Friday, 19 July 2019

Edna Loves the Ocean


Hi Lovelies....

It's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - and this time and we're using images from the Stamp of the Month collection - so I've chosen to use the Beach Backdrop - which is perfect to co-ordinate with the fabulous Edna Loves The Ocean.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, MFT Stitched Circle Frame
Colouring - Copics
Edna - Skin E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - N3/5
Swimsuit and Shoes - R24/47 E57 Y15/38
Sunspecs - N5/7/9
Hat - E30/31/33
Wings B60 R000
Backdrop - Sand - E30/31/33
Sky - B0000/000
Sea B21/23
White Gel Pen

Remember you can still buy the actual Stamp of the Month - which is the Corkboard Backdrop - throughout July with 25% discount off the original price.

Hope you like my make today.  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Babes have come up with to inspire - and also to the Sistahood Facebook page to share and chat all things Bella!

Have a lovely weekend whatever you're up to..

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Wish Upon A Star...


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card I made after watching a fabulous YouTube video from the lovely Kristina Werner - this is her design and when I saw what she'd created, I fell in love totally and knew I had to try to colour up something similar. 

I stamped the image and coloured with Copics, before stamping and cutting out a mask to apply over the coloured image.  Then I got out my Distress Ink pads, and my Life Changing Blender Brushes to try to create something as good as Kristina's.  Well, my first two images hit the bin quickly - and for this third, I really tried to work with a light hand..  but I'm still not sure I accomplished it.  But I AM learning and for that I really do thank Kristina for such clear instructions on the YouTube video.

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant Wish Upon a Star
Die - Spellbinders Basic Circle
Sentiment - Done on PC
Stampin Up punch for sentiment shape
Colouring - Copics
Bunny E30/31/33 R000
Cloud T0/1
Bird B21/54
Blending - Distress Inks
Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves

Hope you like my make today - and again, a big thank you Kristina for the wonderful inspiration you provide!  You can find her blog in the link above - do pop over and be inspired by what she makes!

Big hugs

Friday, 12 July 2019

Zodiac Girl - Virgo


Hi Lovelies..

It's Bellarific Friday time again - and we're highlighting some of the stamps that aren't from the current release this week, so I chose to use this gorgeous Virgo Zodiac Girl.  Now, I'm not the best at colouring folds, and this girl nearly hit the bin a few times..  but then I got up and walked away from her for a while..  before deciding to just go with the colouring I'd done...  because I didn't think I'd be able to do a better job!  And what the heck..  I know my limitations and am not ashamed to admit them...

Card Info:
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink
Dies - Papertrey Ink Tiny Messages, Lawn Fawn Stitched Edges
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress BG10/11/13/15
Flowers R63/55
Bakers Twine

Hope you like my make today and that you'll say hello so I know that someone is actually reading my posts.. LOL!  

Tomorrow I'm singing at our local food festival - I joined the Rock Choir a few months back - and I LOVE it....  but I am a little nervous as this is my first 'gig'... so wish me luck!

Then on Sunday all the family are here as it's my lovely grand-daughter's first birthday so we're having a party...  yay!!


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

A simple but effective card...

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a really easy card to make using some Distress Oxide Inkpads and a stencil..... ooh and a word die too.  I've seen lots of rainbow coloured cards recently on Instagram, so I decided to have a go myself.

I took a piece of white card and firstly attached a piece of post-it tape across the centre - making ultra sure it was level.  Then I taped the stencil over the panel on my craft mat.  Out came my Distress Oxides, and I used blending sponges to colour through the stencil in rainbow colours.  I peeled back the stencil and the magic happens!  I then used a stitched rectangle die so the panel would fit my card.

I used gold mirri card layered up three times for the sentiment - but it's so difficult to photograph the gold...  but you can see it on the photo below.

Card Info:
Stencil - Judikins
Word Die - Whimsy Stamps
MFT Stitched Rectangle Die

I added a few gems to give some sparkle, then it was done.Such a simple but very effective card - I was really pleased with how it turned out.   Hope you like it too.

Now...  a question...  I'm wondering whether to continue blogging - as it would appear that Instagram is the way to go and I'm not sure that I reach many people through blogging any more..  What do you think?  Let me know..


Sunday, 7 July 2019

Flowers make life lovlier...


Hi Again..

Crikey it's been a busy few days!  I'm back yet again (you'll be getting fed up of me) - this time to share my card using one of the fabulous new release images from Wendy at All Dressed Up...  this is Little Gardener - she's sooooooo cute!

Card Info:
Sentiment - done on PC
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle,
Sun - Lawn Fawn Spring Showers
Colouring - Copics 
Hair - E23/25/27 Skin - E000/00/00/04 R20 Dungarees - B21/23/24/26   
Barrow - T0/1/3/4  Dog - E13/15  Pots - E99/15
Flowers - RV55/17  Leaves - YG17
Distress Inked Background - using Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn
White Gel Pen for dots and highlights

I coloured her with Copics - then used Distress Inks to create the cloudy background using an MFT Stencil.  I used post-it tape to mask the upper portion while I blended the DI's for the grass.

