Friday 30 December 2022

Taylored Expressions Festive Fir Stencil, Stamping Bella Christmas Trees

Hi Lovelies...

Well I'm sharing the last of my Christmas cards for 2022...  I know I should have got them blogged earlier... but hey... never too late???

First my first two of these cards, I've used the Taylored Expressions Festive Fir Stencil.  For one, I used the Sweet Poppy Transluscent Dimension Paste through the stencil, removing it quickly..  allowing the paste to dry, then using a rose gold foil laid over the image, and lastly put through a laminating machine.

Then for this second one, I used Versamark Ink through the stencil, then gold embossing powder after the stencil was removed - before heat embossing it.

For both of those cards, I went ahead straight onto the card base... no layers in sight!

Now these last two cards are using a stamp that is about 15+ years old and it means so much to me as it's from when I first fell in love with Stamping Bella.  After our recent sad news about our lovely Emily DaBella... I felt it was fitting to use this image (which by the way, still stamps perfectly!), for some cards this year.  

It's such a beautifully CAS image, that all it needed was some gold heat embossing.. with a touch of glitter within the trees.  I just added a tiny sentiment, some matting and layering with gold, and they were done.  The first is on a pale blue cardstock, and the second on white.

OK... so that's it for my Christmas cards this year - phew!  

Thanks so much for all the support you've give me throughout the year and I look forward to posting lots more cards in 2023!  If you don't already follow me on Instagram... my tag is @cardsbychristine - you can find me there - though I do give more info about the cards I make here.

Hope you all have a happy and healthy 2023 and I'll see you then!

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 29 December 2022

Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Cutouts

Hi Peeps...

I'm still sharing cards that I made for this Christmas - I just have a couple left and need to get them blogged before next year!

I used the fabulous Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Cutouts for my card today..  using an arch frame die to frame the little scene.  I've used the buildings, trees, stars and clouds from the die set..  I know this set will come in handy in the future, as it has lots of bits... including words which I haven't used here!

I die cut the arch, and did a little doodling around it to give it a bit extra pop.  Then I blended a night sky and adhered the cut outs.

Card Info:

Dies - Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Cutouts
MFT Arch Frame
Taylored Expressions Twinkle Twinkle Stamp
Colouring - Copics
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh

Hope you like this one as much as I enjoyed making it!  Watch this space for another one or two before New Year!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 23 December 2022

Stamping Bella Tangled Gnomes

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday again..  and this time we have a colour inspiration photo to inspire us.

So out came my Christmas gnomes..  and I chose this pair to use as they remind me of a day a couple of weeks ago, when we were putting up our Christmas lights on the outside of the house.  Boy.... were they in a tangle!  We're generally pretty good when we put them away each year, but it seems this time, we'd just got them in the box quickly and shut the lid!  But we did manage eventually to get them untangled, thank goodness!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Paper - Memory Box Pixie
Colouring - Copics
Gnomes - R29/59/89 E00/11 R01/20 T0/1/3 C0/1 E23/25
Lights - R24/27
Shading - B0000/000
Grounding - C0/1/2/3
White Gel Pen

I'd like to wish everyone who follows me and supports me in my card-making journey a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and here's to a WONDERFUL 2023!

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 22 December 2022

Amanda Jayne Designs Reindeer Tags

Hi Lovelies..

Just popping in to show these little tags that I've coloured today... they're using a Freebie from the Kit and Clowder Advent Calendar..  and are designed by Amanda Jayne Designs.  I think the freebie will still be available for a day or so.

I coloured them with Prismacolors on to kraft card, then fussy cut around the design.  I just added a teeny touch of white gel pen to their noses for a bit of shine... then threaded some stripey bakers twine so they could be tied onto the gifts I'm wrapping.  Hope you like...

Happy Crafting

Hero Arts Poinsettia

Hi Peeps...

I made this card for a good friend...  in my favourite pink of course!  I used a Gina K Designs Holiday Flora Embossing Folder on a lighter pink than the base, then die cut a Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia flower - cutting the centre from glitter card so it pops.  I added a gold heat embossed little sentiment then added strips of the base card and some ribbon... and it was done...  hope you like it!

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 21 December 2022

Gina K Designs Ornament

Hi There...

I'm sharing a couple of cards today that I made with the Gina K Designs Ornament Cover Plate.  For the first, I used the die for a shaker card, cut from rose gold glitter card.  Then for the second, I used all the negative parts of the original die cut (using press'n'seal to keep them in place) - then adhering them to card stock.

I added a tiny sentiment to each, and was pleased with the result.

I know this is an unusual colour combo for Christmas/Holiday cards - but hey...  we all have to try something different... yes??


