Sunday, 16 June 2019



Hi Lovelies...

There's a little bit of exciting news to share today, as All Dressed Up have a new range of clear stamps - so if you've loved the digital images, but don't have printing facilities, you can now get some of the images in stamp form from Crafteezee in the UK.  I'm sharing a card I made with the gorgeous What To Wear stamp - and I decided to go with a shaker as this little lady cried out for some fabulous bling!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, MFT Stitched Scalloped Square Frame, 
Spellbinders Square, Whimsy Stamps Celebrate Word Die
Distress Oxides
Perfect Pearls
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/00/04 R20
Hair and Tights C3/5/7
Dress RV52/63/55/17

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then created a distress oxide smooshed background, sprayed with Perfect Pearls to give extra shine.  I diecut the front panel and added the scalloped frame, before adhering clear acetate behind to create the shaker window.  Lots of double sided tape later, I added lots of glittery sequins to the shaker frame, added the coloured image on foam pads, then finished off with a diecut 'Celebrate' sentiment.  

Hope you like my make today..

Friday, 14 June 2019

I'm soooooo sorry!


Hi Lovelies...

Well it's been a busy week for me, but quiet on my blog - there's going to be lots to look forward to in the coming weeks though... things I've been busy creating!

For today's Bellarific Friday make at Stamping Bella, we're using images not from the current release..  and this little Gigi the Giraffe has been giving me the sad eye from my shelves - desperate to be coloured up.... so today's her day!  Isn't she just soooo adorable???

Card Info:
Paper - MFT Dots and Stripes Sorbet
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges 2
Colouring - Copics
Giraffe - Y13/15/17/21/23/32 YR21/23/24/31 E29
Flowers - BV01/04 RV52/63/55
Leaves - YG23/25/17
Pot E99/44
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils

Hope you like my make today and that it's brightened your day.  It's STILL raining here in the UK - that's nearly two weeks of rain we've had - so we need a bit of cheering up!  Surely we'll get some June sunshine soon!!

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other Babes have come up with to inspire - and also check out the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page to share and chat all things Bella related!

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

Friday, 7 June 2019

Summer Days... (I wish!)


Hi Again..

I've got another card to share today - this time it's the turn of All Dressed Up Digital Stamps where Wendy has some fabulous new designs for the June release.

I have coloured and fussy cut this gorgeous girlie who is about to stretch out by the pool to top up her tan.

Card Info:
Sentiment - MFT Little Letters
Paper - MFT Party Patterns
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Clothes, Sunspecs and Basket - RV52/63/55/17
Basket goodies - Y21 N1 YG23
White Gel Pen
Glossy Accents for Sunspecs

I wish we had some sun where we live - it's rained most of the week - and is set to do more over the weekend.  It's cooler with it - not exactly summer weather!  Still, it's good for the gardens so they say...

Happy weekend, whatever you're up to...

Edna Loves to Sweep


Hi Peeps...

It's another Bellarific Friday (yayy!!) and this time we're focusing on our Stamp of the Month - which is the fabulous Edna Loves to Sweep!  She has got to be one of my all time favourite stamps so I had no trouble colouring her up again.

You can get this wonderful stamp for 25% discount throughout June from Stamping Bella - but shhhhhh don't tell her she's cheap! LOL!

I coloured and fussy cut her - then adhered her with foam pads onto my card after adding the sentiment circle.

Card Info:
Die - Uniquely Creative Stitched Scalloped Circles
Paper - Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - C3/5/7/9
Dress - V20/22/25/17
Apron N0/1
Duster V0000 RV52/63/55

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see the gorgeousness my fellow DT Babes have come up with to inspire.... and also to the Sistahood Facebook page to enjoy all things Bella related!


Monday, 3 June 2019

Fabulous Flamingos

Hi Lovelies..

Yes, I've been at the pink pens and paper again - this time colouring some gorgeous flamingos from Sunny Studio Designs that I bought recently.  Aren't they just the cutest???

After colouring, I did lots of fussy cutting of the birds and the leaves etc which come in the set - but I think there are dies available if you need them.  There are lots of perfect sentiments in the set also..  I used a couple that I thought were apt!

