Friday 28 September 2018

It'll soon be Halloween...


Hi There...

My card today uses one of the fabulous new Oddballs from Stamping Bella's newest release..  don't you just LOVE this witch???  

Of course, witches need some colour too... so purple it was!  I used a starry embossing folder for the background (difficult to see) after I'd blended some Distress Oxide purples and sprinkled water to give texture.

Card Info:
Star Embossing Folder
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E21/11
Hair - BV23/25/29
Dress and Hat - V20/15/04 YR04
Broom - YR24/27 E57
Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord

Of course, I added some sparkle to finish!

I stamped the sentiment then cut out the words separately so I could place where I wanted..  so easy to do.

It's Bellarific Friday today so you can hop over to the blog later to see what the my fellow teamies have come up with to inspire, and then pop over to the Sistahood Facebook page to share your creations and join in the chat.  You could win $25 in Bella Bucks to spend if your card is chosen as the monthly winner...  

Have a lovely weekend...

Saturday 22 September 2018

Tweet Dreams



Today my card is using one of the new images from All Dressed Up this month...  this one is called Tweet Dreams.

I decided to go for autumnal/fall colours this time.. as my birds are a little bit thrush-like with their colouring.  Out came my paper stash and I think I chose the right ones!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Square
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Forest Friends
Colouring - Copics
Birds - E44/43, E30/41/42
Hat YR04/24/27
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils

Hope you like my make today and that you'll drop by the All Dressed Up Facebook page for more inspiration from my fellow teamies!

I went over to Otley today as Dies to Die For were holding a pop-up shop alongside Faye's Copic Classes...  it was lovely to see Tracy and Faye again - and of course, to increase my stash with lots of goodies!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 21 September 2018



It's Friday.. and you know what that means in my world.... yes, it's a Bellarific Friday!!  

Today the Bella Babes are highlighting our Stamp of the Month - the Unicorn Stamp Set - which you can get at 25% discount throughout September.  There are four stamps in this set..  so you won't be short of magic!

I'm back firmly in pink mode today - with a touch of rainbow colouring.  Hope the pink isn't too vivid for your monitor!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stiched Scalloped Square Frame, Stitched Rainbow
Paper - Doodlebug Design Under the Sea
Colouring - Copics
Unicorn T0/1/2
Mane - RV55/66/17
Horn - G40/RV55
Rainbow Coloured Copics
MFT Cloud Edge Stencil
Distress Ink Picked Raspberry for Clouds

Hope you like my pink creation today.. I loved making it.

Don't forget to check out the Stamping Bella BLOG to see what the other Bella Babes have come up with to inspire...  and also make sure go to the Sistahood Facebook page to share your creation and enter the current challenge.  There's $25 in Bella Bucks to be won!

Now... are you going to the Dies to Die For pop up shop in Otley tomorrow?  I will be there in the morning hopefully about 11.30 ish to do some retail therapy, so if you spot me - say hello!  Please forgive me as I'm pretty useless at recognising faces so make sure I see you!

Big hugs

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Under the Weather??

Hi Peeps...

I'm back today with more rainbow colouring... I couldn't resist colouring these umbrellas from the Clearly Besotted April Showers stamp set.  I was inspired by a card on the Clearly Besotted website when I ordered..  but I haven't used the sentiment from the set - preferring to use these cards to send to someone who is poorly..  I just thought the umbrellas were apt!

I actually fussy cut the umbrellas - but there is a die set available.

The colours I used are exactly the same as I used on the balloons card in my last post, so I'm not going to list them all again.  The sentiment was done on the PC, and the die is an MFT Stitched Rectangle.

Get Well cards are always handy to have in stock..  as I never seem to have 'the right' one when I need it.. so now I will!

I've gone all minimalist with my cards just lately..  I'm enjoying a bit of a change and getting happily into CAS mode - hope you like!

Happy Crafting...

Sunday 16 September 2018

Rainbow Balloons!



Happy Sunday everyone..

I'm in a rainbow state of mind and have been having a little play with my Copics...  and these fabulous balloons from the Clearly Besotted Make a Wish Die Set which has been on my desk for ages waiting to be put to use!

Diecuts like these are a good way to practice blending - I used three different colours for each balloon.

Card Info:
Dies - Clearly Besotted Make a Wish (an older die set now unavailable)
MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax 1
Paper - Sunny Studio Designs
Sentiment - MFT Essential Sentiments
Colouring - Copics
Red - R24/27/46
Orange - YR04/07/18
Yellow - Y13/15/17
Green - YG03/05 G14
Turquoise - BG01/11/53
Blue B23/26/28
Violet - V01/04/06
White Gel Pen for Reflections

I'm not sure if it helps you that I put all the colours I used - but it certainly helps me when I want to use the same combo's again in the future!  Yes - my memory is THAT bad!

