Friday, 20 October 2017

Peek a Boo Unicorns....


Hey Peeps....

Our theme at Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday this week was CIRCLES - to use them in any way we liked on our cards..  and as I'd bought this new MFT die a short while ago - it seemed just the right occasion to use it!

I used the little Set of Unicorns to peek through the windows... and I do wish we had Sparkle-Vision for this as they are truly sparkly..  how come it never shows properly on our photos...  so annoying...

Card Info:
Images - Stamping Bella Set of Unicorns (there are four in total)
Sentiment - MFT Essential Sentiments
Die - MFT Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window and Edge
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Unicorns - N0/1, T1
Pinks - RV52/63/55/00
Purples - BV02, V01/25/17
Greens - YG23, G14

I raised the white part of my card with foam tape - so that the unicorns could be slotted in and peek through... then I coloured a circle to go behind each.  I LOVED making this little card - it certainly was one of those that made me smile the whole time I was creating!

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We have a photo for inspiration for next week's theme...  such wonderfully rich fall colours to use... can't wait!  If you'd like to take part, use a current Stamping Bella stamp, then link your card on the Stamping Bella Blog - or you can email it directly to

Big hugs

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Little Bulb Lucy...


Hi there....

Today it's my turn for another DT card at CC Designs..  this time I've used one of the gorgeous Swiss Pixies - this is Bulb Lucy... and she's happily motoring along in her little Christmas light.  I coloured her in traditional reds and greens as I thought she'd be happy in those colours...

Card Info:
Paper - from stash
Die - MFT Pierced Circle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E23/25/29
Reds - R24/27/46
Greens - G14/07/46
Golds - YR22/23/24

Hope you like my Christmas make...

Big hugs

Monday, 16 October 2017

Little Santa Agenda....

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Guess what I've been up to??  Santa has made his presence felt in my craft room...  and I've been colouring this little guy  (and I MEAN little, he only measures less than1 inch tall!) in all his different poses.. then wondering how to use them..... hmmmm....

Well inspiration hit this morning, when I came across some tiny little cards in a darker kraft colour tucked in my drawer..  they are just 3.5 x 3.5 inches.  I'd already fussy cut my Santa's one evening while I was watching TV.. so they were ready to use.  I used my old Spellbinders dies for the circle and scalloped circle... then used Distress Inks for the sky.  Then I cut a few extra white circles, so that I could cut out a snowy slope for him to stand on.  A little flurry of snow behind him (with my Sharpie white pen), and a bit of magic sparkle for Santa, and they were ready to go on a card.  I added some old Pink Petticoat sentiments, punched out with an old Stampin' Up punch - and they were finished!  I do have a lot more to make though, as I'd coloured and cut lots of these little guys!!

Here's close-ups of the guy in red...

Card Info:
Sentiments - Pink Petticoat Tiny Christmas Sentiments (unavailable now)
Dies - Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle, Old Stampin Up punch
Distress Inks Broken China and Tumbled Glass
Sharpie White Pen
Colouring - Copics
Reds - R24/46, E57
Fur - W0/1
Boots - C9
Various colours for gifts etc..

See?  I knew there was a reason I'd hung on to these older things...  I am a true hoarder... but eventually stuff comes in handy...

I'm enjoying making in miniature at the moment - there's more to come tomorrow... see you then!

Big hugs

Friday, 13 October 2017

A Little Smooching....


Hi There...

It's Bellarific Friday time again... and this time we had a sketch to follow...

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Now I like sketches, as they take a bit of the thinking out of making..  so I dug out some handmade paper that I'd found in my stash for the background squares, and used the gorgeous Smoochie Squidgy from Stamping Bella as my image..  I LOVE her puckering her little lips for a kiss!

Card Info:
(she comes with a sentiment too, and you can also 
purchase her matching cut it out die separately)
Die - MFT Double Stitched Square
Sentiment - done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E35/37/29
Dress, Shoes and Hair Ornament - B91/23

Hope you like (I LOVE colouring those folds) and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog here to see what the other baberoonies have come up with to inspire...

