Friday 27 April 2018

Something to make you smile....

Hi Lovelies...

Here I am with my Bellarific Friday card for Stamping Bella... this time we're using stamps from the newest release.  

One of my favourites from that release (I have many - d'oh) is Garden Girl Violet - I just love her pretty dress and the way she's posing for the camera..   So I chose to colour her and pop her onto a shaker card to make the recipient smile - as the word says!  I'm enjoying purple/violet colours just lately so the only pink on this little lady is on her cheeks... lol!

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Garden Girl Violet, Dies - MFT Smile word die, Paper - Echo Park Perfect Princess, Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair E41/42/43/44, Dress V01/09/12/15/17/20/22/25

I fussy cut Violet - but you can get her matching cut-it-out die which makes life so much easier.

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And if you haven't already, you've still got a couple of days to enter this month's 'Make it Sparkle' challenge over on our Facebook page - you could win a fabulous $25 Bella Bucks gift voucher to spend!  

Happy Crafting...

Sunday 22 April 2018

Happy Days...


Hi Lovelies...

Today, I'm sharing my DT card for All Dressed Up - showcasing one of the fabulous new release this month.  This little cutie has to be my favourite and is called Play Day - and she's certainly looking the part in her little denim jacket over her sparkly tutu and polka dot wellies!

Card Info:
Digital Image - All Dressed Up Play Day, Dies - Lil'Inkers Stitched Square, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border,  Sentiment - done on PC, Paper - Anna Marie Designs Dotty cardstock, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04 R20, Hair E23/25/27/29, Top B41/23, Pinks RV10/11/13/14, Shading B0000/000/01, T0/1/3

I loved colouring this lovely girlie..  she was just up my street!  Hope you like what I did.  Check out the other images in the new release here.  You still have time to join in the Flora and Fauna Facebook Challenge too - it's fun and you could win a prize!

I met up with the lovely Andrea (another DT member from All Dressed Up and the lady who keeps me on the straight and narrow) yesterday at the Dies To Die For Pop Up shop in Brighouse.. and Faye of course who was holding class..  and Kath from Plain and Simple too..  and a couple of other ladies.  I'm not going to tell you what I bought... suffice to say I NEEDED it all!! hehe! Thank you Tracy - and see you at Otley in September!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 20 April 2018

Up, Up and Away!!!

Hi Lovelies....

How're you all doing?  If you're in the UK like me, I hope you've been able to enjoy the sunshine and warmth we've been having this week...  seems we've skipped Spring and gone straight to Summer!

And talking of summer...  I love seeing hot air balloons in the sky..  so this image is perfect for me for this week.  It's for our Bellarific Friday - and we have used another stamp from the Stamp of the Month section - mine is Ramona and Teddy in a Balloon..

I went for another shaker card and used Distress Inks for my cloud background.. before adding the acetate and frame - complete with lots of lovely sequins of course.   After colouring the balloon, I adhered it with 3D foam pads to the acetate.  My lovely man provided the clever sentiment - which I thought was very apt for this image!

Card Info:
Stamp - Stamping Bella Ramona and Teddy in a Balloon, Sentiment - done on PC, Die - Your Next Stamp Scalloped Rectangle, Colouring - Copics - Balloon - R43/35/46, YG23/25/01/03, Y15/17, Basket E30/31/33/55, Bear E55/57, Girl's cape - E99, Distress Ink Broken China, Sequins

Hope you like my make - I'm not sure with my fear of heights I could actually try a ride on one of those balloons, but I can always dream!  

Pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more Bella Babes inspiration - and don't forget you can join in the current 'Make it Sparkle' challenge at the Facebook Page.

Have a lovely weekend - I'm popping into Brighouse tomorrow to spend some pennies with Tracy at Dies to Die For at the pop up shop, and to say hi to Faye and friends.

Big hugs

Monday 16 April 2018

Cheeky Little Darling...


Hi Lovelies...

I'm back firmly in my pink zone today - with this 'just-for-fun' card using a gorgeous digital image from The Greeting Farm.  

As soon as I saw this little lady appear, I knew I had to colour her pink..  and here she is.  I've also been inspired by the lovely Jenny D to try to add little daisies to her dress..  I started off with polka dots, then with a smaller white pen, added the petals, finishing with a dot of colour on the centre of the original polka dot.  They're not as good as Jenny's yet - but hey, these are my first attempt!  Take a peek at her fabulous blog - I'm always getting inspiration there!

Card Info:
Image - The Greeting Farm Cheeky Darling Digital Stamp, Dies - MFT Stitched Scalloped Circle Frame, MFT Flower Trio, Memory Box Fabulous Flox (for the leaves), Colouring - Hair - E31/33/35/57, Skin - E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Dress - RV14/13/11/10, White Gel Pen, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles

I had a tiny accident while colouring her face...  I'd cleaned out my skin colour Copics, but I think had slightly overfilled my E11, resulting in a bit of a blob on the top of her face.  I rescued it as best as I could..  but I can still see it..  ah well..  I've now invested in a tiny scale so that I can judge how much to fill - and avoid blobs in future!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 13 April 2018

Posh Has a Present...

