Friday 26 April 2019

Flowery Gnome - Take 2

Hi Lovelies..

It's Bellarific Friday time again... and this week we're celebrating using images from the brand new release! I chose to use the Flowery Gnome as he's one of my favourite of all the gnomes... but shhhhhhhhh don't tell the others - or there'll be a gnome riot on my hands!

I wanted to use strong colours so chose peaches and pinks - to tone with his red hat of course.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Flowery Gnome
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04
Beard - T0/1/3/5
Suit - BG72/75
Hat - R24/27/46/39
Leaves and Stems - YG17/23/25 G46/99
Flowers - R85/89, R43/24 Y38 YR24
Shading - W0/1/3/5
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the fabulous Babes have come up with to inspire - and also to the Facebook Sistahood page to share all things Bella related.... it's a fun place to be!

Have a lovely weekend all..

Monday 22 April 2019

Just Ducky


Hi Lovelies...

Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.  As it was so lovely and sunny here in the UK, we spent quite a lot of time gardening..  and are now feeling the after effects!  Oh... the aches and pains!!

But I've also been colouring up these little ducks from MFT.. they are sooooo cute!  I decided to fussy cut them and create a little scene, with a background behind the circle die cut.

Card Info:
Images - MFT Just Ducky
Sentiment - MFT Essential Sentiments
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles
Stencil - MFT Clouds
Colouring - Copics
Ducks - Y13/15/17/18/38 YR14
Greens - YG17/23/25
Blues - B21/23
Pink RV63/55
Distress Inks
White Gel Pen

I did smile when I was colouring these little ducks.... my nickname a few years back was 'Ducky' - as I had a house full of stuffed duck soft toys!  I think one or two are still around somewhere... I should dig them out!

Hope you like my make today - I do love creating with small images..  they're so easy to colour!

Big Hugs

Friday 19 April 2019



Hi Lovelies...

Hope you're having a wonderful Good Friday - the sun is shining here in Yorkshire so we're going to be out in the garden later!

And being Friday - of course, it's Bellarific Friday!!  Today the Baberoonies are sharing makes from the Stamp of the Month collection - which means we're using gorgeous Bellas!

Mine is using the fabulous Giftabella - with all those fabulous parcels!!  Wish she was coming to my birthday party...  mind you she'd be a bit early if she was! LOL!

Card Info:
Paper - Sunny Studios 
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04
Dress - V01/12/15/17
Gifts - G12/82, B21/23, RV52/63/55, V15/17
Lots of Glitter!

Hope you like my make today, and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the Babes.... and don't forget, you can get the Stamp of the Month (Balloonabella) at 25% discount throughout April.

You can also check out the Sistahood Facebook Page to share all of your Stamping Bella makes and chat all things Bella related!

Happy Easter all!


Wednesday 17 April 2019

More Easter Bunnies


Hi Again...

Here's my second card using the fabulous Stacey Yakula Easter Bunnies from My Favourite Things..  they are sooooo darn cute!

This little guy is pulling along a mahoosive Easter Egg - mmmm I can taste the chocolate now!  I fussy cut the image before adhering to my panel..  after I'd done some Distress Ink Blending and created some grass with Copics.

Card Info:
Paper - MFT Country Fair Plaid
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Lawn Fawn Simply Puffy Cloud Frames, 
Fancy Scalloped Rectangles
Colouring - Copics and Distress Inks
Bunny - N0/1/2/3 R20, Egg R52/63/55
Grass - YG17/23/25
Sky - Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink
Doodlebug Design Heart

Hope you like my make today..

Big hugs

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Easter Bunnies...


Hi There Lovelies...

I've been playing with the fabulous MFT Easter Bunnies this week - and have a couple of cards to share.  

I really love this style of card - when I look at what inspires me (the cards I save on Instagram or Pinterest for example) - they all tend to be of this type.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - MFT Easter Bunnies
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - N3/2/1/0 R20/30
Background - Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass/ Twisted Citron/Mowed Lawn

Hope you like my make today... I'll be back with another bunny soon!

Big Hugs

Sunday 14 April 2019

Spring Greetings...

Hi Lovelies..

I'm sharing a card today that I made using a fabulous Pretty Pink Posh Stamp and Die..  perfect for this time of year too...

I've got to admit, even though I love fussy cutting, this one would have taken me hours so I weakened and bought the die!

There are some gorgeous spring flowers in this image - including tulips and daffodils, and lots of greenery too..  I coloured it all first, then die cut and adhered to my card with foam pads - after stamping the greeting on the card in the centre.

Card Info:
Image, Sentiment and Die - Pretty Pink Posh Spring Wreath
Other Dies - MFT Border, MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - scrap from stash
Colouring - Copics
RV63/55, R81/83/85, Y17/38 YG17/23
Glossy Accents

I do love how it turned out.... it looks clean and fresh and very spring-like.  Hope you like it too.

Big hugs

Friday 12 April 2019

New Beginnings, New Memories...


Hi Lovelies...

Yes.... it's Bellarific Friday again at Stamping Bella - and today we're highlighting images that aren't from the current release.  I had a card to make for my daughter's house move...  so I chose to use this Tiny Townies Fairy House as it's so sweet!

