Wednesday 28 February 2018

It's Sneaky Peeky Day 1 at Stamping Bella....

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Yay!!!!  It's the day we've been waiting for - it's Sneaky Peeky Day 1 at Stamping Bella... and we're showcasing the start of a fabulous new line of images from Da Bella!  

Meet Rosie and Bernie - who on my card are visiting London and standing to attention - doing a good imitation of the Queen's guard!!  Aren't they fabulous???  and Big Ben too...  (just in case they need to get their bearings... hehe)  They've got some wanderlust.... and are off on a trip around the world.... 

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Bernie - W0/1/3/5/7, E43/44
Busbies - T3/5/7/9
Rosie - R27/46/89
Skin - E00/11
Big Ben - E40/41/42/43/44, T3/5
Clouds - sponged with Distress ink

If you're as excited as I am about this new release, you'll want to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see the fabulousness that the other lovely Bella Babes and Fella have come up with.. OMG you'll LOVE!!!

I'll be back again soon with MORE...  it's a MAHOOSIVE release - Da Bella has really been busy.... and I know you'll fall in love with what's to come as we have!!

Big hugs

Friday 23 February 2018

Wine Anyone???


Hi there...

Friday has come around again - quickly this week for me as I've had a busy week.  Anyways... it's Bellarific time again and this time we were to use an image from the latest release.  One of my favourites from that release was the Uptown Girls Whitney and Wendy Love Wine..  but I've been putting off colouring them as I did wonder how I'd get on with all those folds and flounces - I was a bit scared!

But all was good... and I loved colouring these girlies as they're having such a good time with their red wine! I think one must be drinking straight from the bottle though.... hehe!

Card Info:
Paper - MFT Sweet Celebrations
Colouring - Copics
Pink Dress - R63/55/66/69
Purple Dress - V20/22/25/17
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - C5/7/9 and E25/27/29
Bottle - G85
Grounding and Shading T0/1/3/5

And have you heard the whisper??  There's another wonderful release coming soon...  sooooooooo exciting as there's soooooooo many wonderful new images!!  Start saving now - I know I am!

Pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other Babes have come up with for inspiration - then why don't you join in our February challenge - the theme is Spring is in the Air - which as it's -2 degrees here today, it's not feeling like that! LOL

Happy Weekend...

Thursday 22 February 2018

Oooh now.... What to Wear???

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today I'm sharing a card from the February release at All Dressed Up - this is 'What to Wear'.  This lovely slim girl is choosing from her (pink) clothes from that fabulous wardrobe..  and I'm loving the chandelier too!  

I decided just to go with the pink and black for my card - but did struggle to find some black card for the side panel..  After about an hour going through older pads, I found something I thought ideal.

Card Info:
Paper - from a very old pad in my stash
Colouring - Copics
Hair - C7/9
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dresses and Accessories - R32/34

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page HERE to see what my fellow teamies have come up with to inspire.

Big hugs

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Easter Bunny Time....

Hi All...

I'm back to share a real easy card with you today, using the fabulous Bunny Accessories Die set from CC Designs.  It diecuts all the bits you need to create this fabulous little guy...  

I cut the shapes all from white card, then coloured and shaded as needed.  

Card Info:
Paper - DoodleBug Designs Hello Spring
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - C0/1/2/3
Nose and Chest - R81
Whiskers and Eyes - C9
Bow Tie - G07

This was so easy to make as it has very little colouring - and is perfect for Easter.

Big Hugs

Monday 19 February 2018

Easter Girl...


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm back to show you a DT card I made for Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alvarez).  And I decided to do a bit of no-lines colouring.  It's easy to do with a digi image - you can print out in pale grey.  In whatever photo programme you use (I use Photoshop), just lighten the image to however pale you want it.  

Now I saw Patricia colour this lovely Easter Girl with no-lines on a YouTube tutorial - which gave me the inspiration to do this.  I've tried no-lines once or twice before, but generally head back to the safety of my lines quickly!  But I loved how this little girl turned out, so wanted to share.

Card Info:
Image - Easter Girl by Patricia Alvarez
(if you're quick you can get it today at 40% discount)
or if you're in the UK it's here on Etsy
Sentiment and Tag Die - Mama Elephant
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E23/27/29
Suit - N0/1/2/3/5, R00/81/83/85
Bag - R00/81/83/85
Chick - Y35
Shading T0/1/3

This no lines stuff is well outside my comfort zone - but we all need to get outside of that every now and again!! LOL!

