Friday 30 June 2023

Stamping Bella Lily of the Valley 2

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday - and as it's the last Friday of the month, we are highlighting images from the latest Stamping Bella release - which this time is the special mini-release from last weekend, in memory of Emily .  

I chose to use this gorgeous Lily of the Valley once again - this time fussy cutting it after colouring with Prismacolour Pencils.  I diecut a lattice background and used 3d foam tape to give depth onto the card panel.  Then I adhered the flower, complete with a little sentiment from Emily's Sentiment Set.

Card Info:
Die - Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Lattice
Colouring - Prismacolor Pencils

You can still get the new release images with 10% discount through to July 5th - as it's Emily's birthday sale... and it's 25% off the rest of the store!

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Honey Bee Stamps Busy Bees

Hi Lovelies...

Yesterday was my lovely daughter's birthday - so I'm OK now to share the card I made for her!  I fell for this stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps when I saw it, and knew it would be perfect for her.

I stamped, coloured and fussy cut all the flowers and bees... then created a background with Distress Oxides, splattering with water and white watercolour paint.  I used the stem from the set to stamp onto the background, then adhered all the flowers, bees and leaves with foam pads.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a small piece of card coloured with the Distress Oxides, and drew a little line around, before adhering that with foam pads too.

Card Info:
Image - Honey Bee Stamps Busy Bees
Distress Oxides Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Sentiment - The Greeting Farm What's Buzzin'
Colouring - Copics
 Flowers - Y13/15/17/38, BG10/23/34, B01/02, Y21/23/17, 
RV52/63/55, RV11/13/14, YR00/61/65, V20/17/15
Leaves - YG05/17
Bees - Y15/17 E23/25 BV31

Hope you like my card - my daughter loved it.  It's a happy card - it really made me smile while I was making it!

Happy Crafting...

Sunday 25 June 2023

Stamping Bella Mini Release in memory of Emily Da Bella

Hi Lovelies....

Well, today's post is a sad one... but also a celebration too.  Today would have been our lovely Emily Da Bella's birthday - and we miss her so much!  But the celebration part... is that there is a mini new release at Stamping Bella in her honour and to celebrate her life.  

My first card uses this gorgeous stamped image of Emily...  it's how I'll always remember her... busy busy, but never too busy to say a quick hello and let us know she was there if we needed her.  The 'MWAH' is exactly her and how she signed off when saying goodbye.  I'll never hear that word again without thinking of her.

This image is a charity fundraiser - all profits from the sale of this stamp will be donated to the Emily Block Memorial Fund... you can find details here:  - it will go to support Art Therapy for children - what a fabulous cause and in memory of such a wonderful lady.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Stamping Bella Emily's Sentiment Set
XOXO embossing folder
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E40/41/43/44
Headband, Top and Glasses - T5/7/9
Desk - C3/5 Pot and Leaves - G12
Necklace - R83 Watch and cards  RV62/63 
Flower - BV31 Shading - T0/1/3
Crystals - Prismacolour Pencils 
Glossy Accents on her specs as shown below!

Now onto my other two cards...  which both feature Lily of the Valley - one of her favourite flowers.

First we have this lovely Bundle Girl...

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Ovals
Card - Anna Marie Dotty Olive
Colouring - Copics
Hat - BV20/22/25
Coat - RV52/63/55
Leaves - YG45/09/05 G46 G99 
Green Prismacolor Pencils
Flowers - BV31

And lastly - a beautiful image of this flower - I decided to stick to a CAS design as the flower is so beautiful.

Card Info:
Die - Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Boarders 2
Paper - Echo Park
Colouring - Copics
Greens - YG45/09/05 G46
Flowers BV31
Shading - B0000/000/00

Now... like Emily always used to have... there is a Birthday Sale - so until 5 July, you can get 25% off storewide... apart from the new release which you can get 10% off - however, the Uptown Girl Emily Da Bella stamp is excluded from the sale (for obvious reasons) - as are any existing offers.

OK.... that's it from me today.  I'll be thinking of Emily - hope you will too when you look at our creations over on the Stamping Bella Blog.  She was one of the world's lovely people - and was taken from us far too young.  Life is short - so we need to live it well and celebrate it!

 Hugs to all...

Friday 23 June 2023

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Under an Umbrella

Hi Lovelies..

For our Bellarific Friday makes this week, we had a photo colour inspiration to follow...  that is, we made cards using the colours shown in this photo.

I decided to use my Tiny Townies Under an Umbrella stamp set.. stamped, coloured and fussy cut, then adhered to my card panel with 3D foam pads.  I added some matching digital card, and the sentiment that comes with the image.  I think I've managed to include all the colours shown.

Card Info:
Digital Card - LOTV Rainbow Kaleidoscope
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Umbrella - BG10/11/13 01/02/05
Girl 1 - Hair E40/41/42/43 Skin E000/00/11 R20,
Clothes - YR21/23 61/65/18
Girl 2 - Hair - E50/51/53/55, Skin E000/00/11 R20,
Clothes - RV10/11/13 E21/23
Grounding - T0/1

Hope you like my make today and that you'll head on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more fabulous inspiration from the Babes - and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share and chat all things Bella related.

Big hugs...

