it’s wonderful wednesdays with.. the amazing MICHELLE SHORT aka THE CARD GROTTO

Hiya sistahs!

I hope you are enjoying Michelle’s samples throughout the month.. I know I AM!!

from Michelle:

Hello there, Michelle here and I am delighted to be back sharing a card as part of Wonderful Wednesday. Today I am using the adorable Nice To See You Petunia stamp set. This is one of the cutest images ever! I adore pigs anyway so of course I love Petunia, but with chicks too? So cute!

Wonderful Wednesdays with MICHELLE SHORT on Stamping Bella blog- stamp used NICE TO SEE YOU PETUNIA

 

 

For my card, I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and cutting the bottom edge with a scallop rectangle die. Petunia and her pals were then stamped on top using black ink. The image was coloured using Copic Markers. Stamping Bella images are such a pleasure to colour. The sentiment is from the Budding Chick stamp set, I masked off the ‘bud’ portion to leave just the ‘hey’. The Nice To See You Petunia set does come with a cute sentiment but I thought it looked like Petunia and the chicks were saying hey, so went with that 🙂

 

Wonderful Wednesdays with MICHELLE SHORT on Stamping Bella blog- stamp used NICE TO SEE YOU PETUNIA

 

To put the card together, I took an A2 white card base and added some patterned paper to the front to match the colouring on the image. The image panel was then added on top with foam tape. Thanks so much for popping by today, see you next week!

Thanks so much, Em!

Michelle xx

Don’t forget to check out Michelle’s AMAZING blog HERE

or follow her on Instagrame HERE

I do :}
MWAH!

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it’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH – MICHELLE SHORT aka the CARD GROTTO!

Another wonderful week of yumminess with Michelle!  I am so happy to have her!

Hello there, Michelle here and I am delighted to be back sharing another project as guest designer with Stamping Bella. I love creating full scene cards and the Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons stamp is perfect for this. Isn’t she just so cute, flying along with her balloons?

Wonderful Wednesdays with MICHELLE SHORT- RUBBER STAMP USED- Tiny Townie BLOSSOM loves BALLOONS

I stamped her on to a panel of white cardstock and then masked her off. I added some cloud masks to the background and then went over the piece with my Copic Airbrush using various shades of blue Copic Markers. I then removed the masks and added some colour and definition to the clouds with grey shades. Blossom and her balloons were also coloured with Copics. The sentiment was stamped to the side with black ink.

Wonderful Wednesdays with MICHELLE SHORT- RUBBER STAMP USED- Tiny Townie BLOSSOM loves BALLOONS

 

Since the image panel has a lot going on, I decided to keep it really simple and just adhere it flat to a black card base. This ensures the focus is kept on the image. Thank you so much for popping by today. See you next Wednesday!

Be sure to check out Michelle’s AMAZINGLY FABBY blog HERE

MWAH

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It’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH MICHELLE SHORT from the CARD GROTTO!

Hiya sistahs!

I hope you are enjoying your week so far!  I wanted to introduce you to our guest designer this month, Michelle Short.  UMMMM.. where do I begin with this one.. I started admiring Michelle’s work on Instagram and have been hooked ever since.. there’s nothing like a beautiful clean card.. and Michelle’s style fits the bill.  I think I drooled a little when I would see her work.. but please don’t tell my kids.. they already think I’m a senior LOL.  You should DEFINITELY follow Michelle’s Instagram feed @thecardgrotto   so that you can share in my drool problem  n’k?  You can also follow Michelle on her amazing blog

No without further ADO.. check out this AMAZING card she made using our KITTY and MOUSIE  CELEBRATE a BIRTHDAY STUFFIES

now enought of my blurb..

Here’s Michelle!

Hello there, Michelle here and I am delighted to be joining Stamping Bella this month. I absolutely adore Stamping Bella images, they are wonderful to colour. Bellas were the first images I used when I first discovered Copics and they have been a firm favourite ever since.

My card today uses the adorable Kitty & Mousie Celebrate A Birthday stamp. How adorable are the Stuffies range? So cute! I coloured Kitty and Mousie with Copics, making sure to add some blue behind them so that they pop from the card and create a little scene too. I added shimmer pen to the banners to give a little something to the image as well.

 

The image was simply added to a purple card base with foam tape. I love to give Stamping Bella images centre stage. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today. I am looking forward to sharing my next project with you next Wednesday.

