I think I'll start with my card but if you wanna skip the card BE SURE to go to the bottom of this post to get the newzzzzzz and the deets on next week's FINAL challenge.
I'll be honest...I had serious issues with the sketch. I searched and searched and in all of my EIGHT bindahs I could not find one that fit nicely into a square turned on it's point. So I finally settled on bella baby buggy bumper...(love that name!) and coloured it up to match the Cosmo Cricket paper. I'm not even gonna list the markers I used because I pretty much covered the entire thing with pencils. Ya, I was having colouring issues too!
Then I felt the need to deal with the empty space so added the ribbon (which I now think is too loud) and the red jewel flowers (which I didn't like after I added them but couldn't remove them without ripping the paper!)...oh my...well, it is what it is and that is why it is a challenge! I'll be wowed I'm sure by what the sistah's come up with this week. If you can pull off this sketch, I say you should be in!
Now for the BIG NEWS....Stamping Bella now has its VERY OWN FORUM. YUP...a place for all us sistah's to unite, share news, share cards, share tips and tricks, ask questions and share our love of all things pink and Bella! I don't know about you but I want this to be THE BESTEST forum out there and I've been a bizzy babe all last evening uploading my fav cards, and even some of my not so fav's. You can find my gallery here (there is also a link on my sidebar), and the sistah's gallery here. And HERE is a link to the instructions on how to create your very own gallery album. SOOOOO EXCITING! I just took a peek and I see we already have some crafty sistahs starting to upload their cards. What a fabulous ONE STOP shop to get all your bella inspiration.! I think I'll create a forum section on my sidebar with all these quick links to make it easy for ya...including me!
On to our DT Challenge news...
We have had some AMAZING creations submitted to the DT challenge. It has been sooooooo so hard to choose only two cards each week and I must say, from my personal voting, I know it's gonna be a tight race! This is your last chance and GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT! That's right, it is an open challenge. Ink up that bella rubber and submit your bestest work to Emily and best of luck to everyone!!! I'm cheering for all of you!