Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wedding bells again

This is the second wedding card I referred to in yesterday's post.  Two cards for two different couples to give to the newlyweds.  I wonder if the bride and groom will recognize the paper :) 


I used the same paper as it matched their wedding colours/theme perfectly.  Instead of an image this time I made a trio of felt flowers and added some silver dots to the middle.  I added the sentiment on a Fishtail Flag banner with a trio of rhinestones.  As silver was one of the colours I  just love how everything pulls together and sparkles on this card.


Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Brett and Brenda Get Married
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Glitter paper (unknown) 
Other:  Puff Cloud White felt (MFT), Pretty Posies die-namic (MFT), Botanical Beauty die-namic (MFT), Hybrid Camelia flower die-namic (MFT), Fishtail Flags STAX die-namic (MFT), silver dots, rhinestones

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration

OMGosh have you been checking out Emily's sneak peeks at some of the new releases?!  If not click HERE, leave a comment and you could win the new images!  It's so much fun and a surprise for all the Bellababes too, because we don't know which image she's releasing each day!! 

Okay back to Bellariffic Friday and this week we had a lovely inspiration photo but I will admit it stumped me for a bit.
 
 
I decided to go with the "layout" of the inspiration photo which happened to work perfectly with the paper I wanted to use for another special order wedding card.  I was asked by two couples attending the wedding to make a card, so here's the first one and I'll show the other card tomorrow.  The wedding colours were silver, ivory and black.  I stamped Brett and Brenda  onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them with copics.  Ignore the fact that I forgot to colour her other foot - rest assured I fixed that before the card was delivered :)


The sentiment is stamped onto a Fishtail Flag die and tucked under the image.  I added lots of glitter on her dress and my Wink of Stella pen on her shoes.  This card really sparkles with all the glitter and sparkly silver in the pattern paper! 
 

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 - we're up to #19.


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:  Brett and Brenda Get Married
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Glitter paper (unknown)
Other:  Fishtail Flags STAX die-namic (MFT), glitter, Wink of Stella pen

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 18


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we are up to Sketch #18.
 

I loved the banner across the top and when looking through my stamps to choose one, little Ramona looked perfect for the sketch. 
 
 
I stamped Ramona and her Wagon onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  On the inside I used a strip of the pattern paper and added the sentiment that's included with Ramona onto a Fishtail Flag banner.

 
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 very cool inspiration photo.
 
 
We hope you'll stamp too - it's easy - 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:  Ramona and her Wagon, Designer Typeset
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Wild Cherry, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, MME "Notable"
Other:  Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX die-namic, Mini Pennants die-namic, bakers twine, tiny twinkles

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shower of Happiness for Lindsay & Tyler


I couldn't show this baby card I made, along with last Friday's cards, as it was for my sweet friend, Lindsay Anne's surprise Baby Shower this past weekend.  Too risky that the Mum-to-be might see it on my blog :)

 
 
I stamped sweet little Snookums onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured the image with copics.  As the parent's don't want to know if it's a girl or boy until the delivery, I went with neutral baby colours.  I used the same layout as last Friday's cards.  The theme of the shower was "Cute as a Button" so I was sure to include a button on my card!
 
 
Here are the copics I used.

 
We all had a lovely time at the shower and now we just wait...for the arrival.  I've got my guess as to what I think Lindsay Anne will have - I've got a 50/50 chance don't I?  LOL!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Snookums (Stampingbella), LJ Distressed Diamonds (MFT), Baby Onesie (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Certainly Celery (SU), Versamark, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Certainly Celery (SU), Daffodil Delight (SU), pattern paper from my scrap bin
Other:  Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX die-namic (MFT), Wink of Stella pen, Hemp Cord (MFT), button

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Birthday Balloons

It's well known that I struggle with masculine cards (doesn't everyone LOL).  My cousin in England is a SU demonstrator and so there is added pressure when making a card for her or her family :)
This card is for her son, so as well as being masculine, it couldn't have any glitter and it had to be flat for mailing!  I'll admit, this card took me about 2 hours to make - goodness, I can make a coloured image faster :)


I tried something a little different for this card.  I used the Happy Birthday die-namic and cut it from white cardstock and added a piece of Tangerine Tango behind.  Then I carefully placed the centers of the letters back in place.  The balloons were stamped onto Bella's Bestest paper with Jellybean Green and Berrylicious ink and I added a few stars.  I fussy cut the balloons and added some black thread for the string (clearly I have too many stamping supplies as I found the die-namic for those balloons the day after making the card - sheesh!).  I glued down the thread in a couple of places with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  That stuff is magic!  It glues anything really well and dries clear - love it!!  


Although this card didn't turn out quite like I imagined it in my head, I'm sure my cousin will appreciate the hours it took me to make - LOL! 

