Monday, 19 April 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Friendship Mouse


Hi Lovely Bloggers

Today I'm sharing my card using the fabulous Rachelle Anne Miller Art Friendship Mouse digital image..  it's soooo darn cute!

I printed the image out twice - colouring one panel, then fussy cutting the coloured flower out of the second image, so I could adhere it with 3D foam pads - giving the flower lots of depth.  I gave the flower centre and the puddle some glitter to make them sparkle!

I cut the image with a circle die, then used a fancy circle frame diecut to 3D around the image - again giving depth.  All this was adhered to some pink dotty paper, creating a square card.


Card Info:
Die - Sunny Studio Designs Fancy Frames Circles
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Mouse - T0/1/2/3
Snail - W0/1/3
Flower - R81/83/85 YR21/23/24 YG17
Puddle - B60/63
Ladybird - R24/27 C7/9
Shading - B0000/000/01
Grass - Prismacolor Pencils
Glitter

I thought you may like to see a photo from another angle so you can see how the petals sit up from the image... 


Happy Crafting Everyone...

Hugs

Friday, 16 April 2021


Hi There...

It's Bellarific Friday - they come around so quickly in this Covid world..  and today we're showcasing other images from the Stamp of the Month range..  which this time is Edgar and Molly.

I've used the Vintage Balloon Set - this little girlie with her kite really reminds me of a time (when I was 50!!), and we were flying kites on the beach.  I'd just managed to fly mine really well and was backing along the sand - not looking where I was going - when THUD I fell flat out - I'd tripped over a rock (that I hadn't seen - obviously), and fell like a log (as my family said) - but hey... I kept the kite up in the air!  They were all laughing their socks off - and I must admit, even I was giggling!  Lesson learned is that 50 year old kite flyers NEED to look where they're going!

I coloured and fussy cut the image - before creating a Distress Ink background using a hexagon stencil.  Then I adhered the images to the panel, joining the kite with the girl using a fine Copic liner.


Card Info:
Stencil - Taylored Expressions Hexagon
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E51/53/55
Dress and shoes - R81/83/85
Kite - RV52 G00
Sequins

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the lovely Bella Babes.

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Guinea Friends


Hi There...

There's a wonderful new release today at Rachelle Anne Miller Digital Stamps...  and I'm sharing one of the fab new images that are due out today!

This one is called Guinea Friends - and this little pair are happily playing with their cute Guinea Pigs in the garden.

I coloured the image with Copics, then blended some pencil shading around the characters using my Prismacolors to give the depth.  I also used my pencils for the grass. I then split the sentiment that comes with the image by cropping each individual word, before lining them up alongside the friends.  I did that in Photoshop Elements - it's easy to do with digital images - if you'd like to know more, just let me know.


Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangles
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - Girl - E50/51/53/55/57
Hair - Boy - C5/7/9
Dress and Leggings - R81/83/85/89
Boy's Top - BG32/49
Trousers - B21/23/24
Guinea Pigs - C2/5 E31/33 T01/3
Rock - N0/1/3/5

Hope you like my make today.  You can see more of the new images by visiting the Facebook Page, or Rachelle's Instagram Page - you'll find her at @rachelleannemillerart - you'll love what you see, I promise!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Clearly Besotted Shoot for the Stars


Hi Lovelies...

I've been playing with one of the new April release stamp sets from Clearly Besotted - this is one of the images from Shoot for the Stars..  such a cute little image to colour up - and I used a fab encouragement sentiment which comes with a few in the same set.

I used Distress Inks to blend the background - then splattered with white and gold paints.  While that was drying, I coloured and fussy cut the image, along with a couple of stars, also included.  I adhered the images to the background with 3D foam pads, before adding the sentiment.  I then used fun foam to adhere the panel to the card base.


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Shoot for the Stars
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves
Colouring - Copics
Rabbit - T0/1/2/3/5
Stars Y15/17/38 YR23
Rainbow - R24/27, YR04/18, YG05/17, BG05
White and Gold Paint

I thought you may like to see the glitter so I took a short video...


Hope you like my make today...

Happy Crafting..

Friday, 9 April 2021

Stamping Bella Journaling Mochi Girl



Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday - and it's the second one this month, that means the DT are using images that aren't from the current release.

I LOVE Mochi Girls... and this one had been sitting waiting to be coloured up - so out she came!  She's busy reading her journal from years ago...  just remembering some happy days... 

