Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Spread a Little Sparkle

Hi Lovelies...

Just dropping in to share a fun card using the gorgeous Fairy Happy Stamp Set from The Greeting Farm..  There's so many of these fabbie little fairies in this set, it's difficult to choose which to use first!  But they waited in an orderly queue in front of my Copics..  good little fairies that they are!  

I used the MFT Horizontal Snowdrifts Die for my background - blended with various shades of pink and lilac behind.  

Card info:
Stamp Set - The Greeting Farm Fairy Happy Stamp Set, Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Fairy Tale Fairy, Die - MFT Horizontal Snowdrifts, Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar, Colouring - Copics - Skin - E000/00/11, Hair E42/43/44, Dresses RV52/63/55, Glitter, Sequins and Gems 

Hope you like my make!  I'll be back later this week to join in with the wonderful new Stamping Bella Sneak Peeks...  can't wait!

Big hugs

Friday, 15 June 2018

Thinking of You....


Hi Lovelies...

Yes, it's me.... and don't adjust your monitor,  I'm using yellow!!! 

For our Bellarific Friday this time, the Babes were to use an image from the Stamp of the Month collection...  and I chose to use this gorgeous girl called 'Thinkingofyouabella' - which I thought would be perfect for a 'Miss You' type of card.

I did worry a tad about colouring this image, as there's quite a lot of shading in a larger area..  but I put on my big girl pants and with encouragement from Emily Da Bella...  went for it!

And the reason I chose yellow?  Well, my yellow Copics are probably my most juicy markers (I don't often use them!)... so I knew that they would blend well for shading.... and hey..... I'm really chuffed with the result!

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Thinkingofyouabella, Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, Paper - MFT, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04 R20, Hair - E21/23/25/27, Dress - Y15/17/18/38 YR24, Shading - T0/1/3

Hope you like my make today.  Why don't you pop over to the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page where you can share your Stamping Bella creations with all the Sistahs - and also join in our fun challenge - the theme for June is 'Flora and Fauna' - you could win fabulous Bella Bucks to spend!  Also you can pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog and see what the other fabulous Babes have come up with to inspire!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 8 June 2018

Lolly and Her Brolly

Hi Lovelies..

Yes, it's that time again......  the weeks roll by so quickly!!  It's Bellarific Friday!!  And the Babes are this time highlighting some of the stamps that are not from the current release.

I chose to use this lovely girlie - Lolly and her Brolly - as she's been very patient waiting to be coloured - so it's her turn in the spotlight!

Card Info:
Stamp and sentiment - Stamping Bella Lolly and her Brolly, Dies - Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border, Lawn Fawn Spring Showers, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04 R20, Hair E23/25/27, Pinks RV55/17/09/00, Yellows - Y15/17/18/38, Greens YG05/23, Browns E25/99, Clouds done with Distress Inks and MFT Cloud Border Stencil, Sequins

I did lots more fussy cutting on this gorgeous girlie..  I must admit I did get a little worried when I was cutting her tiny little neck and her ultra skinny legs.. but I managed it with no unplanned decapitations or amputations!

Have a good weekend, whatever you're up to...

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Best Buds... Take Two!

Hi Lovelies...

I'm just dropping by to share another card using the fabulous Paper Smooches Best Buds Clear Stamp Set that I bought recently.  This time I used the larger stamp, along with one of the smaller banner stamps.

I really love colouring this fabulous set..  it's just so easy and has given me a bit of confidence back in my colouring.

Card Info:
Stamp - Paper Smooches Best Buds Clear Stamp Set, Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border, MFT Stitched Arch Stax, Paper - MFT, Colouring - Copics, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Sequins.

I fussy cut the image - but I think there's probably a matching die - it's just I LOVE fussy cutting!! LOL!

I'll be back tomorrow with a Bellarific Friday card to share!

Hugs and Happy Crafting...

Friday, 1 June 2018

Flower Fairy Shaker

Hi Again Lovelies...

Yes... two in a row again... but two of my favourite types of images today!  This is my DT card for the All Dressed Up AS YOU LIKE IT challenge starting today on our Facebook Page..  

Of course..... you've no need to wonder - because I like it PINK!!  LOL!  And I love fairies too.....  so this combines a couple of my favourite things!

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Flower Fairy, Paper - Anna Marie Designs Dotty, Die - Stitched Scallop Frame Square, Colouring - Copics - Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20, Hair E41/43/44, Pinks R81/83/85 (favourite combo!), Wings RV00, Leaves YG17, Background B0000/000, Sequins

I created a shaker card to give this gorgeous little fairy some bling to play with while she's not on fairy duty...

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page and join in the challenge.  All  you need to do is use an All Dressed Up image to enter... AS YOU LIKE IT! lol!

