Sunday, February 18

Waratah Collection

Petra has created four beautiful projects with the Waratah clear stamp set.
She will retire from our design team at the end of the month.


Wednesday, February 14

Arctic Fox

This is my favourite of the two images in the Hello Foxy set... it looks as though this little vixen is contemplating her place in the cosmos.



Tuesday, February 13

Hello Foxy by Petra

One of the last cards created by Petra for our February release.
She will retire from our design team at the end of the month.



Monday, February 12

Fabulous

This guy is totally handsome... and he looks as if he knows it too!



Saturday, February 10

New Release: Hello Foxy

With their handsome faces and gorgeous lush tails, these little foxes would look fabulous on greeting cards, album pages and paper craft projects. You could even print them on fabric for a wonderful personalised carry bag or t-shirt. The digital set features two black and white line drawings for you to colour, as well as four coordinating sentiments and two full colour images for quick and easy crafting.

Hello Foxy
digital stamp set


This set is also available in rubber from
New   Hello Foxy Rubber Stamp Set [00-882P5]

My designers have created some gorgeous projects using the Hello Foxy set of digital stamps. Don't forget to stop by their blogs for even more inspiration!






Friday, February 9

Goodbye and Thank You

Petra Raams
After many years on my design team, the fabulously talented Petra Raams has decided it's time to retire. You can still check out all her fabulous creations along with some new crafting adventures, over on her personal blog.
Thank you for all the years of inspiration Petra, and best of luck for the future, we know you'll have great success in your new activities!

Thursday, February 8

Tutorial: Marbling

I first tried marbling as a young child way back in primary school. From memory, we used a basin of water with oil based colours that floated on the surface of the liquid. A good friend of mine showed me the technique again a few years ago, although this time we used shaving cream instead of water and distress inks instead of the oil based colours. I had yet another go sometime last year when a lovely lady from my stamping group ran a tutorial. Now it's time for you to have a go...

1. You'll need a large, high sided basin (I'm using a tinfoil baking tray), a can of inexpensive shaving foam, water based inks and LOTS of things to clean up with!

2. Add a generous layer of shaving foam to the basin. Use a knife or paddlepop stick to get it relatively even and level.

3. Choose some water based inks that coordinate nicely - I used Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters and Pine Needles distress ink refills.

4. Use a toothpick or skewer to drag the colour around. You can drag random patterns like I did, or go for something a little more symmetrical.

5. Lay your card stock directly into the shaving foam to pick up the colours.

6. Use a paper towel to wipe away the excess shaving foam and you have a cool marbled piece of card stock. You can keep making impressions for as long as there's colour in the basin.

7. Now have a go with some other colours and patterns.

Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.
All rights reserved.

Tuesday, February 6

Colouring

"With All My Heart" is one of the clear stamp sets that was recently released in digital format. I stamped these images and all the sentiments in my homemade catalogue and coloured them with Prismacolor pencils.  You can check out the time lapse over on Instagram.


Stamps: With All My Heart


Sunday, February 4

"My Memories" Mini Album

I have a shamefully large stash of patterned papers that sit accusingly behind me while I craft. This year I resolved to put a dent in the pile by creating as many mini albums as I possibly can, most of which will end up on sale at our little craft cottage in the village where I live. I'm hoping to get one done a month, but given they each take a few days to make, I'm not sure I'll be able to complete twelve. I'm hoping my good intentions will count for something though!


Saturday, February 3

February Releases

It's time for some brand new designs... both digital and clear! This month we've released two sets of brand new digital stamps, one new clear stamp set and one clear to digital format. That adds up to a whole lot of crafting, scrapbooking and card making!

Waratah
clear stamp set


Hello Foxy
digital stamp set


South of the Border
digital stamp set


This month we're releasing the beautiful "Feathered Nest" set in digital format. You can still purchase it as a clear stamp set over in our online store.

Feathered Nest
digital stamp set

Friday, February 2

Ooops!

FEBRUARY CHALLENGE POST HAS BEEN UPDATED

I have updated the February challenge post with a card sketch I prepared earlier... and promptly forgot! To keep things interesting I'll be adding an OPTIONAL twist to the monthly challenge for those who want some extra inspiration. Please accept my apologies for forgetting the very first one, hopefully I won't make it a habit.

Thursday, February 1

January Winners

Congratulations to the January Challenge Winners!

Deanne, Mel C. and PST (Petra)
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 beccysplace@bigpond.com to claim your prize.