Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Flowers Behind My Back A Bella

Ok so where do I start, I suppose at the beginning lol.

Here goes, I have always been a Stamping Bella fan and have a few of the original Bella's so when I heard they were resigning them I wasn't to sure, however after seeing them I'm not only impressed but utterly converted.

I based the colours but not the colouring on the package from the stamp set, I had a blast colouring this girl and even managed to get pretty good pleating on her dress and that is where it all went wrong.... I was too pleased and was wondering if I could bear to part with this one when nature intervened and I coughed coffee all over the image. Rather than cry over spilt coffee I decided to colour her again but this time paper piece her dress lol.

I guess the moral to the story is.....if you have a rule that says no drinks in the craft room you should stick to it lol.

Image: "flowersbehindmybacka bella" Stamping Bella
Sentiment: Making cards Magazine
Dies: A2 stax set 2 from MFT
Card: "Hawaiian Shores" Papertrey Ink
Paper: "party patterns" from MFT

Hair - E59, 57, 35
Skin - E11, 00, 000 93
Hairband, belt and shoes - BG49, 57, 53
Flowers - Y17, 15, 13, YG17, 03, R39, 85, 81, BG49, 57, 53

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Greeting Card Kids

I so wish that Stampin Up still did digital stamps, there are a few of their sets that I would like but in digital form rather than rubber. The ability to resize would help a lot for the intricate details. The digital stamps weren't available in the UK, I'm not 100% sure of that though, all i know is I purchased mine from the US site. Maybe one day they will be available again, we can but hope.

I was obsessed with this die last year and I think the obsession might be returning lol. I coloured the image at playday and had no idea what papers I would use so this seemed an easy and quick option.

Image: "Greeting card kids - valentines" Stampin Up (digital)
Sentiment: "handwritten notes" Avery Elle
Dies: "diagonal sentiment cover-up" MFT stamps

Stripes - B63, 66, 69, 79
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Skin - E11, 00, 000
Pink - RV09, 06, 04
Blue Violet - B79, 69, 66

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Bye Bye Boy

Mo Manning draws the most stunning images, I have never found one I don't like and if I bought all the ones I wanted I would need a second mortgage lol. I love the versatility of being able to make them whatever size I like, more often than not though I go with the same size lol.

I am pleased with the hair on this one, its a new to me combo and I'm liking the results.

Image: "bye bye b" Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: "little boy" Echo Park at Jessica Sprague
Card: "midnight muse" (retired) Stampin Up
Dies: XXL square stitched from crealies and "wonky stitched rectangles" from MFT

Hair - E59, 57, 35
Skin - E11, 00
Jeans - B99, 97, 95, 93, 91
Backpack -  R08, 05, 14, E09
Jumper -
Bike -
Ground - E44, 43, 42

Friday, 17 November 2017

Tried and Tested 1st Birthday Boy card

Well I sound like a broken record but if it ain't broke don't fix it lol. This is my tried and tested design for 1st birthdays and although the image, papers, card colour changes the basic design does not. 

I do enjoy adding names and ages to kids cards and I know if their name is unusual that they don't receive much with their names so its my way of making that happen.

Not much else to say except I enjoyed making it and I hope that they enjoy receiving it.

Image: "' Digital Pencil Too
Paper: "Party Animals" Nit Wit
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched squares and stitched circles, Basic edges and scalloped basic edges both from MFT
Card: "new leaf" Papertrey Ink

Skin - E000, 00, 11
Hair - E59, 57, 35
Ground - W3, 2, 1
T-Shirt - YG03, 01
Dungarees - B04, 02, 01, 00, 000
Balloon - YG67, 17, 25, 03

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


I love me some unicorns and at the moment so does everyone else as they are everywhere lol.

The person I made this card for isn't into the cute type so when I bought this magazine I already knew who the image would be used for.

Of course once it was coloured I had no idea what to do with it and then I remembered that I had made a background for a fairy card and thought give it a go.

Image: Creative Stamping
Sentiment: Woodware
Dies: "scalloped frames" Gina Marie
Background: "worn lipstick" and "wilted violet" distress oxides

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Bobby Socks

I was inspired by a card I saw where this stamp had been coloured in grey with a highlight colour, I decided to try this myself and it was easier than I expected. I wish I could remember who coloured the image originally so I could give credit where it is due.

I was inspired to try this again with another of the girl images from Lili of the valley so you may see that one soon too.

Image: "Bobby Socks" Digistamp from LOTV (lili of the valley)
Sentiment: "big birthday wishes" MFT, stamped with "lovely lady" ink from Papertrey Ink
Paper: "party patterns" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 16 and scalloped basic edges 2 both from MFT

Grey - T9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, blender
Pink - RV14, 13, 11

Sunday, 5 November 2017


I have made an almost identical card to this before but last time I went with more random colours, this time I tried to recreate the real colours of an equaliser not sure I prefer this version lol. 

I used a die from a friend and cut two, one in silver and one in white. I coloured the white one with N10 copic and then added novo glaze to make it shiny.

A simple, card without any fuss, my usual style lol.

Sentiment: "keep it simple birthday 3" paper trey Ink
Dies: A2 stax 1 and 2
Card: "dark charcoal" Michaels
Stencil: "equaliser" MFT
Inks: Twisted citroen, Squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin and candy apple all distress

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Squidgy and Teddy

The new squidgy range (ok so not really new just new to me) from Stamping Bella is gorgeous. I have liked a fair few but this was the first one I bought, it appealed to me because of the huge teddy bear and like my struggle with chocolate stamps I just can't resist a cute teddy.

The stamps contain a sentiment, large image and smaller one, I used the smaller one to create the background after seeing Faye create a similar one.

Not much else to say except I liked colouring the bear, can't wait to use it again and lets see how long that wait is.

Image: "Squidgy with Teddy" Stamping Bella
Sentiment: "birthday bears" MFT
Dies: Square Staxs, A2 rectangle staxs and blueprints 31 all MFT
Card: "island indigo" Stampin Up
Paper: "Squidgy with Teddy" stamping Bella stamped in tropical teal dye ink from MFT

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R02
Hair - E59, 57, 35
Dress - BG49, 45, T4, 2
Ground - W2, 0
Bear - E49, 44, 43, 42, 41, R39, 37