Saturday, May 11, 2013

Show Us Your Bling at Di's Digi Designs

Well it's that time of the fortnight again... time for a new challenge at Di's Digis Challenge Blog, the theme this time is sure to be popular; Show Us Your Bling!  I made a card for my Mum for Mother's Day, which is tomorrow here in Australia (and in the US, I believe)
I've given myself an extra challenge this time around; to see how many challenges I could enter with one card, I've listed them at the end of this post... I've got to say it's been more time consuming making links and checking rules than it was to make my card!  Talking of which....
I used the super sweet new image from Di's Digi Stamps called "Decisions".  It reminded me of when I was a little girl (a looooong time ago!) and I liked to dress up just like my Mum - which led me to ponder the fact that when I became a mother I wanted to be the sort of mother she was and that now I've become a grandmother that I still want to be like her; hence the sentiment (which I did on the computer and will pop on to my freebies page shortly)
I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, I do like a nice sketch :-) 
I printed the image on linen paper and coloured with Copics, it being a "bling" challenge I embossed the gold necklace with Golden Sparkle EP and added Liquid Pearls to the pearl necklace.  I added gloss to the mirror too.
The papers (also printed on linen paper) are from  Nitwit Collections Romance and Roses FQB, I was surprised how few floral papers I had in my stash so I bought a couple of digi sets last week.  
The matting card is Kaiser (I think, it's been in my stash for a while)  The mat behind the image panel is cut using Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Rectangles, from a beautiful (and impossible to photograph!) handmade paper  with silk threads, I used the same paper on the "inside" of the card.
The acrylic and crystal trim is from my stash, I got it in Malaysia last year, the swirls on the base of the easel and above the top sentiment are stickers I didn't I think I'd use and now wish I had more of!  The blue pearls are Kaiser. 
That's about it for today's card.  Pop over to the Di's Digis Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the DT inspiration, it's awesome!  Hope to see you join in the challenge too, there's a great prize from Digi Darla and of course if you use one of the many fabulous Di's Digis you're in with a chance at winning two more!
Now here's that list of challenges I'm entering:
Left of Center Creative Challenges Use a digi image
Penny´s Paper Die Cuts and/or Punches
Digi Makeover Favourite colour combo (Pink and blue are my favourite combo - especially since the twins were born, lol
Bunny Zoes Crafts Fave colour (I love all colour!)
One Sweet challenge May - Spring Colors
Forever Friends Pastel Colours
Crafty Creations Something Old (the card + the bling) Something New (Image and papers)
Delightful Sketches Use Stash (card and bling)
Clear It Out Theme Anything Goes Stash; Use 2+ papers
Joanna Sheen Music and Lyrics (Dressing Up by The Cure)
Colour Me Copic Celebrate Something (Mother's Day)
Great Impressions Celebrations (Mother's Day)
Crafty Sentiments Use a Sentiment 
Aud Sentiments Sentiment suitable for Mother and Child (to my Mother, from HER child :) )
Stamping With The Dragon A Flower for Mother (Floral paper)
Card Mania Challenges Flower Power (Floral paper)
Fresh BrewedFresh Brewed Designs Flowers (Floral paper)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Women are Special - My Mum sure is special!
Kaboodle Doodles For the Ladies
Inky Impressions Mother's Day/For a lady
WhoopsiDaisy  - Mother´s Day or for a Special Lady
Little Red Wagon  All About Mom
Tuesday Throwdown My Mother, My Friend  (She sure is!)
Hobbycutz Mother's Day
Pile It On  For a Mother
The Pink Elephant Mother's Day
Creative Belli #169 Mother's Day
Creative Inspirations Mother's Day
Cuttin' and Stampin' Mother's Day
Sweet Stamps  For Mom
Hanna and Friends Mother's Day
Corrosive Challenge Mother's Day
The Squirrel and the Fox  Mother´s Day
V´s Sweet Ideas  Mother´s Day
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu Anything Goes 
Fussy and Fancy Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Anything Goes
eta: Phew, finished entering into the challenges - won't be repeating this feat any time soon!
Until next time, Happy Mother's Day to those who are celebrating and Happy Crafting to everyone! Donna 


Jackie W said...

Oh how beautiful! Love the image and your coloring! Love the design and sparkle!! So glad you joined us at Delightful Challenge! :)
Jackie W

mulberry station said...

Wow, what an amazing card. I love every little detail. It is so beautifully done. I love how youu have done ther reflection in the mirror. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Miradormakings said...

oh this is so cute and such a beautiful LO. Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Joan x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love all the sparkle especially the mirror. Wonderful use of the layout. So glad to see you playing at Crafty Sentiments, Digi Makeover, Inky Impressions and Whoopsi Daisy this week:)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...and I hope you are enjoying your weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Donna. I love this image, and the reflection in the mirror looks fab. Love the design and all the bling too.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Céline said...

absolulty gorgeous love the mirror
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Elizabeth Hart said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge - we love you adorable card.

Jeannie said...

Absolutely gorgeous in every way! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Donna. The image is just delightful and coloured perfectly. I love the pretty papers and your detailing is so gorgeous.
I hope you are having a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Kathyk said...

