Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Gliding into 2014

I used sweet little Ramona for my last card of 2013 - she's gliding into the year!

I stamped her on Bella's Bestest White paper and coloured it with copics.  I used my new Wink of Stella pen to add shimmer to her hood.  I have seen this pen on many stamping blogs and finally got my hands on one - LOVE it!!  So shiny and sparkly without getting all covered in glitter :)

I added a nice big bow to finish it off. 

Wishing you all a very stamp-happy new year!


Stamps:  Ramona Loves to Glide
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest White paper, SU Pear Pizzazz, Lilybeedesign "Christmas Cheer"
Other:  MFT Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax die-namic, Wink of Stella pen, Tiny Twinkles, Ribbon

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Thank You cards

Once the presents have been opened and the turkey dinner has settled I like to get right on with making my thank you cards.  This year they were super simple thanks to a box of blue striped notecards I picked up at my local Dollarama.  I removed the "interesting" embellishment they had on and covered it with a die-cut panel and some felt snowflakes.  A sparkly donut with a dot in the middle, the "Thank You" sentiment and they are ready to go!

As no two snowflakes are alike, each of my cards was just a little bit different.


Stamps:  MFT Thanks a Bunch
Ink:  MFT Steel Grey ink
Paper:  SU Riding Hood Red
Other:  Blue notecards, MFT Vertical Greetings die-namic, Felt Snowflakes, Donut, Dots

Friday, December 20, 2013

Bellariffic Friday - "Anything Goes"

It's Bellariffic Friday and our last challenge for 2013 is "Anything Goes".  I think this is officially my last Christmas card for 2013 too!  Ramona is all ready for Christmas - she's bringing home her tree and her BFF, Mr. Penguin :)

I stamped the image on Bella's Bestest White paper and coloured it with copics.  I added lots of sparkle to the snow with my Glistening Snow Writer pen and Xmas Red Stickles on the Christmas tree ornaments.  I used some Tiny Twinkles for her coat buttons. 

The snowflake is super sparkly in real life thanks to a coat of Glitter Glaze.  I added a Bonbon in the middle and a loopy bow behind.

The inside has a border made with a snowflake punch and I stamped just part of the image leaving lots of room for a sentiment.

Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  We're taking some time off now to enjoy the holidays.  Bellariffic Fridays start back up on January 10, 2014 and the first challenge for the new year is an Inspiration Photo.  

You've lots of time to play along with us and email your card to Emily by Thursday January 9 for a chance to win some Bella Bucks!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a stamp-happy new year!


Stamps:  Mister Penguin Goes for a Ride
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest White paper, SU Baja Breeze, SU Real Red, SU Candy Cane Christmas DSP
Other:  Oval nesties, MFT Let it Snowflake die-namic, Glistening Snow Writer, Glitter, Xmas Red Stickles, MFT Glitter Glaze, Tiny Twinkles, Bonbon, Hemp cord

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Countryside

It's down to the wire now, with card making.  This is another simple card I made, and yet it took a bit longer than I thought it would considering there was virtually no stamping and no colouring!

I saw this die in the summer at my friend Dana's local stamp store.  Their card sample was gorgeous!  I ordered the die and tweaked the card a bit to make it "Canada Post friendly".


Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Christmas (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black
Paper:  White, black, blue
Other:  Star Dust Stickles, glitter, Country Landscape die (Memory Box), Snow Drifts die-namic (MFT)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bellariffic Friday - Have a "Starbucks" Christmas

It's Bellariffic Friday and today's challenge is Sketch 25.  It's our last sketch of the year, and I followed it almost perfectly - I just left off the strip at the bottom.  I made a card that is turning out to be my "annual favourite" card to make....it's the card I give to my Starbucks friends!  They greet me every morning with a smile on their face and my drink pretty much ready! 

I love being able to incorporate Starbucks somewhere in my card.  I mimicked the Starbucks Holiday cup design for this year and made a Venti non-fat, no water, extra hot, tazo chai for my snowman :)

The inside is some matching DSP with just a bit of the image stamped in the corner.