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  DC Party Balloons (MFT), Owls of the Season (for the stars) (MFT)
Ink:  Jellybean Green (MFT), Berrylicious (MFT) 
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Tangerine Tango (SU), MME Lime Twist "Fly a Kite"
Other:  Happy Birthday die-namic (MFT), black thread

Friday, September 5, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Paper Piecing


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was paper piecing.  I love to paper piece - it reminds me of when I was a little girl and we had paper dolls to play with and dress  up!  This week I made two cards with the adorable Snookums - one for a girl and one for a boy.

 
 


I stamped Snookums onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them with copics.  I paper pieced each of their little outfits although on the boy card it's very hard to tell but trust me, I did :)
 
 
These came together really quickly even with the paper piecing of their outfits.  There is something about Snookums that just makes me smile.  I have used this image before but always for a boy card so it was nice to make a girl one and she looks just as sweet.
 
 
I added a banner with a button tied into a loopy bow.  On the banner I stamped the word "Baby" in pink ink for the girl and gray ink for the boy.
 
 
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 Sketch #18 and this looks like fun!
 
 
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:  Snookums, Baby Onesie (sentiment MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics, Pink Pirouette (SU), Grout Gray (MFT)
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, MME Lost and Found "Madison Avenue" and "Portobello Road"
Other:  Perfect Polkadots embossing folder, Fishtail Flags STAX die-namic (MFT), buttons, hemp cord

Monday, September 1, 2014

Polished to Perfection - SSSC234

Today's card is a birthday card for a lovely young lady who loves purple, pink, teal and manicures!  I love making cards with the recipient's "loves" in mind.  The sketch is Karen's SSSC234 but I changed the circle element to an oval to fit the image.



I stamped Polished to Perfection onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  I added a generous amount of crystal effects to the nail polish bottle for shine.


For the sentiment strip I just repeated the stamp "Happy Birthday" in Grape Jelly ink and added a trio of buttons along the edge, as in the sketch.  I added a bit of bling with a teal brad in the middle button, because you can't have too much bling!


On the inside I did my fav fishtail flags in co-ordinating papers.


Here are the copics I used.


Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Polished to Perfection (MFT), LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Grape Jelly (MFT), copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, retired SU designer paper, Taken with Teal (SU), Lovely Lilac (SU), Pixie Pink (SU)
Other:  Oval STAX 1 & 2 die-namic (MFT), Fishtail Flags die-namic (MFT), Lattice embossing folder, buttons, twine, rhinestone brad (SU), crystal effects

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 17

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had another sketch which I loved.


It was a fairly easy sketch and I tweaked the banner just slightly. 

 
I stamped Uptown Girl Faith the Fairy onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  I used a circle nestie to cut her out and then popped her up along with the banner.  To soften the white edges I sponged some distress ink and of course used my Wink of Stella pen for some "fairy dust"!
 
 
On the inside I kept it simple because the sentiment that comes with Faith was perfect on its own.
 
 
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 an easy one - PAPER PIECING - which I love to do.  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:  Faith the Fairy, Make a Wish (sentiment on front, MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Tea Dye", copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Certainly Celery (SU)
Other:  Circle nestie, First Place Award Ribbon die-namic (MFT), Wink of Stella pen

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Anniversary Diane and Rick!

This is another special order card - for a 26th wedding anniversary.  When I looked up that anniversary it said the colour was lavender so that was my starting point.


I used my new Big Numbers (I know these are going to be well used) die-namic, cut out two of each number and glued them together for a bit more stability.  I covered them with my Wink of Stella pen to give them some glitter and then a generous layer of crystal effects.  I love the end result!


The background is embossed with the fishnet stencil and I added the "26" to a circle and then over a paper doily.  It seemed to be missing something so I added a flower, then another and then another!



The sentiment is stamped on vellum and just wrapped around the card base.  I am really happy how this came together and wish Diane and Rick many more years of happiness!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  CS About Anniversaries (MFT) Ink:  Steel Gray ink (MFT) Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Grape Jelly (MFT), Grapesicle (MFT), vellum paper Other:  Big Numbers die-namic (MFT), circle nestie, doily, flowers (SU), wink of stella, crystal effects,

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sweet Sunday Motorcycle - SSSC233


It was a lazy Sunday morning here so I played along with Karen's SSSC233
 
 
This card is for a man so I couldn't go all girly with buttons or bows so for the circle and flower part of the sketch I used the number 50.  The strip across is from Blueprints 1 and I thought it looked a bit like a road for the motorcycle.  I cut the 50 from Big Numbers and popped them up for some dimension.
 
 
On the inside I used the retro squares die-namic in some co-ordinating paper and then just stamped off once with the chocolate chip ink to give the motorcycle a lighter look.


Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Diagonal Stripes background (MFT), Motorcycle (unknown)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (SU), Grout Gray (MFT)
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Chocolate Chip (SU), BoBunny "Welcome Home"
Other:  Blueprints 1 die-namic (MFT), Big Numbers die-namic (MFT), Retro Squares die-namic (MFT)