Monday 25 December 2017

A Beary Merry Christmas with Bizzy Bec's

Hi I am here to share the love on Christmas day.
I hope everyone is having a truly wonderful Christmas.

This is my Christmas card for you today, showing that loads of stamps can be changed to add a little Xmas magic.

I have used Harry has happy mail from Stamping Bella and added a little santa hat from the Lawn Fawn Fleece Navidad stamp set.

The main image was stamped directly onto my cardbase and coloured with alcohol markers before adding the little hat which I stamped on a spare piece of card and cut out.

I then added the bakers twine on the side as a bit of interest.

Thanks loads for coming by the blog and be sure to enter our monthly anything goes challenge

Happy Christmas

I would like to enter the following challenges....

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with a Christmas Twist
Come and Get It Challenge - Christmas Challenge
HeARTful Stamping - Anything Goes
Colour Inspiration Challenge
Dream Valley - Christmas

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes

Hello and welcome to my blog :)
Today is the day the ANYTHING GOES challenge goes live over at Bizzy Bec's.

I have made my second christmas card of the year, although I believe this was the first one I actually started.

The image is from Wild Rose Studios.
The stars are a generic brand but there are similar available from Bec's
and the sequins are from my shop.

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday 3 December 2017

Anything Goes at Southern Girls

This fortnight at Southern Girls Challenge the theme is Anything Goes

We have Lacy Sunshine and Paper Nest Dolls as our sponsors.

I have used an image from Paper Nest Dolls called  Elf Ellie with gifts

I coloured the image with promarkers and stamped an SU sentiment in the shaker part.
The Sequins are from Punknscrap .  There are a selection of colours available that are perfect for shaker cards.

Thanks so much for popping by to see my creation

Saturday 18 November 2017


This is now open Internationally 

Would you like being on the team at SGC?

We are a friendly tight knit team with some of us being here together for over 5 years! We are looking for a couple of new DT Lovelies to join us.
Sponsor images available to card makers that are on the team but we would also love scrapbookers, art journalers or MM artists to join the team.
You need a blog or facebook page where you share your projects, a sense of humor and also be on facebook so you can communicate in the DT only group.

You will be required to make 1 project every 4 weeks as the team is split in 2.

You can apply by sending a bio about yourself and a couple of samples of your work to

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Always Believe In Yourself with Bizzy Becs

Hi,I am here with you today sharing a card that is sure to cheer up a rainy day.

I decided to make a kinetic, or moving, card today as I am going to be teaching a workshop on moving cards next month and this will be my sample card.

Bec has lots of awesomeness in the STORE to make all sorts of of moving cards so this will be one of 3 I will be making.
I will share the next 2 in my next posts for Bizzy Bec DT.
Bec is also looking for a few DT members so be sure to get in touch with her by email through the store to apply.

On My card I have used the following items all available through the shop....
\Taylored Expressions Rolling Clouds
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Hello Sunshine
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Slide on Over 

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
2 Cazy Critters - Anything with an animal

Monday 23 October 2017

AHOY!!! Birthday Wishes

October is a pretty busy Birthday month around here.
We have our oldest and youngest's birthdays plus my dad who celebrated 80 years on the planet last week.  It was lovely to see one of my brothers who visited from Australia for 10 days.  It was cool hanging out with him and getting a few things done around our parents together.

But way back at the beginning of the month we had a pirate party, complete with a pirate ship cake.  Which was no easy task to make.
I am learning that as long as the cake looks somewhere along the lines of what they want and had lots of lollies on it the kids will be happy.

To go with the pirate theme I came up with a pirate card....

I used the Ahoy Matey stamp set by Lawn Fawn, available from Bizzy Bec's Online store.
I cut the circle with a basic circle die and set some hand cut waves behind behind along with the boat.
The images are coloured with copics.

Thanks for dropping by

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...

613  Avenue - Masculine cards
heartful stamping - Anything Goes with a stamp

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Stripes are the order of the day at Southern Girls Challenge

Over at Southern Girls this fortnight we are all about the stripes.
We want to see lots of gorgeous stripes on those papercraft projects.

