Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Graphic 45 - Bird Song Shadow Box

Here is a little shadow box I put together using the gorgeous Bird Song papers from Graphic 45. I am completely in love with this collection, I am not sure what I love more, this range or Olde Curiosity Shoppe (they are both too gorgeous!!).

To make this project I took a small balsa wood shadow box and slowly covered it all in the Bird Song Papers. Once covered I 'Modge Podged' the whole lot to give it a nice glossy shine. I then added bronze embellishments, a bit of ink, hand folded fans and some gold rub n buff. Super happy with how this turned out.

Here are a couple of close ups and different angles, thanks for stopping by!!

~ Rebecca ~  

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Scrapbookit - Basic Grey, Soleil Collection

Happy Weekend to you all, welcome to Saturday :-)

Today I am delighted to bring you a bright and happy collection of papers from Basic Grey's Soleil collection

Our final layout challenge for this year is to scraplift a fabulous page that Mel our DT leader has designed. Please find below firstly Mel's layout and then my lift following straight after. 

I only made a few minor changes to my own layout, following Mel's to be closely the same yet a little different. I thought theses papers perfect for page one of my upcoming baby album. I have kept it no secret I am having a girl and now by showing this I am announcing her name too, I am ok with this ;-) 

Janene has set our card challenge for the month and the challenge is to create a Christmas card using lace as an embellishment. My own personal challenge was to create a card using pastel coloured based papers, could it be done? yes it can!!. Christmas cards do not necessarily need to always red and green do they? throw some colour in I say (and use only a little green or red!)

We welcome you to all join in our challenges, so please be sure to email your interpretations through to Jo at by December 14th. You can pop on over to the gallery (click here) to check out all of the entries.
I look foward to bringing you a few of my other creations using these papers early next month, until then though keep happy and creative!!
~ Rebecca ~   

Friday, November 9, 2012

Graphic 45 Bird Song - Made With Memories

It is with a big THANK you and a cheery farewell to my time on the design team with Made With Memories, many thanks Anne-Marie for your support and encouragement over the last year. It has been an absolute pleasure being part of your team. Please be sure to check out the design team call if you wish to join a fun and active team - Design Team Call LINK.

As my grand finale for the team I wanted to create a few very special projects which are now on display in the shop. I had the absolute pleasure of working with the GORGEOUS Graphic 45 Bird Song paper, what a joy it is to work with their paper. I just love Graphic 45 products, cannot seem to get enough of them!!!. 

My first OTP project was a configuration box, I used all kinds of random bits and bobs I had in my secret craft stash (don't we all have one of those?). 

I came across a small balsa wood bag in my local Spotight store, I thought it PERFECT to make another OTP project with my Bird Song paper. This was super fun to make, every thing just fell into place so perfectly. 


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Scrapbookit - Kaisercraft's Just Believe

Hi Everyone,

Wow!! what a busy month it has been for Scrapbookit, a BIG congratulations to Jo for completing the huge shop move and also a BIG hello and welcome to all who participated in our blog hop. 

In saying that I think now is a most appropriate time to announce the winner of my RAK, I am pleased to say Maree is the lucky winner. Maree please contact me on with your contact details and I will post out your goodies to you ASAP. Congratulations!!! 

My DT kit for this month contained Kaisercraft's Just Believe collection, a gorgeous collection of bold papers in rich greens, reds and other coordinating colours. To look at this paper I think most people would automatically think Christmas, this would be a fair assumption because it is mainly Christmas themed. However, Christmas themed paper can be used for many different projects, it can be very versatile. I have completed four projects (two here, two for the blog hop) this month and have used the paper for all non Christmas related items.

Below is a layout containing a photo of my grandparents, two people who will always love each other dearly. It is a little hard to see in the photo but all the flowers have been fussy cut from other sheets of paper and layered. The scalloped piece of paper has also been fussy cut from another sheet. The Thickers used were quite a bright green, to dull them down a little I inked over them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

 Products Used : Kaisercraft Just Believe Papers, Thickers (Colour - Merry), Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

 A small thank you card.......

