Sunday, 20 September 2020

Altenew Floral In 'n' Out Border Die

Hi Lovelies...

Today my cards were really quick and easy..  I used the fabulous Floral In 'n' Out Border Die from Altenew to create the white side of the card, then on the first, I used a Distress Oxide blended panel behind.

On the second card, I just used a panel of pink card behind - and love it just as much.  I finished off both with some gems, and a little sentiment from The Stamp Market Tons of Type sentiment set.  I stamped them in Versamark, before heat embossing with gold embossing powder, then adhering with foam pads.

Hope you like..  please say hi if you do as I'm wondering whether to continue blogging - or whether to just use Instagram and Facebook as blogging seems to be losing it's interest from people.

Big hugs

Friday, 18 September 2020

The Stuffie Gang

Hi Lovelies..

Time for another Bellarific Friday make..  and I know I've been quiet this week, but I've been busy working on an exciting new release.... but shhhhhhh, don't tell!

Today we're using more Stuffie characters - so I chose to use this little gang..  aren't they just the cutest??  Little piggy is being carried along between Teddy and Owl..  so sweet!

Card Info:

Image and Sentiment -  Stamping Bella The Stuffie Gang

Paper - Sunny Studio Designs, Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Colouring - Copics - Bear - E42/43/44 W5, Pig - R000/01/02, Owl - W0/1/3/5, Flag and Balloon - RV00/91/93/95, Shading B0000/000/01

Hope you like my card today..  and as always, don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more Stuffie inspiration today.

Big Hugs...

Friday, 11 September 2020

Petunia Has a Party

Hey Bloggers...

It's Bellarific Friday - so I'm here using an older image today - this is Petunia Has a Party..  oooh how I love colouring her and her little pals!

I created a little strip of Distress Ink Smooshing for the bottom of the card, then diecut a little border to separate from the main colouring.

Card Info:
Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders
Colouring - Copics
Petunia - R00/01/02
Chicks - Y15/17/38 YR09
Hats - R83/85
Distress Inks - Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron
Prismacolour Pencils for the grass

Hope you like my make today and that you'll check our the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the Baberoonis..

Big hugs

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

A Rainbow of Happy!

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Remember the rainbow backgrounds I created?  Well I've been playing with another!  This time, I used it with the Simon Says Stamp Chunky Happy die (designed by Cathy Zielske) - and I loved how it turned out!  I diecut three to give it some depth and weight - then adhered to my rectangular card panel, which in turn is backed by red card.  

I added a couple of gems, then heat embossed the word birthday (from another SSS set) in gold on black card.. and it was done!  Simple, but effective I think and I'm really into rainbows as the moment!

Hope you like..

Christine x

Monday, 7 September 2020

Fairy Butterfly Wings

Hi Lovelies...

It's new release time at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps - and for my card, I used the gorgeous Fairy Butterfly Wings.  Of course, she deserved lots of pink and glitter... it's such a shame I wasn't able to capture the sparkle on the photo... but I promise it's there!

I coloured and fussy cut the image first.  Then I created a background by using Distress Inks through a circle stencil..  then splattering with water... and THEN stamping and heat embossing with sparkly embossing powder!

Card Info:
Sentiment - Done on PC
Stencil - Taylored Expressions
Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks
Background Stamp - Taylored ExpressionsTwinkle Twinkle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/00/11 R20
Hair E41/42/43
Dress - RV52/63/55
Wings B60, RV000
Butterfly - V01/04 BV01

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 to inspire...

Big Hugs

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Rainbows, Unicorns and Glitter

Hi Lovelies...

Remember the rainbow background I made recently for behind the Paper Hug die?  Well I made a few (cos I love rainbows so much).. and here's how I used another of them!

I diecut an MFT double stitched rectangle, then stamped the sentiment at the top.  I added a few stars cut from white glitter card and tinted with Copics... and some tiny gems too.  Then I coloured and fussy cut the little unicorn to finish.  I used fun foam to back the rectangle and give it a lift away from the background.. and it was done!

Hope you like my make today.. and that you'll say hi!

Big Hugs

Friday, 4 September 2020

Donkey Trio

Hi Lovelies

It's Bellarific Friday today - don't they come around fast? Sooo... the lovely Bella Babes are highlighting the Stamp of the Month for September - which is the fabulous Donkey Trio Stuffies Stamp Set...  you can get it with 50% discount throughout September!