Big hugs

Friday 16 February 2018

A poorly teddy....

Hi Lovely Bloggers..

As it's Bellarfic Friday at Stamping Bella - I'm sharing a card that I made using one of the Stuffies...  - as we have a Stuffie Stamp of the Month - Bee Mine - still available at 25% reduction.

Awwww - this little guy is poorly..  he's 'Stuffy' Stuffie with his tissues, thermometer and cold bag!  LOL!  

Now, if I'm colouring bears, I like to use this curly type fur colouring - it's really easy to do with lots of dots - using different shades of the colour where there are shadows etc.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Stuffy Stuffie
Paper - Echo Park Digi Country Drive
Die - MFT Pierced Circle
Colouring - Copics
Bear - E40/41/42/43/44/47, E30/31/33
Pillow - B60/C1
Pink - RV91/93/95/69
Shading - T0/1/3

I've talked about the teddy that my colouring is based on...  I thought I'd share him with you too!  He's a well loved bear...

Have a great weekend all...


Wednesday 14 February 2018

Adventure Prince


Hi there...

Today my card is another DT card for the February release at CC Designs.  This is one of the Roberto's Rascals stamp sets.. and it's fab to use for any little boys in your life (or big boys if you like!)

This is the Adventure Prince clear stamp set - which comes with lots of images and sentiments - including the castle in the background.  I also used the matching dies to cut out the images.

Card Info:
Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - YR14/18, E08/18
Cloak etc - E09/59
Greens - YG01, G14/07
Horse - E30/31/33/35
Castle - C0/1/3/5, E09/18/59
Sky - B0000/000

Hope you like my make...

Happy Crafting...

Friday 9 February 2018

A Big Hello....

Hi There...

It's Bellarific Friday time again - don't these weeks roll around quickly??  This time we needed to use one of the current Stamping Bella images but not from the current release.  Now let me see.... I had to go through the trays of my wonderful rubbah...  to see which I would use.... decisions, decisions!!  Then this lovely Garden Girl Chrysanthemum jumped out and shouted '!!'  Decision made!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Big Hello, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E23/27
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Pinks - RV55/63/66

Sorry about the photos - still struggling for natural light.

Have you joined in the new challenge for February at our Facebook page?  The theme is 'Spring is in the Air' - and you can enter 3 times during the month.  You could win a $25 voucher to spend at the store!!

Happy Crafting

Thursday 8 February 2018

A Magical Princess...

Hi Lovelies...

Today it's time for the fabulous new release at CC Designs..  there are some wonderful images that I know you'll love!  

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I chose to use the fabulous Magical Princess for my card - with her little mouse friend, and then her wonderful coach waiting to take her to the ball!

I sponged and blended a couple of my Distress Oxides for the background (after some practice getting used to them to begin with!)  Then I sprinkled some water on and dabbed dry to created a bit of texture.  The water works a lot quicker than it does on Distress Inks... no leaving it for the usual 30 seconds this time.

I've tried to capture the sparkle on her coach in my photo, but it was difficult to see properly.  I'd glittered the whole coach - so it would look like a crystal carriage... befitting of a Princess of course... 

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - CC Designs Magical Princess
Dies - Mama Elephant Frames Tags, CC Designs Banner Accessories
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/53/55/57
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - RV32/34
Coach - C0/1/2/3
Mouse - C1/2/3, R00, B26/28
Distress Oxide Background - Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry

There's a fun Release Party over on our Facebook page at 7pm EST - where you can win prizes.. why don't you pop over there?  Or there's also prizes to be won at the CC Designs Blog - and also on the Instagram page.

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Awww such a cute little bear....


Hi Lovelies...

It's my turn for a Kinda Cute DT card - and today I'm using this gorgeous little 'Girl and Bear' by Patricia....  she's a delight to colour.

I coloured the image, then masked her so I could create some puffy clouds behind her..  I do love the effect the clouds give.  I finished off by giving her dress some polka dots..  just to add interest.

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair, Shoes and Bear - E50/51/53/55/57
Dress RV32/34, White Gel Pen
Cloudy Background Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

It's been a busy week this week in my craft room - I've got a card each day to show you...  so I hope you're not getting tired of seeing me!

