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.


Friday 10 April 2020

The Chick Who was a Lamb

Hi All..

Hope you're having a lovely Good Friday - even though we can't be with our families - hopefully we can still enjoy the day.

And being Friday - it's Bellarific time again!  Yayy!

I chose to use this fabulous lot of chicks.... all dressed up for Easter... but there's one who would be different!  And that's OK... if we were all the same, it'd be a boring world, wouldn't it??

Card Info:
Paper - MFT
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Chicks - Y15/17/18/38
Hats  C0/1 RV000
Sheep Costume - T0/1/3
Leaves YG23/17
Branch E23
Shading - B0000/000/01

Hope you like my make today... I love colouring the Cool Chicks.. they are so easy to do!

Keep Well...

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Paint your own Rainbow...

Hi Lovelies...

Time for another new release over at All Dressed Up Digital Images..  I used the gorgeous Rainbow Girl for my card - which was available as a Freebie from Kit and Clowder Facebook page.

She's a lovely girl to colour and is so perfect in these awful times when the rainbow has become our image of hope.

Card Info:
Sentiment - done on PC
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11
Hair E21/23/25
Dress - R81/83/81 RV000
Tights R83/Y17
Grass - YG23/17
Wings - B60 RV00
Rainbow - R24/27, Y17/38, YG23/17 BG45

I used a Sunny Studio rainbow striped paper to compliment the image.. hope you like.

Big Hugs to all - hope you're keeping well..

Monday 6 April 2020

Bee Safe, Stay Home...

Hi Peeps..

Just a quickie from me today using one of the fabulous freebie digital images from Clearly Besotted - I couldn't resist this one as the sentiment says it all at the moment!

Card Info:
Bees - Y15/17/38 YR24 E08/09/18
Wings E00, W00 B60
Hive YR21/23/24
Branch E23
Leaves YG23/17
Shading B0000/000/01

It's only a tiny card - maybe 4 x 3 inches..  I have a lot of that size envelope so that encouraged me!

Hugs to all and Stay Safe..

Sunday 5 April 2020

More Playing with Alcohol Inks... making some cards for men!

Hi Lovelies...

How're you doing in this awful lock down?  Hope you're all keeping well!  

I've been keeping busy playing with more alcohol inks..  and this time I've diecut the panel I'd created with the MFT Happy Birthday Block die.  

Firstly, I diecut - then used my Press n'Seal over the cut letters to keep them in place, before using glue to adhere the backs to the square diecut panel.  I burnished over the Press'n'Seal so they wouldn't lift before I peeled it off.  One card done!  And then....

I took the negative that was left after I'd done the first card, and decided to mount it on a square of white, then a mat of gold mirri - before finally a dark blue card.  I had to make sure I'd kept all the little bits from the letters when I did the first diecut..  but all were there so I was a happy bunny!  Waste not, want not, huh???  And see what I did...

Hope you like my make today.  These alcohol inks are truly addictive - if I get a spare 5 mins, I go and create a panel...  I now have to only figure what other cards I'll be making with them!

Big Hugs to all and Stay Safe...

Friday 3 April 2020

Emily and Ryan Under the Umbrella

Hi Lovelies...

Time for another Bellarific Friday - and this time we're featuring Stamping Bella's Stamp of the Month - which for April, is this fabulous Emily and Ryan Under the Umbrella!  You can get this stamp throughout the month for 25% discount off the usual price!

I coloured my image, then just cut around the umbrella on the right hand side - enough that I could put some patterned cardstock behind.  This gives a 3D look without fussy cutting the whole image.

Card Info:
Hearts die - Simon Says Stamp
Paper - MFT Over the Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Umbrella - V00/V01
Dress - V25/22/20/17/12
Skirt - RV55/17
Skin - E00/11
Flowers RV63/55 YG23/17
Trousers and Top - B21/23/24/26
Shoes - C5/7/9
Grass - YG23/17
Shading - B0000/000/01

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the lovely Babes, and don't forget you could also drop by the Sistahood Facebook page for more fun and to chat all things Bella related.

Have a good weekend all and remember.. Stay Home, Stay Safe..

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Little Flower Girl

Hi Lovelies...

Well - it must be Spring - I'm using yellow!!  Not a colour I choose often - I don't know why - as I generally like the result when I do use it..  but my pinks and purples generally win out!

Sooooo my card today is for the new All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge for April - this time the theme is:


I chose to use a square stitched die from Lil' Inkers - together with a Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border die..  I do like this design, and have used it before.

Card Info:
Paper - MFT Over The Rainbow
Dies - as above
Colouring - Copics
Yellows: Y15/17/18/38
Oranges: YR04/07/09/18
Basket - E51/53/55
Skin - E000/00/11/70 R93
Hair - E21/23/25
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Glitter and Gems

Hope you like my make today - you can find the challenge on the All Dressed Up Facebook page - we'd love for you to join in!

Big Hugs and Stay Safe..