Sunday, 22 April 2018

Happy Days...


Hi Lovelies...

Today, I'm sharing my DT card for All Dressed Up - showcasing one of the fabulous new release this month.  This little cutie has to be my favourite and is called Play Day - and she's certainly looking the part in her little denim jacket over her sparkly tutu and polka dot wellies!

Card Info:
Digital Image - All Dressed Up Play Day, Dies - Lil'Inkers Stitched Square, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border,  Sentiment - done on PC, Paper - Anna Marie Designs Dotty cardstock, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04 R20, Hair E23/25/27/29, Top B41/23, Pinks RV10/11/13/14, Shading B0000/000/01, T0/1/3

I loved colouring this lovely girlie..  she was just up my street!  Hope you like what I did.  Check out the other images in the new release here.  You still have time to join in the Flora and Fauna Facebook Challenge too - it's fun and you could win a prize!

I met up with the lovely Andrea (another DT member from All Dressed Up and the lady who keeps me on the straight and narrow) yesterday at the Dies To Die For Pop Up shop in Brighouse.. and Faye of course who was holding class..  and Kath from Plain and Simple too..  and a couple of other ladies.  I'm not going to tell you what I bought... suffice to say I NEEDED it all!! hehe! Thank you Tracy - and see you at Otley in September!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 20 April 2018

Up, Up and Away!!!

Hi Lovelies....

How're you all doing?  If you're in the UK like me, I hope you've been able to enjoy the sunshine and warmth we've been having this week...  seems we've skipped Spring and gone straight to Summer!

And talking of summer...  I love seeing hot air balloons in the sky..  so this image is perfect for me for this week.  It's for our Bellarific Friday - and we have used another stamp from the Stamp of the Month section - mine is Ramona and Teddy in a Balloon..

I went for another shaker card and used Distress Inks for my cloud background.. before adding the acetate and frame - complete with lots of lovely sequins of course.   After colouring the balloon, I adhered it with 3D foam pads to the acetate.  My lovely man provided the clever sentiment - which I thought was very apt for this image!

Card Info:
Stamp - Stamping Bella Ramona and Teddy in a Balloon, Sentiment - done on PC, Die - Your Next Stamp Scalloped Rectangle, Colouring - Copics - Balloon - R43/35/46, YG23/25/01/03, Y15/17, Basket E30/31/33/55, Bear E55/57, Girl's cape - E99, Distress Ink Broken China, Sequins

Hope you like my make - I'm not sure with my fear of heights I could actually try a ride on one of those balloons, but I can always dream!  

Pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more Bella Babes inspiration - and don't forget you can join in the current 'Make it Sparkle' challenge at the Facebook Page.

Have a lovely weekend - I'm popping into Brighouse tomorrow to spend some pennies with Tracy at Dies to Die For at the pop up shop, and to say hi to Faye and friends.

Big hugs

Monday, 16 April 2018

Cheeky Little Darling...


Hi Lovelies...

I'm back firmly in my pink zone today - with this 'just-for-fun' card using a gorgeous digital image from The Greeting Farm.  

As soon as I saw this little lady appear, I knew I had to colour her pink..  and here she is.  I've also been inspired by the lovely Jenny D to try to add little daisies to her dress..  I started off with polka dots, then with a smaller white pen, added the petals, finishing with a dot of colour on the centre of the original polka dot.  They're not as good as Jenny's yet - but hey, these are my first attempt!  Take a peek at her fabulous blog - I'm always getting inspiration there!

Card Info:
Image - The Greeting Farm Cheeky Darling Digital Stamp, Dies - MFT Stitched Scalloped Circle Frame, MFT Flower Trio, Memory Box Fabulous Flox (for the leaves), Colouring - Hair - E31/33/35/57, Skin - E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Dress - RV14/13/11/10, White Gel Pen, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles

I had a tiny accident while colouring her face...  I'd cleaned out my skin colour Copics, but I think had slightly overfilled my E11, resulting in a bit of a blob on the top of her face.  I rescued it as best as I could..  but I can still see it..  ah well..  I've now invested in a tiny scale so that I can judge how much to fill - and avoid blobs in future!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 13 April 2018

Posh Has a Present...

Hi Lovelies...

We have another Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella, and this time we were to use a Vintage (ie not from the current release) stamp...  so I dug though my (somewhat extensive) stash and found one that for some reason I'd not used before... yes, we all have those, don't we??  This is Posh Has a Present...  she's obviously a busy girl enjoying her birthday with all those fabulous packages and gifts to open!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Posh Has a Present, Die - MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags, Paper - Doodlebug Design Perfect Princess, Dotty Embossing Folder, Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair - E30/31/33, Dress V12/15/17, Bag BG53/57 V000, Gifts - mix of the above, Glitter and Sequins

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely babes and fella have come up with to inspire.... and hope also that you're joining in the 'Make it Sparkle' challenge at our Facebook page.

