Thursday, April 2, 2009

My April Bella Challenge

I'm a moderator on a new bella yahoo group and I get to have fun and issue a challenge once a month. How fun!
For this month I was inspired by Sheri's awesome bella card she created for the homepage contest. You can see it here.
So my challenge is to use a stamp from StampingBella.com and create a card that has:

  • paper piecing
  • bling/sparkle~glitter, shimmerz, rhinestones, etc.
  • stitching~ real or faux

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! If you want to play along, I'd love to see your creations too! Just leave me a comment with a link to your card!

I had so much fun with my card. Been a while since I've played with my bellas. For the layout of the card I used a SCS Bella Forum sketch, BSC58. You can also tell from the crooked stitching that I used my sewing machine for my stitching. I so need to practice more with that! My bling is stickles and shimmerz on some of the shopping bags and also glitter pen on her headband.



You can see all the shimmerz and sparkle in this photo!



Supplies:
card size: 5 1/1 x 4 1/4
stamps: Savvyshopabella, A muse essential ovals, TAC Curls and Swirls on inside, sentiment from Stamping Bella on inside
paper: Georgia Pacific, some from an old stack I've had for-evah!
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Aspen Mist, Palette Claret,
others: copics, sewing machine, button, white scrappers floss that I colored pink with my copics, copic clear glitter pen, iced lavender shimmerz, December sky shimmerz, Diamond stickles,

43 comments:

Nancy said...

Awesome card, Danni!! I love the colors!! I'll have to try the challenge (my Bellas are neglected!)

Jacquie said...

Well....all I can say Danni, is AWESOME!!!! I LOVE it!!! I really need to break out my Bellas!! What a great layout!! Hope you are well!!! Take care!!


Jacquie!

Jacilynn said...

Love this! Bella's are so fabulous! beautiful Card!

kdsmalley said...

Love this card Danni. Love all the shimmer, shine and bling to this.

Candy said...

Hi there Danni!!

Doesn't matter where you go I seem to find you LOL

Great card - love the colours you have chosen and your paper piecing is great! Like the challenge.

If I have the time this month I would love to give it a go........

Michele Spera said...

Love that Bella!! The colors are great for her! I like the paper piecing!! This is a really cute card Danni!
Hug
Michele

Kristie said...

I LOVE the card!! The color scheme is great and the dp is awesome, love all the pink! Hopefully I can find some time to try the challenge.

Netta said...

Great card Danni! love the colors and shine.

Janna said...

Alright so I love this card!!! Makes me wish I had more bellas! The paper piecing is amazing and I love the colors and layout! The big buttonis so, so awesome!! But come on, if that is supposed to be crooked stitching than I am a monkey's uncle! LOL! Seriously, I would love it if you would come stitch on my cards! I stitch crookedly! LOL! Seriously though1 I adore this card!!

Smiles,
janna

Kim said...

Danni, she looks so great!

Christine Riley said...

Too, too cute! Love the colors and the shimmer :)
Hugs, Christine

Gloria a.k.a. mmgirl said...

The card is beautiful, the color is perfect. I like the stitching along the edge and the button, that just set it off. Thanks for sharing
mmgirl

Maria Matter said...

This is fabulous!!! Beautiful colors and this shopabella is one of my favorite, don't know why I don't own it yet!
I've neglected my bellas....must dig them out and play.
Is there still time to get a flutterby card in?? Gosh, I'm really falling behind! :) So many challenges so little time!
Blessings, Maria

Teresa said...

Very cute card and stamp. love the stitching.

MarieL said...

Very, very pretty card. Love all the pink colors and that pretty Bella.

Tina said...

Oh Danni, this is remarkable. Love the bella and all those wonderful details.

Heather said...

Danni,

I really love the layout on your card and all the Pink is great!!!

Your papers and coloring are very good!!!

Heather

Lisa T said...

Beautiful job! I love that pink polka dotted paper and the glitter on her bag. Looks terrific!

Sheri said...

Oh my gosh! Your card is so...so....so... soooooooooo dang cute!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is just adorable!! I really love your coloring and fun papers!! :) TFS!

kadie said...

Fantastic paper piecing! I love the papers you chose and what a FAB layout!!

Amy Ellen said...

Oh cute!!!! Love it
Hugs
Amy

Suzanne J Dean said...

Sassy, shimmery & so cute! Love her!

hugz,
Suzanne

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh -la-la great job, I love your coloring. If i had a butt like that i would walk backwards all day. Hee hee

Beth Norman said...

What awesome colouring. It has been a while since I've pulled out my Bellas too. Guess I better get right on it. Did you see their new Ketto images? I bought two.

Allison said...

Super bella card...great paper esp. with the pieced pants!

Tina said...

Hi Danni

thanks for visiting my blog - Lucky girl to be so close to HL - yeah I think we would be in the poor house if we lived that cloes....we went to the one - off of mesa - were we near you?

I love your bella card...don't have any of those stamps - so can't play - will have to get some...I am so out of the loop when it comes to owning the right and updated stamps out there.

great blog -

xox
tina

Jodi said...

Wow!! I love this color combination and how you colored it and embellished it!!
LOVE it!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Beautiful card Danni, love the pretty colours and the Bella image is so cute. love all the shimmer, Have a great weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Ann said...

Okay, can you mail me this one...because I LOVE it! The colors, patterns, sparkle--all FABulous!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Look at this wonderful Bella. Such a great layout Danni...you've really done an outstanding job on this creation!

Tammi said...

Oooh Danni awesome outfit, beautiful job, love what you did with the sketch too!

Jaspere said...

This is great. I love all the pink and your paper piecing is fabulous.

Eulanda said...

Oooooooooh love that pink!!! Great card Danni!!!

Heather said...

Your card is SO cute! I love all the pink! Great job!

Sparkle said...

This is super cute! I love it!

stampinfrog said...

So cute Danni! Love the pink with the black combo. Fabulous coloring!TFS
Hugs, Connie

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful!! Great color combo and coloring! So adorable!!

Joan said...

I have a couple of Bella's myself that I haven't pulled out for a while...hmmmm!!!

Joan said...

And so I posted without commenting on this FANTASTIC Bella card!!!!! Love all the lines!

Tina said...

hey you,

You don't have to ask me twice - I would love to get some of those images if you have any JUST laying around :)

Thanks for visiting - lets keep in touch.

hugs...

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is adorable, Danni! I LOVE this card!

Terry @ Krazy's Place said...

Love it!! My poor bellas are crying out to be used! Poor gals!! A new bella group you say? Can you send me a link?

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