Monday, 15 January 2018

Flying High!


Hi Lovelies....

Time for a play with a Kinda Cute Digital Image (from Patricia Alvarez) - this one is Girl With Balloons (for obvious reasons!)

I wanted to put lots of colour in the balloons - and I think I managed it!

Card Info:
Sentiment - Pebbles Inc Rub On
Paper - Doodlebug Designs
Colouring - Copics
Hair E23/25/27
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - R81.83/85/89
Balloons - R81/83/85, Y23/35/38, R24/37/46, 
YR04/09/18, B23/26/28, G07/14
Shading - B0000/000/01
White Gel Pen for Highlights

This image is perfect for a birthday card - but could also be used for other occasions too.  

Didn't you ever wish when you were young that you could fly up with some balloons?  Think now, at my age, I may have changed my mind!! LOL

Big hugs

Friday, 12 January 2018

Stamping Bella Faith the Fairy

Hi Lovely Bloggers..

Here we are again at another fabulous Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - and this week the theme was 'vintage' - but only vintage in that we were to showcase a stamp that's not from the newest release.  As I have lots of  gorgeous Stamping Bella loveliness in my stash (from the last 10 years or so!)... I sat down to choose.  I'd narrowed it down to about five that I REALLY wanted to colour..  when Uptown Girl Faith the Fairy prodded me with her wand and told me it just HAD to be her.  I think she was right!

Card Info:
Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border, YNS Heart Tab
Paper - MFT Graphic Grid Pastels
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E31/33/35, YR23/27
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - BV000, V22/25/17
Pinks - R81/83
Sequins, Gems and Glitter 
White gel pen for sparkle on folds

I fussy cut Faith (yes even around that wand) so she could stand out from the card - then stamped the sentiment verse alongside her - using my MISTI so I didn't mess it up!

Have you entered our January challenge yet over on Facebook??  Take a peek HERE - and join in the fun as there's Bella Bucks to be won!

My daughter has lent me her SLR camera to see if I can come up with some better photographs of my cards on the grey days we're having her in the UK lately..  and I'm pretty sure I'm on the right lines, but still learning all the settings!  So many buttons, soooo little brain!  Anyway - hopefully you'll see an improvement.

Have a great weekend all..
Big hugs

Sweet Valentine....



Today my card is using some of the sweet little cherubs from the new January release at CC Designs.  These little characters are from the Sweet Valentine Clear Stamp Set - which comes with lots of other characters too - a couple of little piggies and a teddy - together with perfect sentiments... you'll love it!!

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I created lots of layered clouds with a border die and used two shades of vellum to create some depth - which is mounted on clear acetate to give the card strength - but also make the clouds somewhat see-through.

Card Info:
Dies - CC Designs Love Word Die, Lawn Fawn Cloud Border
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink (for top white card)
Colouring - Copics
Hair - YR21/23/24
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Wings - B60
Clouds - C1/B60
Reds - R46

I finished my card with some tiny die cut hearts that have been in my trimmings tray for a little while... I thought they were perfect to be falling through the clouds.  See?  Everything comes in handy sooner or later!! (and yes - I'm the world's worst hoarder!)

Hope you like!  

Big hugs

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Pretty Peonies


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today my card is not for a Design Team... it's made for a special lady.  

I love these Pretty Peonies from Lawn Fawn, and have been trying to do different designs with them...  but each time I've used them I've coloured them hot pink (which is the colour of the peonies in my garden)..  Hmmm... something to do with my love of that particular colour??

I coloured them with my Kuretake Zig Clean Colour pens - and used my water brush to spread the colour on the petals and leaves.  I always love to use these pens... they're sooooo full of fabulous pigment.  I decided to use the word 'wishing' - a die from Simon Says Stamp - I cut it out twice, then once again from the square, then adhered the three words together.  I'd put foam tape behind the square so that when I adhered the word back into the space - it gives a 3D effect.  Hmmm, that wasn't explained well!

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant Pretty Peonies
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Wishing Word Die, 
Simon Says Stamp Sending and Wishing Clear Stamp Set
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Square
Zig Clean Colour Markers

Now, my lovely daughter has loaned me her SLR camera for a little while, so I'm trying to achieve some better photographic results..  I think I'm on the right track but still have a way to go.  But my brain (the few cells that are left!) actually hurts when I try to figure all the different settings...  anyone else have that problem?? LOL!

