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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Susan

I forgot to post another birthday card from all the July birthdays!


I stamped the image Flowersbehindmybackabella V2.0 with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  I used the coordinating die to cut her out.  Sorry that the photo isn't that great - not sure what happened.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I'll always have your back

I had a little stamping time yesterday and inked up one of the Stuffies, "I'll Always Have Your Back"....such a sweet little image.



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  The paper is MME Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky.  The sentiment that comes with the image is "I'll always have your back" and I stamped that on the inside but forgot to take a photo....and I've mailed the card already - oops.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 32

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had Mojobella Sketch 32 to work with.  


I inked up Screamy Squidgy with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  I used the matching die to cut her out and stamped the Happy Birthday from Serena has a Sign.


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 Thank you/Thinking of 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

Friday, August 4, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Free Form

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was Free Form.  It's also the first Friday of the month so that means another image at 20% off for the month of August.  This month we are featuring Bedelia the Bunny.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I cut it out with a circle die and added the sentiment on a banner die with a matching button.  

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 32.


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, July 28, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge #7

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


It was the perfect summer photo and I used the colours and the beach for my inspiration.  I stamped Edna Loves the Ocean with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the coordinating die to cut her out and then carefully cut off her wings!  I promise, it didn't hurt her - LOL. 


The background was done with the new Beach Backdrop stamp and I followed Elaineabella's fab tutorial here for a different look.  I popped Edna up and added a good coat of glossy accents to her sunglasses and boy do they shine!  


I finished it off with a sentiment from the new Summer Sentiment set on a little banner with some 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 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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Tracey

I'm back with another birthday card!  This one uses our Stamp of the Month, Petunia has a Party, available at 20% off for July.


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 kept the rest of the card embelleshment-free, as I was mailing this one!  Rest assured, there is glitter on the hats - LOL - and I added some white dots too.  On the inside I stamped the sentiment that comes with Petunia.


Check back on Friday for my Bellariffic Friday card.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Birthday Krista

July has been a busy, busy month for birthdays.  This is the card I made for Krista who celebrated her birthday on Saturday but won't see her card until today :)


I stamped the image, Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac, with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.  I used the coordinating die to cut her out.  The sentiment is from Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons and I embossed it with white embossing powder.  This is one of Ingebella's layouts.  I adore her layouts and refer to them/CASE them often!  She's one of our new Bella Babes and she is awesome!  Check out her blog here. 

I'll have another birthday card I made for another friend to show you on Wednesday, so check back then.

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Christmas in July

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was "Christmas in July".  I used Tiny Townie Skylar Loves To Skate which comes with the little pond for her to skate on too!


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 and the pond out.  On the pond I added a generous layer of glossy accents.  The background is embossed with a snowflake embossing folder and I added some rhinestones to the middle of some of the snowflakes.  I added a larger clear snowflake at the top with another glittery large rhinestone.

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 7.  Here's the photo - use anything from it 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 to be featured on Blogabella and for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  Click here for all the details!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, July 14, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 31 - Happy Birthday Christal!

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we have Mojobella Sketch 31 to work with.


Today is extra special as it's my friend Christal's birthday today so I used the sketch for her birthday card.  Christal mentioned that she loved this image and I know she loves purple...so here's her card.


I stamped the image, Tiny Townie Garden Girl Carnation with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I added a mist of shimmer spray to the green cardbase and you can just see a bit of it.  Of course, her little dress had lots of sparkle too from my Wink of Stella pen.

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 Christmas in July!  Use any Christmas or holiday image and you'll be one more card ahead for December - LOL!

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, July 7, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Free Form

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was Free Form.  It's also the first Friday of the month so that means another image on sale (20% off) for the whole month.  This month we are featuring the lovable Petunia has a Party.  


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I sponged some very soft clouds in the sky and then added a few cloud shapes popped up.  Petunia needed some grass to roll in so I added two layers made with a grass die.  

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 Mojobella Sketch 31.


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, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Tori - Card 2

Here's the second card I made for Tori - big enough (5.5 x 5.5) for all the staff to sign it!



I stamped UPTOWN GIRL BENTLEY GETS BLOWN AWAY with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics. 

I added some Wink of Stella to the pink balloon and her dress.  I also added a few sequins/beads for some extra sparkle.  

Cheerio.....Leslie

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Tori

Just popping in with a card I made for my fav Starbucks!  The staff asked me to make a card for their manager's birthday.  



I stamped the image "Miss You a Latte" from MFT with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I embossed the greeting onto a vellum banner and wrapped it around the card.  I realized after I made the card (it was 4.25 x 5.5) that it wasn't going to be big enough for all the staff to sign so I made another one....stop by tomorrow to see that one!


Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, June 30, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Shaker card or spinner card AND RELEASE DAY!!

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was to make a shaker or a spinner card.  It was an easy choice for me because I LOVE shaker cards!



I stamped the image, The Bunny Wobble and the Peony, with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I used the matching die to cut it out and popped it up in the corner of my shaker.  The shaker was made with a scallop die and I added lots of different colours and sizes of sequins and beads.  I love that some of the stars stuck to the front on their own - LOL!  It's hard to take a good picture of a shaker card because everything falls to the bottom but here's a picture of the card laying flat showing more of the sequins. 