Hope you're all having a lovely day..


Friday 14 September 2018

Sunny is Stylish!


Hi Peeps..

Well I saw an article on TV recently telling me how much on trend green and blue are...  so it seems I got it right with my make for our Bellarific Friday this week!

As it's our Vintage week (ie not from the current release), I chose to use this gorgeous Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish stamp.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Notebook Edge Border
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04
Hair E25/27/29
Greens - YG05/G14/G07
Blues - B23/26/28/39
Case - N0/1/3
Shading - T0/1/2/3/5

Hope you'll pop over to the BLOG today to see more wonderful inspiration - and that you'll then pop to our Sistahood FACEBOOK PAGE to share your creation and join in the monthly challenge where you could win Bella Bucks!

Hope you have a lovely weekend..

Monday 10 September 2018



Hi Peeps...

I've been playing today - with a stamp set from the September release from My Favourite Things.  

I fell for this set when I saw the MFT DT using them in the run up to the release.. and of course was inspired by their fabulous cards.  The particular card that made me NEED this set was by Debbie Olsen - thank you Debbie for the inspiration!  I put my own twist on the design - but enjoyed using similar colours.

I decided to do a bit of 'smooshing' with Distress Inks to create the background (using Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Twisted Citron)..  then I coloured the flowers with my Copics.

Card Info:
Image - MFT Wildflowers Stamp Set
Sentiment - MFT Essential Sentiments
Die - MFT Dienamics Stitched Rectangles Stax
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - RV55/66/17, RV10/11/55, R22/30
Leaves YG05/G14
Distress Ink Smooshing - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Twisted Citron
Nuvo Drops

Hope you like my make today... I do love making 'just for fun' cards!

Hugs and Happy Crafting.. 

Friday 7 September 2018

I Love You More than Unicorns....

Hi Lovelies...

Another Bellarific Friday has come round quickly after the excitement of the wonderful new release (have you got your order in yet?)  We have a Stamping Bella  Stamp of the Month set to highlight this time - the fabulous Set of Unicorns - which you can get at 25% discount throughout September!

I created a band of distress ink blending by taping post-it tape above and below where I wanted the ink to be..  then splashed with water before dabbing dry, to create texture.  When I peeled off the tape - I had a perfect strip of colour that the unicorns could sit in.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Set of Unicorns (fussy cut)
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax
Colouring - Copics
Unicorns - T0/1
Manes and Horns - RV63/55, V22/25/17, G17
Distress Inks -Tumbled Glass and Broken China
Enamel Dots

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other Baberoonies have come up with to inspire... and also try to pop over to our Sistahood Facebook Page - you can share your creations and join in our fabulous challenge!

Have a lovely weekend...

Sunday 2 September 2018

Apple Cider Oddball

Hi there...

Me again.....   I'm back with my last of the sneak peeks for the exciting new release at Stamping Bella!  The wonderful new images will all be available on Wednesday this week (5th)... I have my shopping list at the ready!

My card is using one of the fabulously awesome Oddballs...  this one is Apple Cider Oddball - she's all ready for the fall/autumn with her apples in one hand and her cider jug in the other!

Card Info:
Die - Your Next Stamp Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
Paper from stash
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E07/19 YR18
Eyes W1
Coat and Boots E09/18
Scarf YG91/93/95 G99
Pot E23/13

Phew!!!  What an amazing release this is going to be, don't you think?  There's more to come from the team tomorrow and Tuesday..  so be sure to keep checking the blog and Facebook page.

Big hugs

Saturday 1 September 2018

I Love My Cuddly Toys...... (seriously!)


Hey Peeps...

It's time for another monthly challenge over at All Dressed Up..  and this time the theme is


This is such an easy-peasy challenge - as there are soooooo many All Dressed Up images that are suitable for kids...  this one included.  And of course, I reverted to my usual pink for this gorgeous girlie!

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Flag, Stamping Bella Happy Word
'Days' Sentiment done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25
Skin - E0000/000/00/01/04, R20
Dress - RV10/11/32
Teddy E51/53/55, Dog N1/2/3/5
Shading N0/1/2/3/5

Before printing this gorgeous digi image, I removed the original sentiment by using my erase tool in my photo programme... it's easy to do if you prefer a different sentiment.

I have to own up here that I DO actually love my cuddly toys.... I have lots around the house.... some that my girls had when they were young that are well loved, and lots I've managed to accumulate myself through the years.

Don't forget to join in this challenge - you have all of September to do so.  Here's the link to our Facebook Page where you'll find details.  Just be sure to use an All Dressed Up image to enter.

Happy Crafting...