Friday, October 20, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Use a circle

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was Use a Circle.  I used several circles, in my pattern paper, my background for the images and the sentiment.


I stamped those crazy Skating Chicks with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured them with copics.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped them up on a background circle.  The sentiment comes with the three chick 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 another beautiful photo - Inspiration Challenge #10.  You can take any inspiration from this photo for your card.


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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, October 13, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 34

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had Mojobella sketch #34 to work with.


I couldn't help but use one of the new releases...the Littles SnowfightDon't forget that Emily is having a sale...15% off the ENTIRE store on until Monday October 16!


I stamped the Littles with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured them with copics.  I added the sentiment from the new Holiday Sentiment set - there are so many wonderful sentiments in this set!

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 a Circle.  So it could be a circle image, circle paper, circle shape, the sky's the limit.

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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It's RELEASE DAY!!

Finally, it's here....release day for all the new images that Emily has been teasing us with this past week.  If you missed any click here to see them all.  Here's a quick refresher of my three teasers.







Emily is also giving us 15% off everything in the store today - just add the code joy2017 before you check out.  All the details are here.

I've already placed my order and now anxiously await its arrival.

Cheerio.....Leslie


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Teasers - Littles Snowfight

Another day of teasers and today my card is using the new "Littles Snowfight".  I love anything to do with snowmen so this was the perfect image for me to colour :)



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The sentiment is one of new ones from Holiday Sentiments coming out with this new release - there are 13 sentiments - so this is a must have for all your holiday cards.  

Be sure to check out the rest of the teasers on Blogabella and leave a comment there for a chance to win!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Teaser - Littles Santa

Another day of teasers!  Today my card features The Littles "Santa Has Arrived".  I hope you're checking the blog daily for all the other new images!



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The sentiment is from the new Holiday Sentiments - there are 13 different sentiments to choose from.  I added lots of glitter and some dots made with Nuvo Crystal drops.

Be sure to check out the rest of the teasers on Blogabella and leave a comment there for a chance to win!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Kitty Loves Halloween

It's Bellariffic Friday and amidst all the excitement with the teasers going on I'm here with my card and a reminder that's it's the first Friday of the month so that means 20% off the image of the month and this month we feature Uptown Girl Kitty Loves Halloween.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I added lots of sparkle with the glitter paper and wink of stella pen.  I stamped the sentiment that comes with the image on the inside and mimicked the scallop square from the front.


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 34.


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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

**And don't forget to come back tomorrow and Sunday for two more of my sneak peek teaser cards.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Thursday, October 5, 2017

It's TEASER time!

It's my first day of teaser week!!  A full week of teasers each day with the release going live on Tuesday October 10.  Today is Day 3 - I hope you've been checking the teasers for Day 1 and Day 2 here on the blog!

My card today features the new "Littles Waiting For Santa". 


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I found the perfect strip of paper with the words to The Night Before Christmas and added a snowflake on top.  I love these sweet Littles.

Be sure to check out the rest of the teasers on Blogabella and leave a comment there for a chance to win!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

It's TEASER week!!!

It's Day 1 of a week full of teasers from the new holiday line!  Check out the Stamping bella blog each day - click here - to see all the new images and leave a comment there for a chance to win! 

I'll be back on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with my teaser cards, so pop back then!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Happy Retirement

I was asked to make a retirement card and I adore this little mouse as she is the perfect image for a retirement!


I stamped the image (MFT, Do not disturb this mouse) with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I did a little paper piecing on the chair and footstool and then added some tiny twinkles to the footstool as well. 


The sentiment comes with the image and I masked it so I could stamp the Happy on top of the Retirement :)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, September 29, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Chocolate

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was one of my favourite things....chocolate....either in the image, the paper, the colours, your choice.  I chose to make a chocolate cake and Tiny Townie Bree Loves Buttercream was the perfect image.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I added sparkle to her dress with some Wink of Stella and also to her crown.  

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 Free Form - so anything goes.

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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Monday, September 25, 2017

Giftabella

I made another birthday card using Giftabella 2.0.  This is a very quick image to colour up and I always have fun with all the presents!  This time I stayed with the pink and turquoise colour theme. 



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  I used the coordinating die to cut her out.  Her "little black dress" has lots of sparkle along with all her gifts.  I used Nuvo Crystal drops for the three dots and added a little bow made with baker's twine.  Now to get this in the mail, so it arrives on time!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Another baby!

Another doctor at work had her baby....a little girl.  She didn't want to know what she was having so I couldn't make the card until little Ailysh arrived last week.


I cut out the little onesie using the Baby Onesie die from MFT and stamped the sentiment from the coordinating Baby Onesie stamp set.  I added a little heart in the middle and covered it with Wink of Stella. 

