Sunday 30 August 2020

A Paper Hug for You

Hi Lovelies...

Happy Sunday!  

Now, I'm into rainbow colours at the moment (you may be able to tell!) - so I got out my Distress Inks to make a rainbow background for this die.

I actually used cotton wool balls to do the blending (a brilliant tip I read somewhere), and I keep them in a grip lock back for use next time I need a rainbow!  

The die is from The Stamp Market - and is perfect for use in the current circumstances... I'll be making and sending these cards to lots of friends.  The top part is actually in white glitter card, but it doesn't show on the camera well.  I matted with a little bit of silver mirri card - but that doesn't show much either... ah well!

Hope you like my make today...

Big hugs

Friday 28 August 2020

Flying Gnome!

Hi Lovelies..

For today's Stamping Bella Bellarific Friday make - we're using images from the current release.......  and yes... that means I could use this awesome gnome who is flying high! I do love this little guy...  he's really going for it - but the bee is doing all the hard work!

I coloured and fussy cut the image... then created a 'smooshed' background using Distress Inks.  I then used a border die to edge the white base of the card, before stamping the sentiment.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Flying Gnome
MFT Stitched Rectangle Die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E00/11 R20, Beards T0/01
Bee - E57/59, E15/18/38, YR00/21, B60/63
Sunspecs - T5/7/9
Reds - R24/27/46 E57
Greens - G14/17

Hope you like!  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration!

Have a great weekend all...

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Birthday Balloons

Hi Lovelies...

I've been playing with my stencils again - this time with the MFT Big Balloon Stencil and some Distress Inks..  and here's the result!  I used a Whimsy Stamps Happy word die, cut three times and adhered to the card, with the word Birthday embossed in gold on black card stock below.  I also used a fine liner pen for the strings on the balloons.  Lastly, I used a white gel pen for the balloon highlights.

Hope you like...


Monday 24 August 2020

Tangled Loops!

Hi Lovely Bloggers..

Hope you're all keeping well...

Now...  I have to say firstly, that I was so inspired when I spotted the lovely Jennifer McGuire's video using these fab new dies from Altenew - that I had to immediately buy them and give her design a try!  So.... this is totally HER design.. thank you Jennifer..   but now I know how to use the die with acetate... I'll be using it in different ways a LOT!  I seriously love these dies and have tons of ideas now!

Like Jennifer, I die cut the Twisted Loops Die twice and adhered them together.  Then I took my card base - trimming the front to only about a quarter of an inch, so I could adhere the loopy panel at the top.  I cut a panel of acetate the same size as this panel - and adhered that behind - so the front of the card is see through.

Then I set about die-cutting and adhering the flowers to an oval diecut.

Card Info:
Dies - Altenew Tangled Loops Cover Die
Altenew Nested Florals
Sentiment - The Stamp Market

This card took a little while to make, even though there was no colouring - but I think it was worth it as I love how it turned out - hope you do too.

Big hugs

Friday 21 August 2020

Meet Rosie and Bernie

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today my card is for our Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella - we're highlighting the Rosie and Bernie collection - as one of those stamps (Rosie and Bernie in Hawaii) is the current Stamp of the Month.

I decided to go for a shaker card this time.  Firstly, I created a background using Distress Oxide Spun Sugar over a stamped and heat embossed background - tiny swirls!  Then I diecut a frame and backed it with acetate.  Then - and this is a new hack for me - I used fun foam with glue instead of double sided foam tape..   this does prevent a certain amount of stickiness with the foam tape - to which the sequins like to stick!!  Yayyy it worked!

Card Info:
Dies -Frame - Mama Elephant Framed Tags Die Set
Cloud - Lawn Fawn Spring Showers 
Colours - Copics
Unicorn - T0/1 RV52/63 V25/12
Rosie - E000/01/R20, R81/83/85
White Gel Pen for hearts
Sequins and glitter

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

 Have a Great Weekend...
Big hugs

Thursday 20 August 2020

Another Happy Birthday Circle!

Hi Lovely Bloggers..

A really quick post from me today showing another card I made using the MFT Happy Birthday Circle Die, and their Skinny Stripes.

I did a little bit of ombre shading on the stripes and wording with Distress Oxides, going from Worn Lipstick to Picked Raspberry.  Next time, I'll blend the colours first before die-cutting..  I think that would be slightly easier!

I used one of the MFT Acetate Circle Shaker frames.... added lots of sequins... backed with some glitter card, and it was done!

Hope you like!

Big hugs

Friday 14 August 2020

Squidgy Pals

Hi Lovelies...

OK, nobody told me how difficult it was to photograph these slimline cards!!! But I've tried my best - so here ya go!

It's Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday - and we're using images that aren't from the current release for our cards today..  this one is Squidgy Pals - and I thought 'oooh perfect all in a row for a slimline card'!  I often have flashes of inspiration (mostly when I'm still in bed!) like that - do you??  

Lots of colouring and fussy cutting later, I adhered them to my card - and yayy.. it worked! 

