Tuesday 31 March 2020

Yes... I'm addicted!

Hi Lovelies..

OK, that's it... I give up...  I'm officially addicted!  To what I hear you ask??  To Alcohol Inks!!  With the help of a lovely online friend, I've been nudged to play with what was already in my stash..  Thank you Sharon for pushing me to play!!

For this card, I firstly created a rainbow coloured panel with the alcohol inks - so easy to do - then used two smaller white card panels which I'd diecut the edge of using an MFT Stitched Borders die.  

All were adhered to the card base, then I used a Simon Says Stamp Sending word die (cut three times - the top one from gold mirri), and a small sentiment from the SSS matching stamp set.  I embossed the sentiment in gold and then used an old Stampin' Up punch to create the sentiment shape.

Hope you like my make today - I thought it was apt in these times when we need to see rainbows!

Big hugs

Sunday 29 March 2020

Daisy, Daisy....


Hi Lovelies..

I spotted this digital image from Lisa Macvicar at Ella's Designs a few days ago - it's available on Etsy so as soon as it's bought, it's downloaded and colourable - just what we need at the moment!!

I was inspired by Lisa's own card, which had an 'out of the box' circle die cut..  so I've done similar.  It always looks very effective, like the daisies have been placed there.  I did some shading around the petals too, which also helps the flowers pop.

Card Info:
Image - Ella's Designs Daisy from Etsy
Sentiment - PaperTrey Ink
Die - MFT Pierced Circle Stax
Papers - Doodlebug Designs Sweet Cake
Colouring - Copics
Y15/38 YR24,  RV52/63, BV31, G12/82, W0/1
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my make today.  I'm going to be playing with Alcohol Inks later - wish me luck!


Friday 27 March 2020

Bundle Girl with a Foxglove

Hi Lovelies...

Hope you're all keeping well in these uncertain times....  it's such a scary situation, as it appears no one really knows what's liable to happen and how long we'll be on lock-down..  

But we do have a crafting spaces, and as it's Bellarific Friday today, I've been busy creating!  I used the gorgeous little Bundle Girl with a Foxglove for my card - more info below...

Card Info:
(both are available from Dies to Die for in the UK)
Paper - MFT Over The Rainbow
Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70 R20
Coat and Hat - RV06/09/69
Boots RV06
Leaves and Stems - G12/82
Shading - B0000/000/01, W0/1/2
White Gel Pen

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

Stay Safe Everyone...

Sunday 22 March 2020

Easter Anya


Hi Lovelies...

Today I've been playing with a digital image from The Greeting Farm.... this is Easter Anya - and isn't she the sweetest???

I coloured her and fussy cut her before creating a Distress Oxide background - then using an oval cover plate die to create the aperture for her to sit behind.

Card Info:
Image - The Greeting Farm Easter Anya
Sentiment - done on PC
Dies - Mama Elephant Starburst Die, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags,
MFT Clouds
Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70 E93
Hair - YR14/18 E09/18/79
Dress and Boots - RV52/63/55
Hat - E51/53/55
Rabbits - BV31
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my Easter make today - and that you're keeping safe amid all that's going on in the world...

Big hugs

Friday 20 March 2020

Daisy Squidgie


Hey Lovelies...

In this awful times, I would like to bring you a little brightness - in the form of this gorgeous Daisy Squidgie from Stamping Bella!  Of course, it's Bellarific Friday - and we're highlighting the lovely range of Squidgies - these little characters are just soooo cute!!

I coloured and fussy cut her, then created a shaker background, before adhering her to the card using 3D foam pads.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Frame Circle
Paper - MFT Spots and Stripes Sorbet
Colouring - Copics
Hair and Shoes - E50/51/53/55
Skin - E000/00/11/70 R93
Dress - Y15/17/18/38
Daisy - BV31, YR21/24/27
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my make today and that you'll check out the Stamping Bella Blog for more Squidgie inspiration - and also you can drop in to the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook page - in these times when a lot of us are self-isolating, it's a fun place to be!

Hugs (especially to those who are alone)

Friday 13 March 2020

Bellarific Besties


Hi Lovelies...

Today I've gone bold!!  For my Bellarific Friday card I've used really strong colours..  and loved using them!

