Monday, March 30

New Release: The Sleepover

Here's one for the girls...
 

I'm sad to say that these are the last cards you'll be seeing from my wonderful team of designers.  It's hard to believe that their six month term has already come to an end, it certainly doesn't feel that so much time has passed.
I want to extend a huge thank you to Christine, Gail, Ilaria, Renee and Susan for all the hard work they've done for me over the past half year.  I have really enjoyed sharing all their beautiful work here on my blog and I'm certain they have inspired many people out there in blog land too!
So, without further ado, here are their final cards...

Two cards from Gail
 
Christine's Card
 
Ilaria's Card
 
Renee's Card
 
Susan's Card

Friday, March 27

Scrap Card #11

I seem to have quite a few blue backgrounds in the stack of scrap bases I made at the start of the year, which is fine with me as I love working with blue.  Today I teamed my background with some white embellishments and a wonderful stamp from Stampin' Up that I coloured with distress inks and a water pen.  There is a matching die for the stamp, but I find it just as easy to cut around it with a small pair of scissors.
 
 

Wednesday, March 25

Scrap Card #10

I feel as though I've reached a milestone today with ten cards under my belt.  This is probably the most successful I've ever been with a New Year's Resolution... if only it worked for giving up chocolate!

 

Monday, March 23

New Release: Egg Collection Set

A simple, colourful set for all your Easter card-making.
 

Ilaria's gorgeous exploding box card
 
Christine's funky and fabulous card
 
Two beautiful, soft cards from Gail
 
A happy, colourful card from Renee
 
Susan's gorgeous Easter creation

Thursday, March 19

Tutorial: Double Side Step Cards

Side step cards are fabulous display cards that can be made in a wonderful array of sizes and shapes depending on your needs.  They are perfect for creating three dimensional scenes and can stand alone when open to show off all your hard work.  Today I'm going to show you how to create a double side step card, which in this case means a panel on either side of the "steps".  Alternatively, you could make your card with "steps" on either side of a central panel... it's up to you.
 
 
1.  Start with a 12" x 6" piece of cardstock.  Cut 3" from one end leaving a piece of cardstock that measures 9" x 6".  Reserve the small piece you cut off.

 
2.  Use the template below to mark, cut and score your 9" x 6" cardstock.
 
 
3.  Fold along each of the score lines until you end up with "steps" in the centre of your card.  Now you have your double side step card base ready to decorate.
 
 
4.  The small piece of cardstock you removed in the first step fits perfectly onto the back "step" of the card and can be used to hold an image or sentiment.

 
5.  I decorated my card with die cut trees and flowers on the front panels, a little white picket fence on the middle panel, and a sentiment on the back panel.
 
 
Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.  All rights reserved.

Monday, March 16

New Release: Old Well Set

I am extra pleased to show you the beautiful cards my designers made with the Old Well set this month, their cards are absolutely gorgeous.  I really love the variety of colouring they used to change the look of the image from something soft and pretty to something a little more masculine.  I'm sure you'll find their work as inspiring as I did.
 
Old Well Set
 
Susan's Card
 
Renee's Card
 
Gail's Card
 
Ilaria's Card
 
Christine's Card

Saturday, March 14

Scrap Card #9

My ninth scrap card is all about the colour blue!  To create the floral centre, I stamped the image twice and coloured with distress markers and a water pen.  I used a small pair of scissors and a craft knife to fussy cut around the flowers and leaves, then layered everything together with foam tape for a three dimensional look.
 
 

Wednesday, March 11

March New Releases

This month's new sets have a spring flavour with a little twist of Easter.  Each set is available for immediate download from my digital store and include coloured as well as line drawn images and all the sentiments you see below.
My designers have come up with some gorgeous projects using these new images, which I'll share with you over the next couple of weeks. 
 
Old Well Set
 

Egg Collection Set


The Sleepover

Sunday, March 1

February Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Margaret, Teresa, and Anesha!
You are the randomly chosen winners of the February 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.

March 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 31st of March 2015 (AEST).
 
Your project must be created during the month of March 2015.  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.
 

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.