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Weekend Inspiration with Delphineabella: Oddball Birds for Christmas!

Hello everyone! Delphineabella here with my Weekend Inspiration post! One of the many things I like about Stamping Bella stamps is how versatile they are. Today’s post is an example of that – take the fun ODDBALL BIRD SET, with a spring branch included, and you can turn it into a Christmas card ūüėČ

I coloured my birds in Copics and fussy cut them. I created a simple Distress Oxide background, then stamped the branch “the wrong way”, with the leaves outside my paper to keep the branch only and coloured it in coloured pencils. I then put my birds on foam squares for a bit of dimension and added a sentiment from the WINTER SENTIMENT set and voil√†, one Christmas card done!

Copics used:

Red: R35, 37, 59Gold: E37, Y11, 35, YR23Green: G28, YG05, 07, 17, 67

Thanks for stopping by today, have a lovely weekend! Hugs,

Delphineabella

Bellariffic Friday: Older but Still Amazing Stamps!

Before I get into sharing the Bellariffic Friday cards from our amazing Babes this week, a quick reminder! Our STOREWIDE SALE ends at midnight (EST) tonight, so this is your last chance to shop! The sale applies to all of the stamps in our store, except for our Uptown Girl Emily da Bella charity fundraiser stamp, and stamps in our retirement section.

Don’t forget that our Stamp of the Month offer for December is 50% off until midnight EST on 31st December, so it’s a perfect time for that one to sneak into your basket too!

You might find some inspiration for your shopping list below! The Babes have all used older but still absolutely amazing and still available stamps from our store. You will also find a pencil colouring video and full pencil list to go with it from me at the end of the post.

Michele used UPTOWN GIRL WREN AND HER WREATH

Ginger used MEOWY CHRISTMAS 

 

Jenny used THE GNOME AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Alice used THE CAT AND THE ORNAMENT

Sandra used ODDBALL SANTA AND THE MISSUS

Delphine used MINI SNOWFLAKE ODDBALL 

Debra used MINI ODDBALL ON A STACK OF GIFTS and our CHRISTMAS SENTIMENT SET

Elaine used MINI ODDBALL CHRISTMAS PUDDING and the FESTIVE ODDBALL SENTIMENT SET

Mini Oddball Christmas Pudding Pencil Video

Watch Elaine colour this stamp in the video below. If you enjoy watching please do like the video and subscribe over on her YouTube channel.

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Wonderful Wednesday: Oddball Boy Elf Coloured Pencil Video

I have a little stack of images stamped up awaiting the coloured pencils on kraft treatment. This week it was Oddball Boy Elf’s turn! You can watch my Oddball Boy Elf Pencil Video below to see how this oh so festive character came to life using Prismacolor coloured pencils (full pencil list at the end of this post).

Before I share my card and video, just a quick reminder! The Stamping Bella STOREWIDE SALE is still on, but it finishes at midnight EST on Friday 8th December 2023. So make sure you get your order in by then!

Oddball Boy Elf

Stamps Used: Stamping Bella Oddball Boy Elf, Festive Oddball Sentiment Set,

Oddball Boy Elf Pencil Video

Watch me colour this stamp in the video below. If you enjoy watching please do like the video and subscribe over on my YouTube channel.

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Spotlight On: December 2023 Crazy Tuesday Offers

It‚Äôs the first Tuesday of the month which means it’s CRAZY TUESDAY! PLUS our STOREWIDE SALE is still on, so it’s the perfect time to grab some of the stamps from your wish list!

Grab this month’s offers at crazy prices today and only for today! Check out the inspiration below to see why you need them, then click on over to the store to grab them before the prices return to the 25% off sale price (by midnight on 5th December 2023).

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Marker Geek Monday: Frogs & Flowers Copic Video

I’m here to share another of the newest stamps with you! Watch my Frogs & Flowers Copic Video below to see how this stamp came to life using Copic markers.

Frogs & Flowers

This little frog line up just makes me smile. The little froggy bum in the middle…

Stamps Used: Frogs & Flowers, Froggy Sentiment Set,

Frogs & Flowers Copic Video

Watch me colour this stamp in the video below. If you enjoy watching please do like the video and subscribe over on my YouTube channel.

MWAH!

Elaineabella

Scenic Saturday with Amybella: Uptown Girl Snow White Scene

Hello bellas!

Amy here with my Scenic Saturday card and with the new release hitting the store yesterday I just had to color up another one of the gorgeous Uptown Girl princesses. The classic fairy tale theme of these beauties lends them so well to fantastical scene building opportunities. Uptown Girl Snow White challenged me to create a background that would transport us right into her story book world.

