Wednesday 29 November 2017

Big Sister and Little Brother


Hi Lovelies...

Yes... me again!!  This time with a card I made using this fab image from CC Designs... this is Big Sister and Little Brother from the Swiss Pixie range..  perfect to use when there's a pair like this to send a card to!

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Paper - CC Designs 
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - Hers - E50/51/53/55/57
His -
Dress - RV63/66
Tights - R81, T1
Shoes (both) - E52/53/55
His top - G07/14
His jeans - B91/93/95/97

Hope you like.. and that's it for me today.. I have a day off tomorrow, then I'll be back with lots again on Friday!  See you then...

Big hugs

Stamping Bella Sneak Peek Day 1

Hi there lovely bloggers...

Well it's an exciting day... it's time for sneak peeks of the fabulous new release from Stamping Bella!!  You won't believe what amazing images are in this release...  which is due to release on 4 December.... just in time for putting on your Christmas list... yes?? LOL!

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My card is using one of the fabulous Zodiac Uptown Girl images - Leo is my star sign so I was really happy to colour this lady a little lion-like!  There is a horoscope description that also comes with the stamp - I chose to put it inside my card.

Card Info:
Die - Mama Elephant Tri Window Cover Plate
Paper - Penny Black Summertime Paper Pad
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair E51/53/55/57
Coat and Boots - E51/53/55/57

Hope you like what I did..  I'll be back with more of this fabulous release in the next few days!  If you pop over to the Stamping Bella blog, you'll be able to see what the other fabulous Baberooonies have come up with to delight!

Big hugs

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Penguin Party

Hi there lovely bloggers...

Today I'm sharing a card using a fabulous set of stamps from the November release at CC Designs.  This is 'Penguin Party' - and these little guys needed something special to show them off to their best!

I chose to use a die with four windows - so each pingu could have their own little space..... stops the snowball fights too! LOL!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Gift Box Cover Up, Mama Elephant Hillside Border
Colouring - Copics
Penguins - C5/7/9, N0/1
Beaks and Feet - YR04/18
Hat - G07/14
Balloon - B91/93/95
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch
White Sharpie Pen for falling snow, Glitter for balloon

Hope you like...

I have a busy few days to come so I hope you don't get fed up of seeing my makes - I love seeing that you've visited and left some love..

Big hugs

Saturday 25 November 2017

Kids Singing....


Hi lovely bloggers...

Today my DT card is for Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alvarez) - and this image is the fabulous 'Kids Singing'.  It's such a perfect image for this time of year of course - the carolling with start shortly - I love to hear children especially singing their little socks off!  And then I love a glass of mulled wine while I'm listening!

Sentiment - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20, Mouth - E04/70
Hair - E55/57
Reds - R24/46, E57
Greens - G14/07, C5
Blues - B91/93/95/97
Coat and Boots - E50/51/53/55/57
Shading - B0000/000/01

Hope you like my make today - I'm still struggling with my photography due to either lack of light - or too much when the sun actually deigns to shine - throwing shadows from my georgian style windows everywhere! Ah well..

We went to our first Christmas Fayre of the year yesterday - to one held in Ripley Castle - it was a wonderful fair and I'm glad I went - even though it was jam packed, the atmosphere in the castle was wonderful.  And I didn't spend a lot.... howabout that?? hehe!

Big hugs

Friday 24 November 2017

Edna Under The Mistletoe

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday time again - these weeks go SOOO quickly - and this time we had a photograph inspiration.  I tried to incorporate all the colours in the photograph on my card... I THINK I managed it!

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I chose to use my favourite (shhhhhhh don't tell the others) character - and that's Edna.  This time, she's under the mistletoe awaiting a kiss from a handsome man..  

Card Info:
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E21/23/25/27/79
Dress - R25/46, E50/51
Tissue - R59/89
Gift - R59, YG63, G99
Grounding and Shading - W0/1/3

There's also a cut-it-out die available to match Edna - and you get a discount if you buy both the stamp and die together!

Next week, we have another Free For All challenge - you can use ANY current Stamping Bella stamp for your creation - and you can link it on our blog HERE, or email it directly to

Massive apologies for the photographs this time, it was an extremely dull day when I did the photographs, with no natural light whatsoever - we had to have the lights in the house on ALL DAY!

Big hugs...

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Christmas Stocking....


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Time for a DT card for All Dressed Up today - there's been a wonderful new release this month, and this little girl is one of the gorgeous images available.

Of course, she needed lots of pink I thought..  and lots of sparkle too, though you can't see a lot of the sparkle as unfortunately, there's been a lack of proper daylight here in the UK this week to take good photographs..  so you'll have to use your imagination... lol!

Card Info:
Paper - Polka Doodles Falling Snow
Die - Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Sentiment - Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55/57
Dress - R81/83/85/59
Stocking - R24/46, YG25
Doll - RV00, E50
Snowflake and Tag - C0/1/3
Shading - T0/1/2/3
Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen

Hope you like my make - if you pop over the our Facebook Page here, you'll be able to see more of what the other lovely DT ladies have come up with to inspire...

Big hugs

Friday 17 November 2017

Frida Loves Frosty....

Hi there lovely bloggers....

It's Bellarific Friday again.....  and this time we had to use some embossing on our cards...

I chose to use this gorgeous pair, and used an embossed panel - but I also decoupaged some of the bits, and used my embossing tool to make them rounded before layering.  Difficult to photograph of course, but I hope you can get the idea.

