Friday 26 May 2017

Edna in BLUE


Hi Peeps..

It's another Stamping Bella Bellarific Friday - and this time we had a photo to inspire...  

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Well...... I went for the colours in the photos and hopefully ticked all boxes!  Edna left her bike in the bike shed as she would have been dangerous on the road after her pink champagne cocktail!  Also..  can you imagine cycling with that skirt?? hehe!

Stamping Bella USA

I love making shaker cards so couldn't resist making this with a new die that's found it's way into my stash!

Card Info:
(there's a fab cut-it-out die to match if you don't like fussy cutting!)
Die - Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Pieces
Paper - Anna Marie Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/01/11/70, R20
Hair E09/15/19/18
Dress - B39/37/45
Rose and Lips - R24/46
Sequins, Glitter and Glossy Accents

Hope you like what I did... Edna has become a good friend now!

Big hugs

Thursday 25 May 2017

A little bit of embossing......

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Well I'm back after our few days away - we popped down to the Isle of Wight and unfortunately chose the wrong week - as it rained most of the time we were there!  It was lovely to see old friends though, and catch up on Island gossip, even though it was chilly and wet....

In The Pink

Now, we have a fab new challenge over at In The Pink for you - the theme this time is


I chose to use a wonderful stamp I've been saving and savouring for a little while... this is 'Julie - Enjoy the Ride' - from Stamp Anniething - with an embossed panel as a background.  I don't know if you've seen their stamps as yet as I don't think they're available from anywhere in the UK - I ordered mine direct from the US because I NEEDED to get some - they are so easy to colour and such fabulous images!   The shipping costs are reasonable also and they came really fast.  I'm hoping that in the near future there will be a UK outlet too.

Card Info:
Paper - Crafter's Companion
Embossing Folder - Darice
Dies - Spellbinders Circle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11, R20
Hair - E23/25/27/59
Dress and Flowers - R81/83/85/56
Bike - RV00/91/93/95, C1/2/3
Ribbon, Tiny Heart Confetti


Hope you'll pop over to In The Pink and join in the fun - you could win a fabulous £15 voucher (exc. of shipping) from Dies To Die For if your name is chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies!  So what're you waiting for?? LOL!

Big hugs

Friday 19 May 2017


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Happy Friday!

And as it's Friday, it's time for another fabulous Bellarific Day - where we get to share our makes using the challenge criteria - which this time, was to use some Kraft.   Now, kraft card is not something I'm comfy colouring on, but I needed to push myself and thought I'd give it a go with my Prismacolours.  Here's the result!  This is the smaller of the two Squidgie stamps in the set... and she's ideal for a tag... she's just the right size.

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Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Happy Dance Squidgie - 
(cut-it-out dies are available for this girlie too!)
Tag Die - Papertrey Ink, Lil' Inkers Stitched Circle
Prismacolour Pencils
Rustic Twine
Mulberry Flowers

Hope you like and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog here to take a peek at what the other lovely Bella Babes came up with!

Have a great weekend...
Big hugs

Thursday 18 May 2017

Stay PAW-sitive!

Hi Lovely Bloggers....

I'm back today with my second card for my Guest Design Spot at Gerda Steiner Designs.  I just LOVE the face on this kitty!!  I decided to try for a marmalade cat..  and think I managed it ok... well, if you squint a little and put your head to one side!  Ah well..... it was my best try...

That little birdie is giving him instructions ... hope the kitty takes notice!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Gerda Steiner Designs All Cats
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Fur - YR00/21/23/27/14
Bird - Y06
Shading - W0/1/2

Thanks so much to Gerda Steiner Designs for allowing me to Guest Design  I've loved being part of such a fab stamp company!

Big hugs

Friday 12 May 2017

Happy Everything Day! ......


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's time for another Bellarific Friday (don't the weeks roll round fast?) - and this time, we had a sketch to use...

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I think I managed to stick to it pretty well... yes?

I used one of the gorgeous Wobblies  - this is 'Happy Everything' - the bunny is hanging out with a couple of chick friends - just chillin' and enjoying themselves..  I stuck close to the colours used on the Colour Map for the image - they looked so good!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - C0/1/2, RV00/91
Chicks - Y21, YR31/23, Y35, YR18
Flowers - R85/89, V17/25
Leaves - YG25/67
Shading - B0000/000
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Button Twine

Stamping Bella USA

Hope you like what I did.  Making this card gave me a lovely summery, happy feeling - so it's perfect for me to send to someone to cheer their day. Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog HERE to see what the fabulous Bella Babes have come up with using this fab sketch.

Big hugs

Thursday 11 May 2017

Razzle Dazzle!


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

It's time for another challenge at In The Pink - and our theme this time is 


Now, as you can imagine, that's right up my street!  I chose to use Edna the Diva from Stamping Bella - I thought she would love to be given some sparkle and bling!

I blended some Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar) on the background, sprinkling water and blotting to lift some of the colour.  Then I stamped, coloured and fussy cut Edna - so she's flying - with her trail of glitter behind her!  I used some fabulous Cosmic Shimmer Jewel Glitter on her boa and sparkly trail..  they really show up lots better in real life than I've been able to capture on the photo!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment- Stamping Bella Edna The Diva
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Boa and Dress - RV52/63/55/66/17/69
Wings - RV00
Cosmic Shimmer Jewel Glitter and Sequins

I've tried to capture all the sparkle on the photo below..  unfortunately, the colour is a bit paler than real life as the window is closeby and it tends to wipe out the true colour.

