Friday 29 June 2018

Squidgy Bookworm

Hi Peeps...

Friday again, and after the hectic weekend of sneak peeks at Stamping Bella, the babes are back to our usual happy routine today and here I am with another card for our Bellarific Friday.  

We used images from the fabulous new release today and I chose to use this cutie - Squidgy Bookworm is one amongst many of my favourites!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Squidgy Bookworm, Colouring - Copics - Skin - E000/00/01/11/04, Hair E50/51/53/55, Reds R24/27/46 E57, Yellows - Y38 YR24/27, Greens YG61/63 BG96, Purples V12/15/17, Brown Book - E55/57, Worm E42/43/44, Pages - W1/3/5, Grounding and Shading - T0/1/3/5

The strip at the bottom of this card is actually red to match her hat...  but for some reason it looks very dark on the photo.  Photography skills at fault again I'm afraid... 

I just think this would be a perfect card to give to someone with a gift of a book...  the sentiment is perfect.

Happy Weekend all...

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Stitched Blooms


Hi Peeps...

I'm back in full colour today and BOY... do I love these colours... and not a Copic in sight!

I created a Distress Oxide background.. splashed with water for effect,  then used the MFT Stitched Basic Edges 2 (though you can barely see that edge)..  but it gave me the shape to lay my flowers.  I used white bazzil below the stitched edge so I could stamp the sentiment.

Card Info:
Die Sets - MFT Stitched Blooms, MFT Stitched Basic Edges 2,  Sentiment - MFT Essential Sentiments, Distress Oxide Inks, coloured card scraps, gems

Lots of die-cutting and sticking later, I came up with this..  It took some time to get the design right... but I'm so pleased with the result!

Happy Crafting...

Monday 25 June 2018

Anniversary cards


Hi Peeps...

Well who knew how difficult it could be to photograph a white and silver card???  First too dark, then too light.... then lots of playing around with photo-editing software... and still, neither photo are how the finished card looked in real life!

Ah well...  I needed to make a Silver Wedding card for a lovely friend, and also a 1st Anniversary for my lovely daughter - so I did a bit of hunting on Pinterest (as you do) and got the idea to used some punched hearts.  I decided to put them in a frame with some silver mirri card to give it a little pizazz..  and this was the result.

Die used - MFT Stitched Scalloped Square, Heart Punch, Scraps of paper and glitter card.

And this is the one for my daughter and her husband.

I did the names, words and date on the PC before I punched the hearts..  and I used three layers of the hearts (with a tiny bit of foam tape between) for each one you can see to make them stand proud of the card.

I SOOO wish you could have seen them in real life - they were fab though I say so myself!  My friends and my daughter and hubbie loved receiving them and I know they will be treasured.  


Sunday 24 June 2018

Wilma LOVES her wine (and so do I!)

Hi Lovelies...

Well, it's the last day of the Sneakie Peekies at Stamping Bella.... only one more sleep to go before we can fill our shopping baskets with goodies!!!  Have you got your lists ready?  I know I have!!

Today I'm using Wilma - she's a gorgeous Uptown Girlie who LOVES her wine!  That glass size is just about right for me..  cos I love my wine too!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Wilma Loves Wine (available 25 June), Paper - Scrap from Stash, Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders, Colouring - Copics - Hair - E51/53/55, Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20, Dress and Shoes - RV63/55/17, Wine YG00/Y00

Then I used her on a second card too..  I don't know which is my favourite!

This time I used some tiny star confetti in the glass to give the impression of bubbles... or even ice???  

Card Info:
Same as above with the addition of the Celebrate Word Die from Whimsy Stamps and Tiny Star Confetti

Don't forget you can get matching Cut-It-Out dies for all the new stamps featured this week - they make life sooooo much easier!!

Hope you've enjoyed all the fun the Bella Babes have been having this week..  it certainly is a WONDERFUL release and I can't wait to get my order in!

Big hugs and Happy Sunday... 

