Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Rachelle Anne Miller High Tea

Hi Lovelies..

I'm sharing a card using this sweet image from Rachelle Anne Miller - it's called High Tea..  this gorgeous little girlie is having a tea party for her favourite doll!

I coloured the image with Copics, then shaded and dotted around it to make it pop a little.  I created the grass using my Prismacolor pencils.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Craft Emotions Handletter
Die - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair - E50/51/53
Dress - R81/83/85
Flowers - Y15 YR23 YG45
Books - E55
Table and Chair - BV20/31

I always enjoy making really girlie cards - and this was definitely one!

Happy Crafting..

Friday, 12 August 2022

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl Beekeeper

Hi Again Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday time - and this time we're highlighting images that aren't from the current new release.  This little girlie has been jumping up and down on my desk shouting 'me... me!' so it was time to ink her up and get colouring!

I used Distress Oxides to blend the background, then splattered with gold watercolour paint - which is beautiful in real life, but impossible to photograph -  you'll just have to take my word for it!  Then I used my MFT Chicken Wire cover plate die on gold mirri card, cut down, for the honeycomb which was adhered to the background.

I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the images, then used 3D foam pads to adhere.  Lastly, I stamped the little sentiment in the corner, and it was done!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Chicken Wire
Distress Oxides - Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, 
Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey
Colouring - Copics
Hat and Honey Stick- Y15 YR23/24 E25/27/79
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Coat and Flowers - R81/83/85 YR21
Leaves YG23/25
Gold Watercolour Paint

Hope you like my make today - it's perfect weather here in the UK for the bees to be around gathering their pollen...  to make that luscious honey!

Hope you have a lovely weekend... and.. Happy Crafting!

Taylored Expressions Triple Slim Layering Stencil set

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing some cards I made a little while back, but have been struggling to photograph.  Know the feeling???  I so wish I had a magic wand that would help me capture the actual colours that the card is!!!

Anyway.. I'm loving the Taylored Expressions Triple Slim Layering Stencil set...  and I was in a pastel frame of mind, so out came my ink pads - here I'm showing  a couple of the results in close up..

I die-cut the birthday word from gold mirri card, but it's difficult to see.  The die is by Spellbinders and is from the Yana's Scripty Sentiment set.

Next, it was a tall card... the sentiment is stamped with Versamark and heat embossing with gold.. again, difficult to pick up on the photograph.  The sentiment stamp is from the Mama Elephant Scripty Sentiments set.

Now lastly... I wanted to share this envelope!  Exciting or what???  LOL!  Well yes, for me it is...  as I could not find envelopes to fit this shape of card that weren't tremendously expensive.  Sooo, out came my score-board - I did some measurements - I did some cutting, scoring and sticking - and this is the result using pink paper that I had in stock.  I was really thrilled how it turned out and it's such a perfect size!

Well it's another hot day here in the UK...  so I'm off to try and keep cool!

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 5 August 2022

Stamping Bella Mini Oddball Has a Present

Hi Peeps...

Today at Stamping Bella, we're highlighting the fabulous Stamp of the Month - which this time is this gorgeous Mini Oddball has a Present...  perfect for a birthday!  And the best news - you can get this stamp set (it has a Happy Birthday sentiment) for half price throughout August!

I coloured and fussy cut - then adhered the image with foam pads to a circle of patterned cardstock - which was in turn adhered to a scalloped circular card.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Pierced Circle and Spellbinders Scalloped Circle
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70
Hair - C5/7 RV55
Dress - B01/02
Gift and Shoes - RV52/63/55

Hope you like my make today.. 

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

LTTS Doodles Lory Flamingo

Hi Peeps...

Hope you're all well and enjoying some crafting time!

I've been playing with some new digital images I got from LTTS Doodles - they're a delight to colour as they have such clean lines...  love them!

Today I've coloured up the fabulous Lory Flamingo - and as the characters are having a hug, I thought that was the perfect word to have as a sentiment.  I die cut the letters, then stacked them four high to give depth.  The final layer of the word, I cut from the leftover cardstock I'd already blended for the background.  I coloured the fussy cut the image, then adhered her with the letters, after I'd diecut the border.

Card Info:
Image - LTTS Doodles Lory Flamingo Digital Image
Dies - Spellbinders Venise Lace, MFT Little Letters
Distress Oxides - Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E51/52/53
Skin - E000/00/11
Dress - G43 YG13
Flamingo - RV42 R43/00 C3
Flower - RV42 R43 Y38 YG13

Hope you like my card today...

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Friday, 29 July 2022

Stamping Bella Sylvia and the Sea Shell

Hi Lovelies...

