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Stamping Bella June 2015 Stamp Release (Updated 01/06)

Stamping Bella June 2015 Release Previews www.markergeek.com

I’m still pretty busy with the Quixotic Paperie closing down sale and all that entails, so unfortunately I don’t have any cards to share with you yet. I do however want to share a quick reminder about the Stamping Bella release previews so that if you haven’t been keeping up you can check them out and get in on a chance to win some of the new stamps!

Read on for some images and a list of links to the previews.

01/06/2015 UPDATE: The release is now live! Keep reading for a look at the images and links to the store!

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Step By Step: Halloween Cat from Stamping Bella

Stamping Bella - Hallowen Cat - www.markergeek.com

I’ve got a fun little card to share with you today, featuring one of the new Christine Grove rubber stamps from Stamping Bella. I’ve got a major soft spot for Christine’s images, particularly the animals. They are quirky and definitely make me smile while I’m colouring.

Along with my card I created a very simple guide to colouring a basic lantern glow. This isn’t by any means the only way to do it, but I wanted to show you how easy it is to do, especially if like me you’re adding it as an afterthought to an already coloured image with background (I coloured the image in a hurry and it wasn’t until I started to put the card together that I really considered the little lantern).

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SUPER Fun with Stamping Bella

I’m here to brighten up Monday with another look at the upcoming Stamping Bella release. Emily has some fantastic fun on the way, including new Uptown Girls, new Senior-itas and more.

Don’t forget to pop over to Bloggabella and check out the rest of the previews.  Commenting on the release preview posts will put you in with a chance of winning some of the new release!

Today I’d like to introduce you to the fabulous new Senior-ita – Gladys!  I hope you’ll agree that she is just SUPER! 😉

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You will also be able to find the new releases over at my store Quixotic Paperie when they are released, along with lots of other Stamping Bella stamps.

I stamped Gladys and her matching sentiment on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Copic markers. For my background layers, I popped a couple of pieces of Core’dinations cardstock through a Tim Holtz embossing folder, and sanded the raised areas to reveal the lighter core. I covered the join between the two pieces on my card-front with a piece of white ribbon coloured using a Copic marker to match my image.

Here’s the marker list:

Skin: E000, E42, E53, BV31, R02 Hair: B0000, BV00, N1 Outfit: B66, B69, R46, R59, Y35, YR23 Shading: WG1, WG3, WG5

Hope the week treats you well, I’ll be back soon with more cards to share.

MWAH!

It’s Friday! Well, it’s almost the end of Friday, but still… I’ve been trying to get around to blogging this card all day, but between catching up on household chores and reading the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine (it arrived on the doorstep today, would have been rude to ignore it), I didn’t quite manage it. So, here we are!

Today’s card features one of the fun Senior-ita stamps illustrated by Christine Grove for Stamping Bella – Wanda.  Don’t tell the others, but I think she’s my favourite. Wanda comes with sentiments, but I recently re-discovered this cute alphabet die set at the bottom of a drawer and couldn’t resist using it!

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You can find Senior-ita Wanda and other Stamping Bella stamps over at my store Quixotic Paperie.

I stamped Wanda on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Touch Twin markers.

The alphabet die set I used is an old Quickutz set – Moxie Alphabet. I adhered the letters to my Distress Ink background before covering them with gold glitter pen and then Glossy Accents. I finished the card off with some gold sequins.

Today is of course Bellariffic Friday.  The challenge for the coming week is a sketch! Simply follow it using a current Stamping Bella stamp and be sure to email your entries to Emily by Thursday night!

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Stop by over the weekend for more cards!

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It’s Kind of Fun To Do The Impossible

Hope you’re having a great weekend!  This post has been scheduled, as I am bound to be exhausted after spending Saturday helping family with a little overdue spring-cleaning/de-cluttering.

Anyway, today I’d like to share another fun Stamping Bella card with you.  This time it’s another of those hilarious Christine Grove images – TWIRL.

NOTE: The new release is also available in the UK over at my store Quixotic Paperie, and is in stock now! Both the new Uptown Girls AND the Christine Grove releases are available.

Love this image, and the sentiment which comes with it is perfect!

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).

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Enjoy The Little Things…

It has been a slightly odd week here.  Good news, so-so news, a lingering cold and a mopey dog.

