Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy Birthday to you

It really saddens me to mention I  no longer find the time and the energy to create cards.  I miss sitting in my studio everyday and spending just a few precious moments just me and my images and of course my pencil crayons.

Here is a card I had actually made awhile back but had not had a chance to share it.

Meet Anastasia from the Green Bean Baby Collection. 

As you can see I coloured her up with my prisma pencil Crayons and used Sakura clear glitter pen to give her sweet little sparkles.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Where has the time gone

Last week, my daughter graduated from grade 8 and we went to her grad and let me tell you she was simple stunning. She is only 14 years old and much taller then me with strawberry blond hair. I was so proud of her as she graduated with honours and got a merits  award.

The renovations are finally finished n the house. My kitchen looks simply gorgeous with a new counter top and top of the line faucet. The colours and the style looks perfect and I will shares photos with you soon, I promise.  I'm just to lazy to hook up my iPhone to the computer so this will have to wait, however I do have a card to share with all of you.

First of all, I must mention I love the clouds in the background and this technique I learned by my dear friend Paula. The stamp I used is called Posie Pixie from Stamping Bella and isn;t she just darling !!
I paper pieced her dress and used Sakura clear glitter pen for the flowers.

Well everyone, this is a short put sweet post.  I do have one more card to share with you but that one is going to have to wait for a later time.

Thanks for dropping by and have an awesome creative day !!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Have a Berry Happy Day

I have so many Stamps that have not been inked up yet and Flynn's Happy day is one of them. Isn't she berry cute in her sweet strawberry dress. I coloured her up using Prisma Pencils and the strawberries were coloured with Copic markers. 

The clouds in the background was a technique I learned from my good friend Paula, and if you would like to learn it too, just click here

Don't forget about this weeks Bellariffic Friday challenge which happens to be a very easy Sketch.
All you have to do is email your card to Emily tomorrow by 5:00PM EST and she will upload it on the bella blog for everyone to view. Just for participating, your name will get entered in a draw to win some bella bucks, how is that for awesome !!

Thanks for stopping by and have a Berry Happy Day !!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bellarific Friday on Saturday and Happy Mother's Day

Well, hello bloggers and welcome to another Bellariffic Friday Challenge . Sorry for the late post as I have been crazy busy internally and externally.

I do have a couple of important news I wanted to share. First of all I am very, very sad to mention that I have stepped down as a Bella Babe ( crying ).  This was one of the hardest choices I had to make because this was one place where I can come and express my artistic side and work with extremely talented group of ladies who I simply adore and will cherish to no end. I will miss the Bella Babes and the title greatly and I thank Emily from the bottom of my heart for opening the door for me and letting me into her world of creativity and art.  I have learned so much and met such terrific people, this is one experience I will never forget, " THANK YOU SO MUCH" my dear friend.

 Meet Uptown Girl Claudia has a candy, I did not use the full image and just cut the top portion of her and I think she turned out rather "sweet" don't you think. The theme was sew or faux and I decided to do some real sewing. I know I mentioned this before but I really am not a good sewer even though I enjoy doing it.  Every artist has a certain weakness and mine is this :o)

I stamped her on Bella's bestest white paper with versafine Black onyx ink and coloured her with prisma pencil crayons. For extra detail, I used liquid pearl along the bottom of her dress and Sakura jelly pens on the candy .

Next weeks bellariffic challenge is a sketch once again and I hope you can participate,  Just email your card to Emily by next Thursday and she will pick a random winner for some Bella Bucks.

This is my last post as a Bella babe, but it certainly is not my final post.  When time permits, I will still continue participating in the challenges and share my cards from time to time. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Mother's day weekend to all the Mom's out there !!

