Friday, August 31, 2012

Bellariffic Friday - Back to School

Aaaah, a long weekend and an interesting take on this week's Bellariffic Friday theme of "Back to School"!  I don't have any Stamping Bella images that typically makes one think of school so I thought "outside the box" and made a card for all the Mums out there who are sending their children back to school.  I envision them that first morning with their children back in school.....sitting quietly in their house with a nice cup of coffee or tea...and no-one clamoring for their attention,or something to do or something to eat!

I stamped Lattebella in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.

The layout is one of my "go to" sketches - easy and simple.  I used SU Sahara Sand and So Saffron paired with a pattern paper from MME Miss Caroline Dolled Up.  I layered her onto a second oval nestie and added a button bow in SU Regal Rose.  The embossing folder is swiss dots - another "go to" of mine.  I used a couple of Atyou Spica pens for a touch of sparkle and a tiny twinkle in her hair elastic finished her off. 

Have a great long weekend!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 17

It's wedding season and this week's Bellariffic Friday sketch was a super one.  It worked perfectly with the card I needed to make.

I stamped Sposabella in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  I used so few copics it was hardly worth taking a photo (skin: E00, E21, hair: E31, E35).  I used R01 for the slight bit of colour on her dress and then used my glue stick to apply tiny dots of glitter on her gown - because every wedding gown sparkles!  I added a tiny rhinestone in each flower at the bottom of her dress and three along the Best Wishes sentiment.  Can you believe the pale pink paper is SU Blushing Bride? How perfect is that?!  I used my Textile Texture embossing folder on the white to "pretty" it up a bit and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mists for some shimmer.

Honestly, if you need to make wedding cards this is the image to buy from Stamping Bella!  It colours up SO quickly and looks so pretty.


Friday, August 17, 2012

Bellariffic Friday - Happy Birthday Christal

The theme for this week's Bellariffic Friday is "Birthday Wishes".  Now, this is not your typical birthday image but was perfect for Christal's birthday card - she loves sushi and that is totally what she looks like...short black hair, gorgeous skin and cute as can be!

I stamped Chelsea and Lauren in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with copics.  The paper is MME Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky.  I kept the layout really simple, just adding the sentiment with a couple of rhinestones on either side.  

I did the inside too, stamping some of the same image and adding some Fishtail Flags - oh how I love those Fishtail Flags - they just seem to finish off a card.

Happy Birthday Christal!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Happy Birthday - MFTWSC84

Yesterday was my FIL birthday and I knew he'd be expecting a homemade card!  He's not a fuss and bother man so this week's MFTWSC84 was a great sketch, although I left off the little banner :)

I stamped the sentiment from Big Greetings on a panel that I cut out using the Vertical Greetings die-namic.  I love the big font on this greeting set - it's perfect for masculine cards (which I struggle with), oh and I stamped Happy Birthday inside.  The papers are from a TE KI kit and the ink is SU Early Espresso.  The buttons are from my trip to the gorgeous MFT store.  That's pretty much it - very simple, no frills or lace or bows but I couldn't resist adding three rhinestones at the top of the sentiment!


Friday, August 10, 2012

Sprinkler Girl - MFTWSC83

I'm a bit late with this card - it was actually last week's MFTWSC83 but I've only managed to finish it now.  I really loved the sketch but struggled with it - I think I should have made the card bigger or the circle smaller :)

I stamped Sprinkler Girl in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.

Her swimsuit as so easy to paper piece - the hardest bit was choosing the pattern!  I settled on papers from MME Miss Caroline Dolled Up and matched them with SU Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery.  The First Place Award Ribbon die-namic was used for the trio of banners.  I used the Botanical Beauty die-namic for the flower and I added a little button in the middle. One teeny tiny twinkle on the flower in her hair finished this card off.

I did the inside too - adding two rows made with the Notched Border die-namic. This would have been perfect timing had I finished it on time as we have had some serious heat here in the last few weeks but today, the rain and cool temps arrived and it actually feels quite nice!


Friday, August 3, 2012

Bellariffic Friday - Sum Sum Summertime

Today's a good day - it's Bellariffic Friday and a long weekend too!  Today's challenge was Summertime and Scarlett the Teacup Girl looked very summery to me with her hair up in ponytails and all those little flowers.

The sketch is one from last month, SSSC162 and I flipped it, of course :-).  I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with copics.  October Afternoon Seaside sounded and was perfect for a summertime card and I paired it with So Saffron, Wild Cherry and Orange Fizz cardstock.  I used a few MFT dies, the Wonky Scallop border on the outside and the Small Scallop border on the inside.  The three flowers were from MFT Flower and Leaf Trio.  I cut Scarlett out using MFT Circle 1 and 2 Stax.  I added a few felt leaves and a dot to the center of each of the flowers.  I popped up the flower on her teacup for a bit of dimension with a rhinestone in the center.  I did the inside of the card too and love the way she's peeking over the top of the red border.

Happy looooong weekend!