Friday, September 30, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge 6

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had a beautiful photo as our Inspiration Challenge.



The pumpkins were the first thing I saw and pumpkins make me think of Halloween so I decided to make another Halloween card.


I stamped Tiny Townie Willow the Witch with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is appropriately called "Happy Halloween" by Echo Park.  I used the cut it out die that comes with the bundle to pop up Willow.onto a stitched circle die.  A bit of rick rack ribbon, some sequins and lots of Wink of Stella on her hat and skirt and this little witch is ready for Halloween.  

I'm following Elaineabella's outstanding videos and they are really helping me with my shading - at least I think so - LOL!  Here's a close up.


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 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 for a chance to win some Bella Bucks.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 19

Apologies, I'm late with my Bellariffic Friday card.  This week we had another great sketch.



I was itching to use one of the many (eek) new images that arrived last week from the latest release.  I inked up The Wizard, the Witch and the Cauldron Chicks with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured them with copics.  There are three chicks with matching dies that come with this set but I just used two of them.


The paper is Echo Park "The Apothecary Emporium" along with some purple and green scraps.  The image is mounted onto a scallop square die and I added a couple of fishtail flags with a button on top.  As always, there is some Wink of Stella on 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 Inspiration Challenge #6.



It's a gorgeous photograph - perfect for this time of year.  Just take whatever inspires you from the photo - the colours, the fall theme, the pumpkins, whatever you like.

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, September 16, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Create Your Own Background

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was to create your own background.  I got out my tiny selection of "mixed media" stuff and got messy but ended up with what I call a "Pretty in Pink" card.


I stamped Flowersbehindmybackabella 2.0 with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  For the background I coloured some embossing paste with Dr. Ph Martin's watercolour ink in Cerise, mixed it up and applied it over a floral stencil.  When it was dry I sprayed a light mist of Creme Brulee Cream for some shimmer.  I added a few sequins and some Wink of Stella to her hairband and dress.  Here's a close up of the texture you get with embossing paste and some of the shimmer.


On the inside I used a strip of the background I had left over and the sentiment that comes with the image.  I used the cut it out die for the image and the sentiment - no more fussy cutting! 


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 19 which you can see on the Stampingbella blog.

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, September 9, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 18

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had Mojobella Sketch 18 to work with.




I left off the oval shape and just used one of the new Bella 2.0 gals "Cosmobella" as my oval shape.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  I cut her out using the co-ordinating cut it out die - love these!  I added the sentiment which comes with Cosmobella on a little banner with a couple of rhinestones.  I added some glossy accents to her Peach Bellini - at least that's what I imagine she's drinking!  The paper is retired SU pattern paper.

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 a fun one - Create your own background.  Paper, fabric, texture, whatever you like....just create :)

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, September 6, 2016

Edna shakes things up

I tried a little shaker card using "Edna Blows a Kiss" and am pretty happy with how it turned out.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the Stitched Rectangle STAX to make the shaker and added some sequins and small beads.  Some of the sequins stuck to the sides a bit, but a few do shake around - LOL!   



A ribbon bow across the top finished it off.  If you look closely you'll see that the "kisses" are blue....that might be because Edna's sad and missing someone OR it might be because I thought they were butterflies when I coloured them and didn't realize until it was all together that they were kisses :)

Cheerio.....Leslie

Saturday, September 3, 2016

RELEASE DAY......finally here!

It's release day at Stamping Bella!!!!!  Check out all the new images and matching cut it outs HERE.

My card today is made with the incredibly adorable brand new "Snowman with a Chick on top"!  I LOVE snowmen and this one is my new fav...look at those boots and that sweet little chick perched on his hat, cute overload!


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  Remember when you purchase the stamp you'll get a free colourmap and I find those super helpful!  The paper is retired SU pattern paper.  I added a snowflake with a sparkly enamel dot in the middle.  The chick's hat and the snowbanks have glitter too.    


On the inside I stamped the sentiment that comes with the image and added a smaller snowflake mimicking the front of the card.


I can't wait for my order to be shipped and get to me to I can get stamping again!!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, September 2, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Stitch it up

It's Bellariffic Friday and I'm thrilled to be back at it!  This week the theme was "Stitch it up", so any type of real or faux stitching/sewing would do.  It's also the first Friday of the month so that means a new image on sale for the whole month at 20% off and all the BellaBabes will be using it today.  This month we feature the super cute Peaches.



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is Doodlebug Design "Sunkissed".  I used a octagon die to cut him out and added some glossy accents to the ice cream - it's super glossy in real life!



I almost forgot the sewing bit (eek) so added a strip of yellow that I did a quick zigzag stitch on and then added a button tied with a twine bow behind.



On the inside I matched the octagon die and stamped the sentiment that comes with the image, Peaches.  I added a few little enamel dots too.



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 18.



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

Thursday, September 1, 2016

I'm baaaaaack!

Well, it's been almost two months since I've been able to stamp and boy does it feel good to be back at it!  I needed to take some time off from stamping to care for two sick family members but now life seems to have settled down a bit and my stamping therapy is back - yay!



This is a card I made a few months back.  I stamped Giftabella 2.0 (LOVE this new line!) with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics. 

The paper is Echo Park Summer Bliss.  I used a stitched rectangle die to cut her out and then added a few enamel dots around the image.  



On the inside I stamped the sentiment that comes with Giftabella 2.0 and used a smaller stitched rectangle to cut it out.  

I'm so happy to be back stamping and can't wait for Saturday so I can order from the new release!  Check out all the sneak peeks here on the Stamping Bella blog!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, July 1, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Glitter or Bling

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had the challenge of using glitter or bling on our card and I couldn't decide so I used both!  It's also the first Friday of the month and that means all the Bellababes are using Edna Blows a Kiss stamp as it's the stamp of the month and 20% off!!



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics. I sponged some clouds in the sky and then used a scallop circle nestie to cut it out.  I added lots of glitter to her wings and the fairy dust and some tiny rhinestones around the scallop circle.  The paper is MME Lost & Found Madison Avenue.

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 14.   Please check the Stamping Bella blog for the sketch, I am having technical difficulties inserting it.

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 24, 2016

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 13

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we have Mojobella Sketch 13 to work with.



I used the sweet little Maisy and Madeline Have Some Tea for my card.


The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured with copics.  I fussy cut the image and popped it up for some dimension.  I used a white gel pen to accentuate the dots on the cup and some Wink of Stella on the flower.  The paper is Lilybeedesign "Persnickety" and I added a button with a twine bow on the little flag at the top.


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 add glitter or bling.  I love this challenge!!

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