Friday, 5 February 2016

Bellarific Friday- Uptownie Lucille Sends Her Love!

Hey folks! How's it going? Hope you like my new-look blog! Now I've got all the new content to write! Hopefully there'll be lots of new interesting and fun stuff for you to read!!

Anyway onto today's Bellarific Friday! Today's theme was Love Is In The Air! 
As it's the first Friday of the month, the DT used STAMP OF THE MONTH- LUCILLE SENDS HER LOVE! Lucille is 20% off for the whole of February so don't miss out on a bargain!

I decided to make a shaker card using Lucille. I coloured Lucille with copics- I really wanted to red hearts to pop so I decided to colour Lucille in black and white. Papers are by Bo Bunny. The die at the top is by PTI and the heart shaker is one of PTI's die sets. "Sending you oodles of love" is the sentiment that comes with Lucille. I cut it out using the smallest MFT banner stax die but left off the "love" as I wanted to replace that with a die-cut word instead. The "love" die is PTI. I filled the shaker with loads of different sequins and beads from my stash and cut out some of the hearts from the Lucille stamp and stuck them on the acetate of the heart.

 An angled shot!

Your close up!

Next week's challenge is this fabbo Mojobella sketch by Julee. Entry deets are here- you can either email Em or use Mr Linky.
p.s. don't forget to check out Em's new Wonderful Wednesdays With.... feature, featuring lots of guest designers! yay! x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (Bo Bunny); Cardstock (PTI); Dies (PTI, MFT); Acetate, Beads & Sequins (Assorted)

Friday, 29 January 2016

Bellarific Friday- I'll Alway Have Your Back Stuffies

Hey hey hey!!
EDITED: So what d'you think of my new look blog?! It's still a work in progress as it only got installed last night so bear with me whilst I tinker with it! I'd love to hear what you think!!

This week's Bellarific Friday was a fab MojoBella sketch (below). I've used the impossibly cute I'll Always Have Your Back Stuffies...

This adorable duo are coloured with copics. I hope you like the colours- I really love that jade green! I know it's a bit of a bonkers colour to use for grass but I think it works ok. These pretty papers are by Pebbles and I thought layering with black would provide a great contrast. Sentiment comes with.  Teeny heart is a Mama Elephant die.

Here's your close up. 
Are these two just the cutest ever?!!!! The teeny tiny one makes me just wanna squish him!

Here was your amazing sketch from Julie.
Next week's theme is LOVE IS IN THE AIR!! 
And there will be the added excitement of the STAMP OF THE MONTH thrown into the mix too!

Either email Em your entry or use Mr Linky! Deets are here.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (Pebbles); Cardstock (PTI); Dies (MFT, ME)

Monday, 25 January 2016

Lili Of The Valley- James Laptop

Hey my lovely crafty friends! 
Yes, I'm still trying to get my new look blog sorted! Bet you tired of me saying that- it will be happening soon I hope- and then I've got the mammoth task of writing all the new content. I'm aiming to do a lot more interactive/social media type stuff including regular haul videos plus a whole big section on organising my crafty stash- I love to read that stuff so I'm sure you do too!

In the meantime, here is LOTV's James Laptop...

James is coloured with copics and fussy cut. He's layered onto a panel accompanied by a sentiment from LOTV's Handwritten Phrases set. Papers are/were LOTV (discontinued now). The star border and rounded banner dies are MFT.

Here's your close up! Who doesn't love James?! Just the cutiest cutie pie!

LOTV NEWS: An update on the new release!
We now have a date for the new Trios release which is  Thursday 28th January! So don't miss out!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (LOTV); Copics; Papers (LOTV); Dies (MFT, Lil Inkers); Button; Twine (Ebay)

Friday, 22 January 2016

Bellarific Friday- Tiny Townie Anabelle Needs Your Address

Hi sweet peas!
This week's Bellarific Friday was to use the inspiration photo below. Strangely, 3 of the design team all ended up using this same stamp- Tiny Townie Anabelle Needs Your Address....

Now Anabelle is part of Em's Mr Postie's Collection/Envelope Decoration series but I wanted to show you how versatile she is and that you can also use her for any type of card you like. I coloured her with copics and paper pieced her speech bubble. These papers are by Pebbles layered with SU cardstock. The sentiment is a PTI die layered up using chipboard and cardstock and covered with Pico Embellisher. The cute little bow is an Impression Obsession die.

So here's Annabel in close-up. 
Imagine receiving a letter or card through the post with Annabel on the front of the envelope! Preeeeeety mail!!! 

This was your inspiration photo. I LOVE the colours on this- teal is one of my fav colours!

Next week's challenge is this fabbie Mojobella one by Julie. 
Aren't her sketches just so inspiring?! Love 'em.

The usual deets apply, see here BUT you can now also use Mr Linky to enter!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (Pebbles); Cardstock (SU); Dies (PTI, Paper Smooches, Impression Obsession); Pico Embellisher, Chipboard (PTI)

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Lili of the Valley- another sneaky peek of Football Trios!

Hey peeps! 
I'm back with another LOTV sneaky peek of the new Trio release, due out at the end of January. 
I'm using Football Trios again and this time I've used the trio of images!!!

So I coloured the images with copics and did some partial die cutting using Nesties around the leg/ball and goal images. Papers are Echo Park. The sentiment is another one that comes in the set. Spent a little bit of time getting the arrangement of the 3 circles within the larger one.
Job done! x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (LOTV); Copics; Papers (Echo Park); Cardstock (SU); Dies (Nesties, MFT)

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Lili of the Valley New Release- Football Trios!

Hi everyone!
Hope you're enjoying your weekend. We've had a sprinkling of snow here in Essex this morning so it kinda feels like a staying in-snuggly day plus I've got a chest infection so not really up for going out in the cold!
I'm sorry to say, as you can see, my new-look blog is still not done! Fingers crossed for sometime this week.

Anyway, onto business... today I am sharing with you a make for LOTV's new "trios" release at the end of the month. I'm using Football Trios...

Here I used just one of the trios. I coloured with copics and did some partial die cutting so that the football was outside the circle. These papers are by Fancy Pants. The tag is a Jumbo Stax by MFT and the hole reinforcer is from Mama Elephant. The sentiments come with the stamp set and are cut out using Lil Inkers flag dies. The "footie" sentiment is cut using MFT dies. 

Hope you like! Back later in the week with another Football Trio and, of course, Bellarific Friday x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (LOTV); Copics; Papers (Fancy Pants); Cardstock (SU, PTI); Dies (MFT, ME, Nesties, Lil Inkers); Ribbon (PTI); Twine (Ebay)

Friday, 15 January 2016

Bellarific Friday- Honeybear Stuffies

Woo hoo! It's Friday so that can only mean one thing- it's Bellarific Friday!
This week's challenge was a MojoBella sketch (see below). I used the sweeties Honeybear Stuffies...

The honeybears are coloured with copics and I used my MISTI to get good placement of the sentiment. These papers are Kaisercraft. The leafy border die is by PTI and the butterfly is a Memory Box die which I then decorated the outline with a clear Pico Embellisher.

Are they not THE cutest lil bears you ever did see? Love the one climbing the tree especially. Isn't the sentiment Em picked so perfect?

Here was your MojoBella sketch.

Next week's challenge is an inspirational photo. Gorgeous colour combo, no?
All your entry details are here.

Emily is having a crazy inventory sale until next Thursday at midnight- 50% off some stamps!
Pop over here and get yourself a bargain!!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Cardstock (PTI, SU); Paper (Kaisercraft); Enamel dots (SU); Dies (Lil Inkers, PTI, Memory Box); Pico Embellisher; Misti