Friday 18 December 2020

A Sneaky Yeti!

Hi Lovelies...

For this week's Bellarific Friday, we're highlighting the Yetis!!!  Poor things get neglected this time of year, and as the Yeti with a Gift is Stamp of the Month at Stamping Bella, they're in the lime light!

Now I'm not totally sure what colour a Yeti might be... so I've used my imagination and he's there, hiding behind the house... waiting for his Christmas gift!

Card Info
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Yeti B31/N0/1
House - E30/31/33/34/35
Windows - B60/61
Snow - N0/1/2
Greens YG61/G14/G99
Chimney W0/1/3
Santa - R46 E57
Sack -E42/43
White Gel Pen and Glitter

Hope you like my make today.  

Thanks so much for following me this year - I wish you all a wonderful Christmas in these difficult times - and here's to a much better 2021!!

Big hugs

Friday 11 December 2020

Littles - Santa and His Reindeer

Hi Lovely Bloggers

I've been Santa colouring again for my card today - this is Santa and his Reindeer, from the Littles range at Stamping Bella.

I stamped, coloured, then masked the image, so I could do a bit of Distress Ink Blending, creating a snowy sky background.  I splattered on some acrylic paint to create the snow.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Littles Santa and His Reindeer
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E01/11 R20
Beard and Fur - N0/1/3
Reds - R24/27/46
Golds - Y17/38
Greens - G14 YG17
Reindeer - E31/33/34/44
Shading - N0/1/3
Acrylic Paint to splatter
White Gel Pen for Highlights

Hope you like my Christmas make today and that you'll head on over to the Stamping Bella blog for more inspiration from the Bella Babes.  You can also check out the Sistahood Facebook page to share and chat all things Bella related... look forward to seeing you there!

Big hugs

Monday 7 December 2020

Christmas Snuggle

Hi Lovelies...

Today, there are four fabulous new images available from All Dressed Up Digital Stamps - I've used the oh-so-cute Christmas Snuggle for my inspiration card.

I was in a CAS mood again, so I stamped and coloured the image, then just added a sentiment, a couple of sequins, some glitter. and it was done.  I matted the die cut panel onto some gold mirri card, then onto red cardstock.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Mama Elephant Mixed Holiday Greetings
Die - Tonic Scalloped Square
Gold Mirri Card
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Reds - R24/27/46 E57
Gold Y17/38
Teddy - E31/33
Greens - YG17/82
Antlers - E42/43/44
Shading - T0/1/3

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop on over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page where you can find more inspiration for the new release images!

Big hugs

Friday 4 December 2020

A Gift from Yeti

Hi Lovelies..

For today's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella, we're highlighting the Stamp of the Month for December - which this time is 'A Gift From Yeti'.  

I kept my card relatively simple... I coloured and fussy cut the yeti, before adhering with foam pads to a dry embossed snowy backdrop.  I added the sentiment which is included, to a white band, finishing with a couple of gems.  I matted some navy blue cardstock behind the panel.

Snowy Embossing Folder
Colouring - Copics
Yeti - B60/63, RV91/93
Gift - G14 R27/46

You can get this stamp with 50% discount throughout December - which is a fabulous bargain!

Hope you like my make today.. and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from my fellow teamies!

Big hugs - Have a Great Weekend..

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Prima Ballerina

Me again!

This time I'm here with my card for the All Dressed Up Challenge for December - the theme this time is:


Now I do love this fabulous image from Wendy - and I knew which paper I wanted to put alongside her..  then I wondered whether to add embellishments or not.  I decided against, as I didn't want to take anything away from this dancer, who in my eyes, had to be the total centre of attention!  I coloured and shaded around her rather than fussy cutting this time, to make the image pop from the page.

Card Info:
Paper - LOTV Digital Paper
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11/70 R20
Hair - E42/43
Dress - R10/81/83/85
Shading and grounding - T0/1/2/3

I also didn't add a sentiment for similar reasons, deciding this card could be sent to an aspiring dancer on any number of occasions... or even to someone who just appreciates ballet.  I did add lots of glitter to her tutu though.... well, what's a girl without glitter???

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop on over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to join in the 'Square' fun!

Big hugs

Take to the Slopes

Hi Peeps...

Well I have two cards to share with you today.... my first is from All Dressed Up and is available as a freebie through the Kit and Clowder Facebook Page!!!

The image is called 'Take to the Slopes' - I decided to go a bit 'out there' and do a pink sky.... it turned out slightly pinker than I would have liked, but hey...  I like it!  I Distress Ink blended the background, added a little snowy slope with a few glittery die-cut trees.. then all I had to do was colour and fussy cut the image and adhere!

