Scrap Around The World April Challenge

Hi Everyone, here today with a quick share on my take of the 'Scrap Around the World' April challenge.  I just found this mood board to be so inspiring, mainly because I LOVE the sea/ocean and all to do with it so couldn't help playing along!

I decided on this picture of my boy taken on our travels a couple of years ago by a friend Tiff Firth of Tiff Firth Photography.  She caught the cheeky in my boy so well this day with sand on his hands and his wind tossed hair.  I love natural pics of my boys and this one was no exception.

Products Used:
Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A
Core-dinations cardstock smooth white
Prima Marketing 'Sea Shore' Collection pattern papers & stickers
Prima Marketing Watercolour Pencils
Prima Marketing 'Say it in Crystals' rhinestones
Prima Marketing Something Blue 2 'Note to self' stamps
Prima Marketing stencil Arrow Heads
Prima Marketing micro beads in gold
Prima Marketing art basics modeling paste
Dusty Attic barbed wire chipboard
Tattered Angels Glimmermist in Coffee Shop
Distress Re-inker - Walnut Stain 
Hessian (Burlap)

Yes we might have picked up some new Prima products at the recent expo... I REALLY miss having a local shop to go down to and touch and feel the products.

Here is this month's Challenge (click on the pic to get more information and see the talented team's inspiration for this challenge)  

There are lots of inspirational elements from this mood board in my page.  The natural wood, wire, rope, blue water and also various sea elements from the pattern papers I used.

Here are some more pics for you to get up and close with the page :D

I hope you enjoyed my take on this month's challenge determined to not be the last entry this month!!

xxxBeck BT

I love to travel around teaching, meeting new people and inspiring along the way.  I am so excited to be the Guest Artist at this year's Scrapbook and Papercraft expo in Brisbane this year.
Head HERE for all the details of my classes, and here is a sneak of the projects we will be created in the the 3 different classes I'll be teaching each of the three days.  Book into all three classes before 11:59pm Thursday April 30 and go into the draw to win a set of the dies I'll be using in the classes!
for more details and bigger pics of the sneak pictures head HERE 
to go directly to the expo site to book in click HERE

Creative Cards with Ruby Rock-it

Hi Everyone here again today to share with you some fun I had with vellum and one of the new Bella fundamentals Wedding ranges. These wedding ranges are just so versatile!

I didn't actually make even one wedding card!

For this first card I embossed the vellum and then passed a distress ink pad over the top picking up the embossed design and adding a soft pink feel to the embossed vellum

This next card I created a softer background using the Spellbinders 'Pierced Squares' die set I added some stitching lines ( a little hard to see) as an inner border.  I then used the lovely 'Rustic Charm' paper collection to make lots of bunting in different shapes.  Finished off with a die cut and coloured butterfly, some cream twine and of course some of the matching 'Rustic Charm' Droplets!  

This last card I added some torn strips of vellum to the die cut base of pink.  I love the white edge tearing vellum creates.

Products Used:

Bella Fundamentals Krafty Goodness Paperz
Bella Fundamentals Clear Stamps - Sentiments
Bella Fundamentals Clear Stamps - Birthday
Ruby Rockit - Get Hitched droplets
Bella Fundamentals - Vellum A4 Sheets
Bella Fundamentals - Cardmaking cardstock 20pk

Partner Product:
Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A die set
Spellbinders Labels 1 die set

I hope you enjoyed my share today with a look at different ways you can use the beautiful Bella Fundamentals vellum to create come beautiful creative cards.

Happy Crafting!


Scrapbooking Memories and Chameleon Color Tones Pens giveaway!

Hi there crafty peeps!  I hope you are all having a fantastic week.  The weather is starting to get colder here, not really my favourite time of year Winter, so I'm dreading the months ahead!

I have been VERY busy with the magazines and lots of my published work is coming out.  One very special article is my new 'Out of the Box' feature where I have a play with mostly new on the market products sharing a little about them as well as some ideas on how they can be used both obviously as well as in some 'out of the box' ways.  This month's article is on Chameleon Color Tones pens.

These pens are so much fun!!

In the first layout I used the pens on the Chipboard Butterflies.
I'd also like to give a little credit to one very talented lady Kim Ewins as it was here that inspired me to layer my strips of paper in the way I have.  she does it all the time and I just knew it was a perfect accent for my layout.  In the second page I used them to make some die cuts come to life.