Our theme for next week is to use CIRCLES on your card...  can't wait to see what you get up to!

Big hugs

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Reindeer Lucy...


Hi Lovely Blogging Pals..

I've got another card for 'that thing in December that we don't yet mention' - this is Swiss Pixie Reindeer Lucy from the fabulous CC Designs October release.  Isn't she THE cutest?

Card Info:
Sentiment - Pebbles Inc Rub On
Paper - LOTV/Nitwits
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn Scalloped Stitched Border
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E33/37/29
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Fur - E50/51/52/53/55/57
Nose and Lights - R24/46, E57
Shading and Grounding - T0/1/2/3

Hope you love this little Lucy as much as I do..

Big hugs

Ribbons and Bows at In The Pink


Hi Lovelies...

It's time for another challenge at In The Pink - and this time, because it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our theme is 


You can use either the pink breast cancer ribbon loop, or any other ribbon or bow.

Card Info:
Image - LMMS Peggy Sue Hatter
Paper - Authentique Bubble Gum
Dies - Spellbinders Fancy Floral
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E57/59
Dress and Hat - RV91, R81/83/85/89, G21/82, YG63
Shading - B0000/000
Flowers, Ribbon and Flat-backed Pearls

Hope you like - and that you'll join in the pink fun over at In The Pink - where you could win a fabulous voucher from the Digi Stamp Boutique.

Happy Crafting..

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Mummy Boy!


Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Boo!  Did I scare you???

I'm back today with a DT card I made for Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alvarez) - and it's a very timely card with Halloween just around the corner..

This image is called Mummy Boy and is available as a digi.  I wanted to do a night sky background so I masked a moon, then blended a combination of Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot... and sprinkled water with some white dots for the starry effect.

Card Info:
Die - Impression Obsession Halloween Hill
Sentiment - CC Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E00
Bandages - W0/1/2/3/5
Moon - Y21, E50
Gravestone (an older CC Design stamp)- C01/2/3

This is such a perfect image for Halloween and a real easy one to use as there's very little colouring needed.  

Hope you'll pop over to Kinda Cute to see the fabulous digi images Patricia is creating all available HERE  - there's also freebies to be had too!

Big hugs...

Monday, 9 October 2017

Fa La La..... la.... la.... la....


Hi There Lovelies...

I'm back today with my last sneak peek of the fabulous Stamping Bella release, which will be in the store tomorrow (10 Oct).  This is a mega release, and I for one, have a mile long shopping list!

This little pair are called Fa La La...  they're having a wonderful time harmonising to their favourite carols, don't ya think?

Card Info:
Die - 
Background - B23/26/28
Snowman - B60, C1/2/3, R93
Newspaper - W0/1
Hats - R24/46/89
Chick - Y21/38, YR21/23
Sharpie Poster Paint Pen for Snow

Hope you like - and I think we'll all have to get in the queue to buy tomorrow!

Big hugs

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Snow Day....


Hi Peeps..

Today, my card is using one of the fabulous new release images from All Dressed Up.  There are four new ones...  but as I have a weakness for snowmen, this one is my favourite!

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Snow Day
Sentiment - CC Designs Christmas Wishes
Die - MFT Stitched Square Frame, Lil' Inkers Stitched Tag
Snowman - C0/1/2/3
Reds - E24/46, E37
Blues -B23/26
Hat -  C7/9
Twig Arms - E37
Robins - E37/39, R24/46
Snow - C0/1
Shading - B0000/000/01
Glitter and Gems
Black Glaze Pen for coal and Sharpie Poster Paint Pen for Snow

And not a bit of pink anywhere!! LOL!

Hope you like this gorgeous snowman image and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page to see that fabulous new images!

Big hugs

Friday, 6 October 2017

Kitty Loves Halloween.....


