Sunday, 26 March 2017

Ella Loves Easter!


Hey Lovely Peeps....

Happy Mother's Day to all the lovely Mum's out there that are celebrating..  I lost my lovely Mum in 1989 - but I still miss her and can't believe it's been that long since I saw her...  she's certainly in my thoughts today, as she is often.

And now, the exciting reason I'm here - is to share another of the fabulous new release (due on Thursday 30th) from the lovely Em at Stamping Bella.

This cutie is Ella Loves Easter.......  isn't she fab?  She has her basket full of eggs to give out, and what looks like a chocolate bunny under her other arm!

Card Info:
(to be released on 30 March)
Paper - Doodlebug Springtime
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11,R20
Hair - E30/31/33/35
Outfit and eggs- N0/1/2, RV000/10/21/91, YG23, RV32
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Doodlebug Designs Matte Enamel Dots

I've got to say, this release is another amazing one - if you haven't already figured that!  Just when you think it couldn't get any better.......  it DOES! And I'll be back during the week with more previews - so watch this space...

Enjoy your day...
Big Hugs

Saturday, 25 March 2017



Hi Peeps...

Remember I mentioned yesterday that you needed to watch this space for exciting news??  WELL............. today's the day - and the news is that there's a fabulous new release due next week from Stamping Bella!!  Can you believe it??!!! Just when you thought it couldn't get any better than the January release........  Em goes ahead and comes out with MORE wonderful images!!

The DT are showing sneek peeks this week...... and then the whole release will be available next Thursday, 30 March!  And believe me... you won't want to miss it!!  There are to be 35 images in total - and all will be available with cut-it-out dies too!

Today I've used Tiny Townies Daffodil... now I think you probably know I don't use yellow on my cards a lot, but I did enjoy using it this time, and loved it with the green.  I love making shaker cards, so went along with that idea for this one.

Card Info:
Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Daffodil
Dies - MFT Peek-a-boo Window, Rounded Banner Stax
Paper - Echo Park Spring Things
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair E21/23/25
Yellows - Y11/06/21, YR21/31/23
Green - YG25
Sequins, Button and Twine

Hope you like this lovely girlie... and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the uber talented DT came up with!

Have a lovely weekend.... the sun is shining here in Yorkshire so we'll be making the most of it..

Big hugs

Friday, 24 March 2017

Strawberry Sundae Anyone???


Hi All....

Yayyyyyyyy!!!  It's another Bellarific Friday........  (don't ya just love them? I do!) - and today we had a photo to inspire us..

These colours are beautiful...... so I didn't have difficulty using them!  And of course, you know my love of Edna too...  so I chose her to colour.

Card Info:
Paper - 
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E21/23/25/27/29
Dress - R81/83/85, BG10/11/72
Wings - V000, RV000
Ice Cream - E50/51, R83/85
Glass - B60/B000
Glitter, Sequins and Twine

Edna comes along with a fabbie sentiment too (which I didn't have room for on this card) - and for those that dislike fussy cutting,  you can also get a 'Cut It Out' Die to match - what more could you need??

Next week's challenge is to create with one layer... yep... just ONE.  Use any Stamping Bella image, then email your card to by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella bucks! (Details HERE).

Have a lovely weekend all.....  watch this space for some exciting happenings at Stamping Bella.. (just sayin'......)! 

Big hugs

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Farm Friends

Hey Peeps...

I have a little set of cards today to share...  using some of the fabulous Farm Friends from MFT.  I saw a wonderful tutorial by Jennifer McGuire a couple of weeks back, and knew I'd have to give these a go.  So thank you Jennifer!  

I used my new MFT Peek-a-Boo Stitched Rectangle Die to cut through two layers - then sandwiched Tulle in between creating a window.

Images - MFT Farm Friends (fussy cut)
Die - Peek-a-Boo Stitched Rectangle
Sentiments done on PC
Colouring - Copics

I did think that these would be easy - but they weren't! LOL!  Jennifer made them look that way...  but things seemed to go wrong when I played...  so they've been sitting half done for a little while..  ah well, done now...  hope you like!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Under the Weather???


Hi Crafty Peeps....

Here I am today with a fun card...  one that I LOVED colouring and making!  I definitely know my style is changing... I'm happier making this style of card more than any other now...  

