Sunday 30 April 2023

Stamping Bella Oddballs Oz Dorothy and Toto

Hi Lovelies..

Today I'm sharing another card from the new release at Stamping Bella..  this Oddball is from the Oz set..  it's Dorothy and Toto.  Those red shoes are just about to be made use of!

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then stencilled a circle for the background.  I stamped through the stencil with a twinkle background for the magic that's going to happen as she clicks her heels together..

Card Info:
Stencil - Taylored Expressions Circle
Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers
Background Stamp - Taylored Expressions Twinkle Twinkle
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11
Hair - E08/09/79
Dress - G000/43/12 BV31
Shoes - R27/39
Dog - YR24/27
Shading - T0/1

I enjoyed using some green - as you know, it's not a go-to colour for me, but I do like how it looks on her dress!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 28 April 2023

Stamping Bella Wedding Trio Girl

Hi Peeps...

It's Bellarific Friday - and as it's the fourth Friday of the month - we highlight images from the current release.  I chose to use the gorgeous girlie from the Wedding Trio for my card - with lots of pink!

I coloured and fussy cut her - then I added lots of glitter.  I then used a 3D embossing folder on pink cardstock - sanding the raised parts with emery board - which lightens those parts.  I adhered that to the card, then added a sentiment from the Celebrate and Congratulate sentiment set.

Card Info:
Spellbinders Loops Embossing Folder
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00 R20
Hair - E41/42
Pinks - RV52/65/55/10

Hope you like my relatively CAS Bellarific Friday make today and that you'll head on over to the blog for more inspiration from the other lovely Babes.

Have a great weekend...

Thursday 27 April 2023

Lawn Fawn Bee Mine x 2

Hi Lovelies...

Well, it's another pair of bee cards from me today...  this time using the Lawn Fawn Bee Mine little stamp set.

I coloured up the images, then added a little sentiment that I'd created on the PC - as the sentiment in the set is obviously 'bee mine'.. and is more for a romantic card.  I just wanted to be able to send these to people to make them smile - sending them a little bit of love.

My second card uses the flowers in the set - and for this one I decided on pink.

Card Info:
Images - Lawn Fawn Bee Happy
Sentiments - done on PC
Die - Lil' Inker Stitched Squares
Paper - Scraps from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Bees - Y17/38 E09
Hearts - R24/27/46
Flowers - R10/11/13
Leaves - YG23/25
Shading - T0/1

Hope you like my cards today...

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday 25 April 2023

The Greeting Farm What's Buzzing

Hi Lovelies...

I've been playing with the bees!  Well, not real bees, but this stamp set from The Greeting Farm - it's called aptly, What's Buzzing!

I coloured and fussy cut the images, then created a cloudy stencilled circle for them to buzz around..  and a small sentiment in the corner of my card panel finished it off.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - The Greeting Farm What's Buzzing
Cloud Stencil - MFT
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square and Stitched Circle
Colouring - Copics
Bees - Y15/17/38 YR24 E08/09 BV31
Hive - YR24/27
Flowers - V04/06, RV52/63/55, YR65 Y04 YR17/38
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry

Making this card made me happy - hope you like it too!


Friday 21 April 2023

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl with a Wood Anemone

Hey Peeps...

For today's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella, we're using Bundle Girl stamps (which I have lots of!), so I chose to use this gorgeous Bundle Girl with a Wood Anenome.

I coloured and fussy cut the image - yes, even those stems!  Then I created a smooshed background with Distress Ink to adhere her to.   I added the sentiment that's included in the set, and it was done.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Inks - Bundled Sage and Rustic Wilderness
Colouring - Copics
Hat - RV32/34
Skin - E000/00
Coat - BG32/34/72
Flowers - BV31 Y15/17
Leaves - YG23 G94

You can find lots more inspiration using the Bundle Girls on the Stamping Bella Blog today, and you can also chat and share all things Bella related on the Sistahood Facebook Page..  don't forget to check it out.

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 20 April 2023

MFT Birthday Chicks

Hi Lovelies

I've made another card using some older stash...  this time using the MFT Birthday Chicks... I've made a few different cards to have in stock so they're ready when needed - I'll share them in the next few days. 

Today's is pretty CAS- the chicks are coloured and fussy cut along with the balloon, then I've used an embossing tool and soft pad to make them more rounded, before adhering to a diecut panel.  The small sentiment is perfect for this image.

Card Info:
Image - MFT Birthday Chicks
Sentiment - MFT Itty Bitty Essentials
Paper - from stash
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Chicks - Y17/18/38 YR24/27
Hats - RV63 BG13

I was pretty happy how it turned out.. it made me smile. Hope you like!

