Friday, November 16, 2012

It's Margarita Friday !!

Whoops!... I mean Bellariffic Friday!!  (but with a margarita twist... lol)

In my goal to get moving on some Christmas cards, I've decided to do a Christmas-y version of Uptown Girl Madison has a Margarita (I'm secretly thinking of changing this to Carlabella has a Margarita... I think it's important that I really identify with my Stamping Bella stamps, you know???... especially this one... I should really be drinking a margarita while making a card like this... yes, I'm THAT dedicated!...)

LOL!  I'm teasing actually because I'm not much of a drinker to be honest.  But I do have a lot of great memories of margaritas shared with really good friends at The Lone Star here in Kingston. 

Okay - enough boozy chat.  Today's card is based on Stamping Bella's Sketch #23.  I only used the top portion of Madison (sorry Madison...) and coloured her with Copic Markers and used papers from Basic Grey & Authentique.  I used the MFT notebook edge die along with Spellbinders Classic Ovals.  I was thrilled to have a bit of ribbon with the words "Christmas Cheer" and of course it goes without saying that I need to replenish my stash of pearls..............
For my inside I used only the upper portion again of Madison just lightly with SU Cranberry Crisp & stamped the sentiment with a Hero Arts Christmas set I have.

Hope you had a chance to play along with this week's Sketch Challenge.  If you did, can't wait to see your card and good luck at winning some Bella Bucks!!  And if you couldn't play along, be sure to comment on the Bloggabella post for today for another chance to win.  That's what's called a win win situation!!  LOL

If you can't seem to get enough of Stamping Bella and all things card-y and craft-y you can check out more great links for some awesome tips, tricks, techniques and inspiration at these following spots:

1. Facebook chat group
2. Splitcoast Stampers Forum 
3. Pinterest board for inspiration!
Next week we have a theme card as our challenge.  Hope you can join us to make a card with a Holiday Wishes/Winter Theme.  Remember to e-mail your card to Emily by Thursday night to enter. 

Have a fab weekend everyone... and remember margaritas count as your daily serving of fruit!!



Dana White said...

Love her - and your take on the sketch Carlabella has a margarita

Pauline said...

oooh gorgeous card, need I say more!
Love everything about this. Wonderful job on this challenge Carla.

Gabriela said...

What a delightful post! Needless to say, so is your card. And yes, I too have fond memories of margaritas at Lone Star. I seriously love your card!

Mary J said...

So gorgeous Carla, love the swirls!!

Leslie said...

What a funny post :) I love that you made her into a Christmas card!!

Susan said...

I think there must one day be a Carlabella. Your skill with these stamps is amaaazing. Beautiful card. For me, the drink would have to be soda water with a lemon twist though. Lol!

Vicki Garrett said...

Beautiful as Always Carla!

Tammi said...

Love love love, soooo pretty!! I like how you cut part of her off and that ribbon is perfect, amazing card Carla! Love those girls, I have lots and NEED to use them! :)