Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Stamping Bella Sneak Peak Day 2


Hi Peeps

I'm back with another SNEAK PEEK from Stamping Bella's new release - due out Friday 6 August!

Today my card features the fabulous Tiny Townies on Santa's Lap - they were so darn sweet to colour and fussy cut!


Card Info:
Die - Sunny Studio Fancy Frames Circles
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Santa - R24/27/46 E57, T0/1 C7/9, Y38
Girl - E21, R81/83/85, B32/34 T0
Boy - E21/23 BG45/49, B32/34
Sack E30/31/33
Glitter and White Gel Pen

I've got more sneak peeks to come tomorrow...  have you got your shopping list ready yet???

Happy Crafting...

Monday, 2 August 2021

Stamping Bella Sneak Peeks - Day 1


Hi Lovelies...

Well it's the start of an exciting week at Stamping Bella...  the SNEAK PEEKS are beginning today - ready for the release on Friday 6 August... yayy!!!

For my first card, I've used the gorgeous little Bundle Girl in a Wagon - such a perfect Autumn/Fall image.  I coloured the image and then diecut the panel, matting and layering using fall colours.


Card Info:
Die - MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Doodlebug Designs
Colouring - Copics
Girl in Truck - Hat Y15/17, Coat YG05
Girl 2 - Hat BG11/45/49, Coat R81/83/85, Scarf - W0/1/3
Ivy - YG91/93/95
Pumpkin YR04/18/24
Truck - E99/31/33

Onto my second card - using the Christmas Camper image and sentiment.  I decided to fussy cut this image, so I could adhere it to a Distress Ink sponged background.


Card Info:  
Distress Ink Shabby Shutters blended background
Colouring - Copics
Camper - E70/71 R81/83 W3/5/7
Tree and Wreath - YG05/17 G43/46/85
Bow - R27



Hope you like my makes today - I'll have more tomorrow!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 30 July 2021

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Unicorn


Hi Lovelies..

I'm still in rainbow mode, so I couldn't wait to colour today's Bellarific Friday card!  I used the Tiny Townie Unicorn from Stamping Bella..  which was perfect to use with a rainbow background..

I coloured and fussy cut the image, before die-cutting a small rainbow for her wonky stitched rectangle panel.  Then I went wild with my Distress Oxides for the card background... I just LOVE these colours together!


Card Info:
Dies - MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle, Reverse Confetti Over the Rainbow, Mama Elephant Confetti
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, 
Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Dress - BG10/11/13
Flowers and Shoes - RV52/63/55/17

Hope you like my make today...  I do love rainbow colouring and am always happiest with those colours around me.

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration, and also to the Sistahood Facebook page - to chat and share all things Bella related.

Have a good weekend all...

Monday, 26 July 2021

MFT Happy Birthday Party Dienamics


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made using the new MFT Happy Birthday Party Dienamics dies... inspired by the lovely Laura Bassen's YouTube tutorial.

Firstly, I created a stencil using acetate, just freehand cutting a wavy edge.  I then used this to blend Distress Inks through onto my card panel.

I die cut the words several times in different colours, so I could pick and choose the letters I wanted in whatever colour.  That was it really - I glued the letters in place and added some of the little do-dah's around - and also some sequins.


Distress Ink Colours Used:
Candied Apple
Carved Pumpkin
Squeezed Lemonade
Twisted Citron
Peacock Feathers
Salty Ocean
Shaded Lilac
Dusty Concord

Hope you like these fun cards... they're another couple to go in my stash ready to send out!

Big hugs...

Friday, 23 July 2021

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Loves the Beach


Hi Lovelies...

Another Bellarific Friday has come around, and this time we have a colour inspiration photo to follow...


Now I'm pretty close with my colour combo.... the yellow could have been a bit more mustardy, but hey... who's checking??

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then created a background using a self made stencil, through which I blended Distress Inks, then splattered gold watercolour paint.  I stamped the sentiment that comes with the image onto the panel, then adhered the Curvy Girl on foam pads.


Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Distress Inks for the background - Carved Pumpkin, 
Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E41/42/43
Reds - R24/27/46
Yellows Y15/17
Blues - BG11/13/45
Green G46
Magazine - N1  
SunglassesT5/7/9

Hope you like my make today.  Don't forget to check out the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the Babes, and also you can chat and share all things Bella related on the Sistahood Facebook Page.

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Bunny Princess


Hi Lovelies...

