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It’s BELLARIFIC Friday!!!!

Hiya tootsies

How’s everyone doing?Β  This challenge was a bit of a “challenge” lol for da sistahs.. I am thinking you didn’t like it so much.. so I PLOMISE to do a bettah one for next week!Β  I just thought the glitz and the bling was so exciting… but I guess not so much..LOLOL.Β  So it’s gonna be a shortish post today BUT I have a little NICKY NUGGET at the end of the post to help you with your embossing and glittering.. how’s THAT for a treat? MWAH!

Ok so the less than luscious (lol) challengeΒ  was

I wanted BLING BLING BLING and some gold πŸ™‚ but I LOOOVED the interpretations this week .. the cards were absolutely PHENOMALISH!

Let’s see the BABES’ interpretation

Nickabella made a STUNNING card using our happy flowers (mini one). The purple layer is embossed with our new quickutz polka dot embossing folder. She also used our QUICKUTZ labels in polkadot.Β  The mini image is stamped in the brand new to our store FANCY SQUARE SMALL and layered onto the fancy square large.. I just love those fancy squares :)! She also used ZING gold embossing powder for the sentiment and our gold bonbons.. lots of amazing product on one little gorgeous card!

Danabella made a gorgeous card using PEACE HIGHTOPS.. check out the gold embossing the prima flowers and the hot lips baubles!.. YUM!

Jenabella made a stunning card using ANISE KETTO. I love the layout, the bling and the coloring!

Karenabella made a stunning card using Minty Coffee.Β  The gold embossing is luscious and the cotton candy bonbons yum!! she also used D’VINE swirl cuttlebug embossing folder.Β  So colorful!

Lindabella oh sweet Lindabella (LOL) made a yummalish card using YOKO AND ONO KETTO. Love the coloring the shading the paper the gold! OMG!Β  I am sure she used our famous Lyras πŸ™‚Β  Gorgeous!

Paulabella used our cutesy ornaments for her card.Β  So shiny… so Sparkly… SO Blingy… Gorgeous card angelbella!

Shannanabella made a BEEYOOOOOOTIFUL card using KENYA KETTO so simple and elegant I just love it!

and here’s mine πŸ™‚ I decided to use my favorite new paper in the store by Collage Press.Β  The SWEET SHOPPE collection.Β  I embossed the sentiment with GOLD ZING.. have I mentioned I love this powdah? and our gold bonbons.. YUM!

So how’s that for Babe o Rama eye CANDEEEEE?

Now for our SISTAHOOD contributions! If I missed yours, please email me and I will post ASAP!Β  Excellent job by all of our sistahs!

Angie Foust used ROCKABELLA

Angie Foust used ROCKABELLA

Beth Scott used IVY KETTO

Beth Scott used IVY KETTO

Brenda Martin used DAISY LAMP

Brenda Martin used DAISY LAMP



Ebru Vatansever used MISSMATCH KETTO

Ebru Vatansever used MISSMATCH KETTO

Jane Bracht used YOKO AND ONO

Jane Bracht used YOKO AND ONO



Janine Orchard used IVY KETTO

Janine Orchard used IVY KETTO

Josee Boileau used IVY KETTO

Josee Boileau used IVY KETTO



Lisa Vaughan used LULU KETTO

Lisa Vaughan used LULU KETTO

Lori Brown (Pinky Dinky) used STELLA HAS SOMETHNG TO SAY

Lori Brown (Pinky Dinky) used STELLA HAS SOMETHNG TO SAY



Michelle Leishman used HITCHEDAFELLABELLA

Michelle Leishman used HITCHEDAFELLABELLA



Stefanie Summerer used HITCHEDAFELLABELLA

Stefanie Summerer used HITCHEDAFELLABELLA

Tracy Cornhill used KENYA KETTO

Tracy Cornhill used KENYA KETTO

Vicki Burns used ALTEE TUDE

Vicki Burns used ALTEE TUDE

So how’s DAT for some eye candeeeee??? LOVE IT!

