Friday, 22 February 2019

Curvy Girl with a Jar of Hearts


Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday time again.......  and today the Babes are using stamps from the fabulous recent release....  don't ya just love these Curvy Girls???  I know I do. This one is holding a jar full of hearts so is perfect for sending love to a friend.

I decided on a teal/turquoise colour combo this time, so my pink pens could have a little rest.. it does me good to ring the changes every now and again!

Card Info:
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow
Skin  E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E25/27/29
Dress - BG11/32/34/57
Flowers/Hearts - R27/46/39
Leaves G14 YG17
Jar C1 B60/63
Shading W0/1/3
Glitter Card

Hope you like my make for today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration, and then to the Sistahood Facebook page - we love to see you share your Stamping Bella makes!

Have a great weekend..

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Hello Spring...

 Hi Lovelies..  

Today I'm Guest Designing for the wonderful Gerda Steiner Designs..  and I've chosen to use this uber-cute bunny from the Hello Spring Stamp Set - as Spring (especially here in the UK) is just around the corner.

I used a cloud stencil and some Distress Inks to create the sky background - then used some post it tape to give a clear line so I could sponge the grass - again using Distress Inks.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - E50/51/53/55/57 R20
Butterfly R83/V05
Flower R81/83 YG17

Hope you like my make today and that you'll take a peek at the fabulous stamps available at Gerda Steiner Designs!

Big hugs

Friday, 15 February 2019

Flowers for you....

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific time of the week again...  and today we're using an image from the Stamp of the Month (Floral Forest Backdrop) collection.  I chose to use this fabbie Garden Backdrop for my make - and also incorporated one of the gorgeous new stamps - this one is Teeny Tiny Townie with Bouquet!

I coloured the image and the backdrop with Copics - I used the colour map for the peonies that lovely Elaine (Marker Geek) provides..  then after it was coloured, added a greeting on the archway using another stamp - curving it slightly to match the arch.

Card Info:
Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Square, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Sky - B0000/000
Grass - YG63/17/25/95
Ground - E31/33
Fence - N0/1/2/3
Peonies - RV11/34 R39
Bouquet Paper - G20/82
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - RV63/55 R39

I did use some Prismacolour Pencils to give depth to parts of the flowers and the folds on the girl's dress..  I like the effect that gives.

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the Bella Babes...  and that you'll also drop by our Sistahood Facebook page to share your Stamping Bella makes... and also join in the challenge fun!

Have a good (crafty) weekend all..
Big Hugs

Friday, 8 February 2019

Heidi Needs A Hug


Hi Lovelies..

I'm back again, this time with my Bellarific Friday card for Stamping Bella...  and this week we are able to use an older stamp...  which is brilliant as I have LOTS (and I mean LOTS) of Stamping Bella rubbah goodness to choose from!  

As it's nearly Valentine's Day - and also nearly Spring - I opted to use this Tiny Townie with her gorgeous chickie friends..  and decided to try colouring with my Polychromos.  Hmmm...  I don't think I've mastered the technique as yet, and know they'll get put away in the cupboard for 'another day!'  I don't seem to get them to blend well - even using Sansodor.  Any tips gratefully received!

Card Info:
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Polychromos

Please don't look too closely at the blending..  it's not so bad from a distance!

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Baberoonies have come up with to inspire...  and also to the Sistahood Facebook page... you could win Bella Bucks to spend on the website if you enter the monthly challenge!

Big hugs

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Love You To The Stars and Back


Hi Lovlies..

It's time for a fabulous new release from All Dressed Up Digital Stamps.. and my goodness... this release is awesome!  My card uses the gorgeous Stars and Back.... isn't she just sooooo gorgeous?

I masked the image, then used my Distress Oxides to blend the background - adding a strip of DP down one side with some glitter card peeking out.  I splattered the Distress Oxides with water and also white acrylic paint to create the starry background.

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Pinks - RV52/55/63/66
Silvers - C0/1/2

Hope you'll pop over the the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to see what my lovely fellow DT members have come up with to inspire...  and don't forget, we'd also love to see what you create with All Dressed Up images.

Big hugs

Monday, 4 February 2019

Couple Goals

Hi Lovelies...

