Monday 28 May 2018

Best Buds....


Hi Lovelies...

I've been doing a little playing with some CAS cards over the weekend - and today I'm sharing one I've made using one of the stamps from the 'Best Buds' clear stamp set from Paper Smooches.  It does my heart good sometimes to do some simple makes with not too much colouring - and very weirdly, I love fussy cutting so I'm happy even though I don't have the cut-it-out dies for this set.

I really do love Paper Smooches stamps - they are really clear and so easy to colour - and they stamp so well too.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Paper Smooches Best Buds Stamp Set, Sponging - Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Colouring - Copics - RV66/17/63, YG23/17, Stickles and Sequins

Hope you're all having a lovely bank holiday here in the UK - and if you're in the US - having a wonderful Memorial Day.

Happy Crafting...

Friday 25 May 2018

Babette the Butterfly...


Hi Lovelies...

I'm back again with another Bellarific Friday make..  the Babes are using one of the stamps from the latest release... so I chose to use Tiny Townie Butterfly Girl  Babette!!

Now I was inspired to use some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders which have been sitting unused and unloved in the back of a drawer since I bought them a couple of years back!  I think when I got them home at that time and opened one of the lids, I got covered in mica colour powder soooo decided they were way too messy for my little world!  Anyways, lovely Jenny and I were speaking about them as she'd bought some mica powders and is creating beautiful things with them, so I decided to give them a second chance!  And WOW!!!  After watching a YouTube tutorial too, I was ready to go..... then quite thrilled with the result!  I've tried to capture the effect on these photos, but struggled to capture the vibrancy and texture.

Card Info:
Stamp - Stamping Bella Butterfly Girl BabetteDies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, MFT Scalloped Circle Frames,  Colouring - Copics for Hair and Skin - E000/00/11/04 and E23/27/29, Blues B26/29, Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders Midnight Blue and Aqua Lagoon, Prismacolour Pencils for edging of wings, Gems, Sequins

Now.... here's the fingers afterwards!

So a word of warning - use polythene gloves when playing!! hehe!  It took till the next day before I managed to scrub it all off.  Imagine - I had to go to the gym (yes I go!) with hands THAT colour!

Hope you like my make - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog today to see what the other lovely Babes have come up with..  and then why don't you join in the fab Anything Goes challenge on our Facebook Page...  as long as you use a Stamping Bella image, you'll be in with a chance of winning some fabbie Bella Bucks!

Have a great holiday weekend all...

Big hugs

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Butterfly Girl...


Hi Lovelies...

Today it's the turn of All Dressed Up for my DT card - showcasing one of the new release images for May.  This is Butterfly Girl...  she's wandering amongst a flurry of butterflies... and one is just about to land on her hand...

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Butterfly Girl Digi Image, Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Simon Says Stamp Flickering Butterflies, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04, Hair E25/27/29, Dress RV09/19, Shading B0000/000/01, Grounding T0/1

I wanted to match the deep pink of her dress with the butterflies, so put some deep pink bazzil card on the base - and used 3D foam tape to raise the front of the card to give depth.

There were four fabulous images in the May release - you can check them out HERE over on the All Dressed Up Blog.

Hope you'll pop over to our Facebook Page to check what the other lovely Design Team ladies have come up with to inspire.

Big hugs

Friday 18 May 2018

Daisy.... Daisy... Give me your answer... do


Hi Again Lovelies...

Yes, me, for the second time today!  I dunno, nothing for ages, then two come along at once... LOL!

Now it's the turn of our Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - using a stamp from our Stamp of the Month collection - this time it's Squidgies - so I had lots of my favourites to choose from.  I decided to go with this lovely little Daisy Squidgy -she looks sooo proper standing there with her mahoosive flower ready to present it to someone..  Butter wouldn't melt looking at that face!!

Card Info:
Stamp - Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy, Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, Colouring - Copics - Dress V01/04/06/09 Hair E08/18 YR14/18 Daisy B60/63 Y15/18/38 Leaves and Grass YG03/11/23/25 Doodlebug Design Matte Sprinkles, Stickles

I was inspired by the lovely Jenny Dix to create the pattern on her dress with white gel pen - I love how it makes such a difference.  She is a very clever lady!

Hope you like lovely Daisy... and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Bella Babes have come up with - ohh and don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge on our Facebook page - what're you waiting for??  You could win Bella Bucks!!!

Have a fab weekend...  I'll no doubt be glued to the TV tomorrow to watch the Royal Wedding..  can't wait!

Big hugs



Hi Lovelies...

For my first post today (yes I have two so don't forget to come back!) - I'm sharing my DT card for the CC Designs May release...  using these fabulous Ninjas!

They come in a clear stamp set - and include also a pagoda and lantern, along with lots of fab sentiments too.

I loved colouring them, as I could be as wacky as I liked with my Copics - bringing them to life with their high kicks!  I decided to do the POW! using an older CC Designs set of Alphabet dies... just right I thought for their actions!  I used a sunray stencil for the background, with a diecut sun and some stars to finish.