Monday, May 7, 2012

May Your Year be filled with Wonderful Days

Hello bloggers, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was very busy, had dinner guests on Saturday and Sunday so I pretty much spent the weekend in the kitchen.  However,  Friday was a real treat as my kids surprised me with an early Mother's day present which blew be off the water, they bought me the new iPhone 4S, I could not believe my eyes, of course this was mainly funded by my DH.  I will be off to the mall today to look at some cases for it so it does not get scratched.

Aside from being extremely busy, I managed to get a card done and she is absolutely adorable in my humble opinion. Meet Izzie with a Cherry on Top, she makes a perfect birthday card and the sentiment is actually from Mo Manning .

I coloured her up with Prisma pencil crayons and used liquid appliqué for the icing on the cupcake to give it a 3D effect. For extra added detail, I distress inked some clouds in the background and added glitter with a clear Sakura jelly pen.

Don't forget about this weeks Bellariffic Challenge which is SEWING - Faux or real, it's totally up to you. Just email your card to Emily by this Thursday and she will have it up on the Bella Blog on Friday.

That's all for today Friends, thanks for dropping by !!

Friday, May 4, 2012


Hello bloggers and welcome back for another terrific Bellariffic Friday Challenge. This week was an easy peasy sketch that I put together for us to enjoy and here is my card.

Isn't she coincidently perfect for the season where all our plants and flowers are sprouting and the smell of spring is in the air. Last night we went to Costco and I picked up six hanging plants of varies kinds and colours and they simply look gorgeous. I will be actually hanging them after my post and doing some more garden work.

The image I used for my card is called Sprout and she is a Mo Manning Illustration and is available in rubbah at Stamping Bella.  I stamped her on bellas bestest white paper with VersaFine Black ink and coloured her with Prisma pencil crayons.  It's a little difficult to see but I used the Sakura clear glitter pen on the stripes of her shirt and shoes.  Taking a step back and looking at this card, I realized I should have sewn around the background pieces to add more detail and depth.

Next weeks challenge is sewing - faux or real you decide which works best for you. Be sure to email your cards to Emily by next week Thursday to be included in a draw for some bella bucks, how easy is that !!

Thanks for dropping by and have a lovely weekend everyone !

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dark and Gloomy Out

Hello bloggers, I hope you're having better weather then us here in Ontario. It is dark and rainy today but one good news is it's going up to 18 degrees. I have tons of chores inside and outside of the house, first of all I need to go to Costco to pick up some handing plants for the back and the front yard. Last week I bought a small Lilac bush and planted that in the back yard, I love the smell of Lilacs and can't wait to see them blossom. My plan is to snip them off as they grow and put them all over my house for colour and scent. I have also planted some Dahlia bulbs for the first time so I am hoping the rabbits won't get to the bulbs.

 To be honest with you, I was never into gardening but I'm really enjoying it now. One sad thing is I do not have a Green thumb and most of the time whatever I plant, dies on me.  Last year I planted Four Cedar pine trees in the back yard and this year we pulled them all out cause they did not survive. I'm thinking maybe it's the drainage, my soil is staying to wet and rotting all the roots. OK, I'm sure you had enough about me rambling on about my gardening experiments and experiences so lets move onto a card shall we.

On Saturday a bunch of us girls went out for dinner to celebrate one of our BF's birthday and this is the card I made for her. She is an Uptown Girl called Posh has a present.  Every time there is a birthday or a celebration, my friends look forward to what card they are going to get from me rather then the present and this makes me so happy cause they really value and treasure my work.

This is a large stamp image therefore you can't play around with design to much cause she pretty much covers most of the card. I stamped her on Bellas bestest White paper and coloured her with Prisma's and Copics. If you look closely at her shoe's I glittered them all up.... hehehe !! LOVE Glittah.

This week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is a Sketch. Don't forget to email your cards to Emily and upload them onto SCS website under the keyword BELLARIFFIC1712.  

Thanks for dropping by !!