I decided to go for auburn hair - my little grand-daughter has hair a similar colour - I think this is what she may look like in years to come.   I coloured the image then diecut the panel before adhering it with fun foam to the woodgrain paper and card base.


Card Info:
Paper - MFT Woodgrain Whimsy
Colouring - Copics
Hair - YR04/18 E08/18
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Top - BG32/24/13/49
Mug R81/83/85
Journal and Desk - N0/1/2
Shading - W0/1/2/3

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the blog for more inspiration.  You can also chat and share all things Bella related at the Facebook Sistahood Page - we'd love to see you there.

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

All Dressed Up Birthday Girl


Hi Lovelies

For today's card, I'm using one of the new April images from Wendy at All Dressed Up Digital Images - this one is Birthday Girl..

I got out my favourite coloured pens again - as I knew this girlie would love pink and glitter!  I coloured and fussy cut her, before creating a Distress Oxide panel on white cardstock - by using post-it tape to mask the white.  After I'd done the blending, I did a bit of splattering with both white and deep pink to create a some texture.  I then adhered the image and finished with some small pink gems.


Card Info:
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Tiny Type
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E41/42/33
Dress, Ribbon and Shoes - RV52/63/55
Cake T0/1 RV52/63
Glitter and Gems

Hope you like my make today, and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page for more inspiration using the new images.

Hugs and Happy Crafting...

AD - In my capacity as Design Team Member at All Dressed Up, I am supplied with the images I use.  However, my opinions always remain my own.


Monday, 5 April 2021

Castle Princess


Hi There...

As I'm still in the 'very excited' mode after joining the DT at Rachelle Anne Miller Designs, I just 'needed' to colour up another of her fabulous images... (you know that feeling?)  This is  Princess Castle...  she's just so sweet and lovely to colour!  She's out cuddling her bunny, and have a little chat with her bluebird friends.  Of course, lots of glitter was involved on this card - well, every princess needs her glitter... right??!  It's such a shame that glitter is so difficult to photograph..  

Again, I coloured the image with my Copics - but did all the shading with my Prismacolor Pencils...  with added white dots from a gel pen to give the magical effect.  I added a word that I'd diecut three times for depth and it was done.




Card Info:
Dies - Whimsy Stamps Magical Word Die, MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E41/42/43
Dress - BG32/34/13
Crown - RV52/63/55
Bunny - W0/1/2
Clouds - T0/1
Flowers - RV52/64, V01/04, YR61/65 YG25
Birds - B21/23
Grass and Shading - Prismacolor Pencils
White Gen Pen and Glitter

Hope you like my make today as much as I enjoyed making it.  If you check out the Rachelle Anne Miller Designs Facebook Page, you can chat and share your projects..  then there's the blog too, where you'll find lots of inspiration for your projects.

Happy Crafting Everyone...

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Quacky Easter!


Hi Lovelies...

Happy Easter Everyone!  Hope you all have a lovely day with lots of chocolate of course!

I'm sharing a card I made for my daughters - I did the same one twice over.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique which unfortunately now no longer is available.

I created a water-coloured background, then coloured and fussy cut the image.  I then printed the sentiment onto the coloured panel, before adhering the image with foam pads.


Card Info:
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique Quacky Easter (no longer available)
Distress Inks for water-colours - Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and 
Squeezed Lemonade
Colouring - Copics
Bird - Y15/17/38 YR04/18
Butterfly - B21/23
Eggs - V12/15, G00/12 Y18/38
White Gel Pen and Glitter

Hope you like my make today...

Hugs

Friday, 2 April 2021

For You!


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Yes it's me again - I seem to have been busy that last couple of days with lots of posts..  thanks for stopping with me!

This time, my card is for Stamping Bella - it's Stamp of the Month Time and this time it's the Edward and Molly Vintage Snail Set.  I just used the two girlie images from the set - and after colouring and fussy cutting, created a shaker card to pop them on.


Card Info:
Die - Pretty Pink Posh Mini Story Book 1, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Paper - Sunny Studios - Gingham Pastels
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Girl 1 - Hair and Shoes E11/13/15, Dress R81/83/85
Girl 2 - Hair and Shoes C3/5/7 Dress BG32/34/13
Sequins

Hope you like my make today - and that you'll head on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more fabulous inspiration, and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share all things Bella related.

Happy Crafting...

Bunny Balloons


Hi again...

It's an exciting post for me today...  I'm joining the Design Team at Rachelle Ann Miller Digital Stamps - yayyyy!!  I'm so in love with all of her fabulous images so was thrilled to bits to be asked.  I checked back - and I've used some of Rachelle's images as early as 2014!

