Monday, 21 October 2019

Be Merry!


Hi Lovelies..

Today I have another of my makes from the Clearly Besotted Christmas Line Up Stamp set..  and these snowmen and Rudolphs certainly look a happy bunch waiting for their time of the year!

Again I stamped then masked the image before doing a bit of blending - using post-it tape to create the straight line below the image.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and is just perfect for a CAS card.

Image and Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Christmas Line Up
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Rudolphs - E30/31/33/35 R27/46
Snowmen - B60, C3/5, BV01

Hope you like my Christmas make..


Friday, 18 October 2019

Zodiac Girl Taurus

Hi Lovelies..

It's another Bellarific Friday - this time we're using images from the Stamp of the Month collection - which this time means the Uptown Zodiac Girls.  I chose to use Taurus here..  loving her sass!

(this photo shows less of the shimmer but is not as dark)

I blended Distress Oxides for the background - using Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves... going through from pink to lilac to plum.  I sprayed after blending with Pearl Ex Shimmer Spray (mixing Pearl Ex powder with water in a mini mister).  I then diecut a starry background to use as a stencil - daubing Picket Fence Distress Ink through the stars. Then I coloured the image to match the colours - before fussy cutting her and adhering with foam pads.  

I just used the Taurus word (stamped with Versafine black ink) and kept the zodiac description for the inside of my card.  A few diecut stars finished my make.

Card Info:
Dies - Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Stripes (using frame only), 
MFT All The Stars, Sizzix Swirling Stars
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E23/25/27
Skin - E000/00/11/04
Top - RV63/55/17
Jeans - B21/23/24/26
Belt - E23/25
Horns - W3/5

I matted my panel onto white cardstock, colouring the edges with my RV17 to create a pink that perfectly matched her top.

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what my lovely fellow teamies have come up with to inspire - and also check out the Sistahood Facebook Page to share all things Bella related.

Big hugs

Monday, 14 October 2019

Little Town of Bethlehem

Hi Lovelies...

A quickie from me today...  using the fabulous Little Town of Bethlehem Die from My Favourite Things.  There's no image colouring involved with this one, the only colour is on the back panel which I created with my Distress Inks and a sprinkling of water.  

The die set comes with four different cuts - perfect for layering in front of each other to create the town.  

I used a Paper Smooches sentiment from their Christmas Sampler set which I've had for years and years, and thought was perfect for this scene.  I stamped it in Versamark then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

I finished by cutting an MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame..  before matting the whole thing onto some navy cardstock.

Hope you like my make...


Thursday, 10 October 2019

A proper Christmas Line Up!


Hi Lovelies..

Today my card features a new stamp set called Christmas Line Up from the October release at Clearly Besotted.   I fell for these little Santas as soon as I saw them..  and there are three other line-ups in the pack including rudolphs and snowmen, cats and mice - and with sentiments too.

And yes... for those that know me well, and know I don't generally get Christmas motivated until the end of November, I happily coloured them in lovely traditional Christmas colours!

I stamped the image twice, once on my card panel then again on masking paper which I cut out and masked the Santas with, before using a little Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create the background.

Card Info:
(out of stock currently but will be in again soon, I'm sure)
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Reds - R24/27/46 E57
Browns - E51/53/55/57
Greens - YG05/17
Beards and Hat Trims - T0/1
Boots - T5/7
Skin - E000/00/11 R20

After colouring etc, I very carefully stamped the sentiment, making ultra sure it was straight in my Misti before stamping!!

I wish I had better light to do my photographs - it's been raining off and on here all week, so trying to get the reds to show properly was a nightmare! 

Hope you like my make today..

Big Hugs

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Happy Birthday Block


Hi Lovelies

I bought this fab MFT Birthday Block Die last week, and have been playing!  I decided to do some Distress Oxide blended panels and some glimmer spray before cutting them with the die. Then I used my Press'n'Seal to keep the letters in position before removing the die and the negative.  By doing this, I was able to add narrow foam tape on the back of the letters, before turning the whole piece of Press'n'Seal onto my card panel and burnishing the letters so they adhere well.  Yes.. sounds complex, but it isn't really..  check out the YouTube videos on using the Press'n'Seal.

On the first, I just added a small sentiment from one of my other MFT sets and embossed in white embossing powder. 

And on my second card, I decided to add a few of the MFT Birthday Chicks to give a different style.

Hope you like my makes today..  


Monday, 7 October 2019

Autumn Leaves


Hi Lovelies..

My card today is featuring one of the October releases at All Dressed Up - this is Autumn Leaves.  I did a bit of die-cutting of some leaves and the word Autumn to get us in the mood.