Happy Crafting...

Monday 17 April 2023

Digi Stamp Boutique Spring Vase

Hey Peeps..

OK, I'm on a mission to use more of my older stash!!  For my card today, I've used an older digi stamp, and an older tag - combined with a fabulous new embossing folder from Spellbinders...

I coloured the image and diecut it, backing it with rose gold glitter card.  Then I embossed a panel of pink cardstock with the embossing folder.  I then made the little tag, and attached it with some twine to finish off the card.

Card Info:
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique Spring Vase
Dies - MFT Double Stitched Rectangles, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Embossing Folder - Spellbinders Loops
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - R81/83/85/89 RV91/93/95
Leaves - YG23/25
Shading - B0000/000 C1
Rose Gold Glitter Card

It always does me good to use some of my older stash.. does it do the same for you?

Happy Crafting...

Friday 14 April 2023

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Collecting Crystals

Hi Peeps...

Well after all the excitement of the new release yesterday, we're back today with our Bellarific Friday cards!  As it's the second week of the month, we are using images that aren't from the current release - so I chose to use this gorgeous Curvy Girl Collecting Crystals.

I coloured the image with Copics...  then stamped a little sentiment.  Then I used a border die to give the edges a little interest.  I chose some pretty patterned paper for the base, and used 3D foam tape to adhere the coloured panel.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Scalloped Basic Edges 2
Paper - Sunny Studio Spring Fever
Colouring - Copics
Hair - C1/2/3/5
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Dress - V20/22/25
Crystals - BV31 RV000/00/91 BG10/11
Leaves - YG23
Shading - T0/1/3

I always love colouring the Curvy Girls - they are really some of my favourite images, so I was in my happy place creating this card... hope you like it too.

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 12 April 2023

Stamping Bella New Release Sneak Peek Day 3

Hey Peeps...

I'm back with my last SNEAK PEEK from the new release - available tomorrow!  

This time, I've used this wonderful Gnome Nurse...  and added a sentiment from the Work/Life sentiment set - which was from the last release.  Nurses are amazing people who never cease to help when help is needed.

I decided to go with the graphic grid paper to adhere her to - which made me think of hospital ceramic tiles!

Card Info:
Paper - MFT Graphic Grid
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair E21/23
Hat - R08/27
Coverall - BG72/75
Band Aid - R30
Bottle - W0/1/2

OK - I'm all done now!  You can find all of these amazing new stamps tomorrow on the website at midnight EST - 5am UK time. 

I hope you love them as much as I have loved creating with them.  Don't forget, there's plenty more inspiration on the Stamping Bella Blog from the Babes, and also on the Sistahood Facebook page!  

Happy Crafting (and shopping too!)

Tuesday 11 April 2023

Stamping Bella New Release Sneak Peek Day 2

Hi there...

Today it's the second day of SNEAK PEEKS of the fabulous new release from Stamping Bella - available from Thursday 13 April!

For my first card, I've used the Mini Oddball Cotton Candy and Pug.  Again, I coloured and fussy cut her before creating a cloudy background for her to be adhered to.  I diecut a smaller square and used a cloud stencil, before using Prismacolor Pencils for the grass. I used 3D foam pads to adhere the image. Then I added the diecut square to a larger piece of pink gingham paper.

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Hair - RV0000/000/52/63 Skin - E000/70
Top - BG32/34/45 Shorts - V22/20/17
Shoes - RV52/63 Dog - E40/41/42/43
Cotton Candy - BV31 E40
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Stencil - MFT Cloudy Borders

Next we have this fabulous Summer Bundle Girl with her little puppy friend!  As usual, I coloured and fussy cut the images, then created a Distress Oxide blended background.  I added a little sentiment to the panel, before adhering the images with 3D foam pads.

Card Info:
(available 13 April)
Distress Oxides - Kitsch Flamingo and Shaded Lilac
Colouring - Copics
Hat - R83/V15/BG32
Skin - E000/00 R20
Swimsuit - R81/83 RV52
Lolly - YR65
Dog - E40/41/42/43

Now we have an image that can be used to send to a friend in need.  It's such an easy image to colour but means so much.  Do you remember when we were young shaking pinkies with our friends?  I do!  

I diecut an oval from pink cardstock, raising it from the image with foam tape. Then I added some diecut flowers and leaves for decoration.

