Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Fairy Kisses....


Hi There..

Today I'm back to share my second Guest Designer Card for The Greeting Farm..  and for this one I used a digital image - this is Cheeky Fairy.  The advantage of using digital images is that you can resize to whatever suits your project..  giving lots of scope for your creativity!

I coloured the fairy with copics - then fussy cut her - taking extreme care not to nick her wings with my scissors of course...  that would never do! LOL!  

I then created the background using a sun-ray stencil - sponging some Distress Oxide ink to show behind the fairy.  

As this gorgeous fairy not only looks cheeky, but also looks like she's blowing some kisses, I created a suitable sentiment on the PC - using Amatic Font.


Card Info:
Sentiment - done on PC using Amatic Font
MFT Sun-ray Stencil
Scrap of Paper from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Hair - YR14/18 E08/18
Dress and Wings - V000/01/04/12/20

I finished by sprinkling lots of glitter and gems to complete the fairy style, as of course, fairies have to have lots of sparkle!

Hope you like my make today..

Hugs

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Beaucoup Bouquet

 

Hi All...

After being inspired when I saw this fabulous card from Celine, I bought this stamp set and created, using a similar layout and colour scheme...  and after asking her for permission, have posted it here.

I changed a couple of things - including the sentiment, as I had a person in mind to make this card for, and her birthday is coming up soon.


Card Info:
Images - Whimsy Stamps Beaucoup Bouquet
Sentiment - Mama Elephant
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Reds - R24/27/46/39
Pinks - R81/83/85/89
Yellows - Y15/17/18/38
Greens YG17/63 G14
Oranges - YR14/18/23/24 E08/18
Gems

Big thanks to Celine for the inspiration...  I know I'll be using this set a lot in the future - it's such a clear and easy set to colour and use in a lot of ways.

Big hugs

Friday, 15 March 2019

Mother's Day Chicks

 

Hi All...

It's Bellarific Friday again at Stamping Bella (the weeks come around sooooo quickly!)...  and this time we're using an image from our Stamp of the Month collection...  which for March is our fabulous Chicks!

As it's Mother's Day at the end of March, I chose to use this gorgeous Mother's Day Chick... this Mum is cuddling her two little chickadees..  awwww!!

Lots of yellow colouring later - this is what I came up with.  I decided to do white on white lettering for the word MUM - I think I maybe should have raised it slightly more than it is - but hey ho, we live and learn.


Card Info:
Sentiment - Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies, Whimsy Stamps For You
MFT Stitched Rectangle Dies
Colouring - Copics
Yellows - Y13/15/17/18/38 YR23/24
Beaks and Feet - YR14/18
Red - R24/46
Green YG23

Hope you like my make today and that you'll be inspired to create.  Don't forget to pop over the the Stamping Bella Blog to check out the other Babes' makes using our Chicks...  and then also visit the Sistahood Facebook Page to share your makes and talk all things Bellarific!

Big hugs - Have a Great Weekend...

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Sending Lots of Love


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card which uses the Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts for the second time in a week..  I do love this stamp and die set!

This time I used a Distress Oxide blended background - I do love creating these!  I splattered some Perfect Pearls across the panel - but it's another of the 'difficult to photograph' sparkly bits!


Card Info:
Image - Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves

I raised the heart and the frame on 3D foam tape


Hope you like my PINK make!!

Big hugs

Friday, 8 March 2019

Without change there would be no butterflies...

 
Hi Lovelies..

It's Friday.... so yay... it's Bellarific time at Stamping Bella.. and this time the Babes are highlighting images that aren't from the current release.

Now some of my all time favourite images are the wonderful Butterfly Girls - this one is Bess the Butterfly.  I went for pale lilacs to colour her - just delicate enough, although what looks like black on the edge of her wings is actually deep lilac.

I've done a little video below to show that I also used a Wink of Stella pen to give her dress some gorgeous sparkle.... it's so difficult to capture in a photo but I wanted to show you.


Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Squares
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Butterfly - V000/01/12/15/17
Grounding N0/1
Shading B000/00


Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration - and also to the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page.... we do love to see your makes using Stamping Bella images!

Big hugs

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Have a Quacking Good Time!

 

Hi Lovelies...

It's been a busy week for me and I'm back yet again - this time with my Guest Designer card for Gerda Steiner Designs.

As Spring is just around the corner, I was inspired to use a cutie from the Lucky Duck stamp set.  I cut a panel of white cardstock with a rectangular die - then cut the circles with an inside/out stitched circle die to give the spaces for the ducks.  Lots of foam tape later, I ended up with my card.



Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Lil' Inkers Inside/Out Stitched Circle
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Colouring - Copics
Y15/17/18/38 YR24/14


The backgrounds to each circle were done with Distress Inks and Copics... I traced through the circles to the card so I knew where to colour - then added the die cut panel with the foam tape.

Hope you like my make today.. I'll be back tomorrow!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Have a Fairy Nice Day!

 

Hi there...

I'm so excited to say that I'm Guest Designing for The Greeting Farm throughout March! I absolutely adore their images and have lots in my craft stash - they stamp so clearly and are a joy to colour.

Today I'm using a cutie from the Little Fairies clear stamp set - and of course I chose to use my favourite colour - well, fairies have to have lots of pink, don't they??  

I used the little tiny crown and the sentiment from the same stamp set - they go so perfectly together.


Card Info:
Dies - Uniquely Created Stitched Scalloped Circles, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Hair - RV52/63/55
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Wings BV000/V00
Glitter and Gems
Distress Ink Broken China

After I'd coloured the fairy, I blended some Broken China Distress Ink onto the circle, then I fussy cut the fairy and adhered her with some double-sided foam tape.  I added glitter to her wings and crown so she has some lovely sparkle.

I hope you like my make today.

