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

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

I've been busy!!

I thought I'd do a big catch up once a week until I have some more time to blog, that way it will enable me to return comments a little bit better :0)

My Time to Craft

So first up is this week's challenge at My Time to Craft. It was my turn to pick a theme so I made a simple sketch...

And here is the card I made using the sketch...

For this card I've used this sweet cow called 'Daisy' from Pink Gem Designs. I coloured her with Pro Markers and added some beads to look like grass (I stick these on by dropping them into a pool of glossy accents). The paper is by K & Co and the scrabble tiles are by Papermania which I've had forever!!

Dottie's World Challenge

And here is my entry for the Dottie's World Challenge, where you are asked to re-create the layout of a card you've already made...

I chose scruff in the bath tub and made this card...

This card uses one of the new downloads from the Holly and Madison collection. I thought I'd go for a textured look to go with the faux knitted paper from HOTP. The beautiful lace was a prezzie from my wonderful friend Cathy and the other bits and bobs were from my stash.

If you join in the Dottie's World challenge this week you will recieve a gorgeous and exclusive 'Holly in the USA' image from an up and coming collection!! Read all about it here!!

Pollycraft Challenge
Now onto the Pollycraft Challenge this fortnight which is PINK!! Well... this was a fairly easy one for me!!

I chose to use one of my Wilbur downloads on this card, I've used Cathy's lace again and just some really pretty things from my stash!! Dylan loved this card and said I had to make him one with Wilbur on!
I'm going to make him a card to tell him how proud we are that he's now in pants!!
Pink Gem Cards
And here are some 'just for fun' cards which I've made with the other Pink Gem stamps which I treated myself to!!

I've wanted 'Denny in Love' for ages, so I really loved making this card. I used artistic licence and coloured him blue and purple with Pro Markers and matted him onto HOTP papers and a silver ribbon and button.

Here is Mr Becky's favourite (although he doesn't like the 'random' button lol!!) Here is 'Meg Fishing' again coloured with Pro Markers and HOTP papers, sentiment is Dovecraft.

Here is 'Mimi and Jack' how cute are they!! I used a paper by K & Co, not sure about it now though hmmm... or maybe it's the flowers...

I love this cute little 'Knitting Cow' and I thought it would make a good baby card! I've had the safety pin forever so I was glad to use it up! Papers are HOTP and sentiment Lily of the Valley.

And my final Pink Gem card is this little cutie 'Little Gem's Birthday'. It's my 2nd favourite image!! When I saw it I just HAD to have it he he!! Again coloured with Pro Markers, papers and card from HOTP, sentiment from my computer, the little black gems were from a big pack I got for just a pound, I prefer to buy loose gems and stick them on with sticky dots, it works out lots cheaper than buying the Papermania ones.


Some Scrapbooking!

And just for something a bit different, here are some scrapbook layouts I did last week. I love scrapbooking and really admire the 'professionals'. I really struggle with Scrapbooking, I just can't seem to fill the space, so I decided to do some A5 scrapbooking as it's more like making a card, I just need to find some A5 albums now lol!!

Well, that's it for this week... I'll be back next Tuesday with a new round-up (hopefully with some Gorjuss cards ;0)! )

Love Becky xx


Juliet said...

I'm speechless at your productivity Becky! LOL Love the Holly card - this image really suits those colours.
Juliet xx

Alison said...

Love all your creations Becky but the Pink Gem cards are fantastic, they are on my wishlist especially gems and denny so cute. Love your layouts of Dylan he is adorable, must try a scrappage. Have a fab week honey.

Kim Piggott said...

Lordy Becky you have been craftin up a storm!
Your creations are just wonderful!
Such a gorgeous variety and wonderful designs love them!
Your scrapbook pages are adorable!
Mind you with such a beautiful subject you can't go wrong!
kim x

Bubbles said...

