
you get the picture!
This week however I am missing young Lucy Lou as I've been afflicted 
with a horrid cold and now am coughing to no end 
and have had no cuddles.. :(

I haven't even looked at craft stuff at all, since being sick..

I do hope I can get some crafting done in the next few weeks :)

On the Bizzy Bec's side of things - am just taking a wee
break to get it all back into the right order 
and will start posting for Bec in the new year.

Well, thats it for now folks..

Hugs for now

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bizzy Bec's October Challenge- anything goes!!

Well, its been a busy few weeks, with my grandbaby soon to arrive - I thought I'd better get started on some Christmas cards..

the winner of this challenge will receive a "SURPRISE"
Donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store- fabulous range of Various Stamps, Dies and Embellishments for all your crafty needs and wants.

Here I've whipped up a simple card using:
 Impression Obsession die - Santa and Sleigh,
Marianne Design Creatables die - Merry Christmas, 
Memory box die - Precious Stars.


Have a crafty day

Sunday, September 7, 2014

LATE....... Bizzy Bec's September Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hi All,
Sorry i'm late posting.. i thought that I'd scheduled it, but apparentely not!
here is my card for this month's Bizzy Bec' challenge.
I've used:
Poppy Stamp dies: Word balloon and Hello Word balloon
the winner of this challenge will receive a "SURPRISE"  DIE-NAMITES DIE......Donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store

Happy crafting and 
Happy father's day to all the guys

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy birthday

my girls had their 26th birthday and here is one of the cards I made.
The stamp is a Whimsy-  you can find them here
the butterfly is two Memory box dies - Darla Butterfly and Vivienne Butterfly
the sentiment is from the Darkroom door set  - Full Bloom Vol 1
hope you have a great day 
and please dont forget to enter this month's challenge

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bizzy Bec's August Challenge - Anything goes

There is a  FANTASTIC prize on offer...
and yes we do like to keep you wondering so its a surprise! but we can tell you it can fly...

This month - I had a go at masking and used a
spellbinders die to make the square
and then used the inks to blend the edge.  
using the mask to make the background
and then stamped the flower over the top!

 links to my supplies are below:
Darkroom Door Stamp: Full Bloom Vol 1,
Spellbinders Die: Classic Squares Large,
Memento Ink: Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Lady Bug

have a great day

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bizzy Bec's July Challenge ~ Anything goes

Wow where did that month go?
Well it's time again for Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge
'Anything Goes'
The prize this month is:
is this adorable CC Designs Stamp

This month I'm been tasked with creating my daughters
baby shower invites :)
my first grandbaby is due in October :) :)

so here is the first one I've created for her

Here I've used Memory box dies - Baby and Shower script and baby carriage
The duck stamp is from the Joy set - Baby

Please join us in the challenge over at Bizzy Bec's store
and to help you craft Bec has loads of stuff on sale!

Happy crafting

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Quilt ~ first block

Hi There guys,
Yesterday while two of my kids (26 & 22) were at Mount Baw Baw 
having some snow fun and my son's first time skiing 
I visited with my neighbour Lillian
and I had my first lesson in quilting.
Now Lillian is quite a pro, quilting loads and 
I am very fortunate to have her as a neighbour.
Now I've brought some material, but she said
"Use some of my scraps" so we used some 
of her scraps and I made my first block - log cabin pattern
and funnily enough
 my favourite colour is purple..
I was so excited with how easy and fun this block was to put together!
So I'm going to post my blocks going forward so you
can see how I'm going with this quilting thing
and then finally the finished quilt.

Have a great day

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Shy Kiki and a sale

Hi Folks,
Wow where has the month gone!
I've used CC's design - Shy Kiki which can be found here 
at Bizzy Bec's store along with some huge sales!

I hope you haven't forgotten to enter this month's anything goes challenge - here

I did use my copics to colour her up and I've just noticed she must be feeling really nervous as she seems to have some sweaty armpits lol..... Oh well... I can honestly say I'm still learning !!

Hope your having a crafty day

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bizzy Bec's June Challenge... Anything Goes

Welcome to  BIZZY BEC'S Challenge for JUNE..
We had such an overwhelming response from the last challenge we are going to continue with the theme...

The prize for this month is..