I can't wait to meet Ailysh in person!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pumpkin Spice time

It's that time of year....Pumpkin Spice time at Starbucks!  I made a Pumpkin Spice loaf to give to my fav Starbucks store and made this card to go along with it.  I was doing a massive clear out of all my "saved for later" posts in my Feedly and came across this technique from Jennifer McGuire which is where my card idea came from.  


I stamped the cup (Paper Smooches) with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used a stencil and some texture paste that I coloured with some Antique Linen distress ink for the background.  I had some of the paste left and didn't want to waste it so made another card.

  
The little girl is from Pumpkins on the Vine (There She Goes) and I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  

I'm excited to deliver my Starbucks treat to them tomorrow!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Create your own background

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was to create your own background.  I'm still relatively new to the whole distress ink game, but gave it a try for my Christmas card.


I used Tumbled Glass distress ink and covered it with some snowflakes embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder.  Then I sprayed it with Frost Shimmer Mist.  I made the snowbanks from a die and added a generous swipe of glitter to them.  It's hard to capture the sparkle in this card but trust me, it's there.


I stamped the image, Snowman with a Chick on Top, with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured him with copics.  I used the coordinating die to cut him out and popped him up for some dimension.  Here's a close up of all the sparkle!


The sentiment comes with this cute 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 Inspiration Challenge 9.


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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pumpkin patch

I made a little "scene" card this weekend.  


I have been having fun with my new Distress Oxide inks and wanted to create a background but didn't have the right colours in the oxide inks so got out my regular Distress Inks to create this.  I used Mustard Seed and Fired Brick and then along the edges added some Black Soot.  I flicked some black ink and then sprayed the whole thing with Frost Shimmer Spritz.

I stamped a few of the images that come with the set Pumpkins on the Vine from There She Goes with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured them with copics.  The fence and the grass die is from MFT.  I popped all the images up and them stamped the sentiment from MFT PI Pumpkin Patch Girl.

I still new at all this Distress Ink and smooshing, etc, but am pretty happy with how my little card came out.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Sunday, September 10, 2017

More Wedding Wishes

Today's card is almost stamp-free LOL.  I based my card on one done by a SU demonstrator who I believe won an Artisan's Award with it and I'm sorry I can't find the link (if you know, please tell me and I'll link to her card).  I always like to give credit when it's not my creation :)

I embossed a piece of cream cardstock with the Lacy Brocade folder and then sprayed it with some Frost Shimmer Spritz.  I added flowers on top of a small heart doily and then stamped the sentiment from MFT CS About Anniversaries onto a strip of vellum and wrapped it around.  I think it's so pretty and the longest part of making this card was gluing all those flowers!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wedding wishes

I was asked to make a couple of wedding cards and I'll show one here today and one tomorrow.  Today's card uses Closeups "I Do".  


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  It's not a wedding dress without a lot of sparkle so I covered her bow and lace trim.  The word LOVE is a die and I cut it out 4 times, stacked on top of each other and then covered with lots of glitter and a final coat of glossy accents.

Pop back tomorrow for another wedding card.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, September 8, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 33

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



I rotated the sketch to work with my image, Marching Chick.  The image is available with a coordinating die so this card came together quite quickly.  So quickly, in fact, that I made two versions.  I plan on mailing them to England so had to keep the embellishments to a minimum to keep Canada Post happy!  


I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured them with copics.  I used the coordinating die to cut them out and on the first one I added a trio of enamel dots and on the second one I added 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 Create your own background.  

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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Oh Baby!

One of the doctors at work is expecting and knows it's a boy so I was pretty sure I could make this card ahead of time!


The bear image is one of my very first stamps from when I started stamping.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The background is made with a dotted stencil that I sponged with a soft blue ink.  I made a shaker box adding lots of tiny beads, diamond dust and silver stars.  These shaker cards are really hard to photograph (I'm no professional photographer - LOL) but it is really lovely with all those bits shaking about.


The sentiment "oh baby!" is from the sale bin at Micheals!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Brittany the Birthday Girl

I hope you're having a good week.  This was a special order birthday card for a young lady who loves the colours I've used on her card....fuchsia, black and Tiffany blue, and really, who doesn't love Tiffany :)


I stamped the image, Brittany the Birthday Girl, with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I kept the layout simple, just adding a black bow with a rhinestone in the middle and of course, there is wink of stella on the dress, the fuchsia bow and the lace trim.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Bellariffic Friday (on a Saturday) - Free Form

I hope you've been enjoying the teasers this week and there's more for the rest of the weekend!  All the new images will be available (with matching dies) on September 4th. 

Yesterday I showed two more of my teaser cards so today it's my Bellariffic Friday on a Saturday :).  This week the challenge was Free Form so anything goes.  It's also the first Friday of the month so that means another image at 20% off for the entire month.  This month's image is perfect for the fall season we're heading for.....TinyTownie Autumn Loves Autumn.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  I added the sentiment that comes with the image beside her and added some small white dots to the mushroom with some Nuvo Crystal drops.  

