Wednesday 30 June 2021

Stamping Bella Oddball Marie

Hi Lovelies...

Well what a week it's been here - we've had no internet service since last Thursday - the engineers only came out this morning to sort the issue!!!  So.... this is my Bellarific Friday card for last week.. only 5 days late!  But as they say, better late than never...

I so loved making this card, that I had to share it even if not on the day.... I used the fabulous Oddball Marie with her piece of cake... and a bit of a twist on her famous saying!

Firstly, I created a background with Distress Oxide blending - using Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry.  I then sprinkled with water and white paint to give the panel interest.  I faded the colour out towards the bottom of the panel.

Then I coloured Marie with Copics - before fussy cutting her and adhering with 3D foam pads to the card.  I finished by stamping the sentiment that comes with the image into the top corner.  Then I did a bit of matting and layering which gives a framed effect to the card - and it was done!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Distress Oxides - colours as above
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - RV52/63/55
Dress - RV52/63/55 and BG10/11/13/14
Cake - E30

Hope you like my card today even though it was sooooo late - though not my fault!  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog (if you haven't already) for more inspiration and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to chat and share all things Bella related!

I can't believe how difficult it's been this last 5 days without the internet - so many things we take for granted in the world now - such as how to pause and rewind the TV if we don't understand something...  OMG I hope it doesn't happen again anytime soon!

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 23 June 2021

MFT Lucky Duck

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing a card I made with the MFT Lucky Duck Stamp Set - these little duckies really appealed to me a couple of months ago, and it's only now I've got around to using it!

Now I've cheated a little with the slimline dies - I've used my usual rectangle dies and lengthened them - creating what you see.  I've watched a YouTube on how to do it, and it's easy!

I then coloured and fussy cut the little duckies - before adhering them to the white squares with 3D foam pads.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - MFT Lucky Duck
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangle, MFT Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Ducks - Y13/15/17/38
Water and Bubbles - B60/63
Towel - BG45 RV55
Frog - YG93

Hope you like my make today as much as I enjoyed making it!

Hugs and Happy Crafting...

Sunday 20 June 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Bear and Bunny

Hi Lovelies...

Today I'm sharing my card using the fabulous Bear and Bunny from Rachelle Anne Miller - this is the Featured Stamp of the Month and you can get it with 50% off throughout June!

I wanted to create a curly fur bear, so did lots and lots and LOTS of dots of different shades of brown..  trying to give shadow in the darker areas.  I think I like how it turned out... hope you do too!  

I diecut the word three times and adhered them together, before adding them to the card.

Card Info:
Die - Avery Elle Hugs word die
Colouring - Copics
Bear - E30/31/33/34/35/37/40/21
Bunny - W0/1/2/3/5
Flowers R81/85 Y17
Grass done with Prismacolours

I needed to send some hugs to someone special, so this card was just perfect for me to pop in the post!

Hugs and Happy Crafting...

Friday 18 June 2021

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac

Hi Lovelies...

It's time for another Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - and as it's the third Friday of the month - we're highlighting stamps from the collection that the Stamp of the Month is from - this time it's Tiny Townies.

I chose to use this gorgeous Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac - she's one of my favourite of the Garden Girls - I do love the lilac tree in my garden, so was happy colouring her tiny flowers.

Card Info:
Paper - Anna Marie Designs
Silver Mirri Card
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - C5
Flowers - V01/04/06/09
Leaves - G14/17
Shading - W0/1/2/3
White Pencil for highlights

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more Tiny Townie creations...  and also to the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Page to share and chat all things Bella related.

Big hugs

Thursday 17 June 2021

Colorado Crafts Lots of Love - Anniversary Card

Hi There...

I'm just dropping in to share a card I made for my daughter and her hubbie's 4th wedding anniversary which is today!  My goodness, where has that four years gone??

I've used the lovely Colorado Crafts Lots of Love stamp set - and made a relatively CAS card - as that's their style.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Colorado Crafts Lots of Love
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Mama Elephant Confetti
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Bunnies - W0/1/2/3, T/0/1/2/3
Grass - YG23/25/01

Hope you like my make today...


Tuesday 15 June 2021

Clearly Besotted Flower Friends

Hi There...

Today I'm here sharing some cards I made with the new Clearly Besotted Flower Friends that I bought last week on release day.  These are such cute little hippos - I had to reach for my pens straight away!

Sorry the post is picture heavy - there's pictures of each of the cards separately below.