Saturday 23 June 2018

Flowers for you!

Hi Lovelies...

Yes - me again, AGAIN!  LOL!  With more of the gorgeousness from the fabulous Stamping Bella release due to be released on Monday...  can't wait!

My first card today is featuring one of the images of the Little Bits Flower Pots set - there are three fabulous images - wonderful to use for a card for someone special.  I've also used one of the Little Bits Critters.... this gorgeous bluebird is from that set.

I'm really getting into using yellow lately - and it goes so well with pink too... who knew?? LOL!

Card Info:
Images - Stamping Bella Little Bits Flower Pots, Little Bits Critters (available 25th June), Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Ovals and Stitched Square, Paper - MFT, Colouring - Y15/17/38, RV32/34/55, V04/05, YG23/17, W0/1/3 Prismacolour Pencil green shading around image

Now onto my next card... 

These gorgeous flowers come from a set of four wonderful images (I just couldn't fit all four on my panel!  And of course, where there's flowers, there's bees... these little guys are from the Little Bits Critters - and they're after any pollen that's available!

Card Info:
Images - Stamping Bella Little Bits Floral Set, Littls Bits Critters (available 25 June), Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle, Sentiment done on PC, Paper - MFT Graphic Grid, Colouring - Copics - RV55/63, YG23/25, Y17, Bees - E55/57, Y18

This release from Stamping Bella is truly amazing.... you'll really be spoiled for choice on Monday!

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see more fabulous images from the Bella Babes - and then over to the Sistahood page on Facebook.

Big hugs

Friday 22 June 2018

Let's Go Fly a Kite....


Hi....  Yes, it's me... AGAIN!!

OK, who's singing the song that the title reminded you of??

This card is my DT card using an image from the new release at All Dressed Up.  This release was out on 1 June - but part of the Facebook DT use one from it today - so we don't overload you on the 1st!  Well, I know what I mean.... lol!!

This is 'Lets Fly a Kite' - isn't she gorgeous???  and she's flying it soooo well!  

I have a little story about kite flying which my lovely man never stops reminding me of whenever we see a kite in the air.  When we lived on the Isle of Wight, we decided one windy summer's day to buy a kite and try it on the beach...  and I was doing soooooo well until (while going backward looking at my kite), I fell over a (large) rock which I hadn't spotted (Specsavers needed?)  I went down 'like a log' (in his words)..  but hell...... I kept my kite up in the air!!  And he did help pick me up and dust me off during his belly laughing at what I'd done, so he's not ALL bad..

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Let's Fly a Kite, Sentiment done on PC, Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Colouring - Copics - Sky - B0000/000/01, Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20, Hair E21/23/25/27, Dress - V01/04/06/15, Kite RV55/Y18, Grass YG03/23/25

Hop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page to see more from the DT - the images from the June release are fabulous... you must go see them!  And you also still have time to join in the 'As You Like It' challenge for this month.  We do love to see  your All Dressed Up creations.

OK, that's it from me today..  but I'll be back tomorrow!

Big hugs

Monique and her Macarons...


Hi Again...

Our Bellarific Friday quest this week (amid all the wonderfulness of the new release) - was to be inspired by the summer colours on this photograph...

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Unusual colours for me to use, but I really enjoyed using them!  I chose Monique loves Macarons so I could pile the colours together in her sweet treats..

Card Info:
Stamp and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Monique Loves Macarons, Paper - MFT Graphic Grid, Colouring - Dress R24, Hair E23/25/09, Macarons R43/30/32 RV14, YR00/02/04/09, Y15/17/18/38/YR24, YG00/01/05/21/25

And after colouring - I could just have eaten one of these macarons off the page...  they are one of my favourite of all patisseries..  (ok I have a FEW favourites) - so my mouth was watering!
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Hope you'll pop over to the Sistahood page on Facebook to join in the challenge this month - it's Flora and Fauna - we do love to see your brilliant creations and you could win BellaBucks too!