They loved it!  They actually stopped serving to ooh and aah over it and then put it up on their bulletin board for everyone to see. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the BellaBabes and the Sistah's cards for this week on Blogabella.  Next weeks' Bellariffic Friday challenge is our last one for 2013 and the  it's "Anything Goes" so  stamp whatever your little heart desires.  Email your card to Emily by next Thursday December 19 for a chance to win some Bella Bucks!  

Have a good weekend.


Stamps: Frostier, Hot Concoctions (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest Cream cardstock, Authentique "Wonder", Green, Red
Other:  Ribbon, Xmas Red Stickles, Glitter, Rhinestone, white gel pen

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Bauble

Here's another Christmas card for this year.  This was a card kit from Stampin' Up that made 8 cards.  I didn't have the stamp set that their sample was made from so I used one of my "many" uninked images :)

I do love this little kit from SU and wish I'd bought more - super value, super fast and super sweet!


Stamps: Christmas Bauble (Your Next Stamp)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest White cardstock, SU Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit
Other:  Button, baker's twine, Star Dust Stickles

Friday, December 6, 2013

Big Bella News!

Well, it's official.....I'm a BellaBabe!  I've been a big Stamping Bella fan for years and am SO happy to be part of Emily's team.  I love Stamping Bella - love that it's a Canadian company and love that it's in my neighbourhood - Toronto!  Thank you Emily for welcoming me to your Bella family and to the rest of my BellaBabes for their warm welcome!  Now let's get down to business.  Today's Bellariffic Friday challenge was "Winter Wonderland".

I used one of my fav Uptown Girls "Quinn in her boots".  She looks like she's in a winter wonderland with all the speckles of glitter I added as falling snow :)

I used a ghost snowflake with a bella donut and bonbon in the middle and popped it up for some dimension.

I like the way her scarf is cut out of the image - sort of like it's blowing in the wind and I added some Stardust Stickles to her hat.

The inside has just a small strip of the leftover paper along the edge.

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 25.  Email your card to Emily by next Thursday December 12 for a chance to win some Bella Bucks!

Have a good weekend.


Stamps: Quinn in her boots

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Bella's Bestest White cardstock, Echo Park Winter Park, SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Not Quite Navy
Other:  Ghost snowflake, donut, bonbon, Stardust Stickles, glitter, SU 3/4 circle punch

Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Hanukkah

I'm a bit late showing the Hanukkah cards I made this year.  I kept them simple as I had a few to make and was happy to use some of my new MFT stash!

I love the new die - it cuts out beautifully and colours up super fast.  So fast, in fact, that I forgot to take a photo of the copics I used...but I've listed them below.  I added some sparkle to the flames with my Gelly Roll glitter pen and added a Star embellishment.


Stamps:  Happy Hanukkah
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Metallic silver pen, copics Y19 and B97
Paper:  Silver, Navy
Other:  Hanukkah Light and Love die-namic, Tied Together embossing folder, Gelly Roll glitter pen, navy and silver ribbon scraps, SU 3/4" circle punch

Friday, November 29, 2013

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 24

Today's Bellariffic Friday challenge is a sketch - and you know how much I love a sketch!

I used sweet "Uptown Girl Ava loves to celebrate"and colored her up all pretty and girly.

I fussy cut her out (which I seem to do a lot lately) and popped her up for some dimension.  The white layer behind was embossed with Swiss Dots - my "go to" embossing folder.

On the inside it's pretty simple, just a scallop edge for the border.

I used a ton of copics on this card but hey, that's what I have them for, right? :)

Have a good weekend.


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  MME Quite Contrary, MFT Blue Raspberry, Kraft
Other:  MFT Oval Stax 1 & 2 die-namics, MFT Simply Scallops medium die-namic

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration challenge

It's finally Friday and I had some time to play along with this week's Bellariffic Friday challenge - it was this inspiration photo.

I took the "wreath" image from the photo and made my card to look like a wreath.

