Tuesday 31 October 2017



Hi there...

I'm back today to share another 'just made for fun' card - using a Gerda Steiner image that I bought before last Christmas that's been waiting for me to colour.  I'm a sucker for a Rudolph, and this guy certainly is cute - and he's lovely to colour too.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Pebbles Inc Rub On
Paper - scrap from stash
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E50/51/53/55/57
Antlers and Hooves- E43/44
Reds - R24/46
Greens - G07/14
Yellows - YR23/24
Shading - T0/1/2/3
Mirri Card
Glossy Accents and Glitter

Hope you like my Christmas make...

Big hugs

Friday 27 October 2017

Happy Fall...


Hi Lovelies..

My card today is for our Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella...  we had a photo for inspiration that had such fabulous autumnal colours, it was easy to decide which image to use..

This is the gorgeous Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves... and she's having a fun time kicking up all the leaves on her woodland walk.

I did a little Distress Ink 'smooshing' to create the background with all the colours from the photograph... but then I added a few gold gilding flakes to give it some more interest.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Layla Loves Leaves Rubber Stamp (or available in the UK at Dies to Die For here)
Sentiment - Stamping Bella Fall Sentiments
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E25/27/29
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - E07/08/09
Jacket - YR23/24/27
Tights and Shoes use above colours
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Carved Pumpkin, Crushed Olive

If you'd like to join in the fun at Stamping Bella - next week it's an Anything Goes week...  all you need to do is use a current Stamping Bella image on your creation (how hard is that?!!) and then either link it to the Stamping Bella Blog, or email it directly to emily@stampingbella.com  - you could win some fabulous Bella Bucks to spend!

The sun is shining here today - I hope it stays for the weekend - have a fabulous one, whatever you're up to!


Wednesday 25 October 2017

Gingerbread Lucy

Hi Lovelies...

I'm back again today to share my card using the gorgeously cute Gingerbread Lucy from CC Designs.  I decided to make a Christmas tag with her, so fussy cut around the image so I was able to pop her up on 3D foam tags.

I used some kraft card for the tag, together with a little bit of LOTV/Nitwits Christmas paper.  

Card Info:
Die - CC Designs Make a Tag (retired)
Paper - LOTV/Nitwits
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - Y21, YR21/23/24
Dress and Shoes - E51/53/55/57
Reds - R24/46
Shading - W0/1
Sequins and Button Twine

Hope you like what I did..  I'm stacking up my makes for 'that thing we don't mention until December' - I'll counting on being organised this year!

Big hugs

Monday 23 October 2017

'Tis the Season....

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today I'm sharing another card I did for fun - using this fab image from Clearly Besotted - this is 'Let's Prance'.  I bought both the stamps and the dies for this one, as although I love fussy cutting, I think I may have struggled with those antlers!

I started off colouring and cutting the reindeer - then put them aside while I did the background.  I used Distress Inks to blend a sky - then sprinkled a bit of water to give a snowy effect, and finished with a white Sharpie pen for the snow falling.

I used a old Memory Box hillside die, combined with a couple of trees from another Clearly Besotted die..  then smothered the hills with Crystal Stickles (smothered me too!)  Then I stamped the sentiment on some red card and embossed in white.

Card Info:
Dies - Memory Box Hillside, Clearly Besotted Hillside (for trees), 
Your Next Stamp Scalloped Stitched Rectangle
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E51/53/55/57
Reds - E24/46, E57
Sequins and Stickles

I LOVED making this card...  hope you like it too...

Big glittery hugs...

Friday 20 October 2017

Peek a Boo Unicorns....


Hey Peeps....

Our theme at Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday this week was CIRCLES - to use them in any way we liked on our cards..  and as I'd bought this new MFT die a short while ago - it seemed just the right occasion to use it!

I used the little Set of Unicorns to peek through the windows... and I do wish we had Sparkle-Vision for this as they are truly sparkly..  how come it never shows properly on our photos...  so annoying...

