Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Clearly Besotted Flower Friends

Hi There...

Today I'm here sharing some cards I made with the new Clearly Besotted Flower Friends that I bought last week on release day.  These are such cute little hippos - I had to reach for my pens straight away!

Sorry the post is picture heavy - there's pictures of each of the cards separately below.

I created a Distress Oxide blended panel at the top of each card panel, sprinkling with water and white paint to give texture.  Then I coloured and fussy cut the images, adhering them to the cards with foam stickers.  I used one of the sentiments from this set, then others from the Feeling Sentimental set - just so I'd have cards in my stock for different occasions.  Lastly, I added a little gem to each card.

Card Info:
Images - Clearly Besotted Flower Friends
Sentiments - Clearly Besotted Feeling Sentimental
Colouring - Copics
Hippos - W0/1/2/3/5
Flowers - RV10/11/13/14/25
Leaves YG23/25
Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold

Hope you like!


Sunday, 13 June 2021

Stamping Bella Isabelle Loves Ice Cream

Hi Lovelies...

I was having a dig through my older stamps the other day and came across this gorgeous girlie.... Isabelle Loves Her Ice Cream!  She's from Stamping Bella, but is now retired, however, she's available still in the UK from Dies To Die For. 

As it's been so warm here in the UK, I wanted to colour ice cream!  I wanted to TASTE ice cream too, but this was the nearest I got!

I created a Distress Oxide panel to give me a strip for either side of the coloured image..  then coloured and shaded around her. 

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11/R20
Hair - E11/13/15
Dress - RV10/11/13/14/25
Ice Cream - RV10/11/13/14/25, G43, Y13/15
Chair N0/1/3
Shading - B0000/000/01
Grass done with Prismacolour Pencils
Distress Oxides - Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin

Hope you like my make today - and that if you're in the UK like me, you're enjoying the lovely weather!

Happy Crafting...

Monday, 7 June 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Birthday Turtle

Hi Lovelies...

Yayyy... it's sneak peek time over at Rachelle Anne Miller Designs...  there's a fab new release due on 10 June!  

I've used the fabulous Birthday Turtle for my card - I decided that this image would be perfect for a slimline card...  but the problem is that slimline cards are SOOO difficult to photograph!  But I think I managed to show it well.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday Die
Colouring - Copics
Turtle - YG91/93/95 E57
Balloons - R24/27/46/E57, YR04/18, BG10/45/49, V12/15/17, Y13/15/17
Shading B0000/000/01
White Gel Pen

I decided to cut the word die from white cardstock..  I just thought 'less is more' for the sentiment as there are a lot of colours in those balloons!

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Facebook Page each day to see what my fellow teamies have come up with to inspire... you'll be happy you did, I promise!

Happy Crafting...

Saturday, 5 June 2021

All Dressed Up Summer Fairy

Hi Lovelies...

There are some fabulous new images from Wendy at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps for June...  I've used this lovely little Summer Fairy for my card.

I coloured the image, then did a little bit of blue shading around to make the image pop.  I cut the panel and added it to some stripey green paper, then added some glitter and gems to finish.

Card Info:
Sentiment - The Greeting Farm Little Fairies
Paper - MFT Sweet Celebrations Paper Pad
Colouring - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Greens - YG01/05
Pinks - RV10/11/13/14/25
Wings - B60/BV00/V01
Blues - B0000/000/01
Grass done with Prisma Pencils

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to share your make using an All Dressed Up Image.

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 4 June 2021

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons

Hi Lovelies...

For my Bellarific Friday card at Stamping Bella this week, I've used the Stamp of the Month - which this time is Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons.  You can get this stamp and sentiment set with 50% discount throughout June!

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then added lots of sparkle to the balloons..  she's certainly flying high hanging on to that bunch!  I decided to go with a shaker card - so I used a cloud stencil to create the background with Distress Inks..  adding lots of sequins into the shaker space!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle Frame
Stencil - MFT Clouds
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E41/42/43
Dress - RV52/63/55
Balloons - V000/01/04/06
Sequins and Glitter

Hope you like my make today and that as always, you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more wonderful inspiration from the Bella Babes!

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

All Dressed Up Little Fishes

Hi Lovelies...

It's time for another monthly challenge at All Dressed Up - this time the theme is:


So for my card, I used Little Fishes...  it's a perfect image to use for a young guy!

I coloured and shaded the image, creating the sea with Copics, and the sky with a cloud stencil and some Distress Inks.  The little sentiment I made on the computer.

Card Info:
Sentiment - PC generated
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hat and Top - B91/93/95/97
Boat - YG91/93/95
Reds - R24/27
Dog - E21/23/25
Sea - B00/01/02/04/16
Fishes - YR04/18
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to see more inspiration from the lovely DT.

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 28 May 2021

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Holding Hands

Hi Lovelies...

It's time for another Bellarific Friday card - this time we're using images from the lastest release.  I chose to use Curvy Girl Holding Hands for my card - and apart from fussy cutting the image, kept it relatively simple.

I love the sentiment that comes with the image... it certainly is true.

Card Info:
Die - Lawn Fawn Inside and Out Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - Mum - E41/42/43, Daughter - E13/15/19
Clothes - Mum - RV52/63 B01/02/04, Daughter - V01/12/15
Flowers - RV55/66, YG05/17/93
Gems - coloured to match

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to check out more inspiration from the Babes... and you can also share and chat all things Bella related on the Facebook Sistahood page.... we'd love to see you there!

Another card, another Bellarific Friday - the weeks seem to be going by so fast!

Big Hugs...

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Reverse Confetti The Bear Up There

Hi Lovelies...

