Friday, 30 June 2017

Lily of the Valley...


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm back with another Stamping Bella make - but this time it's for our Bellarific Friday - the criteria was to make a shaker card.  Well, I LOVE making shaker cards, so I set to and coloured one of the Garden Girls - this is Lily of The Valley - isn't she lovely??

Card Info:
Paper - Doodlebug Design
Die - MFT Peekaboo Rectangle 
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/0/11/71/93
Hair - C3/5/7/9
Dress - B000/01/02, BG10/11
Leaves G43, YG63/67
Glitter and Sequins

Unfortunately, the skies were grey when I took the photos, so the true depth of colour isn't showing through..  such a shame as her dress is a lovely shade.  Ah well..

Hope you'll pop over to the blog to see what the other babes have come up with - and hope you've managed to get your order in for the fabulous new release images too!

Big hugs

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Edna The Everything Fairy


Hey Lovelies...

See I told you I'd be back soon... and this time with my favourite of all Stamping Bella characters (shhhhhhh I'm not supposed to have favourites, the other characters will get upset!)... but Edna just HAS. TO. BE.

This time she's donned her gorgeous pink leotard and pushed her sparkly wings through the 'wing hole' in the back...  so she could pick up her magic wand and wish for......  cake!  Don't ya just love her shape???  I think she's been modelled on me (ha! wish I looked that good LOL!) - though I don't remember posing at all... 

Card Info:
Paper - Nitwits Pastel Dreams
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Hair - E23/25/27/29
Leotard - RV 11/13/91/95
Wings RV000
Shading - B0000/000/00
Grounding T0/1/3

Aren't you just LOVING this release??  I know I am... each new release from Stamping Bella just gets better and better.  The new stamps are available from tomorrow (30 June), so why don't you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog and see what the other Bella Babes have come up with, so you can write up your shopping list?!

Big Hugs

Never too old for bubbles...


Hi Lovelies..  

I'm back with another of the fabulous new release from Stamping Bella..  this is 'Bubble Chicks'!  I decided to have them floating free on their bubbles - so I fussy cut the chicks and the bubbles - shaped them with an embossing tool, then adhered them onto acetate for the front of the card..  with some stencilled clouds and diecut cloud borders.  I love the effect it created.. don't you?

Card Info
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Bubble Chicks (available 30 June)
Die - Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Colouring - Copics
Chicks - Y00/06/21/38 YR23/27
Bubbles - B60/63
Clouds and Sky - Distress Ink Broken China sponged over stencil

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see what the other BellaBabes came up with.

I'll be back again very soon with another...

Big hugs

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Happy Days!!

Hi Lovelies...

Well, I don't know if you've seen, but it's a wonderful NEW RELEASE time over at Stamping Bella...  so it's certainly HAPPY DAYS!

Today I'm using the gorgeous Tiny Townie 'Frances Loves to Float' as my DT card - wouldn't you just feel like floating at the beach like Frances today?  I know I would as it's raining here as I look out of the window!

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Frances Loves to Float (available June 30)
Frame Die - Mama Elephant
Paper - Crafters' Companion
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/93
Hair - E23/25

Hope you like what I did...   The release will be available on Friday...  can you wait that long?? hehe!

Big hugs.......

Friday, 23 June 2017



Hi Lovelies....

I'm back today as it's another Bellarific Friday - we had a photo for inspiration this time.. 

Image may contain: food

Of course, d'oh.... I opted for the cake and found one of my lovely Uptown Girls - Ava Loves to Celebrate - who just happens to be carrying a three tier variety!

Card Info:
Cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Dies - Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Pieces Die, Whimsy Stamps Celebrate Word Die
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Hair - E50/51/52/53/55
Dress and Gifts- RV91, R81/83/85
Sequins and Glitter

Stamping Bella USA

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see what the other Babes came up with!

Big hugs

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A Special Occasion...

Hi Lovelies....

We have a fab new challenge over at In The Pink today - and our theme is 


Well, as my head is still in the land of weddings, I decided to make a card for one of THOSE special days...  it couldn't get more special really!

This is a digi image from Tiddly Inks - I fussy cut it after colouring...  then I created the background with Distress Inks smooched onto watercolour paper using acetate.  It's so quick to do - and I always love how it turns out!  It needed to be quick for me this time, as I've got to say, I was soooooo late making my card!

