Sunday, 13 January 2019

Sparkle Wherever You Go!

Hi Lovelies...

I had a lovely fun time yesterday colouring this little unicorn munching on birthday cake... and here's the result...

The digital images of the cake and unicorn are from a set called Unicorn Birthday by Isabel Cristina Stamps - available from Etsy here.   I was inspired to use this set by lovely Tina from My Piece of Paper - who had merged these images on this stunning card.  I contacted her to make sure she didn't mind me merging similarly - and she was good enough to talk me through the layering process!  She also has a tutorial on her blog if you'd like to see how it's done. The crafting world is pretty wonderful when it comes to helping one another and sharing knowledge, isn't it??

Card Info:
Paper - Sunny Studio Designs Polka Dot Parade
Colouring - Copics
Unicorn and Cake - T0/1/2/3 Hooves C5/7
Horns - Y17/38/ YR24/09
Cake Stand - BG32/34/57
Mane, Tail and Flowers - RV52/63/55/66/17, V15/17/09, 
Y15/38, G05/14/YG17, B52/23
Grounding - C2/3/5
Glitter (lots of!)

Hope you like my make today...  I hope unicorns never go out of style as I DO love them!!

Big hugs

Friday, 11 January 2019

Harry The Stuffie Gets Happy Mail


Hi Peeps..

I'm back today with my make for this week's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella..  and I'm using one of the older images for this make - meet Harry The Stuffie - with his Happy Mail!  I do love colouring the Stuffies with curly fur - using lots of dots.. as I like the effect.  I then fussy cut him before adhering him with a foam pad to the card.  

I think this image is perfect for around Valentine's day (which, yes, is coming up soon!)  I used the Stamping Bella Mwah word die and die cut it three times to stick together before adhering to the card so the word has depth.

Card Info:
Paper - Sunny Studio
Colouring - Copics
Bear - E41/42/43/44/47/79
Envelope - T0/1
Reds - R27/46

Hope you like my make today.. don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration.... and also we'd love to see you share your fab Stamping Bella creations on our Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Page.

Big Hugs

Monday, 7 January 2019

Yellow???? Yikes... Yes, it's me!


Hi Lovelies...

It IS me.... using one of the colours that as you know, I generally avoid... but I decided this fabulous bloom needed a sunshine colour - so I picked out my yellow zig markers, and this is the result!

It's been pouring with rain here all day today, so this colouring really brightened my mood...  and I decided to use gold mirri card as a mat for the 'beautiful' word and also for the whole card.  It's difficult to photograph, but I think you can just spot that it IS actually gold!

Card Info:
Stamp - MFT Beautiful Bloom
Die - MFT Beautiful Word Die
(both available in the UK from Dies to Die For)
Other sentiment done on PC
Colouring - Zig Clean Colour Markers

My design was inspired by a card I spotted on The Unpampered Stamper's blog (thanks!)..  which had stamped images of this bloom over the edge of the card..  I liked the effect so decided to give it a try.  

Hope you like my make today - it's an effective card, but doesn't take a lot of colouring... I only used two colours then used a water brush to blend.  With water colours - I always feel that the blending shouldn't be absolutely perfect - well that's my excuse!

Friday, 4 January 2019

Gnome Bouquet


Hi There Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing my card for our Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella.  Our Stamp of the Month for January is this fabulous Gnome Bouquet - and as I was thinking Spring colours, I picked up my yellow and green. Copics.

And the brilliant news is that you can get this gorgeous stamp and the matching cut-it-out die from the store for 25% discount throughout January - and it really is perfect for use in the coming Spring months.

Card Info:
(matching cut-it-out die also available)
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Square Frame
Paper - Sunny Studio Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E00/11/04
Flowers and Box - Y13/15/17/38, YR24/27, E09
Prismacolour Pencil for petal marks on flowers

Don't forget to share your makes with us on the Facebook Sistahood page - we love to see your creations...  and check out the Stamping Bella Blog too for more inspiration... see you there!

Have a lovely weekend..

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Twinkle Toes


Hi Lovelies...

