Friday, 2 December 2022

Stamping Bella Christmas Camper


Hi Peeps...

It's another Bellarific Friday - and although they are difficult days so soon after the loss of our lovely leader... we're keeping her dream alive!

As it's the first Friday of the month - we have a Stamp of the Month - this time it's the Christmas Camper - with that mahoosive Christmas Tree loaded on the top!  This stamp is half price throughout December on the website..  yayyy! 

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then created a cloudy background through a die-cut circle - adding a couple of silver snowflakes.  The sentiment is included with this stamp.


Card Info:
Dies - Li'l Inkers Stitched Circle, MFT Blueprints
Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass and Broken China
Colouring - Copics
Camper - BG10/11/13 BV31/0000 C1/3/5/7
Greens - G24/94/99 Reds - R46/39/89
White Gel Pen for Snow

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for a peek at what my fellow Bella Babes have been up to.  There's also the Sistahood Facebook page to chat and share all things Bella related.  

Don't forget there's going to be a SPECIAL Bellarific Friday next week (9th December) where we'd love you all to join in creating a special card in memory of lovely Emily...  let's flood the internet with Stamping Bella!

Big Hugs

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

RAM Stamps Snowglobe


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card made with one of the new digital images from RAM Stamps - this is called Snowglobe (for obvious reasons!)

I love colouring snowmen - or should I say shading them, as there's little colouring involved!  After I'd coloured him - I coloured the background, then used a white gel pen to create a snow scene.  I used a white colouring pencil to give the effect of light reflecting on the snowglobe glass at the top right and I added glitter to the snow that this little guy is standing on.  Then I stamped a little sentiment on the base of the globe, and fussy cut the image, before mounting it onto a card panel that I'd dry embossed with a dotty background folder. 


Card Info:
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh
Dotty Embossing Folder
Colouring - Copics
Snow - BV31/0000
Hat - C5/7/9 RV27/46 E57
Scarf - C1 R27/46 E57
Nose - YR04
Stars - Y15/18
Sky - B14/16
White Gel Pen and White Pencil
Glitter

Hope you like my lovely snowman as much as I enjoyed making this card.  Don't forget to pop over to the RAM Blog for more inspiration from the team.

Happy Crafting...

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Scrap Strips Cards


Hi Lovelies...

I've been inspired to create when I've seen cards using strips of scraps recently..  and as I have an OVERLOAD of scrap paper that I struggle to throw away.. I decided to play!

I cut lots of strips - around 1 cm wide, then adhered them to some acetate, with a slight gap between each strip... not quite enough to see the acetate properly to detract from the strips.  As you can see - not surprisingly, lots of my strips are pink! Then I put thin foam tape on the acetate behind the strips, and adhered to a diecut panel, finally adding a diecut flower and word to finish.





Dies Used:
Pink Fresh Studio Beautiful Blooms Dies
Spellbinders Sealed Wildflower Dies
Honey Bee Stamps Buzz Words Dies

I was thrilled with how these turned out.. and as there was only die-cutting involved, with dies already in my stash, they didn't take long and cost next to nothing!

Hope you like my makes today...

Happy Crafting

Friday, 25 November 2022

Stamping Bella North Pole Backdrop


Hi Lovelies...

Well, after the extremely sad news of last weekend, I'm struggling to write my first Bellarific Friday post since our lovely Emily passed away.  I think we're all trying to process that she is no longer here... but need to keep going - and crafting can provide a perfect therapy to focus on.

I'd planned to use this gorgeous North Pole Backdrop, so have done so.  It's such a fabulous background scene.. and needs only a sentiment to complete.  I stamped, coloured and masked the image - then blended Distress Inks for the sky, before splattering with white acrylic paint.  I finished with lots of glitter on the snow.


Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire
Colouring - Copics
Trees - YG23/25
Snow - BV31/0000
Igloo - C0/1
Reds - R24/27/46 RV14
Sign - T3/5
White Acrylic Paint

Hope you like my make today.  Don't forget to check out the Stamping Bella Blog to see more fabulous inspiration from the lovely Babes.

Big Crafty Hugs...

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

RAM Stamps The Nutcracker Set



Hey Peeps...

Today I've used a fabulous digital stamp set from RAM Stamps called The Nutcracker...  it's a scene creator set and has lots of images that can be put together in whatever way you wish to create a scene.  