For my 'debut' DT card - I've chosen to used this oh-so-cute Bunny Balloons - which I coloured with my Copics, before shading around the image using Prismacolor Pencils - I love the effect that can be achieved this way.  I also used my pencils for the grass the bunny is standing on.


Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames
Paper - Sunny Studio Designs Pastel Gingham
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - T0/1/2/3 R0000/000
Balloons - R81/83/85
Birds B21/23
Shading and Grass - Prismacolor Pencils
White Gel Pen and Glitter

I can't wait to colour more of Rachelle's images - they are all so amazingly cute!

Happy Crafting All...

Ad:  In my capacity as Design Team Member for Rachelle Anne Miller Digital Images, I am supplied with the images I  use.  However - my opinions remain definitely, my own.



Thursday, 1 April 2021

Feeding The Ducks


Hi Lovelies..

My card today is for the new challenge over at the All Dressed Up Facebook Group.... and the theme is 

USE EMBELLISHMENTS

I decided to just go with the one... and as I'd chosen blue and yellow for my colours (yes - no pink!), I used a yellow button!  I coloured this fabulous image, which totally makes me think of this new month - we have to be ready for April showers!


Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, MFT Rounded Banner Stax
Cardstock - Anna Marie Designs 
Colouring- Copics
Hair - E11/13/15
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Yellows - Y15/17/38
Blues - B21/23/24
Hat Bobble - T0/1
Shading B0000/000/01
Grass done with Prismacolour Pencils
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page to join in the fun!

Happy Crafting...

Ad:  In my capacity as DT member for All Dressed Up, I am supplied with the images I colour.  However, all opinions remain my own.


Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Little Party


Hi there...

 It's my last card as Guest Designer for The Greeting Farm through March (it's gone by so quickly!) - but hopefully you'll like what I created as much as I enjoyed the creating.


For this card, firstly I did a bit of watercolouring to create the background.  I used Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Mermaid Lagoon - and where the colours overlap, you get an orange and a purple too - yay!  After this was dry, I did a quick bit of splattering with water and white paint to give texture.  I used a rectangular stitched die to create my card panel, which I then matted onto a matching pink card base.

Next, I coloured the girlie images with my Copics, before fussy cutting them.  I adhered them to the water-coloured background with 3D foam pads. I added some glitter and gems, then used one of the sentiments from the set to finish.


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - The Greeting Farm Little Party
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Girl 1 - Hair - E11/13/15   Dress RV52/63/55
Girl 2 - Hair - E41/42/43   Dress Y15/38
Girl 3 - Hair - E21/23/25   Dress BG32/34/49

Hope you like my make today - it's been lovely to be part of The Greeting Farm throughout the month.. I do so enjoy using these fabulous images.

Happy Crafting...

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Honeypie Sweet Bouquet

Hi Lovelies...

For my card today, I've been playing with an image from Polka Doodles... she's so cute and really easy to colour!

Firstly, I diecut a card panel, then used some Distress Oxide Speckled Egg blended over one corner only, fading it out, to give a background for the image.  I then coloured and fussy cut the image, adhering to the card base with foam pads.



Card Info:
Image - Polkadoodles Honey Pie Sweet Bouquet
Sentiment - Mama Elephant
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair and Shoes - E13/15/18
Coat and Hat - BG32/45/49
Pinks - RV52/63/55
Leaves YG23/25

I'm really drawn to what I think of as simple cards... making the image purely the focal point.

Hope you like my card today...

Happy Crafting..

Friday, 26 March 2021

Rainbow Dandy


Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday again - and today we're highlighting some of the fabulous new release stamps!  I'm in love with the new Dandy Lions - this one is Rainbow Dandy - sitting there with his rainbow in his hand!

I coloured the image with Copics apart from his mane...  then I used my Prismacolour Pencils to try to give a multicoloured effect..  I think it worked!  I've also shaded around the image and created the grass with the pencils - adding white gel pen dots to the blue shading.



Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Lion - E30/31/33/15/18
Cloud - T0/1
Rainbow - BG10/32/34, Y15/17/38 RV52/63/55
Mane, Grass and Shading - Prismacolour Pencils
White Gel Pen and Glitter

Hope you like my make today - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Bella Babes have come up with to inspire.  You can also check out the Sistahood Facebook Page to share and chat all things Bella related.

Happy Crafting...