Friday, July 30, 2010

Christmas in July

I loved this challenge because I MUST get a grip on my Christmas cards soon so I don't find myself in the crunch I was in last year! I DID NOT ENJOY THAT! I find myself stressed enough during the holidays that I need to do everything I can to help ease it off.

So...what did you think about Stamping Bella's release this week? OMG....I was whirling!!!!! The bella all gussied up with her dog....sooooo me! And the new addition of the little peeps! Killer cute! The Lulu's, the Mo's...OMG!!!!! SOOOOOOO glad I can color again. Although, I have to say, since I have been back to work my wrist has taken a bit of a setback and has become very sore. Even in places where it didn't break! The last two nights even the sheets touching my skin has been very painful. The physiotherapist says that is good because it means the nerves are starting to regenerate, but OMG....can't they do it without letting me know!!!! The last couple days has been the first time in WEEKS that I have taken anything for pain. I hope this does NOT last long because it could put another crimp in my livlihood!

Enough gushing (and whining), here is my card for this weeks Christmas in July challenge. I decided to take Izzie has a prezzie and colour her up in a red velvet dress holding some xmas prezzies? what do ya think? her dress does look like velvet even though NO VELVET WAS USED IN THIS CARD!



For the inquiring minds, I stamped her on Bella's bestest paper and coloured her with the following copic markers: (but as always, I used prismacolor pencils and gamsol to add the shading)

E0000, 000, 00, 11, R20
E30, 31, 33, 35, 40, 41, 43
R14, 24, 27, 29, 59
Y0000, 00, 23, YG0000, G20, 40, 82
W00, 0, 1, B60

At the risk of repeating myself, I'm gonna say it again...THE BABES ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW BABE!

The Babe's are looking high and low for a new friend to join the rank of Bella Babe-ness. If you think you are Babe worthy and want to strut your talent every week...then here's what ya gotta do!

Submit your bestest cards (email to Emily) and play along with our challenges for all 4 weeks in August. Since a Babe requirement is submitting for BellaRIFFIC friday's, you'll be getting your feet wet and showing of your creativity


Next week's challenge is....drum roll please.....

Paper Piecing!

That's right...use some paper piecing on your card, submit it to Emily by next Thursday at 5pm with BELLARIFIC FRIDAY AUG 6TH in the subject line and play along in ALL challenges for Aug and you, yes YOU, just may be the next babe!

18 comments:

Arianne said...

Great card!
Does the card we sent to Em contain a Bella, or is any old stamp okay?

Tammy said...

OMGosh...this is absolutely DARLING!! I just love the look you get using the Prismas and gamasol with your Copics. AWESOME!!!

Kandi said...

Oh my gosh Linda, this card is absolutely STUNNING!! I love your coloring of this little cutie, her dress does look like velvet. I aspire to color half as well as you one day. :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

She is SO beautiful Linda! Hope you feel better asap!!

Denise said...

Ohhhh... what wonderful reds Linda! Just beautiful!!! Makes me smile!
Denimo

Tammi said...

This is darling!! Love your layout and how you added the sentiment, beautiful!

Dana White said...

what a sweet card - love how you made Izzy has a Prezzie into a Christmas card; you are brilliant!!

Cindy H. said...

So sweet!! The red dress really does look velvet:) Awesome coloring! So glad you're back and hope that pain leaves very soon.

Isabelle said...

as always such a beautiful card, but my favorite part is the added glitter "snow", it makes it magical!

leenda said...

WOW! What a BEAUTY! Hope this didn't cause you too much pain!

Jeanie said...

Woo-hoo!! Lindabella is baaaack in full swing!! OMG, and that arm is just as good as new I tell ya! This is just beeee-u-ti-ful!!
{{{hen hugs}}} from da Chicken!!

Beth Norman said...

I'm so sorry you are going through so much pain. Sending hugs.

Your card is so adorable. I love all that red. You are so talented.

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

I love this...:)

I am so sorry your wrist is hurting so badly...hopefully, it heals quickly and stops telling you about it. :)
XOXO
Christy

Robin McK said...

Using this image was a really creative idea for a Christmas card! So beautiful Linda!

dolcreations said...

This is so adorable Linda...your colouring is perfection!!! I love how you shade with copics...I am still working so hard to perfect that!!!! I hope your wrist heals very soon!!!!

dpkennedy said...

Cuter than cute! Love this!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

I see your back with a vengeance...you definitely have not missed a beat! Fab card! Looking forward to our class in a couple of weeks!

paulatracy said...

Glad you're back so I can mutter names I reserve for you and a few other people! Velvet...you managed velvet looking material!! Your other card was kinda cute too, I forgot to say that when I got distracted with your copic lists!! bwahahahahahaha

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