Lincoln Sparrows

Lincoln Sparrows
Spruce Bog - Algonquin Provincial Park

Monday, October 29, 2012

Not a creature was stirring....

not even mouse.  A perfect Christmas poem for my image today.  

But I can tell you what is stirring and that is Hurricane Sandy! Wow she can throw one heck of a storm.  We are feeling the high winds and rain  that are coming off of the Great Lakes.  Just a wicked storm.  Tomorrow (tuesday) is suppose to be worse than today if that is possible! Please keep all those who are affected by Sandy in your thoughts and prayers.

The image I'm using  is called Not Even a Mouse a Mo Manning image in rubber by Stamping Bella.
This is such an adorable image.


I stamped the image on bella's bestest paper using black memento.   I used prismacolour pencils and gamsol to colour this.  Used a circle s/b die, left the die in place and then sponged some versamagic pixie pink around the image, then layered this onto a piece of white c/s cut from S/B Exquisite circles (using the largest die of this set). 

The designer paper in the background was just a freebie piece I received from a stamp store I recently visited.  It seemed to work perfectly with my image.

Finished up with some stitching, glitter, mini white pearls, polkadot chiffon ribbon and a wooden snowflake from Studio Calico.

If you are able to play in our sketch challenge this week, make sure you email Emily your card by thursday night - you will have a chance to win $20 in bella bucks, and have your card appear on Bloggabella. Here is your sketch to follow.


Thanks for coming by today, see you again real soon.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

birdies on a branch

Hi- I'm back today to share another Christmas card with you.

Today's card uses as cute image by Krista Schneider in rubber by Stamping Bella called
Merry Christmas branch with birdies.


Image was stamped on bella's bestest paper using black memento.  I coloured the image with copics, then sponged some SU soft sky around the image after I cut it out.

The die set I used is from Spellbinders called Resplendent Rectangles.  Love all the detail on this die set.

Finished off with glitter, pearls and liquid pearls.


Well that's it for me for today, enjoy your weekend.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bismark

Hi everyone, and welcome back to another Bellariffic Friday challenge.  This week our challenge is was to use 3 papers and 3 embellishments.- Sounds easy eh? but I think I messed it up, can you believe that?  I think what they meant by 3 papers were 3 different pieces of designer paper, I used one designer paper and 2 different colours of cardstock - does that count? probably not! Oh well, anyway here is my card for today:




This is Bismark - another Mo image in rubber by Stamping Bella.  Another one of my favourite images (hmmm I seem to have a lot of those!).  I stamped him on bella's bestest paper and coloured him with copics.  The shading around him was done with pencils.  Wheat versamagic was sponged around him after I cut him out used the square die.  I then layered this onto a piece of cherry cobbler c/s which was cut using the postage stamp s/b die.  

Paper is Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses.  For my embellishments I used, glitter, glossy accents, and some wooded trees by Studio Calico.

This is another card for my Christmas stash.  You know it is 2 months away - can you believe that, where has the year gone?

Be sure to stop over at Bloggabella to see all the other gorgeous creations for this weeks challenge.  leave a comment for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks.

Our challenge next week is sketch #22 - if you can play along we would love it.  Just email your card to Emily by thursday night to be included on bloggabella on friday - you also have a chance to win $20 in bella bucks. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend, I'll see you again real soon.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Bellariffic sketch #21

Hey Happy Friday and welcome to another bellarffic challenge.  This weeks challenge we had a sketch to follow - and it was quite easy.

Well, still working on my Christmas cards - so hope I'm not boring you - for my image today I'm using circle snowman, a Krista Schneider image in rubber by Stamping Bella.  This is another favourite image of mine.


 I used copics to colour him and shading around him was done with prismacolour pencils.  pencil colours: caledon green, deco aqua and light aqua, copics: snowman:C00, C01, B0000, arms (twigs)E29, hat & pressent: G21, G24, YG92, cardinal & dots on hat R24, R29, buttons C3, C5.