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The Fairy and The Snail....


Hi Lovelies...

Today my card is using a gorgeously cute image from Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alvarez).. this is The Fairy and the Snail..

I love her bubble hair - and of course, decided that had to be pink - but then went with lilac for her little dress.

Card Info:
Image - Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alverez) Fairy and Snail, Paper - Doodlebug Design Hello Spring, Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame, Lil' Inkers Sun, Lawn Fawn Spring Showers, Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair RV11/55/66, Dress BV0000/01/02 V04, Snail G43/46 W1/3/5, Greens YG23/25/17/03, Sky B000/0000/01

Don't forget to sign up for the newletter from Patricia at Kinda Cute - this will enable you to get some Free Digi images.

Happy Crafting...

Sunday, 8 April 2018

It's a Beautiful Day....


Hi Lovelies...

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend even if the weather isn't the greatest here in the UK.  We went across to Skipton yesterday to call in at my favourite 'real' stamp shop Samuel Taylors at Embsay- which is closing it's doors this month after trading for about 20 years.  I will miss it so much, as I've been visiting and buying for most of those years!  

Now onto brighter things! Today I'm sharing a 'just for fun' card that I made using a stamped image from the fabulous April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I was inspired by Yana Smakula (thank you Yana) who made a card showcasing the kit - but I changed a couple of things to make this one my own.  

I had been playing with my Distress Oxide inks the other day - creating some smooshed backgrounds, and I thought one of those was ideal for the lower half of this card.  I used Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey - dabbing them on a craft mat, then spritzing them with water, before dipping my card.  It works best if you dry your layers before dipping a second and third time.  You can achieve some really fabulous effects by doing this.  I also used a little bit of ric-rac style edging, before adding my butterfly and leaves.

Card Info:
Image - Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day, Sentiment - Papertrey Ink, Distress Oxide Smooshed cardstock, Colouring - Copics - R81/83/85, Y17/38, YG23/25, Nuvo drops - white, Perfect Pearls sprayed on background 

I used 3D foam pads to raise the butterfly and the leaves to give dimension. I so wish I could get the sparkle to show on the butterfly - it's such a shame our photographs lose that magical touch.  Ah well, such is life!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 6 April 2018

Follow the Bunny!!!

Hi Lovelies...

Well it's Bellarific Friday again..  these weeks go round soooooo darn quickly... but of course, I love the fact that I get to create with Stamping Bella images so often!

Today, the stamp of the month image that the lovely Baberoonies are show-casing is the gorgeous Chocolate Bunnies image (couldn't you just eat them up?) which I used for an Easter card.  And good news...  you can get this rubber stamp from Stamping Bella throughout the whole of April for 25% discount! Yayy!!  

Card Info:
Image and sentiment - Stamping Bella Chocolate Bunnies, Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle, Card - Anna Marie Designs Dotty, Colouring - Copics - Bunnies - E25/27/29  Flowers - RV55, Y38  Greens - YG23/25/17  Blues - B0000/000  Gold Mirri Card

If you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog,  you'll see more gorgeousness using this fabulous image.

Happy Crafting... 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Pretty Easter Bonnet


Hi There...

Happy Easter!  Hope you're having a lovely day surrounded by lots of love, family and of course, chocolate!

My card today is for our April Inspiration challenge at All Dressed Up where the theme is 


I knew straight away which image I would use, as it's perfect for today.... this is Pretty Bonnet - and she's in her garden gathering eggs after the Easter Bunny has been...

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Pretty Bonnet, Sentiment and tag die - Mama Elephant Mini Messages, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border Die, Anna Marie Designs Dotty Pink cardstock, Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04, Hair E23/25/27, Pinks R81/83/85/59/89, Greys N0/1/3, Grass done with Prismacolour Pencils

Hope you'll pop by the All Dressed Up Facebook Page, where you can join in this fab challenge.

Happy Crafting... 

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Sassy - available FREE!

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

There is a fabulous surprise on the Kit and Clowder Facebook Page this weekend... you can get this gorgeous exclusive-to-Kit-and-Clowder All Dressed Up digital image as a Freebie! (available until 8 April)

I used Distress Oxides to create the blended background, then after colouring, fussy cut the image so that I could use foam pads to adhere her to the card, giving plenty of depth.

