Wednesday 30 September 2020

Yes... More Stamping Bella Sneak Peeks!

Hey Lovelies...

It's Day 3 of the awesome sneak peeks from Stamping Bella - tomorrow is RELEASE DAY!

    For my first card, I've used the gorgeous Bundle Girls Winter Friends...  they are such a cute pair!  I created a Distress Ink blended background which I splattered with water to create the falling snow.  I fussy cut the girls so I could adhere with foam pads.

Then for my next card, I used Glenda Loves Gifts..  with the sentiment that comes along with her.  I fussy cut her of course, and just added a strip of designer paper for her to lay on!

I used my white gel pen to give her dress a simple pattern.

And lastly, I've used Sloth Wreath - he looks sooooo cute clinging on to the wreath and having a little laze around!  I can never understand why they don't fall down once they're asleep in that position!

Hope you like my makes today and that you'll have your shopping list ready for tomorrow..... I can't wait to buy!  

Pop on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the Baberoonies...  and to check out ALL the fabulous images in this release!!!

Big hugs

Tuesday 29 September 2020

More Sneak Peeks!!

Hi Lovelies...

OK, it's Day 2 of the Stamping Bella Sneak Peeks!!  And I have lots to show you... starting with Uptown Girl Katrina's Christmas Kisses...  isn't she gorgeous???  

I popped her in a glitter card frame with red card surround.... no fussy cutting on this one.

Next, it's Uptown Girl Wren and her Wreath..  with LOTS of fussy cutting - but I love doing that..  it's mindfulness at it's very best.

I diecut a loopy panel (Altenew Tangled Loops Die) to create a shaker card for her to be adhered to..  with lots of crystal sequins!

And lastly today, this is Mochi Ornament Girl... I do wish I could capture the glitter on the ornaments..  but you'll have to use your imagination!  I created a snowy night sky for behind her with Distress Inks, then popped her on a slimline card - which I created using my usual rectangle dies - elongated!

Check out the Stamping Bella Blog today to see more amazing cards and images.... it's soooo exciting, and I promise you, you'll want them all!!!

Big hugs

Monday 28 September 2020

Oddball Sugar Plum Fairy...

Hi Lovelies..

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy - it's Sneak Peek time at Stamping Bella!!  Wait till you see the gorgeousness that's to come!!

Today I'm starting with the fabulous Oddball Sugar Plum Fairy - she's soooooo darn cool!!  I fussy cut her and adhered her with foam tape to a ink blended panel.. sprinkled liberally of course with water.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Oddball Sugar Plum Fairy
(available 1st October)
Colouring - Copics
Distress Inks

There's more fabulous sneak peaks to come in the next few days...  watch this space - and also watch the Stamping Bella Blog for more wonderful inspiration!!

Big hugs

Friday 25 September 2020

Curvy Girl Collecting Crystals

Hi Lovely Bloggers..

It's Bellarific Friday which I love, because it gives me an excuse (not that I need one), to colour up a fabulous Stamping Bella image..  this time from the current release... I chose to use this gorgeous Curvy Girl Collecting Crystals.  

My daughter used to be a crystal collector - there are still lots left in her old room.  I do love the rose quartz and often go hold it when I need a little 'love' - as it's the stone of universal love - it's supposed to purify and open the heart.  

I coloured and fussy cut the image - then dry embossed her a little to give a roundness to the dress.

Card Info:
Card Base - Distress Ink Blending - 
Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio
Colouring - Copics
Dress - BG10/11/13
Skin - E000/01/00/11 R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Crystals - BV00/01, B60/63, RV52/63/55 RV00/000/52, V000/01

Now I've been struggling to get envelopes here in the UK to fit my 5.5 x 4.25 inch cards...  so I've treated myself to an envelope score board so I can make my own.  Of course, as there's no sticky on the ones I create, I have to use a sticker..  so I stamped, coloured and diecut this fabulous Uptown Girl Seal of Approval - she looks just perfect on the flap, don't ya think?!

Hope you like my makes today..  don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the lovely Baberoonies..  they never fail to amaze me with their wonderful makes!

Big Hugs

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Little Dancer

Hi Lovely Bloggers..

Today I have a card using one of the gorgeous September images from Wendy at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps.  This is Little Dancer - she was so lovely to colour, and would be perfect for any little would-be dancers that you know.

I coloured her with Copics, then created a panel with blended Distress Inks, finishing with Picket Fence through a circle stencil to give a bokeh effect.  I thought this was perfect for this image - it's like the stage lights!  I finished the panel off with some tiny silver stars and a silver mirri strip before adhering the the card.

Card Info:
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Picket Fence
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/00/11 R20
Hair - E41/42/43
Dress - B000/21/23
Pinks - RV52/55
Shading - T0/1/3
Tiny Star Sequins

Hope you like my make today - and thanks for saying hello so I know you're around.

Big Hugs

Sunday 20 September 2020

Altenew Floral In 'n' Out Border Die

Hi Lovelies...

Today my cards were really quick and easy..  I used the fabulous Floral In 'n' Out Border Die from Altenew to create the white side of the card, then on the first, I used a Distress Oxide blended panel behind.

On the second card, I just used a panel of pink card behind - and love it just as much.  I finished off both with some gems, and a little sentiment from The Stamp Market Tons of Type sentiment set.  I stamped them in Versamark, before heat embossing with gold embossing powder, then adhering with foam pads.

Hope you like..  please say hi if you do as I'm wondering whether to continue blogging - or whether to just use Instagram and Facebook as blogging seems to be losing it's interest from people.