Friday, April 27, 2012

April Showers May Flowers

We're near the end of April and looks like it's doing to be a rather long wait to get our May flowers.  This year we did not see much of winter, and it's quite rare not to get snow in Canada.  I have a feeling summer this year is going to be rather very short but I hope I'm  wrong.

For this weeks Bellariffic Friday theme of Flowers, I chose Natasha from the Green Bean Baby Collection.
This collection is one of my most favourite next to the Uptown Girls cause of it versatility and of course cuteness. 

I stamped Natasha with Versafine Ink on Bella's bestest white paper, as you can notice I cut around my image and glued her on to a Nestabilities Die. To bring her to like I used a combination of Copic Markers and Prisma Pencil crayons. The designer paper is from Basic Greys Picadilly collection and the small flowers are from Fiskars punches.

Next weeks Bellariffic Friday challenge is yet another Sketch. All you have to do is create a card with the guide lines of the sketch and email a photo of it to Emily by next Thursday and also you can post it on SCS under the keyword BELLARIFFIC1712.

Once again thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Weekend everyone !!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Here is another Oldie...

but a goodie my friends so here is  Addy'tude from the Tiddly Inks Collection.

I love going back to my old stamps and seeing which one I hadn't inked up in quite some time and giving it some ink love.

I coloured my image with Prisma pencil crayons and always I use bellas's bestest white or cream paper for easier colouring and brilliant results. 

Sorry for a short post today as it has been a hectic day for me but I will see you all back here again tomorrow for the Bellariffic Friday Card, which the theme was flowers.

Thanks for stopping by !!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Cute little Story

My son Emre fell in love with this card the minute he saw it and asked if he can have it to give to his French teacher who he adores to no end.  She truly is a very special person who is playing a big role in his life and planting seeds in his mind to become someone good in the future. Every morning I see the twinkle in his eyes as he looks forward to going to school and that means the world to me.

Ok, let move onto our image shall we.  Meet  Altee'tude from the Tiddly Inks collection and she comes with the sentiment "on cloud nine" which I did not use on my card. I absolutely love this image, and this time around I wanted her in muted tones and I think she turned out rather stunning.

Her hair was coloured with Copic markers and the rest was coloured with Prisma pencils and if you look close you will notice a very buffy white cloud and I achieved this effect by using Liquid Applique
The designer paper is from Pink Paislee,  Praire Hill collection. If you take another close look, you will notice clear glitter on her flower and this was done with Sakura gel pen.

Thanks for Stopping by and see you again on Friday !!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hanging Sign Birthday Card

Hello bloggers, it's a late post today but I wanted to share my Hanging Sign card. I always say you can never have enough of birthday cards and I have quite a few lined up next month.

I stamped my image on Bella's bestest white paper and coloured it with Prisma pencils. For extra added detail I glued 3 random buttons, don't the buttons look familiar to Fridays card :D. If you look closer, you will notice I did Faux stitching around my card and I must admit it looks like machine stitched. 

Quick reminder for next weeks Bellariffic Friday challenge (BELLARIFFIC1612) use FLOWERS.
I absolutely love flowers so I'm looking forward to seeing all of your lovely flower cards, so be sure to play along with the rest of us Bella's and post it to the SCS website.

That's all for today everyone, thanks for dropping by !!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Madison Has a Margarita

It's another Bellariffic Friday (BELLARIFFIC1512) everyone and thanks for coming by.  I have a gazillion things to do today therefore my post will be on the short side.

This week was a Sketch challenge and I used the Uptown Girl stamp called Madison has a Margarita, isn't she cute.  So you know, I only stamped half of the image and did not use the sentiment it came with.  It's nice to sometimes take an image and use a certain part of it to create your card. 

She was stamped on Bellas bestest white paper with Memento Black Ink, but I have to tell you all I have a new favourite ink pad called VersaFine, and let me tell you it is absolutely the best.  Thanks to Denabella for pointing it out to me, I LOVE IT !!

She was coloured with Prisma pencils and the white highlights were given with Sakura pens, which I also LOVE and will use at all times.

