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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Wedding Wishes #1

I went to a friend's wedding on the weekend and it was SO much fun!!  She was gorgeous, he was handsome....it was perfect!  This is the card I made for them.


I stamped Brett and Brenda Get Married onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them with copics.  After I fussy cut them out I added some Wink of Stella to her shoes and lots of glitter on her dress. 


For the background I used some embossing paste over the Scallops Stencil.  When that was dry I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for some subtle sparkle.  I made a belly band with vellum and stamped the sentiment that comes with Brett and Brenda on it.  I added a small paper rose to the side of the sentiment.  The textured panel is mounted onto the cardbase and I added some dimensionals to the couple to make them stand out too.  I love the way the background turned out!


Here are the copics I used.
 
 
I was also asked to make another card for them so check back tomorrow to see that one!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Brett and Brenda get married
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, vellum
Other:  Scallops stencil (MFT), Embossing paste, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Marshmallow, paper mini rose

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Fall Inspiration


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had a inspiration photo of some gorgeous fall leaves - wouldn't you just like to jump in that pile?
 
 
For my card I chose the colours from the photo and had some fun with my "mixed media" supplies.  So much fun, that I made TWO cards!

 
 
For this first card I made my own background paper by painting on several colours of distress ink onto watercolour paper and letting them blend together.  When it was completely dry I stamped Flower For A True Friend onto Bella's Bestest paper with Brillance Graphite Black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I added the sentiment inked in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on one side. Please ignore the white blob under the left leaf, it must have been a shadow because it's not on the card :)

For my second card I did it "inside out"...I did the sentiment on the front and the image on the inside! 


I taped my Petal Circles stencil to a piece of Bella's Bestest paper and then sponged several colours of distress inks over it.  The sentiment which is included with the image was stamped on a piece of vellum and then attached with two brads.


On the inside I stamped just a portion of the flower in Kraft ink.  I'm not sure how I feel about the "inside out" card but sometimes it's fun to step out of our comfort zone :)

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 #21.  
 
 
We hope you'll 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

CARD 1:
Stamps:  Flower For A True Friend, CS About Sympathy (MFT)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black ink, Memento Tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress inks
Paper:  Watercolour paper, Chocolate Chip (SU), Riding Hood Red (SU) 

CARD 2:
Stamps:  Flower For A True Friend
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress inks, Kraft (inside card)
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Old Olive (SU), Brown (scrap bin), vellum
Other:  Petal Circles Stencil (MFT), brads (SU)
 

 

Monday, October 13, 2014

No stamps, no ink, no copics....oh my!

This card didn't use any stamps, copics or ink pads - how crazy is that?!  The sketch is Karen's SSSC240. 


I die-cut the 50 from Big Numbers using Daffodil Delight cardstock and covered them with my Wink of Stella pen.  Then I added a generous coat of crystal effects.  They look so cool in real life :)


I mounted them on two pierced circles.  A little zig zag sewing around the edge and that was it - super fast and a fun card to make. 

Cheerio.....Leslie

Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Not Quite Navy (SU), BoBunny "Surprise"
Other:  Pierced Circle STAX die-namic (MFT), Big Numbers die-namic (MFT), Wink of Stella, Crystal Effects


Friday, October 10, 2014

It's finally here.....RELEASE DAY!


It's Bellariffic Friday and it's RELEASE DAY for all those gorgeous images Emily has been teasing us with the last few weeks!!!  Keep checking her new website and the blog for details!  I'll keep my post short and sweet because I know you'll want to get shopping!  
 
Today's Bellariffic Friday was sketch #20.
 
 
I just had to use one of the new images, in fact I think it's the first one Emily teased us with! 
 

I stamped Tiffany loves to Text onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  Her sunglasses have crystal effects on for some shine and  I used my new black Wink of Stella pen on the dots on her fab shopping bag - I love big shopping bags!
 
 
 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, you're sure to see some new images!!  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is a beautiful inspiration photo.
 
 
 We hope you'll stamp along with us.  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:  Tiffany loves to Text
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Blushing Bride (SU), Kiwi Kiss (SU), MME "Memorable"
Other:  Simply Scallops medium die-namic (MFT), Wink of Stella pen, crystal effects, rhinestones

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bundle of Baby Boy

This card is to celebrate the birth of a new little bundle of boy!


I stamped Snookums onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured him with copics.  I made the background he's mounted onto with the Vertical Greetings die and extended it with another strip of blue at each end.  The diagonal stripes background behind him is stamped in grout gray ink - I'm loving the softness of this colour.


Here are the copics I used.  I have no idea why they look so huge in the photo :)

 
Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Snookums, Diagonal Stripes BG (MFT), ALM Bundle of Baby (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics, Bashful Blue (SU), Grout Gray (MFT)
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight (SU), retired SU DSP
Other:  Vertical Greetings die-namic (MFT), Bashful Blue ribbon

Friday, October 3, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - 1,2,3


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was 1, 2, 3....as in 1 image, 2 embellishments and 3 papers.  I HAD to use one of Emily's new release images again.  You will be seeing these little fellows a lot - I adore them!
 
 
I stamped Buddy and Jolly onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them with copics. For my two embellishments, I used a strip of ribbon and a felt snowflake.  My three papers were the Not Quite Navy, Real Red and the pattern paper.  I didn't count the kraft notecard :)

So let's see...that's 1 image, 2 embellishments and three papers - done!

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 #20 and we hope you'll get stamping with us.  Just ink up any current Stamping Bella image, and email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks which will sure come in handy with the new release coming up!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Buddy and Jolly
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Real Red (SU), Not Quite Navy (SU), Echo Park "Winter Park"
Other:  Red ribbon, white snowflake, Blueprints 1 die-namics (MFT)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW RELEASE - Bella and Barney Have a Barbeque


Here is one of the new release images Emily showed last week on the Stampingbella site.  Meet Bella and Barney have a Barbeque!  The image was perfect for this past weekend here in Ontario where the weather was spectacular - more like July than the end of September!


I stamped Bella and Barney have a Barbeque onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  I had a lot of fun colouring this up.  Just look at all those burgers, I wonder which other Uptowns they invited over :)

The background was stamped with the Diagonal Stripes background stamp and I sponged the sky with some distress ink and it turned out a little "stormy" looking which was not my intention - LOL.
The yellow paper that the image is mounted on was made by just running the thick end of my copic along the edge - then it matches perfectly with Bella's top.  I learned that trick from Jennifer McGuire.
I added a several coats of clear glaze pen to Bella's sunglasses for some shine.  The sentiment comes WITH the image (love that), and I stamped it on a Fishtail flag banner and added a red button. 

Here are the copics I used.

 
Be sure to check out the Stampingbella website for all the new releases....so far! :)

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Bella and Barney have a Barbeque, Diagonal Stripes BG (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Baja Breeze (SU), Weathered Wood (Tim Holtz), copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest paper, Baja Breeze (SU)
Other:  Fishtail Flags die-namic (MFT), button, cotton thread, Wink of Stella pen, clear glaze pen