Friday, July 27, 2012

Polly Packages Returns

Last weeks theme of Christmas in July (which I entirely forgot to post) made me think of all those Christmas cards I want to make so I decided to keep the theme going. A theme and a sketch! It doesn't get much easier than that.

Polly Packages is one of my all time fav little Holiday images, those little boots, the tights, her cute little hat, plus it is pretty easy and quick to colour!

Of course I coloured her with copics and finished her up with pencils, some glitter, lace from our local fabric store and trim. The sentiment also comes from Stamping Bella.

And since I didn't post my card last week, I think I'll do it now, while I'm here. I used Lulu's ornaments on this one but only a portion of the stamp so I could fit it on an A2 card. It might look like ribbon at the top, but it is a spellbinders border which I distressed. A little bit of colour on the ornaments and a good heavy coating of Ranger glossy accents make these ornaments pop.


Next week we are back to a theme with our challenge....
With the heat we have had here it is not all that hard to remember it is Summertime....but I'm NOT at all complaining. ANYTHING is better than snow!
Finally, I'd like to give a BIG WARM welcome to our newest Babe....Carla Murphy....she has been a long time bella fan and even made a trip from her home in Ottawa to take one of my classes in Toronto. Go check her out and send some love!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Self Portrait

Lots to cram in here today and we will start with my self portrait, compliments of Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl Pippa loves to Plant.

I coloured her up for this weeks sketch challenge over at Bloggabella and to be honest, the only self portrait thing about this is the gardening gloves and potted plants! I'm sort of lacking the long lean legs! LOL!

Quickly moving on to other news, you probably know that I am headed to Toronto this weekend for a day of classes with Paula at the Bella HQ. I meant to do this earlier in the week, but no excuses, I just didn't get around to it.

Paula will be doing her usual 4 cards in pencil and I will be doing three in a copic/pencil combo. And this time 'round we are devoting the classes to the ever popular Uptown Girls. How cool is that! You may have read on Paula's blog that we do have one overlapping image, and if you happen to be in both classes this will give you a good taste of both sides of the fence.

I won't keep you in suspense any longer, here we go....

Ava loves to celebrate

Claudia has a candy

Lolly and her Brolly
That's it!
Hope to see you tomorrow.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Swiss dots

Our theme this week was to emboss. I had all these grandiose ideas but ended up just sitting down to colour up Stamping Bella's Talk to the Bear and the swiss dot embossing folder was speaking to me.

If you are wondering where I have been lately, I'm taking a bit of a break for the next couple months. We've got some family things and a wedding coming up over the next several weeks and as much as I would like, I can't do it all. Not to mention with this heat wave I have a chair floating in the pool that is calling my name. But you'll still see me here for Bellarific Friday and I might even see some of you next weekend at the Bella Headquarters in Toronto when Paula and I breeze in for a day of classes. It has been a while since Paula, Emily and I have had an evening to chat so I'm really looking forward to it.

We are back to a sketch next week, and I know how much we love a sketch so show Em the love, pull out a stamping Bella stamp and play along with us.


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