Friday, 20 September 2013

Gems and Bling! with Delicious Doodles

Morning all you beautiful people.
Weather update from chilly Scotland - It's STOPPED raining hahaha. Snow has been seen on the hills and yes it is only September! I told you it was chilly.
I digress
There's a new challenge started over a Delicious Doodles. This week is all about the bling.
I chose to re-start on my Christmas card collection. I'm more likely to send a blingy card at that time of year.

The Delicious Doodles images I chose in the end were Christmas Lantern,
Christmas Holly border and on the inside, Christmas scroll border

Some green spotty paper from my  miscellaneous paper stash, matted onto pearlised gold. Some red dotty embossed core-dinations. Instead on sanding back, I lightly rubbed a glue pad over it and then applied gilding flakes. That big red bow is rescued packaging ribbon from some choccies. I just made a couple of loops with it and threaded through a ribbon embellishment. A couple of TH die cut pine sprigs cut from packaging chipboard and heat embossed with green frantage. The sentiment was stamped onto shrink plastic and threaded through with narrow red satin ribbon. 3 tiny gems added to the top corner.
 The other border image has been used inside in order that a message can be written. If you look carefully, you'll see that the lantern image has been decoupaged.
Both the borders were coloured with glittery gel pens. The lantern image coloured with promarkers.

That's about it folks. So get your bling on and come join in the challenge at Delicious Doodles for a chance to win some images for yourself.

I'd like to enter this card into the challenges at
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Frame it
I love promarkers - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze - Bling it up


  1. Totally gorgeous!!! Love the colors you have used. The embellishments are stunning and make this card so elegant. I also love how you have completed the inside as well!

  2. Beautiful card love the image you have used. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xx

  3. uh-oh! Christmas!!! Not even paid it a thought yet!! xxx

  4. This is beautiful, I love the traditional Christmas image and design of your card, love it. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xxx

  5. Croms - love it....wonderful...

    fiona DT

  6. what a fab xmas card ,love the design
    Thanks for joining US at I love promarkers and good luck
    tracey x

  7. Beautiful elegant Christmas card! That gorgeous ribbon is fab!!! I love it when we get to see the beautiful insides!! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!

    Darcy DT

  8. Wow Croms I love it! The card is so beautiful and I love all the little touches. I'd never have thought of using a ribbon slider like that but it looks so effective I'll definitely try it in the future.

    Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Challenges x

  9. beautiful card. thanks for playing along with TTPH from Sian (DT)

  10. Absolutely beautiful, both inside and out. xxD

  11. Wow what a gorgeous card, loving the image, beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at Creative this fortnight

  12. great card, Loving the image and colours Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments
    Mel DT