Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Birthday Card for My BF

I wanted to share this card I made awhile back for a very good friend of mine.  Of course my friend looks nothing like this image but she looks more like me.  So when she got her card I had to explain to her this was me shopping for her present :o) She absolutely loved the card and with a big giggle she placed it on her table.

This is a Mo Manning image in rubbah, and you can find her at Stamping Bella called Veronica.  I have to admit most of my favorite images are Mo's illustrations cause they are simply adorable and fun to color.  I used my prisma pencil crayons to colour my image and of course as always stamped her on bellas bestest paper with Memento Black Ink. I finished her up with a Grey bow and glitter and voila here you have it !!

Just a reminder, there will be no Bellarific Challenge this week but the theme for next week is Ribbon. I sure hope you can play along with the rest of us cause you have plenty of time and it's easy peasy. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day !!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bellarific Friday Sketch Challenge

Hello bloggers and welcome back yet to another wonderful bellarific challenge.  I want to start off by mentioning my neglect on my blog lately, I have been very sick and trying to recover but no worries though I will be on my feet before no time.

This week was a sketch done by our very talented Jeanie-bella also known as Chicken and here is my interpretation of her wonderful sketch. I used one of the pixies from the stamp set called The Pixie set A there are 4 pixies in this set and let me tell you they are all gorguss.

I coloured her with my prisma pencil crayons and added lots of glitter to make her sparkle, after all she is a pixie and what is a pixie without pixie dust :o)

Before I sign off just to let you peeps know there will be no challenge next week due to the long weekend  in Canada and the States. But we will be back July 8th so you have two weeks to make a card that has ribbon in it.  No excuses now,  you have plenty of time to participate. 

Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check out the bella blog to see what the sistah-hood created. Mwah !!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

You make Me Smile

OK, I really couldn't resist posting this image extra large cause she turned out so darn cute.  This is a Mo Manning image called Lacie with Ice-Cream available in Rubbah over at Stamping Bella and let me tell you she fit the challenge to the T.  Look at her flip flops, her glittery ruffled dress, a juicy large ice-cream cone and lets not forget the cool shades, what else does a girl need, really ??

My image was stamped on bellas bestest paper with Memento Black Ink and finally brought to life with a combination of prisma pencil crayons and copic markers.  I also added some Martha Stewart glitter on her dress and flip flops and finished off my image with glossy accents on her sunglasses. 

Next weeks challenge is a fabulous sketch done by the very talented Jeanie-bella so I hope you give it a try.  All you have to do is email a photo of your card to emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday to have a chance to win some bella bucks.

Thanks again for dropping by and I wish all you bloggers a wonderful sunny weekend !!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My SFYTT Sketch Card

Hello bloggers and welcome to my blog.  Todays card layout comes  from  I Heart 2 Stamp and this month's sponsor is Stamping Bella so I gladly participated. 

Wedding months are here and you never know when you will need that one perfect wedding card for that one special couple.  I decided to use the Wedding Gown Circle Stamp for this layout and her is what I came up with.

As always my image was stamped on bellas bestest paper with Memento black ink and I colored it up with copics and prisma color pencil crayons. For that extra added detail I used a wired sheer pink ribbon and some pink pearls to complete this sketch.

Before I go, just want to mention this weeks Bellariffic challenge is bring on Summer so don't forget to get your cards into Emily tommorrow !!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Vatansever Family Cottage

Based on the title,  you are probably thinking we have purchased a cottage, however that is not the case.  For many years hubby and I were thinking and mentally constructing the perfect back and front yard  the family would enjoy and here is the story behind the final outcome.

Last year we took a family vacation to Turkey and I have to admit our backyard was completely inspired by the summer homes in Turkey.  Most families (mainly  upper class)  have two homes, one located in the city where they work and go to school and the other is a beach house located by the sea.  We wanted to create the same atmosphere in our own backyard less the Ocean. To be honest with you I am very happy with the end result.  Here are a few photos I would love to share with all of you.

This is how the portion of the backyard looked from my bedroom.

This is the Gazebo being built.

This is my handy husband. I have to mention and also give credit to myself when building the gazebo.  Because I took the photos, there is no evidence I had a hand in building the gazebo and let me tell you without my help hubby would not have been able to do all of that by himself... just saying.  

Here he is with the well earned beer :o)

Here is the final result. 

My Pink and purple Hydrangeas, LOVE THEM !!!

OK, now moving on the the front yard.  I promised I would update you all with the final results of our front yard and here is the  before and after pictures.

My mini planter barrel.

Hope you liked all the photos I posted, now you all know what I had been up to for the past two months.   From here on I will be enjoying my morning coffee you know where ; o)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tea is a Cup of Life

Hello bloggers  and thanks for joining me for another Bellarific Friday Challenge.  This week is particularly my favorite because I love to paper piece.  You can create such wonderful effects with your stamped images just by adding designer paper of your choice.  As you can see I am still on a Little peeps frenzy, this one is called Earl Grey Peep, isn't she adorable.

As always, my image was stamped on bellas bestest paper with Memento Black ink and paper pieced with Basic Greys  "Life of the Party" mini paper pad.

Next weeks challenge is "Here Come Summer". Bring out your Stampingbella Summer images and get to work. Make sure to send your cards to Emily at emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday 5:00pm EST and she will post all the card entries on bloggabella. Hope you can play along with the rest of us cause we love seeing all the awesome entries the sistah-hood comes up with.  Well, that's all the news I have for you today, till next time Happy Crafting Everyone !!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

This is Hot Stuff

Hello bloggers and welcome to a Masculine Bellarific Friday Challenge. For my image this week, I decided to use Big Guy Grilling

The story behind why I chose this image is quite simple cause this is my DH to the T.  He even BBQ's in the middle of winter, yep you read it correctly, WINTER. We love to eat and entertain quite frequently and both my pregnancy's were in winter, my daughter was born in March and my son in January so you can see why there was a lot of BBQ in winter.  To be honest with you my husband even has a belly similar to the one in the image but he would beg to differ.

As always I stamped my image on bellas bestest paper cause he is available in rubbah over at Stampingbella.  As you will notice I did quite a bit of paper piecing on this image, hey maybe I can enter it again for next weeks challenge :-) hehehe, nahh I have a brand new image for that one already in progress !! The designer paper I used is from Cosmo Cricket  Mini Deck called Social Club and also I used Basic Greys Marjolaine paper pad. The rest of my image was colored with prisma pencil crayons and to finish it off I used 3 coordinating buttons and voila we have a finished card.

As I was visiting the very talented Bella babe-a-roonies, I noticed I was not alone in my image selection. Well it seemed like Cathabella and Robinabella were in the same wave length this week as me, how cute is that and I must mention there cards are gorgusss.

Well bloggers, next weeks challenge as I mentioned above is paper piecing, if you don't know what that is take a close look at my card and you will see the hat the shirt and shorts were all paper pieced. Have fun and be creative and don't forget to email your cards to Emily at emily@stampingbella.com.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

You're Tea-riffic

I don't recall ever sharing this card with all of you.  I was going through my older photos when I realized this was never posted.  It's a small 4.25 by 4.25 square card and I used the percolator stamp from Stampingbella.  I absolutely adore this image, maybe because I love coffee and tea a lot and this image gives me that warm feeling.

Today is just a quick post and not too much info to share.  Oh OK, I do have just one small news and that is my driveway is all finished YEAH !!!! I will certainly have photos of the completed  project  so stay tuned for that one.  Also don't forget to mail your Masculine cards to Emily no later the 5:00 pm EST today.

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