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..

Friday 14 June 2019

I'm soooooo sorry!


Hi Lovelies...

Well it's been a busy week for me, but quiet on my blog - there's going to be lots to look forward to in the coming weeks though... things I've been busy creating!

For today's Bellarific Friday make at Stamping Bella, we're using images not from the current release..  and this little Gigi the Giraffe has been giving me the sad eye from my shelves - desperate to be coloured up.... so today's her day!  Isn't she just soooo adorable???

Card Info:
Paper - MFT Dots and Stripes Sorbet
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges 2
Colouring - Copics
Giraffe - Y13/15/17/21/23/32 YR21/23/24/31 E29
Flowers - BV01/04 RV52/63/55
Leaves - YG23/25/17
Pot E99/44
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils

Hope you like my make today and that it's brightened your day.  It's STILL raining here in the UK - that's nearly two weeks of rain we've had - so we need a bit of cheering up!  Surely we'll get some June sunshine soon!!

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 check out the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page to share and chat all things Bella related!

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

Friday 7 June 2019

Summer Days... (I wish!)


Hi Again..

I've got another card to share today - this time it's the turn of All Dressed Up Digital Stamps where Wendy has some fabulous new designs for the June release.

I have coloured and fussy cut this gorgeous girlie who is about to stretch out by the pool to top up her tan.

Card Info:
Sentiment - MFT Little Letters
Paper - MFT Party Patterns
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Clothes, Sunspecs and Basket - RV52/63/55/17
Basket goodies - Y21 N1 YG23
White Gel Pen
Glossy Accents for Sunspecs

I wish we had some sun where we live - it's rained most of the week - and is set to do more over the weekend.  It's cooler with it - not exactly summer weather!  Still, it's good for the gardens so they say...

Happy weekend, whatever you're up to...

Edna Loves to Sweep


Hi Peeps...

It's another Bellarific Friday (yayy!!) and this time we're focusing on our Stamp of the Month - which is the fabulous Edna Loves to Sweep!  She has got to be one of my all time favourite stamps so I had no trouble colouring her up again.

You can get this wonderful stamp for 25% discount throughout June from Stamping Bella - but shhhhhh don't tell her she's cheap! LOL!

I coloured and fussy cut her - then adhered her with foam pads onto my card after adding the sentiment circle.

Card Info:
Die - Uniquely Creative Stitched Scalloped Circles
Paper - Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - C3/5/7/9
Dress - V20/22/25/17
Apron N0/1
Duster V0000 RV52/63/55

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see the gorgeousness my fellow DT Babes have come up with to inspire.... and also to the Sistahood Facebook page to enjoy all things Bella related!


Monday 3 June 2019

Fabulous Flamingos

Hi Lovelies..

Yes, I've been at the pink pens and paper again - this time colouring some gorgeous flamingos from Sunny Studio Designs that I bought recently.  Aren't they just the cutest???

After colouring, I did lots of fussy cutting of the birds and the leaves etc which come in the set - but I think there are dies available if you need them.  There are lots of perfect sentiments in the set also..  I used a couple that I thought were apt!

Card Info:
Images and Sentiment - Sunny Studio Designs Fabulous Flamingos
Paper - Sunny Studio Design Polka Dot Print
Dies - MFT Stitched Scalloped Circle Frame, Tonic Scalloped Square
Lawn Fawn Cloud
Colouring - Copics
Flamingos - RV10/11/13/32/34
Leaves - YG23/17/63 G99
Watermelon - RV52/55
Pineapple - YR23/24/27
Background - Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass and Broken China

Hope you like my Flamingo make today as much as I enjoyed creating it...

Big hugs

Saturday 1 June 2019

Daddy's Little Helper


Hi Lovelies..

Today, my DT card is for the brand new challenge over at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps...  our theme this time is...


Now, as you know, my male themed cards are few and far between, but I pulled up my big girl pants and chose Daddy's Little Helper to colour.

I created a little scene, then masked the image before using Distress Inks for the stenciled cloudy background.

Card Info:
Sentiment - done on PC
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Square Frame
Paper - MFT Gingham
Stencil - MFT Clouds
Colouring - Copics - Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20 - Hat and Wellies - Y13/15/17/38 YR24 - Dungarees - B21/23/24 - Reds - R24/27/46/39 - Sand - E33/34/35 - Dog - T1/3/5/7 - Bird E23/25
Distress Inks

Guess what?  I ENJOYED making this male themed card!!!  Hope you like it too.  If you pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page you'll be able to see more fabulous male themed inspiration, then we'd love to see you join in using an All Dressed Up image.