Friday, 22 May 2020

One Martini, Two Martini, Three Martini, Floor!

Hi Peeps..

We have another Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella - and this time we had a colour theme to follow...

Image may contain: flower, plant, nature and outdoor

I especially love creating cards when I'm provided with the colours - it saves me thinking of which goes with what etc!

I coloured up Edna (I think she has to be my all time favourite image btw), then I fussy cut her, being careful around that wonderful figure of hers!  Then I created a background by smooshing Distress Ink Bundled Sage onto my craft mat and dabbing the Bristol Smooth paper through several times - drying in between each layer.  I was really happy how it turned out.  I then stamped the sentiment over the smooshing - before adding a border of patterned cardstock - adhering Edna with foam pads.  I'd used a very large embossing tool on the back of the Edna to give her shape..  can  you tell?  Hope so!

Card Info:
Paper - MFT Wood Grain
Distress Ink - Bundled Sage
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R30
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - RV000/10/11/13/14
Wings and Frill - RV000
Shoes - YG63
Gems and Glitter

Hope you like my make today - and that as usual, you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to check out more inspiration from the lovely Babes.  You can also share all things Bella related at the Sistahood Facebook Page - we love to see what you make!

Have a lovely and safe weekend all...


Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Taylored Expressions Wildflower Background

Hi Lovelies...

Today my card was a quickie..  using the fabulous Taylored Expressions Wildflower Background stamped with Versamark, then heat embossed with Alabaster embossing powder from Brutus Monroe.  

After embossing, I used Distress Oxides to create the background - finally using a sunray stencil with the same colour to add a little something extra.  I splattered the background with water also.  Lastly, I added a few gems.

The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp - I heat embossed it in gold, then matted and layered so that it stood out.

Hope you like...

Hugs - Stay Safe

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Rainbow Whimsy - Keep Smiling

Hi There..

I think we're in a bit of a rainbow type world at the moment - they are everywhere I look, and give such hope for the end of these awful times!  They also make me happy - whether it's making them or seeing them in all the windows of our neighbours.

I was in my happy rainbow place when I received the new MFT Rainbow Whimsy early this week, and set about a bit of a production line so I can send to friends.

I created the little sentiment on the PC - and printed it out 2 to a page, before cutting the stitched square panel, then I could place the die exactly where I wanted it to be.  I cut another smaller square, and blended Distress Oxides over to create the background - sprinkling with water to give some texture.  I adhered the smaller to the larger square - then added the rainbows - diecut from coloured cardstock. 

Lastly, I used foam pads to adhere the large square panel to the card base..  and finished with some gems above the rainbow.

I could make these over and over as they gave me such pleasure which I was creating with them..  and that's what crafting is all about - yes??

Big hugs and Stay Safe..

Friday, 15 May 2020

Mother's Day Chicks


Hi There...

Another week has gone by in lock-down...  I'm finding the days are going fast - but then I do play lots in my craft room!

Today it's the turn of our Chicks... I chose to use this gorgeous Mother's Day Chick - as it was Mother's Day over in the US last weekend.  So it's dedicated to all my US Mom friends!

I did a bit of stencilling first, before stamping, colouring and fussy cutting this fabulous image..

Card Info:
MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Chicks - Y15/17/18 YR24 YR04
Roses - RV10/11/13
Leaves YG23

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration - and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share all things Bella related.

Have a lovely weekend all and Stay Safe...


Friday, 8 May 2020

Blanche The Butterfly...

Hi All...

Today's Bellarific Friday theme is Vintage - quite apt really as we're celebrating VE day today..  so I tried to use more muted vintage type colours in my make.  

When we say Vintage - it actually only means we're using images that aren't from the current release... but these Tiny Townie Butterfly Girls are amongst my favourite of all the images - so I was happy to use one again.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Square Frame
Paper - Maja Design
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Pinks - RV91/93/95/69/99
Wings - RV000 B60
Glitter and Sequins

There is lots of glitter on her wings - but unfortunately it's not showing up on the photograph.. so you'll have to use your imagination.

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the blog for more inspiration, and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to chat and share all things Bella related.

Big Hugs - Stay Safe...

Thursday, 7 May 2020

A little Sunflower

Hi All...

Today we have some brand new images from Wendy at All Dressed Up - and this little Sunflower girlie is one of them..

