Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Just before the year ended

Yip that's exactly right, I managed to squeeze in a card just before the year ended! Shoo, I thought I was never gonna make it back, but here I am, still alive, just haven't had ANY time for crafting. I've also got a new member in my family, and that has taken up a little bit of my time too. His name is Jingle, there's more about him further down so keep reading.

I coloured this image some time ago, and finally yesterday put a little card together. I love the colours and I love this image. It's from Stamping Bella of course, and it's one of the Lollipop range, she's called Presley Lollipop. Isn't she adorable.

I coloured her with my prisma pencils, blended with sansador and cut the image with nesties. It's also layered on nesties. The sentiment comes with the stamp, and for a change I remembered that the image had it's own sentiment. I often stamp the images way in advance then when I use them I search for a sentiment and forget they have their very own perfect one.

Okay so enough about the card, it's boring talk and I am sure seeing a picture is what most people are interested in.

Meet Jingle. My Christmas gift from mother nature? I went to my vet last week to collect some tablets for Simby, and the receptionist asked me if I didn't want a kitten. No-one wanted him and he was nearly dumped, so she took him to try and find a home for him. Of course sucker, Meahni, walked in at the wrong time, or was it the right time, lol! How can anyone not want this little guy. He was only 4 weeks when I got him, and was the tiniest little thing I have ever seen.

That's it from me for today. I'm off to go see Avatar later, looking forward to that.

I wish you all a wonderful and happy new year! May you all get stinking rich in 2010.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tatiana Ketto

Isn't that a funky name, it reminds me of Tatiana that was on one season of American Idol, she was a nut case, but contributed so much of the entertainment that season.

This little Tatiana Ketto is from Stamping Bella of course, and I used her for this week's challenge, faux or sew! How cool is that.

I coloured her with my prisma pencils, blended with Sansador and cut her out with nesties. I added some baubles, and don't tell although I think it is clear, I drew my stitching on with a white pen, LOL!!!!

I've not been very busy lately, work has been getting in the way, as some of you can probably tell, but I am on holiday now, and will most definitely make up some time. Making cards, visiting all your blogs, woohoo, can't wait.

So be sure to hop on to the Bella Blog and go see what everyone else had done for today. I can't wait.

Take care

Friday, December 11, 2009

It's Friday and it Blings!

Yay, our theme this week at Stamping Bella was Bling! Isn't that fun, I love glitter so to do bling was oh so cool.

I used little maisy ketto, on of the ketto range and I just have to let you all know that I love kettos now. I was never sure if I'd use them or if they would excite me as much as Stella and the rest, but I have used a few of them recently and they just help me make great cards. Well in my humble opinion of course, lol!

I coloured maisy with my lyra pencils and blended her with sansador, then cut the image with a nestie and matter it on a neste. I added lots of glitter with my quickie glue pen and glamour dust. I mean bling and glitter goes hand in hand doesn't it.

Then there's some rhinestones and ribbon of course. I also used my new EK success border punch. Love it!

Now don't forget to visit the Bella Blog for all the creations by my fellow babes, and then of course all of those other wonderful talented people who are not on the babes team! They are all so inspiring.

Lastly, don't forget the great new releases from the Bellaland. There is so much fun and exciting stuff... I haven't been able to chose what I want to get yet.

Have a great Friday....

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's release day!

Finally the day has arrived, Stamping Bella's 3rd Birthday and with that a brand new release. Isn't that exciting.

I was lucky enough to get given one of the new images to play with, but unfortunately I forgot to ask Emily what the name of the image is, lol. I am sure it will be easy to spot under the new release section once Emily has uploaded them.

I coloured these 4 cuties with a combo of prisma and lyra pencils, and blended it with sansador. I find that the grumtine smudges the images if they have been printed from a digital image. Weird, but at least there was solution. The image was cut with nesties and layer on nesties. I used my new fiskars punch, which I just love. I have seen it used on so many cards and finally I just had to get one myself.

I tried to have the one little girl stand out as the 'unique' one, but she is a little dull, I guess that could make one unique too! Anyhow, she looks different to the rest and that is what I wanted :-))

I also added some baubles for a little something extra, and some sakura glaze pen to her glasses. It is so clever, makes it look just like glass in real life.

Be sure to go and visit the Bella Blog to see what all is in the new release. I have seen some gorgeous images that my fellow Babes have on their blogs, you can find their links on the sidebar. I predict lots of new rubber is going to be on it's way to me, whooohooo!

By the way, I went to see The Killers last week Thursday, they came to visit South Africa as part of their world tour. At least they remember to include us, so many great bands just skip S.A. Anyhow, the concert was excellent, so if they're on their way to you, best you go and see them. Brandon Flowers, the lead singer, is just yummy!

till next time....

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Stamping Bella Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

Yay!!! Finally the time has arrived. The Stamping Bella Birthday Blog Hop is here.

If you did not start at the beginning of the hop then you really should go back to Emily's blog. There you will find the complete list of participants. To get to me you should've come from Jens' Blog. You really do want to see the whole list, cause if you leave a comment on each hop, you can win LOTS of Bella Bucks!!!

I chose Patricia Birthdaycake for my card, and wanted something a little more stylish. I'm not sure if I achieved that entirely, but I still like how it turned out. My inspiration came from my friend Mandy, who sent me this card for my birthday. Thanks again Mandy!

I coloured Patricia with my prisma pencils, blended it with grumtine (sansador or gamsol), and cut and layered her on a nestie. I added some glamour dust to her wings and dress, and of course a little on the cake.

So enough about my card, lets move on and talk a little more about the hop. Three gift certificates for $100 in Bella Bucks will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs as you hop!!! But wait...there will be another $100 in Bella Bucks given to one random blog hop participant. Hope you managed to join us, lol.

Emily has an awesome release planned for the Stamping Bella Birthday on December 7th featuring a little bit from MOST of the artists!! So be sure to pop onto Bloggabella on December 7th to see all the new rubbah goodness along with the winners of the Birthday Bash blog hop and contest.

Finally, hop on over to TAMARA'S BLOG! Hopefully you haven't run out of energy yet, lol! I promise there are some great designs to come and you don't wanna miss it!

That's it from me, take care.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

U did it!

This is certainly one good balancing act! And even though this image, Addy 'tude is a cupcake diva from Stamping Bella, comes with her very own sentiment, I thought U did it!, is just so much more appropriate. I had no-one in mind when I made this card, and no special occasion that it could be used for, but I will keep it in my stash and I am sure one day something will come up and it will be the perfect card.

As usual, I coloured Addy with my prisma pencils, blended her with grumtine (sansador or gamsol), and cut her out with nesties. I love nesties, now there's a banner I'd like for my blog, anyone seen one. lol!

That's about all there is to tell about the card, I added some glaze to her glasses, jewelry and the cherries, but not all of it is visible on the pic. It looks really good though.

Yesterday we put our Christmas decorations up in the office, and it's quite sad that we used to decorate almost the whole floor, but now the I.T department has shrunk so much, we only got to decorate a small section. It is really well decorated though, cause we insisted on using ALL our decorations, lol! Have any of you put up your tree yet, if you celebrate Christmas of course. I haven't, I usually only do it 12 days before Christmas, but I'm thinking I might do it sooner this year. No real reason why, I just feel like it.

Okay got to go, enough chit chatting. Oh, before I go, I have a question. We, the Stamping Bella babes have been thinking of doing some tutorials, there is already Paula's grass tutorial and Joanne's buttony bow (both are on my sidebar), but what else would you ladies like to see!!?? Do share please.

Till later this week, got a gorgeous little card to share.


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