Friday, 27 November 2020

Penguin Family


Hey Peeps...

It's time for another Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella, and this week, we're highlighting stamps from the current release.  I chose to use this fabulous family of penguins for my card...  and I'm loving how it turned out!

I coloured up the penguins, then created a mask for them by stamping again onto masking paper and cutting out, so that I could used Distress Inks in the background.  I left the masks in place while I splattered some white acrylic paint to create the snow scene.


Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Penguins - C5/7/9 B31 Y38 YR18, Beard N0/1/2
Gifts - G14 R46 E57
Shading - C0/1/2
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch

Finally I added the sentiment that comes with the image, and matted onto some navy cardstock.


Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the Bella Babes..  and you can also find a wonderful Black Friday deal at Stamping Bella - there is 30% off everything in the store until Sunday night!!!  Gotta be a good deal!

Big Hugs..

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Winterberry Background...


Hi Peeps...

I've been playing with a fabulous background stamp from Pink Fresh Studio called Winterberry Background...  and have used it in three different ways - firstly on a Distress Ink blended red background, heat embossing the image with gold embossing powder. It's a bit difficult to get the gold mirri to show properly on the photograph unfortunately.  I used red cardstock to start, but blended Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany around the edge before stamping.  I added a little sentiment from an MFT set - also embossed in gold.


Next I stamped it in black ink onto Kraft card, colouring with Copics.  Again, I added the same little sentiment.


I added glossy accents to the berries on all three cards to give some texture, and also a few little sequins.


Lastly, I stamped the image onto white cardstock, again colouring with Copics..  


Copic Colours - YG17, G46, G99, R46, E57


I think you'll agree that it looks so different on each of the different backgrounds - and it's a stamp I'm sure I'll use over and over again!

Big hugs

Friday, 20 November 2020

Bundle Girl with a Tree


Hi Lovely Peeps..

Today for my Bellarific Friday card, we're using images from the current Stamp of the Month collection - which means, we're using Bundle Girls!

I chose to use this gorgeous little girlie carrying her mahoosive Christmas tree..  complete with the lights too!  I coloured and fussy cut the image (soooooooo tricky around the lights!) - then created a blended background using Distress Inks,  splattering the blue with water to create a snowy scene. I added a little die cut snow bank for her to walk along.

Card Info:

Image - Stamping Bella Bundle Girl with a Tree, Sentiment - Stamping Bella Long Distance Christmas Sentiments, Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Colouring - Copics - Tree G05/09/17/46, Coat RV52/63/55, Hat and Boots BG53/57, Lights - R24/46, Y15/38

I finished off by adhering her with foam pads to the background - then used Glossy Accents on the lights - so effective!

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspirational cards from the Bella Babes!

Big hugs...

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Worldly Women!


Hey Peeps...

I came across this stamp set when I was having a clear out and couldn't resist colouring these gorgeous ladies - don't ya just love them?  It's from Inky Antics and called 'Worldly Women' - I can only say I'm the one with the pink hat!!  I think the set may be retired now or unavailable unfortunately.

I coloured and fussy cut these ladies.... those legs were a bit tricky with the varicose veins - but I managed!


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Inky Antics Worldly Women
Sorry, I can't list the colours as I didn't make a note of them!

Hope you like my make today - I had lots of fun colouring and fussy cutting!

Big hugs

Friday, 13 November 2020

Santa and the Missus!


Hi Peeps..

Crikey, this week has gone by quickly - and it's Bellarific Friday time again at Stamping Bella!  Today, we're sharing cards made with images that aren't from the current release.  I chose to use this fabulous Santa from the Oddballs Santa and his Missus stamp set.

Unfortunately, there wasn't room for the Missus on the card, just himself front and centre!  I coloured and fussy cut him, adding lots of glitter to his fur and beard... then created a background by blending Distress Inks through a circle stencil, stamping a Christmas background stamp in Versamark through the stencil, then heat embossing it with white embossing powder.  I finished off by white heat embossing the words onto red cardstock, trimming them and adhering both the Santa, and the sentiment onto the panel using 3D Foam Pads.


