Friday 28 July 2023

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Emily Da Bella

Hey Peeps..

As it's the last Bellarific Friday of the month, it's time for a new release card from each of the Babes...  so I chose to colour our lovely Emily Da Bella again... I still get a little tear when I colour this image... our loss of her is still felt tremendously.

This time I decided to colour and fussy cut her image, before placing her behind a panel of plaid paper...  so her elbows are overhanging.  

When I talked to Emily online from when I first joined the DT in 2016, she always would finish the conversation with 'MWAH'.... so it's how I'll always think of her and a word I had to use alongside her image.

Card Info:
Paper - MFT Country Fair Plaid
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair - E23/25/59
Specs - T5/7
Top - BG10/11/32
Headband RV52/63

Don't forget this stamp is a charity fundraiser... released to honour Emily on her birthday this year, all profits from this Uptown Girl Emily stamp will be donated to the Emily Block Memorial Fund. 

The Emily Block Memorial Fund was set up by the family to honour Emily's passion for art and creativity, and funds are directed to the art therapy programs in the children's psychiatry department at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. 

That's a pretty good reason to buy it, don't ya think???

Happy Crafting...

Thursday 27 July 2023

Altenew Zero Waste Flowery Pattern Stencils

Hi Lovelies...

I've been playing with the fabulous Zero Waste Flowery Pattern stencils from Altenew recently - I do love doing a bit of stencilling, but am still learning!  I also recently treated myself to some Simon Says Stamp ink pads, so I used those for the colours.

Lastly, I added a word die from Honey Bee Stamps - using the pink cardstock as a shadow around the gold mirri card word.

Card Info:
Altenew Zero Waste Flowery Pattern Layering Stencils
Honey Bee Designs Smile Die
Gold Gems

I love how my card turned out - hope you love it too!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 21 July 2023

Stamping Bella Oddball Flamingos

Hi Lovelies

Time again for another Bellarific Friday..  and as it was an Oddball Stamp of the Month, we're using Oddballs today.

I chose to use the Oddball Flamingos - giving them a sunset created with Distress Oxides to stand against.  I coloured and fussy cut the images (yes even those legs!), then adhered with 3D foam pads, adding one of the two sentiments that come with the set, onto the top corner.  A few gems finished off the card.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Oddball Flamingos
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares
Distress Oxides - Spiced Marmalade, Saltwater Taffy, 
Kitsch Flamingo and Spun Sugar
Stencil - MFT Radiating Rays
Colouring - Copics
RV10/11/13 R43 YR21/61 T1

Of course, flamingos put me back into my favourite colour zone - well.... who doesn't love a bit of pink?!!

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 19 July 2023

Alex Syberia Digital Images Full Bloom

Hey Peeps...

I bought this Alex Syberia digital image a while back and I printed it out straight away, then it has been sitting on my desk, waiting for it's turn to shine!  And shine it die.... I LOVED colouring the different petals - choosing different colours for each bloom.  

Then I fussy cut the image - which wasn't difficult at all, I promise!  After that, I created a dry embossed lattice background and a diecut frame, then added the flowers with 3D foam pads, leaving some of the leaves overhanging. I adhered the whole panel to my card base to show the white edge.  Lastly I added a little sentiment which was already in my stash, and some gems to give some sparkle... well, you know me and sparkle!

Card Info:
Die - Mama Elephant Framed Tags
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Lattice
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - RV11/32/34, YR01/61/65/18, BV00/0102/04
Leaves YG23/25 BG96

Hope you like my flowery make today as much as I enjoyed making it.  I do love digital images - they can be resized any way you like - and the bonus - there's no storage - well, apart from in  your computer files!

Happy Crafting Everyone...

Tuesday 18 July 2023

Mama Elephant Big Thank You So Much

Hi Lovelies...

Here are some Thank You cards today from me - they are for my little grand-daughter's teachers in her first year at school...  who have been so lovely and have perfectly welcomed her into her school life.

I used distress oxides for the backgrounds, splattered with gold watercolour paint - then die cut three of the sentiment for each card, adhering them together to give dimension.  Lastly, I added some diecut glitter stars.  Maybe I'm a little old fashioned, but the pinks are for the females and the blue for the man!

Card Info:
Dies - Mama Elephant Big Thank You So Much
Sizzix Swirling Stars, Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, 
Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers

Teachers do such an amazing job, particularly in children's early years, I think they do need thanking - so hope they like their cards!

Happy Crafting

Friday 14 July 2023

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Baker

Hi Peeps...

We have another Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella today - and we're using images that are not from the current release...  so I chose to use this gorgeous Curvy Girl Baker with her yummy cake..  wish I could taste it!!

I coloured and fussy cut the image, then created a stencilled background to adhere her to.  I stamped the sentiment that is included over the stencilling in the corner... it does show better in real life than on the photo... honest!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Stencil - MFT Geometric Shapes
Distress Oxides - Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E0000/000/00/11 R20 Hair - E57/59
Dress - BV02/04 April and Hat - RV000/00/55 C0/1
Shoes and Trimming - RV55 Flower - RV55/17/19 Leaves - YG23
Cake - E30/31/33 RV63 Rollin Pin - E30/31
Grounding - T0/1/2

The stencil I used only arrived through my door this morning - and I wanted to use it straight away - so this seemed to be the perfect background for this image.

Hope you like my make and that you'll head on over to the Stamping Bella Blog to check out the inspiration from the other Babes..  and to the Sistahood Facebook Page to chat and share all things Bella related.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 12 July 2023

LOTV Vases of Flowers

Hi Lovelies..

I have been playing with a fabulous new stamp set from LOTV - It's called Vases of Flowers (obviously!) - and they are lovely to use - they come with lots of little sentiments too - perfect for minimalist cards.

I coloured and fussy cut the images, then I used Nuvo glossy shine over the vases to give the effect of glass.  Then I diecut a circle, then some leaves from vellum, and adhered all to my die cut card panel, which I'd stamped with the sentiments.  I added a few gems to finish.

Lots of photos below:

Card Info:
Images and Sentiments - LOTV Vases of Flowers
Circle Die - MFT Pierced Circle
MFT Stitched Rectangles
MFT Leaves
Colouring - Copics

Hope you like my cards today - I have a little stash now for lots of different occasions!

Happy Crafting...

Friday 7 July 2023

Stamping Bella Oddball Cleopatra

Hi Lovelies..

It's Bellarific Friday again - wow, don't the weeks go fast!  And of course, as it's the first Friday of the month - we have a Stamp of the Month - this time it's this fabulous Oddball Cleopatra at her most beautiful best!  There are three sentiments that come with the image - I do love the one I used... perfect for friends' birthday cards - yes???  As it's Stamp of the Month, you can get this stamp set throughout July for half price from the website!

I coloured and fussy cut Cleopatra, then created a stencilled background using this Rectangle Trio.  I added the sentiment, then a few gems to finish after I'd adhered the image with foam pads.

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Oddball Cleopatra
Stencil - MFT Rectangle Trio
Die - MFT Stitched Rectangles
Distress Oxides - Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac
Colouring - Copics and Altenew Markers
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - BV31
Gold - YR21/23
Purples - Altenew R703/705/823

Hope you like my Cleopatra...  I love her eyeshadow and bling with matches the background!  Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see more fabulous inspiration - and to the Sistahood Facebook page to chat and share all things Bella related.

Happy Crafting...