Card Info:
Dies - I elongated my MFT Stitched Rectangles, and Lawn Fawn Scalloped Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair YR14/18/E08/18, E15/19, E41/42/43, E50/53/55
Clothes - EG32/34/49, B21/23/24/26, V01/04/06, RV93/95, RV06/09/6952/63
Grounding T0/1

Hope you like my make today and hope too that you'll pop over the the Stamping Bella Blog for more fab inspiration, and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share and chat all things Bella related!

Have a good weekend all..

Thursday 13 August 2020

Flowers in Bloom

Hey there...

Well I may be late to the party, but I discovered the fabulous MFT Flowers In Bloom this week..  and as soon as I received it, I wanted to colour!  I'd been inspired by a card from Donna at the MFT DT, so tweaked it a little to make it mine - but thanks Donna for the inspiration.

Then I fussy cut the image, before creating a card panel with  a small strip of dotty paper to add interest.  I adhered the flowers with foam strips, then added a couple of gems, and it was done!

Card Info:

Image and Sentiment - MFT Flowers in Bloom

Colouring - Copics 

R30/RV32/RV34, V01/04/06/15, Y15/17/38, YG17/63

Hope you like my make today - I'm loving your comments so please say hi..

Big hugs

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Roses For You

Hey There...

Today I'm sharing a card using the fabulous roses from the Simon Says Stamp Roses for You clear stamp set.  

I coloured them with my Zig Clean Colour markers - blending colours together on the same flower.  I was really happy how the blends turned out.  I then fussy cut the flowers and leaves before adhering them on foam pads on a card base that I'd added some pink stripe paper to.

Card Info:
Images - Simon Says Stamp Roses For You stamp set
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler
Zig Clean Colour Markers

Hope you like my make today - I do appreciate any comments you leave.

Big hugs

Friday 7 August 2020

Reach High!!!

Hi Peeps..

My second post of the day - this time it's the turn of All Dressed Up - who have some fabulous new images released today!

I've used the gorgeous 'Reach High' for my card - and I chose to use aqua and violet - which, after pink, are two of my favourite colours.

After colouring and fussy cutting the image, I created a background by using the MFT Rectangle Trio Stencil - blending Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers through the stencil.  I then adhered the girl with 3D foam pads to give depth.  I added a few little gems, and the card was done.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Stamping Bella Good Vibes Sentiment Set
MFT Rectangle Trio Stencil
Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/04 R20
Hair E41/42/43/44
Top - BG32/24
Leggings - V000/01/06

Hope you like my make today - you can join in the fun and see more inspiration over at the All Dressed Up Facebook page here.

Hugs to all

Rosie and Bernie in Hawaii

Hi All..

Hope you're all keeping safe and well - and if you're in the UK, enjoying the hot weather today!

Now talking of hot weather - the Stamp of the Month for August at Stamping Bella is this fabulous pair - Rosie and Bernie in Hawaii...  you can get them with 50% discount till the end of the month!

I coloured and fussy cut the image - then used a circle stencil to create a blended background through - using Distress Oxides.  I did a bit of water splatter on the circle to give a bit of interest.  I then chose a sentiment from the Summer Sentiment set which I thought was perfect for my card.
Card Info:
Taylored Expressions Circle Template
Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11
Hair - N7/9
Sunspecs - T5/7/9
Unicorn - N0/1/3, RV000/02/55, V000/12/15
Dress - BG32/24/49, RV55/17
Lei, Drink and Flower - YR12/Y19, 
Shading W0/1

Hope you like my make.  Don't forget, you can pop over to the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Page to chat all things Bella related - or head over the the Blog for more inspiration.

Big hugs

Tuesday 4 August 2020

A Rainbow Coloured Birthday Card

Hi There...

A quick post from me today to share a card I made with the MFT Happy Birthday Circle Frame Die, combined with the MFT Horizontal Skinny Stripes Dies..  I coloured both diecuts in rainbow colours - and love how it turned out!

Copic Colours Used:
R27, YR09, Y15, G14, B24, B69, V15

I used an acetate bubble (also from MFT) to pop in some clay shaker vermicelli - and backed the bubble with some glitter card, before adhering it to the card panel.

Hope you like...


Saturday 1 August 2020

Butterfly Kisses and Fairy Wishes

Hi Peeps...

As it's the 1st of the month - we have a new challenge at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps Facebook Page - this time the theme is 


Well you all know how I love a fairy or two - so wings it had to be for me!  I used one of my all time favourite images.

Card Info:

Image - All Dressed Up Butterfly Wings Digital Stamp, Sentiment - done on PC, Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Square, Paper - scrap from stash, Colouring - Copics - Skin E000/00/11, Hair E50/51/53/55, Dress RV000/00/01/10,  Wings V000/01, Butterflies - BV01/RV000, Shading B0000/000/01

Hope you like my make today, and that you'll pop over to the Facebook Page here to join in the fun by using an All Dressed Up image for this challenge.

Have a lovely Sunday all..