Friday, October 8, 2010

Elisabeth Bell's October Release & Blog Hop!


Isn't she PRECIOUS?!?!?  See, I told you it was going to be good.  

Welcome to the 
Elisabeth Bell October Digi Blog Hop!

If you've come here from Tracy's Valure's Blog, you're on the right path and your next stop will be Angelique Nederpel.

If you've just stopped by just to visit me today (THANK YOU!!)   But I'd like to encourage you to participate in the blog hop for your chance to win fabulous prizes.

This adorable image's inspiration once again came straight from Elisabeth's own two year old daughter, Eden.  Isn't she just the sweetest thing?!?!?  The very best thing about Christmas is children.  I know that I've never enjoyed Christmas more than since my children were born.  Seeing their little faces light up in awe is the most magical thing.  And when they are older and grown, these Christmases, while they were babies and so small will be the most special to me.

This digi is available for purchase today at the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.


Now about those prizes...
There's actually two ways to win, so grab a pencil and paper so you can take some notes.  I don't know about you but we keep ours by the phone.  If not, WE LOSE IT.

Okay here's how to win:

(1)  Each DT member has a set of words that complete a sentence that Elisabeth has chosen.  After you have completed the blog hop you will want to make a final hop over to the Digi Bells DT Blog and enter what you think the correct sentence is.  A winner will be chosen at random from those who post the correct sentence.

(2)  One DT member's blog has been assigned the "winning blog".  One lucky person chosen at random who has left a comment on the "winning blog" will be a winner!  (So you should leave a comment on each DT member's blog just in case they are the winning blog)  :)

If you lose your way along the hop here's the order.








--->  Wendy Ramlakhan (Me!)  <-----









Don't you just love that holly in her hair?!?!  Well, when I actually sat down to color her yesterday, she didn't exactly turn out the way I had been envisioning all week long.  I wanted a vintage look...it's distressed, but I wouldn't call it vintage.  The image panel stands out too much, it's too white.  I should have used cream cardstock instead.  I've had such disasters lately with my backgrounds that I was gun shy to try something to "fix" it.  Perhaps a crackled finish?  Hummmm....


Well, by the magic of the internet.....4 hours later......

Ta-da!!!



I love it!!  As I was typing this post is when I had the idea, so I decided why not give it a try.  Since I had already taken a picture, if it didn't turn out right then no one would know, so what did I have to lose. 
I'm so glad I did.  This is the first time I've tried the Crackle Accent.  (I just got it this week actually, LOL)  It curled up the ends of the image some, but nothing strong adhesive can't fix.   My husband loved it before and I showed him the crackled version before we went to bed and he said he didn't know which way he liked best.  :)


Don't forget to collect your words...Your next stop is Angelique Nederpel.

Challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday = #79 Layer it on (5 Layers)
Crazy Challenge = #35 Go Green/Recycle (Ribbon is from packaging)
Digital Tuesday = #79 Ribbon - Buttons - Bling (use any or all)
Fab n Funky Challenges = #43 Use Digi Image
Anything Goes = #19 Christmas has come early
Ooh La-La Creations = #64 Nothing Floral
The Pink Elephant = #85 Childhood




Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
And just in case you missed it....
My phrase is WE LOSE IT  :)
Wendy
Recipe:
Stamp: Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection (Eden's Second Christmas)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (Vintage Photo)
Paper: Basic Grey (Fruitcake)
Ribbon: Unknown (Came from packaging) 
Pop Dots
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots & Snowflakes
Nestiblities: Circle Die


Copic's Used:  Oh, please....after 15 different greens for the christmas tree, I gave up keeping track.  LOL

34 comments:

scrappyjan said...

Wendy, You have showcased this image PERFECT!!!
Love the crakle sweetie..
hugs, Janiel

alethea said...

Love how you've done the crackle!! Card looks amazing!!

*Alison* said...

WOW this is wonderful.. I love the crackled effect..AMAZING PROJECT!! Off to the next blog for more inspiration!! Thanks for the chance to win..Crossing fingers and toes.. hugs

Pattie said...

OMgoodness Wendy! This is stunning! I love that image - a must have and the crackle is fabulous! I always love your creations!
Hugs,
Pattie

A Cards Delight said...