Happy New Year!  Hope 2019 brings you and yours everything you wish for!

I'm back today with an Inspiration DT card for All Dressed Up - my first for Wendy since before I was in hospital...  and I SO loved getting back in the swing!  This card is for our new challenge - the theme is


And seeing I've used a lot of pink lately - I decided to go with my next favourite colour this time - purple/violets.

Card Info:
Sentiment - The Greeting Farm Little Fairies
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Anna Marie Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E41/42/43/44
Purples - V01/12/15/17
Shading T0/1/3
Glitter and Jewel Dot

I fussy cut a second skirt and set of wings so that I could adhere them with a foam pad - it gives lots of depth to the image - but is difficult to photograph...  hope you can see what I did.

We're having a quiet celebration of the New Year today - my lovely man set rockets and fireworks off at midnight last night to see out the old year - so we're a bit on the tired side today (nothing to do with the brandy we got through!)

Big Crafty Hugs...

Monday, 31 December 2018

And even MORE from the new Stamping Bella release...

Hi Lovelies..

I'm back yet again with more cards using the fabulous new images from Stamping Bella that were released last week.

Today's first card uses Simone Loves Strawberries....  but I turned my strawberries into pink chocolate truffles...  I could almost taste them as I coloured them - my mouth was watering!

I made a shaker card using the Mama Elephant Tri Window Cover Die..  and used the sentiment inside one of the windows.  Believe it or not, the sentiment is centred, but because of the angle of the photograph, it appears not to be!

Then for my second make, I used the fabulous Curvy Girl With Good Balance - isn't she just fabulous there balancing on her scales??  I think I'll be doing a bit of that in the near future, as, like all of us, I've eaten lots over Christmas.

Hope you like my makes today - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog and the Sistahood Facebook page for more inspiration.  And if you're really quick - you can still get 20% discount store wide at Stamping Bella!  But the offer ends 1 January.

Now - I'd just like to wish you all a wonderful New Year - and to thank you for all the comments and love you've left for me this year...  I enjoy reading each and every one - they provide me with so much encouragement!

Big Hugs

Saturday, 29 December 2018

More Stamping Bella New Release...

Hi Again...

Yes I'm back again!!  I dunno....... I'm quiet for a whole month, then you can't get rid of me!   But I'm here for a good reason.....  I have more Stamping Bella loveliness to share.....  with two more fabulous images from the awesome new release.

The first is perfect for a new baby card..  of course, I had to use my favourite pink for this creation........ well, I just HAD to! LOL!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Hydrangea Baby (cut-it-out die also available)
Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Circle Frames, Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares, 
MFT Blueprints 3 for sentiment strip
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Terracotta E30/31/33/35/37
Greens - YG17/05/25 G14
Flowers R81/83/85 BV01
Sequins and Glitter

My next card is another that features a baby... this time sitting cosily in the centre of a peony..... isn't she just the cutest??? 

I'm really into shaker cards at the moment, so I created a large frame for this one, and added plenty of sequins.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Long Stemmed Baby Peony (cut-it-out die also available)
Die - Mama Elephant Frames Tags
Paper - Doodlebug Design Hello 
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV63/55/66/19
Greens - YG25/67
Skin - E000/00/11

Hope you like my makes today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog or Facebook page for more inspiration.  And don't forget, there's still a 20% discount store-wide until 1 January!!!

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Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Friday, 28 December 2018

Stamping Bella Top Ten of 2018 - BIG PRIZES TOO!

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today I'm here with my favourite Top Ten Stamping Bella makes from 2018.  Believe me - it was sooooooo difficult to choose just 10 - as I love each and every image that is released...  but choose I had to!

Now...  the REALLY EXCITING NEWS is that Stamping Bella is also giving away some amazing PRIZES to celebrate our Top Tens...  There are TWO $50 STORE VOUCHERS to be won (wooo hoooo!!!) - the winners will be picked at random from the comments left on the DT blogs...  so all you have to do is pop along to each of the Babes' blogs and leave a little love on their Top Ten post!  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy...

So here's the rest of my Top Ten...  hope they're your favourites too!