Card Info:
Dies - Stamping Bella Autumn, CC Designs Leaves, Your Next Stamp Stitched Scalloped Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Sky - B0000/000
Hair - E23/25/29
Skin as usual
Dress - E08/9 YR8/18
Boots and Flowers - Y15/18/38 White Gel Pen
Tights - E44/E41
Grounding - T0/1

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to see what my fellow teamies have come up with for inspiration!


Friday, 4 October 2019

Zodiac Girl Libra

Hi Peeps..

It's time for another Stamp of the Month over at Stamping Bella - and this time it's the fabulous Zodiac Girl Libra - perfect for a birthday this month. As she's Stamp of the Month, you can buy her with 25% discount throughout October!

I kept her CAS - and used a lovely purple combo for her dress.

Card Info:
Paper - Sunny Studio Designs Gingham Pastels
Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Colouring - Copics
Skin - as usual
Hair and Scales - C3/5/7
Dress - V12/15/17
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my make today.... Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration and also to the Sistahood Facebook page where you can share all things Bella!

Have a good weekend..


Thursday, 3 October 2019

The Penguins Waddle

Hi Peeps

Last weekend, the fabulous Tracy from Dies To Die For held a pop-up shop here in Wetherby - and of course, I just had to spend.... well didn't I? LOL!  Now I loved the recent Mama Elephant release, so this was the ideal opportunity for me to relocate them from her shop to my stash..  then get down to some penguin colouring!

This image is called The Penguins Waddle - for obvious reasons!  I looked on line and spotted the lovely Elaine's (Marker Geek) YouTube video on colouring this image - and got lots of tips from her on colouring the 'whites' which actually aren't truly white at all - and also the blacks - which are mainly coloured with my Copic BV's. 

I stamped the image first of all, then stamped another image on masking paper before fussy cutting the mask and covering the penguins.  I then used my Distress Inks to create the background.

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant The Penguins Waddle
Colouring - Copics
Penguins - Whites - BV31/E40/E000
Penguins - Blacks - BV23/25/29
Beaks - YR27 Y18
Pinks - RV63/55
Lilacs BV01

After I'd coloured all the penguins, to finish the image panel, I splattered it with white Distress Paint to create the snow, then added the Fa La La diecut word - which is actually in glitter card believe it or not!  I then matted the panel onto navy card stock - and it was done.  I was really thrilled how it turned out.

Hope you like what I did...

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Time for Autumn


Hi Peeps..

As it's the first day of October - it's time for another challenge at All Dressed Up Facebook page - this time the theme is


So out came my autumnal colours - and this gorgeous little girl all wrapped up for the cooler weather.

Card Info:
Paper - Echo Park I Love Autumn
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Borders
Colouring - Copics
Skin as usual
Hair - E25/29
Dress - E08/09/18 YR18/24/27
Scarf - YR21
Boots E23/25

This little girl is such a cutie and looks all cosy in her warm hat!  

Hope you like my make today, and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to join in the challenge fun.... and to share all things All Dressed Up related.  See you there!


Friday, 27 September 2019

Curvy Girl with Bubbly

Hi Lovelies..

Today's Bellarific Friday card is using the gorgeous Curvy Girl with Bubbly - I love her so much!!  This time, I went for my pink Copics..  and remember the card I made with lots of stars a couple of weeks back?  The one using the Press n'Seal?  Well, this background is the negative of that Star cover plate...  I matted some silver glitter card behind so it shows through the apertures and hey presto!

I fussy cut the Curvy Girl after colouring her.... ooh and giving her some pink champagne of course!

Card Info:
Die - MFT All The Stars
Distress Oxides
Colouring - Copics
Skin - as per usual
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - R30/85 RV32/34
Greens - YG17/63 G43
Berries - R27/46
Glass - B60 C1
Champagne and Tag - RV91/93

Hope you like my make.  I do wish I could capture the sparkle that this card has in real life - but I have never managed to capture that on a photograph.  

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the lovely Babes have come up with to inspire, and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to chat and share all things Bella.

Big hugs

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Warm Holiday Hugs


Hi Lovelies..

Today I'm using the fabulous Mama Elephant Fuzzy Friends again - I'm in love with these penguins!  This time, I used the Forest Cover Plate - but just the central part, putting it behind the circle aperture.