Products Used : Kaisercraft -  Just Believe Papers and Die Cuts, Thickers (Colour - Merry), Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

Thank you all for taking the time to look, I wish you all a fabulous and extremely creative weekend.

~ Rebecca ~ 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Scrapbookit's October Blog Hop



Scrapbookit’s October Blog Hop

Thanks for joining our Design Team on our inspirational hop around to share this month’s challenges which Kerry and Janene have set for us all.
Firstly the the Layout challenge is to create a layout using Patterned Paper as your background but have lots of negative space, ( scrapping in only a ¼ of your page), to use ribbon, and to have your journaling hidden.
Secondly the card challenge is to create a card which has wings as your feature, (be it birds, butterflies, or angels, etc.)
Here are my examples, both of which have been created using Kaisercraft's  gorgeous 'Just Believe' range. 

One lucky person who follows all the blog hop rules 100% correctly will win from me this RAK (good luck!!).
So what are you waiting for? Follow the Hop over to :-
Welcome to our Guest Design Team member for this Challenge
Leave a comment, follow the blog, and answer the Blog Hop Question on every members blog then hop back over to the Scrapbookit Blog and write your answers in our comments section. (Comments will be hidden)
You could be in the running for some wonderful RAK’s from the team and if you enter the challenges you could win a Prize Pack (valued at $ 40) for your Layout, or a Card Pack (valued at $20).
Here is my question for the hop.....
How much does the Kaisercraft Tigerlily Stamp cost in the Scrapbookit store?
Happy Hopping!!!

Who wants to hop?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Scrapbookit - Everyday Eclectic

Hi Everybody, 
Welcome to the weekend, time to amp up the crafting mojo and get your craft on.

This month I was sent a wonderful design team kit full of the new Echo Park Everyday Eclectic range. This range is very cool, it can easily can go in a few different directions, from cute through to  to arty. The amount of superb stickers you get on the 12 x 12 sticker sheet is excellent, it should go without saying but I loved the letter stickers too (and as you can see even all combined together they look pretty good).

I was asked to set the challenge this month and immediately came up with the following criteria. 
  • Twine
  • Hexagons 
  • A quote
At the time I thought, yep nice one Rebecca, good challenge. I still stand by that good challenge statement, however I did not anticipate it would cause me to pause over my papers studying them for nearly an hour. I admit to struggling with getting this one started, once it began though it evolved into a fun colourful fun page. For those of you lucky enough to have a Cricut you will be very pleased to know the Accent Essentials cartridge has a choice of hexagons which you can use. 

Now the photos used were taken at the Jelly Belly Factory in California. I have always loved Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, I have never hidden this fact. It was one of my USA trip highlights to visit the factory and enjoy all the yummy samples. I have to admit as a visitor my husband and I may have been on the rather old side of the age group, none the less LOVED every minute of it.  

 I am very much looking forward to seeing all your challenge creations!!

Please e-mail them through to Jo at Scrapbookit by the 14th September. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Zeus & Zoe - Mixing it Up!

Hi Everyone, 
I am back again to share a mixed media canvas with you all. It is a modern canvas with a touch of Zeus and Zoe vintage. The Zeus and Zoe elements include buttons, laces and book text. This all combined with gel medium, pan pastels and texture paste created this interesting 3D OTP effect.

Did you know the Zeus and Zoe Etsy store is now selling Scrap FX chipboard? Yes!! all the way from my home country of Australia. You need to get your hands on some of this, it is brilliant and very versatile and comes in brilliant array of different styles. 

Have you joined our challenge yet? my super talented DT sister Jaz has set the challenge for this month.

