Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Retail Therapy


I don't know what it is about Bella's but they always make me think of my sister. I think they both have that "Here I am World, Love Me!" attitude. I wanted to play with this week's Bella sketch. I really should have used another more rectangular Bella, this gave me so many issues trying to get this card balanced but I bought this Bella as part of last year's Boxing Week sale and I'm embarrassed to say, this is the first time it's seen ink. I just had to use it. The dessert option was to use stitching on the card. Since I've promised DH not to use needles until baby doesn't eat everything in sight, I decided to go with "faux stitching" on my background paper and on my ribbon.

The part I love is the little glitter flower charm I found in my stash that perfectly matches Bella's top. This is a happy coincidence. I think it came as part of some stash I won this summer. The button on the bottom was cut off some jeans I was using for the fabric.

The card is HUGE, 6.25 x 6.25. I kept trying to get the background from getting lost in the large image and now I think I went too far the other way. Oh well. I still like how it turned out.

Challenges This Card Meets:
Stamping Bella - Bellarific Friday
Fab N Funky - Forget Me Not (uninked stamp bought 11 months ago!)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Glitter it Up
Oldie but a Goodie - Glitter
Simon Says - Sparkle
Stamp with Fun - Square
Tuesday Throwdown - Buttons and Bows

10 comments:

  1. Fab card - love the glittery brad. Thanks for playing along at Delightful challenges. Marie x

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  2. This looks balanced, so whatever challenges you were having you solved them admirably! Very fun card, and it's nice sometimes to have a different sized card :-) Hope your day was good!!

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  3. It might have given you problems but you've certainly cracked it with the balance. Love your "Here I am World, Love me" interpretation of the cute image and fabulous details.

    So glad you could join us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
    hugs Heather xx

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  4. Great card. Love the image and I think you're right, these images are so full of life. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week x

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  5. Great card , Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck!
    Hugs
    Francesca

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  6. Very fun image and great color and layers. Thanks for joining us TT this week.

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  7. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  8. A great card
    Thanks for joining the challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  9. Hi Christine, what a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  10. That image is so true! lol I like the button in the corner too :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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