Saturday, December 5, 2009

It is FINALLY HERE....the BIG BELLA B'DAY BASH BLOG HOP!

OMG! I am sooooooooooo freaking excited...the only thing that bums me out is that I won't see the expressions on the face of the winners! Too bad we can't do it like the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes and have Emily arrive at your door with a giant cheque! LOL! Now, if you just happened upon me, you may want to start at the beginning with Emily's blog, your next stop will be one of my BFF's, the uber talented Paula who I'm very certain will blow your mind! If you want to keep reading, I'll repeat these links at the bottom of the post so you don't have to scroll back up...ISN'T THAT NICE OF ME! LOL! AND, if the chain get's broken...let's hope not...you can find a master list here.


For this special hop I decided to use Knitabella and make a card for a VERY special friend who has taken up knitting! I've had this stamp FOREVER and for some reason it always kind of scared me to attempt to color it, but because it was PERFECT for the occasion I forged ahead and tackled it. You know what....it wasn't that bad, actually, it wasn't bad AT ALL! I started by colouring bella's dress and chair with a solid very light color of copic markers and added just a minimal amount of shading with markers. I made sure it was thoroughly dry, then added deeper shading over the copics with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I stamped the knit happens sentiment in versafine deep lagoon to match the color scheme and pulled out that trusty bow easy AGAIN! That's it! I had a joy making it and I hope Colleen gets some joy in receiving it! NOTE: the sentiment may be discontinued because I can't find it on the website!

FINALLY....DO NOT FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT CAUSE THERE ARE BUCKS TO BE WON ALONG THE WAY! LIKE FOUR $100 BELLA BUCK CERTIFICATES! Three are hidden, and one is random! GOOD LUCK! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stamping Bella....we LOVE YOU!

Now prepare yourself to be wowed and hop on over to Paula's blog!
Or, start at the beginning with Emily's blog.
Or, if the chain is broken, the master list is here!

Later, Linda!

136 comments:

Kandi said...

I love love love your card today Linda! Your color choices and coloring are as fantastic as always! I've also had this knitabella stamp forever and have yet to color mine. You've definately inspired me!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh my word! This is exquisite! Your coloring BLOWS me away! LOVe this!!!

Laurel said...

beautifully done!

GabrielaD said...

Another amazing job Linda, your rock!!!

Louise said...

Love your card as always Linda! This stamp is so detailed! Perfect for my knitting friend. and you did such a great job!

Laura Evans (llevans on SCS) said...

Gorgeous as always! Love you girl!

Karen Motz said...

Beautiful Linda!!! Love the simple layout and of course, your colouring amazes me!!!

Bammin' Designs said...

You are simply the best!!! This card is freakin' gorgussss! I just happen to crochet - so do you think you could change the sentiment??

Espbfdl said...

love this card, Linda;) Great stuff!

Joy said...

love love love this!

Dana White said...

Linda this is stunning as usual

Simone P. said...

Love this card..beautifully colored and paper pieced! Simply fab!

Dawn Mercedes said...

amazing coloring! wowee

laterg8r said...

fantastic, love your shading :D

Avril Tanner said...

Cute Card! I love the double bow!

GDP2001 said...

Just awesome, as usual!
Your coloring is fantastic!

leenda said...

Your artwork is always picture perfect!

Peggy said...

Darling card! Love the colors!

Debi said...

wow! really nicely done!

Belinda said...

Love your coloring and fun colors!

Tanya said...

Wow!!! I love the colors and your coloring is awesome!!

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Super cute card Linda ! : D Tracy

LindaLu said...

Linda your card is soooo cute...these colors and bow send a warm and cozy feeling. Lovitt!!

*Alison* said...

I love your colors and the overall design of your card.. so cute.. I LOVE anything BELLA related.. HUGS

~ps.. I have some free Digital Stamps right now on my site... :)

Lindsy said...

BEATUFIUL card! The colors you used are so soothing (well, at least to me!) I've had my eye on knitabella for awhile, but since I'm the only person that knits (ha!) I haven't bought her yet...but I do love what you've done with her! =) I know your friend will love the card too!

Kristin said...

Beautiful as usual! Love the bow! Wish I could make those!

Jessabells said...