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 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 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 ALL the new images are available today!  

Cheerio.....Leslie

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer Release Teaser - Day 5!

It's Day 5 of the summer release teasers and I have another card I made using the new "Cave Couple".  I love the sweetness of this image, how she's standing on tippy toes to smell the flower and her hair with the bone in is just too cute.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  I had fun colouring this and trying some black hair again. 


Tomorrow is a big day - it's Bellariffic Friday AND RELEASE DAY!  Be sure to check the Stamping Bella blog, and leave a comment for a chance to win $25 in Bella Bucks.  

Cheerio.....Leslie

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Release Teaser - Day 3 and 3 teasers!

OMGosh, I hope you've been checking out the Stamping Bella blog each day this week for teasers!  The images will be available on Friday.  

Today I have not 1, not 2, but 3 (!) new teasers for you.  Let's dive right in.

Introducing the Tiny Townie Fairy Garden line.  I have two images from this new line to show you.  The first is the sweet Tiny Townie Fairy Garden Fairy.   All the images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured with copics. 


She comes with the sweetest sentiment.  I stamped the first bit on the front of the card and the rest on the inside.



For my next card I used the new Tiny Townie Fairy Garden Sign image and created a little magical scene.  I sponged some clouds in the sky, added lots of fairy dust (glitter) and sequins.  I popped up the Tiny Townie Fairy Garden Fairy and one of a set of two little toadstools.



And last but not least, let me introduce another fab Uptown Girl....Melinda!  I love her!


The sentiment comes with Melinda.  I cut one part of it for the front and the rest on the inside.  I don't know how Emily comes up with the perfect sentiments for each of her images!


Be sure to leave a comment on the Stamping Bella blog each day for a chance to win $25 gift certificate!  See you back here Thursday for another teaser from me!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Release - Teasers Day 1!!!

It's Day 1 of the summer release teasers.  Check out the Stamping Bella blog to see today's releases.  Emily is showing teasers all week with the images available on Friday June 30th.  My teaser cards will show on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, so check back here then.  In the meantime go to the Stamping Bella blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Stamping Bella shop.  I've seen today's images - they are a whole new line and they are perfect for summer.  Enjoy!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, June 23, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge #6

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

I haven't coloured up any of the Ramona line lately and seeing as she's sitting on top of a cake, it seems the perfect image.


I stamped Ramona Loves Cake with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics. I added a few sequins and some Wink of Stella to the dots on the icing.  Ramona images always make me smile :)

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 Shaker card or Spinner card.  I love the look of shaker cards so that's what I'll be doing.

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, June 20, 2017

Feel Better Soon

Here's a card I made using the sweet Stuffy Stuffie - such a perfect name!


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  There is a sentiment that comes with the image but I used the sentiment from Uptown Girl Sofia the Sickie instead.

I sure hope this cheers up my Auntie! 

Cheerio.....Leslie

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Congratulations on your engagement

Here's an engagement card I made for a friend of mine to give to a friend of mine - LOL!


I stamped the image, Valerie in Love, with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics. 


I added a lace doiley behind the image and sponged some clouds in the sky.  The balloons have some Wink of Stella on the hearts for some sparkle.  

I wish them a wonderful life together filled with love, laughter and friends!

Cheerio.....Leslie

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Wedding/Anniversary/Love

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was to make a card with the theme Wedding/Anniversary/Love.  I used the stamp of the month again, Ellie Loves Phant, which is on sale 20% off for the month of June.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured it with copics.  If the layout looks familiar, it's Mojobella Sketch 25 from January 13, 2017.  These sketches are great to keep and 're-use'!


I stamped the sentiment that comes with the image onto a little banner tied with some baker's twine.

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.  Take anything that inspires you from this photo.


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, June 9, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Mojobella Sketch 30

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week we had Mojobella Sketch 30 to work with.


I inked up Tiny Townie Garden Girl Carnation with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics. I used the colour map to see where my shading should go.  The colour maps that you can download with your purchase are invaluable to me!


I used the coordinating die to cut her out and popped her up for some dimension.  The sentiment is just part of the one that comes with ThinkingofyouABELLA 2.0 for the little banner on the front and added a red rhinestone.


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 Wedding/Anniversary/Love.

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, June 2, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Free Form

It's Bellariffic Friday and this week the challenge was Free Form.  It's also the first Friday of the month so that means another image on sale (20% off) for the whole month.  This month we are featuring Ellie loves Phant from the Stuffies line.  


I copied yet another layout from Inge Groot!  The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured with copics.  The stamp comes with the sentiment "I love you" but am using this as an engagment card for some friends, so didn't use the sentiment. 

Here's a close up of the cuteness!


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 30.


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, May 26, 2017

Bellariffic Friday - Inspiration Challenge #5

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



I used the bicycle as my inspiration and stamped one of the newest release images The Squidgy on a Journey.  I am loving this new Squidgy line!  I inked the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella’sBestest paper and coloured her with copics.    


I attempted another "small" shaker card like Jennifer made here.  I used the coordinating die to cut the image out - love that it gets in all the tight spots.  The cut it outs are so much easier than fussy cutting.  Looks like this little Squidgy is headed on a long journey with all that luggage, and here's a close up of the little shaker "hi".




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