A Month of Holiday Cards Challenge

A Month of Holiday Cards Challenge is now up and running! Join in the fun before the end of November. Click here for all the details on how to enter.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Comment Winner - Day 25

Congratulations SweetDee!
Your comment has won you an individual, digital image of your choice.
Please visit my online store to select an image and email your choice to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.
 
A white card always has this simplistic beauty but when you had gold or silver metallic paper you just made that even more elegant. And, you can never have to much paper!

Day 26 - What's Your Style?

Lots of card artists develop a creative "style" that can become quite recognisable.  They might be known for their colour combinations, their skill with colouring or their creative use of textiles.
Today I've created a card in the style of Kittie Caracciolo, who makes the most amazing cards using a wide variety of die cuts and inks.  After making this card I certainly have a new appreciation for all the hard work that Kittie does to create her masterpieces!
 
 
YOUR TURN: Create a card based on the style of a card artist you admire.
(You are not recreating a particular card they have done,
you are using their general style as inspiration.)
Upload your creation here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Some Tuesday Winners...

I'm really enjoying all the amazing cards, bookmarks, tags and paper creations being submitted this month, the inspiration has been fabulous!  Well done to everyone!
Now... let's have a few more winners:

Irena (card 65)
Nana Connie (card 86)
Deloris T. (card 131)
Donna R. (card 163)
Jackie C. (card 233)

Please visit my online store and select a set of digital stamps.  Email your choice to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.

Comment Winner - Day 24

Congratulations Jacee!
Your comment has won you an individual, digital image of your choice.
Please visit my online store to select an image and email your choice to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.
 
How fabulous Becky, I adore that cute snowman with his scarf round tight, ahhh so cute!
hugs Jacee

Day 25 - Baubles

Baubles are a popular motif for Christmas cards and there are countless ways of adding them to your creations.  I have seen bauble stamps, punches, dies and stickers as well as cards featuring baubles made from fabric, buttons, patterned paper, burlap, twine, rhinestones and glitter.  There are bauble stencils, embossing folders and masks as well as patterns for painting and drawing baubles.  Creative card artists make baubles from other stamps as well.  All it takes is a string, a little bow and a loop to turn your bird, car or horse stamp into a fabulous Christmas decoration.
 
Stamps by: Sparkle N Sprinkle and Stamp-It Australia
 
YOUR TURN: Create a card featuring Christmas baubles.
Upload your creation here.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Comment Winner - Day 23

Congratulations Karin!
Your comment has won you a digital image of your choice.
Please visit my online store to select an image and email your choice to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.
 
Beccy, thanks for all the tips you gave us. I'll try them out. And I love the cards you've created, they're all so cute.

Day 24 - A Touch of Gold

I was looking through my local newsagent recently and was amazed by the variety of metallic cardstock that was on sale, particularly gold and silver.  There were sheets that were so glossy I could see my reflection, right through to pieces that looked as though they were brushed metal.  Naturally I had to buy some... much more than I will ever use in my lifetime, but at least I'm prepared for any eventuality!
 
 
YOUR TURN:  Create a card with a touch of gold.
Upload your creation here.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Friends of Stanley!

It's about time I gave out some more random prizes... this time I'm giving them to those people who used the Stanley freebie from Day 5.  Please visit my online store and select a set of digital stamps.  Email your choice to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.
 
Granmargaret (card 26)
Suzana (card 30)
Debi B. (card 37)
Suze (card 167)

Comment Winner - Day 22

Congratulations Vic!
Your comment has won you a digital image of your choice.
Please visit my online store to select an image and email your choice to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.
 
what a perfect, lush wreath - just love it!! x

Day 23 - Do It Differently

It's great to find a product or technique that's easy to use and looks fabulous, but it's all too easy to get stuck in a creative rut as the same item gets used in the same way over and over again.  Sometimes it just takes a different colour or a different medium to get those creative juices flowing again, and to breathe new life into an item that might be feeling a little stale.
 
Here are some ideas:
Instead of always using black ink for stamping, try grey, dark brown or green.
Heat emboss in white onto a dark background.
Use your stamps as watermarks by stamping in the same colour as your cardstock.
Colour with pencils, markers, watercolours or paints.
Stamp multiple images, cut them out and piece together to build a 3D image.
Stamp directly onto patterned paper.
Stamp onto wide pieces of ribbon with oil-based inks.
Use a monochromatic colour scheme.
Colour in black and white.
Try masking.
 
 

 
YOUR TURN: Dig out a much used item and do something different with it.
Upload your creation here.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

New Release: Aussie Wreath Set

This Christmas wreath features some very well-known Australian foliage - eucalyptus leaves, flowering gumnuts and little white flannel flowers.  These plants are more familiar to Aussies at Christmastime than all the beautiful holly, mistletoe and poinsettias that grow in the northern hemisphere.
I'm going to use this image on some of the cards I send overseas to my husband's family, and I'm pretty sure some of my overseas friends will be using the image on cards they send back here to wish their Aussie mates a happy Christmas!
 
Aussie Wreath Set
 
Susan's Card
 
Renee's Card
 
Ilaria's Card
 
Gail S's Card
 
Two cards from Gail K
 
Christine's Card
 

Saturday Weekly Winners 3

Congratulations to our third group of Saturday weekly winners!
KT Fit Kitty (card 23)
Dorothy S (card 95)
Carla (card 214)
Please visit my online store to select either one full set of digital stamps or three individual images and email your choice to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.