You know when you're really happy when you finish a card and you're really pleased with how it turned out?  I got that feeling with this card!  I used the Reverse Confetti The Bear Up There which is a set I HAD to have when I first saw it!

I blended Distress Ink through a circle stencil for the background - then coloured and fussy cut the image.  I did buy the matching die set, but often find it quicker to use my trusty scissors!

Card Info:
Image - Reverse Confetti The Bear Up There
Sentiment - Reverse Confetti So Many Sentiments
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean
Colouring - Copics
Bear - E21/23/25/51/52/49
Rainbow - RV52/55/66, YR61/65/18, Y13/15/17
Cloud - BG10/0000

I adhered the image with 3D foam pads, then added a few little gems.

I do love the little sentiments from that set - there are so many usable little sayings and I know I'll use them over and over.

Hope you like my make today.

Happy Crafting... 

Monday, 24 May 2021

MFT Straight Up Rainbows

Hi There...

Just a quickie from me to make you smile today...  I used the MFT Straight Up Rainbow Dies to create a shaker card..  then added a little sentiment from MFT also.

I created the rainbow by adhering lots of coloured strips to a piece of scratch paper, then placed it behind the acetate panel.  Hope you like!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 21 May 2021

Stamping Bella Yoga Mochi Girl

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday time - this week we're highlighting other images from the Stamp of the Month section - this time it's the Mochi Girls..  I've chosen to use Yoga Mochi Girl as I really LOVE this gorgeous image!  I do wish I could get myself in that sort of position without giving myself a hernia!!

There's no fussy cutting on my card today... I coloured with my Copics and shaded around, then added the sentiment.  I then used a die which cut the rectangle of dots around the image, framing it well.  I've had that die in my stash for more than a year and only used it once or twice - I really must use it more as I like how it turned out.  Do you have goodies in your stash that you feel the same about?

Card Info:
Die - Spellbinders Venice Lace Hemstitch Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20 E04
Hair - E41/42/43
Top - R81/83/85
Leggings - BG32/34/45/49
Shading - T0/1/2

I added a tiny heart crystal gemstone as a finishing touch.  

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

Have a good weekend all...


Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Catching Butterflies

Hi All...

For my card today, I've used the oh-so-cute little 'Catching Butterflies' from Rachelle Anne Miller which is the Feature Stamp for May so you can get it with 50% throughout the month - go HERE for details.  This little fairy is happy out in the garden chasing butterflies...  but is also holding tight to her dolly - who is going along for the ride!

I coloured the image then shaded around it as I was not fussy cutting this time.  I'd decided to create a circular card so dug out some circle dies to frame the image.

Card Info:
Dies - Sunny Studio Designs Fancy Frames Circle, MFT Pierced Circles
Colouring - Copics 
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair E31/33/35/39
Dress - BG32/34/45/49
Wings - BV31
Doll RV10/11
Butterfly - RV10/11
Net - T0/1
Shading - T0/1/3

I added a few little sequins - and it was done.  Hope you like!  You can find more fabulous inspiration from the lovely DT using the image over on the Facebook Page here.

I also made an envelope for this card with my Envelope Maker from We R Memory Keepers...  so easy and perfect to use for an unusual size card.

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

MFT Freshly Picked Bouquet

Hi Lovelies...

Today I've been colouring the gorgeous new MFT Freshly Picked Bouquet stamp set - I've coloured with Copics then fussy cut the image, so I could adhere it with foam pads to a Distress Oxide blended background.

After blending the oxides, I splattered the panel with water, white and gold watercolours.. giving a texture.   I added one of the sentiments from the set - stamping it in Versamark then embossing in white.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - MFT Freshly Picked Bouquet
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Oxides - Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - R24/27/46 E57, YR61/65 R43 RV34, Y15/38, YR24/27 E15, 
Leaves - YG05/17/45/67 G24
Gems and Stickles

I really loved how this card turned out - these are some of my favourite colours.  Hope you like what I did and that you'll say hi..

Big hugs 

Monday, 17 May 2021

Pretty Pink Posh Flower Bouquets

Hi Lovelies...

I've been playing with the lovely Pretty Pink Posh Flower Bouquets set - so am today sharing some of the cards I made with this fab set!  Sorry this post is picture heavy, but I do love the set and wanted to try different ways to use the images.

For my first, I used Distress Inks to blend part of the card panel - adhering the fussy cut flowers with 3D foam pads, and adding a sentiment from a Clearly Besotted sentiment set.

Then for my second, I used a scrap of patterned paper and added a circle frame diecut backed with acetate, to create a shaker, before adhering the fussy cut image.

The sentiment I've used is from the Pretty Pink Posh Bee Friends sentiment set.

Next I've used the Pretty Pink Posh Wide Stripes Stencil to create a couple of backgrounds...  before adding little frames with the sentiment and some added sequins for bling!

Hope you like my makes today - I've really loved using these little flower bouquets and know I'll use them lots in the future for all sorts of occasions!

Happy Crafting..

Friday, 14 May 2021

Stamping Bella Mochi Party Girl

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday - and this week I've used another of the gorgeous Mochi Girls - this one is Mochi Party Girl (for obvious reasons!)

I chose to colour and shade around the image rather than fussy cut her this time - I love how she's using the table to lean on with her wine and a cocktail in her hands!

Card Info:
Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E25/27/29
Dress - R81/83/85
Wine - R56
Glasses - B60
Lemon Y13
Cocktail - YG00/YR21

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see more inspiration from the lovely Babes.  You can also share and chat about anything Bella related on the Sistahood Facebook Page - we do love seeing your creations!

Happy crafting...