Friday 27 July 2018



Hi Peeps..

Another Bellarific Friday has come round so quickly...  so I'm here to share my make using an image from the latest release!

I absolutely LOVE the new little Squidgy Pals (they come in a set of four!), but I chose to use just one for my card today..  choosing this little girlie who is pursing her lips a little - maybe for a kiss?  I used one of the fabulous new word dies alongside her..  trying to create an 'ombre' look on the word. 

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals (there are four in the set!), Dies - Stamping Bella Mwah Word Die (comes in three different sizes in the set), Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Paper - Sunny Studio Designs, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04 R20, Hair YR14/18 E08/18, Dress V04/06/09, Bow RV55/66, Greens YG21/23/25/17, Shading W00/0/1/3/5, Word V06/09 ombre graduated, White gel pen for flowers on dress and dots around collar and on bow, Enamel Dots

These word dies come in sets of three different sizes in each pack which make them perfect for any sort of project.. large or small! They are the first dies I've ever seen like this - and I can't tell you how useful that makes them.

Don't forget to pop over to the blog today to see the the other Bella Babes have come up with, and also to our Facebook page where you can share your makes, and also enter the challenge where you could win fabulous Bella Bucks to spend!

Hope you have a good weekend... I'll be having more cuddles from my tiny new little grand-daughter tomorrow..  can't wait!


Sunday 22 July 2018

Mermaid Rocks!


Hi Lovelies...

Hope you're having a good weekend..  I've got to say I'm glad the weather has cooled down slightly here in the UK..  I know we shouldn't complain, but I was getting a little TOO hot! LOL

Today it's my turn to share some inspiration using one of the fabulous All Dressed Up July release images...  this is Mermaid Rock.  

I loved creating the background with distress inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Evergreen Bough, and Salty Ocean (believe it or not, I didn't have Mermaid Lagoon - I'll have to rectify that quickly!!)  I blended them together on some watercolour paper before splashing with water to create the sea-like texture.  Then I diecut the MFT Horizontal Snowdrifts Die three times and adhered them together to give depth, before adhering them to the background.

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Mermaid Rock, Die - MFT Horizontal Snowdrifts, Distress Inked background (colours above), Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04, Hair E23/25/27, Top and Tail - BG11/13, V12/15, Rock T1/2/3/5, Glitter, Sequins and Gems

Believe it or not, my nasty E25 Copic blobbed on her neck... spreading as wide as it could... and this was after I'd coloured her tail and skin! Grrrr!  But a lot of working at it with my colourless blender managed to save the day - thank goodness!

Happy Crafting..

Friday 20 July 2018

Summer Fun!

Hi Peeps...

It's been a busy week this week for me... but I'll tell you why later!  

Today it's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella- and this time we are using an image from the Stamp of the Month collection, ie from the Littles or Little Bits.

This stamp set is the fab Little Bits Ice Cream and Lemonade.. perfect for the wonderful summer we're having at the moment.. I think we could all do with laying on a beach with a gorgeous ice cream!

Card Info:
Stamp Set - Stamping Bella Little Bits Ice Cream and Lemonade, Stamping Bella Beach Backdrop, Die - MFT Stitched Arch Frames, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11/04, R20, Hair E50/51/53/55/57, Outfit R43/32/24, Piggie R01/30, Bubbles and Glass B60/63, Pinks RV52/63/55/66, Greens G40/12/82, Yellows Y13/15/17, Glasses T5/7/9, Sky B0000/000/14/45, Sea B26/32/52, BG11/34, Sand E31/33

There is also a cut-it-out die set to go with these images..  making life so much easier!

Don't forget to pop over to the Facebook Sistahood page to share your creations and also enter the monthly challenge - you could win some Bella Bucks!

And now to the reason I've been busy this week......  I've become a Grandma!  My fabulous daughter Emma gave birth to our lovely grand-daughter, Eleanor Charlotte, last Saturday.  Of course.... I have photos to share!

I'm having lots of cuddles of course..  and I may be a little biased, but she's beautiful!!

Big hugs..

Friday 13 July 2018

A Little Cuddle Under the Umbrella.....

Hi there...

It's Bellarific Friday time over at Stamping Bella... and the the lovely babes were to use a 'vintage' image - ie, one not from the current release.  I chose to use this gorgeous pair under their brolly having a little cuddle!

I stamped the image twice so I could colour the umbrella a second time.  I then fussy cut the brolly and gave it some shape with an embossing ball, before adhering it to the original image.  I always feel that adding something in 3D gives a card added depth.  Hope the photos below allow you to see what I mean.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Emily and Ryan Under the Umbrella, Die (hearts) - Mama Elephant Confetti, Paper - MFT, Colouring - Copics - Skin E00/11/04, Umbrella RV52/63/55/66, Dress V12/15/17 RV63/55, Flowers RV55 RV91/93, Suit and Shoes - T0/1/2/3/5/7/9,  Shading B0000/000/01, Grass - G14 YG17/23/25

Hope you like my make today - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Babes have come up with to inspire.  Don't forget to also drop by the Sistahood Facebook page to share your Stamping Bella makes - we love to see them and there's also a fab Anything Goes challenge on throughout July - join in to win some fabbie Bella Bucks!

Have a lovely weekend..


Tuesday 10 July 2018

Be a Unicorn!


Hi Lovelies...

I did a bit of fun colouring yesterday...  these gorgeous little Unicorns have been sitting in my 'to use' pile for a little while, so out they came and out came my pink Copics too!  

The stamp set is by The Greeting Farm and is called Be a Unicorn..  you get all four of these cuties, plus lots of sentiments and extras.  

I decided to create a sentiment on the PC and use my trusty Stampin' Up sentiment punch.

I used some Picked Raspberry Distress ink sponged onto the card to give a little background to the unicorn...

This post is picture heavy...  so I'll leave you to it and hope you like what you see and that you'll say hi..



Big Unicorn Hugs...

Friday 6 July 2018

Fun in the Sun!

Hi Peeps...

It's another fabulous Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella... and us Babes are highlighting this fun stamp set from the Little Bits range - this is the Sandcastle Set which has a whole TEN images to use on your summer creations!

And the best news is that you can get this set at 25% discount throughout the whole of July!

Card Info:
Images - Stamping Bella Little Bits Sandcastle Set, Dies - Altenew Alphabet, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, Colouring - Hair YR04/E08/18, Skin E000/00/11/04, Glasses RV55 T5/7/9 Y38, Swimsuit RV63/55, Bucket YG23/25 BG96 R46, Sandcastle and Starfish E32/33/35, Shell E42/43/44, Sun Y15/38, Bird N0/1 Y38, Sequins and Glitter

There are matching cut-it-out dies available too.

I really loved creating this card - it is perfect for the sunny days we're having here in the UK at present!

We have a new challenge at the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page for you to join in - the theme is Anything Goes - and you can also pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other gorgeous Babes came up with to inspire.

Have a fab weekend...

Sunday 1 July 2018

The Gorgeous Bride

Hi Peeps...

Hope you're managing this amazing heat we're having here in the UK... sounds like we have another week of it to come!

Today, I have a DT card for All Dressed Up using this gorgeous bridal image.  Our theme for the Facebook Challenge this time is -

so what better occasion to choose than a wedding??

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Digi Stamps The Gorgeous Bride, Die - MFT Circle Stitched Scalloped Frame,  Paper - Bo Bunny, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/01/11/04, Hair E51/53/55 Veil B60 C1, Pinks - R81/83/85, Greens YG23/25, Background RV91/93, Glitter and Gems

I fussy cut her sash bow so it hangs outside the frame.

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to our Facebook page to join in this fun challenge.