October Challenge

The October 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 31st of October (AEST). Click here for all the details on how to enter.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Flower Sale

Stop by the store to pick up a bargain on flower digis.
The sale runs from now until the 29th of April...
just in time for Mother's Day!
 
 $3.00
$2.00
 
$3.00
$2.00

$3.00
$2.00
 
Plus lots more!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tutorial: Peek A Boo Card

It's been a while since I posted a card fold technique and I promised the next tutorial I did would be for a peek-a-boo card.  These are wonderful cards that have a sliding section that moves when you open and close them.  They're not easy to make though and require careful measuring, cutting, folding and stamping to produce a smooth sliding movement with everything lined up correctly.
 
 
1.  Start with two pieces of light coloured cardstock, one measuring 51/2" x 11" and the other measuring 51/2" x 61/8".  (The reason for using light coloured cardstock is that you are going to be stamping straight on to it.  Other tutorials add little pieces of stamped cardstock but I found this to be the easiest way to keep the card sliding smoothly.)
 
 
2.  Lay the long sheet of cardstock horizontally on your score board and score at 31/2" and again at 7".

 
3. Lay the shorter piece, which will be the card front, horizontally on your score board and score at 41/4".

 
4.  Fold the cardstock along each score line as shown below.  You can see how the two pieces will fit together to create the finished card.

 
5.  Now you are going to punch your first window.  The window you create must sit right beside the folded strip on the card front, and it must not be wider than 13/4", which is about the same width as the strip.  If you make a window that is too large the strip won't slide all the way over your window and you will be able to see the edge of the cardstock.

 
6.  Adhere the front of the cardstock to the centre part of the card using double sided tape.  Place the tape on the right hand panel of the centre part of the card, which you will notice is narrower than the card front.  Carefully match the outer edges and adhere together.

 
7.  Using the previous window as a guide, punch through the second piece of cardstock.  You should now have a window that goes through both layers of cardstock.

 
8.  You need to punch one more window through the next panel of the large piece of cardstock.  Again use the previous punched section as a guide to line all the holes up.

 
This is what your card should look like at this stage. 
 
Front 
 
Sliding action as the card opens. 
 
9.  Open your card, which will push the strip across the window revealing the hidden image... this is the image or sentiment that will appear inside the card after it's opened.  Use a pencil to mark around the window so you have a guide for placing your stamp.

 
10.  Stamp your image or sentiment inside the marked area.  Remember, this is the second image the recipient will see.

 
11.  Now repeat the process through the front window of the card, stamping with the first image you want to see on the closed card.  When the card is opened the second image slides forward into the window.

 
12.  Add a strip of double sided tape along the fold between the first and second panel of the large piece of cardstock, then close the card so it adheres in the right position.  This will keep the sliding section from popping out of place.

 
13.  Time to decorate your card!  I heat embossed a panel for the front of the card, added some ribbon, punched flowers and rhinestones.

 
14.  I also added some matching stamped images to the inside of the card.

 
 
Stamps by Stampin' Up and Flourishes
Photos and Instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.
All rights reserved.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Design Team Announcement

Thank you to everyone who applied for a position on the Beccy's Place Design Team, the response was overwhelming and choosing just a few people was very difficult.  After a great deal of deliberation I have decided on six wonderfully talented ladies from across the globe to share their work and provide us with inspiration for our crafting.  They each have wonderfully different styles and tastes from clean and simple to shabby chic.  I hope you will take some time to visit each of their blogs, become a follower and perhaps leave a little comment or two.
Malin
 
Annie
 
Carla
 
Emily
 
Marianne
 
Pauline


Guest Designers
There were so many wonderful applications that I decided to extend the team with six guest designers who will each inspire us for a couple of months.

Shirl
April and July
 
Gail
May and August
 
Christine
June and September
 
Candy
April and July
 
Iako
May and August
 
Tarah
June and September

Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Look Digis

Beccy's Place digital stamps are having a makeover!
As of April 1st, Beccy's Place digital stamps will be sold in sets containing several images along with matching sentiments.  Every image will continue to have both a black and white line drawing, ready to be printed and coloured, as well as a full colour version that can be used for quick card making or as a colouring guide.
 
And if you don't like every image in every set... don't worry!  All the images will be available for individual purchase so you can pick and choose the designs you like.
 
Visit the brand new Sentiments section of the store to find wording and verses for your papercrafting projects, and keep your eyes open for the Sale section that's soon to be added.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sweet

Who doesn't love icecream with a cherry on the top?
 

Beccy's Card

Eret's Card

Annie's Card

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Reminder...

Don't forget our Design Team Call!
Applications close on Friday the 22nd of March (AEST)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Rubber Stamps

The lovely ladies over at Sparkle N Sprinkle have been busy producing lots of new rubber stamps that are perfect for seasonal cards, birthdays and Mother's Day.  I happen to know there's a sale going on over there at the moment on selected rubber stamps, so it's a perfect time to spoil yourself!
 





Monday, March 11, 2013

Easter Basket


Beccy's Card

Eret's Easter Basket

Annie's Card

Monday, March 4, 2013

Easter Cards

When I was a child I was fascinated by the beautiful egg art I used to see in books and on television.  I was amazed that something as delicate as an egg shell could be used to create such amazing works of art, oftentimes with sections of shell that were cut out or drilled.  I've never tried the craft myself but I still stop to admire it when I'm at the craft conventions and  I'm still in awe of the intricacy and delicateness of these beautiful creations.
 