Our challenge for July 15th: 
Create an altered project that is OTP (Off the page). You can be creative and design anything ie jewelleries, cigarboxes, mini albums, altered bottles, just anything that inspire you. Entries must be received by AUGUST 15, 2012.
Thank you for stopping by, wishing you a happy and creative week.
~ Rebecca ~ 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Scrapbookit - The Lakehouse Collection

Hello Everyone!!
Rebecca back again with my first blog upload with my new Scrapbookit DT kit. 
Thank you Mel for creating a fab sketch for us all for this months challenge. Please enter this months challenge for your chance to win. All you need to do is email your entry to by the 14th of August. 
This month I have been crafting with Kaisercraft 'The Lakehouse' collection. This collection is soft and whimsical, lots of pretty flowers and many coordinating different embellishments.

For this sketch challenge layout I used one of my wedding photos, ahhh yes this is going back nearly 11 years mind you, still have plenty of photos to scrap mind you.

Materials: Kaisercraft Lakehouse Collection, Lakehouse - Collectables, Lakehouse - Sticker Sheet, twine, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.
All of these are available from our Online Store at Scrapbookit.
Janene has set a very interesting card challenge this month. It is to use colour blocking and a stamped image or sentiment. I personally had never heard of colour blocking and was instantly intrigued, I did a quick google image search and soon go the gist of what was needed. Here is my take on the card challenge and my first attempt at colour blocking. 

Many thanks for stopping by for a look, cannot wait to see what you all create for our challenges this month. 

Be happy and creative!!

~ Bec ~

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Zeus & Zoe - Altered Box

Hi Everyone, 

I am back again to share with you an altered box I made from one of my wonderful Zeus and Zoe kits. Now I am not usually a pink kind of girl, however this kit jumped right out at me and it was love at first sight. The kit was full of wonderful and GORGEOUS items. I adore the antique brooch and the stunning Berry71Bleu ballerina tag. This box has been put together nearly entirely out of Zeus and Zoe items, all I added myself were the Tim Holtz box feet and corners.

Did you know that Marivic can make you a custom kit order? let her know your color choices and budget and she will be able to put something simply amazing together for you too. Please send her an e-mail for all custom orders.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I wish you all a happy and creative week. 


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Zeus & Zoe Inaugural Challenge!!

Our challenge for June 15th:  Create a project that includes Mixed Media. You can drag out your mists, glitter, paint, fabric, markers, inks and anything else to create something amazing. Please gather inspiration from this image when you are creating your project. You don't have to USE the image, but certainly can if that tickles your artistic spirit.

The Zeus & Zoe kits are designed to have many vintage elements and lovely new papers to inspire you. You don't have to use a kit from Zeus & Zoe to play along. Although it might help you to be inspired!
This is Mitra's project as sample..Mitra is hosting this first challenge for Zeus and Zoe.


Our Sponsor for this month, Get Creative Embellishments by Irini will provide flower packs for the winner.

Second Prize winner will get a set of keys from Zeus and Zoe Etsy.


Pls link your project using Linky tool on this sidebar Zeus and Zoe...

Our plan with our monthly challenges is to support other artists by promoting their hand make embellishments, so you are interested, please let us know!

And, a quick word about rules:

1. You are allowed to make a card, layout or altered/off the page
project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the
sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

3. You may submit as many entries as you want
and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

4. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing
along at Zeus & Zoe TOGETHER with a link back to our blog.

5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the
15th day of the month the challenge was posted.

6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the
sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the
comments section please.

Information about our Challenges:-

1. Zeus & Zoe Challenges are open to anyone,
anywhere in the world.

2. Our Design Team do their best to comment
on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning OFF
your word verification. Try it and if spam is a problem
you can always enable comment moderation.

3. Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are
chosen. One winner is chosen by our design team, who all vote for
the project they consider to be the best, while another winner is
chosen by random draw.

4. Challenge winners will always be announced within a week
of the challenge closing and winners are then required to
contact Marivic.

5. Prizes not claimed within 2 weeks of the challenge closing
will be forfeited.

6. The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in
the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage
of their blog. 

7. Merit winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post
on their blog - full bragging rights included!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Blog Hop Winner!