Big hugs

Monday, 4 March 2019

Sending Love

 

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm back in my CAS zone...  sharing a simple card I made with a stamp and die set from Pretty Pink Posh.  

I used the Floral Hearts stamp set for the wreath, and a co-ordinating die set to fussy cut.  I adhered the wreath with foam pads to give it some height from the card, and stamped the sentiment in the centre.


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts
Dies - Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
YG17, R83/85, RV 63/55
Glossy Accents, Glitter and Sequins to finish

I think this stamp set is going to be one that I use a lot - it really lends itself to lots of different occasions.

Big hugs

Friday, 1 March 2019

For You....


Hi Again Lovelies...

Yes... I'm back... that's twice in one day... get me!

As today is March 1st it's inspiration time at All Dressed Up,  so I have a card using the gorgeous 'For You' digital image.

And yes....... I'm using PINK again! (no surprise there...)


Card Info:
Die - MFT Pierced Circles
Paper - MFT Gingham
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Dress - RV52/63/55
Pot - E30/33
Flowers - Y15/17
Button Twine

This card was made in a bit of a hurry so it had to be very CAS but I love how it turned out!   I was running behind as I've been busy doing some Grandma-ing this week and loving every minute!

Big hugs  

Cherry Chick.... oh those reds!!

 

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday time again - this week we're spotlighting Stamping Bella's fabulous Stamp of the Month - which this time is this gorgeous Cherry Chick!  

Now I've got to say all that red colouring scared me a little - and I stared at the stamped image for a little while before I picked up my red Copics.  Then I pulled up my big girl pants and gave it a go.... and I was really happy how it turned out!


Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Square
Paper - Echo Park
Colouring - Copics
Reds - R27/46/39/89
Yellows - Y15/17/18/38, YR24
Greens YG25/17
Band - B60/63
Shading T0/1/2/3
White Gel Pen for highlights

Don't forget you can buy this stamp with 25% discount throughout March..  that's gotta be 'cheep'!! (D'oh!)   If you pop over to the Stamping Bella blog, you'll see more fabulous inspiration from the Bella Babes, and also if you go to our Sistahood Facebook page, you can share  your makes and see what others make too..  we'd love you to join in the fun!

Have a good weekend all.... I'm popping to the Stamperama show in Harrogate tomorrow..  looking forward to it but I'm going to try not to spend too much!

Big hugs

Friday, 22 February 2019

Curvy Girl with a Jar of Hearts

 

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday time again.......  and today the Babes are using stamps from the fabulous recent release....  don't ya just love these Curvy Girls???  I know I do. This one is holding a jar full of hearts so is perfect for sending love to a friend.

I decided on a teal/turquoise colour combo this time, so my pink pens could have a little rest.. it does me good to ring the changes every now and again!


Card Info:
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow
Skin  E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E25/27/29
Dress - BG11/32/34/57
Flowers/Hearts - R27/46/39
Leaves G14 YG17
Jar C1 B60/63
Shading W0/1/3
Glitter Card

Hope you like my make for today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration, and then to the Sistahood Facebook page - we love to see you share your Stamping Bella makes!

Have a great weekend..
Hugs

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Hello Spring...


 Hi Lovelies..  

Today I'm Guest Designing for the wonderful Gerda Steiner Designs..  and I've chosen to use this uber-cute bunny from the Hello Spring Stamp Set - as Spring (especially here in the UK) is just around the corner.

I used a cloud stencil and some Distress Inks to create the sky background - then used some post it tape to give a clear line so I could sponge the grass - again using Distress Inks.


Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - E50/51/53/55/57 R20
Butterfly R83/V05
Flower R81/83 YG17

Hope you like my make today and that you'll take a peek at the fabulous stamps available at Gerda Steiner Designs!

Big hugs

Friday, 15 February 2019

Flowers for you....

 
Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific time of the week again...  and today we're using an image from the Stamp of the Month (Floral Forest Backdrop) collection.  I chose to use this fabbie Garden Backdrop for my make - and also incorporated one of the gorgeous new stamps - this one is Teeny Tiny Townie with Bouquet!

I coloured the image and the backdrop with Copics - I used the colour map for the peonies that lovely Elaine (Marker Geek) provides..  then after it was coloured, added a greeting on the archway using another stamp - curving it slightly to match the arch.


Card Info:
Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Square, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Sky - B0000/000
Grass - YG63/17/25/95
Ground - E31/33
Fence - N0/1/2/3
Peonies - RV11/34 R39
Bouquet Paper - G20/82
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - RV63/55 R39

I did use some Prismacolour Pencils to give depth to parts of the flowers and the folds on the girl's dress..  I like the effect that gives.

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the Bella Babes...  and that you'll also drop by our Sistahood Facebook page to share your Stamping Bella makes... and also join in the challenge fun!

Have a good (crafty) weekend all..
Big Hugs

Friday, 8 February 2019

Heidi Needs A Hug

 

Hi Lovelies..

I'm back again, this time with my Bellarific Friday card for Stamping Bella...  and this week we are able to use an older stamp...  which is brilliant as I have LOTS (and I mean LOTS) of Stamping Bella rubbah goodness to choose from!  

As it's nearly Valentine's Day - and also nearly Spring - I opted to use this Tiny Townie with her gorgeous chickie friends..  and decided to try colouring with my Polychromos.  Hmmm...  I don't think I've mastered the technique as yet, and know they'll get put away in the cupboard for 'another day!'  I don't seem to get them to blend well - even using Sansodor.  Any tips gratefully received!


Card Info:
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Polychromos

Please don't look too closely at the blending..  it's not so bad from a distance!

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Baberoonies have come up with to inspire...  and also to the Sistahood Facebook page... you could win Bella Bucks to spend on the website if you enter the monthly challenge!

Big hugs