Saturday, 19 February 2011

A Golden Thankyou

This is for a dear friend of mine who loves bling...I discovered how much when I had her over for a card party and I sat trying to hide my dismay as she piled all my best bling onto one card, front, inside and back lol.    Of course I've learned not to get anything out I'm going to cry about after it's all gone lol. 

The card stock I used here is the Alchemy gold again...so love this, it shimmers, glitters and shines as you move it.  I used an entire A4 sheet plus some off cuts to cut out loads of die-cuts....it would have needed to be an A3 sized card to fit them all on lol. I'll be using the rest on another card - or two!! The butterfly is supposed to be lacy, but I didn't knock out all the bits...I glued the back of it to secure them. I liked the embossed look and wanted to add some glitter...just some cheap superfine stuff I found in my stash. The holographic butterfly sticker is gold too. 

This is one of my handmade mulberry paper flowers (saw tissue paper flowers on Debra Blog, you can see one of her's here. Just look there, I've even got round to using some fancy head pins I made. 

I'm hoping I'm not too late for all the monochrome challenges. 

I like to use pinflair glue gel (non silicone based, odourless) to get the layers at different heights and also angle the pieces.....gives a bit of room for manoeuvre too. 

A little close up.


My Receipe....
Cardstock - Alchemy from Craft Creations
Stickers & clear mini gems - Craft Creations
Die Cuts - Marianne Designs 
Tissue Flower & stick pins - own made
Rest - Stash

Challenges :-
Challenge Up Your Life ... Monochrome
Crazy4Challenges ... Use Dies to create card
Little Claire's ... Anything Goes
Shannon's Sentiments... Sentiment only, no image
Delicious Doodles ... Glitz, Glam, Shimmer & Bling
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday ... No Patterned Paper
Guylou's Inimitability  ... Anything Goes
Stamping For The Weekend .... Monochrome
Cute Card Thursday ... Shiny Happy Cards 
Dutch Dare ...Sparkle, Glitter, Bling
The Rubber Cafe ... No Patterned Papers
Stampin 'B's ... Monochromatic  









29 comments:

Georgina said...

A pretty card. I like the simple colour combination. The flower and pins complete the card. I'm sure your friend will love it.

Thank you for joining Little Claire's first blog challenge.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Shiny! I love bling, too :-)
So like your card a lot!
Hugs,
Uli

Dorcas said...

I think your friend will totally love it, Lin! And youve got your famous pearly pins on it too! Lovely medallion. :-)

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun,your friend will just adore this,gosh this really is so beautifully done hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

Gunn (Merete) said...

WOW, this is so fantastic. I love this colors and this card is pure elegance. Great job on this one.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

dj1952 said...

Linda this card is fantastic! Everthing goes together so well. I love the butterfly and all of the embossing that you've used. Is the card done with an embossing folder? Is the butterfly like the one you're giving away? Love, dj

priyanka said...

wow linda! this card is jus wowwie.. i am running out of words...
what a card! so fantastically fabulous.. i loved the big butterfly. Indeed i was waiting and definitely its a treat to my eyes.. i jus loved the colour gold, the way you have used the pins and the bloom ... Wish i could have it too! great work! wish u success and happiness

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so pretty Linda! Love the medallions and diecut in middle too! Butterfly and embossing are pretty! She will love it! You made me laugh when describing her taste for bling. I too have learned not to pull out or offer my stash I am especially fond of. That is the first thing someone will want!

AnItA mArIe said...

wow lovely card,a fantastic colour..
Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles challenge blog hope you join us next week!!Hugs ..Anita

Nannieflash said...

Wow Linda that is fabulous, love the design and the colour choice. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

CraftyGirl said...

stunning card! I love all the gold layers! Thanks for taking on our no PP challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
Barb :)

Shannon said...

This is stunning! I love how you did all the layering in the same cardstock. Very elegant! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

Happy Days said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week over at Delicious Doodles, I hope you will join us next week.

Good luck
Claire x

Cindy Gay said...

A beautifully designed card!

Mrs A. said...

Love your mulberry flower. A friend has just sent me some mulberry papers to play with. Your head pins are fabby too.

Brenda said...

Such a beautiful card!Thanks for playing along at Guylous Inimitability!

Priyanka said...

my God absolutely amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing, soo beautiful dear.

E.T said...

gorgeous card! BEAUTIFUL butterfly!

Teri said...

Awesome hun! Love all the glitz you added and the dimension too.
Thank you so much for playing our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x

Anette said...

Glad to see she is still your friend! love the sparkle, glitter and bling on your entry for the DDCC-challenge.

Guylou said...

Beautiful! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's!
Cheers!
Guylou

Dana said...

Great card Linda!!! You cracked me up! Did she really put bling on the back?? Love your flower and your pins are the perfect touch!
Hugs!
Dana

Manuela said...

This is a stunning creation! Your card looks gorgeous! Great :)
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely Stunning OMG,,,,,,I love it,,,ayou did and excellent work here,,, CONGRATULATIONS......

Kristine Reynolds said...

WOW! This is beautiful! I love all the paper layers!

Thanks for joining us for the "No Patterned Paper" challenge at The Rubber Cafe!

XOXO
Kristine

Anne said...

Whew this is great, lots of layers and work, very pretty. Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!
Hugs
Anne

Vanja said...

Fantastic card! I love the butterfly.

Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
Hugs
Vanja

Yenni Natalia said...

I believe your friend will love it!! this is soo pretty!
thanks for join Dutch dare challenge :) hope to see you again next week :)

hugs
yenni

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Wow! This is over the top gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge at Shannon's Sentiments! Becky Givans~Guest Designer

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