Friday, October 10, 2014

Long Weekend Ahead

Another Friday has rolled around and this one is the start to our Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend. I don’t think we’re going anywhere this year. We normally visit one of the daughters but one of our grandsons had the stomach flu earlier in the week which means one of the parents could be catching it this weekend…..and we are avoiding anyone and any place that is sick. Hopefully the weather will be nice enough to get a nice long hike in somewhere. Last Thanksgiving it was so warm we went for a bike ride but not sure about doing that this year. They are calling for even more rain starting Sunday so it may be crafty days at home. My sister has her roof on now so no more leaks so that’s good!

Seeing as this is Friday I have another Stamping Bella card to share based on her weekly challenge, which was a sketch. Sad news for Canadian supporters of Stamping Bella though. She just released her new website and new stamps – but she is now shipping from the United States and is in fact considered an American company and no longer a Canadian company…….which means we Canadians customers get smacked with double shipping costs and we have to pay the duty. Can you say “Goodbye Stamping Bella!” She is going to honour the credit I have so I’ll use that up but there will be no more Bella stamps bought after that and I’ll no longer contribute to her weekly challenges. Sorry Stamping Bella but goodbye!

So here is the last challenge card:

Pretty self explanatory really. The image was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and die cut using the Spellbinder’s deckle edge die. The pink strip is a ribbon and the next one is paper. I put silver strips on the edges (Dazzles from Paper Wishes). The sentiment is a stamp. Once I die cut the label I glued it to the pink paper and cut around it leaving an edge. The little flowers and the scroll at the top of the ribbon are also Dazzle stickers. Not sure if you can see it in the photo but I added mica powder, similar to Wink of Stella, on the presents and her dress to give it some sparkle.

So, Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my Canadian readers and just happy weekend to all the others.



Malika said...

Lovely card


jinxxxygirl said...

Well Happy Thanksgiving Violet! What a beautiful card and a fitting goodbye to Stamping Bella.... I always think of companies leaving the US for cheaper labor elsewhere but i guess some do come in.. I hope you get your hike in. This weekend we get the oil changed in the truck, grocery shop, Antique Faire on Sunday then the HalfPrice bookstore for me...and finally a stop by my hubby's work to put his plant in the plant hanger i made him...oooohhhh boy....It is a pothos ivy and the runners on that thing are looooooong . He is so proud of it. I know if we break one of those runners trying to get it in the hanger he will be heartbroken. So cross your fingers and i will have pictures next week! :) Hugs! deb

Dana White said...

It is too bad you have said such negative things about Stamping Bella with out actually ordering anything from the company and seeing the actual costs. As a business people have to make hard decisions to stay in business and that's something to consider. We will miss your creations on Bellariffic Fridays

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