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


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

  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!!

  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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!!!