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Thursday, 21 June 2012

I Love STELLA!

When doing a spot of housekeeping in my favourite room (craft room of course!) I spied the box containing all the Stamping Bella rubber. I still love these images even though I don't have the time to ink them up very often, and I particularly love Stella. She's such a fun loving gal, and she always, always has to have bright red lips! If Stella was a walking, talking real gal then I think she would really be called Pat!!

I needed an image for Jules birthday card and as Jules is also a fun lovin' gal I thought Stella would suit the occasion perfectly.


The only problem I have with Stella is she's a teeny weeny image and I find it hard to add the shading.
Since it was for such a special occasion (not every day you turn 50 Jules!!) I even got out the last of my beloved Maja Design "Fika" papers..sob sob.
She's coloured with a mix of DI re-inkers and markers with lots of glossy accents on the olive and on her luscious red lips!

I've got a really busy weekend ahead of me...though hopefully it will be fun! So I will be back on Sunday after the candy ends to announce the winner.

Thanks for looking.
Love

46 comments:

  1. Hon this is just breath taking. Stella is a cutie !!! And those papers well you know what I think of them. Gorgeous card dear. Hugs

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  2. What a beautiful card Elaine!!! Hahaha that image is really funny!!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  3. This is just a very Elaine creation - brilliant & I can just feel that olive with the glossy accents shine making it look all plump & juicy. Think someone will invent a rotating rubber chooser that gives each piece of rubber a regular usage slot????
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

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  4. fabulous Elaine...and not a DT card!!

    Fi
    x

    what colour do you use for skin??

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  5. Wow, Elaine, a gorgeous card! Beautiful papers and coloring of course. Love, love, love those ruby red lips and that olive looks good enough to eat. And I think you're right - Pat is pretty sassy so I'll bet she's just like Stella!

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  6. This is gorgeous,love the perfectly coloured image and papers.xxx

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  7. What a fabulous fun card Elaine :)) I love the image and your papers are gorgeous.
    hope you are well xxxx
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

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  8. Love the stamp, and the colourings gorgeous as usual. I have a friend who would appreciate this one, she does like a wee dram.

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  9. This is a fabulous card and boy it looks like you made easy work of the shading on this image!! Love it and I'm sure your friend did too!! HUgsxx

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  10. Gorgeous fun card Elaine!! Love it!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  11. Oh Elaine what a fun card perfect for Jules and gosh that olive look x good enough to eat..oh those lips look s like there ready to give some guy a big juicy kisse. Have a good week and dont do too much

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  12. So cute! You've shaded her beautifully and I agree completely, she "must" always have red lips! Fun card, your friend will love it.

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  13. I love this image Elaine, First time I've seen her. Your papers and layout are fabulous, I love that the 50 is small and discreet. lol.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  14. Yes, she is definitely a Pat!!! Think you did a great job on the shading and those papers are gorgeous. Fantastic card.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  15. Hee Hee, she is fun Elaine..fabulous colouring and just love the papers..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  16. Stunning Elaine! What beautiful colouring on her...I just love the depth! And those papers really are so pretty....we don't have that brand here either D: I have to go and check it out xx

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  17. Wow Elaine what a funny card and your coloring is spot on ,that olive looks so real,love it!
    Big XXX Heidy

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  18. I'm a massive fan of The Bella and all of her stamps. Stella is a fave of mine too. Great card, love the image and your great colouring.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  19. Oh wow, these papers are stunning and your colouring along with the card is fantastic, wish you would put on more cards for us to drawl over!
    Hugs
    Tracy

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  20. Oh Fika.. what will you do now that your out?? Might have to find another favourite??
    Have a sugar sweet day ♥♥

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  21. Hi Hon

    Ooohhh love this fab Stamping Bella image, though for some reason I don't have Stella!! She's just perfect, sitting in her Martini glass! Love how you've coloured her (as always perfect!)... and her lips and that olive just pop out!

    And as for those papers....... no words are good enough... especially for the little flower one! Think I have to go buy...