Today, I'm sharing four cards that I made with the fabulous Couple Goals set from The Greeting Farm.  Of course, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, they're proving popular!

Card Info (same for all four cards)
Image and Sentiment - The Greeting Farm Couple Goals
Paper - Simple Stories Kissing Booth
Dies - MFT Pierced Circle, Uniquely Creative Stitched Scalloped Circle, 
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Girl - Hair - E21/23/25, Dress R24/27/46
Boy - Hair E41/43/44, Top B32/34, Trousers B28
Grounding - T0/1
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass.

And here's the rest:

I'm really struggling to get good photos at the moment - using all sorts of photo editing software to try to show the colours as they are when I look at the card.  Maybe it's the light..... or maybe I need to invest in some proper photography equipment!

Big hugs

Friday, 1 February 2019

Love Is....

Hi Lovelies...

I'm back now with my DT card for the new challenge at All Dressed Up where the theme is 


Of course, it's a perfect theme for February as Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  I chose to use this gorgeous 'Love Is' image for my love-themed card.  This couple are sooooo darn cute!

Card Info:
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid
Dies - MFT Scalloped Rectangle Frames
Colouring - Copics - Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20, Pinks - RV10/11/13/14, Denim - B21/23, 
T Shirt - Y15/38 YR04/14, Branch - E35/55, Leaves G14/63, Blue Sky - B000/52
Glitter card

Hope you like my make with this cute couple and that you'll join in the fun on the All Dressed Up Facebook Page.

Have a good weekend..

Look on the Bright Side!!!

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm thinking BRIGHT colours.... it's snowy outside and the sky is very gray.... but in here I'm going colourful!!!

Of course, it's Bellarific Friday and also Stamp of the Month time..  so us Bella Babes are using the Floral Forest Backdrop - which you can get with 25% discount for the whole of February!!!  We've all used it in a different way..  it's perfect to use on it's own, or to use with other images.

I decided to do a watercoloured sky after being inspired by a card I'd seen on Instagram.  Then I used Copics to colour the flowers and leaves...  in colours bright enough to cheer the day!

Card Info:
Sentiment - MFT
Flowers - R24/27/46/39, Y15/17/18/38, E99, V12/15/17/09
Leaves - G14/46, YG63/17
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, 
Abandoned Coral
White acrylic paint to splatter
Die - MFT Pierced Circle
Embossing Folder
Bakers Twine

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what my fellow Babes have come up with to inspire.  Also don't forget our Sistahood Facebook Page - you can share your makes and also you could enter the current challenge where you could win Bella Bucks to spend in the store if your entry is chosen at random... can't be bad!!

I'll be back later today with another card - my cards are a bit like buses, nothing for a few days, then a few at once!!

Big hugs

Thursday, 31 January 2019

With Love...

Hi Lovelies...

I'm sharing a card today that was made really quickly.... not a bit of colouring anywhere!

I used the fabulous With Love Shaker Die from Pretty Pink Posh... adding some 3D foam tape around the scalloped edge, then a heart shape back to create space for the shaker... adding lots of lovely sequins.  

All I did then was matt and layer some gorgeous floral paper onto some card the same colour as the shaker back..  before adhering the shaker unit onto the card.

I've just added this photo too - to show what a difference it makes using different coloured backdrops to your photo set up.  

We've not had good light here in my part of the UK today - it's been minus 3 degrees most of the day with lots of freezing fog - so I've been lucky to get a photograph at all!  I think my camera tends to over-compensate and adds too much light at times..  I'd be very interested to know what kind of set up you have, as I think it's time for me to change!


Friday, 25 January 2019


Hi Lovelies..

It's Bellarific Friday time again - these weeks come around so fast!  

Today I'm sharing a card using the gorgeous Curvy Girl Besties from the wonderful new release at Stamping Bella.  I ADORE these girls!!!  Of course, the Bestie word die was just perfect for this card - I cut it in gold mirri but it's difficult to photograph.  It looks great in real life though! 

Card Info:
Dies - Stamping Bella Bestie Word Die, MFT Stitched Rectangles
Paper - Sunny Studio Gingham Pastels
Coilouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Hair - C5/7/9 and R51/53/55/57
Dresses - BG10/11/13/15 and RV52/63/55
Flowers RV55/17
Leaves G14 YG62

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.  You could also drop by at the Sistahood Facebook Page - to share your makes with Stamping Bella images, and also you could join in the monthly challenge where you could win Bella Bucks!