Card Info:
Paper - Clipart Fairy Let It Snow
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Colouring - Copics
Snowman B60, C0/1
Hat - C5/7/9
Carrot - YR04/27
Scarf and Hatband - R24/46, E57
Girl's Hair (and Boots) - E51/53/55/57
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Coat - B91/93/95/97
Coat Fluff - W0/1

Hope this pic gives you some idea of the 3D effect.

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Next week, the challenge is to use the colours from this photo inspiration...  and you can join in by linking your card on the Stamping Bella Blog, or emailing it directly to

Big hugs 

Thursday 16 November 2017

Snow Village


Hi There Lovely Bloggers...

Today, my card is using one of the fabulous November release from CC Designs..  this little house is from the Snow Village stamp set, which includes another house too.

I pictured a gingerbread house, and tried to keep my colours similar..

Card Info:
Die - Your Next Stamp Stitched Scalloped Rectangle (made into a square!)
Paper - LOTV Nitwits
Sentiment - done on PC
Colouring - Copics
House - E51/53/55, Y21/38
Roof and Door - RV93/95
Trees - YG25/63/67, E99
Snow - C0/1
Shading around image - B0000/000

Hope you like what I did. I think I'm stock-piling my Christmas cards now..  I seem to have so many!  

Big hugs

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Smile for the camera....


Hi Lovelies...

I'm sharing my DT card today using one of the gorgeous images from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez...  have you seen her images yet??  They're FAB!

This is 'Snowman Taking Photos' - aptly named of course... LOL!  Now it's always difficult to colour snowmen (who are generally white!), but when you look closely, they have lots of shadows which gives them colour and lets you play with the pale gray colours, and even blue-violets, also shading around the image which makes them stand out.  And then of course, you can add SPARKLE!

Sentiment - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes
Colouring - Copics
Snowmen - BV01, B60, C0/1
Hat - R24/46, E57
Sky - B0000/000/01
Camera - C3/5
Twigs - E44
Stickles and Sequins
Paper from Stash - no name

Hope you like what I did..  these little guys are the cutest!  

You can join in with Kinda Cute on our Facebook page HERE and if you pop over to the store HERE, you'll find lots of freebies as well as lots of wonderful digital images and now clear stamps too!

Big hugs

Friday 10 November 2017

Santa Has Arrived (ok, not really!)


Hi Peeps....

I've got another C********s card to share today...  and one I just adored colouring!  It's Bellarific Friday (of course), and this little guy is one of the recent release from Stamping Bella - he's from The Littles, and is called 'Santa Has Arrived' (but not quite yet huh??)

We had a sketch to follow this week - and I think I came close..

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I created a night sky (which nearly matched my paper) with Distress Inks, sponging Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Salty Ocean...  before sprinkling with water, then using my Sharpie White Pen for the snow.  I fussy cut Santa and his chimney, but there is a fabulous cut-it-out die available for him.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Merry Christmas Die
Paper - from Stash
Dies - MFT Dienamics Stitched Scalloped Circle Frame, 
MFT Sentiment Tabs, 
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Beard and Moustache - W0/1
Reds - R24/46, E57
Green - YG23/63
Bricks - E33/99/57
Snow - C0/1, B60

Our challenge next week is to use EMBOSSING on your project - either dry embossing, or using embossing powder.  You could win Bella Bucks if you enter - and you can do that by linking your creation on the Stamping Bella Blog - or by emailing your make to

Big hugs

Thursday 9 November 2017

Snowman Heidi...

Hi Peeps..

I'm back today with another card for you - this time the image is from the fabulous new release at CC Designs.  This is Snowman Heidi...

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I was in a pink mood when I coloured her - so of course, she's dressed in gorgeous shades of my favourite colour!

Card Info:
Sentiment and sentiment die - Mama Elephant
Dies - Spellbinders Circle, 
Whimsy Snowflake (each cut in half and placed around the circle)
Embossing folder
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - C7/9
Pinks - RV10/11/83/85/89
Hat, Tights and Boots - C3/5/7
Glossy Accents

Hope you like my make and maybe you'll pop over to the CC Designs Blog to see what the lovely DT members have come up with to inspire.  

Big hugs..

Poinsettia Joy

Hi There Lovely Bloggers...

Today I have a card for the brand new challenge at In The Pink - our theme is 


so I chose to use spots..  I used them both on the background card, then I dotted around the flower image to give some more spots... just call me Dotty!  I used an image from our sponsor - A Day For Daisies - this is the fabulous Christmas Poinsettia.  After colouring and die-cutting the image, I took the MFT Joy word die - and die-cut through the coloured image.  I cut another couple of plain white words - and layered those in the space left by the original word, before replacing the coloured word on the top...  hmmm, hope you followed that!  Although it shows up well in real life, it was quite difficult to photograph... so I tried from different directions so you can see the depth of the word.

Card Info:
Dies - Your Next Stamp Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, MFT Joy word die
Cardstock - Anna Marie Designs Pink Dotty
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - R81/83/85/89
Greens - YG63, G40/99
Shading and Dots - W0/1/3

You could win a fabulous $12 voucher to spend at A Day For Daisies if your name is chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies...  so why not join in?


Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Little Snowman


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today it's the first preview day of the new November release from CC Designs..  and I promise you, you'll LOVE these new images!

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I chose to use Little Snowman for my card - and wanted to try another shaker card.. so this little girlie seemed perfect for the idea.

Card Info:
Paper - LOTV/Nitwits Frosty Friends
Dies - MFT Stitched Scalloped Round Frame, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R21
Hair and Boots - E50/51/53/55/57
Blues - B91/93/95
Pinks - RV10/11
Snowman - BV23, C7/9

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the CC Designs Blog to see what the other lovely DT ladies have come up with... then watch out for the release on Thursday!

Big hugs