Sunday, 11 February 2018

happy birthday Sagittarius


good morning crafters and welcome to my share for today.
 i'm back to share another of my new bella stamps from my increasing bella stamp stash.
today's stamp is:
for today's image i have used the no lines technique
it's been a while since i have used this process and this is the first time i have done it to colour my image with distress ink, again as with most of my colouring i've still got lots to learn and i'm enjoying the colouring journey.
my card is fairly simple in construction (a little cas stylie) using a few dies to embellish.

goodies used:
image: stampingbella - dies to die for
dies:
ldrs: gilded doily
spellbinder: banner
mtf: tripple peekaboo window
inks:
memento: desert sand
distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, aged mahogany, pumice stone, walnut stain, mowed lawn.
sakura glitter pens.
stick on gems.

all it leaves me to say now:
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your Sunday and craft happy. Ann.x




Saturday, 10 February 2018

happy birthday to a Leo


hi and good morning everyone

popping in today to share another of my new bella's 
she is just delish and my colouring medium on this cutie is distress ink with a little glitter pen to add highlights to her hair and clothing.

my list of goodies and retail therapy links
6x6" white card base
paper from my stash: 
watercolour paper: fabriano5 crafteezee.co.uk
image stamp: Stampingbella from dies to die for
sentiment stamps: special wishes lili of the valley
     happy birthday (not known)
dies: Mft
inks:
memento: espresso truffle
distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, aged mahogany, antique linen, pumice stone, walnut stain.
sakura glitter pen
stick on gems

join me again soon
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy. Ann.x


Sunday, 4 February 2018

birthday wishes


my Bella fest continues and I'm back with another birthday card and my stamp today is
uptown zodiac girls: Virgo
I am still merrily colouring with my distress ink and continuing to experiment with more and more colours, today I'm pinked out
again I have a shabby chic theme going on.

here's my list of goodies:
water colour card: fabriano5
5"x7" card base
white card stock
paper from my stash: first edition
satin ribbon
ink: 
memento espresso truffle
distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, victorian velvet, spun sugar
atyou & sakura glitter pens
stamps by:
lili of the valley
magnolia

join me again soon for my next share
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy, Ann



Saturday, 3 February 2018

happy birthday


my Bella fest continues and I'm back with another birthday card and my stamp today is
I am still merrily colouring with my distress ink and bravely experimenting with more and more colours 
(I need to find more time to fit my kit and clowder classes in agggh).
again I have a shabby chic theme going on.

here's my list of goodies:
water colour card: fabriano5
5"x7" card base
white card stock
paper from my stash (lotv)
satin ribbon
ink: 
memento espresso truffle
distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, walnut stain, pumice stone, shaded lilac, dried marigold, rusty hinge 
die by: ldrs
atyou & sakura glitter pens
stamps by:
lili of the valley: sentiments, scroll and corners

join me again tomorrow for my next share
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy, Ann




Sunday, 28 January 2018

happy birthday


good morning everyone popping in with another birthday card using another of the uptown Zodiac girls: Taurus today and my image has been coloured with distress ink. 
I don't know what it is about this card but I really love it.
the image is just sassy (as are all the rest of the Bella uptown zodiac girls lol).

like yesterday's card I have included a little shabby chic by distressing the edges of my papers.

here is a list of lovely things used:
5"x7" white card base
Fabriano5
paper from lemon craft: gossamer blue
stamps by:
Stampingbella
lili of the valley
magnolia
inks:
memento espresso truffle
distress ink:
vintage photo, walnut stain, tattered rose, faded jeans, weathered wood, broken china
sakura & atyou glitter pens

all it leaves me to say now is:
enjoy your day, thanks for popping by and craft happy. Ann


Saturday, 27 January 2018

birthday wishes



good morning crafters and welcome to my share for today.