Next weeks challenge is Flowers, so you can use paper that has flowers in it, a Stamping Bella image with flowers or little die cuts or paper flowers, it's all up to you !! Don't forget to upload your cards to SCS website under this weeks new Keyword BELLARIFFIC1612, and you can win some Bella bucks for your next shopping at Stamping Bella.

Thanks again for stopping by and have a great weekend Sistah's !!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Blast from the Past

I never would have thought in a million years I would share my watercolour paintings 19 years later on my blog. My love and passion for art started when I was very young and has continued to today and will go on until I am unable to use my hands. I remember doing fashion sketches and watercoloring paintings at the age of 11 or even younger and what I regret the most is I only kept very few of them.  Today I want to share some of my watercolour painting from 1993-94, hope you will enjoy.

Basket full of flowers was inspired by a photograph I saw in a magazine and went to work right away to produce this painting.

The wine with fruits was all from my own imagination, not sketched from any photo.

Water jug full of mixed flowers, my most favourite of all my paintings. 

This one is from a  photograph I took when visiting Antalya Turkey back in 1993.

See you back on Friday for Bellariffic Friday !!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Bellarific Friday and Scrapfest In Kitchener

Got myself a nice cup of Hazelnut coffee beside me to start my Friday morning post.  The kids are off at school, hubby at work and I got a nice quiet house to myself :D

Today is the start of Scrapfest in Kitchener and for those of you  who do not know what Scrapfest is, it's all major Scrapbooking and Craft vendors getting together to show and sell their line of stamps, various mixed media  paints, stencils, markers, stickers, die cuts and many many more items.  For the local sistah's, don't miss it, and be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella booth and say hello to Emily, I'm sure she will be so happy to see you all there.  Also some of the bella babes will be there as well like Lindabella, Paulineabella and Paulabella.  Unfortunately,  I'm unable to go this year due to a sprained ankle :( and I am so sad cause I won't be able to see the babes.  Here is a look back at last years Scrapfest.

Okay, let's get to this weeks Bellariffic Challenge which was a shower card and here is what I created.

Meet Rain Never Stopped Me-abella which also includes the sentiment. I stamped my image on Bellas bestest white paper with Memento black ink and coloured her face, and hair with copic markers. The rest of the image was paper pieced to give it more detail and texture with MME Fine and Dandy True Blue collection and Crate Paper's Restoration Collection.

If you take a close look at the card you will notice rain drops around her and on her umbrella, and this effect was created using small dabs of glossy accents. If you haven't uploaded this weeks cards to SCS site you can still do so with the keyword BELLARIFFIC1412.

Next weeks challenge is another sketch (BELLARIFFIC1512) and this is a fun one with buttons and ribbons. Just email your cards to Emily by next Thursday to enter in a draw to win some Bella bucks.

I'm off to visit the babes blogs to see there creations this week. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Could not Resist...

to case this awesome creation by Christine, who happens to be one talented sistah I tell ya !! I was in Bella land yesterday to visit Em, who I haven't seen in ages and I missed her. When I was there I saw Christine in action,  teaching a class of very dedicated and enthusiastic students, and my jaw dropped at how gorgeous each and every person was coloring there images !

Here is my take on Uptown Girl Ava Loves to Celebrate bookmark, who happens to be going to my daughter who LOVES to read and can't seem to get enough book marks :D.  I tried to not case it 100% so I think my Purple is a bit darker with pinkish shading and my cake is more Chocolatey and creamy :D


 When you take a close look at the BM, you will notice a line coming down on the right side and that is because I tried to laminate this by using thick packing tape.  As you can see I did not do a really good job of it and it bubbled on me and also it was not as wide as the paper so I had to layer the tape. This is my first  time  laminating with tape, so practise makes perfect I always say !!

Don't forget to email your card to Emily today for this weeks challenge which was a shower card.

