Sunday, April 20, 2014

With Sympathy

A sympathy card is never an easy one to make but I hope this will bring some comfort to the family.  The poppies seemed appropriate as I associate poppies with remembrance. 

 
I stamped the poppies, stems and pods onto Bella's Bestest paper in Wild Cherry ink and Jellybean Green ink.  I used copics to colour the middle of the poppies.  The background paper is embossed with Square Tiles Stencil. 


I inked the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink and stamped it onto a piece of vellum that I cut out using the Fishtail Flags Layers Stax.  I adhered the banner with two black brads and I like how it's "floating" at one end.


I kept the inside blank with lots of room for writing.  The copics I used were E43, Y26 and Y28.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps: LJD Pretty Poppies (MFT), CS About Sympathy (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Wild Cherry (MFT), Jellybean Green (MFT), copics
Paper:  
Bella's Bestest paper, SU Old Olive, SU Basic Black, Vellum cardstock
Other:  Fishtail Flags Layers Stax die-namic (MFT), Square Tiles Stencil (MFT), black brads

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Senior-itas


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we're inking up those crazy Senior-itas!  I used Mildred and Maude for my card - they are best friends!
 
 
I stamped Mildred and Maude onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them with copics.  I added a tiny hint of sparkle to their sunglasses.  Maude is a totally cool senior-ita with a hint of purple in her hair and that hot pink cell phone!!


I added a loopy button bow on top of a flower die as an 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 Sketch #8 and you know how I love a sketch - now I just need to decide which image :)
 
 
We hope you'll play along - 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:  Mildred and Maude
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  
Bella's Bestest paper, SU Baja Breeze, Lilybeedesign "Buttercup"
Other:  Layered Rose die-namic (MFT), Hemp Cord, Button, Wink of Stella pen

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 7


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we have another sketch, #7.
 
 
For my card this week I've inked up one of the new releases Uptown Girl, Maybelline Loves Mail.


I stamped Maybelline onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  I didn't do anything fancy as these Uptown Girls are gorgeous all on their own!  I added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen.


On the inside I added a notched border of matching pattern paper and stamped the sentiment that comes with Maybelline.  I love when the sentiment is included :)


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 "Senior-itas".  So ink up your favourite Senior-ita image and play along with us.  Be sure to email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks.
Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Maybelline Loves Mail
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  
Bella's Bestest paper, SU Certainly Celery, MME Miss Caroline Howdy Doody
Other:  Notched Border die-namic (MFT), Wink of Stella pen

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fancy Flowers

Here's another card I made using some of the lovely MFT flower die-namics.


Honestly, these cards come together so quickly and really have that "wow" factor with the 3D flowers.  Of course, I used my Wink of Stella pen on them for some shimmer.  I tell you that pen is a must- have!


Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Bold Statements (MFT)
Ink:  Grape Jelly (MFT)
Paper:  
Bella's Bestest paper, Grape Jelly (MFT), Pixie Pink (SU), Tempting Turquoise (SU), Certainly Celery (SU), pattern paper from my scrap bin
Other:  Fishtail Flags Stax and Fishtail Flags Layers Stax die-namic (MFT), Hybrid Camelia Flower die-namic (MFT), Royal Leaves die-namic (MFT), Leafy Flourish die-namic (MFT), Wink of Stella

Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Anna - Sweet Inspiration


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had a "sweet" sweet inspiration photo to work with.
 
I made this birthday card for my friend Anna - the very friend who got me into this crazy world of stamping about 25 years ago!
 
  
I stamped Uptown Girl Ava Loves To Celebrate onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  I fussy cut her out and popped her up for dimension on an oval that I embossed with the Petal Circles stencil.  I also embossed the cream bit behind and while my stencil was still in place, gave them both a fine spray of glimmer mist.   I added some Stickles to the icing on the cake and of course my Wink of Stella pen here and there.
 
 
On the inside I added a scallop border and stamped the image again with the sentiment in the middle.  I have seen this on other blogs and liked the look.  The image is faint enough to see but I can still write my message over 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 and we hope you'll get stamping with us.  I'm leaning towards one of the new Uptown Girls from Emily's latest release - just can't get enough of those girls!
 