Wow Becky each and every card is just gorgeous! The papers, images, embellishments you add are just perfect! Your scrapbook pages are fab such cute piccies of Dylan. I agree with you, I used to do A4 pages (as I have for this weeks sketch and stash ;0)) but struggle with filling the page, so bought a couple of 8x8 albums from ebay, much easier!!!
Also wanted to say I adored the first card in the previous post, the way you shaded the images with just a pencil was beautiful!
Hope you are feeling a lot better now.
Joanne x

Elaine said...

Blimey...nowt for ages and then WOW!!! They are all super fab Becky, loving your pages of Dylan, such a cute little boy :) and great to cherish those piccies :)

Love them all :)
Elaine x

clare said...

wow..you have been a busy girl..and it all paid off..cause all these cards and your scrapbook page are gorgeous..love them all tfs clare

Riet said...

woww Becky,what a gorgeous cards en lo,l love the image en colours.

hugs Riet.xx

All Pink girl said...

O M G becky you have been busy lolxx
fabulous work ,brilliant colours ,images amd layouts ,brilliant ,hugs Dawnxx

cats whiskers said...

Becky I just cannot believe how many cards and scrapbook pages you have posted her what a busy girl you have been dear. I love them all especially the Pink Gem Cows, you have a way with the Pink Gem stamps dear and always makw them look perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

Lorraine A said...

Oh my goodness Becky, all your cards are just fabulous, your colouring is just superb !! Love the scrapbooking too, what a cute boy :-)
Will be back next Tuesday :-))
Lorraine x

Lorraine A said...

p.s You can make your own album !! ha ha If you have a bind it all you can make anythin !! :-)

crafting diva said...

Hi Becky you have been busy very busy wow each card is stunning like everyone else I love the Pink gems cards you have made, love your Blue and Purple dragon. Your scrapbook pages look really good too have to say I have never tryed scrapbooking but you are very good at it!!! Talk soon

Annie said...

wow you have been busy Becky! lots of gorgeous creations and such cute images on your cards. hugs, annie x

Louly said...

Blimmin eck girl! Can I have what you're having! You busy busy be you! All of these are simply fabulous. I love the way you've coloured Madisons hair, she looks sooo cool!
Enjoy your free image.
P.S Thank you for leaving links to the downloads, I really do appreciate it ♥♥♥

Emma said...

Blimey you have certainly been busy!! Have you left the house this wk?? Lol
All gorgeous cards, love Wilbur as your entry to the Pollycraft challenge.
Thanks for joining us and good luck.
Emma x

Poppy said...

wow how busy have you been, loads of lovely cards, gorgeous scrapbook pages.

She said...

I love your cards Becky and your Scrapbook pages are gorgeous. Well done you! xxx

Tracy said...

WOW Becky you have been so busy, all your cards are so gorgeous love all the designs but especially love the first one. The scrapbook pages look fabulous and great idea to do the smaller size, Dylan looks so sweet.
have a fab week
Tracy x

LOUISE said...

Gosh girl, you really have been busy. Hope you had lots of fun making all these gorgeous cards, can't say I have a favourite, they are all beautiful. Good job. Thanks for your lovely comment about my ATC's, I am touched. Lou x

Bev said...

Holy Moly!! You sure have been on the cardmaking rampage Becky!!! Each card is just better than the next (although the cow one has to be my all time favourite, it's absolutely delightful!)

Belinda said...

Hi Becky, Wow you have been busy here and in Simply Cards & Papercraft the published cards were gorgeous BTW well done you!!!!! Belinda x

Lynsey said...

Wow Becky, you have been so busy! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge. I love all your cards and the scrapbook pages are adorable with your little boy who looks so cute!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Janet said...

Wow Becky! You have been busy. I am loving your work especially the ones with the Pink Gem Designs lol.
Your little boy is sooooo adorable!! I am loving the Daisy Cow card. The first time I have seen her in colour. I have been itching to make a card with her myself ever since I designed her. You have done such a fabulous job with her.I don't have time to make cards with all my designs. Have more due for release this weekend and I am designing new stamps for April just now. X

Kylie...Perth, Western Australia said...

Beautiful work Becky. I am always amazed at how you get so much done, and to such a great standard. Thanks for sharing Kylie