We are also looking for a couple of NZ/Aus designers to join the team

I hope you will come along and join us for our challenge


Monday 25 September 2017

Bizzy Bec's Inspiration - Best Wishes Happy Mail

Hi,  I am here to today to share my Bizzy Bec's Inspiration Post.

I have made a card that would be suitable for loads of occasions for a female.

I used Stamping Bella Lacy has a letter as my main image and the sentiment is from the Avery Elle Handwritten Notes .
I added a banner and hearts cut with Memory Box Banner Parade Die which is available by contacting Bec at the shop.
I coloured the image with copic markers and the papers are from KaiserCraft.

Thanks so much for joining me today,

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Be a Shining Star with Lawn Fawn and Bizzy Bec's

Hi, I am here with you today to share a card made with

I actually made this as a sample card for a children's card making workshop I held in the holidays.
The children had lots of fun cutting out the animals with the Upon a Star Lawn Cuts dies and popping them off the card with foam dots.
I also used Meadow Borders Lawn Cuts to make the hill the animals are sitting on.
The white stars and sentiment are embossing powder.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.

Monday 10 July 2017

A few Things......

Those more observant of you may have noticed I have been pretty quiet.
Well I have had a very sick son.
He has Osteomylitis and was admitted to hospital for a week a couple of weeks ago.
He could have lost his toe if not his foot if I hadn't kept pushing that something wasn't right about his "infected toe".  After the third visit to our local practice we finally had some luck as the doctor we got was AMAZING!  She got us booked into the hospital for an appointment with the orthopaedic clinic.
He booked an MRI for a few days later with a follow up at the hospital a day later.
When we arrived at the hospital following the MRI we arrived at clinic to find the specialist waiting for us and my son was rushed straight into the children's ward.
He was kept in for a week on iv antibiotics.
We are now home and he has a picc line and elastomerics and we are under hospital in the home care for the next 5 weeks.
It has been pretty scary!

Here are some pics from the time in hospital....

Monday 5 June 2017

Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge - Wild Birthday

Time for our monthly challenge over at Bizzy Bec's  Blog
Come over and enter our Anything Goes Challenge to be in to win a cool prize.

I made this fairly quick birthday card.
Cute and quick is always great in my book :)

Bizzy Bec's Shop Items Used....

Lawn Fawn Wild for You Stamps

I would like to enter the following challenges...
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Fingers - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Animals
Come and get it challenges- Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Let's Go Wild

Saturday 3 June 2017

All Up In The Stars

I decided a couple of days ago to give a moving card a crack.  I have seen loads of cool cards round the net lately using the MFT movement dies like Surf & Turf & Circle Spinner dies.

So I went on a little surf in the Krafter's Cart store and bought a couple of cute stamp sets and some of the dies.

I was so excited for them to arrive and honestly, even though I live at the bottom of the North Island and Krafters Cart is in Auckland, I shit you not, they were here the NEXT day!

Unfortunately ALL my kids were home sick at different stages during the week with all 4 home on Friday GAH.

BUT I did manage to slip into my craft room on Wednesday afternoon with Will asleep in the sun in here on the lazy boy and get a couple of hours crafting done.

I made this......

I also made a MUCH crappier one that I have pulled apart to use the good bits on another card.
Definitely a case of practice made it better.

The papers are from The Digi Chick.
The image is coloured with promarkers.

Thanks loads for dropping by

I would like to enter my card n the following challenges....
DLArt Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Celebrations
Bastel-Traum Challenge - Cards for Men/Boys
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Birthday
Craft Rocket - For Men/Boys

Thursday 25 May 2017

Bizzy Bec's Inspiration - Popping Up With Lacey

Hi, I here with you today with something a little different for me.
Instead of just sharing my finished card, am going to share how I popped her out from the card.
If you have been card making for a while you will already know how to do this but if there are any newbies reading it might be helpful.

First I stamped Stamping Bella Lacey has a letter twice. Once on left over paper and once on the layer I want to use on my card.
Then I cut out the dress and head with sharp fine point scissors.

Then I coloured my main image.  The parts that will be covered  I coloured minimally to save ink in my promarkers.
Then I coloured up the cut out pieces.

Then I added foam tape to the cut outs and added them to the image. 

To finish I added Lawn Fawn Big Scripty words stamp and Big Scripty words lawn cuts "thanks"
I also diecut some Memory Box Puffy Clouds to add to the background.