First things first, I went straight to Pinterest and searched for a reference to¬†Snow White’s¬†wishing well that I could use as a visual aid when sketching in the scene. I found a still from the old animated feature that was the perfect jumping off point, so I grabbed a very light Copic marker, E40 in this case, and roughly sketched in the well behind her. I prefer this method over using a pencil because the graphite in pencil lines can gunk up your marker nibs, which is never a good thing. The E40 is so light that once I start adding in my darker colors, the lines virtually disappear which allows me shift and modify lines if the perspective looks off on anything. As detailed as this finished scene appears on my card, it is actually quite stripped down and simplified from the original inspiration photo because while I want¬†Snow White¬†to look right at home within it, at the end of the day she is still the star of the show. The sentiment is from the new¬†Princess Sentiment set¬†and I added it at the bottom of the card. This is definitely a more advanced background which takes time and practice to be comfortable attempting but I hope it inspires you to see that coloring scenes on your own cards can start simply and eventually lead you to all sorts of imaginative places if you just stick with it.¬† ūüôā

Stay crafty my friends!

Bellariffic Friday: December 2023 Stamp of the Month The Gnome & The Flamingo

Today is probably the most Bellariffic of Fridays! Not only do we have our usual Bellariffic Friday featuring the new December Stamp of the Month offer, but we have our incredible NEW RELEASE

and we also have a fantastic STOREWIDE SALE with up to 25% off the whole store.

Happy December! Not only have the Babes created some spectacular inspiration for us in the release previews this week, but they have created some stunning new cards to showcase our December Stamp of the Month: The Gnome & The Flamingo. If you weren’t sure that you needed it in your collection, they are going to have you fully convinced by the end of this post! You will also find a new colouring video from me at the end of the post.

Let’s check out all the inspiration!

Debra also used our CHRISTMAS SENTIMENT SET

Elaine also used our NORTH POLE BACKDROP and the FESTIVE GNOME SENTIMENT SET

Gnome & Flamingo at the North Pole Scene Copic Video

Watch her colour this stamped scene in the video below. If you enjoy watching please do like the video and subscribe over on her YouTube channel.

MWAH!

Elaineabella

December 2023 Release Peeks Day 2: Tiny Townie Wonderland

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s sneak peeks as much as we enjoyed sharing them with you! If you missed the post, go check it out HERE, you won’t want to miss all the new stamping fun.

Today is the final day of peeks! Release day is tomorrow, Friday 1st December, and all of the stamps will be available to order then.

Even better than that, we are holding our final sale of 2023 starting tomorrow alongside this release, and the release is included in the offers. Our way of saying a huge THANK YOU for all of your love and support this year.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the gorgeous new rubbah we have for you in the release. The Babes and our special guest Sue Hastead have as always done an OUTSTANDING job showcasing the new images. Make sure you leave them some love in the comments below and/or on our social media ‚Äď the love is always appreciated.

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December 2023 Release Peeks Day 1: Frogs & Oddballs & Princesses Oh My!

I am absolutely delighted to be able to start sharing our new release with you! Our final release of 2023 is a fabulous way to end the year, and will give you lots of stamping and colouring fun over the holidays and well into the new year.

We have two days of peeks, today and tomorrow. Release day is Friday 1st December, and all of the stamps will be available to order then.

Even better than that, we are holding our final sale of 2023 alongside this release, and the release is included in the offers. Our way of saying a huge THANK YOU for all of your love and support this year.

With all of that said, lets take a look at the gorgeous new rubbah we have for you. The Babes and our special guest Sue Hastead have as always done an AHMAZING job showcasing the new images. Make sure you leave them some love in the comments below and/or on our social media – the love is always appreciated.

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Marker Geek Monday: Festive Yeti Scene

I still absolutely adore the Yeti stamps, and I’ve been meaning to stamp and colour a scene featuring them for ages, so I’m delighted to share this one with you today. Watch my Festive Yeti Scene Copic Video below to see how this fun Christmas night scene came to life using Copic markers.

Festive Yeti Scene

I love how this turned out. Sneaky Yeti is one of my favourite festive stamps, and pairing it with another yeti stamp made for such a great Christmas scene.

Stamps Used: Sneaky Yeti, Yeti with a Star on Top, 

Festive Yeti Scene Copic Video

Watch me colour this stamp in the video below. If you enjoy watching please do like the video and subscribe over on my YouTube channel.

MWAH!

Elaineabella