As it was my lovely little grand-daughter's 3rd birthday last week, I created this card for her...  using the fabulous Bunny Princess from Rachelle Anne Miller.

I gave the girlie lovely red hair - just like my grand-daughter!    


Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, 
Tim Holtz Word Play Alphabet (for number), Mama Elephant for Stars
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - YR04/18 E08/18
Dress BG10/11/32/34
Tights RV63 N0/1
Rabbits E30/31/33
Bird - B41/34
Grass - Prismacolor Pencils

Hope you like my make today as much as I liked making it!

Happy Crafting...

Monday, 19 July 2021

Heffy Doodle Fluffy Puffy Unicorns


Hi Lovelies...

Today I have a 'just because' card that I made at the weekend... using the gorgeous Fluffy Puffy Unicorns from Heffy Doodle!

I created a rainbow card panel using blended Distress Oxides...  then I coloured and fussy cut the images. I gave them lots of glitter too - see the video below!


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Heffy Doodle Fluffy Puffy Unicorns
Distress Oxides
Colouring - Copics


Hope you like my rainbow make!

Happy Crafting..

Friday, 16 July 2021

Stamping Bella A Little Boy and His Hero


Hi there...

Happy Bellarific Friday to all...  today we're using images from the Exclusive range at Stamping Bella... and as I've been wanting to colour up this pair for a while, they jumped out of my stash and onto my desk quick smart!

I coloured and fussy cut the image, before using a large embossing tool to give them some rounded shape.  Then I created a slimline card for the background... popping the sentiment at the top.

All Dad's are little boys' heroes - and little girls' heroes too!


Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Boy - Hair - E40/41/43
Top and Trousers - B21/23/24
Shoes - C1
Cape - R24/27/46
Dad - Hair - E23/25
Top - G14/17
Trousers - W0/1/2/3
Shoes - W5/7
Cape - B26/28
Grounding - W0/1/2

Hope you like my very un-girly make today...  see... I can manage without pink every now and again!

Big hugs

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Tiddly Inks Fairy Wishes Wryn


Hi there...

Today I'm sharing a card I made with a fabulous Tiddly Inks digital image that I've had for a long time...  but Wryn is always a lovely image to colour, so out she came with her magic wand, to be coloured up and sparkled!

I coloured and fussy cut her, then set about making a smooshed background of pinks and splatters.  I decided this Sparkle word die would be perfect to use, so cut it 3 times and adhered together, the top layer being cut from glitter card. I then  edged the card with glue, sprinkled with holographic glitter.  There's never enough sparkle in the world.... right???


Card Info:
Image - Tiddly Inks Wryn Fairy Wishes Digital Stamp
Hello Bluebird Sparkle Word Die
Distress Ink Smooshed Background
Colouring - Copics
Hair - N1/3/5/7
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Wings - B60 RV00
Dress and Flowers - RV52/63/55/17
Leaves - YG25
Glitter and Gems

So there you go...  my craft room looked a bit like a snow globe after I'd finished making this sparkly card...  but I loved doing it!

Happy Crafting...

Sunday, 11 July 2021

LOTV Little Mouse Flowers




Hi Lovelies...

I've been playing with a digi image from LOTV - this little mouse is called simply 'Little Mouse Flowers' - for obvious reasons! He's such a cutie and very easy to colour.

I found this scrap of ink smooshed card in my bits box - and so decided to use it as a narrow panel alongside the mouse.  I made it using Distress Inks some time ago. It just shows - never throw anything away..  as it may come in handy!

I added a tiny die cut tag on some twine, and it was done.


Card Info:
Image - LOTV Little Mouse Flowers Digital Stamp
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags stamp set
Dies - Li'l Inkers Stitched Square, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Colouring - Copics
Mouse - W0/1/3/5 E81
Flowers - R81/83
Leaves and Stems - YG05
Grass - Prismacolor Pencils

Hope you like this little cutie with his bunch of flowers!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 9 July 2021

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Gardener


Hi There Lovely Bloggers...

Today I'm sharing my card for this week's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - I've used the Curvy Girl Gardener..  and I made her dungarees pink!!  Well a girl's gotta have pink, hasn't she???  Oooh, and a few polka dots crept in too!

I created the background by using a stencil...  I used Distress Inks in both Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn sponged through for the leaves.  Then once I'd coloured her, I fussy cut the image to adhere with 3D foam pads.  I stamped the sentiment over the stencilled leaves.  I truly believe that sentiment - but it's not just the flowers, but the weeds also in our garden believe in the future too - they're growing so fast!!!


