Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bling, Bling; who's calling?

Over at Sweet Stampin' Challenge today we want you to show us your Sparkle, your Bling, your Glitter, your Gleam, your Shine... you get it right?!  I've made a Christmas card for my Guest Spot, and I do believe that one can never overbling a Christmas card!  this one could take your eye out, lol.
Now, not a lot of that blingyness is showing up in the photo (what's new), so I've taken a few close ups that at least hint at it :-)
The challenge is being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads, and so I thought why not use one of Di's fabby images for my card?  Its' called "Christmas for Big and Small" and it's being sitting quietly waiting on my cyber shelf since I bought it last year, all we had to do was wait for Christmas!
I've coloured the image with Copics, the scarf was a bit bright with the BG's I used so I desaturated it by going over it with a Toner grey, worked a treat!  The papers are from Kaisercrafts Carnival Christmas and my stash; how yummy is that teal foil... it's corrugated as well as shiny, so bling and texture, what more could a girl ask for? Bearly Mine Challenges and Lexis Creations both have "Untraditional Christmas" as their challenge themes, I'm entering there and hoping the little bit of red I've used doesn't disqualify me, but do "get it" if it does, lol.  Papertake Weekly has I'm Dreaming of a "whatever colour" Christmas, in my case it's a teal Christmas.
I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, always a good source of nice sketches.  The sentiment is from Bizzy Becs, it was a freebie but I don't know if it is still available at all.  Cutie Pie Challenge is to use a sentiment, easy peasy, I'm in.
My little guys look like they're having fun in the snow, which fits Pollycraft's theme of Christmas Fun and Crafty Calendar's of Cold and Frosty and Digital Tuesday's which is Winter Wonderland. 

Cupcake Craft Challenges has  "Don't look at the light: Sparkle, shines, gleams or glints" as it's challenge (cool name, guys) and Stamptacular Sunday Challenge hasChristmas Glitz… glitter bling and sparkle and lots of it!  This really fits the bill, so I'm entering there.
The Pink Elephant has Snowflakes and Sparkle as their theme, I have snowflakes that sparkle, lol, punched with Martha Stewart's Glacier Snowflake and heat embossed with iridescent Sparkle embossing powder.  Crafty Creations has Embossing and Glitter for it's challenge, so I'm entering there too.The centres are soooo sparkly IRL, they're Sparklets from Kaisercraft.
The inside of the card is finished simply, the sentiment is from Tickled Pink Stamps, stamped with Kaisercraft ink and embossed with Iridescent Sparkle.
Copic OzPaper Play Challenges , Paper Crafting Journey and Divas by Design all have Christmas challenges running, so I'll be entering there too.
Well, that's it once again for my contribution to the Sweet Stampin' challenge inspiration, do pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the DT's lovely makes: Now your Christmas card making is finished like mine (hahahahahahahaha) you can create your own bit of glittery goodness and be in with the chance to win $10 worth of your own Di's Digi Downloads, come to think of it, you don't even have to be finished with your Christmas cards - like I said, one can never have too much bling on a Christmas card :-)
I've still got a couple of cards that I haven't put a post up for yet, I'll do that over the "holiday" period and hope you get time to pop back and check them out -  I do love your visits :-) Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous Christmas card. I love all the bling, the cute image and the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
Sarah-Jane xx

Patti P. said...

Donna, So glad you like our sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and what a great job on this week's sketch. I love the way you rounded the corners and you are right on about that teal paper, just perfect. What fun, bright colors and beautiful coloring on this adorable image. Tfs and joining us this week, hope to see you again soon.
patti SSW/DT

Brodders said...

Such a lovely shiney card :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Crafts this week and good luck x

Unknown said...

Lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Divas

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Donna....and thanks for joining us at Divas too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

mulberry station said...

Wow, this is amazing. I love every little detail of your card. Thanks so much for joinig us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Linda Anderson said...

Sweet, adorable, marvelous...I could go on and on! I love your card!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


An Occasional Genius said...

Definitely not over blinged Donna!! I love it! Your colouring of Di's fab image is stunning. Lovin' your creations for us so far xx

Unknown said...

Hi Donna, what a gorgeous card! Love the image, so sweet, and just the right touch of bling! Sarah

Kathie said...

Hi Donna, this is such a pretty card such a cute image and I just adore your colours used. I love all of your bling paper very pretty. Wonderful colouring and great embellishments. Great job and thanks for sharing your card with us a Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

It's official...I am in love with your card! That beautiful paper and the coloring of this adorable image are all just fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

having a {me} day said...

What an adorable image, fabulous colouring and a great card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes. keeley

Nina said...

A really beautiful card!! Gorgeus papers and very cute motiv.

Thanks for joining our "Christmas Glitz" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday last week :)
Hugs, Nina.

xxxtglxxx said...

I agree Donna - You can never have too much bling on an xmas card! Lovely cute image and gorgeous shading :)



Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon! Merry Christmas!!
hugs, Sharon

Arlana 11426 said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. fabulous job coloring Diane's image.Hugs Arlana@SSW!!!

Sharon Basel said...

What an adorable card with such a perfectly colored adorable image! Your papers are so pretty, especially that gorgeous shimmery aqua paper. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Natali said...

Beautiful Card. Lovely image and colouring so nice. Love your blue foil paper and snowflakes details.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Jenni said...

Love the fresh colours and the three button type embellishments at the bottom. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Jenni x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Donna,
This is just too cute. Love the image & the papers are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design.
Andie xx