Our generous sponsor at In The Pink this time is All Dressed Up - you could win two digi images of your choice if your name is chosen at random from the Perfect Pinkies..


Hope to see you there!

Big hugs

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Pretty Peonies - Take 2


Hi there....

I've been doing a little bit of playing again....  I spotted a card by the lovely Laura Fadora recently, and was inspired to try the technique she used which is emboss resist.

I stamped the images with Versamark - then used clear embossing powder to heat emboss.  Then I coloured the images using Distress Ink Pads applied with a sponge.  It's really easy, as you don't have to worry about staying in the lines, as after the colour is applied, the images are fussy cut - and in actual fact, if a tiny border outside the embossed shape is there - it actually looks good!  I used a similar layout to Laura (with some differences) as I was so impressed with her card - thanks Laura!

I used a Tim Holtz stencil sponged through with pale pink on my white card before adding the flowers with 3D foam pads.. then I tried a splatter - which everyone I see makes look so easy.......  well, I haven't mastered it yet, and unfortunately got splatters where I didn't WANT splatters!  Please ignore those!

Card Info
Image - Mama Elephant Pretty Peonies
Colouring - Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Die - MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle
Sentiment - done on PC

I have a busy week this week, dashing here and there - but looking forward to a lovely day on Thursday with old friends.

Big hugs

Sunday 7 May 2017

A Sea View....


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Time for another new release from All Dressed Up - so time for another post using one of the fab new images from me!  This is 'Sea View' - and that girlie has just been to the beach to top up her tan, and is now off to do some sight seeing!

Card Info:
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Dies - Polaroid Die
Sentiment - done on PC
Colouring - Copics
(sorry - for some reason I didn't note the colours this time!)
Glossy Accents on her sunglasses

Hope you like what I did.

I had a lovely day yesterday - it was my eldest daughter's hen weekend.. and we started with an afternoon tea at Betty's in Harrogate  (which is the bit I went to) - very civilised!  After that, the girls all went up to a lovely woodland lodge complete with hot tub..  I think they enjoyed the fun!  

Big hugs...

Friday 5 May 2017

Mason Jar of Flowers....

Hi Lovely Bloggers......

Me again!!  Yes - I've been busy this week...  and look at me... not a hint of pink ANYWHERE on this card!! LOL

Stamping Bella USA

It's time for another Bellarific Friday - and the stamp we were to use is such a gorgeous one - this is 'Mason Jar of Flowers'.  It's also on offer at the moment on the website - I've linked below!  I decided to stamp the image twice and 3D the flower heads to give depth... easy to do with a little fussy cutting and some 3D foam pads

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle (altered a little for length)
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid - Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - BV000/00/01/11/13/17
Jar and Water - B60, C0/1/2
Shading YG01/05
Grounding - W0/1/2
Sequins and Sparkle

I thought you may like to see a side on view also, so that you can see the depth of the 3D flowers.

Hope you like...

Have a lovely weekend..

Wednesday 3 May 2017



Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Some exciting news.... I was asked a little while back to do a Guest Design spot at Gerda Steiner Designs.......  well, as you can imagine, it took me less than a nan-second before I agreed!  
Gerda Steiner Designs, LLC
I chose to use an image from the All Cats stamp set... which has three little fur babies and sentiments to match...   and I wanted this little one to be peeking through a window with the gift.  I coloured with my Copics, then fussy cut the image, adhering it using 3D foam tape onto a plain pink background (YES ... PINK!)  I then used a diecut window to frame the kitty, making sure the tail came outside of the window.  

Dies - MFT Stitched Window
Colouring - Copics
C0/1/2/3/5/7/9, R00
Gift R46/10

Hope you like what I did!!  I'll be back with another Gerda Steiner card a little later in the month.  They are such fab images to colour - you'll love them!

Happy Crafting...

Monday 1 May 2017

Girl on a Bike

Hi again lovely friends...

Yes - it's the second one from me today - this time it's a card I made for the All Dressed Up Monthly Challenge..  where our theme is 


I chose to use a lovely image of Wendy's featuring a lovely girl on her pink bicycle..  and she has a basket full of flowers, not to mention those in her hair as well.  (I think I'll have to put a bike like that on my wish list..... not that I'd be able to ride it, but I could just LOOK at it and stroke it- and put flowers in the basket like on the image!

Card Details
Dies - Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border, Lawn Fawn Simple Puffy Cloud Frames, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Hello Spring
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00, R20
Hair - E21/23
Top - RV10/91/93/95
Jeans - B00/91
Bike - RV52/55/63/66
Tyres - C0/1, W2
Grounding - W10/1/2
Shading - B0000/000

Hope you'll join in the fabulous challenge at the All Dressed Up Facebook page HERE.

Love and Hugs

In a fairy-tale world....

Hi Lovely Bloggers....

I got some time to play a little yesterday... and as these little unicorns from Stamping Bella have been sitting so patiently on my desk waiting for some colour.... I decided it was their turn to shine!

I wanted to make a little gift box for someone special....  and here's the result.  Hope you like!

Dies - PTI Gable Box, MFT Clouds
Pink Dotty Cardstock - Anne Marie Designs
Colouring - Copics
Greys C0/1/2
Pinks - RV52/63/55
Violets V01/04
Greens - G40/43
Blue - B00
Sparkly Tulle for bow

Don't you just love being in a fairy-tale world once in a while??  I know I do!!

I'll be back later today with another card..  

Love and Hugs