Phew!!  That's the choosing over...  but shhhhhhhh, don't tell Edna that she's not made it this time....  

So........  if you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog HERE - you'll find links to all of the lovely Babes and more details of the prizes...  or I've listed the babes below to give you that extra bit of help.

Christineabella (me!)

So what are you waiting for??!!  Make sure to leave a little love on each of the Babes' blogs to be in with more chances of winning a $50 Stamping Bella Store Voucher!!  The winners will be drawn on 4 January so you have plenty of time! 

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I'll be back tomorrow to share another of the AWESOME NEW RELEASE too.... and don't forget, there's still 20% discount STOREWIDE at Stamping Bella until January 1st!


Thursday, 27 December 2018

Curvy Girl!

Hello Lovelies...

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season..  we were very lucky to have all the family with us to celebrate..  and even though I'm not totally back to 100% healthwise, I LOVED having them here!

Now - have you seen the brand new gorgeous stamps from Stamping Bella that were released yesterday?? They really are amazing and I love each and every one.  There is a fabulous new character - Curvy Girl - she is awesome!

Now you may wonder why my photos aren't as clear as usual.... well, it's to try to combat some copying that's going on by unscrupulous companies that are stealing artwork....  but be sure, when you order genuine Stamping Bella Rubber Stamps from the official suppliers - you are getting the very best there is and that your stamps will provide years and years of perfection in stamping!

The other thing to mention - OK SHOUT - it that until January 1st, you can get 20% off the whole store at Stamping Bella.....  INCLUDING the fabulous new release!  So what are you waiting for???? Click on the image below to go straight there!

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I'll be back tomorrow...

Big crafty hugs

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Happy Christmas!!!

Hi Lovelies...

OK, I'm back... not quite up to full strength yet as the operation I had took more getting over than I thought it would.  But I did manage to do a little colouring this week..  and here's the result.

This Santa is a freebie from Create a Smile Stamps - he's a joy to colour.  I've got to credit the lovely Anita Madden for the design inspiration as my mojo has taken a holiday, so thanks Anita!

And.... I had been meaning to make these Christmas gnomes for a little while, so I did a bit of pom-pom making while I've been recuperating - I love how they turned out!  A very simple small white pom-pom, a scrap of felt, a wooden bead for the nose, and little tiny woollen bobbles for the top of their hats...  done! 

Thank you all for visiting my blog over this last year and leaving me such lovely comments....  each and every one is appreciated. 

Now - I'd love to wish you and your families a very, very Happy Christmas - and here's to a wonderful 2019! 

Big Crafty Hugs...

Friday, 30 November 2018

Santa is on his way....

Hi Peeps...

A real quickie from me today because as most of you know, I've been in hospital (and maybe still am as I'm scheduling this post!) 

But I couldn't let Bellarific Friday go by without making a quick card using the fabulous Santa Sleigh Silhouette from Stamping Bella.

I masked a strip and blended some Distress Inks to give the night sky, also masking a moon.  I then stamped the sleigh in Versamark, before embossing with black glossy embossing powder.  I added lots of white gel pen dots to create the snow, after first sprinkling water over the Distress Ink background.

I'm afraid I can't remember where the sentiment is from, but I thought it was just right to finish off this quickie.

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what my lovely fellow teamies have come up with, and also to the Sistahood Facebook page to join in the fun there and share your creations - we love to see them!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Season to Sparkle

Hi There Lovelies...

Today my card is celebrating the new November release at All Dressed Up.  I'm using 'Season to Sparkle' - which is perfect for any big occasion - and obviously is right up my street as it lends itself so beautifully to pink!

I went for more muted pinks this time - rather than strong pinks - as I wanted to create a delicate image (so as not to break her cocktail glass of course!).

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle (altered to make longer)
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper - Anna Marie Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Pinks - RV00/91/93/95
Glass - B60
Shading - N0/1/3
Glitter and Sparkly Gems

Hope you like my make today - and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page to see what my lovely teamies have come up with to inspire.  We'd also love you to share what you make with All Dressed Up images - and of course, you can enter the current challenge too!

Big Hugs