Monday, 26 July 2021

MFT Happy Birthday Party Dienamics

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made using the new MFT Happy Birthday Party Dienamics dies... inspired by the lovely Laura Bassen's YouTube tutorial.

Firstly, I created a stencil using acetate, just freehand cutting a wavy edge.  I then used this to blend Distress Inks through onto my card panel.

I die cut the words several times in different colours, so I could pick and choose the letters I wanted in whatever colour.  That was it really - I glued the letters in place and added some of the little do-dah's around - and also some sequins.

Distress Ink Colours Used:
Candied Apple
Carved Pumpkin
Squeezed Lemonade
Twisted Citron
Peacock Feathers
Salty Ocean
Shaded Lilac
Dusty Concord

Hope you like these fun cards... they're another couple to go in my stash ready to send out!

Big hugs...

Friday, 23 July 2021

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Loves the Beach

Hi Lovelies...

Another Bellarific Friday has come around, and this time we have a colour inspiration photo to follow...

Now I'm pretty close with my colour combo.... the yellow could have been a bit more mustardy, but hey... who's checking??

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then created a background using a self made stencil, through which I blended Distress Inks, then splattered gold watercolour paint.  I stamped the sentiment that comes with the image onto the panel, then adhered the Curvy Girl on foam pads.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Distress Inks for the background - Carved Pumpkin, 
Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E41/42/43
Reds - R24/27/46
Yellows Y15/17
Blues - BG11/13/45
Green G46
Magazine - N1  

Hope you like my make today.  Don't forget to check out the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the Babes, and also you can chat and share all things Bella related on the Sistahood Facebook Page.

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Bunny Princess

Hi Lovelies...

As it was my lovely little grand-daughter's 3rd birthday last week, I created this card for her...  using the fabulous Bunny Princess from Rachelle Anne Miller.

I gave the girlie lovely red hair - just like my grand-daughter!    

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, 
Tim Holtz Word Play Alphabet (for number), Mama Elephant for Stars
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - YR04/18 E08/18
Dress BG10/11/32/34
Tights RV63 N0/1
Rabbits E30/31/33
Bird - B41/34
Grass - Prismacolor Pencils

Hope you like my make today as much as I liked making it!

Happy Crafting...

Monday, 19 July 2021

Heffy Doodle Fluffy Puffy Unicorns

Hi Lovelies...

Today I have a 'just because' card that I made at the weekend... using the gorgeous Fluffy Puffy Unicorns from Heffy Doodle!

I created a rainbow card panel using blended Distress Oxides...  then I coloured and fussy cut the images. I gave them lots of glitter too - see the video below!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Heffy Doodle Fluffy Puffy Unicorns
Distress Oxides
Colouring - Copics

Hope you like my rainbow make!

Happy Crafting..

Friday, 16 July 2021

Stamping Bella A Little Boy and His Hero

Hi there...

Happy Bellarific Friday to all...  today we're using images from the Exclusive range at Stamping Bella... and as I've been wanting to colour up this pair for a while, they jumped out of my stash and onto my desk quick smart!

I coloured and fussy cut the image, before using a large embossing tool to give them some rounded shape.  Then I created a slimline card for the background... popping the sentiment at the top.

All Dad's are little boys' heroes - and little girls' heroes too!

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Boy - Hair - E40/41/43
Top and Trousers - B21/23/24
Shoes - C1
Cape - R24/27/46
Dad - Hair - E23/25
Top - G14/17
Trousers - W0/1/2/3
Shoes - W5/7
Cape - B26/28
Grounding - W0/1/2

Hope you like my very un-girly make today...  see... I can manage without pink every now and again!

Big hugs

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Tiddly Inks Fairy Wishes Wryn

Hi there...

Today I'm sharing a card I made with a fabulous Tiddly Inks digital image that I've had for a long time...  but Wryn is always a lovely image to colour, so out she came with her magic wand, to be coloured up and sparkled!

I coloured and fussy cut her, then set about making a smooshed background of pinks and splatters.  I decided this Sparkle word die would be perfect to use, so cut it 3 times and adhered together, the top layer being cut from glitter card. I then  edged the card with glue, sprinkled with holographic glitter.  There's never enough sparkle in the world.... right???