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Sassy (available at Kit And Clowder), Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages, Colouring - Copics - Skin - E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair - C5/7/9, Pinks - RV52/63/55/66/19, Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves

Now, if you look closely at her skirt, you can see that I've used teeny-tiny white gel pen dots on the top of the folds - to give the impression of sparkle..  because of course, she needed to shine!

The lovely Alyce at Kit and Clowder would love you to share what you make using Sassy on the Facebook page - and I'd love to see your makes too.

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 30 March 2018

Brianna The Butterfly...

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Happy Easter to you all..  I hope you have a lovely weekend planned - and that the Easter Bunny is going to drop by and leave some chocolate for the munching of.... 

Of course, being Friday, it's Bellarific time again at Stamping Bella - and we're showcasing stamps from the new release.  I fell in love with these butterflies as soon as I saw them in this release - so knew I had to colour one of them for my card today.  I chose Brianna (don't worry, I don't have favourites, she was just the first one that came to hand.  You see - I don't like upsetting fairy feelings by choosing one over the others - who will soon get their turn!)

I stamped a second image - and fussy cut the wings so I could 3D them to give depth to the image - and I've got to tell you, I was close to tears when I cut the second fairy away from her wings so I could use them!! Is anyone else as mad as me??? LOL!

And being a fairy - she deserved lots of pink and glitter - including the sequin mix that I added to the shaker element.  I added a little sentiment done on the PC that I thought matched the image well. 

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Brianna The Butterfly, Dies - Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Framed Tags, MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags, Paper from Stash, Colouring - Copics - Skin - E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair - C5/7/9, Dress - R10/11/32, Wings - RV55/63/55 V000/01/20, Glitter and Sequins

It was quite difficult to photograph the glitter and depth properly - hopefully I've managed to give you some idea with the extra photos.

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Don't forget - if you're quick you can still enter our Beautiful Blooms challenge over at the Stamping Bella Facebook page - click on the image above.  You could win fabulous Bella Bucks to spend in the store!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 23 March 2018

Ella Loves Easter...


Morning Peeps...

Another Bellarific Friday has come around and this time we had a photo inspiration showing Spring Colours...

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I decided to use more lilacs in this one - with added pink of course...

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Ella Loves Easter, Paper - MFT Graphic Grid Pastels - Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04, R20 - Hair - E21/23/25/27, Greys - N0/1/2/3, Pinks - RV91/93, Lilacs V20/25, Greens G12/20/14 YG23  Shading B0000/000 BG72 Glitter

Hope you'll drop by the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Bella Babes have come up with... and then why don't you join in the Beautiful Blooms challenge over on our Facebook page?  You could win fabulous Bella Bucks! 

Happy Crafting...

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Pretty as a Picture


Hi Peeps...

On my card today, I've used one of the new March images from Wendy at All Dressed Up.  This little lady is called 'Pretty as a Picture' - and we can see why, can't we?  

I wanted to give her lots of colour to paint with - because what is a world without colour??

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Pretty as a Picture, Paper - Echo Park Summer Days, Sentiment done on PC, Colouring - Copics - Hair E21/23/25/27, Skin E0000/000/00/11/04, R20, Greens YG23/25, Red R27/46, Orange YR04, Yellow Y17/18, Shading B0000/000, Grounding C0/1, White Gel Pen, Doodlebug Design Enamel Dots

Hope you like...

Big hugs

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Easter Bird....


Hi Lovelies...

Today it's my turn over at Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alvarez) and I chose to use this fabulous digital image as it's perfect for Easter..

This is Easter Bird - this cute little chick is just emerging into the world from the comfort of his egg!

Card Info:
Digital Image - Easter Bird from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alverez, Paper - Doodlebug Design Spring Things, Colouring - Copics - Shell RV00/10    Chick Y13/15/17/38    Greens YG23/25   Shading - B0000/000    Grounding N0/1/3

Hope you like my Easter make...  it's such a cute and easy to colour image, you'll love it!  And if you hurry, there's 50% off all Patricia's digital images... yayyy!!!

Happy Crafting...

Monday, 19 March 2018

Let's Celebrate

Hi Lovelies...

I had a little time to play this morning - so I made a really quick card with some MFT goodies that have been lurking for a little while.  I've used the Celebrate word die before, but this is the first time I've used one of the older dies - Birthday Candles.

There isn't any colouring at all on this card - just die cutting - which makes a lovely change.  

Card Info:
MFT Birthday Candles Dies, MFT Celebrate Die

It's not all that easy to photograph gold mirri card - but in real life, it looks lovely!

Hope you like my ultra quick make...

Happy Crafting..