I'm on another Bella fest and over the next few day's/weeks I plan to have coloured all twelve images up to share with you.
I have already started by sharing a couple of projects using Aries colouring her with pencils and then another with distress ink as she was the first stamp I picked up.
The images are just fabulous, the artist over in Bella land are so clever and I hope I do their images justice.
todays share is Aquarius and I have gone all pastel with my colour choice.
I have also decided to use a different card size rather than my norm: 6x6" or 7x7" card base and I am really pleased with my completed project.

card details:
5"x7" white card base
papers:
fabriano5
lotv from my large stash
stamps:
Stampingbella (dies to die for )
lili of the valley: sentiments, banner scroll and corner stamp
dies:
ldrs: gilded ovals
embellishments:
wild orchid crafts
sakura glitter pens
satin ribbon
ink:
memento espresso truffle
distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, pumice stone, mill lavender, weathered wood, walnut stain.

I hope you all have a lovely crafty weekend.
thanks for stopping by and craft happy, Ann.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

happy birthday



good morning crafters and welcome to today's share
a chic girlie birthday card using Aries again from Stampingbella and I have to thank the lovely Tracy over at dies to die for here in the uk for stocking these cuties.
for my card:
I have stamped and coloured my image with distress ink (my fav medium by far)
and I have kept my colour pallet simple. I just love how she has turned out.

below is a close-up of the image.


I have to thank Alyce over at kit and clowder for her super classes and projects classes. without those lessons my images would just be one-dimensional.

I really really need to sort out my photography and make a proper photo box to showcase my projects crafters. it looks like I will be trawling Pinterest or something for ideas lol.

card details:
7x7" white card base
ivory shimmer card
pink glitter paper (winter wishes first edition)
stamps:
Stampingbella
lili of the valley (sentiments)
dies:
spellbinder
embellishments:
wild orchid crafts
sakura glitter pens
ink:
memento espresso truffle
distress ink:
vintage photo, tattered rose, aged mahogany, weathered wood.

all it leaves me to say now is:
thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and craft happy. Ann



Friday, 12 January 2018

have a fabulous birthday


good morning crafters and welcome to today's share

a simple cas style card that involved a little paper piecing with my image. 
I would have normally added 3d foam pads and raised the image but sadly I couldn't.
ah well back to the details:
I have coloured my image with my prismacolor pencils using the colours from the June monthly colouring class over at kit and clowder
my image is one of the new uptown Zodiac girls: Aries by Stampingbella
I managed to pick up all twelve from dies to die for
and the pencil colours I have used for the dress are delicious.

on making my 15x15cm card:
I have done a little matting and layering using up some old paper from my stash. I have cut out a 13x13cm square (white card) and stamped my image to the right and then added my sentiments.
my coloured image has been stamped on Strathmore coloured pencil paper, coloured and then I have fussy cut my image carefully and the fixed into place over the blank stamped image on my white card and finished off by using a square die and made a frame using some grey shimmer card.

join me again soon for my next project

all it leaves me to say now is:
have a lovely day, enjoy and craft happy. Ann

Sunday, 7 January 2018

trio of Daughter Christmas cards

 good morning crafters and welcome to my share for today.
with very little mojo
I managed to make three cards in between Christmas and new year using some of my new Stampingbella stash: the cute tiny townie collection.

As I mentioned in my last post i had been unwell I really had to forced myself to at least try to do a little crafting and these three cards are my completed efforts.

I feel i have a little shabby theme going on as you can see from the colour choices and the edges of my backing papers. My images have all been painted with distress ink to complete my theme.




sorry about the quality of the photo's crafters

here's a little list of some of the products used:

6x6" white card base
water colour card: fabriano5
backing papers: First edition - winter wishes & merry little Christmas
dies: spellbinder grand oval & SB cut it out dies (Frida & frosty and Annie)
images: all Stampingbella
inks:
memento: espresso truffle
tim holtz: distress ink
atyou & sakura glitter pens

thanks for stopping by
all it leaves me to say now is:

have a super crafty day, enjoy and craft happy, Ann