So don’t forget to post a comment on this post and you can win a $20 giftvoucher to BELLALAND!

One of our lucky contributors will also have a chance to win $20 so stay tuned!

And now for Nicky’s Nugget!

A great tool for controlling “flyaway” glitter and embossing powder is to use this BELLA STATIC BAG to treat your paper. I call it the “POOF AND SHMEAR” technique..LOLΒ  I am so professional.

start with your paper you are using before you emboss or glitter

start with your paper you are using before you emboss or glitter

POOF the static bag by pressing gently onto your paper and releasing some of it's special powDAH

POOF the static bag by pressing gently onto your paper and releasing some of it's special powDAH

A little bit less than this should come out (but it doesn't really matter)

A little bit less than this should come out (but it doesn't really matter)

now SHMEAR.. LOL.. all over the paper (spread the powdah)

now SHMEAR.. LOL.. all over the paper (spread the powdah)

this is now done! use a lint free cloth to "buff" .. very gently so it doesn't show

this is now done! use a lint free cloth to "buff" .. very gently so it doesn't show

prepare versamark pad to stamp

prepare versamark pad to stamp your image

stamp your image (wasabi's flower)

stamp your image (wasabi's flower)

pour embossing powder on versamarked image

pour embossing powder on versamarked image

pour powder over image

pour powder over image

pour back excess into jar so no waste!

pour back excess into jar so no waste!



Voila!  Crystal Clear! BEEYOOTIFUL!

Voila! Crystal Clear! BEEYOOTIFUL!

I hope you enjoyed this post πŸ™‚

Mwah to da sistahs who will enjoy a LONG WEEKEND here in Canada!



  1. Peg says:

    Thanks for sharing of how to keep our bling under control. Lol The entries look great! WTG everyone!

  2. Karen Motz says:

    I’m really impressed with what everyone came up with for the challenge…way to go ladies!!!

  3. lindaH says:

    lyra’s on the next card…i promise! i already have it colored up and everything! and the submissions are pretty darn impressive for a toughie challenge…lovin the gold embossed curly leaf flourish!

  4. Karen Wilson says:

    WTG girls! Another week of phenom cards!! I look so fwd to Fridays and Mondays on the Bellablog!!

    Emily, thanks so much for the tip! Keep ’em coming!

    Happy looooooooong wknd to my fellow Canadians!

  5. Fabulous eye candy this week, sistahs! Awesome!
    Nicky, thanks for the tip!! Love the POOF and SCHMEAR

  6. Great cards Ladies! I thought this was a fun challenge and am in LOVE with Paulabella’s keto card. OMG, so cute!

  7. Heather says:

    WOW! All that shimmer and bling makes me happy :)! I think it was a GREAT challenge. I ran out of me time this week and was so sad not to get to play. I always look forward to Friday (and Monday) πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful long weekend. Unfortunately May is one of my busiest months πŸ™ I LONG for a long weekend πŸ™‚ lol.

  8. Cat Spicer says:

    GREAT CARDS!! I’d hoped to participate, but life was a bit crazy this week. Hopefully the next challenge will be posted soon. πŸ™‚

  9. Katarina M says:

    Gorgeous cards, and thanks for the tip for embossing!

  10. Courtney Hunt says:

    I love them all but I especially love the ornaments card. So gorgeous. I might have to scraplift it:-)

  11. Courtney says:

    The Rockerbella is a super fun and cute card. Love it!

  12. Lisa V says:

    wow, lots of great cards. have a great long weekends πŸ˜‰

  13. Christine Blossom says:

    everyone did such a good job on these cards! gorgeous!!! πŸ™‚

  14. What a great little technique. I’m going to have to investigate that one. Had trouble with flyaway powder when doing my card. Beautiful cards sistahs!

  15. Tara says:

    great collection of cards, and I think it was a fab challenge, Em! Hey, ‘challenges’ aren’t supposed to be easy all the time πŸ™‚ One of these days I’ll actually get to participate again… loved having 2 weeks for a challenge that one time!