Happy Weekend...

More lovely fairies!

Hi Lovelies..

I'm back with more loveliness from the fabbie new Stamping Bella release... it's Day 5 of the Sneakie Peekies and today I have more of these gorgeous little fairies to share!

Now my cards today use three different stamp sets, along with one background stamp...  it's a mixie-matchie type of day!

My first is using the gorgeous Little Bits Fairy House, and two of the gorgeous Little Bits Fairies who live there.  I used an old stamp I keep specially to create foliage around the frame, to give the impression you're looking through the undergrowth.. where the fairies LIVE of course!!

Card Info:
Stamps - Stamping Bella Little Bits Fairy House, Stamping Bella Little Bits Fairies (both available on 25 June), Dies - Tonic Studios Scalloped Square, MFT Square (to create frame), Paper - MFT, Colouring - Fairy House - E51/53/55, RV32/34, YR21, YG23/25/17, Fairies Skin E000/00/11, Hair C5/7/9, Dresses RV63/55, Toadstools R24/26 E43,  Stones E43, Flowers Y18/38, R24/46, RV32/34, Ground YG23/25/17

I sponged the background with Distress Inks and stamped the foilage with green ink.

Then onto my second card...

This card includes some of the gorgeous Little Bits Fairies flying around the Floral Forest Backdrop... and there is one of the critters from the fabulous Little Bits Critters set - the little snail watching the fairy fun from his hidden corner...  I think  he's wishing he could join in the fun!

Card Info:
Stamps - Stamping Bella Little Bits Fairies, Stamping Bella Floral Forest Backdrop, Stamping Bella Little Bits Critters (all available 25th June), Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame, Wings V000/B60, Sky B0000/000, Fairy Dresses RV63/55/66, Skin and Hair as above,  Reds R24/46 E57, Greens YG23/25/17/63/G07, Yellows Y17/18/38/YR24/27, Purples V04/05/09/01/V22/25/17, Snail E41/42/43/44

Can you wait to see MORE wonderful images in the next couple of days???  It's like torture isn't it???   This is ONE AMAZING release!!! 

Do make sure you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see amazing creations from the Bella Babes..  and leave a comment too - you could win a fabulous Bella Bucks voucher!!  And then there's the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Page - join in the fun there too!

See you tomorrow with MORE of this new release, but I'll be back later today with our Bellarific Friday post - and later again, a card from the new release at All Dressed Up!!  Hope you don't get tired of seeing me...

Big hugs...

Thursday 21 June 2018

Have a Fairy Nice Day!

Hi Lovelies...

Yayyy... it's time for me to join in the fun of the wonderful new release at Stamping Bella!!  Have you seen the Oddballs and the new Squidgies so far?????  My shopping list is growing ever longer!

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But wait till you see the fairies!!!  You know what I'm like for anything fluttery with pretty wings - so I'm in my element colouring up these gorgeous little creatures!

Today I'm using one of the fabulous flower images from the gorgeous Daisy Floral set (it has two gorgeous flowers) - with this cute little fairy clinging on to this flower stem while it sways in the breeze.  The fairies love playing like this, but don't worry, if they fall, they have their little wings to save them before they hit the ground!

I used some Distress Inks and a stencil to form the cloud background, then created a shaker aperture so after I fussy cut the flower image, I could adhere it to the acetate.  I diecut a sun to finish off a garden scene then added a sentiment done on the PC.

Card Info:
Image- Stamping Bella Daisy Floral Stamp set (available next week), Dies - ME Framed Tags, LF Sun, Colouring - Copics - Fairy Hair - C5/7/9, Skin - E000/00/11, Dress RV63/55, Wings RV00/B60, Flower - BG04/13 Y38, Distress Inks Broken China and Tumbled Glass, Sequins and Glitter

If you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog and leave a comment,  you could be chosen to win some fabulous Bella Bucks... so what's stopping you?  You can also see what the other fabulous Babes have come up with for your inspiration.

