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
Glitter

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 emily@stampingbella.com - 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 emily@stampingbella.com

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
Glitter

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

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Sad news at In The Pink...


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today it's the turn of In The Pink for a new challenge... and I have some very sad news..  this is to be our last challenge as we're closing up the doors of the Pink Palace.


Such sad news for me as I started up this challenge more than five years ago now  - it's been my (pink) baby - and I've loved every minute of sharing my passion for all things pink . I've had some fabulous Pink Ladies join me along the way too and have made some life long friends.  But the time has come, as we've been getting fewer and fewer entrants, and sometimes our winners don't even claim their prize!  So with a very heavy heart, I took the decision that it was time to call it a day.

To go out with something special - I chose to use this Sugar Nellie image which has features heavily in my Christmas makes over the last few years..  I adore this gorgeous little Elf from Sugar Nellie.


Card Info:
Image - Sugar Nellie Elf Made Magic (no longer available)
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E23
Pinks - RV00/52/63/55
Greens - YG23/63
Wings - B60
Shading - B60, C0/1
Sequins and Glitter

I printed out a second image and fussy cut a spare set of wings (I hate doing that to a fairy!), and made them 3D on my image - so it really does look like the fairy is ready to fly off the page!

Hope you'll join in with our last challenge if you can... we'd like to go out with a BANG!!!  Click on the link above to go straight to the challenge.

OK, now I'm off to blow my nose and sit with a tissue all day!

Big hugs

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Huggy Friends...

 

Hi there...

I'm back with the last of my Sneak Peeks for the fabulous Stamping Bella new release (available on Monday)... this time it's using a gorgeous stamp called Huggy Friends.  Isn't that sentiment just perfect and soooooo true!

Those wonderful dresses called for lovely girlie colours - don't you think?  Ooh and lots of glitter too!


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Huggy Friends 
(release 4 December)
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - C5/7/9, YR18, E08/18
Dresses - RV32/34/10/11, V01/15/25
Shading - T0/1
Glitter

Thank you for checking out all of my posts in the last few days... it's been a mammoth posting time - but I've enjoyed being busy.  Hope you've got your shopping list ready for this release too.......  I really am not kidding - you're going to LOVE them all!  Pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog too, to see what all the lovely Baberooonies have made to inspire...

Big Hugs and Have a Great Weekend..


Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas Hair Do

 

Hi.... (again)!! LOL!

OK, this is my last post for today.... s'funny how things all come at once..  my DT dates have all coincided today, so you're being bombarded with my makes - hope you don't mind!

This time my DT card is for All Dressed Up - and I'm using one of the fabulous  festive images... this is Christmas Hair Do.


Card Info:
Sentiment - Pebbles Inc Rub On
Paper from Stash
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Greens - YG63/65/67
Reds - R24/46

Now over on the Kit and Clowder Facebook Page, Alyce is having an Advent Calendar event through December...  and you can get this image free if you take part!  And also, All Dressed Up is offering 20% off store wide to Clowdies too... check it out!

Phew.... that's all my blog posts for today!!  I can now go and rest easy for a little while... though I'll be back tomorrow with another sneaky peeky...

Big hugs and have a lovely weekend...

Stamping Bella - More Sneak Peeks!


Hi All...

I'm back again, this time with two more Sneak Peeks of the fabulous release from Stamping Bella (to be released on Monday 4 December).

My first card is using the gorgeous Snapshots I Heart You -  LOVE LOVE LOVE this pair in their own little Polaroid frame.


Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Snapshots - I Heart You (available 4 December)
Sentiment - done on PC
Dies- Simon Says Stamp - Life Love Family, MFT Triple Flower Die
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Girl 1
Hair - C3/5/7/9
Top - YG23/25
Girl 2
Hair - E41/42/43/44
Top - RV32/34
Blue Shading - B0000/000/01

Onto my second card...  THE cutest gnomes you ever did see!!


I used the gorgeous Smoochie Gnomes..  and they ARE having a little smooch as they think no-one is looking - or is it a PDA do you think? (public display of affection!)  Whatever it is.... they're just SOOOOO darn cute!  And they have Cut It Out dies to match!!

I did some Distress Ink Blending in the background - then splattered some water to give a distressed effect.


Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Smoochie Gnomes (available 4 Dec)
Dies - MFT Stitched Arch Stax
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Fur - C0/1
Him
Hair - YR23/27
Beard - C0/1
Hat - YG23/24
Outfit - B91.93.95
Her
Hat - R81/83
Outfit - R24/35

Sorry it's been a double post - there's sooooooo much goodness to share with you and so little time before the release day on Monday.

