Friday, 31 March 2017

Bellarific Friday and some personal stuff...

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!

Today I'm going to be sharing the very cute Budding Chick for Bellarific Friday but first some personal stuff....

I'm going to be taking a break from blogging/social media for 3 months. I've had ALOT going on personally over the last couple of years which has left me quite drained. So I'm prioritising and taking some time out but I will be back so please don't go anywhere!

Anyway, here is my last post for now...

This week's challenge was a ONE LAYER CARD. Budding Chick was coloured with copics. I stamped the accompanying sentiment and then added a couple of strips of washi. Finally added some enamel dots. Such a great image for Spring, Easter, friendship and birthday cards. My brother is a gardener so I'll be giving him this for his birthday.

Here's your close up. I LOVE that cute snail! Makes me smile!
Next week's Bellarific Challenge is nice and easy ANYTHING GOES and the DT will be using the STAMP OF THE MONTH. Entry details are here.

So bye bye my friends for now! Thanks for all your support and lovely comments, I really do appreciate them and remember I will be back very soon! xxx

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Washi (Scarlet Lime); Dots (Doodlebug)

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac

Hi crafty peeps!

In case you haven't seen, there is the very exciting news of a new release over at Stamping Bella!!!! My oh my, a new set of Garden Girls, new Squidgies, cool chickies..... it is an amazing release!!

I haven't had the time to participate in the release this time around but in celebration of the new Garden Girls, I thought I'd share the very beautiful Garden Girl Lilac - I've been dying to use her! Isn't she just the sweetest?!

I coloured Lilac with copics- I love this shade of purple contrasted with that gorgeous green! Papers are by LOTV (retired). I added a glittery lilac flower and 2 teeny die-cut flowers from the paper and adhered together with a heart brad I've had in my stash forever!

Here's your close up! I just sigh with this stamp-the hat?!!! Amazing!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (LOTV); Flower (recycled); Dies (Magnolia); Brad (freebie)

Friday, 24 March 2017

Bellarific Friday with Tiny Townie Sammy Is Sweet!

Hey everyone! 

How are you all? Today's Bellarific Friday was the photo inspiration below. I decided to follow the colour palette whilst also taking inspiration from the sweet treats. So here is one of the new Tiny Townies from the last release- Tiny Townie Sammy Is Sweet...

Sammy is coloured with copics and I added white gel pen to her dress and the cupcake cherry. I then added some Stickles to her lollipop and present ribbon. Papers are by Basic Grey (I think!) Sentiment comes with. Hearts die is by PTI.

Here's your close up. Just love Sammy's dress and how gorgeous does that cupcake look?

Here was your inspiration photo. 

Next week's challenge is nice and easy- ONE LAYER card. Get your entry into Em by Thurs- details are here.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; White gel pen; Papers (Basic Grey); Dies (MFT, Lil Inkers, PTI); Stickles; Gems (Prima)

Friday, 17 March 2017

Bellarific Friday with Edna The Diva!


How crazy is it that we're in the middle of March already?! At least that means Spring is definitely here! Yay!

Today's Bellarific theme was GLITTER OR BLING. I decided to showcase the very gorgeous Edna The Diva...

Edna was coloured with copics and I added some Stickles to her wings and her fairy dust trail. I stamped her sentiment underneath. I decided to use just a large panel on my design cut using the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle. Papers are a Project Life pad by American Crafts selected for the crown design! Finally added some gorgeous glitzy faceted gems which I thought Edna would approve of! 

Here's your close up. Gotta love Edna's dress sense! Leotard, crown and feather boa- unbeatable!!

Next week's challenge is the above inspiration photo- take it from the colours, the flowers, the sweet treats, the pastel outfit, rain, dancing.... phew! All your entry details are here.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (American Crafts); Dies (MFT); Stickles; Gems (Prima)

Friday, 10 March 2017

Bellarific Friday with Edna Loves Chocolate!

Hey guys! How you all doing?

Today's Bellarific Friday was a sketch (see below) and my sample features a lady after my own heart- it's Edna Loves Chocolate!

The very gorgeous and voluptuous Edna is coloured with copics and I added Stickles to her wings. I decided to keep her on one whole panel with the sentiment instead of fussy cutting (gotta love that sentiment by the way!) Paper is by Tilda and the gorgeous ribbon is PTI.

Here's your close up. Love love the idea of eating a box of chocs in your leotard!! Edna is SO uninhibited! Love it!

Here was your sketch.

Next week's challenge is ADD GLITTER OR BLING! Can't wait to see all your projects!
All your entry details are here.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (Tilda); Cardstock (PTI); Ribbon (PTI); Stickles; Dies (Go Kreate); Hot fix crystals 

Friday, 3 March 2017

Bellarific Friday with Uptownies Belinda and Bernadette Bench Buddies!

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all doing well. Today I have such a beautiful image to share with you for Bellarific Friday. This week's theme was FREE FORM i.e. anything goes and the DT had the challenge of using the gorgeous STAMP OF THE MONTH- Uptownies Belinda and Bernadette Bench Buddies...

I just love this stamp. It's such a fantastic one for sharing with a special friend or relative- for letting them know you're there or as a thank you card. I coloured the girls with copics and added Stickles to the butterfly. I then decided just to cut out a portion of the image as I thought it would really lend itself to a circular image for a change. Papers are by Tilda. The tiny scallop edge is a Simon Says Stamp die. I then stamped the sentiment using SU ink and added some Prima gems.

Such a pretty image! Nothing better than a hug, is there?

Next week's theme is the sketch below. All you gotta do is create with a current Stamping Bella image- all your deets are here!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (Tilda); Cardstock (PTI); Dies (Lil Inkers, Simon Says Stamp); Stickles; Ink (SU); Gems (Prima)

Friday, 24 February 2017

Bellarific Friday with Cosmobella!

Yep, it's Bellarific Friday! Yippee!

This week's challenge was the inspiration photo below. I was inspired to use the very sophisticated Cosmobella...

I coloured her with copics, added a lyra pencil shadow at her feet and added some white gel pen to her eyes. Papers are by Fancy Pants. The three main pieces of the sketch were cut using Lil Inkers dies. The teeny heart banner is by PTI. Finally added some Doodlebug Sprinkles for pops of colour.

Here's your close up. I've always loved this Bella so much!
So cool with the Bella 2.0s that you can now colour their eyes, lips etc. Love it!

Here was your inspiration photo. Next week's challenge is a nice and easy FREE FORM i.e. ANYTHING GOES! The DT will be showcasing the STAMP OF THE MONTH.

All your entry details are here so what are you waiting for?!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Lyra pencils; Papers (Fancy Pants); Dies (Lil Inkers, PTI); Sprinkles (Doodlebug)