Friday 30 August 2019

A little Hair Play!

Hi Lovelies...

Time for another Bellarific Friday - and today we're using images from the most recent release.  These Tiny Townies have to be up there in my favourites... so it was time for them to be coloured up!

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, MFT Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges
Colouring - Copics
Skin - as usual
Hair - E23/25/29
Hairband - RV55/17
Dress - B21/23/24
Hair - E41/43/44
Trousers and Hairband - BG10/11/13
Top and Shoes - R81/83/85
Glasses RV55/17
Paper W0/1/2
Shading W0/1/2
Twine and Gems

I created a panel for the side of the card using Distress Oxide blending - I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and a touch of Seedless Preserves - then I sprayed it with some Perfect Pearls to give a sparkly effect - I like how it turned out.

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration.... ooh and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page - where you can join in the Bella fun!

Big hugs

Sunday 25 August 2019

Sketched Flowers

Hi Peeps..

Today I'm back with a CAS card using the Sketched Flowers from Simon Says Stamp.  I decided not to colour the flowers individually and to only use part of the image - then I did some shading with a Distress Oxide pink.  I stamped again after the blending the pink..  which made the black lines of the image pop.  This is one of the joys of using a MISTI stamping tool - it's so easy to stamp again after colouring!  I then added one of the perfect sentiments that come with the set and it was finished!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
MFT Stitched Rectangles Die

So a very short post from me..  the sun is shining here in the UK (again!), so I'm off out into the garden...


Friday 23 August 2019

Tropical Squidgies


Hi Lovelies...

It's time for a colour theme post at Stamping Bella - and this was the inspiration we were to use...

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Well I managed the tangerine and the aqua... but only have a tiny bit of the cranberry on the sunnies and around the edge of the card... that'll have to be enough.. lol!  And I think I may have to give up on the bokeh panels... I can never seem to get the effect that I want... the white is always a bit faded..  ah well..

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Tropical Squidgies (includes 3 stamps)
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin as usual
Hair - E23/25/27 and E41/43/44
Coconut - E23/25/29
Pineapple - YR23/24/27
Glasses - R39 and BG45 then T3/5/7/9 for lenses
Greens YG05/17 G46
Distress Oxides - Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed and Abandoned Coral
Distress Ink - Picket Fence
Gold Mirri Card
Glossy Accents for lenses

I love how their sunspecs turned out with the glossy accents - they are sooo glossy you can see my reflection in them!

Have a lovely weekend all... looks like the sun is going to be shining here in the UK..  so we'll be B-B-Q-ing!


Tuesday 20 August 2019

Look for the rainbow...

Hi Peeps...

Today I've used a fabulous die set from Reverse Confetti - Over The Rainbow - combined with a sentiment from them also which I think is perfect to go with the rainbow.

I've used acetate between the clouds top and bottom and some vellum clouds too - so the rainbow sits comfortably behind the lower clouds.

Card Info:
Dies - Reverse Confetti Over the Rainbow Die Set
Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Sentiment - Reverse Confetti - So Many Sentiments
Colouring - Copics
Rainbow: R46 YR04 Y18 G14 B23 B28 V17
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass
Stencil - MFT Puffy Clouds

Hope you like my make...


Friday 16 August 2019

Penelope has a Pencil

Hi Lovelies...

Today for our Bellarific Friday - we're highlighting some of the other images available from our Stamp of the Month collection - and that set is the Mr Postie collection.

I chose to use Penelope has a Pencil - she was one of the first images I used when I became a Bella Babe so has wonderful memories.  I fussy cut her and adhered her with foam pads.

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Circle, MFT Notebook Edge
Background - MFT Typed Text Stamp
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - R81/83/85
Hair - C3/5/7/9
Skin - as usual

Hope you like my CAS make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration.  Also don't forget to check out the Sistahood Facebook page - to share all things Bella related!


Sunday 11 August 2019

Hey Gullfriend!

Hi All..

I've made a bit of a promise to myself recently that I'll use some of the stamps that sit quietly in my stash.. and this Seaside Gull set from MFT was one of the first to my hand!

I stamped and coloured the gulls, then fussy cut.  I used some Distress Inks for the sea and sky background, then die cut a panel so the aperture fitted the background perfectly.  I then die cut a circle frame and adhered it so that it framed the window, before using 3D foam tape to lift the whole panel.  Finally I added the gull and clouds also on foam pads.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - MFT Seaside Gulls
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, MFT Stitched Circle Frames
Colouring - Copics
Gull N0/1/2/3/5 Y15/18/21
Clouds - C0/1
Post - E44/43
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass/Broken China/Chipped Sapphire

I loved how this little guy turned out.... and I have four of his friends all coloured and cut now waiting for other cards - hope they're not too noisy on my craft desk - and I hope they don't make a mess!!

