Friday, June 24, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 13

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we have Mojobella Sketch 13 to work with.



I used the sweet little Maisy and Madeline Have Some Tea for my card.


The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured with copics.  I fussy cut the image and popped it up for some dimension.  I used a white gel pen to accentuate the dots on the cup and some Wink of Stella on the flower.  The paper is Lilybeedesign "Persnickety" and I added a button with a twine bow on the little flag at the top.


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 add glitter or bling.  I love this challenge!!

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, June 23, 2016

TEASER ALERT

It's time for another teaser - another new image from Stamping Bella.  Meet "Barbella".



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  I fussy cut her out and popped her up onto a piece of cardstock that I had used the Swiss Dots die-namic on.  The paper is reeeeeeally old SU paper with a coastal cabana cardbase.  I decided to improvise with a sentiment - I love that you can do this with Stamping Bella sentiments.  I used parts of the sentiment from "The Chicks who Couldn't Even" to stamp I CAN....I WILL.  That's a perfect working out sentiment, don't you think?!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Monday, June 20, 2016

TEASER ALERT - new image!

OMGosh, are you not just loving all these new Bella 2.0 images!  If you haven't seen what's been sneak peeked yet click here to see day 1, 2 and today's peeks!  

It's my day for a teaser - meet "Beachabella"!  She's one of the new 10 year anniversary images of Emily's new line "Bella 2.0". 


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Echo Park "Summer Bliss".  I did a little customizing on her tote and towel.  I added some texture to the towel using some 0 copic solution on a piece of fabric and on her tote I drew lines and coloured them with different colours.  On  her sunglasses I added a coat of glossy accents for some shine.  Her bikini has Wink of Stella for sparkle.



The sentiment that comes with the image is "Relax, refresh, reconnect"....perfect for any occassion but especially a hot summer day!  



I made a second card using the part of the sentiment from Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish stamped on a piece of vellum. 



The image is fussy cut out and I did the towel the same way as the previous card but left her tote bag as it was.  Her sunglasses have glossy accents on them and I added some enamel dots around the image.  I also added Wink of Stella on her bikini.



I'm loving these new images and I hope you do too!  Don't forget to leave a comment at Stamping Bella for a chance to win these new images!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sneak Peeks - Day 1 - Happy 10 years!!!!

Ten years ago I was introduced to Stamping Bella by my friends Karen and Dana who were both BellaBabes themselves.  I remember driving to the store on a Saturday morning and just looking and looking and being SO happy....I called it my "happy place"!  I was sold on the Bella line immediately and one day while in the store with my two pals....who should come in but the Queen Bella herself - EMILY!!  I was over the moon at meeting her in person.  Here's my photo of us that day.  I am so happy and proud to now be part of Emily's Bellababe team! 


So TODAY is the first day of the sneak peeks at Stamping Bella!!!!  It's 10 years since Emily started this absolutely fun, creative, so-true-to-life stamp company!  Happy Anniversary Emily!  If you haven't already looked at Day 1 click here and check them out!  There will be sneak peeks every day until June 25, (Emily's birthday), and then you can order!!  

And don't forget to leave a comment there, as Emily will pick a random comment each day and the winner will win the new image!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, June 17, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge 4

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had an Inspiration photo to work from.



I chose some of the colours and the circles as the inspiration for my card.


I stamped the image, Harry the Stuffie Gets Happy Mail, with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured him with copics.  The paper is MME Lost & Found, Portobello Road.  I added some enamel dots and Wink of Stella to the heart on his envelope.  On the inside I stamped Harry again in Grout Gray ink - my fav for a soft look.  The sentiment "happy mail" comes with the image.  


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 Mojobella Sketch 13.  



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

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Faux gardening :)

I had really bad hayfever today so stayed inside and made a gardening card instead of really gardening - which just makes my allergies worse!


I stamped Gardening Chicks with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics, then used the matching die to cut it out.  The paper is BoBunny "Ambrosia" with some Melon Mambo cardstock.  I used the Honeycomb embossing folder for the card base and added some enamel dots around.  The sentiment comes with the image and I love that the matching die cuts it out perfectly too!

Hope you had a good day....with no allergies!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, June 10, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 12

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we are up to Mojobella Sketch 12.


This was another custom order birthday card for a girl who loves pink and movies!


I stamped Tiny Townie Melissa Loves Movies with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the matching Cut It Out and mounted her on some foam tape for dimension.  The paper is Lilybeedesign "Head Over Heels".  The background was done with a large polka dot stencil and I added a ton of Wink of Stella over all the dots.  The sentiment is from Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons and I stamped it on a Fishtail Flag.  I added a trio of enamel dots to finish off the sketch.

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 4 and here is the gorgeous photo.


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, June 3, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Favourite embellishment

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was to use your favourite embellishment.  It was really hard for me to chose one.  I LOVE my Wink of Stella pen for a soft sparkle (I think I use it on every card) and I LOVE Fishtail Flag banners.  I also love buttons and bows....okay I'll stop now :)

It's also the first Friday of the month so all the Bellababes will be using I'll Always Have Your Back which is the stamp of the month and 20% off all month.



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  For my colouring, I followed the fantastic chart that Elaineabella posted here for Marker Geek Monday.  I have learned so much from her posts!  I also added a few more bunches of grass from Bella's Grass and Grounds set.  I sponged some clouds in the sky.  The paper is Lilybeedesign "Persnickety".  I used my Wink of Stella on the flower and then added a couple of Fishtail Flags with a button/bow on top.  

On the inside I kept the Fishtail Flags theme and stamped the sentiment that comes with the image.



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 12.



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 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