Thanks so much for visiting us today and be sure to check out more inspiration from the Design Team members on the Bizzy Bec's Store Blog :)


Sunday 21 May 2017

Huggly Little Hedgehogs

Time for our new challenge over at SOUTHERN GIRLS, brought to you by the fabulous team Lou.
This fortnight we want to see SPARKLE!

Our very spectacular sponsors are Krafter's Cart and Polkadoodles.

For my card I have used Happy Hedgehogs by MFT - Follow the link to find it at Krafter's Cart.

Super cute set...

And if you like diecutting your stamps, there is a matching die set to go go with the stamp set.
I coloured my images with promarkers before cutting them out and adhering them on the card base with foam tape.
I had already diecut the "FRIENDS" into the card base and layered the sparkly silver paper onto the card base.
Nice and easy and VERY cute.

Thanks loads for dropping by 

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....

Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday 6 May 2017

Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge

Monthly challenge time at Bizzy Bec's Blog.
We always have Anything goes and you can win a stamp or a die, be sure to come and join us.

For my card I used Stamping Bella Rudolph with a present on top rubber stamp coloured with promarkers.
I diecut the red cardstock using Lawn Fawn - Stitched scalloped borders

The sentiment is from the stamp and stamped it in Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink.

Thanks loads for dropping by

Tuesday 25 April 2017

ANZAC tribute

Today is ANZAC day here in New Zealand ans Australia.
The 25th is also my post day for Bizzy Becs.
So I have decided to make today's card a tribute to all those that gave and give their lives to defend us.

I have used an image from Flower Festival from Penny Black..

Unfortunately I had to hand write the sentiment and my writing is pretty hohum.

I coloured the image using H20 watercolours.

Thanks for dropping by,
I would like to enter my card in the following challenge....

Marker Pop - Watercolour Florals

Friday 21 April 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge with Knitty Kitty

Challenge tie for Team D over on the Colour Crazy Challenge blog.
For this challenge we are being sponsored by Eekers/Knitty Kitty digis.
The Colour me crazy challenges are always anything goes with colouring so do come by and join us.

I have used the image called Puddles of love...

I coloured the image with promarkers and the papers are from Fancy Pants Be Loved collection 6x6 pad.

Thanks so much for dropping by

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...

Crafty Calendar - Spring / April Showers
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Use Something Digital
Brown Sugar - Use a Die Cut
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Friday 7 April 2017

Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes Challenge

This week at Bizzy Bec's  Challenge it is anything goes.
Come over and join us.

I had lots of fun making this card, not my usual style but one I will be doing again for sure.

I coloured the image with promarkers and the ink used on the big hugs stamp is Stampin Up dye ink in Peach Parfait.

From the Bizzy Bec's store I have used....

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...

My Creative Scoop - Colour inspiration link up - Colour Spotlight Pick
Dream Valley Challenge - Our Four Legged Friends
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes - Honorary Mention top 3
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with option of cas
Fairy Tale Challenge - Cards with Animals

Saturday 25 March 2017

Totally Gorjuss with Bizzy Becs

It's the 25th so my turn to share a little bit of Bizzy Becs inspiration with you today.
This time I decided to use a totally gorgeous Gorjuss Girl image called Sweet Tea.

I think these images deserve a bit of frou frou so I added some flowers from my stash and added some lovely scalloped borders using Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Borders Die.
This die set comes with 3 different sized dies so you can adjust the look depending on what you like.
I coloured the image with my copic markers this time as they have been a bit neglected with my new promarker passion.

Thanks so much for dropping by

I would like to enter in the following Challenges...
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes with a rubber Stamp
Dare 2 b Artzy - Lots of layers
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with a punch or die
Glitter and Sparkle - Mothers day / for a female
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes

Friday 24 March 2017

Anything Goes At Colour Crazy Challenge

Time for Team D's week at Colour Crazy Challenge.
This week I have used Winnie I love you Mum as our sponsor is Polkadoodles....

The image is coloured with Copic Markers.

The papers are from Wild Rose Studio "Icing On The Cake" Collection.

I gave this card to my Mum for her 80th birthday a couple of weeks ago and she loves it which always makes me happy.

