Friday, 16 August 2019

Penelope has a Pencil

Hi Lovelies...

Today for our Bellarific Friday - we're highlighting some of the other images available from our Stamp of the Month collection - and that set is the Mr Postie collection.

I chose to use Penelope has a Pencil - she was one of the first images I used when I became a Bella Babe so has wonderful memories.  I fussy cut her and adhered her with foam pads.

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Circle, MFT Notebook Edge
Background - MFT Typed Text Stamp
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - R81/83/85
Hair - C3/5/7/9
Skin - as usual

Hope you like my CAS make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration.  Also don't forget to check out the Sistahood Facebook page - to share all things Bella related!


Sunday, 11 August 2019

Hey Gullfriend!

Hi All..

I've made a bit of a promise to myself recently that I'll use some of the stamps that sit quietly in my stash.. and this Seaside Gull set from MFT was one of the first to my hand!

I stamped and coloured the gulls, then fussy cut.  I used some Distress Inks for the sea and sky background, then die cut a panel so the aperture fitted the background perfectly.  I then die cut a circle frame and adhered it so that it framed the window, before using 3D foam tape to lift the whole panel.  Finally I added the gull and clouds also on foam pads.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - MFT Seaside Gulls
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, MFT Stitched Circle Frames
Colouring - Copics
Gull N0/1/2/3/5 Y15/18/21
Clouds - C0/1
Post - E44/43
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass/Broken China/Chipped Sapphire

I loved how this little guy turned out.... and I have four of his friends all coloured and cut now waiting for other cards - hope they're not too noisy on my craft desk - and I hope they don't make a mess!!

Hope you had a lovely Sunday..

Friday, 9 August 2019

Happiness Blooms From Within....


Hi there...

Another Bellarific Friday has come around and this time we're using images that are from other than the new release.

I chose to use one of the fabulous Oddballs - this is Long Stemmed Oddball.  Isn't she just awesome??  I chose darker colour to match her personality..  then the sentiment I used comes with the image.

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/E70/E71
Hair C5/7/9
Dress - BV00/01/04/17
Flowers - Y15 YR23
Eyeshadow and Shoes - G12/43/46
Shading - T0/1/3

I added a couple of gems and a sprinkling of Frantage to finish off this card... hope you like!

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

Have a good weekend...


Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Party Frock

Hi there...

It's time for a new release at All Dressed Up - but as Wendy is busy getting on with the Christmas images, we're highlighting some of the older ones.

I've used the gorgeous 'Party Frock' for my card - and as you can see, unusually for me, I chose to use blues!  See?  I can do it!  I also tried a little Bokeh technique colouring for the panel - but as this is my first time trying, it's not the best.  I learned that I need to be more bold with the colours I use before stencilling the white circles so they show more.  

Card Info:
Bokeh panel - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Picket Fence Distress Inks
Colouring - Copics
Skin - as usual
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - B12/14/16
Bow - N0/1

As I've not used a sentiment, the card can be used for lots of different occasions..  so it's one for my 'box to use in the near future!'  Now come on, we all have one of those, don't we??

Big hugs

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Flowers for the lady...

Hi Peeps..

I've been playing with some more of my Pretty Pink Posh stash today - this time it's the Mother's Day Stamp Set - it's fabulous and comes with a sentiment and other single flower images.

I coloured and die cut the vase and flowers, then adhered them with foam pads to a stitched oval die cut - before in turn, adhering that to a lattice cover plate die.  I created the background with distress oxides so give varying shades of pink - but of course, the camera finds difficulty picking the different shades out.

Card Info:
Image - Pretty Pink Posh Mother's Day Stamp Set and matching dies
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Oval, Sunny Studio Designs Lattice Cover Plate
Background - Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Colouring - Copics
Vase - RV91/93/95
Flowers - R81/83/85/89, Y15/18/38
Leaves YG23/25/17

I didn't use the sentiment that comes with the set, as I thought this card could be used for any occasion where some flowers would be well received!

Hope you like my make today...


Sunday, 4 August 2019

Tropical Toucans



Today I used the fabulous Tropical Toucans and Hibiscus Flowers stamp sets from Pretty Pink Posh - I'm loving these birds!  I was inspired by DT cards I'd seen using these images.

Firstly, I did a bit of ink blending through the Tropical Background Stencil - just to give a bit of background depth.  Then I coloured the bird/branches/leaves with Copics before fussy cutting them and adhering to the card.

Card Info:
Images - Pretty Pink Posh Tropical Toucans and Hibiscus Flowers Clear Stamp Sets
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Toucan - C5/7/9 YR38 R46
Leaves - YG23/25 G46
Branch E23/25
Flowers R53/85 Y38
 Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass

I added a few sequins and the sentiment from a different stamp set then it was done. Thanks for popping by today and for any comments you may leave.

Big hugs

Friday, 2 August 2019

Seal of Approval

Hi there..

It's Bellarific Friday time at Stamping Bella - and this time, we're using the August Stamp of the Month - which is the Uptown Girls Seal of Approval stamp set.  Now I think this set was designed for use on envelopes...  which it's perfect for - but I decided to think outside of the box (or the envelope!) and create a shaker card.

The images were ultra easy to colour - then I used a triple window die which comes also with a circular frame, to create the shaker panels.

Card Info:
Dies - Stamping Bella Bestie Word Die, MFT Circle Trio Shaker Window
MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair - E51/53/55
Dress - R55/17

Hope you like my make - 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 you can get this stamp set for 25% discount throughout August!

Big hugs

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Mermaid Kisses


Hi Lovelies...

