Friday, November 4, 2011

Does this mean Winter is coming? AND a GIVEAWAY!

Our challenge this week has to do with snow...and we wanna know if there is snow at your house, or at the very least...incorporate some snow on your card. Personally the ONLY snow I hope to see this winter is on my cards. I'm getting older, and the older I get, the more I hate snow. I hate shovelling it and/or tromping thru salt melted mush that ruins my collection of designer boots! I don't care what they say about UGGS, I NEVER want mine to trudge thru salt melted slush because I prefer to keep them in a pristine state and wear them as a fashion statement.

BUT....uptown gal Quinn wears her UGGS is not only fashionable but does not appear to be afraid to stand in snow with them. She is braver than I am that's for sure!



I think this is my FAV uptown girl. Now I love them ALL, but this one really speaks to me and I think it is because of what she is wearing....I would dress like that. heck I do dress like that! Since my UGGS are dark brown, I had to colour hers dark brown too, and her coat had to match...because Quinn would not have it any other way. Now for the other colours....hmmmm.....what to wear with brown? In my opinion anything goes....for me, brown is like black, anything goes. So that is when I went to my paper stash and decided on green to go with this basic grey ambrosia paper. Good choice I thought...after all, I would wear that. In the end she turned out exactly as I had envisioned her. Classy, sassy, and sophisticated! I LOVE those uptown girls!

Next week our challenge is HOLIDAY WISHES. With the holiday season just around the corner THIS is the time to get those juices going and get busy on those holiday cards. I know you need them! I need them! You've GOT to do them, so pull out some of those bella stamps and knock one card off the list, plus play in the challenge for a chance to earn some xmas bucks.

FINALLY ...THE GIVEAWAY!  .....we are calling all creative minds! We know you are out there and we want you to join us! Do you have a great challenge idea? Do you like sketch challenges or do you have something in your head that you would like to see in a challenge next year. Leave me a comment with your idea and I will pick a random comment to be announced on my blog post next FRIDAY. The lucky person will win $25 in BELLA BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! As Reganabella would say...SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! We wanna hear from you!

30 comments:

Pauline said...

Oh My, beautiful card! The colours are just perfect Linda, love the brown and greens- I need this stamp! Your shading is superb!!!

JanR said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the way you coloured her and I love that dp.

Janet said...

I definitely prefer sketch challenges. I do love what you've done with this uptown girl. I've got to get me some.

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Linda! this is just PERFECT ofcourse! I would like to see a challenge that calls for using one image in 3 different ways, or 3 diff cards. I think it would be great inspiration :) Happy Fall! jane w.

CraftyViolet said...

Love it! I love the shading and the colours! This stamp could be used for a Happy Birthday card as well which gives it double duty.


As for challenges. I like the sketches because when I make my own cards I just wing it and make them up as I go along so having to use a sketch is out of my comfort zone. It gives me a challenge for sure.

Violet

Kerri said...

Love your card awesome!!! I personally love card sketches..so more of those would be grt but all in all I love'em all

Regan said...

GASP....i have no words..ok..seriously how do you do it??

Denise Gutierrez said...

I just LOVE this uptown gal!!! she is soo cute! and i MUST agree I JUST LOVE those BOOTS!!!

Tammi said...

CUTE! I want her outfit! :) Your coloring is always amazing, the coat looks so soft. I NEED to buy this one asap!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Linda.

Hugs Riet.xx

paulatracy said...

three words...can you guess what they are?

Lana said...

Beautiful winter card and fabulous colouring xoxo

Ebru Vatansever said...

Love your colours Linda, absolutley gorgus my friend !!

Gloria Westerman said...

Absolutely stunning.....I love your color....I know I said that ever time...but your just so talented....

Answer.....I personally love color challenges......two or three colors....it's always a challenge putting colors together....

clarose said...

Like always your cards are beautiful.
I like color challenges.

Dana White said...

Oh this is stunning - the colours and shading are perfection

Amanda R said...

Sketch challenges are my favorite so I wouldn't change a thing. Fabulous coloring as always Linda, soooo wish I lived closer and could take some classes!

Foodie4Fun said...

your coloring is gorgeous!

I too enjoy the sketch challenges, helps me think outside the box.

Karen said...

What a great card! I love the colour scheme and the shading is perfection, as always.
I love the challenges, even if I don't always get a chance to play along. I'd like to see one where the challenge is to use a stamp in an unexpected way.

Robin McK said...

WOWzer - I chose Quinn too! You've done a stellar job!!!

Bren said...

The colors you chose are rediculous, that's redic in a good way ofcourse. I LOVE HER!! You really are an ispiration there Lindabella. As for a cheallenge? hmmm, maybe some odd colors that you normally would not put together but you do just to see if you think they would work??? It might turn out interesting?
Thanks as always for your posts!.

Margo said...

Your card rocks - as always!! You know I love your style - but really must comment more often!!

I love the idea of having more sketches, but also would love the challenge of "using the same stamp for 3 or four different challenges in a row", but make them for different occasions (for example, I have used Eunice and Irving for an anniversary card, for a Valentines Day card, and then for Christmas). It would be fun to see everyone stretch their imaginations, and also to get so many more ideas to use with all of the different stamps!!

April said...

Just LOVE those Uptown Girls... Your coloring is always INSPIRING! As for challenges... I like to see something with embellishments such as ribbon or bling or eyelets, brads etc.. I also like when you have to use a certain amount of different pattern papers or just a single layer card.

Denise Gutierrez said...

Its me again! a fun challenge would be NO GREEN or RED for a Christmas card!

Alina said...

Linda, you're incredible, I'm a big fan! Awesome colouring!
hugs, Alina

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful artwork!! Absolutely beautiful! Those markers are putty in your hands!

I like sketch or Bingo or technique challenges.

Teresa said...

Your cards are beautiful!
I love a good colour challenge - unusual combinations of three or more colours are always challenging.

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

Great card Linda.....Love this image. I love doing challenges...just find time is often of essence...Need to retire and do this full time.. that is what I would LOVE. Anyway colour challenges and layout challenges are always tops for me. Saves me time because most of the background work is already done for you.

Cindy Major said...

Love, love, love how you colored her! The uptown girls are my favorite new collection and you've given this image such life! I'm super impressed.

As for the challenges suggestions, here's what I would like to see: make a card where any of the Bella character is a redhead! I like to give my girls red hair and always say that if I don't, who will? How cool would it be to see a page full of redheads during a challenge week! :D

Wendy said...

Honestly I am in awe of your colouring!!! You rock and so does this card!

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