Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Got Candy?

I have been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to break in my new Witchy Bella....til now! Isn't she cute??? I wanted to do something simple and quick, something that could be duplicated quickly and without much hassle and I think this fit the bill perfectly. I used this fab new paper I got at Joann's, I cut two equal size pieces of paper (5 1/4 x 4) and placed the patterns back to back then cut off the top at an angle. Next I attached the small scrap piece of black patterned paper to the top to make it look like a fold over flap. I used the Karen Foster Snap Stamps for the "Got Candy?" sentiment (I'm sad those are retired, they are perfect for the bellas!). I doodled around Witchy and then decided she needed a few 'spideys' (as my nephew would say). The spiders were actually quite easy, just doodle a little line, make a small solid oval and then lightly make little legs comes out of the sides. I used Prisma Pencils and Copics from the Paper Pretties Corner Store to color her in (have you been there yet? TONS of stuff on sale plus the new MFT sets are now available and PP members get an additional 10% off!! So yea, my shopping cart is full!) Next I used the direct to paper technique with black ink on the lovely lilac layer just to darken it up a bit and make the edges rather spooky. LOL Lastly I added purple gems to the right side and she was done!

So after I made this, I looked at all the items I had used, the extra items I had purchased and decided it was time to give something away. Anyone in the mood??
Goodies include one pack of 12x12 patterned paper, adhesive gemstones, silk flower primas, two colors of twill, the above shown Witchybella card AND some Witchybella images so you can make your own!!!

Here's the fun part....all you have to do is comment. Anywhere, any day, any post...with over 130 subscribers and hundreds of hits a day there should be some interaction on here. So let's chat people! I want to hear what you like, don't like, want to see more of, what new stamps or products are out there and what your opinions are. I will have the Hubster select someone at random (it makes him feel special) on Friday Oct 12th...that way I can get these goodies in the mail to you so you'll have them before Spook Day! :) I know you're all out there...what has everyone been up to? You're so quiet lately! "Talk to me Goose...." **please tell me you know where that's from** ;)

72 comments:

Melissa said...

Witchybella images? I'm there! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Lisa C. said...

wow oh wow, I NEED witchybella images, and that is surely some SWEET candy you are giving away!

Shannon Roberts said...

Jill !! I absoluetly luv your blog & the inspiration you give me!! The only down side is now I am branching to many & I mean many different stamps & companies, too!! LOL!! Thank you & you are an asolutely perfect choice for the design team. Can't wait to meet you on the cruise!

Shannon

Ami C. said...

I love Witchybella, she was the first image I bought for me instead of for a sistah or borrowed my friend Angie's bellas LOL. I enjoy the Halloween stuff very much so when she came out I was loving it.

Lisa C. said...

as to the talk to me goose, that top gun of course..lol..DUH! HEHEH

Lorie said...

Top Gun, baby! Possibly one of the best movies of all times!!!! I love your blog and all that you do!

Lisa Helmts said...

I really want to try the bella's but I am so new at techniques! How exactly do you get the color so good on them?

Great cards!!!

~Lisa Helmts

Whimsey said...

WOW; mega cool blog candy. Um...will I be blacklisted if I tell you I don't have any 'SPOOKY' stamps - I'm serious! Witchybella is a cutie...but of course she is - she's a bella! Thanks for sharing blog candy; the giveaway dad is my dad's b-day!!

Julie K. said...

What an adorable card! I love it - thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Kristin O said...

Love all your wonderful designs! I don't have any bellas, but love them, so I would love a few stamped images to play with! Thanks!

Susan said...

she's great! love the "spideys"


How could you not know where that line is from?!?!?

"It's time to buzz the tower" :)

Rita said...

Bellas? Did someone say Bella images??? I luv Bella!!! Sign me up for this fab blog candy please!!! I luv it & thanks for the chance to win some goodies. I luv your card, you did a fab job on this Bella!

Debbie Schneider said...

I don't have witchybella yet but would love the image. Love your card - it is simple but oh so so effective. I love your site and your creativity - it definately keeps me inspired! I have just recently became a Paper Pretties member and I am receiving my first Premium Package in October - I am so so excited!!! I am so glad that you are part of the designer team.

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

I love bellas and witchybella is one of my favorites. Yummmmy!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

The Queen Of Scrap said...

Thanks for the chance to win some more candy!

Dottie K said...

Oh she is so spooktacular! Little Halloween humor! I would love some Witchybella images. Love your cards and blog. Thanks for such cool blog candy.

Andrea Hays said...