Thanks loads for dropping by 

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty in Pink
Craft Rocket - Make it feminine
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thursday 23 March 2017

Southern Girls - Use a Die with Krafter's Cart

This fortnight at SGC it is my teams turn to bring you the challenge.
We are sponsored by Krafters Cart who sent me this very awesome "Howl are You?" set to use.

The dies I have used are Lawn Fawn Grassy Borders & Stitched Borders
And a speech Bubble that is a spellbinders die but I am unsure of the name of the set.

I coloured the puppy with copic markers.

Thanks loads for dropping by

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Addicted to Stamps - CAS 29/3
Crafting By Design - Thinking Of You
Crafty Creations  Anything Goes 30/3
Inspiration destination - Anything Goes 28/3
Simon Says Stamp - More than one die or Punch
The Crafty Addicts - Anything CAS
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Monday 20 March 2017

Cute Little Bunny Stuffies

I had the urge to create a card just because today.
No DT commitments, no orders, no birthdays but just because.

I went through my stamps and decided to use this adorable bunny pile stuffie stamp from Stamping Bella.

I went over to the Stamping Bella blog and they have a colour inspiration challenge...

So this is my take on the colours....

I also used a sketch from Paperplay Sketches.

The papers are "Documentary" by Dear Lizzy
I coloured the image using Copic Markers.

Thanks loads for dropping by today

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Baby Shower Invite Made To Order

I advertised my made to order invites on a local facebook page recently and I am proud to say I had my first order a day later.

The lady who ordered them knows she is having a girl and after 4 boys is pretty excited, I know the feeling.
So she really wanted an explosion of pink, which I think I managed to achieve. 

The image is one of the print sheets available from Lili of the Valley which I resized and set up in photo shop.
About the most time consuming thing on these was peeling the tape and tying the bows :)

There they are all together.

Thanks loads for dropping by,

Friday 10 March 2017

Pretty Ponies EVERYWHERE!

I am so lucky that I have made a fantastic friend in my daughters besties Mum.
It makes both DD and I happy to have such good friends living close.

So DD's bestie and her little sis are both having birthdays next week and are having a combined party, so as part of our pressie I did the invites.
For the last week I have been surrounded by pink and yellow unicorns and Pegasus' 

So here is what I came up with using The Greeting Farm "Magical Friends" polymer stamp set....

I coloured the images with copic markers and used sequins from SPIEGELMOM SCRAPS
The stamps are available from KRAFTERS CART

Thanks for dropping by

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Cardmaking Fun with My Son

Haha, see what I did up there ;)
Poetry has never been my strong point so I do what I can.

Last night son #2 was away at his besties (do boys even do the besties thing?) home for a sleep over for said friends 10th birthday.

For the besties birthday he received a puppy, obviously not from us.
So my son wanted to make his mate a personalised birthday card.
YAY I have handed my obsessive card making gene onto one of my children at least.
So of course I obliged to help and stamped off Lili of the Valley's Man's Best Friend rubber stamp
for him to colour while I set about doing the base and finding the correct wooden letters.

And that my friends is the finished product, however not the end of the story.

Son #2 decided to put said card somewhere safe so he could "keep it all nice" until the day of the sleepover.  Note to self - NEVER let children put things in a safe place.
It is worse than when I safely store things.
The card has not been seen since the putting away and after tears and sadness we have made another which I didn't have time to snap or have wooden letters for.
I am hoping that the remake was still happily received and the hardwork my son put in recognised by his papercraft un-initiated friend.
We all know how it feels to spend hours on a card and get a "oh yep, thanks" then it is chucked in the wrapping pile.
I will find out after school how it all went and I am crossing fingers that it was superbly. 

Thanks for dropping by and may your card making endeavours go better than Son  #2's

Friday 24 February 2017

Smile with CCCC!

 Time for Team D's challenge over at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge.
As always the theme is anything goes with a hand coloured image.
Be sure to come over and join in.

Our sponsor is Star Stampz , and I have used  My Sweet Sunflower coloured with Promarkers.

The papers are an old collection (but still my all time fave) from My Minds Eye called "the Sweetest Thing - Tangerine".
I embossed the mat which the image is mounted onto with an embossing plate through my cuttlebug.
The Smile die is from Lawn Fawn and is available HERE.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....