For more information on what supplies Michelle used on her card, check out her BLOG POST TODAY!

xo

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it’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH Christine Levison!

Hiya Sistahs!

Well it’s anothah “episode” of Wonderful Wednesdays With Christine Levison!

Wonderful Wednesdays With Stamping Bella- ELLIE LOVES PHANT card by Christine Levison

I adored colouring these gorgeous little cuties… Ellie loves Phant Stuffies  and I think you can always tell an image that you’ve really loved colouring – the love shows!  And talking of love – these little heffalumps couldn’t be closer and more in love…  it’s such an ‘awwwww’ image as they’re having a lovely cuddle..  I used our lovely Elaine’s colour map for my Copic colour choice – thanks Elaine!  Then I sat them on some grass – using Prismacolour pencils with a technique taught to me by our lovely Paula a lot of years back – thanks Paula!  I used a puffy cloud die across the corner and found some fabby heart balloon paper to show from behind.  Then I used the gorgeous little ‘I love you’ sentiment on the inside the card to finish off.

Wonderful Wednesdays With Stamping Bella- ELLIE LOVES PHANT card by Christine Levison

MWAH!

xo

Christine

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It’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH….. CHRISTINE!

Oh boy sistahs.. this release was over the top awesome!  Thank you all for staying tuned and playing along with me.  I think this is one of our best releases yet! (I think I say that about every one).. make sure you check out our WHAT’S NEW section if you haven’t seen the new goodies.  ENJOY!

And now for Christine!

‘Bonnie was getting ready for a night out with the love of her life.  Now as Bonnie is a very modern girl – and believes in equality in all things – she’s decided to declare her love and give her heart to her man.  Of course, for this occasion she had to wear THE RIGHT dress to impress him…  and decided on her fabulous PINK party frock – finished off with the most wonderful bow in her hair – the pink would set off her complexion best!  Then she had to have her glittered petticoat underneath her dress.. she wouldn’t feel right without some gorgeous sparkle.  She decided to put a lush polka dot bow around her heart too. I hope her man appreciated all the effort she’d gone to when she told him of her undying love…..   ‘

Stamp Used: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Bonnie loves Bows (coordinating cut it out die set also available).

Christine has a way of making our stamps come to life.. in more ways than one ;).. I also see them as all having their own personalities etc… do you?

and now for the completed card

how could ANYONE say “NO” to Bonnie?

MWAH!

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It’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH… CHRISTINE LEVISON!- featuring Edna the Diva

Hiya sistahs!  Welcome to our first Wonderful Wednesdays With feature of 2017!  This month we have an amazing guest as always.  I have noticed Christine’s work for many years now.. and her love for pink?  I can’t even.. a no brainer LOL.  You can check out her amazing work on her blog HERE

Please welcome Christine!

And HERE we go!

Wonderful Wednesdays With on the Stamping Bella Blog- featuring EDNA the DIVA rubber stamp

Hi…. I’m so thrilled and delighted to have been asked by Emily to become a Guest Designer for Stamping Bella…… it’s a dream come true for me as I’ve adored Stamping Bella images for years and years – too many to mention without giving away my age – shhhhhh!!

Now Edna HAS to be one of my favourite characters – as that was my lovely Mum’s name so it made me think of her!  I’ve used ‘Edna The Diva’ here – she’s just such a sassy fairy with her fabulous boa thrown around her shoulders and her sparkly fairy dust coming from her heels!  Here’s a closeup of this beauty 🙂

 

I coloured Edna with my Copic markers – and to give her hair and her boa an extra look of texture, I did lots of curly C shapes with different shades of colour. Then of course, any self-respecting fairy has to have her sparkle – so out came the glitter!

Wonderful Wednesdays With on the Stamping Bella Blog- featuring EDNA the DIVA rubber stamp Wonderful Wednesdays With on the Stamping Bella Blog- featuring EDNA the DIVA rubber stamp

here’s the inside of the card

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I also stamped and coloured the crown again and added it as an embellishment to her amazing sentiment!

I hope you love Edna as much as I do!

See you all next Wednesday!

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it’s Wonderful Wednesdays with KATHY RAC! (and some housekeeping!)

SHIPPING NOTE! :  We were completely blindsided by the number of orders we received over the weekend!  Thank you everyone!   Please bear with us, as we are busy making more rubber, packaging and organizing to ship your orders.. there will be some delay!