In good news, my Dad is home from hospital now.  He will be receiving continuing treatment via nurse visits, but he is home and much more comfortable. In other good news, an ongoing issue which had been causing me a great deal of stress for some time has been resolved. I’m not sure my brain has quite registered all of this yet, I’m waiting for the relief to kick in.

So, it’s the end of the week, which can only mean one thing… BELLARIFFIC FRIDAY! 🙂 Make sure you pop on over to Bloggabella later today to see what everyone has been up to, including the sistahood!

Don’t forget that there are many ways to win some Bella $$$ – you can comment on the Bellariffic Friday blog post, join in with the next challenge and also upload all your Stamping Bella creations to the SCS Gallery using the keyword stampingbella .

I have created another card using one of the awesome Christine Grove for Stamping Bella stamps, because yeah, I am addicted.

This is TALLULAH in her TUTU, and she comes with the sentiment I used.  You could, of course, pair her up with all sorts of sentiments for different occasions.

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As usual, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I cut the image layer out using a Spellbinders Grand Oval die, and layered on Coredinations cardstock.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Nope, it’s a SUPER PIG!  Yeah, I’m a riot, I know. 😉

Simply couldn’t resist posting this one today, not least because Mondays are the days on which I usually need to remind myself to be positive and aim high.  This new Christine Grove for Stamping Bella image is perfect for that.  I can see him on encouragement cards, birthday cards, even journal pages!

This is PARKER the SUPERPIGGY and he comes with the sentiment I have used on my card. 🙂

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NOTE: The new release is also available on pre-order over at my store Quixotic Paperie, and is expected in stock later this month! Both the new Uptown Girls AND the Christine Grove releases are available.

As usual, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I also used Coredinations cardstock and a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the background layers. 2013_06_07_stampingbella_parkerpig_markers

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Chicks Rule – Queen For a Day!

I fully intended to have another post up yesterday, but between being under the weather and not resting enough I managed to wipe myself out completely.  So, here I am today instead!

I won’t waffle too much, but I would like to let you know that the awesome new Stamping Bella release is now available to order!  If you visit Bloggabella you can find a discount code for 10% off at Stamping Bella to celebrate the release.

The release is also available on pre-order over at my store Quixotic Paperie, and is expected in stock later this month! Both the new Uptown Girls AND the Christine Grove releases are available.

On to my card!  I’ve used another of the new Christine Grove images – Chicks Rule.  This image does come with the sentiment “Chicks Rule”, but I chose to create my own wording using stickers (I’m still on a mission to get my sticker stash used up).  The sentiments Emily paired the images up with are brilliant, but there are so many possibilities for these images, don’t be afraid to put them together with something else.  That way they can be used for so many different occasions!

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As usual, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The stickers I used are from an old Echo Park 12×12 kit.

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’re enjoying the new release as much as I am.

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I Need To See You Badly!

If you’ve been following Bloggabella this week, or if you saw my previous blog post here, you will be aware that we are sharing previews of the imminent new release at Stamping Bella.

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who has commented here/on Facebook with good wishes, and those that have been in touch via email. You’re all lovely! My Dad is still in hospital, and we’ve been told he will be there for another couple of weeks, but he is doing much better.  Fingers crossed that will continue.

I’m feeling a little under the weather myself, but am remaining hopeful that will be short-lived!  I have far too much to do to be ill… 😉

Now, on to my card for today!  It is of course, Bellariffic Friday, and that means the Babes all have some Stamping Bella fun to share.  Make sure you pop on over to Bloggabella to see what everyone has been up to, including the sistahood!

Don’t forget that there are many ways to win some Bella $$$ – you can comment on the Bellariffic Friday blog post, join in with the next challenge and also upload all your Stamping Bella creations to the SCS Gallery using the keyword stampingbella .

My card features one of the adorable and amusing new stamps.  Emily has now revealed the artist behind the new line – Christine Grove.  You can read all about her in this post over on Bloggabella.

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Love her! With the accompanying sentiment she is perfect for a card to send to a friend you haven’t seen for a while, or you could come up with quite a few other sentiments to go with her and cover numerous occasions, I’m sure!

As usual, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  I cut the image layer out using a Spellbinders Grand Labels die. The background layer was created using Core-dinations cardstock and an embossing folder.

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That’s it from me today!  Hope you’re enjoying the new release previews.  I’ll be back with another post tomorrow.