    Big hugs
    Christine x

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  22. Brilliant card. Love the image and the marvellous backing papers.

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  23. Oh she is fun and I LOVE those papers. That leaf die is lovely, what make is that. All in all a fab card.

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  24. Gorgeous card Elaine, love the colours, especially the little 'pop' of red. Debs xx

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  25. Gorgeous card as always, hun. Love the colours. Have a fab weekend xx

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  26. Oh what a fun card - she looks like my kind a gal!!! Your colouring is always so beautiful and I just love how you put your cards together. Have a great weekend, take care Ann-Marie.

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  27. oh lol this is fab! i love the image ..just look at those luscious lips lol

    A real fun card
    Lisa x

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  28. What a fab image, I love images like this they are always great to use for friends!! Love the papers, can see why you had a quiet sob when you cut them!! Hugs Susan x

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  29. Hello Elaine

    I'm sure Jules loved this fab card... I love these Stella's as well, and fancy using your best papers for a 50 year old!!! hehehehehehe
    Tilly

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  30. Fantastic image, just love it! Great colors, beautiful papers, and lovely details with the little star and pearls and butterfly.

    Lots of hugs, Anne.

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  31. Hi Elaine
    love this card (I bet Jules did too) image is fun, paper's are divine & your colouring (as always) is O.O.T.W.
    Email to bank manager DID NOT work (I've told him he's an old meanie). Will TRY and email you SOON, as at the moment I don't know whether I'm on my backside or my elbow, BUSY BUSY BUSY, with family & boring NON crafting issue's.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  32. Hi Elaine, Oh bet Jules thought this brilliant, so funny, what a fab image and you managed to do the shading perfectly I think...xxx

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  33. Hey Elaine

    Love it - brilliant card - Stella rocks is what I say.

    Fab papers - you brave girl cutting into those!

    Have a great weekend.

    Take care

    Hazel xx

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  34. Hi Elaine, Gorgeous card! Such a super image.

    Lisa x

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  35. fantastic card elaine.i love the fun image and really gorgeous colours and papers :D

    xx coops xx

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  36. Stella is a lot of fun, I agree and those papers are deeeevine! Your shading looks awesome, purty purple color and the glossy accents, perfect of course!

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  37. Fab card for a 'grown up' birthday, your colouring is amazing. I love the papers from Maja Design. Some of my favourite dp.
    Enjoy your-busy-weekend, Elaine.
    hugs Dorte

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  38. wow Stella is my kinda girl!!! Fab card Elaine x

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  39. Elaine I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!
    Hugz and Smiles

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  40. This is such a super image - just the thing for my daughter's birthday card!. I love the way you've coloured it & the papers you've used xx

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  41. What a beautiful card with nice paper and nice colors.

    Nice weekend.

    Hugs AStrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.nl/

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  42. Oh this is just fab, I love the colours and the layout and the image really made me smile, love it. Isn't it fab when you unearth crafty bits that you had forgotten about or misplaced
    Lindsay xx

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  43. Lol, this image made me giggle. :D Fun card! I love the DPs you used too. Hugs! xx

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  44. This fantastic, what a fab image, she looks like a lot of fun!
    Love those beautiful papers x
    Wendy x

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  45. Hi hun, I'm hopefully getting rid of my flu at last though I've just been sneezing again! love your card hun, stunning shading yes you achieved it fine,can see why you love the image it's fab, beautiful papers too, hope your ok, busy as usual I suppose lol,

    what do you think of our gorgeous weather, lovely isn't it? have a lovely night hun, hugs Liz xx

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  46. Bwahahaha! Oh Elaine...you seriously crack me up!! Yep...I might have been a Stella in a former life! I love this card, girlfriend! What a fabulous image!! Love the olives...I haven't mastered the dirty martini yet...although I bet I'd like one if it were made w/Vodka. Can't handle Gin...tastes like pine needles. But I do enjoy a good Bloody Mary once in a while! And mine always has at least THREE of those yummy olives! You rock, my little sugar muffin!! Mwahhhh! Pat Frank

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