Our winnah from last week’s post is: (please email me at emily@stampingbella.com for me to send you your vouchah!)

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90-Heather Warner-Ferguson  you win!  	

Timestamp: 2016-11-30 13:42:41 UTC

 

Hi everyone!  it’s Kathy here on my last Wonderful Wednesday of the month with Stamping Bella.

On the last day I would  like to try to give you all something different so this time I am bringing back the Starbuck Cup Card!!! You can see the fall cup card that I did a year ago here

On this card I used NACHO

and I added some pretty eyelids and eyelashes to her 🙂

Wonderful Wednesdays with Kathy Rac- NACHO on a Starbucks Cup background

and here’s a closeup

Wonderful Wednesdays with Kathy Rac- NACHO on a Starbucks Cup background

In the video … besides cutting the Starbucks cup for a card …a few of the fine detail tips I share how I added enamel accents on the eyes, glossy accents on the nose and an embossing buddy to get a nice clean embossed sentiment.

Watch the video in HD here and a thumbs up is always appreciate if you like it.

Check out more of Kathy’s inspiration using the Starbucks cup including how to make a holder on the inside of the card to fit the cup!  BRILLIANT!

Wanna win a $25 gift vouchah to our shop?

Leave a comment on this post!

MWAH

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it’s wonderful Wednesday with KATHY RACOOSIN! and a chance to WIN!

Winner of our $25 Gift Certificate from COMMENTING on last week’s Kathy post goes to…

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8: LIZ MCALLISTER you WIN!  Please email me (emily@stampingbella.com) for your voucher!  Congratulations!

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wonderful wednesdays with Kathy Rac- PAMELA the POINSETTIA rubber stamp

Hello Everyone, My name is Kathy Racoosin and I am the host of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge & I am super excited to be back on the Stamping Bella Blog.It’s Day 23. but,  I have cooking on the brain since we have a small crowd coming for Thanksgiving.   Rather than think about coloring I relied on the beautiful coloring on the Stamping Bella packaging (coloured by Elaine of course!) to guide me,  especially with the shading on the petals on the skirt.

wonderful wednesdays with Kathy Rac- PAMELA the POINSETTIA rubber stamp

Coloring a background wasn’t something I wanted to take the time for today so I cut out this sweet chick, TINY TOWNIE PAMELA the POINSETTIA,  and popped her on my card base. Inking up the sentiment and coloring a frame was fast and easy. Wink of stella was added to the skirt and boots

wonderful wednesdays with Kathy Rac- PAMELA the POINSETTIA rubber stamp

I forgot to mention that I had cut out another skirt before I decided to cut her out. Love me some layers. Before I stuck her down I grabbed my ink blending tool and a stencil and gave my card base a touch of color. Thanks again for Stamping Bella for letting me guest with them this month it’s been super fun. See you next week for my last project. If you live in the US  have a Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Kathy

Wanna win a $25 gift certificate to Stamping Bella?  Leave a comment on this post and we will announce the winner next week!

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It’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS with KATHYRACabella- AND WINNAH from last week’s giveaway OH AND A CHANCE TO WIN TODAY!

Hiya sistahs!  first things first,

let’s announce who won last week’s voucher for posting a comment on last Wednesdays’ post shall we?

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63-JANET SISK you win!  Please email me (emily@stampingbella.com) and I will send you 
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Ok now back to our regularly scheduled program.

KathyRACabella coloured something up for us today.. it’s totally YUMMALISH!

Here are the supplies Kathy used on her CHRISTMASBUG RUBBER STAMP and DIE BUNDLE set!

supplies:

Christmas Bug

Memento London fog

Glossy accents

Fantasia Artist premium colored pencils

Signs white gel pen

Wonderful Wednesdays with Kathy Racoosin- CHRISTMAS BUG STAMP and DIE set

Copic coloring is much faster but, I wanted to see what I could do with this beautiful and detailed stamp. I stamped the “Christmas Bug” with Memento London fog Ink. Starting at the top of my image and working my way down leaves less smudges on my project

Wonderful Wednesdays with Kathy Racoosin- CHRISTMAS BUG STAMP and DIE set

The sharper my pencil the better I can add shading. I just purchased a Kum Automatic Long Point sharpener and I love it. It probably would have been better to add the yellow halo around the lights first … I will try that next time.