Alphabet Challenge - Y for You Choose
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Paper Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

Southern Girls Challenge Nature Inspired

Hello, time for another challenge over at Southern Girls.
This fortnight we have team Lou (my team) with the challenge “Nature”

Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are....

Thanks to Polkadoodles & Krafters Cart for providing images for our design team to use on their projects.

This is my card for the challenge.....

available from Krafters Cart
The super cute image is coloured with promarkers.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the papers are from a 6x6 from the warehouse.

Thanks loads for visiting,

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....
CRAFT challenges - Mothers Day/Female
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes WINNER

Monday 20 February 2017

Dad you are so A-MOOSE-ING

Hi, I am here with you today to provide you with my Bizzy Bec's  monthly dose of inspiration.

Bec has so many great Lawn Fawn stamps and Dies in the store, and they really are super versatile.
Along with being versatile they are also loads of fun.

As you can see here I have made a card for my hubby from the kids.  
The set I have used is called Dad+Me and the matching Dad + Me Lawn Cuts
The sentiment is perfect as he does think he is pretty A-MOOSE-ING.
The set also comes with different elements so you can dress up your characters a bit.
My husband always wears a hat outside and has glasses so I added those 2 images to my "father moose".

I used the stamps from the set to make the background, I just stamped the separate elements  with different coloured ink adding things until it looked ok.

Then on a separate piece of marker friendly paper I stamped the father and son with memento ink and cut the images with the corresponding dies in my cuttlebug.
I then popped up the characters with foam tape.

Thanks loads for joining me 

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Crafting with friends - Anything goes 
Cut it up - Bendy or scene cards (the moose are die cut stamps)
Heartful Challenge - Repeating + stamp
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
Allsorts Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Monday 6 February 2017

Anything Goes at Bizzy Becs

Time for our February Anything Goes Challenge at Bizzy Bec's.
This challenge for my inspiration project I have a card made with a stamping Bella image.

Bec has the Stamping Bella NEW RELEASE in store available for pre-order so be sure to check out the new Bella stamps that are available.

The papers for this card are all from my stash.
The image was coloured with promarkers.
The ribbon is AC.
The inkpad for the sentiment is from SU

Products  from Bizzy Bec's

Thanks loads for dropping by,

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges.......
Heartful Stamping - Rubber Stamp for someone special.
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes with ribbon.

Friday 27 January 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Birthday Chicks

Today is my first post as a member of the Colour Crazy Challenge team.

We have been sponsored this challenge by Pickled Pot Pourri.
I have used Birthday Chicks available in the Animals section of the store

I coloured the image with promarkers.
The papers are an old Cosmo Cricket line.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....

Simply Papercrafts -- Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack -Anything Goes
Aloha Challenges - Anything Goes - Top 3 pick :)
Craft Rocket - Add a bow

Thursday 26 January 2017

Southern Girls Retro Challenge - Buttons and/or Brads

Southern Girls Challenge is into our second challenge for 2017 and the first for Team Lou for this year.
Team Lou has 2 new faces joining us for 2017.
Please join me in welcoming Tracy M & Karen R to team Lou and the SGC team.
We are so stoked to have them joining the team!

In 2017 we are trying something a little different, every so often we will be having a RETRO challenge.
These challenges are designed to have you dig into your stash and get rid of some of those older supplies that might be hanging around unloved.

For this fortnights challenge we would love to see you use some Buttons and or Brads on your projects.  Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

Thanks to our 2 amazing sponsors for this challenge.....


And here is my card for the challenge....
Using Little Star from Ppinkydolls

I hope you will come over and join us in the challenge

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges.....

I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Simon says stamp- Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Make it digital

Wednesday 25 January 2017

To The Moon And Back with Bizzy Bec's and Stamping Bella

I am still totally loving the Stamping Bella stamps available in the shop at Bizzy Bec's.
I really can't see my love affair with them ending anytime soon.

For today's share I have used "Ramona and Teddy in a balloon" stamp

The papers are from my stash and the image is coloured with Promarkers.

Shop Supplies are....

Memento inkpad Tuxedo Black

Thanks for joining me today 

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges.....
Crafty Sentiments designs - Dies
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp - Spread your wings
Pile it On - Quote or Saying