Very pretty! Stunning!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Beautiful...before AND after!! :0) Loving both versions xx

~Jeri~ said...

Adorable Wendy!! I'm with your husband on this one..I'm not sure which way I like best. i think they both are great though!!! Going to head through the blog hop now..wish me luck lol

Lilian said...

Wendy, the crackle effect is perfect of your vintage look. Gorgeous coloring! (can't seem to stop saying it for this hop but it's true!) :) Happy Anniversary!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

I loved your card either way that you did it. It is lovely. I love the colors that you used and the distressed look. Papers are perfect also.
Your wedding was out of this world. Very beautiful. You are beautiful and such a handsome husband. Your children must be gorgeous..

thanks for sharing with us.

bobbi

hellerlittle said...

Loved your warm colors, papers and coloring. Beautiful. Love this cute little image
AMAZING PROJECT withe the brokenglass effect!!
Off to the next blog for more inspiration!! Thanks for the chance to win..Crossing fingers and toes...
hellerlittle

Craftypat said...

As you say gorgeous image but I also like the completely different colour scheme you have chosen, off the normal traditional but still really warm. love it.
Well done and Happy Anniversary
Pat

Crystal said...

BEAUTIFUL Wendy WOOOWEE I love the crackle...FABULOUS papers and layout too!!!! Gorgoeus!!

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, I love both the effects of your image and your colouring is beautiful.
Kim xXx

Pati said...

Hi Wendy

Like the crackle accent a lot. Welll done! Have never tried this before but will for sure give it a try. Thanks for your inspiration!

BIG hugs and take care!
Pati

Kate said...

What a fabulous card! I love the antique look to it and that crackling really does look sensational! I'm glad you were able to think of it!

Chrisd said...

Super awesome with the crackle finish. It so looks old fashioned and simple perfect. Bravo to you. On with the hop.

Angela said...

You've done a wonderful job with this image! Beautiful card and coloring! Wow! Oh and that baby is so sweet - fabulous photo!

ps. your wedding picture above are truly stunning! beautiful! hugs, Angela

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty Wendy!! I love your coloring and your use of the cracked glass!! Beautiful work with this image!
hugs,
Chris

Skraptacular Designs said...

OMGosh! I am so glad you entered our "Layer It On" challenge this week so I would know that the new Elisabeth Bell stamps have finally been released! They are always so darn cute and such a treat! I can't wait to go and see the whole line!

This card is absolutely darling...I love it both ways!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

heidy said...

Just gorgeous,thanks for joining us at Fab'nFunky this week
Heidy

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Wendy
A gorgeous card
Hugs Dianne xx

Tracy V. said...

She looks adorable. I love the crackled Finish!!! Her hair looks fabulous. I am always so scared to leave to much white area in the hair, mine just never looks right. When I see others do it, I am in awe. Yours turned out fabulous!

Faye said...

I'm sorry I can't say much, I'm drooling over your colouring, which is amazing, especially considering your helpers! ;)
xxx

Wendi said...

Oh wow this is beautiful your colouring is amazing and I love the cracked glass effect
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Ginny said...

GORGEOUS, thanks for joining us at FnF

Shelby Goolsby said...

Wendy, this is just wonderful! I love the crackle finish and great job on the vintage feel. I can't agree more about Christmas being so much more special after kids.

Carolyn said...

Stunning, stunning card. I love this image and how it matches the picture perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing such a fabulous creation with us for our Layer It On Challenge at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Renkata said...

Such a sweet and precious card. Great image and you have coloured her hair so fantastic.
Thanks for join us this week and the Crazy Challenge.

Craftyanny said...

wow!!! Stuning card. Love the image and the cracked glass effect.
Thanks for playing along with The Crazy challenge. Hopefully you'll join us again
Anne x

nicolet said...

Wow, this is a wonderfullcard Wendy!
Greetings Nicolet

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOW WOW WOW Wendy, this card is absolutely FABULOUS. I love those soft browns that you used. Little Eden is just darling, and you've really brought her to life here.
Huggles,
Lynda

Nana said...

Absolutely beautiful and gorgeous, and sweet and cute and I love it!
The image is so so adorable - must have it! :D

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous colors and coloring!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling card!! Love the sweet image!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-TPE DT

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