Friday 22 February 2019

Curvy Girl with a Jar of Hearts


Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday time again.......  and today the Babes are using stamps from the fabulous recent release....  don't ya just love these Curvy Girls???  I know I do. This one is holding a jar full of hearts so is perfect for sending love to a friend.

I decided on a teal/turquoise colour combo this time, so my pink pens could have a little rest.. it does me good to ring the changes every now and again!

Card Info:
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow
Skin  E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E25/27/29
Dress - BG11/32/34/57
Flowers/Hearts - R27/46/39
Leaves G14 YG17
Jar C1 B60/63
Shading W0/1/3
Glitter Card

Hope you like my make for today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration, and then to the Sistahood Facebook page - we love to see you share your Stamping Bella makes!

Have a great weekend..

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Hello Spring...

 Hi Lovelies..  

Today I'm Guest Designing for the wonderful Gerda Steiner Designs..  and I've chosen to use this uber-cute bunny from the Hello Spring Stamp Set - as Spring (especially here in the UK) is just around the corner.

I used a cloud stencil and some Distress Inks to create the sky background - then used some post it tape to give a clear line so I could sponge the grass - again using Distress Inks.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - E50/51/53/55/57 R20
Butterfly R83/V05
Flower R81/83 YG17

Hope you like my make today and that you'll take a peek at the fabulous stamps available at Gerda Steiner Designs!

Big hugs

Friday 15 February 2019

Flowers for you....

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific time of the week again...  and today we're using an image from the Stamp of the Month (Floral Forest Backdrop) collection.  I chose to use this fabbie Garden Backdrop for my make - and also incorporated one of the gorgeous new stamps - this one is Teeny Tiny Townie with Bouquet!

I coloured the image and the backdrop with Copics - I used the colour map for the peonies that lovely Elaine (Marker Geek) provides..  then after it was coloured, added a greeting on the archway using another stamp - curving it slightly to match the arch.

Card Info:
Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Square, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Sky - B0000/000
Grass - YG63/17/25/95
Ground - E31/33
Fence - N0/1/2/3
Peonies - RV11/34 R39
Bouquet Paper - G20/82
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - RV63/55 R39

I did use some Prismacolour Pencils to give depth to parts of the flowers and the folds on the girl's dress..  I like the effect that gives.

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the Bella Babes...  and that you'll also drop by our Sistahood Facebook page to share your Stamping Bella makes... and also join in the challenge fun!

Have a good (crafty) weekend all..
Big Hugs

Friday 8 February 2019

Heidi Needs A Hug


Hi Lovelies..

I'm back again, this time with my Bellarific Friday card for Stamping Bella...  and this week we are able to use an older stamp...  which is brilliant as I have LOTS (and I mean LOTS) of Stamping Bella rubbah goodness to choose from!  

As it's nearly Valentine's Day - and also nearly Spring - I opted to use this Tiny Townie with her gorgeous chickie friends..  and decided to try colouring with my Polychromos.  Hmmm...  I don't think I've mastered the technique as yet, and know they'll get put away in the cupboard for 'another day!'  I don't seem to get them to blend well - even using Sansodor.  Any tips gratefully received!

Card Info:
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Polychromos

Please don't look too closely at the blending..  it's not so bad from a distance!

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Baberoonies have come up with to inspire...  and also to the Sistahood Facebook page... you could win Bella Bucks to spend on the website if you enter the monthly challenge!

Big hugs

Thursday 7 February 2019

Love You To The Stars and Back


Hi Lovlies..

It's time for a fabulous new release from All Dressed Up Digital Stamps.. and my goodness... this release is awesome!  My card uses the gorgeous Stars and Back.... isn't she just sooooo gorgeous?

I masked the image, then used my Distress Oxides to blend the background - adding a strip of DP down one side with some glitter card peeking out.  I splattered the Distress Oxides with water and also white acrylic paint to create the starry background.

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Pinks - RV52/55/63/66
Silvers - C0/1/2

Hope you'll pop over the the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to see what my lovely fellow DT members have come up with to inspire...  and don't forget, we'd also love to see what you create with All Dressed Up images.

Big hugs

Monday 4 February 2019

Couple Goals

Hi Lovelies...

Today, I'm sharing four cards that I made with the fabulous Couple Goals set from The Greeting Farm.  Of course, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, they're proving popular!

Card Info (same for all four cards)
Image and Sentiment - The Greeting Farm Couple Goals
Paper - Simple Stories Kissing Booth
Dies - MFT Pierced Circle, Uniquely Creative Stitched Scalloped Circle, 
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20
Girl - Hair - E21/23/25, Dress R24/27/46
Boy - Hair E41/43/44, Top B32/34, Trousers B28
Grounding - T0/1
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass.

And here's the rest:

I'm really struggling to get good photos at the moment - using all sorts of photo editing software to try to show the colours as they are when I look at the card.  Maybe it's the light..... or maybe I need to invest in some proper photography equipment!

Big hugs

Friday 1 February 2019

Love Is....

Hi Lovelies...

I'm back now with my DT card for the new challenge at All Dressed Up where the theme is 


Of course, it's a perfect theme for February as Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  I chose to use this gorgeous 'Love Is' image for my love-themed card.  This couple are sooooo darn cute!

Card Info:
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid
Dies - MFT Scalloped Rectangle Frames
Colouring - Copics - Skin - E000/00/11/04, R20, Pinks - RV10/11/13/14, Denim - B21/23, 
T Shirt - Y15/38 YR04/14, Branch - E35/55, Leaves G14/63, Blue Sky - B000/52
Glitter card

Hope you like my make with this cute couple and that you'll join in the fun on the All Dressed Up Facebook Page.

Have a good weekend..

Look on the Bright Side!!!

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm thinking BRIGHT colours.... it's snowy outside and the sky is very gray.... but in here I'm going colourful!!!

Of course, it's Bellarific Friday and also Stamp of the Month time..  so us Bella Babes are using the Floral Forest Backdrop - which you can get with 25% discount for the whole of February!!!  We've all used it in a different way..  it's perfect to use on it's own, or to use with other images.

I decided to do a watercoloured sky after being inspired by a card I'd seen on Instagram.  Then I used Copics to colour the flowers and leaves...  in colours bright enough to cheer the day!

Card Info:
Sentiment - MFT
Flowers - R24/27/46/39, Y15/17/18/38, E99, V12/15/17/09
Leaves - G14/46, YG63/17
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, 
Abandoned Coral
White acrylic paint to splatter
Die - MFT Pierced Circle
Embossing Folder
Bakers Twine

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what my fellow Babes have come up with to inspire.  Also don't forget our Sistahood Facebook Page - you can share your makes and also you could enter the current challenge where you could win Bella Bucks to spend in the store if your entry is chosen at random... can't be bad!!

I'll be back later today with another card - my cards are a bit like buses, nothing for a few days, then a few at once!!

Big hugs