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Monday, 29 November 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 35



Its a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and we have been set the theme of White with a hint of colour.

Now I like a lot of colour, normally quite bright so a subtle card like this is outside of my comfort zone. It is of course full of bling and twinkle so that is definitely more like me LOL

The card is quite large at 8" square but that is perfect for special cards. The scalloped edge is already on the blank so I thought it would be perfect for a Julie Hickey stylee card with loads of Craftwork Cards card candy. I know they are only like discs of cardboard but that is exactly why I like to use them. You would be very hard pressed to use this many gems or brads on just one card wouldn't you?

Anyhoo, the starting point for this card is the word 'snow' which is a Christmas Tree decoration from ASDA. It's got a snow type texture to it, a bit like artex paint and had plain white sequins on it. Of course, this was not sparkly enough so I immediately covered them with bling from my stash.

I opted for the icy colour of pale blue and punched a border in an offcut and wrapped it with some white organza ribbon with metallic stars on. Last but not least I added some posh pre-made stars from a Craftime pack from QVC.


We are sponsored for this challenge by the fabulous Joanna Sheen who is offering a prize to the winner of a £10 gift voucher so we would love to see lots of entries and I look forward to visiting your blogs.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

29 comments:

Vixykins said...

Now that has Mandy written all over it! Really your kinda style, absolutely stunning work sweetie wow!

Josephine said...

Fabulous card, Mandy. Really clean design, but so much going on too, if that's not a contradiction!

Melly said...

This is just fab honey!
A simple clean but totall bling tastic wee card!
Hugs Melly xxx

Sally Atkins said...

Gorgeous card Mandy, I love the bling on the snow word! x

Juls said...

gorgeous..love the soft colours, and the sentiment and all the bling, such a perfect card! Hugs Juls

Jack said...

I love this!! I'm off to ASDA so will check out their decorations now. And I may just have to invest in some of that card candy too. Gorgeous. xx

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at SCD this week....great the icy colours
xoxo Sioux

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!!! Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Kathryn B said...

Aaah! Mandie this "SNOW" perfect. Fantastic job!
Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful blue hues and so perfect for this card. Love the extra bling you added. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Paper Cupcakes today. Hope to see you back again next week. "Hugs" Carol

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mandy
A gorgeous card,love the blue,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

maxine said...

Hi Mandy this is a lovely card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad this week. I hope you can join us next week for our special 100th challenge x

Dot said...

Beautiful and elegant. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
hugs Dorte

Suzanne said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Cor* said...

I absolutely love how you blinged up the SNOW! Great job!

Anne said...

A perfect card for playing along with us at TCP. Pop along to visit us again next week as it's our 100th challenge with lots of fun things going on. Hugs x

Laura said...

You have created a very icy feel with this card and colours.Thanks for joining and sharing with us at SCD.

Dawn said...

The colours work wonders, thanks for playing along with the SCD team this week

Love Dawn xx

laney said...

Not sure about you not being in your comfort zone but this is one beautiful card!!well done!!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too
hugs
laney

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

What an adorable card! I love all of your snowy bling! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this time! Lisa

Tracey said...

this is so cute! i love it!!!!! Thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!

uksharon said...

Love the simplicity of the one colour - works so well with the lettering and snowflakes.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes Sharon

Kristin Bueter said...

Love your fresh, sparkling card :] All your bling is just fabulous!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!!

Rebekah said...

What a pretty card thanks so much for sharing at OSAAT this wk and the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

Rosemary said...

Oh, I like this card! It not only has a glitzy side to it (loving the bling) but it has a retro feel to it for me. It made me think of those classic ads in the 1960's with stylized alphas and the touch of glam. Really nice job, and isn't it fun sometimes to get out of our comfort zones? I think so.

Thank you for participating with us at the Order of the Opus Gluei, hope you consider our challenges in the future!

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous christmas card mandy.
Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Casii said...

Gorgeous card! Love the font for 'Snow'!

Padster said...

Gorgeous bling! Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT this week
Hugs,
Deb x

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh so beautiful and fun!! Love all the bling and the candy dots!! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.