Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Administrative Assistant's Week - Day 3

Today I'm showing the last card I made for my department.


I can't take credit for this layout.  I found it on Pinterest (sorry, no name to give credit to) and thought it was so pretty.  I stamped Big Words "Sometimes people forget" onto a fishtail flag and added some felt flowers I made from various flower dies.  The background stencil is Fishnet and I softly sponged on some distress ink.  A bit of ribbon, a doily and some rhinestones finished it off.

The inside has the rest of the sentiment "Never forget how great you really are, I mean it"....but in my hurry I forgot to take a photo of the inside - sorry.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy Administrative Assistant's Week - Day 2

I'm back with two more cards I made for a couple of the ladies in my department.  I am working my way through all the Danielle Donaldson images :)  Today's cards feature Onlygretchen and Amostella.



Like yesterday's cards, they were stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black ink and then clear embossed onto some watercolour paper.  I kept the layout the same - some washi tape, some Crystal Nuvo drops/dots and of course Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is one of the ones from Utterlyviolet.  

Tomorrow I'll show the last card I made for my department.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Administrative Assistant's Week - Day 1

It's Administrative Assistant's week and I made some cards for the awesome ladies in my department.  I actually made 5 cards - I'll show two today, two tomorrow and the final one on Wednesday.



For these two I inked up Utterlyviolet and Untilolive from the new Danielle Donaldson line.  I tried some watercolouring again.  The images are stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black ink and then clear embossed onto some watercolour paper.  I used one of the sentiments that comes with Utterlyviolet "utterly amazing" and added some washi tape down the side and a few Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Of course I had to use my Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle on their clothes - LOL.  

Check back tomorrow for two more cards.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Birthday Wishes/Celebrate

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was Birthday Wishes/Celebrate.  I made a birthday card using The Stuffie Gang.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Echo Park "A Boy's Life" and the sentiment is from Uptown Girl Serena has a Sign.  I added some glossy accents to the balloon.  


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.  It's easy, just use anything from this photo as your inspiration.



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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pina Colada time

This was me last week - down south, on the beach with my BFF.


I stamped the super cute Tropical Squidgies image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the co-ordinating Cut it Out die and popped "us" up onto a beach scene I drew.  The paper is Doodlebug Design "Sunkissed".  Of course, I had to use some glossy accents on our sunglasses :)


On the inside I used the sentiment that comes with the image.


Cheerio.....Leslie

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

Just a quick pop in with another Easter card featuring the sweet Hoppy Easter Bunny Wobble. 


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I made a frame with some patterned paper from my scrap pile, sorry don't know the name of it.  The sentiment comes with the image and I cut it in two and mounted it at an angle.

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, April 14, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 28

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had Mojobella Sketch 28 to work with.



I inked up Tiny Townie Lacey has a Letter with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics. 


I added a small felt flower and used my Wink of Stella pen on the little hearts on her dress.

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 Birthday wishes/Celebrate.

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Milton

I struggle with "manly" cards but this little mouse, Milton, was the perfect image.


I stamped Milton with Brilliance Graphite black ink onto watercolour paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I got out my watercolour pencils and he was coloured up in no time. 

I stamped part of the sentiment that comes with Milton on the front and the rest on the inside.


.Cheerio.....Leslie

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Elaineabella's "Stamp it Saturday" technique

Every Saturday on the blog Elaineabella comes up with something fab for us to try on her "Stamp it Saturday" post.  Yesterday I had some time to play and gave her technique "Distress ink backgrounds" a try. 


I stamped BeachaBELLA V.2.0 with with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  She doesn't have much of a tan yet, does she? LOL.

I added some glossy accents to her sunglasses.


I only have a few Distress Ink colours so I was pretty limited but am happy how it turned out. I think my "splatters" are a bit too big, but it's all learning and practice and Elaineabella is a great teacher - I have learned so much from her!

I hope you had a good weekend.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, April 7, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Free Form

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week it was a Free Form challenge so anything goes!  It's also the first Friday of the month so that means another stamp on sale at 20% off for the whole month!  This month we are featuring one of the Uptown Girls, Reilly needs to Relax.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I added some glossy accents to her wine glass and the "empty" wine bottle - LOL.  On the inside I stamped the sentiment that comes with Reilly.


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 28.


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, April 1, 2017

The Good Egg Chicks

I'm back with another sample of those fun little chicks from the new release on Thursday!


I stamped The Good Egg Chicks with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured them with copics. They come with a matching die to cut them out but I liked them all together for this card.  I stamped part of the sentiment that comes with the image on the front of the card and the rest on the inside.


I love the sentiments Emily comes up with - so playful and fun!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, March 31, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - One layer

Wow, have you recovered from that wonderful release Emily had yesterday?  If you  missed any of the teasers they are all available now!  Check out the blog for all the gorgeousness :)

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was a one layer card.  I thought I'd try my hand at one of the new Danielle Donaldson images.  


I stamped Only Gretchen with Brilliance Graphite Black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used the Peerless watercolours to colour her - I forgot how relaxing water colouring is, not to mention fast!  I cut the watercolour paper down to fit on a regular card and stamped the sentiment that comes with the image.  A trio of enamel dots finished it off.  

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.  

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Teaser alert - Big Idea Squidgy

It's Day 4 of teasers and I'm sure you're loving them as much as I am!!  My wish list is growing daily.  Remember, all the images will be available on Thursday March 30.

My card for today is another cute little squidgy.  I love this new line of characters - so cute and squidgy - LOL!  Meet Big Idea Squidgy.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  I added some glossy accents to the light bulb and boy does it shine!




The squidgy line comes with a smaller matching image which I find perfect for the inside and to stamp on the envelope.  Here I've added it to the inside of the card with the matching sentiment.

