Friday, December 19, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Happy Birthday DanaBella!!!


It's Bellariffic Friday and our last one for 2015!  We ended this year with a sketch and this is my card for the BellaBabe who keeps us all organized with the weekly challenges, etc...DanaBella!  It's her birthday so please pop on over to her blog and wish her Happy Birthday!


I rotated the sketch to work with my image.

 
I stamped UptownGirl Claudia has a Candy onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured her with copics.  Then I fussy cut her out and popped  her up for some dimension.  I added a generous layer of Crystal Effects to the lollipop and of course my Wink of Stella for some shimmer.


In place of the hearts from the sketch, I used four knots of ribbon.  There's a lot of orange on this card - 'cause it's DanaBella's fav colour.  Here are the copics I used.

 
We're taking a few weeks off and will be back with a new year of Stampingbella goodness!  I'll be updating after the holiday with all the news and our first challenge for 2015!  Wishing you all a very peaceful holiday, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah...however you celebrate, enjoy!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Claudia has a Candy, ALM Birthday Girl (sentiment)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Pumpkin Pie, Echo Park Sweet Summertime Citrus Circle
Other:  Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Wink of Stella pen

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Candy Cane Kisses

I'm a few weeks behind in my SSSC card challenge to  myself but wanted to keep at them even if this is a few weeks late :)
 

This is the SSSC246 and I rotated the sketch once to work with my image.  I stamped the super chic gal "ALM Candy Cane Kisses" onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured her with copics.  Of course my Wink of Stella pen was used here and there and I added a couple of snowflakes with a sparkly donut and bonbon in the middle.


Here are the copics I used.


Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  ALM Candy Cane Kisses
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Echo Park "Holly Jolly Christmas", Melon Mambo
Other: Ribbons, assorted snowflakes, Wink of Stella pen

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration 13


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had a beautiful winter inspiration photo - in fact it's perfect for the weather we woke up to yesterday morning!


I decided to take the "wintery whiteness and the branches" part of the photo for my card and inked up one of the new releases Snow Pals.  Yes, I'm still working my way through all the of the new images from Stampingbella :)

 
I stamped Snow Pals onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured it with copics.  Again, I used the coloured index card from the stamp set as my guide for colours and shading.  I added some pine boughs to the top of the card and coloured over them with my Stardust Clear pen for a subtle shimmer.  I'm not sure you can see it in the photo but it's really lovely.

 
Here are the copics I used.
 

Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is our last one for 2014! 


We'll be taking a rest over the holidays and back at it in 2015 - new challenges and new sketches for a new year!  So why not play along with our last one for this year?  Just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks. 

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Snow Pals
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Stardust Clear pen

 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Bellariffic Friday Sketch 24

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had a cute sketch.  I couldn’t resist, I’m sorry, I HAD to use the uber-adorable Buddy and Jolly again!

 
I stamped Buddy and Jolly onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured them with copics using the index card again as my guide.  I fussy cut them out and popped them up onto a circle embossed with the Seeing Spots embossing folder.  The two flags were made from the Fishtail Flags die-namics.  I added a little Wink of Stella for some sparkle and some clear glaze pen to the top of their cocoa cups. 

 
Here are the copics I used.


Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is a beautiful Inspiration photograph.  Be inspired by it and take anything you wish from it…..except perhaps all that snow in real life!
 
We hope you'll play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks. 

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Buddy and Jolly

Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  
Bella's Bestest paper, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Echo Park “Holly Jolly Christmas”
Other:  Circle nesties, Seeing Spots embossing folder, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die-namics, Wink of Stella pen, clear glaze pen

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Snowdudes


I added some more cards to my Christmas box - it's looking much better now!  I like to challenge myself to make as many cards as I can from one 12 x 12 sheet of pattern paper which is easy if I keep the layout simple. 
 
 
I stamped two of the many snowman images from "Swanky Snowdudes" onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured them with copics.  Colouring snowmen is super fast - basically a nose, hat and scarf!  I made the snowbanks sparkle with lots of glitter.


I added a sentiment on a Fishtail Flag with a Tiny Twinkle for some more sparkle.

Here are the copics I used.

 
Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Swanky Snowdudes (Paper Smooches), WTG Gets Cozy with Cocoa (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Prima North Country Collection "Snow Fall", soft green from my scrap bin
Other:  Wink of Stella pen, Glitter, Tiny Twinkles, Snow Drifts die-namic (MFT), Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die-namic (MFT)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Holiday Wishes


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was "Holiday Wishes".  I inked up another new release - Seniorita Erma!


