Monday, March 4, 2019

It's a Stamping Bella Batch of Christmas Cards

Gee, I went a whole week without a blog post, but not without stamping.  There are limits to what a girl can endure.  I finished up a batch of Stamping Bellas, this being the last of my not-yet-colored Christmas Bellas, so I'm doing pretty good.  All are older stamps, some probably retired.  Not sure as I didn't look them up on the Stamping Bella site, but I do know that most or all can be found on Amazon.

I'll share them in the order in which they were made and list accessories below each photo.  All are Copic colored on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White.

The nice thing about starting early is that I can take time to play, and I do love to play.  The first is "Frostier" in a framed frosty scene.  Sparkle is courtesy of glitter paper and Stickles Stardust glitter glue.


(Dies:  Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Frames, Impression Obsession Tree Landscape Layers, Paper Smooches Hello Words)

The next is much simpler, just stitched up on some older Christmas designer paper.  This is "Santa Chick and his Helpers":




Pictured below is another one that involved some play, but the dies make it easy.  It's not as many layers as it appears.  The landscape hills are traced using the dies as a guide, and the trees were cut from the dies and rearranged to fit.  Lots of snowy microfine glitter on this scene featuring "Rudolph the Skating Reindeer":


(Dies:  Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Frames, Impression Obsession Tree Landscape Layers, Memory Box Frosty Border)

Last, but not least, is "Pamela the Poinsettia".   She's soooo pretty!  I cut her out and placed her on a panel which was ready made and sitting in my card parts drawer.  The Merry Christmas banner was also already cut and colored, which makes this probably the easiest of all four cards.




Total Christmas cards so far this year:  8

They're all finished on the inside and ready to mail.  I have a long way to go, but I'm already looking forward to starting the next batch.  I'm feeling motivated this year!  Have a happy day!




27 comments:

Sherri said...

Wow!! These are all fabulous!! Your coloring always gets me!! If we lived closer, I'd have you giving me lessons! I actually have that first stamp. He was one of the very first stamping bella stamps that I ever bought and he is not packaged up like all of the ones are now . When I bought him I had never heard of stamping Bella and had no idea I would become addicted to their line ! I am embarrassed to say that I now have 103 of their stamps and will still be adding on I am sure . Every time they have a new release on the first Tuesday of the month I find something that I just have to have . They are so much fun to color up so I am going to use that as my excuse for buying so many !! Ha ha I tried to look him up on their website but he doesn't come up so I am assuming he has been retired . His name is Frostier (K8207).

I am in love with every single one of these cards and whoever gets them is in for a real treat !!
Hugs,
Sherri

Joan B said...

these are fantastic. you are right -- we have a completely different collection of stamps! I love how different each of these cards are and each looks like a Leslie card!

You are pushing me (in a good way) to make some Christmas cards. It's so hard when I am dying for spring!

Ros Crawford said...

These are fabulous!! Once again the colouring is perfection and each one is so happy! Fancy Christmas chicks! Love it!

Lynette said...

Oh, aren't they all adorable, Leslie!! And all so different and wonderful. Good for you to have your cards all done, inside and out! I have quite a few done, but they are not stamped inside yet.

Darlene said...

Well done my friend! These are all just awesome and yes, you are well on your way!! Good for you! Each unique and different ... love that! Have a fabulous week ahead!

Mildred said...

Yes, I missed you last week. What fun cards! Thanks.

Yogi said...

They're all cute. You've been busy. Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I just love these adorable cards - my favorites are Frostier and Pamela the Poinsettia. You are definitley motivated. I told myself to make at least one Christmas card a month and here it is March - total 0. NOt good. I need some of your motivation and more time!

Verna Angerhofer said...

These are all fantastic. I love each and every one of them and your designs are so gorgeous. You do such fantastic coloring and the layout is awesome.

pam said...

OMW Leslie, these are stunning makes, everyone is totally beautiful, anyone receiving one of your stunning cards would treasure it and keep forever.
Love the image`s and wonderful decorations.
Pam x

ChristineCreations said...

