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


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Winter Fun - SSSC244


It's Sunday and that means another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC244) and my own personal challenge to make them ALL Christmas cards.  I will admit, I was a bit freaked out by the tilted panel but I persevered :)
 

I stamped Winter Fun Robin onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured it with copics.  He's certainly not a robin, not sure what bird he is - LOL.  I stamped the trees again and fussy cut them out so they would be outside the circle and it also gave them some dimension.  I added some tiny flecks of glitter to the trees and the bird's hat.  The sentiment is stamped onto a vellum banner and I strategically placed a tiny glue dot behind the "&" so it doesn't show.
 
 
Here are the copics I used.
 
 
Have a great week. 
 
Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Winter Fun Robin (YNS), Christmas Bauble (YNS)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Cherry Cobbler, Vellum, Fancy Pants Home for Christmas "Nativity" DSP
Other:  Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die-namic (MFT), glitter

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 22


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we're up to sketch #22.
 
 
I used another one of Emily's new release....One Of My Peeps.  I love these little chicks and the fact that you can use the whole row of them or just a trio from the right or left side if you fussy cut them out. 


I stamped One Of My Peeps onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured them with copics.  I LOVE the new coloured index cards!!  It makes the images so easy to colour - I just copied the colours and shading from it - no stress! 
 
 
I added crystal effects to their sunglasses and a spica atyou pen for some glitter.  I scattered some sequins and rhinestones to fill the empty space.On the inside I used the fun 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 a beautiful inspiration photo to get you in the mood for the holidays and started on your cards...if you haven't already :)
 
 
Remember its just an inspiration photo - so take any part of it and stamp along with us!  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:  One Of My Peeps
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Tangerine Tango, Pink Passion, MME Happy Day
Other:  Crystal effects, sequins, rhinestones

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Popular baby

I'm telling you not a week goes by that I don't get asked to make a baby card or a baby's first birthday card and Snookums is THE most popular image requested!  So here's the latest one.
 
 
I stamped Snookums onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured him with copics.  I added a zig zag die border and some candy dots.  My sewing machine got dusted off too - I really enjoy sewing on my cards but from the looks of these "straight" lines, I need some more practice :) 

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

Stamps:  Snookums
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Real Red (SU), Daffodil Delight (SU), BoBunny "Surprise"
Other:  Open Zig Zag die-namic (MFT), candy dots

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy Christmas - SSSC243


With the clocks turned back an hour last night I had some extra time to stamp today!  There's a push on for my Christmas cards now - I am SO behind compared to last year!  So, my challenge to myself is to play along with every SSSC and make them all holiday cards....here's SSSC243.  
 
 
I stamped the cute PI Happy Christmas onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured her with copics.  I fussy cut her out and popped her up onto a circle that I embossed with the Perfect Polkadots folder.  I added my Wink of Stella pen to the tree star and her hat trim and mittens.
 

Here are the copics I used.
 

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Happy Christmas (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Simple Stories "Naughty or Nice" DSP
Other:  Circle nesties, Perfect Polkadots embossing folder, Wink of Stella pen

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Buttons or Bows


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was "buttons or bows".  I had so many new images to choose from as my Stampingbella order arrived last week....yay!  I decided on the adorable Valerie with Pup.  I love his little ears and tail sticking out from the snow - let's hope we don't get that much this year!
  
 
I stamped the image onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured it with copics.  I kept the layout pretty simple because Valerie is so sweet with her face all wrapped up :)

The sponging was done with some Antique Linen distress ink.  And, as no Christmas card is complete without some sparkle, I used my Wink of Stella pen on her hat and mittens and I added some stickles for the snow, then made some tiny dots to imitate tiny snowflakes. 


For the button and bow challenge, I did both.  The button has a loopy bow behind and then I added a little Fishtail Flag behind it. 
 
 
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 #22.   


I'm sure many of  you have received your new Stampingbella images so lets get stamping!  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:  Valerie with Pup
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, Antique Linen distress ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Costal Cabana, Real Red, Fresh Prints DSP
Other:  Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die-namic, Wink of Stella pen, button, linen thread, stickles.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Batty for Starbucks!

I have been thinking about a Halloween card to make for my favourite Starbucks and today's SSSC242 was the perfect layout!


I stamped PI Batty For You onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured her with copics.  I used my black wink of stella pen for a little sparkle on her bat wings and crystal effects on her shoes.  Of course, there HAD to be the Starbucks cup in there somewhere so I drew a little cup, coloured it and popped it up in her hand!
 
 
On the inside I used a bit more of the Halloween paper from the front, added the sentiment and then found the most perfect bat brad to add in the corner!


Here are the copics I used.

 
I can't wait to give it to them tomorrow...they have been asking for weeks when their next card is coming!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  PI Batty About You
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Echo Park Happy Halloween, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Other:  Black Wink of Stella, crystal effects, buttons, bat brad

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 21 featuring NEW RELEASE - Buddy and Jolly


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we're up to Sketch 21. 
 
 
 
I used the oh-so-cute Buddy and Jolly for this sketch - they are sooooo stinkin' cute, I didn't need to add anything else!
 
 
I stamped Buddy and Jolly onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them with copics.  I'm telling you Buddy's adorable reindeer slippers just make me smile!  I decided to personalized their mugs with their initials and added lots of glitter from my Wink of Stella pen.
 
 
On the inside I stamped the super cute sentiment that comes with Buddy and Jolly and added a snowflake embellishment.  


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 "Buttons or Bow" so use a button or a bow or both on your card!  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:  Buddy and Jolly, Designer Typeset
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics, Razzleberry ink
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Fuchsia notecard, Tempting Turquoise, MME "Colorful Christmas"
Other:  Circle nesties, Wink of Stella pen, clear glaze pen

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Too cute to spook!

I had time to play along with this weeks SSSC241 on Monday while I was waiting for a repair man to make an appearance...and yes you did read a bit of 'sarcasm' there!  Anyhow, while I was waiting I made this card.  I did rotate the sketch once to make it work better for me :)


I stamped PI Batty For You onto Bella's Bestest paper with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured her with copics.  I love these little Pure Innocence images - they are just so cute!  I added a bit of Wink of Stella to her bat wings and of course crystal effects on her shoes.
 
 
On the inside I added a strip of the pattern paper and left room to write.
 
 
Here are the copics I used.

 
Have a great week.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  PI Batty For You, Costumed Cuties Sentiments
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Echo Park Happy Halloween
Other:  Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die-namic (MFT), Black Wink of Stella pen, crystal effects

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wedding wishes #2

Here is the card I was referring to in yesterday's post.  A friend of the bride asked me to make her a card to give to the happy couple.  For this card, I used the colours of the bridesmaid dresses.
 
 
I stamped Wedding Gown Circle (discontinued) onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  I sprayed the embossed background with glimmer mist - it looks so pretty in real life :)  I just love how the stacked layers look like a wedding cake.
 
 


I've used this layout previously and I'm sure to use it again.  It comes together so quickly and I love the end result.  Here are the copics I used.



Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps: Wedding Gown Circle (discontinued)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Rich Razzleberry
Other:  Embossing folder, Scallop circle nesties, circle nesties, white taffeta ribbon, glitter, Tattered Angels Glimmer mist, heart embellishment