Friday, 27 March 2020

Bundle Girl with a Foxglove


Hi Lovelies...

Hope you're all keeping well in these uncertain times....  it's such a scary situation, as it appears no one really knows what's liable to happen and how long we'll be on lock-down..  

But we do have a crafting spaces, and as it's Bellarific Friday today, I've been busy creating!  I used the gorgeous little Bundle Girl with a Foxglove for my card - more info below...


Card Info:
(both are available from Dies to Die for in the UK)
Paper - MFT Over The Rainbow
Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70 R20
Coat and Hat - RV06/09/69
Boots RV06
Leaves and Stems - G12/82
Shading - B0000/000/01, W0/1/2
White Gel Pen
Gems

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

Stay Safe Everyone...

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Easter Anya

 

Hi Lovelies...

Today I've been playing with a digital image from The Greeting Farm.... this is Easter Anya - and isn't she the sweetest???

I coloured her and fussy cut her before creating a Distress Oxide background - then using an oval cover plate die to create the aperture for her to sit behind.


Card Info:
Image - The Greeting Farm Easter Anya
Sentiment - done on PC
Dies - Mama Elephant Starburst Die, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags,
MFT Clouds
Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70 E93
Hair - YR14/18 E09/18/79
Dress and Boots - RV52/63/55
Hat - E51/53/55
Rabbits - BV31
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my Easter make today - and that you're keeping safe amid all that's going on in the world...

Big hugs

Friday, 20 March 2020

Daisy Squidgie

 

Hey Lovelies...

In this awful times, I would like to bring you a little brightness - in the form of this gorgeous Daisy Squidgie from Stamping Bella!  Of course, it's Bellarific Friday - and we're highlighting the lovely range of Squidgies - these little characters are just soooo cute!!

I coloured and fussy cut her, then created a shaker background, before adhering her to the card using 3D foam pads.


Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Frame Circle
Paper - MFT Spots and Stripes Sorbet
Colouring - Copics
Hair and Shoes - E50/51/53/55
Skin - E000/00/11/70 R93
Dress - Y15/17/18/38
Daisy - BV31, YR21/24/27
White Gel Pen
Sequins

Hope you like my make today and that you'll check out the Stamping Bella Blog for more Squidgie inspiration - and also you can drop in to the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page - in these times when a lot of us are self-isolating, it's a fun place to be!

Hugs (especially to those who are alone)

Friday, 13 March 2020

Bellarific Besties

 

Hi Lovelies...

Today I've gone bold!!  For my Bellarific Friday card I've used really strong colours..  and loved using them!

As this week we're using images that aren't from the current release, I chose to use Curvy Girl Besties..  I love this pair!  I did think about using the Bestie Word Die - but decided against as I thought it needed no more than the image and the shaker background.  Less is more... etc.... etc!

I created a Distress Oxide background for behind the shaker element - so those colours show through quite strongly too.


Card Info:
Die - Sunny Studios Frilly Frames
Distress Oxides - Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70 R93
Hair - C5/7/9, E21/23/25
Pink Dress - R81/83/85
Purple Dress - V25/22/20/17
White Gel Pen
Sequins

Hope you like my make today as much as I enjoyed making it...  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more DT inspiration - and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share all things Bella related.

Have a lovely weekend all... hope you're keeping well clear of this awful virus - I figure if we stay in our craft rooms, we'll be OK... and that's such a good excuse for some crafting time.

Big Hugs

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

A Quick Thanks Card...


Hi Lovelies..

I saw a wonderful card by Cathy Zielske the other day using this technique and wanted to try - it's done by blending four colours of Distress Oxides on a panel to start, then adding a stencil and repeating the colours through the stencil which this time, giving a second darker layer.... so that the hearts show up even though they're stencilled using the same colours... follow my drift?

Anyway - I loved how it came out...  then I chose to use a Simon Says Stamp Thanks Word Die (with shadow) - and added some sequins to finish.  Simple - but effective... yes??

That's it from me today..

Hugs

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Spring has Sprung

 

Hi There...

It's time for a new release over at All Dressed Up - and as usual, there are four fabulous new images..

I have used the fabulous 'Spring has Sprung' for my card - which is relatively CAS.  I did try to add more to it - birds, sun, etc...  but none looked just right so all stayed off the card!  Do you do things like that??

This little image is just so girlie - I had to give her that pink polka dot bow - and the pink wellies.. 


Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Dungarees - B21/23
Bow, Flowers and Wellies - RV10/11 - Prismacolour Pencil Pink
Spade N1/2
Bird - E51/55
Grass - Prismacolour pencils

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page for more inspiration.

