Wednesday 31 July 2019

Love to Dance...


Hi Lovelies..

Today my card is using another of the fabulous All Dressed Up images that have been released in Clear Stamps and are available form Crafteezee here in the UK.  This one is called Love to Dance.

Card Info:
Paper - Sunny Studio Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - RV55/17
Shading - T0/1/3

I seem to have been busy this week - and I have another couple to show you before the end of the week... phew!

Big hugs

Sunday 28 July 2019

Big Birthday Balloons


Hi Lovelies..

This is a card I've been meaning to make for a little while...  I've seen so many fabulous cards on Instagram with lots of balloons - but I didn't have the right stencil - so put it off.  But yesterday, I decided that as I had the MFT Big Birthday Balloons die set, I would create my own stencil... and this is the result!

I just diecut the balloons from cardstock and used the negative for the stencil..  ok, they're not reusable, but perfect for making a single card.

I used lots of different inkpads to give a really colourful effect..  then diecut the birthday word die in gold mirri card three times adhered together so it really stands out.  I finished with a gold matt around the edge of the colourful panel.

Card Info:
MFT Big Birthday Balloons Die Set
MFT Inkpads - Blue Raspberry, Red Hot, Lemon Drop
Distress Inkpads - Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Shaded Lilac
Mama Elephant Birthday Word Die

Hope you like my colourful make and that you'll stop by and say hello..


Friday 26 July 2019

Curvy Girl Bride


Hi Lovelies..

For our Bellarific Friday cards today, we're using images from the latest release...  however, as the postie still had my new release goodies when I made my card, I used this gorgeous Curvy Girl from the previous latest release.... get my drift? LOL!

And this girlie has got to be one of my all time favourite Stamping Bella images - there's so little colouring involved.  Her dress is coloured with pale greys - even though it's a white... it does have to have some shadows where the folds are.

I created the background by using a cover plate with lots of hearts - and placing that over an ink-blended background - which pales towards the edges giving a lovely effect.  I tore a bit of vellum for the sentiment - stamping it in Versamark then heat embossing it with silver fine embossing powder.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Whimsy Magical Birthday Wishes
Cover Plate - MFT Full of Hearts
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair E21/23/25
Dress - T0/1/3
Roses R81/83/85/89
Leaves - YG25/17 G99
Distress Oxide - Picked Raspberry

I fussy cut the bride before adhering her with foam pads to the card.  Hope you like!  

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

Have a good weekend..

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Bee Friends


Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a 'just-for-fun' card I made using the lovely Bee Friends Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.

Now, I turned my craft room upside down knowing I had what I thought was a honeycomb die - and eventually found this which is actually apparently chicken wire - and it's a cover plate by MFT.  Firstly I did a bit of smooshing with my Distress Inks to create the background...  then I diecut the cover plate in gold mirri card and trimmed it down a bit - before adhering it and the coloured bees, the sentiment and some sequins for a bit of bling!

Card Info:
Stamp Set - Pretty Pink Posh Bee Friends
Dies, MFT Chicken Wire Cover Plate, MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle, 
L'il Inkers Stitched Sentiment Flag
Sentiment - done on PC
Distress Inks Tumbled Glass and Broken China
Colouring - Copics
E29/79/49 Y15/17/38 R000

Hope you like my make today - sometimes just-for-fun cards are the nicest to make - aren't they?

Big hugs..

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..