September Challenge

The September Challenge is now up and running! Create a card or paper craft project using any Beccy's Place image and upload your creation before midnight on the 30th of September (AEST). Click here for all the details on how to enter.

Monday, September 1, 2014

September New Releases

This month we're celebrating those two gorgeous seasons when the weather is mild and nature is glowing with colour - Autumn and Spring!  While the weather starts to warm up in the southern hemisphere where I live, and the spring flowers are all bursting into life, the northern hemisphere is starting to cool down and will soon enjoy the first flush of autumn colour.
 


August Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Gail, Teresa H. and Floare de colt!
You are the randomly chosen winners of the August challenge.
Please visit my online store and select either a full digital stamp set or three
individual images.  Email your choice to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.
 

September Challenge

Create a card using any Beccy's Place digital image, free or purchased, upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link below.  The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 30th of September 2014 (AEST).
Your project must be created during the month of September 2014.  You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish. At the end of the month three random winners will be chosen to receive their choice of either a full set of digital stamps or three individual digital images from my online store.
 
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Want to join the challenge but don't have a blog?  No worries!
Email a photo of your card or project to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com and I will post it on my Guest Blog and link it to the challenge for you.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

More Designer Cards

Adrianne Fane-Hervey is one of my Guest Designers this month and she has created this beautiful boxed set of cards using the new Bullion Roses Digital Stamp Set.  The decorated box contains six fabulous cards in various colours and for a variety of occasions.
 
 
She also created this absolutely stunning parchment card.


Friday, August 22, 2014

New Release: Bullion Roses Set

Embroidery is another craft that I really enjoy doing, although I have to admit that I haven't taken up an embroidery needle in a very long time.  These days I just settle for drawing and colouring these sweet little roses to use on my projects, which is also great fun!
 





(Guest Designer)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seahorse Card

I have another seahorse card to share with you today, it's the second I've made from a cute digi stamp set by Jill Jacobsen.  I don't have a lot of aquatic themed embellishments or tools... actually I don't have any at all, so I was rather pleased with myself for creating "bubbles" using little blobs of Glossy Accents and "coral" with a branch die and some little die cut flowers.
 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Frog and Oleander Card

My lovely friend Penny has been inspiring me to bring out my water-based mediums and some brushes and have a play with some of my stamps.  I love working with water colours - with just a few strokes of the brush you can achieve a seemingly endless variation of shade and vibrancy.  It's probably one of the most forgiving colouring mediums and a wonderful way to relax and allow the water and colour do the work for you.
 


Friday, August 15, 2014

New Release: Dog Tales Set

Here's a set for all the dog lovers out there!
 

Shirley's Card

Kati's Card

Carla's Card

Annie's Card

Three cards by Adrianne
(Guest Designer)

Peggy's Card

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tutorial: Pop-Up Book Card

Pop-Up Book Cards are display cards that are best viewed when standing open.  The inner portion of the card pops up to resemble the pages of an open book, then folds down again when the card is closed.
 

1.  Start with two 6" x 12" pieces of cardstock.  (I used a piece of 12" x 12" double-sided kraft cardstock, cut it up the middle and turned one piece over.)

2.  Score one of the pieces at 6" and fold in half.  This will form the outside of your card.

3.  Decorate the front as desired then set aside.  (I used patterned papers, ribbon, stamps, a border punch, die cuts and a water coloured image for the front of my card.)
 
INNER TEMPLATE
 
4.  Using the template above, cut and score your second piece of cardstock.  (Note: the dashed lines are score lines and the solid lines are cut lines)

5.  Fold along the score lines as shown in the pictures below.  Make sure you press each fold firmly to get a nice sharp crease.
FROM ABOVE

6.  Decorate the cardstock as desired.  (I used patterned papers, die cuts and stamps.)

7.  Turn the piece of cardstock over and add double sided adhesive as shown in the photo below.  Do not add adhesive to the centre section or over any of the creases.

8.  Working with one side at a time, secure the inside section of the card to the outside of the card matching the top, bottom and side edges.  Repeat on the other side and your card is done!

FINISHED CARD

INSIDE
 
Photographs and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.
All rights reserved.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Feather Card

It's been a while since I dragged out my embossing powders to have a little play, so I thought it might be time.  I used the single feather stamp from my Bird Song Set and embossed it once in white and again in black on a piece of water colour paper.  I spritzed the paper with some water and then dropped a few puddles of blue ink here and there for a lovely watery background.
 

Friday, August 8, 2014

New Release: Itty Bitty Botz Set

When it comes to gadgets and technology I'm rather the odd one out in my house.  I usually need help to operate the TV remote control or to figure out how to do anything technical with the computer, and if there's a need to hook up anything that takes more than one cord... well, I'm not the one you call.  Fortunately I have a gaggle of gadget savvy kids and a talented techie husband to save me from electronic meltdown.  Thanks guys, this one's for you!
 
 
 




(Guest Designer)

(Guest Designer)