Card Info:
Images and Sentiment - Sunny Studio Designs Fabulous Flamingos
Paper - Sunny Studio Design Polka Dot Print
Dies - MFT Stitched Scalloped Circle Frame, Tonic Scalloped Square
Lawn Fawn Cloud
Colouring - Copics
Flamingos - RV10/11/13/32/34
Leaves - YG23/17/63 G99
Watermelon - RV52/55
Pineapple - YR23/24/27
Background - Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass and Broken China

Hope you like my Flamingo make today as much as I enjoyed creating it...

Big hugs

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Daddy's Little Helper


Hi Lovelies..

Today, my DT card is for the brand new challenge over at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps...  our theme this time is...


Now, as you know, my male themed cards are few and far between, but I pulled up my big girl pants and chose Daddy's Little Helper to colour.

I created a little scene, then masked the image before using Distress Inks for the stenciled cloudy background.

Card Info:
Sentiment - done on PC
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Square Frame
Paper - MFT Gingham
Stencil - MFT Clouds
Colouring - Copics - Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20 - Hat and Wellies - Y13/15/17/38 YR24 - Dungarees - B21/23/24 - Reds - R24/27/46/39 - Sand - E33/34/35 - Dog - T1/3/5/7 - Bird E23/25
Distress Inks

Guess what?  I ENJOYED making this male themed card!!!  Hope you like it too.  If you pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page you'll be able to see more fabulous male themed inspiration, then we'd love to see you join in using an All Dressed Up image.


Friday, 31 May 2019

Curvy Girl Gardener


Hi there lovelies..

Yes, it's time for a Bellarific Friday make - and we're using stamps from the current release this time..  so I chose to use the gorgeous Curvy Girl Gardener.  I love all of the Curvy Girls...  each and every one has something special!

  I coloured and fussy cut this girl with her fabulous dungarees and arms full of plants...  then did a blended Distress Oxide background to use behind the lattice die cut.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Gardener
Die - Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Lattice 
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55/57
Jeans - B21/23/24/26/41
Flowers RV63/55/66/09
Leaves - YG25/17
Watering Can and Trowel - C1/3/5
Pot E33/35
Distress Oxide Inks
Sequins and Gems

Hope you like my make today - I'm going to send it to a special person who loves to garden.

Why don't you pop over to the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page to join in the Bella fun - and also check out the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the fabulous Babes!

Have a lovely weekend...

Monday, 27 May 2019

Cosmo Flower Frame


Hi Lovelies..

A relatively simple card from me today.... I say simple, but it's taken me weeks to get it just how I wanted it!  One of those that you do a bit of, then don't like it, then do it again, then are unsure, then redesign.....   you know the type?

The die is from Simon Says Stamp - and it was a struggle to get to cut in my machines... that was the first problem with lots of diecuts ending in the bin! I ended up using thin card and layering the cuts together.  

Then I decided to water-colour a background.  Suffice to say THAT went in the bin too!!  I decided to get back to my Distress Oxide blending for the background - I was happier with the result.

Card Info:
Dies - Simon Says Stamp Cosmo Flower Frame, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Square.
MFT Essential Sentiments - white embossed
Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves, Dried Marigold

Hope you like my make today..  despite the lengthy time it took me, I was really happy with the result!


Friday, 24 May 2019

Curvy Girl with a Newborn - Pastels


Hi Lovelies...

For today's Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella, we have a Colour Inspiration theme...  and these are the colours we were to use..

Image may contain: dessert and food

I love pastels so I was in my element using these!

I decided to sponge through a stencil with these gorgeous Distress Oxide colours, then I diecut the word 'baby' - giving the word extra depth by adhering three layers together before replacing in the diecut spaces.  I then fussy cut the Curvy Girl image before using foam pads to adhere her to the card.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, Altenew Large Alphabet
Stencil - MFT Basic Shapes Circle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E40/41/43/44
Dress - RV10/11/13
Flower - BV01 V25
Baby -T1

Hope you like my make today!

There's some fabulous exciting news over at Stamping Bella too - take a peek below and you'll see that the lovely Emily is having a Memorial Day sale - there is 20% discount STORE WIDE from 9am EST today until Midnight on Monday night...  what're you waiting for????  Click the link below to go straight there!
Image may contain: text

Big hugs - have a great weekend...