These pens are versatile alcohol pens reasonable still new on the market.  Chameleon Color Tones have been generous already providing me with a full set of these wonderful markers, so rather than just keep the set I received from Scrapbooking Memories for the Article, I spoke with the Editor about doing giveaway of them!  YES!! You can win these!!

Over the month that his magazine is on the shelves in store you can leave a comment with how you would love to use the pens on your projects now you have read my article.  I would also love some more blog followers, so if you would like to follow my blog to keep up to date with more inspiration as well as where I might be teaching, just click on the 'follow' button top right of my blog.

I share more ideas for using these pens on your scrapbooking pages in the article, so make sure you pick up a copy of the latest Scrapbooking Memories Magazine at a Newsagent, Supermarket or Scrapbooking store near you!

I hope you like my share today and are inspired to have a go with these pens yourself!

Entries Close Midnight on 25th May 2015 Australian Eastern Standard time and only open to Australian Residence.  Winner will be chosen random.

Happy Crafting!
xxxBeck BT

I love to travel around teaching, meeting new people and inspiring along the way.  I am so excited to be the Guest Artist at this year's Scrapbook and Papercraft expo in Brisbane this year.
Head HERE for all the details of my classes, and here is a sneak of the projects we will be created in the the 3 different classes I'll be teaching each of the three days.

Sweet Baby card

Hi Everyone, I thought I would pop in today with a quick post sharing a cute baby girl card I made.

New babies are so precious and I really wanted that reflected in the card.   I also wanted it to have a little bit of a modern feel but still be very pretty in its feel.

I am still loving gold at the moment as a beautiful accent.  Too much gold can look a bit overdone, but a beautiful accent of gold looks OH SO elegant!

Product list:
Bazzill Cardshoppe Cardstock in Cotton Candy, Sour Lemon, Marshmallow and Robin's Egg
Bazzill foil gold cardstock
D'lish Scraps flowers
Kaisercraft collectables and flowers
Lawn Fawn sequins


To create the card I simply layered the different colour cardstocks for the base, added the embossed white cardstock and then topped with a few die cuts along with the 'Baby Girl' ribbon banner.  Finishing it off was so easy with those adorable yellow sequin flowers and my favourite fine twine! 

Challenge Entries:

I thought I would play along with some challenges this month so I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Come and Get it Challenges - The challenge is things that start with 'B'  - Baby for my card today
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges - Springtime flowers - LOVE these D'Lish flowers on my card
Simply Create Too Challenge - No Digis or stamped images - My sentiment came from a Kaisercraft 
Collectable piece
Stampotique Designers Challenge - SCD191 - Circles - I have a total of 5 on my card... can you see them all?
Quick Quotes Blog - Celebrate - Births are so sweet to celebrate!
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Anything goes!  I can't believe how many 'Anythng goes' challenges there are out there and I love the idea giving many an opportunity to share their latest creation with larger audiences!  

I hope you enjoyed my share today.

Happy Crafting!
xxx Beck BT

Hi Everyone, Beck here with a Monday's Blues post, for those days when we might struggle to get started it's good to go and look for some inspiration and what better than on the internet.  There are many challenge blogs out there and this month I have taken my inspiration from an Australian Scrapbooking Challenge blog called White with 1.  Essentially they choose a colour each month that needs to be teamed up with white for the Scrapbooking pages submitted.  Although the site is for Scrapbooking pages I have decided to adapt it for a card today.

Click on the above picture to be taken to the site for more information on the challenge.

Products Used:

Bella Fundamentals Fusion floral paper UI79
Ruby Rock-it Country Cookin Droplets
Bella Fundamentals florals in white

Partner Product:
Spellbinders S4-414 Captivating Squares

The flowers and droplets were the perfect finish off for my card.

I hope I have given you a new idea for finding inspiration for your projects, and to think a little outside the square, just because a site might be offering inspiration for a certain type of project, it doesn't mean you can't adapt it to the type of project you might enjoy more.

Happy Crafting!


Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo bookings open

I am SO excited to be the Guest Artist this year at Australia's largest Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in Brisbane in June this year!  It is going to be one amazing event this year!!

I have the honor of teaching 3 wonderful classes full of techniques, tips and know how along with loads of design tips to help you long after you leave the class room!  The kits are jam packed and we will be having lots of fun!

