Saturday 31 March 2018

Sassy - available FREE!

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

There is a fabulous surprise on the Kit and Clowder Facebook Page this weekend... you can get this gorgeous exclusive-to-Kit-and-Clowder All Dressed Up digital image as a Freebie! (available until 8 April)

I used Distress Oxides to create the blended background, then after colouring, fussy cut the image so that I could use foam pads to adhere her to the card, giving plenty of depth.

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Sassy (available at Kit And Clowder), Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages, Colouring - Copics - Skin - E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair - C5/7/9, Pinks - RV52/63/55/66/19, Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves

Now, if you look closely at her skirt, you can see that I've used teeny-tiny white gel pen dots on the top of the folds - to give the impression of sparkle..  because of course, she needed to shine!

The lovely Alyce at Kit and Clowder would love you to share what you make using Sassy on the Facebook page - and I'd love to see your makes too.

Happy Crafting...

Friday 30 March 2018

Brianna The Butterfly...

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Happy Easter to you all..  I hope you have a lovely weekend planned - and that the Easter Bunny is going to drop by and leave some chocolate for the munching of.... 

Of course, being Friday, it's Bellarific time again at Stamping Bella - and we're showcasing stamps from the new release.  I fell in love with these butterflies as soon as I saw them in this release - so knew I had to colour one of them for my card today.  I chose Brianna (don't worry, I don't have favourites, she was just the first one that came to hand.  You see - I don't like upsetting fairy feelings by choosing one over the others - who will soon get their turn!)

I stamped a second image - and fussy cut the wings so I could 3D them to give depth to the image - and I've got to tell you, I was close to tears when I cut the second fairy away from her wings so I could use them!! Is anyone else as mad as me??? LOL!

And being a fairy - she deserved lots of pink and glitter - including the sequin mix that I added to the shaker element.  I added a little sentiment done on the PC that I thought matched the image well. 

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Brianna The Butterfly, Dies - Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Framed Tags, MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags, Paper from Stash, Colouring - Copics - Skin - E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair - C5/7/9, Dress - R10/11/32, Wings - RV55/63/55 V000/01/20, Glitter and Sequins

It was quite difficult to photograph the glitter and depth properly - hopefully I've managed to give you some idea with the extra photos.

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Don't forget - if you're quick you can still enter our Beautiful Blooms challenge over at the Stamping Bella Facebook page - click on the image above.  You could win fabulous Bella Bucks to spend in the store!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 23 March 2018

Ella Loves Easter...


Morning Peeps...

Another Bellarific Friday has come around and this time we had a photo inspiration showing Spring Colours...

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I decided to use more lilacs in this one - with added pink of course...

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Ella Loves Easter, Paper - MFT Graphic Grid Pastels - Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04, R20 - Hair - E21/23/25/27, Greys - N0/1/2/3, Pinks - RV91/93, Lilacs V20/25, Greens G12/20/14 YG23  Shading B0000/000 BG72 Glitter

Hope you'll drop by the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Bella Babes have come up with... and then why don't you join in the Beautiful Blooms challenge over on our Facebook page?  You could win fabulous Bella Bucks! 

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 22 March 2018

Pretty as a Picture


Hi Peeps...

On my card today, I've used one of the new March images from Wendy at All Dressed Up.  This little lady is called 'Pretty as a Picture' - and we can see why, can't we?  

I wanted to give her lots of colour to paint with - because what is a world without colour??

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Pretty as a Picture, Paper - Echo Park Summer Days, Sentiment done on PC, Colouring - Copics - Hair E21/23/25/27, Skin E0000/000/00/11/04, R20, Greens YG23/25, Red R27/46, Orange YR04, Yellow Y17/18, Shading B0000/000, Grounding C0/1, White Gel Pen, Doodlebug Design Enamel Dots

Hope you like...

Big hugs

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Easter Bird....


Hi Lovelies...

Today it's my turn over at Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alvarez) and I chose to use this fabulous digital image as it's perfect for Easter..

This is Easter Bird - this cute little chick is just emerging into the world from the comfort of his egg!

Card Info:
Digital Image - Easter Bird from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alverez, Paper - Doodlebug Design Spring Things, Colouring - Copics - Shell RV00/10    Chick Y13/15/17/38    Greens YG23/25   Shading - B0000/000    Grounding N0/1/3

Hope you like my Easter make...  it's such a cute and easy to colour image, you'll love it!  And if you hurry, there's 50% off all Patricia's digital images... yayyy!!!

