Friday, January 05, 2007

New Year's Bling!


Today saw the launch of the first Dare of 2007 for the Daring Cardmakers. This is Lynda's dare and she asked us to Add Some Bling or Beads to brighten up our first post-Christmas cards. The cards are all fantastic and you really should have a look at the blog and check out all of them. We'd love to see loads more people joining in - there's plenty of room for you all - it's been such a wonderful thing to see how enthusiastically the DCM blog was received, and we hope 2007 will be a FANTASTIC DCM year! Please give our Dares a go, it's great fun to get involved with a fab bunch of crafter from all over the world.
Right, here's my Blinging card!
I was a bit of a last-minute-Minnie this time and tbh I'm not very happy with this, it feels "rushed" - probably because it was!
The paper is from the Crate paper Avenuew collection, the blue is the reverse of one of the patterned papers - I just used strips as I wasn't going to waste a load just so there was a border....
The flowers are from a Bulk Flower Pack from Crafts U Love fab value at £3.99 for something like 9 packets of flowers of various sizes. I tweaked the petals of a couple with an embossing tool to get a more 3D effect.
The bling is some flat backed gems, a bit of "Stickles" silver glitter glue, and some "Diamond Dots" are stuck onto the flowers on the printed paper. The ribbon is some gorgeous stuff given to me by a good friend (thanks Em!). It's got lovely shimmery shiny threads running through it and as you can see I'm very mean with it!

6 comments:

Janine said...

oh i love the colours and want to touch this card.....lovely. You cardmakers astound me when you say they are last minute and your not happy with them because one they don't look last minute and two they are always stunning.....

Keryn Campbell said...

That card is gorgeous. I really like the aqua and black together.

Jo said...

Definately does not look like a last minute jobby, your card is gorgeous, the blue colour is so striking, I love it!

jo xx

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Kathy, love the layered blooms :)
Rhi x

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh this one is delious!!! Kathy... Love the aqua & black together... Just so pretty...

Em said...

fab card Kathy - love the colour combo.

your "friend" must have really exceptional taste - that ribbon is delicious *wink*

xxx