Friday, May 27, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 11

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we have Mojobella Sketch 11.


I love doing custom card orders and this Birthday card was for a 7 year old boy.


I stamped the image, Milton, with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured him with copics.  The paper is Echo Park "Little Boy Collection".  I stamped out two extra balloons and cut them out then added a ton of Wink of Stella and boy, do they sparkle!


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 Use Your Favourite Embellishment.  Oh my goodness, I have so many - which will I choose?

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, May 20, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge 3

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had another inspiration challenge photo - perfect for wedding season which is upon us!


I decided to go with the colours, the flowers and the wedding theme for my card.


I stamped the image Close Ups "I Do" with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I sponged some Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry distress ink over a Funky Florals stencil.  It's not a wedding without some sparkle so my Wink of Stella was added to her dress along with some glitter on the lace of her dress.  I added lots of sequins around the image too.


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 Mojobella Sketch 11.


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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Design Team Thursday

It's my turn for Design Team (DT) Thursday and today I'm going to show you how I combined two different Stamping Bella images to make a "new" image.  This was a special order birthday card for a little girl who loves purple and does many types of dance including ribbon dancing. 



I combined two stamp sets to make this card for her. 

(Tiny Townie Fairy Best Friends)



and 

(Tiny Townie Tiny Dancers)

I coloured up the left Tiny Townie Fairy with copic markers.  I used the matching Cut It Out and then cut off the other Fairy so I was left with this image.



Then I coloured up one of the ribbons from Tiny Townie Dancers and fussy cut it out.  This is what it looked like.



I added it over the Fairy's hand to cover up the fact that I'd cut off the other fairy - LOL.  I popped up both the image and the ribbon for some dimension.  Here's a closer look.



I love making custom order cards for people and combining different Stamping Bella images makes it easy! 

I've made many cards combining images and sentiments.  Here are just a few.   



Make a Wish Hoppy Poppy image with partial sentiment from Milton.



Uptown Girl Curly Clara Needs Your Address with sentiment from Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish.



Pampered image with sentiment from Uptown Girl Serena Has a Sign.  (This was a thank you for a spa gift card I received)



Uptown Girl Fiona Loves Flowers image with sentiment from Uptown Girl Brittany the Birthday Girl.

I hope you've enjoyed this DT Thursday and you look at your stamps differently now and find ways to combine images.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Vicky

It's Vicky's birthday today and I had so much fun making this card for her.  She loves elephants, seriously LOVES them!


This cute image is called Birthday Elephant which seems appropriate :)

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is MME "Happy Day".

On the inside I stamped the funny sentiment that comes with the set.


I fussy cut the hat and present and popped them up for some dimension.  I added an enamel dot to the hat and a scattering of glitter.  The balloon is really sparkly from a thick layer of Wink of Stella.  


I love VIcky to bits and wish her the BEST birthday ever!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, May 6, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Washi or Ribbon

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week our challenge was to use washi tape or ribbon on our card. It's also the first Friday of the month so that means another stamp on sale for the whole month!  All the Bellababes will be using Lulu's Garden of Daisies.



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Lilybeedesign and the white background was done with the Lattice embossing folder.  I added a wide piece of ribbon behind the image and a scattering of sequins.

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 Mojobella Sketch 10.



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, April 29, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Birthday Wishes

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we our challenge was Birthday Wishes.  I inked up the oh-so-cute Owliver Loves to Celebrate .


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics using the ColourMap that you can download for free.  I used the matching Cut it Out die to cut him out.  The paper is Jillibean Soup "Spotted Owl Soup".  I added a button tied with some baker's twine and a few dots around Owliver.  I could not resist adding some glossy accents to his glasses - so cute!



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 Washi or ribbon.  So you can use any current image and just add some washi tape or ribbon and you're done!  Be sure to email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, April 22, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 9

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we are up to Mojobella Sketch 9 - I loved this sketch!



I inked up The Stuffie Gang with Memento Tuxedo black ink and stamped it onto Bella’s Bestest paper.  


I am loving the Marker Geek Mondays that Elaineabella does and so I followed her colouring tutorial here for the bear.  It was my very first time trying some "texture" with the copic colourless blender solution on a piece of fabric.  I like how it turned out but I think I need a more detailed piece of fabric next time for more texture.  Just be sure and do what Elaineabella says :)....."tap off the excess solution before taking the cloth to your image".  I didn't AND had to start all over.  Fortunately, I had only coloured the bear.  Lesson learned the hard way - LOL.  The rest of the image is coloured with copics and again I followed the Colour Map that Elaineabella had done.



The paper is Echo Park "A Walk in the Park".  I chose to use a different sentiment than what comes with The Stuffie Gang on my banner.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Uptown Girl Serena has a Sign.  I added some Wink of Stella to the balloon and the little pig's hat for some sparkle and a couple of enamel dots on the banner.  

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 Birthday Wishes.

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, April 15, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge 2

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had another Inspiration photo to work with.



For my card I took the colours and flowers as my inspiration and inked up the super cute Bunny Wobble and the Peony.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is MME Indie Chic "Saffron".  I love the "bundle" sets Emily sells - it makes it so easy to stamp the image and then use the co-ordinating Cut It Out - no more fussy cutting and super easy to get in all those tiny little spots!  I added a scallop border along the top and bottom and some glossy accents to her floral headband.  I also used the co-ordinating Cut It Out for the sentiment that comes in the bundle.



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 Mojobella Sketch 9.  




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, April 8, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 8

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we have another great Mojobella Sketch!




I rotated the sketch once to the left to work with my image Pampered.   I adore this image and it was a perfect thank you for a sweet, sweet friend who gave me a gift certificate to the spa - I LOVE the spa!!   The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured with copics.  I used the stitched rectangle die to cut it out. 



The paper is retired SU and I added a couple of Fishtail Flags dies and a trio of sequins in the corner.  The sentiment is from UG Serena Has A Sign.  

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 Inspiration Challenge #2.  Use anything from this photo 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

Friday, April 1, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Free Form

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was Free Form - so anything you feel like creating.  It's also the first Friday of the month so that means all the Bellababes will be using the stamp of the month - Uptown Girl Lolly and her Brolly.  It's 20% off for the whole month of April.  

It's also April 1st - April Fools Day - can you spot the mistake on my card? **


I stamped Lolly with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  Her umbrella and boots are paper pieced.



I added several patches of grass using the new Bella Grass and Grounds.  



The paper is Echo Park 'A walk in the park".  I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of vellum and added two dots to help hold it in place, even though I wrapped it around the base.  

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 Mojobella Sketch 8.




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.

** My mistake:  I glued the raindrop paper on upside down and only noticed when I was taking the photo for this post....too late to fix it then.  "Once it's stuck, you're out of luck" :)

Cheerio.....Leslie