Hi Lovelies...

We have another Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella, and this time we were to use a Vintage (ie not from the current release) stamp...  so I dug though my (somewhat extensive) stash and found one that for some reason I'd not used before... yes, we all have those, don't we??  This is Posh Has a Present...  she's obviously a busy girl enjoying her birthday with all those fabulous packages and gifts to open!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Posh Has a Present, Die - MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags, Paper - Doodlebug Design Perfect Princess, Dotty Embossing Folder, Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair - E30/31/33, Dress V12/15/17, Bag BG53/57 V000, Gifts - mix of the above, Glitter and Sequins

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely babes and fella have come up with to inspire.... and hope also that you're joining in the 'Make it Sparkle' challenge at our Facebook page.

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 11 April 2018

The Fairy and The Snail....


Hi Lovelies...

Today my card is using a gorgeously cute image from Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alvarez).. this is The Fairy and the Snail..

I love her bubble hair - and of course, decided that had to be pink - but then went with lilac for her little dress.

Card Info:
Image - Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alverez) Fairy and Snail, Paper - Doodlebug Design Hello Spring, Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame, Lil' Inkers Sun, Lawn Fawn Spring Showers, Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair RV11/55/66, Dress BV0000/01/02 V04, Snail G43/46 W1/3/5, Greens YG23/25/17/03, Sky B000/0000/01

Don't forget to sign up for the newletter from Patricia at Kinda Cute - this will enable you to get some Free Digi images.

Happy Crafting...

Sunday 8 April 2018

It's a Beautiful Day....


Hi Lovelies...

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend even if the weather isn't the greatest here in the UK.  We went across to Skipton yesterday to call in at my favourite 'real' stamp shop Samuel Taylors at Embsay- which is closing it's doors this month after trading for about 20 years.  I will miss it so much, as I've been visiting and buying for most of those years!  

Now onto brighter things! Today I'm sharing a 'just for fun' card that I made using a stamped image from the fabulous April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I was inspired by Yana Smakula (thank you Yana) who made a card showcasing the kit - but I changed a couple of things to make this one my own.  

I had been playing with my Distress Oxide inks the other day - creating some smooshed backgrounds, and I thought one of those was ideal for the lower half of this card.  I used Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey - dabbing them on a craft mat, then spritzing them with water, before dipping my card.  It works best if you dry your layers before dipping a second and third time.  You can achieve some really fabulous effects by doing this.  I also used a little bit of ric-rac style edging, before adding my butterfly and leaves.

Card Info:
Image - Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day, Sentiment - Papertrey Ink, Distress Oxide Smooshed cardstock, Colouring - Copics - R81/83/85, Y17/38, YG23/25, Nuvo drops - white, Perfect Pearls sprayed on background 

I used 3D foam pads to raise the butterfly and the leaves to give dimension. I so wish I could get the sparkle to show on the butterfly - it's such a shame our photographs lose that magical touch.  Ah well, such is life!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 6 April 2018

Follow the Bunny!!!

Hi Lovelies...

Well it's Bellarific Friday again..  these weeks go round soooooo darn quickly... but of course, I love the fact that I get to create with Stamping Bella images so often!

Today, the stamp of the month image that the lovely Baberoonies are show-casing is the gorgeous Chocolate Bunnies image (couldn't you just eat them up?) which I used for an Easter card.  And good news...  you can get this rubber stamp from Stamping Bella throughout the whole of April for 25% discount! Yayy!!  

Card Info:
Image and sentiment - Stamping Bella Chocolate Bunnies, Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle, Card - Anna Marie Designs Dotty, Colouring - Copics - Bunnies - E25/27/29  Flowers - RV55, Y38  Greens - YG23/25/17  Blues - B0000/000  Gold Mirri Card

If you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog,  you'll see more gorgeousness using this fabulous image.

Happy Crafting... 

Sunday 1 April 2018

Pretty Easter Bonnet


Hi There...

Happy Easter!  Hope you're having a lovely day surrounded by lots of love, family and of course, chocolate!

My card today is for our April Inspiration challenge at All Dressed Up where the theme is 


I knew straight away which image I would use, as it's perfect for today.... this is Pretty Bonnet - and she's in her garden gathering eggs after the Easter Bunny has been...

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Pretty Bonnet, Sentiment and tag die - Mama Elephant Mini Messages, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border Die, Anna Marie Designs Dotty Pink cardstock, Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04, Hair E23/25/27, Pinks R81/83/85/59/89, Greys N0/1/3, Grass done with Prismacolour Pencils

Hope you'll pop by the All Dressed Up Facebook Page, where you can join in this fab challenge.

Happy Crafting...