I love everything about this card! Thanks so much for joining us in our fortnightly challenge on the Hobbycutz blog


Karen C said...

Oh my gosh! This is so adorable!! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at One Stitch At A Time.
Karen C - busybusyhoneybee

deesdesigns said...

Oh Donna! This is truly a work of love!!! This is a masterpiece, the sentiment is just lovely - you have truly inspired me. Dee

Di said...

This is just STUNNING rosie, it must have atken you forever!!!! i love all the trimmings the mirror and your homemade sentiment is just lovely!! its a fabulous card you should be very proud!!
Thankyou i will display it proudly too!!
big hugs Di xxxx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Donna, love your bling.
Wendy xx

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love that sweet image & Beautiful soft colours, Full of wonderful detail.. Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy... May x x

Anne said...

A gorgeous card, very pretty
Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments
Anne x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Very cute card!! Lots of cute bling and perfect effect for the mirror. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog - Tina

Unknown said...

Great card! I love the shine on the mirror and that sentiment is brilliant!

Thank you for joining the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu!


Crafting Vicky said...

This is a totally stunning easel card. I really love the great details and the way you have use glossy accent on the mirror!!!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Carolyn Wolff said...

Amazing. I really like the effect you used on the mirror. Thank you for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon.

Valerie said...

This is so very cute. Love it so much. Thank you so much for playing at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

Linda Anderson said...

How cute is this!!!! So much sweetness! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Olivia said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Olivia said...

A lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Ani said...

Lovely card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully creative. Great design, colour and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Sandra H said...

Morning Oh wow what a beautiful card and thank you for joining our challenge at Forever Friends "PASTELS" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Jacki Daniels said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

Nicola said...

Awe Donna your card is fabulous, such a super sweet image and fantastic design.
Thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy.
Nicola -x-

Janine said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely image and a great design.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx

Cherished said...

Gorgeous Card. Great work. Thanks for joining us at Love To Scrap. "Anything Goes " Challenge.

~ Kendra ~ said...

I totally just went "Awww" out load!! This card is so adorable and precious!! Beautiful job!! Love the sentiment and image!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!!

theCook said...

That is such a beatiful sentiment... Very well suited to the image!
Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycutz challenge!

Kathie said...

Wow Donna what a pretty card I do love your colour combo and those wonderful pastel colours and that great image. Pretty design papers and I love all your added embellishments and dimensions to this lovely card you've put so much time into it it's amazing and I bet your mum loved it. Just a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Sheri Gilson said...

Adorable Mother's Day card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!

Susie Moore said...

Your card is spectacular! Such a lot of work - and so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing it with us at The Pink Elephant.

Nonni said...

What a sweet card! I love the image and sentiment, so cute. :) Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so adorable. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your gorgeous, adorable card.

Penny said...

Such a gorgeous card! Really love that darling image, your fab coloring, the colors, papers, design & embellies! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

kenli said...

Gorgeous card. Love every detail. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania.

Heide said...

Beautiful card, love all the bling and pearls. Happy you could join us.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Lydia said...

My gosh this is so darling xx thank you so much for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Loves Rubberstamps xxx

Anna-Karin said...

This is adorable. Love the cute image and all the details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Hugs Anna-Karin

rachel said...

fabulous card - thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck xx

rudlis said...

Absolutely gorgeous in every way! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SweetStamps.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is stunning hun, your colouring is WOW!! I love the shiny mirror!
Hugs Shell xx

Emily Lauritzen said...

Absolutely love this card! Your colors are so soft and sweet and I just love all the details you added to everything. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
<3 Emily L.-DT

simply monica said...

Gorgeous card I love it. Glad you joined us at SweetStamps come again!!

papillon digital design said...

Gorgeous gorgeous easel card. Love the soft colors and all the details.
Thank you so much for joining us at Digistamp4joy. Hope you join us next time too.
Digistamps4joy (DT member)
PapillonDigital Designs (Personal blog)

Dangina Martinez said...

Stunner! Love all the bling. Thank you for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Hugs, Dangina

Deanne Saunders said...

Ohh your card is absolutely the cutest!! Thanks for participating in our CHOCOLATE, COFFEE and CARDS challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

A Little Bit O' Paper

Nat said...

I love this , gorgeous image & colours and the mirror is very effective! Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen.

Leslie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Such a sweet image! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" Challenge!
Leslie, DT

Kim said...

Awe! That is just the sweetest, image and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at CMC this week.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fabulous card. Love your color choices! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!

Linda said...

Wauw what a cute card! Love the colors and lots of details!! Thanks for joining our Foreverfriends-Pastel color challenge! Good luck in the draw!
X Linda DT-FF

Unknown said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves to Scrap!!

Anja said...

WOW ... such a cute card.
Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends!

Hugs Anja

Erin said...

What a cute card! I love the flowers and scalloped circle!

Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!

Erin said...

What a gorgeous card! I love, love, love the pearl accents!

Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!

Joshylili said...

Your card is really sweet! Thanks for joining us at hanna & friends!

Hugs Jasmin

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx