*** Crafting and General Life from Becky and her little sidekick Dylan ***

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Loads of Challenges In One Post!!

I've made these cards over the past few days but as my time this week seems to have been consumed with being at Nursery with Dylan I've not had a chance to photograph them!
Today I was able to leave him for a few hours so I got a chance to photograph them! He's doing really well though and came home with a smiley sticker today!
Pollycraft Challenge, Sketch Saturday and Cute Card Thursday
This card covers 3 challenges, Pollycraft which is doodling, the sketch is from Sketch Saturday and Cute Card Thursday ask you to use one of your Christmas presents on your card.
I've coloured the Pollycraft Woodland Elves image with watercolours and then highlighted with pencils, I've doodles around the image and done some faux stitching in the corners. This stamp is called Serenity and was a present off Mr Becky for Christmas (he supplied the cash and I went mad with the Pollycraft goodies lol!!) I love this sketch from Sketch Saturday, at first I worried about the corners then I realised it was a circle divided into 4!! Jo runs the challenge at Sketch Saturday and she is responsible for my blog makeover!! I really recommend the Siggi Shop if you fancy a new look!
Secret Crafter and Forever Friends Challenge

There is a fabulous sketch over at the Secret Crafter Challenge and the challenge at Forever Friends is to use your favourite colour. At the moment my favourite colour is red, but I adore the mixture of red, pink and black so I added a bit of those colours too!
The bear is again coloured with watercolours and shaded with pencils. I loved using this sketch at the Secret Crafter, I will be using it again for sure!!
Just Christmas and Birthday Cards and ABC Challenge

The sketch this week at Just Christmas and birthday cards has been created by my very special friend Linda and it's a stonker! I loved using it, well done Linda!! I've combined the sketch with the ABC Challenge which is V for Violet. It's funny because Cathy sent me this image and she is on the ABC Challenge DT!! Again I've coloured the image with watercolours and highlighted with pencils (are you bored of me saying that yet?? lol!!)

Mr Becky loved this card! I was taken aback when he said as he's usually a man of few words where crafting is concerned, but then purple is his favourite colour!! And he didn't even mention Tilda having no mouth or nose which is usually his pet hate he he!!

Thanks for looking as always!!

Love Becky xx


Jill said...

wow a trio of gorgeous cards, I love your colouring, great layouts and design papers, glad to hear Dylan is enjoying nursery it does get eaiser hugs Jill xx

Crafting Joanne said...

All gorgeous cards Becky, hard to choose a favourite as love them all. My favourite for colour combo though is the first on, stunning. Your OH sounds just like mine, when I first showed him a Tilda the first thing he said was, where's her nose and mouth...lol, then said the card was nice but he found the lack of Tilda's facial features a bit off putting, so he doesn't like Tilda's..lol. Glad to hear your little one is settling in at nursery. Joanne x

Rach said...

gorgeous cards Becky..
it's funny how a lot of people have a thing about the tilda's with no nose and mouth. My daughter used to say that they looked alien..lol..but i suppose the amount of peeps that do love them outweighs the latter...lol..
hugs rachxx

Poppy said...

great cards Becky,all of them are gorgeous.

POPPET said...

Looks brilliant and love all the colours you have used, i love this stamp, thanks for joining us this time, hugs Pops x x x

Dawn said...

Wow you have been busy - love your cards - gorgeous colouring!

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Wendy said...

Looks like you've been busy Becky. Love all of them and well done to Dylan on getting a smilie sticker
Wendy x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Becky loving all your wonderful cards!
Your colouring is fabulous and your papers and detail just lovely.
Keeping my fingers crossed that Dylan gets more and more confidence at nursery.
kim x

Pascale said...

Beautiful cards my fave is the top one. I hope Dylan is settling better next week!! My second youngest goes full time nursery next week. Pascale :)

Liza said...

Fantastic cards and great colouring on all three.

Liza x

Karin said...

wow, you've been very busy.
3 Beautifull cards.
Love the colours, papers and images.
Thanks for joining the JCBC.

xoxo karin

Deb said...

fabulous cards Becky, you have been busy. Glad little one is settling in nursery!

Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge!

nessy said...

fabulous cards becky (as always)
so glad dylan is enjoying nursery ~such a big step for you both ~i know lewis has just started big school~so we have taken the next big step!! how fast our ittle boys grow!
vanessa xx

Emma said...

Fabulous cards Becky....
Thank you for joining us at Pollycraft and goodluck with all the challenges.
Lovely to hear Dylan is settled at nursery.
Emma x

Anne said...