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to place my order - there's more being added to my list every day!

Big hugs

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Spread a Little Sparkle

Hi Lovelies...

Just dropping in to share a fun card using the gorgeous Fairy Happy Stamp Set from The Greeting Farm..  There's so many of these fabbie little fairies in this set, it's difficult to choose which to use first!  But they waited in an orderly queue in front of my Copics..  good little fairies that they are!  

I used the MFT Horizontal Snowdrifts Die for my background - blended with various shades of pink and lilac behind.  

Card info:
Stamp Set - The Greeting Farm Fairy Happy Stamp Set, Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Fairy Tale Fairy, Die - MFT Horizontal Snowdrifts, Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar, Colouring - Copics - Skin - E000/00/11, Hair E42/43/44, Dresses RV52/63/55, Glitter, Sequins and Gems 

Hope you like my make!  I'll be back later this week to join in with the wonderful new Stamping Bella Sneak Peeks...  can't wait!

Big hugs

Friday 15 June 2018

Thinking of You....


Hi Lovelies...

Yes, it's me.... and don't adjust your monitor,  I'm using yellow!!! 

For our Bellarific Friday this time, the Babes were to use an image from the Stamp of the Month collection...  and I chose to use this gorgeous girl called 'Thinkingofyouabella' - which I thought would be perfect for a 'Miss You' type of card.

I did worry a tad about colouring this image, as there's quite a lot of shading in a larger area..  but I put on my big girl pants and with encouragement from Emily Da Bella...  went for it!

And the reason I chose yellow?  Well, my yellow Copics are probably my most juicy markers (I don't often use them!)... so I knew that they would blend well for shading.... and hey..... I'm really chuffed with the result!

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Thinkingofyouabella, Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, Paper - MFT, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04 R20, Hair - E21/23/25/27, Dress - Y15/17/18/38 YR24, Shading - T0/1/3

Hope you like my make today.  Why don't you pop over to the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page where you can share your Stamping Bella creations with all the Sistahs - and also join in our fun challenge - the theme for June is 'Flora and Fauna' - you could win fabulous Bella Bucks to spend!  Also you can pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog and see what the other fabulous Babes have come up with to inspire!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 8 June 2018

Lolly and Her Brolly

Hi Lovelies..

Yes, it's that time again......  the weeks roll by so quickly!!  It's Bellarific Friday!!  And the Babes are this time highlighting some of the stamps that are not from the current release.

I chose to use this lovely girlie - Lolly and her Brolly - as she's been very patient waiting to be coloured - so it's her turn in the spotlight!

Card Info:
Stamp and sentiment - Stamping Bella Lolly and her Brolly, Dies - Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border, Lawn Fawn Spring Showers, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04 R20, Hair E23/25/27, Pinks RV55/17/09/00, Yellows - Y15/17/18/38, Greens YG05/23, Browns E25/99, Clouds done with Distress Inks and MFT Cloud Border Stencil, Sequins

I did lots more fussy cutting on this gorgeous girlie..  I must admit I did get a little worried when I was cutting her tiny little neck and her ultra skinny legs.. but I managed it with no unplanned decapitations or amputations!

Have a good weekend, whatever you're up to...

Thursday 7 June 2018

Best Buds... Take Two!

Hi Lovelies...

I'm just dropping by to share another card using the fabulous Paper Smooches Best Buds Clear Stamp Set that I bought recently.  This time I used the larger stamp, along with one of the smaller banner stamps.

I really love colouring this fabulous set..  it's just so easy and has given me a bit of confidence back in my colouring.

Card Info:
Stamp - Paper Smooches Best Buds Clear Stamp Set, Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border, MFT Stitched Arch Stax, Paper - MFT, Colouring - Copics, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Sequins.

I fussy cut the image - but I think there's probably a matching die - it's just I LOVE fussy cutting!! LOL!

I'll be back tomorrow with a Bellarific Friday card to share!

Hugs and Happy Crafting...