Big hugs

Friday, 6 March 2020

The Squidgie in a Basket

 

Hi Peeps..

Today at Stamping Bella, we have our Bellarific Friday - and also it's time for another Stamp of the Month - which this time is the delightful Squidgie in a Basket... perfect for Easter!  You can get this gorgeous rubber for 25% discount off the usual price throughout March.

I coloured and fussy cut the image before adhering with 3D foam tape to my card base.  The sentiment that comes with the image is just right for this time of year!


Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E41/42/43/44
Rabbit Feet and Ears - BV31 RV000
Dress - V25/22/20/17/15
Basket - N0/1/2
Shading - B0000/000

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the other lovely Babes.  There's also the Sistahood Facebook page you can visit to chat and share all things Bella related - hope to see you there!

Hugs

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Birthday Cake

 

Hi Peeps..

I have two cards to share today... both using the lovely Birthday Cake Die from MFT.  

I used the die twice on two separate shades of pink - so was able to make both these cards with what I'd cut - alternating the colours.  Although I have to say, the second card does look like I used totally different colours - but it's just how the camera picked them up.


Card Info:
MFT Birthday Cake Die
MFT Double Stitched Rectangle Die
MFT Birdie Brown Greetings Galore

Hope you like my cards today as much as I enjoyed making them!

Hugs

Sunday, 1 March 2020

I Love Spring Time...


Hi Peeps

There is a fab new challenge over at the All Dressed Up Facebook Page - and this time the theme is 

MY FAVOURITE COLOUR IS...

Well, if you're reading this, you probably can already guess what my favourite colour is..  yes, you got it.... PINK!  I chose to use the gorgeous Love Spring Time for my card, fussy cutting her and the butterflies then adhering with foam tape for depth.   I created a circle of clouds by firstly using a circle stencil, then a cloud edge stencil with Distress Inks.


Card Info:
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames
Stencil - MFT Mini Cloud Edges
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E41/42/43/44
Dress, Shoes and Butterflies - RV52/63/55/17
Grounding Shadow - W0/1/2

Hope you like my make today and that you'll join in the fun at the All Dressed Up Facebook page.

Hugs

Friday, 28 February 2020

Under the Weather...


Hi there...

It's another Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella and this time we're creating with some of the wonderful new images from the recent release.  

This Mochi Girl is definitely feeling under the weather, clutching her bottle of medicine and with her thermometer in her mouth, along with the ice pack on her head!

Unfortunately, the photograph makes it look like the sentiment isn't stamped straight - but in real life, it is - I promise!


Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E23/25/27/29
Top - BG11/45/49
Ice Pack - RV91/93/95 N3/4
Medicine - E43 N3/4

Hope you like my make today and that you'll head on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to check out the fab makes from the other lovely Babes.  Also, don't forget there's the Sistahood Facebook page where you can share and chat all things Bella related!

Have a good weekend all...

Hugs

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Best Buds

 

Hi Peeps

I've got another CAS card to share today - this time using a Paper Smooches stamp and a Mama Elephant cover plate.

I coloured and fussy cut the image - then used the cover plate die for the white panel.  I adhered the image using 3D foam pads - then added some glitter and sequins.  Lastly, I cut a pink scalloped edge panel to mat and layer the panel on to... then all onto a card base.


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Paper Smooches Best Buds
Dies - Mama Elephant Scales Cover Plate
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scallop Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV55/17/09
Yellows - Y18, YR23
Greens - YG23/17
Sequins and Glitter

I do like having a few of these type of cards handy - this could be for occasions other than birthdays too!

Hugs

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Floral Fusion


Hi Peeps...

I'm sharing a card today using a cover plate die from MFT that's been in my stash for years and never been used for a card...  and as it's a truly beautiful die, I knew it needed to have it's day!  I came across it a couple of weeks back when I was searching for something else... so popped it on my desk ready to use.

Firstly, I used Distress Oxides to blend a panel for behind the diecut - using my favourite colours - Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry.  Then I adhered the diecut, and matted both onto some strong pink cardstock.  I cut a strip for the sentiment, and used one from the stamp set that came free with the Creative Stamping magazine this month. I stamped and embossed it in gold -though that's very difficult to see on the photos - in real life it does look fab!


Card Info:
Die - MFT Floral Fusion
Sentiment - Free from Creative Stamping Magazine
Panel - Distress Oxide Colours listed above


Maybe you can see the gold a little better on this pic?  