Wonderful Wednesdays with Kathy Racoosin- CHRISTMAS BUG STAMP and DIE set

Taking a chance and coloring over the ornaments was probably a good choice and it saved some time.

Wonderful Wednesdays with Kathy Racoosin- CHRISTMAS BUG STAMP and DIE set

I used  a Signo Uni-Ball  white gel pen to add the ornaments back in since I covered them up. You can take a Copic marker to gingerly add color on the white gel accents. (Always test it on some scrap paper first especially if you have a different marker) I also added a white highlight with the gel pen to the lights. Then glossy accents were added to lights, ornaments, and the rims…is that what the inside of the tire is called lol.

 

on another note … It’s Day 16. of  “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” if you have been watching from the side lines or if you have been on the fence now is a good time to dip your toes in and see if you like it. 🙂 We would love to have you join.

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There are several ways to share what you are coloring. If you want to join a community of coloring enthusiasts I recommend our new FaceBook group or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. (you can also link up your coloring on my blog)

Check out my blog for more info www.thedailymarker.com

I would be delighted if you wanted to join the challenge and a big thank you to Stamping Bella for the support to the challenge and the sweet giveaway. Hugs, Kathy

https://www.facebook.com/groups/201290420294581/ (Facebook link)

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/thedailymarker30day/ (Instagram)

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/thedailymarker30day/ (Day 1. with more info)

Leave a comment HERE for a chance to win a $25 Gift certificate!

See you next week and a super big thanks to Stampingbella for having me this month. Hugs, Kathy

 

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it’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH…. KATHY RACOOSIN! and a chance to win!

Hiya sistahs!  This month we have another special guest !  Kathy Racoosin.. otherwise known as Kathy Rac otherwise known as The Daily Marker  on Instagram.

Today, Kathy features one of our amazing new releases, “CHICKADEER”

This is what our CHICKADEER STAMP AND BUNDLE SET LOOK LIKE..

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Let’s see what the lovely and talented Kathy did with this image shall we?  You will be AMAZED!

Kathy stamped/coloured/ and die cut the image twice… and look what an amazing delicious adorable scene she created! I seriously CANNOT EVEN..

Wonderful Wednesdays With Kathy Rac on da blog- USING CHICKADEER rubber stamp!

The little extras on this card are super fun and easy. After coloring the chicks add some copic blending solution on to a rag …just until it’s damp, not to wet) I think you will love the texture that a nubby rag will add to your critters. Add dots to create more texture with your markers.

Wonderful Wednesdays With Kathy Rac on da blog- USING CHICKADEER rubber stamp!

Using a super fine tip marker .03 you can add tiny details like eye lashes, eye brows and designs on the presents.

Wonderful Wednesdays With Kathy Rac on da blog- USING CHICKADEER rubber stamp!

For the background I masked a circle and used distress inks fro draw the eye into the center of the card. The look was complete with a stencil on top of the distressed background.

Glossy accents were added to the noses.

Here’s a video sharing Kathy’s process!

and now for some more information on and about Kathy!

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Kathy LOVE’s to color and she’s in the middle of her 6th coloring challenge… “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge”.   This has become quite a “movement” if I do say so myself.  Sistahs take this challenge seriously and devote some crafty time every day to colour something up.  It’s SO much fun to participate in AND so much fun to scroll through the amazing posts and amazing talent out there!

Kathy says “This is a good time to jump in if you are new to the challenge, love to color or if you just want to get your feet wet and give the challenge a try. The idea is to color something daily with any medium. Just five minutes, that’s it. I keep hearing how relaxing it is to color and instead of making a full card. The 30 day challenge is really about carving out a little time your day for something that makes you happy. (You are free to jump in and out as time permits). Basically it’s any thing goes challenge and whatever you feel inspired to do.

There are several ways to share what you are coloring. If you want to join a community of coloring enthusiasts I recommend our new FaceBook group or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. (you can also link up your coloring on my blog)

Check out my blog for more info www.thedailymarker.com

I would be delighted if you wanted to join the challenge and a big thank you to Stamping Bella for the support to the challenge and the sweet giveaway. Hugs, Kathy

https://www.facebook.com/groups/201290420294581/ (Facebook link)

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/thedailymarker30day/ (Instagram)

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/thedailymarker30day/ (Day 1. with more info)

Leave a comment HERE and on  KATHY’S blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift certificate!

MWAH

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