Wow what a fabulous blog hop, a very big thank you for all your lovely comments and thank you  to everyone who became a new follower. I truly welcome you all with open arms.  

It is time to announce the winner of the metal embellishment RAK...

The winner is Ree AKA Ann-Marie (The Rusty Horseshoe)

Ann-Marie looking forward to hearing from you very soon with your contact details, you have 1 week to claim your prize, please e-mail me your address to

Friday, June 8, 2012

Welcome to the Berry71Blue/Zeus & Zoe Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!  Isn't this exciting?!  We are having a Blog Hop at
Berry71Bleu and Zeus and Zoe, starting NOW!  This is it!!

If you have arrived from Jaz Lee's blog you need to be
hopping off to Mitra Pratt's blog next!  If you have just come
to visit and weren't aware of the Blog Hop you need to go back
to the first name on the list if you would like to join the hop!

Your first stop on the hop is the Zeus and Zoe blog HERE.
Thereafter the list is as follows :-

Marivic Clifton {Zeus & Zoe and Berry71Bleu Owner} HERE
Jaz Lee {Zeus and Zoe Designer} HERE
Rebecca AKA Bexta76 {Zeus and Zoe Designer} HERE
Mitra Pratt {Zeus & Zoe & DT Co-ordinator} HERE
Sandi Taloumis {Zeus & Zoe Designer} HERE
Jennifer Snyder {Guest Designer} HERE
Lisa Novogrodski-Lead {Alumni} HERE
Agnieszka Bellaidea {Berry71Bleu Designer & Sponsor Co-ordinator} HERE
Amanda Aveiro {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Cathy Cafun {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE 
Channa Suitella {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Helen Tilbury {Berry71Bleu Designer & DT Co-ordinator} HERE
Karola Witczak{Guest Designer Berry71Bleu}HERE
Keren Tamir {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Renea Harrison {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Vicky Varvadouka {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE

Ending up at Berry71Bleu Blog HERE.

Yup, that's 17 blogs you need to visit!  But we have certainly made it
worth your while as we have TWO GRAND PRIZES TO BE WON!
Our main prize has been donated by Zeus and Zoe & Berry71Bleu.

Click into the Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop HERE.

Click into the Berry71Bleu Etsy shop HERE.

We also have another fantastic sponsor! -
Click into the Reneabouquets Etsy shop HERE.

Renea is offering this VERY BEAUTIFUL prize pack!

we are all offering a RAK along the way too!  Here is mine!! a wonderful selection of metal embellishments.

To have a chance of winning my prize you need to comment on this post and also become a new follower!

To have a chance of winning one of the GRAND PRIZES you need
to visit EACH AND EVERY BLOG in the hop, become a follower
and leave a comment!

 When you reach Berry71Bleu at the very end of the hop you
 for a chance of winning one of the 2 main sponsored prizes!

You have FOUR FULL DAYS to hop!
Our blog ends at midnight EST on Monday 11th June 2012.
We will be announcing the winners a few days later so keep checking back
on all the blogs for the winners' announcements.
Winners have ONE WEEK ONLY to claim their prizes,
if left unclaimed we will redraw and announce new winners!

 We know our friends
in the Northern Hemisphere are wanting to enjoy the Summer so
we are making it EASY FOR YOU TO WIN in June!

We will be announcing a new challenge once the hop is over,
in the middle of June, as we have been blessed with a fantastic
new sponsor -  Wycinanka Chipboard from Poland!

Keep a look out on the Berry71Bleu blog!
Wycinanka have donated a great prize, a pack
 FULL  of amazing chipboards.

Here is a small sneak peak of my altered box project which will be unveiled later in the month. To create this box I have used a Berry71Bleu tag and heaps of wonderful Zeus and Zoe embellishments. Keep following the Zeus and Zoe blog to see this pretty project towards the end of the month. Remember that you can order your very own Zeus and Zoe custom kit from the Etsy store.