For our Bellarific Friday cards this week, we're using images from the newest release.  I absolutely loved this Uptown Girl collecting her sea shells... so decided to colour her up.  I then fussy cut her (yes - I LOVE fussy cutting) and put her to one side while I created the background.

I used a pair of layering stencils for the sea, blending with lots of Distress Oxides.   Then I created the sand by using Antique Linen and Tea Dye blended together,  ripping the edge.  I added the sentiment to the sand.

Card Info:
Stencils - Honey Bee Layered Waves
Distress Oxides - Salvaged Patina, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, 
Antique Linen and Tea Dye
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair - E40/41/42/43
Dress - RV91/93/95
Bag - BG13
Shells - R21 YR021 T1 W1
Glimmer Spray

I really enjoyed making this summery card - and can't wait for the next time we visit the beach to collect some shells.

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Pink Fresh Studio Folk Floral

Hi Peeps...

Today I'm sharing a card I made with the gorgeous Pink Fresh Studio Folk Florals Stamp Set...  I couldn't wait to get my hands on this set when it was recently released.  Being in the UK, obviously there's a little wait before US stamps appear in our stores, but I was patient...  then on the day it arrived created this card straight away!

Firstly I coloured and diecut the image.  I didn't buy the stencils that go with the set, choosing to colour with my trusty Copics.  Then I created a background - using Spun Sugar and Kitsch Flamingo and doing a little smooshing with the Bristol Smooth panel into the water diluted inks on the craft mat.  I splattered gold watercolour paint onto the panel, then diecut a white frame to sit the coloured image onto.

I diecut a sentiment in gold mirri card (the shadow in white), then I adhered the image and sentiment with 3D foam pads. 

Card Info:
Image - Pink Fresh Studio Folk Florals
Die - Mama Elephant Framed Tags, Honey Bee Bitty Buzzwords
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - RV52/63/55 Y32
Leaves - YG21/23/25/13/11
Gold Watercolour Paint

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

Happy Crafting...

Monday, 25 July 2022

Rachelle Anne Miller My First Masked Ball

Hi There....

For this card, I've used the fabulous My First Masked Ball Digital Stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller - this little girl is all dressed up for fun and she's got her teddy clutched tightly in her hand, so he doesn't miss out!  I love that he also has a mask so no one can recognise him!!

I've added a strip of Distress Oxide Blending on the die cut card panel...  using some blues.  I then added a splattering of stars as she's going to the ball in the evening rather than the day time.  Then I coloured and fussy cut the image, adhering to the panel with 3D foam pads.

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Distress Oxides Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Dress - BG10/11/13
Masks - R81/83/85
Teddy - E30/31/33/40
Feathers - RV00
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my make today...  she is really cute and was lovely to colour! 

You can find more inspiration on the Rachelle Anne Miller Facebook Page and also the blog if you take a look.

Happy Crafting...

Friday, 22 July 2022

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Loves Tea

Hi Lovelies...

We have a colour inspiration photo for this week's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella....  this is the image we were to use colours from...

There's a beautiful light apricot/peach and a light olive green.  I chose to use this gorgeous Tiny Townie Loves Tea, creating a water-coloured background with Saltwater Taffy and Bundled Sage Distress Inks.

I coloured the Tiny Townie with Copics - then fussy cut and adhered her to the background, adding the sentiment that comes with the image.  I then matted the panel onto some matching cardstock, and it was done.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Inks - Saltwater Taffy and Bundled Sage
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair - E40/50/51/53
Dress - RV10/11/13
Cup and Shoes - G40/12
White Gel Pen

There's more lovely inspiration using these colours from the Babes on the Stamping Bella Blog and also on the Facebook Sistahood Page...  don't forget to check them out.

Have a great weekend and... Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up Unicorn card

Hi Lovelies..

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my gorgeous grand-daughter - she was 4 years old last week and LOVES unicorns!!  Of course, her card just had to have lots of them... and I've got to say, she loved it!!!  I've tried to take a few pics to show it from different angles...  

I've used the Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up die set again for this, in combination with lots of other bits. 

I just wanted to show the side of the card - as I had to get the 4 in somewhere!  The platform pop up die also has the word HELLO included...  soo I was able to make my grand-daughter's name - the only letter I didn't have was the I and that was easy to make by cutting the bottom off the L!