Card Info:Image and Sentiment - Mama Elephant Fuzzy Friends
Dies - Mama Elephant Forest Cover Plate, Lil- Inkers Stitched Circle and Stitched Square
Distress Oxides - Victorian Velvet and Picked Raspberry
Penguins - N3/5/7/9 C1
Hat and Heart - R27/46 E57
Ear Muffs - B23/24
Sequins and Glitter
Pearl Ex Shimmer Spray

Hope you like my wintery forest scene...

Big hugs

Friday, 20 September 2019

Forward is Forward!


Hi there...

Well - have you got your order in yet?  If you don't know what I'm talking about - it's release day at Stamping Bella - just sayin.....

But it's also Bellarific Friday - and we're sharing cards today made with images from our Stamp of the Month collection - which this month is the Oddballs.  

I loved this turtle from the moment he arrived on the scene, and have been waiting for the right opportunity to colour him up.. and here he is!

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Greens - YG17 G94/99 E84
Eyes T1
White Gel Pen
Enamel Dots

Hope you like this fabulous little critter.. plodding along on his journey to the next thing he can find to eat....

Remember to check out the blog later for more Oddballs inspiration - and also pop over to the Sistahood Facebook page - to share and chat all things Bella related.

Happy Bella shopping...

Thursday, 19 September 2019

More gorgeous Stamping Bella sneak peeks!

Hi Lovelies...

Well I've been bubbling over with excitement as I've got LOTS of cards to show you today....  sneaky peeks of more cards using the fabulous new release at Stamping Bella!

I'm going to get straight on - this is picture heavy so I'll ease off on the words!

My first card uses Polar Bear and Penguin - just sooooo darn cute!

Image - Stamping Bella Polar Bear and Penguin
Colouring - Copics
Penguin - T7, Polar Bear - N0/1/3, Scarf - B21/23/26/28, Tree - YG05/G43 YG17, Shadow - B60, 
Stamping Bella Fa La La Word Die

Onto my next cards - which all feature wonderful Curvy Girls!!!  As a curvy girl myself.....  I LOVE these images!

My first uses Curvy Girl with her Tree... isn't she fabulous???

Image - Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with Tree
Colouring - Copics
Tree - G43/46/85 YG05/17, Dress R46 E57, Hair E42/43/44, Baubles Y32/38

Next we have Curvy Girl Loves to Ski - I decided on a shaker card for this fabulous girlie after fussy cutting her..  

Image - Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Loves to Ski
Sentiment from Stamping Bella Winona Loves Winter
Colouring - Copics
Skier - B21/23/26,  Hair - C5/7/9, - Skin as usual,  Boots and Skis- T0/1/2/3/4/5,

 Now we have Curvy Girl Multi-Tasker - she's soooo in her element relaxing there..  I did a little Bokeh panel in the background for this one...

Image - Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Multi-Tasker
Sentiment - Stamping Bella Smile Word Die
Colouring - Copics
Chair T0/1/2/3/5/7, Cat - C5/7/9, Gown R81/83/85, Book B41/45, Hair C5/7/9, Skin as usual

 And lastly (but certainly not least) we have Curvy Girl with Bubbly..  

Image - Stamping Bella Curvy Girl with Bubbly
Colouring - Copics
Skin as usual, Hair E41/43/44, Reds - R24/27/46, Wine Y00 YG01, Straw T0/1 R27/46, Glass B60/63, Greens YG17 G46/99

All of these wonderful images - and the others we've shown during the week, will be available from Stamping Bella tomorrow - 20 September!!  

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning a $25 voucher to spend at the Bella website..  and while you're there you'll see more fabulous inspiration from the Bella Babes.

 Big hugs

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Introducing Bundle Girl.......

Hi there...

I'm so excited to say it's time for me to share my sneak peeks of the wonderful Stamping Bella release due next Monday - 20th September.

Now this lovely girlie is a new character to the Bella fold - but I'm sure she'll be ultra popular..  She is the aptly named Bundle Girl.......  and I'm in love with her!  Oooh and of course, also with her little penguin who's being towed along behind!

I created a blended snowy background for her to walk through... complete with snowdrifts - before fussy cutting both characters to adhere with 3D foam pads.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
Distress Inks for Background - Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire
Colouring - Copics
Girl - Skin - as usual
Coat and Hats - R24/27/46 E57
Scarf, Bobble and Tights - T0/1/2/3
Greens - YG05/17
Penguin - N5/7/9, Y38, 
Mistletoe - G40/43
Snow B60

Hope you like my make today.  If you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more wonderful inspiration and leave a comment - you could be in with a chance to win an amazing $25 voucher to spend at the Stamping Bella website...  so run... don't walk! 

I'll be back tomorrow with lots more Bella goodies...  You'll LOVE this fabulous release - I promise you!

Big hugs