Friday, March 23, 2012

Another Bellariffic Friday...

Well I was planning on doing a few more challenges this week but the weather was just waaaaaay too nice...I mean seriously, how often do we get to wear shorts in March...and still be in Ontario??

Last week was March Break so of course with the monsters (oops I mean kiddies...LOL) home there was no time to stamp and now this week with the gorgeous weather I've been out in the garden working (not so much) and reading (a lot!!).

I did actually need to make a card so I decided to go for the sketch this week for Bellariffic Fridays. A very close friend of mine had a bday on Tuesday and I needed a card for her....I have tons of cards but she has seen them all so it needed to be a new one. I used Posh has a present from Stamping Bella's uptown girls and the sentiment on the front is from an old retired SU set called Really Retro. Inside the card I stamped the sentiment that comes with the stamp..."Wishing you a birthday that is just your style". I had to cut the image down a bit to make it fit my card which is still larger than normal at 4 1/2" x 6"... it pained me to cut off those beautiful shoes but it had to be done.

The image is coloured with copics except the dress which is paper pieced with a scrap from my bin (it just happened to match nicely!!) and layered on bazzill card stock. The DP is from a recent purchase at my NSLSS (that would be Not So Local Scrapbooking Store). The dotted DP was in the clearance bin but the plaid (just love it...bought 6 sheets) is MME Miss Caroline. I used SU's Pool Party and some olive taffeta ribbon to finish it off.

So I emailed my card to Em and I also posted it on Splitcoast using the here's the question for my more blog savvy friends...other than in the gallery and my member gallery (my gallery can be found under pudge by the way....don't ask!!) how do I find all the entries under a specific keyword so I can see what other talented people have done ???? I've only uploaded a couple of cards so far... I'm still trying to figure things out.

Thanks for taking a look...and feel free to give me SCS help!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Freshly Made Sketch Challenge

I found another sketch challenge while surfing today...and decided I wanted to play along. Jordan had a sleep over at a friends house last night and Jessie and I were up and out the door at 5:00 ( for swim practice. We were home just before 8:00 so I had plenty of time to come up with something.

I decided on one of my favourite digital snowmen from Sassy Cheryl for the Freshly Made Sketch #25. I found some Bo Bunny Christmas DP while I was cleaning out last week and decided to use it for this card. I coloured the image with copics and add some white flocking powder to the hat and coat. I layered the image and DP with SU's Bravo Burgundy and Crumb Cake and added some Crumb cake taffeta ribbon. The added a double snowflake (punched in Crumb cake and Bravo Burgundy) with a brad in the centre.

I think you'll find me using these sketches now that I've found this blog...they are right up my alley...nice and simple!!!

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Bellariffic Friday...

I can't remember the last time I actually participated in Bellariffic Fridays...a looooong time!! This weeks challenge was a sketch and when I saw it on Em's blog I decided to go for it. I used the last of my Uptown Girls for this one (Clarissa and Camille share a cafe). I can now say that I have inked up all of my Uptown girls...this is huge for me 'cause I still have tons of stamps (Bella's and others) that have never been inked, just goes to show you how much I loooove them!

This was another big image so I had to adjust my card size to 6" x 4 1/2". I used some more of SU's SAB DP and coloured the image with copics to match. My background layers are all SU - Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Barely Banana (now retired). I stamped the sentiment that comes with the image using lucky limeade and punched and layered with my oval punches. I couldn't quite get the sentiment to fit so I had to cover up part of the image...just the shoes though so it's ok. The barely banana layer was run through the BS using one of my CB folders...I decided it was perfect 'cause it matched the spots on the coffee cup. A smaller image would have worked better but I really wanted to use this one and this is as good as it gets.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Take 1, Take 2, Take 3...

I'm using another one of Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls (Pattie and Dottie Friends Forever)for these cards...I made 3 of them using the same colours and paper but slightly different...I can't decide which one I like best. I will need a card for Jessie's BFF at school and this image was perfect. I'm using the first one to give to her 'cause it's the one that most looks like Jessie and Kelty...Kelty is half Jamaican and her hair is gorgeous and curly just like in this image!!

I loved the Bo Bunny DP I found at my LSS but I had a tough time getting it into my layout so it would show...The images are coloured with copics to match the paper and I changed up the dress and scarf colours just for fun. The last image is a rectangle 'cause I misjudged how much space I'd need to cut my oval...I guess I could have just stamped it again but I had already cleaned and put the stamp away and was too lazy to get it out again. I used my nestabilities to cut the scalloped oval to layer in behind and realized it didn't really fit so I had to adjust things to make it work. I added some rhinestones in various places and some satin ribbon on a couple of them...I think the rectangular one is my least favourite and the middle one is my most favourite...what do you think??

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Another Sketch Challenge

This one is from MFT's Wednesday sketch club..Sketch #61. I don't know if I will actually post this on Split coast...I've never done it so I'm not sure how and I don't know if I really want to wrap my mind around it right now.

Jordan is still home sick...I'm hoping he'll be back at school tomorrow and at least I'll have one day to catch up on some things. He really isn't high maintenance other than hauling out all his toys etc... but I can't get any errands done and I have a bunch on my list.

Anyway...On to the card! I made this using MFT's Who's That E Girl set...the first time inking it too! The background layers are MME's Wild Asparagus (blue) and the yellowy-orange is co'ordinations. I used some Cosmo Cricket DP to paper piece the couch and then used the flip side to add the third layer. The image is coloured with copics and I used my stardust glitter pen on the laptop. The sentiment is stamped in SU's Baja Breeze and comes from the same set. I added a strip of satin ribbon to follow the that I'm actually looking at the picture I took, I should have made the skirt a little darker to coordinate with the ribbon and rose red paper I used...Oh well.

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