Wednesday, 29 June 2016

New PTI Haul and Dies To Die For/Copic Event this weekend!

Hello! Just to let you know I have a new haul to show you over on my Haul Video page, this week featuring Papertrey Ink stuff!

DIES TO DIE FOR/COPIC WEEKEND
I also wanted to let you know that I'm going to the Dies To Die For Copic event at the weekend where the amazing Faye will be teaching her fantastic copic colouring skills. I'm going to the ECCP Basic Module Class on the Sunday.

Would love to say hello to any of you who are going, so if you see me, come say hi!!!!!

Monday, 27 June 2016

Hello everyone!

Just to let you craft organisational geeks out there know that I have finally made a start on writing the content for my Organizing Series (see the menu at the top of my blog).

This Organizing Series will cover how I organise my Cardstock and Inks, Copics (and other colouring mediums), Die-cutting, Papers, Stamps, Blog planning and My Creative Process.

The first section I have written is HOW I ORGANISE MY PAPERS.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me x








Friday, 24 June 2016

Bellarific Friday and last day of Stamping Bella's new release!!

Hi ya. It's a busy Stamping Bella Friday as we have our usual Bellarific Friday inspiration but it's also the last day of sneaky peeks of the new release which are available to purchase tomorrow! Woo hoo! 


First up is my DT inspiration for Bellarific Friday which was a sketch (see below). I used the very very sweet Tiny Townies Fairy Best Friends. I seriously love these girls, they look like such good friends, no? I coloured them with copics and added some Wink of Stella to their wings and Stickles to their petticoats. I cut them out using the fantastic matching "Cut It Out" dies both for the image and sentiment. The grass, scalloped border and banner are all MFT dies.


Here's your close up. Can I just mention the fabulous Cut It Outs again? You know I love my fussy cutting so I'm gonna be critical of any dies but the design of these Cut It Outs are so spot on- Em has designed them so you get all the little extra bits cut out like underneath their arms. Fab fab fab.


Here was your MojoBella sketch.
Next week's theme is ADD GLITTER OR BLING so no excuses for not joining in. The DT have the added challenge of using STAMP OF THE MONTH which will, of course, be 20% off for the whole of July. 
So c'mon and join us- either email your entry to Em or enter via Mr Linky. All your details are here.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (MME); Cardstock (SU); Wink of Stella; Stickles; Dies  (MFT, Stamping Bella); White gel pen; Ink (PTI)

Next up is my last sneaky peek before the release tomorrow. How totally crazed are you by the release??!! As well as the launch of Bella 2.0, today will see the reveal of another beloved Edna, some Bunny Wobbles and cool chicks!! 

I was lucky enough to use Edna!! Yay! This is Edna Needs A Martini...




How gorgeous is Edna?? I'm watching Mad Men Box sets at the moment (I missed it first time round) and Edna totally reminded me of Joan with her curvy figure and confidence so I just had to colour her hair red. Edna was coloured with copics and I added Wink of Stella to her wings and Stickles to her glass. These papers are by MME. The bottom 2 layering dies are by Mama Elephant and frame die is by MFT. 


Uhhhh!  A figure to die for!! Love her curves and pouty lips!!

Get yourself on over to Blogabella to check out the rest of the DT samples today in readiness for tomorrow's big release!! Which images have been your favs? 

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (MME); Cardstock (SU); Dies (Mama Elephant, MFT); Enamel dots (MME); Wink of Stella; Stickles

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Stamping Bella New Release Sneaky Peeks- Winobella!

Well helloooooo my crafty friends!

We're coming to the end of our sneaky peeks of the new Stamping Bella release- are you just blown away by the new-look Bella?! I loved the original Bellas so much but these new versions are just stunning!


Today I am sharing Winobella! She's coloured with copics and I added some white gel pen to the smaller dots on her dress. I thought these MME papers were very now with the foiling and I love the kitsch pineapples. As soon as I saw Winobella I knew she had to go with these papers- love her ra ra dress! I added a couple of the matching enamel hearts and some Stickles to her sparkling wine.


Here's your close up. Just love how carefree she looks! Mind you, we all look like that after a couple of glasses of wine, no?!!!! ha ha.

Join me tomorrow for a final sneak peek before release day on Saturday 25th June!! Woo hoo!!!! 

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (MME); Cardstock (SU); Enamel hearts (MME); Stickles

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Lili Of The Valley- Baby Christening!

Hey folks!
I have a very special card to share with you today. Special in that my dear, sweet, oldest friend has asked me to be godmother to her little girl and here is a card to celebrate her christening. I've used LOTV's Baby Christening...


I coloured the image with copics and added a teeny sprinkling of frantage. These gorgeous papers are by Tilda which I distressed using the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser. I used a Go Kreate XXL to create the pink layer of the cardbase. I die-cut her name using the Sizzix Yarn alphabet dies.


Here's your close up. Such a gorgeous image to colour! x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (LOTV); Copics; Frantage; Papers (Tilda); Cardstock (PTI); Dies (Go Kreate XXL, MFT, Nesties, Sizzix); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz); Ribbon (?); Pearls (Hobby House)

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Second sneaky peek of the day- it's Babycarriageabella!!!!

How exciting is the new Stamping Bella release?!

If you didn't see my post from earlier today, check it out to get the details of the very exciting new range launched by Em. It's the return of THE BELLA!!!!!


Yep, you heard that right- the return of the Bella! Bella 2.0. This is Babycarriageabella! Just how gorgeous is she?!! I coloured her with copics and fussy cut. These papers are by Echo Park. I used Lil Inkers dies to cut the stitched mats and PTI dies for the buttons which I then covered with Pico Embellisher. The pretty bow die is by Impression Obsession.


Here's your close up. She's soooo pretty, no? Love that, in contrast to the Townies, you can colour the new Bellas lips and eyes! Oooooh! 

Keep checking Blogabella all week to check out the rest of the sneaky peeks. I'll be back on Thursday with another one!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (Echo Park); Cardstock (PTI); Dies (Lil Inkers, MFT, PTI, Impression Obsession); Pico Embellisher

Sneaky peeks of Stamping Bella new release!

Woooo hoooo! Yep, that's right! Stamping Bella has a new release fast approaching on June 25th!

Today is the second day of sneaky peeks-do pop over to Blogabella to check out Em's thoughts about the new release because this is going to be a very, very special one. Em is so amazingly passionate and her ideas for stamps come from a very personal, emotional place- it's one of the main reasons I've always loved Stamping Bella and why working for Em is so fantastic.

The DT were so psyched when we heard what Em had planned. Get ready for it.... the launch of Bella 2.0!!!! What does Bella look like 10 years later???


Well here she is.....it's Balloonabella in 2016!! Isn't she gorgeous?!! I coloured her with copics and added some white gel pen to her dress and eyes. The papers are by Pebbles. The 2 heart dies are by PTI.


Here's your close up. Just how pretty is her dress? And that gorgeous hair?!

Excited? Pop by this afternoon and I'll have another sneaky peek for you. Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's sneaky peeks every day until 25th. x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella); Copics; White gel pen; Papers (Pebbles); Cardstock (SU); Dies (PTI, Lil Inkers)