Big hugs

Friday 18 September 2020

The Stuffie Gang

Hi Lovelies..

Time for another Bellarific Friday make..  and I know I've been quiet this week, but I've been busy working on an exciting new release.... but shhhhhhh, don't tell!

Today we're using more Stuffie characters - so I chose to use this little gang..  aren't they just the cutest??  Little piggy is being carried along between Teddy and Owl..  so sweet!

Card Info:

Image and Sentiment -  Stamping Bella The Stuffie Gang

Paper - Sunny Studio Designs, Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Colouring - Copics - Bear - E42/43/44 W5, Pig - R000/01/02, Owl - W0/1/3/5, Flag and Balloon - RV00/91/93/95, Shading B0000/000/01

Hope you like my card today..  and as always, don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more Stuffie inspiration today.

Big Hugs...

Friday 11 September 2020

Petunia Has a Party

Hey Bloggers...

It's Bellarific Friday - so I'm here using an older image today - this is Petunia Has a Party..  oooh how I love colouring her and her little pals!

I created a little strip of Distress Ink Smooshing for the bottom of the card, then diecut a little border to separate from the main colouring.

Card Info:
Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders
Colouring - Copics
Petunia - R00/01/02
Chicks - Y15/17/38 YR09
Hats - R83/85
Distress Inks - Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron
Prismacolour Pencils for the grass

Hope you like my make today and that you'll check our the Stamping Bella Blog for more inspiration from the Baberoonis..

Big hugs

Wednesday 9 September 2020

A Rainbow of Happy!

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Remember the rainbow backgrounds I created?  Well I've been playing with another!  This time, I used it with the Simon Says Stamp Chunky Happy die (designed by Cathy Zielske) - and I loved how it turned out!  I diecut three to give it some depth and weight - then adhered to my rectangular card panel, which in turn is backed by red card.  

I added a couple of gems, then heat embossed the word birthday (from another SSS set) in gold on black card.. and it was done!  Simple, but effective I think and I'm really into rainbows as the moment!

Hope you like..

Christine x

Monday 7 September 2020

Fairy Butterfly Wings

Hi Lovelies...

It's new release time at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps - and for my card, I used the gorgeous Fairy Butterfly Wings.  Of course, she deserved lots of pink and glitter... it's such a shame I wasn't able to capture the sparkle on the photo... but I promise it's there!

I coloured and fussy cut the image first.  Then I created a background by using Distress Inks through a circle stencil..  then splattering with water... and THEN stamping and heat embossing with sparkly embossing powder!

Card Info:
Sentiment - Done on PC
Stencil - Taylored Expressions
Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks
Background Stamp - Taylored ExpressionsTwinkle Twinkle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/00/11 R20
Hair E41/42/43
Dress - RV52/63/55
Wings B60, RV000
Butterfly - V01/04 BV01

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to see what my fellow teamies have come up with to inspire...

Big Hugs

Sunday 6 September 2020

Rainbows, Unicorns and Glitter

Hi Lovelies...

Remember the rainbow background I made recently for behind the Paper Hug die?  Well I made a few (cos I love rainbows so much).. and here's how I used another of them!

I diecut an MFT double stitched rectangle, then stamped the sentiment at the top.  I added a few stars cut from white glitter card and tinted with Copics... and some tiny gems too.  Then I coloured and fussy cut the little unicorn to finish.  I used fun foam to back the rectangle and give it a lift away from the background.. and it was done!

Hope you like my make today.. and that you'll say hi!

Big Hugs

Friday 4 September 2020

Donkey Trio

Hi Lovelies

It's Bellarific Friday today - don't they come around fast? Sooo... the lovely Bella Babes are highlighting the Stamp of the Month for September - which is the fabulous Donkey Trio Stuffies Stamp Set...  you can get it with 50% discount throughout September!

I coloured and fussy cut the images - then created a base for a slimline card by elongating some of my rectangle dies.  I then diecut three circles through the card, backing with acetate to create shaker windows that the donkeys could sit in front of.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Donkey Trio Stuffies
Sentiment - Stamping Bella Birthday Sentiment Set
Colouring - Copics
Donkeys - N0/1/3/5/7/9, R00, RV000/10

Hope you like my make today and that you'll stop by the Stamping Bella Blog to see what other inspiration you can find from the lovely Bella Babes.


Tuesday 1 September 2020

And Relax!!

Hi Again Lovelies...

I have another card to share with you today.... this time it's for the brand new All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge for September - the theme this time is 


Now as I do love a sequin/gem (or two!)... it was an easy theme for me!  

I coloured the image and fussy cut her, then created a background using two stencils - one for the rectangle shame, then another over it for the grid.  I used Distress Oxides to blend through the stencils - in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Stencil - Taylored Expressions Rectangles, MFT Square Grid
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E50/51/52/53/55
Pinks - RV53/63/55/17, BG11/13

Hope you like.. and don't forget to pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Group to join in the fun!


Just a Note....

Hi Lovelies...

I made this card last week for a good friend who's had an op...  I just wanted to let her know I was thinking of her, so not really a get well soon, but more as it says, just a note!

I used the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day Stamp Set, and did a little bit of smooshing with Distress Inks to create the lower half of the card - I do love the effect it gives.  I also sprayed it with Perfect Pearls to give a sparkly effect.

Card Info:
Image - Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Die - Papertrey Ink Ric Rac Die
Smooshing - Distress Inks Picked Raspberry/Worn Lipstick/Spun Sugar
Colouring - Copics 
YG23/25, R81/83/85, RV17/09/63

Hope you like my make today - do say hi so I know you've been...