Do pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see what the lovely Baberoonies have come up with to inspire... not that you'll need much inspiration when you see the images!

Bye for now...
Hugs

Christmas Tug of War


Hi There...

Well, even though we're in the middle of sneaky peeks of the fabulous new release, we've still got a little time for our Bellarific Friday!  This time, we are showcasing this gorgeous fur baby stamp - Christmas Tug of War which you can get with 20% discount thru to the end of December.  Now, I'm not the world's best at colouring fur - but I gave it a good go... hope you like the result.


Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Dog - E50/51/53/55
Cat - C3/5/7
Ribbon - R24/46
Gift - G07/14
Shading - T0/1, W0/1/3

Next week's challenge is to use the sketch below.. you can add your card to the link on the Stamping Bella Blog - or you can email it straight to emily@stampingbella.com

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I'll be back later with some more sneak peeks from the release - I promise you, you'll LOVE all the fab new images (available on Monday 4 December)  - and it's an ideal time for adding some stamps to your list for Santa... don't you think?  Hope you're on the nice list!

Big hugs

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Big Sister and Little Brother

 

Hi Lovelies...

Yes... me again!!  This time with a card I made using this fab image from CC Designs... this is Big Sister and Little Brother from the Swiss Pixie range..  perfect to use when there's a pair like this to send a card to!


Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Paper - CC Designs 
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - Hers - E50/51/53/55/57
His -
Dress - RV63/66
Tights - R81, T1
Shoes (both) - E52/53/55
His top - G07/14
His jeans - B91/93/95/97

Hope you like.. and that's it for me today.. I have a day off tomorrow, then I'll be back with lots again on Friday!  See you then...

Big hugs

Stamping Bella Sneak Peek Day 1


Hi there lovely bloggers...

Well it's an exciting day... it's time for sneak peeks of the fabulous new release from Stamping Bella!!  You won't believe what amazing images are in this release...  which is due to release on 4 December.... just in time for putting on your Christmas list... yes?? LOL!

Stamping Bella USA

My card is using one of the fabulous Zodiac Uptown Girl images - Leo is my star sign so I was really happy to colour this lady a little lion-like!  There is a horoscope description that also comes with the stamp - I chose to put it inside my card.


Card Info:
Die - Mama Elephant Tri Window Cover Plate
Paper - Penny Black Summertime Paper Pad
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair E51/53/55/57
Coat and Boots - E51/53/55/57
Sequins

Hope you like what I did..  I'll be back with more of this fabulous release in the next few days!  If you pop over to the Stamping Bella blog, you'll be able to see what the other fabulous Baberooonies have come up with to delight!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Penguin Party


Hi there lovely bloggers...

Today I'm sharing a card using a fabulous set of stamps from the November release at CC Designs.  This is 'Penguin Party' - and these little guys needed something special to show them off to their best!

I chose to use a die with four windows - so each pingu could have their own little space..... stops the snowball fights too! LOL!


Card Info:
Dies - MFT Gift Box Cover Up, Mama Elephant Hillside Border
Colouring - Copics
Penguins - C5/7/9, N0/1
Beaks and Feet - YR04/18
Hat - G07/14
Balloon - B91/93/95
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch
White Sharpie Pen for falling snow, Glitter for balloon


Hope you like...

I have a busy few days to come so I hope you don't get fed up of seeing my makes - I love seeing that you've visited and left some love..

Big hugs

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Kids Singing....

 

Hi lovely bloggers...

Today my DT card is for Kinda Cute (by Patricia Alvarez) - and this image is the fabulous 'Kids Singing'.  It's such a perfect image for this time of year of course - the carolling with start shortly - I love to hear children especially singing their little socks off!  And then I love a glass of mulled wine while I'm listening!


Sentiment - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20, Mouth - E04/70
Hair - E55/57
Reds - R24/46, E57
Greens - G14/07, C5
Blues - B91/93/95/97
Coat and Boots - E50/51/53/55/57
Shading - B0000/000/01

Hope you like my make today - I'm still struggling with my photography due to either lack of light - or too much when the sun actually deigns to shine - throwing shadows from my georgian style windows everywhere! Ah well..

We went to our first Christmas Fayre of the year yesterday - to one held in Ripley Castle - it was a wonderful fair and I'm glad I went - even though it was jam packed, the atmosphere in the castle was wonderful.  And I didn't spend a lot.... howabout that?? hehe!

Big hugs