Friday, 30 November 2018

Santa is on his way....

Hi Peeps...

A real quickie from me today because as most of you know, I've been in hospital (and maybe still am as I'm scheduling this post!) 

But I couldn't let Bellarific Friday go by without making a quick card using the fabulous Santa Sleigh Silhouette from Stamping Bella.

I masked a strip and blended some Distress Inks to give the night sky, also masking a moon.  I then stamped the sleigh in Versamark, before embossing with black glossy embossing powder.  I added lots of white gel pen dots to create the snow, after first sprinkling water over the Distress Ink background.

I'm afraid I can't remember where the sentiment is from, but I thought it was just right to finish off this quickie.

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what my lovely fellow teamies have come up with, and also to the Sistahood Facebook page to join in the fun there and share your creations - we love to see them!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Season to Sparkle

Hi There Lovelies...

Today my card is celebrating the new November release at All Dressed Up.  I'm using 'Season to Sparkle' - which is perfect for any big occasion - and obviously is right up my street as it lends itself so beautifully to pink!

I went for more muted pinks this time - rather than strong pinks - as I wanted to create a delicate image (so as not to break her cocktail glass of course!).

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle (altered to make longer)
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper - Anna Marie Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Pinks - RV00/91/93/95
Glass - B60
Shading - N0/1/3
Glitter and Sparkly Gems

Hope you like my make today - and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page to see what my lovely teamies have come up with to inspire.  We'd also love you to share what you make with All Dressed Up images - and of course, you can enter the current challenge too!

Big Hugs

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Fa La La...!


Hi Peeps...

I'm back today with a couple of CAS cards...  hopefully elegant in their style!

I used some Christmas Accents (mistletoe and holly) from the Digi Stamp Boutique - which has now sadly closed.  I coloured them with Copics and fussy cut them ready to add to my cards.

I then used an embossing folder for the main section, and mounted that onto gold mirri card with a border just showing.  The Fa La La word die is from Stamping Bella, and the Merry Christmas die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Two more in my ready to send pile!

I need to be prepared this year, as I have to go into hospital in a week or so to have a hysterectomy.  So, I'm a bit scared at the moment, and am trying to use my card-making as a distraction. I am told that I'll need to rest throughout December - they say 6 weeks recovery..  so I'm currently training my lovely man in the finer points of housework!

Big hugs

Friday, 16 November 2018



Hi Peeps...

OK.... yes it's pink!!!  Today's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella has us Babes using Edna...   she has such SASS!  Of course, she had to be pink....... and of course, she had to have lots of bling!!

I used one of the fabulous word dies from Stamping Bella too - a perfect kiss from this gorgeous girl!

I created the background using Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, sponged onto watercolour card... then sprayed with water to give the textured effect.  Then I diecut the frame, backed with the acetate, then using double sided foam tape (cut thin!), mounted it onto my background (after adding the sequins of course).

Card Info:
Stamp - Stamping Bella Meet Edna (cut it out die also available)
Frame Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Frame
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV55/66/17/19
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E21/23/25/27/29
Wings - V000/01
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry

Hope you like my make today...

Big hugs

Friday, 9 November 2018

The Penguin and The Marshmallows


Hi Peeps..

Just a quick post from me today..  I'm just here to share my Bellarific Friday card - I chose to use one of my favourite images - this is The Penguin and The Marshmallow...  I could just eat a fluffy pink marshmallow right now!

Card Info:
Dies - Stamping Bella Fa La La, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Anna Marie Designs
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV91/93/95
Yellows - Y37/38 YR04
Purples - BV04/17/29
Mug - B60/63
Shading - B60, N0/1

Hope you'll pop over to the blog to see what my wonderful Bella Babe teamies have come up with to inspire... and also make sure you join in the fun with the Sistahood at our Facebook page.

Have a good weekend...

Big hugs

Friday, 2 November 2018

Edna Loves the Ocean!

Hi Peeps..

