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 !!

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