Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bella loves Christmas

Hi all! Hope you are not sick of my holiday cards, because here is one more. =)


I used the adorable Bella Loves Christmas from Mo's Digital Pencil for this card. Don't you love her? Bella is such a delightful character and she always makes me smile!


I got a few questiosn about stitching around rounded corners and on circles and ovals. Well. you all know that I am not that good, but here is how I do it. When I am stitching on circles or ovals, I press on my foot press the lightest I can so that it goes slowly as I turn the paper according to the curves. I think the "correct" or better way to do it is to use the needle down button and do it stitch by stitch to get the perfect result, but I usually don't have enough patience for that. LOL! =)  The only time that I do stitch by stitch is when the sentiment panels are small, but sometimes I just give up on stitching on these all together like the one on this card. Hope whoever receives this card don't mind that! =)


Of course things go wrong all the time for me when it comes to machine stitching. For this one, I added the Glossy Accents on the ornament before I stitch the circle on the scalloped circle and the dimension of the GA actually skewed the stitching. That's why there is a little snowflake over there...


Here is a look of the inside of the card. I paired the image with Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather collection and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

That's all for today. Have a lovely day! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock, sentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
glitters: Martha Stewart
pearls: Recollections
dies: (scalloped border) Papertrey Ink, (circle, scalloped circle, oval) Spellbinders, (open scallop border) My Favorite Thiangs
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31
dress, shoes: V15, V12, V000, E51, E50
holly: YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01, R27, R24, R22
ornament: BG34, BG32, BG11, Y21, Y11
card size: 5" x 5"

20 comments:

Karen B. said...

Great color combo and cute card!

Shirley N said...

I could never get tired of your holiday cards Alice. This one is another beauty, I love your colors and your ornament. That snowflake is perfect right there ;)!

donna mikasa said...

Hey, girlie! You still up, too? LOL! I'm with Shirley--I could never get tired of ANY of your cards! And your stitching is always fabulous. Thanks to you, my sewing machine is now my fave toy!

Have an awesome day with K! Hope you get some goodies, too! TTYL! Hugs!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

she's so pretty! love this!

Joy said...

Cuteness all round Alice, as always perfection with Copics, I love it! Hugs!

Lin said...

LOVE, LOVE this one, Alice - and your sentiment matches the image perfectly!

Maria Therese said...

So sweet!!

Jenny said...

Sooo cute!!! Love it!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

BabyBokChoy said...

and i LOVE bella!!! she is so so so cute!

Marlene said...

This is just so adorable!!!

Kelly Booth said...

Each time I come to your Blog Alice I'm just amazed...your cards are always just perfect in every way!! This one really made me smile.....Hugs!

Diane Jaquay said...

Delightful image and card, LOVE this one Alice!

Emily Leiphart said...

You're amazing, Alice! This bella is darling and your colouring is ever so dreamy as always! The stitching is perfect, too.

Niki Estes said...

I never tiring of seeing cute Christmas images and this one is definitely cute! I love the colors, too!

Maylee said...

Absolutely adorable Alice!! Just love your coloring!

Stamping Cafe said...

This is gorgeous, Alice!! All I can say is WOW!! Everything is so perfect together, you have to come teach me how to use my sewing machine! :)

I had a fabulous time, thanks for everything sweetie!! Hugs!!

Sparkle said...

This is just precious! I love the purple dress!

Tiffany said...

Bella is so whimsical looking! She looks like she will really enjoy Chrismtas!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Adorable! Those sparkly snowflakes and shiny ornament frame the image perfectly!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! Love the glossy accents and stitching. This is gorgeous.

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