Saturday, October 16

Christmas Giving


Anesha has Christmas giving all wrapped up with a beautiful card and gift bag creation. She used the Three Kings to decorate the front of her beautiful holiday card and embellished with die cuts and deep blue card stock for an elegant creation. Her gift bag is done in lighter shades of blue for a soft and pretty look.


Thursday, October 14

Judy's Poinsettias


Judy has created two stunning cards with the Christmas Blooms set of digital stamps. The first is in shades of pink and white and features one fully coloured flower and two with hints of pink and green for a fabulous contrast. Her second card has a beautifully embossed background of white cardstock with a base of soft yellow and deep red. Judy has generously provided a colouring guide of the pencils she used for her projects.


Tuesday, October 12

Hot Tip Tuesday


Use A Scoreboard
Scoreboards are one of the tools that belongs in every papercrafter's basic kit, and I highly recommend using one every time you want to fold a piece of paper, especially card stock. Not only does a score board allow for exact measurements without the hassle of rulers, pencils and markings, they also help to press the paper fibres into neat creases preventing most of the "cracking" that can occur when you fold a piece of unscored card. There's a very obvious difference between a piece of folded card that has been pre-scored and one that has not.

 

Many scoreboards have additional markings on the back for creating envelopes and special folds. You can often find tutorials on the internet for other decorative finishes using your scoreboard including borders, faux wood planks, and embossed patterns. Flip yours over to see if there's anything you've missed!

ADDITIONAL TIP: Don't be shy about adding your own measurements and guides for sizes you use regularly. If you look closely at my scoreboard, you'll see that I've used a permanent pen to add markings for A5 and A6 sizes. I do this on my guillotines, trimmers, rulers and other tools too!

Sunday, October 10

Heaven's Perfect Light


Today I want to share a fun way to colour the Three Wise Men from our new digital set, Three Kings. I've used their flowing robes as a background to create a scene within a scene, and with a few basic tools it's pretty easy to do.


I started by opening the image of the three Kings in a Word document. Since I wanted to use their robes to create a scene, I actually widened the image to give me a little more horizontal space. I then used a blue pencil to colour my "canvas", which is the section I'll be using for the manger and night sky. I'm a visual person so it helps me to map out the area first so that I know where I'm working.


Next, I used a black pen to draw a little hill. As you can see, I only placed the ink over the areas I already coloured.


The stable is a very simple drawing... just four angled lines that cross over at the top. Again, I'm only adding ink to the blue areas of the robes.


The manger is also a simple design made up of a rectangle with a "leg" at either end and then some hay poking out the top. It's such a well known and well loved image that it's almost instantly recognisable to anyone who knows the story of the nativity.


Now I coloured the rest of the image, adding shadows to the blue I'd already coloured, and filling the remainder of the image with a beautiful deep red and a metallic gold pen.


The final step is to add white gel pen for the stars. Don't forget the large star of Bethlehem that sits directly over the top of the stable.


Stamps:

Friday, October 8

Sparkle and Shine


What's Christmas without a little sparkle and shine? Karin has added some pretty rhinestones and sparkly glitter to her Christmas cards along with beautiful festive paper and die cuts. She used the poinsettias and sentiments from our new Christmas Blooms range to complete her projects.


Thursday, October 7

Beccy's Place App

My very talented husband has created an app for iPhone and iPad users to keep track of their Beccy's Place clear stamps and die purchases. You can download it free from the app store by searching for "Beccy's Place".

Wednesday, October 6

Anesha's Christmas Makes


The festivities have begun at Anesha's house with some fabulous Christmas crafting. She has put together a 3D box card in traditional colours and using a beautiful fancy edged die. Every side is decorated with a poinsettia from our new Christmas Blooms set to create a wonderful keepsake for family or friends.


Anesha also put together a stunning box and Christmas cracker that will look beautiful adorning her table this year. Filled with chocolates and little gifts, these projects are perfect for gift giving.


She has rounded out her Christmas makes with a beautiful wreath card decorated with a bright red poinsettia. Some sparkly background paper adds to the festive feel!


Tuesday, October 5

Video Tutorial - Three Kings Card


A fun card making video that takes advantage of the symmetrical design of the Three Kings stamps.




Stamps:
  

Monday, October 4

Four-For-One

A fun way to make multiple cards in one go is to print a large image in the centre of an A4 sheet of cardstock, add some colour, and then slice it into four equal pieces. You now have four card toppers ready to go!
Here's a quick TUTORIAL



Stamps:

Saturday, October 2

September Winners

Congratulations to the September Challenge Winners!
NanaConnie, Swissie and Teresa H.
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 beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.

Friday, October 1

New This Month


Our Christmas range is starting to arrive in store with two new festive sets!

Christmas Blooms
digital stamps

Three Kings
digital stamps


Three Kings
clear stamps

October Challenge

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 31st of October 2021 (AEST).

DIGITAL PAPER

To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to the monthly challenge. This month I have a photo to help inspire you... perhaps you'll choose the same colours, maybe the composition will inspire you or an item in the image might catch your eye. As always, keep in mind that the additional challenge is just an optional extra.


PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE
  • Entries that don't meet the conditions will be deleted from the challenge.
  • Your project must be created during the month of October 2021 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 entry.
  • 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 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.