Impression Obsessions Die..
and yes, its a surprise, we do like to keep you guessing!
Donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store- everything you need in craft supplies...
My creation is really simple this month as I am a crook as a dog..
and with the craft room not organised..  Crikey - I'm having trouble keeping my eyes open!
I like it.. simple and you could use it for anything really!
I used the following stamps
Darkroom Door Stamps -   Garden Greetings  
and Background stamp - French Script and the tulip is coloured with my copics

Have a crafty day

Monday, May 19, 2014

Just a quick post!

Our extension is finished.. so we are madly rushing around trying to move all the gear into the house - for my birthday party next weekend! Yup its the big 50..
And of course all my craft gear is in a huge pile... 
So far I've not had much sleep, with so much running around inside my head!!

I whipped up this cute little card to to show off the memory box die - Love script.. you can grab it from Bizzy bec's store - here

I hope you like it as much asI do.

Have a great day

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bizzy Bec's May Challenge - Anything Goes

 The prize for this month is...A JOY CRAFTS HEART DIE... pictured below..


So here it is

my take on the 'Anything Goes' challenge
I've used the rose from the Dark Room door set - Full Bloom V1
I've stamped using Tim Holtz distress ink
 on water colour paper to get that kind of washed look -
 before I stamped tho, I spritzed the stamp with some water 
(not too much otherwise it gets real messy).
 Memory box dies - Darla butterfly (card) and Vivienne butterfly (vellum) 
 ribbon from a card kit

I hope you will join in the fun and add your card to our challenge this month :)

Have a great crafty day
Sally xxx

Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Challenge ~ THE SWEETEST THING

Today is the start of a new BIZZY BEC"S Challenge for the month of April..
.......theme by DT Francy
We would like to see a card with cupcake's, chocolate, etc... what ever gets those taste buds salivating.....
 The prize for this month is
  donated from Bizzy Becs OnlineStore......
wow.. what an awesome prize... and YES it a surprise..

Want to know how you can get a
$10 Off Store Voucher!!
....then pop on over to the store!!!

Here I've used the Memory box stencil - Shine, 

I look forward to seeing your creations... 

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Baby girl!

Its been early mornings here with the guys who are renovating my house.. 
We are adding two extra bedrooms, laundry, a family room and a deck to our existing tiny 3/1 house.
So every morning they are here at 7am sharp!... Talk about your early morning wake up call!!

Today its my turn to post on Bizzy Bec's Store blog - here..
You can buy all the goodies I've used to make this Baby Girl card - here at her Store..

OHHH - dont forget to use this discount!!!!
$5 Off Store Wide Voucher
Valid till 31st March 2014
For Orders over $60 (not including postage)
Use this code - FEBFIVE

I am so loving the Chevron - Darkroom door background stamp and it works perfectly with Tim Holtz distress ink - Picked Raspberry, the stamp is a Bildmarna - Welcome baby.. 

Now I have two baby cards in the stash for emergencies so to speak..
 Looking forward to seeing your cards in our current challenge - Babies/children - here... 
You still have the rest of the month to enter!!

Happy crafting 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Happy moment!

Today after a pretty dismal beginning, at 4am the neighbour next door 
started playing really loud music!
I was sitting (not crafting) just surfing around the interweb... 
When the son comes in... 
looks at my Project Life Album - moves the pages back to the start
 and looks at each page intently with a smile on his face!
That was my WOW moment, 
when all this picture taking and documenting makes it all worthwhile!
I must admit the ol DH picked it up before he flew back to work and he had a smile to.. 
but he's been watching me from the start. 
The son didn't have a clue until just then.. 

He then walked back from the kitchen with the most humungous piece of banana cake
 and the silliest grin...
 so I took some pics of him with his mouth full!!!

So here's the cover! I hope you like it at much as I did, putting it together!

Have a great night

Monday, March 10, 2014

Congratulations - Uni Student 2014

Hi All,

I hope you're having a nice long weekend - as we are here in Victoria... My daughter has been accepted into Uni as an adult student and started last week. I thought I would make her a book mark to keep her place in one of her many books... 

I've found a wee little challenge to enter 'Veronica' in at Simply Betty Challenges - here

I hope your having a crafty day..