I chose to use the gorgeous fairy with her friend the mouse, in front of the Christmas tree.  The images are so easy to use and there's no masking required... it's so easy to 'send to back' when you want, for instance, the tree in the background and the characters in the front.  

After adding the sentiment, then printing, I coloured the image and added some glitter.  Then I added some die cut stars to the background and it was done.


Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Tiny Stars
Colouring - Copics
Tree - G82/20 YG11 E31/33 Lights - Y38
Fairy - R81/83/85 YR61/65 C0/1 Hair - E21/23 Crown - Y18/38
Mouse - C0/1/2 Coat - R24/27/46 Pants - B01
Shading - W0/1/2/3
Glitter

Hope you like my make today - Christmas is drawing close and I still have lots more cards to share!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 18 November 2022

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl with a Tree


Hi Lovelies..

For today's Bellarific Friday card, I've used the gorgeous little Bundle Girl with a Tree...  she must be strong to manage that size of tree all by herself!

I coloured and fussy cut the image (yes, even the lights!), then created a background by stamping the Fa La La stamp then heat embossing in white, before using my pink Distress Inks blended over the words.  I then adhered the Bundle Girl with 3D foam pads.


Card Info:
Background Stamp - The Stamp Market Fa La La
Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry
Colouring - Copics
Hat - RV10/11
Skin E000/01 R20
Coat and Boots - RV52/63/55 Tights - E81
Tree - G24/28 YG17 E33
Lights - R24/27/46 E57 Y17/38
Grounding - T0/1
Glossy Accents over lights

Hope you like my make today - of course, I'm still in my pink mode which always makes me happy! 

Don't forget to check out the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the other Babes...

Hugs

Sunday, 13 November 2022

Altenew Rose Belle Vue


Hi Lovelies...

I got this fabulous Altenew Rose Belle Vue Embossing folder recently - after being inspired by Therese at @lostinpaper - and decided to use some of my Distress Ink pads to watercolour with.  I did try colouring first before embossing as Therese had done, but I struggled getting the colours in the right places.... so for this one I coloured AFTER I'd embossed.

Then I splattered with gold watercolour, adding a few gold sequins and a sentiment before adhering to my card base - and it was done!

Hope you like...

Happy Crafting

Friday, 11 November 2022

Stamping Bella Frida Loves Frosty


Hi Lovelies...

Well I've seen a few pink skies around in card-making lately - and you know what I'm like with pink........ so I HAD to try one for my Bellarific Friday card this week.  

I've used the gorgeous Frida Loves Frosty as it's one of my favourite of all  snowman images.  I coloured and fussy cut the image, then created a background by blending Distress Inks in pinks.  I stamped the blended panel with a snowflake background stamp using Versamark, then heat embossing with a white sparkle embossing powder.  Then all I had to do was adhere the image to the background, and matt it onto my deep pink card.


Card Info:
MFT Snow Flurry Background Stamp
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress inks - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry
Colouring - Copics
Snowman - BV31, Scarf - G00, Hat C5/7/9 G00 White Gel Pen, Carrot - YR04
Girl - Hair - E21/23/25, Skin - E000/00/11 R20, Coat - RV52/63/55 C1, Boots and Gloves E23

I hope you like my card today as much as I enjoyed making it..  I do love my PINK!  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the lovely Babes, and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share and chat all things Bella related.

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, 9 November 2022

RAM Stamps Woodland Santa


Hi There...

Today I'm sharing a card using a brand new image from Rachelle at RAM Stamps...  this is Woodland Santa.

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then created a background with Distress Oxides, stamping a starry background to give the glitter!  I then adhered the image with 3D foam pads...  also adding a little sentiment at the top.


Card Info:
Sentiment - MFT Christmas Sentiments
Starry Sky - Taylored Expressions Twinkle Twinkle Background
Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire
Colouring - Copics
Reds - R24/27/46 E57
Whites - BV20/31
Tree - YG11 G82/20
Skin - E000/01 R20
Beard, Rabbit and Dog - C0/1/2
Boots and Gloves - C5/7
Fur - T0/1
Sack - E30/31/33
Fox - YG61/65/04

This was such a fun card to colour... and remember, with digital stamps you can resize to any size you need.

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Lawn Fawn Let it Snow


Hi Lovelies...