Happy Crafting... 

Wish I could be there with you......


Hi Lovelies...

Today's Bellarific Friday has us Babes using this fabulous AllBoxedUpaBella...  she's our Stamp of the Month so you can get her at a wonderful 25% discount throughout the whole of June!

I decided to go with pink and turquoise... it's a combo I love using.  

Card Info:
Stamp - Stamping Bella Allboxedupabella, Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid, Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Frame Square, Colouring - Copics - Dress RV55/17, Bow RV63/52, Packing RV00, Skin E000/00/11/04 R20, Hair E41/43, Box BG45/49/11, Shading N0/1/3, Grounding C0/1/3, Glitter

The sentiment that comes with the stamp says 'I wish I could be there with you'...  so it would make a perfect card for someone who lives at a distance.

Hope you'll be joining in the new Stamping Bella challenge over on the Facebook Page (the theme is Flora and Fauna) and that you'll also pop by the Stamping Bella Blog later on today to see what the other gorgeous Babes have come up with to inspire!

Happy Weekend all...

Monday, 28 May 2018

Best Buds....


Hi Lovelies...

I've been doing a little playing with some CAS cards over the weekend - and today I'm sharing one I've made using one of the stamps from the 'Best Buds' clear stamp set from Paper Smooches.  It does my heart good sometimes to do some simple makes with not too much colouring - and very weirdly, I love fussy cutting so I'm happy even though I don't have the cut-it-out dies for this set.

I really do love Paper Smooches stamps - they are really clear and so easy to colour - and they stamp so well too.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Paper Smooches Best Buds Stamp Set, Sponging - Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Colouring - Copics - RV66/17/63, YG23/17, Stickles and Sequins

Hope you're all having a lovely bank holiday here in the UK - and if you're in the US - having a wonderful Memorial Day.

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 25 May 2018

Babette the Butterfly...


Hi Lovelies...

I'm back again with another Bellarific Friday make..  the Babes are using one of the stamps from the latest release... so I chose to use Tiny Townie Butterfly Girl  Babette!!

Now I was inspired to use some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders which have been sitting unused and unloved in the back of a drawer since I bought them a couple of years back!  I think when I got them home at that time and opened one of the lids, I got covered in mica colour powder soooo decided they were way too messy for my little world!  Anyways, lovely Jenny and I were speaking about them as she'd bought some mica powders and is creating beautiful things with them, so I decided to give them a second chance!  And WOW!!!  After watching a YouTube tutorial too, I was ready to go..... then quite thrilled with the result!  I've tried to capture the effect on these photos, but struggled to capture the vibrancy and texture.

Card Info:
Stamp - Stamping Bella Butterfly Girl BabetteDies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, MFT Scalloped Circle Frames,  Colouring - Copics for Hair and Skin - E000/00/11/04 and E23/27/29, Blues B26/29, Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders Midnight Blue and Aqua Lagoon, Prismacolour Pencils for edging of wings, Gems, Sequins

Now.... here's the fingers afterwards!

So a word of warning - use polythene gloves when playing!! hehe!  It took till the next day before I managed to scrub it all off.  Imagine - I had to go to the gym (yes I go!) with hands THAT colour!

Hope you like my make - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog today to see what the other lovely Babes have come up with..  and then why don't you join in the fab Anything Goes challenge on our Facebook Page...  as long as you use a Stamping Bella image, you'll be in with a chance of winning some fabbie Bella Bucks!

Have a great holiday weekend all...

Big hugs

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Butterfly Girl...


Hi Lovelies...

Today it's the turn of All Dressed Up for my DT card - showcasing one of the new release images for May.  This is Butterfly Girl...  she's wandering amongst a flurry of butterflies... and one is just about to land on her hand...

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Butterfly Girl Digi Image, Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Simon Says Stamp Flickering Butterflies, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04, Hair E25/27/29, Dress RV09/19, Shading B0000/000/01, Grounding T0/1

I wanted to match the deep pink of her dress with the butterflies, so put some deep pink bazzil card on the base - and used 3D foam tape to raise the front of the card to give depth.

There were four fabulous images in the May release - you can check them out HERE over on the All Dressed Up Blog.

Hope you'll pop over to our Facebook Page to check what the other lovely Design Team ladies have come up with to inspire.

Big hugs

Friday, 18 May 2018

Daisy.... Daisy... Give me your answer... do


Hi Again Lovelies...

Yes, me, for the second time today!  I dunno, nothing for ages, then two come along at once... LOL!

Now it's the turn of our Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - using a stamp from our Stamp of the Month collection - this time it's Squidgies - so I had lots of my favourites to choose from.  I decided to go with this lovely little Daisy Squidgy -she looks sooo proper standing there with her mahoosive flower ready to present it to someone..  Butter wouldn't melt looking at that face!!