Dies used : spellbinders circle, and lacey circle.  For the embossing on  the sage shadow (behind the snowman) I used spellbinders M-bossabilities - Holiday magic.

Designer paper is Basic Grey Aspen Frost. I added glossy accents to the buttons, liquid applique to the snow dots and glitter all around him, and some sheer ribbon to finish it off.

Be sure to stop over at Bloggabella to see all the other entries for this week.  If you leave a comment you have a chance to win $10 in bella bucks.

Next weeks challenge is " TAKE 3- USE 3 PAPERS AND 3 EMBELLISHMENTS" on your card- now that shouldn't be to hard, so why don't you play along with us.  Just email Emily your card by thursday night - you could be the next $20 bella buck winner.

Thanks for stopping by, your comments are greatly appreciated.  
Have a great weekend everyone, see you again real soon.....



Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Let it snow...

.... well not really, I don't want snow, at least not this early.  

Another Christmas card done - but many more to go.  Snowmen melt my heart, and really who can resist a cute snowman.  My card today is using "A Snowman and a cardinal" - a Mo Manning image in rubber by Stamping Bella.


Snowman was stamped on bella's best paper and then coloured with copics, and shading around him was done with prismacolour pencils and blended with gamsol.

Papers are from Carta Bella - Christmas day.  Dies used are circle scallop, spellbinder snowflake, and memory box frosty border.  

Finished off with a button, glitter and diamond dust.

Just a reminder about our bellariffic sketch challenge this week.  We would love for you to play along. You can email Emily your card by thursday night to be included in the post on friday. There is $20 up for grabs just for entering your card.
Thanks for stopping by, see you on Friday.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Autumn gate

Hi all, hope your enjoying your weekend.  It's been a rainy one here in SW Ontario - a perfect day to be indoors working on my holiday cards.  

I have a card I want to share with you that I made for an order a few weeks back for Thanksgiving.  Here, I'm using a 
Lockhart -Autumn Gate stamp.  When I bought the stamp I thought hmmm might be a lot of colouring, but I was pleasantly surprised how fast it coloured up using copics.


Designer paper is from We R Memory Keepers - Autumn Splendor.  Dies used are spellbinder square and marvelous squares (love this new die set), and classic decorative inserts four (which is used in conjunction with the classic edges).  Finished this off using some rhinestones and some shimmery metallic ribbon.

Well that's it for me today.  enjoy the rest of your day.  Till next time......

Friday, October 12, 2012

it's a Monstah bash!

Hi friends.  Welcome back to another bellariffic friday challenge.  This weeks challenge was HALLOWEEN.

For my card today I'm using Monstah Bash a Christy Croll image in rubber by Stamping Bella.


I stamped the image on bella's bestest paper then coloured it using prismacolour pencils and blended with gamsol.  After cutting out the image using a spellbinder oval I left the die in place and sponged some aleo vera around the top and distress antique linen along the bottom, then layered this onto a piece of bazzill orange cut using a spellbinder oval scallop die.

Designer paper is Basic Grey - Eerie - this seems my go to halloween paper, I don't have much in this theme.  I used a Verve die called Pennent Trim for the green strip and found some pre printed ribbon that said Happy Halloween ( I think this was a Michael's purchase a few years ago).

Finished it off with some stitching, and glossy accents on the balloon and the orange bumps on the green monstah.

For more 'spooky' creations be sure to stop over at bloggabella and leave a comment for a chance to win some bella bucks.

Next week our challenge theme is a sketch. If you get a chance to play along, you just have to email Emily your card by thursday night. Here is your sketch to follow.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Birthday wishes

Hello friends!  My three day weekend is closing in fast which means tomorrow is back to work! Ugh!!

I am working on some cards for a card order I have to get done, so haven't had a chance this weekend to do a new card for my post but I remembered I have a card that I have not posted.  My daughter's birthday (26th) was a couple of weeks ago, and this is the card I did for her.  She is a very plain jane girl, who loves her Mac laptop, so I though this image was perfect for her, and she loved it.