Well I know it's not quite the time of year here in the UK for this type of card..... but hey.... Edna does what Edna WANTS to do!  She's strutting her stuff here for our Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella, where she's our Stamp of the Month for the whole of November...... you can get her with 25% discount!!  (but shhhhh - Edna gets a bit touchy if anyone says she's cheap!!)

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Anna Marie Design Dotty Pink
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Hat - E30/31/33/35
Swimming Outfit - R81/83/85/89 RV10
Wings - RV10 V000
Sunnies - T5/7/9
Grounding - E33/35
Shading - B0000/000/01
Glossy Accents for Glasses

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see what the other lovely Babes have come up with to inspire.  Make sure also to check out the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page to join in the fun!

Have a lovely weekend all...


Thursday, 1 November 2018

Little Christmas Girl

Hi Peeps...

Today my card is for the fabulous new challenge at All Dressed Up... our theme is


This little cutie is one of my favourite All Dressed Up images - she's one of the 3 Little Christmas Girls.  And as you know how much I love pink, I decided to go for a pink Christmas card.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Poppy Stamps Merry Christmas
Die - Mama Elephant Framed Tags
Background Stamp - MFT Christmas Background
(blended with Distress Oxides then stamped and heat embossed in white)
Colouring - Copics
Dress, Hat and Boots - R81/83/85/89
Skin - usual colour combo
Hair - E23
Sequins for shaker element
Glitter for Hat and Dress

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page to join in the fun!

Big hugs

Friday, 26 October 2018

Happy Halloween!


Hi Peeps...

For today's Bellarific Friday we're using stamps from the newest release..  and I've been wanting to colour this Oddball Pumpkin Pile since it landed on my desk in my last haul..  

It's just the perfect image for Halloween...  and I love the Oddball look - sort of 'couldn't be bothered to pose'!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Border
Paper - Basic Grey Indian Summer
Colouring - Copics
Pumpkins - YR04/18/14/24/27 BG96 E08/13
Shading W0/1/3/5
Leaves - YG95/63 G99 BG96

Hope you like my Halloween make today - and that you'll pop over to the blog to see the fabulous makes the lovely babes have come up with to inspire...  Don't forget also to join in the fun at the Sistahood Facebook Page - there's a monthly challenge with a Bella Bucks prize to spent at the store - but we also just love to see your Stamping Bella makes - it's fun to share!

Have a lovely weekend all..


Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The Snowman and The Robin


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card I made with a fab digi image from Lee Holland... this is Snowman with Robin. 

It's another card that I'd love to be able to show the glitter on, but I seem to be unable to get it to shine in a photograph lately... think I'm holding my mouth the wrong way! LOL!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Square
Silver Mirri Card
Colouring - Copics
Snowman and Snow - N0/1/2/3
Blues - B69/79
Reds - R24/27/46 E57
Greens G14/05/07/99
Hat - C5/7/9
Bird E35 R27
White Uni Posca Pen for falling snow

Hope you like my make today..  it's only a small 4 x 4 inch card, but I was really happy how it turned out.

Big Hugs 

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Ho Ho Ho!!


Hi Lovelies...

Well as the title says, this card is  HO HO HO type card (and you know what occasion they're for!)..  with lots of red and glitter!

I used the fabulous MFT Ho Ho Ho Die - but only used one of the shapes to create my card, colouring the letters with my Copics to give them a rounded appearance.  My Santa is from the MFT Birdie Brown Jingle All The way stamp set..  I think he has to be my favourite (shhhhhh) of the Santas I have - wow, now I feel disloyal to all my other Santas!  Crazy or what?? LOL

I used 3D foam tape to adhere both the letters and the Santa to my card.

Card Info:
Image - MFT Birdie Brown Jingle All The Way
Dies - MFT Ho Ho Ho, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics 
Reds - R24/27/46/59, E57
Blacks - C5/7/9
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Beard and Hat - C0/1/2

Hope you like my make for C*******s..  I'm generally very late making my cards, so I'm feeling really good that I have some made already!

