Thursday with Sandiebella: Hula Gnome Beach Care Pack Tutorial

We’re a little spoilt this week, with another Thursday with Sandiebella tutorial today, on Thursday of all days! Haha! Follow along with Sandie’s instructions to recreate this adorable Beach Care Pack featuring our HULA GNOME stamp set.

Hula Gnome at the Beach Care Pack


White card
Nautical/beach themed papers
Scoring board and bone folder
Stitched circle dies
In the box:
Sunscreen, after-sun lotion, lip balm, gauze, Band-Aids.

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Wonderful Wednesday: Oddball Oz Glinda Card & Video

I’m back after my little colouring/video editing break with a new card and Copic colouring video for you! Watch my Oddball Oz Glinda Copic Video below now to see how our beautiful good witch came to life.

Oddball Oz Glinda

Stamps Used: Oddball Oz Glinda the Good Witch, Oz Sentiment Set,

Oddball Oz Glinda 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.



Thursday with Sandiebella (on Monday): Exploding Thank You Card

So, as Sandie wasn’t able to get a tutorial done for last Thursday, and I didn’t manage to get my act together and get any colouring done last week, we bring you Thursday with Sandiebella on Monday, rather than Marker Geek Monday. Ahem! Normal service will resume shortly. In the meantime, enjoy another wonderful step by step guide from Sandie, this time showing you how to recreate her adorable exploding thank you card!

Exploding Thank You Card


White card
Designer paper
Scoring board and bone folder
Pencil & ruler
Stitched circle Dies

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Weekend Inspiration with Delphine: Oddball Leonardo

I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful weekend. Our lovely Delphine is back with some fantastic inspiration this Sunday! Just look at this wonderful card featuring ODDBALL LEONARDO (set includes sentiment).

Delphine coloured Leonardo using Copics and a little pencil. The background was created using acrylic paints.

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely feeling inspired! My craft desk is calling.




Scenic Saturday with Amybella: Curvy Girl Loves to Hike

Hello bellas!

Amy here, with a new summertime inspired Scenic Saturday card. Living in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, hiking is certainly a popular past time around here. And since I recently added the fabulous Curvy Girl Loves to Hike to my Stamping Bella collection, I went right to her as the star of this show. Because my goal was to really immerse Curvy right in amongst the tall trees of the forest, I used a couple scraps of masking paper to block out part of her hand, walking stick and feet when I stamped her. Once the masks were removed, I was left with blank space that I could then color in as a large tree trunk and grass that both now appear to be in front of her. This simple trick adds interest by helping to create a foreground and midground within your scene.

I took my time coloring Curvy and the landscape in front of her, including the addition of some large boulders on either side of the path and the wood sign containing the sentiment, because I find it is easier not to accidentally meld the background and foreground together when one is already completely fleshed out and the detail work taken care of. So, once I had that foreground space looking just how I wanted, I moved on to sketching in the forest behind our pretty hiker. Adding a babbling brook cutting through roughly the middle of the scene was a fun way to add some additional distance between Curvy and the rest of the trees. Just remember that the further in the distance you want something to appear, the lighter the colors you want to use to create them. Take those trees way off in the very back, I used a single earth tone Copic, E55, to sketch them in over the golden glow of the sky that I laid down first. Now when they are viewed in comparison to the more detailed trees, your mind reads them as further away rather than side by side. I hope this makes sense and that it inspires you to play with color as a way to create depth in your own coloring.  🙂


Stay crafty my friends!

Bellariffic Friday: June 2023 Stamp of the Month The Guineas Get Married

Today’s Bellariffic Friday inspiration is all about our current Stamp of the Month offer for June – our adorable THE GUINEAS GET MARRIED stamp set.

We’ve got some lovely cards from the Babes showing off how cute this one is! The lovely sentiment you see on all the cards is included in the stamp set with the adorable guinea pig bride and groom.

Wishing you a colourful and crafty weekend!



Spotlight On: Oddball Icons Part 1

It’s that time of the week again. I’ve got my spotlight out and I’m shining it on an amazing collection of stamp sets – I’m here to show you why you need them. If you already have them, I’m here to remind you why you needed them, and inspire you to get those stamps inky!

Today we’re going to take a look at some of our amazing ODDBALL ICONS – our quirky take on some inspirational characters you may recognise! This collection includes some really great options for those sometimes challenging cards for the men in our lives. We have quite a few in the collection, so we’ll take a look at some today, and more in a future post or two!

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Weekend Inspiration with Delphine – On Monday!

Ok, so, sometimes we have a few too many balls in the air and some of those balls end up getting dropped! That happened to me last week. So, as I’m catching up and also taking a little break from my usual Monday and Wednesday posts, I bring you our usual Weekend Inspiration with Delphine today, instead of Marker Geek Monday! Ahem. Normal service to be resumed soon!

While I’m catching my breath and getting my life in order, our wonderful Delphine has an absolutely gorgeous card to inspire us all!

Delphine coloured our MINI ODDBALL HAS A PRESENT stamp using Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils and created the background using watercolour markers. The sentiment comes in the set with our Mini Oddball!

That’s all for now! Have a wonderful week.



Sunday with Tamibella: Pinky Promise Card


Tamara here with you on this sunny Sunday. We had lots and lots of rain in the last few weeks so we’re really enjoying the warmer and sunnier days. For this week’s post I made a card with Pinky Promise rubber stamp and Pinky Promise sentiment set. I stamped my image with Archival Ink – Jet black on 300 g HP watercolouring paper and then coloured it up using Distress ink pads. I used Vintage photo distress ink pad for the hands and Barn door and Fossilized amber distress ink pads for the flowers.

I used two sentiments from Pinky Promise sentiment set, “Pinky Promise” and “Friends forever.”. There’s a lot of different sentiments to choose from in this set.

To finish off the card I chose some pastel design papers from my stash.

That’s all from me today.
Hugs, t.