Hope to see you tomorrow !!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Birthday with Miranda

Hello bloggers, first of all I would like to wish all that celebrate  a wonderful good Friday.  Secondly, we have a new Bella babe in town and her name is Natasha, who also happens to be new in the blogging world so let's give her a warm welcome !!

This weeks challenge was a sketch I put together using Sketchbook Pro and Scrapbook Boutique, I find these two softwares work best for me when designing a sketch.  Let's take a look at my card shall we.
I used Miranda the teacup Girl from the Green Bean Baby collection.  As always, the only paper I use to stamp my images is bellas bestestest white paper and it also comes in cream colour too.

I colored Miranda mainly with  Copics  and then went in with Prisma pencil crayons for shading and more in depth coloring. For extra added detail I used bling for the centre of the flowers.

Next weeks theme is a Shower card, that could be anything from a bridal to Baby or even rain in the image so have fun. Email your cards to Emily by next Thursday and don't forget to upload to SCS with the keyword BELLARIFFIC1412.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thanks for dropping by !! 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring is in the air

I had to start out by mentioning what an awesome winter we had this year in Toronto, very mild with rarely any snow.  Spring has now arrived and we brought that  theme to Bellariffic Friday this week.

Meet Cracked Up Huggabugg (BELLARIFFIC1212), isn't she simply adorable.  If you look at her close up photo, you will notice I paper pieced her egg and dress and let me tell you this was no simple task. The image is small and cutting becomes hard when going around tiny areas. To pop it up a bit, I distressed around the egg. For the wings, hair and the chicks, I used my Prisma pencil crayons and of course finished it off with glitter.

For the top and bottom corners, I used Liquid pearl to give it more detail. This huggabugg image comes with the sentiment " You crack me up " and I stamped this on the spellbinders banner die and finished it off with the flowers at the side.

Next week is another lovely sketch challenge (BELLARIFFIC1312), just a quick reminder to upload your cards to the SCS site for a chance to win Bella bucks also Email your card to Emily by next Thursday so she can upload them on the bella blog.

That's all for now friends, thank you for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend !!

See you next week :o)

Friday, March 23, 2012

It Takes a Loooong Time to Grow Young

Speaking of Birthdays, it's my sweet daughter's birthday tomorrow and she will be turning fourteen.  I sometimes cannot believe where the time has gone.  It just feels like yesterday that she was peaking up from her crib and giving me the biggest smile ever to come get her out of bed :o) ohhh how I miss those days.  Like every birthday, we have a mother and daughter lunch date at her favourite restaurant followed by a movie.  This years we will be watching the most awaited movie ever and that is Hunger Games.  My daughter has read all three books in the series and is dying to see this movie, she even started a fan club about one of the characters called Peeta, between you and me, I think she has a little crush :o)

All right, let's get to today's Bellariffic Friday challenge ( BELLARIFFIC1112).  I used  Sneaky sneaky Birthday Bella for my card this week because it suited the sketch perfectly and also  I had yet to create a card with it.  I have so many stamps that have not been inked up yet and I am simply itching to get my Prisma pencil crayons on them.

If you haven't visited the Bella blog yesterday, I highly suggest you do cause Emily had a mind blowing release so don't miss it !! Do you know what that means for me, more stamps are going to be getting my colouring Love :o)

As you can see, I used my favourite colouring medium ( prisma pencil Crayons ) to colour up this image and unfortunately, I did a little bit of a wonky job on stamping the sentiment.

Next weeks challenge is Spring/Easter ( BELLARIFFIC1212). Just email your card to Emily by next Thursday and upload to SCS for a chance to win some Bella bucks.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Baby Mermaid Under the Sea

I wanted to do a quick post today and also inform all you Stamping Bella fans of a new release happening right now. From Monday on, the Bella babes have been doing sneak peaks of what is to be released, so if you want to take a peak just visits these very talented ladies:

The card I am sharing with you today is from the Green Bean Baby Stamps called 3 Baby Mermaids under the Sea, but I only used the one image for my card today.

