Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cards for Bella Hop week 3

It is now week 3 of a 4 week series of hops to make cards for Bella that have been organised by Erin and Denise :-) We are hoping that she is swamped in an avalanche of cards :-)

As many of you will know, Bella had a very nasty virus which resulted in the loss of all her limbs. As you can imagine this is a very traumatic time for her and her family so we are hoping that by sending cards to her she will know that the whole world is thinking of her and sending lots of love her way :-) You can read her story on Bella tucker.org and any donations will be gratefully received too ,, Bella is going to need alot of rehabilitation her home will need alterations too,,, the bills will be HIGH !!! You could also buy a beautiful bracelet that has been designed especially for this fundraising appeal :-) You should go to see it it is stunning !! :-)

If you arrived here from the lovely and super talented Stacy's Blog you're going the right way,, if not you may wish to start at the begining on Denise's Blog :-)

I made this card for Bella (my 3rd one) following the fab sketch on the Creative Inspiration Challenge The image is a Penny Johnson for Stampavie stamp called Bird and Bear
from Simon Says Stamp :-) Isn't this cute !! I hope Bella likes it ! :-) I coloured the image with Prisma pencils and copics. The papers are BG Green at Heart and the white clouds and kite are Hero Arts stamps ,, these were masked and the sky was sprayed with copics using a copics air brush system ,,, love it !! :-) The 'hi' is also a Hero Arts stamp ,, the ribbon was in my drawer and the twine was pulled out of a weaved mesh ribbon :-) ,,, there is green twine there too barely visible ! I finished with a few Robins Nest Dew Drops too

Heidi at Simon Says Stamp has very kindly not only sponsored a prize for the hops but she has sponsored my candy too :-) thanks Heidi :-)

So this is the lovely candy that you can win from my blog !! a load of gorgeous Hero Arts goodies :-) All you have to do is complete the hop and send a card to Bella ,,, It does not have to be new ,, I am sure most, if not all of you have a stack of cards waiting for a new home :-) Choose a card and link it with the blue frog.
All the girls who are taking part as designers on the hop are of course eligible for the candy too :-)

Here is Bella's address for you to send your card

The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box 199
Londonderry, NH 03053

Now from here you need to hop on over to the wonderful ERIN'S blog to see her fantastic creation :-)

Challenges :

Creative Inspiration ,,,, Sketch

Bunny Zoe Crafts ,,,,,, Nice n Girly :-)

Creative Cottage ,,,,,, summer

Papertake Weekly ,,,, Dawny's Sketch :-)

Time for a new Challenge over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-) ,,, the weeks are flying past aren't they !! here we are in the middle of summer already !! :-)

This week dawny has made us another fantastic sketch for us to use :-) Nice and easy ,, just how I like em :-)

We are sponsored this week by the lovely Katharina at Whiff Of Joy
so a fabulous prize on offer ,,,you have to go to the challenge blog to see it !! :-)

I have fallen in love with 'Wee's' ,, all the WOJ images are gorgeous ,, but I must admit I especially LOVE these,,, soo cute !! :-) I bought 2 recently ,, this Wee with Broken Leg and another one which I will show you another time :-)

I coloured the image with Distress Inks ,,, for a change !! my copics are having a rest lol :-) I stamped the image with stazon onto watercolour paper and then masked it. I then inked a Hero Arts Dandelion Frame using tea dye distress ink too. The papers are from the Basic Grey Indian Summer pad and these were a RAK from a lovely blog buddy ,, she knows who she is and thanks hun xx
I made the flower using my lovely Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die, I used watercolour card to cut them out then coloured them with distress ink too ,,, sprayed with glimmer mist and stickled with my fave star dust :-) I find that if you use the watercolour paper to make these flowers , they don't tear so easily !! I ruined loads using ordinary card, especially the narrow petal shaped die ! ,,, little tip for you there lol :-) I also used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and a few Robins Nest dew drops ,,, the ribbon was in my drawer :-)
I used a Martha stewart border punch and SU punches for the sentiment ,,, the sentiment is a WOJ too and came with the stamp !! perfect !! :-)

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some FANTASTIC cards for you to see so please hop on over to the Papertake Weekly Challenge to see them :-)


Creative Card Crew ,,,,,,,, To Die For

One Stop Craft ,,,,, Distressing

Crafty Catz ,,,,,,,, Distressing