Card Info:

Image - All Dressed Up Take to the Slopes Digital Image (freebie on K & C Advent Calender Facebook Page)

Sentiment - done on PC

Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, MFT Stitched Rectangles, Trees - Marianne Design CR1287

Colouring - Copics  -  Skin E000/01/11, Hair E43/44, Jumper B21/23/24, Pinks RV52/63/55, Skis N0/1/3, Ski Goggles C5/7

I splattered the background with white acrylic paint to create a snow scene, then sprayed with Pearl Ex to give a sparkly look - difficult to photograph, but better in real life.

I'll be back later today with another All Dressed Up DT card - this time for our challenge!

See Ya Later...

Friday 27 November 2020

Penguin Family

Hey Peeps...

It's time for another Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella, and this week, we're highlighting stamps from the current release.  I chose to use this fabulous family of penguins for my card...  and I'm loving how it turned out!

I coloured up the penguins, then created a mask for them by stamping again onto masking paper and cutting out, so that I could used Distress Inks in the background.  I left the masks in place while I splattered some white acrylic paint to create the snow scene.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Penguins - C5/7/9 B31 Y38 YR18, Beard N0/1/2
Gifts - G14 R46 E57
Shading - C0/1/2
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch

Finally I added the sentiment that comes with the image, and matted onto some navy cardstock.

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the Bella Babes..  and you can also find a wonderful Black Friday deal at Stamping Bella - there is 30% off everything in the store until Sunday night!!!  Gotta be a good deal!

Big Hugs..

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Winterberry Background...

Hi Peeps...

I've been playing with a fabulous background stamp from Pink Fresh Studio called Winterberry Background...  and have used it in three different ways - firstly on a Distress Ink blended red background, heat embossing the image with gold embossing powder. It's a bit difficult to get the gold mirri to show properly on the photograph unfortunately.  I used red cardstock to start, but blended Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany around the edge before stamping.  I added a little sentiment from an MFT set - also embossed in gold.

Next I stamped it in black ink onto Kraft card, colouring with Copics.  Again, I added the same little sentiment.

I added glossy accents to the berries on all three cards to give some texture, and also a few little sequins.

Lastly, I stamped the image onto white cardstock, again colouring with Copics..  

Copic Colours - YG17, G46, G99, R46, E57

I think you'll agree that it looks so different on each of the different backgrounds - and it's a stamp I'm sure I'll use over and over again!

Big hugs

Friday 20 November 2020

Bundle Girl with a Tree

Hi Lovely Peeps..

Today for my Bellarific Friday card, we're using images from the current Stamp of the Month collection - which means, we're using Bundle Girls!

I chose to use this gorgeous little girlie carrying her mahoosive Christmas tree..  complete with the lights too!  I coloured and fussy cut the image (soooooooo tricky around the lights!) - then created a blended background using Distress Inks,  splattering the blue with water to create a snowy scene. I added a little die cut snow bank for her to walk along.

Card Info:

Image - Stamping Bella Bundle Girl with a Tree, Sentiment - Stamping Bella Long Distance Christmas Sentiments, Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Colouring - Copics - Tree G05/09/17/46, Coat RV52/63/55, Hat and Boots BG53/57, Lights - R24/46, Y15/38

I finished off by adhering her with foam pads to the background - then used Glossy Accents on the lights - so effective!

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspirational cards from the Bella Babes!

Big hugs...

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Worldly Women!

Hey Peeps...

I came across this stamp set when I was having a clear out and couldn't resist colouring these gorgeous ladies - don't ya just love them?  It's from Inky Antics and called 'Worldly Women' - I can only say I'm the one with the pink hat!!  I think the set may be retired now or unavailable unfortunately.

I coloured and fussy cut these ladies.... those legs were a bit tricky with the varicose veins - but I managed!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Inky Antics Worldly Women
Sorry, I can't list the colours as I didn't make a note of them!

Hope you like my make today - I had lots of fun colouring and fussy cutting!

Big hugs

Friday 13 November 2020

Santa and the Missus!

Hi Peeps..

Crikey, this week has gone by quickly - and it's Bellarific Friday time again at Stamping Bella!  Today, we're sharing cards made with images that aren't from the current release.  I chose to use this fabulous Santa from the Oddballs Santa and his Missus stamp set.