This is one of the MFT release for March..  she's one of the Pure Innocence girlies - the stamp set is called 'Showering You With Love' and it includes the girl, the ducklings, and a sentiment too.  And pink???  yes of COURSE!  I wish I had a pink raincoat like that....

Card Info:
Sentiment done on PC
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E23
Raincoat - RV32/34/17
Umbrella - B12/93/95, C1/3
Ducks - Y06/Y21
White Gel Pen for Dots
Distress Ink sponged behind image - Tumbled Glass

I fussy cut the image so I could put it on foam pads, then I decided to put my own sentiment on it, so I could use it for a Get Well card..  not that I need one at the mo, but it's a good one to keep in stock!

Hope you like what I did..

Big hugs

Friday, 17 March 2017

Yes.... chocolate IS the answer......!!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's time for another Bellarfic Friday (yayyyy!!)..  and our theme was to 'add glitter or bling' - well, as you can imagine, that was sooooooo very difficult for me, wasn't it (not!) ?  Me who uses glitter on most every card I make!! LOL!

Anyways........ I dug out a 12 x 12 paper that I've been privately stroking and gazing at adoringly (you know what I mean - we all do it!), BUT I had to slice into it as it seemed the perfect choice for this occasion - gorgeous Edna deserved no less while she's tucking in to her yummy chocolates!

Card Info:
Paper - My Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum Glisten
Die - MFT Arched Stitched Window
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair E21/23/25/27/29/79
Dress - R10, RV11/32/34
Wings - B60
Cushion - E70/71
Shading - W0/1/2/3 
Gold Mirri Card

The paper itself has plenty of gorgeous glitter in the stars...  but I added lots more on her wings and lace..  well, a girl can never have too much sparkle, can she??  And isn't that sentiment spot on......  chocolate IS always the answer!

Hope you'll pop over to Stamping Bella HERE to see what my lovely and uber-talented teamies have come up with...  I can promise that you'll LOVE their creations!

Big hugs

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Braid in My Hair


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's that time again - time for a new challenge at In The Pink!!  We have a photo for inspiration this time..  and a fabulously exciting prize to be won!

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Here's the photo we'd like you to use to inspire you..  but it's not as difficult as it looks... you can interpret it any way you like!

I just decided to go with a bit of lace, and a vintage feel..  hope you like!

Card Info:
Image - A Day For Daisies Braid in My Hair
Paper - Maja Design
Die - Floral Oval by Spellbinders
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
Dress - RV91/93/95
Lace, Glitter and Pearls

I wish my hair was that long, and that I could plait it - mind you, if it encouraged birds to fly around it, maybe not!

The prize this time if you are chosen at random from the Perfect Pinkies.... is a Guest Designer Spot at In The Pink!  You could be with us at The Pink Palace for the whole of April...  good or what??!!

Hope to see you join in the fun...

Big hugs

Friday, 10 March 2017

Happy Mail....

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Time for another fabulous Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella!!  This time we had a sketch to follow..  and I think I just about managed... well, it's close!

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This little lady is Lacey Has a Letter.... she has such a coy look about her!  She was in the new release in January and I adored colouring her!  There's a sentiment included, and a 'cut-it-out' die is available for her too.

Card Info:
Paper - MFT Country Fair
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E40/41/42/42/44/47
Pinks - R81/83/85, RV55
Envelope W0/1
Shading - N0/1/2
Sequins and Twine

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop on over to the Stamping Bella Blog HERE to see what my wonderfully talented teamies came up with!

Big hugs

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Moody Unicorns!!

Hi Lovely Friends...

I spent a lovely afternoon today in fantasy-land, colouring unicorns!!  I really enjoyed myself, so much so that I think I'll have my hair dyed multi-colours too!

These guys are from Gerda Steiner - and they have been waiting to be inked up for a little while..  and as I heard loud mutterings come from my 'new stash' box, and hadn't anything to catch up on (yes I'm organised for once!), it was their time for the spotlight!

Die - MFT Basic Edges 2
Paper - Scrap of MFT
Colouring - Copics
Unicorn bodies - N0/1/2/3
Hooves - C3
Manes and Horns -
RV52/63, V01/04, YG23/25, B91/93, Y02/21

I can't tell you how much this card made me smile while I was colouring it.... I know we all love our colouring time, but for some reason, I got even more of a kick out of this one!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Pretty Bonnet


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

I'm here to share one of the fabulous new release images from Wendy at All Dressed Up - available from today!  This little lady is called Pretty Bonnet... and she is perfect for Easter with her basket full of eggs.  There are four new images to check out...  and they're all fabulous!!