I really like your card. It is just so great.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Oh I had a good laugh with this one, and I'm sure your friend will love it! Great coloring!
~ky

Maria Matter said...

oh, this is one of my fav bella, love that curly hair!
This is a gorgeous card Linda, your coloring is tops! Great design too!
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings, Maria

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

maiahs_momma said...

LOVE this card, it is gorgeous :)!

Inky Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Leslie W. said...

Wow, Linda I love this card! Your colouring is exquisite! Beautiful card!

Nicole said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! love your coloring and I love the bow.

arlene said...

Another amazing card by Linda. Your work never ceases to amaze me. Everything so perfect and stunning. This card is no exception.

Anita said...

Amazing coloring...super fab card!

Steph K (booga3) said...

What a fabulous card! Your image just pops!

Lynn said...

Your cards are always great and this one is no different!

Leslie said...

WOW - your colouring/shading is outstanding! Beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card. Love your coloring! TFS!

sueincanada said...

Fantastic as always. I have used this image for all my knitting friends, I love it.

Marisa said...

Great card! Love the sentiment LOL! Fabulous colours too.

KanataNewf said...

Oooh, love the colour choices.

inkypaws said...

Just an amazing coloring job on a beautifuly done card!

itsabrt said...

What a great card for the hop!!! Beth aka BR-T

Ellen said...

Beautifully done!

Linda said...

Great Card! Love it!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! Your coloring is AMAZING on this-I am just staring and staring at it-BEAUTIFUL work!

Michele L. said...

linda,
wow ur coloring is just amazing!! incredible@

Michele Boyer said...

This is gorgeous. I so admire your coloring. :)

Amy said...

Your coloring is gorgeous! This is such a fun and fantastic looking card!

Kylie Couper said...

Such fabulous colouring as always!

Wendy said...

Linda, you rock! I want to say something amazing to you but I don't think it would do the card justice! Wicked babe!

Lori said...

hahahha - love that sentiment and Bella! :) Gorgeous colors on your card and your coloring ROCKS!

Angie Williams said...

This is just so cute! Love it!

Isabelle said...

you colored it beautifully!

Lisa H. said...

your coloring is fabulous! I love this card, it's so very nice!

Sammi said...

ooooh... I just adore this card... gorgeous image... gerat colouring and awesome colour choices!!
xxx

Ezmina said...

Love the card and coloring!! As always you never disappoint!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG!! How fabulous Linda!! Love it!

Denise said...

So knitteriffic!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Denise said...

As usual... fantastic!! I don't think I've ever seen knitabella worked up, but she's just adorable! Great job Linda!!
Denise

Janet said...

What a nice card!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Great card as ususal Linda! I really likey the double bow. TFS!

The Lewis Family said...

very cute card!
~C

Karolyn Loncon said...

Super duper stinkin' cute!! Of course, it goes without saying that your coloring is mind bogglingly beautiful (yes bogglingly is a word), and that DP is the perfect match for your image. Simply oustanding!!

carpediem said...

Gorgeous card! You always do such wonderful work!

sglassic said...

LOVE this! Your coloring and layout are fabulous - as always!

Cammy said...

This is awesome! Your coloring is just fantastic!

txbluiz said...

WOW!!! This card is incredible -- your coloring is fantastic!!!

margie c said...

Wow! LOVE your card! Awesome paper piecing and coloring! Beautiful!

Giffysk8s said...

Oh this is beautiful!!! Your coloring in inspiring! LOVE that bow!

Rachel said...

So cute. Great Colors. LOVE LOVE LOVE that chair.

scrappingnana said...

Really cute card. Your coloring is awesome.
JoAnn

Olgy said...

So beautiful! You did an awesome job on the coloring and the bow is very darling too.

Terri Milstead said...

I always enjoy your cars. You really know how to combine colors.

Keesh said...

OH Adorable as always Linda! Your colouring is to die for! Thanks for sharing. Love Keesh x

lorraine00 said...

Your card is lovely - but you also managed to make it feel so warm & comfy! Terrific!

c.shier said...

WOW - fantastic card - great colours. Well done!

Dee said...

Linda, your talent freaking amazes me. You always do such a phenomanal job. Bow down.

MelissaS said...

FABULOUS paper piecing on the image. I love it!

Kimberly S said...

Wow, now that is some serious coloring talent! :)

DawnBeery said...