You have been busy Becky. All gorgeous cards, difficult to make a choice as to which is 'best'. Glad Dylan is enjoying nursery. x

Jac said...

Wow a trio of gorgeous cards Becky you have been busy, love' em all such great colours and your colouring is stunning as always.

Well done to Dylan on his smilie sticker. x

Allison said...

three really cute cards, lovely

Paula said...

Glad Dylan is settling in okay, and well done on his smiley face!!Love all your cards.... Don't have a favourite... gorgeous colouring as usual!!
Had to laugh at 'Mr Beckys' opinions on Tilda.. My hubby calls them moomins...?! I don't care...i love em!!
Thanks for joining us..
Paula xx

liza said...

Beautiful cards,they are all lovely and good luck with the challenges
love n hugs

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous cards hun, such gorgious colouring on all of them, I love the woodland elf I have a thing about them at the moment. Nice of My Becky to supply funds isn't it??
Glad Fylan seems to be settling down.
Haven't watched BB yet except for the first night. but am just going to turn over now, let you know who I like
Hugs Dear
Jacqui x

Karin and Sandra said...

Wow Becky, these are gorgeous cards... can't mak up my mind which I like the best!! Great colorunig and fab papers on all of them.
Glad Dylan is settling into Nursery. Beth is due to start preschool in 8 weeks ... thats if she decides to re-learn to use the toilet!!
Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this week.
Cathy xx

Lynsey said...

You have been busy Becky! Your cards are all stunning! Thanks for joining the Pollycraft challenge. I'm glad Dylan is still getting on ok at Nusery.
Hugs Lynsey:)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Gorgeous cards Becky - hope you are feeling better this week!

Sammi said...

Wow Becky!! these cards are all GORGEOUS! Mr Becky is right about that last card! It's very fabby! :)
Well done with the first week of Sketch and Stash...I'm hoping to have a play tomorrow! :)
*hugs* Hope you are well!

debby4000 said...

WOW gorgeous cards but my favourite is the Elf one because the colouring of the image is so perfect.

Angelo said...

Your cards ar stunning!!! I love the one you made for the JCBC. Thank you for joining us this week!

Kristin :)

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the images and the colouring is fantastic. Michele x

Sue said...

Hi Becky love all these cards they are beautiful:)

Thanks for joining us at SCSC and the pollycraft challenge:)


Debbie said...

Fabulous card Becky, I love them all, great image and your colouring is gorgeous.
Have a great weekend. Debbie x

emma said...

hi Becky, wow you have been busy the last few days!
all your cards are stunning not sure which one i like most. Thanks for joining the polly craft challenge.good luck hun
love emma


Hi Becky, this card is fabulous hunny. I am pleased you joined in this weeks challenge. I love the tilda image its gorgeous, and those papers are fab. My hubby is like yours , a man of few words. He often just raises his eyes, and i know what that means - not more crafting stuff!! bless him. Love the cards before this post too, you have been very busy my friend, i am desperate to do some crafting this weekend. Nearly finished the clearing out, thank goodness!! hugs Linda x

Tanja said...

Wonderful Cards! Great work!

Thanks for joining us this week!

Hugs Tanja
(JCBC Team)

Alison said...

Well done Dylan! Becky what can I say fabulous cards as always. Love your watercolouring. Thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this week.

Joy said...

Tilda is still my favourite, I love the colours of this card xx

Annie said...

fabby cards Becky and it's good to hear your little one is enjoying nursery - you might get a little more free time! hugs, annie x

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Becky :) thanks for joining us at FF & SCSC this week :) Donna x

Happy Crafter said...

Gorgeous cards Becky love them :)
Val xxx

aardvarkpest said...

Three great card Becky you have been busy.Pop over to my blog you may just find a surpise waiting for you.


Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

Both the cards are gorgeous I love the layout used on the lilac one - thank you for joining us on abc this week x

ps must do my atc's you have reminded me - sorry

Cardmaking Galore said...

You have been really busy! love all of them especially the first one

Bubbles said...

Gorgeous cards Becky, all of them! Just can't get motivated at the moment :0(
It's nice when your OH takes an interest in your work, not that mine does too often!!
Glad Dylan is settling in at nursery, if he's like Hollie he'll have days when he can't wait to go and others when he is not so keen. She went back today with no fuss which is good.
Looking forward to your next challenge!
Joanne x

E.T said...

3 Beautifull cards! Love them ALL!

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on ABC

hugs jane x