Friday, December 12, 2014

Warm hugs and big smiles

Hey there!!! Sorry about the late post... I turned the big 40 yesterday. Shocking, I know!! LOL!!! I may have had a few Black Widow martinis and I wasn't on the floor. LOL!!! This week at Stamping Bella, we had a great inspiration image to work with. I decided I wanted to go with a nice subtle colour combo to mimic the softness of the snow. For my card, I used a recent Sweet Sunday Sketch. I have used the sentiment from the newer set called Buddy and Jolly.  

Next week is our last challenge of the year!!! Make sure you get your card in to Emily by Thursday evening to be included in the Friday post.  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A little hula

Hi there!! Another week and another Bellarific Friday. This week at Stamping Bella, we had a fantastic sketch to work with and of course, I messed it up a little bit. OOPS!!! I'm getting old, I shouldn't try to do a sketch from memory. LOL!!! For my card, I have decided to use one of the new images called Hula Chick.  She's been coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol. I really like how she turned out and she's definitely able to brighten your day when the skies are gray. |LOL!!! 

Next week is an inspiration challenge. Check it out. 

Please remember that you need to use a current image. To make sure it's current, just type the stamp name into the search box on the website. If you see it there, it's current. Then email your card to Emily at by Thursday evening. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A little horse

I know I've mentioned I've been having fun with the new release images from Stamping Bella and this card is no exception. I was in a crafty mood today (after watching the Grey Cup) and decided I wanted to have a little fun.  For my card, I've used the image called Little Horse and coloured it with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Do you ever look at your designer paper and then all of a sudden you find a combo you wouldn't have thought of? That's what happened with this card. I'm loving the more masculine colour palette. Each layer of DP has been sponged with Close to Cocoa ink. 

Tomorrow's a new month and I'm still trying to embrace the fact that my 30's are quickly coming to an end... I think I need a martini. LOL!!! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Build a snowman

Hey there!!! I've had so much fun creating with the latest release from Stamping Bella.  I have so many more that haven't seen ink yet.... which means I have a lot of playing to do. LOL. This week our challenge at Stamping Bella was to make a card with "Holiday Wishes". I decided to use Valerie with Snowman" which has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I also used some Diamond Stickles on the snow.

Next week's challenge is a sketch with some fantastic banners on it. I'm loving it!!!

Did you notice that Emily has announced a Black Friday sale???? Enter the code appreciate2014 to get 20% off anything in the store!!!! The last sale of the year!!!! 

Don't forget you have until Thursday evening to get your card in to Emily at to be featured on the blog.  

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Soldiers dancing...

Hey there!! Can you believe that you'll get to see 2 cards from me all in a couple days time? That rarely happens these days. hahahaha. As soon as I saw the Freshly Made Sketch yesterday, I knew I wanted to play a little. What's even better is that it gave me an opportunity to get another Christmas card made. Go me!!! I decided to go with a Kraft and Red theme which seems so appropriate for Christmas, don't you think? I've stamped the image called 'Christmas Soldiers" from Stamping Bella onto Kraft paper with Close to Cocoa ink. I've also distressed the edges and sponged them with Close to Cocoa ink.  

Another Christmas card down. Wahoo!!! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bundle of Joy

Welcome back for another week of Bellarific Friday. I've been having so much fun playing around will all of the new stamps from Stamping Bella. So much fun, I tell ya!!! This week, we had a fun sketch and of course, I decided to change it up a little bit and make the image oval rather than circular. I then added the word Joy from a Penny Black Die instead of the long banner. I'm all about making a sketch your own... and of course, I made it my own.  The image called "Uptown Girl Bailey has a baby" has been coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol.  I hope you like it. 

Next week's challenge is called "Holiday Wishes". It can be interpreted in so many ways. Love it!!! I already have an idea for my card. You have until Thursday evening to get your card in to Emily at

Can't wait to see what you come up with :-)