Card Info:
Image - Tiddly Inks Wryn Fairy Wishes Digital Stamp
Hello Bluebird Sparkle Word Die
Distress Ink Smooshed Background
Colouring - Copics
Hair - N1/3/5/7
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Wings - B60 RV00
Dress and Flowers - RV52/63/55/17
Leaves - YG25
Glitter and Gems

So there you go...  my craft room looked a bit like a snow globe after I'd finished making this sparkly card...  but I loved doing it!

Happy Crafting...

Sunday, 11 July 2021

LOTV Little Mouse Flowers

Hi Lovelies...

I've been playing with a digi image from LOTV - this little mouse is called simply 'Little Mouse Flowers' - for obvious reasons! He's such a cutie and very easy to colour.

I found this scrap of ink smooshed card in my bits box - and so decided to use it as a narrow panel alongside the mouse.  I made it using Distress Inks some time ago. It just shows - never throw anything away..  as it may come in handy!

I added a tiny die cut tag on some twine, and it was done.

Card Info:
Image - LOTV Little Mouse Flowers Digital Stamp
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags stamp set
Dies - Li'l Inkers Stitched Square, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Colouring - Copics
Mouse - W0/1/3/5 E81
Flowers - R81/83
Leaves and Stems - YG05
Grass - Prismacolor Pencils

Hope you like this little cutie with his bunch of flowers!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 9 July 2021

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Gardener

Hi There Lovely Bloggers...

Today I'm sharing my card for this week's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - I've used the Curvy Girl Gardener..  and I made her dungarees pink!!  Well a girl's gotta have pink, hasn't she???  Oooh, and a few polka dots crept in too!

I created the background by using a stencil...  I used Distress Inks in both Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn sponged through for the leaves.  Then once I'd coloured her, I fussy cut the image to adhere with 3D foam pads.  I stamped the sentiment over the stencilled leaves.  I truly believe that sentiment - but it's not just the flowers, but the weeds also in our garden believe in the future too - they're growing so fast!!!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Gardener
Stencil - Pretty Pink Posh Layered Leaves and Flowers
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E11/13/15
Dungarees - R81/83/85
Flowers - R39/56 Y38
Plant Leaves - YG05/17
Watering Can - T1/3/5
Flower Buds - W3

Hope you like my make today - if you do, please say hello... I do love to hear from you...

Happy Crafting..

Monday, 5 July 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Little Pilot

Hi Peeps...

It's nearly release day over at Rachelle Anne Miller Designs Digital Stamps... (Thursday 8 July)  and today I'm sharing a sneak peek of one of the gorgeous new images!!  This is Little Pilot... and oooh I think I fell for him!  He was a joy to colour - then after he was fussy cut, I decided he could fly over some fluffy cloud borders onto a Distress Ink blended and splattered card panel.... and it worked!  You know when sometimes, what's in your mind actually translates onto the card design and you're pleased? Well today was one of those times!

Card Info:
Sentiment - done on PC
Die - Lawn Fawn Fluffy Clouds Border
Colouring - Copics
    Aeroplane - R29/27/05/08, E57, YR04/09 Y17
Propeller and Hat - E30/31
T-shirt - YR04/09
Teddy - E21/23
Goggles - W5/7 E57
Screen - B60

I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the goggles and screen, and adhered the image with 3D foam pads so he's flying in the clouds!

Hope you like my make today.. and that you'll pop over to the Rachelle Anne Miller Stamps Facebook Page to see what the rest of the lovely DT have come up with to inspire!  Don't forget to get your shopping list ready... just!

Happy Crafting...

MFT Hexagon Pops, Avery Elle Simply Said Hugs

Hi Lovelies...

Well........  as you can see, I've happily been playing with the Hexagon Pops Dies from MFT...  I think I got a little addicted to them to be quite honest!  

Soooo firstly I used Distress Oxides on some cardstock - blending rainbow colours together (colours listed below).  Then, I used the die with the three rows of hexagons onto this rainbow card - as they all stayed in the negative space when I lifted the die after cutting, I was able to put some wide purple tape over the whole thing.  I was careful to line up the purple tape with the edges of the hexagons, which allowed me to make sure they were straight on my cards when I adhered them.  But before that, while they were still in the negative part, I cut and added some tiny 3D foam pads onto the backs of all the tiny hexagons.  I carefully removed the negative of the die, peeling it back to leave the hexagons still on the purple tape, but perfectly in place to be adhered with the foam pads to the card panel.  I've got to say, this bit got easier as I went on..  but it just took a bit of patience to do the foam tape cutting.  Just be very careful to make sure they're all pressed down to stick, before lifting the purple tape.