I went for a matt and layered style as I was then able to add the sentiment easily - the house leans to the right so it gave room on the left!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics

So what did you think of the wonderful new release???  There are SOOOO MANY brilliant images and gorgeous rubbah in this one - we're absolutely spoiled for choice!

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the Babes... and then also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share your Stamping Bella creations and join the the fun.  

Big hugs

Tuesday 9 April 2019

More Stamping Bella goodness...


Hi Again...

Today I'm back with more of the goodies from the brand new Stamping Bella release.....  these Tiny Townies are amazing!!

My first card uses Tiny Townies Playing Hopscotch..  I LOVE the sentiment that goes with this adorable image!! 

And my second card uses Tiny Townies Playing Jacks.....  which is something I remember vividly doing..  it was one of my favourite games!  I could bounce the ball and pick up all 10 jacks in one go....  just call me Champion!!

I decided to use lots of bright colours on these cards so that they were fun.  I did the backgrounds with Distress Inks and a cloud stencil.

I don't know about you, but I think that this release has GOT TO BE one of the very best I've ever seen!!!  So much gorgeous rubbah - my only problem is where I'm going to store it in my ever full craft room!

Big Big Hugs...

Monday 8 April 2019

Yayy... the Stamping Bella New Release is HERE!

Hi Lovelies....

YAYYYY!!! After all the teasers over the weekend, it's now time for the AWESOME NEW RELEASE at Stamping Bella!!  Believe me..... you have never seen such a fabulous lot of amazingness!!  Hope you're sitting comfortably...  this is a long post!

I'm starting off with a gorgeous Curvy Girl - this is Curvy Girl Eats Cake...  isn't she just fabulous???  

My next card uses the gorgeous Flowery Gnome....  and as I'm seeing lots of primroses around lately, I decided to use lots of yellow - unusual for me but I loved it!  

And now another Gnome make...  this is very aptly named Gnome on an Egg..  and I decided to create a shaker card for the egg to sit on...  using another unusual colour for me..  but another I was happy with as it has eggy tones!

 There are matching cut-it-out dies available for all of these images if you'd like them. 

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the lovely Babes have come up with highlighting this new release...

I'll be back tomorrow with more cards to show you using fabulous new Tiny Townies!  

Big hugs

Sunday 7 April 2019

Little Butterfly Girl


Hi Lovelies...

It's time for the April new release from All Dressed Up - and there are four wonderful new images!

I have used Little Butterfly Girl - and have made a shaker card for her to perch in front of.  It wasn't difficult for me to decide to colour her pink - of course, most fairies (like me), have a passion for the colour!

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Little Butterfly Girl Digital Image
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Square Frame
Paper - Anna Marie Designs Dottie
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - RV66/55/63/52
Dress and Wings - RV00/01/52/63 V02
Branch - E23/25 YG17
Background - Distress Ink Tumbled Glass over cloud stencil
Glitter and Sequins

Don't forget to pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to share your makes using Wendy's gorgeous images - and also to see what my fellow DT members have come up with to inspire. 

Hope you like my make today...  I've been busy lately so will be back tomorrow with more makes!

Big hugs

Friday 5 April 2019

Balloonabella Stamp of the Month

Hi Lovelies...

Bellarific Friday has come around once again and of course, because it's the beginning of the month, we have a fabulous Stamp of the Month to highlight..  this is Balloonabella - and she's available at 25% discount throughout April!

I'm firmly back in my pink zone just lately - so out came my RV Copics to colour with..  then a bit of fussy cutting and I was nearly done.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax
Paper - MFT Farm Fresh Gingham
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E41/42/43/44
Dress and Balloons- RV52/63/55/66
Grounding N0/1

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other Babes have come up with to inspire - and also to visit the Sistahood Facebook page to talk and share all things Stamping Bella!

Big hugs

Thursday 4 April 2019

Clearly Besotted Floral Spray


Hey Peeps...

I've been playing with some of my relatively new stash...  and this Clearly Besotted Floral Spray clear stamp set has been waiting patiently to be used.  Of course, I reached for my pinks for these beautiful flowers..  I LOVE pink roses!

I stamped and fussy cut the whole spray - I don't have the die set because to be quite honest - it's a little too expensive for me and anyways, I enjoy fussy cutting - it's therapeutic!

Then I used the a border die to create the white part of my card, overlapping some pink stripey paper.  I adhered the spray to the white part of the card so it gives the impression of the lower half being more 3D than the top.

Card Info:
Image - Clearly Besotted Floral Spray Stamp Set
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Borders Set 2
Paper - Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Roses - R81/83/85/89
Leaves - YG17/25 G99

I was really thrilled how my card turned out - hope you like it too.

Big hugs

Monday 1 April 2019

I Love My Puppy!

Hi Peeps...

My make today is my DT card for our All Dressed Up April Inspiration challenge..  this time the theme is


Now, there is a very small animal on my image...  the little cute puppy is hiding in the flowers..  but you'd be forgiven for missing it!  I love this girlie so much that I decided to push the boundaries a little so I could get to colour her again.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Paper - MFT Gingham
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Greens - G12/14 YG05/17
Pinks RV52/63/55
Yellows - Y21/32/18
Puppy - N0/1
Sky - B0000/000/00

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to join in this challenge...  you have until the end of April.  You will also see more fabulous inspiration from my fellow DT members there - they are so talented!

Big hugs