Friday 30 October 2020

Curvy Girl Loves Autumn

Hi there...

It's Bellarific Friday time again, and as it's the last one of the month, we're using images from the newest release.   I chose to use the gorgeous Curvy Girl Loves Autumn for my card, and did a bit of Distress Oxide blending for the background.

I coloured and fussy cut the image.  Believe it or not, I didn't look at the colours on the front of the package (I deliberately don't look!)...  I just chose autumnal colours that I thought would suit -  I couldn't believe it when I turned the package over and saw that I'd chosen pretty much the same as was on the package image!!  

Card Info:
Distress Oxides - Carved Pumpkin, Tea Die, Ground Expresso
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R30
Hair - E21/57/59
Coat - YR21/12/24
Scarf - YR04/18/27
Tights -E30/33
Boots - E57/59
Flowers - Y17/38 Berries R37/39 Leaves G99 YR12/24

Hope you like my Autumn/Fall make today as much as I enjoyed making it.  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more fabulous DT inspiration.


Thursday 29 October 2020

Slimline Shadow Box Cards

Hi There...

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made after being inspired by Jennifer McGuire's slimline shadow box tutorial.  I had to create it differently, as I don't have the dies she used, but I managed, by using a single square die 3 times, and elongating other rectangular dies, to create the slimline shape.

Now I've tried to show how the shadow box stands in the photos, but that's difficult.  The give a 3D effect, as the blue night sky is around an inch behind the coloured images.

For my first card I've used some images from a Birdie Brown set, with a little Rudolph and Sleigh from another set.  I had the Birdie Brown images from when she used to sell them digitally, before MFT sold them in stamp form, so I could resize them easily.

For my second card, I've used some snowmen from Sunny Studio Designs Feeling Frosty stamp set, colouring and fussy cutting them before adhering to the card.  I created some snowy banks for the snowmen to stand on.  The sentiment on both cards is from the Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrops stamp set.

I created the blue snowy backgrounds by blending Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks onto a panel, then splattering with water to create the snow effect, before adhering to the back of the card.

Hope you like my makes today...  please say hello if you do..

Big hugs

Friday 23 October 2020

Autumn Loves Autumn

Hi Lovelies...

For Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella this week, we had a colour inspiration photo to use...

Now I know I favour pink as a rule... but I really REALLY did enjoy using these lusciously warm Autumnal colours...  and used one of my favourite Autumn Stamping Bella images... this is Autumn Loves Autumn from the Tiny Townies.

I created a Distress Oxide blended background, using Carved Pumpkin, Tea Die, Candied Apple and Ground Expresso - then I splattered it with my gold watercolour paint.  I think you can just about see that in my photos.  Then I coloured and fussy cut the image, before adhering it with 3D foam pads.  I also added the sentiment that comes with the image.

Card Info:
Distress Oxides (as above)
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E44
Top - YG63/67 G99
Leaves - YR18/14/27 E08/09
Toadstool - E42/43 R37/39/56/89
Shadow W0/1/3
Gold Mirri Card
White Gel Pen
Gold Paint

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other lovely Baberoonies have come up with to inspire.

Big hugs

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes

Hi Lovelies...

Another quickie (that ended up not so quick) today!  I wanted to create a card using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes around the edge, cut, so they created a type of frame.  I decided to go for glitter card - which is not ultra happy being diecut!  That's what took the time.... but the effect was worth it I think!

I used Distress Inks for my blue background - and stamped a sentiment using the Mama Elephant Scripty Christmas set, which I heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Hope you like...


Tuesday 20 October 2020

Straight Up Rainbow

Hi Lovelies...

A quickie from me today using the gorgeous Straight Up Rainbow Die Set from MFT Stamps and Dies.

All I did was create a cloud background with Distress Inks and a cloud stencil... then cut the rainbow, cloud and face from the different coloured cardstock.
The Hugs word is also from an older MFT die.

Hope you like! 

Big hugs
Christine x

Friday 16 October 2020

Cinderella will go to the ball!!

Hi Lovelies...

Today at Stamping Bella, we're highlighting images that aren't from the current release for Bellarific Friday..  and I chose this Oddball Cinderella who is just about to find her Prince Charming I think... as is the little mouse tucked in her pocket!

I coloured and fussy cut her, before creating a background using Distress Ink Tumbled Glass through a stencil.  I think my ink pad was a little on the juicy side, as the base of the squares has seeped a little bit.

Card Info:
Stencil - Taylored Expressions
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/70
Hair - C0/1/3/5
Dress - V22/25/17/04
Apron, Broom and Shoes - T0/1/3/5
Shadow - N0/1/2/3

Hope you like my make today, and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the lovely Baberoonies.  You can also chat or share anything Stamping Bella over at the Sistahood Facebook Page...  we love to see your makes..

