Sunday 28 August 2011

Quirky Crafts Guest DT spot

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be chosen as the Quirky Crafts DT favourite, as well as a prize of some digi images I got the chance of a guest DT spot.
The challenge this time around is Flourishes and Embossing, and is being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, we were given a choice of images to use and I just loved this one, it's from The Hat Silhouette Series and is called Feather Flourish.

The turquoise metallic embossed card and handmade glittered paper have been in my stash for a long time, I bought them at a local craft shop a couple of years ago, and they have been safely stored in one of those piles that everyone of us has called 'too gorgeous to be used' hehe!, but I finally took the plunge and cut into them (it broke my heart but it had to be done, sob, sob!  LOL!). I embossed the oval with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Dawny, the flourishes and leaves are a Magnolia DooHickey called swirl and leaf, the black organza roses are from MeiFlower and gems, ribbons, feathers and pearls are from stash. I layered the hat silhouette onto the oval, using foam pads, but when I cut it out I left a white edge which I glittered with glamour dust, the leaves and parts of the hat are also glamour dusted. Not sure if I over-did the bling but I love the way it looks, its all sparkly and twinkly.

I used the same image to decorate the insert, also paper from The Clipart Fairy Sweet Candy paper pack and a flourish that comes from a set called Flourish Brushes by Michelle Coleman I have had them a long time and can't find a link to them any more.

What do you think, too much bling!....   can you ever have too much bling though? LOL!

Also look what is coming to WH Smith's, HobbyCraft and some local craft shops!

Due out on 1st September, (although I have it on good authority that some places already have it in), this is a kit and magazine, all boxed up together, from Practical Publishing. 
In it you'll find Polkadoodle papers, stamps, stickers, die-cuts, templates, buttons, ribbons and a whole magazine full of inspiring projects made using the kit, including some by little old moi! (that's my teepee card on the front woohoo!!!)

I'm going to enter my card into the following challenges

Scrappy Frogs - Bling
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Choose at least 3 (Ribbon, Button, a Swirl, Hat Pin, Brad, Charm, Popped up Image) my 3 are Ribbon-swirl-popped up image
Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Show and Tell - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz – Glitter It
Scrapbook Sisters - #49 flower, ribbon, gem
Bearly Mine-Bring On The Bling


Seafield Jo said...

Wow Colette, that's a stunning card, beautifully done. Jo x

Anonymous said...

Amazing card Colette!!!! There's no such thing as too much bling!! xx

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous, I adore the feathers and other amazing details...hope your day is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Anonymous said...

Stunning card,love the colours!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck!

Vicki said...

Fabulous card Colette, I love bling, can't have Look forward to seeing the new mag in the shops (great card too!)


coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer what a stunning creation, wow, the colours, design, embellishments and image look superb, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine.
Lorraine x

Tracey Manderson said...

wow a very elegant card! looks fantastic.Good luck with the challenge and thanks for joining us at BearlyMine

Saints Rule! said...

So pretty! Just love all of the details... the silver, black, cameo and feather touches make this project stunning!

Miesje said...

So elegant! Really love those colors. Thanks for playing along at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

nancie said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining The Poodles Parlour. Good Luck. Hugs

Karen said...

Gorgeous! and well done using some of your favourite papers, I know how hard it must have been for you - but it was worth saving them for 'something special', that's what this card is. x

Grace said...

Oh wowza! This is stunning! Love the flourishes and the feathers! It's elegant and yet fun! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Colette, what a gorgeous card. I love the silhouette and the glitter looks beautiful. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous! So elegant!

Kristine said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!! Love the image with that big feather... and then the shiney cardstock and everything. So neat *Ü* Thanks for playing at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week!

Becky said...

OH my word, this is just stunning! Gorgeous colors and details. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Crafting Misfit said...

Oh my goodness, this is so fun!!! I love the color choice, love the texture, love the card!

Thanks for linking up to my show and tell! Remember, every Friday at
my Website we do it again!

"Crafting Misfit"

Janine said...

Great card and love the inside too