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 those Bella Bucks.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps: Ava Loves To Celebrate, LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics, SU Bermuda Bay (inside)
Paper:  
Bella's Bestest paper, SU So Saffron, SU Bermuda Bay
Other:  Oval nesties, Petal Circles Stencil (MFT), Simply Scallops Medium (MFT), Stardust Stickles, Wink of Stella pen, Tattered Angels Glimmer mist Marshmallow

Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Birthday - SSSC213

I saw this cool idea for a birthday card for my boss a while ago on Pinterest.  I can't find the original card but it did come from this SU demonstrator's blog.


The sketch is SSSC213 which was perfect for this little guy.  I used the Owl Builder punch to make the owl and personalized him with a stethoscope which I made with the oval punch.  I added a black rhinestone in the middle to make it a little more realistic. 


The sentiment is stamped in Steel Gray ink and I kept the card glitter-less as my boss doesn't like glitter :)
 
Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  PI Birthday Girl (MFT)
Ink:  Steel Gray (MFT)
Paper:  
Bella's Bestest paper, SU Baja Breeze, Kraft, Black, SU Winter Frost DSP

Other:  SU oval punch, SU Owl Builder punch, Large Octagons nesties, SU Baja Breeze seam binding, white gel pen, black rhinestone

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 6


It's Bellariffic Friday and we're up to sketch #6 this week.
 
 
I was tempted to go with a tall Uptown Girl but felt I should give the "less leggy" girls some love:)  I stamped Kissy onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.
 
  
I followed the sketch exactly this time adding rhinestones in the two corners.  I couldn't help but add some shimmer to her little tutu with my Wink of Stella pen and some Tiny Twinkles to her crown.  I sponged around the image with some Distress Ink.


On the inside I added a border and stamped Kissy again softly in pale pink ink.
 

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.  We hope you'll play along with us as next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is a "sweet" inspiration photo!

 
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:  Kissy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye, copics
Paper:  
Bella's Bestest paper, SU Certainly Celery, Imaginisce (scrap)
Other:  Pink ribbon, pink rhinestones, Tiny Twinkles, Wink of Stella pen

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy Friends

These little Pure Innocence girls always make me happy so I made this for a friend who makes me happy!


I stamped Being Cute Is What I Do onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  I fussy cut her out and added the sentiment on a Fishtail Flag.  I embossed the background with the Square Tiles stencil.  My friend tells me she likes when I decorate the inside of my cards so I stamped the image again on the inside and added a strip of paper to match the front (not sure why the inside has such a pink hue to the photo).


Here are the copics I used.


Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  Being Cute Is What I Do (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  
Bella's Bestest paper, SU Rose Red, SU So Saffron, Pattern paper (scrapbin)
Other:  Fishtail Flags Layers Stax die-namic (MFT), Square Tiles Stencil (MFT), Wink of Stella pen, brads

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bellariffic Friday - Bling It Up!

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the theme was "Bling It Up".  I am still working my way through all my new stamps from Emily's fabulous release and this week Big Rock seemed too perfect for our theme!


I stamped Big Rock onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  That massive diamond is extra sparkly from a layer of Star Dust Stickles and when that dried, I added a blob of crystal effects.  The paper is just a wee bit "blingy", don't you think?!


On the inside I stamped the sentiment that comes with Big Rock.


Here are the copics I used.


We have a new Babe joining us today....welcome Cheryl!  You can check out her blog The Ink Trap here.  She's done some great tutorials on tips for copic colouring.  Stop by and give her a big Bella welcome!  Then 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 #6 and I have two images in mind. 


We hope you'll play 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:  Big Rock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  
Bella's Bestest paper, SU Real Red, Silver sparkle paper 
Other:  Star Dust Stickles, crystal effects

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gorjuss Sisters

Here are two more Gorjuss girl cards I made.  It's the same layout and colours, as I still had all the supplies out, but I personalized their hair colour.  These are for two of my friends (sisters) and honestly, this is exactly what they looked like when they were little girls!

 
 
Cheerio.....Leslie

Stamps:  I Gave You  My Heart
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, MFT Steel Gray, MFT Grape Jelly, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest White, MFT Grapesicle
Other:  MFT Fishnet Stencil, Wink of Stella pen, Stardust Stickles, bonbons, corner rounder punch