EEE!! So cute Leslie! I see all that Bella goodness! Such adorable designs, and look at you with 8 Christmas cards already done!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Leslie! There is nothing so sweet as a SB image, is there? Yours are fantastically cute, but my favorite is the stitched creation with those cute little Santa Chick and Helpers critters. What an imagination the artist has, and the coloring with the pretty highlights in your cards is lovely. Your attention to texture in Rudolph's Skating Adventure is pure GORGEOUSNESS! Wow! The petals in Pamela Poinsettia are exquisitely done! Love each one - and how great that you already have 8 cards made for this year! Congratulations! hugs, de

Pauline said...

8!! Leslie you are on a roll my friend. These are all amazing cards, each unique with your special touch! Each one brings a smile to my face, such sweet images. I love Stamping Bella images, I have so many I have not even coloured up yet. I think you might have inspired me to pull some of them out and start on my Christmas cards. I did miss you last week, but now I see why no blog post. I hope you will be back later in the week to share more, as I do need my 'Leslie' fix a couple times a week! Have a wonderful week Leslie, and again, thanks so much for sharing your amazing work! Love them all!

Margaret said...

Busy as a beaver whipping up all these cute cards. Stamping is so much more fun when you have the time to sit and enjoy the creativity. Can't wait to see the next batch.

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Leslie, everyone so special and wonderfully covered. I love some Stamping Bella stamps so should pull them out :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Pamela The Poinsettia! Love it! That's a cute name for a cute image. I like the frosty look of the Rudolph card and the sweet snowman looking at his cardinal friend. Awww. Good for you, getting some Christmas cards banged out!

Darnell said...

You are the queen of adorable, Leslie! All of these are so super cute and colored so precisely! I just love that snowman dancing with the wee bird, those masquerading chickies, and, oh, that reindeer on skates, please! And the Poinsettia Girl with her stitched borders?! But the part I loved best was "finished on the inside and ready to mail." Swoon! That's the hardest, most tedious part. I wish I had your willpower not to move on to something else to play with until after I've finished the insides, too! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Busy lady, lovely gorgeous cards, you are well organised and the stamps are gorgeous.xxx

Glenda Brooks said...

These are all super cute and thank goodness I don't have to choose a favorite! I am partial to snowmen. Have a great rest of the week!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous selection of Christmas cards Leslie love all the stamps but my fave is the Rudolph on lol
Carol x

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness these are all just fantastic!! I love your fabulous snowman with the winter trees in the background. The santa chics just makes me smile every time I look at it. The deer is way too cute and I just love all the shimmer on the snow, such a fun sentiment and great border die with it. Your last poinsettia girl is just so sweet, she is colored just wonderfully as all of them are, love the banner hanging above her and pretty embossing. All of these are special and someone will be very happy to receive them! Love them all!

Loll said...

Your cards are all so beautiful, Leslie! Great designs and wonderful colouring. It's a great idea to spend some time and make a batch of Christmas cards. I really need to do that too! Wonderful inspiration ... thank you! xx

Diane said...

Love your Bella cards, some of my favorite stamps, and of course colored so beautifully, what fun~fun Christmas cards, I need to get ahead this year too...each card is just as precious as the one before!! We got 5: of new snow yesterday and overnight and still snowing....where is that darn Spring???

Pam Sparks said...

Just WOW Leslie! Fab cards with so many wonderful design elements and gorgeous coloring! I got a kick out of your running total...I'm here cheering you on! It's such an awesome feeling to have cards ready come November!

laurie said...

My favorite are christmas cards! They are so fun to make.What a nice bunch to add to your stash.

Stacy Morgan said...

ACK!!! These are all totally cute!!! The brown hat on the snowman is a fabulous for non tradtional colors. That reindeer is super fun and I totally need him. Those chicks and the one with the beard totally made me giggle. Each one super fun and totally cute. You have 8 cards done... GASP!!! You have more than me right now. Get out the high five girl.... woot woot!!! Now you know I have to get a card done this weekend as I am only at 3 for the year. EEK!!! Thanks for the motivation sweetie. Give the fur babies a hug for me. Really needing some furry love lately. :-( Might head to the shelter tomorrow and walk a few of the fur balls there. Anyways... enjoy your day.

Evelyn S. said...

These are absolutely outstanding cards! Each one is so special...made so by your coloring, of course...and your talented card designs. These are ones I showed to my husband to illustrate your card-making talent and to illustrate your faithful "following." :-)

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