I decided on a monochromatic colour scheme for my card and used lots of different mediums to add sparkle and shine.  The image is layered three times to make it seem as though you are looking into an actual egg.
 
Annie created this beautiful Easter card with a die cut front.  She decorated the inside of the card with a beautiful picture of a sun dappled meadow and then layered the image over the top.

Eret's card uses lots of gorgeous die cuts that give her card a beautiful, lacy appearance.  She coloured the egg in beautiful soft blues, added some gold metallic ink on the stand and then finished with some glossy accents for a wonderful shine.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Design Team Call

I'm looking for a talented team of paper crafters to help promote Beccy's Place digital designs and provide inspiration and ideas using my images.
 
Duration
The position runs for six months from the beginning of April 2013 to the end of September 2013.
 
Requirements
At least one card or paper craft project per week using Beccy's Place digital images.
A high quality photograph of your work emailed no later than the day before the planned release date.
You must have your own personal blog.
 
DT Benefits
You will receive all of the images released during the period you are on the team.  They are yours to keep and use subject to all the normal copyright conditions.
A link to your blog will be displayed on this site for the duration of your time on the team.
Your cards and projects will be displayed to a wide audience of other paper artists, including those people on the email subscription list.
 
How To Apply
Please email me at beccymuir@yahoo.com to indicate your interest and include a link to your blog that features your current work.
 
Dates
Applications will be taken from today until Friday the 22nd of March (Australian Eastern Standard Time).  The new team will be announced on Monday the 25th of March.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Skunks!

 
The challenge at Card Camp this week was to use a really old item from our stash that we have simply tucked away and never used.  I'm proud to say that I don't have all that much that I have never used but there were a few bits and pieces that were simply gathering dust, and probably not surprisingly one of them was this little stamp of a skunk family.  Although it's cute and it stamps beautifully, who would you actually send it to and what on earth would the occasion be?  I purchased it way back when I was pregnant with my first child... she's now a teenager... so I'm going to use the excuse of "baby brain" for the reason behind buying it.

Friday, March 1, 2013

All the Winners...

A hearty thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate the very first birthday of my online store.  It's hard to believe that 12 months has already passed, it certainly has been an amazing ride!
To all the winners, please be sure to email me with your choice of image.  There are still a few of the random comment winners from the beginning of February who have yet to claim their prize.
 
Congratulations to:
 
Overall Challenge Winner
Malin - 10 images
 
For Entering All Four Challenges
Marianne - 3 images
Gail Scott - 3 images
Annie - 3 images
Olga - 3 images
Malin - 3 images
Suze - 3 images
Karin - 3 images
Janice Melton - 3 images
Carla Aerts - 3 images
Bunny - 3 images
Poppet - 3 images
Phi - 3 images
 
Challenge #1 Winner
Olga - 3 images
 
Challenge #2 Winner
Poppet - 3 images
 
Challenge #3 Winner
Poppet - 3 images
 
Challenge #4 Winner
Phi - 3 images
 
Random Comment Winners
Janice Melton - 1 image
Sue (Bearhouse) - 1 image
Teresa - 1 image
Donna - 1 image
Kimbo - 1 image
Aussie Annie - 1 image
Teresa - 1 image
Debi - 1 image
Caryn S - 1 image
Merry - 1 image
Caryn S - 1 image
Sue (Bearhouse) - 1 image
Ardilla - 1 image
Ульяна и Полина - 1 image
cri_kee - 1 image
Pam - 1 image
Glenda Atkins - 1 image
Belle - 1 image
Margreet - 1 image
Michelle - 1 image
Renee - 1 image
Ursula Uphof - 1 image
Mamichelle - 1 image
Gail - 1 image
Loz - 1 image
Gail - 1 image
Cathy (sistermouse) - 1 image
Glennis - 1 image

Birthday Bash Challenge Winner

Congratulations
Malin
For entering all four challenges during the month of February, you have won 10 digital images of your choice from my online store.  Please pop over to Beccy's Place Digital Designs to look through all the images then email me with your choice.  Thanks for playing along!
 
For everyone else who entered all four of the February challenges, you have won yourselves 3 images from my online store.  I couldn't let you go home empty handed after all the work you've put in! 
Marianne
Gail Scott
Annie
Olga
Malin
Suze
Karin
Janice Melton
Carla Aerts
Bunny
Poppet
Phi
Please email me with your choice of images.

Day 28 - Random Comment Winner

Glennis
Congratulations on your win Glennis!
Please select an image from my store and email me with your choice.
 
Thank you to everyone who visited my blog during the month of February to help celebrate the first birthday of my online store.  It's been lovely reading your comments, visiting your blogs and looking at all the lovely cards and projects you've been putting together... I've had a blast!

March Challenge

Now that our Birthday Bash is over and the party hats have been put away, it's time to get back into our regular monthly challenges.  Simply create a card or project using any of the Beccy's Place images, free or purchased, upload a photo of it to your blog and then submit a direct link below.  The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of March (AEST).
 
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 one random winner will be chosen to receive three images of their choice from my online store. Good luck!