As this week we're using images that aren't from the current release, I chose to use Curvy Girl Besties..  I love this pair!  I did think about using the Bestie Word Die - but decided against as I thought it needed no more than the image and the shaker background.  Less is more... etc.... etc!

I created a Distress Oxide background for behind the shaker element - so those colours show through quite strongly too.

Card Info:
Die - Sunny Studios Frilly Frames
Distress Oxides - Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70 R93
Hair - C5/7/9, E21/23/25
Pink Dress - R81/83/85
Purple Dress - V25/22/20/17
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my make today as much as I enjoyed making it...  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more DT inspiration - and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share all things Bella related.

Have a lovely weekend all... hope you're keeping well clear of this awful virus - I figure if we stay in our craft rooms, we'll be OK... and that's such a good excuse for some crafting time.

Big Hugs

Wednesday 11 March 2020

A Quick Thanks Card...

Hi Lovelies..

I saw a wonderful card by Cathy Zielske the other day using this technique and wanted to try - it's done by blending four colours of Distress Oxides on a panel to start, then adding a stencil and repeating the colours through the stencil which this time, giving a second darker layer.... so that the hearts show up even though they're stencilled using the same colours... follow my drift?

Anyway - I loved how it came out...  then I chose to use a Simon Says Stamp Thanks Word Die (with shadow) - and added some sequins to finish.  Simple - but effective... yes??

That's it from me today..


Saturday 7 March 2020

Spring has Sprung


Hi There...

It's time for a new release over at All Dressed Up - and as usual, there are four fabulous new images..

I have used the fabulous 'Spring has Sprung' for my card - which is relatively CAS.  I did try to add more to it - birds, sun, etc...  but none looked just right so all stayed off the card!  Do you do things like that??

This little image is just so girlie - I had to give her that pink polka dot bow - and the pink wellies.. 

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Dungarees - B21/23
Bow, Flowers and Wellies - RV10/11 - Prismacolour Pencil Pink
Spade N1/2
Bird - E51/55
Grass - Prismacolour pencils

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook page for more inspiration.

Big hugs

Friday 6 March 2020

The Squidgie in a Basket


Hi Peeps..

Today at Stamping Bella, we have our Bellarific Friday - and also it's time for another Stamp of the Month - which this time is the delightful Squidgie in a Basket... perfect for Easter!  You can get this gorgeous rubber for 25% discount off the usual price throughout March.

I coloured and fussy cut the image before adhering with 3D foam tape to my card base.  The sentiment that comes with the image is just right for this time of year!

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E41/42/43/44
Rabbit Feet and Ears - BV31 RV000
Dress - V25/22/20/17/15
Basket - N0/1/2
Shading - B0000/000

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the other lovely Babes.  There's also the Sistahood Facebook page you can visit to chat and share all things Bella related - hope to see you there!


Wednesday 4 March 2020

Birthday Cake


Hi Peeps..

I have two cards to share today... both using the lovely Birthday Cake Die from MFT.  

I used the die twice on two separate shades of pink - so was able to make both these cards with what I'd cut - alternating the colours.  Although I have to say, the second card does look like I used totally different colours - but it's just how the camera picked them up.

Card Info:
MFT Birthday Cake Die
MFT Double Stitched Rectangle Die
MFT Birdie Brown Greetings Galore

Hope you like my cards today as much as I enjoyed making them!


Sunday 1 March 2020

I Love Spring Time...

Hi Peeps

There is a fab new challenge over at the All Dressed Up Facebook Page - and this time the theme is 


Well, if you're reading this, you probably can already guess what my favourite colour is..  yes, you got it.... PINK!  I chose to use the gorgeous Love Spring Time for my card, fussy cutting her and the butterflies then adhering with foam tape for depth.   I created a circle of clouds by firstly using a circle stencil, then a cloud edge stencil with Distress Inks.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames
Stencil - MFT Mini Cloud Edges
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair - E41/42/43/44
Dress, Shoes and Butterflies - RV52/63/55/17
Grounding Shadow - W0/1/2

Hope you like my make today and that you'll join in the fun at the All Dressed Up Facebook page.