Friday, August 28, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 17

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we are using Sketch 17.


I have had this image for ages and never inked it up - how does that happen?! :)


I stamped Uptown Girl Abigail the Artist with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  The paper is MME Six by Six "Playdate" along with some Real Red for the cardbase.  I wrapped some bakers twine around the sentiment flag and masked the sentiment so I could have the first bit on the front and the rest of the sentiment on the inside of the card.


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 Create your own background.  So grab those stencils, embossing folders, whatever you'd like to create your own background and play along with us.  Next week is also the first of the month so that means a special stamp that all the Babes will be using and it will be on sale 20% off for the whole month of September.  

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

Friday, August 21, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Colour Inspiration photo

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had a gorgeous inspiration photo for our Colour challenge.


The flowers in this picture are gorgeous, but we were to use the colours and I think I managed to use all of them!


I stamped Tiny Townie Hayley the Hero with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her copics. The paper is Doodlebug "Sunkissed" paired with some SU Pink Passion and Pumpkin Pie.  I used the lacy circle nestie and added some enamel dots for a pop of colour. Hayley's goggles have some glossy accents on.  The sentiment is a fun one - retired from SU - that I just can't bear to part with.  

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 Sketch 17.


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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Monster birthday wishes

I saw this sweet card last week on the Your Next Stamp Birthday Blog Hop - made by Jeanie Witmer - and I loved it so much I decided to case it!


I stamped one of the friendly little monsters from October Afternoon "Night Light" using Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured him with copics.  The paper is BoBunny "Surprise" along with some Tempting Turquoise.  I added two balloons made with the Party Balloon die-namic and tied them to his hand with some bakers twine.  I like that the balloons are super big compared to the little monster - almost like he'll float away with them LOL.  I added a few sequins in matching colours and some fun "googly eyes".  

Thanks Jeanie for the inspiration!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Monday, August 17, 2015

RELEASE Day!!

Finally, it's here....Emily has released all those fabulous images (18!) she's been teasing us with over the last two weeks!  If you haven't already ordered, check them out on her blog.  

I've placed my order and can't wait for it to arrive!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Saturday, August 15, 2015

TEASER ALERT - Caroling Chicks

We're almost there - the end of the teasers and I have to say I am LOVING this release!!  I know I said that last time but Emily always comes up with the BEST images!  Today I'm introducing "Caroling Chicks" and I loved this image so much I made two cards!  Look at that last chick - so angry and covering his ears - so Grinch-like LOL!


I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Bell Blvd Christmas Wishes with a Cherry Cobbler card base.  I added a small Fishtail Flag with a button and bow made with some Bakers twine.  The sketch is SSSC272.  On the inside I stamped the sentiment that comes with the image - love when they have sentiments with them!



For my second Caroling Chicks card I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  This time I coloured them in a light brown colour with red accessories and I left off the grumpy bird on the end - LOL.



The paper is SU Fresh Prints DSP with a Coastal Cabana card base.  I used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch with another enamel dot in the middle and coloured the snowflake with my Wink of Stella pen.  As these are both Christmas cards, there had to be lots of glitter so I used some chunky for the snow and some fine for the falling flakes and the one hat.  The sketch for this was SSSC91 and the inside pretty much matches the first card.  



Be sure to check out Blogabella for more teasers and your chance to WIN these new images!!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 16

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we are up to Sketch #16.



I added another Christmas card to my stash using the sweet Eskimo Kisses.  I love their little noses kissing.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Echo Park Wintertime.  I used a couple of circle nesties and of course my fav Fishtail Flags dies.  I tried some white liquid applique on their hoods, adding glitter to the girl's hood. The snow is made with chunky glitter.



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 Colour Inspiration photo.  So use any or all of the colours as your inspiration.

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




Tuesday, August 11, 2015

TEASER ALERT - Tiny Townie Fay Loves Fall

It's time for another teaser and this Tiny Townie is definitely on my wish list!  Meet Tiny Townie "Fay Loves Fall"!


OMGosh, I love her!  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Lilybeedesign "Autumn Spice" and I added some Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist.  The Fishtail Flag is from a scrap of More Mustard.  I added some glossy accents to the apples and boy do they shine in real life.


Fay Loves Fall comes with a perfect sentiment.


This is the SSSC280 layout.  Be sure to check out the rest of the teasers on Blogabella and your chance to WIN this image!!


Cheerio.....Leslie

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Birthday Bear - SSSC281

Today's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC281)  was super easy so I thought I'd get another birthday card made - August is a busy birthday month for me!


I stamped Fred Bear and the Butterfly (discontinued) onto watercolour paper and had a try with my watercolour pencils.  I clearly need more practice :)  Fred was actually holding a daisy but I masked that off and used the Party Balloons die to make two balloons which I tied on with some bakers twine.  The paper is BoBunny "Surprise" with some Pumpkin Pie and dark blue from my scrap bin.  

Cheerio.....Leslie


Saturday, August 8, 2015

TEASER ALERT - Warm and Fuzzy Penguins

OMGosh, are you loving the teasers so far?!  Just you wait - there's more every day for another week!  Today I'm so excited to show my first teaser card.  Drum roll please.... introducing "Warm and Fuzzy Penguins".  This image is perfect for a Christmas card or even a winter anniversary card - look how in love these two are!  And did you spot the extra little penguin stuck upside down in the snowball?  So cute!



I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  The paper is MME Be Merry with a Real Red card base.  The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch with an enamel dot in the middle.  I used my white gel pen on the scarf dots and added lots of glitter.  On the inside I used the sentiment that comes with the image on a fishtail flag and added a scallop border in co-ordinating paper.  



Be sure to check out Blogabella for more teasers and your chance to WIN this image!!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Buttons, Bows or Sequins

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was to use buttons, bows or sequins on your card.  I used both a button and a bow on my card.  And, as it's the first Friday of the month, that means another image on sale for the whole month of August at 20% off!  This month we're featuring Betty Loves Books.  She's perfect for the soon...dare I mention...back to school time!


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics. The paper is October Afternoon Sidewalks with a base of Real Red.  I added the button bow and a trio of enamel dots.  I also used some glossy accents on the apple and her glasses for some shine.


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 Sketch #16.


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