Friday, 20 April 2012


Hi Everyone,

I don't have a post today, well not yet anyway, but I have some great news that I'd like to share with you all. I've been asked to join the team at CLP Challenge Blog, I was thrilled when Chelsea e-mailed me, I love following a good sketch and every month there is always a fantastic sketch here.

My fellow newbies are:
We join the team, who are:
There's still time to enter the current sketch Sketch #46, and it's a beauty,

here's my card that I actually entered into the challenge,

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all of their kind words about my creations, it really does mean a lot. Sandra, aka Craftynan, you weren't nagging, lol. I was brought up to be quite unassuming, in fact one of my Mam's sayings was 'Self praise is no recommendation'. I've been blogging for just over a year, and when I first found card blogland I was blown away by the talent of everyone out there, and it was only in my wildest dreams that I ever dared imagine I'd reach anywhere near the upper echelons of talent. I love making my cards, I especially love colouring, and I am grateful for the escape it has given me (those new to my blog, my story in a nutshell, my dad was admitted to hospital on December 14th last year, both my mam and dad had been a bit poorly for a while, on December 22nd they were both diagnosed with cancer, my mam died on January 3rd and my dad on the day of her funeral on January 13th).
I am so honoured, and humbled, to have been asked to join such great DT's and I've now been GDT at two great challenge blogs, 6 months ago I looked at the DT work and drooled and I am now rubbing shoulders with, as a crafty friend put it 'crafting celebs'. Sandra, I promise I'll (try) to start believing in myself.

I hope you all have a great day,


Becky xx


  1. Oh Becky. how sad but triumphant at the same time! So sorry for you loss and sorrow! Your work is one of those that truly inspired me to improve and excel! I watch from afar, as these very talented individuals & think....I'll get there one day! Til then, I too am happy in my escape! Take Care and big cyber hugs to you! Mwah!

  2. Hi Becky
    A HUMONGOUS CONGRATULATIONS on being asked to join the team at CLP, although I'm not in the least surprised that you have been asked to join them, they obviously know talent when they see it. Becky I have been in the crafting game for a long long time (more years than I care to recall) and I have made cards for magazines (in the past) when my energy was a lot more than I have nowadays, ( so I hope it doesn't make me sound like a know it all, as I can't stand them sort ) BUT I do/know/recognise talent when I see it, & you have it in bucket loads.
    As for your lovely Mam's saying, Yes I do agree with that, BUT when other's are giving you that praise take it with both hands. I bet you if your lovely Mam was still with you she would be SO very proud of your beautiful creations, & she would be heaping that praise on you.
    I think in the very near future there will be lots of other D.T.s asking you to join them, so hope you will have enough time on your hands for ALL those beautiful creations you will need to make.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  3. This is about as precious as it gets! Just melts my heart! A magnificent work of art!

  4. Dear Becky! how very sad for you to lose both parents under such dreadful circumstances. But my dear I am sure they are both looking down on you with oodles of pride and joy. Your work is amazing and very very inspirational. Many congrats on your new DT post. I'm so happy to have you as a DT friend at MM.
    Suzi x

  5. Hi Becky,
    Oh...I had no sorry to hear about your loss. I can't even begin to imagine what that would be like. Your work is truly stunning though and I'm honoured to be on the same team as you.

    Many hugz,

  6. Congratulations with your new `job`, This card and sketch are gorgeous!
    Hugs Nicolet

  7. HI Becky!!! I am so happy to play alongside with you on CLP! Yayyy! :)

    Well your creations are simply magnificent! And this card is another one of your GORGEOUS creations! I love that big bow, your beautiful colouring and those lovely flowers! STUNNING!

    I am so sorry to read about your Mom and Dad. Big Hugs to you sweetie.


  8. Well done my lovely - So so pleased for you! I am sure your Mum and Dad will be smiling as YOU become a crafting celeb ;-) xxx

  9. Hi Becky,
    Stunning card,a beautifully coloured image and pretty details
    Congrats on your news :) x

  10. Hi Becky,
    wow, this card is amazing, i love your style. I look forward to stay with you in the CLP Team :) A warm welcome.

    Wish you a fab weekend
    Hugs Dunja xx

  11. Hi Becky!!! your new card is beautyful!!!!! i like your style and i like a colour you use!!!!i like your projet and your work!!! a big kiss from Enrica

  12. Way to go Becky, of course you made it, you're magnificent, I love CLP! This card is gorgeous, I have a soft spot for neutral cards!

  13. Hello
    I am new to your blog and your story has so moved me, so much love beign sent your way x