Card Info:
Die - Nellies Multi Frames Straight Oval
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 Flowers - R83
Various flower diecuts from stash

Now onto my last card today.. I've used this gorgeous Tiny Townie Wedding Trio.  Firstly I coloured and fussy cut (as per usual I hear you say!).  Then I created a Distress Oxide blended panel - splattering with water.  I added a second panel on foam tape, with two diecut circles cut from the white card.  I adhered the bride and groom again with 3D foam pads into the gaps... with their little friend in the middle, looking after the rings.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles (elongated!), Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles
Distress Oxides - Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers
Colouring - Copics
Bride - E000/00 R20, E50/51, BV31, RV52/63, 
Groom - E53/55, E000/00 R20, BV31, B21/23 RV52/63
Dog and Cushion - E50/51/53/55/57/44 RV52/63/55 

And.... phew... that's it for today - thank  you for staying with me!!  

I have one more card to share with you tomorrow...  make sure you pop back to see.  And THEN... it's release day Thursday!!! 

Happy Crafting...

Monday 10 April 2023

Stamping Bella April 2023 New Release Sneak Peek Day 1

Hi Lovelies...

Well, you need to get a cuppa to keep you company today while you're here - this post is photo heavy...  well, it's the first day of SNEAK PEEKS of the fabulous new release from Stamping Bella!

Firstly I used this gorgeous Curvy Girl with her tennis racquet in hand - I think she may have just won her match!  I coloured and fussy cut her, then created an ink smooshed panel with Distress Inks then splattered with gold watercolour paint. I edged the panel with gold mirri card, then adhered her with 3D foam pads.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Plays Tennis (available 13 April)
Skin - E000/00 R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Top - BV31
Skirt - G20/24
Distress Inks Bundled Sage and Twisted Citron
Gold Watercolour Paint

Next we have another Curvy Girl - this time one who loves being on her wheels!  

I coloured the girl with my Copics, then I created the pink panel by using a Distress Oxide Spray onto cardstock - then diecutting the border, which I laid over gold glitter card.... I thought she deserved the sparkle!

Card Info:
Distress Oxide Spray Picked Raspberry
Die - Pretty Pink Posh Eyelet Borders
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E30/31/33/34, Skin - E000/00/11 R20, Top - RV52/63/55
Shorts - B21/23, Socks - BV31 RV55, Boots - E31/33 V1
Drink - G20/24, Glasses - T5/7, Grounding - N0/1

Now I have some gorgeous Fairytale characters!  This first one is the Fairytale Princess...  I coloured her and fussy cut her, before creating a stencilled background for her to adhere to.  I stamped a sentiment from the Fairytale Sentiment Set which I thought was apt.... then gave her lots of glitter (which is hard to see in the photograph), on her veil and overskirt.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Fairytale Princess (available April 13)
Stencil - A Colorful Life Designs Leaf Stencil
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00 E70 
Hair - E40/41/42/43
Dress, Hat and Veil - RV91/93/95

And lastly today, I have the Knight to go with the Princess!  I coloured him in what I think of as 'armour' colour...  lot of warm greys and some claret. Then I fussy cut him and adhered him to a panel I'd stencilled using a grey Distress Ink.  Again, I added a little sentiment from the Fairytale Sentiment Set. 

Card Info:
Stencil - MFT Rectangle Trio
Distress Oxide - Hickory Smoke
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000 E70
Armour and Shield- T0/1/2/3/5
Cape and Crown - R59
White Gel Pen

Well that's it from me for today....hope you liked my makes with these awesome stamps! I have plenty more sneak peeks to share with you over the next couple of days, so make sure you come back to see.  Release day is Thursday this week..  can't wait!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 7 April 2023

Stamping Bella Bundle Girl with Cherry Blossom

Hi Lovelies...

It's Good Friday today.... but hey, it's also Bellarific Friday!  And it's Stamp of the Month time too...  which this time, is this gorgeous Bundle Girl with Cherry Blossom..  so perfect for this time of year.  The cherry blossom in our garden is not far from flowering - it's beautiful when it's in full bloom!

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then laid it aside while I created a background using Distress Inks splattered with white paint.  I stamped the sentiment at the top, then adhered the image with 3D foam pads to give depth.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage
Colouring - Copics
Hat - V20/22/25
Coat and Boots - BG32/24/45
Flowers - RV10/11/13
Leaves - YG05/23
White Gel Pen

Hope you like my make today - you can get this stamp at 50% discount throughout April.. pop over to the Stamping Bella store to see.  Don't forget also, to check out the Stamping Bella Blog for more fabulous inspiration from the Babes... and if you happen to pop by the Sistahood Facebook page - stop and say hi!!

Happy Crafting...