Thursday, 6 June 2013

Just a little bit of bling :)

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is to use your favourite embellishment or even embellishments, and it's also for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for June where it's 'anything goes'. I adore pearls and gems, and of course ribbon and bows so came up with this card:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- more of the same white card for the image and extra layer

- Woodware stamp called 'JGCL535 Bubble Wreath' - a lovely set which also has some smaller 'baubles' in as well . Stamped the wreath in Memento 'Grey Flannel', dug out my (ahem) large box with packets of gems and pearls in and picked out clear, pinks and white then sat for ages totally filling the 'bubbles'. You can just colour some, use stickles, card candi, buttons - or totally go for broke as I did :) Towards the end of the process it got tricky fitting in some of the gems and the bubble outlines were likely to show so I just went over them with a white gel pen before adding the last gems and pearls. 'Glutton for punishment' I think it's called :)

- the pink backing card is from the snippets folder, by SU, and one extra piece was embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Forest Branches' folder before adding it to one side

- sentiment is also a Woodware one, from their 'Christmas Bubble Tree' set - I use this sentiment loads and this time stamped it using a Versamagic Chalk ink pad in 'Pink Petunia' with a teeny little pearl above the letter i

- very narrow pink ribbon with a little bow (made using a fork as I've shown previously  - see here if you don't already know this little tip, it's a life-saver - and perhaps only for those with OCD, grin)

I'd also like to enter this card into a 'new for me' challenge called Cuttlebug Mania, where the theme this week is 'Christmas in June'. It seems like a fun and friendly place to go and play. I've followed them since they began in March but this is my first entry/dip of toe into the water. Sigh, and of course I haven't much embossing or die-cutting on this card at all - just the piece of pink card so maybe that's a bit cheeky.

It seems to be my week for being cheeky! 



Bonnie said...

What a wonderful placement of stones and colors, Di! Gorgeous!

MaryH said...

Hello Miss Cheeky! This is lovely, and I admire the time you must have spent hand gluing all the fab little sparkly gems. But it is so worth your effort. Like the backing papers & layout too. Your attention to detail on the little gem on your sentiment...gracious. Just bee-U-ti-ful. TFS

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Di, I love bling and this wreath of sparkly gems is beautiful :) Cathy x

flossbite said...

WOW! This is stunning. What a fabulous idea.
Big Hugs
Fiona xx

Annie said...

I love the card Di but maybe you have boobed if you didn't do what you were asked ;-)
A x

Sarn said...

A LITTLE bit of bling? I'd say that was a generous coating of it! It's REALLY pretty Di.

Sarn xxx

mamapez5 said...

this is lovely Di. I have that stamp but i have never made it look so pretty. You have been doing so well with your Christmas cards this year and I have hardly made any. I'd better get my skates on because once the two hottest months (when I don't do much at all) have passed, it is nearly time to be writing Christmas cards! Kate x

roffeycreations said...

Wow - I love your blingy wreath... fabulous!! Mxx

Anonymous said...

Loadsa bling there missus. You've obviously recovered from the weekend as you couldn't sit and do that hungover now could you!!


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Cor, I love this card!! That's the one I'd buy to give and then keep for myself!! Lol. I'm such a magpie.......
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Sandra H said...

Oh that's some bling Di and what a fab Wreath so beautifully placed and a great layout too l see lots of pink too!! lol take care x

Hazel said...

Love the bling - gorgeous card - thanks for linking for both CHNC challenges - hope those you again soon x

Kathleen said...

One of my favorite Christmas images and love the colour choice you have used, it does get quite difficult to get them on the circles sometimes.

Hey, who are you kidding, week for being cheeky, I'd say everyday as far as you are concerned, you little monkey.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Night, night, God bless, cheeky monkey.

Kath x

Karen said...

Di this is gorgeous! I love the stamp and all the bling and in such a beautiful colour too, reminds me of candy floss lol Karen x

Kath said...

Fab card Di - I've got the bubble stamp and love it with 'bling'.
Kath x

Sandy said...

I cannot tell you how much I love this and am gonna order the stamp -- I am a thief in the night but I will give you credit - do you sue!!!!!

Jannie said...

Wowie Wow Wow! Love your Wreath!! It is gorgeous, what a clever idea!

Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Kerry said...

What a fantastic way to use gems, your wreath is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with our Christmas in June challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.