Distress Oxides Used:
Spun Sugar
Picked Raspberry
Carved Pumpkin
Squeezed Lemonade
Cracked Pistachio
Mermaid Lagoon
Dusty Concord

I did a bit of gold heat embossing for the tiny sentiments - then used a HUGS word die from Avery Elle cut three times and adhered together, to give the word depth.  The tiny words are from the Avery Elle Simply Said Hugs stamp set, and also from The Stamp Market Tons of Type.

Finally, I cut another batch of hexagons from a piece of pink Distress Oxide blended cardstock..  I'm not sure which I love most!  Of course, pink has a massive place in my heart, but I love the rainbow colouring too!

Distress Oxides:
Spun Sugar
Kitsch Flamingo
Picked Raspberry

Sorry my photos aren't wonderfully bright - I'm afraid it's been stormy here, as is reflected in the white cardstock I've used!

Hope you liked my cards today - sorry the post was picture heavy!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 2 July 2021

Stamping Bella Cacti

Hi There...

It's Stamping Bella Stamp of the Month time - and this time it's this fabulous Cacti stamp!  The sentiment that comes along with the image rings true for so many things - we don't need to look for perfection!  You can get this stamp set for 50% discount from the usual price throughout July.

I coloured the image with Copics giving the pots some shadow - then placed the sentiment below.  I then just die-cut the panel, matting and layering onto some patterned and also kraft cardstock.  Easy peasy!

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Patterned Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Cacti - G14/07 YG23
Pots - E30/31/33
Shadow - W1/3

Hope you like my make today and don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the Babes.

Happy Crafting..

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Purple Onion Designs Junie

Hi Peeps...

I'm making up for lost time and posting the cards I made while my internet was down...  today I've used this gorgeous cutie from Purple Onion Designs.

I coloured and fussy cut the little bunny, then created a narrow background panel to go on my card base, using Distress Oxides, splattered with water, white and pink paints.  Then I diecut a small circle, adhered the bunny with 3D foam pads, then attached the circle to my card.  I finished with a tiny sentiment heat embossed in gold to place below the bunny.

Card Info:
Image - Purple Onion Designs Junie 
Sentiment - The Stamp Market - Tons of Type
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry
Dies - MFT Pierced Circle, Skinny Strips
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - E30/31/33/81 R00/01
Flowers - R81/83/85 Leaves YG23 Paper T0/1

Hope you like my make - it's relatively CAS so I loved making it!


Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Stamping Bella Oddball Marie

Hi Lovelies...

Well what a week it's been here - we've had no internet service since last Thursday - the engineers only came out this morning to sort the issue!!!  So.... this is my Bellarific Friday card for last week.. only 5 days late!  But as they say, better late than never...

I so loved making this card, that I had to share it even if not on the day.... I used the fabulous Oddball Marie with her piece of cake... and a bit of a twist on her famous saying!

Firstly, I created a background with Distress Oxide blending - using Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry.  I then sprinkled with water and white paint to give the panel interest.  I faded the colour out towards the bottom of the panel.

Then I coloured Marie with Copics - before fussy cutting her and adhering with 3D foam pads to the card.  I finished by stamping the sentiment that comes with the image into the top corner.  Then I did a bit of matting and layering which gives a framed effect to the card - and it was done!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Distress Oxides - colours as above
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - RV52/63/55
Dress - RV52/63/55 and BG10/11/13/14
Cake - E30

Hope you like my card today even though it was sooooo late - though not my fault!  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog (if you haven't already) for more inspiration and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to chat and share all things Bella related!

I can't believe how difficult it's been this last 5 days without the internet - so many things we take for granted in the world now - such as how to pause and rewind the TV if we don't understand something...  OMG I hope it doesn't happen again anytime soon!

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

MFT Lucky Duck

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card I made with the MFT Lucky Duck Stamp Set - these little duckies really appealed to me a couple of months ago, and it's only now I've got around to using it!

Now I've cheated a little with the slimline dies - I've used my usual rectangle dies and lengthened them - creating what you see.  I've watched a YouTube on how to do it, and it's easy!

I then coloured and fussy cut the little duckies - before adhering them to the white squares with 3D foam pads.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - MFT Lucky Duck
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, MFT Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Ducks - Y13/15/17/38
Water and Bubbles - B60/63
Towel - BG45 RV55
Frog - YG93

Hope you like my make today as much as I enjoyed making it!

Hugs and Happy Crafting...