Top Gun! Great movie! I absolutely love all your cards. I do need to get my self a bella stamp...or a dozen. I have to be one of the only people out there that doesn't have any yet. Maybe someday. My birthday and Christmas are coming up! A girl can hope! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Kari said...

Your blog is so much fun to read-glad I subscribed. Hasn't Goose come a loooong way? Luv Top Gun! Great addition to the DT! Keep on bloggin sistah!!!

doverdi said...

pI'm from Ontario, Canada. Not far from the home of the bella's. lol Great blog candy. I love the new Witchybella. I agree with you about the KF snap stamps. I was lucky enough to find a set a month ago.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your witchybella card. Great candy too. I love your blog.

Michelle T.

Jody L. said...

Just found your blog!! Thank goodness!!! It is awesome. Witchybella, that is one that I don't have!
Jody L.

Debby said...

Your Witchybella is Adorabella. I must purchase her. She's too cute!

cjknick said...

Oh.my.heck! What a darling bella! Love that witchybella. You've done her up so fine :)

Thanks for all the inspiration throughout your blog. It's a great place to visit!

CinderellaBella

Cathy said...

Sweet Witchybella giveaway. Pick me! I just love your card and all the goodies that come with it. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

ms.espresso said...

hey, cute card & a fun giveaway! Please pick me :)

Charlene Weaver said...

I recently went crazy using the Bella Image Database and now have TONS of bella images. Now I need some inspiration as to what to do with all of them - love your cards and your blog! Thanks for all the beautiful cards and wonderful inspiration.

Momsnack said...

Great candy - I'd love to try those images!
NancyS (momsnack)

Courtney said...

Super cute card!! I love purple with Halloween stuff!

Catherine said...

Oh I don't have her and I would love to get some images =). Love it!

CAKVD said...

What an awesome card!!! The goodies you are giving away are FABULOUS!!! Thanks for your inspiration!!
Cheryl KVD

Tracy in Michigan said...

Maverick, you da' sistah! Top Gun it is and I love that card and all the goodies, here's hoping it's my lucky day! Thanks so much for the chance!! :-) I love your blog!

jodene said...

I am a subrscriber I love your creations. If you haven't seen already go check out cornish heritage farms. Their new releases are so yummy. Thanks for the chance!

Betty said...

Trick or Treat!? Give me some candy and witchybella to bring it to me!!

Nettystamps said...

Bellas....I have a friend who adores these stamps. Can't say that I blame her, they are cute. These were the only thing on her birthday wish list this year...LOL
Not a big birthday surprise there hunh?
Your blog is inspirational, please continue the creative juices flowing and don't forget to share the ideas.... :) Thank you for the chance to play and possibly win...
Have a wonderful evening...

wendy said...

I love bellas - I don't have that one yet though!

Margie said...

OMG! You amaze me with all of your cute doodles! Yep, that's right even the super scary spiders are cute. Does that even make sense? LOL

starqueen said...

Hey Jillabella,
I'm from Massachusetts, and I'm a Bella Luvah! I love how you give great details on your projects...I like to know what you used, even if I'm not going to do a card exactly like you!!

Keep up the good work, and keep those Bellas coming. I would love to receive some!!

christina D said...

such a gorgeous card! you have done a fab job with it!
have a great day
luv christina
czdean@bigpond.net.au

Elaine said...

Charming card and candy!! I am loving these ideas! There are so many new things coming out it is really hard to keep up! What do you do to stay organized and keep up with all of the newest or even keep up with your favorites?

Lastel/STAMPINSTEL said...

What a great candy giveaway ! I love halloween , one of my favorite holidays . I could make alot of fun cards with these goodies , would love to be picked as the winner !

Ettiene said...

I love witchybella. She is one of my favorites. Did you see the cakebella someone turned into the vampirebella on splitcoast stampers. It so awesome. The girl who did it is very talented. Everyone should go over ther and give it a look. Happy halloween to everyone.

foodpartyfun said...

Top Gun...one of my all time favorite movies. You do a great job of sharing so many wonderful, inspiring ideas on your blog. Thanks for a chance to win some bella images...I have not caved in yet and bought any and all the other goodies to go along with Witchy Bella.

Pat

Angel Wilde said...

Such a fun card And sweet candy! I love your blog. I always like to know what designers use, what products you love, tips... even color combos and sketches. I'm always on the lookout for something new. But you wouldn't need to change a things and I would still subscribe. I like your creations!

Deb said...

Just getting into the whole bella thing. Would love to win your candy.

Suzy said...

Cute card, Top Gun! I love Witchybella I have yet to make a card with her but I plan to today!

