Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge #1 – 2nd entry

Bizzy Becs #1 b zHi everyone!

We were talking at my card buffet about “obsessive compulsive” behaviour – one of my stamping friends had just completed a survey on Facebook to see how obsessive compulsive she was!!! We actually decided that a good stamper had to be at least a little obsessive compulsive!!! 😉 Now … I happen to think absolutely ANYONE can stamp (truly) … BUT … I also think that there is a little bit of obsessive compulsive in all of us … particularly when we craft!!! What do you think?? ❓

Why am I telling you this??? Well … here is an example of me being a little “obsessive compulsive”!!!

Bizzy Becs #1 b

Yes … it is another entry for the Bizzy Becs #1 challenge … and I just had to do a 2nd entry because I really wasn’t happy with the first!!! Do you think that is a little OC??? So … am I happier for doing this one??? Absolutely!!! 😀 😉 I haven’t pulled my Wanted stamp set out for AGES!!! But … it is perfect for a male card!!! I have used a mask for the moon and sponged the blue and green ink around first … then added a little mustard & cocoa. After I took the mask off I stamped the horse and added a little choc chip sponging around his feet and a little more mustard sponging on the moon! I was pleased with the effect. Card recipe is listed below post! 🙂

Remember: this challenge had to have – 1. Something brown, 2. Something metal & 3. Be for your dad! Click on the challenge button to check out all the other entries!!! And … why not try one for yourself??? Bizzy Becs do accept email entries and have a special blog set up to display them! So … make sure you join in the fun!

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

Card Recipe:

  • Bizzy Becs #1 b zStamp Sets: Wanted, Family Phrases
  • Inks: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock & Paper:
    • Bashful Blue – A5 (14.8 x 21 cm) + 11.3 x 7.5 cm + 1 1/4″ square punch piece
    • Certainly Celery – 14.5 x 10.1 cm + 8.3 x 5.4 cm
    • Whisper White – 6 x 5 cm + 1″ square
    • Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP – 14.1 x 9.7 cm + 11 x 7 cm
  • Accents: Certainly Celery Ribbon Originals (ret. SU!), Antique Brass Brads, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware Clip
  • Tools: Sponge Daubers, Horizontal Slot Punch, 1/2″ circle punch, Paper Piercer & Mat


  1. Regina says:

    This is GORGEOUS!!! How clever to use that sponging technique!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Regina! It is really easy!!! You should try it!!! xxx


  2. Fantastic,love the effect you have created….a fabulous job with the challenge!!!…….your other card is also fabulous!! Thanks for entering our first challenge again…lol…and hope to see you at Creatalicious next month!!
    Hugs xx
    Andrea adds: LOL … thanks Cheryl … just wasn’t really satisfied with the first … but I guess it was ok. This is much more satisfying … and yes … I will be there!!! xxx


  3. Jan says:

    Hi Andrea…this is great..glad you feel happier with Cheryl said your first one was great too…but I know how you feel if yo’re just not quite satisfied!!!..thanks for joining us at Creatalicious..again!!!! lol..
    Andrea adds: Thanks for checking out my entry … and for your encouragement! It’s always nice to have new blog friends stop by! 🙂


  4. Abby says:

    I really love your card…so serene and yet just the right touch of masculine. Thanks so much for joining us on our first challenge and hope to see you at next month’s…Abby:)
    Andrea adds: I had fun doing the challenge … even if it took 2 tries to be happy!!! 😀 I will be back next month! xx


  5. Bec says:

    This is Fabulous.. Thanks for joining us on our first challenge.. Bec
    Andrea adds: Thanks Bec … I enjoyed playing! Will be back again! 😀


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