Big Crafty Hugs

Wednesday, 23 January 2019



Hi Lovelies...

I'm here today to share a card using the uber-cute Birthday Chicks from MFT which I've been meaning to use for a while.......  along with the new Pretty Pink Posh Celebrate Shaker die.  They go so well together!

I coloured the chicks with my Copics, then fussy cut them.  I then die-cut two of the Celebrate Frame to make it stronger - before adding acetate and 3D foam tape along the edges.  I used lots of sequins in the shaker bit....  the more the better as always!

Card Info:
Stamps - MFT Birthday Chicks
Die - Pretty Pink Posh Celebrate, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Sunny Studio Gingham Pastels
Colouring - Copics
Chicks - Y13/15/17/18/38 YR24/04/09
R24/24, G14/YG17, B22/34

Hope you like my happy make today and will say a quick hi in the comments.

Big hugs

Friday, 18 January 2019

Lovey Gnomes.....


Hi Lovelies...

I'm back today to share my Bellarific Friday make for Stamping Bella...  and for my card I've used this cute pair of Lovey Gnomes.... well, it's Valentine's Day soon, isn't it? LOL!

As you can see, I decided to do some 'no-lines' colouring - which I don't do often, but I do love the effect when I do manage to give it a go.

Firstly though, I die-cut a heart shape from masking paper, adhered it to my card, then blended through with Distress Oxides to create the heart background - sprinkling a few drops of water to remove drops of colour - this gives interest.

I stamped the gnomes in Memento Desert Sand which gives a very pale outline.

Card Info:
Dies: MFT Heart Stax, MFT Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Set
Paper - Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow
Distress Oxides - Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber

I diecut some tiny red hearts too and adhered them randomly - so this card is definitely full of love - hope you like it.

If you'd like more Gnome inspiration, pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what my lovely fellow Babes have come up with... and don't forget there is a fabulous challenge over on the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Page, where you can also share any of your lovely Stamping Bella makes - we love to see what you create.

Happy Weekend All...

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Sparkle Wherever You Go!

Hi Lovelies...

I had a lovely fun time yesterday colouring this little unicorn munching on birthday cake... and here's the result...

The digital images of the cake and unicorn are from a set called Unicorn Birthday by Isabel Cristina Stamps - available from Etsy here.   I was inspired to use this set by lovely Tina from My Piece of Paper - who had merged these images on this stunning card.  I contacted her to make sure she didn't mind me merging similarly - and she was good enough to talk me through the layering process!  She also has a tutorial on her blog if you'd like to see how it's done. The crafting world is pretty wonderful when it comes to helping one another and sharing knowledge, isn't it??

Card Info:
Paper - Sunny Studio Designs Polka Dot Parade
Colouring - Copics
Unicorn and Cake - T0/1/2/3 Hooves C5/7
Horns - Y17/38/ YR24/09
Cake Stand - BG32/34/57
Mane, Tail and Flowers - RV52/63/55/66/17, V15/17/09, 
Y15/38, G05/14/YG17, B52/23
Grounding - C2/3/5
Glitter (lots of!)

Hope you like my make today...  I hope unicorns never go out of style as I DO love them!!

Big hugs

Friday, 11 January 2019

Harry The Stuffie Gets Happy Mail


Hi Peeps..

I'm back today with my make for this week's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella..  and I'm using one of the older images for this make - meet Harry The Stuffie - with his Happy Mail!  I do love colouring the Stuffies with curly fur - using lots of dots.. as I like the effect.  I then fussy cut him before adhering him with a foam pad to the card.  

I think this image is perfect for around Valentine's day (which, yes, is coming up soon!)  I used the Stamping Bella Mwah word die and die cut it three times to stick together before adhering to the card so the word has depth.

Card Info:
Paper - Sunny Studio
Colouring - Copics
Bear - E41/42/43/44/47/79
Envelope - T0/1
Reds - R27/46

Hope you like my make today.. don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration.... and also we'd love to see you share your fab Stamping Bella creations on our Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Page.

Big Hugs