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Spotlight On 2016 at Stamping Bella

I thought that, as many of us are sitting here a little dazed at how quickly the 25th is hurtling towards us, today would be a great day to do a little “Spotlight On 2016” featuring some of my favourite Stamping Bella releases from the year and some inspiration to go with them.

Before I do that, I’d like to wish those of you that celebrate a very Happy Christmas, and offer all of you my very best wishes for a fantastic start to 2017. For those of you going through tough times, I hope things improve for you soon, and that you find a little peace for yourselves.

Click through to take a walk through 2016 with me!


2016 with Stamping Bella

I’m a little biased really, but every year is a good stamping year with Stamping Bella. 😉 2016 just happens to have been particularly good.

We started things off in February with an utterly delicious release that included our now beloved EDNA.


Stamp: Stamping Bella Edna with a Cupcake (coordinating die also available)

I love this stamp in particular. That cupcake is such fun to colour. Here are some gorgeous cards from the Babes, showing it off beautifully.

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February 2016 also delivered more of my favourite COOL CHICKS! You know I have a real soft spot for these little mischief makers.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Peyton Loves To Pretend rubber stamp. Click through to read the blog post!

Stamp: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Peyton loves to Pretend stamp set (coordinating die set also available)

I know, I’ve raved about this stamp before. I don’t care. It’s awesome. 😉 A hilarious combination of Tiny Townie and chicks. What more do you want? Here are some cards showing just how brilliant it is:

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A little later in the year we had a really exciting release, celebrating TEN YEARS of Stamping Bella. I really loved taking a little nostalgia trip as Emily revised some of the original “BELLAS” and brought us BELLAS V2.0. Here’s a look at two of my favourites:


Stamp: Stamping Bella Thinkingofyouabella stamp (coordinating die also available)

If like me, you love to colour, this one is perfect with plenty of space to play!

If you’re looking for colouring tips, I featured this one in my Marker Geek Monday Colouring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens post!

Check out what the team have done with her:

thinkingofyouabellaELAINE thinkingofyouABELLATRACYMAC fayeabella



Stamp: Stamping Bella Flowersbehindmybackabella stamp (coordinating die also available)

That dress… keep it simple or really go to town, either way it looks great. In fact, I’m reminded of a little plan I had for this one, so I may just have to ink her up and work on something to share with you in the New Year. 😉

If you’re looking for colouring tips, I featured this one in my Marker Geek Monday Copic Pleats and Folds post back in July!

flowersbehindmybackabellaMICHELE flowersbehindmybackabellaPAULINE 2016-07-02-stamping-bella-flowersbehindmybackabella-card flowersbehindmybackjenny flowersbehindmybackabellaELAINE


Along with the new and improved Bellas, summer brought one of my very favourite COOL CHICKS stamps:


Stamp: Stamping Bella Manly Chicks stamp set (coordinating die set also available).

Just love them. The one with the monocle gets me every time. I featured these guys in my Marker Geek Monday Paper Choices for Coloured Pencil post.

Here’s some inspiration from the team:

manlychicksALICE manlychicksELAINE manlychicksKERRI

PLUS in the same release we also had the sweetest stamp EVER. I’m definitely not sorry for mentioning him once again. 😉


Stamp: Stamping Bella Sleepy Bunny Wobble stamp set (coordinating die set also available).


sleepybunnywobblestephanie sleepybunnywobblepaula sleepywobbleELAINE sleepybunnywobbleshelabella

And finally, a look at the amazing Holiday 2016 release. Picking favourites from this one is particularly tough, really I could just feature them all. 😉 Stamping Bella holiday releases always end up being my very favourites. I will be restrained though and pick just three. 😉

We added to the BELLAS V2.0 collection with a stunning festive Bella.


Stamp: Stamping Bella Christmasgiftabella stamp set (coordinating die set also available).

That dress…

If you’re looking for colouring tips, I featured Christmasgiftabella in my Copic Pleats & Folds Festive Edition blog post.

The team have done some wonderful things with this gorgeous image.

christmasGIFTABELLASTEPHABELLA 2016-09-07-stamping-bella-christmasgiftabella-card-web christmasgiftabellaalice christmasgiftabella christmasbugWEB

Stamp: Stamping Bella Christmas Bug stamp set (coordinating die set also available).

I think Christmas Bug ended up being on most people’s favourites list this year. Such a fun, nostalgic image.

ChristmasbugSANDIE christmasbugSTEPHANIE christmasbugshelabella christmasbugalice rudolphtheskatingreindeer

Stamp: Stamping Bella Rudolph the Skating Reindeer stamp set (coordinating die set also available).

All three of the Rudolph stamps released are fantastic, but this one with the gangly legs trying to skate? I cannot.

I featured Rudolph the Skating Reindeer in my recent Adding a Snowy Background using Copics blog post!

rudolphtheskatingreindeerMICHELE Marker Geek Monday at Stamping Bella: Tips for Colouring White. Click through for the blog post!

I am so tempted to make this post even longer, but I will spare you! Suffice to say, this has been another fantastic year with Stamping Bella and we are all very much looking forward to making 2017 EVEN BETTER! Much love to all of you – I’ll be back in January ready to shine the giant spotlight on more stamping fun!

Over To You!

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to check out the Stamping Bella collection, and to get stamping too!

Share your personal favourite Stamping Bella creations with us. We LOVE to see what you’ve been creating with Stamping Bella stamps. Share a link to your latest Stamping Bella card in the comments below, or an old favourite you made a while ago. Tell us what your favourite stamps are. Are there any additions you would like to see to the range? Let us know!

Another way to connect is by joining us in the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Group and share your pictures.

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above. To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!




  1. denise i says:

    Always great inspiration! Merry Christmas all!

  2. Teddi says:

    Just love all of the wonderful colors and ideas you are willing to share with all us groupies.

  3. Jane says:

    Merry Christmas Bellas, fabulous 2016 creations and here’s to 2017. Love Jane x

  4. Lynda J says:

    Merry Christmas to all!

  5. Oh what a great year it has been! Such great stamps! Lovely cards! 🙂

  6. Wow……. wow……… WOW! Love everything above – 2016 at it’s very best!!

    Hope you have a lovely holiday… and here’s to a wonderful 2017!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  7. Susan G says:

    I am in love…no, obsessed, with your stamps. I’m also in awe of the coloring and card making designs of your team. I literally look forward to your posts, the DT Thursdays, etc. Love love love the chicks and all the rest. Thanks for your fabulous stamps and ideas. Please keep up the wonderful inspiration in 2017.

  8. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    Every time I see your stamps I want one of each. When you come out with new releases it is so hard for me to pic a few out because that is all that I can afford. All of these cards are absolutely a-maz-ing! The coloring, especially, the folds, is something I only wish I could do. Maybe someday. Great job everybody!

  9. Deborah Kaye says:

    Such fabulous cards! One of these days I’m getting me some of those chicks!

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