Sunday 18 December 2022

A Colorful Life Designs Three Wise Men

Hi Peeps

Today I'm sharing this simple Christmas card made with a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs...  it really is easy peasy to use!

I used Pixie Spray on the back of the Three Wise Men stencil - then used Distress Inks to blend over the stencil.  I did a bit of white splattering onto the night sky while the stencil was in place.. and added a little die cut star.  I peeled off the stencil and was left with the white design of the image... plus a white base, perfect for adding this sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

Then I used my MFT Stitched Rectangle Die to cut the panel, which I adhered to my card base with fun foam.  All done and soooo easy!

Big hugs

Friday 16 December 2022

Stamping Bella Mini Oddball Christmas Pudding

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday and today our theme is Christmas!  So easy with all the fabulous Christmas images from Stamping Bella... I was spoiled for choice which to choose...

But I do love this little Mini Oddball Christmas Pudding..  so out she came.  I did a little Distress Oxide blending through a rectangle stencil - splattering with gold watercolour and a deep red too.  Then I fussy cut the coloured image and adhered her with foam pads.

Card Info:
Distress Oxides - Crackling Campfire and Fossilized Amber
Stencil - Taylored Expressions Rectangle
Colouring - Hair - E70/71
Skin - E000/00/11
Berries - E57 R24/27/46
Leaves - YG17/G89
Pudding - E15/57/59/29
Icing - BG31 T1
Watercolours to splatter

Hope you like my Christmas make today..  I think I'm nearing the end of my Christmas cards... but I do have more to share that I've already made - so watch this space!

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more inspiration from the Babes..  and over to the Sistahood Facebook page to chat and share all things Bella related...

Big hugs

Friday 9 December 2022

Stamping Bella Journaling Mochi Girl

Hi Lovelies...

Today the Bella Babes are celebrating our lovely Emily....  creator of Stamping Bella and our ForeverBella - she will for sure, be in our hearts forever.

For my card I've used the Journaling Mochi Girl stamp... Emily had a love of journaling so I thought this perfect for today.  I've used a little sentiment that reflects how I feel..... remembering her.

Of course, she knew me well, and knew my love of pink...  so that's the colour I chose.  

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Waffle Flower A2 Lacy Layers
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair - E29/57/33
Sweater - R81/83/85
Cup - BG10/11/13
Book - W0/1/2
Shading - T0/1/3

We're hoping that lots of you will join in our celebration of Emily - be it on your blog, Facebook or Instagram.  Make sure you tag #stampingbella. Let's flood the crafting world with Stamping Bella!

Have a good weekend all...

Wednesday 7 December 2022

RAM Stamps Nativity

Hi Peeps...

Today I'm sharing a card I made with the beautiful Nativity Digital Stamp from RAM Stamps..  this scene is truly what Christmas is all about.  

I coloured  the scene, then framed it with some die-cuts.. using 3D foam between the layers.  I finished off with a small sentiment heat embossed in gold, attached to the frame.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Pretty Pink Posh
Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Square Frame, MFT Stitched Square Scalloped Frame
Colouring - Copics
Sky B21/23
Ground W/0/1/3
Mary - Scarf B60/63, Dress R81, Hair E40/41/43
Joseph - Scarf E81, Coat G24/94, Hair - E21/23
Jesus - E42 BV31
Donkey - T0/1/3
Manger - E43/44 E30/31/33
Star - Y15/18

Hope you like my card today and that you'll pop over to the RAM Stamps blog for more inspiration - and also to the Facebook page - where you can join in the monthly challenge!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 2 December 2022

Stamping Bella Christmas Camper

Hi Peeps...

It's another Bellarific Friday - and although they are difficult days so soon after the loss of our lovely leader... we're keeping her dream alive!

As it's the first Friday of the month - we have a Stamp of the Month - this time it's the Christmas Camper - with that mahoosive Christmas Tree loaded on the top!  This stamp is half price throughout December on the website..  yayyy! 

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then created a cloudy background through a die-cut circle - adding a couple of silver snowflakes.  The sentiment is included with this stamp.

Card Info:
Dies - Li'l Inkers Stitched Circle, MFT Blueprints
Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass and Broken China
Colouring - Copics
Camper - BG10/11/13 BV31/0000 C1/3/5/7
Greens - G24/94/99 Reds - R46/39/89
White Gel Pen for Snow

Hope you like my make today and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for a peek at what my fellow Bella Babes have been up to.  There's also the Sistahood Facebook page to chat and share all things Bella related.  

Don't forget there's going to be a SPECIAL Bellarific Friday next week (9th December) where we'd love you all to join in creating a special card in memory of lovely Emily...  let's flood the internet with Stamping Bella!

Big Hugs