Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tiffany Loves to Text

I had some spare time to play around in my stamp room and came up with this card.


I stamped Uptown Girl Tiffany Loves to Text with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  The paper is MME Miss Caroline "Dilly Dally".  I stamped part of the sentiment that comes with Uptown Girls Felicity and Blair and added some sequins. I used my white gel pen to brighten the dots on her bag and of course, the mandatory glossy accents to her sunglasses :)


Cheerio.....Leslie

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Christmas in July

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was "Christmas in July".  I love making Christmas cards so this was easy and I got to add one more to my Christmas card box for 2015.


I stamped Valerie with Snowman with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Doodlebug Winter Wonderland and I pulled out some old SU colours - Green Galore and Pink Passion.  I added a trio of enamel dots on the sentiment flag - and lets talk about that for a minute....that perfect sentiment is from Scout's Honor.  I just masked off the words Scout's Honor and it was perfect for Valerie and her snowman buddy! I love how Emily's sentiments can be used in different ways.  I added glitter but again, it's hard to see - I'm a card maker not a professional photographer :)

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 #15.


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

Monday, July 20, 2015

Notepad holder

I missed a couple of Bellariffic Friday challenges as I had some major computer issues recently - you all know what that's like, I'm sure!  Back on June 12 the challenge was "Anything but a card" and I made a little notepad holder.  The actual holder is from the dollar store and I just covered it with my image.


I stamped Fiona Loves Flowers with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  I mounted it onto a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and cut it to fit the notepad holder.  Easy peasy and it looks so much nicer than the photo that was on it - LOL.  I did add glitter to the flowers but it's hard to see in the photo.  

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 14

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had another sketch to work with - #14.


I made a card for my favourite Starbucks store to thank them for starting my days off perfectly!


I stamped Uptown Girl Charlotte Loves to Shop with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  I made her drink a Chai Frappuccino – my fav cold drink for these hot days we’re having.  I added some glossy accents to her sun glasses for some shine and my Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle on her shopping bags.  The paper is MME Six by Six Playdate and Coastal Cabana. 

On the inside I stamped the sentiment and added my personal Starbucks cup in the corner.


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 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY – so use any Christmas image and you’ll be at least one card up when December comes around!  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, July 3, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 13 and a small 'oops'


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had another sketch to work with along with the 20% off image for the whole month of July which is one of the oh SO sweet Hoppy Poppy images - "Thank You Hoppy Poppy". 

I made a small "oops" here because I got so excited to use Hoppy Poppy that I forgot the sketch!  So I made another card which you'll see below using the proper sketch :)

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  The layout is SSSC267 and I popped her up for some dimension.  The background is done with Diagonal Stripes Background stamp (MFT).  The paper is MME Lime Twist Life of the Party.
Now here's the card I made using this weeks' sketch:)
I stamped the new Close Ups "I Do" image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  This was for my Mum's friend and the wedding colours were pale blues.  I used the Lattice embossing folder for the background and added a Fishtail Flag and paper doiley.  Of course there is glitter on her wedding gown!  The papers are Bashful Blue and Going Gray.  On the inside I 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 USE ANY CHRISTINE GROVE IMAGE.  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 26, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Tea Party

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had a lovely inspiration photo to work with.




I went with the teacups inspiration and used the sweet Maisy and Madeline have some tea.



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Lilybeedesign "Double Dutch".  I kept the layout very simple, using just the Fishtail Flags die-namics and added a tiny bit of sparkle with my Wink of Stella pen.


Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week onBlogabella.  Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is another sketch and the first Friday of the month so there will be a sweet image (hint, hint) on sale at 20% off,  that all the Babes will be featuring!



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 19, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 12

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had another great sketch for our challenge.


I was asked to make a 1st Birthday card and I knew the perfect image -  Baby Bow.  I personalized it with her perfect hair colour :)


I stamped Baby Bow onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured the image with copics.  The paper is MME "Happy Day".  I made the little doily medallion using Mini Delicate Doilies and the yellow cardstock is embossed with the Swiss dot embossing folder.  I added lots of glitter to her tutu and the #1.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Serena has a Sign.  I love that Emily's sentiments are so versatile you can mix them up with other images.


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 an inspiration photo so use anything from the photo that inspires you!


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 5, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Anything Goes, Part II


It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we copied last week's "Anything Goes" challenge :).  It's also the first Friday of the month so that means a 20% off sale on any of the BIG WORDS all month!  You can check them out here and you should know that they all come with a quote for the outside of your card AND one for the inside too! 
 

I  love this line of stamps because your card comes together in record time - no colouring!  I love colouring but sometimes you just need a quick card and these Big Words are perfect.  I stamped Ridiculously Brilliant onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and sponged around the oval with some Antique Linen Distress ink.  The paper is Girls Paperie Vintage Whimsy with some SU Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink cardstock.  I kept the layout really simple, just some matching pink ribbon with a bow and that was it!
 
 
The inside was easy with the matching sentiment.
 
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 ANYTHING BUT A CARD 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

Saturday, May 30, 2015

TEASER ALERT.....Tiny Townie Hailey the Superhero!

I have a teaser for you from the new Tiny Townies line!  I absolutely LOVE this image and can imagine so many uses for it - birthday, thank you, courage, friendship - the list goes on and on.  Meet Hailey the Superhero!


I stamped Hailey onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  For her glasses I had to add some sparkle with my Wink of Stella pen and of course some crystal effects. 



I embossed the orange background with a large circle stencil.  The sentiment "be your own hero" comes with the image and I punched that out then added a rhinestone. 
 
Be sure to check out the Stampingbella blog for more teasers!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bellariffic Friday - Anything Goes

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we didn't have a specific challenge or sketch, it was "Anything Goes", so I inked up this sweet little elephant called I Heart You!


I stamped I Heart You onto Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured the image with copics.  I stamped and cut out another balloon and popped it up so it was outside the image.  Of course, it has lots of sparkle from my Wink of Stella pen, as does her tutu!  The papers are SU Sahara Sand and MME "Memorable".   


On the inside I 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.  We're keeping the same for next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge "ANYTHING GOES" 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