Saturday, 5 December 2009

Bella Blog Hop


Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to find out how to start the tour.

My main image is Penelope with Prezzies, watercoloured with markers. Her flower is accented with a little gem. I like how this stamp is versatile - I've used it for birthdays too, but coloured this way to match my Christmas paper, it becomes a Christmas card. The aqua layer of patterned paper is also SB, the Patterned Holly stamp, stamped in lime green pigment ink and embossed with that vivid green embossing powder. I accented the open portion of the leaves with some watered down liquid pearls for some shimmer. The bottom layer of paper is Eskimo Kisses, ornament pattern, blurry because my main image is so far above it and the scaner had trouble focusing. This is due to my very bulky ribbon layer, which I love. It's wide grosgrain ribbon in burgundy, gathered using a lot of tape on the back of the panel. I love how it echoes the little ruffly bit on Penelope's skirt. I will now say that this was all along part of my master plan. (It's on the internet now so it must be true.)

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 some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! Click here (post #87)to find out where to check if you've won. The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7. Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Kathleen's blog for some great eye candy on the next stop on the hop.


113 comments:

  1. Oh! How sweet is she! Awesome coloring and I love the ruffled ribbon!!

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  2. wow! Great job coloring! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. love this card---love the ruffles:)

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  4. Karen this is so cute, Love this card

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  5. love the doodling, beautiful card :D

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  6. So cute - love all these great ideas. Love what you did with the ruffle too!

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  7. How sweet is she! Lovely coloring and I love the ruffled ribbon!!

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  8. oh how fun is this..perfect birthday card.. so cute.. I LOVE anything BELLA related.. HUGS

    ~ps.. I have some free Digital Stamps right now on my site... :)

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  9. DARLING card ~ love the colors you used and your coloring is fantabulous!

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  10. I like the ruffling on the bottom. Great idea.

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  11. Love the ribbon and her polka dot present. Gorgeous work!! :)

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  12. Well done, the ruffle is a nice touch!

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  13. this is adorable Karen, love the ribbon!!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  14. love the card :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    catherine
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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  15. very pretty and I love the ruffle

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  16. What a cute card! Love the paper choice!

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  17. Fantastic job. Eskimo kisses has to be one of my favorites. Great coloring job.

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  18. Great colors...love that ruffle!

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  19. Darling card. Love the ruffled ribbon :D

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  20. Great card... love your coloring! The ribbon treatment is awesome! TFS!

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  21. Such a pretty colour combination!

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  22. Cute, happy and fun card

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  23. What a great card for I love the image and your coloring is divine!!! Beth aka BR-T

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  24. SO CUTE! This is just the sweetest color combo and your coloring ROCKS!

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  25. Love the little ruffle, well done!

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  26. Fabulous card I totally love the ribbon ruffle you added!

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  27. I like the colors you chose for her and the ribbon adds great detail! TFS!

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  28. Nice job!

    Denise Wells
    mamascollections@aol.com

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  29. What a great card Karen. So cute and she does look really versatile. Nice choice!
    Denise

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  30. Ohhhhh!! Look at those cute ruffles!! Love her - she's fantastic!

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  31. Very fun! I love the bright colors!

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  32. LOVE THE RIBBON!!! Great job!

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  33. Lovely card! I like the border and the pleated ribbon.

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  34. What an adorable christmas card!

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  35. I love the color combo and the dp!

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  36. i love the ruffles they add some wow. Great card.

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  37. very cute card!

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  38. Very cute card, and great colors! :)

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  39. What a darling card. I like your blog. Nice to meet you!

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  40. My blog has to follow yours in the Blog Hop? Acck! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!

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  41. So pretty!! Love the reds and light blue!! The ribbon ruffle is gorgeous!

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  42. Angela (SCS monkeymama)6 December 2009 at 07:06

    Cute; love the ruffled ribbon!

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  43. cute card. great colouring.

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  44. Such fun coloring!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  45. How cute is this! Your coloring is amazing.

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  46. Love the ribbon on the bottom! Great card

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  47. Total cuteness... fab riboon treatment!

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  48. Great work! Bella stamps just tickle my funny bone.

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  49. Penelope is so darling trying to handle all those prezzies. She seems to be in command of it all as you were with this card!

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  50. Very pretty card and I like the ruffle!

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  51. Love the colors and love the card.

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  52. So super cute!!! Your coloring is fabulous!

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  53. This card is fabulous. Love the ribbon at the bottom!!!

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  54. Super cute. I love the ribbon treatment.

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  55. Love your cute card. And that ribbon is awesome!

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  56. love your ribbon treatment ... fabulous card ... thanks for sharing

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  57. So adorable!! Love love love that gathered ribbon embelishment too!!

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  58. Penelope is adorable :) Nice card!

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  59. Karen, you've done it again. Your attention to detail continues to blow me away. The background paper, the ruffle... Your craftman(woman)ship is awesome. Your skill at watercolouring is inspiring. Again I don't know what I enjoy the most the artwork or the words. You always get a laugh out of me. It's been really refreshing to stop buy. Nimmy

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  60. The ruffle on the bottom of the image panel is super adorable.

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  61. Love the ruffle! Super cute image!!! Love this card!

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  62. what a gorgeous card, and beautiful colouring

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  63. What a cute stamp! I love how everything on the card is coordinated!!! Nice job! :)

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  64. Cute card!!! Love the ruffle!!!

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  65. WOW!! The coloring, the paper, the way you did your ribbon all so pretty

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