Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Birthday Wish From Belle!

Greetings everyone!  I hope you are well! 

Are you all getting those entries in for the DT Call?  I know we are all excited to see the creativity using these darling Belle stamps.  =)  Remember the deadline is Wednesday.  So hurry and enter, you never know, YOU could be the one posting here one day!  =) 

Okay, enough about all of that...  I have a sweet card to show you today.  I have to say that I tried so hard to come up with a new idea, but my mind just wasn't working properly.  (But then again, does it ever?)  LOL
So I decided to stick with creating a card!  I used "Tea Time" and tried to keep my card and coloring in soft hues.  If any of you know me and my coloring style, SOFT is not usually me!  LOL  So this was a tiny challenge for me.  I am quite pleased with the outcome.

I decided that instead of using several different DP's I would stick with just ONE print, and 2 shades of solids.  Also very much NOT LIKE ME! 

I had a difficult time matching paper in the teal color, so I simply inked some to match that teal using Stampin' Up ink.  Those became my border papers around the printed DP.  Oh Oh, and the little tabs at the top of the image are also inked paper strips.  I really love the way they look there.  So anyway, I used simple Beige and Brown textured paper from DCWV and a White paper doily that I inked with Antique Linen Distress ink.  The sentiment is computer generated, and the flowers are punched.

But Belle.... Dear Sweet Belle.... Doesn't she look like she's truly enjoying herself with her tea?  I know I would LOVE to have a stump like that to sit on, and just go sit and get away from all of lifes little stresses, and enjoy some tea and listening to the sounds of nature. 

But anyway,  now you see that a lot of extra embellishments were not necessary to complete this card, just a few basic things, and I have to say that this has got to be one of my favorite cards to date.  Maybe I should save it, and give it to myself for my birthday!  ha ha.... Imagine that? 

You know that reminds me.... I think I'm getting the short of end of the deal when it comes time for my birthday.  My mother always has me make cards for everyone in the family.  She sends them all, (Males & Females) my handmade cards, but when it comes time for my birthday, I get a store bought one..... What a rip off.... I think I'm going to have to protest!  ha ha

Okay, I guess that's all the blabbering I have to do for today, I hope you've enjoyed my card today, and don't forget, we'd love to see what you create using our sweet stamps.  You never know when your creation will show up in the spotlight!  =)

Have a Beautiful Day!


  1. Such a sweet card, with a beautiful motive ! Love your colouring :-)

  2. This is just beautiful...you colored it so perfectly. Wonderful card....Yep-protest would be in order. LOL... I hear ya!

  3. I really love this great. Great job working outside your comfort zone.

  4. Gorgeous card Lynda! I like your try on the soft colors very much! Great job!


  5. What a beautiful card Lynda,i love your image and coolours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Gorgeous card Lynda. I love the colouring and the colours. Why don't you let you mum loose on your stash, she wouldn't have a choice then, she would have to make you a card. :-) xx

  7. Ooh, this is so beautiful! Love the color combo!

    I get the short end of the stick on birthday cards too, so I feel your pain! For my birthday this week, I didn't even get a card from my daughter or husband... thank goodness for my dear son! lol

  8. Beautiful work Lynda! Lovely soft sweet colors.
    I think it's one of our (crafter's) common thing. We always make and give the cards.. Receiving is another matter lol!

  9. oh wow Lynda she is a real stunner isnt she, beautifully coloured and I love the soft colouring, I think this little belle always looks very refined sipping from her cup lol
    Mina xxx

  10. This is a beautiful card and the colours are just to die for, I find teal a hard colour to match too but you have really lived up to the challenge here.
    Kim xXx