Friday, 17 May 2019


Hi Lovelies...

Well, after a lovely few days away on the Isle of Wight, I'm back with my Bellarific Friday make.  We were to use one of the fabulous Florals collection, so I chose to use the Straight Up Florals for my card.

And  yes... it's  yellow!!  Like I've said before, it's a colour I tend to avoid at all costs...  but every now and again, I feel the need!  

I stamped and cut a second flower and fussy cut - so that I could 3D the flower head with foam pads.

Card Info:
Dies - Stamping Bella Smile Word Die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Yellows - Y15/17/18/39 YR24
Greens - YG23/17
Shading - T0/1/2/3

Hope you like my yellow make today.  Make sure you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the Baberoonies - and also check out the Sistahood Facebook Page for lots of Bella fun!

Big hugs

Friday, 10 May 2019

Some things are just not meant to be....


Hi Lovelies...

For our Bellarific Friday make today, we are highlighting some of the fabulous stamps other than from the new release..  and this little guy/girl caught my eye from my stash...  who could resist??

I cut a little mask for the image, and a circle mask too, then did some Distress Oxide blending - so that when I peeled the masks off, I had a clean image to colour.  Such a cool technique!

Card Info:
Die - Lil'Inkers Stitched Square, Spellbinders Circle
Colouring - Copics
Piggy - R000/01/02 E31
Cone - E33/31
Ice Cream - E30
Grounding W3
Sequins and Gem

I really enjoyed creating this card, some are just like that, aren't they?  while others are good, but we don't get that same enjoyment.  Or is that just me??  Yes, I'm weird!  The image just reminds me of my lovely man cycling to get an ice cream years ago, then for some reason climbing back on his bike complete with the ice cream - which decided to part company with the cone!  Like it says - some things just aren't meant to be....

Don't forget to pop over the the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Babes have been creating for further inspiration, and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page for all things Bella related..  it's a fun place to be!

Have a great weekend all

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Happy Days

Hi Lovelies...

It's time for a fabulous new release from All Dressed Up Digital stamps - you'll adore these new images from Wendy!

I used the fabulous Popsicle Girl for my card - and decided to try some beach colouring.... hmmmm I'm not too happy with how the beach turned out - but hey ho, such is life!  I've tried to cover it up a little with a sentiment...  well, it helped!  I was making it in a bit of a rush, as we'd spent the weekend with family, so I didn't have chance to start until this afternoon!

Card Info:
Sentiment - Done on PC
Dies - Lawn Fawn Sun and Cloud, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Sand - E42/40
Sky - B0000/000/00
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Skin - E000/00/01/000/04/11 R20
Swimming Costume and Bag - RV55/17
Popsicle etc - RV55/17/52

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

Big hugs

Friday, 3 May 2019

This is how flowers grow...


Hi Lovelies...

It's another Bellarific Friday - gosh, they come around so fast!  And this time, Stamping Bella has a Stamp of the Month which you can get for 25% discount of the usual price!

This stamp has got to be one of my favourites too... it's from the Daisy Floral set - which also has another flower - but I chose to use just this fabulous daisy with the little fairy gripping onto the stem!

Card Info:
Paper - MFT
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/01/04
Hair - C3/5/7
Flower and Dress - RV55/17/19
Wings - B60
Centre of Flower - Y17/38
White Gel Pen and Glitter

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.  Don't forget also to go to the Sistahood Facebook page to share your Bella makes and join in the fun!

Have a lovely weekend all..

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Butterfly Wings


Hi Lovelies...

It's time for another inspiration theme at All Dressed Up - this time we're going for


So no guessing what mine is.... right??  Think you may already have figured that one out!

I used the gorgeous Butterfly Wings - who loved being coloured up in this fabulous colour!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Circle Frames, MFT Grand Circle and Scalloped Circle
Paper - Doodlebug Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E0000/000/00/01/04
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Dress and Wings - RV000/00/52/63/55 V01/12
Leaves YG23/17
Butterflies - V12/17
Sky - B0000/000/00
Glitter and Gems

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

See you there!