Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Waltzingmouse & Bling challenges ....

... the sketch for this week's challenge over at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge has been designed by Edna Morrisedie - and it's super!  A nice clean and simple design that gives you so many possibilities.  And my card also fits the brief for this week's challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays - where we must "Bring the Bling!".




I knew what I was going to do when I saw this design - cupcakes!!  Lots of sweet, yummy cupcakes - but I was beaten to that idea - a few times!!!  So I had a bit of a rethink.  And I've made a Christmas card - part of my ongoing resolution to make my cards early.  It's quite a large card - A5 - but it had to be to accommodate all the stamps!! 




These circular images (perfect for the sketch) are from the Around Christmastime set - which has some really super clean, graphic images.  I used Stampin' Up! inks to stamp the images and heat embossed them to add shine and sparkle.  On the snowflakes I used Kalediscope EP which has a lovely sparkle (doesn't show up well in the picture) and on the red and blue images I used clear EP to give a rich shine.  I added some more bling to the finished card by adding crystal gems to the berries on the holly stamp.  Really clean and simple - and another for my 2011 Christmas Collection.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Around Christmastime
Inks:  Versamark;  Stampin' Up! - Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Rose Red
Accessories:  Card, gems and embossing powders from stash; Stampin' Up! - 1¾" Circle punch

I've taken a close-up shot of the snowflakes - hopefully you can see the sparkle from the embossing powder better. 



I was up early with Jonathan - he's gone now and, at the time of writing, he'll be at Manchester airport waiting to board his plane - so I decided to make good use of my extra time this morning.  And I managed two challenges!!  And now it's time for breakfast and a nice cup of coffee - so I'll see you all later!

18 comments:

Michele Gross said...

I'm really enjoying your graphic design and clever approach to bling :) Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, great design :o)
Jackie xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, Great card, love the Christmas bling:0) xxx

Jenny said...

Fabulous card Deborah, love the geometric design and lovely colours for christmas too :)
Jenny x

Paula said...

I like the unusual colours & that you didn't go over the top with the bling - it's still in keeping with the elegance of CAS yet has the bling factor.
Breakfast? Now what time was that? The PROPER time for breakfast is around 10am!!! (tongue-in-cheek of course - think I have the right idiom there, oh this English language....too much for my Viking brain this early in the morning!!)
Paula (PEP)

Karen B. said...

This is spectacular, what a wonderful controlled use of color and bling! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Love your take with the sketch the blings! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen H. said...

Oooh I love this! The colors are great (love red & blues for winter)! Great job with the sketch!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are the colours of winter woolies! I love the graphic design of your card and the subtle bling.

Kryssi said...

Sweet and subtle! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

What a cool card, I love the design!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

LaurieJ said...

I love this card, especially the little bejeweled holly leaves! And the pop of red - perfect. This set has been on my wish list - I think it needs to go into my cart.

Kelly S. said...

Blogger hasn't let me comment for 2 days on this card, huh? I so wanted to because I love how you used Christmas images in this fun color scheme, Deborah! Such a fun design for a Christmas card!

Julia Aston said...

Love the fun winter theme stamps you used on this Deborah! Wonderful colors!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I like the concept of your card to use different types of circles and great colors. Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love your take on the challenge the circle elements look great!

Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Jean Martin said...

Oh wow I'm loving the colors here! What a great card! So glad you could join us at WMSC! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fab card Deb! Lovin' all the WM goodness! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

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