Friday, February 28, 2014

A little rain...

A little rain is always better than a lot of snow... We rarely get snow here on the west coast and we just had three days of it this past week and we now have 40-60 centimeters in the forecast for this weekend... BOO!!! But I know that's not why you're here. You're here for Bellarific Friday right? This week we had a fantastic sketch to work with. For my card, I have used the Uptown Girl Lolly and her Brolly". The image has been colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I really like how this one turned out. 

Next week's challenge is an inspiration pic. 

There are so many things you can do with this pic!! I have some ideas brewing already. 

Email your card to Em by Thursday, March 6th , to be included on could win some Bella Bucks, but you have to use a current stamp!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Be my nothing

I had a little itty bitty bit of free time yesterday so I decided to have a little bit of fun with this week's Freshly Made Sketch which was super clean and simple. I love how Stamping Bella has so many amazing sentiments to match their stamp sets so I have been trying to highlight how well the sentiments can stand alone on a card, sometimes making it so much more meaningful. I have used the sentiment from the set called "Uptown Couple Emily and Ryan under an umbrella". 

Tomorrow is Bellarific Friday so I'll be back with another card then. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You're too sweet.

Hi there!! Oh my goodness, you don't know how happy I was to wake up to see sunshine today after 3 consecutive days of snow. I know those of you on the east coast are probably wanting to tell me to shut up, but it sucked!! The snow storm hadn't been in the forecast so it came as a shocker and then it just didn't want to stop. To top it off, yesterday our power went out three times.  So what else can a girl do but get crafty.  I loved seeing this week's Desconstructed Sketch so I knew I had to play along. For my card, I have used the Stamping Bella Uptown Girl called  "Claudia has a candy". I have stamped the image in Archival Black ink and then colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The DP is a mixture of MME and Bella Blvd.  

Don't forget you have a few days left to get your Bellarific Friday card to Em. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

A little sunshine

Hi there!!! Did you see that the entire Stamping Bella release is up on the site now??? OMG!!! I have all the new Uptownies. Senior-itas and the close-ups on their way to my house. LOVE THEM!!! I'm sure this release will sell out quickly.  

On another note, it's my fave day of the week, Bellarific Friday. This week's challenge was to use either ribbon or washi tape on my card. I decided to get a little creative with my washi tape to create sun rays. I folded over each piece of washi tape and then used my square punch to create the fishtail look. Love it!!! I've used the sentiment from "Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish". 

Next week's challenge is a Sketch. 

Email your card to Em by Thursday, February 27th, to be included on could win some Bella Bucks, but you have to use a current stamp!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ready for Spring

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! Now I'm sure you expected a lovey dovey card today but I decided to go a different route. We've had snow recently and it's been cold, so all I can look forward to is Spring when you can enjoy the nicer days. This week at Stamping Bella, we had a fantastic sketch to work with.  I have used the set called "Uptown Girl Pippa Loves to Plant".  She has been coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  

We have a new Bella Babe joining the team and wow!!! She can colour!! Tracy MacDonald is a rockstar!!!

Next week's challenge is to use either washi tape or ribbon. Easy peasy!!! 

Email your card to Em by Thursday, February 20th, to be included on could win some Bella Bucks, but you have to use a current stamp!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sending a little love

Hey there!!! I actually had some free  time this weekend to get a little crafty - gotta love a long weekend (although I did work on Saturday).  As soon as I saw this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, I knew I wanted to play with this fab Stamping Bella image called "Uptown Girl Lucille Sends her Love". I have stamped her with Archival Black ink and then colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  I will definitely be using this sketch again. If you can believe it, I've already made my card for Bellarific Friday as well. Wahoo!!! 

And now I'm off to play with some of my Annie Sloan Chalk paint!! Wish me luck!! 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Keep Believing

Hi there!!! Another quiet week on my blog... My life has been so busy recently that I haven't had the same opportunities to make cards but hopefully things will quiet down a little bit so I can get crafty again.  This week, we had a phenomenal inspiration pic for Bellarific Friday

Amazing right?? Love it!!! Although I loved all the rich tones, I had a difficult time finding DP in my stash until I found this DP which I think is perfect. I used the current Deconstructed sketch for my layout. This fabulous sentiment comes from the Uptown Girl Faith the Fairy. I love the Emily makes awesome sentiments that you can use on their own for a fun card. 

Next week's challenge is a sketch 

Email your card to Em by Thursday, February 13, to be included on could win some Bella Bucks, but you have to use a current stamp! 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Naughty or Nice 1 - Naughty laundry

I'm so excited about my post tonight!!! With the close of TSG, a few of the design team members who have a "naughty' streak decided we needed to have a little fun so that we could be naughty with our cards and as a result, a new challenge called "Naughty or Nice" was born!!! 

Every month we'll have a new challenge and we invite you to get out those off-color stamps that you think are hilarious, but are maybe too shy to post... Hey, no judgement here!! We want you to show us your best naughty creations. At the end of the month we will crown someone and perhaps, if you're extra naughty there will be a prize for you too!! Just to let you know, you can always go "nice" with the theme as well. 

This month  with Valentine's Day coming up, we decided to go with a Love theme... So many ways you can interpret this!!! 

I had so much fun making this card. I didn't want to do something "expected" when you think of love, so I decided to use the image from Stamping Bella called " Seniorita Sylvia". I started going through my TSG stamps first and found this fun sentiment from a set called "Loads of Love". I knew it would be perfect for our new challenge. We all know that when you're married, you end up doing all the laundry.. One of the perks of marriage??? LOL!!! And we all know how much I love doing laundry... NOT!! 

Challenge Rules and Guidelines: 
  • You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword NON1 so we can check out your beautiful work! You can also use online photo-sharing sites like Flickr to share your photos too! 
  • Please mention and link back to this post to let people know about this fun challenge!
  • Whether you are Naughty or Nice, we sure would appreciate cards made especially for this challenge, but really and truly, anything goes as long as it fits our monthly theme! 
  • You have until the 25th of each month to submit your creations and then the DT will pick two winners, one for both Naughty and Nice