Sunday, June 17

New Release: Spring Tulips

I've seen tulip bulbs in huge barrels at nurseries with green shoots already starting to emerge from the tops. It's so tantalising to see them peeking through the outer skin, wondering what colour they're going to be once they are in the earth, watered and cared for. Sadly, none of them have ever come home with me because my thumbs are khaki at best, and certainly more brown than green. Thank goodness for stamps!

And now for some goodness from Anesha and Carla using the new stamps...

Friday, June 15

In The Tangled Garden

I used the pre-coloured image from the digital set to create a dimensional effect for my tangled garden. A little pair of sharp scissors, some fussy cutting and foam tape soon had my flowers popping off the page!

Tuesday, June 12

Happy Days

I have several rolls of fabulous multi-coloured twine that I rediscovered just recently, and decided to use it as inspiration for the colour choices on my card. I also added some Wink of Stella to the top of the flower to give it a bit of shimmer.

Monday, June 11

All the Fun of the Fair

Thank you so much to all the wonderful people who stopped by our stall at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo. We had a fantastic time meeting you all and chatting about everything from papercraft to farming and painted Santas!

Sunday, June 10

New Release: Tangled Garden

In the spirit of Zen tangle, this new digital set features some fantastical flowers that are perfect for those who love to colour. The set includes mix-and-match sayings as well as full colour versions of all the line art for those times when you need a card in a hurry.

Tangled Garden
digital stamp set

My designers have created some fabulous and funky cards to help get you inspired. Don't forget to visit their blogs for all the information on their projects and to check out more of their fabulous work.

Thursday, June 7

Tutorial: Magic Window Card

This cool card is sure to win you extra kudos the next time a birthday rolls around, and rightly so! The image "magically" switches between black and white and full colour with the slide of a little tag... it's the Wizard of Oz of cards.

1. Start by stamping your image and sentiment on a piece of card stock measuring 3" x 5", then colour as desired. I used one of the snails from the Slugs and Snails clear stamp set and coloured with Copic markers.

2. Stamp the same image again on a piece of acetate using a solvent based ink like Staz On. Trim the acetate so that it's about 1/4" wider and longer than the coloured panel, making sure the image is centred.

3. To make the card base, you'll need a piece of kraft card stock measuring 53/4" x 101/2" folded in half, and a piece of white card stock measuring 51/2" x 5".

4. Use glue or double sided tape to adhere the coloured image to the very centre of the card front.

5. Cut a window from the centre of the white card stock that is 4" high and 23/4" wide. You should have a frame with a 3/4" wide top and bottom, and 11/4" wide sides.

6. On the back of the frame, apply strips of double sided tape around all four edges of the window. Set aside.

7. Line the stamped piece of acetate carefully over the coloured image. Make sure the lines are overlapping exactly.

8. Line the frame up carefully with the card blank leaving a small 1/8" border around the edges. Press the edges firmly so that the frame is secured to the acetate.

9. Now pick up the frame, which should be securely attached to the acetate. Decorate the frame as desired, then set aside.

10. Cut a piece of card stock for the tag, measuring 31/2" wide x 5" long. You'll also need two strips of card stock measuring 4" wide by 1/2" long and a tab to attach to the top.

11. Glue the two 4" x 1/2" strips together to make a stronger piece of card stock, then secure it to the back of the tag at the very bottom with double sided tape or more glue. Attach the tab to the top of the tag and stamp if desired.
(NOTE: You might notice that I glued one strip on the front and one of the back thinking this would be a better idea. However, the strip is visible in the window of my card, which is why I suggest gluing them both onto the back)

12. Now you need to apply double sided tape to the back of the frame that will act as a "track" for the tag. You want the tag to slide up and down behind the acetate, revealing and concealing the coloured image.

13. Leave a 1/8" gap between the edge of the tape and the strip on the bottom of your tag to allow for movement. Make sure you add a strip of double sided tape along the bottom of the frame so the tag doesn't fall out the bottom!

14. At the top of the frame, you will need to add tape that blocks the strip on the bottom of the tag from coming all the way out. Keep the tape about 1/8" from the side of the tag.

15. Place the tag at the top of the frame so that the strip is still inside the "track" you created. Hold it in place with a piece of low-tack tape (washi or magic tape works great). Remove the backing from all the double sided tape around the edges of the frame, line the images up carefully, then press into place.

16. Remove the low tack tape. The tag should move freely within the "track" you created without falling out the bottom or being pulled out the top.

17. Decorate the front as desired. I added another sentiment, a button, piece of twine and some hand-drawn grass and flies.

That's it,  you're done!

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

Tuesday, June 5


Another page in my hand stamped catalogue, this time using the Magnolias clear stamps and Prismacolor pencils. 

Stamps: Magnolias

Sunday, June 3

June New Releases

This month's release is all about flora and fauna... from pretty tulips to Zen tangle inspirations, crazy woodland critters to mud-loving piggies... we've got a little something for everyone! You can check out the new stock in store now.

In The Woods
digital stamp set

Tangled Garden
digital stamp set

Doris and Daphne
digital stamp set

Saturday, June 2

Love A Challenge?

Carla Aerts & Karin van Damme
have started a new challenge blog!

~ Their first challenge will go live on July 1st ~
Click on the banner to pop over to their challenge blog
and become one of the founding participants.

Friday, June 1

May Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the May Challenge Winners!
Kathy, Teresa H. and Fit Kitty
You are the randomly chosen winners of last month's challenge.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $20.00AU credit very soon. If not, please email me at to claim your prize.

June Challenge - Card Sketch

Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog or other hosted site, and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 30th of June 2018 (AEST).

To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to some of the monthly challenges. This month we've got our second card sketch for this year... but remember, it's just an optional extra!


  • Your project must be created during the month of June 2018 and entered into the challenge during the active challenge period. Due to an automated system, late entries cannot be accepted.
  • Each month I will include a re-mastered digital image from my library of freebies as well as a bonus challenge, such as a card sketch, bingo grid, etc. You DO NOT have to use the image or bonus challenge on your project, but you MUST use a Beccy's Place image, either free or purchased, to be eligible for prizes.
  • 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 winners will be randomly chosen to receive a $20.00AU store credit for any digital stamps at Beccy's Place. To redeem the store credit, winners must have a Beccy's Place customer account. (Please note, you do not need an account to enter the challenge. It is acceptable to create an account in the event that you win. Accounts can be closed at any time.)
  • Store credit won during any Beccy's Place challenge is only redeemable for digital stamps.
  • Entries can be uploaded to the challenge from any hosted site including blogs, online galleries, Google photos, etc. If you do not have access to a hosted site, please feel free to email your photos to me and I will add them from the Beccy's Place Guest blog.
  • Beccy's Place designers may enter the monthly challenge but are not eligible to win prizes.