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..

Friday, 5 October 2018

Garden Girl Marigold

Hi There...

Today, Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday is highlighting the Stamp of the Month - which this month is one of the gorgeous Flower Girls - this is Marigold.

She's available at 25% discount throughout October!

I loved colouring this gorgeous girl.. even though there isn't any pink!  Who knew I could grow to love orange??

Card Info:
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Friendly Forest
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Hair - E25/27
Flower - Y35, E07, YR18
Leaf - YG61/63
Sequins and Gems

There's also a cut-it-out die available for Marigold.

Hope I made you smile with my card today..  don't forget you can pop over to the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Page, and also to the Blog to see what my fellow teamies have come up with!

Have a good weekend...

Monday, 1 October 2018

Autumn Colours


Hi There...

Well, it's the first day of October, and that means it's challenge time at All Dressed Up.  Our theme this time is...


and as the leaves are beginning to fall and there's a chill in the air, it's very apt, don't you think?

I chose to use this fabulous image called All Wrapped Up - she's off out for a little walk and to kick up some leaves.

Card Info:
Sentiment - done on PC
Paper - Basic Grey Marakesh
Dies - Spellbinders Rectangle, MFT Trio of Flowers, Sunny Studio Leaf
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Hair - E23/25/27
Dress, Scarf, Tights, Bag and Flowers

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to see what my lovely fellow teamies have come up with to inspire.

Big hugs

Friday, 28 September 2018

It'll soon be Halloween...


Hi There...

My card today uses one of the fabulous new Oddballs from Stamping Bella's newest release..  don't you just LOVE this witch???  

Of course, witches need some colour too... so purple it was!  I used a starry embossing folder for the background (difficult to see) after I'd blended some Distress Oxide purples and sprinkled water to give texture.

Card Info:
Star Embossing Folder
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E21/11
Hair - BV23/25/29
Dress and Hat - V20/15/04 YR04
Broom - YR24/27 E57
Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord

Of course, I added some sparkle to finish!

I stamped the sentiment then cut out the words separately so I could place where I wanted..  so easy to do.

It's Bellarific Friday today so you can hop over to the blog later to see what the my fellow teamies have come up with to inspire, and then pop over to the Sistahood Facebook page to share your creations and join in the chat.  You could win $25 in Bella Bucks to spend if your card is chosen as the monthly winner...  

Have a lovely weekend...

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Tweet Dreams



Today my card is using one of the new images from All Dressed Up this month...  this one is called Tweet Dreams.

I decided to go for autumnal/fall colours this time.. as my birds are a little bit thrush-like with their colouring.  Out came my paper stash and I think I chose the right ones!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Square
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Forest Friends
Colouring - Copics
Birds - E44/43, E30/41/42
Hat YR04/24/27
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils

Hope you like my make today and that you'll drop by the All Dressed Up Facebook page for more inspiration from my fellow teamies!

I went over to Otley today as Dies to Die For were holding a pop-up shop alongside Faye's Copic Classes...  it was lovely to see Tracy and Faye again - and of course, to increase my stash with lots of goodies!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 21 September 2018



It's Friday.. and you know what that means in my world.... yes, it's a Bellarific Friday!!  

Today the Bella Babes are highlighting our Stamp of the Month - the Unicorn Stamp Set - which you can get at 25% discount throughout September.  There are four stamps in this set..  so you won't be short of magic!

I'm back firmly in pink mode today - with a touch of rainbow colouring.  Hope the pink isn't too vivid for your monitor!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stiched Scalloped Square Frame, Stitched Rainbow
Paper - Doodlebug Design Under the Sea
Colouring - Copics
Unicorn T0/1/2
Mane - RV55/66/17
Horn - G40/RV55
Rainbow Coloured Copics
MFT Cloud Edge Stencil
Distress Ink Picked Raspberry for Clouds

Hope you like my pink creation today.. I loved making it.

Don't forget to check out the Stamping Bella BLOG to see what the other Bella Babes have come up with to inspire...  and also make sure go to the Sistahood Facebook page to share your creation and enter the current challenge.  There's $25 in Bella Bucks to be won!

Now... are you going to the Dies to Die For pop up shop in Otley tomorrow?  I will be there in the morning hopefully about 11.30 ish to do some retail therapy, so if you spot me - say hello!  Please forgive me as I'm pretty useless at recognising faces so make sure I see you!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Under the Weather??

Hi Peeps...

I'm back today with more rainbow colouring... I couldn't resist colouring these umbrellas from the Clearly Besotted April Showers stamp set.  I was inspired by a card on the Clearly Besotted website when I ordered..  but I haven't used the sentiment from the set - preferring to use these cards to send to someone who is poorly..  I just thought the umbrellas were apt!

I actually fussy cut the umbrellas - but there is a die set available.