I finished the card off with some sequins and gems - and I'm happy with the result.  I think I'll be using this die lots more in the near future!

Hugs

Friday, 21 February 2020

Curvy Girl Loves the Beach


Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella - and this time we're using Curvy Girls - no hardship for me as I LOVE these girls!!

I chose to use Curvy Girl Loves The Beach and after colouring her, I used the matching die to diecut her, so I could adhere to the splatter background with foam pads.


Card Info:
Splatter Stencil - Clearly Besotted
MFT Stitched Rectangle Die
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E41/43/44
Skin - E000/00/11/04
Pinks - RV 63/55/17/09
Aquas - BG45/49
Sand - E30/31/33
Glossy Accents for Sunspecs
Gems

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

Hugs

Monday, 17 February 2020

Flowers For You

 

Hi Peeps...

Today I played with the fabulous Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens stamp set which has sat in my stash for a little while waiting to be coloured.  I saw a card on Pinterest just using the single flower stamped multiple times and it inspired me to create!

Firstly I drew pencil lines equal distances apart so that I could line the flowers perfectly - then I used my Mini Misti to firstly stamp the flower in the centre, then move the card to either way over the pencil lines to stamp the rest.  It worked well... but this was my second attempt!


Card Info:
Image - Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Simply Said
Colouring - Copics
Orange - YR04/09
Pink - RV55/17
Purple - V25/15
Blue - B23/24
Aqua - BG45/49
Centres - YR23/24

Hope you like my CAS make today - cards like this really appeal to me as I'm definitely a 'less is more' person - except when it comes to my craft stash of course!!

Hugs

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Oddball Cupid

 

Hi Peeps...

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for my lovely man on Valentine's Day- I'd seen the fabulous Amy Young (from A Thousand Sheets of Paper) use this fabulous Oddball Cupid image from Stamping Bella, with the clouds background - so I asked her permission before making something similar.  Amy had coloured the clouds freehand with Copics - but I'm not that brave so I masked the image and used Distress Oxides and a Cloud Stencil!


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Oddball Cupid
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Stencil - MFT Small Clouds Stencil
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E41/42/43/44
Pinks - RV63/55/17
Boots - N1/3/5
Shading - W1/3
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Clouds - Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar

Hope you like my make - my lovely man loved it - he knows he's mine anyway but it's nice to be reminded!

Big hugs

Friday, 14 February 2020

Huggy Squidgies

 

Hi there...

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm back today with another make for Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - and today we're highlighting some of the fabulous vintage images you can still get from the website.  Vintage just means not from the current release - so there's plenty for us to choose from!

One of my favourite images is this one - it's the Huggy Squidgies stamp set (I've used it a few times) - which comes with another smaller stamp of the same image, some hearts, and a lovely sentiment too.  I just used the larger image for my card - with a large die cut word.

Firstly I created a panel blended with Distress Oxide inks - then I stencilled hearts on the panel using a stencil from Clearly Besotted.


Card Info:
Dies - MFT Pierced Circle, Hugs Word Die
Stencil - Clearly Besotted Lots of Love 
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E23/27/29, C5/7/9
Blue Dress and Shoes- B21/23/24
Lilac Dress and Shoes- V25/22/27
Sky B0000/000
Grass - G82/12
Glitter

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the Babes.  Or you can pop over to the Sistahood Facebook Page to join the in the Bella fun and share your creations - we love to see what you make!

Have a lovely weekend all...

Hugs

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Clearly Besotted Garden Plushies....


Hi Lovelies...

Today I played with my new Garden Plushies from the February release at Clearly Besotted..  these are just two of the images included in the set!  

I have a soft spot for Gnomes (even though they don't wear pink!) - so loved colouring this little lot..  then gave them a cloudy background using a cloud edge stencil.


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Garden Plushies
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - MFT Gingham
Colouring - Copics
Greens - YG23/17
Reds - R24/27/46
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Beards - T0/1/3
Browns - E23/25/27/29
Fishing Rod - N1/3
White Gel Pen


I decided to make my second card a yellow themed make - only because I had a yellow sheet of the gingham paper to hand!  I coloured the daisies yellow (and yes I've seen yellow daisies), then gave the whole background a sun-ray through a stencil.

I love the sentiment which is so apt!


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Garden Plushies
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - MFT Gingham
Stencil - MFT Sun-ray
Colouring - Copics
Toadstools - R24/27/46 E57 E42/43
Daisies - Y15/17/18
Greens - YG17/23
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my CAS makes today - these fabulous images really lend themselves well to that style.

Big hugs