Big Hugs

Friday, 5 January 2018

Watch out!!


Hi there...

It's time at Stamping Bella for the first Bellarific Friday of 2018...  and it's also Stamp of the Month time - featuring this fabulous Winter Backdrop.  The DT were to use it in any way we liked... and we've all produced very different style cards.  You can get this stamp for 25% discount throughout January - an offer you'd be mad to miss out on, as it's such a useful background for wintery makes.

I chose to use a little lady from the Littles Snowfight stamp set - but on the original stamp she's standing on top of a massive snowball - I fussy cut her out of the group of her pals - so she's on her own with her snowball taking aim... watch out!

Card Info:
Sentiment - PC generated
Colouring - Copics
Sky - B0000/000/01
Snow - B60, B0000/000
House - E33/99, Y21/23
Trees - G46/85, BG96
Hair - C5/7/9
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Coat - B45/49, BG23
Accessories - R81/83/85

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other BellaBabes have come up to inspire...

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Now - you've probably seen on the blog or FB that we have an exciting change to how our challenges are run...  we now have a monthly challenge on our Facebook Sistahood page - and the theme this time is


Just click above and go straight there.  You're allowed to enter three times during each month - and you could win $25 in Bella Bucks!!  What's not to love??? 

Big hugs

I'm quite FAWNED of you....


Hi Lovelies...

It's time for the fabulous new release at CC Designs - you're gonna love the wonderful images in this release - I promise you, there are some of the cutest images I've seen!

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I've used the sweetest of all little creatures for my card - this is Fawned - and is a clear stamp set comprising the two little fawns, a heart and a sentiment.

Die - MFT Heart
Paper - Whimsy Stamps Digital Paper Amour
Colouring - Copics
Fawns - E50/51/53/55/57, R20
Bow - R83/85

Hope you like my make, and that you'll pop over to the CC Designs Blog to see what my lovely teamies have come up with.

Big hugs

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

This Little Piggy.......

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today I'm here to share my card for our first Preview Day for the fabulous January 2018 release at CC Designs.  

C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps

As Christmas and New Year are over, and we're all thinking about Valentines creations now..  you're going to love these little Meoples in the Sweet Valentines set.

Card Info:
Dies - CC Designs Diamond, CC Designs Scalloped Rectangle
Distress Ink Blended Panel - Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral
Colouring - Copics
Piggie - R000/00/01/30, E70
Shading - B60
Heart - R46

I used vellum for the diamond - so the Distress Ink blended panel can still be seen.

There is another little piggie, a teddy and two cupids in the set, plus hearts and clouds too!!  It's a set I'll use often I think..  cos I love it!  It's available from Thursday - 4 January.

Pop over to the CC Designs Blog to see what my lovely teamies have come up with to inspire...

Big hugs

Monday, 1 January 2018

Favourite Colour?? Silly question!


Hi There Lovelies...

Happy New Year!!!  Hope you had a wonderful time over the Christmas celebrations and that 2018 will bring joy and happiness.

I've had a little card making rest over the holidays - and am now raring to go - so today I'm sharing a card I made for the January All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge - where our theme is


I imagine you can all guess which colour I chose to use without even looking at the pictures?? LOL!  I used Time To Celebrate - which is a freebie on the All Dressed Up Blog.  I thought it was perfect for New Years!

Card Info: 
Image - All Dressed Up Time to Celebrate
Paper - Anna Marie Designs Dotty
Die - Whimsy Stamps Celebrate word die
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - C5/7/9, E41/42/43/44
Dresses - Left - R81/83/85/89, Right RV91/93/95
White Sharpie Pen for dots
Copic AtYou Spica Glitter Pen

Hope you'll join in our challenge at the All Dressed Up Facebook Page - you have all month to share your creations - and you can win fabulous All Dressed Up goodies.

Big hugs

Friday, 22 December 2017

Christmas Robins


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

I'm here with probably my last make before Christmas (I say probably!! hehe)..  using one of the new images from All Dressed Up.  This image is called Christmas Robins (for obvious reasons), and is one of four fabbie new images from Wendy.  It's a really easy image to use, with very little colouring.

Card Info: 
Die - Double Stitched Rectangle
Paper from stash
Robins - E23/25/27, R27/46
Star - YR23/24
Shading - B0000/000
Gold Mirri Card

You can see more of the images used by my fellow teamies if you pop over to the All Dressed Up Facebook Page here.