I had fun making this card but will admit it was a bit fiddly to get the circle perfectly cut and Eve Under the Mistletoe perfectly aligned on the inside. Once the circle was cut it was pretty fast to finish off the card.  I like that Eve is on the inside and I like that I have another Christmas card done :)

Here are the copics I used.

Have a good weekend.


Stamps:  Eve Under The Mistletoe
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  Echo Park Wintertime, SU Chocolate Chip
Other:  MFT Circle 1 Stax, ribbon, glitter

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Bear buddies

When I made my Bellariffic Friday card I made a second one with a different coloured bear.  I had all the papers and supplies out so it made sense to make another one, although it's a slightly different layout.

I didn't add an embellishment but used a snowflake embossing folder as the background.  The inside is the same as my Bellariffic Friday card.

The copics were the same as well, except instead of a brown bear (E42, E43) I used C1, C3 for this little bear.


Stamps:  Polar Bear Circle
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  BoBunny Snowfall Collection
Other:  Circle nesties, Scallop circle nesties, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die-namics, SU Northern Flurry embossing folder, SU scallop border punch, glitter

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bellariffic Friday - Sketch 23

Today's Bellariffic Friday is another sketch and I'm adding another card to my Christmas card box for 2013!

I was a little stumped by the small square in the bottom right corner but I'm happy with my little snowflake which I covered with Glitter Glaze - it's so sparkly in real life.  I used my favourite fishtail flags on the inside.

Here are the copics I used.

Have a great weekend.


Stamps:  Polar Bear Circle
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  BoBunny Snowfall Collection
Other:  Circle nesties, Scallop circle nesties, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die-namics, Polka Dots embossing folder, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, donut, dots, Glitter Glaze

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Christmas -SSSC197

It's been ages since I played along with yesterday's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge SSSC197 and since I'm a little behind on my Christmas cards for this year I decided to make it a Christmas card.

I just love coloring these sweet little PI girls and my friend Karen gave me some great tips for shading.

I fussy cut her out (the image, not Karen!) and placed her on top of the embossed circle.  I stamped a few snowflakes on the inside and kept it sentiment free, although Karen has already hinted that this should be her Christmas card :)

Here are the copics I used.


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, MFT Razzelberry, Berrylicious, copics
Paper:  Doodlebug Winter Wonderland, MFT Gumdrop Green, Berrylicious, Razzelberry
Other:  Circle 1 & 2 STAX die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX, glitter, swiss dots embossing folder

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bellariffic Fridays - Mix & Match

For today's Bellariffic Friday the challenge was "Mix and Match" - use more than one stamp on your card.  I inked up Life is Good, one of the new images from Diane Duda but I masked off the sentiment and used a different one (Celebrate) on the fishtail tag. 

The layout is the MFTWSC147 from a few weeks ago.  I paper pieced her dress pockets and added some tiny twinkles as her buttons.  I love her little face - she's so happy, she makes me smile!

Here are the copics I used.

Have a great weekend.


Stamps:  Life is Good, Celebrate (sentiment)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, copics
Paper:  MME Indie Chic "Citron", SU So Saffron
Other:  Circle nestie, Lacey Scallop circle nestie, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX die-namics, Perfect PolkaDots embossing folder, TIny Twinkles

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bellariffic Friday – Sketch 22

There’s nothing better to get my stamping mojo back than a sketch!  I made this birthday card for my BFF…..and yes we really do look like that in person – LOL!

I used Uptown Girls Pattie and Dottie Friends Forever and fancied them all up with glittery boas.  We will be going out to celebrate her birthday but I’m pretty sure we won’t be wearing boas.  On the inside I mimicked the sketch but left the oval without the usual Happy Birthday sentiment so I’d have more room to write.

Here are the copics I used.

Have a good weekend!


Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper:  MME Lime Twist, Happy Go Lucky, SU Rich Razzleberry
Other:  MFT Oval Stax 1 & 2 die-namics, Mulberry paper mini roses, glitter, pencil crayons, OMS