11.07.2008

Bella Challenges Galore!


There are a lot of fun challenges happening at the Bella Forums lately! They've got the Bella's first Favorite stamper challenge going on - to look through Giffysk8s (Vicki's) gallery and case one of her cards, the usual sketch and color challenges, and the Stooby Tuesday challenge to create a card using red, white, and blue for election week. Wow! I didn't have time to do much crafting until Tuesday so I started with the easiest challenge for me, the sketch challenge. But before I go into the cards ScrapyTiff asked how I got the blue CS cut with the bracket style edge in my {heart} Snow layout. I actually bought one of the pre-cut pattern papers from my LSS just to use as a template. I traced the edge of the paper onto the wrong side of my CS (or pattern paper) and then cut it out by hand. I also do this with the scallop papers. I hope that helps! Now on to the bellas :D



I finally played with my wreathabella. I've been wanting to use her but just haven't felt the right inspiration yet. This sketch totally got my creative juices flowing! I have a bunch of her stamped out but they were already cut into squares so I had to restamp her and wait for her to dry before coloring. While I waited I put the card together. I pulled out some Fruitcake paper by Basic Grey and loved the holly paper. I also used my new Holiday Tags stamps by Papertrey ink for the circle tag and sentiment. I flipped the sketch horizontally and then tried to make the sketch fit a little more my style :D. She's got some sparkle on her hat and shoe puffs and on the wreath's bow.


I created this card for the Bella's Favorite Stamper challenge. We were to case one of Vicki's lovely bella cards. As I was looking through her gallery this card really inspired me. I loved the Tiddly Inks image and though I don't have that particular one, I thought to use the same Ella and Looloo line using an image I do have. I've never actually CASEd a card before so I hope I did it right, lol. I kept the same layout design and stamp line, and I also kept the 3 embellie theme she had on the sentiment panel. I added sparkle to her crown, necklace, and around each polkadot though you can't see it in the pic. Vicki always puts sparkly stuff on her cards so I just had to add some sparklies :D The buttons on this card were actually inspired by Vicki's card because Ella and Looloo are playing dressup and buttons popped in my mind! The funniest part about this card (or at least I think it is funny) is that when I was posting this on SCS and linking Vicki's card I realized that her card was also a CASE. So I CASEd a CASE, lol. I hope that's allowed!


This one is for the #3 Stooby Toosday challenge - make a card with red, white, and blue. I completely went away from the patriotic theme and created yet another Christmas card ^_~ She has a lot more sparkle than is showing up on the photo. I was a bit sad earlier this week as I went to go pick up the scallop punch to fit my Holiday Tags stamp set and Robert's was all out of them :( And unfortunately they are the only place here that I've found that sells the Marvy scalloped punches. I thought for sure Michaels would carry them but ours doesn't :P Oh well, I'll just have to wait lol.



I finally made a card for the Bella #44 sketch challenge, lol! I had to make the side circles smaller to fit in a standard card and then thought snowflakes would be so cute there! Her outfit came out more orangy in the picture but in real life it just looks like a darker shade of sorbet. I actually made this card last out of the bunch but since it is Christmas, I'm putting it up here with the Christmasy cards ^_~. More liquid applique and glitter on this card like the card before. I just love the sparkly fur look so I decided to do it to this card as well :D

And this cutie was made for the #53 color challenge. Sparkle picked any shade of blue, any shade of yellow, and light green for an accent as the colors for her last color challenge on the bella forums. I stepped away from my Christmas cards for this one even though my hubby and I tried to brainstorm which shades I could use for a Christmas card, lol. Sometimes it's just nice to take a break and do something different. I've had these BoBunny papers since January and had grown out of liking them until... I turned them over! lol The other sides sported some great monocromatic designs that fit perfectly with the colors for the challenge and opened up new ideas for the papers. So there are my cards for the bella challenges this week, and the last old challenge I had left to catch up on ^_~ Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

7 comments:

Danni said...

These are all awesome!! I love the snowbunnybella one though, love the sparkles!

Clearly Inspired said...

Holy Moly! These are fantastic! You have been busy with the bellas. AWESOME!

Katie Skiff said...

Beautiful Bellas!! I love them!

Jenn said...

Faboulous cards Marjorie!!! I love all of them!!! :D

We are the Moses tribe. said...

You have been busy. Love all the cards but I think the red, white, and blue bella is my favorite one out of this bunch.

Laurel said...

Holy Smokes you have been busy! These are all fantastic! I love the snowbunnybella, must get her!

Marcia P said...

Wowsers, you have been flat out ... these are awesome, amazing and truly spectacular Marjorie. I have missed stopping by and am so glad to be back checking you out again!