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Friday, 29 October 2010

Totally Papercrafts Bling It On

Hiya everyone, sorry for the late posting.  I had intended sorting this post out last night after work but due to being short staffed I ended up staying on and working the night shift too - finally got home about 8am today after working a 24hr shift. Was absolutely cream crackered and fell into bed - but not before I threw a tearful hissy fit (due to sleep deprivation I promise rofl) at blogger playing me up on the challenge post - wonder if that means I'm the drama queen on the team  hahaha.  Thankyou to my lovely DT buddy Emma for coming to my rescue - your a star hunny!!

Anyway I've caught up on a couple of hours sleep and want to make sure I sleep tonight so an early night for me today!!!

As you may have guessed its time for another challenge over at TPC and today its my turn to set the theme which is..........

"Bling it On"

This is a fairly open theme and could be perfect for those Christmas cards as well as birthdays and special occasions.  Dazzle us with jewels, gems, pearls, glitter - anything in fact sparkly or shiny. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Here's my creation using a digi image from the Once Upon a Time collection at Charmed Cards and Crafts and available HERE.

 The cardstock is from my stash and the burgundy paper is BG.  After finishing the layering and colouring the digi I discovered I'd no flowers to match so - given there's a credit crunch - I improvised and had a faff around with my X Cut heart punch - putting more bling in the centre.  I'm quite chuffed with the outcome and think I've found my new addiction - could be seeing a few more of these using other punches over the next few weeks!!!

  Check out the challenge blog HERE for sponsor details and don't forget to leave some love for my wonderful DT buddies who've created some stunners this week.  This card will also be entered into one of the following challenge....

Creative Craft Challenges - Anniversary
Creative Card Crew - Punch It
Fab n Funky - Clean and Simple
Simon Says - Punch Em

I'm off to curl up in front of the fire now in my jimjams with a brew and a DVD - I might even bob off again lol.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please feel free to leave a comment so I know you've been and I can then visit you.

Big Hugs

Mel X


Anonymous said...

Hi Mel....

24hr SHFT, ohhhhh you crackers missus, how an earth did you get through that....;0(..

Card is so elegant, just beautiful, love the flower, very impressive.

Pop over to my blog hun, when you have caught up on some zzzzz's, i have reopened the forum, yeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
all the girls are coming back.
Would be fabby to have you there...
Huggies Angel

* Shaz * said...

Oh Mel!!! this is gorgeous, hope you manage to catch up on some Zzzzz's xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Well, it's a wonder you could post at all, after a 24hour shift, Mel. Hope they're paying you shed loads of money.. :-))
Beautiful card - I love the sparkle on her dress and what a fab way to make a bloom.
Have a great weekend, hun... and put your feet up!!
Caroline xxx

Vixx handmade cards said...

Mel thats awful hun!, 24hrs I'm not surprised you are tired :o(
Hope you had a good rest today and hope the managers were very greatful you done that dreadful shift!. Anyway, your card is stunning, great image and love the sparkly bits!
hugs Vicky xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

God you must be so tired hun, take care of yourself.

Love your card, the colours and the image are fabulous.

Have a sleepful weekend, hugs Hxx

Lorraine A said...

Stunning card Mel :-) the image is beautiful and the flower you made with the punches is gorgeous :-)

Lols x x x
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

Carol said...

Oooo Mel, you must be shattered!! Don't blame ya for being tearful this morning! Such a gorgeous card Sweetie, luv your bling. Thanks for setting this challenge I so luved it, was right up my alley hehe. Hope you have a lovely weekend and a good rest. Lotsa luv xxxx

Rainmac said...

Beautiful card Mel, love the image, everything is so elegant xxx

Louise Emma said...

Hello there!!! Wow I seem to have been away for so long! So sorry I haven't bveen about to check out your wonderful creations... you have been working hard I see and each one is as lovely as the next! Will try and keep up from now on I promise xxxx

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful card Mel.
Hugs Carol Ann xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hope you have caught up on your sleep hun. This card is so gorgeous, love it all. The flower is great.


sandra's crafty corner said...

wow its fabulous,love all that glitter on her dress, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges, i would love it if you could spread the word about our celebration challenge to your crafty buddies,
hugs sandra xx

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a beautiful and elegant card. I just love your coloring and shading! Your image is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew.

Lindsey said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the ribbon detail and the flowers look great! Thanks for joining us at FnF this week x

Suzanne said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us at FnF this week x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
totally stunning card, luv the image & all the sparkle, beautiful papers, sorry im late, have great weekend,sue,x