Happy Crafting...

Monday 19 March 2018

Let's Celebrate

Hi Lovelies...

I had a little time to play this morning - so I made a really quick card with some MFT goodies that have been lurking for a little while.  I've used the Celebrate word die before, but this is the first time I've used one of the older dies - Birthday Candles.

There isn't any colouring at all on this card - just die cutting - which makes a lovely change.  

Card Info:
MFT Birthday Candles Dies, MFT Celebrate Die

It's not all that easy to photograph gold mirri card - but in real life, it looks lovely!

Hope you like my ultra quick make...

Happy Crafting..

Friday 16 March 2018

Sending You Love and Hugs...


Hi Lovelies...

Bellarafic Friday has rolled around again at Stamping Bella - this week we're show-casing stamps from the Stamp of the Month range - so as the SOTM was Chicks...  we were to use chicks on this one too.  

This little guy is one of my favourite chicks...  can you imagine opening a letter and him climbing out??  And get me...  using yellow!!  Yes, I've used yellow often to colour the chicks, but never for the majority of the card...  dunno what got into me... but I like how it turned out.  Maybe yellow is my new pink????  Noooooooo!!!!

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Mail Chick   Dies - Simon Says Stamp Sending Word Die,  MFT Blueprints 15, Sentiment done on PC, Paper - MFT, Colouring - Copics - Chick - Y13/15/17/18/38, Red R27/46, Shading T0/1/2/3, N0/1/3 Grounding W0/1/3

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what my lovely teamies have come up with...  

Happy Crafting

Thursday 15 March 2018

More Yummy Cupcakes!


Hi Lovelies...

It's release day at CC Designs!!!  Time to get your hands on these cuties - who I just had to use to make another card!!

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These characters all are from the Yum Yum Cupcakes Clear Stamp Set - along with the girlie and her cupcake shop that I used yesterday.  Yes... you heard right..... all in one set!

Card Info:
Image - CC Designs Yum Yum Cupcakes, Dies - CC Designs Yum Yum Cupcakes Outline Dies, CC Designs Stitched Squares, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border, Paper - MFT, Colouring - Copics - Hair E23/25/27, Skin E000/00/11/71 R20   Bear E30/31/33/35   Pink - R83/85/89   Blues - BG53/58 B28   Violets - V000/25   Balloon BG10/11

Hope you'll pop over to the CC Designs Blog to see what my fellow teamies have come up with to inspire.

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Yum Yum Cupcakes!

Hi Lovelies...

It's time for another new release from CC Designs tomorrow...  it's a little late this month, but it is well worth the wait!  This is the last day of previews before Release Day...

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This little cutie is from a Clear Stamp Set called Yum Yum Cupcakes... which has some fabulous little characters, not to mention cupcakes and a cupcake shop too!  I decided to do a shaker card as the images suited lots of pink and sparkle.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - CC Designs Yum Yum Cupcakes (available 15/3/18)   Paper - MFT   Colouring - Copics - Skin - E000/00/11, R20   Hair - E42/43/44   Dress - RV52/63/55   Shop RV66/91/93 R81/83 B60   White Gel Pen   Sequins and Button Twine

Make sure you pop over to the CC Designs Blog and then the website tomorrow when you'll be able to see all of the fabulous new releases.

Happy Crafting...

Friday 9 March 2018

Chocolate Cake Anyone???

Hi Lovelies...

Now I have your attention with the offer of some yummy chocolate cake (I was drooling while I coloured this!) - I'm here for our Bellarific Friday sharing a card using one of Stamping Bella's image that isn't from the current (wonderful) release.

This is Uptown Girl Bianca..... and yes.... she has a BIG (chocolate) cake with lots of yummy pink frosting - I can nearly taste it!  I love a bit of chocolate cake - and I love pink icing even more...  Of course, she had to have a pink dress too....  well.. didn't she??

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Bianca Has a Big Cake  Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders  Card - Anna Marie Designs Brown Dotty  Colouring - Copics - Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20  Hair - E23/27/29  Dress - RV52/63/55/66  Icing - RV000/10/52  Chocolate Cake - E15/39/47  Plate - C0/1/3  Shading - N0/1/3

Hope you like my make - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the lovely Bella Babes and Fella have come up with to inspire!

Big hugs

Monday 5 March 2018

Always Love an Edna (or Two)...

Hi Again Lovely Bloggers....