  16. Kerry J. says:

    Gorgeous cards!! Loving all that bling and gold!!

  17. Jess Willison says:

    I am so impressed with everyone’s interpretations of this challenge!

    Way to go sistahs!

  18. Nicole says:

    beautiful cards everyone!! Love all the bling πŸ™‚

    (it was the gold that threw me for a loop this week, I dont think I had anything gold in my stash lol!!)

  19. Tara says:

    The cards are goldarific…love the bling and shine! : )

  20. Carisa says:

    darnit – i always miss these challenges! i see them, think they are great then forget until today (well actually i usually remember right after the deadline thr night, LOL) and then log on to see all the fabulous entries! ladies you rocked it out with the gold and bling. I love seeing all the new stamps!

  21. Beth Scott says:

    Great job ladies. Love them all.

  22. jenn says:

    Gorgeous cards ladies! Everyone did a fantastic job! πŸ™‚

  23. Tenia Nelson says:

    Great cards, ladies!!!

  24. Vera Wirianta says:

    Love all the cards. I especially like the simplicity and color of Shannabella card using Kenya Ketto. Thanks for the ideas. =)

  25. Danni says:

    Love all the creations! I really am going to join in one of these weeks!! I got my order today and squealed when I saw the pink rubbah!! So fun!!

  26. Melanie Fellows says:

    Wow, gorgeous cards! I don’t envy you picking a winner!!!
    I didn’t get chance to enter this week but I’ll give it my best shot next time.
    Mel xx

  27. Yvette says:

    They are all bellarrific! Love all the different color combos!! Thanks!

  28. April says:

    All the cards are just gorgeous. I personally love all the bling. My first bellas should be here any day and then I can play. Great challenge…

  29. Vicki Burns says:

    Poof and Schmear. How hilarious is that? I am gonna hear you sayin’ that every time I use EP! Loved all the. Why do you think it wasn’t popular??? I am enviousof your long weekend. Enjoy!

  30. Great cards this week!!!! As always the cards give me great inspiration!
    Have a great long weekend!

  31. Joan says:

    Very interesting challenge! I’m not the biggest gold fan in the world, but I think people used it in very cool ways!

    Also, I think I am a little confused- once the paper is all covered with the powder, when does it come off? After you glitter? Why don’t I understand this????? πŸ™‚

  32. Brandi says:

    Awesome cards! I love seeing what everyone has made!

  33. Ebru says:

    All the cards are blingariffic. Wonderful entries from everyone.

  34. Jane B. says:

    Wow, what beautiful cards everyone!!!

  35. LoriT. says:

    Awesome cards, Ladies!! So love the bling:)

  36. Lisa says:

    love the cards that were created
    gotta say that Fridays I look forward to seeing who’s created what
    and I truly enjoy seeing all the amazing cards

  37. Christy says:

    Love, love, love!!! Everybody does some fantastically awesome work! πŸ™‚

  38. Leslie says:

    Those are all great interpretations of the challenge – well done ladies!

  39. Sandye Curry says:

    Loved the cards with all of the extra bling! Great cards–great challenge. Enjoy the long weekend.

  40. Ann I. says:

    Lovin’ all the bee-a-yoo-tee-ful cards!! Great job ladies!! I’m going to join one of these challenges one of these Fridays!

  41. Carol says:

    Thanks for the lil tutorial! I was sooo busy this week, no time for challenges. all the cards look beautiful as always!

  42. Lori-Anne says:

    Love all the cards that were entered this week. Good job Ladies. The card that I would choose would be the Missmatch Ketto by Ebru. The colors and Idea of the contest is presented well within her creation.

  43. Maria says:

    Love all the bling and especially all the Ketto’s! This would prob be my next purchase:)

  44. Tracey says:

    So much bellarific eye candy! I love it!!