BOOKINGS ARE OPEN in 1 hour from this post going live!! 

SESSION 1: 9:30 - 11:30am
Watercolour Mixed Media page 
All ability levels welcome

Who said plain cardstock layouts had to be boring? See the fun you can have with watercolours in this gender neutral, vibrant page which can be created with a softer palette as well, the choice is yours! In this class you will learn tips and ideas for creating pages without using pattern papers! Instead use stamps, stencils, die cuts and embellishments along with liquid mediums as you create a fun watercolour, mixed media page. Beck will share tips for layout design, how to use the right product for the right job as well as layering techniques that create lots of interest and detail to your pages without breaking the bank. This class is so much fun, you just need to bring along your willingness to have fun and learn!  

SESSION 2: 12noon – 2pm   
Mixed Media technique layout 
All levels welcome​

Creating mixed media backgrounds is so much fun, but when you are just starting out, and learning the why behind what works together for stunning results, it can be a challenge. In this class you will learn tips for the right mediums to go together while creating a stunning page full of interest, dimension and detail.  Come and learn background layering techniques while using sprays, gold leaf, stencils and stamps as well as other fun products. This class is so much fun you just to bring along your willingness to have fun and learn!Kit includes: Extra thick cardstock, patterned paper, Paperclay, flowers, die cuts, twine, mini mister, texture stamp, gold leaf, flower sequins and cotton. There will be lots of shared product to ensure you aren’t waiting too long, which will include DecoArt media shimmer misters and colour misters, The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils, DecoArt media modelling paste, Walnut Ink Distress Stain.

SESSION 2: 12noon – 2pm   
Gelatos mixed media inspirational reverse canvas 
All levels welcome

​In this class you will make a Canvas or Reverse canvas, the choice is yours. The reverse canvas is perfect for those travelling in for the expo or those wanting to give the canvas as a gift, as all of the extra dimension will be within the back of the canvas protecting the design. In the class, you will have fun with using gelatos on the canvas, learning some different uses for this versatile product along the way. By using stencils, Tinby Designs Metallic Melts, Spellbinders die cuts in metal and paper, sprays, gelatos, DecoArt media Modelling paste stamps and more, you will create a beautiful inspiring work of art perfect for any room. Come along with some strong liquid glue and have some fun! 

I am also running some GIVEAWAYS linked to my classes.  For those that book into all 3 classes before 30th April they will go into the draw to win a full set of ALL the dies used in the 3 classes!!  Also if you share my post on my Facebook page and leave a comment that you 'shared' it you will ALSO go into the draw to win one of the dies used (3 of these on offer)  

You can find the post HERE

I hope to see some of my wonderful followers there, so even if you don't book into my classes, please stop by the Classroom 2 and say hi!!  

Stay tuned too for some posts on all the lovely work I have had featured in some of the wonderful publications out at the moment, including some cover features!  Can't wait to share what I have been up to!!

Happy Creating

PaperArts Tarts - Melbourne Paperific Expo class bookings open

Melbourne Paperific Expo is just a couple of weeks away and boy it is going to be fun.  This event is going to be a little different with the opportunity to stay and crop all day as well as do classes (some by me - shared below) and shop shop shop!  All three wonderful things to do with our craft all under one roof and over 3 days!

The event is held at the Melbourne Showgrounds April 17-19.

I am going to be teaching two fun classed each day of the event.

Class One - Mixed Media with sprays:

I will take you through creating a beautiful and detailed background full of lots of fun techniques. Come and learn background layering techniques while using sprays, paints, stencils and stamps as well as other fun products for some fun and striking effects!  I will also cover lots of tips for mixed media projects, most importantly what mediums can be layered with others for the best results.  If you are wanting to learn more about mixed media come along!  And for the card makers out there I am going to show you how the same background technique and design can be adapted to create 3 beautiful cards.  

I will be taking you though creating a front or reverse canvas, the choice is yours! I will share a simple technique for adding fun textured backgrounds for your altered projects/canvases/cards or scrapbook pages. Warning… you might get addicted to all things messy!

You can find all the details and book in HERE

I would also like to offer a big thank you to my sponsor for this event:
We will be having some fun giveaways with regard to Spellbinders dies used for the creations of the projects I will be teaching.

As always bookings are limited and classes sold out at the last event, so please get your bookings in to avoid disappointment.  Can't wait to see you all there!!