Isn't she simply darling.  I stamped her on Bellas bestest white paper with Memento Black ink and coloured her up with a combination of Copics and Prisma pencil crayons and voila.  The designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket called Salt Air.

It's still not to late to get your card to Emily for this weeks Bellariffic Friday  which consisted of a Sketch. You have till 5:00pm today EST to email it and also be sure to post it to the SCS website for a chance to win some Bella Buck.

I will be back again tomorrow with my Bellariffic Card and hope you will be too !!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Last Day Of March Break

Hello friends, I have been missing in action this week due to March break. The kids were home this week and I  had to be an extra creative mommy to come up with activities for them to do. Tuesday we went to see Dr. Suess movie called Lorax and this movie was filled with very good messages to the new generation. I personally love to watch animations because of the graphics, colours, and how everything comes together. I am such a techie combined with a soul of an artist !! Yesterday was bowling, a bunch of my girlfriends and I arranged bowling for the kids and they had a blast. 

Ok, enough about me rambling on about all the activities we did during March break and lets move on to Bellariffic Friday  (BELLARIFFIC1012).

This week, we were to create a card with the colour Green and let me tell you my card consisted for at least 5 different shades of green.  I used a Mo Manning image called Tolerance and I coloured it up with  Prisma pencil crayons. The designer paper in the background is from Basic Grey and the collection is called Marjolaine. I used Glossy Eccents for the baby bottle to give it the effect of glass or plastic and no glitter this time around :-(

Next weeks Bellariffic Friday Challenge (BELLARIFFIC1112) is a cute sketch designed by me and we sure hope you will play along with us. All you have to do is email your card to Emily by Thursday to be in the Bella Blog.

Also a quick reminder to link your cards to SCS gallery for a chance to win a $ 20 gift voucher to shop over at Stamping Bella

Thank you for stopping by and have a terrific weekend everyone !!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Explore Life with Bye Bye Girl

I am back again to share with you another Bellariffic Friday card which consisted of a sketch.  Before I move on with my card, I would like to remind all of you who have participated in the challenge to link your cards on Splitcoast Stampers using the keyword Bellariffic0912, you have until March 15 for a chance to win $20.00 in Bella Bucks.

Moving onto my card, I used a Mo Manning image called Bye Bye Girl, which is available in rubbah over at Stamping Bella.

I stamped my image with Memento Black Ink on Bellas Bestest White paper.  To bring my image to life I used Prisma Pencil Crayons and a touch of the colour Red in Copics.  In addition, I used a White and Black Sakura Glaze pen to accentuate and highlight her backpack.

I cut the sentiment with Spellbinders Lacey Oval Die and used my own handwriting for the word Life. For the finishing touches of course glitter came to the rescue.

Next weeks Bellariffic Friday Challenge is to use the colour  Green on your card or Bella image and email it to Emily by March 15 and upload to SCS with the keyword BELLARIFFIC1012.

Once again thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful creative day !!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Birthday Wishes with Phoebe Ketto

Welcome back bloggers to this weeks theme of Polka dots.  Before I get started, just want to remind you all not to forget to post your cards this week to the Splitcoast Stampers Gallery under the keyword BELLARIFFIC0812.  We would absolutely love to see your lovely creations on the SCS forum as well as on the Bella blog and you could win some bella bucks too in the weekly draw.

For my card this week I used Phoebe Ketto, she had not been receiving any Ink love for quite sometime now so I thought she could use some lovin.  For colouring her up, I used prisma pencil crayons cause they are so pigment rich and produce simply beautiful colours. For extra detail, I used Sakura glitter pen on the flower in her hair and the ruffles on her dress.  For the tips of her hair I added small dabs of Liquid pearl and finished her off with lots of glitter.