Card Info:
Images - Stamping Bella Set of Unicorns (there are four in total)
Sentiment - MFT Essential Sentiments
Die - MFT Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window and Edge
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Unicorns - N0/1, T1
Pinks - RV52/63/55/00
Purples - BV02, V01/25/17
Greens - YG23, G14

I raised the white part of my card with foam tape - so that the unicorns could be slotted in and peek through... then I coloured a circle to go behind each.  I LOVED making this little card - it certainly was one of those that made me smile the whole time I was creating!

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We have a photo for inspiration for next week's theme...  such wonderfully rich fall colours to use... can't wait!  If you'd like to take part, use a current Stamping Bella stamp, then link your card on the Stamping Bella Blog - or you can email it directly to emily@stampingbella.com

Big hugs

Thursday 19 October 2017

Little Bulb Lucy...


Hi there....

Today it's my turn for another DT card at CC Designs..  this time I've used one of the gorgeous Swiss Pixies - this is Bulb Lucy... and she's happily motoring along in her little Christmas light.  I coloured her in traditional reds and greens as I thought she'd be happy in those colours...

Card Info:
Paper - from stash
Die - MFT Pierced Circle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E23/25/29
Reds - R24/27/46
Greens - G14/07/46
Golds - YR22/23/24

Hope you like my Christmas make...

Big hugs

Monday 16 October 2017

Little Santa Agenda....

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Guess what I've been up to??  Santa has made his presence felt in my craft room...  and I've been colouring this little guy  (and I MEAN little, he only measures less than1 inch tall!) in all his different poses.. then wondering how to use them..... hmmmm....

Well inspiration hit this morning, when I came across some tiny little cards in a darker kraft colour tucked in my drawer..  they are just 3.5 x 3.5 inches.  I'd already fussy cut my Santa's one evening while I was watching TV.. so they were ready to use.  I used my old Spellbinders dies for the circle and scalloped circle... then used Distress Inks for the sky.  Then I cut a few extra white circles, so that I could cut out a snowy slope for him to stand on.  A little flurry of snow behind him (with my Sharpie white pen), and a bit of magic sparkle for Santa, and they were ready to go on a card.  I added some old Pink Petticoat sentiments, punched out with an old Stampin' Up punch - and they were finished!  I do have a lot more to make though, as I'd coloured and cut lots of these little guys!!

Here's close-ups of the guy in red...

Card Info:
Sentiments - Pink Petticoat Tiny Christmas Sentiments (unavailable now)
Dies - Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle, Old Stampin Up punch
Distress Inks Broken China and Tumbled Glass
Sharpie White Pen
Colouring - Copics
Reds - R24/46, E57
Fur - W0/1
Boots - C9
Various colours for gifts etc..

See?  I knew there was a reason I'd hung on to these older things...  I am a true hoarder... but eventually stuff comes in handy...

I'm enjoying making in miniature at the moment - there's more to come tomorrow... see you then!

Big hugs

Friday 13 October 2017

A Little Smooching....


Hi There...

It's Bellarific Friday time again... and this time we had a sketch to follow...

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Now I like sketches, as they take a bit of the thinking out of making..  so I dug out some handmade paper that I'd found in my stash for the background squares, and used the gorgeous Smoochie Squidgy from Stamping Bella as my image..  I LOVE her puckering her little lips for a kiss!

Card Info:
(she comes with a sentiment too, and you can also 
purchase her matching cut it out die separately)
Die - MFT Double Stitched Square
Sentiment - done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E35/37/29
Dress, Shoes and Hair Ornament - B91/23

Hope you like (I LOVE colouring those folds) and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog here to see what the other baberoonies have come up with to inspire...

Our theme for next week is to use CIRCLES on your card...  can't wait to see what you get up to!

Big hugs

Thursday 12 October 2017

Reindeer Lucy...


Hi Lovely Blogging Pals..

I've got another card for 'that thing in December that we don't yet mention' - this is Swiss Pixie Reindeer Lucy from the fabulous CC Designs October release.  Isn't she THE cutest?

Card Info:
Sentiment - Pebbles Inc Rub On
Paper - LOTV/Nitwits
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn Scalloped Stitched Border
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E33/37/29
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Fur - E50/51/52/53/55/57
Nose and Lights - R24/46, E57
Shading and Grounding - T0/1/2/3

Hope you love this little Lucy as much as I do..