Hope you like...

Sorry, I forgot...


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm back with the last of the sneak peeks from the wonderful new release at Stamping Bella..... you'll be able to get your hands on them from tomorrow! (UK peeps... Dies to Die For will have them in soon)

I've used one of the fabulous trio of Donkey Stuffies for my card - I just thought he looks so sad that he'd missed a special day!  

Card Info:
Stamping Bella Donkey Stuffies - available 8 July
Dies - Altenew Large Alphabet, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow
Sentiment (I forgot) - done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Donkey - N0/1/2/3/5 R000
Mane - C5/7/9
Hooves - C0/1

There are two other donkeys in this set, along with a sentiment too.  If you pop over to the Stamping Bella blog you'll be able to see more inspiration from the other lovely Babes..  along with lots of other sneak peeks!

Then tomorrow's the day...  Hope you have your shopping lists poised ready!

Have a lovely Sunday..


Friday, 5 July 2019

Friends are so precious...

Hi Lovelies...

Wow... it's been a  busy week with all the fabulous new release goodies from Stamping Bella.  Today though, we have a Bellarific Friday Stamp of the Month theme - and this time, it's the fabulous Corkboard Backdrop.  You can get this fab stamp with 20% discount throughout the month of July!

I chose to use one of the Snapshots images to add to the corkboard, together with a sentiment and a little note.

Card Info:
Paper - Doodlebug Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E41/43/44  C3/5
Tops - YG23/25  Y15/18
Shading B0000/000

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more fabulous inspiration - and also to the Sistahood Facebook page to chat and share all things Bella!

Big hugs

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Curvy Girl Loves Coffee


Hi there...

Today I'm here with another of the wonderful new release at Stamping Bella.....  this is Curvy Girl Loves Coffee.... how fabulous is she and how true is that sentiment?!

I stamped, coloured and fussy cut her before adhering her to a card..  I do like these lavender colours - and decided she had to have auburn hair to compliment the shade.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Loves Coffee (available 8 July)
Die - Mama Elephant Landscape Trio
Colouring - Copics
Hair YR14/18 E08/18
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Shirt - B60/63/23
Coffee E31/33
Eye Mask RV17

Please make sure you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what other Curvy Girls are available in this release....... along with lots of other inspiration from the Babes.  The release is available on Monday 8 July - hope you have your shopping list ready!

Big Hugs

Monday, 1 July 2019

Time to Sparkle!

Hi Again Peeps..

Yes, me again, this time with a card for the brand new July challenge at All Dressed Up.  This time our theme is


For my card, I used one of the fabulous new clear stamps (available from Crafteezee) - this one is 'Time to Sparkle' - which I thought was perfect for this theme.  For the panel, I used a strip of Distress Oxide blended card which was a scrap from a card I made last week..... well, waste not, want not as they say!

Card Info:
Paper - Leftover Scrap from another card
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - RV52/63
Dress - RV10/11/63/55
Gem/Pearl Strip

Hope you like my glittery make - and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page where you'll see more fabulous makes to inspire!


Yay... it's the Stamping Bella Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi Lovelies..

I'm back with excitement in the house and lots to get through - as it's the first day of the fabulous week long sneak peeks from Stamping Bella...  and I promise you - there's so much amazing rubbah, you'll have to have an extra long shopping list!

Firstly, we have a Boy Scout and a Girl Scout - I decided to use some of the Bella Backdrops with them - as they're out camping in my eyes! LOL

 Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Boy Scout
Paper - MFT
Die - MFT Blueprints 15
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E23/25
Top E31/34
Shorts and Sash E84/44
Scarf and Badges R39 Y38

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Girl Scout
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair E23/25
Dress B21/23/26/28
Sash B79
Badges Y18

And now we have a couple of gorgeous Tiny Townies - the first is Olivia the Ostrich - isn't she just THE cutest big bird?

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Olivia The Ostrich
Anna Marie Dotty Pink Card
Ostrich - N4/5/7, R01/11/81
Dress - R81/83/85
Hair C3/5/7/9
Skin E000/00/11/04

 Then we have Tiny Townie with an Elephant...  I'm loving the fabbie sentiment that goes with this one!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Tiny Townie with an Elephant
Elephant - T0/1/2/3/5
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair E51/53/55
Dress RV52/63/55
Shading B0000/000/00
Grounding W0/1/2/3

Phew!!!  And this is just the first day - can you believe it???  You'll have to wait until next Monday for release day...  so you'll have to have patience - yes, that one thing that we crafters don't have much supply of!

Check out the Stamping Bella Blog and the Facebook Sistahood Page for more fabulous makes from the Baberoonies..  

Big hugs..

Sunday, 30 June 2019

You Are My Sunshine....


Hi Lovelies..

Hope you're all enjoying the bit of sunshine we've had in the UK over the weekend..  and talking of weather, I'm here to share a card using the fabulous Sunnyville Stamp Set from Paper Smooches.