I coloured and fussy cut the images - then created a base for a slimline card by elongating some of my rectangle dies.  I then diecut three circles through the card, backing with acetate to create shaker windows that the donkeys could sit in front of.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Donkey Trio Stuffies
Sentiment - Stamping Bella Birthday Sentiment Set
Colouring - Copics
Donkeys - N0/1/3/5/7/9, R00, RV000/10

Hope you like my make today and that you'll stop by the Stamping Bella Blog to see what other inspiration you can find from the lovely Bella Babes.


Tuesday, 1 September 2020

And Relax!!

Hi Again Lovelies...

I have another card to share with you today.... this time it's for the brand new All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge for September - the theme this time is 


Now as I do love a sequin/gem (or two!)... it was an easy theme for me!  

I coloured the image and fussy cut her, then created a background using two stencils - one for the rectangle shame, then another over it for the grid.  I used Distress Oxides to blend through the stencils - in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Stencil - Taylored Expressions Rectangles, MFT Square Grid
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E50/51/52/53/55
Pinks - RV53/63/55/17, BG11/13

Hope you like.. and don't forget to pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Group to join in the fun!


Just a Note....

Hi Lovelies...

I made this card last week for a good friend who's had an op...  I just wanted to let her know I was thinking of her, so not really a get well soon, but more as it says, just a note!

I used the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day Stamp Set, and did a little bit of smooshing with Distress Inks to create the lower half of the card - I do love the effect it gives.  I also sprayed it with Perfect Pearls to give a sparkly effect.

Card Info:
Image - Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Die - Papertrey Ink Ric Rac Die
Smooshing - Distress Inks Picked Raspberry/Worn Lipstick/Spun Sugar
Colouring - Copics 
YG23/25, R81/83/85, RV17/09/63

Hope you like my make today - do say hi so I know you've been...


Sunday, 30 August 2020

A Paper Hug for You

Hi Lovelies...

Happy Sunday!  

Now, I'm into rainbow colours at the moment (you may be able to tell!) - so I got out my Distress Inks to make a rainbow background for this die.

I actually used cotton wool balls to do the blending (a brilliant tip I read somewhere), and I keep them in a grip lock back for use next time I need a rainbow!  

The die is from The Stamp Market - and is perfect for use in the current circumstances... I'll be making and sending these cards to lots of friends.  The top part is actually in white glitter card, but it doesn't show on the camera well.  I matted with a little bit of silver mirri card - but that doesn't show much either... ah well!

Hope you like my make today...

Big hugs

Friday, 28 August 2020

Flying Gnome!

Hi Lovelies..

For today's Stamping Bella Bellarific Friday make - we're using images from the current release.......  and yes... that means I could use this awesome gnome who is flying high! I do love this little guy...  he's really going for it - but the bee is doing all the hard work!

I coloured and fussy cut the image... then created a 'smooshed' background using Distress Inks.  I then used a border die to edge the white base of the card, before stamping the sentiment.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Flying Gnome
MFT Stitched Rectangle Die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E00/11 R20, Beards T0/01
Bee - E57/59, E15/18/38, YR00/21, B60/63
Sunspecs - T5/7/9
Reds - R24/27/46 E57
Greens - G14/17

Hope you like!  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration!

Have a great weekend all...

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Birthday Balloons

Hi Lovelies...

I've been playing with my stencils again - this time with the MFT Big Balloon Stencil and some Distress Inks..  and here's the result!  I used a Whimsy Stamps Happy word die, cut three times and adhered to the card, with the word Birthday embossed in gold on black card stock below.  I also used a fine liner pen for the strings on the balloons.  Lastly, I used a white gel pen for the balloon highlights.

Hope you like...


Monday, 24 August 2020

Tangled Loops!

Hi Lovely Bloggers..

Hope you're all keeping well...

Now...  I have to say firstly, that I was so inspired when I spotted the lovely Jennifer McGuire's video using these fab new dies from Altenew - that I had to immediately buy them and give her design a try!  So.... this is totally HER design.. thank you Jennifer..   but now I know how to use the die with acetate... I'll be using it in different ways a LOT!  I seriously love these dies and have tons of ideas now!

Like Jennifer, I die cut the Twisted Loops Die twice and adhered them together.  Then I took my card base - trimming the front to only about a quarter of an inch, so I could adhere the loopy panel at the top.  I cut a panel of acetate the same size as this panel - and adhered that behind - so the front of the card is see through.

Then I set about die-cutting and adhering the flowers to an oval diecut.

Card Info:
Dies - Altenew Tangled Loops Cover Die
Altenew Nested Florals
Sentiment - The Stamp Market

This card took a little while to make, even though there was no colouring - but I think it was worth it as I love how it turned out - hope you do too.