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bizzy Bec's march challenge - Children/Babies

The Challenge for the month of MARCH is all about
theme by DT girl Kelly.
Kelly just recently had her very 1st little bub, a gorgeous little boy named "Noah" so this was such an appropriate theme for Kelly to choose.

 The prize for this month is
The prize for this month is a New Release Die from Wild Rose Studio.
 donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store......

On my card I've used Bildmarna Stamp - Baby - welcome and 
Darkroom Door Background Stamp " Chevron"

 I hope you like it and please join us in this months challenge..

Happy crafting

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Baby shower card.....

Hi Ya'll
Can you hear me.. I've got a bit of a cold, which has gone straight to my throat.. am a bit on the croaky side... 
On a lighter note - i've been crafting away and having a bit of a colour!
Now this image was just perfect for my Niece's baby shower and as its a Make It Crafty Image - here
I just had to have a bash at their monthly challenge - which is colouring brown!
Now there are two choices - practice or make a whole image brown aka sepia.. 
I thought well, why not - so i used my E 40's copics to colour the whole image..
I think it turned out quite well!
I hope you have a lovely weekend..
I think I might do some more colouring tomorrow :)
Stay safe

Note to self: Always read when challenges close, as i missed this one by one day.. sigh!!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blue Moon

Hi Crafty Peeps
Just having a play whist the hammering keeps going on and on and on.....
(we are having an extension on the back of our house.... aka a new craft room for me :) 
So I've now moved my craft gear into the Lounge room, most of it was packed up into boxes..

I've been feeling a little blue moonish over the last few days... 
so thought I would pull out the ol' copics and have a colour!!

Below is a cute digi image from Bizzy Bec's store called - Strawberry Basket 
and I've cut the top off the little star from the Memory Box die - Precious Stars
I hope you like it... 

Don't forget to enter Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge - Love/Friendship here 

I found a wee little challenge to enter this card into: 
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Challenge #4 - Inspired By A Movie

Have a great day... 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bizzy Bec's February Challenge - Love and Friendship

  Hi There everyone!!
Welcome to another fabulous Bizzy Becs Challenge..
 The Challenge for the month of FEBRUARY  is..
theme by DT girl Sally aka ME!!..

The prize for this month is
a Mystery- Surprise Stamp from..
 donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store......
......for all your crafty goodies including Papers, Stamps, Inks, Dies, Embellishments and much, much more 
My card for this month is quite simple, but I liked it..
and I used
 Cheery Lynn Die ~ Heart to Heart Doily,
 Memory Box Die ~ Love Script and Heart Ensemble, 
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Ink - Festive Berries
I look forward to seeing what you make perhaps even for Valentines day?

Happy crafting

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Wow... its been a long time between drinks..

How are you all going?
I've been drowning - not waving!!!

I had to pack up my craft gear as we had a fire near us.. and its taken me forever to get it all back into some semblence of order!!
Today I got crafty!!

Now this cute little image I picked up at 'From The Heart Stamps' and I'd like to enter it into their Jan challenge!! Wooo hoooo lol
Love ya all

psst.. Oh yeah it was their monthly freebie to booth.. cuteness eh???

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Boy - its hot here today!!!

How is everyone coping with this horrendous heat wave?????
Me - thank goodness I have air-conditioning!!!
So I've managed to get some crafting done, 
I've been working on my daughters wedding invitations and
 the mornings are definitely more conducive to creativity!!

I've put together this card, of which i'm sending to my BFF 
for her birthday...

I've used Darkroom door - scratches background stamp, papers,
ribbons and flowers from Bizzy Bec's store
and I'm going to enter this card into a challenge or two, but both at the same place..
Stamplorations - January Challenge: STAMPS & FEATHERS
Stamplorations - Bi-Weekly Challenge Sketch #3 

Have a crafty day

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bizzy Bec's January Challenge - Anything goes!

HI There - Welcome to 2014 and the first of Bizzy Bec's Challenges - Anything Goes!

 The prize for this month is a 

 and its a surprise..

I hope you like my card.. it was made obviously for someone who is turning the big '50'....
I thought it was quite cute and really easy to put together!!!!
This month I've used the following supplies - 
all of which you can get from Bizzy Bec's online store - here....
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire,
Darkroom Door background stamp - Splatter, Spellbinders - Stars Five