I stamped Erma onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured her with copics.  I have to say I'm loving the new coloured index cards - I coloured mine exactly the same - so no stress, easy-peasy!
 

I kept the layout simple just adding some red baker's twine and a couple of bells.  Of course, I added some Wink of Stella but now I wish I'd added some crystal effects to the red dots on her too.
 
I ADORE the sentiment that comes with Erma - I feel it's perfect for me :)
 
 
Here are the copics I used.
 
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is another sketch #24. 
 
 
We hope you'll play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks. 

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Seniorita Erma
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Real Red
Other:  Bakers twine, Wink of Stella pen, bells

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rudolph

I added 6 cards to my Christmas stash with this cutie. 
 

It's another image from Your Next Stamp called "Believe in the Magic" and he coloured up super quickly.  When I "mass produce" I make sure the image is easy to colour and the layout is simple.  I do all the cutting, then colouring, then finishing touches.  I find that's the fastest way for me :)

I stamped the image onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured it with copics.  I made his nose shiny and red (like Rudolph) and added some googly eyes which roll around in the funniest way!  A little banner with a button and a hemp bow finished off the card.




Here are the copics I used.
 
 
 
Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Believe in the Magic (YNS)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Karen Foster "Season Stripes"
Other:  Jumbo Fishtail Flag Banner STAX die-namic (MFT), Crystal Effects, glitter, hemp cord, button, googly eyes

Friday, November 21, 2014

Merry Kissmas - SSSC245


I'm very late making this card but was determined to keep up with my "Christmas" Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge to myself :)
 
The layout is SSSC245 and I made two identical cards as I had all the supplies out and it was pretty quick to colour up.
 

I stamped PI Merry Kissmas onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured it with copics. I added some glitter to her hat and along the bottom for snow and I also added some tiny dots of glitter - they look like tiny snowflakes falling - but it's hard to see in the photo.
 
 
I was hurrying to finish these cards and totally forgot to take my copic photo - sorry.
 
So happy I was able to squeak this one in and looking forward to this Sunday's sketch!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  PI Merry Kissmas
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Baja Breeze, Prima North Country Collection "Icicles"
Other:  Glitter, silver cord, Baja Breeze seam binding, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die-namic

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 23


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we're up to Sketch #23. 
 
 
 There is nothing better than a BFF and mine is the best!  I made this card for her birthday. 
 

I stamped Beatrice and Barbara are Besties onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured the image with copics.  I fussy cut the image out and popped it up over the teal circle.  The background is embossed with a Lattice embossing folder and I switched up the sketch a bit, putting the banner at the top instead of the bottom to fit better with the image.  I added some glitter with my Wink of Stella pen to their pj's and the cushion trim.
 

For the inside I stamped the oh-so-perfect sentiment and used some circle nesties to mimic the front of the card.  I coloured three little rhinestones with my copic marker as I didn't have any orange ones.
 

Here are the copics I used.


Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is "Holiday Wishes" which is perfect - grab any holiday image, Christmas, Hanukkah, whatever you like and stamp with us - you'll be able to cross one more card off your "to make" list :) 

It's easy to play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks. 

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Beatrice and Barbara are Besties
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Lattice embossing folder, Wink of Stella pen

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Christmas Soldiers

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had a very pretty inspiration photo. 
 
 
The colours reminded me of The Grinch movie with all those lovely bright colours.  Remember Cindy Lou? I love that movie!

 

For my card I used the newly released Christmas Soldiers and stamped them onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I used copics to colour them.

I think these little soldiers are adoreable -  they look like they march to their own beat!  I especially love the second solder in - who looks like he's doing the King Tut dance - I totally made him the leader of the group!  I kept the layout pretty simple and didn't add any embellishments so it's easier to mail.  I will admit to a little trick though - I didn't have a colour paper to match their jackets so I used the bullet end of my copic to colour a long strip on Bella's Bestest paper and it matches perfectly!  I learned that from Jennifer McGuires blog.


On the inside I kept it simple using just the sentiment that comes with the image.


Here are the copics I used.


 
Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is another sketch #23 and we hope you'll get stamping with us.
 
 
It's easy to play along - just ink up any current (check the website) Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Christmas Soldiers
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics, Atyou Spica pens
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Echo Park "Holly Jolly Christmas", Pixie Pink (SU)
Other:  Wink of Stella pen