Big hugs

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Balloon Buddies...

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing some cards I made after being inspired by the lovely and super talented Tina at MyPop who kindly sent me a card with this design a couple of months back - it still sits on my window ledge now!

As I'd already purchased this set when it was released, I asked Tina's permission to CASE her card - and here are the results... I am not sure which little critter I like best...  so no favouritism here!

I created background panels by blending Distress Oxide inks and splattering with water..  then coloured and fussy cut the images.  Now the balloon in the set doesn't have the sections in on the stamp - so cleverly, Tina had used a black Copic friendly pen to divide into enough sections for rainbow colours..... isn't she clever??

Cards Info:
Images and Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Balloon Buddies
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
MFT Stitched Rectangle Die

Hope you like my makes today - they are perfect in these times to brighten someone's day!


Sunday 11 October 2020


Hi Lovelies..

I've been playing with some Paper Smooches images recently - they were one of the first companies I discovered when I first started card making, and have sadly, recently closed their doors.  The images are so clear to colour and quirky too, which I love.

This image is from the Sunnyville stamp set, and in today's world, speaks volumes in what we so want to do... HUG others!  I decided the image spoke for itself and so only put the sentiment inside the card.

Card Info:

Image - Paper Smooches Sunnyville Stamp Set

 Background - MFT Falling Hearts Background Stamp, heat embossed with white embossing powder then blended with Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry

Die - MFT Square Stitched Scalloped Frame

Colouring - Copics

Sun - Y15/17/18/38   Cloud - N0/1/2

This is one of those cards I LOVED creating...  it made me smile all the time I was making it!  Hope you like it too.

Happy Sunday all..

Big Hugs

Friday 9 October 2020

Bundle Girl at the Pumpkin Patch

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday again at Stamping Bella, and we're using images that aren't from the current release - so as it's October, I chose to use this little Bundle Girl in the Pumpkin Patch for my card.

I did a bit of matting and layering after colouring her - and I used an orange copic to edge the matts to match, and also for the sentiment flag.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Square
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Forest Friends
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E00/E11
Hat and Coat - BG70/72/57
Scarf and Tights - YR01/02
Wellies YG91
Pumpkins - YR18/09/14/27 E09/19
Leaves YG17 G99

Hope you like my Autumn/Fall make today...  don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog and the Facebook page to see more inspiration.  

Big hugs

Wednesday 7 October 2020

It's Pumpkin Time!

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today there is a fabulous new release over at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps - the image I've used is called 'Little Pumpkin'.  She looks happy perched on the top of the largest pumpkin there..  and is a perfect image for Autumn/Fall cards.

Card Info:
Sentiment - done on PC
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Forest Friends
Die - MFT Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/11/00 R20
Hair - E43/44
Dress - E21/23/25
Wellies - YG91 G99
Scarf - YR61/65
Pumpkins - YR04/09/14/18/27 E09/19
Shading and Grounding - W0/1/2/3/5

Hope you like my make today.  You can find more inspiration from the DT on the All Dressed Up Facebook page - pop over to check it out.

Big hugs

Friday 2 October 2020

Oddball Mummy

Hi There...

After all the excitement of the new release at Stamping Bella, we have Bellarific Friday!!  This time we're highlighting the Stamp of the Month for October - which is Oddball Mummy!  You can get her for 50% discount throughout the month - and she's sooooo perfect for Halloween cards!

I created a panel of Distress Oxide blending through a rectangle stencil..  using Seedless Preserves, Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade..  I love how these colours look together!  I did a bit of splattering and added a cobweb to the corner, then I coloured and fussy cut the image.. before adhering her to the card.  

Card Info:
Taylored Expressions Rectangle Stencil
Colouring - Copics
Hair - V25/22/17
Skin - E00/11
Bandages - T0/1/2/3
Skulls - C0/1 B60
Grounding - W0/1/3
Enamel Dots

Hope you like my make today - she was such fun to colour and to create my card with.  There's more wonderful inspiration from the Baberoonies on the Blog here.

Big Hugs

Thursday 1 October 2020

Snowy Days

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

My card today is my DT card for the All Dressed Up October Facebook challenge.. the theme this time is 


Well as it's gone a little chilly here in the UK, I decided to go for the cold!  I used the lovely Snowy Days image, fussy cutting her then adhering to a panel created by blending Distress Inks in blues, then splattering with water to give the effect of it snowing!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and  Chipped Sapphire
Colouring - Hair - E42/43
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hat and Clothes - B21/23/24/26
Scarf and Bobbles - RV52/63
Boots N0/1/2
Grounding T0/1/2

I used a sentiment from an older stamp set - I just thought it was right for this image.

Hope you like my make today - and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to join in the challenge fun!

Big hugs