Card Info:
Stamp - Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy, Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, Colouring - Copics - Dress V01/04/06/09 Hair E08/18 YR14/18 Daisy B60/63 Y15/18/38 Leaves and Grass YG03/11/23/25 Doodlebug Design Matte Sprinkles, Stickles

I was inspired by the lovely Jenny Dix to create the pattern on her dress with white gel pen - I love how it makes such a difference.  She is a very clever lady!

Hope you like lovely Daisy... and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Bella Babes have come up with - ohh and don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge on our Facebook page - what're you waiting for??  You could win Bella Bucks!!!

Have a fab weekend...  I'll no doubt be glued to the TV tomorrow to watch the Royal Wedding..  can't wait!

Big hugs



Hi Lovelies...

For my first post today (yes I have two so don't forget to come back!) - I'm sharing my DT card for the CC Designs May release...  using these fabulous Ninjas!

They come in a clear stamp set - and include also a pagoda and lantern, along with lots of fab sentiments too.

I loved colouring them, as I could be as wacky as I liked with my Copics - bringing them to life with their high kicks!  I decided to do the POW! using an older CC Designs set of Alphabet dies... just right I thought for their actions!  I used a sunray stencil for the background, with a diecut sun and some stars to finish.

Card Info:
CC Designs Ninjas Clear Stamp Set, CC Designs Ninjas Outline Dies, CC Designs Large Alphabet (now retired), MFT Sunray Stencil, Colouring - Copics - Skin - E00/11, Reds - R27/46 E57, Blues - BG53/57, Yellows Y15/17/38, Purples V20/22/25/17/09

Hope you like my Ninja make!

Happy Crafting

Friday, 11 May 2018

Claudia has a Candy!

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday time again - and this week, us Babes are using stamps that aren't from the current release.

I chose to use Claudia here.... who is holding on to the biggest bit of candy I ever saw!!  Of course, she had to be in PINK...  but I used a combo that I've not used before and has always looked a bit scary for me as it's so bright...  however, I decided to go for it!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Claudia has a Candy Rubber Stamp, Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames, Paper - MFT Sweet Celebrations, Colouring - Copics - Hair E25/27/29, Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Dress RV02/04/06/09/69, Candy RV55/63/66, Glitter, Sequins and Gems

 I put Glossy Accents over the candy - and sprinkled glitter while it was still wet to make it sparkle.

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the fabulous Baberoonies have come up with to tickle your fancy!  You could also join in the Anything Goes (provided you use a Stamping Bella image) challenge at our Facebook page... there's Bella Bucks to be won!

Have a fab weekend...

Friday, 4 May 2018

Yeeeeee Haaaaaaaaa!

Hi Again Lovelies...

Time for our Bellarific Friday makes at Stamping Bella... and this time the Babes are showcasing our Stamp of the Month which is this cute little Cowgirl Squidgy... or  you could get the Cowboy Squidgy or the Squidgy Cactus... or all three!!  They're all on offer through till the end of May!

I'm loving this little girl with her lasso - she's just waiting for her little cowboy friend (she has her eyes on) to come along before she throws and pulls him in for a smooch!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy, Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Paper - Pink Petticoat Digital Gingham, Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair YR14/18 E08/18, Hat W0/1/3, Jacket R27/46 E57, Gloves E51/53/55/57, Blues E93/97, Shading B0000/000/01, Grounding T0/1/3

Hope you like my make - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Bella Babes have come up with - there are some awesome designs I promise you!  Also - there's a brand new challenge starting on our Facebook page later today..  be sure to share your makes and join in the fun to win some fabulous Bella Bucks!

Have a lovely weekend all...

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Release time at CC Designs!


Hi Lovelies...

It's exciting times over at CC Designs - there's a brand new release available from today!  There are some fabulous stamp sets.. including some fabbie kitties, and some ninjas too..  but my very favourite has to be the Spring Pinkies set that I've featured yesterday and today..  something to do with the name, possibly???

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I've been very good and have thought 'other than' pink today though, but I have gone for one of my other favourite colours..  blue/greens.  I've kept the card very CAS - as to be quite honest, my mojo has run off on holiday and is currently sunning itself somewhere tropical...  hope it's back soon!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - CC Designs Spring Pinkies, Dies - CC Designs Spring Pinkies Outline Dies, CC Designs Baggy and Tag Die (for the stitched rectangle), Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair and Shoes E25/27/29, Dress BG45/49, White Gel Pen

There's a fab release party going on over at the CC Designs Facebook page - why don't you pop over and join in?

Happy Crafting...