I created a Distress Oxide blended panel at the top of each card panel, sprinkling with water and white paint to give texture.  Then I coloured and fussy cut the images, adhering them to the cards with foam stickers.  I used one of the sentiments from this set, then others from the Feeling Sentimental set - just so I'd have cards in my stock for different occasions.  Lastly, I added a little gem to each card.

Card Info:
Images - Clearly Besotted Flower Friends
Sentiments - Clearly Besotted Feeling Sentimental
Colouring - Copics
Hippos - W0/1/2/3/5
Flowers - RV10/11/13/14/25
Leaves YG23/25
Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold

Hope you like!


Sunday 13 June 2021

Stamping Bella Isabelle Loves Ice Cream

Hi Lovelies...

I was having a dig through my older stamps the other day and came across this gorgeous girlie.... Isabelle Loves Her Ice Cream!  She's from Stamping Bella, but is now retired, however, she's available still in the UK from Dies To Die For. 

As it's been so warm here in the UK, I wanted to colour ice cream!  I wanted to TASTE ice cream too, but this was the nearest I got!

I created a Distress Oxide panel to give me a strip for either side of the coloured image..  then coloured and shaded around her. 

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11/R20
Hair - E11/13/15
Dress - RV10/11/13/14/25
Ice Cream - RV10/11/13/14/25, G43, Y13/15
Chair N0/1/3
Shading - B0000/000/01
Grass done with Prismacolour Pencils
Distress Oxides - Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin

Hope you like my make today - and that if you're in the UK like me, you're enjoying the lovely weather!

Happy Crafting...

Monday 7 June 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Birthday Turtle

Hi Lovelies...

Yayyy... it's sneak peek time over at Rachelle Anne Miller Designs...  there's a fab new release due on 10 June!  

I've used the fabulous Birthday Turtle for my card - I decided that this image would be perfect for a slimline card...  but the problem is that slimline cards are SOOO difficult to photograph!  But I think I managed to show it well.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday Die
Colouring - Copics
Turtle - YG91/93/95 E57
Balloons - R24/27/46/E57, YR04/18, BG10/45/49, V12/15/17, Y13/15/17
Shading B0000/000/01
White Gel Pen

I decided to cut the word die from white cardstock..  I just thought 'less is more' for the sentiment as there are a lot of colours in those balloons!

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Facebook Page each day to see what my fellow teamies have come up with to inspire... you'll be happy you did, I promise!

Happy Crafting...

Saturday 5 June 2021

All Dressed Up Summer Fairy

Hi Lovelies...

There are some fabulous new images from Wendy at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps for June...  I've used this lovely little Summer Fairy for my card.

I coloured the image, then did a little bit of blue shading around to make the image pop.  I cut the panel and added it to some stripey green paper, then added some glitter and gems to finish.

Card Info:
Sentiment - The Greeting Farm Little Fairies
Paper - MFT Sweet Celebrations Paper Pad
Colouring - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Greens - YG01/05
Pinks - RV10/11/13/14/25
Wings - B60/BV00/V01
Blues - B0000/000/01
Grass done with Prisma Pencils

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to share your make using an All Dressed Up Image.

Happy Crafting...

Friday 4 June 2021

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons

Hi Lovelies...

For my Bellarific Friday card at Stamping Bella this week, I've used the Stamp of the Month - which this time is Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons.  You can get this stamp and sentiment set with 50% discount throughout June!

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then added lots of sparkle to the balloons..  she's certainly flying high hanging on to that bunch!  I decided to go with a shaker card - so I used a cloud stencil to create the background with Distress Inks..  adding lots of sequins into the shaker space!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle Frame
Stencil - MFT Clouds
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hair - E41/42/43
Dress - RV52/63/55
Balloons - V000/01/04/06
Sequins and Glitter

Hope you like my make today and that as always, you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more wonderful inspiration from the Bella Babes!

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday 1 June 2021

All Dressed Up Little Fishes

Hi Lovelies...

It's time for another monthly challenge at All Dressed Up - this time the theme is:


So for my card, I used Little Fishes...  it's a perfect image to use for a young guy!

I coloured and shaded the image, creating the sea with Copics, and the sky with a cloud stencil and some Distress Inks.  The little sentiment I made on the computer.

Card Info:
Sentiment - PC generated
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/11 R20
Hat and Top - B91/93/95/97
Boat - YG91/93/95
Reds - R24/27
Dog - E21/23/25
Sea - B00/01/02/04/16
Fishes - YR04/18
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page to see more inspiration from the lovely DT.

Happy Crafting...