Let me introduce Uptown girl Perry on her laptop.


I'm not one to paper piece often, but this one was fun.  I first stamped her on bella's bestest paper and colour her using copics then cut her out.  I then stamped the chair on dp- Prima - Alla, shaded with  pencils to give it some dimension,  then cut the chair out, then adhered Perry on the chair where her outline was. For the floor boards I used a piece of wood grain dp from a MME 6x6 pad (not sure which one it was).

If you get a chance to play along this week for our challenge - our theme is HALLOWEEN- you can email Emily your card by thursday night for a chance to win $20 in bella bucks.


That's it for me for today, glad you stopped by for a visit.



Friday, October 5, 2012

Bellariffic sketch #20

I'm writing this post Thursday night and I must tell you today was a beautiful gorgeous fall day - a high of 73 right now, breezy, sunny and no humidity -  but look out  this weekend - much cooler temps, only in the low 50's, and rain on Friday.

First, I would like to welcome another new babe - the talented Mary Johnson to the bella team.   You can check out all her creativity here at Where's my creativity.

So what did you think of Emily (Stamping Bella's) release on Monday?  It didn't take me long to fill my cart.  If you haven't shopped yet, just a reminder that Emily is offering 15% your entire order until Monday night - so what are you waiting for - just use the code:  october2012. So while I wait for my new rubbah I'm using an older image for my card today. This weeks challenge was a sketch, and since I'm still working diligently on my Christmas cards I found the perfect image to fit it.  

I used Christmatini by Krista Schneider in rubber at Stamping Bella.


I stamped the image on bella's bestest paper and then coloured using prismacolour pencils and blended out with gamsol.  After cutting it our using a rectangle spellbinder die, I left the die in place and sponged some wheat versamagic around the image, then layered this onto a piece of brown c/s cut using labels 23. The designer paper is by Cosmo Cricket - Mitten Weather.  I also used a bella sentiment - Cheers.  

Finished off with some Martha Stewart seam binding ribbon, glitter, stitching, and some tiny brown pearls for the dots on the ornament.

Be sure to check out all the other entries on bloggabella this week and leave a comment for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks.   

Next weeks challenge is 'halloween'- you can email Emily your submission by thursday night to be included on bloggabella on the friday,   also you have a chance to win $20 in bella bucks!

Well for us folks here in Canada it is our Thanksgiving weekend, so whoot whoot for a 3 day weekend. I hope you get to spend time with family and friends as we have so much to be thankful for.

Enjoy your weekend, and again, thanks for stopping by, I greatly appreciate it.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hello dear friend

Hi blogging friends. First things first - if you haven't heard Emily over at  Stamping Bella has released several new images today- Uptown Girls, new Ramona images, and lots of others.  Emily is also offering 15% off your total order (until Monday Oct 8)- just need to use the code: october 2012. Also you might want to check out her clearance category - under Specials - once they are gone they are gone - so as they say the early bird gets the worm.

Okay on to my card for today.   I'm using Gossipabella - one of my favourite image lines by Stamping Bella.  I just love all the Bella's and they are so fun to colour (we need more of these Emily!!).



I stamped her on bella's bestest paper with black memento ink.  I then used prismacolour pencils to colour her and blend out with gamsol. I used MFT Rounded Banner Stax to cut her out.  Sponged some daffodil color box pigment ink around the edges, they layered it onto a piece of bazzill pink and stitched around the edge. For the tag I used hello dear friend sentiment stamp. After stamping it our using black versafine I cut it our using a spellbinder tag die, then left the die in place and sponged daffodil ink inside the die area and then clear embossed it.  I also used an EK Success border doily punch.  DP is MME - Honey.  

Well that's it for me, I'm off to fill my shopping cart with all the new images - how about you? 

See you soon, and thanks for stopping by.