Card Info:
Simon Says Stamp Word Die - cut from background and 
raised using extra die cuts
Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Hair - E40/41/42/43
Dress and Suit - C0/1/2/3/5
Pink - RV63/55

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to In The Pink and join in the fun.  The Special Occasion theme can cover birthdays, anniversaries, etc.... in fact ANY occasion you'd make a card for.  Our generous sponsor this time is the Digi Stamp Boutique.. you could win a fab voucher!


Big Hugs...

Monday, 19 June 2017

Bicycle Made For Two - Emma's Wedding!!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

Well.........  the wedding came!!  My eldest daughter got married to her lovely new husband on Saturday up at Castle Bolton in the Yorkshire Dales.... and it couldn't have been more perfect in any way!!  The sun shone... and just everything went perfectly!!  (photos below!)  I've got to say a massive well done to Emma for all the organisation she did in just a few months...  I think she may missed her vocation - she should be a wedding planner!  Mind you, I think it's probably different when it's your own wedding you're planning...

Soooooo this is the card I made for her and Joe....  I'll freely admit I case'd it totally from a card I'd seen on Pinterest by Cristina 'Yainea' Nunez (from My Paper Journey) - when I spotted it I knew it was so perfect for them as they're both keen cyclists who think nothing of cycling through Europe together... but not on a tandem!  I changed the design slightly - but the sunset and grass etc, and the fancy fold are not my design and I have to give full credit to Christina!

Card Info:
Image - Lawn Fawn Bicycle Made For You
Distress Ink Background (Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw)
Colouring - Copics
Dies - Lawn Fawn Grass Edge, MFT Clouds

 They were so thrilled with the card - it made me really happy to see them open it!

Now..... photos!!! (if you click on them, they go larger..) 

(Iced by Joe's 93 year old Grandma!!)

My two lovely daughters - how proud am I!!!

(LOVED my hat!)

The Venue - Bolton Castle, Castle Bolton, Swaledale, Yorkshire


 (some of my input.. though I didn't do the napkin or make the gin - the booze was down to Emma and Joe!  I also did the hessian table runners, the table plan, the menus, the order of the days..... etc.... etc)

Sorry to overload the photos...  but hope you can get a glimpse of how perfectly the day went.. there was even a ceilidh in the evening with lots of fun!

Big hugs

Friday, 9 June 2017

Mail Chick


Hi Lovely Peeps...

The week has rolled around quickly and it's time again for another Bellarific Friday..  this time we had a sketch to work with.

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I had this little Mail Chick ready to colour for a while - so here he is!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Papers - MFT Lucky Prints and Gingham Galore
Colouring - Copics
Chick - Y00/21/38, YR18
Heart R24/46
Shading - N0/1/2/3
Grounding - W0/1/3
Glossy Accents

Hope you like what I did.

Have a fab weekend all...


Thursday, 8 June 2017

Let them eat CAKE!

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

It's time for another challenge at In The Pink - and this time our theme is 


so the Pink Ladies and myself have been salivating while we've been colouring - as we all love a bit of cake!!

I chose to use an image from Tiddly Inks - this is Wryn - Eat More Cake- I think she is perfect for this challenge as Wryn always looks good in pink!

Card Info:
Image - Tiddly Inks Wryn Eat More Cake
Papers - 
Die - MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/01/11/71/93
Hair - E21/25/27/59
Dress - R83, RV17/19
Icing - RV91/93
Cake - E30/31/33
Shoes - E25/27
Shading and Grounding - T0/1/3
Glitter and Twine

Here's a shot from the side which helps to capture the sparkle on the icing!

Hope you'll pop over to In The Pink and join in the cake fun!  You could win a $12 voucher from Di's Digi Stamps if you're chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies..


Now - you obviously know all about my love of pink......  I also have a love of peonies too..  and I just wanted to share this photo (combining both loves) of one of the blooms from a peony plant we're growing in our garden!  

And this was after the rain and wind we've had for the last few days...  Isn't nature wonderful??

Big hugs 

Challenge Entered: Tiddly Inks Make it a Rectangle