My DT card today is for the  August All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge, where are theme is 


I decided to use this gorgeous mermaid, which I'm pretty sure fits the fantasy part - but you never know... they may actually exist!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame
Stencil - Neat and Tangled Rice Paddies
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/55/55
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Scales - BG10/11 BV00/01

You can enter throughout August on the All Dressed Up Facebook Page
 - we look forward to seeing what  you make!


Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Love to Dance...


Hi Lovelies..

Today my card is using another of the fabulous All Dressed Up images that have been released in Clear Stamps and are available form Crafteezee here in the UK.  This one is called Love to Dance.

Card Info:
Paper - Sunny Studio Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - RV55/17
Shading - T0/1/3

I seem to have been busy this week - and I have another couple to show you before the end of the week... phew!

Big hugs

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Big Birthday Balloons


Hi Lovelies..

This is a card I've been meaning to make for a little while...  I've seen so many fabulous cards on Instagram with lots of balloons - but I didn't have the right stencil - so put it off.  But yesterday, I decided that as I had the MFT Big Birthday Balloons die set, I would create my own stencil... and this is the result!

I just diecut the balloons from cardstock and used the negative for the stencil..  ok, they're not reusable, but perfect for making a single card.

I used lots of different inkpads to give a really colourful effect..  then diecut the birthday word die in gold mirri card three times adhered together so it really stands out.  I finished with a gold matt around the edge of the colourful panel.

Card Info:
MFT Big Birthday Balloons Die Set
MFT Inkpads - Blue Raspberry, Red Hot, Lemon Drop
Distress Inkpads - Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Shaded Lilac
Mama Elephant Birthday Word Die

Hope you like my colourful make and that you'll stop by and say hello..


Friday, 26 July 2019

Curvy Girl Bride


Hi Lovelies..

For our Bellarific Friday cards today, we're using images from the latest release...  however, as the postie still had my new release goodies when I made my card, I used this gorgeous Curvy Girl from the previous latest release.... get my drift? LOL!

And this girlie has got to be one of my all time favourite Stamping Bella images - there's so little colouring involved.  Her dress is coloured with pale greys - even though it's a white... it does have to have some shadows where the folds are.

I created the background by using a cover plate with lots of hearts - and placing that over an ink-blended background - which pales towards the edges giving a lovely effect.  I tore a bit of vellum for the sentiment - stamping it in Versamark then heat embossing it with silver fine embossing powder.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Whimsy Magical Birthday Wishes
Cover Plate - MFT Full of Hearts
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair E21/23/25
Dress - T0/1/3
Roses R81/83/85/89
Leaves - YG25/17 G99
Distress Oxide - Picked Raspberry

I fussy cut the bride before adhering her with foam pads to the card.  Hope you like!  

Don't forget to pop over the the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Babes have come up with - and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share all things Bella!

Have a good weekend..

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Bee Friends


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a 'just-for-fun' card I made using the lovely Bee Friends Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.

Now, I turned my craft room upside down knowing I had what I thought was a honeycomb die - and eventually found this which is actually apparently chicken wire - and it's a cover plate by MFT.  Firstly I did a bit of smooshing with my Distress Inks to create the background...  then I diecut the cover plate in gold mirri card and trimmed it down a bit - before adhering it and the coloured bees, the sentiment and some sequins for a bit of bling!

Card Info:
Stamp Set - Pretty Pink Posh Bee Friends
Dies, MFT Chicken Wire Cover Plate, MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle, 
L'il Inkers Stitched Sentiment Flag
Sentiment - done on PC
Distress Inks Tumbled Glass and Broken China
Colouring - Copics
E29/79/49 Y15/17/38 R000

Hope you like my make today - sometimes just-for-fun cards are the nicest to make - aren't they?

Big hugs..

Friday, 19 July 2019

Edna Loves the Ocean


Hi Lovelies....

It's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - and this time and we're using images from the Stamp of the Month collection - so I've chosen to use the Beach Backdrop - which is perfect to co-ordinate with the fabulous Edna Loves The Ocean.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, MFT Stitched Circle Frame
Colouring - Copics
Edna - Skin E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - N3/5
Swimsuit and Shoes - R24/47 E57 Y15/38
Sunspecs - N5/7/9
Hat - E30/31/33
Wings B60 R000
Backdrop - Sand - E30/31/33
Sky - B0000/000
Sea B21/23
White Gel Pen

Remember you can still buy the actual Stamp of the Month - which is the Corkboard Backdrop - throughout July with 25% discount off the original price.

Hope you like my make today.  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Babes have come up with to inspire - and also to the Sistahood Facebook page to share and chat all things Bella!

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

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Wish Upon A Star...


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card I made after watching a fabulous YouTube video from the lovely Kristina Werner - this is her design and when I saw what she'd created, I fell in love totally and knew I had to try to colour up something similar. 

I stamped the image and coloured with Copics, before stamping and cutting out a mask to apply over the coloured image.  Then I got out my Distress Ink pads, and my Life Changing Blender Brushes to try to create something as good as Kristina's.  Well, my first two images hit the bin quickly - and for this third, I really tried to work with a light hand..  but I'm still not sure I accomplished it.  But I AM learning and for that I really do thank Kristina for such clear instructions on the YouTube video.

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant Wish Upon a Star
Die - Spellbinders Basic Circle
Sentiment - Done on PC
Stampin Up punch for sentiment shape
Colouring - Copics
Bunny E30/31/33 R000
Cloud T0/1
Bird B21/54
Blending - Distress Inks
Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves

Hope you like my make today - and again, a big thank you Kristina for the wonderful inspiration you provide!  You can find her blog in the link above - do pop over and be inspired by what she makes!

Big hugs