  45. Ooh what a fab set of entries to inpsire :). Just ordered my first Bellas, can’t wait to play with them

  46. Linda w says:

    Wonderfularific cards everyone. This will definitely inspire me to get creating.

    thanks much

  47. Betty M says:

    Everyone’s cards are gorgeous. Such creativity in this lot of artists. The Ketto’s are very popular – they have such a funkiness about them. Love how everyone incorporated the bling and gold into their cards. Have a great weekend everyone.

  48. Laurie P. says:

    Some great cards again this week from everyone. I love bling but don’t use gold often enough. Thanks for the inspiration – hopefully some gold will be showing up on some of my cards soon.

  49. Chris R. from Iowa says:

    Fun cards! High tops – who would have thought? Bling – gotta love it. I gotta get one of those static buddies, always thought it was just one of those gimmicks to get you to buy. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Great cards, I didn’t have time to play this week or definitely would have! Peace, Jenn

  51. Robb_eeie says:

    Hi Emily ~~ Beautiful entries for your weekly challenge! And thank you for the quick & easy tutorial using the magical static bag ~ I always wonder what the powder is made of??

    MWAHHhhh to everyone celebrating our Canadian Victoria Day πŸ˜‰

  52. BarbW says:

    Hope everyone is having a great long weekend so far. The cards are wonderful, however, I didn’t get a chance to do anything this week for the challenge. Hopefully, next week or the week after.

    Nicky, thanks for the tip on using the anti-static bag. I have one, but never really knew how to use it properly. Of course, I could have asked, but that’s just too logical, right?

  53. Brenda M says:

    Wow………..some pretty amazing cards……they just get better and better. Another challenge……..another week……where does the time go.

  54. Melody says:

    Some really great cards this week! Thanks for the tutorial!

  55. Sarah says:

    I love the Ketto Stamps! I’m just new at stamping and I can’t get enough of the Kettos!! THey’re awesome!! Really great cards on here!!

  56. Mary says:

    What a great tutorial. And love the cards you guys did a fab-o job.


  57. Arianne says:

    Enjoyed the post?
    Loved the post! Great cards everyone!

  58. Lisa T says:

    Lots of great samples! It was nice to see cards with newer stamps like Altee Tude. (VERY cute card, BTW!)

  59. Karen says:

    Wow! Everyone’s really outdone themselves this week. The eye candy is wonderful! I really loved Paulabella’s card – it just jumps off the screen, and Louise Charlton’s Ketto card is darling!

  60. Monika Reeck says:

    Very pretty card all….and thanks for the tutorial too….waiting for next challenge πŸ™‚ hugs, Monika

  61. Steph says:

    Loved the challenge – was a little late with me card tho!! πŸ™ ……. lol

  62. Tina Mayo says:

    love all the inspiring cards this week.. great job sistahs

  63. Jennifer Bradley says:

    The cards are great as always!!!!

  64. Tracy C. says:

    Nice job sistahs! Gotta lovey the challenges! Thanks for the tip Nik,………….hmmmmm, “Nik’s Tips “,………a regular column on the blog perhaps?

  65. Renee says:

    Great cards! And thanks for the tip.

  66. Jessica says:

    All wonderful cards but I thought Lisa Vaugns interepretation was the bestest. Thanks for the helpful “nugget” at the end. Nick’s Nuggets—a new blog entry.

  67. Wow beautiful cards again! Love all that inspiration. Why do you think it was liked Em? I see lots of gold and blingy cards! It will be difficult choosing a favorite!

  68. Sarah says:

    Great job on all the cards ladies!! Thanks for the tip at the end too!!

  69. Amber says:

    LOVURRRLy sample girls! What a fun challenge, wish I had come sooner!

  70. Jennifer CR says:

    Beautiful cards ladies! What great inspiration!

  71. Leslie W says:

    Amazing cards everyone! Hope everyone had a great long weekend!

  72. Ursula says:

    Awesome works of art ladies. I love how everyone uses such fantastic colours!

  73. emily davis says:

    The talent in this group is amazing.
    Great job ladies!


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