Card Info:
CC Designs Ninjas Clear Stamp Set, CC Designs Ninjas Outline Dies, CC Designs Large Alphabet (now retired), MFT Sunray Stencil, Colouring - Copics - Skin - E00/11, Reds - R27/46 E57, Blues - BG53/57, Yellows Y15/17/38, Purples V20/22/25/17/09

Hope you like my Ninja make!

Happy Crafting

Friday 11 May 2018

Claudia has a Candy!

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday time again - and this week, us Babes are using stamps that aren't from the current release.

I chose to use Claudia here.... who is holding on to the biggest bit of candy I ever saw!!  Of course, she had to be in PINK...  but I used a combo that I've not used before and has always looked a bit scary for me as it's so bright...  however, I decided to go for it!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Claudia has a Candy Rubber Stamp, Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames, Paper - MFT Sweet Celebrations, Colouring - Copics - Hair E25/27/29, Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Dress RV02/04/06/09/69, Candy RV55/63/66, Glitter, Sequins and Gems

 I put Glossy Accents over the candy - and sprinkled glitter while it was still wet to make it sparkle.

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the fabulous Baberoonies have come up with to tickle your fancy!  You could also join in the Anything Goes (provided you use a Stamping Bella image) challenge at our Facebook page... there's Bella Bucks to be won!

Have a fab weekend...

Friday 4 May 2018

Yeeeeee Haaaaaaaaa!

Hi Again Lovelies...

Time for our Bellarific Friday makes at Stamping Bella... and this time the Babes are showcasing our Stamp of the Month which is this cute little Cowgirl Squidgy... or  you could get the Cowboy Squidgy or the Squidgy Cactus... or all three!!  They're all on offer through till the end of May!

I'm loving this little girl with her lasso - she's just waiting for her little cowboy friend (she has her eyes on) to come along before she throws and pulls him in for a smooch!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Cowgirl Squidgy, Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Paper - Pink Petticoat Digital Gingham, Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair YR14/18 E08/18, Hat W0/1/3, Jacket R27/46 E57, Gloves E51/53/55/57, Blues E93/97, Shading B0000/000/01, Grounding T0/1/3

Hope you like my make - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Bella Babes have come up with - there are some awesome designs I promise you!  Also - there's a brand new challenge starting on our Facebook page later today..  be sure to share your makes and join in the fun to win some fabulous Bella Bucks!

Have a lovely weekend all...

Thursday 3 May 2018

Release time at CC Designs!


Hi Lovelies...

It's exciting times over at CC Designs - there's a brand new release available from today!  There are some fabulous stamp sets.. including some fabbie kitties, and some ninjas too..  but my very favourite has to be the Spring Pinkies set that I've featured yesterday and today..  something to do with the name, possibly???

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I've been very good and have thought 'other than' pink today though, but I have gone for one of my other favourite colours..  blue/greens.  I've kept the card very CAS - as to be quite honest, my mojo has run off on holiday and is currently sunning itself somewhere tropical...  hope it's back soon!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - CC Designs Spring Pinkies, Dies - CC Designs Spring Pinkies Outline Dies, CC Designs Baggy and Tag Die (for the stitched rectangle), Colouring - Copics - Skin E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair and Shoes E25/27/29, Dress BG45/49, White Gel Pen

There's a fab release party going on over at the CC Designs Facebook page - why don't you pop over and join in?

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Spring Pinkies


Hi Lovelies...

Nearly time for the fab May release at CC Designs - and today I'm sharing a sneak peek of one of the new stamp sets.

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This little lady is from the Spring Pinkies set - and I decided to give her a little bit of sass with her pink hair and bright outfit!  There are three girlies in this set, plus a few accessories and a couple of sentiments too!

Card Info:
Image - CC Designs Spring PinkiesDies - CC Designs Spring Pinkies Outline Dies, CC Designs Circle Scalloped Die, CC Designs Friend Saying DieColouring - Copics - Skin - E0000/000/00/11/04 R20, Hair RV52/63/55, Dress RV55/66, G40/43, Distress Ink smooched behind shaker window, Sequins and a scrap of daisy trim

Hope you like my make today, and that you'll be popping over to the CC Designs Blog to see what my fellow teamies have come up with to inspire.

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday 1 May 2018

I Love Sunny Days....


Hi Lovelies....

I'm back today with a DT card for our All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge - our theme is...


I decided to embellish with a bow and some sparklies... and also added a diecut 'hello'.

Weirdly, knowing I HAD to embellish my card, made me think more about what I would add, till I got in a stew and just threw the bits I had closest!  I think my mojo is sunning itself somewhere warm as it's deserted me just lately... but hope you like what I eventually did.

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up I Love Sunny Days, Paper - scrap from stash, Die - Hero Arts Hello, Colouring - Copics - Pinks RV52/63/55, Hair E33/35/39, Sun E15/17, Cloud B60, Shading B0000/000/01, Grounding T0/1/3

I think this image is a timely reminder to our weather, which has given us a lack of sunny days lately...  hope summer hurries up!

You can join in the challenge over at our Facebook Page here - hope you'll have a go!

Happy Crafting...