I was inspired by card I saw on Instagram made by Barbara D Tarayao - using this pair from the set with a sentiment that's also included.  I stamped and fussy cut the image then created a Distress Oxide blended background, before adding the image on foam pads with the sentiment below.  I'd also splattered some water, then some white and blue paint on the background to give some interest.  Lots of sticking gems and sequins later, this is the result!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sunnyville Stamp Set
Die - MFT Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Sun - Y21/15/17/38 YR24
Cloud - T0/1/3/4
Cheeks R21
Distress Oxides Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch
Sequins and Gems

Hope you like my make today... 

Big hugs

Friday, 28 June 2019

Big Sister

Hi Lovelies..

Wow.. Bellarific Friday has come around quickly this week - or it seems that way.. I dunno - the weeks seem to fly by in my world!

Today the Babes are using images from the current release..  I chose to use the gorgeous Big Sister image - so of course, my pink pens came out in force!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Square Frame
Paper - scrap from stash
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E40/41/43/44
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Dress - RV91/93/95
Baby Shawl and Shoes - T0/1/2/3
Sequins for Shaker and Glitter

I fussy cut the image so she could sit in front of the shaker element - and of course, put lots of glitter on her frilly dress.

Now........  have you seen what's coming?

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Something to look forward to Monday for... yayyy!

Big Hugs and have a happy weekend...

Wednesday, 26 June 2019


Hi Lovelies..

Today is my lovely eldest daughter's birthday - and I'm here to share the card I made for her.  I used the fabulous Birth-Yay stamp set from MFT - and combined it with a Distress Oxide blended background and some mirri card for extra bling!

Card Info:
Image - MFT Birth-Yay Stamp Set
Sentiment (Happy) - MFT Essential Sentiments
Dies - Mama Elephant Birthday Word Die, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Rhino - T0/1/3/4
Monkey E50/51/53/55/57
Tortoise - G99/42 YG63
Toucan - C5/7/9 Y17/38 BG13/45
Balloon and Cake - R81/83/85
Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry/Fossilized Amber/Seedless Preserves

Hope you like my make today - my daughter definitely appreciated it so that made me happy!

Big hugs  

Friday, 21 June 2019

Live Every Day Like It's Your Birthday...


Hi Lovelies

It's Bellarific Friday time again - and the current stamp of the month is an Edna, we're using other images today featuring my favourite character!  I love her sass... ooh and I love that big cupcake on her head too! LOL - I could just dip my finger into that frosting and lick!

Card Info:
Stamp and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Edna with a Cupcake on Top
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Paper - Lawn Fawn Polka Mon Ami
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E23/25
Frosting and Dress - E70/71/74/77/79
Cake Case - RV52/63/55
Apron N0/1

I love the sentiment that comes with this Edna - we ALL should live like it's our birthday each day... don't ya think?

Happy Weekend

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Looking Good!

Hi Peeps..

I'm back with another card using the fabulous new Clear Stamps from All Dressed Up available in the UK from Crafteezee.

This time I stamped/coloured and fussy cut the image, then tried to create an emboss/resist panel for the card front - using Post It Tape to leave a couple of inches wide space - then stamping the small flowers with Versamark, before heat embossing them with white embossing powder.  I then did some Distress Oxide blending in the panel, before rubbing the flowers with a rag to remove the die that had gathered on the white.

Card Info:
MFT Stitched Rectangles Die
Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
Top, Bag and Shoes - RV52/63/55/17
Trousers - B21/23/26

I'm really loving this little lady - she looks so good with her midriff showing!  I still remember the days when I could go out like that - in my late teens and early twenties when I was slim!!  And girls, remember the days of hot pants?  I used to wear them with a flowing maxi skirt slit up to the waist...  and a crop top tied in the centre but that had long billowing sleeves gathered into a tight cuff!  Ahhhh... those were the days... I'm talking late 1960's!

OK enough walking down Memory Lane... even in my hot pants! LOL!

Happy Crafting...

Sunday, 16 June 2019



Hi Lovelies...

There's a little bit of exciting news to share today, as All Dressed Up have a new range of clear stamps - so if you've loved the digital images, but don't have printing facilities, you can now get some of the images in stamp form from Crafteezee in the UK.  I'm sharing a card I made with the gorgeous What To Wear stamp - and I decided to go with a shaker as this little lady cried out for some fabulous bling!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, MFT Stitched Scalloped Square Frame, 
Spellbinders Square, Whimsy Stamps Celebrate Word Die
Distress Oxides
Perfect Pearls
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/00/04 R20
Hair and Tights C3/5/7
Dress RV52/63/55/17

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then created a distress oxide smooshed background, sprayed with Perfect Pearls to give extra shine.  I diecut the front panel and added the scalloped frame, before adhering clear acetate behind to create the shaker window.  Lots of double sided tape later, I added lots of glittery sequins to the shaker frame, added the coloured image on foam pads, then finished off with a diecut 'Celebrate' sentiment.  

Hope you like my make today..