October Challenge

The October Challenge is now up and running! Create a card or paper craft project using any Beccy's Place image and upload your creation before midnight on the 31st of October (AEST). Click here for all the details on how to enter.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

October Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Granmargaret, Vicky's Place and Donna R!
You are the randomly chosen winners of the October challenge.
Please visit my online store and select either a full digital stamp set or three
individual images.  Email your choice to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.

Day 1 - Clean and Simple

Clean and simple cards are very popular amongst card makers for their simple designs and their focus on sentiments and images.  I stamped this lovely Penny Black pine cone stamp with distress ink, added a little sentiment and finished with a big white bow.

YOUR TURN: Create a clean and simple card.
Upload your creation here.

A Month of Holiday Cards

Last year's Month Of Holiday Cards was so popular that I thought we'd do it all over again this year.  Each day during November I'll post a different card idea to help kick start your holiday card making and hopefully avoid that last minute panic!

The link tool below is where you can upload all your creations during the month.  There's no limit on how many cards you create... in fact, the more the merrier!  To enter the challenge, your cards must be holiday themed and created during the month of November 2014.  All the cards submitted below will be eligible for prizes throughout the entire month, so get your cards in early!

~ ~ ~ How To Win ~ ~ ~
Daily Comments
Every day a clever, funny or inspirational comment will be chosen,
winning its author a digital image of their choice.
Weekly Winners
Every Saturday during November, I'll select three cards from the submissions below.
The card artists will win a digital stamp set of their choice.
Monthly Winners
At the end of November, five random cards will be chosen from the submissions below.  The creators of those cards will each win five sets of digital stamps.

Friday, October 31, 2014

New Release: Finn's Scarf

Introducing my new friend, Finn.
This little guy will be turning up from time to time in various situations and for a range of different occasions.  Naturally, he is most comfortable with cold weather, but even penguins have been known to go on vacation!

Creations from my design team:
Susan's Card

Renee's Card

Ilaria's Card

Christine's Card

Gail Knapton's Card

Gail Scott's Card

Thursday, October 30, 2014

November New Releases

November is all about Christmas at my place.  Although I haven't quite dragged out the decorations yet nor bought any gifts or even planned the menu... it's definitely in the air.  Actually, I've just reminded myself of all the things I still have to get done.  Oh well, at least my Christmas cards are well underway!
Stanley Claus

Finn's Hot Chocolate

Aussie Wreath Set

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

80th Birthday Card

My sister-in-law asked me to create a card for her grandmother's 80th birthday party and this is what I came up with.  Lots of pretty flowers, plenty of pink paper and a couple of lengths of pearls.

Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Almost Here...

Starts November 1st
Be Inspired ~ Share Your Creations ~ Win Prizes
Join me in November for a month of Holiday card ideas, inspiration and fun.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Release: Spirit of Christmas Set

It's no secret that poinsettias are my favourite Christmas flowers, and I know I'm not alone in loving them for seasonal projects.  Their large petals and leaves make them easy and fun to colour, plus they look great in just about any colour you choose... traditional reds and greens or more modern pinks, blues and purples.

Check out all the fantastic cards made by my designers using a range of different colouring mediums and styles.

Christine's Card

Two cards by Gail Knapton

Gail Scott's Card

Ilaria's Card

Renee's Card

Susan's Card

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mini Album - "Our Story"

I have another mini album to share with you today, not quite as involved as last month's make, but still lots of fun and achievable in a weekend.  This little album measures 6" x 6" and contains ten pages plus the front and back cover.  I used the same technique to create the cover and spine as last month, but only added half the pages and a lot less embellishing.
I started out by selecting all the papers and embellishments I thought I might use on my album.  I find it easiest to do this first so I'm not scrabbling around later looking for things that match the colour or theme of my project.

Inside the album...

Friday, October 17, 2014

New Release: Blessings of the Season

I've had a blast designing my Christmas range this year - everything from elegant vases of holly to Aussie floral wreaths... with the odd penguin or two thrown in for good measure!  I have several sets to release over the next few months, starting with this holly set titled "Blessings of the Season".

Creations from my Designers:
Susan's Card

Five cards from Gail Knapton

A tag by Renee

Ilaria's Card

Gail Scott's Card

Christine's Card

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Freebie - Frank

Original artwork by Beccy Muir, all rights reserved. Images are for personal use and must not be copied, electronically swapped, electronically shared, resold or mass produced without the express written permission of the artist.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New Release: The Great Jack Set

I love to draw and colour pumpkins, so designing images for Halloween and Thanksgiving is something I look forward to every year.  I was feeling a little nostalgic for the simpler days of childhood as I drew these images, hence the scribbly shadow lines and vintage typewriter font.
My fabulous designers have created some spectacular cards to share with you using this new set.  From rich, rustic colours with deep shadows and glowing oranges, to heavily distressed, vintage-style cards that capture the mood of the season, I'm certain you'll find something inspiring amongst these beautiful creations.
Front and inside card
by Christine Larose

Card and detail
by Ilaria Soverini

Card by
Renee Butchart

Card by
Susan Flynn

Card by
Gail Scott

Card by
Gail Knapton