Isn't she so cute with that sunflower towering above her??  She reminded me very much of my little granddaughter - who loves getting out in the garden to play!

Card Info:
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R30
Hair - E21/23/15
Blue - B21/23/24/26
Yellow - Y15/17/38
Greens - YG25/17

Hope you like my make today and that you'll check out the All Dressed Up Facebook page to see more inspiration from the lovely DT members.

Hugs - Stay Safe

Monday, 4 May 2020

It's a Rainbow type of day...


Hi Lovelies..

Well I've been in the mood for rainbows....... I just love their colours, and right now, they are everywhere I look!  So I thought I'd join in some more with these cards, which were inspired by a lovely Instagram friend of mine - Sharon @uniquelykdesigns

She'd used the Gorgeous Grung stamp set from Stampin' Up for the stamped spatter - and I managed to find a pre-used set on Ebay so snapped it up..  and then I played!!!  I got lots of ink pads out to try for 'the right' colours..  and ended up with the ones you see here.

I used a few different sentiment diecuts - all cut from gold mirri card and layered up three times on white so they stand proud of the card.

I am going to make a list of the colours I used so when I come to make more, I can remember... otherwise I've no chance of being able to make similar again.  So here goes...

Versafine Clair Charming Pink
Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin
MFT Lemon Drop
Distress Ink Twisted Citron
MFT Blu Raspberry
Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch
Distress ink Wilted Violet

Hope you like my rainbow makes today!

Hugs - Stay Safe

Friday, 1 May 2020

Little Flower Fairy


Hi... me again - twice in one day!

This time it's the turn of our All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge - this time the theme is 


so I chose to use the Little Flower Fairy for my card.  And she deserved my pink attention!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Paper - Sunny Studio
Colouring - Copics
Hair E41/42/43/44
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Pinks - RV52/55/63/17/00
Greens - YG23/25/17
Yellow Y21/17

Once coloured, I masked the image and did some clouds with Distress Inks..  along with some grass too.  I finished the grass with Prismacolour pencil tufts.

Hope you like - and that you'll join in the challenge!

Hugs and Stay Safe...

Bubble Chicks

Hi Peeps...

Today it's Bellarific Friday again - these weeks sure do go fast!  And we've been playing with May's Stamp of the Month - which this time is Bubble Chicks..... I LOVE these little guys... so much so that I spent some time fussy cutting them so I could add them to a shaker card... hope you like!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Bubble Chicks
Die - Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Pieces
Colouring - Copics
Chicks Y21/15/17 YR04
Bubbles - B60/63

Don't forget that you can get this stamps with 25% discount throughout the whole of May at the Stamping Bella website.

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other fabulous Babes have in store for inspiration - and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to chat and share all things Bella related.

 Hugs to all..
Stay Safe..

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Paper Smooches Rad Roses


Hi Ladies..

I have a bit of a picture heavy post today - I've been playing with these gorgeous Rad Roses from Paper Smooches - after being inspired by @peppermintpatty42 - and I decided to use different colours/shades/backgrounds.

My first one uses the Sunny Studio Designs Frilly Frames die over a Distress Oxide Ink Blended background for behind the roses.. and I diecut the flowers from gold mirri - so I could use the outlines, and then diecut again from white, which I coloured before placing in the gold mirri.

This one again is  using the Sunny Studio Frilly Frames die, but this time with a rectangle cut from the centre - so I could use a dry embossed panel.  I then used a Stamping Bella Smile Word Die and diecut it from my gold mirri again, and did the flowers in a similar way to above, just using different pinks.

My third card is a very similar design to the second, but this time I went for yellow.  Also this time, I figured the easier way to do the flowers - just by leaving all the white pieces in the original cut - colouring them all (no need to stay within the lines on this one), then placed the gold mirri card outline OVER the top adhering it in place, so it's actually in 3D.  The Birthday word die is from Mama Elephant, and the Happy is from an older stamp set that I embossed in gold.

Gotta love a little playtime in our crafty rooms, haven't we peeps??  I do hope you like the result!

Big Virtual Hugs - Stay Safe...

Monday, 27 April 2020

Fabulous Flamingos...

Hey Peeps...

Hope you're all well and staying safe....

Now these two little flamingos have been waiting patiently to be made into a card, so yesterday was their day!!