OK - I love snowmen... I admit it!  So when I spotted this fabulous Let It Snow die from Lawn Fawn - I knew I had to have it!  

I created a background using Distress Oxides and splattering with white for the snow..  then added a little hillside for the snowmen to stand on.  I coloured and fussy cut them, so they could play in the corner.  After adhering them, I added a few gems, and it was done.


Card Info:
Image - Sunny Studio Snowmen
Dies - Lawn Fawn Let it Snow, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border
Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire
White Acrylic Paint for splattering
Colouring - Copics
Snowmen - B31 YR04 C7
Scarves and Hats - R24/27/46 E57, YR04 YG17/23, B21/23/26

My Christmas card pile is slowly growing...  I think I may be ready in time this year!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 4 November 2022

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl Winter Friends


Hi Lovelies...

It's time for another Stamp of the Month card at Stamping Bella..  this time around it's these gorgeous Bundle Girl Winter Friends..  they are out for a walk in the snow and are collecting berries.  You can get this image and sentiment for half price throughout November!

I stamped the image, then stamped another onto masking paper, so I could mask the image and use Distress Oxides to blend the sky.  After removing the mask, I coloured with Copics and then stamped the sentiment that comes with the image, adding a few sequins here and there.



Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Oxide - Tumbled Glass
Colouring - Copics
Coats and Boots - BG13/15, V20/22/25
Scarves - R24/27/46 E57, BV24/26
Snow - BV31
Holly - YG17 R46
Sequins and Stickles

Hope you like my make today... I'm really getting into the swing of winter cards at the moment... that's unusual for me as it's generally December before I get going with them!

Happy Crafting...

Monday, 31 October 2022

LOTV Snowglobes


Hey Peeps...

For my card today, I've again used a stamp from the LOTV Snowglobes stamp set... this time the Snowman took my eye.  I've used a similar layout to the card I made previously with this set, blending Distress Oxides and splattering with white acrylic paint.  

This time, I used a different word die though - this is one from Clearly Besotted that I've had for a few years now..  I'm afraid it's not available any longer.  


Card Info:
Image - LOTV Snowglobes Stamp Set
Die - Clearly Besotted Merry Christmas
Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire
Colouring - Copics
Trees - YG17 G99
Snowman and Snow - BV31
Scarf and Hatband - R24/27/46
Hat - C3/5/7
White Acrylic Paint

Hope you like my make today..

Happy Crafting

Friday, 28 October 2022

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Devil


Hi Lovelies...

Today, for Bellarific Friday, we're using stamps from the new release at Stamping Bella.  I've got to say that this Curvy Girl Devil that I chose to use is one of my favourite images of all time!!  

I coloured and fussy cut her (yes - even round those prongs on the tripod) - then created a background by stencilling through a rectangle, blending Distress Oxides in flame colours.  I adhered the image with 3D foam pads, then stamped the sentiment, adding a few sequins and my card was finished.


Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Oxides - Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Candied Apple
Stencil - Taylored Expression Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Reds - R24/27/46 E57
Tripod - T1

I was thrilled how this card turned out - now I've only got to decide which of my friends actually receives it!

Happy Crafting....

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Pretty Pink Posh Small Stitched Foliage


Hey Lovelies...

Well Autumn/Fall is in the air...  so I thought I'd do a couple of cards which celebrate the beauty of the season.  I look at the trees and there are such wonderful colours and shades, that it's really difficult to capture... but I've done my best.

I've used the Small Stitched Foliage dies from Pretty Pink Posh... and an Autumn word die from Stamping Bella that's now retired, but still remains a favourite in my stash.

For my first card, I've used some cream Bazzill linen card for my background.. and some kraft for the base.  I used Distress Oxides for the colouring - blending them onto cardstock before die cutting.

 For the second I used dark brown card with the cream - which makes it a stronger card, so I used Distress Inks for the colours - they show up so much brighter than the oxides.  I've got to admit, I can't decide which I prefer more.


Card Info:
Dies - Pretty Pink Posh Small Stitched Foliage, Stamping Bella Autumn 
Distress Oxides - Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin, Brushed Corduroy, 
Abandoned Coral, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint
Distress Inks - Same as above

Hope you like my Fall makes...  I do love the beautiful colours of nature on dry crisp Autumn days.

Happy Crafting...