Big hugs

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Easter Cuties....

Hi Bloggers...

Time for the first of the new release previews for the February release at CC Designs..  and what a release it is.. you'll love it!

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For my card I've used the gorgeous Easter Cuties..  and decided to put each little character in it's own little box so they'd each feel special!  I created a little scene in each rectangle - with a little bit of Distress Ink blending and a small hill cut from a scrap of leftover green bazzil.

Card Info:
MFT Gift Box Cover Plate
Colouring - Copics
Rabbits - C0/1/2/3/5
Girl's Suit - R81/83/00
Girl's Hair - E25/57
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20

Now... there are some prizes to be had at CC Designs this week..  take a look at the following:

If you leave a comment on today's Facebook Preview Day post and your name is  chosen at random, you could win either the Easter Cuties or Easter Town stamp set.  The same goes for Preview Day 2 - but then you could win either Adventure Prince or Magical Princess Stamp Set.  

And if you leave a comment on the Blog on one or both Preview Day posts, your name will go into the hat either once or twice - and the person drawn from the hat will be able to choose one new release stamp set plus it's coordinating die.  

There is also to be a prize on our Instagram page @ccdesignsrs.

And lastly - there is to be a Release Day party on Thursday at 6pm CST/7pm EST/12 midnight UK time on our Facebook page and there'll be freebies available then too!

All exciting news huh??  Good luck when you take part!

Happy Crafting... 

Monday 5 February 2018

Teddy Sitting Comfortably....

Hi Lovely Bloggers....

I coloured this gorgeous little teddy a little time ago for The Daily Marker 30 day challenge.  This morning when I went into my craft room, he was feeling badly done to on my desk, all lonely and cardless..... so I took pity on him and gave him a card to sit on, so he'd feel wanted and treasured - like all teddies!
(Yes... OK.... it's MY world and it's a fun world!! hehe)

I used a dotty technique to create his curly fur. My girls had a teddy that looked just like him when they were young - in fact, shhhh don't tell, but I think he may still be in a room upstairs - I had difficulty parting with lots of cuddly toys... so if I had room, they stayed!

Card Info:
Image - Lee Holland Teddy Birthday Hat
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Springtime
Colouring - Copics
Bear - E40/41/42/43/44/49, E30/31, R00
Hat - R24/27, YR21/23, G14/07
Grounding and Shading - W0/1/2/3/5
White Gel Pen
Enamel Dots

Hope you like my quick make.

Happy Crafting...

Friday 2 February 2018

Bee Mine....

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Another Bellarific Friday has rolled around (sooo quickly!) and I'm here today to share my card using the gorgeous Bee Mine which we're show-casing this week at it's our Stamp of the Month.   The wonderful news is that you can get this stamp (and it's co-ordinating cut-it-out die) at 25% discount throughout the whole of February from the Stamping Bella website.

Card Info:
Dies - Nellies Multi Frames Dot Hexagon, MFT Chicken Wire
Colouring - Copics
Bear/Bee - E21/23/25/27/29/79/99, YR21/23/24/27
Reds - R24/27/46/39, E57
Wings - B60, RV000
Shading - B0000/000/01
Grounding - W0/2/3

I did my usual bear type colouring on this image - lots of dots resembling the curly fur of my favourite teddy bear!

If you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog, you'll see some amazing makes from my fellow Bella Babes...  I can never get over how differently we all use the same image!

There'll be a new challenge over at the Facebook Page soon - it's another that you'll have all month to enter with any current Stamping Bella image.  You could win Bella Bucks - what could be better??

Big hugs

Thursday 1 February 2018

A Little Amore....

Hi Lovelies...

Where did January go??  Talk about blink and you miss it!! Well, as it's now February - it's time for a card at All Dressed Up for their Facebook Inspiration.  Our theme is Reds/Love/Romance.

I used the lovely Amore - she's perfect for Valentines cards - but can also be used for a card for someone you love throughout the year.

Card Info:
Dies - Love Word, MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Doodlebug Design Sweet Cakes
Colouring - Copics
Reds - R24/27/46
Skin - E000/00/11/71
Hair - E33/27/79
Shading - T0/1/3/5

Hope you like my make - and thank you for any comments you leave when you pop by.  

Big hugs