I'm back again to share my last two makes for the fabulous sneaky peekies at Stamping Bella..  and I've got to say, with my favourite character of them all (but shhhhhhhh don't the gnomes!!!)

My first card is using Edna Loves to Sweep...  isn't she amazing with that feather duster flying and the china balanced while she cleans??  Of course, she's dressed in her favourite outfit to do her housework..  I so wish I looked like that while I clean!!  I fussy cut her so that she'd stand out on my card... I think I have a fussy cutting addiction as I love to sit with my sharp scissors cutting out these characters.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Edna Loves to Sweep (available 6 March), Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border, Paper - Scrap from Stash, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/71 R20   Hair E23/25/79   Outfit - RV55/66   Wings   V000/B60   Cups RV91/93, G40/43, V01, B01/41

 And now onto my second card...  This is Edna to the Rescue...  She's carrying a mahoosive Band Aid to make her patient feel better.. how could she not do that?!

Her nurses uniform is amazing - I just love Edna to bits and wish she'd come look after me if I feel bad!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Edna To The Rescue (available 6 March), Paper - Scrap from Stash, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/71 R20   Hair C5/7/9    Uniform B23/26/28   Reds R27/46   Apron C0/1  Wings V000 B60   Shading and Grounding T0/1/3

So that's the last of the Sneaky Peekies done.... are you all ready for the release launch tomorrow?  I know I am!!  Sooo excited as there are an AMAZING number of wonderful images that I NEED in this release!

Big hugs

Sunday 4 March 2018

Gnoming me... Gnoming you......

Hi There Lovelies...

Happy Sunday!

Hope you're all excited seeing these wonderful new images from the epic new release at Stamping Bella..  today I'm sharing my Gnome makes!!

My first card is using 'Gnome on a Swing' -  named for obvious reasons!!  LOL!  This little guy is swinging away, enjoying life - wouldn't we all love to do that one sunny afternoon? I wanted to fussy cut the image....  and yes.....  I managed to fussy cut the swing ropes... get me!!  Then a lovely friend inspired me to create a shaker - and here's the result... 

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Gnome on a Swing (available 6 March), Die - Your Next Stamp Stitched Scalloped Rectangle, Colouring - Copics - Gnome BG53/57, T0/1/3/5, N0/1/3, Leaves G07/14, Caterpillar W0/1/3, Clouds sponged with Distress Inks, Sequins

I also stamped a second gnome, and fussy cut his nose and feet from the image(ouch!) 3D-ing them up to give the card depth. 


My second card today is using 'The Gnome and The Butterfly' - don't you just love these little characters???  This one is having a little chat to his friend the butterfly, shouting to be heard over the noise of the sequins rattling!  Of course, the butterfly deserved lots of glitter... I do wish you could see it in real life..  photographs never do glitter justice, and when I took these photos, the light was poor too.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella The Gnome and The Butterfly (available 6 March), MFT Square Peek-a-Boo die, Paper - Doodlebug Designs, Colouring - Copics - Butterfly - V000/01/15/20 RV52/55 Gnome - Skin E000/00 Hat - G07/14 Coat - B23/26/28 Beard T0/1

I also stamped and cut an extra wing - so I could 3D it - making the butterfly look like it's actually perched on the card...

I'll be back tomorrow with yet more fabulousness from Stamping Bella..  I think we're all going to be poised over the Stamping Bella website waiting to get our orders in on Tuesday!!

Happy Crafting...

Saturday 3 March 2018


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

I've been doing a bit of playing with cards other than DT makes while we've had all this snow here in the UK..  I was inspired by a card made by Laurie Willison who is on the MFT Design Team.  I've seen this MFT Happy Birthday Circle Frame used a few different ways... but I think this has to be my favourite.

For my first card, I used a little fairy from The Greeting Farm Little Fairies set for the centre..  coloured in PINK of course..  then I coloured each of the letters in the circle frame a different rainbow colour.

Then for my next card, I used one of the gorgeous unicorns from the MFT Magical Unicorns set...  this guy is perfect for the main attraction, don't you think??

I used an embossing folder for the background, layered on a coloured card base, just to give it that extra touch of colour.

I used an MFT Pierced Circle which I lifted up with double foam pads to give room for the Happy Birthday frame.

I bought all of the dies and stamps from Dies To Die For.

I will pop back later and add the Copic colours used... but the list is upstairs and my legs are tired....  

Big hugs