Big hugs

Ribbons and Bows at In The Pink


Hi Lovelies...

It's time for another challenge at In The Pink - and this time, because it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our theme is 


You can use either the pink breast cancer ribbon loop, or any other ribbon or bow.

Card Info:
Image - LMMS Peggy Sue Hatter
Paper - Authentique Bubble Gum
Dies - Spellbinders Fancy Floral
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E57/59
Dress and Hat - RV91, R81/83/85/89, G21/82, YG63
Shading - B0000/000
Flowers, Ribbon and Flat-backed Pearls

Hope you like - and that you'll join in the pink fun over at In The Pink - where you could win a fabulous voucher from the Digi Stamp Boutique.

Happy Crafting..

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Mummy Boy!


Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Boo!  Did I scare you???

I'm back today with a DT card I made for Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alvarez) - and it's a very timely card with Halloween just around the corner..

This image is called Mummy Boy and is available as a digi.  I wanted to do a night sky background so I masked a moon, then blended a combination of Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot... and sprinkled water with some white dots for the starry effect.

Card Info:
Die - Impression Obsession Halloween Hill
Sentiment - CC Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E00
Bandages - W0/1/2/3/5
Moon - Y21, E50
Gravestone (an older CC Design stamp)- C01/2/3

This is such a perfect image for Halloween and a real easy one to use as there's very little colouring needed.  

Hope you'll pop over to Kinda Cute to see the fabulous digi images Patricia is creating all available HERE  - there's also freebies to be had too!

Big hugs...

Monday 9 October 2017

Fa La La..... la.... la.... la....


Hi There Lovelies...

I'm back today with my last sneak peek of the fabulous Stamping Bella release, which will be in the store tomorrow (10 Oct).  This is a mega release, and I for one, have a mile long shopping list!

This little pair are called Fa La La...  they're having a wonderful time harmonising to their favourite carols, don't ya think?

Card Info:
Die - 
Background - B23/26/28
Snowman - B60, C1/2/3, R93
Newspaper - W0/1
Hats - R24/46/89
Chick - Y21/38, YR21/23
Sharpie Poster Paint Pen for Snow

Hope you like - and I think we'll all have to get in the queue to buy tomorrow!

Big hugs

Saturday 7 October 2017

Snow Day....


Hi Peeps..

Today, my card is using one of the fabulous new release images from All Dressed Up.  There are four new ones...  but as I have a weakness for snowmen, this one is my favourite!

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Snow Day
Sentiment - CC Designs Christmas Wishes
Die - MFT Stitched Square Frame, Lil' Inkers Stitched Tag
Snowman - C0/1/2/3
Reds - E24/46, E37
Blues -B23/26
Hat -  C7/9
Twig Arms - E37
Robins - E37/39, R24/46
Snow - C0/1
Shading - B0000/000/01
Glitter and Gems
Black Glaze Pen for coal and Sharpie Poster Paint Pen for Snow

And not a bit of pink anywhere!! LOL!

Hope you like this gorgeous snowman image and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page to see that fabulous new images!

Big hugs

Friday 6 October 2017

Kitty Loves Halloween.....


Hi.... me again!!

This time I'm back with my card for Bellarific Friday using the gorgeous Kitty Loves Halloween.... which is this month's Stamp of the Month at Stamping Bella - meaning you can get it for 20% less than it's usual price for the whole of October!

I decided to go with proper Halloween colours - purples, greens and oranges... oh and of course, being me, lots of sparkle too!

Card Info:
(you can get the matching die for her too!)
Paper - Digital Paper from Etsy
Die - Impression Obsession Halloween Background (for bats!)
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Greens - YG05, G14/07
Purples - V22/25/17
Oranges - YR08/18

Now there's a sketch for next week's theme... 

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Just use this sketch....  and as long as you use a current Stamping Bella image on your card, you can link it up on the Stamping Bella blog and be in with a chance of winning some Bella bucks.... or you can email it to our lovely Em at emily@stampingbella.com

Big Crafty Hugs...