Friday, February 14, 2014

Bella Valentine

     Haven't seen an Uptown Girl from me in a while have ya.  I just adore these stamps, but haven't had the spare time to play with them.  Well someone has helped me out with that.  Someone named Emily who so sweetly asked begged me to become one of her Stamping Bella Bellarific Babes.  LOL  Now at this time I just couldn't swing being a full time Babe so I'll only be posting a couple of cards a month or maybe more if I can, but I'm excited about the opportunity.
     This weeks challenge was a sketch.
     I used the lovely "Catherine Nibbling Chocolate" to create this card which will be my daughters Valentine.  She's really into the black, white, and pink color combo so I pulled out some My Mind's Eye papers and found this gorgeous sheet with the pinstripes and lovely pink blossom.  I dressed the blossom up a bit by adding some Diamond Stickles.  I kept the embellies and die cuts in the same color scheme.
     Wish I could eat chocolate like this and look like her.  hee hee

Copics Used:
skin--E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair--E23, E25, E27, E29, E50, E79
dress--R000, R11, R20, R22, R24, R30, N9
chocolate box--R35, R37, R39, R43, E50
chocolates--E23, E25, E27, E29, E37, E57, E79

     Hope you'll pop over to Blogabella and check out my fellow Bellarific Babe creations.  There'll be a new challenge announced and I know Em would love to have you join in the fun.  Make sure you scroll back through the last few posts there too because Em's been revealing new stamps that will be in the store soon and several of them are new Townies.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Card Makin' Mamas--make it sparkle
Fussy and Fancy--Be My Valentine
Totally Papercrafts--Valentine/Love
Milk Coffee--girly
7 Kids College Fund--anything goes
Deep Ocean--Love is all around
Going Grey--Valentine's Day
Oldie But a Goodie--Valentine (the flower is ancient and I've had the stamp and Spellbinder die in my stash for over a year or more)
Sweet Stamps--love
Top Tip Tuesday--girly
Make It Monday--anything goes
Pink Elephant--Happy Valentine's Day
The Squirrel and the Fox--Love

     Hope you all have a fabulous Valentine's Day with those you love.

Paper--My Mind's Eye "In Bloom", Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Catherine Nibbling Chocolate"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles, My Craft Spot Small Alphabet Metal dies, Memory Box Tender Leaves, Poppystamps Lovely Tendril, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Michaels pearls, Hobby Lobby lace, Diamond Stickles, Recollections flower


chrilvian said...

wauw love the orange

Becky said...

wow, this is gorgeous. Beautiful colors.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! Love the colors! Awesome coloring of the fun image! Congrats!

Dana White said...

I'm so happy Em wore you down!! Gorgeous card Tracy

Sue said...

Big congrats on your new DT place Tracy. Your card is stunning. I LOVE the image, amazing colouring, beautiful papers and pretty detailing too - that just about covers it all!
Hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Congrats !!!!! I feel so foolish thinking that you used to be on the DT long ago... Ummm, oops!! Lol !!
This card is fabulous !!!
You will have a great time designing w. those gorgeous uptown girls !!!
I love them all !!!
Sadly, there aren't enough hours in the day to color all of the images that I would like !!!
Congrats again -- this is great news!!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the colours you have used on this card and the way you have coloured her skirt, it looks so dimensional. Congrats on your DT post - well deserved.

Unknown said...

Fabulous and peach creation! Welcome to Stamping Bella...I look forward to viewing you inspiration!

Unknown said...

Fabulous and peach creation! Welcome to Stamping Bella...I look forward to viewing you inspiration!

Fiona said...

wow Tracey this is gorgeous!! Love the colours and your colouring is simply beautiful!!


Pauline said...

Congrats Tracy - being on the bella team is well deserved. Your creations are always so inspiring.
Look forward to seeing more Bella images in the future. Hugs,

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love this gorgeous card! So many pretty details, like that lace and flower! Thanks for sharing your card with us here at! And congrats on the design team!!

Leslie said...

Oh that Emily can be persuasive! :) So glad you joined us! Your card is jaw-dropping gorgeous! Your colouring is fabulous but it's all the little extras you did - the lace, the glitter, that flower - oh my! and I love, love, love that you list your copics. I love seeing what colours the pros use together - I'm still learning!

Heidi said...

Beautiful design and fantastic colouring:)
Congrats, very well deserved.
Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful design and great colouring.
Gr Elly

Maryann said...

Beautiful cards love the colours, looking forward to seeing your other creations - Maryann

Unknown said...

Congrats Tracy! I adore this image and your coloring just brings her to life. What a terrific sketch to work with (will have to Pin it later) and you totally nailed it. Stunning card!!!
Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Hugs, Lisa

Unknown said...

Wowzers Tracy! You've been truly at it again, haven't you!! So sorry I missed out on your latest posts, but we're in the midst of our peak season at the mo, so there's sooooo much work right now! Hence my being MIA for a couple of days, but that makes it all the sweeter to come over to your blog and see your latest cards, sheer beauty, all of your cards! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Pam said...

Congratulations! I love this card. Great sparkle and that lovely Catherine.

Unknown said...

I'm back to say thanks for joining us at Make It Monday! Hugs, Lisa

heidy said...

Beautiful as always my friend!!
XXX Heidy

Davi said...

Your coloring of that cutie is dynamite and the card is gorgeous!!

Ros Crawford said...

I was thinking exactly the same thing ... I wish I could look like that eating chocolate!
What an amazing card and such a perfectly coloured image and your backgrounds, trimmings and designs never fail to wow! me

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the details with the sewing and lace and stunning colouring. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooo-la-la! Stunning, Tracy! So many delicious textures, and I just adore the bold black paired with the soft peach! WOW!

Audrey Pettit said...

So excited for you, Tracy! Congrats on your new design team gig! This card is stunning! Love her and love the fussy cut image with the layered die cuts. Beautiful lace and stitching and flower, too. Wow! I bet your DD loved this!

Karen said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love this image. Thanks for joining us at


Joni Andaya said...

Very Pretty!!! Love this image :)

Nancy said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, my friend! Congratulations to you! I always new you were a BABE!! ;o)

simply monica said...

Gorgeous card very stunning thanks for joining us at be sure to join in our next challenge it's Anything Goes!

Vesi said...

Oh, this card is a real overlay for my eyes. I like how you used black as a base, I like your lace and the color is simply amazing. A lady is just icing on the cake. It gives me great pleasure to see her again and again X Thank you share it with us Card Makin Mamas Challenge. Good Luck
Vesi - DT CMM

Kjersti said...

A fabulous card Tracy - love it!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh Goodness Tracy...This is just too lovely. The colors are beautiful together. I love it. And by the way we do look like that in our minds...LOL, Hugs, joann

Lisa Minckler said...

Well congrats to you chica!! I think you deserve such an honor as your coloring is to the 9's and your humor to boot just completes all your posts! This card is fabulous and sassy and I really love the color combination your daughter likes. Beautiful work for a Valentine card and yes....I'm with you. I would love to hork down chocolate, but I smell it and gain weight. :(
Lisa x

Ivonne said...

OMG, I love the color combo, it looks so elegant. The ribbon and the flower are gorgeous. Amazing coloring as always. Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Fleur said...

So pretty, thanks for sharing at DOC
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Geri said...

It's clear why she would be willing to beg...your work with these images is always absolutely gorgeous, Tracy! This one is no exception...the lace, flower and glitter details are perfect for it!

Andreja L. said...

WoW, What a fantastic card you made! I like all details :-))
Thank you for playing along with us at Milk Coffee and I hope to see you again!
Hugs, Andreja

Unknown said...

Beautiful colors! I love your card! It's just fantastic! :-) Hugs, :-)