What is on my mind: I wonder how much I can spend at Michael's today before the honey explodes!

I am from Halifax :)
Suzy
blog.papermonkey.org

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Hidee ho, Jillybella!!! Love the new Witchybella.....but I don't have her!! Great card and awesome candy!!!

Karen Gladney said...

Your card is sweet. I don't have any Bella stamps but would love to start. Tks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Your card is witchylicious:)
I just got my bella and plan to delite a few friends with her.
"The Witch is in" tee hee

Luv your blog Jillabella and have been a fan for sometime now

chowbella
Pearl

Anonymous said...

My dh can recite about every word in Top Gun. He watches it every chance he gets. LOL Love your witchybella and the ideas you come up with are awesome. I wish I had that kind of creativity. Oh, I can copy just fine but to think of new ideas? Doesn't happen very often! Thanks for all of your great ideas and inspiration

Sheri D

melissa f said...

I would love to win. I really enjoy your blog.

Debbie said...

What a great halloween card. I love all of the bella images. Thanks for giving us the chance to win such fabulous blog candy.

Debbie

Andrea Vernagus said...

Your doodled spiders are perfect...I may have to steal that idea. Thanks for the opportunity for some candy.
Please see my blog, if you have a chance, to help uplift a family in need of some prayers! Thanks!

Andrea (craftyengineering.blogspot.com)

Cheri said...

Fun bella and doodling! Hi Jillabellas Husband. . .please pick me! :-)

Debra said...

Well I love your blog and like others have said, you provide loads of inspiration! Your cards are beautiful - I'm still thinking about that window pane Christmas card! Currently I'm woking on items for craft sales this season and it's getting close! I'm using mostly Stampin Up sets.

Colleen, PA said...

"Talk to me Goose..." is from Top Gun. Right?
I love everything about your blog. I love your cards and I love your tips. I just ordered the mini sewing machine you recommended. I can't wait to see some of your creations.

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

oh, didn't know there were witchybella stamps!! i NEED her!! and that paper is so perfect!! i think my favorite stamps right now are the ones i don't have and want!!! (the grass is always greener...) great blog--keep up the good work!

Lilian said...

you witchybella card is so adorable! and i LOVE the dp... thanks for offering the blog candy. :)

Joanne G said...

I'm on it Maverick!!
That stuff is soooo cute..
Pick me!!

Tandra said...

Very cute! Love that image!!!
And yes, Top Gun!!! lol

dd2njoy said...

You have a marvelous blog Jill!!
Love your colouring,your cards are awesome!!Thanks for the chance at your great candy treats!!

Anonymous said...

I love the stamps from stampinbella, that witchybella is so cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win. Judy

Kristine said...

She is great! I'm going to have to go Bella shopping!

rebecca said...

Top Gun is full of good lines that friends and I exchange. BTW, October 12th is my birthday, so this would be a great gift -- hint, hint. What a generous offering! Thanks for letting me play along.

Reality Show Reject said...

Love the card! It is too cute. And of course, I love the witchybella too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda SS said...

Fun blog candy! I'd love a chance to play with some Witchybella images here in Washington. Hope the hubster picks me:)

Doreen R. said...

LUV THE BELLAS! You have great ideas and that really helps me get my creative juices flowin'. I live in Maryland and love your blog!

Alex said...

What lovely goodies, loving all those Halloween colours, you have a fab blog, I love how you also have other people's work on your blog as well

StampingJoan said...

I love Witchybella and what you did with her! But then again I love all your work!
And "Talk to me Goose" is from Top Gun!!!! I know that one! hee hee

Shelly said...

TOP GUN!! (the very same movie that gets a little fuzzy during the volleyball scene from being rewound and replayed OVER & OVER!! I absolutely love peeking in your blog-- you mix up your stamps-- SU, bellas, and more!! and the winner will be announced on my son's birthday-- Keep up the great shares!!
Shelly
sdteacher@iw.net

Crystal L. said...

Of course I love blog candy, who doesn't?? ;-) I am having so much fun reading your blog & seeing all your fun samples! Hmmm...I'm thinking TOP GUN?! =) I asked hubby to be sure, and the way he answered was funny...all he said was "Top Gun", but his tone said "Top Gun, of course! How could you not know that?!" LOL

Nicole said...

Witchybella is so much fun - and you did a great job with those colors! You say that paper came from Joann's - the Enabler strikes again! I may just have to stop on my way home from work today. :o)

Peggy said...

such a cute card. like the turned down corner. those little things that make it a bit more special.