Card Info:

Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Oddballs Santa and his Missus, Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle, Taylored Expressions Circle Stencil, MFT Christmas Background Stamp, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/11/70, Beard, Fur and Scroll T0/1/2, Reds R24/27/46 E57, Boots and Gloves C5/7/9, Grounding W0/1, Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, White Gel Pen, Glitter

Hope you like my Christmas make today...  and that you'll pop by the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely baberoonies have come up with to inspire.

Big hugs

Friday, 6 November 2020

Bundle Girl and Penguin


Hey Peeps...

As it's now November, it's Stamp of the Month time at Stamping Bella... YAYY!  This time it's one of my all time favourite characters - this is Bundle Girl with a Penguin..  isn't she just TOO CUTE???  And you can get her with 50% discount throughout November from Stamping Bella!!

I coloured and fussy cut her, then created a panel for her to be adhered to, by using a circle stencil, and inking through that with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire onto a white cardstock panel.  While the stencil was still in place, I splattered the Distress Inks with water, before lifting the water with a paper towel.... this gives a lovely snow scene effect.  I then added some white snow flakes and some glitter too.  I did a little shading on the white part of the panel, for her shadow.

Finally I added a sentiment which came from the Wren and Her Wreath stamp set.  I stamped with versamark onto navy cardstock, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.


Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle Die
Taylored Expressions Circle Stencil
Distress Inks (as above)
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hat - RV55/63/17/09
Coat - BG01/05/75
Scarf - R10/11
Leaves G12 YG63
Berries - BV31 C1
Penguin - C5/7 BV31 Y28 YR24

Hope you like my make today - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration!

Big Hugs

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Sending Smiles


Hi Peeps...

Today, I've used the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Hexagon Tiled Background stamp to create my card.  Firstly I used Distress Oxides to blend my background, then stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

I diecut the Sending Smiles word die (also from Simon Says Stamp) four times, adhering together to give lots of depth.  The fourth and top one is cut from gold Mirri card to match the gold on the background.

I matted and layerd onto more gold mirri, added a few gold sequins and it was done!


Card Info:
Simon Says Stamp Hexagon Tiled Background
Simon Says Stamp Sending Smiles Word Die
Distress Oxides Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry 
Gold Embossing Powder and Gold Sequins

Hope you like my make today...

Hugs

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Girl's Christmas Stocking


Hi Peeps...

It's time for a new challenge over at the All Dressed Up Facebook group - and for November, the theme is 

FEELING CHRISTMASSY

So I opened up one of my favourite images - Girl's Christmas Stocking - and coloured her then fussy cut around the image.

I created a background by masking a wide stripe diagonally across my card panel, blending some Distress Oxides in the gap, then using my favourite of all time background stamp - while the masks were still in place.  I heat embossed with WOW sparkly embossing powder.  Then finally I adhered the fussy cut image and added the sentiment.


Card Info:

Image - All Dressed Up Digital Stamps Girl's Christmas Stocking, Sentiment - CCDesigns Christmas Sentiment Set, Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Wilted Violet, Taylored Expressions Twinkle Twinkle Background, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/01/11 R20, Hair E41/42/43/44, Dress/Stocking/Bow R81/83/86 B60/63

Hope you like my make today... I was in my favourite pink zone while I made it as you can tell!  

We'd love it if you joined in with our Christmassy challenge - see you there!

Big Hugs

Friday, 30 October 2020

Curvy Girl Loves Autumn


Hi there...

It's Bellarific Friday time again, and as it's the last one of the month, we're using images from the newest release.   I chose to use the gorgeous Curvy Girl Loves Autumn for my card, and did a bit of Distress Oxide blending for the background.

I coloured and fussy cut the image.  Believe it or not, I didn't look at the colours on the front of the package (I deliberately don't look!)...  I just chose autumnal colours that I thought would suit -  I couldn't believe it when I turned the package over and saw that I'd chosen pretty much the same as was on the package image!!  


Card Info:
Distress Oxides - Carved Pumpkin, Tea Die, Ground Expresso
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R30
Hair - E21/57/59
Coat - YR21/12/24
Scarf - YR04/18/27
Tights -E30/33
Boots - E57/59
Flowers - Y17/38 Berries R37/39 Leaves G99 YR12/24

Hope you like my Autumn/Fall make today as much as I enjoyed making it.  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more fabulous DT inspiration.

Hugs

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Slimline Shadow Box Cards


Hi There...

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made after being inspired by Jennifer McGuire's slimline shadow box tutorial.  I had to create it differently, as I don't have the dies she used, but I managed, by using a single square die 3 times, and elongating other rectangular dies, to create the slimline shape.

Now I've tried to show how the shadow box stands in the photos, but that's difficult.  The give a 3D effect, as the blue night sky is around an inch behind the coloured images.


For my first card I've used some images from a Birdie Brown set, with a little Rudolph and Sleigh from another set.  I had the Birdie Brown images from when she used to sell them digitally, before MFT sold them in stamp form, so I could resize them easily.


For my second card, I've used some snowmen from Sunny Studio Designs Feeling Frosty stamp set, colouring and fussy cutting them before adhering to the card.  I created some snowy banks for the snowmen to stand on.  The sentiment on both cards is from the Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrops stamp set.


I created the blue snowy backgrounds by blending Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks onto a panel, then splattering with water to create the snow effect, before adhering to the back of the card.

Hope you like my makes today...  please say hello if you do..

Big hugs

Friday, 23 October 2020

Autumn Loves Autumn


Hi Lovelies...

For Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella this week, we had a colour inspiration photo to use...


Now I know I favour pink as a rule... but I really REALLY did enjoy using these lusciously warm Autumnal colours...  and used one of my favourite Autumn Stamping Bella images... this is Autumn Loves Autumn from the Tiny Townies.

I created a Distress Oxide blended background, using Carved Pumpkin, Tea Die, Candied Apple and Ground Expresso - then I splattered it with my gold watercolour paint.  I think you can just about see that in my photos.  Then I coloured and fussy cut the image, before adhering it with 3D foam pads.  I also added the sentiment that comes with the image.


Card Info:
Distress Oxides (as above)
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E44
Top - YG63/67 G99
Leaves - YR18/14/27 E08/09
Toadstool - E42/43 R37/39/56/89
Shadow W0/1/3
Gold Mirri Card
White Gel Pen
Gold Paint



Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Baberoonies have come up with to inspire.

Big hugs

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes


Hi Lovelies...

Another quickie (that ended up not so quick) today!  I wanted to create a card using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes around the edge, cut, so they created a type of frame.  I decided to go for glitter card - which is not ultra happy being diecut!  That's what took the time.... but the effect was worth it I think!

I used Distress Inks for my blue background - and stamped a sentiment using the Mama Elephant Scripty Christmas set, which I heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Hope you like...

Hugs

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Straight Up Rainbow


Hi Lovelies...

A quickie from me today using the gorgeous Straight Up Rainbow Die Set from MFT Stamps and Dies.

All I did was create a cloud background with Distress Inks and a cloud stencil... then cut the rainbow, cloud and face from the different coloured cardstock.
The Hugs word is also from an older MFT die.

Hope you like! 

Big hugs
Christine x




Friday, 16 October 2020

Cinderella will go to the ball!!


Hi Lovelies...

Today at Stamping Bella, we're highlighting images that aren't from the current release for Bellarific Friday..  and I chose this Oddball Cinderella who is just about to find her Prince Charming I think... as is the little mouse tucked in her pocket!

I coloured and fussy cut her, before creating a background using Distress Ink Tumbled Glass through a stencil.  I think my ink pad was a little on the juicy side, as the base of the squares has seeped a little bit.


Card Info:
Stencil - Taylored Expressions
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/70
Hair - C0/1/3/5
Dress - V22/25/17/04
Apron, Broom and Shoes - T0/1/3/5
Shadow - N0/1/2/3

Hope you like my make today, and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the lovely Baberoonies.  You can also chat or share anything Stamping Bella over at the Sistahood Facebook Page...  we love to see your makes..

Big hugs