LOVE your card!!! Your cards are always AMAZING!!!

w said...

What a darling card. I love your blog. Stop by every day.

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

Really cute card; love your coloring!

ChristineCreations said...

OH MY, your coloring is just astonishing! What beautiful work!

Jane B. said...

What a beautiful card!!!

Kathleen said...

Linda, you've outdone yourself! Your coloring on this card is exquisite.

Lori said...

Your coloring is just amazing!

Randi said...

Exquisite coloring!! Your blue and green combo is beautiful!

haejin said...

love love love this sentiment! :) beautiful card!

Elise said...

Haha, knit happens! LOL, I love everything about this card!

Carisa said...

so cute

Dani said...

another awesome card! I really love it!

so A"MUSE"D said...

Beautiful, that plaid is great, and your coloring matches perfectly!

LorieH said...

linda, love, love, love this card...it is fabulous. i love the colours.

mycardz said...

OMGoodness! What a perfect sentiment for this cutie pie image! Awesome DP too! And, of course, I love your coloring! Gorgeous card Linda.

Terri E. said...

Stunning!!!! I love your coloring and great colors.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Regan said...

Linda girl..you ROCK!!!

JOAN said...

Super cute card! TFS

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Pure beauty!!!! Your coloring always blows me away.

Brandi said...

Fabulousity!!! You are amazing!

allthumbs said...

Great work! Bella stamps just tickle my funny bone.

bevyb said...

What a lovely card, perfectly colored. I must add this bella to my wish list. I'm sure your friend loved and will treasure this card.

Karen Steen said...

wow, I am always amazed what you do with Copics .... your card is outstanding!!

Deebi27 said...

What a way too go Linda. You made a fantastic card!

Sue D said...

Very nice card--your friend will love it.

barbs said...

I absolutely love your card. Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

cute, cute, cute!!!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

This card is just so warm and fuzzy! I love your color choices and your coloring is WOW!

Kerri said...

Well is coloring is AMAZING!!! I LOVE everything about this card!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Such a fabulous design! I wanna' color like you SO badly! :)

Alex said...

wonderful cards and I love the colors and background paper you selected. Very knitty feeling!

anna said...

love it

Dianal said...

Your colour choices and colours are just fantastic ... I love all your work .. thanks for sharing

Deanna said...

Shut up... seriously? This is like amazing! Stunning!

Mary said...

Just gorgeous! I love how you incorporated the bow. I'm going to have to give that a try.

Jodi C. said...

OH WOW!!!! That card is SO AMAZING!!!! TFS!!!

Shesjetlagd said...
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Shesjetlagd said...

Beautiful card! AMAZING coloring!!

cheribella said...

This card is beautifully done. I love your color choices. I'm sure your friend will love it too.

Karen said...

I always love a visit to your blog! This card is no exception, and {almost} makes me want to take up knitting again.

Nimue said...

Holy Moly! The card is a wonder. Lovely lovely shading. Gorgeous - Nimmy

Lori said...

I love love love your card! This is my fav so far :)

Tamara said...

This card is great! My sister just got a part-time job at a yarn store, and I think I will have to CASE this card to send to her.

Country Mouse said...

Love the colors! What a cute image!!!

Jennifer said...

Oh! What an amazing card!!! And your bows blow me away! Is it really the bow easy that makes that possible?

I'm in trouble!!! ;) I'm in love with EVERY single sneak peak I've seen so far (one in Sunday's post)...can not even wait 'til the new releases are revealed tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting!!!!!!!

Jo said...

absolutely fabulous!!

kksb said...

Your card is a WOW! Your coloring skills are incredible!!!

Helen Dooley said...

this is a beautiful card! I love the colors and coloring job. This is really a beautiful card.

Helen F. said...

Love your card, Linda...too funny! The coloring is super!

Heather said...

Wow!! Fabulous card!!!!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

WOWZA!! Your coloring is just so, so well gorgeous

Jessica said...

Love your card linda! Love that plaid paper!

dpkennedy said...

I love that plaid paper! Super cute card!

Jeanie said...

Holy cow!! You just keep 'em coming.. one beauty after another!! LOVE this one Linda!!

paula said...

yadda yadda yadda... your coloring is perfect, do you tire of hearing that? Who's head won't fit the door now???

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