Tuesday 1 November 2011

So Thoughtful... and BLING

It's no secret... I love bling on cards. I am drawn to sparkly things. I am a magpie. :)
So here's the card I have shared today over at Hero Arts.  The month's contest themes have been announced, and one of the themes is bling.  So I went crazy with the gems. :)
The tree is from the Xmas Swirls Digikit, and the background is made using the Flourish Background kit - I just altered it to sepia, made it smaller and copied and pasted it 6 times.  Love playing with digi... :)
The sentiment is stamped - it's from the Very Merry Christmas stamp set. The lovely patterned paper is from Studio Calico's Autumn Press 6 x 6 Pad, and the bling is from Hero Arts of course. :)  More card details HERE.
And, of course, being Tuesday means it's digikit release day too!  Check out the FAB releases HERE... there are three this week: People and Cars, Formes and Lettres and Ode to Steampunk.
Here's a card I made using the Ode to Steampunk digikit.
This fab Etched Medallion stamp is included as one of the stamps in the kit.  I printed it onto some pale yellow card, then inked the edges with Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  The background was created by printing a script stamp from the Formes and Lettres digikit onto some really old My Mind's Eye kraft patterned paper I've had lying round for ages. This is a fun way to use up any left over paper scraps.  I added a sentiment from the Say It (In pieces) kit.
Back tomorrow with more. Hope to see you then.
Merry Christmas Card


AGohl said...

Gorgeous cards!!!! Love the bling on the first one!

Dotty Jo said...

Two fabulous cards, jo x

Cheryl said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the blingy tree.

Marisa said...

You have decorated your tree fabulously! Gorgeous. Love the flower on the second one.

Virginia L. said...

I always like your cards with blings as they are just the right amount and colors! PERFECT every time! The 2nd card is gorgeous with the layering of the petals! I am thinking of BABY...are you? SO exciting!! Take good care!

SuiLan said...

These cards are lovely! I can't get over how gorgeous your Christmas card is!

Anonymous said...

Awesome cards! LOVE the bling Xmas tree!

Eveline said...

That Christmas card is gorgeous. I love the bling.
And I like the color of the second card, fabulous medaillon.

alexandra s.m. said...

I love each and everyone of your cards!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards...Love the bling on the Christmas tree and your flower on the second card is just gorgeous.
Debbie x

jan metcalf said...

Love the twine threaded through the flower! All so pretty!

chelinmiller said...

I love the bling xmas tree. I had to have it and bought the digikits straight away. Thank you for sharing your talent! Greetings from Beijing.

Jo Street said...

Hi Lucy, your cards are wonderful, however I have a question for you. I recently bought the swirly tree digikit from two peas, when I try to copy it into word or serif page plus, I get a grey background which for the life of me I cannot get rid of, tried everything and now tearing my hair out. can you help?
Jo x

Ida said...

Gorgeous cards.