The paper she was stamped on is bellas bestest white paper and the background designer paper is MME 
6 x6 pad called Meadowlark.

For next week, we are back with another sketch, so let's take a look shall we. Once again don't forget to load up your cards to the SCS gallery and for next week use the key word BELLARIFFIC0912.  


Until next week, happy crafting everyone and have a terrific creative weekend !!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bellariffic Friday Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone, I have two very sick kids in the house therefore I must keep todays post short but yet sweet. As you all know, this week was a sketch challenge on the Bella blog and here is my card.

Meet Amy, she is a Green Bean Baby Stamp by Ellia, and let me tell you I absolutely adore this line of Stamping Bella's stamps. As always, I stamped by image on bella's bestest white paper with Memento Black ink.  The colouring medium I used was Prisma Pencil Crayons, and to blend  and melt the wax I  used Gamsol AKA Mineral spirits and a blending stump.  The designer paper of my choice this week was My Minds Eye 6 x 6 paper pack called Fine and Dandy, try blue.

Next weeks challenge is Polka Dots,  either your paper or image can have polka dots. This should be a very  fun challenge and we hope you will play along.  To double your chances to win you can post your card to the Stamping Bella Gallery on Split Coast Stampers under the keyword Bellarific0812 and also you must email your card to Emily by next Thursday for a chance to win Bella bucks.  Good luck everyone and  have fun creating !!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Anything Goes

Welcome back friends for another lovely Bellariffic Friday Challenge.  This week,  we were free to make our own choice as to  how we want to put together our card and here is what I came up with.  Meet  Kissy,  a Mo Manning illustration turned into rubbah and she is available at Stamping Bella. 

I have to mention that yellow is my least favourite colour and you will seldomly see me creating a card where  this colour dominates, so enjoy this rare moment where I let yellow come on centre stage. 
I have to be honest here though and mention that she looks pretty shabby in her Yellow tutu and matching dance slippers.  Colouring this image has always been fun for me no matter what theme I choose cause she is too darn cute !!

I tried many different types of paper when I stamp and honestly bellas bestest white or cream paper  is truly one the best in the market.  The quality of the paper reflects  on how well your colouring stands out and how easy the blending process becomes. As always I use Memento Black Ink and Prisma pencil crayons to bring my image to life, but in this case I did use a little bit of Copic markers as well. 

Our challenge for next week is another Sketch designed by me and we hope that you will play along. The rules are easy, create a card within the guide lines of the sketch, does not have to be a perfect match and of course you must use a Stamping Bella stamp on your card and email it to Emily by next Thursday.

You can also upload your card to Split Coast Stampers website under the keyword Bellariffic0712 for a chance to win Bella Bucks. That's all for today ladies, have an awesome weekend and happy crafting !!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Friday Everyone

This week, Stamping Bella was an easy peasy Sketch Challenge and can you believe I had a hard time with this one, how silly is that. The designer paper right behind my image should have been half an inch bigger, it did not quite turn out like the sketch in size.  To top it all off the ribbon is not straight :o(, hello earth to Ebru, I must have lost my mojo.  I will make it up for the next challenge, I promise :o) but let's get back to our card shall we.

This is Tabitha the teacup Girl from the Green Bean Baby Collection. She is such a pretty image and I had to give her some loving with my prisma pencil crayons.  Before I coloured her up, I stamped her on Bellas bestest white paper with Memento Black ink and then went to work with pencil crayons and gambol. For extra added detail I used glitter on her bow and tea cup and finished it off with a ribbon and a button. The designer paper is from a 6 x 6 paper pack from Basic Grey called Hopscotch.

Ok, next weeks challenge is even easier then this week because it's ANYTHING GOES, meaning use any one of Stamping Bella's images with any paper and layout of your choice. Don't forget to email your card to Emily by next Thursday and also you can load it onto SCS  using the keyword BELLARIFFIC0612, good luck everyone and have fun !!

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