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 33.


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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, September 1, 2017

Fall Release Teaser - Day 5

It's DAY 5 of the Fall release and I have two more new images to share with you.  Today we are showing one of my fav new lines, the Squidgies.  Let me introduce Squidgy Witchy Trick or Treater!  I stamped both card images with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured them with copics.



For the Witchy card, I made the background with some reinkers and then splattered some black ink over top.  I added the little witch on top of a fishtail flag that I stamped with one of the new sentiments from the Fall Sentiments set.  It's a great set with lots of Fall and Halloween sentiments.  I added a few clear enamel dots and a spritz of shimmer to the background too.

My second card features Squidgy Dino Trick or Treater.  So adorable!  The "BOO" that is stamped on the middle panel is from Tiny Townie Willow the Witch.


You can check out the rest of the teasers for today on Blogabella and leave a comment there for a chance to win!  Remember all the images come with coordinating dies and the release day is Monday September 4th.  There are still teasers for Saturday and Sunday!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fall Release Teaser - Day 4

It's DAY 4 of the new Fall release and today I have two more Halloween cards to share with you, all from the Littles collection.  All the images will have coordinating dies.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured them with copics. 

Introducing the super cute and not scary at all......Littles Mummy and the Tombstone.



The background for this was done with some new Distress Oxide inks and a stencil.  

My next card features Littles Mummy, Frankie and Ghosty, but on my card Ghosty has disappeared - LOL - and just Frankie and Mummy are shown!



The 'boo' is made from an alphabet die that I cut three times and stacked and then I added some enamel dots around the images.  I just LOVE Frankie!!  These "Littles" are so cute and so fast to colour up!!

I have another two more teaser cards tomorrow, so be sure to check back here then.  You can check out the rest of the teasers for today on Blogabella and leave a comment there for a chance to win!  Remember the release day is September 4th.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fall Release Teaser - Day 3!

It's DAY 3 of the Fall release from Stampingbella and today my card features a new image from the Littles collection....introducing  "Little Witches"....and her sweet little cat.  All the new images will have coordinating dies to cut them out.


I made a shaker card filled with lots of sparkly Halloween coloured sequins.  Here's a photo of it lying flat.  I added some Diamond Dust along with the sequins which is hard to see in the photo but so cool in real life :)




I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured them with copics.  

I have two more teaser cards tomorrow, so be sure to check back here then.  You can check out the rest of the teasers for today on Blogabella and leave a comment there for a chance to win!  Remember the release day is September 4th.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall Release Teasers!!!

FINALLY - the teasers have begun!!!  Stampingbella presents the Fall 2017 images and from what I've seen today and my own teasers to come later this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, it's sure to be another fantastical release!  Click here to see today's sneak peeks and don't forget to leave a comment on the Stampingbella blog each day of the teasers for a chance to win!

All the new images will be released on September 4th and they will all come with coordinating "cut-it-out" dies.  There's even a new sentiment set.  I love what I've seen so far and I'm excited to see what Day 2 brings and Day 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 - what a week it's going to be!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge #8

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had another Inspiration Challenge.  



This photo made me think of after school milk and cookies.  It's almost back to school time so I inked up Tiny Townie Penelope has a Pencil and used the colours in the inspiration photo.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  I used a white gel pen to add some dots to her shirt.  The strip of "ABC" pattern paper was perfect for the back to school theme and I finished the card off with a trio of enamel dots.


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 Free Form.  So anything you want using a current Stampingbella 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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Monday, August 21, 2017

Melinda has a map

I recently made another card for a friend using Melinda has a map.  She's one of the the V2.0 new Uptown Girls.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I stamped the sentiment that comes with the image on a fishtail flag and then added a couple of dots.  

I brought it to work to mail and one of my co-workers fell in love with it, so I never did get to mail it to my friend - I'll just have to make another!  That's the problem with these gorgeous images....everyone wants them - LOL.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Thank You/Thinking of You

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was to make a Thank You or Thinking of You card.  It was perfect timing for me as I needed a Thank You card for Danabella!  I've just come back from a lovely visit with her where I spent many hours lounging in the pool....just like my card featuring Tiny Townie Frances Loves to Float!


I stamped the image, along with her sunglasses, flip flops and the sun with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured them all with copics.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and then popped them up on the new Beach Backdrop scene.  I watched Elaineabella's video (click here to view it) on how to colour the beach backdrop and I'm pretty happy how it turned out.  I added some glossy accents to her sunglasses and on the inside I stamped one of the sentiments from the Summer Sentiment Set and another pair of flip flops beside it.


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 8.  Here's the photo to inspire you.


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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

Cheerio.....Leslie