Hi.... me again!!

This time I'm back with my card for Bellarific Friday using the gorgeous Kitty Loves Halloween.... which is this month's Stamp of the Month at Stamping Bella - meaning you can get it for 20% less than it's usual price for the whole of October!

I decided to go with proper Halloween colours - purples, greens and oranges... oh and of course, being me, lots of sparkle too!

Card Info:
(you can get the matching die for her too!)
Paper - Digital Paper from Etsy
Die - Impression Obsession Halloween Background (for bats!)
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Greens - YG05, G14/07
Purples - V22/25/17
Oranges - YR08/18

Now there's a sketch for next week's theme... 

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Just use this sketch....  and as long as you use a current Stamping Bella image on your card, you can link it up on the Stamping Bella blog and be in with a chance of winning some Bella bucks.... or you can email it to our lovely Em at

Big Crafty Hugs...

A Whole Host of Squidgy Angels...

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

Well.... I have Squidgy overload today!  Stamping Bella's latest release (due out 10 October), includes these gorgeous Squidgy Angels...  oh. my. goodness....  they really are the cutest angels you ever did see and they are MUST-haves!

I have three cards to share...  hope you'll stay to the end, even though my post is picture heavy...

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Squidgy Angels Bells and Ornament
Sentiment - Stamping Bella Holiday Sentiment Set
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E08/18
Skin - E000/00
Dress - W0/1/2/3/5
Wings RV91/93
Bells - YG63

Onto my second card... using the second Squidgy from the Bells and Ornament set... she's just sooooooo cute carrying that heavy ornament...

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Squidgie Bells and Ornament Set
Colouring - Copics
Angel as above
Ornament - YR21/YR24

And lastly...

Using both the Squidgies from the Curtsy and Trumpet set..  that cute little Curtsy is my favourite .... but shhhhhhhhh don't tell the other squidgies!

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Curtsy and Trumpet
Colouring - Copics
Angels - As above

These little Squidgies are just the most fabulous images to colour... they make me smile each time I use them..  and that's what we all want when we colour, don't we?

Now, pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the wonderful Bella Babes have come up with to inspire you!  The release is available on 10 October.... that's next Tuesday.... and I can't wait!

Now, if you haven't  already had enough Bella goodness..... I'll be back later with our Bellarific Friday post! 

Big hugs

Thursday, 5 October 2017

It's SANTA!!!!!!!!!


Hi Lovelies...

Sorry if my title scared you......  but yes, he's creeping in... and as that quote is from my favourite Christmas film (Elf!), I had to use it!

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Now, it's time for the new October release at over at CC Designs..... they're available from today - and I have to say, this release is truly fabulous - this is one of the very best Santas I've ever coloured and fussy cut!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Hair/Beard - W0/1/2/3
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Reds - R27/46/39, E37
Greens - G14/07
Boots and Belt - C7/9
Gloves and Fur - C0/1/2/3
Buckle - YR21/23
Bag - E31/33/34/35
Sakura Black Glaze Pen

Hope you like my make - and that you'll pop over to the blog to see what my lovely teamies came up with for your inspiration...

Big hugs

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Trimming The Tree...

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

'That time in December that we don't mention yet' has certainly crept up on me and got in my craft room early, as I've got another red and green creation to share today....

And.......  AND.......  this one is because ....... wait for it........ the Bella Babes are previewing the fabulous Christmas/Winter release from Stamping Bella starting today!!!  Oh my goodness......  there are NO words.... really!  You just gotta see them!  The release is due next week - October 10th to be precise..  so you need to get your shopping lists ready when you see all the goodness from the Babes this week...

I loved colouring these Littles...  and they're being very clever figuring how to put the baubles on their tree..

Card Info:
Paper - from stash - no name
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Reds - R24/27/46/89
Greens - G14/17
Golds - Y21, YR23
Shading - T0/1/2/3

Hope you like what I did...

Happy Crafting