Hope you had a lovely Sunday..

Friday 9 August 2019

Happiness Blooms From Within....


Hi there...

Another Bellarific Friday has come around and this time we're using images that are from other than the new release.

I chose to use one of the fabulous Oddballs - this is Long Stemmed Oddball.  Isn't she just awesome??  I chose darker colour to match her personality..  then the sentiment I used comes with the image.

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/E70/E71
Hair C5/7/9
Dress - BV00/01/04/17
Flowers - Y15 YR23
Eyeshadow and Shoes - G12/43/46
Shading - T0/1/3

I added a couple of gems and a sprinkling of Frantage to finish off this card... hope you like!

Don't forget to check out the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Baberoonis have come up with, and also pop over to the Sistahood Facebook page to share all things Bella related!

Have a good weekend...


Wednesday 7 August 2019

Party Frock

Hi there...

It's time for a new release at All Dressed Up - but as Wendy is busy getting on with the Christmas images, we're highlighting some of the older ones.

I've used the gorgeous 'Party Frock' for my card - and as you can see, unusually for me, I chose to use blues!  See?  I can do it!  I also tried a little Bokeh technique colouring for the panel - but as this is my first time trying, it's not the best.  I learned that I need to be more bold with the colours I use before stencilling the white circles so they show more.  

Card Info:
Bokeh panel - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Picket Fence Distress Inks
Colouring - Copics
Skin - as usual
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - B12/14/16
Bow - N0/1

As I've not used a sentiment, the card can be used for lots of different occasions..  so it's one for my 'box to use in the near future!'  Now come on, we all have one of those, don't we??

Big hugs

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Flowers for the lady...

Hi Peeps..

I've been playing with some more of my Pretty Pink Posh stash today - this time it's the Mother's Day Stamp Set - it's fabulous and comes with a sentiment and other single flower images.

I coloured and die cut the vase and flowers, then adhered them with foam pads to a stitched oval die cut - before in turn, adhering that to a lattice cover plate die.  I created the background with distress oxides so give varying shades of pink - but of course, the camera finds difficulty picking the different shades out.

Card Info:
Image - Pretty Pink Posh Mother's Day Stamp Set and matching dies
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Oval, Sunny Studio Designs Lattice Cover Plate
Background - Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Colouring - Copics
Vase - RV91/93/95
Flowers - R81/83/85/89, Y15/18/38
Leaves YG23/25/17

I didn't use the sentiment that comes with the set, as I thought this card could be used for any occasion where some flowers would be well received!

Hope you like my make today...


Sunday 4 August 2019

Tropical Toucans



Today I used the fabulous Tropical Toucans and Hibiscus Flowers stamp sets from Pretty Pink Posh - I'm loving these birds!  I was inspired by DT cards I'd seen using these images.

Firstly, I did a bit of ink blending through the Tropical Background Stencil - just to give a bit of background depth.  Then I coloured the bird/branches/leaves with Copics before fussy cutting them and adhering to the card.

Card Info:
Images - Pretty Pink Posh Tropical Toucans and Hibiscus Flowers Clear Stamp Sets
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Toucan - C5/7/9 YR38 R46
Leaves - YG23/25 G46
Branch E23/25
Flowers R53/85 Y38
 Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass

I added a few sequins and the sentiment from a different stamp set then it was done. Thanks for popping by today and for any comments you may leave.

Big hugs

Friday 2 August 2019

Seal of Approval

Hi there..

It's Bellarific Friday time at Stamping Bella - and this time, we're using the August Stamp of the Month - which is the Uptown Girls Seal of Approval stamp set.  Now I think this set was designed for use on envelopes...  which it's perfect for - but I decided to think outside of the box (or the envelope!) and create a shaker card.

The images were ultra easy to colour - then I used a triple window die which comes also with a circular frame, to create the shaker panels.

Card Info:
Dies - Stamping Bella Bestie Word Die, MFT Circle Trio Shaker Window
MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair - E51/53/55
Dress - R55/17

Hope you like my make - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see what the other lovely Babes have come up with to inspire..  Don't forget you can get this stamp set for 25% discount throughout August!

Big hugs

Thursday 1 August 2019

Mermaid Kisses


Hi Lovelies...

My DT card today is for the  August All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge, where are theme is 


I decided to use this gorgeous mermaid, which I'm pretty sure fits the fantasy part - but you never know... they may actually exist!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame
Stencil - Neat and Tangled Rice Paddies
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/55/55
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Scales - BG10/11 BV00/01

You can enter throughout August on the All Dressed Up Facebook Page
 - we look forward to seeing what  you make!