Sunday, February 19, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 275 - Lift Me Up

Hi friends, a quick card for you today.  
Whenever I'm stuck for an idea, sketches are a fun way to get the creativity flowing.
Today I've made a card based on Freshly Made Sketches 275.

I've used the Lift Me Up Bundle for this card.  It's such a fun set.
The colour scheme came from the Party Animal Washi Tape.  Nice bright colours.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine's Day - its just not as big here in Australia as it is in other places like the USA where little gifts and cards are given out to lots of people, not just your spouse/partner.  I do love making little treats though - so here are some little Curvy Keepsakes boxes filled with chocolate - a perfect little gift fro a friend or co-worker.

The paper I used is the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  The 6x6 sheets are just the right size to fit the Curvy Keepsake Die.

I only recently purchased this die and I don't know why it took me so long!  Its fantastic!  The box holds itself together at the top without the need for any adhesive. The only adhesive you need is at the bottom to join the two halves of the box together. It is SO simple! Love it.

For my lovely husband, I purchased some chocolate and created a slider box to house it in.
I've used the same Sending Love DSP, paired with Real Red card stock, Silver Foil paper and the gorgeous Silver Metallic Ribbon from the Sale-a-bration brochure.


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Monday, February 6, 2017

Beautiful You with simple paper piecing

Hi friends,

Here's a simple card for you today.  Everyone is just LOVING the Beautiful You stamp set! It's so versatile. There a lots of techniques you do when you're using it - basic stamping, embossing, water colouring, paper piecing etc.

I'm also loving the gorgeous Stitched Shapes Framelits - they just add that little extra layer of texture without any extra effort.

To create this card I simply stamped the dancing girl image onto designer paper and cut out the dress and hat.  Then I stamped her onto the square, and then glued the cut-out piece over the top.  Easy-peasy!

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Adhesive tip for intricate dies

Hi friends,
I have a cool tip to share with you today!  Do you ever have problems with liquid glue squirting out form underneath your card stock when you've used a tiny bit too much?  Here's a way around that problem! :-)

Big thanks to Brian King for the card design inspiration too. I love his clean and simple style.


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February online shopping code

Did you know that when you shop online with me (and spend at least $50) you can receive bonus rewards?!

Use this code at the check-out during February to receive extras at the end of the month.

January shoppers will soon be receiving the Pun Intended stamp set and December shoppers received the Time of Year stamp set.  Who knows what it could be this month - it all depends how many people place their orders using the code :-)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sending Love

Hi friends, Sorry about the long gap between blog posts! If you follow my facebook page you'll know I'm still active and sharing stuff there, its just the poor old blog that gets bumped to the bottom of my to-do list all the time, sorry.  I wonder if anyone still checks here! hehehe

 Do you "do Valentine's Day"?? I know so many people here who really don't. I know we sure don't do it like the Americans. They send little valentines to lots of people, the kids hand them out to all their classmates etc. Here we tend to just give one card and gift to our significant other... but there's really no reason we couldn't share the love a bit more with all our friends.

I decided to make a bunch of Valentine's cards and send them in to my hubby's work. I figure it would just be something nice to do for his workmates. They can just take a lovely, handmade card home and give it to their loved one. I'm also thinking I might do up some little chocolate treats for them too. Here is the first little batch of cards I've made:

Can you believe this card has NO STAMPING!!??  Well, I did stamp on the back of the card and on the envelope, but the card itself has no stamping on the front.

Here's what I've used:

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

World Cardmaking Day

Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop! This is such a fantastic way to celebrate this event with lots of amazing inspiration for you. You are currently visiting my blog - Bec Ross in Australia and you will be visiting lots of different places in your hop today. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you see up to heaps of different projects.

The card I'm sharing with you today is actually very simple.  That's because it is part of my World Card Making Day "Card Buffet"!  My team and I are hosting an event today where our customers and friends can come over for an "all you can stamp" card buffet.  Since they may be stamping lots of cards in a short space of time, we wanted our cards to be easy but cute.

The perfect stamp set for easy and cute is Cookie Cutter Christmas!

Paired with a simple red and white colour scheme it makes for a simple Christmas card that you could make lots of quite easily.  Do you send a lot of Christmas cards? Or just a few?

The striped piece going across the card is actually washi tape from the Candy Cane Lane collection in the Holiday Catalogue.

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas
Inks: Basic Black Archival ink pad, Read Red ink pad, Basic Grey marker
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Candy Cane Lane washi tape
Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Blender Pens

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - BEC ROSS - so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

To celebrate World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up! have some amazing deals on!  You can check them out in my ONLINE SHOP.  Every order this month will be rewarded with an extra free gift since its my 10 anniversary with Stampin' Up! :-)