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Gardener
Stencil - Pretty Pink Posh Layered Leaves and Flowers
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E11/13/15
Dungarees - R81/83/85
Flowers - R39/56 Y38
Plant Leaves - YG05/17
Watering Can - T1/3/5
Flower Buds - W3

Hope you like my make today - if you do, please say hello... I do love to hear from you...

Happy Crafting..

Monday, 5 July 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Little Pilot


Hi Peeps...

It's nearly release day over at Rachelle Anne Miller Designs Digital Stamps... (Thursday 8 July)  and today I'm sharing a sneak peek of one of the gorgeous new images!!  This is Little Pilot... and oooh I think I fell for him!  He was a joy to colour - then after he was fussy cut, I decided he could fly over some fluffy cloud borders onto a Distress Ink blended and splattered card panel.... and it worked!  You know when sometimes, what's in your mind actually translates onto the card design and you're pleased? Well today was one of those times!


Card Info:
Sentiment - done on PC
Die - Lawn Fawn Fluffy Clouds Border
Colouring - Copics
    Aeroplane - R29/27/05/08, E57, YR04/09 Y17
Propeller and Hat - E30/31
T-shirt - YR04/09
Teddy - E21/23
Goggles - W5/7 E57
Screen - B60

I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the goggles and screen, and adhered the image with 3D foam pads so he's flying in the clouds!

Hope you like my make today.. and that you'll pop over to the Rachelle Anne Miller Stamps Facebook Page to see what the rest of the lovely DT have come up with to inspire!  Don't forget to get your shopping list ready... just saying..lol!

Happy Crafting...

MFT Hexagon Pops, Avery Elle Simply Said Hugs


Hi Lovelies...

Well........  as you can see, I've happily been playing with the Hexagon Pops Dies from MFT...  I think I got a little addicted to them to be quite honest!  

Soooo firstly I used Distress Oxides on some cardstock - blending rainbow colours together (colours listed below).  Then, I used the die with the three rows of hexagons onto this rainbow card - as they all stayed in the negative space when I lifted the die after cutting, I was able to put some wide purple tape over the whole thing.  I was careful to line up the purple tape with the edges of the hexagons, which allowed me to make sure they were straight on my cards when I adhered them.  But before that, while they were still in the negative part, I cut and added some tiny 3D foam pads onto the backs of all the tiny hexagons.  I carefully removed the negative of the die, peeling it back to leave the hexagons still on the purple tape, but perfectly in place to be adhered with the foam pads to the card panel.  I've got to say, this bit got easier as I went on..  but it just took a bit of patience to do the foam tape cutting.  Just be very careful to make sure they're all pressed down to stick, before lifting the purple tape.



Distress Oxides Used:
Spun Sugar
Picked Raspberry
Carved Pumpkin
Squeezed Lemonade
Cracked Pistachio
Mermaid Lagoon
Dusty Concord


I did a bit of gold heat embossing for the tiny sentiments - then used a HUGS word die from Avery Elle cut three times and adhered together, to give the word depth.  The tiny words are from the Avery Elle Simply Said Hugs stamp set, and also from The Stamp Market Tons of Type.


Finally, I cut another batch of hexagons from a piece of pink Distress Oxide blended cardstock..  I'm not sure which I love most!  Of course, pink has a massive place in my heart, but I love the rainbow colouring too!


Distress Oxides:
Spun Sugar
Kitsch Flamingo
Picked Raspberry

Sorry my photos aren't wonderfully bright - I'm afraid it's been stormy here, as is reflected in the white cardstock I've used!

Hope you liked my cards today - sorry the post was picture heavy!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 2 July 2021

Stamping Bella Cacti


Hi There...

It's Stamping Bella Stamp of the Month time - and this time it's this fabulous Cacti stamp!  The sentiment that comes along with the image rings true for so many things - we don't need to look for perfection!  You can get this stamp set for 50% discount from the usual price throughout July.

I coloured the image with Copics giving the pots some shadow - then placed the sentiment below.  I then just die-cut the panel, matting and layering onto some patterned and also kraft cardstock.  Easy peasy!


Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Patterned Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Cacti - G14/07 YG23
Pots - E30/31/33
Shadow - W1/3

Hope you like my make today and don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the Babes.

Happy Crafting..