Card Info:
Dies - Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up and Add On
Stars and Numbers
Images - The Greeting Farm Be a Unicorn Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn - All the Clouds Stamp and Die Set (for rainbow and sun)
Paper - Sunny Studio
Colouring - Copics
Unicorns - E40 RV52 V01 B01 G00
Rainbow and Flowers - RV55 Y18 YG21 B21 V12

The card folds flat to post.  If you'd like to see how the card works - I've added a video to my previous post - click HERE

Hope you like my make today as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Happy Crafting

Friday, 15 July 2022

Stamping Bella Poodle

Hi Lovelies...

Well after all the fun of the new release sneak peeks, we're back with a Bellarific Friday..  this time we're using images from the Stamp of the Month - so I've used this fabulous Poodle!  She's just had her curls dyed the most glorious shade of pink and is keen to show it off!

I've used a stencil and some embossing paste for the background - sprinkled with glitter.  Then after I coloured her, I popped her up on 3D foam pads.  I added the sentiment and some gems, then matted the whole panel to some matching pink card and it was done.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
E52/63/55 E40
Stencil, Embossing Paste, Glitter and Gems

Who wouldn't love a pink poodle???

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Stamping Bella New Release tomorrow!

Hey Peeps!

It's the third day of the Sneaky Peeks from Stamping Bella of the new release - available tomorrow..  I have another three cards to share with you, so get your cuppa and make yourself comfy!

For my first card, I used this fabbie gnome, who's at the seaside. I love the sentiment that comes with this image...  hope he's hearing his friend on his shell... lol!  I did a little bit of Distress Oxide blending for the background, splattered to create texture... then coloured and fussy cut the image.  I added the sentiment and it was done!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Beard - T0/1/2
Hat - B21/23/24/26
Shirt and Shorts - YG23/25/63
Shell - E30 T1

For my next card, I've used this fab young pair on their tricycle... having such fun!  I coloured and shaded the image and added the sentiment to the panel - which I then added to some gingham paper.  Lastly I added a few enamel dots.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
 MFT Gingham Galore Paper Pad
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11
Girl - Hair C5/7 Dress - V12/15
Boy - Hair - Y23/YR23 Top - B21 Shorts - C1/3
Tricycle - R27 T0/1/5 W1/3 C0/1/3

Lastly, for my third card, I've used these fabulous Oddball Grandparents - oh how I love this pair!

I decided to give them a blended and stencilled background, then fussy cut and added the sentiment across a band of white cardstock.  I do love that sentiment... I feel it's so true... well it is in this house!

Card Info:
Stencil - Pretty Pink Posh Layered Hearts
Distress Oxides
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Basic Edge
Colouring - Copics
Grandpa - Hair - C0/1 Top - G12/82 YG63, Trousers C1/3/5
Grandma - Hair - C0/1/3/5, Cardi - G12/82, Dress - RV52/63 
Beads - RV55 Bag - C3/5
Skin - E000/00/11 T0 

Phew..... and that's the lot of my sneak peeks!!!  Have you got your shopping lists at the ready for tomorrow? Hope so!

Check out the Stamping Bella Blog for more awesome inspiration and also the Sistahood Facebook Page too!

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Stamping Bella New Release - Uptown Girl Librarian, Bundle Girl with Dragonflies, Uptown Girl Vera and her Vanity

Hi Lovelies..

It's exciting times at Stamping Bella - there's a new release due out this week!!!  So many gorgeous new stamps to come - including new characters.. so mark your calendar and get your shopping lists ready... the release day is Thursday!

For my first card, I've used the ULTRA GORGEOUS Uptown Girl - Vera and Her Vanity!  I got out my pink - and went to town!  Firstly I coloured her and fussy cut - then I blended a Distress Oxide Background, splattering with white and deep pink, with a little touch of gold too.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Vera and Her Vanity
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar and Kitsch Flamingo
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair - C0/1/3
Dress - R52/63/55
Mirror - B60
Dressing Table - BV31 C0/1

 Next, I've used this gorgeous Bundle Girl with Dragonflies..  she's trying to catch them but they're too fast for her!  I fussy cut the images, then created a background with Distress Oxides.  Then I adhered the images with 3D foam pads.

Card Info:
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00 R20
Hat - E15/17/19
Coat and Boots - YG21/23/25
Dragonflies - BV21 C0/1

For my third card, I've used the fabulous Uptown Girl Librarian...  she has such long legs, doesn't she??  Again, I coloured and fussy cut her (giving her dress some polka dots!), then created a background using a circle stencil, adhering her to this with 3d foam pads.


Card Info:
Die - Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00 R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - V20/22/25
Glasses and Shoes - RV63/55
Book - W5/7
Distress Oxides - Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet

Hope you like my makes today.  I'll be back tomorrow with three more of the new release.... watch this space!

Happy Crafting...