Unfortunately, there wasn't room for the Missus on the card, just himself front and centre!  I coloured and fussy cut him, adding lots of glitter to his fur and beard... then created a background by blending Distress Inks through a circle stencil, stamping a Christmas background stamp in Versamark through the stencil, then heat embossing it with white embossing powder.  I finished off by white heat embossing the words onto red cardstock, trimming them and adhering both the Santa, and the sentiment onto the panel using 3D Foam Pads.

Card Info:

Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Oddballs Santa and his Missus, Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle, Taylored Expressions Circle Stencil, MFT Christmas Background Stamp, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/11/70, Beard, Fur and Scroll T0/1/2, Reds R24/27/46 E57, Boots and Gloves C5/7/9, Grounding W0/1, Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, White Gel Pen, Glitter

Hope you like my Christmas make today...  and that you'll pop by the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely baberoonies have come up with to inspire.

Big hugs

Friday 6 November 2020

Bundle Girl and Penguin

Hey Peeps...

As it's now November, it's Stamp of the Month time at Stamping Bella... YAYY!  This time it's one of my all time favourite characters - this is Bundle Girl with a Penguin..  isn't she just TOO CUTE???  And you can get her with 50% discount throughout November from Stamping Bella!!

I coloured and fussy cut her, then created a panel for her to be adhered to, by using a circle stencil, and inking through that with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire onto a white cardstock panel.  While the stencil was still in place, I splattered the Distress Inks with water, before lifting the water with a paper towel.... this gives a lovely snow scene effect.  I then added some white snow flakes and some glitter too.  I did a little shading on the white part of the panel, for her shadow.

Finally I added a sentiment which came from the Wren and Her Wreath stamp set.  I stamped with versamark onto navy cardstock, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle Die
Taylored Expressions Circle Stencil
Distress Inks (as above)
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hat - RV55/63/17/09
Coat - BG01/05/75
Scarf - R10/11
Leaves G12 YG63
Berries - BV31 C1
Penguin - C5/7 BV31 Y28 YR24

Hope you like my make today - and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration!

Big Hugs

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Sending Smiles

Hi Peeps...

Today, I've used the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Hexagon Tiled Background stamp to create my card.  Firstly I used Distress Oxides to blend my background, then stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

I diecut the Sending Smiles word die (also from Simon Says Stamp) four times, adhering together to give lots of depth.  The fourth and top one is cut from gold Mirri card to match the gold on the background.

I matted and layerd onto more gold mirri, added a few gold sequins and it was done!

Card Info:
Simon Says Stamp Hexagon Tiled Background
Simon Says Stamp Sending Smiles Word Die
Distress Oxides Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry 
Gold Embossing Powder and Gold Sequins

Hope you like my make today...


Sunday 1 November 2020

Girl's Christmas Stocking

Hi Peeps...

It's time for a new challenge over at the All Dressed Up Facebook group - and for November, the theme is 


So I opened up one of my favourite images - Girl's Christmas Stocking - and coloured her then fussy cut around the image.

I created a background by masking a wide stripe diagonally across my card panel, blending some Distress Oxides in the gap, then using my favourite of all time background stamp - while the masks were still in place.  I heat embossed with WOW sparkly embossing powder.  Then finally I adhered the fussy cut image and added the sentiment.

Card Info:

Image - All Dressed Up Digital Stamps Girl's Christmas Stocking, Sentiment - CCDesigns Christmas Sentiment Set, Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Wilted Violet, Taylored Expressions Twinkle Twinkle Background, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/01/11 R20, Hair E41/42/43/44, Dress/Stocking/Bow R81/83/86 B60/63

Hope you like my make today... I was in my favourite pink zone while I made it as you can tell!  

We'd love it if you joined in with our Christmassy challenge - see you there!

Big Hugs

Friday 30 October 2020

Curvy Girl Loves Autumn

Hi there...

It's Bellarific Friday time again, and as it's the last one of the month, we're using images from the newest release.   I chose to use the gorgeous Curvy Girl Loves Autumn for my card, and did a bit of Distress Oxide blending for the background.

I coloured and fussy cut the image.  Believe it or not, I didn't look at the colours on the front of the package (I deliberately don't look!)...  I just chose autumnal colours that I thought would suit -  I couldn't believe it when I turned the package over and saw that I'd chosen pretty much the same as was on the package image!!  

Card Info:
Distress Oxides - Carved Pumpkin, Tea Die, Ground Expresso
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R30
Hair - E21/57/59
Coat - YR21/12/24
Scarf - YR04/18/27
Tights -E30/33
Boots - E57/59
Flowers - Y17/38 Berries R37/39 Leaves G99 YR12/24

Hope you like my Autumn/Fall make today as much as I enjoyed making it.  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more fabulous DT inspiration.