Monday, November 28

The Family In Colour

Here's my coloured version of Family Reunion. I used a variety of copic markers to give a nice, bright, vivid look to this picture. And yes, Dad is wearing a quilted hat band... did I mention how much I love quilts??

copyright Beccy Muir 2011

Sunday, November 27

Family Reunion

Free Printable #193
Oh the joy of posing for holiday photos!

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Wednesday, November 23

Lady with a Hat

Free Printable #192
I thought I'd best put up an offering that isn't Christmas inspired for a change. Although, if you coloured her dress red and added a tiny piece of holly.....

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Sunday, November 20

Joyful Gingerbread

Free Printable #191
Here's a buddy for the Jolly Gingerbread man. Looks like blissful ignorance might be a requirement for baked holiday products!

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Thursday, November 17

And In Colour...

I printed and coloured this image at a fairly small size, around 2 inches I think, which means that the scan isn't all that wonderful. However, if you're only after a little image this coloured version should work well. My apologies to those who want something larger... but it is a good opportunity to drag out your art supplies!

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Tuesday, November 15

Tutorial - Over The Edge Cards

Over the Edge cards, also known as Tent Topper cards, are really easy to make and can be modified to suit any occasion. The one thing you need to remember when making these cards is that the finished product may not be a standard size and may require a special envelope.

Cardstock (approx. 8" x 6")
2 nesting die cut labels - any shape
patterned paper (approx. 7 3/4" x 2 3/4")
sentiment stamp
embellishments of choice

1. I really don't like making my own envelopes so I made sure my finished card would fit nicely inside a standard envelope, in this case business size, by laying the elements of the card on top of the envelope and taking measurements.

2. Fold the card blank in half longways to create a card that measures approximately 8" x 3".

3. Adhere the patterned paper to the front of the card, leaving a small border around all four sides.

4. Adhere the larger die cut shape to the centre top of the card, overhanging by the desired amount. (Remember to check that the completed card will fit inside your envelope before securing the die cut shape.)

5. Adhere the smaller die cut shape to the centre of the first and embellish as desired. Have fun!

Monday, November 14

Jolly Gingerbread

Free Printable #190

I really love the expression on this little fellow's face... he really doesn't have that much to look forward to, but yet he smiles anyway! Or maybe it's just blissful ignorance??

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Saturday, November 12

November Christmas Cards

This month over at CCAYR we used a sketch as the basis of our Christmas cards. I decided to go back to one of my favourite Christmas designs from last year, the Christmas Goose, who proudly illustrated day six of the 12 days of Christmas.

Wednesday, November 9

Mum's Quilted Coat

Free Printable #189

I actually think I prefer the quilted version of this image to the plain coat... which won't come as much of a surprise to those of you who know how much I love quilts!

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Monday, November 7

Mum's Coat

Free Printable #188

I think this little girl looks as though she is making a wish upon the first star, but my ten year old daughter assures me she is actually outside looking for Santa!

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Saturday, November 5


Last weekend my sister-in-law hosted a cupcake decorating party. I have to admit that I wasn't all that enthused when she invited us... cake decorating really isn't my thing... but we went along to support her (and on the off chance that we might actually get to eat said cupcakes!). Well, we had a blast! It was so much fun sitting at the table decorating these little cakes using a variety of pastes, icing and butter cream as well as tools, piping bags and cutters. My daughters thought it was fantastic and sat totally enthralled for two and a half hours! Plus, we got to take home six cupcakes each... much to the delight of my hubby and eight year old son.

My twelve year old showing off her beautiful cupcakes.

My ten year old with her wonderful creations.

The cupcakes I decorated... not so different from decorating cards really.

Friday, November 4

Case Card

This week's Card Camp challenge was to create a card based on a sample card put into our gallery. Although the example was made using lots of beautiful coloured Christmas papers, I decided to go neutral again with one of my favourite types of card - white on white.

The textures were created with Sizzix and Cuttlebug embossing folders, the sentiment is from Kaisercraft and the snowflake was cut with a Martha Stewart punch.

Thursday, November 3

Coloured Version

Here's a coloured version of yesterday's digital image.

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Wednesday, November 2

Bearing Gifts

Free Printable #187

Now, what else is a snowman able to give for Christmas other than some hand-made, meticulously crafted, perfectly spherical snowballs? He even went to all the trouble of tying a bow around the big one!

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