Card Info:
Paper - LOTV Promises
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics 
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E40/23/25
Lilacs - V01/04
Aquas - BG10/11/72
Pinks - SRV63/55
Greens - YG61/63
Yellow - YR21
Ribbon and Stickles

I love aquas and lilacs, but of course, I did sneak a little tiny bit of pink in there....... check out the flowers and eggs! LOL

Now, on a side note - is anyone else missing how blogland used to work with lots of nice meaningful comments?  I'm not sure things are better now Instagram and Facebook have taken over...  it's all too easy to quickly press 'like' when it's actually only done for speed and ease rather than actually reading and appreciating..  I know, because I do it myself on occasion when I haven't got a lot of time!  I still try to read people's blog posts - it used to be a way to catch up on lives rather than just  creations, and I miss that. I'm thinking of starting up a campaign to get blogland back to what it used to be...  a place to make crafty friends!

Let me know what you think...

Big hugs

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Petunia's in Love....


Hi Lovely Friends...

I had me a little playtime yesterday and decided to have a little go with my Prismacolour Pencils - mainly because I'd invested in a 'posh' pencil sharpener this week - and oh my goodness, it works!

But my colouring/blending with these pencils needs a lot more practice...  it's years since I used them properly, so maybe they've deteriorated??  I don't know...  or maybe the blending fluid has gone off..... anyway, they weren't happy blending!  But I carried on, just to see what it would end up like..

Dies - MFT 
Sentiment done on PC (remember the little Piggin' ornaments?)
Paper - Scrap from my stash
Prismacolour Pencils
Sequins and glitter

I still have one of the little ornaments I'm talking about.... my daughter bought it for me years ago and it still sits on my kitchen windowledge!!

Anyway, hope you like what I did and that you'll be kind about my blending!

Big hugs

Friday, 3 March 2017

Bench Buddies...

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's time for another Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - and this time we've used the gorgeous Stamp of the Month (which is a fabulous 20% off all month long!) - Belinda and Bernadette who are Bench Buddies!

As Spring is so close and we're actually seeing some sunshine this week, I decided to go for Spring colours...  with the addition of a bit of PINK of course...

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Double Stitched Squar, Lil' Inkers Stitched Sun
Paper - Doodlebug Spring Things
Pinks - RV63/55/17/66
Blues - B91/93/95/97
Greens - YG21/23/25
Hair - E40/25/29, C5/7/9
Skin - E000/00/11

Stamping Bella USA

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to see what my uber-talented teamies came up with HERE.

Have a lovely weekend...

Thursday, 2 March 2017

For a Special Lady...

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

Yes - me again......  and yes......  pink again!!  LOL!  But this time it's for our challenge at In The Pink - our theme is...


Now I knew I had these gorgeous images from LOTV in digital form - so I was able to make this slightly bigger - to make it the focal point.  My card is very CAS in design - this style appeals to me so much as I can give it lots of sparkle to make it special!

Card Info:
Image - LOTV Birthday Trio Flowers
Sentiment - Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Paper - Authentique Bubble Gum Two
Dies - Spellbinders Circle, Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circle
Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Colouring - Copics
Flowers and Wrap - R81/83/85, YR21
Shading - B0000/000
Glossy Accents (on hearts)
Glitter and Bakers' Twine

Hope you like what I did and that you'll join in the PINK fun at In The Pink!

Just a quickie while I'm here - I need to apologise for my lack of blog commenting at the moment...... I'm struggling with a bad shoulder and being at the PC makes it worse....  but I promise I'll try to catch up when it's better!

Big hugs

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Fairy Swing...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Today I've got a DT card to share with you..  it's time for a new Facebook Challenge for All Dressed Up - and this time the challenge is to use

1 - 2 - 3
(so one of something, two of something else, and 3 of another thing!)

I chose to use one image, two butterflies, and three flowers on the trellis!

Card Info: 
Paper - Maja Design 
Dies - MFT Rounded Banner Stax, Spellbinders Basic Lattice 
Colouring - Copics 
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
Dress and flowers - R81/83/85, YR21, YG63 
Shading - B0000/000

Hope you'll pop over to the Facebook Challenge HERE and join in the fun!

Big hugs