Big hugs

Friday, 21 August 2020

Meet Rosie and Bernie

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today my card is for our Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella - we're highlighting the Rosie and Bernie collection - as one of those stamps (Rosie and Bernie in Hawaii) is the current Stamp of the Month.

I decided to go for a shaker card this time.  Firstly, I created a background using Distress Oxide Spun Sugar over a stamped and heat embossed background - tiny swirls!  Then I diecut a frame and backed it with acetate.  Then - and this is a new hack for me - I used fun foam with glue instead of double sided foam tape..   this does prevent a certain amount of stickiness with the foam tape - to which the sequins like to stick!!  Yayyy it worked!

Card Info:
Dies -Frame - Mama Elephant Framed Tags Die Set
Cloud - Lawn Fawn Spring Showers 
Colours - Copics
Unicorn - T0/1 RV52/63 V25/12
Rosie - E000/01/R20, R81/83/85
White Gel Pen for hearts
Sequins and glitter

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

 Have a Great Weekend...
Big hugs

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Another Happy Birthday Circle!

Hi Lovely Bloggers..

A really quick post from me today showing another card I made using the MFT Happy Birthday Circle Die, and their Skinny Stripes.

I did a little bit of ombre shading on the stripes and wording with Distress Oxides, going from Worn Lipstick to Picked Raspberry.  Next time, I'll blend the colours first before die-cutting..  I think that would be slightly easier!

I used one of the MFT Acetate Circle Shaker frames.... added lots of sequins... backed with some glitter card, and it was done!

Hope you like!

Big hugs

Friday, 14 August 2020

Squidgy Pals

Hi Lovelies...

OK, nobody told me how difficult it was to photograph these slimline cards!!! But I've tried my best - so here ya go!

It's Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday - and we're using images that aren't from the current release for our cards today..  this one is Squidgy Pals - and I thought 'oooh perfect all in a row for a slimline card'!  I often have flashes of inspiration (mostly when I'm still in bed!) like that - do you??  

Lots of colouring and fussy cutting later, I adhered them to my card - and yayy.. it worked! 

Card Info:
Dies - I elongated my MFT Stitched Rectangles, and Lawn Fawn Scalloped Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair YR14/18/E08/18, E15/19, E41/42/43, E50/53/55
Clothes - EG32/34/49, B21/23/24/26, V01/04/06, RV93/95, RV06/09/6952/63
Grounding T0/1

Hope you like my make today and hope too that you'll pop over the the Stamping Bella Blog for more fab inspiration, and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share and chat all things Bella related!

Have a good weekend all..

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Flowers in Bloom

Hey there...

Well I may be late to the party, but I discovered the fabulous MFT Flowers In Bloom this week..  and as soon as I received it, I wanted to colour!  I'd been inspired by a card from Donna at the MFT DT, so tweaked it a little to make it mine - but thanks Donna for the inspiration.

Then I fussy cut the image, before creating a card panel with  a small strip of dotty paper to add interest.  I adhered the flowers with foam strips, then added a couple of gems, and it was done!

Card Info:

Image and Sentiment - MFT Flowers in Bloom

Colouring - Copics 

R30/RV32/RV34, V01/04/06/15, Y15/17/38, YG17/63

Hope you like my make today - I'm loving your comments so please say hi..

Big hugs

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Roses For You

Hey There...

Today I'm sharing a card using the fabulous roses from the Simon Says Stamp Roses for You clear stamp set.  

I coloured them with my Zig Clean Colour markers - blending colours together on the same flower.  I was really happy how the blends turned out.  I then fussy cut the flowers and leaves before adhering them on foam pads on a card base that I'd added some pink stripe paper to.

Card Info:
Images - Simon Says Stamp Roses For You stamp set
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler
Zig Clean Colour Markers

Hope you like my make today - I do appreciate any comments you leave.

Big hugs

Friday, 7 August 2020

Reach High!!!

Hi Peeps..

My second post of the day - this time it's the turn of All Dressed Up - who have some fabulous new images released today!

I've used the gorgeous 'Reach High' for my card - and I chose to use aqua and violet - which, after pink, are two of my favourite colours.

After colouring and fussy cutting the image, I created a background by using the MFT Rectangle Trio Stencil - blending Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers through the stencil.  I then adhered the girl with 3D foam pads to give depth.  I added a few little gems, and the card was done.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Stamping Bella Good Vibes Sentiment Set
MFT Rectangle Trio Stencil
Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair E41/42/43/44
Top - BG32/24
Leggings - V000/01/06

Hope you like my make today - you can join in the fun and see more inspiration over at the All Dressed Up Facebook page here.

Hugs to all