The colours I used are exactly the same as I used on the balloons card in my last post, so I'm not going to list them all again.  The sentiment was done on the PC, and the die is an MFT Stitched Rectangle.

Get Well cards are always handy to have in stock..  as I never seem to have 'the right' one when I need it.. so now I will!

I've gone all minimalist with my cards just lately..  I'm enjoying a bit of a change and getting happily into CAS mode - hope you like!

Happy Crafting...

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Rainbow Balloons!



Happy Sunday everyone..

I'm in a rainbow state of mind and have been having a little play with my Copics...  and these fabulous balloons from the Clearly Besotted Make a Wish Die Set which has been on my desk for ages waiting to be put to use!

Diecuts like these are a good way to practice blending - I used three different colours for each balloon.

Card Info:
Dies - Clearly Besotted Make a Wish (an older die set now unavailable)
MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax 1
Paper - Sunny Studio Designs
Sentiment - MFT Essential Sentiments
Colouring - Copics
Red - R24/27/46
Orange - YR04/07/18
Yellow - Y13/15/17
Green - YG03/05 G14
Turquoise - BG01/11/53
Blue B23/26/28
Violet - V01/04/06
White Gel Pen for Reflections

I'm not sure if it helps you that I put all the colours I used - but it certainly helps me when I want to use the same combo's again in the future!  Yes - my memory is THAT bad!

Hope you're all having a lovely day..


Friday, 14 September 2018

Sunny is Stylish!


Hi Peeps..

Well I saw an article on TV recently telling me how much on trend green and blue are...  so it seems I got it right with my make for our Bellarific Friday this week!

As it's our Vintage week (ie not from the current release), I chose to use this gorgeous Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish stamp.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Notebook Edge Border
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04
Hair E25/27/29
Greens - YG05/G14/G07
Blues - B23/26/28/39
Case - N0/1/3
Shading - T0/1/2/3/5

Hope you'll pop over to the BLOG today to see more wonderful inspiration - and that you'll then pop to our Sistahood FACEBOOK PAGE to share your creation and join in the monthly challenge where you could win Bella Bucks!

Hope you have a lovely weekend..

Monday, 10 September 2018



Hi Peeps...

I've been playing today - with a stamp set from the September release from My Favourite Things.  

I fell for this set when I saw the MFT DT using them in the run up to the release.. and of course was inspired by their fabulous cards.  The particular card that made me NEED this set was by Debbie Olsen - thank you Debbie for the inspiration!  I put my own twist on the design - but enjoyed using similar colours.

I decided to do a bit of 'smooshing' with Distress Inks to create the background (using Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Twisted Citron)..  then I coloured the flowers with my Copics.

Card Info:
Image - MFT Wildflowers Stamp Set
Sentiment - MFT Essential Sentiments
Die - MFT Dienamics Stitched Rectangles Stax
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - RV55/66/17, RV10/11/55, R22/30
Leaves YG05/G14
Distress Ink Smooshing - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Twisted Citron
Nuvo Drops

Hope you like my make today... I do love making 'just for fun' cards!

Hugs and Happy Crafting.. 

Friday, 7 September 2018

I Love You More than Unicorns....

Hi Lovelies...

Another Bellarific Friday has come round quickly after the excitement of the wonderful new release (have you got your order in yet?)  We have a Stamping Bella  Stamp of the Month set to highlight this time - the fabulous Set of Unicorns - which you can get at 25% discount throughout September!

I created a band of distress ink blending by taping post-it tape above and below where I wanted the ink to be..  then splashed with water before dabbing dry, to create texture.  When I peeled off the tape - I had a perfect strip of colour that the unicorns could sit in.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Set of Unicorns (fussy cut)
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax
Colouring - Copics
Unicorns - T0/1
Manes and Horns - RV63/55, V22/25/17, G17
Distress Inks -Tumbled Glass and Broken China
Enamel Dots

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other Baberoonies have come up with to inspire... and also try to pop over to our Sistahood Facebook Page - you can share your creations and join in our fabulous challenge!

Have a lovely weekend...

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Apple Cider Oddball

Hi there...

Me again.....   I'm back with my last of the sneak peeks for the exciting new release at Stamping Bella!  The wonderful new images will all be available on Wednesday this week (5th)... I have my shopping list at the ready!

My card is using one of the fabulously awesome Oddballs...  this one is Apple Cider Oddball - she's all ready for the fall/autumn with her apples in one hand and her cider jug in the other!

Card Info:
Die - Your Next Stamp Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
Paper from stash
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E07/19 YR18
Eyes W1
Coat and Boots E09/18
Scarf YG91/93/95 G99
Pot E23/13

Phew!!!  What an amazing release this is going to be, don't you think?  There's more to come from the team tomorrow and Tuesday..  so be sure to keep checking the blog and Facebook page.

Big hugs