Tuesday, May 17

Everything Papercraft - Fabric


Fabric is a versatile and widely available item that can add both colour and texture to handmade cards. It comes in an endless array of patterns including holidays and celebrations, food, florals, children’s prints, animals, and so on. Most fabrics are easy to work with and can be glued, stitched or pierced to hold them in place.
Fabric can be used as a background by applying an adhesive, such as PVA, directly to the fabric and then laying it over a card front and smoothing out any air pockets, or it can be used in smaller pieces to embellish a larger design. Strips of fabric can replace ribbons, lace and pieces of patterned paper, and can be tied into decorative knots and bows.
It's also possible to stamp on fabric, which is great for making personalised t-shirts, bags or other items, or just to add a little more interest to your fabric embellishments. Here's a TUTORIAL.

Monday, May 16

Old Hound Dog


Kathy has created this cute card using the hound dog from the All That Jazz set of digital stamps as well as two of the sentiments - one for the front and one to decorate the middle. She has included a description of her card below.


I love how you colored the pup on this digi. So, I used the precolored version, adding a few shadows and highlights. I also attempted to add a bit of woodgrain texture to the base by sketching a wood pattern with a fine line tan maker, then adding some highlights with a white colored pencil to provide a light sheen. (I am not musically inclined- just ask my husband who has requested that I not sing in his presence- so I didn’t even recognize this instrument. My hubby identified it as a Bass or a Cello. So I did a it of research and learned a lot of neat things, including that this is a Bass, and plus found a photo that guided my coloring of it HERE 

Saturday, May 14

A Fun Collection


Anesha has used all three images from the Floating By set of stamps to create a fun collection of cards that would be ideal for summer birthdays, vacation notes or just to send someone a smile. Her bright colour palettes and cute die cut embellishments add even more cheer to these projects. Don't forget to head over to her personal blog for even more inspiration!


Thursday, May 12

Let It All Hang Out

I won't mention where the inspiration for this fellow came from, but let's just say that the belly squeeze is a well-known phenomenon in my family!


Products:
 

Tuesday, May 10

Hot Tip Tuesday


Finding Inspiration
Everyone has an item or two (or more!) that they struggle to use in their crafting. Perhaps it's a stamp, an embellishment or a book of patterned paper. One way to help kick start the creative process is to do an internet search for the specific item you have, rather than a general search. For example, don't just look for "hand-stamped cards", instead, search for "seahorse cards" or use the name of the book of papers or the brand of the embellishment. A lot of businesses have galleries and blogs to show customers how their products can be used and you'll often pick up helpful hints and tips.

Sunday, May 8

All That Jazz


Things are rockin' at Judy's place, and the proof is in these fabulous cards featuring jazzy tunes and sheet music as well as two of the funky musicians from the All That Jazz set of digital stamps! She has created two masculine cards using kraft cardstock and checked patterned paper that would be perfect for birthdays or words of encouragement.

Friday, May 6

Let's Go!

I wanted to get a sense of movement in this card, as though the characters are actually floating from one side to the other, bobbing along with the current. Stamping the first image slightly off the edge and then adding extra "waves" to the right-hand side of all the characters gives that directionality and sense of movement. I coloured everything first and then used both white and black pens to add in the additional lines.


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Wednesday, May 4

Kathy's Old Geezer


Kathy always writes entertaining descriptions for her cards and projects, and this month she has kindly allowed me to use her own words to describe this fabulous card! Enjoy.


I had a box of decorated card fronts and envelopes in my stash and this one reminded me of an ebbing ocean scene. So I made it into that! I used just the front of the card, cutting it at the fold, and tearing it along the lower “foamy ocean edge.” I also tore fluffy clouds from scraps of white cardstock, and adhered them onto cloudy sky patterned paper to create the horizon. A little work with a light grey marker and my trusty white gel pen adds ripples to the water around the old geezer! (Oh, and I colored his nose with white and pale aqua to make is looks like he is wearing “Blue Lizard” sunscreen… in honor of all my Australian friends!)



Monday, May 2

April Winners

Congratulations to the March Challenge Winners!
Suze, Cass 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.

Sunday, May 1

New Releases


New Stamps and Cutting Dies for May

All That Jazz
digital stamps


Floating By
digital stamps


Floating By
clear stamps


Floating By
cutting dies

May 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 May 2022 (AEST).

 

To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to the monthly challenge. For May, I have a card sketch to give you inspiration. 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 May 2022 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 random 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.

Saturday, April 30

Jackie Trinder


After many wonderful years, and hundreds of inspiring projects, the time has come for Jackie to retire from our design team. She'll be spending more time with her family, including a lovely, new grandbaby who will be arriving in June! It has been an absolute pleasure to know her and to work with her and everyone here at Beccy's Place extends our sincere thanks and best wishes for the future.
Jackie, thank you so very much  xxx

Friday, April 29

LAST DAYS!!!

You'll find lots of great bargains during our annual stock reduction sale, with discounts on select clear stamps and retiring digital stamp sets.


The sale ends on the 30th of April 2022 or once stock sells out.

Thursday, April 28


Selected, retired digital stamps at an incredibly low price for just 48 hours.
No rainchecks. No repeats.

Retail Therapy
digital stamp set

Tuesday, April 26

Loads of Christmas Fun

A little red tractor pulling a little green wagon filled to the brim with candy and baubles is probably something you'd only see at the North Pole. I imagine Santa has need of all sorts of vehicles to transport the toys, decorations and wrapping from place to place, not to mention his workforce!


Stamps:

Monday, April 25

Sunday, April 24

Christmas With Carla!


Carla has used the images from the Tractor Pull set to create four fantastically, festive Christmas cards that are sure to delight members of her family. She has mixed and matched various holiday themed papers with red and green cardstock for a traditional Christmas colour scheme.


Here's a close up of one of the images she coloured using polychromo pencils:


Friday, April 22

Jackie's Final Cards


I'm sad to announce that these are the final cards from our much-loved designer, Jackie Trinder. She will be retiring at the end of the month to spend more time with her family, including a lovely new grandbaby who will be arriving very soon!


Jackie has used three of the sea turtles from the Reef Travellers set to create these inspirational cards, perfect as gifts of encouragement or friendship. She has continued with the under-the-sea theme by mixing and matching cardstock and beautiful patterned paper that works perfectly with the images and sentiments.


Don't forget to stop by Jackie's blog for more of her beautiful work, and to become a follower of her posts.