Monday, December 22

Celebrate the Season

I really enjoyed creating these cards and will probably make a few more before the year comes to a close.
 

I started off by tearing some white cardstock and layering it at the bottom of the card to form snow drifts.  I used a dauber and some bright yellow ink to add the "lamp glow" directly on to the base cardstock.  At first it looked mottled and horrible but after a few minutes it dried beautiful and smooth.  Next was the stamped sentiment followed by the lamppost die cut, which was fixed to the card with double-sided foam tape to give it a bit of dimension.  I glued the ribbon bow and sprigs of pine to the lamp and finished by adding a few snowflakes with an opaque white pen.

Friday, December 19

Happy Christmas

Okay, this is the last poinsettia card for the year... I promise.
 

Wednesday, December 17

New Release: In The Christmas Garden

For my final set of digital stamps for the year I decided to combine two of my favourite Christmas images - snowmen and poinsettias. 
 

Renee's Card
 
Gail's Card
 
Ilaria's Card
 
Christine's Card
 
Susan's Card

Tuesday, December 16

Holly Sprig

My Mum bought me a packet of beautiful die cut holly sprigs the last time we went shopping.  If you look closely at the holly you can see it's layered onto gold cardstock and also has some red glitter on the berries.
 

For those who live in the Brisbane area, the holly sprig was from Calligraphic Arts at Moorooka... it's an Aladdin's Cave of treasures for card-makers!
 
(I am not affiliated with Calligraphic Arts in any way... but I do love to shop there!)

Sunday, December 14

New Release: Finn in the Snow

There's nothing quite like dancing around outside in the elements.  Whether it's rain or snow, there's a particular kind of joy that comes with being so close to nature.
 

Susan's Card
 
Ilaria's Card
 
Gail's Card
 
Renee's Card
 
Christine's Card

Saturday, December 13

Poinsettias

These cards were made from off-cuts of red and green patterned paper that's been accumulating in my scrap box over the past month or so.  I used the gorgeous Tattered Poinsettia die from Sizzix, which cuts multiple sized petals that are easy to assemble into beautiful layered flowers.  There's an embossing folder that matches it perfectly... hopefully I've been a good girl so Santa leaves one in my stocking!
 

Thursday, December 11

New Release: Winter Stanley

My favourite little bear is back... all bundled up and ready for a long walk in the snow.  This digital stamp set has Stanley all wrapped up in his striped scarf and cuddly beanie, just as the snow begins to fall.
 

Two cards from Christine
 
Three cards from Gail
 
Ilaria's Card
 
Renee's Card
 
Susan's Card

Wednesday, December 10

Freebie - Bobbie


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.

Saturday, December 6

Magic of the Season

I have a clean and simple Christmas card to share with you today using the free Stanley image I posted last month.  I coloured him with copic markers, fussy cut around the edges and then used some foam tape to secure him to the front of my embossed card.  Easy!
 

Thursday, December 4

Freebie - Jim


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.

Wednesday, December 3

The Winners - A Month of Holiday Cards

A hearty congratulations to the final five random winners of the November challenge!
 
Suze
 
Dorothy S.
 
Cora
(Card called Geborduurd)
 
Suzana
(Floare de Colt)
 
Carla Aerts
 
Please visit my online store to select five sets of digital stamps and email your choices to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, December 2

December New Releases

It's all about Christmas and winter this month!
 
In the Christmas Garden
 

Finn in the Snow


Winter Stanley
 

Check out the Beccy's Place Facebook page for January sneak peeks!

Monday, December 1

Thank You

What an amazing month it's been!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Christmas Card challenge this year, I had a fabulous time visiting blogs and looking through the wonderful cards and tags that were created.  I feel super inspired right now and have so many great ideas bouncing around in my head for next year.
 
I'm very pleased to report that all my Christmas cards went in the post box this morning... what a great feeling!  I hope you're all finishing the last of your cards too and will soon have them packaged up and ready for posting.

Comment Winner - Day 30

Congratulations Trees!
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.

What a "snoesje"! (is cutie or little darling in Dutch).Especially the robins. The snow looks very real!
Cheers, Trees