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Monday 11 July 2016

#168 Bling It Up

Before we get down to today’s challenge I am delighted to announce that the lovely Glenda has rejoined the team. Welcome back Glenda
Mary is hosting our Bling It Up challenge, so let's see lots of gems, sparkle, glitter, anything that adds a bling quality to your creations.

As usual You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT 


I used Hunkydory's The Little Book of Milestone Birthdays, decoupaging the image before matting it onto glitter card and adding Stickles.

A card with lots of sticky gems! Dies from Heartfelt Creations, Go Kreate, Sue Wilson, and Sizzix, paper from Papermania and shading using Pan Pastels.

I made my card using an image from My Besties for this bling it on challenge.  The card was coloured with Copics using a violet, orange and yellow colour scheme. I used 2 die cuts, the frame and the flower banner to layer my image and finished the card with some yellow roses and of course lots of bling.

Bling it up. I used rhinestones  in the top left corner, on the hats flowers, the butterfly, the circle background, scalloped edges and a couple on the bottom border. Just a fun card to apologize for being tardy on my birthday wishes. :O)
I featured an array of butterflies cut from DP to go with my scripty background and finished with lots of BLING!

I have used this lovely paper range from Echo Park and of course lots of bling!
New Masterboard decorated with Tim Holtz and Seth Apter stencils and dies which I "blinged-up!" by adding gilding. The stamps are by Tim Holtz, Seth Apter and Kaisercraft.
I have used texture paste which I glittered on top, through a Sweet Poppy stencil. Details on my blog

I added lace, rhinestones, Prisma flower and turtle charm to the two Ikea silverware holders. These were headed for the trash bin - not anymore! The seashell was embellished with rhinestone and ribbon and bling was added to the other shells with glitter and Wink of Stella. It is not easy to photograph bling! This is my best after about 30 attempts.

When I thought about "bling" I thought about sparkling diamond rings and as we have several weddings coming up this was a perfect opportunity to make a wedding card with lots of shimmer and shine. 
I have used one of the brand new Woodware Christmas stamps for my card with plenty of added bling in the form of Glitter Glue, Gems and Nailheads.
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