August Challenge

The August 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 August (AEST). Click here for all the details on how to enter.

Friday, August 1, 2014

August New Releases

Three new digital stamp sets have gone into the shop this month and are now available for purchase.  Each set comes with both black and white line drawings that you can colour yourself as well as full coloured versions of the images for quick card making or colour reference.  My wonderful designers have created a selection of fabulous cards and projects that I'll share with you during the month.
 
I designed this set with my son in mind.  He's ten years old and a gadget geek just like his Dad, which is great because these days I need help just figuring out the TV remote!
 

This is a follow on from last month's Cattitude Set.  We actually have a Dalmatian and a Labradoodle in our family so my inspiration was right here wagging their tales at me.
 

And something pretty to round out this month's collection.

July Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Charlene, Kerri and Grietje!
You are the randomly chosen winners of the July 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.
Thank you to everyone who played along last month, I hope you'll join in again for the next challenge.

August Challenge

Create a card using any Beccy's Place digital image - free or purchased - upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link below.  The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of August 2014 (AEST).
 
Your project must be created during the month of August 2014.  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 their choice of either a full set of digital stamps or three individual digital images from my online store.
 
 
Want to join the challenge but don't have a blog?  No worries!
Email a photo of your card or project to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com and I will post it on my Guest Blog and link it to the challenge for you.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Floating By...

This cute digi is from Jill Jacobsen's Seahorse Set.  I coloured it with copic markers and then added some bright papers, border punches and inking to create a funky card that my niece is going to love!
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Over The Edge

I created the base of this over the edge card with a QuicKutz nesting die.  The largest in the set cuts a shape that is close to 6" long - perfect for shaped cards.  I scored horizontally along the length and folded it in half to form the base, then secured the die cut circles over the card edge.
 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tutorial: Cascade Card - 1 piece

Today I'm going to show you a nice easy way to create a one piece Cascade card.  The other method of creating a Cascade card uses two pieces of cardstock and is a little more complicated, you can find a tutorial for it here
 
 
1.  You will need one piece of cardstock measuring 6" x 12".

2.  Starting from the left hand side, and with the cardstock in a landscape orientation (longways), score at 2", 4", 8" and 10".  Then fold in the following manner: mountain, valley, valley, mountain. 

3.  Measure and mark 2" down from the top left hand corner of your card.  Draw a line from the mark you just made to top of the 4" score line.  Now repeat on the right hand side - measure and mark 2" down from the top right hand corner of your card, then draw a line between the mark and the top of the 8" score line.

4.  Use a trimmer or a craft knife and ruler to cut along the lines.  (Keep the triangular off cuts to use as templates for decorating your card.)

5.  Fold up your card and crease each fold firmly.

6.  To decorate, use a piece of patterned paper measuring 53/4"x 33/4" for the inside of the card and four 13/4" strips of patterned paper to decorate the panels.  Take note of how the card folds as not everything that is visible when the card is folded is actually on the front.  (Use the triangular off cuts to get the correct angle on your patterned paper.)

7.  Secure a sentiment or image panel on one side of the front opening and your card is done!
 
Images and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir 2014



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Release: Summer Stanley

Stanley is off on a seaside holiday this month! 
This set includes two black and white line drawings, three sentiments, plus full colour images for quick card making. 
 
 
Carla's Card

Shirley's Card

Kati's Card

Two cards from Joyce
(Guest Designer)

Christine's Card
(Guest Designer)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dutch Fold Cards

There's been plenty of chilly winter weather here lately - even a couple of frosty mornings where the grass crunches underfoot and the birdbath gets a thin layer of ice.  Although our winters are mild in comparison to most others I still long for warm days and pretty spring flowers.  But for now I'll just have to settle for bright patterned papers and lovely floral stamps... as well as my heater cranked up to surface of the sun temperatures!
 
Stamps: SU and Flourishes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

By Jill Jacobsen

Jill Jacobsen from Shared Inspiration created this gorgeous card using my newly released Beautiful Friendship Set.  Jill has her own, brand new digi store with several cute designs.  Take some time to visit her blog and see what other wonderful creations Jill makes.
 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Release: Beautiful Friendship Set

This set is dedicated to all the wonderful friends out there... those who listen, those who care and those who are always up for a good laugh and a hot cuppa!
 
 

Carla's Card

Shirley's Card

Kati's Card

Joyce's Card
(Guest Designer)

Christine's Card
(Guest Designer)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Change Is As Good As A Holiday...

I've spent the past couple of days updating all my logos with a new colour-scheme and nice fresh images.  Sadly, this means that the link buttons that a lot of you have on your blogs will no longer work, but I've made a nice new one and my ultra-clever hubby has written some code so you too can update the link.  You'll find the new code in the left hand column of my blog.  Alternatively, you could simply save the new blog button to your computer and make a link of your own.
 
 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Interactive Card

Jill Jacobsen from Shared Inspiration, made this fabulous interactive card using the recently released Cattitude set.  The cat sits on a panel that slides back to reveal a hidden sentiment!