I used a circle stencil to blend some Distress Oxides through onto a diecut rectangle - I wanted to give the flamingos a tropical background and this seemed the best way...  then I also stamped the sentiments, heart and some of the foliage/flowers that come with the stamp set.  I coloured and fussy cut them before adhering all to my card base. 

Card Info:
Stamp and Sentiments - Sunny Studios Fabulous Flamingos
Circle Stencil - Taylored Expressions
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Under the Sea
Colouring - Copics
Flamingos - R81/83/85 C1
Leaves and Flowers - YG61/17, Y38, R85

I really enjoyed colouring and designing this card - you know how it is when things just 'come together' - when what you've imagined turns out well - that's the feeling I got!

Hope you like it too..


Friday, 24 April 2020

Bundle Girl with a Cornflower


Hi Peeps...

Bellarific Friday has come around again, and this time we're using images from the latest release..  so I chose to use the gorgeous Bundle Girl with a Cornflower for my card.

After studying some cornflowers in the garden, I've tried to recreate the colours..  believe it or not, they have a reddish centre..  just in case you thought I'd taken leave of my senses!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Square Frames
Colouring - Copics
Coat and Hat - Y15/17/YR24
Flowers - B60/63/79/41/45 R89
Leaves - YG23/25/17
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils

I was going to try to put a sentiment or even a diecut word - but decided to leave well alone as it would have looked too much I think.

Hope you like my make today..  and that you're home, staying safe.  But don't forget, you can join in the fun at the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Page, or check out the Stamping Bella blog for more inspiration.


Thursday, 23 April 2020

Alcohol Ink playing again...


Hi Lovelies...

A quick post from me today to show you what I've been playing with.  

Last week I played with my alcohol inks, creating lots of different panels to use as backgrounds.  I love how the colours flow into each other, looking like wild silk...  it really is an addictive hobby!  

Anyway, I decided to create some easy cards with them - using sentiments from the Paper Smooches Sampler set - I often use this set for when I want something really clear but also looks good!

Here are some more of the cards I made...  I think I'll be stocked up for a while!

Big hugs and Stay Safe..

Friday, 17 April 2020

Audrey Loves MakeUp

Hi Lovelies..

It's Bellarific Friday - yayy!  And we're here showcasing the fabulous Uptown Girls - one of which is Stamp of the Month of course.  I chose to colour this gorgeous lady with her stylish looks and ultra slim shape!  

Firstly I used a circle stencil and blended Distress Oxides through, before splattering with water to lift some of the colour, and give a textured effect.  Then I coloured and fussy cut the image..  believe it or not I used a colour wheel for my colour choices..  and I think I'm happy with how it turned out.

Card Info:
Stamp and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Audrey Loves MakeUp
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Dress - G40/12/00
Pinks R81/83/85
Grounding T0/1/2

Hope you like my make and that you'll say hello.  You can always pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more Uptown Girl inspiration - and then there's the Sistahood Facebook Page too where you can join in the Bella fun.

Have a lovely weekend all.. and Stay Safe..


Thursday, 16 April 2020


Hi Lovelies...

Despite all that's going on in the world, I'm in a Spring mood and loved this stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh called Tulips. 

One of my favourite flowers is the tulip - so I was really happy to colour these gorgeous flowers.

Card Info:
Image - Pretty Pink Posh Tulips
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - RV52/5/63/55/17
Leaves - YG23/17
Shading - B0000/000/01
White Distress Paint splatter

I hope my card today has cheered your day..  


Sunday, 12 April 2020

Happy Easter!

Hi Peeps...

Happy Easter!!  Hope the Easter Bunny managed to make a socially distanced visit and brought some chocolate!  Well, we have to have something nice in these strange times... yes?

I made this card, and one other exactly the same, for my two daughters, who I'm missing so much!  We'd normally be all together at Easter.. but we've managed to chat over Facetime etc, which is the best we can do.  I can't wait to have proper hugs tho...

For my card I've used the Pretty Pink Posh Spring Days Stamp Set..  it's got such lovely clear images, they are a job to colour.

I added a little tag with the sentiment done on the PC.

Card Info:
Images - Pretty Pink Posh Spring Days 
(available from Dies to Die For in the UK)
Sentiment - Done on PC
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, MFT Pierced Square, 
Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Colouring - Copics
Bunnies - C0/1 RV000 R81
Eggs - too many to list!

Hope you like my makes today as much as much as I enjoyed making them.