I can see many uses for this little squidgy - I can add a bunch of balloons to her hand, flowers, anything really.  She's so versatile.  And remember she'll have a corresponding Cut it Out die too.

Be sure to check out the blog for more teasers and only two more sleeps until they're available!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Teaser alert - Hoppy Easter x 2

It's day 2 of the teasers and I have TWO cards for you today!  

My first card features those crazy but cute chicks!  This one is called The Good Egg Chick.  


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  As always Emily comes up with the perfect sentiments to go with her images.  Here's the inside of my card with the sentiment included.



My second card introduces another member to the Wobble family.  Meet Hoppy Easter Bunny Wobble.  



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The sentiment comes with the image.  

And remember, this release will have corresponding Cut It Out dies for all the images.

Be sure to check out the blog for more teasers today and tomorrow.  I'll be back on Tuesday with another card for you.  And then....the release on Thursday!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Teaser alert - Tiny Townie Garden Girl Waterlily

Yay, it's Day 1 of teasers leading up to the new release available on March 30th.  

My card today features a new gorgeous Tiny Townie Garden Girl Waterlily!



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  I used one of the sentiments from Garden Girl Flower Sentiments and added some sequins to finish the card off.  This image will have a corresponding Cut It Out die available.

Be sure to check out the blog for more teasers today and come back tomorrow for more cards from me! 

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge #3 and BIG NEWS

Before I get to my Bellariffic Friday card for today, the big new is Emily's new release is ready and the teasers will start tomorrow!!!  There will be 5 days of "teasers" and then the release will be THURSDAY MARCH 30!  She has over 30 images, and matching Cut it Out dies for all of them!  LOVE!  Okay back to regular news :)  

 It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had this photo as our inspiration.


I chose to use the soft colours and the spring flowers as my inspiration.  I inked up Happy Everything Bunny Wobble with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the matching die to cut it out.  


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 One layer, clean and simple.

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.

And don't forget to come back tomorrow for my first teaser card!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, March 17, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Glitter or Bling

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was Glitter or Bling and you know I love both so I went a bit crazy!



I stamped Flowersbehindmybackabella V2.0 with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics. I added lots of glitter to her dress with my spectrum noir pen and then used the coordinating die to cut her out.  The paper is glittery too and I added a scallop border with rhinestones for some extra bling!

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 3 and what a lot of choice in this picture to use as your inspiration!



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, March 13, 2017

Lily of the Valley

I couldn't resist using this sweet Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lily of the Valley image again.  


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I then used the co-ordinating die to cut it out perfectly.  The background was made with the Quatrefoil die and I spritzed the pink cardstock with Shimmer mist for a lovely sparkle.  


The sentiment is from Garden Girls Flower Sentiments and I stamped it on a piece of vellum that I wrapped around the card.  A trio of pearls finished it off.  

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, March 10, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 27

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had Mojobella Sketch 27 to work with.



I still hadn't inked up Donttalktomebeforemycoffeeabella  V2.0 Bella, how did that happen :), and this was the perfect sketch.  



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I stamped part of the sentiment that comes with the image onto a strip of vellum and tucked it under part of the stool.  I drew a big "S" on the cup for my love of my daily Starbucks!  The paper is Lilybeedesign "Double Dutch".  

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 Glitter or Bling.  You know I'll have fun with that - I love my glitter!

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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Gray skies are gonna clear up....

I made this for a friend who's having a bit of a rough time.  It's the perfect image and sentiment too!



I stamped the image I'll Always Have Your Back with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is MME Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky.  I sponged some "stormy" looking clouds in the background as a reminder that even though there are storm clouds now, the sun always comes out and I've always got her back!  

On the inside I stamped the sentiment that comes with the image.  


Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, March 3, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Free Form/Stamp of the month

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was Free Form so anything goes.  It's also the first Friday of the month and that means another image on sale at 20% off for the whole month.  All the Babes will be showcasing the image today and it's Uptown Girls Belinda and Bernadette Bench Buddies.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is MME "Notable" and I used a new "hello" die I got from Danabella - love it!!  I actually cut out 4 and stacked them on top of each other for some height.  I sponged some clouds in the background.


On the inside I used 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 27.


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, February 27, 2017

Happy Birthday to Auntie Winn

It was my Auntie Winn's birthday last week and it was a tough choice as to which image to use from the latest release.  I have so many that need to be inked up!  Auntie Winn has a beautiful garden and loves to garden, so Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lily of the Valley seemed perfect.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the co-ordinating die to cut it out perfectly and I popped her up for some dimension.  The paper is from my scrap pile.  I added a few sequins and the sentiment is from Giftabella 2.0.  I added some sparkle to her dress with my Spectrum Noir pen.


These Tiny Townie Garden Girls are so sweet!  

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge #2

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had our second Inspiration Challenge photo to inspire us.



I chose the drinks as my inspiration and inked up Edna Needs A Martini for my card.



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Lilybeedesign "Buttercup".  I used the matching cut it out die to perfectly cut Edna out.  I added some glitter to her wings and a few little dots around 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 FREE FORM.

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, February 20, 2017

Hugs

I made this for a friend.  Isn't it the perfect image?!  This Squidgie line of images is adorable!!!


I stamped the image, Huggy Squidgies, with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the matching Cut it Out die and popped it up on a square and then a circle.  The paper is Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss".  I masked part of the sentiment so I could have some on the front and the rest on the inside.  


And look at that cute "mini" version of the image - perfect for the inside (and the envelope).  I also stamped a few hearts that also come with this image in the corner.  I hope this brings a smile to my friends face.

Cheerio.....Leslie