Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge #1

Hi everyone!

I have finally found time to do the BRAND NEW Bizzy Becs Creatacilious Challenges FIRST CHALLENGE!!! But … to be honest … I’m not sure that I like it all that much???  Here is the challenge …

Well it is Fathers Day next month in Australia so we want you to make something for dad, it can be anything and it does not have to be specifically for Father’s Day…….you just need to include the colour brown and some metal on your creation.

You can click on the button to link back to the Bizzy Becs blog … where you will find some lovely ideas and inspiration for this challenge.

unchartered territory

So … I actually thought … FAB … I can get one of my Father’s Day cards done … in advance! That is always a good thing!!! And … I had a brand new male stamp set from the New Spring Mini Catty … so you would think it would all come together nicely??? But … no … sometimes the MOJO just isn’t flowing … but … I thought I would be brave and show you anyway!!! 😀

Bizzy Becs #1

You can see I have the 3 requirements … something for Dad … something brown … something metal! 😀 I am keen to try the sample in the mini catalogue using this set. But … I need to order the BRAND NEW WHITE STAZON … before I can do that one … so this was my first attempt with this set. I REALLY like the set … but I think it will have to settle in a bit … before I really get comfortable and get some inspiration on different ways to use it! Here are the card details …

Card Recipe:

  • Bizzy Becs #1 zStamp Sets: Unchartered Terriroty, All Year Cheer II
  • Inks: Basic Brown stamp pad; Markers: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue
  • Cardstock & Papers:
    • Whisper White – A5 (14.8 x 21 cm) + scrap for phrase
    • Creamy Caramel – 3.5 x 10.5 cm + scrap for corner
    • Bashful Blue – 14.8 x 2 cm + scrap for corner

  • Accents: SU! Twine, Hodgepodge Hardware frame/brads/clip
  • Tools: Corner Punch, 2mm handheld circle punch
  • Extra Details:
    • DAD – I used the “D & A” from the Happy Father’s Day stamp … and inked the DA … then the D with markers to create the word “DAD” – using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up straight
    • The waves on the Bashful Blue strip were done using markers direct to stamp to just ink the waves. Then I laid the BB card against the main image on the white card … so I could line up the waves directly beneath the cliffs and the boat. (Does that make sense??? 😉
    • The images were coloured in with markers … using the paler colours to fill in the image and the darker colours for accents & hightllights.
    • I think you can kinda see in the zoomed pic that I have used double dimensionals to attach the two strips of coloured card. I wanted to lift them right off the main image … and it worked quite well. (Double dimensionals – a dimensional stuck on a dimensional to give double the height!)

I hope you give the BRAND NEW Bizzy Becs Challenges a try. Send me a pic if you would like to share your creation! Oh … and thanks everyone for your comments over the last two days! Wow! I was so touched to see so many when I logged on tonight! I LOOOOOVVVVEEEE getting comments and feedback. I have had such a busy week with hardly any time for blogging … so I am just about to check all those lovely comments and attach a response to each! Thanks again for all your encouragement and support!!  The boys had a VERY WET day at the snow today!!! 😦 81mm rain!!! So … they only lasted a few hours before heading back to the lodge to dry off, play cards & chill out!!! Hopefully tomorrow will be a magic day for them all??? Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2009. Artwork by Andrea Lowcock.


  1. Lisa Foster says:

    Andrea! This is such a lovely card! Such a peaceful scene! Fab LO too! Hugs, Lisa
    Andrea adds: Thanks Lisa … it is rather peaceful! 😀


  2. Regina says:

    What an amazing scene! Fantastic idea as those men cards are always so difficult.
    Andrea adds: Hi again, Regina! Yes … that’s why I decided to buy this set … men’s cards … always difficult!!! xxx


  3. Bec says:

    This is Fabulous.. Thanks for joining us on our first challenge.. Bec
    Andrea adds: Thanks Bec … it’s ok, I guess … just not so happy with this one … might try the challenge again??? Just need to find some more time! 😀 I am looking forward to participating each month!


  4. This is fabulous,love your image and design and a fantastic job with the challenge!!! Thanks for entering our first challenge and hope to see you at Creatalicious again next month!!
    Hugs xx
    Andrea adds: Thanks so much for all your kind encouragement, Cheryl. I am planning to play along each month … and am looking forward to the next challenge! xx


  5. Abby says:

    I really really love your card…so serene. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge and hope to see you at next month’s challenge..Hugs from Abby:)
    Andrea adds: Thanks Abby … it was so nice of you to visit.


  6. Andrea says:

    Hi Andrea
    This is such an elegant, card. It’s a lovely image & love your colour combo. Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges this month.
    Andie xx
    Andrea adds: Thanks Andie! So nice to have you visit! Thanks for the feedback! xx


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