Friday 16 June 2023

Stamping Bella Under the Sea Creatures

Hi Lovelies...

It's time for another Bellarific Friday card at Stamping Bella, and this time, we're using images from the Stamp of the Month range - so it's from the Animal Friends.  I chose to use fish from the Under The Sea Creatures set - with lots of colour!

Firstly, I created a panel of glitter card, sprinkled with Alcohol Inks - the sparkle still shines through, and it gives a perfect under the sea effect!  I coloured and fussy cut all the creatures then adhered them with 3D foam pads to the panel.  I diecut the edge of a white cardstock panel with a wavy border die, then stamped one of the Under The Sea Creatures Sentiments, and finally added the little starfish.

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Fishes - YR04/09, RV66/69/05, E13, 
YG05/17, T0/1/3, BG05 YG93 E84

Hope you like my fishy make today!  

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog for more lovely inspiration, and also to the Sistahood Facebook Page to share and chat all things Bella related.

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday 13 June 2023

Altenew Blooming Flower Bed Layering Stencils

Hi Lovelies...

For my card today, I've used the gorgeous Blooming Flower Bed Stencil set from Altenew.. using Distress Inks in lots of shades through each other layers.  Then I added a diecut circle, topping with a Happy Birthday diecut sentiment - that I cut three of, then adhered them together to give depth - which I've tried to show in my second photo.

Card Info:
Altenew Blooming Flower Bed Layering Stencil set
Penny Black Creative Dies Your Day
MFT Pierced Circles Dies
Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares Dies
Distress Inks: Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Rustic Wilderness, Spun Sugar, 
Kitsch Flamingo, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry
Gold Mirri Card

Hope you like my make today - it's an easy, but effective style I think.

Happy Crafting...

Friday 9 June 2023

Stamping Bella Butterfly Girl Brianna

Hi Lovelies...

It's Bellarific Friday again - this time we're highlighting some of the images that aren't from the current release... and among my favourites are these Tiny Townie Butterflies...  this is Brianna - and I knew she needed some time in the spotlight so out she came to be stamped up!

I coloured and fussy cut her, then created a sunset background by blending Distress Oxide Inks through a circle stencil.  Then I splattered some watercolours through the stencil while it was still in place, then I stamped some grassy bits in silhouette.  Lastly, I added a sentiment from the Butterflies Sentiment Set, adding some iridescent gems, and finally adhering Brianna with foam pads.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangle
Stencil - Taylored Expressions Circle
Distress Oxides - Saltwater Taffy, Dried Marigold and Carved Pumpkin
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25/27/29
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Wings - V20/22/25 YR61/04
Dress and Shoes - YR61/65/04/18
Grounding - T0/1

Hope you like my make today... it's an unusual colour combo for me, but I LIKE it so maybe I'll use it more!

Happy Crafting....

Thursday 8 June 2023

Pearl Wedding Anniversary

Hi Lovelies...

I made this card for a very special friend whose Pearl Wedding Anniversary was earlier this week... I'm delighted to say she and her hubby loved it!

I used everything pearl... from pearlised card, to creating the flowers for the heart, then to the pearl gems on the flowers.  

It is such a simple card to make, though a little time consuming.  I added a little sentiment which I'd done on the PC, then punched out with a Stamping Up punch.

The heart shape is a diecut using an MFT Heart die, then the flowers are from an old Woodware punch.  After they were cut, I used an embossing tool to give them a slightly rounded shape.

Hope you like!

Happy Crafting.. 

Sunday 4 June 2023

Altenew Soft Blossoms

Hi Peeps...

I'm excited today as I've been asked to be a Guest Designer for The Flower Challenge for June.  And even more excited as the theme is to 'Use Your Favourite Flower - and my favourite flowers are definitely big, blousey Peonies...  particularly in pink!

So, I chose to use this gorgeous Soft Blossom Stamp Set and Stencil from Altenew.. and even though it doesn't say it's a peony, I'm sure it is!  I stencilled and then stamped, diecutting with a stitched rectangle die.  I added a small sentiment embossed in white on black cardstock.  Lastly, I added a few tiny pink gems to make the card sparkle.

Card Info: 
Image and Stencil - Altenew Soft Blossom Stamp and Stencil
Colouring - Altenew Crisp Die Ink Cubes
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Sentiment - 

Hope you like my card, and that you'll head on over to The Flower Challenge to join in the fun!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 2 June 2023

Stamping Bella The Guineas Get Married

Hi Lovelies...

It's the beginning of the month - so our Bellarific Friday cards at Stamping Bella are using this gorgeous stamp set - The Guineas Get Married - which you can get with 50% discount throughout June!  It also includes the lovely sentiment too.

I coloured and fussy cut the image - then created a Distress Oxide blended background - splattering it after it was dry with gold and deep pink watercolours.  I adhered the image with foam pads, then added the sentiment to the top, and a few diecut hearts cut from glitter card.

Card Info:
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry
Dies - MFT Stitched Rectangles, Mama Elephant Confetti
Colouring - Copics 
E50/51/53/55, W0/1/2/3
R81/83 Y38
Gold and Pink Watercolours

Hope you like my card today... I'm back in my pink zone I think!

Happy Crafting..