Big hugs

Friday, 19 October 2018

My favourite flower.... Sweet Pea

Hi There...

It's Bellarific Friday time again at Stamping Bella..  this time we are using a stamp from our Stamp of the Month range - which this time is the Garden Girls.  Of course, I needed no excuse to colour up this gorgeous Sweet Pea Garden Girl..  she has to be one of my all time favourites!  I adore sweet peas when they flower in my garden, so I have a soft spot for this girlie!

I created a shaker card that she could stand in front of.... lots of sparkle and glitter in the frame as she deserves.  I think this sentiment is absolutely perfect for the image too..  

Now, I've fussy cut a second set of flower petals so I could 3D the actual flowers, but trying to get a good photo to show that is difficult.  Hope you can see from the one below..

You can also spot my rubber stamp in the photos.... such gorgeous turquoise rubber which gives an amazing quality fine image...  I have stamps over ten years old from Stamping Bella that still stamp perfectly.

Card Info:
Die - Mama Elephant Framed Tags
Paper - Bo Bunny
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E50/51/53
Greens - YG03/23/17
Pinks - RV11/32/24

Hope you like this girlie as much as I do... and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see makes from the other lovely Bella Babes... they are amazing, believe me!  Also, make sure you join in the fun on the Sistahood Facebook page... we do love to see your gorgeous creations.  You can join in the current challenge too..  you could win vouchers to spend at the store if you do!

Have a lovely weekend...


Friday, 12 October 2018

Squidgy and Teddy..

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday time again at Stamping Bella, and this time we're using images that aren't from the new release.  I love these weeks as I can spend ages deciding which to use..  that's because I have so many favourites!

But choose I had to, and I eventually went for this fabulous Squidgy and her HUGE teddy bear.  I've coloured the bear with dots, rather than solid colouring, which I think gives the effect of curly fur.  It reminds me of teddies my girls had when they were young.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Hugs word die, MFT Stitched Scalloped Border Die
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Hair - E30/31/33/35
Dress and Shoes - R81/83/85
Teddy - E41/42/43/44/47

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other Bella Babes have come up with to inspire, then make sure you go to the Sistahood Facebook Page to join in the fun.  Don't forget you can join in this month's challenge and you could win Bella Bucks to spend at the store!

Happy Crafting..

Monday, 8 October 2018

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Hi Peeps...

I'm back again with yet another Christmas card.... anyone would think it's getting close!  But when I bought these fabulous stamps from Mama Elephant, I needed to play straight away!!

I chose to create a background from Distress Inks, and splattered them with white paint, before adding a couple of snowy hillsides for Santa to fly over.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Mama Elephant Santa's Sleigh (available from Dies To Die For in the UK)
Mama Elephant Mini Messages (for SANTA on the board)
Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Die
MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame 
Colouring - Copics
Reds R24/27/46/39 E57
Puppy E43/44/47
Reindeer Dog - E30/31/33/35/37
Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot

Hope you like my Christmassy make.... and that you'll forgive me for mentioning it THIS early!! LOL!

Big hugs

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Joy Ornaments

Hi There...

As Christmas is in the shops now, I've been playing with the gorgeous Mama Elephant Joy Ornaments Stamps and Dies..  and this is the result of playtime yesterday.  

As us crafters know, reds are very difficult to photograph - so I hope you can imagine this is a deeper red in real life with less orange tones.

I did try to shade the reds to suggest that the letters were rounded..  I think I'm happy with the result.

Card Info:
Stamp and Dies - Mama Elephant Joy Ornaments
Scrap of paper from Stash
Die - MFT Rectangle (altered to make longer)
Holly from an older stamp set
Colouring - Copics
Reds - R24/27/46/39 E57
Golds - Y15/18 YR24
Gold Thread

I've got some Mama Elephant Santas coloured to play with today.. watch this space for the result!

Happy Sunday..