Wednesday, January 29

Three for January - Card Three

For my final "Three For January" project, I embossed a piece of Core'dinations card stock and used a piece of sandpaper to reveal the inner colour and accentuate the embossed design.  I trimmed this piece to a square and used it to create a masculine birthday card.

I have no affiliation with Spellbinders, Core'dinations or any other product shown in this post
and receive no remuneration of any kind from using or talking about their products.

Tuesday, January 28

Three For January - Card Two

Yesterday I introduced my new "Three For..." series in which I take one paper craft item and use it in three different ways.  The item being used this month is a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder called Framed Petite Labels.  
For today's project, I embossed a small sheet of self-adhesive metal made specifically for paper crafting.  The shiny surface really helps to highlight the beautiful pattern of the folder and you can even add alcohol markers or permanent inks to tinge the metal in different places.  Gold or silver cardboard also works well.  As you can see, I trimmed the metal right down to a small rectangle that focuses on the filigree and label.
I have no affiliation with Spellbinders, Core'dinations or any other product shown in this post
and receive no remuneration of any kind from using or talking about their products.

Monday, January 27

Three For January - Card One

Welcome to the very first post in my brand new "Three For..." series.
Each month I'll focus on a single paper-craft product and attempt to come up with three different ideas for using it.  Hopefully I'll manage to put some of my under-utilised purchases to good use and maybe even inspire some of you to drag out your supplies and use them in new and different ways.
This month I've decided to start with a beautiful Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder called Framed Petite Labels, which I've had for over 12 months but have only used once or twice.  The folder is made with two designs and is compatible with most leading die cut machines.
The first technique I used was to apply colour directly onto the embossing folder by swiping a blue ink pad over one side.  It helped to spritz the cardstock lightly with water before placing it into the folder and embossing it through my Cuttlebug. 
Here are the cards I made with this technique.  Remember you can use any coloured ink pad that you like, but go for a water based ink that cleans up easily... thinned acrylic paint would also work well.

I'll have a second idea and project to show you tomorrow using the same embossing folder, see you then!

I have no affiliation with Spellbinders, Core'dinations or any other product shown in this post
and receive no remuneration of any kind from using or talking about their products.

Monday, January 20

New Release: This Old House

Today's set is all about house and home.  It includes six different sentiments that can be used for various situations from moving house to Christmas cards.  The images can be purchased separately or as part of the large set and all come with black and white line drawings for you to colour, as well as pre-coloured images that can be printed for quick card-making.

Monika's Card

Christine's Card

Karin's Card

Angela's Card

Wednesday, January 15

Pinspired By...

Last year I discovered the vast storehouse of inspiration that is Pinterest.  I know I'm definitely not alone in enjoying all the wonderful content that Pinterest has to offer, and I'm sure many of you already have hundreds of items pinned to boards to help encourage and inspire you.  Since I tend toward practicality I decided to use my pins to inspire some card-making.  Each month I plan to create a card based on an idea from Pinterest... with full credit to the original artist of course.  I hope you will also be inspired to put your pins to good use and create some beautiful pinspired projects.
This card is based on a beautiful design by ScrappinBari (Linda W).  It's a fabulous way to use up scraps of patterned paper and cardstock and can be modified to fit just about any occasion.  It was really simple to make and would be easy to mass produce for those times when you need lots of cards in a hurry.

Tuesday, January 7

Comment Winners

Thank you to everyone who visited our blogs for the recent release of Spunky Skunk and Rocco Raccoon, your comments and compliments were much appreciated!  Congratulations to the three random comment winners who will each receive both sets of digital stamps.  Please email me at to claim your prize.
Die sind beide echt knuffig!
LG Svenja
What a beautiful card! LOVE how you colored Spunky! He is so adorable! TFS!
1 janvier 2014 09:29
Love both of these stamp sets. These images can be used for a more than just valentine's day which makes them all the more appealing.

Monday, January 6

New Release: Ellie Set

My designers have done some wonderful work with this new set of images.  From belated birthday cards to children's cards, Ellie is proving to be a very versatile lady.  The set comes with three black and white line drawings and three full colour images as well as five sentiments.  The images can also be purchased separately.

Monika's Projects

Christine's Card

Karin's Card

Aurore's Card

Angela's Card

Wednesday, January 1

Meet Spunky and Rocco!

Let's kick the New Year off with a couple of new characters... I'd like to introduce Spunky Skunk and Rocco the Raccoon, two fellas that will be turning up quite regularly around here and also over at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Today is a joint release between Beccy's Place and Sparkle N Sprinkle, who are releasing both these little guys in rubber!  Pop over to SNS and take part in their fabulous blog hop featuring projects made with Spunky and Rocco.  Don't forget to visit the blogs of my designers and leave a comment on their work... I'll be choosing three random comments that will win their authors both sets of digital stamps!


January Challenge

It's time to kick start a new year of card-making challenges and get those depleted card stashes built up again.  Create a card or project 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 January 2014 (AEST).
Your project must be created during the month of January 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.  Good luck!
Don't have a blog?  No worries!  Email a photo of your card or project to me at and I will post it on my Guest Blog and link it to the challenge for you.

December Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Shirley W., Ardilla and Cass
Please visit my online store and select either a full digital stamp set or three individual images.  Email your choice to me at  Thank you to everyone who played along last month, I hope you'll join in again for the January challenge!

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2014!
I'd like to take the opportunity to wish you all the very best for a wonderful New Year filled with love, laughter, good friends and loving family.