If I don't get chance to pop by again..... can I wish you ALL a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2018!  I'd also like to thank all of you that visit my blog for your lovely comments and support throughout 2017.

Big hugs

Friday, 15 December 2017

Quinn ready for her Winter Walk...


Hi Lovelies...

How're you all doing?  All ready for what's nearly here??? LOL!

Our theme this week for this week's Bellarific Friday was Winter White...  well this spoke only one stamp to me...  so out came one of the Uptown Girls Quinn and Her Boots..  she's just about ready for her winter walk I think - all wrapped up and ready to go!

I decided to stamp her in light grey so it looks a bit 'no lines' but not quite!  And then I also decided to go with the colours on the pack..  well, why change what looks so good??  A bit of embossing and a few white layers, and I had my card...

Card Info:
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Colouring - Copics
Reds: R27/46/39
Greens: YG95, G82/89
Skirt: T2/5/7
Snow - B60
Shading - N0/1/2/3

I did the sentiment AFTER I'd finished the colouring and stuck the card together...  I took a VERY deep breath, got out my MISTI - and went for it! Phew... it worked!

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Hope you like - and that you'll join in the Bellarific Friday fun.  For our theme next week, we have the above photo inspiration - use it any way you like...  then either link your card on the Stamping Bella blog, or email it directly to - she'd love to see it!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Reindeer with a Present...

Hi Lovelies..

Today, I'm using a fabulous little Rudolph from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez..  he's one of my favourite reindeer as he looks so excited to be opening his present!  

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E50/51/53/55/57, E40/43, R24/46
Gift - G07/14, R24/46
Shading - W0/1/3
Doodlebug Design Matt Sprinkle

Hope you like my make...

Big hugs

Saturday, 9 December 2017

It's Release Day at CC Designs

Hi Lovelies...

I'm back with another of the fabulous new release images from CC Designs - this time I've used Winter Scene for the gorgeous house - along with little characters from the Wintertime Stamp Set.  There are only two stamp sets in the release this time - along with corresponding dies (to save the fussy cutting), and there's also another fabulous Make-a-Card Die set too.

Card Info:
House - E30/31/33/34/99, Y23
Fence - E31/33
Greens - YG25/63
Snowman - C0/1, Hat G07/14, Top B91/93/95
Girl - Dress and Hat R81/83/85, Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E25/29
Distress Inks (sky) - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, 
Blueprint Sketch

Do pop over to the blog to see what the fabulous Design Team have come up to inspire..  or on our Facebook page - and we'd love for you to share your makes with us there too!

Big hugs

Friday, 8 December 2017

Polar Bear and Mousie...


Hi Lovelies...

Today's card is for our fabulous Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella.  We had a sketch to follow this time - and I've nearly managed it, only tweaked a bit because of the shape of the image.

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I used this lovely pair - who are patiently waiting for Santa!

Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Paper - LOTV Nitwits Paper Pad
CC Designs Make a Card #17 - Tag
Colouring - Copics
Scarf - B23/24
Polar Bear - E40/41, T0/1/3
Mouse - C3/5
Hat - E24/46
Shading - W0/1/3

Hope you like my make today, and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what my fellow Baberoonies have come up with to inspire.   

Next week, we have a Winter White challenge - if you'd like to enter, just make sure to use a current Stamping Bella image on your white on white card, then link up your card on the blog - or email it directly to

Have a lovely weekend all..
Big hugs

CC Designs Preview Day One

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

My card today is for CC Designs - it's Preview Day 1 as the new release is due on Saturday, 9th December.

I used a couple of the gorgeous Meoples from the Wintertime Stamp Set - plus some trees and an ice rink from the Winter Scene set too...  along with their corresponding outline dies.  I also used a border from the Winter Borders Die Set - and used the Scalloped Rectangle from the Make a Card #17 Die set.

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Girl - Hair - E23/25, Skin - E000/00/11, R20, Top - R24/46, Skirt - G07/14, 
Snowman - B60, C0, Trees - YG23/63, E25, Ice - B60
Distress Ink sky - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch
Sharpies white pen for snow flakes

Hope you like - and that you'll check out what the lovely DT have come up with to inspire makes with this fabulous release!

Big hugs